True health is not merely the absence of disease. It is a pro-active state; it includes absorbing nutrients and excreting pollutants. The process of true health is common to all, but could also be unique to each person.

Are you constipated? Do you feel bloated, excess gas, diarrhea, or stomach pain after a meal? Only you can measure your digestion. Only if your digestion is healthy can you be truly healthy. Digestion is not a collective activity. If your digestion is not healthy, only you can do something about it – to gain health, to feel better, and to lose weight. I can guarantee it, conditionally. 

Why in case of chronic illness is a change in eating habits the last resort – and not the first resort?

HealthViaFood summarizes and simplifies ideas and methods from books by independent doctors and others. Some of thse ideas are ancient. There are thousands of books, courses, and websites about health, nutrition, healthy food, living longer, and weight management. Many are excellent. What is the difference with HealthViaFood?

The difference is that the ideas presented here make it possible to :

  • personalize your nutrition,
  • forget about calories, and
  • do it yourself (DIY) for free, without supplements.

Personalize your nutrition.

According to an ancient Roman philosopher, Lucretius, “one man’s food can be another man’s poison.” We are all human, but we are also individuals with a unique identity and metabolism. What is healthy for you may or may not be healthy for me and vice versa. The body is a garden, but your garden is not my garden.

The key concept is biochemical individuality

Do you know your innate prevailing body shape – beefy and big-boned (endomorph), muscular but less bony (mesomorph), or thin-muscled and -boned (ectomorph)? Different innate shapes make the so-called “body mass index” irrelevant to the questions, “what is a healthy weight for me?” and “how do I reach it?”.

Do you know your ABO blood type?

Personalizing nutrition begins with knowing yourself and listening to your own body.

Forget the calories.

woman with weight loss and baggy pantsHealthViaFood goes beyond cutting junk food and eating more fruits and vegetables. Some ideas are old, but still useful – and still controversial. These ideas confront the model that defines health as the absence of disease and that sees germs (or genes) as the causes of disease. 

Forget about calories. These ideas make it possible to eat as much as you want – and still gain health. You could try an idea for a week or two and then see how you feel. 

How is your digestion before and after you made the change? 

DIY – improve your digestion – for free.

A frequently asked question is – what do I eat (or not eat) to keep myself health? There is much confusing and contradictory information about nutrition and healthy eating. Many academic studies about nutrition contradict each other. Why? There is simply no one set of eating habits that is healthy for everybody. This simple fact is often overlooked in the stale advice of the “experts” to “eat a balanced diet“. A balance between what and what ?

To gain health and to lose weight, the key is to improve digestion. The digestive system is a ten-meter tube. You have some control over your digestion, if you choose to use it. If your digestion is healthy over time, you are healthy. Good health begins and ends in the gut – with healthy digestion. A healthy belly is a happy belly.

Ideas you can use

HealthViaFood is named after the book “Health via Food” by Dr. William Howard Hay, MD, published in 1929, and available online for free. After years as a conventional doctor, Dr. Hay was overweight and in ill health. He healed himself by changing his eating habits. In his book, he describes prompting many people to heal themselves of chronic health problems – simply by changing their eating habits. Dr. Hay’s ideas were later independently confirmed by Dr. Herbert Shelton, MD, in his book “Food Combining“, published in 1952.

Briefly, the main ideas of HealthViaFood are food combining, the acid-alkaline balance, blood type eating, detox, replacing (junk foods), and chrononutrition. There is no need to believe me. You can do your own research, using references at the of the articles or your other sources. Research for the articles is open source. 

Your health or your habits?

Skeptical? So am I. What matters more to you – your health or your eating habits? Results can be conditionally guaranteed, in three weeks or less, depending on only one condition, a change in eating habits (and a true desire to be healthy). Health is a choice that begins in the mind – without shame, guilt nor moral judgment. It can be difficult, but substitutes are possible. The sweetest pleasure of all is a long healthy life in good health not the taste of sugar. 

Nota bene. Some people choose what to eat and what not to eat for philosophical or spiritual reasons, not for health reasons. This site does not serve these people. This site is oriented towards health, science, and the search for truth by the free individual. Nothing in this site is intended to diagnose, prevent, treat, or cure any disease. If you have a medical condition, see a doctor.

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