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Why avoid seed oils?

Why avoid seed oils? How? Overview Many seed oils are vegetable oils that are processed and heat-treated. The processing denatures them and renders them inflammatory for many people and their digestion. Some vegetable oils, such as olive oil, are not treated, but are adulterated in the market. Saturated fats, such as coconut oil, and animal …

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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 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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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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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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Acid-alkaline balance

Acid-alkaline balance – briefly This idea 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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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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Detoxifying

Detoxifying – briefly Detoxifying means having abundant, healthy waste 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. …

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Intermittent fasting

Intermittent fasting – briefly There is no strict definition of “intermittent fasting”. For some people, it means eating time-restricted eating, eating only within a specific window of four, six, or eight each and every day. This could mean eating only from ten o’clock in the morning until six o’clock in the evening. For others, it …

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Other ideas

Other ideas 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 be surrounded by synthetic perfumes. Your …

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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 legumes, soy, beans, and quinoa, fats, such as pumpkin seeds, almonds, walbuts, and healthy vegetable oils, such as flaxseed oil, olive oil, and coconut oil, carbohydrates, such as …

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Vitamins

Vitamins – briefly This article is about the therapeutic use of vitamins. It is 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. Herbs nourish your body with essential …

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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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Compatible eating

Compatible eating – briefly Compatible eating is also known as food combining. If you avoid foods that interfere with each other, you digest the meal better. Separating incompatible foods makes it possible to eliminate bloating, excess gas, constipation, diarrhea, stomach pains, and indigestion. If your digestion is healthy, you are healthy. This idea refers to …

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