I eat all organic and absolutely no foods with added man-made toxins. I follow the rules of food combining as well (no protein with starch, etc). I am leaning towards an omni-raw diet. A friend of mine referred me to the Wai diet and claims that he is feeling the best he's ever felt. [http://www.waidiet.com/]
The main concepts are: "..we do not need to eat vegetables, grains and/or beans. They contain substances which inhibit digestion and/or are toxic. Food processing (for example heating) is generally done to make inedible food edible. Not only does this mean we normally consume foods which are not meant to be consumed by us, but this processing also originates harmful substances." The main foods are fish, egg yolk, fruit, and fats (olive oil, nuts).
People keep telling me that I need to find out what's best for me, but how do I go about doing that? Where do I get started? Should I take some type of test (metabolic typing, etc)? Is there any detriment of a raw diet? What literature/videos/audio/etc should I check out to educate myself on these matters? I want to have the best health and energy that a diet can possibly provide. Any input is greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!
Raw fish, egg yolks and olive oil - oh yumm! All I could say if I were on that diet, heaven forbid, would be come on fruits and nuts!
I might point out that most vegetables are quite edible when raw, contain a wealth of nutrients, and have been a part of man's diet for thousands of years.
The paleo diet is a good one for the most part, methinks. In general, the closer you are to the diet of our ancestors, the better.
BTW, did you use a really good colloidal silver for that infected toe of yours? The key is to use plenty and use good quality. For external use the key is to keep it wet (for example, keep a cotton ball soaked in CS on the toe). You should use it both internally and externally. Raw manuka honey might work too. Same for the ozonator. I wonder how that would work with some CS added to the water? Hmmm . . .
Keep taking the CS internally regardless would be my advice.
You're probably right about just fruits and nuts... Ah man.. There's way too much contradiction in the path to finding a proper diet. I'm gonna stick with a balanced omni-raw for now. Mainly based on fruit, fats, veggies, and sprouts (no order). Limiting myself to one portion of meat/fish/eggs each day. I might even substitute a type of blue-green algae in place of the meat/eggs. I just wish I knew the proper macronutrient ratio and other key elements to form the basis of my diet.
I have read that some highly hybridized foods should be limited such as pineapple, wheat, and even dates. I also hear things about tons of other foods that we should not be eating... Anyone have any thoughts on this? What do you think we should not be eating?
The toe is getting a lot better. I've been putting some raw honey and glacial clay (rich in minerals and is very oxygenating) on it. I only had a little bit of the CS left (Natural Immunogenics Fine Mist Spray).
After being raw vegan for 18 moths with poor results, I am on a omnivore diet ( about 80% raw) with great improvements.
I eat lots of eggs, raw veggies like cucumbers, lettuce, cabbage etc, little fruit, lots of nuts and oils ( VCO and olive oil). I also drink raw milk every day, and although I know that the paleo diet does not include that, I believe it is a valuable food.
I eat some cooked grains and I allow myself a few exceptions to the rule every now and then, b/c in my opinion ( and in my experience) losing flexibility is always quite detrimental on both physical and mental health.
I am a firm believer in metabolic testing and dietary guidelines based on the MT results. Being a protein type, it makes perfect sense that as a child I had a preference for protein foods ( meat, eggs), and I thrived on a very high-protein diet. This also explains why a vegan and mostly fruitarian diet did a lot of damage to my health.
GREAT! I've been raw for 2 months now and I love it. For breakfast I just finished off a young coconut. The juice and pulp for a young coconut gives me so much energy!!
I love this new way of eating and I couldn't imagine any other way ever again! This is for life!
This is how you can get started, eat only fruit in the morning, or on an empty stomach. I usually eat a banana, orange, some kiwi and berries. I'll eat fruit when ever I'm hungry until 12:00pm.
For lunch I eat a big salad with lemon juice and herbs. Sometimes I'll make homemade dressing that I get from a book I bought, "Rainbow live food cousine" by Dr. Gabriel Cusine. My salad has everything on it including my favorite avocodos!
For dinner, I'll eat either fruit on an empty stomach, or I'll make myself squash spagetti that I experimented with with one of my kitchen tools.
I also bought a dehydrator and I am addicted to dried tomatoes!
If you're seriously going to start raw I recommend you read that best book ever by David Wolfe "Sundried food diet success system" no other book compares!
To me, the best raw diet is the Primal Diet made by Aajonus Vonderplanitz. http://www.drbass.com/aajonus.html
Imo, he is the most knowledgable healer I've seen when it comes to nutrition. Primal diet is not a paleo diet, it actually includes vegetable juices, a little fruit, and is very similar to the diet you are thinking of trying. It also includes lots of raw fats.
A close second is the diet proposed by Dr Bass. His work with mice experiments is fascinating. He found that a complete protein (like eggs) was the most important factor in the health of mice (and men). http://www.drbass.com/mice.html
This entire website is a wealth of information and I recommend paying for and downloading his PDFs as well.
Different diets work for different people at different times. If you have a good baseline diet, you can use specific foods to get well from specific ailments, so it's hard to put anyone in a catch all "one diet", because different people react differently to different food. It's the concepts that are important.
Personally, I don't think a diet that removes all vegetables is a very good idea. I say this not only from reading 2 years of different diets but also from personal experience myself running into a mineral defeciency following a diet that had no leafy greens in it. There are many vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that are almost exclusively drawn from vegetables. There are some healing strategies that almost exclusively use vegetables as a healing source (Gerson), and they work (for a time at least). HOWEVER, he is correct when he says that humans have trouble digesting vegetables, we only digest about 60% of vegetable matter we could, because we are not herbivores! Also, it slows and impairs the digestion of meats and proteins. This is why you should JUICE vegetables. Aajonus elaborates a lot more on this in his book, "We Want to Live" and his followup book, "The Recipe for Living without Disease", which are both brilliant.
Grains and beans you can do without, HOWEVER, some people need STARCH to detox. So some people need starch 1-2 times a week. Which starch and how you get it are up to you, Aajonus has a great recipe called "The Nut Formula" in his books that accommodate this.
>>The main foods are fish, egg yolk, fruit, and fats (olive oil, nuts).
As long as they are raw it's good. Cooked version of these foods might as well be a different food category, can be detox in the long term, and instead of being beneficial will destroy your health.
>>People keep telling me that I need to find out what's best for me, but how do I
>>go about doing that?
Experimentation and trying something for at least 3-4 weeks. Finding a guru and trying it for 3-4 weeks. READING and making up your own mind. Following in the foot steps of people who have already beaten whatever disease you are trying to recover from.
>>Where do I get started? Should I take some type of test (metabolic typing, etc)?
Good question, and it would entirely depend on what you are trying to recover from. For the BASICS, I would highly recommend reading Dr Sutters book "It's not Illegal to Be Healthy". It's a good book on the basics for recovering from any disease.
Depends on which raw diet. Raw by itself there is no detriment. If there is a deficiency in a diet, it sometimes takes 3-10 years before you'll run out of reserves in the body and you'll see a problem.
There are many raw diets, I think you will find most are vegan. I was also vegan for almost a year but it's not the way imo. If you want to know more, just read below.
I would read and follow the teachings of Aajonus Vonderplanitz and maybe do a fruitarian diet for 3 months before that. BUT, the details will highly depend on your own body and you will have to self experiment, there is no way around this.
Hi there, I eat a strict raw vegan diet and LOVE it! I always feel positive and clear. One thing that I truly love about it is the great feeling of eating what I have created. I make my own nut milks, breads, crackers and so much more! I feel alert, light like I have wings on my feet. I know that different diets work for different people, but this one is super, it is wonderful for your physical AND mental self!