Reach a healthy weight
Effortless weight loss.
Health is true wealth. Are you interested in reaching a healthy weight for you? What if you could eat as much as you want – without counting calories? What do you value more – your health or your habits?
There are thousands of books, courses, and websites about health, nutrition, food, weight management, and living longer. Many are excellent. What is the difference with HealthViaFood? The difference is that this site:
- offers information for personalized nutrition,
- makes it possible for you to forget about calories,
- does not promote nor sell supplements (and has no “health claims”).
According to the ancient Roman philosopher, Lucretius, “one man’s food can be another man’s poison.” We are all human beings, but we are each individuals with a unique history and metabolism. What is healthy for you may not be healthy for me and vice versa. For example, veganism may be healthy for you, but not for me. The key concept is biochemical individuality.
Do you know your innate body shape – rounded (endomorph), rectangular (mesomorph), or skinny (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 body.
Forget about calories.
These ideas and methods go beyond cutting junk food and eating more vegetables. Some of these ideas are provocative and not accepted by the health authorities. They confront the model that defines health as the absence of disease. Forget about calories. Eat as much as you want. Try an idea for a week or two, or at most four, and then see how you feel. How is your digestion before and after you make the change? If you feel better, you will continue, naturally, for your health.
What to eat to maintain your health?
A frequently asked question is – “what do I eat (or not eat) to maintain my health?” If you look for an answer, there is much confusing and contradictory information about nutrition and healthy eating. Many academic studies about nutrition contradict each other. There is simply no one set of eating habits that is healthy for everybody.
Your goal is to improve your digestion. You are the only one who can evaluate your digestion. If your digestion is healthy over time, you are healthy, or you become healthy. Good health begins (and ends) in the gut – with healthy digestion.
Ideas you can use
This site is named after the book “Health via Food“, by Dr. William Howard Hay, MD, published in 1929, and available online for free. Like many doctors, Dr. Hay was so dedicated to his patients that he thought only about his work. Like some people today, he was also overweight and in bad health. Then he treated and healed himself by changing his eating habits. His weight loss was a natural side effect of his healthy eating habits. Then he wrote a book about it. Dr. Hay’s ideas were later independently confirmed and reported by Dr. Herbert Shelton, MD, in his book “Food Combining“, published in 1952.
Briefly, the main ideas are food combining, the acid-alkaline balance, blood type eating, detox, eliminations, and chrono-nutrition. You can find these ideas in books by medical doctors, who confirm each other independently. This site summarizes these ideas. It makes them practical, so you can lose weight effortlessly, reaching a healthy weight for you, on only one condition – a change in eating habits (and a true desire to be healthy). The research for these 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 are possible in one to four weeks, 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 judgement. It can be difficult, but substitutes are possible. The sweetest pleasure of all is good health, not the taste of sugar.
Nota bene. Some people choose what to eat and what not to eat for philosophical, spiritual, or religious reasons, not for health reasons. This site does not serve these people. This site is oriented towards health, science, and the individual. Nothing in this site is intended to diagnose, prevent, treat, or cure any disease. If you have a medical condition, see a doctor.