Which Fats to Eat Which Fats to Ditch
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Recently I decided to try out for my high school track and field team. Although I was exercising regularly and moderately fit, I was very anxious about achieving the required marks to make the team. Tryouts loomed only one month away. Caroline offered to assist me nutritionally, to improve my physical capabilities. She explained that to achieve my goals, the ideal nutritional lifestyle was about using the proper kinds of carbohydrates, and ingesting a correct balance of food groups. This would fuel my muscles correctly for such intense exertion. My overall goal was to run a 100 m (about the length of a football field) under 15.7 seconds, and to run a 200 m under 34 seconds, in order to make the team. Although I did not fully follow the prescribed dietary outline, I was still making wiser, calculating, and more conscientious choices, which followed or supported my nutrient plan. When tryouts came, I not only succeeded to make a team and to reach my specific time goals, but also I exceeded the standards with flying colors! I sprinted the 100 m in 14.63 seconds, and the 200 m and 30.7 seconds. Every second I shaved off my original time was a wonderful victory! I took my nutrition and physical capability to a whole new level. I learned how proper nutrition is not about depriving yourself of specific foods, but rather about integrating and prioritizing proper foods to achieve optimum health. Thank you Caroline!
Last Sunday, I attended a class with Caroline. I learned the importance of sleep for hormonal and overall health. I now look at sleep time, not as a luxury or a waist of time/life, but as a necessary piece in my emotional, mental and physical well being. I also learn about a supplement that has been enhancing my immune system. Finally, I learned specific body exercises to use in everyday life to support the health of my body and hormones.
Thank you Caroline!
I have learned that diet, exercise, and the proper supplementation, can help balance my hormones, without the need of any medication or hormonal treatments. I have begin to be more conscious of the foods I take knowing that this will contribute to keeping my hormones in check.
Through Caroline, I learned the importance of bone broth. While I’ve always enjoyed learning about nutrition and healthy eating, and have a fairly good diet, making sure our family has the micronutrients it needs and the nourishment from within has been stepped up a notch, thanks to the knowledge I’ve learned in her courses.
Barefood Angel has inspired me to look more closely at the source of the foods I eat and also how I combine these foods. I definitely have a deeper appreciation & passion for the local organic whole foods that I choose for myself and my family.
In this day and age, it is frightening what you find to buy on the shelves in markets. Processed this, GMO that. That is why I am so appreciative to have spent a few hours shopping with the knowledgeable and lovely Caroline. Speaking from experience, it is overwhelming going to the market just buying crackers for my gluten sensitive son. It has been very time consuming to go through all the products and read ingredients, and even then sometimes I will leave with a product that might contain good ingredients, but that leave taste to the imagination. Not only did my shopping experience leave me with a shopping cart filled with healthy food items and food choices for my family, but I learned about healthy and tasty products and have learned so much about what additives, ingredients and brands to avoid. Thank you Caroline!!
Great lunch and Great seminar. Read labels closer, Soy is not good, Watch what I am putting in my body temple.
Empowered. Knowledge is power. I believe it. Just because it says wheat free does not mean gluten free.
I am already pretty health conscious, but I did leave your seminar and went home to check out your websites, your blog, and looked up fiber foods.
I began making changes the minute I left Caroline’s seminar. My increased understanding of how my body works has given me some of the tools I need to really believe that I can make a difference in my health. I am very grateful and will make a point of going to all future seminars.
My friends and family are always interested in helpful knowledge. After hearing about my experience, one friend and one colleague at work are already planning to attend the next seminar. We all wish there were more seminars to attend.
I felt amazingly empowered! I have ongoing yeast overgrowth issues which I have tried to get under control for most of my life since taking long-term birth control pills. Going off of all sugars and taking probiotics just didn’t work for me. I am now shifting the way I think about food and feeling much more empowered because I now know much more about the ‘care and feeding’ of my beneficial microbe population.
I’ve only been at this for two days but I am already feeling some relief from the absolutely awful sugar cravings that have sabotaged my efforts for years.
I would recommend these seminars to everyone I know. There is such hope and such a hopeful message for everyone with health concerns (or loved ones with health concerns) and for those who have tried with poor results and feel overwhelmed with information.
Caroline is truly a treasure trove when it comes to the subject matter and anything related to nutrition. She has a very different view than that of your average mainstream nutritionist. You learn about what fats are good and which ones are not, the underlying difference between vegetable oils (that riddle the American dinner table) and while food fats. Amazing, amazing info. Friends and family who were already there have commented that they are changing the way they view fats. Throw in some history of fats, sprinkle a bit of science/biology, and mix in a bit of love and voila! An inspiring and empowering seminar. Who can ask for anything more. You literally have to be a turnip not to be motivated to take action.
My first experience with Caroline was at the Free “Gluten” meeting in Homentment in Glendale March, 2016. That meeting inspired me to be even more conscious about my life style. I realized, eating “Organic” (which I started a year ago), it’s not enough. There is another piece of the puzzle that I found out & that was to avoid foods that are harmful to human organs and cause diseases that could be life threatening at times. Now I am an advocate of eating healthy & I share this with my family & friends & colleagues and the differences that I see in my health. Our Fat meeting went 1.5 hour over the scheduled time, because everybody wanted to learn more about this subject. After all this is the cause for many serious diseases and one of the major factors for weight gain concerning women most specifically. I would recommend this to everybody from all walks of life. Starting from our schools, parents and anybody who loves to live a happy & healthy life surrounded with happy & healthy families and friends.
I’ve been receiving your newsletters for a couple years now and LOVE them. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your sharing the deep researching you’ve done. So much of how I live and eat are in sync with what you post, and the deeper layer of research that you’ve put into so many things has enhanced my choices so much.
So, THANK YOU, from the bottom of my heart…
I found the recommendations Caroline’s made so far to be invaluable. I am so appreciative and blessed to have Caroline as my guide. I know we are going to be greatly behooved by this process. She are so kind and so giving. Thank you for getting back to me so quickly in regards to finding replacement foods. I’m going to grocery shop and/or order them online tomorrow morning.
It means so much to me to have my pantry cleansed by someone as knowledgeable and caring as Caroline Aslanian. I am very impressed and appreciative of her wisdom and knowledge in health and nutrition. I know moving forward, I am better equipped to buy and feed my family foods that are responsibly sourced, nutritious, organic and unadulterated. I trust in her expertise and look forward to her continued guidance.
Her workshops are where I can gain infinite knowledge and have fun at the same time.
She makes healthy recipes with audience participation.
Caroline goes deeper into the subjects explaining the whys and the facts behind them.
She helps people understand themselves better.
She has helped my family a lot. She can help yours.
She taught me instead of eating a cupcake at a party because it is a special occasion to look at it a different way.
“Every occasion is an opportunity to celebrate your body by feeding it healthfully”
I have been passionate about health and nutrition for many years and I pride myelf in being open to new ways to improve mine and my child’s healthful living experience. I have been a vegetarian for over 22 years. Caroline is an omnivore who eats organic grass-fed, sustainable meats. Even though we choose different paths in our eating we meet at being mindful about making sure what we eat, where it comes from, and how it affects the body, mind and spirit are all considered. Caroline has been a fantastic resource to me. Her knowledge and understanding of the body and nutrition has been invaluable. She has showed me the holes in my diet and nutrition, while still honoring my desire to not eat meat. She has also helped me and my daughter to heal issues w candida and gluten sensitivity. I cannot recommend her tailored-to-you regimens more. They really work because she doesn’t share anything she hasn’t worked out herself and doesn’t understand. She is a voracious researcher and is constantly striving to improve and increase her own knowledge and awareness. Caroline does not advocate dieting or even restricting your diet. You can have the things you want, but she helps you learn how to make sure what’s in it serves your body. Her cauliflower pizza is a great example of ‘being able to have your pizza, and eat it too’:) Once you become aware of what your body needs and how the products in our lives can either fuel or break down the bodies ability to thrive, it’s hard not to carry that with you. Caroline shares this, and more, with such passion and ease, because she loves, lives and breathes what she teaches. She has inspired me and my daughter and has helped take us to the next level in optimum health.
Thanks again for putting together this amazing workshop. The kids got exposed to a lot – Some highlights:
2 weeks after the workshop: My kids are still talking about the workshop – they loved it! They came home talking about reading labels – so you had an impact 🙂
I can’t thank you enough for all you have done for our family. When I stared this process, I felt so overwhelmed and confused. I knew I had to do something to change the way we were eating, but didn’t know where to start. I began taking your workshops and was so thankful to have all that incredibly useful information given to me in a easy to understand way. I started to make some changes, but it wasn’t until Gianna got sick that I decided it was time to dive into it in a more committed way. Gianna got sick last August. I called you and your advice was priceless. You told me what to feed her and gave me many suggestions on how to help her immune system fight whatever she had. Just a few days later the doctors called and told us that we might be dealing with something very serious: cancer/lymphoma. My world collapsed! I have never been so scared in my life. You were so instrumental in the healing process! I cannot thank you enough! While we were waiting for Children’s Hospital to give us an appointment, I followed your suggestions to the T. I have never liked to cook – I never thought I was any good at it, but I didn’t have a choice this time. I cooked your recipes, I bought the food you suggested, I made bone broth and mineral broth, I took her to the Naturopath doctor you suggested and gave her the supplements she prescribed.
Gianna was admitted to Children’s Hospital. She was seen by many doctors and was given a series of tests. The doctors were quite puzzled; it was clear from the test results that she was getting better, not worse. They said if it was lymphoma she would not be getting better, so after a few days they sent us home and said to come back in another month for more tests, just to make sure she was okay. We did and all the tests came back clear. The oncologist said he just doesn’t know what happened, but that he was happy to say that she was okay. No words can describe the incredible relief that we felt!
As her mother, I truly believe that what healed her were all they prayers and your “Angel Food”! I think God put you in my path because He knew what Gianna needed. After this experience, Gianna and I continued to learn from you; we attended one more workshop, we have participated several times in your incredible valuable Whole Food shopping tour, and have followed your meal plan for the past two weeks. I am feeling better than I have felt in a long time, Gianna has learned so much and is spreading the word about what we put into our bodies to all my family, and has taken personal responsibility for what she eats every day. I have learned how to shop for food that is REAL and healthy, and have even learned how to cook some delicious and super nutritious recipes. My family is delighted and I feel so good knowing we are all putting good things in our bodies. It has been a life-changing experience and I have so much appreciation for how much you have helped us! May you continue in this beautiful path of helping transform people’s lives for the better.
With much love.
I came to the grocery store tour because you are knowledgeable, you did all the hard work and I trust you. You give me tools. You showed me how to avoid bad food and what to choose instead that is healthful.
Learning from you is going to make me eat better and feel better and be healthier.
The way you teach is easy to learn from you. Your personality makes it easy. The two hours is not enough. I am thinking when can I have 2 hours just for me. Knowing you is like having shortcuts to knowledge in life. If I had to do what you do it would take years. Basically, you are saving me time.
I’m lucky to have you. There is so much to learn from you.
I see you going on Dr. Oz’s show. You need to teach this to the masses and make a bigger difference in this world.
Caroline’s knowledge regarding our bodies, health and food has been truly invaluable to my family and me. Our eating habits are so much better since I began taking her workshops and grocery tours and is evident in the health of my family.
Caroline has helped me become aware of things that go into my body. When I was sick, she guided me towards foods that would truly help my body.
This shopping experience is priceless. Going to the market will now feel much less overwhelming and I will be able gto shop more quickly knowing which products and brands to look for. I’d like to spend a few more hours shopping and learning with Caroline.
Caroline, you truly are the Barefood Angel. And your kind hearted boys are angels too : ). Thank you so very much for this afternoon. Al loved the salad (yay!!!) and I did as well. My boys had a great experience creating it and I’m hoping they warm to eating it in the future – 9 game style. We are so blessed to know you.
I have cooked quite a few meals and have really enjoyed all of them. Tonight I had the Moroccon Chicken and it was soooo good!!
Don’t know if it’s too soon to tell, but I felt great today despite the fact that I didn’t sleep much… I haven’t felt this good in a long time!
I have only been eating from the suggestions on the meal plan and I have been feeling so much better this week. As I said before, not sure if it’s to soon to sing victory, but my energy is much better and the overall feeling of well-being. A huge added plus is that I am cooking more that the only few healthy recipes that I know and we are loving the food! Thank you soooo much!
Caroline, a holistic nutritionist, has compiled what may be the only visual aid that simplifies this comprehensive analysis of oils in all their forms.
We made the broth and made soup out of the vegetables. I felt so good feeding my kids something so healthy and they ate without complaining! It felt good, but I gave you all the credit!
I made the salmon recipe and it was quite a success!! Everyone loved it!!! I feel great! Finally I cooked something that they ALL LOVED!
Caroline is amazing in the knowledge that she has comprised over the years. Bringing old traditional nutrition to the modern day kitchen. She has given invaluable information on what foods to buy and where that are children and adult friendly. … Thank you Caroline for all your research and knowledge. Especially in your delivery of your information. You are a true tribal leader and I hope your tribes grow in leaps and bounds. Caroline is a such a tribe leader.
You’re the smartest, kindest, most generous, most genuinely caring, clever, giving, loving, fun, funny, genuine genius and all-around AWESOME!! Anyone lucky enough to be there and here you speak, will be in awe of your all-around Carolineness! Know that all are so thankful that you are taking the time to share some of your Barefooding wisdom with us.
Feeling so grateful today for all the wonderful, valuable information that was shared with us yesterday, covering so many important areas of our lives. You are a very effective teacher & you inspire!
Caroline’s knowledge amazes me every time. Her passion for food and nutrition is very present in her teachings. I found her grocery store tour very informative and valuable.
It was so lovely to meet you today and such an inspiring workshop. Thank you so much. I hope you will offer more workshops in the future–your knowledge of health and nutrition is impressive and it was great to hear you talk on so many topics.
The nutritional information received from just one workshop from BFA has completely changed the way I view nutrition. The way Caroline shares is beautifully simplistic wisdom.
Thank you for that informative, thorough and lovely presentation. You expanded my horizon and impacted our food preparation. My husband would have been thrilled to hear you speak since he was so against the cholesterol lowering diets and drugs. Thank you for taking all that time and effort to bring wellness to your surrounding. I would love to see you speak to teenage kids. We have to talk about that.
Loved loved loved your “Seeing the Light” article! I have always been intrigued with how the skin works, skin products, and especially the negative and positive effects of the sun! Thank you for sharing this oh-so-important information.
Caroline is an inspiring teacher, woman and parent! This class on fermented foods was not only educational but fun and motivating!
I look forward to any class Caroline is willing to give. She’s truly amazing!
It was wonderful to meet you & hear your wisdom…..thank you for sharing with such clarity. I have my yoghurt maker & preparing to start yoghurt production soooon!
Your insight has been so helpful to our family. I don’t even want to know where I would be without all the information you’ve provided for us the last few years, you’ve been amazing!
By the way we’ve been making the cauliflower pizza about once a week and it’s replaced pizza for us. We love it!
Thank you again for the wonderful & amazing 2 days of jam packed workshops. I’m so grateful to have been a part of it.
Thank you for being a strong voice sharing such important empowering info.
I want to say THANK YOU to Caroline for doing such an amazing job with Wellness! Your passion and eagerness to dispense well rounded knowledge is pleasing (that says a lot from me because I’m very picky about what I hear and see being put out there these days).
I appreciate you chairing this committee this year. Just wanted you to know that your hard work and energy is noticed and appreciated.
Caroline’s cooking class was inspiring and eye opening. My family and I have been eating store bought yogurt for years, and I had no idea how simple it would be to prepare our own organic raw milk recipe. With simple explanations and direction, Caroline has taught us a new way of feeding our bodies a healthy, beneficial food.
Looking forward to your next cooking class!
Thank you for a wonderful day and great workshop! That was a lot of work you had done and it was well prepared, informative, and fun. Well done my friend!
I have some friends and family that ask me about stuff and it’s … hard to explain in a small talk, but they want to know. I know where to send them now!:)
Great workshop today!! thanks again for all this care and love and work – it shows. I really enjoyed it and learned from it.
Very easy and simple cooking demo for people who want to incorporate raw food in their lives. The food was simply delicious and my taste buds were begging for more. This is a great class to get families going on the path of eternal health, as raw foods are full of living enzymes. Looking forward to more classes and more learning.
Great class for learning about the effects of probiotics on our immune system, digestion, and mood. The stories about spontaneous healing for children and adults with acid reflux and other digestive problems is most inspiring.From my own experience I know it to be true. I really enjoyed the presentation on how to prepare foods at home with probiotics such as yogurt and sauerkraut. Very easy to do and worthwhile.
Which Fats to Eat Which Fats to Ditch
This quickstart guide will help you burn fat effortlessly, increase energy, and reduce brain fog.