Michael says his own approch to eating is simple. "I've boiled it down to seven words: Eat food. Mostly plants. Not too much."
When Michael does eat meat, he says prefers grass-fed beef. "I'm very picky about the meat I eat," he says. "I eat grass-fed beef, which is now becoming more common. Yes, it's still more expensive, but it's a very sustainable product."
When he's buying dairy, Michael looks for pastured dairy—milk from grass-fed cows. "It's got more beta carotene, more omega-3s, all this kind of stuff."
Michael also likes to buy produce from farmer's markets. "Getting out of the supermarket when we can is a very important part of learning where your food comes from," he says. "Ask the farmer."