It is time to admit that almost all diets explained in hundreds of diet books could actually be dangerous for your health.
Because we humans are not all identical. I will try to introduce you to the term “food tolerance“.
Not all people tolerate all foods!
Because each of us is one and only, unrepeatable, different then anyone else, we can hardly learn about diet just by reading the old fashion books that says: “this is good food”, “this is bad food”.
What is Food Intolerance?
It is a sensitivity to elements/chemicals found in food. Unlike an allergy, an amount of the food identified may be able to be eaten without producing illness. The amount varies from person to person. During times of stress or hormonal change a person may become more sensitive/intolerant.
Intolerance to salicylate, amines, lactose and gluten (celiac disease) are examples of intolerances to natural elements/chemicals. Salicylate is found in most food that grows in or out of the ground. Amines are found in approximately 70% of the same foods as salicylate. They are also found in some meat, fish and cheeses. Gluten or gluten like substances are found mainly in wheat, barley, oats and rye. Lactose is found in milk and some other dairy products.
Intolerance to different lectins, surface protein is most common intolerance. Most often, foods that we do not tolerate, we can not properly digest.
There are also many people who are intolerant of introduced chemicals/elements, such as MSG, sulphites (a preservative used in many processed foods, including wine) and other common food additives. MSG and salicylate are found naturally in some food. Extra amounts of MSG and salicylate are introduced into some foods and beauty products to enhance flavor, freshness or fragrance.
You must have read dozens of studies entitled like: “This food prevents cancer”, or “this food prevents cardiovascular diseases”, or “eat this food, it has a lot of this-or-that nutrient, and that nutrient prevents Alzheimer or Parkinson’s or diabetes” …
The problem with all those studies is: it is just a statistic.
Yes, it is just a statistic.
You are not a statistic, you one and only, unrepeatable.
If something is good for majority of people, there is still the possibility that that particular food is NOT good for you ! Bare that in your mind!
Especially be suspicious on studies done on people of other race, or other geographical region, or other age group! It is almost 99% sure that those people have different tolerance then you!
It may happened you tolerate this food. It may happened you don’t.
If you tolerate it, it is good for you, if not, it is not good for you!
That is the bottom point!
The bottom punt is: forget everything you read, and start from ZERO.
You can improve your tolerance!
To improve your tolerance, cleanse your gut and cleanse your liver!
Question: What is the perfect diet for me considering my health condition? can be shared in four different questions:
One of the most important question, and most complicated to answer is the first question:
- What foods should I eat / avoid eating?
- What foods/How should I combine them with others ?
- How should I prepare those foods (Raw / Juice/Cooking methods)?
- How often / which quantities should I eat ?
It is not easy to answer all those questions without seeing experienced dietary consultant few times a year!
The answer , certainly , can not be generalized. It must be individualized!
You may have already been suggested any of those restrictive diets:
- Cave Man Diet (Also Called Paleo Diet, Stone Age Diet)
- Raw Food Eating
- Macrobiotic Diet
- Dr.Breuse Diet
- SCD diet – Standard Carbohydrate Diet
- Dr. Atkins Diet
- Vegetarian Diet
- Vegan Diet
- Lacto vegetarian Diet
- Pritikin Diet
- Dr. Gerson Program
- Buddhist diet or other religious diets
- Swank diet
- Zone diet
If someone, without testing you, tells you: “This is good diet for you”, or “Good diet for you is to eat “this and that” and avoid “this and that”, it is most likely that this advice is NOT complete !!!
Because all people are not identical.
“One man’s bread, another man’s dead.”
So, how to know what to eat ? How to know what is a healthy diet ?
Healthy diet is diet that excludes foods that you don’t tolerate and that includes foods that you tolerate and that are beneficial for you, while in the same time you are eating large variety of food items, that will provide body with all the essential nutrients and all the accessory nutrients…
To not tolerate some food or to be sensitive to some food does not automatically mean that you are allergic to that food ! It only mean that your body/mind/spirit will not give the peak performance while eating this food. Signs of intolerance could be but are not limited to : gas and bloating, abdominal pain, headache (immediately, or even many days after eating that food ), constipation, diarrhea, sweating, fever, freezing, nervousness, excessive anger, fear, sadness, pain in different parts of body, reaction on the skin, reaction in the eyes, eye twitches, muscle twitches, cramps, tremor, …
Allergic reaction occurs in blood and in different organs, and is the worst and last stadium of food intolerance. You don’t have to be allergic to any particular food item, but you still may be intolerant of long list of food items.
How to find out what foods do I tolerate ?
- Blood Typing – Blood Type diet – Eat Right 4 Your Blood Type
- Food tolerance testing – muscle response testing – applied kinesiology
- Elimination – rotation diet
- Intuitive choosing of food items
- Combination of 1 – 4
If you have not been tested for food tolerance / intolerance, or you does not have inspiration and time and energy to try rotation-elimination diet – you can get very close to the list of food items that you tolerate.
Blood Type diet is based on the fact that people with same blood type (O, A, B, AB ) and same race (Asian, Caucasian, African, Native American, Australian) are very similar in the way how they tolerate different foods.
You can find food lists here:
Food Tolerance/Intolerance Testing – Muscle Response Testing
Muscle response testing is the most reliable way to determine what every individual person may or may not tolerate any particular moment. It is also called applied kinesiology, and most often tested muscles are muscles of the arms.
You can be tested for different medications, different foods, and anything else. You cant test yourself. Testing must be done by an experienced practitioner of muscle response testing.
If person’s muscle is weak when some food item or medication is hold on the stomach, that means that person does not tolerate that particular food or medication that moment.
If you repeat testing for many different foods many times, you can get very reliable lists of foods that you tolerate.
Elimination – rotation diet
The elimination/rotation diet starts out with one or two foods being allowed at any particular meal. For the first week, wheat and milk are avoided because many people does not tolerate those foods. The easiest is to start with foods that are listed to be beneficial for someone’s blood type Any of your favorite, commonly eaten foods are also avoided. If any food triggers a reaction, it is replaced with another, until no symptoms are experienced. When all symptoms have cleared, favorite foods are returned to the diet one-at-a-time. Foods that produce symptoms twice are withdrawn for three months. If you are already receiving cortisone therapy when they come for treatment, it is discontinued as soon as possible, because the drug hides symptoms and makes it more difficult to pinpoint offending foods.
“Dr. G. Borok, a general practitioner in South Africa, has had considerable success with intestinal problems using an elimination and rotation diet developed by Dr. Marshall of Norwalk, Connecticut. In more than 5,000 patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), 99.9% have experienced relief of all bowel symptoms.
In cases of ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD) (IBD), the response rate is between 85% to 90%. Other symptoms, such as those affecting muscles, joints, lungs, and kidneys, as well as emotional symptoms such as depression and anxiety, improve in the 80% to 90% range.” — Based on information in: Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients, April 1998
About Elimination – rotation diet by ROBERT MCFERRAN
THE ELIMINATION DIET from: ELIMINATION DIET
THE ELIMINATION DIET
I’ve often talked with folks that were confident that foods didn’t have any impact on their symptoms. I ask if they’ve ever run a good ‘elimination’ diet and a surprising number assure me that they have. Upon further questioning I always find that they have only eliminated a couple of foods, say milk or wheat or nightshade vegetables (tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, etc.). Even though milk and wheat are common food allergens and nightshade vegetables create problems for those possessing one specific metabolism, this should not be considered a true elimination diet.
Over 85% of people with chronic disease have food allergies. Most will find not one, but a handful of foods acting as the major culprits. This is the reason why eliminating just one or two random foods is all but useless. If you were allergic to a large number of tree pollens, springtime grasses and weeds, the removal of only one of these airborne allergens would usually have little impact on your total allergy symptoms. If the allergen was added back into the mix you probably wouldn’t notice. The effect from this one allergen would be hidden or ‘masked’ by your already prominent symptoms to the other allergens. The same phenomenon occurs with foods.
How could we find whether the airborne allergen in the above example was a significant factor in triggering our allergic symptoms? The best way would be to place ourselves in a room with perfectly filtered air (in essence eliminating all airborne allergens) until our allergy symptoms abated. The specific allergen would then be re-introduced and any allergic reaction noted. In this way the impact of a single, specific allergen can be isolated and tested. What was previously thought to be a rather insignificant allergen would often deliver a surprisingly strong allergic response.
We can do the same thing with foods. Historically ‘spring water fasts’ have been employed. Patients would drink only spring water for the initial 4-5 days. This type of ‘fast’ would obviously eliminate all food allergens from the diet. It was maintained for 4-5 days to also allow physical elimination of all foods eaten prior to the start of the ‘fast’ from the digestive tract.
Spring water fasts have one major problem. A significant percentage of individuals cannot tolerate them and should not try them. Their metabolic demands make any kind of extended water fast dangerous. Fortunately years of previous testing has provided a list of ‘safe’ foods that can be temporarily substituted for your usual diet. These foods are not completely hypo-allergenic but they do have a low allergenic potential. In other words they are rarely found to induce a reaction. The foods include cod, trout, mackerel, pears, parsnips, turnips, rutabaga, sweet potatoes, yams, celery, zucchini, carrots and peaches. Any foods routinely eaten more than twice a week should be removed from the list. All the foods must be fresh and in their ‘whole’ or natural form. No cans or other packaging allowed.
Spring water or sparkling water are the only acceptable liquids. The only allowed condiment is sea or mineral salt. Steaming is an excellent method of preparing foods during your elimination diet.
Prior to starting the diet you’ll need to purchase a bottle of magnesium citrate (found in the laxative section) and alka-seltzer ‘gold’ (it’s found only in the gold colored box). All drugs should be continued. Smoking should be ceased when initiating the diet. You will not be able to eat at restaurants during the diet.
If you work, Thursday evening will be the best time to begin. Wait two hours after dinner and pour one-half of the contents of the bottle of magnesium citrate into a tall glass. Add an equal amount of water and some ice and drink slowly. Repeat the same procedure with the remainder of the magnesium citrate just prior to retiring.
Friday morning’s breakfast and all subsequent meals for the next six days should consist exclusively of the ‘safe’ foods (cod, trout, mackerel, pears, parsnips, turnips, rutabaga, sweet potatoes, yams, celery, zucchini, carrots and peaches). You may eat them in any combination and in any amount as often as you want throughout the first six days. Take note of what you are eating and how often you are eating it. You won’t be able to remember so keep a diary. You will need that information later.
By Friday evening (day 1) you should start feeling your first ‘withdrawal’ symptoms. You won’t be getting the temporary lift provided by your allergenic food(s). Withdrawal symptoms can take many forms. The most obvious is an increase in joint swelling and pain. Headache, muscle aches, fatigue and other flu-like symptoms are very common. Strong hunger pangs and cravings are usually present. It’s not unusual to still feel hungry shortly after a meal.
Withdrawal symptoms will worsen on Saturday and Sunday (days 2 and 3). The intensity of these symptoms should not be underestimated. In fact many will feel completely crippled during these days. Withdrawal symptoms can be somewhat ameliorated by taking one tablet of alka-seltzer (in the gold box) in a large glass of water. This can be repeated every 4 hours if needed. You should try to drink plenty of water. It will help speed elimination and the ‘clearing’ of symptoms.
By Monday (day 4) some will feel significantly better as their withdrawal symptoms begin to clear. This ‘clearing’ will continue on Tuesday and Wednesday (days 5 and 6). While younger people tend to clear their symptoms earlier, 85% of all arthritics will clear a large part of their arthritis symptoms by day 6. After clearing most report that they feel better than they have in years.
Now that symptoms have cleared new foods can be introduced, one by one, to the base diet of ‘safe’ foods that you’ve been eating the past 6 days. Up to 3 foods can be tested each day if there is no reaction.
NB : If fresh/frozen mackeral not available, can substitute cod, or other white fish even. People who are pretty sure they are H-G can add in lamb.
Here are some general rules to follow:
- Eat as often as it fits you ! At least 3-5 times a day. Each meal can be replaced with fresh vegetable or fruit juice. Frequency may depend on your age, lifestyle, climate, season, ….If you are fasting, follow fast rules.
- Percentage of raw foods can vary from person to person, and depend of climate, season, part of the day, physical activity, sex, race, blood type, age, condition, health, intestinal health, geography …At least 50% of food you eat should be raw! (Raw can be eaten: vegetables, fruits, seeds, nuts, sprouts, eggs, raw milk, yogurt, squid, fish …fresh juice from vegetable or fruit. Avoid fresh meat because of parasites ! Always cook or bake meat! Certain fish may also infect you with parasites. Avoid eating raw fish too often!
- About food combining: avoid eating deserts with protein rich foods, it is not easy to digest it. Generally, no desert is really healthy. Eat fruits and nuts instead.
- Avoid drinking while eating. Make at least 30 min break between drinking and eating, and at least 1 hour break between eating and drinking.
- If you are consuming fermented soy products (miso, tamari, shoyu,…), avoid drinking milk/eating milk products. If you are drinking milk/eating milk products, avoid fermented soy products, they are not compatible inside body!
- Some of diets listed below give an answer on what foods should one eat/avoid eating. It will certainly make you confused after seeing that many health experts have different opinion about what you should eat in order to stay healthy or in order to promote or regain health.
Important factors when choosing your diet:
Lifestyle and Climate
|Climatic adjustments !|
and/ or colder season
and / or warmer season
|Eat less fruits !
Eat more root vegetables !
Eat often foods from animal kingdom, mainly fish, occasionally eggs!
Avoid concentrated sweeteners !
|Eat more fresh vegetables, grain sprouts and fruits…!
Eat less foods from animal kingdom, avoid meats, eat fish !
Use occasionally good quality concentrated sweeteners: ( barley and rice malt, fruit juice …)
|Lifestyle adjustments !|
|Physically active people
Working very much physically
|Physically passive people
Sitting in the office
“Watching TV ”
|You may eat bigger quantities of food.
You may support more foods from animal kingdom, fish, eggs, meats and diary !
You may support more concentrated foods like concentrated sweeteners .
You may need more than one spoon of flax seed oil a day !
You may need more fruits.
|You should eat less generally.
You should avoid foods from animal kingdom, fish, eggs, meats and diary !
You should avoid concentrated foods like concentrated sweeteners .
You may not need more than one spoon of flax seed oil a day !
You may eat fruits.
Eat more fresh vegetables, grain sprouts and fruits…!
Diet may not be enough for every person to promote health or to regain health, once you loose it!
Combination of healthy diet, cleansing and healthy lifestyle will help most of people to achieve health!
If diet does not help you, you may have any combination of those: gallstones inside liver/gallbladder, intestinal/internal parasitic animals or other parasites, poor lifestyle, poor attitude, poor thoughts, unresolved emotional issues, stressful lifestyle, toxic teeth, toxic house – toxic air, sedentary lifestyle, injury/trauma that have damaged body beyond the possibility of body to heal, others …!
Diet is only one of many aspects of healthy lifestyle!
Learn also about cleansing, Negative Emotional Charge, suppressed emotions, stress, dental cleanup, house cleanup, importance of sweating and importance of physical activity,….
Harmful foods – foods to avoid
Those foods are harmful for everyone !
- MSG – Mono Sodium Glutamate
- Mercury poisoning
- Hormones – MILK
- Food additives
- Antibiotics (by killing beneficial flora and causing Candidiasis)
- …. and many other poisons
If you are a person with a serious health problem
( Cancer, Eczema, Psoriasis, MS, … ),
and you have been consuming meat every day prior to your diagnosis,
you are advised to avoid meat for at least next 3 months, even if it is listed to be beneficial for your blood type !
You are advised to have at least 50 % – 60 % of your food raw ( fruit, vegetable, sprouts, wheat grass / barley grass ) raw fruit and vegetable juices.
Never eat raw meat! Because of Parasites !
Eat to beat disease – important rules when eating :
- eat less than you are use to, but chew longer food than you are use to.
- never overfill your stomach
- chew food well (at least 20 times each mouthful);
- make at least 1 hour pause between fruit and next meal;
- use mostly fresh spring water for drinking (without CO2) !
- do not mix proteins with carbohydrates to often. (avoid Pizza )
- never eat desserts with rest of food ! Make minimum 2 hours break between food and desserts!
- never eat fruits with rest of the food – make break between fruit and the rest of the food.
- eat more often but less mixed food
- eat salads with cold pressed oils
- don’t eat proteins with deserts
- eat food that have been prepared with love – food preparing and cooking are like an art !
- avoid eating 3 hours before sleeping
- avoid eating fruit or deserts for dinner
- eat fish instead of meat
- use root vegetable In cooking and salads ( carrots, onions, burdock, radish, daikon, dandelion root, parsley, celery… )
- avoid inorganic foods (antibiotics, hormones, pesticides) (antibiotics can harm intestinal flora !!! Hormones will help you tumor grow. Pesticides will poison your healthy cells and organs.)
Important foods, supplements, exercises:
NOT ALL the people tolerate all those foods !!!!
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After you have done bowel/parasites cleanse, you can include in your diet those foods:
- Colloidal minerals – drink every day for 6 months http://home.online.no/~dusan/colloidal.html (Contains: selenium, zinc, chromium, vanadium, germanium, manganese, magnesium, and 80 other elements.)
- Algae and seaweed – Kombu algae tea – drink every day for 6 months
- laetrile, vitamin B 17 Apricot seeds, apple seeds,…
- Essiac tea http://home.online.no/~dusan/essiac.html
- Cayenne pepper
- Digestive enzymes
- Probiotics– beneficial intestinal flora – take every day for 2 months
- Shark cartilage www.thehealingnetwork.com
- Pau d’Arco tea (Taheebo, ipe roxo , lapacho)
- Algae and seaweed
- Coenzyme Q10
- Colloidal silver
- Ozonated water, Ozone sauna, ear insufflations, rectal insufflations
- Green tea – Green tea contain many antioxidant chemicals known as polyphenols. One of them called EGCG has 20 times the radical quenching effect of Vitamin E, and 500 times the effect of vitamin C.
- Castor oil Packs (Ricinus oil) packs
- Aloe Vera gel-juice
“Let thy food be thy medicine, and thy medicine be thy food.”
Hypocrites, the Father of Modern Medicine