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Why Corn Will Never Be OK on Phase 1

Michael Smith Blog - Know The Cause There are a few things that get excluded on Phase 1 without question: corn, grain, alcohol, sugar, potatoes and antibiotics are the biggest offenders. 

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Grass Fed Meat, Chickens, & Wild Fish

Michael Smith Blog - Know The Cause Obviously, meat is a cornerstone on the Phase 1 diet, but it is highly recommended that the meat you consume be grass-fed and organic. I've seen some questions about it recently, and I wanted to clear a few things up. 

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Moldy Bread - Is the Rest Safe to Eat?

msmith It has happened to everyone who has ever bought bread; a week later, you notice some green fuzz on one end of the bread. Your bread has grown mold on it. What do you do? The frugal side of you says to discard the moldy portion, and save the rest. The cautious side wonder, is it really safe to eat the rest of this?

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Kombucha & Phase 1

Michael Smith Blog - Know The Cause Every so often, a new product comes on the market with some fairly bold health claims. These usually center around a "new" berry or seed or nut or formula that promises to fight against disease and promote vitality. 

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Should Soy Be Part of Your Phase 1 Diet?

msmith I stopped drinking milk when I was very young. I simply didn't like the taste and still don't to this day. It seemed a sin when mom would make cookies to drink water with them, but I simply couldn't bring myself to drink milk. That all changed the first time I had soymilk - I loved the taste and the texture. However, a couple years later I learned a few things about soy that encouraged me to stop drinking soymilk, or eating soy in general.

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Coffee and Phase 1

Michael Smith Blog - Know The Cause Coffee is a subject that is very near and dear to my heart; I began my love of the hot, aromatic brew when I was in high school. The caffeine buzz helped me study, and eventually that uplifted feeling that coffee lends to its drinkers became part of my daily routine. 

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Why Ezekiel Bread is Not Allowed on Phase 1

Michael Smith Blog - Know The Cause Many of the questions that we get in the comments on the blog center around what foods are allowed on the Phase 1 diet; these are all good questions, and they are certainly welcome here. The general guidelines for the Phase 1 diet can be found HERE, or in any of our books, which you can purchase HERE. A more comprehensive listing of foods will probably be found in the cookbooks. 

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