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In this four part Dr. Wilson approved webinar/video series we will be addressing all things Nutritional Balancing to ensure you know what to do and how to do it. Lifestyle, diet, detoxification and the mental emotional components will be covered in detail by top experts around the world. We have 50 spots available on a first come first serve basis. Don’t worry if you can’t attend all the events as your registration will give you access to a website where the videos will be stored for you at a later convenient date. Start times are 7:30pm EST (North America) The four categories we will cover include Lifestyle December 1st with Susan Cachy, Detoxification December 4th with Heather Kneale, Diet December 8th with Joy Feldman, and Mental/Emotional with Jan Dean on December 11th. All will be co-hosted with Todd Lizon. They will cover all the information you need to be successful and will also focus on tips and applications to make the changes in your daily routines. Please watch the video link for all the details and to register!

http://nutritionalbalancing.kajabi.com/sp/29732-nutritional-balancing-educational-series

 

 

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Science Fiction 0104What causes toxic metals to accumulate in the body tissues?

Our health, our well-being and our ability to live our lives to their full potential are threatened by toxic metals and other exotic contaminants. The most common source of this threat to our health is the environment in which we live. To a greater or lesser extent, our foods and water supplies are frequently contaminated with toxic metals. Perhaps as significant as our exposure to toxic metals, are deficiencies of vital minerals and vitamins, which the human body needs to protect itself against toxic metal accumulation such as lead, cadmium, mercury, aluminum. Because modern processing and refining methods rob our foods of vital minerals which would shield us from heavy metal accumulation, our body tissues have a tendency to absorb and retain ever increasing amounts of heavy toxic metals.

 

How can I get rid of these heavy toxic metals?

The major cause of accumulation of heavy toxic metals in the body, other than environmental exposure, is a deficiency of vital minerals and vitamins.

 

How long will it take to get rid of heavy metals?

The removal of heavy metals from the system will depend upon the chronic nature and the degree of toxicity, together with the degree of deficiency of the essential protective minerals. In cases of  severe heavy metal toxicity, one may anticipate perhaps six to eighteen months of involved therapy to eliminate the problem. Excessive heavy metal build up in the tissues may require a considerable period of time. Normally, if capable, the body eliminates heavy toxic metals slowly, so as not to cause too great a physiological or psychological trauma.

 

Can all of these toxic metals be taken out at once?

Toxic heavy metals cannot be removed or eliminated at once, and their rate of removal is regulated carefully by various physiological mechanisms. The removal of even small amounts of a heavy toxic metal can, and usually will, result in a certain degree of discomfort.

Toxic metals must be removed very slowly simply because distressing symptoms frequently occur due to the toxic heavy metals being removed too quickly.

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Can you smell the turkey roasting in the oven? Filling the air with the fragrance of anticipation of family and friends. Conversation and companionship transform the home. Yet at this time of year,  the demands are high and there is lots to be done as we share in the bounty of blessings that are bestowed upon each and everyone of us. This holiday season I am asking you to stop for a moment and choose yourself first.

I know as I speak with my clients, many are concerned how they will handle every aspect of this holiday season. Anxiety stems from pleasing many people to how to make excellent choices around food.

Please take a moment during this busy time to take care of your body on a variety of levels. On the physical level, please do your best to try these” top tips” for choosing yourself.

  1. Make sure you start your day with an excellent breakfast- An egg omelet stuffed with veggies will help balance your blood sugar and energize your body.
  2. Dust off your cooler if you are traveling- Load it up with healthy items if you will be on the go. Pack nuts, yogurt and even a thermos of soup to guarantee that you are well nourished when hitting the road.
  3. Offer to bring a special healthy dish-This dish will ensure that you have at least one nutritious offering you can eat while dining out.
  4. Drink lots of mineral rich water and herbal teas.
  5. And know if you fall off the proverbial wagon and make poor choices during the holiday, just pick yourself right up and get right back on track the next day.

On an emotional/spiritual level, please take a minute to integrate these suggestions into your days so that you choose yourself during this holiday season.

  1. Allow yourself time each day to be silent and meditate. This will allow you the ability to remain balanced and energized.
  2. Make sure you get 8-10 hours of sleep each night. Give  yourself permission to take a nap in the afternoon so that your cup is overflowing with energy.
  3. Breathe- Seriously, pay attention to your breath and follow it.
  4. Cherish yourself with a deliciously scented bubble bath at the end of the day to ensure that your vitality, vigor, emotional equilibrium, and mental clarity stay in place.
  5. Last but not least, say NO when necessary-  Learn to let go of your guilt. Do not take on more than you can handle. Try your best to make sure you not left with shouldering too much responsibility. When you say NO, you will have more energy, more time, more confidence more control, more respect and more fun.

A wonderful Thanksgiving is filled with all the love, family and bountiful blessings imaginable. However, a true Thanksgiving is one where you choose yourself first. Where you honor yourself on the deepest of levels. One where you are fully present, fully conscious and open to all the kindness and blessings dancing your way. Wishing all of you a Very Healthy, Happy and Magical Holiday.

 

Here’s to your health!

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CLEANSING DIETS

I often have clients ask me about fasting for their health. Should they fast or not? Will it help improve their health? Dr. Wilson has written an excellent article on this topic I would love to share with you and I think you will be surprised by what he has to say.

Many people wonder why nutritional balancing science does not include the use of cleansing diets or cleansing fasts.  These are widely used by holistic doctors and nutritionists to rest and rebuild the intestines for a few days, weeks or even months.  They usually consist of a limited diet of fruits, vegetables, soups, and not much animal protein.  They usually also exclude more starches and grains.  Some of them add a meal replacement drink, juices, or just a protein powder with the limited diet.

These cleansing diet or regimens used only for a few weeks definitely help some people for the following reasons:

They eliminate heavy foods that are difficult to digest such as steak and potatoes.  They eliminate some junk foods and chemicals that damage the intestines.  They often eliminate allergic foods in the diet such as wheat and soy.  They can be used as a quick transition to a better diet and better lifestyle.

 

Why I do not recommend cleansing diets.  I find cleansing diets are very rarely needed and quite harmful.  I believe their importance is very overrated.  Problems with them include:
1. They are seriously deficient in many nutrients.  Often they are deficient in protein, essential fatty acids, and even calories.  They are usually deficient in sulfur because they don’t include meats and eggs.  Sulfur, as explained in other articles on this website, is absolutely needed for liver detoxification.

For this reason, cleansing diets, juice fasts and others usually make people more nutritionally deficient, even if one feels better.  This, of course, is counterproductive in the long run, and dangerous because most people are very malnourished to begin with.

 

2. They are usually very yin in Chinese terminology.  This means they are sugary, cold, watery, and broken up (as in the use of powders).  This is a subtle but often critical type of food imbalance explained in much more depth in several articles on this website such asYin And Yang Healing and  Macrobiotics.  Essentially, this yin quality reduces their effectiveness and can cause them to unbalance the body in subtle ways.

 

3. They are often poor food combinations, with powders, water and sugars to sweeten them combined.  This means they are not good for one’s digestion, even though may improve food allergies somewhat by eliminating some allergic components of the diet. Improper food combinations are just complex combinations often irritate the intestines, slowing deeper healing of this important body organ.

 

4. Many contain herbs, spirulina, chlorella, cilantro and other substances that are somewhat toxic, even if they are “nutritious”.  Some cleansing programs contain ‘green superfood powders’, where the above are usually found.  Chlorella and cilantro are chelators that are best avoided.  They, and all chelators, tend to remove some good minerals along with the toxic metals and this is not helpful at all.  They also remove the minerals in ways that are hard to replace, although others will claim differently. 

 

5. Many contain what I consider harmful foods, such as a lot of fruit, salads, nuts, seeds, spirulina, chlorella, blue-green algae, dulse, a lot of nut butters and perhaps others.  These foods tend to be very yin, too sugary in the case of fruits, somewhat toxic, and raw fruits and vegetables can be unclean as well.

 

6. They usually unbalance or worsen the mineral balance in the body, because they are not based on doing a hair mineral analysis and assessing the exact needs of an individual.

 

7. They do not address the majority of a person’s nutritional imbalances, as does a nutritional balancing program. In other words, they are helpful in a limited way, but that is all.

 

8. For many of the above reasons, putting people on these diets wastes weeks or even months of time.  In other words, instead of a cleansing program, the person could be on a complete nutritional balancing program during the same time, making much more progress in most cases.  At one time, I believed that a short “cleanse” might help jumpstart a nutritional balancing program.  However, I don’t believe this is the case with most people, at all.

 

9. They are not needed in almost cases, though one may feel a little better on them.  The only time I would even consider a cleansing diet or a short fast is perhaps if a person’s digestive tract is extremely diseased and I felt that a limited, soft diet would rest and heal the intestinal tract for a week or so before the person begins a complete nutritional balancing program.

In fact, I suggest to practitioners that they have people start a basic high-quality diet while waiting for the results of their hair mineral analysis.  This is somewhat like a cleanse, except that it is milder and healthful and will not unbalance the body chemistry.  It consists of mainly cooked vegetables, with some animal protein and perhaps some whole grains, but not wheat, and without any fruits, other sugars or chemical additives.

 

For all these reasons, use extreme care with cleansing diets and preferably just avoid them.

 

FASTS AND FASTING

 

In biblical times, fasting was a recognized method of healing that worked quite well. Today the situation is different.  In fact, it has changed just in the past 20-30 years.  Today almost all fasting, except perhaps skipping a meal now and then if you are not comfortable, is decidedly harmful for the following reasons:

 

1. The bodies are too toxic and depleted today.  My experience is that today the bodies are so toxic and so depleted of nutrients that fasting, which is a completely natural and self-directed process, simply does not work very well and makes people worse.  I have seen this repeatedly in my practice.

I worked as medical director of a fasting spa for several years and placed over 600 people on fasts.  Results were disappointing, though of course, most people will lose weight and a high blood sugar will drop down almost immediately.  I also fasted myself, and found that it harmed my health, not helped it.

 

2. The organs of elimination, such as the liver, kidneys and bowel, do not function well enough in many people.  This may be one reason why the cleansing benefits of fasting do not seem to occur as well today.  Some people add enemas or colonic irrigation to their fast.  This is a little better, but fasting is still not recommended, as it is too deficient in nutrients.

 

3. Fasting is too easy for some people, and not the best way to deal with an improper relationship with food.  A benefit of fasting is to prove to yourself that you do not need to eat every 4 hours or so.  This is helpful.  However, for those with a weight or blood sugar problem, fasting does not deal with most people’s deranged metabolism, food cravings and emotional reasons why most people overeat or eat the wrong foods.

The problem is that once the fast is over, one must go back to eating. Most often , the problems of relating properly to food remain, or actually get worse because one is even more malnourished, so food cravings can be even more intense.  Periodically starving the body may strain it even more, in my view.  It can be best to deal with your food issues on a daily basis, although a one-day fast periodically is fine.

 

4. Confusing books. Most of the classic books about fasting, which I embraced for several years, were written 50 or even 100 years ago.  Things have changed, and the main differences are that people are:

1. Much more toxic today.

2. Much more nutritionally depleted.

3. Much more ill.

4. Their eliminative organs and vitality are far worse than before.

So be careful when you read exciting books about the benefits of fasting.  When I worked at a fasting spa for several years, I did not see all the benefits that are claimed, and I saw plenty of problems.

 

5. Fasting only balances the bodies today in a limited way, unlike in the past. The reason for this is the terrible deficiencies of zinc, selenium, chromium and many other nutrients that exist in most people, even children.  In the past, when the bodies were in better condition, a fast could balance the body far better than it can today.

 

6. For the above reasons, fasting is not a wise idea today at all.  I do not care what is written in books or what a doctor may say.  People are so nutritionally depleted that stopping your food intake for more than a meal or perhaps two if you are very sick to the stomach, is not wise in almost all cases, and will make one’s nutritional status worse.

 

7. For the reasons above, fasting, like cleansing diets, tends to waste time and money.  I know that most people would do far better by spending their time and money starting a complete nutritional balancing program, which is a much more modern, scientific and safe way to heal almost all problems in the body.

 

8. Fasting is not necessary or helpful.

 

What about just skipping breakfast, as some doctors recommend? Dr. Julian Whitaker, MD, whom I respect very much, recommends skipping breakfast as a way to lose weight.  It think it is a terrible idea because most food is low in nutrients, even the best organic food.  Skipping any meal means you will receive even fewer nutrients in your diet. Do not skip meals, and be sure to eat at least three meals daily.

It is true that skipping breakfast rests the intestines for a full 12 hours or so, which is beneficial.  However, the nutritional problem with skipping meals is far worse than any benefit that may occur due to resting the intestines a little longer each day.

A far better way to lose weight is to follow a nutritional balancing program, which consists of a diet of mainly cooked vegetables several times daily, with animal protein daily and a small amount of cooked whole grains and a few other foods.  In addition, one must take about 8 targeted supplements to assist the thyroid, the adrenals, the eliminative organs and other aspects of body chemistry.  When this is done, many people lose 100 pounds or more quickly, easily, without a need for exercise or drugs, and most importantly, they do it safely.

 

What about fasting one day a week, or one day a month, as some recommend, to clean out your body?  An occasional fast for a day on water alone, or perhaps on vegetable juices, is probably okay, but not recommended.  I would not advise it more than once every few months.  Also, it is not needed if one eats well and lives well.  Too many people think they can eat junk food or just the wrongs foods and then fast for a few days or weeks and they will be “back to normal”.  This is never the case.

 

What about juice fasts or fruit fasts?  The answer is no.  Problems with juice and fruit fasts are:

 

1. They are still very deficient in nutrients such as fatty acids, meats, proteins, eggs, etc.

2. They are extremely yin in Chinese terminology.  This means they are too cold, raw, expanded and sugary.  This seriously unbalances most people’s bodies.

3. They are too high in sugar, especially fruit juice fasts or fruit fasts.   This has many detrimental effects, from damaging the dentin layer of the teeth in some cases, to upsetting the blood sugar, causing inflammation and more.  Even fasting on carrot juice is too high in sugar.  A fast of just green juice would be best, but still is very deficient in many nutrients.

4. Juice or one-food fasts are not the same as a water fast, in that one is supplying usually just one kind of food.  This does not allow the body and the digestive system to rest. For this reason, some authorities rightly say that a juice or one-food fast is not really a fast. It is a diet – and a very limited and unbalanced diet that is usually hard on the body and makes people worse.

5. Once again, I find that juice fasts are not needed, and basically just waste time and money, and upset body chemistry even more than it was previously in many cases.

 

 

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Sharing a wonderful summer dish with you. Enjoy this easy to prepare and simply delicious recipe.

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Serves 4

You can prepare the quinoa in advance and just grill the asparagus for a little over 5 minutes before serving.

1 cup  quinoa
2 bundles  asparagus
2 tbsp olive oil, for drizzling
1/2 cup  roasted, marinated red bell peppers, drained and cut into bite-size pieces (you can of course grill them yourself)
1 cup  feta cheese
1 handful fresh coriander/cilantro or flat-leaf parsley (reserve some leaves for garnishing)
 sea salt

For the dressing
4 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp soy sauce
juice of ½ lemon
1 tsp cumin seeds

Rinse the quinoa, place in a small saucepan and add 2 cups . Bring to the boil, lower the heat and gently simmer for 15 minutes. Drain any excess water. Set aside to cool.

To prepare the dressing, whisk together the olive oil, soy sauce and lemon juice. Gently crush the cumin seeds with a pestle or the back of a knife and add to the dressing.

Prepare a hot fire in a charcoal grill, or heat a griddle pan over high heat. Rinse and pat the asparagus dry and place on a plate. Drizzle olive oil over the asparagus and roll them until well coated. Season with salt. Arrange the asparagus directly over the heat on the grill rack or place in the pan and cook, turning as needed, until nicely marked on all sides without being burned – 6‑8 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine the quinoa, dressing, bell peppers, feta and coriander or parsley in a large mixing bowl. Arrange the grilled asparagus on plates, top with the quinoa mixture and a few coriander leaves.

Here’s to your health! EnJOY

 

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Sharing a great article–

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It’s almost impossible to go to the market without coming back with something in a box, bag, can or jar. The simplicity of eliminating steps in preparing our food is now commonplace. We cut corners because food manufacturers make it so unbelievably easy and cheap to do so. Certainly some processed foods are safer than others, and most of us recognize how truly lucky we are to have so many options at our fingertips. And that’s just the point: When we change our food habits, we change the world.

It may seem as if processed food only affects our health, but there’s a much bigger impact…and all the more reason for us to cut processed foods out for good. Need a little motivation in making the shift to a truly whole foods diet? Here are 101 reasons to stop eating processed foods…forever.

  1. Genetically modified ingredients are found in approximately 80 percent of processed foods
  2. They’ve been linked to cancer
  3. Stomach issues
  4. Environmental destruction
  5. Corporate greed
  6. GMO salmon may soon be in our food supply
  7. GMO sugar beets already are
  8. So is GMO corn
  9. GMO soy
  10. GMO canola
  11. GMO cottonseed oil
  12. And GMO alfalfa
  13. As well as GMO squash
  14. GMO papayas
  15. And soon GMO apples
  16. GMO pineapples
  17. Pesticide residue is found in many processed foods
  18. Pesticides cause neurological disorders
  19. Reproductive disorders
  20. And developmental problems in young children
  21. They may be killing off our important bee populations
  22. And birds
  23. And bats
  24. And dragonflies
  25. Artificial colors cause behavior issues
  26. Artificial flavors do too
  27. Like MSG
  28. High fructose corn syrup is genetically modified
  29. It spikes blood sugar levels
  30. Chemical preservatives are as yucky as they sound
  31. Carrageenan causes cancer and digestive disturbances
  32. What is Butylated Hydroxyanisole? Why would you eat something named that?
  33. Conventional eggs can contain salmonella
  34. And the hens were treated like horrible, worthless slaves
  35. Growth hormone rGBH is in many processed dairy foods
  36. Growth hormones in dairy cause hormone problems in the people who consume them
  37. Carmine—a red coloring—comes from bug shells
  38. Most raspberry flavoring comes from a gland extracted from a beaver’s anus
  39. Real food doesn’t need stabilizers
  40. Or anti-caking agents
  41. Mad Cow Disease
  42. Pink Slime
  43. Meat Glue
  44. Avian Flu
  45. Swine Flu
  46. Nanoparticles
  47. Refined grains cause health problems
  48. Packaging waste
  49. Packaging toxins
  50. Gelatin comes from pig hooves
  51. Bug particles are common in processed foods
  52. Excessive sodium causes high blood pressure
  53. And heart disease
  54. Excessive fat clogs arteries
  55. Especially trans fats
  56. Hydrogenated oils
  57. Fractionated oils
  58. Confectioner’s glaze comes from beetles
  59. Nitrites cause cancer
  60. Sodium benzoate is toxic
  61. Brominated vegetable oil is too
  62. Processed food is made by machines
  63. And poorly paid workers
  64. The world’s top food manufacturers destroy rainforests
  65. They require long hours
  66. Employ child labor
  67. And lie about their impact on the planet
  68. You’re usually paying for big brand marketing efforts rather than quality ingredients
  69. Subsidies are given to giant corporations while small farmers struggle to stay in business
  70. Monsanto and other biotech companies were just granted “immunity from the courts” so they can push out GMOs even if a judge says they can’t
  71. Processed foods are meant to sit on shelves for months or longer
  72. Processed foods use a lot of fossil fuels in production and transport
  73. Factories cause pollution
  74. Food in packages causes food waste—a $100-billion-a-year problem
  75. Sugar consumption causes diabetes
  76. And obesity
  77. And behavioral disorders
  78. And skin conditions
  79. And more health problems
  80. Hidden gluten
  81. Hidden soy
  82. Hidden animal fat
  83. It’s not food made with love
  84. Fresh food tastes better
  85. Fresh food is more recognizable by your body
  86. When you make it yourself, you enjoy it more
  87. When someone cooks for you, it’s a gift of love and kindness
  88. We are what we eat
  89. And what we eat eats, too
  90. There are more nutrients in food made from scratch
  91. And more water
  92. And more fiber
  93. And more antioxidants
  94. Meals made from scratch are unique one-of-a-kind works of art
  95. Foods made in factories always taste the same
  96. Microwaves destroy food
  97. Cooking is interactive
  98. It’s stimulating
  99. It’s fun
  100. Anyone can do it
  101. Even you.

This article originally appeared on Organic Authority

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An important part of the Nutritional Balancing Program is to eat cooked vegetables. Clients often wonder why? Just as a quick overview, the  diet also includes some animal quality protein daily, a little raw dairy products, and some whole grains, but not wheat and spelt.  Slow oxidizers need more complex carbohydrates, while fast oxidizers must substitute more fats and oil for most of the carbohydrates.  The diet excludes all fruit, all fruit juices, all smoothies, sweets, wheat, soy, and chemicalized foods. However, 10-12 ounces of carrot juice only is strongly recommended.

Are you ready– 50 important reasons to eat your veggies– cooked, yup cooked. Here you go!

 

BIOCHEMICAL REASONS

 

1. High in calcium and magnesium.  These are structural elements and this is a structural diet.  Also, leaves, roots and stems are support structures and this is what people need today.

 

2. High in fiber.  This helps with constipation, toxic metal removal, toxic chemical removal, and gut restoration.  It is also essential for the functioning of the Peyer’s patches, which are important lymph glands located along the small intestine.  Read Peyer’s Paches for more on this important subject.

 

3. High in folate and TMG for methyl groups.  This is a methylation diet, and this is critical today for toxic metal removal, DNA and protein synthesis and much more.  For more on this, readMethylation.

 

4. High in bioavailable iron.  Cooked dark greens contain a special iron that to help remove amigo iron.  To read more about this important subject, read The Amigos.

 

5. Low in ferments.  Too many people have yeast problems and liver toxicity, which is made worse by fermented foods.  While some yogurt and kefir is allowed, do not eat too much of these foods.  For more on this subject, read Fermented Foods.

 

6. Moderate in protein.  Protein is a building food, but it is also a more acid-forming food and “clogging” food.  This diet contains animal protein, which is more yang, and is moderate in protein, but not high and not low.

 

7. Very low in sugars.  This is important today for many reasons.  Sugars are too yin.  They also upset the blood sugar, promote yeast overgrowth, and do a lot of other damage.   Most people do not handle sugars well, and eat too many of them.  Read Sugar Addiction and the three other sugar articles on this site for much more on the effects of sugary diets.

 

8. A flavorful diet.  Vegetables are among the most varied foods in terms of flavors, although some are subtle.  In part, this is due to their phyto-chemicals such as DIM, I3C, TMG and hundreds of others.

 

9. High silicon, low selenium.  This combination moves the body in a certain direction that is helpful at this time for most people.

 

10. Extremely high in trace minerals.  This is probably the most important reason for this diet.  The vegetables must be cooked well to obtain all the minerals that are locked inside the tough vegetable fibers.

 

11. Moderate copper and zinc.  These minerals, in bioavailable forms, are very needed by most people.

 

12. Low in phytates and phosphorus.  Phosphorus is a fiery and stimulating mineral.  This diet is low in phosphorus compounds purposely, as it is designed to be a non-stimulating diet.  A diet high in phosphorus is one with a lot of meat and perhaps a lot of dairy products such as eggs and cheese.

 

13. High in bioavailable sulfur.  The diet is rich in sulfury vegetables, which includes cabbage , broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, radishes, turnips and some other vegetables.  This is helpful for heavy metal detoxification in the liver, and for cleansing and supporting the body, in general. Sulfur also antagonizes copper and is needed for all connective tissues.

 

14. Moderate in amino acids (nitrogen foods).  Amino acids are very important, but too much is stimulating, once again.

 

15. High in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D.  This is found in this diet in the sardines, grass-fed or pasture-raised meats, a little raw dairy, and even in some green vegetables.  We supplement it if one chooses not to eat sardines because in that case, almost everyone needs more than the diet can supply.

 

16. Very high in chlorophyll and several other important plant phytochemicals.  These substances help prevent most diseases, and can also help balance the body chemistry, restore the gut, improve the immune response and much more.

 

17. Low in toxic chemicals and no poor quality potassium, as is found in all fruits today.  This is an important topic in nutritional balancing science.

 

18. Very high in the ultra trace minerals.  This is a more esoteric idea, but an important one.  One of the most important of these is silicon, a future spiritual mineral.

 

19. A lower calorie diet.  This is very helpful for weight loss.   However, on can feel full on the diet due to all the fiber and all the nutrients it contains.

 

20. Moderate in water content.  We find the water is needed, but too much water mixed with food is not helpful for the intestines.  This occurs with diets containing smoothies, for example.  For this reason, it is best to eat the cooked vegetables as is, rather than make them into soups.  You can puree the vegetables, however, using a hand blender, as this does not require adding more water.

 

21. Moderate in viscosity.  This is also helpful for the intestines.  In contrast, a diet high in wheat or pasteurized dairy products tends to congeal and stick to the walls of the intestines, to some degree.

 

22. A low to moderate combustion diet.  This simply means that the diet is high in mineral foods, and somewhat lower in the fuel foods such as grains, beans, and even fat, although the fast oxidizer version is higher in fats and oil.

This is somewhat like running an engine lean, meaning using less fuel and more air in the engine.  It forces the engine to run more efficiently, there is more complete burning of the fuel, and it actually cleans up the engine to some degree.

 

23. Definitely a mineral repletion or body recycling diet.  Replenishing the body’s stores of the alkaline reserve minerals and others is one of the definite goals of this diet.

 

24. Not a “solar diet”.  Solar foods are those that are most exposed to the sun.  These include fruits, first, and animal foods such as meats, eggs and dairy.  Vegetable leaves and stems are in the sun, but they are next to the earth and often partly shaded.  Roots, of course, receive no sunlight. The sun may impart to foods certain etheric energies that are not as desirable today as they are upward-moving currents of energy.

 

LIFESTYLE-RELATED REASONS

 

1. It is a non-stimulating, parasympathetic diet.  This is important for healing and for balancing the autonomic nervous system.  One might say it is a bland diet, in this respect, although it is quite tasty.

 

2. It is a face-your-issues diet and a face-your-traumas diet.  This is one effect of the diet.  It does this by moving energy downward, its absence of stimulating foods, and due to its nutritional content.

One reason some people do not like the diet is that it tends to move a person into issues and traumas, to help resolve them.  It is not an escapist diet, which usually means a diet with a lot of stimulants or a lot of meat or sugar.

 

3. It is a temperate climate diet.  Some diets are difficult to follow for people living in certain climates.  Eating a lot of fruit, for example, can make one cold.  Eating too much meat can overheat the body.  The cooked vegetable-based diet is somewhere in the middle.

 

4. It is a very supportive and cleansing diet.  Much of the food in the diet (stems and leaves) are support structures of plants.  These contain nutrients needed for support of the body. This also has to do with its high fiber content and its high sulfur content.

The cooked green vegetables, in particular, help oxygenation and burning of toxins.

 

5. A grounding and centering diet.  Vegetables grow on or near the ground.  While it may seem odd, this causes the vegetables to contain certain energies that tend to relate to grounded electrical energy and grounded thinking and functioning.

 

6. It is a conserving diet, not a weaning diet (a lot of dairy) or an ethereal diet (fruit). These are more subtle qualities about foods that are interesting and sometimes helpful to know.

 

7. It is a labor-involving diet.  That is, it requires cooking or food preparation, compared with a diet or more fruit, more dairy or more bread, which do not require as much preparation.

Some do not like this aspect of the diet, saying they do not have time to buy and cook their vegetables.  However, one effect of this diet is to stop binge eating, impulsive eating, and overeating by forcing one to plan meals and cook their food.  This may help a person to stabilize the mind and organize one’s life better.

 

8. It is a chewing diet.  That is, one must chew the food.  This tends to slow eating, relax a person, and avoid bingeing, impulse eating and over-eating.

 

9. A subtle flavors diet.  Vegetables are probably the most flavorful foods, but the flavors are subtle. The diet avoids foods that overwhelm the senses such as sugars and hot spices.  The delicate flavors then tend to come through.

 

10. A very easily digested diet.  This is important because most people have very weak digestion.  Unlike what many people think, a diet with smoothies, for example, is not that easy to handle as it has too much water and often very poor food combinations.

 

HAIR ANALYSIS-RELATED REASONS

 

1. The diet tends to raise the sodium and potassium levels, and the sodium/potassium ratio somewhat.  This is critical, as this is what we desire with most people.  In contrast, we find that raw food and fruit-based diets lower the Na/K ratio.  Raising the Na/K ratio has something to do with removing toxic metals and replacing them with the alkaline reserve minerals, and others such as sulfur and phosphorus.

 

2. It is a stay-out-of-four lows-diet.  By this I mean that it does not contain stimulants or irritants that can push a person into a four lows hair analysis pattern or tunnel pattern.  Instead, it is extremely nourishing and gentle on the body.

 

ILLNESS-RELATED REASONS

 

In terms of fighting disease, this diet is helpful for most of today’s major degenerative diseases:

 

1. An anti-candida diet.  The reason is it is very low in sugars and low in fermented foods.

 

2. An anti-osteoporosis diet.  It is rich in bioavailable calcium and other minerals needed for the bones.

 

3. An anti-diabetic diet.  This is also due to its low sugar content and high trace element content.

 

4. An anti-heart disease diet.  It is a low-stress, less stimulating and more nourishing diet.

 

5. An anti-parasitic diet.  This involves its high fiber content and the phytochemicals it contains.

 

6. An anti-obesity diet.  Everyone loses weight if they do the diet properly, without requiring much exercise.

 

7. An anti-infective diet.  In contrast, raw foods tend to contain many more bacteria, viri and parasite ova.

 

8. An anti-cancer diet.  This is due to its high content of green and cruciferous vegetables that contain dozens of important nutrients that seem to assist the immune response and may have other anti-cancer effects.

 

9. Helpful for many organs and systems.  The diet is definitely helpful for the digestive organs, the pancreas, the liver, the skin, the cardiovascular system, reproductive system, and the nervous system.

 

YIN-YANG REASONS

 

1. It is a fairly yang diet.  This is a Chinese medicine term that means that the diet is warmer, contracting, and somewhat drying to the body.  Today we live in a yin era and most bodies are too yin.  The yang diet tends to balance this and assists greatly, as a result, with both physical, motional and mental health.

 

DEVELOPMENTAL-ETHERIC REASONS

 

1. It moves energy downward.  The reasons for this may be its lack of stimulants, its cooked quality, and perhaps for other reasons, such as its nutrient content.  I am not sure how this occurs, but I know that the diet does help move etheric energy from the head to the feet.

 

2. It promotes mental development.  This is due to its content of blue corn, sardines, kelp, sea salt, lamb and other foods that contain nutrients that promote development.  It is also due to its ability to move energy downward through the body.  This is a powerful aid to development.

 

3. It is not an etheric energy overload diet.  This would be a diet with more meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and dairy products.  It is easy to overdo on these foods.

 

4. The development it produces is best for most people.  This just means that the type of mental development it aids is appropriate for most people, and not extreme or dangerous.

 

5. It is somewhat of an “emptying” diet.  This has to do with development, relaxation, grounding, centering, and moving energy downward.

Some people do not like this feeling.  They change the diet to avoid a certain empty feeling that some feel, no matter how much food they eat on the diet.

 

6. It is not a diet based on the body’s ability to transmute minerals one into another. This is a good thing because this is the level of health where most people are.  That is, they must take in the minerals they need as they cannot change or transmute some into the others very well. For more on this subject, read the book, Biological Transmutations, by Dr. Louis Kervran.

 

7. It is a “gathering” diet.  Roots help plants gather nutrients from the soil.  Leaves help plants gather sunlight and convert it to biochemical energy.  Perhaps, in some way, this diet helps our bodies gather its minerals and its energy, in order to function at its best.

 

ACID-BASE BALANCE REASONS

 

1. The diet is extremely alkaline-forming.  The reason is it is rich in the alkaline reserve minerals.  This is needed today, as most people’s bodies are too acidic at the tissue level.

Replenishing the alkaline reserve minerals is the only way to really alkalinize the body at the deepest level.  Alkaline water, sodium bicarbonate therapy and other superficial means are temporary only.  Also, it is not true that a diet rich in fruit is more alkaline forming than a cooked vegetable-based diet because the vegetable-based diet contains much more of the alkaline reserve minerals.

 

 

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Thank you Dr. Wilson for the very informative article.

 

Coconut oil has received some wonderful praise lately because it is helping some people with brain diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS, multiple sclerosis or MS, Huntington’s disease, brittle type 1 diabetes and perhaps others, as well.  This article discusses how this works.

1. Medium chain triglycerides or MCTs.  People with brain diseases may not utilize glucose well.  This can cause their brain cells to starve to death.  This is a type of diabetes of the brain, which may or may not correlate with diabetes in the rest of the body.  It seems to be caused by low insulin levels in the brain.  Insulin is produced in the brain itself, normally.

Coconut oil can provide these people with an alternative “fuel” that can prevent cell death and restore some brain functioning.  It does this in an interesting way.  Instead of burning glucose, eating coconut oil allows the brain to survive on ketone bodies instead of glucose.

 

Ketone bodies.  Most fats must be slowly digested by being mixed with bile, which then breaks them down into smaller fatty acids.  Medium chain triglycerides found in coconut oil, however, are absorbed through the intestinal wall and go directly to the liver.  There they are converted to ketone bodies or ketoacids, and released into the blood stream in this form.  The brain, which normally burns sugar, can also apparently burn ketone bodies directly for fuel without the need for insulin, which may be in short supply in people with brain diseases.

If a person is on a nutritional balancing program, they should not have the problem of low insulin in the brain, so they should not need an alternative fuel for the brain.  This is a research area, however, and I will advise in this article if there are any changes in this hypothesis.

 

2. Lauric acid.  This chemical found in coconut oil has anti-viral and other anti-infection properties.  It is possible that some people with brain diseases have subtle but active viral illnesses.  The lauric acid in coconut oil may reduce their viral load, and this enables them to function better.

 

3. Saturated fat.  Coconut oil contains saturated fat.  Fast oxidizers, in particular, need fats and do best on saturated fats, at times.  It is possible that eating up to 4 tablespoons daily of coconut oil provides them with fats they need to help balance their body chemistry.

In addition, the high fat content may help the absorption of the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K.

 

4. Other benefits for the thyroid gland, blood sugar, and weight control.  The same medium chain triglycerides may assist with these body functions.

 

If you are suffering from any of the brain diseases listed earlier in this article and wish to try some coconut oil (about 2-4 tablespoons daily, starting with a little less and increasing over a week or two), that is fine.  However, if it does not help, do not continue it. Instead, I suggest a complete nutritional balancing program.

 

 

 

 

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