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What Does Theo J Ellis Eat? (August 2023 Update)

On my journey to better health, better skin, a better heart, and more energy, I focus on what I eat every day and every week.

Nutrition plays almost an exclusive role in your physical and mental wellbeing, plus your immune system so it’s dumb to ignore it in the equation of health.

The last time I talked about it was in July 2023, but it’s time for an August 2023 update since some things have changed.

Let’s talk about it.


What Theo J Ellis Eats August 2023:


1. Organic pumpkin seeds

organic pumpkin seeds

I got around to trying pumpkin seeds based on their high magnesium content. I have heart block, a type of heart disease, and electrolytes are more critical for me than most.

With 195mg of magnesium in a 30g bag of organic pumpkin seeds, I feel 10X better and the taste is good enough that I’ll keep it in my diet.

That’s almost half my RDA in a small 30g packet.


2. French Yellow Mustard

yellow mustard french

I found out that mustard seeds have plenty of magnesium, an electrolyte I intend to have more of, so I went straight for the yellow French mustard.

It’s the only one that’s natural without the BS slipped into the ingredients, and is extremely low carbohydrates.

Plus with iron, potassium, even some vitamin C and Vitamin E, it’s a nice addition to my meals.


3. Mackerel

mackerel ocado

I have eaten Mackerel for years and I’m convinced my health issues would have been worse if not for my regular consumption of Mackerel.

I’ll always eat it. It’s the fattiest omega 3 fish available and has the best magnesium levels (and electrolytes).


4. Mild cheddar cheese (least aged)

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This is something I’ve battled with for a while, experimenting with cheese, how I react to it, how it makes me feel, and more.

I’ve found that mild cheddar is better for those with skin inflammation because AGED cheeses like Extra Mature Cheddar have higher amounts of histamines and other factors.

The results seem to add up. I always suspected aged cheese was doing me no good.


5. Organic chicken

organic chicken

No more regular chicken If I bother to eat it. It’s now organic chicken.

At first, you won’t notice a massive difference when it comes to taste, but you WILL notice the difference in how you feel, your skin, your health, and all the rest of it.


6. Organ meats (Lamb or chicken liver)

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Liver has been one of the best foods I’ve reintroduced to my diet. The levels of copper, zinc, and vitamin A are so high you’ll notice any skin inflammation starts to fall off the day you eat it.

No one suffering from skin issues should avoid Liver. You need it. Just a couple of times a week.


7. Organic Kombucha

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After realizing the Kombucha I’ve been drinking isn’t “organic” I switched over, and noticed the difference based on taste, how I feel, and the overall benefits.

You’re not gonna get organic kombucha dirt cheap, but that’s the point.


8. Extra Virgin Olive Oil (not the cheap stuff)

odysea olive oil greek

I thought I’d been having the best quality Olive Oil I could get, but I was wrong. Not even Flippo Berio is the best.

After getting my hands on Olive Oil for £15 for 1 litre (from Greece), and actually tasting and smelling it, I can’t believe the difference in quality.

Anything less than £7 in the UK isn’t worth the energy, or probably less than $10 in the US.


9. Organic butter

organic farm butter

No more Kerry’s Gold butter, which is a tad overrated. I now go straight for farm butter or organic butter. 

The taste speaks for itself and so does the quality and the nutrients you’re absorbing from it.


10. Organic Eggs

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No longer regular eggs. Has to be organic now. The taste is something you notice straight away, as well as the colour and quality of the egg itself.

The difference in cost isn’t so dramatic either (£1 or £2 at most?) I have about 4 a day.


11. Prawns

cooked food on brown wooden bowl

Prawns have continued to stay in my ketogenic lifestyle. They just work.

Zinc, copper, protein, Iodine, potassium, calcium – you can’t go wrong with it.


12. Mussels

white ceramic plate with white and brown dish

Another food that’s staying on my palette. Mussels are loaded with b vitamins, potassium, zinc, copper, iron, protein, and so much more.

Even Vitamin C, which works well when you eat predominantly meat and fish over anything else.


13. Sea salt

a bottle of medicine

Pink sea salt, regular sea salt, it doesn’t matter. It makes every meal better, even hot drinks (not all) benefit from sea salt.

If you can’t stand liver, sea salt makes that better as well.


14. Organic Beef

organic ocaco beef

I don’t eat as much beef these days but it’s still part of what I eat every week or month.

I get a 15% fatty cut of organic beef from Ocado. About 400g so once I chew through it, I’m stuffed for a good while.


15. Sauerkraut

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I lean more towards Sauerkraut all the time. It’s loaded with Vitamin K, Vitamin C, is a fermented product, and has many other benefits.

It’s also small and something I can eat on occasion. I like it better than regular veg.


16. Green tea

clear glass cup with yellow liquid

I drink more Green tea than any other tea. Two times a day on average.

Green tea with mint, green tea by itself, green tea with lemon – these are the flavours I go for.


17. Nutritional Yeast

nutritional yeast non fortified organic

With over 300mg of potassium in a 15g serving, you can’t go wrong adding Nutritional Yeast to a meal.

It doesn’t pair well with everything, but most things like meats, veg, or shellfish is always a good choice.


Foods Theo J Ellis eats less often:


Organic berries

black berries on brown wooden spoon

When I eat berries I go for organic. Especially Raspberries. The latter gives me stomach aches if I eat the regular version.

Given that berries are part of the dirty dozen, this would explain why.



green and brown fruits on blue surface

Two Kiwi are 12g of sugar, roughly. I eat no more than that in a serving.

I don’t eat Kiwi every day or every week, but I do eat it sometimes and have found it to be an OK food to have in my personalized diet for skin health, heart health, and energy.


Coconut water

I have this less and less often because of the sugar content (3g per 100g, the low end for coconut water) which isn’t bad, but is easy to overdo it.

Still, I have around 300-400ml in one cup giving me tons of potassium and even magnesium.


Mineral water

buxton sparkling mineral water

As it says, it’s water with minerals (potassium, etc) and it has a distinct taste. I like this water much better than any alternatives I’ve had to drink.

And I’m someone who hates the taste of water, usually.



vadasz kimchi live cultured picture e1693004261894

Kimchi is another fermented product. It’s loaded with the good stuff.

Don’t add salt because it has plenty. I eat on occasion.



a plate of cheese

When I’m not eating cheese, Tofu is the food to go with. Good replacement for calcium needs and even magnesium and potassium.

I eat this food on occasion, meaning not every week.


Organic avocado oil

avocado oil biona organic

I don’t use coconut oil anymore. From what I see it causes flare-ups for Hidradenitis Suppurativa and can be a bit of a mixed bag (meaning it’s not a perfect food).

Avocado Oil is the way to go. As long as it’s organic and legitimate.

These foods have me feeling good and pushing me closer to my health goals and ideal health.

I may change them next month, I may not. It all comes down to the results for my conditions.

In the end, this is what works for me. And I encourage you to experiment as well if you have specific conditions you want to get rid of.


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