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  • Dr. Sara Vivona


Real food remains unchanged. Here is a simple list that explains what real food is in today’s world.


Grass Fed, Pastured Meats: The animals have been raised and fed as they were meant to be, living outdoors. Chicken, beef, lamb, pork, and wild game.

Eggs: From chickens that have been pastured, roaming free with lots of sunlight.

Grains and Legumes: Nuts, and seeds, whole grains, and beans, soaked before eating. If you need to avoid grains, grain-free flour substitutes such as: almond, garbanzo bean and coconut flour can be used.

Dairy: Raw and full fat milk from grass fed cows (or goats or sheep). Stay away from low-fat and fat-free foods. The amount of processing and additives found in those foods are damaging to your health. This would include: milk, cheese, sour cream, yogurt, kefir, cream cheese, cottage cheese. Almond milk and coconut milk are great non-dairy options.

Fats: Butter from grass fed cows, unrefined coconut oil, ghee, extra virgin olive oil, tallow, and lard.

Fruits and Veggies: In season, locally grown and preferably organic.

Salt: Real, unrefined salt that is full of nourishing minerals. Himalayan pink salt is a good option.

Seafood: Fish raised in the wild versus a fish farm.

Sweeteners: As close to the natural state as possible, such as raw stevia, raw honey, pure maple syrup, and coconut sugar.


If your great-great grandmother wouldn’t recognize it, then don’t eat it! It’s not real food!

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