Kim's Journal, Nutrition and Prevention

A Food Pyramid I Believe In

I recently found this amazing food pyramid online at  This pyramid is very similar to the therapeutic diet that we use at the Integrative Wellness Clinic.  My family and I try to eat this way 80-90% of the time.

The shaded areas of this pyramid represent foods that are not necessary but can be consumed by those who are not intolerant or allergic to them.  These include grains, starchy vegetables and diary products.   GF stands for gluten free grains. Notice that gluten is not permitted at all.  Rice and Quinoa are safe, gluten-free grains.  Some of the members of our family are intolerant to diary products so we use diary alternatives like coconut milk, hemp milk and almond milk instead.

I recently printed this out and put it on my fridge.  It’s nice to have a visual reminder of what I believe, and have experienced, to be the most healing diet on earth.


About Kim Martindale

Mother of two, wife of one, home manager, gardener, student of health and wellness, world traveler, nature lover, researcher, Jesus follower, community builder. I'm seeking to become resilient and to live sustainably. I desire to give back and share what I'm learning with others.


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