This is just an overview of a cleansing diet, which I personally would use as general principles and preventative/maintenance health. It is not conclusive.
Detoxing the body has to be the first move before we can begin to heal. Like a good car mechanic ridding the engine of old oil and giving it a cleanse before replacing it with quality oil. I hope this list is of some use to you. We have to try and combat the mass attack on our health and souls.
THIS IS NOT MEDICAL ADVICE – IF YOU HAVE ANY HEALTH ISSUES, IT WOULD BE ADVISABLE TO SEE A RECOMMENDED NATURAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER
- organic fruit and veg, including ginger root, garlic and fresh herbs
- lots of lemon and lime drinks – hot or/and cold
- herbal and fruit teas (with lemons and limes)
- sprouted foods (can sprout your own using hemp sprouting bags) http://www.sproutman.co.uk
- fresh wheatgrass and barley grass
Additional food items [* = animal produce]
- cider vinegar
- coconut oil (for cooking)
- yeast-free vegetable cubes
- Himalayan salt (pink)
- non-dairy milks: any of the nut milks, hemp milk, rice milk. Avoid soya. You can make your own with a ‘Yoah’ milk maker machine.
- seaweed – various types. Eat a variety.
- combination of seeds: flax, hemp, sunflower, pumpkin, poppy, etc.
- nuts – mixed and pre-soaked in water, or plant-based milks, and coconut milk.
- legumes: lentils, variety of beans, chick peas, etc
- cold-pressed virgin oils: hemp, flax, sunflower, sesame, etc
- * manuka honey (higher grade the better) Avoid supermarket cheap honey ….cos it ain’t honey, it’s just glorified SUGAR.
- dried fruit in moderation (watch they are not coated with sugar substitutes)
- home-made humous
- * kafir
- * fresh fish: especially deep sea fish
- spelt pasta
- rice cakes
- spelt, or rice bread in moderation
- biodynamic eggs (you can eat 6 a day if you wish, because it is a myth/propaganda that cholesterol is bad for you. Animal cholesterol is essential for ‘long term’ health)
Additional items for healing [handy items to have around the house]
- colloidal silver
- aloe vera plant (even gel)
- bicarb soda (aluminium-free type is best)
- t-tree oil
- iodine drops
- comfrey cream
- vitamin E capsules, or creams (for skin conditions)
- epsom salts (for bathing)
- ‘Weleda’ arnica massage balm
General healthy supplements
[must be good quality, such as Solgar or Biocare]
- multivitamin and mineral
- ▪ fish oil capsules (not cod liver oils)
- multi vit B
- Vit D
Try and not get too bogged down in conditions, symptoms and ailments. These are just labels. Try to think that the body only really cares about the condition of the cells, tissues and blood; and certainly not any labels. Labels are for careerists (specialists and experts ££££) in health departments. So essentially we really only need to focus on our cellular health.
There are four elements to good cellular health:
1/. Alkalised cells
2/. Hydrated cells
3/. Oxygenated cells
4/. Mineralised cells
Once these four elements are in place, the body has the right foundation to heal and repair. However, please see The Godai below.
Many, if not all ‘symptoms’ (cellular breakdown) are caused by a build up of over-acidity and yeast build up, which causes parasitic infection.
To rid oneself of parasites and candida type problems; one needs to cleanse.
I would suggest to anyone new to cleansing/detoxing; tackle it gradually. This is the procedure I would suggest for most people:
1st – Gentle detox
Moving away from sugar-based foods and eating more fresh fruit and vegetables. Soups and salads diet.
2nd – Semi-fasting
Trying to eat less meals; perhaps only having one healthy meal a day, with a few small healthy snacks, such as vegetable slices with humous, or/and nuts, etc.
3rd – Raw
As above, but introducing sprouts, wheatgrass and green juicing into your diet, as replacements to meals. Keeping your diet as raw as possible.
4th – Lemon fast
Try to go without any food whatsoever, for at least a day. Good if you can go three days without food. Be careful! If you have never fasted before, you may wish to only try a day at a time. The three days may need building up to over months.
3rd – Raw
As symptoms dissolve, return to a raw diet and monitor your health. If you feel you have resolved your condition; then go back to 2nd stage of semi-fasting, having one healthy soup a day. Then return to the 1st stage of a gentle detox.
DON’T BEAT YOURSELF UP IF YOU FALL OFF THE WAGON ‘OCCASIONALLY’
The temptations to eat sugary-based foods are ubiquitous in this society. If you do indulge, just get back on the wagon as soon as you can.
The more you clean up, the easier it will get. You not only will be re-programming old bad habits; but as you cleanse, you will be literally starving and killing the parasites within you. It is the parasites which are craving the sugar-based/yeast/acidic foods. The less parasites you have in your gut, the easier it will be for you to resist these acidic foods and drinks. Alcoholics are really craving sugar, the high parasitic content within them are craving the acidity/yeast that alcohol provides.
In addition when you begin to eat a cleaner diet, you will not only find you will not want a desert after a meal; but you will crave less food. Therefore lose weight, (or gain weight as the body comes into equilibrium). You will feel physically good with noticeably more energy, be mentally balanced/stable; reacting less to external stimuli, such as negative situations and environments, like catching colds in winter and allergies.
In addition you will feel good about yourself knowing that you have self-discipline and self-worth, that you care about yourself enough not to degrade your body. It is a win win win eating a healthier diet.
Cost of eating healthy
The cost to just to eat fruit and vegetables that was just normal only two generations ago has become outrageous. Health food shops these days are really for the ‘haves’ in society. The middle classes seem to be the only people who can afford to regularly shop in these places. However, there are farmers’ markets and box schemes which can be considerably cheaper. Also, you may find somebody local who grows their own fruit n veg. This will help keep the costs down. You could start up your own small allotment with some fellow-minded souls. Share the costs, share the produce.
Of course lemon fasting has to be the cheapest cleansing diet around. And one of THE most effective! In addition, when you are not constantly buying comfort foods (to feed the parasites within you), then you have more money to pay for quality foods, which are good for you.
The four main killers which are literally killing us off (slow kill) are:
This is the biggy. Sugar is in EVERYTHING, and I mean everything. Cigarettes (hence the cravings), pills from the doctors (hence the cravings) and carbohydrates such as wheat (hence the cravings). And sugar’s relatives are not friendly to you either. The dysaturate sweeteners such as fructose, dextrose, etc. Even the natural monosaturate sweeteners such as coconut sugar are still going to create a candida/yeast/acidic environment …..which are a breeding ground for parasites. And the parasites will destroy you from within. All sugar is really just sweet poison, just domestic legalised heroin.
Surprise surprise. What we eat is GMO frankenwheat, with hardly any connection to the original ancient wheats.
Why are we the only animal which continues to consume milk (and its byproducts) after we have weened as adults? Why are we the only animal on this planet which has milk from another animal? [in nature a giraffe would never have milk from a tiger, or a donkey from a monkey]
Plus the dairy industry is an incredibly cruel industry. The sound of the cows angst when they have their calves taken away from them, should haunt us all.
The milk we consume, even organic, is not conducive to our health. There are so many plant-based alternatives available now to milk, such as coconut, almond, hemp, etc [avoid soya].
4/. Trans fats
Foods which have not only been cooked, so they are deplete of their original nutrition; but foods which have had their form completely distorted by processed de-natured trans fats. i.e. biscuits/cookies, cakes, etc.
How to eat
How to eat is as important as what to eat. These five pointers should help:
(i) Chew your food, take your time to appreciate your meal at a relaxed pace. Never wolf food down. By masticating the food in your mouth first before swallowing, the enzymes in your mouth have a chance to pre-digest the food prior to further ingesting in the stomach.
(ii) Eat smallish mouthfuls, for the same reason as above.
(iii) Only eat two cupped hands full at one sitting. 3/4 course meals are very unhealthy.
(iv) Look into food combining. This is probably one of the most overlooked area of nutrition, even for long term healthy eaters.
(v) Try to have a variety of foods each day. Mix n match for interest and for health benefits. Eating a spectrum of colours is a good general guide.
In more broader terms, regarding wellbeing; the body is in good balance when these following five elements are in harmony. However these days these elements are under attack. In ancient Japanese medicine, this is called The Godai.
1/. Structure – posture, correct movement, (spinal mechanics)
2/. Fuel – nutrition/diet
3/. Energy – our life force energy, or chi, our battery power
4/. Environment – clean air, water, atmosphere, in alignment with nature
5/. Mind/Emotions – at peace, without stress
Encapsulating all these five elements is spirituality. Our spiritual approach to life.