Last week you eliminated or greatly reduced many harmful substances in your diet. That allowed your body to improve its ability to detoxify substances that interfere with or impede natural en­zyme and other bodily processes. It was critical to tackle this step first to eliminate obstacles that may prevent the natural performance of your body’s own enzymes and the countless biochemical processes they are involved in.

During this week of the program we’ll set the stage for optimal health by providing the essential nutrients that ensure the proper functioning of life force enzymes.

Life Force Silver Foods are united by their high density of nutrients ranging from vitamins and minerals to phytonutrients or essential fatty acids. The Life Force Diet is comprised largely of Life Force Silver Foods (the remainder is Life Force Gold, which I’ll tell you more about in my next column). Life Force Silver Foods include wild salmon, sweet potatoes, lentils, beans, wild rice, and most vegetables, to name a few. These delicious, health-building foods are packed with nutri­ents and are also loaded with many phytonutrients as well—both of which help prevent and fight disease, while giving you greater energy and vitality.

Let me start by introducing you to a sampling of the Life Force Silver Foods:

Grains and Flour

  • Amaranth & amaranth flour
  • Arrowroot flour
  • Barley & barley flour
  • Brown rice & brown rice flour
  • Buckwheat & buckwheat flour
  • Chickpea flour
  • Coconut flour
  • Kamut & kamut flour
  • Millet
  • Oats & oat flour
  • Quinoa
  • Spelt & spelt flour
  • Sprouted grains
  • Tapioca flour
  • Wild rice


  • Asparagus
  • Beetroot
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage (purple or green)
  • Carrots (cooked)
  • Celery
  • Celery root (celeriac)
  • Collard greens
  • Corn (fresh organic corn only)
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Green beans
  • Green peppers
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Peas
  • Pumpkin
  • Red peppers
  • Seaweed
  • Spices (fresh or non-irradiated, organic, dried spices)
  • Spinach
  • Squash
  • Sweet potato
  • Tomatoes
  • Yellow or orange peppers
  • Zucchini


  • Mackerel
  • Sardines
  • Wild salmon


  • Black tea
  • Green tea
  • Herbal tea (licorice, ginger, chamomile, peppermint, etc.)
  • Herbal coffee substitutes made from roasted dandelion or chicory

Meat and Eggs (organic only)

  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • Eggs
  • Lamb
  • Turkey

As you can see there are many great options to choose from. Most of your favorite foods can simply be replaced with healthier versions using Life Force Silver Foods. Choose at least five of your favorite Life Force Silver Foods and two that you don’t normally eat every day. By doing so you’ll expand the range of important nutrients, including phytonutrients, in your diet which in turn will improve your body’s resistance to disease. Soon you’ll see for yourself the benefits of a phytonutrient- and enzyme-rich diet.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook, DNM, DAc, CNC, is a six-time and best-selling book author whose works include: The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, and The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan. She is a doctor of natural medicine, holistic nutritionist, and holistic life coach®. Visit: to learn more.

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