For more than 30 years I have been on a whole foods rotation eating pattern for my health. I first started out with avoidance of certain foods and initially rotated on a seven day schedule. In later years I was able to follow a four-day rotation schedule. This rotation followed the principle of food families in every area, from meats, vegetables, spices, nuts/seeds, oils, sweets, and more. Of course, that meant I had to create recipes to follow a targeted avoidance/rotation routine.
Whole Foods Rotation
My integrative medicine physicians prescribed a whole foods rotation routine, along with clinical nutritional supplementation, to manage and often resolve my many layered metabolic health complications, severe digestive malabsorption, and multiple allergies/sensitivities to foods. My doctors also gave me two books to read and learn how foods affect the brain, gut, and immunity. These books offered a foundation for rotating foods and menus. My own routine was tailored in those areas of treatment and management.
Brain Allergies: The Psychonutrient Connection Including Brain Allergies Today by William H. Philpott, MD (updated edition)
Sharon’s Recipes for Healthy Living
Keep in mind, this part of my wellness journey started in the early 1980s! I could definitely say, “I’ve come a long way, baby!” Fast forward 37 years, I have finally started adding the recipes created over the years to my website! For those curious about what my four-day rotation looks like, here’s my rotation chart (simplified version) posted inside my kitchen cabinet.
Even if you don’t need to follow a food rotation routine, you can begin your own whole foods adventure! I hope these recipes spark your imagination for whole foods healthy living.