Healthy Diet Programs

| Modified on Nov 07, 2015
Fruitarian Diet
Posted by Kevin (Guateamala, Ciudad) on 11/06/2015
4 out of 5 stars

Fruitarian diet: I have six months vegan diet, and try the paleo diet.

A friend suggested I eat a diet of only fruits and can help me to heartburn and intestinal candida. I'm desperate ... with Bill protocol took two months Weight 125 lbs 1.70 meters tall, and I lost 30 pounds and I'm down ... any help, any advice ... my protocol is Vit. B, alkalizing diet without fruits, vit. C, magnesium, curcumin, niacin, iodine, chlorella and borax ... thanks

Vegan and Gluten-Free
Posted by Om (Hope, Bc, Canada) on 12/02/2014
1 out of 5 stars

NAY to Vegan diet and gluten free --

Finally, that's it. I think three years is long enough.

Always hungry and dissatisfied with my cooking and my body telling me things don't go right. Never had to trouble myself with constipation but now severely despite Triphala as usual No wheat, no gluten.

When there is a sugar problem, more restrictions. No dairy - right, that had to be because of my experience with a large dose of bovine hormone from a piece of cheese, making an electrically powerful five pathway from my liver to my right breast. It was an instant decision even though I do not believe in vegan diet other than wanting to shed body weight over a period of time.

Now, having added goat dairy items to my diet things look much better. I remember at first starting out, my body did not care for carbs. But after a few months, my knees started shaking and I ran to buy rye.

But now, my body reacts with constipation because of my dosha which is vata which it is for people over sixty anyway. Dry grains and no gluten are not for good health unless you are of the kapha dosha which gains weight just by looking at food. That is what is stated by Ayurveda quite clearly. See, one shirt does not fit ll.

I am so lucky to have located a business that has nothing but organic, ancient and pesticide free products in flours, even sprouted. Help seems to be on the horizon. I tried so many gluten free recipes. Sometimes they worked out but mostly my dogs profited. Now I need to gain weight. I have a long standing dissatisfaction with the advice given by "experts" on Diabetes. They ruined my zest for good food and the outcome was something like "eat but don't eat". This has caused years of mental and physical suffering. I rather believe in ancient medicine systems like Ayurveda and TCM. Our doctors talk nutrition they have not studied and have caused havoc in the western world.

There is always a silver lining on the horizon.

Namaste, Om

Paleolithic Diet
Posted by Racquel (Fl) on 10/19/2014

Hey guys....Can anyone tell me where I can get some grassfed bones to make a bone broth? Also, can someone recommend a reputable online site where I can purchase some....Thank you guys....

The Milk Diet
Posted by Andrea C (Wales) on 09/09/2014
5 out of 5 stars

Hi all xx I've been reading a lot of blogs and clinical research all over the web about 'THE MILK DIET..which was 'invented' by a founder of 'THE MAYO CLINIC' in the 1920's.

Its being used to cure illnesses from A to Z with great success and is easy to do and follow and simplicity it's self.

Most people are staying true to the original diet I am posting, but some have added Kefir or food of their choice.

BUT...the way I see it, if something work's and it ain't broke don't try and fix it. So I believe the best method, and the one bringing great results is the original Raw Cows Milk only.

And no one with 'Lactose intolerance' or a true 'allergy' to anything to do with Dairy had any negative results following this diet and in many cases miraculous results.

And they also under went 'Body Re-composition' where the physique and overall health changed dramatically using this diet for the good.

I hope that those of you who are 'Anti Dairy' or been brain washed out of making YOUR choices about what you should and shouldn't do concerning your own health, will read this with an open not 'dictated' to mind.

We are ALL different and too many people are buying in to what we as a species need to survive on and there is way too much bad information about EVERYTHING we eat and drink? Anything in its 'Natural' state as Creation made it isn't to be feared or avoided.

Anything 'Man Made, Monsanto Mess ups, Codex Cranked, GMO, LEAVE ALONE!!!

Its engineered for greed not need and will be the death and mutation of every living thing on our beautiful planet.

If it aint got no seed then take heed!! Seedless grapes for one, whether their labeled 'Organic' or not are..GMO MONSANTO CROP!!

Its doesn't take much to read up on 'Heirloom foods' and their natural propagation and growth. And neither is it true that 'Gluten' is a bad guy for everyone to eat.

And 'Gluten Free' is far more to be wary of, have you seen what they put in that stuff after removing Gluten which many people need to function?

Here is 'THE MILK DIET' read it, research it and make your own mind up. Common sense is not a miracle its an everyday ate, although I am beginning to wonder?

Love Andrea C xxxx

Real Milk Cures Many Diseases
by J. R. Crewe, MD

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Blood Type Diet
Posted by Bernadette (Chicago, US) on 07/28/2014

I have a really intense relationship with food. I have ulcerative colitis and I found that the wrong diet can and has sent me to the hospital. I have tried any diet plan you can think of, probably, and a great variety of food combinations. The blood type diet is the only one that has ever worked for me, and it works really well. I am an O so I just eat some lean meat and I make fruit smoothies with honey. I try to keep it simple. Highly recommended.

Posted by Marigold (Usa) on 06/17/2014

Our health isn't a one size fits all, I'm glad you're feeling better now. I feel better eating very little meat. The only additional supplement I take is Creatine, which is not readily found in any plant product.

To be a healthy vegetarian, there has to be some research or learning involved - mostly simple things such as which plant products have enough protein, etc. Having a rotation involved helps, using one bean/lentil one meal, a different protein the next (like eggs), etc. That way if you're short on one nutrient, you're more likely to get it in the next meal. There's a lot of sites online that can help with nutritional needs.

But I doubt that I'll ever be full fledged vegetarian, either.

Posted by Judy (Riverside, California US) on 06/16/2014

Like Oscar I also felt bad about animals. That is why I also stopped eating meat as well as for other reasons. I am 63 years old and I just cleaned part of my property of debris and raked and pitch-forked like I could when I was in my early 30's. I have my strength back! I will continue eating meat. It seems like I am in need of it.

Posted by Oscar (Syracuse, New York) on 06/15/2014

I have to agree with Judy about eating meat. I also went vegetarian for many years. For me it was because I felt and still feel bad about eating meat. I did feel " wimpy " while a vegetarian. I now eat about one to two pounds of beef per week.

This makes perfect evolutionary sense because we evolved as a species as hunter gatherers. We evolved eating both plants and animals. There are certain proteins and such you do NOT get from plants alone. I wish this was NOT true but my experience agrees with Judy`s....Oscar

Posted by Judy (Riverside, California U.S.) on 06/15/2014

I stopped eating meat for 3 years because someone told me that eating meat might be unhealthy. After 2 years I began having health problems such as insomnia and while at the supermarket I felt very weak like I was going to faint. After 3 years of not eating mean I was so weak at times that I decided to buy some steak as I was ready to try anything to stop my weakness. Also my sister in law's doctor told her that red meat helps one heal. So I bought a steak and ate steak for about 4 days. Not a whole lot of meat but a small portion at each meal. I then started eating ground beef as a store in my town is known for having great fresh meat and I can digest ground beef easier than steak. I no longer feel weak and I am sleeping like a baby again. I don't know if this will help others but it helped me to eat meat a few times a week. I am back to normal.

Improving Mitochondrial Function
Posted by Mike62 (Denver) on 03/21/2014

Mystery of high fat low carb solved.

Many people take high fat low carb for two reasons. They have heard that carbs are bad. A few endurance athletes try to lose body fat for improved performance. They have won two important events during the previous two decades. The mitochondria can only burn small amounts of carbs when fat is high. High fat high carbs would cause insulin, carbs, and nutrients to accumulate in the plasma causing diabetes and heart disease.

Blood Type Diet
Posted by Pc (Uk) on 01/20/2014
5 out of 5 stars

The blood type diet is amazing. Blew my mind how quickly it sorted stuff out for my daughter

Posted by Prioris (Fl) on 01/14/2014

Vegans should take nattokinase supplement to protect themselves from heart disease related things.

Posted by Mike62 (Denver) on 01/14/2014

The leader of Wendy's died from heart disease at 69. The leader of the raw vegan movement died from heart disease at 66. Vegans have 50% more dementia. The leaders are recommending vegans take fish oil and b-12 sublingual wafers. Folk medicine requires experimentation. Fundamentally there happens to be 3 plans. Raw food videos say 80/10/10, strength coaches say 60/20/20, and the paleo people say 10/70/20. You just have to try the various plans to be sure.

General Feedback
Posted by Mike62 (Denver) on 01/13/2014

Tony: I am not in the same stratosphere as an holistic doctor. I am an ordinary folk who studies what they say and experiments with the products they recommend. A short while ago I was like you, sick and suffering, reading this and that, wondering what to do, so I can understand your plight. I tried various supplements like moomiyo from Tadjikastan for 4 years. I felt better but far from the joyful exuberance I wanted to feel. Then I discovered the solution. Just nourish the cells properly. Wild animals do not eat cooked conventionally grown food and take supplements. Google Dr. Doug Graham candida natural news, raw food for candida videos, and Andrew Kim Blog carbon dioxide for good info.

General Feedback
Posted by Tony (Tn, Usa) on 01/13/2014

I found an article that I'd like to share with everyone here at EC. I'm a bit skeptical about the story so I'd like for Bill, Ted, & other holistic doctors please chime in here and share their opinion. The link is:

So, the article states that his woman cured her candida from eating bananas? Are you serious? Bananas can only feed the fire for candida. Bananas are healthy fruits but not when you have a systemic candida overgrowth. All anti-candida diets call for the complete elimination of sugar. That includes sugar from fruits.

Now, I've gotten a lot of helpful information from but this one doesn't fit the bill so to say. Please give opinions about this. My main problem with the article is the candida part. I just don't believe eating bananas only got rid of this woman's candida issues. Thanks & God Bless!

Paleolithic Diet
Posted by Mike (Denver, Colorado) on 09/24/2013

Paleo: Eskimos who eat traditionally and 200 lb. leopards who carry 400 lb. antelopes up a tree prove the effectiveness of the paleo plan. Grass fed has alkaline minerals that prevent acidosis. Raw or rare preserves some important nutrients that are denatured when heated. I take 100 grams a day of raw whey isolate, absorbable colostrum, non defatted dessicated liver, raw fermented skate liver oil, and raw thai fish sauce that has been fermented for 2 years.

Improving Mitochondrial Function
Posted by Timh (Ky, Usa) on 09/24/2013 2072 posts

Let's not stop the cure with these few nutrients to support antioxidant status and improve energy levels. The list goes on w/ many antioxidant nutrients.

Many folks got restored w/ Mangosteen and Acai, now Red Grape extracts are in the mix. Athletes in particular, in the attempt to reduce fatigue and burnout, have found the citrus bioflavonoid Quercetin to be very effective. DMG is also effective in restoring immune, detox, and mitochondria function. CoQ10 and ALA decline w/ disease and aging, so supplementing these is always beneficial.

Improving Mitochondrial Function
Posted by Mike (Denver, Colorado) on 09/23/2013

The place to begin any nutrition program is improving mitochondrial function. Sod, catalayse, and glutathione are complex antioxidants produced in the mitochondria from simple nutrients. When people are low in these free radicals make holes in the wall. This is a major cause of chronic fatigue and degenerative illnesses. This is like a blown head gasket because the mitochondria is the engine where fuel is burned and energy produced. Trace minerals increase sod and catalayse. Raw whey increases glutathione. Absorbable colostrum has glycophospholipids that repair the cellular wall. Google improving mitochondria function for more info.

Blood Type Diet
Posted by Gerrit (Abbotsford, Bc Canada) on 02/08/2013

Hi, if I meet anyone with health problems first thing I ask them What is your blood type? and have you read EAT RIGHT 4 YOUR TYPE ? and a lot of people don't know it or don't care. Well, if you are like me had migraine/headaches 1/2 of your life and your guts eaten out by painkillers you investigate diets etc. My biggest help was from a modified version of the "Hallelua Diet" strickly no animal or fish protein allowed. I read a lot of their info. and from as far I can tell they had about a 65 % success rate and I bet if they would allow wild fish, free range chicken/ grass fed beef their success rate would be even greater.

I'm a type A and should avoid bananas if I don't my stomach doesn't feel very good, same with brasillian nuts I should avoid , if I should take a couple a day for any lenght of time my fingers would cramp up.

Take care and do your own DD

Blood Type Diet
Posted by Kathy (Ontario, Ca) on 02/08/2013

I know of one person that has been on this diet for about 7-8 years and he has done well. He has/had sarcodosis... And doing a lot better. I don't know him well but my friends do. I also know another woman that is actually bipolar and has terrible mental issues but she is very focused and is on the same program and has lost about 50-60 lbs and is getting off some of her meds. So yes it's a good program for at least these two ppl.

Blood Type Diet
Posted by Diet Seeker (Wisc., USA) on 02/07/2013

has/does anyone follow their blood type diet? I would GREATLY appreciate hearing of others thoughts or results. It gets so confusing when you read in some books that is the best way to balance acid and alkaline diet. Thank you

Posted by Connie (Slc, Utah, Usa) on 02/07/2013

Hi Mark; Thank you for your heart felt posts about B12 deficiency. You've seen how it can just ravage a person's body and mind, so I truly understand the urgency in your posts.

From my own experience, B12 deficiency occurred no matter what I ate, ( though I did feel much worse when I was a strict vegan).

An individual's dietary practices can become so personalized, ( I do understand this), that objective discussions may be nearly impossible. There are alot of these discussions here, and people do handle it well.

I'm most glad that you are encouraging people to become aware of B12 deficiency, what ever the cause, so, Thanks again!

Posted by Mark (Newton Abbot, Devon, Uk) on 02/07/2013

PR from Houston: Yes my wife did eat some dairy, and eggs occasionally -but obviously not enough, she is a big fan of marmite and always assumed marmite was a good source of B12, we now know the amount from it is insignificant, her diet was typically as much whole / organic fruit, veg, nuts, seeds as she could eat in a day, she would frequently eat several huge dinner plates piled high with mixed veg (not the plate though! ) Over time she cut out more and more grains and anything processed or fortified (as they were man made) on reflection her symptoms crept up on her slowly and started many years ago before the more serious damage occurred, my wife would often complain of odd sensations and ailments that we now know were the early less serious signs of Lack of B12, My wife is a bodybuilder / athlete and likes to maintain very, very low body fat levels she thought this diet was best for this (I eat meat and grains and also maintain a lean bodybuilder physique so not strictly true though) her Gp thought maybe all her high intensity training played a part in using her B12 up at an accelerated rate and maybe her/ourB12 requirements are greater than the average sedentary person? We'll never know but now we take precautions, for a more in depth look at this problem follow the link here this study will help you understand the real problem with a non-meat/no B12 diet.

Before any passionate animal lovers / non meat eaters start attacking my well intentioned post here please remember I am in no way promoting a meat based diet or attacking those who do not eat meat ( for any reason) I am merely highlighting the potential serious problems that may occur from lack of B12, if my little bit of information here helps one person recognise and prevent the same life changing problems my wife has experienced then my post would be helpful and valid, it's not nice watching your lovely wife deteriorate so quickly especially when the cause could have been so easily prevented.

Posted by Mark (Newton Abbot, Devon) on 02/02/2013

I realised that by posting my well intentioned warning about a non-meat /B 12 deficient diet certain individuals would jump in to defend it! Firstly I am not against vegetarianism, but, well intentioned people need to be made aware of what may occur, I am happy that anyone who lives on this type of diet gets by with no health issues, Ironically I to was contemplating moving over to a vegetarian diet until my wife's problems occurred and I decided to dig a little deeper about its pros and cons, however the fact remains, no animal based food eaten means zero b12 being consumed and herein lies the problem, her GP told her that he sees vegans and vegetarians frequently who suffer from varying degrees of vitamin B12 deficiency, this problem is massive! Look up the book could it B B12 by Sally Pacholok, Most are unaware why they are suffering from their seemingly unrelated ailments until the more serious damage has already occurred (irreversible nerve damage) and to clarify for the benefit of Om from Canada at no point have I made my wife eat meat or anything for that matter she decided all on her own that her diet was not right for her and tried to consume a little meat, it now appears that after so long without it she can no longer eat it without discomfort, so now she relies on the B12 tabs instead, It appears the human body can store B12 for many years, but, just as it has for my wife many vegans/strict vegetarians stores will eventually run low. If in doubt supplement, that's all I am saying!

Posted by Om (Hope, Canada, B.C.) on 02/01/2013

Why make a vegetarian eat meat?? There are millions of peope like you and me in India/Asia on vegetarian diet and are very healthy. You have to look to those places for info. on combining foods. Meat has been made toxic and has the energy of death. People eat meat five days old which on vultures should do. The animals with the teeth to kill other animals eat fresh kill. I have been vegetarian for almost fifty years and am healthy and would never condone torture, slaughter and savagery that goes on before holidays. In fact, when I sit down for a meal, no creature had to suffer and die. That makes for spiritual, mental and physical health.

Do research and I am sure your wife will recover if it is done soon enough. All the best. Om

Posted by Pr (Houston, Tx) on 02/01/2013

Thanks for your posting. I was wondering if your wife ate dairy, eggs, or cheese? As these are suppose to be a source of B12. Or was she strictly vegetables and fruit?

Posted by Andrea C (Cardiff, Wales) on 02/01/2013


Posted by Mark (Newton Abbot, Devon, UK) on 01/31/2013
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Be very careful on a vegan / vegetarian diet they may appear to be healthy and the answer to all health problems but a sinister reality lurks below the surface, my wife has been a strict healthy eating vegetarian for 20 years and a vegan for 10 she would not eat anything processed or non-organic , although she still manages to weight train and exercises daily she is now very poorly, she has been diagnosed with a vitamin B12 deficiency that almost crippled her, she still suffers badly with very painful burning hands, feet and face, her energy is often non-existent, her cognitive function is impaired slightly and she has joint and muscle pains throughout her body, for the past year or so she has been supplementing with high strength B12 tabs that have increased her B12 levels but it seems the damage done is severe (nerve damage) and may take many years to rectify, if it ever does, she has tried to eat meat again but after so long without it she can no longer tolerate more than a small forkful a day, any more makes her nauseous, probably due to a lack of enzymes and specific bacteria to digest it.

Mine and her advice now would be to try to eat some meat every now and then or supplement permanently with a good B12, once the damage is done it's not easy to repair it, as a long term non meat eater her bodily B12 stores finally ran low and now this is the result, B 12 is only found in animal sources and is vital for life, the body cannot produce its own supply, surely this is enough evidence to determine that we are supposed to be eating some meat now and then, put another way all vegans and vegetarians would be seriously ill or dead before 50 if manufactures did not fortify various grain and cereals or manufacture a B12 supplement, we humans even have some meat eating teeth just to prove the point. Whatever you do make sure to get plenty of B12 by any means possible otherwise you will run out of B12 eventually.

Gaps Diet
Posted by Neon (Singapore) on 10/30/2012

Gaps diet is for eczema too, correct?

General Feedback
Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky, Usa) on 10/29/2012 2072 posts

Lauren: am happy to be of assistance to you; and if I might add, Protein Digestion & Metabolism is also of importance. To help the body utilize proteins be sure to take a high quality multivitamin/mineral and maybe some extra B-6 (Pyridoxine). Also eat lots of Pineapple and/or Papaya for digestion or can take these in supplement form. Protein metabolism utilizes minerals and produces lactic acid and uric acid (which is not good in high amounts). Use Sea Salt or Himalayan Pink Salt generously to add minerals to the diet.

General Feedback
Posted by Lauren (Queens, NY) on 10/28/2012

Hey Timh.... Thanks for your prompt response. I really do appreciate it. What you said made a lot of sense. I think I know what to do now that I have read your post. Thank you so much once again.

General Feedback
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 10/28/2012

Tracy, thanks for your good list. One point: bulgur is wheat.

General Feedback
Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky, Usa) on 10/28/2012 2072 posts

Lauren: Many considerations. Animal protein is considered the most complete and dense, but then you have issues of high fat content (which includes the saturated from red meats and poultry). Eggs are also a very good source of complete protein, but there's that cholesterol/fat problem again. Milk proteins are rather complete and are particularly rich in Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAA's) which have many health benefits and don't require metabolism from the liver for utilization. Plant proteins are usually "incomplete", that is their amino acid profile is lacking especially concerning Essential Aminos; and then there's the excessive "carbs" problem to consider. The Beans/Rice rotation is said to "equalize" that imbalance. Lately, Pea protein is shown to have one of the best amino profiles of all plants.

It just makes common sense to utilize a variety of both plant and animal proteins as your lifestyle and taste desire, not indulging anything. As for supplementing, Whey is considered the overall best, but many like the egg isolates as well. Liquid Aminos are less "messy" (concerning mixing) and simply need some filtered water or juice to down them with; many of these L.A. products are "predigested" meaning the liver doesn't need to metabolize them for utilization (which is good news for people in compromised conditions).

General Feedback
Posted by Lauren (Queens, Ny) on 10/27/2012

Hey Guys.... Can anyone tell me what protien is better to use.... Some people are recommending plant protien powder while others are saying animal protien is better.... Honestly I am confused so I figured why not ask the people on EC who in my opinion are the best of the best and I do mean this. Please someone answer.... I really need to get on this asap. Thanks guys.

Posted by Citygirl27 (Richardson, Tx, Usa) on 10/19/2012

Exercise produces lactic acid, so people who do intense or moderate exercise need to especially be careful to not take in more acid forming foods. Hint - any time you feel a muscle "expire" whether its too much tapping, jumping jacks, or carrying a heavy bag, etc, that is lactic acid telling you to stop.

Posted by Djt10 (Sunnyside, Wa, Usa) on 10/18/2012

A healthy body is a mixture of acid and alkaline in different areas, but the fluids that need to be slightly on the alkaline side, are far too often acidic and disease-causing. When we test for pH it is usually the saliva before food or water has been consumed which would affect the reading, and it needs to be around 7.4. If it's around 6 or less, that's considered cancer range. You don't want the fluids around the cells to be acidic. Of course the stomach and skin are different, as are other parts. And that which is acid or alkaline in its natural form isn't the same thing we're talking about. The most acid foods like vinegar are "alkaline-forming".

The average person's diet should be about 80% alkaline-forming and 20% acid-forming, that being the meats, starches, and those kinds of foods. If a person is more physically active, they can handle a bigger percentage of acid-forming foods. Having the proper pH throughout the body, acidic where it needs to be acidic and more alkaline where it needs that is so critically important. I know--been there, done that. My adrenals and then thyroid crashed and everything went to hell, including my pH levels. I tried everything for several years to get it back up to normal but nothing worked until I started taking bottled seawater and within about a month my pH was finally back into a normal range. Truthquest2 is my website and I included a page on pH because it was a critical part of my own healing process. Before I got it back to normal, I had developed two "lumps" removed by black salve (one is documented on the site) and have had no trouble of that kind since, although working on my pH was only part of a much larger healing protocol... but it was an important one.

Budwig Diet
Posted by Wayfinder (Modesto, Ca/ Usa) on 10/17/2012

I have recently read extensively about the Dr. Budwig Diet. This protocol can be found online, and entails the mixture of flax seed oil with cottage cheese or yoghut. The details matter, so look it up, if interested in eating it.

What I found was astonishing.

With this omega-3 combo in the body, one can then tolerate sunshine, and in fact, can convert the sunshine itself, within the body, into life energy for bodily processes. It allows the body to begin healing directly from the sun on the body! Light as healer, and as sustenance.

Are you as blown-away by this as I am? --T.

Native Diet
Posted by Lisa (Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa) on 10/06/2012

Hi Wayseeker, I was wondering if the work you are studying is from Weston H. Price? If not, you would certainly be interested in his work. For awhile, my husband and I went raw for 3 months and I do have to say, it cleared a few issues up for me. We loved it! But then, something we started to observe was other issues of deterioration took hold. My husband started having problems with his teeth- pain and sensitivity and both of us lost a lot of weight making us look gaunt and unhealthy!

It just so happened that I went to see Daniel Vitalis speak (a marathon talk! ) who is well-known in the raw world. Someone in the audience brought up Weston Price's work and posed the question to Daniel about many of the well-known people in the raw food world secretly adding in cooked food, etc. Daniel then went into speaking about his revelations about his own health and after reading Price's work, he radically changed his diet. That was the first I'd heard of this work and immediately began to research it. It made so much sense that I immediately began embracing this way of eating. During the winter I make bone broth, we use raw butter, grass-fed beef, eat fermented foods and use other principles of his.

We definitely notice a difference in our health and vitality. I would encourage others to study his works. Best to you, Lisa

Native Diet
Posted by Wayseeker (Modesto, Ca/ Usa) on 10/06/2012
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Have read three books recently that have proposed an astonishingly obvious idea. Native peoples, when not eating the Western or European diet at all, experienced incredible health, immunity, and vitality.

Once they began to eat the white man's foods, they soon progressively became very ill, even faster than the white man. Things like canned goods, white flour, sugar, denatured foods destroyed their immunity to disease. Something to consider here and now. It wasn't the lack of immunity to civilized man's diseases that killed them, as we are told. It was the loss of immunity which arose from straying from their protective native diet that left them vulnerable to such diseases-- for which they then had no immunity whatsoever.

Native diets were simple, often wild, raw foods, like treenuts and berries (hey, fruits & nuts, like CA), raw milk, wild game and fish, roots and greens, grasses, and some cultivated crops, grains, and livestock. Real foods like mother's milk, blackberries, squash, oats, acorns, chestnuts --all exerted substantial protective qualities on these indigenous peoples who ate them.

These studies went back as far as the 1500's, and said that these peoples knew extraordinary strength, stamina, health and immunity, great old age, total ease at giving birth, and their teeth were like porcelain, set in wide dental arches (like wider pelvises).

The soil minerals came through the plant foods, and green live grasses, the best way to get them --where they don't calcify the arteries. Maybe we could amend our soils to achieve such super foods again? Just by adding compost, mulch, worms and trace minerals? Just a thought.

(See soilandhealth. org for a magnificent library.)

Blood Type Diet
Posted by Ami (London, UK) on 08/05/2012
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About 10 years ago I was finding it difficult to walk, my breathing was laboured and I was in constant pain. My doctor said I would be in a wheelchair within a couple of months. I then discovered the blood group diet. I am B positive but I also found out later that I am a non-secreter. This also affects the diet. I cut out chicken as suggested by the book and within 2 weeks my muscles began to relax and the pain down my back and around my chest eased helping my breathing considerably. I also regained a lot more movement. Spured on by this I cut out wheat from my diet. Well, I cannot explain the difference this made to my life. After about a month the pain in my joints that the doctors had been telling me was arthritis had gone. I followed the diet with the help of a blood group diet practioner and within a year I was well enough to slowly add some of the foods back into my. Diet. I now know the affects most foods have and know how to overcome any pain they may cause, for example if I eat bread, because I really can't resist it, the next day I will have pain in my joints and will have difficulty walking up staris. I just have to eat lamb and by the next day all pain will be gone. The one thing I never eat by choice is chicken as it makes my muscles go into spasam and is so painful that I cannot move or breath normally.

Hope this helps someone.

General Feedback
Posted by Ed (Oakville, Canada) on 07/15/2012

I agree there is nothing 100% organic. But before farming used to be virtually organic involving natural processes in producing foods. I think which is very much suffice. Even if a product is inorganic that is ok.

But altering the DNA, which is the GMO, is fundamentally changing the building blocks of any any produce like wheat, corn, chicken, milk that nature has given for us and this is atrocious.

Our body is created to adapt to this natural products, It can't even take a refined food, imo refined food is a slow poison.

Big companies are trying to monopolize and monetize in every possible way. Need to feed the growing population is a lame suggestion.

Countries has to increase the agro lands to feed the world.

I think the farmers around the world need to be educated to deny the GMO cultivation. If china and india continue to produce GMO foods then there will be a silent health catastrophy in the next decade.

Hoping for the best.

General Feedback
Posted by Lisa (Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa) on 07/15/2012

Hi Tina, I read your article you linked with interest. A couple of years ago there was quite a bit of controversy regarding WF and their sources. Enough to embarrass them to clean up their act. I thought this had been resolved. Your article speaks differently. So, guess I have to really pay attention to what I'm purchasing. Presently, I always only buy grass fed, free range, small farm meats. I choose organic fruits and veggies when ever possible. I did sign the petition at the end of the article requesting labeling of GMO and factory farmed foods. Thanks for presenting this article.

In the meantime, I will continue to do as I said in my earlier post and make sure I am always detoxing in some manner. Best to you and your health, Lisa

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Posted by Tina (Houston, Usa) on 07/15/2012

Hi Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, USA, I read your comment to Bill re: shopping at Whole Foods which I did too at one point.

Below article sheds some light on the controversy surrounding their involvement with GMO products.

Please read and educate and spread the word.

Thanks, Tina

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Posted by Lisa (Thousand Oaks, Ca, USA) on 07/15/2012

Hi Bill, Thank you for your well- written post regarding Monsanto and GMO foods. I have been following this for quite awhile now. Because alternative health and healthy eating are two subjects of great interest to me, my path often crosses with those passionate about trying to stop Monsanto and its spread of lies and deceit to the public. At times I am so disheartened and am aware of the story of the farmer vs. Monsanto which is so disturbing. They have also wreaked havoc among the East Indian farmers selling them lies as well regarding their seeds. I know I have signed petitions to try to make them more transparent but when we're talking about such a corporate monster, I'm not sure we the people can do much.

Thus, I do my best to empower myself otherwise. I look at labels, I shop at Whole Foods here in the states, which unfortunately, is not cost- effective for many. I know it's expensive but my health is worth it since I avoid doctors and medications. I have to be proactive in preventing problems and keep my immune system strong! There is a petition circulating which I signed recently requesting Trader Joe's to commit to carrying exclusively/ only meats that have no antibiotics/ hormones because as of now, Whole Foods is the only store that can make that claim.

I also make sure to constantly detox by using sodium thiosulphate which you recommended, methylene blue, taking far infrared saunas on a regular basis of at least once a week, using EMF protection and eating cleanly with organic foods (with the understanding which you pointed out). I have to agree, detoxing constantly is the only way we can really control this situation. Dr. Brian Clement who owns and runs Hippocrates Health Institute speaks extensively regarding this!

Once again thanks for your intelligent reads! Lisa

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Posted by Mystic Sage (Cutler Bay, Florida) on 07/15/2012

Hi Bill from San Fernando, I have to agree with you 100%. Our "food" is no longer food. How sad it is. I knew a woman in Tennessee that built elevated rectangular boxes where she grew her own vegs and some fruits. I asked her what she used to prevent insects and she stated that she measured water and some dishsoap. She claimed that it worked. Even so, I thought that dishsoap on its own has toxins. After thinking about it, it did haunt me because (I'm not a farmer) I couldn't figure out what existed that would eliminate insects minus toxins. I am not that clever. Trudeau mentioned some of the information that you posted and it is true that what you buy must say 100% organic. The problem is that you cannot find many "foods" with that label. I have been looking and haven't found it yet. The closest organic chain is quite a distance from me and even there, you need to read labels carefully.

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Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 07/14/2012

Hi Ed2010... I confess and admit that the problem of GMO foods is not so easy to avoid in North America for many reasons. First, America has now converted completely to GMO. GMO crops like wheat, sugar beet, barley and corn are grown all over America now. The Great Plains of America sits right next to the grain belts of Canada so the likelyhood of GMO crops in America infecting Canadian crops is very high indeed.

I've also just read about a court case in America where an organic farmer discovered that his crops were GMO. The only cause must have been the GMO crops growing nearby, so the farmer sued Monsanto. Monsanto then responded in kind by suing the farmer for using their agri-product without a licence!! Add to this that the organic farmer can probably only afford an ordinary lawyer whereas a huge, rich company like Monsanto can afford an army of big and expensive lawyers who know how to twist the law and you can perhaps appreciate that the organic farmer concerned doesn't really stand a chance in hell of winning the case.

I also note that China has also just bought huge amounts of Roundup-Ready GMO products from Monsanto to feed her huge population. This will also have massive health impacts on the Chinese populace in a few years and soon I have little doubt that the whole of Asia will be growing GMO crops too. It's bad enough that Round-Up Ready crops are GMO, but it is also doublty horrific that the weed-killer used with these crops was originally derived from Agent Orange in the 1970s. The reason we need robust GMO crops is to feed an overpopulated world. That is the main argument given by governments and by agri-business. Of course, the real reason has to be agri-dominance and profit (discreetly mingled with heavy corrupting influence).

And I'm afraid that I also have little faith in food products that are just labelled "Organic" now. Purchasing such products does not put me into any sort of comfort zone at all. Organic farming is big business now. I was studying the rules and regs of the FDA the other day when I stumbled upon some startling evidence buried quietly in their regs which was both surprising and most shocking. I found out that the FDA's current definition of "Organic" foods actually allows for 5% of any additives you like in any food which is labelled as "Organic" - which can be fungicides, pesticides, heavy metals, bad halogens or anything you like. On further research I realized that this really made complete sense because you simply cannot assure that ordinary water for plants or crops from any reservoir or water table in America is natural and pure anymore and even the rain in America is polluted and acid now. How many people know these facts about the "Organic" label?

So if you really want to eat completely organic foods now then you must always buy foods that are labelled (by law) "100% Organic".

I live in the semi-provinces of the Philippines where I am unable to buy organic foods and most people who live here would simply assume that the local food produce here is both virtually organic and pesticide-free in such a primitive region. But I have also seen the many Monsanto and Syngenta test farms here in my region -- and they are truly prolific. So, as far as I can see, the only possible way to avoid incurable auto-immune diseases later on in life is to go preventative and continually detox the body everyday as advised on this website.

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Posted by Ed2010 (Oakville, Canada) on 07/14/2012

Hi, Now it is a fact that GMO foods (Genetically Modified Organism Foods) causes many of the modern illness like Auto Immune, Leaky Gut, Cancer, mind fog, depression

To the surprise people who are suffering from chronic ailments, find immediate dissappearance of most of the symptoms when completely stopping GMO foods from their diet.

And in north america most of the foods are GMO. So far we have been eating only GMO foods. To eliminate GMO we have to go to truly organic foods which is very costly at least 4 times.

Is there a way to counter the side effects consumed GMO foods? My 2 cents, is to take lots of Milk Kefir and other probiotic foods.

I expect some golden recommendations from fellow contributors.


Posted by Sarah (Seattle, Wa) on 06/30/2012

To complicate the issue: How long have you been on a vegan diet? It can be very cleansng to change diets, but my experience was that ovet time, say 7 years, your body may be missing essential nutrients, such as the hard fats used to build cell walls.

I found that after 26 years of various vegetarian diets, based on whole foods seed nuts, (ovo lacto) raw foods and organic foods, I was very carbohydrate overloaded and deficient in healthy fats. I actually switched to a paleo, sugar free diet, you burn fat, not sugar. During the first week (the diet change) my liver released all that had built up from eating carbs (grains and starches) After a year I am pretty satisfied and feel over all stronger. I did also read the Vegetarian Myth ( I wish her facts were better researched) but as far as saving the planet by going vegan, as she points out you can't even grow a garden without the death of some creature. The earth is nourished by the bodies of the dead!

Seeds, Nuts, Grains
Posted by Cat (Bop, Nz) on 06/18/2012

Nutritional inhibitors and toxic substances found in nuts grains and seed can be minimized or eliminated by soaking. These inhibitors and toxic substances are enzyme inhibitors, phytates (phytic acid), polyphenols (tannins), and goitrogens.

What are Phytates?

"All grains contain phytic acid in the outer layer or bran. Untreated phytic acid can combine with calcium, magnesium, copper, iron and especially zinc in the intestinal tract and block their absorption. This is why a diet high in unfermented whole grains may lead to serious mineral deficiencies and bone loss. The modern misguided practice of consuming large amounts of unprocessed bran often improves colon transit time at first but may lead to irritable bowel syndrome and, in the long term, many other adverse effects."

Why soak nuts, grains and seeds?

  • 1. To remove or reduce phytic acid.
  • 2. To remove or reduce tannins.
  • 3. To neutralize the enzyme inhibitors.
  • 4. To encourage the production of beneficial enzymes.
  • 5. To increase the amounts of vitamins, especially B vitamins.
  • 6. To break down gluten and make digestion easier.
  • 7. To make the proteins more readily available for absorption.
  • 8. To prevent mineral deficiencies and bone loss.
  • 9. To help neutralize toxins in the colon and keep the colon clean.
  • 10. To prevent many health diseases and conditions.

So soak all your flaxseeds, cashews, sunflower, pumpkin seeds etc etc for at least 24 hours, changing the water at least once during this time then leave in clean water in the fridge and consume within a few days.

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Posted by Tracy (Narvon, Pa) on 06/11/2012

Eliminate all or most these from your diet or at least ingest in moderation: Artificial sweeteners, coffee and black tea, processed foods, luncheon meats, wheat flour, ready to eat breakfast cereals (make your own oatmeal or use other grains in the slow cooker and add fruit and honey). Keep your sugar to a minimum but when you do sweeten, try honey, maple syrup, or Stevia if you want no- calorie. Eat plenty of fresh fruits & veggies. Stick to beans, roots, and non-wheat grains for your carbohydrate needs like yams, potatoes, brown rice, lentils, bulgur, lima, navy & soy beans. Eat high quality proteins such as raw unsalted nuts, hummus, fresh fish and shellfish, chicken or turkey breast sparingly. Soy and almond milk are preferable to dairy products. Fats are not your enemies if you stick to the good oils such as olive, coconut, sesame or flax. Make sure you stay hydrated as this is VERY important to all around good health and controlling your hunger cravings. I know all this is easier said than done but if you stick with it for the first few days, you will find a large portion of your cravings become managable. Good luck and good health to all of you.

Gaps Diet
Posted by Tad (Slc, Ut) on 05/02/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I have read the GAPS book and use it in combination with information from the Body Ecology Diet in my quest to optimize my health and well-being. My main issues have been glue ear and chronic mental fog, and while I have not yet had the ability to target the glue ear, the wisdom contained in these books is solid, in my opinion.

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