Dr. Frank Lipman offers his prescription for a healthy diet to a roster of celebrity clients on a regular basis. Think Gwyneth Paltrow and Maggie Gyllenhaal, among others. And he shares it with us regular folks via his information-stocked blog and extensive product line.
What is it?
Lots of plants, organic meats and fish, little to no gluten and sugar, and a slew of supplements and shakes (his term for smoothies) to make up for the nutrients he believes are missing from the modern foods Americans eat. “The big things are trying to stay away from sugar and gluten and factory-farmed meats and processed foods,” he says.
We took a look inside his Westchester fridge to find out exactly what this doctor orders.
I see you have coconut milk. Is it your faux dairy of choice? I use coconut milk or almond milk as a base for my shakes. Never soy because I don’t think it’s particularly healthy. Sometimes we make our own almond milk.
When do you make shakes and what else do you put in them? We mainly have them for breakfast. This morning I used a chocolate whey powder from grass-fed cows, blueberries, greens powder, maca powder, chia seeds, a quarter avocado, coconut milk, and some ice. It all depends, but that’s definitely my shake du jour at the moment.
If that’s a typical breakfast, how about lunch and dinner? Lunch I have at work. Today I just had a veggie burger and salad. I usually have a salad, sometimes I’ll have a shake, sometimes some organic chicken. Dinner varies. It’s usually some protein like organic chicken, fish, or grass-fed meat, and vegetables. We eat tons of salad.
I see a lot of supplements and powders, like your Be Well products. What does your daily supplement routine look like? Have you got an hour? To be quite honest, I forget fairly often, I’m not religious about it. I plan to take them every day, but I usually don’t. I probably take them four-five times a week. But when I remember, I take a multi, fish or krill oil, a probiotic, coenzyme Q10, alpha lipoic acid, curcumin, vitamin D, and resveratrol. I also take something called Nattokinase. It’s a blood thinner because of the history of heart disease in my family. It’s sort of like taking an aspirin. My wife will tell you—it’s quite a joke in the house—I lay them all out and put them in all together in batches to take for 3-4 weeks.
Wow! And do you cook at home? My wife is a great cook. I’m useless. I wash the dishes. —Lisa Elaine Held
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