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Posted by David Jahr

Dr. Daniel Amen and his wife Tana, were asked to spend an afternoon at a volunteer household to “clean-out” the kitchen. In this 15-minute video, they start with the pantry, and zero-in on typical foods found in the pantry of an American family, so we can clean-out our own kitchen. Foods that need to be eliminated include items containing hydrogenated oils, highfructose corn oils, pasta and even foods that appear to be healthy. After watching this, your food choices will never be the same!

Read the Extreme Food Makeover to learn more.

Posted by Marion Wilfong 2/9/2011 4:23:00 PM
Loved the video. What an eye awakening. I didn't think about "The meat you eat...know what they ate." WOW. Also didn't think Skippy Pnut butter was bad but .. there are alternatives. I have lost 10 pounds so far. Go Daniel Plan.
Posted by TracyKay Morera 2/12/2011 12:23:00 PM
Amazing! Thank you
Posted by Elena Au 2/13/2011 10:28:00 AM
Thanks for the video. I watched it with my kids and learned so much. I would definitely get rid of the bad food in the pantry.
Posted by martha diaz 2/14/2011 9:57:00 AM
Thank you so much for this information. I learned a lot.
Posted by RetiredRN 2/14/2011 12:18:00 PM
I loved the video. I to want to hear the alternatives to the Skippy Peanut Butter. Certainly didn't know peanuts aren't good for you. That has been my bedtime snack lately!
Posted by Sue 2/14/2011 8:48:00 PM
I will never look at food the same way. So glad I found Xocai Healthy Chocolate which is unprocessed cacoa which was confirmed as a good food by Dr. Amen.
Posted by Lauren 2/18/2011 12:42:00 PM
Someone please contact me...I need to understand what Tana said, "I used to be insulin intolerant." Need more info on that please!
Posted by Gerilyn Burnett 11/22/2011 11:19:00 AM
I love that Dr. Amen and Tana affirm that many (dare I say most) are sensitive to both legumes AND gluten AND recognizing that gluten affects cognitive function. This is good stuff!
Posted by Barb 1/6/2012 1:25:00 PM
oh boy, time to start pitching!! GREAT info. thank you!
Posted by yolow 1/7/2012 10:50:00 AM
Thankyou for sharing this video. Can't wait to share with my family and change my cooking habits!
Posted by Jennifer 1/20/2012 7:11:00 AM
Learned a lot here. I thought I was eating well but this was very insightful Starting my plan a year into the official program. Excited!
Posted by Teresa 2/12/2012 2:31:00 PM
Though I could hear the audio, when the video began, the video window disappeared and becamme pure white.
Posted by Francine 2/16/2012 6:04:00 PM
OMG, I grew up on PASTA almost DAILY!!!!!!!!!!!!--and so NOW, after all these years, I learn its like eating a bowl of sugar??!!! Holy Sweetness! ;o) Well, it sure explains a lot..
Posted by Cindy Robinson 3/1/2012 4:14:00 AM
This is a great video... I came into this with a pretty much cleaned out kitchen... I have been eating this way for years, I got very sick- nearly died but God has other plans for me. I turned my diet inside out... My story is pretty extensive... but... I am so glad I found this website, I have been wanting to incorporate everything I am learning @ IIN into what God has to say about our bodies and food. THANK YOU!
Posted by Barb 3/4/2012 3:22:00 PM
Thank You so much !!Just starting so very thankfuleyes r open brain is starting to get it.Now I'm ready to start cleaning out all the bad (good thing tomorrow is garbage pick up.Thanks again so helpful for the new me.
Posted by Laurel 3/11/2012 7:58:00 PM
What about foods with GMOs shouldn't they be eliminated also?
Posted by Kristie 3/14/2012 6:58:00 PM
From what I learned while having gestational diabetes, pasta is actually a low GI food and is one of the better carbohydrate choices. Can you help me understand why it is considered a poor choice on The Daniel Plan?
Posted by Wendy 4/29/2012 12:53:00 PM
Loved the video. Going to clean out my cabinets right now. This explaines why with all the exercise and "dieting" I have been unable to loose the last 45 lbs. Starting this Plan tomorrow.
Posted by Tashi 12/9/2012 8:28:00 AM
I am on a quest to not diet, but to eat healthy and be healthy. I am very confident that this is the plan for me. Thank you for the video, I've learned so much about the good and bad in foods in such a short period of time.
Posted by felix 12/20/2012 9:13:00 PM
Very good video, I did not know a whole lot of what I was eating, I been trying to loose more weight, my A1c is at 7.5 I am over weight. I my am sure glad to join Daniel Plan. I really have to do something about this, my HDL is very low at 32 and LDL is very high at 140. but my cholesterol is 190.
Posted by Molly Puno 12/27/2012 6:44:00 AM
Educaiton is key, thank you for the video.
Posted by Patricia 1/5/2013 6:44:00 PM
Hoping to learn about those alternative foods -- pasta, peanut butter, etc. Did you you say that salsa is good alternative to ketchsup---Hmmmm...that will be a good start. Thanks for the ease you both showed in educating us :)
Posted by BONNIE 1/21/2013 8:33:00 PM
Thaks for shareing . keep up the good works. Send us more videos. tank you.
Posted by Diedre 2/18/2013 11:42:00 AM
I am anxious to start the Daniel Plan after I did the Daniel Fast. I creeped back into some bad habits after throwing a girls Valentine Tea Party last week. Ugh.
Posted by Jennifer 3/17/2013 11:38:00 AM
Realy interesting information regarding the oils. I was shocked. I cooked in olive oil all the time. Not any more.
Posted by Ineke 5/20/2013 4:07:00 AM
Would it be possible to have the information in PDF format for those who do not have access to uncapped internet. Thank you
Posted by Kitty A. Smith 6/30/2013 12:58:00 PM
I have two separate pantries in my home. My food, and what my husband insists on eating. My side is gluten free. His side has pasta and processed foods. I am not perfect, but I am striving. Even though he has not made as hard a turn as I have, he is lagging in my footsteps LOL. I just through out the "vegetable" oil. We are 100% on Organic Coconut and EVO I am growing organic vegetables, not real good at it yet, but getting better. I have been telling him we need to shop more at the farm market and hug the outer walls of the grocery. At 55 and 60, we are doing pretty well. We both look younger than our age. I take no medications, his only regular meds are Simvastatin and Baby aspirin. He did try holistic methods to bring down cholesterol, but this was not working fast enough for him.Thanks for the great video and I will share it forward.
Posted by Patti 7/21/2013 12:52:00 PM
I was really amazed by what I learned, and I have considered myself on the healthier side as far as food choices. Lo and behold, my black and pinto beans which I thought were healthy have sugar and what is "hydrolyzed soy protein"? Is that the same as hydrogenated? Sounds like it. I'm going to the store today and cooking up some beans to last me the week.
Posted by Lindsay Cavner 7/28/2013 1:31:00 PM
This video is AMAZING! Thank you for posting this information in one place. I have studied health and wellness for 10 years now and you have just summed up the highlights of what I have learned in 15 minutes. I am studying to become a Health and Wellness Coach at Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN- GREAT program!) and I will definitely be having my clients watch this video....thanks Rick/Saddleback, Dr's Amen, OZ and Hyman for making this so accessible. I am SO excited and thrilled to have learned about The Daniel Plan through my IIN lecture with Dr Hyman!
Posted by Starr 10/17/2013 6:33:00 AM
YIKES!!! I'm so excited to get clean. I'm 54 years old and want to experience life like I was suppose to! Thank you for sharing!!!
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