Why in cases of chronic illness
is a change in eating habits
the last resort
and not the first resort?
What do you value more -
your health or your habits?
Vegan or paleo?
That is the question.
What is biohacking?
It is health via food.
Are you interested in gaining health, living longer, or losing weight? What if you could eat as much as you want – without counting calories?
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 three weeks, depending on only one condition, a change in eating habits. Health is a choice that begins in the mind – without shame, guilt nor moral judgement. It can be difficult, but substitutes are possible. This may mean a change of preferences. The sweetest pleasure of all in life is good health, not the taste of sugar.
Ideas you can use
This site is named after the book “Health via Food“, written by Dr. William Howard Hay, MD, and published in 1929. Like many doctors, Dr. Hay thought only about his work. Like some people today, he was overweight and in bad health. He treated and healed himself most of all by changing how he composed each meal. The weight loss was a side effect. Hay’s ideas were later independently confirmed and reported by Dr. Herbert Shelton, MD, in his book “Food Combining“, published in 1952.
There are thousands of books, courses, and websites about health, nutrition, weight loss, and living longer. What is the difference with this site? The difference is that this site:
- offers advice for personalized nutrition,
- summarizes in practical terms an assortment of scientific ideas and methods,
- makes it possible to forget about calories, and
- includes references to explain why these methods work.
The main ideas are food combining, the acid-alkaline balance, blood type eating, detox, eliminations, and chrono-nutrition. Use the menu to choose the article about each idea. None of these ideas are original to me. You can find them in books, including old books, by medical doctors and other scientists who independently confirm each other.
Forget about calories.
The ideas and methods go beyond cutting junk food (sugary, starchy food) and eating more vegetables. Some of the 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, and then see how you feel. If you feel better, continue.
Think about nutrients not calories.
This site also includes information about nutrients, both macro-nutrients and micro-nutrients (minerals and vitamins), how they are used in the body, and what foods have them. Recipes are available, but to be detailed later. With few exceptions, the recipes are quick, inexpensive, and apply all of the key ideas.
What to eat to maintain your health?
A frequently asked question that many people have is – what do I eat (or not eat) to maintain my own health myself? At the same time, there is much confusing and contradictory information about nutrition and healthy eating today. What many sincere commentators overlook is that there is no one set of eating habits that is healthy for everybody. They tend to overlook biochemical individuality. In other words, what is healthy for you may not be healthy for me and vice versa.
As a result, depending on your point of view, there is either a jungle or a desert of information that you can use. Some people learn to answer this question by trial and error. The books reviewed and the ideas on this site describe honest doctors’ ideas and methods to make it possible for you to answer this question for yourself. The goal is to improve digestion and to become ridiculously healthy for your age. You are the only one who can evaluate your digestion. If your digestion is healthy, you are healthy.
Nota bene. Some people choose what to eat and what not to eat for philosophical, spiritual, or religious reasons. This site does not serve these people. This site is oriented towards health and science. Nothing in this site is intended to diagnose, prevent, treat, or cure any disease. If you have a medical condition, see a doctor.