Three Day Menu with Proper Food Combining Principles

When considering how you want to eat, you must first determine whether you want to lose weight. If so, you must identify and minimize the eating of foods with glycemic index scores greater than about 60 (see Appendix I). Regardless of the glycemic index of the foods you eat, they should always be eaten in a properly combined fashion to optimize their benefits to your health. Proper food combining will also help you to achieve and maintain optimal weight. Start the day with a quart of purified...

Homogenization and xanthine oxidase

As we will see, homogenization is but one more step in the processing of milk that may further promote hardening of the arteries and heart disease. Homogenization is a process that breaks up the fat particles found primarily in the cream into such extremely tiny particles that the cream no longer floats on the top of the milk but remains distributed in suspension evenly throughout it. This process is designed primarily to make the final milk tastier due to the cream component and, presumably,...

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Minerals a maze of confusion

Remember that minerals are nonorganic substances, containing the elements essential for survival in nonorganic forms not generally appropriate for direct human ingestion. With a few notable exceptions, nonorganic substances are designed primarily for the support of plant life, while organic substances are designed primarily for the support of animal and human life. Simply put, an example of a nonorganic substance would be a rock, and an example of an organic substance would be an apple. Common...

Methylmercury

Seafood doesn't have to be a source of toxicity, but the unfortunate fact is that it usually does contain significant toxins. Methylmercury, an organic form of mercury that is vastly more toxic clinically than inorganic mercury or elemental mercury, is selectively concentrated in most fish and shellfish. This is why methylmercury is the contaminant of primary concern in seafood. However, throughout the nation seafood from both fresh and salt waters is significantly contaminated not only with...

The Formation Of Fat And The Glycemic Index

The glycemic index helps explain the dynamics of weight gain and loss very well. Although it is not likely that this is the complete reason in all people why weight is gained in the face of substantial calorie restriction, it would appear to be a primary factor. But before going into what this index is and why it is vital in the management of one's diet, let's look first at how fat is formed, and how fat can later be broken down. Insulin plays a major role in the storage of all the breakdown...

Electromagnetic Toxicity

Toxicity is not always something that has a tangible, physically substantive nature. Anything that will prove to be an additional stress to the immune system can be considered a toxin. Most of the electromagnetic, radio wave, and microwave fields that we are immersed in on a daily basis are inescapable. However, as with toxins of any source, being subjected unwittingly to inescapable toxicity is not a good reason for making no effort to avoid completely escapable toxicity. Any immune system...

The Importance Of Cholesterol In The Diet

Now that the little-recognized toxin-fighting role of cholesterol has been clearly demonstrated, let's reexamine the dietary sources of this much-maligned substance. Simply put, plant-based foods lack cholesterol, while meats and other animal-derived foods contain cholesterol. While it is true that the body can make about two-thirds of the cholesterol that it requires, dietary cholesterol is vital to attaining optimal protective cholesterol levels. This means that there must be some...

Cumulative Immune System Suppression

Although the concept of cumulative toxicity on immune system function has already been addressed, it must also be emphasized that the immune system will often only demonstrate the effects of the cumulative toxicity in a sudden, dramatic fashion clinically. Furthermore, the many different insults that finally caused the immune system to collapse may have been present for months, years, or even decades prior to the loss of health. This is probably the primary reason why long-term toxin exposure...

Mercury and Insulin

It is also of importance to realize that this 50 percent response rate of insulin-resistant patients doesn't take into account the profound effects of minimizing the levels of toxins being released into your body. For example, mercury (which is continuously released as vapor from dental amalgams, as I have explained) has its own effect on insulin metabolism. Mercury can directly attach itself to insulin, as well as to several other enzymes needed to process insulin properly. This directly...

Cholesterol And Heart Disease

Much of what we are told by our most trusted authorities ends up being the exact OPPOSITE of what is true and should be heeded. And this isn't to say that the people telling us these facts are lying to us. That's a value judgment that cannot fairly be made. But the fact remains that the public often ends up with the worst possible advice that it can be given. This advice is typically far worse than no guidance from the authorities at all. Typical examples of this opposite advice include the...

Monitoring supplementation

Even when intelligently chosen, a given regimen of supplementation should not be undertaken and continued for life without any change, unless that regimen consistently results in a good clinical status and normal follow-up laboratory blood and hair testing. Be sure to work with a health care practitioner who will follow you closely and properly interpret your test results. The primary rule of supplementation is never to ignore the clinical picture. If chronic symptoms of illness are lessening...

General principles

As was already discussed in the first chapter, different foods require different digestive enzymes to be active in order to be broken down and properly digested. One enzyme might require an alkaline environment to work and another might require an acidic environment. A neutral solution or environment will not allow the optimal acti vation of either an acid-dependent enzyme or an alkali-dependent enzyme. Whenever digestive contents tend toward neutrality, digestion must proceed as best it can,...

Bovine growth hormone

Milk has long been promoted as a healthy, growth-promoting food. Certainly, in terms of physical size and stature, the ingestion of modernly processed milk and milk products is a strong stimulus to growth. But is bigger always better Perhaps, but only if a long life is not one of your priorities. In an interesting survey study on the effect of human size on longevity, researchers Samaras and Heigh found a consistent relationship. They discovered that longevity was associated with smaller...

Fructose

Fructose is amazingly low on the glycemic index. As such, it doesn't have the overwhelmingly negative impact on glucose swings and insulin overproduction that most of the caloric sweeteners just mentioned above have. Crystalline fructose does not bring vitamins or minerals with it, but any sweetener will not typically be a source of good nutrients. With the exception of whole-leaf stevia and perhaps honey, your goal with all substances that have a sweetening effect will be to treat yourself to...