Whether heartburn or colon cancer symptoms, proper nutrition is necessary. Eat foods according to your type, eat Superfoods and essential foods, avoid dangerous foods, combine them properly (don't get gas), don't destroy the food before you eat it, and don't follow the government's Food Guide Pyramid; it is corrupted.
What should you eat?
Answer: Unadulterated fresh food compatible with
your constitution, that is alkaline reacting, that contains all the essential
Finally we can answer the question: "What is the best diet?" The China Study by T. Colin Campbell describes the most comprehensive study ever conducted, that went on for 30 years, involved 2,400 Chinese counties and 880 million Chinese citizens, and produced over 8,000 statistically significant correlations between diet and disease. This book is a must-read if you want to know the diet for good health based on objective evidence and not opinion. See more about the study at Hidden-Diabetes-Cures.com.
The conclusion of the book:
If eliminating meat from your diet is unimaginable, start by adding more vegetables, legumes, and grains to your meals and they will gradually replace the meat. Once you are off of meat for 3 weeks, you will find that you have lost the taste or habit of them.
What are the essential nutrients?
You need to consume these; your body does not manufacture them, and they should be consumed in their natural form:
20 or 21 minerals
Eat live food in its natural form
Cooking destroys enzymes
damages oils which are toxic
in aluminum cookware
Eat sub-acid fruits (apricots, berries, cherimoya, cherries, fresh figs, grapes, mangos, nectarines, papaya, peaches, pears, plums) with either acid fruits (all citrus, kumquats, pineapple, pomegranates, strawberries) or sweet fruits (bananas, dates, dried fruit, persimmons, prunes, raisins, sapote. Some apples are sweet and some can be sub-acid). But never eat acid fruits with sweet fruits together.
Always eat melons alone.
Suggestions for vegetables, proteins, and carbohydrates
Eat vegetables with carbohydrates or with proteins, but never mix proteins with carbohydrates (no meat and potatoes).
More recommendations here.
Let Your Food Digest
Drink your food, eat your drink
We can only assimilate food that is almost liquefied. Chewing is the first stage in the digestion process. Chew each bite at least 30 times.
Avoid drinks with meals
Drinks dilute the digestive juices. Drink 20 minutes before a meal; wait 1 hour after a meal before drinking. (Many writers suggest waiting 2-1/2 hours after, but then there is a tendency to dehydrate). You can sip hot tea with a meal.
Avoid cold drinks with meals
Cold drinks turn off the digestive process, and incomplete digestion creates toxins. If you must drink, warm is best; room temperature next best. No ice water.
Eat a blood type diet or metabolic type diet
One diet does not fit all.
The China Study was based upon very large populations, but it did not consider individual differences.
You can eat the best food, take the best supplements, drink plenty of water, get lots of exercise and rest, cleanse your systems, and still feel lousy if the food you are eating is not right for your metabolic type. One diet does not fit all.
Here are two approaches:
* Follow a blood type diet as described in Eat Right For Your Type by Peter D'Adamo; read the book reviews. Several of my friends told me they felt a lot better by following this book.
* Follow The Metabolic Typing Diet by Wolcott. By answering a questionnaire, your score will tell you whether you should be eating a high-carb low-protein, low-carb high-protein, or mixed diet, and also provides food lists. If you follow the advice of The China Study, your protein will be plant-based.
To be sure you are getting all your amino acids, take Braggs Liquid Aminos, available from any health food store. It tastes good, a lot like tamari (or soy sauce), and can replace salt.
Your diet should consist of 80% alkaline reacting, and 20% acid reacting foods. Probably more than anything else, acid-alkaline balance is the best determinant of your health and how you feel. Over-acidification of the body is one of the underlying causes of all disease. Your level of acidity can be measured at home, and corrected with diet (see Prevention and Cause of Cancer). For foods listed by acidity, see here. Get the book Alkalize or Die by Theodore A. Baroody, or Acid and Alkaline by Herman Aihara, for an extensive list.
Be sure to include live food with each meal.
The Food Guide Pyramid Was Corrupted!
This is the UDSA Food Guide Pyramid
The designer of the food guide pyramid, Luise Light, says it was corrupted. Read about it here. Following it may cause you disease. A study reported here, gave a formula for predicting cancer risk. The formula, delivered to the Paris Medical Society in 1843, could accurately calculate cancer rates in major European cities. The more grain consumed, the greater the rate of cancer.
Fruits and vegetables should be on the bottom, not grains.
The proper proportions should be:
TOP: Baked goods, crackers, sweets, sugars, fats, low nutrient
foods (use sparingly)
A minimum of fifty percent of your diet should be vegetables. The ratio of raw to cooked should range from 50:50 to 70:30 (70% raw, 30% lightly cooked). Raw vegetables give you the enzymes you need, but an entirely raw diet may be inadvisable since there are some tough fibrous walls that need to be broken down to get to the nutrition, and this can put a strain on your digestive system. Include green, leafy vegetables. If you haven't eaten much raw food before, start out gradually to let your system adjust, and chew it well. See what works for you.
About 10% of your diet should be fruit; 20% should be grains.
Harvard Medical School created their own version called the Healthy Eating Pyramid. I suggest you read this page.
Superfoods generally come in powdered form. Digestion of real food takes energy by the body. A superfood is a concentrated source of nutrients that is easy to digest, and also provides complete nutrition, providing what might be missing from your diet. If you can't get your 5-10 daily servings of vegetables, a superfood will provide enzymes, minerals, antioxidants, etc. in concentrated form. It makes up for mistakes, and provides trace supplements.
Why not just take vitamin and mineral supplements? Whole foods contain hundreds and possibly thousands of yet to be discovered nutrients that cannot be isolated. Many of these nutrients provide amazing health benefits. With foods and food concentrates containing whole nutritional complexes, the body can choose what it needs and excrete what it doesn't. But with isolated and/or synthetic vitamins, there is no choice, the body must handle the chemical in some manner and can suffer consequences of bio-chemical imbalances and toxic overdose. Vitamins and minerals are devoid of living nutrients such as enzymes.
Ultimate Meal, 1200 g powder
Life Enthusiast Co-op
- Exsula Superfoods
Take Mineral supplements
AbsolutelyThePurest.com - Cellfood mineral supplement
These extremely important supplements are described in the section on Prevention and Cause of Cancer. Don't skip this section.
Foods to Avoid
Avoid genetically altered food.
Avoid pasteurized milk and milk products
Avoid Splenda (Sucralose)
The following are suggested sugar substitutes
The Ultimate Sweetener
Avoid canola oil
Avoid hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oil
Avoid monosodium glutamate
Avoid soy products including tofu
Please Read This
How do you know if a food is good for you?
Take a sample of the food or supplement to your local chiropractor or naturopath, and do muscle strength testing. This technique called kinesiology is well known among naturopaths and chiropractors. Typically, you hold your arm out, and the doctor pushes down against it to see how strong you are with and without the supplement in your other hand. A bad food for you will cause weakening.
This page suggests that a high-fat diet rich in Omega-3 fatty acids can suppress breast cancer. Studies showed that corn oil induced mammary tumors. Avoid products high in Omega-6, especially corn oil.
The book The Omega Diet: The Lifesaving Nutritional Program Based on the Diet of the Island of Crete by Dr. Artemis P. Simopoulos, will forever change the way you look at fats. It debunks the theory that all fats are bad, and proves that eating a balanced diet of the right fats is the key to good health, longevity, and weight loss.
ALL your oils (except olive, coconut, and ghee) should be purchased from the refrigerated section of your local health food store, and not by mail because EFAs are so fragile. See Hidden-Diabetes-Cures.com/fats-and-oils.htm for specific recommendations.
The China Study suggested minimizing the consumption of salt, however there is evidence that there is a difference between regular table salt and natural sea salt. I don't know what type of salt was measured in The China Study (which included other studies beyond China), but no doubt in America we consume the regular version on supermarket shelves, and if it is toxic then you would expect reduced consumption to result in improved health.
Sea salt is claimed to reduce high blood pressure. It has therapeutic properties, and was used in ancient times to treat major mental and physical diseases and severe burns. Salt is an essential to life, and at one time people were paid with salt, hence the term salary. Farmers keep their livestock healthy by given them salt blocks to lick freely. Seawater will restore electrolytic imbalances that cause immune system problems, allergies, cramps, and other health problems. During World War II, navy doctors used sea saltwater when blood for transfusions was not available, and saved many lives.
The following websites argue that salt obtainable from supermarket shelves is toxic, while sea salt which also contains other minerals, is essential to health. See curezone.com, proliberty.com, and relfe.com. They explain that table salt is toxic because refiners add desiccants such as aluminosilicate of sodium, plus different bleaches to the salt. After these processes the salt will no longer combine with body fluids, giving rise to serious problems.
When you buy sea salt, be sure it is sun dried and not kiln dried, and there are no additives. Two of the best appear to be himalayan sea salt, and Celtic (brand) Sea Salt.
Proponents of Celtic Sea Salt claim that salt should be light gray in color, and due to moisture darkens slightly at the base of the container. It is moist to the touch, even when kept in cool storage for a long time. And it is formed of very small crystals that are cubic in shape. It should not be allowed to dry out, the wet parts should be mixed with the dry, and it should not be ground until use because beneficial gasses are released. The salt should be activated before use by applying to your food to liquefy it, or dissolving in water. Dry salt will enter the body in a non-ionized form which can't be as easily assimilated, and can create thirst (a sign of toxicity).
The Gerson Institute recommends that its cancer patients avoid salt; we don't know if they are aware of the difference between table salt and sea salt.
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