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How to apply

How to apply How to apply these ideas about health via food to you, specifically? The objective is to lose weight and to gain health. Are you willing to change your eating habits? Do you truly desire good health? What is your blood type – O, A, B, or AB? If you are not sure, …

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Bio Brussels

Bio Brussels This article is simply an overview of the retail market for organic food in the local Brussels, Belgium area in 2021, including a partial listing of shops and nearby farms. This listing is not complete. It is also not an endorsement of any supplier. Nobody sponsored this survey. Buyer beware. Of course, you …

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Calorie myth

“The Calorie Myth” – book review According to Alan Watts, a philosopher who translated Eastern religion to Western terms, “a myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world”. This could describe the calorie theory. This article reviews the book, “The Calorie Myth“, by Jonathan Bailor, published in …

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Chrono-nutrition

Chrono-nutrition – briefly Chrono-nutrition is based on the idea that your digestive system functions slightly differently at different times of the day. For example, in the morning, you may have an “acid wave” after sleeping and waking up. In the evening, you may tend to be more alkaline. To absorb and assimilate the nutrients in …

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Why avoid sugar? How?

Why avoid sugar? How? You may be addicted to sugar, which depletes the body of minerals and vitamins. After you eat sugar, you excrete nutrients, such as magnesium and vitamin B. Sugar also makes your blood and tissues slightly acidic. They can measure this in the urine. Many doctors point out that refined sugar can …

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Why avoid wheat? How?

Why avoid wheat? How? Wheat (wheat flour) is found in bread, pasta, cereal, cookies, cakes, pastries, pizza, couscous, noodles, and many other packaged food products. Wheat flour is a white powder that has been milled from wheat (Triticum Aestivum). Farmers have bred and hybridized wheat over many, many years to satisfy the demands of commercial …

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Why avoid dairy? How?

Why avoid dairy? How? If you believe that “you need dairy for calcium”, then you have been misinformed. Yes, you need calcium, but other foods, including certain vegetables, also have calcium. Parsley, broccoli, spinach, kale, sesame seeds, tahini (sesame butter), fenugreek, carob, and tofu all have calcium, depending on the soil where they were grown …

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Biochemical individuality

“Biochemical Individuality” – book review The chemistry of your body is unique to you. This simple fact is often overlooked by many experts in health and nutrition. Mountains of statistics and rivers of metabolic pathways on standardized diagrams cannot tell you about your individual digestion. Only you can measure and analyze your own digestion. How? …

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Detox

Detox – briefly Detoxification means abundant, healthy excretion. If you are not having at least one bowel movement per day, then you may be slowly becoming toxic. The signs of chronic toxicity vary from person to person. The reality of life in a post-industrial world is that we live in a toxic world. Get used …

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Blood type eating

Blood type eating – briefly This idea is not a fad diet. It goes beyond eating more fruits and vegetables. This idea begins to personalize nutrition. This article refers to three books: “Eat Right 4 Your Type“, by Dr. Peter D’Adamo ND, published in 1996 and updated in 2016,  “Dr. Mozzi’s diet. Blood types and …

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Acid-alkaline balance

Acid-alkaline balance – briefly This article refers to the books and methods of Dr. Stephen Domenig MD, “The Alkaline Cure“, and Dr. Eva-Maria Kraske MD, “The Acid-Alkaline Balance“. Dr. Kraske’s book is available in German, French, and Spanish, but not in English. An acid-alkaline balance is not a new idea, although the connection to food …

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Macro-nutrients

Macro-nutrients – briefly Macro-nutrients are required in larger amounts than micro-nutrients. Macro-nutrients include: water, protein, such as eggs, fish, turkey, and beef, or vegan options, such as lentils, tofu, beans, and legumes, fats, such as nuts, seeds, and healthy vegetable oils, such as flaxseed oil, olive oil, and coconut oil, carbohydrates, such as vegetables, fruits, …

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Other ideas

Other ideas (possible articles) about health via food Essential oils Triclosan, formaldehyde, parabens and other artificial ingredients are found in many soaps, shampoos, toiletries and cosmetic products. They are used to give scents, to maintain the shelf-life, or for other purposes. Many perfumes are based on synthetic aromas. It is nauseous for some people to …

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Intermittent fasting

Intermittent fasting – briefly There is no strict definition of “intermittent fasting“. For some people, it means eating only within a window of four, six, eight, or even twelve hours each and every day. For others, it means eating nothing for at least twenty-four hours, which is what I do now and then. This article …

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Vegan or paleo?

Vegan or paleo? Overview Vegans exclude all animal products, such as beef, turkey, and eggs, but they eat beans, grains, and legumes. Paleo eating includes animal products, but it excludes beans, grains, and legumes, such as lentils, tofu, millet, buckwheat, and rice. Which is healthy for you? This question can be very controversial but it …

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Vitamins

Vitamins – briefly This article is about the therapeutic use of vitamins – and not about their detailed biochemistry. Vitamins can be used to prevent and treat illness, according to various medical doctors who are cited. Low doses are not therapeutic. Various medical doctors have published their research over many years, including their observations, conclusions, …

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Spices

Spices – briefly According to “Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects. 2nd edition“, “historically, spices have shaped many events throughout the world. Many voyagers, including the legendary Christopher Columbus, explored the seas in search of treasured spices. These commodities were valued to flavor, to color, and to preserve food in many places. Today, spices are …

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Herbs

Herbs – briefly Herbs are leaves or roots that can be used to make tea or other infusions. This site distinguishes between herbs, which are used for tea and for medicine, and spices, which flavor food. This distinction may be arbitrary, since you can also add herbs to food. The utility of herbs and spices …

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Other nutrients

Other nutrients This post is a work in process. It is to be updated and completed in a future article. Digestive enzymes Digestive enzymes are also known as pancreatic or proteolytic enzymes. Certain raw foods have digestive enzymes. For example, apples have amylase. Pineapples and papaya have bromelain, which is useful to break down protein. …

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Minerals

Minerals “Your body will work, if you take the minerals it requires to function.“– Dr. Carolyn Dean MD, author, “Magnesium Miracle“ ”You can trace every sickness, every disease and every ailment to a mineral deficiency.”– Dr. Linus Pauling PhD, two-time Nobel Prize winner, author, “How to Live Longer and Feel Better.“ Minerals make up about …

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Food combining

Food combining – briefly If you avoid foods that compete with each other for digestion, then it is easier to digest the meal completely. This makes it possible to avoid bloating, excess gas, constipation, diarrhea, and stomach pains or indigestion after a meal. This idea refers to the books and methods of Dr. William Howard …

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