Food Combining for Health
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Food Combining for Health

| Modified on Apr 23, 2012
Often our meals are rushed affairs--tossing as many calories, flavors, and nutrients as we can into our mouths during a half-hour lunch break. But proper food combining can lead us to better digestion, increased general nutrition, synergistic nutritional effects between certain nutrients or food chemicals, and overall better health.

When we eat, what foods we eat together, and the order in which we eat the particular foods that constitute each meal can have substantial effects on how well we digest our food and how our bodies incorporate the given nutrients from a meal. For instance, many vitamins require fats to be present in a meal in order to be dissolved (fat-soluble vitamins) and thus incorporated into the body. Likewise, the ratio of fats, carbohydrates, and protein in a meal has an effect on our health.

Home Remedies: Several more or less comprehensive approaches to food combining (such as the Hay Diet) exist to guide the way we prepare and consume our meals.

General Feedback

Posted by Bradshad (North Providence, Rhode Island) on 04/23/2012

There needs to be more info. On ec about Proper Food Combining. From what I have been reading this is where it is at. If your not eating correctly and the foods are not breaking down it will lead to most health problems. I have been doing it for psoriasis for 1 month and I am starting to see results AFTER TRYING EVERYTHING FOR 16 MONTHS OF GOING NATURAL. Sorry caps lock. Anyway do your research and remember you don't supplement a bad diet you correct it. If you think you are eating great you may be but if the foods are not combined properly you will never get to the root of your problems.

Replied by Leah
(Kenosha, Wi)

Bradshad... I have only a small area of psoriasis left after cleaning up my diet significantly. No gluten, sugar, soy, dairy, etc... Your food combining success is very encouraging and I am going to give it a try. Thanks!

Proteins/ Carbohydrates

Posted by Lars (Jacksonville, Fl.) on 09/01/2011

i asked you a question about dr, haas' book, and I have another question for you. I'm doing the liver part, but is one liver better than another, like chicken vs. Beef, vs. Pork liver??? if I'm gonna continue this I want to use the right one. Also how many oz. do I need per day, or week or.... ? I'm 49, 5-9. And not too active. @ 200 lb's.

ps. when and where can we expect to get an answer???

Proteins/ Carbohydrates
Posted by Lars (Jacksonville, Fl.) on 08/24/2011

when I was in the 82nd arb. Div. U. S. Army I read a book from Dr.Robert haas, " EAT TO WIN", HIGH CARB LOW PROTIEN DIET. And had great energy and was really happy with it, granted I was only 23-24 yrs. old and obviosly very active. in the service from 81-85. Now I'm 49. It seems that the whole thing has reversed, e.g. high protien / low carb, if it worked then why not in todays enviorment??? also what is your thought on the book and Dr. hass? thanks for a great site that is not biased, and very useful, first time at your site, but not the last!!!!

lars g.