THE PERFECT DIET – GAIN BETTER HEALTH WITHOUT PILLS

perfect human diet

Perfect human diet

[ THIS IS A HEALTH.IT . NOT A DI.ET]

GAIN BETTER HEALTH

“Arthritis is a symptom, not a disease”
“Cholesterol is a symptom, not a disease”
by Kevin Trudeau

page offered by Dee Finney

Food Combining Chart added 1-12-2001
Excellent Health Products added 6-8-08

I am not a doctor
I am not a nutritionist
I am not a diagnostician

This page is not meant to cure you of a specific disease
. but to educate you to possibilities .

If you are ill, please see a physician!

If you are diabetic, print out this page and discuss it with your doctor!

Just so you know, There is no such thing as a perfect diet.
There is no single diet that is “best” for all.
Diet and health are not “one size fits all” approaches.
Diet should serve the individual.
You should not be a slave to dietary dogma.
Your health is more important than dogma!

“The wheels of the Gods move slowly but surely.”

“It takes from two to three years to reach the high point of internal perfection”

1-1-2000 – VISION –

I was going to take a nap and was laying in bed thinking about a little book I found at a rummage sale that promised to cure Arthritis and Rheumatism.

I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and have had it since an epidemic of Eppstein Barr hit the West Coast in 1985. I was nearly paralyzed for 3 months, so am grateful to be alive even though in pain most of the time. In the last two months we gave up red meat in our diet because we had to cut down on cholesterol, but then I started to have painful knocking sensations of the bones in my knees even though my muscle pain was less. A big red light came on in my head. Something more serious was happening. I don’t want to take pills either. I hate pills.

I was thinking about all this, and I decided I would do a diet page on the internet and do some research and publish a little paper about a cure for Arthritis and Rheumatism pain from this little book I picked up at a rummage sale last year.

I suddenly had a vision of being at the computer and the page in front of me was done I thought. I took the mouse to save the page. Suddenly in front of me appeared a blue book with the pictures of Harvey and Marilyn Diamond and I stepped on the book to stop it from getting away from me. The book flipped over and on the back, the first sentence was , “Share it with your neighbors!”

Wheat flour, Pillsbury’s Best (1 cup)

Dried figs (10 figs; 187 grams)

Orange juice, calcium-fortified (8 oz.)

After I got up, I went to my bookcase to find my books by Harvey and Marilyn Diamond, and found dozens of other books, all on the similar topics of gaining health by diet. I’m going to share the names of these with you. I read some of these books when I got them, tried some of the diets for a few days, but wasn’t motivated enough to give up my potato chips, ice cream and chocolate. And, of course, we all like chili, hamburgers, french fries and other great fattening foods.

I know now that this has to stop. The pain in my knees shows me that I’ll end up in a wheelchair if I don’t change. I’m going to go through this in front of the world. The world will be my witness.

The book I found at the rummage sale is the key to this diet. I’m going to share it with you below. I hope this page will help someone else too.

Don’t give up before you start because there is a LOT of information. Just start with one thing at a time. Do a day at a time. They say it takes two years to make all these changes. I’m doing them too. If we can help each other do this, write to me at Dee777@aol.com

Note from a reader:

In 1999 i learned that if your body is not toxic, no virus will grow in it.

War prisoners in Japanese POW camps were subjected to multiple doses of very toxic germs. But very few of them came down with anything. Why? Because they were almost starving and had lost any toxins due their almost fasting states. Kind of funny. The results the Japanese were attempting to achieve were ruined because of how they treated their intended victims.

I know this from one first hand guy. My father-in-law was one of those POWs.

Now look at us today. The average American is full of toxins and is just ripe for the kill. And the powers that be are more than willing to do the killing.

I knew that if you have cancer you had better detoxify. Now it may be a matter of life and death soon for many.

I have changed my diet drastically. No longer any coffee or tea. Forget any carbonated drink. The beer is gone and even the wine. I try to drink Kagen water most of the time maybe with a squeezed lemon therein. I am off all dairy. Wow dairy sure clogs up your system and causes allergies and the retention of toxins in my body. Now it is no added sugar except for a little honey and maple syrup.

I am not saying my body is toxic free. But maybe i will get to where a virus does not come along and kill me. The more toxic you are the more susceptable you are.

Clint

Do not purchase irradiated fresh foods!
Why would you want food that is treated with nuclear waste?

white sugar
don’t eat sugar no matter what it is in for the first year
jam jelly preserves marmalade
no sugar substitutes they work on your brain and create more hunger some of these even destroy brain cells
ice cream sherberts jello cake candy
cookies chewing gum soft drinks pies pastries
tapioca pudding fruit juice w/sugar fruit in sugar syrup catsup mustard
Worcestershire sauce pickles green salted olives potato chips salted nuts
pretzels salted crackers sauerkraut white rice pearled barley
cornflakes other dry cereals fried foods saturated fats hydrogenated oils
brewers yeast vinegar
cottonseed oil oleo/margerine
check the labels
coffee/including decaffeinated tea with cafeine alcoholic beverages
peanut butter with salt tobacco fresh pork or pork products smoked fish smoked meats
ham, bacon, sausage lunch meat any product with sodium nitrate or nitrite salami balogna
corned beef pastrami biscuits, buns, gravy, noodles, dumplings, spaghetti, pizza pie, ravoli, sago, pies, pastries, cakes, cookies, prepared puddings, ready mix bakery products chicken injected with drugs canned soups with white flour, or starch
benzoate of soda cream of tartar white flour products, bleached or unbleached wheat flour products

wheat flour that is mixed with anything else – it must be only whole wheat flour hot dogs
day old vegetables pre-mixed salads warmed over potatoes self -drugging do not take self-prescribed drugs over the counter. If you are ill, go to a doctor.
beef injected with drugs of any kind milk after being weaned as an infant dried fruits with sulphur dioxide citrus foods that are not fully ripe

The Greatest Threat to Your Health is Processed Foods.
If you can’t pronounce the additives, you shouldn’t eat them either!

If you want a to have a living body, eat only living foods!

FRUIT IS THE ONLY FOOD THAT WILL GIVE YOU ENERGY
WITHOUT TAKING ENERGY

Human Fuel is built from carbohydrates.
Meat has virtually no carbohydrates.
Fats may supply energy but only after they go through a longer
and less efficient digestive process and your energy reserves are depleted
by lack of sugar, fruits, ice cream, cake, donuts, soda pop, etc.
The body always uses the free and easy fuel first.
So the fat deposits get put on the hips until needed by the body at a later time.
Oops! Did we say ‘diet’. Ack.

Do not eat a heavy breakfast

Do not eat meat every day

Do not eat more than one kind of protein in the same meal

Eat fruit at the beginning of a meal, not at the end

Do not eat acid fruit in the same meal as protein

Do not eat fats with proteins

Do not eat sugar in the same meal with protein

Do not eat sweet fruits in the same meal with protein

Do not eat bread, potatoes, pie, stuffing with protein
i.e. no meat sandwiches

Eat fruits, preferably alone especially bananas

Eat fish instead of meat if possible
It has Omega 3 in it

FEATURED HEALTH PRODUCTS
MORE INFORMATION FOLLOWS THE LINKS
DO’S AND DON’TS OF WHAT TO EAT TO LOSE WEIGHT AND BE HEALTHY

DISCLAIMER: I am not a doctor, so my personal opinions are not on this page. All you will see are links to other pages where the people are experts on this topic.

In June, 2008, I became a certified herbalist.

Since Christmas of 2010, I have lost 110 pounds, so I know how to lose weight without emotional pain. Once you quit eating sugar for 3 days, your appetite will be gone. You can still eat fruit. Just don’t eat anything that has a label on it that says ‘SUGAR’ and DO NOT EVER EAT high-fructose corn syrup. NEVER! DO NOT DRINK SODA OR LIQUOR OR WINE. JUST DRINK WATER OR PURE JUICES.

ALSO, DO NOT DRINK TAP WATER. BUY BOTTLED WATER THAT IS GUARANTEED NOT TO CONTAIN FLUORIDE OR LITHIUM.

Cholesterol!
The Body Makes It’s Own! You Don’t Need to Eat Any!

High Fat Protein Causes Gallstones, Gout, Arthritis, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Strokes
and other maladies of the body!

Would you eat a dead puppy? Then don’t eat a dead baby cow – Veal!
This is one of the most inhumane things we do to animals to eat them!

Proteins are built from Amino Acids – From Plant Life!

Ever see an elephant eat a cow at a Fast Food Restauant?


Did you know that people in America eat over 33 million cows a year?
People are starving in India but they don’t eat their cows. hmmmm.

Cow milk is for Baby Cows!

All dairy products except butter are acid-forming. Butter is a fat and therefore neutral.

Osteoporosis!
What is the cause of Osteoporosis?
Tobacco, Alcohol, Caffeine, Soft Drinks, Table Salt, Antacids, Insufficient Excercise,
Lack of Sunshine, Dairy Products, Eating meat!
The more protein you consume, the more calcium you lose!
Calcium supplements! A warning!
Calcium that isn’t in your bones go into the blood vessels along with excess cholesterol,
skin, eyes, joints and internal organs.
It forms cataracts!
It forms kidney stones!
It causes wrinkling of the skin.
It causes arthritis deposits!

Caffeine is not listed as a drug, but is addictive. Whether you get it in coffee, teas, or soft drinks, it has withdrawal symptoms like a drug. It induces both psychological and physical dependence like a drug. Caffeine is a stimulant to the central nervous system like cocaine. Caffeine causes increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, birth defects, diabetes, kidney failure, gastric ulcers, cancer of the pancreas, ringing in the ears, trembling of muscles, restlessness, disturbed sleep, and gastrointestinal irritation. It upsets the blood sugar level, and forces the pancreas to secrete insulin.

Decaffeinated coffee? The process uses highly caustic chemicals which are solvents to permeate the bean which you then ingest.

It takes 24 hours for one cup of coffee to pass through the kidneys and urinary tract. (For those who drink 7 or 8 or more cups a day, you might want to invest in your own dialysis machine . or at least invest in the company which makes them.)

Coffee is also acid forming.

WHY DO WE WORRY WHETHER A FOOD IS ACID FORMING?

The body has a PH balance . just like you have to balance the water in your fish tank or your fish die. Anyone whoever had a fish tank knows that the water has to be kept at 7 PH. or you lose your fish.

0 PH is absolute acid – 14 PH is absolute alkaline – 7 PH is neutral

The blood in the body is actually 7.35 to 7.40 PH.

Coffee and tea are pure acid. So, the body retains water in the body to counteract the acidity . which makes you gain weight.

Soda drinks are sweet with sugar or even worse with the chemicals that taste like fake sugar. Sodas contain phosphoric acid, malic acid, carbonic acid, and erythorbic acid. Not to mention that a lot of sodas have caffeine.

White sugar ferments in the body and form acetic acid, carbonic acid and alcohol.

The key to good health is to keep the body PH at neutral or as close as possible.

Meat actually causes calcium loss from the body
Caffeine causes calcium loss from the body
Alcohol inhibits calcium absorption
Boron causes calcium loss from the body

CALCIUM IN FOODS
(content in milligrams)

1200 mg RDA needed

Grains
Brown rice (1 cup, cooked)
Corn bread (1 2-oz. piece)
Corn tortilla
English muffin
Pita bread (1 piece)
Wheat bread (1 slice)
Wheat flour, all-purpose (1 cup) 238
Whole wheat flour (1 cup) 40
Fruits
Apple (1 medium) 10
Banana (1 medium) 7
269
Naval orange (1 medium) 56
300*
Pear (1 medium) 19
Raisins (2/3 cup) 53
Vegetables
Broccoli (1 cup, boiled, frozen) 94
Brussels sprouts (1 cup, boiled, 8 sprouts) 56
Butternut squash (1 cup, boiled) 84
Carrots (2 medium, raw) 38
Cauliflower (1 cup, boiled) 34
Celery (1 cup, boiled) 64
Collards (1 cup, boiled, frozen) 357
Kale (1 cup, boiled) 94
Onions (1 cup, boiled) 46
Potato (1 medium, baked) 20
Romaine lettuce (1 cup) 20
spinachnot a good source as it binds with oxalic acid and prevents absorption
bok choy
mustard greens
lambsquarters
green amaranth
turnip greens
Sweet potato (1 cup, boiled) 70
Legumes
Black turtle beans (1 cup, boiled) 103
Chick peas (1 cup, canned) 78
Great Northern beans (1 cup, boiled) 121
Green beans (1 cup, boiled) 58
Green peas (1 cup, boiled) 44
Kidney beans (1 cup, boiled) 50
Lentils (1 cup, boiled) 37
Lima beans (1 cup, boiled) 32
Navy beans (1 cup, boiled) 128
Pinto beans (1 cup, boiled) 82
Soybeans (1 cup, boiled)
soy milk 80
Tofu (1/2 cup, raw, firm) 258
Vegetarian baked beans (1 cup) 128
Wax beans (1 cup, canned) 174
1 cup raw sesame seeds 1404 mg
All raw nuts
20 – 25 almonds 70 mg
White beans (1 cup, boiled) 161
3 3/4 ounce can of sardines 300+ mg
kelp seaweed 168 mg
1 cup oysters 200 – 299 mg
3 oz salmon with bones 100 – 199 mg
3 ounces of shrimp, crab meat, or clams 100 mg

Several acids present in food can contribute to lower calcium absorption. Oxalic acid in the digestive tract combines with calcium to form an insoluble compound, calcium oxalate, so the calcium cannot be absorbed. Oxalic acid is present in appreciable amounts in rhubarb, spinach, chard and beet greens. A high intake of protein causes a greater amount of calcium to be absorbed than with a low intake of protein. The percentage goes down if they are cooked in a small amount of water for a short time and drained. More water and longer cooking further reduce the calcium content. Saving the water for cabbage soup or some other inventive dish would be a good idea if the calcium is leached into the water.

VITAMIN AND MINERAL SUPPLEMENTS

All the nutrients you need can be obtained from the plant kingdom!
Pharmaceutical Laboratories or dead animals are not better sources for nutrients
than your own garden or a local farmer!
Next best source is the produce department of your grocery store!

THE REASONS WHY WE NEED TO CHANGE THE WAY WE EAT

The saliva in the mouth may or may not have ptyalin (to digest starch)

The stomach may or may not produce gastric juices to digest protein, fats, non-starch vegetables, protein fats, and protein starch foods. Each digestive juice is sent to the stomach at precise times after you swallow the food.

Pepsin is poured into the stomach to digest flesh foods in the first hour.

Bread is digested in the third hour of digestion.

Milk is digested last.

Acid fruit inhibits the flow of protein digestives.

Different proteins eaten at the same time confuse the glands as to when to send the proper digestive juices.

Fat inhibits the flow of proetin digestives.

Sugar inhibits the flow of protein digestives.

Sweet fruit inhibit the flow of protein digestives.

Protein digestives stop the digestion of starch.

Fruits are digested in the small intestine, not in the stomach, but they can’t get there if you eat protein first. So the fruit ferments and becomes alcohol.

Vinegar is not a food. That includes all vinegar, whether apple, wine, cider, or balsamic. It stops all digestion. Substitute lemon, tomato, or grapefruit juice.

Brewer’s Yeast! Harvey and Marilyn Diamond say that the best time to eat Brewer’s Yeast is right after the sun turns to ice! (page 303 of ‘Living Health’)

If you eat more food after a big meal, you just add to the problem of digestion.

The digestion time of various foods is determined by how easy they are to digest and assimilate in the body. Foods that take less time do not require a lot of work and energy to digest.

Digesting Time for Some Common Foods Green Vegetables (non-starch) – 5 hours Raw Juices-15 minutes

Fat-12 hours Protein (meat)-12 hours

Protein (starch)-12 hours Protein (fat)-12 hours

Starch-5 hours Mild Starch-5 hours

Fruit, Sweet/Dried-3 hours Fruit (Acid)-2 hours

Fruit (Sub-Acid)-2 hours Fruit, Sweet/Fresh-3 hours

Melon-2 hours Syrup, Sugar-2 hours

Always eat sitting down at the table

If not entirely comfortable in mind and body from the previous mealtime, you should skip the next meal.

Do not eat unless you have a keen desire for the plainest food.

Do not eat beyond your needs.

Be sure to throughly masticate your food.

Skip meals if in pain – emotionally upset – not hungry – chilled – over heated – or during acute illness.

50 to 75% of the foods eaten should be raw.

Don’t eat late at night before bed.

Don’t try to change your whole way of eating all at once.
Your willpower will rebel. Make little changes over time.

Adjust your ways of eating gradually, so that the body gets used to it.

You DON’T need to count calories.

You DON’T need to weigh yourself.

The body knows what it should weigh.
All you have to do is feed it the proper food to do it’s job.
“NOT MORE THAN IT NEEDS!

If your body is already thin, you still need to lose ‘WASTE’

THE TRUTH ABOUT SODIUM (NOT TABLE SALT)

Excerpted from: Nutrition Almanac – (2nd edition) McGraw Hill – 1984 – pg 88

Sodium is an essential mineral found predominantly in the extracellular fluids, the vasular fluids within the blood vessels, arteries, veins, and capillaries; and the intestinal fluids surrounding the cells. About 50 percent of the body’s sodium is found in these fluids and the remaining amount is found within the bones.

Sodium functions with potassium to equalize the acid-alkali factor in the blood along with potassium, it helps regulate water balance within the body; that is, it helps regulate the distribution of fluids on either side of the cellw alls. Sodium and potassium are also involved in muscle contraction and expansion and in nerve stimulation.

Another imortant function of sodium is keeping the other blood minerals soluble, so that they will not build up in deposits in the bloodstream. It acts with chlorine to improve blood and lymph health, helps purge carbon dioxide from the body and aids digestion. Sodium is also necessary for hydrochloric acid production in the stomach.

Sodium is found in virtually all foods, especially sodium chloride, or salt. High concentrations are contained in seafoods, poultry, and meat. Kelp is an excellent supplemental source of sodium.

Absorption and Storage

Sodium is readily absorbed in the small intestine and the stomach and is carried by the blood to the kidneys, where it is filtered out and returned to the blood in amounts needed to maintain blood level required by the body. The absorption of sodium requires energy. Any excess, which usually amounts to 90 to 95 percent of ingested sodium, is excreted in the urine.

The adrenal hormone aldosterone is an important regulator of sodium metabloism. Excessive salt in food interferes with absorption and utilization, especially in the case of protein foods. Vomiting, diarrhea, or excessive perspiration may result in a depletion of sodium. Sodium supplements to prevent sodium deficiency may be needed in such cases. The levels of sodium in the urine reflect the dietary intake, therefore when there is a high intake of sodium the rate of excretion is high, and if the intake is low the exretion rate is low.

Dosage and Toxicity

There is no established dietary requirement for sodium, but it is general observed that the usual intake far exceeds the need. The average American ingests 3 to 7 grams of sodium and 6 to 18 grams of sodium chloride each day. The National Research Council recommends a daily sodium chloride intake of 1 gram per kilogram of water consumed.

An excess of sodium in the diet may cause potassium to be lost in the urine. Abnormal fluid retention accompanied by dizziness and swelling of such areas as legs and face can also occur. An intake of 4 to 28 grams of salt (sodium chloride0 daily is considered excessive.

Diets containing excessive amounts of sodium contribute to the increasing incidences of high blood pressure. The simplest way to reduce sodium intake is to eliminate the use of table salt.

Deficiency Effects and Symptoms

Deficiencies are very uncommon because nearly all foods contain some sodium, with meats containing especially high amounts. A sodium deficiency cause intestinal gas, weight loss, vomiting, and muscle shrinkage. The converson of carbohydrates into the fat for digestion is impaired when sodium is absent. Arthritis, rheumatism, and neuralgia, a sharp pain along a nerve, may be caused by acids that accumulate in the absence of sodium.

Beneficial Effect on Ailments

As individual suffering from high blood pressure is advised to maintain a low-sodium diet, since sodium may aggravate this ailment. Resistance to heat cramps and heat strokes my be increased by moderate sodium intake. Sodium helps keep calcium in a solution that is necessary for nerve strength. Clinical studies indicate that low-sodium diets are effective in preventing or relieving the symptoms of toxemia (bacterial poisoning), edema (swelling), proteinuria (albumin in the urine), and blurred vision.

Sodium may be beneficial for the following ailments:

Diarrhea, Adrenal exhaustion, Cystic fibrosis, Leg cramp, Tooth and gum disorders, dehydration, fever, polio.

ESTIMATED SAFE RANGES OF SODIUM FOR HEALTHY PEOPLE

0 – 6 months 115 – 350 mg 7 – 10 years 600- 1800 mg
6 – 1 year 250 – 750 mg 11 – 18 years 900 – 2700 mg
1 – 3 years 325 – 975 mg 19 – and over 1100- 3300 mg
4-6 years 450-1350 mg

FOODS RICH IN NATURAL SODIUM

carrots40 mg celery100 mg pineapple
-10 mg
cauliflower
30 mg
spring onions5 mg oranges10 mg
onions5 mg tomatoes
5 – 16 mg
whey
137 – 217 mg
Swiss chard313 mg whey cheese
137 mg
broccoli
– 55 mg
red cabbage30 mg artichoke
70 mg
brussel sprouts – 25 mg Savoy cabbage
20 mg
rutabaga
34 mg
peas5 mg
sweet almonds3 mg okra8 mg brown rice
10 mg
white rice
– 2 mg
egg white
56 mg
whole egg –
63 mg
walnuts
3 mg
turnips
78 mg
lentils – 2 mg collard greens
– 17 mg
yellow corn
– 8 mg
papaya – 4 mg sweet potatoes
– 17 mg
cucumbers
– 4 mg
potato – 10 mg raisins – 5 mg green peppers – 3 mg skim milk –
126 mg

lima beans
– 52 mg
Cheddar cheese
(1 oz.) = 176
V-8 Vegetable Juice – 750 mg V-8 Vegetable juice
– Low Sodium
– 95 mg
American cheese
(1 oz. processed) = 490
dried chestnuts tamarin kohl rabi beechnuts Dandelion horseradish
rye meal coconut whey Danish bleu cheese chervil parsley
goat’s milk Swiss Cheese Norwegian whey requefort cheese
chicken – 63 mg duck – 89 mg turkey – 48 mg beef – 57 mg mackerel – 56 mg canned salmon – 270 mg
Pork loin (3.5 oz) = 59 mg Bacon (3 pieces, or 1/2 oz.) = 303 mg Ham, roasted (3.5 oz) = 1500 canned tuna – 250 mg

Salt is sodium chloride. About 40 percent of salt is sodium and 60 percent chloride.

One level teaspoon of salt = 5.5 g = 2,132 mg of sodium.

Soy sauce (1 tbs.) = 920 mg

Note: if you have cooked or sprinkled any of the above unsalted food with salt add:

50 mg sodium for a light sprinkle of salt per food
100 mg sodium for a heavy sprinkle of salt per food
500 mg sodium for 1/4 scant tsp salt added in cooking

Sodium is also found in many other ingredients used in food processing.
Examples of sodium-containing ingredients and their uses in foods are:

Baking powder–leavening agent
Baking soda–leavening agent
Monosodium glutamate–flavor enhancer
Sodium benzoate–preservative
Sodium caseinate–thickener and binder
Sodium citrate–butter, used to control acidity in soft drinks and fruit drinks
Sodium nitrite–curing agent in meat, provides color, prevents botulism (a food poisoning)
Sodium phosphate–emulsifier, stabilizer, buffer
Sodium propionate–mold inhibitor
Sodium saccharin–artificial sweetener

WHY IS POTASSIUM IMPORTANT?

Potassium is necessary for many body functions. Every time we use a muscle, that muscle needs potassium to make it move. Without potassium, the heart muscle couldn’t beat! Potassium is also needed to help regulate blood pressure. Loss of potassium can increase your risk for heart disease.Potassium is abundant in both plant and animal products, but processing often adds sodium and removes potassium. Eating lots of convenience foods and other processed foods can leave you short in potassium.

If you have a lack of energy, go to the doctor and have your blood tested and especially check the level of red blood cells you have in your body. If your red blood cells are low normal that is why you have a lack of energy. If your red blood cells are below normal, your doctor will probably prescribe iron tablets for you.

You may also want to eat foods that have iron in them.

If you have a high cholesterol problem, you may want to choose from the second list below, rather than the animal foods. Same thing if you are a vegetarian.

IRON RICH FOODS CONTAINING HEME IRON

EXCELLENT SOURCES GOOD SOURCES
CLAMS BEEF
PORK LIVER SHRIMP
OYSTERS SARDINES
CHICKEN LIVER TURKEY
MUSSELS
BEEF LIVER

IRON RICH FOODS CONTAINING NON HEME IRON

EXCELLENT SOURCES GOOD SOURCES
ENRICHED BREAKFAST CEREALS CANNED BEANS
COOKED BEANS AND LENTILS BACKED POTATO WITH SKIN
PUMPKIN SEEDS ENRICHED PASTA
BLACKSTRAP MOLASSES CANNED ASPARAGUS

Excerpt from: Overcoming Arthritis and Rheumatism by Dr. Bernard Jensen D.C. (year unknown)

The average person has an idea and many doctors have so told patients, that they have rheumatism and arthritis – and that it is inevitable – because they are growing old. When the joints get stiff and hard, when they become painful or immovable, when an X-Ray shows a lipping or a calcium deposit – spurs – on the joints of the spine or elsewhere, many have the idea that it is a “natural process” that develops as we grow older. Many time i hvae heard a patient say, “Doctor has told me that my stiffness is just a natural consequence and it is due to the fact that I am just getting old.”

This is the one thing that this kind of work can promise you. This is the thing that can come to you through right living. This work can help you to be a better person – – it is worth getting acquainted with.

Yes! it’s a matter of a chemical change. It’s not a part of age. There are some people who think that age goes along with this hardening of the tissues. I realize that as we get older, it’s easier to lose control of the chemical balance; our circulation is not as good, it’s a little slower. That’s not a disease, but we have to readjust our habits as we grow older.

Besides all the strain of life and living, most persons are the victims of devitalized foods which are acid-producing and require alkaline elements to neutralize them. The waste acids produced in the body are irritating to the tissues and so seriously intefere with proper functioning that the digestive juices may no longer have the proper consistency and the acid-alkaline balance “may be disturbed”. The alkaline element most heavily drawn upon to neutralize these acids is Sodium.

Not all problems of digestion are because of the food eaten, but because of mental strain while eating – jealousy, hate, worry, fretting, stewing, resentment, can also add more to our production of mental acids, along with an upset chemical balance than anything else. These types of things use up all of the soft chemical block structure of the bloodstream, namely, the chemical element called Sodium.

Each organ of the body needs it’s own balance of chemicals which can only be given to it by good digestion of good foods.

Whenever we have joint trouble, calcium is out of soution. Calcium is the heaviest of all the elements in the body and when it is out of solution, it will settle in the feet and hands, especially the feet, because they are farthest from the heart. It is out of the bloodstream. It is being deposited because of the chemical bloodstream in combination with so much of the other chemical elements. We cannot have just calcium in the bloodstream, we have to have a proportion of calium as compared to a proportion of other chemical elements. When there is an over-balance of calium, there is usually a lack of some other chemical element. When there is an over-supply of the calcium, a lack of some other chemical element exists. So, you see, there is another point in our healing, we have to balance the bloodstream chemically. When we balance the bloodstream chemically we will balance the joint chemistry, we will balance the bone structure. So, now we have a bodily condition to take care of, not just a joint problem.

We find that this chemistry produces in the body an imbalance in the sodium-calcium structure, so that we have a joint malformation. We find that the calcium that has settled in between the joints actually looks the same as the bone itself. It’s actually bone and to dissolve this bone material takes time. It’s a constant blood bathing process that is needed. It’s a constant circulation of the sodium over this hard calcium to bring it back to the limber stage again. Calcium develops and make bone structure and when you deposit enough calcium you have a good bone structure. When we have this settled in our spine, in our joints, its’ called calcification. Calcifying this joint structure makes it immobile. You cannot move that joint structure. Sodium keep shte joints active, young limber, and movable.

Sodium helps us to have elasticity, limberness, youthfulness in our tissues. It is necessary to a normal chemical balance not only to the wall of the stomach, but also to the walls of the intestines. It is necessary to regulate the fluid content and to normalize the flora in the bowel. Sodium greatly effects the fluid balance throughout the body.

Sodium is the great acid neutralizer in the body. The sodium element is one of the blocks that produces youth; it gives us a limberness and the activity of the joint structures. It is stored in the stomach. We must take care of the stomach before we take care of arthritis. We must have a store house of sodium to neutralize the acids in the body, and for that reason we have to know what the sodium foods are, and we have to know how to keep from breaking down the sodium content of the body.

Natural sodium found in zucchini, celery, carrots, beets, and seaweed helps to prevent water from getting into the cells, which otherwise would result in stuffy nose, watery eyes and swollen tissues.

PROPER FOOD COMBINING

Proper food combining is not a ‘”diet”‘ diet. Proper food combining is the proper way of eaaating for which the body was originally designed. It is like returning to ‘nature’.

The body is designed to digest complex food . not complex meals. The glands that produce digestive juices know when to produce it, how much to produce, and how long to produce it.

Even if you ‘think’ about eating a particular food, your glands will produce the proper digestive juice to digest that food.

Does your mouth water when you put a button in it? No! The body knows what is food and what is not.

Remember the last big Thanksgiving dinner you ate . think about all the different kinds of food you ate all at once, followed by several kinds of dessert. How did you feel afterwards? Did you have lots of energy? No doubt you felt tired, ill at ease, stomach distended, forget wearing a girdle after a meal like that . forget wearing a tight belt and looking nice for a photograph . You probably felt like laying down and taking a long nap . your stomach needed all your energy to try to digest all that food at the same time. That is something the body can’t do. No chance . no way.

Do you have stomach trouble? Do you belch after a heavy meal or feel full? Does food stays in your stomach for hours and hours? Do you taste the food you ate 4 hours later?

You can change that:

It takes about 4 hours to digest fats and proteins (meat, eggs, dairy), 2 hours to digest starches (rice, potatoes, pasta), 1 hour to digest vegetables (salad, cooked or raw vegetables), and 1/2 hour to digest fruit.

Butter vs Margerine. Choose butter – Margerine is plastic fat! Cook with Olive Oil!

Here are some combinations that go good together:

Proteins – nuts, seeds, dried beans, dried peas, peanuts, lentils, milk, eggs, cheese, flesh foods

Starches – potatoes, lima beans, mature corn, winter squash, artichokes, chestnuts, yams, pumpkins, grains, carrots, beets, coconuts

1. Proteins with green and/or low starch vegetables

2. Starches with green and/or low starch vegetables

Acid fruits – orange, grapefruit, pomegranite, strawberry, pineapple, tangerine, lemon, lime, kumquat, kiwi

Sub-Acid fruits – mango, apricot, peach, nectarine, most grapes, apple, pear, cherry, berries, plum

Sweet fruits – banana, dates, raisins, sapote, papaya, fresh fig, Thompson grapes, Muscat grapes, persimmon, dried fruits

Poor food mixture at same meal: Acid fruits and Sweet fruits

Fair food mixture at same meal: Acid fruits with Sub-acid fruits, or Sub-acid fruits with Sweet fruits

Poor food mixture at same meal: Proteins and StarchesExample: Don’t eat fish with rice. Don’t eat meat with potatoes. OR bread.

Eat acids and starches at separate meals.

Eat protein foods and carbohydrate foods (grains, bread, pasta) at separate meals.

Eat but one concentrated protein food at a meal.

Eat proteins and acids at separate meals.

A good rule of thumb is to combine vegetables and protein together at one meal or starch and vegetables together without protein. It is especially good to follow this rule while trying to heal the digestive tract.

COMBINE
BEST WITH

COMBINE BADLY WITH

Sweet fruits
(sub-and non-acid)
Sour Milk Acid Fruits

Starches (Cereals, Bread, Potatoes) Proteins, Milk

Acid Fruits Other Acid Fruits

Starches (cereals, bread, potatoes) Proteins (except nuts)

Green
Vegetables
All proteins

Milk Starches Green Vegetables

Meats
(all kinds)
Green Vegetables Milk, Starches, Sweets

Acid Fruits and Vegetables

Butter, Cream, Oils

Nuts
(most varieties) Green Vegetables

Milk, Starches, Sweets

Butter, Cream, Oils, Lard

Eggs Green Vegetables Milk, Starches, Sweets

Butter, Cream, Oils, Lard

Cheese Green Vegetables Starches, Sweets

Butter, Cream, Oils, Lard

Milk Best taken alone

Fats and Oils
(Butter, Cream,
Oils, Lard)
All starches

All proteins Melons
(all kinds)
Best eaten alone All Foods Cereals
(grains)
Green Vegetables Acid Fruits

All Sweets, Milk

Legumes

Beans and Peas
(except green beans)

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