What makes a Healthy Diet?

Today there are so many diets out there. Which one is the right one for you? Some seem easy, not as hard as others. Perhaps you feel it’s too restrictive and some you definitely would not even consider.

Studies have found the most beneficial diets include the Mediterranean Diet, The Paleo (or Ancestral) Diet and the Low Carb, Low Fat Diet.

Then the others, made up of specific foods, like Low Glycemic Index Diet, Anti-Inflammatory Diet or Raw Food Diet and many others.

Actually, there is a common thread among all of these “diets”; all the major points say the same. Cut out processed food, decrease sugars, fats and simple carbohydrates. Increase fresh organic vegetables and fruits. Lean meats the size of a deck of cards per serving.

All diets mention the use of superfoods, food that is low calorie but nutrient dense like kale, blueberries, apples or beets.

Here are suggestions to start a healthy diet:


Use filtered water, drink plenty every day.

Drink freshly pressed juices if preferred over eating the vegetable, organic if you can.

Chew food very well; eat only twice daily if you can.


Foods can include herbs like; milk thistle, turmeric, orange or yellow vegetables and soluble fiber which help organs function better especially the liver.

You can include prebiotics and probiotics to boost the Digestive system.


Remember to eat in moderation!

Decrease stress on your system so your body will respond better. So whatever diet you want to follow can work, just follow the above major points as the main concept.

All of these suggestions will help you feel better, lose some weight and become healthier.




Cindy Burrows
Cynthia Burrows, M.T. CWC, Herbalist

Cynthia Burrows, from Austin, Texas, owns Cindy Burrows, Natural Health Consultant; assisting individuals with health issues they would like to change. She will set up a program giving choices of foods, herbs, teas and homeopathic suggestions. Cindy is past owner of Nature’s Healing Herbs, an Herbal, Green Tea, and Tincture product line, and a rare product line of Green Tea Foods. She has certificates for Herbalist at East West School of Herbology, and as Wellness Consultant with the Wellness Forum in Ohio.

Cindy is also a Medical Technologist, with a B.S. degree from Mansfield University in Mansfield Pa., she has been in healthcare for over 30 years. In 2005, she started using a new device founded in Europe, Quantum Biofeedback, “an energy rebalancing of the body”, by using our bodies electricity or frequency waves it can detect stress points in the body, she has added this to her consulting practice. She now has her Certification as a Biofeedback Specialist. She helps her clients by working with the synergy of herbs, food, homeopathy, and aromatherapy within her practice. She is a speaker, writer, and teacher. Cindy has been interviewed on TV; about the benefits of Green Tea and has been on radio about her small business tour to Ecuador.

Cindy has been an herbalist for over 20 years and has spent 6 years learning through the East West School of Herbology with Michael Tierra. She has studied Western, Chinese and Ayurvedic Herbs with a strong emphasis on nutrition. Along with many other continued studies of alternative and complementary medicine. She is a Certified Wellness Consultant, through a special program, The Wellness Forum, which has its nutrition program, now part of the curriculum at Ohio State University, providing educational seminars and workshops designed to impart relevant nutrition information to individuals to take control of their own health. These programs give healthier options and choices that can impact your longevity and quality of life. Cindy has been a speaker to many groups and has conducted many of her own classes on food and healthy life style programs.

Cindy has been involved with a hands-on healing program for the past 4 years and offers energy healing, through donation only, to anyone who needs her services.

She is Co-president of the Austin Herb Society and a member of the American Herbalist Guild. Cynthia has been a board member on many programs in the past including; La Sertoma, Arthritis Foundation, Toastmasters International, National Association of Female Executives, Handicapped Equestrian Learning Program, Entrepreneurs Association, and Austin Integrated Health Care Program.

Cindy also loves nature, animals, reading, blending teas, juices, etc.; likes to hike, and work with plants and, of course, cooking., mostly vegetarian.
Cindy has an adventurous streak.
She has organized and taken tours with business and artists groups to Big Bend, Texas, New Mexico, USA, and Ecuador, South America.