Holistic Health Practitioner Certification

Favor

• Apples (sweet)
• Applesauce
• Apricots (sweet)
• Berries (sweet)
• Cherries (sweet)
• Coconut
• Dates
• Figs
• Grapes (red, purple, black)
• Limes
• Mangos (ripe)
• Melons
• Oranges (sweet)
• Papaya
• Pears
• Pineapple (sweet)
• Plums (sweet)
• Pomegranates
• Prunes
• Raisins
• Strawberries
• Watermelon

Avoid

• Apples (sour)
• Apricots (sour)
• Bananas
• Berries (sour)
• Cherries (sour)
• Cranberries
• Grapefruit
• Grapes (green)
• Kiwi
• Lemons
• Mangos (green)
• Oranges (sour)
• Peaches
• Persimmons
• Pineapple (sour)
• Plums (sour)
• Tamarind

Favor

• Avocado
• Artichoke
• Asparagus
• Beets (cooked)
• Bell Peppers
• Bitter Melon
• Broccoli
• Brussels Sprouts
• Cabbage
• Carrots (cooked)
• Cauliflower
• Celery
• Cilantro
• Collard Greens
• Cucumber
• Dandelion Greens
• Green Beans
• Jerusalem Artichoke
• Kale
• Leafy Greens
• Leeks (cooked)
• Lettuce
• Mushrooms
• Okra • Olives (black)
• Onions (cooked)
• Parsley
• Parsnips
• Peas
• Peppers (sweet)
• Potatoes
• Pumpkin
• Radishes (cooked)
• Rutabaga
• Spaghetti Squash
• Sprouts (not spicy)
• Squash, Summer
• Squash, Winter
• Spinach (raw)
• Sweet Potatoes
• Watercress
• Wheat Grass
• Zucchini

Avoid

• Beet Greens
• Beets (raw)
• Burdock Root
• Corn (fresh)
• Daikon Radish
• Eggplant
• Garlic
• Green Chilies
• Horseradish
• Kohlrabi
• Leeks (raw)
• Mustard Greens
• Olives, green
• Onions (raw)
• Peppers (hot)
• Radishes (raw)
• Spinach (cooked)
• Tomatoes
• Turnip greens
• Turnips

Favor

• Amaranth
• Barley
• Cereal (dry)
• Couscous
• Crackers
• Durham Flour
• Granola
• Oat Bran
• Oats
• Pancakes
• Pasta
• Quinoa
• Rice (basmati, white, wild)
• Rice Cakes
• Seitan
• Spelt
• Sprouted Wheat Bread
• Tapioca
• Wheat
• Wheat Bran

Avoid

• Buckwheat
• Corn
• Millet
• Muesli
• Polenta
• Rice (brown)
• Rye
• Yeasted Bread

Favor

• Adzuki Beans
• Black Beans
• Black-Eyed Peas
• Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas)
• Kidney Beans
• Lentils
• Lima Beans
• Mung Beans
• Mung Dal
• Navy Beans
• Pinto Beans
• Split Peas
• Soy Beans
• Soy Cheese
• Soy Flour
• Soy Milk
• Soy Powder
• Tempeh
• Tofu
• White Beans

Avoid

• Miso
• Soy Meats
• Soy Sauce
• Urad Dal

Favor

• Butter (unsalted)
• Cheese (soft, unsalted, not aged)
• Cottage Cheese
• Cow’s Milk
• Ghee
• Goat’s Milk
• Goat’s Cheese (soft, unsalted)
• Ice Cream
• Yogurt (homemade, diluted, without fruit)

Avoid

• Butter (salted)
• Buttermilk
• Cheese (hard)
• Frozen Yogurt
• Sour Cream
• Yogurt (store bought, or with fruit)

Favor

• Almonds (soaked and peeled)
• Charole Nuts
• Coconut
• Flax Seeds
• Halva
• Popcorn (buttered, without salt)
• Pumpkin Seeds
• Sunflower Seeds

Avoid

• Almonds (with skin)
• Brazil Nuts
• Cashews
• Chia Seeds
• Filberts
• Macadamia Nuts
• Peanuts
• Pecans
• Pine Nuts
• Pistachios
• Sesame Seeds
• Tahini
• Walnut

+ Fruits

Favor

• Apples (sweet)
• Applesauce
• Apricots (sweet)
• Berries (sweet)
• Cherries (sweet)
• Coconut
• Dates
• Figs
• Grapes (red, purple, black)
• Limes
• Mangos (ripe)
• Melons
• Oranges (sweet)
• Papaya
• Pears
• Pineapple (sweet)
• Plums (sweet)
• Pomegranates
• Prunes
• Raisins
• Strawberries
• Watermelon

Avoid

• Apples (sour)
• Apricots (sour)
• Bananas
• Berries (sour)
• Cherries (sour)
• Cranberries
• Grapefruit
• Grapes (green)
• Kiwi
• Lemons
• Mangos (green)
• Oranges (sour)
• Peaches
• Persimmons
• Pineapple (sour)
• Plums (sour)
• Tamarind

+ Vegetables

Favor

• Avocado
• Artichoke
• Asparagus
• Beets (cooked)
• Bell Peppers
• Bitter Melon
• Broccoli
• Brussels Sprouts
• Cabbage
• Carrots (cooked)
• Cauliflower
• Celery
• Cilantro
• Collard Greens
• Cucumber
• Dandelion Greens
• Green Beans
• Jerusalem Artichoke
• Kale
• Leafy Greens
• Leeks (cooked)
• Lettuce
• Mushrooms
• Okra • Olives (black)
• Onions (cooked)
• Parsley
• Parsnips
• Peas
• Peppers (sweet)
• Potatoes
• Pumpkin
• Radishes (cooked)
• Rutabaga
• Spaghetti Squash
• Sprouts (not spicy)
• Squash, Summer
• Squash, Winter
• Spinach (raw)
• Sweet Potatoes
• Watercress
• Wheat Grass
• Zucchini

Avoid

• Beet Greens
• Beets (raw)
• Burdock Root
• Corn (fresh)
• Daikon Radish
• Eggplant
• Garlic
• Green Chilies
• Horseradish
• Kohlrabi
• Leeks (raw)
• Mustard Greens
• Olives, green
• Onions (raw)
• Peppers (hot)
• Radishes (raw)
• Spinach (cooked)
• Tomatoes
• Turnip greens
• Turnips

+ Grains

Favor

• Amaranth
• Barley
• Cereal (dry)
• Couscous
• Crackers
• Durham Flour
• Granola
• Oat Bran
• Oats
• Pancakes
• Pasta
• Quinoa
• Rice (basmati, white, wild)
• Rice Cakes
• Seitan
• Spelt
• Sprouted Wheat Bread
• Tapioca
• Wheat
• Wheat Bran

Avoid

• Buckwheat
• Corn
• Millet
• Muesli
• Polenta
• Rice (brown)
• Rye
• Yeasted Bread

+ Legumes

Favor

• Adzuki Beans
• Black Beans
• Black-Eyed Peas
• Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas)
• Kidney Beans
• Lentils
• Lima Beans
• Mung Beans
• Mung Dal
• Navy Beans
• Pinto Beans
• Split Peas
• Soy Beans
• Soy Cheese
• Soy Flour
• Soy Milk
• Soy Powder
• Tempeh
• Tofu
• White Beans

Avoid

• Miso
• Soy Meats
• Soy Sauce
• Urad Dal

+ Dairy

Favor

• Butter (unsalted)
• Cheese (soft, unsalted, not aged)
• Cottage Cheese
• Cow’s Milk
• Ghee
• Goat’s Milk
• Goat’s Cheese (soft, unsalted)
• Ice Cream
• Yogurt (homemade, diluted, without fruit)

Avoid

• Butter (salted)
• Buttermilk
• Cheese (hard)
• Frozen Yogurt
• Sour Cream
• Yogurt (store bought, or with fruit)

+ Nuts/Seeds

Favor

• Almonds (soaked and peeled)
• Charole Nuts
• Coconut
• Flax Seeds
• Halva
• Popcorn (buttered, without salt)
• Pumpkin Seeds
• Sunflower Seeds

Avoid

• Almonds (with skin)
• Brazil Nuts
• Cashews
• Chia Seeds
• Filberts
• Macadamia Nuts
• Peanuts
• Pecans
• Pine Nuts
• Pistachios
• Sesame Seeds
• Tahini
• Walnut

Favor

• Buffalo
• Chicken (white)
• Eggs (white only)
• Fish (freshwater)
• Rabbit
• Shrimp
• Turkey (white)
• Venison

Avoid

• Beef
• Chicken (dark)
• Duck
• Eggs (yolk)
• Fish (saltwater)
• Lamb
• Pork
• Salmon
• Sardines
• Seafood
• Tuna Fish
• Turkey (dark)

Favor

• Coconut Oil
• Flax Seed Oil
• Ghee
• Olive Oil
• Primrose Oil
• Sunflower Oil
• Soy Oil
• Walnut Oil

Avoid

• Almond Oil
• Apricot Oil
• Corn Oil
• Safflower Oil
• Sesame Oil

Favor

• Barley Malt
• Date Sugar
• Fructose
• Fruit Juice Concentrates
• Maple Syrup
• Rice Syrup
• Sucanat
• Turbinado

Avoid

• Honey
• Jaggary
• Molasses
• White Sugar

Favor

• Basil (fresh)
• Black Pepper (small amounts)
• Cardamom
• Cinnamon (small amounts)
• Coriander (seeds or powder)
• Cumin (seeds or powder)
• Dill
• Fennel
• Ginger (fresh)
• Mint
• Neem Leaves
• Orange Peel
• Parsley
• Peppermint
• Saffron
• Spearmint
• Tarragon
• Turmeric
• Vanilla
• Wintergreen

Avoid

• Ajwan
• Allspice
• Anise
• Basil (dry)
• Bay Leaf
• Caraway
• Cayenne
• Cloves
• Fenugreek
• Garlic
• Ginger (dry)
• Hing (Asafoetida)
• Mace
• Marjoram
• Mustard Seeds
• Nutmeg
• Oregano
• Paprika
• Pippali
• Poppy Seeds
• Rosemary
• Sage
• Salt
• Savory
• Thyme
• Trikatu

+ Meats/Eggs

Favor

• Buffalo
• Chicken (white)
• Eggs (white only)
• Fish (freshwater)
• Rabbit
• Shrimp
• Turkey (white)
• Venison

Avoid

• Beef
• Chicken (dark)
• Duck
• Eggs (yolk)
• Fish (saltwater)
• Lamb
• Pork
• Salmon
• Sardines
• Seafood
• Tuna Fish
• Turkey (dark)

+ Oils

Favor

• Coconut Oil
• Flax Seed Oil
• Ghee
• Olive Oil
• Primrose Oil
• Sunflower Oil
• Soy Oil
• Walnut Oil

Avoid

• Almond Oil
• Apricot Oil
• Corn Oil
• Safflower Oil
• Sesame Oil

+ Sweeteners

Favor

• Barley Malt
• Date Sugar
• Fructose
• Fruit Juice Concentrates
• Maple Syrup
• Rice Syrup
• Sucanat
• Turbinado

Avoid

• Honey
• Jaggary
• Molasses
• White Sugar

+ Spices

Favor

• Basil (fresh)
• Black Pepper (small amounts)
• Cardamom
• Cinnamon (small amounts)
• Coriander (seeds or powder)
• Cumin (seeds or powder)
• Dill
• Fennel
• Ginger (fresh)
• Mint
• Neem Leaves
• Orange Peel
• Parsley
• Peppermint
• Saffron
• Spearmint
• Tarragon
• Turmeric
• Vanilla
• Wintergreen

Avoid

• Ajwan
• Allspice
• Anise
• Basil (dry)
• Bay Leaf
• Caraway
• Cayenne
• Cloves
• Fenugreek
• Garlic
• Ginger (dry)
• Hing (Asafoetida)
• Mace
• Marjoram
• Mustard Seeds
• Nutmeg
• Oregano
• Paprika
• Pippali
• Poppy Seeds
• Rosemary
• Sage
• Salt
• Savory
• Thyme
• Trikatu