Just wanted to share what is working for me right now. I'm not a big meat eater (I like fish mostly), but I started this new eating lifestyle called The Primal Blueprint
What I thought were sinus headaches have stopped. I dropped 7 pounds in water weight in one week, and I feel better. Primal Blueprint founder Mark Sisson believes the Food Pyramid is out of order. He says this is the order we should eat foods from most to least:
1. Meats, fish and eggs (eat that the most)
3. Health Fats (avocados/olive oil...etc.)
4. Moderation Foods (fruits, starches, high-fat dairy, rice)
5. Sensible Indulgences (dark chocolate, red wine)
Here is what Sisson wrote:
"Grains, beans, and legumes were not readily available until we developed agriculture roughly 10,000 years ago. Fossil records suggest that human health took a hit with the advent of agriculture, as much as you can tell from bones. Agriculturalists were shorter than and had more cavities, smaller brains, and weaker bones than hunter-gatherers. Life expectancy also dropped.
High-fructose corn syrup and vegetable oils were only made available in the last 100 years, with HFCS coming just 30 odd years ago. Today, people are fatter, more diabetic, and get more cancer and heart disease than people living 100 years ago, even if you account for differences in lifespan. Most, if not all of those illnesses are directly attributed to our poor modern lifestyles and diets."
Hope this helps!