Ideas

ideas to think and talk about and then possibly to act on

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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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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Why avoid sugar? How?

Why avoid sugar? How? Sugar depletes the body of minerals and vitamins necessary for health. It is an anti-nutrient. Many doctors point out that it can cause chronic illness. We all have small tumors in us. If you feed them enough sugar, they grow. All tumors have a “sweet tooth”.  It is sugar, not calories, …

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Why avoid dairy? How?

Why avoid dairy? How? Pasteurized, cow’s dairy (milk, cheese, and yogurt) has most if not all of the nutrients removed during the processing and heat treatment. Be aware that much industrial dairy is from cows fed on growth hormones, antibiotics, and painkilllers. Dairy can cause congested sinuses, mucus, or skin irritations in many people. If …

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Why avoid wheat? How?

Why avoid wheat? How? Wheat (wheat flour) is found in bread, pasta, cereal, couscous, noodles, cookies, cakes, pastries, pizza, and many packaged food products. Wheat flour is a white powder that has been milled from wheat (Triticum Aestivum). Much wheatt has been genetically modified (hybridized) 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 in mountains of statistics and rivers of metabolic pathways on standardized diagrams. “Biochemical Individuality“, by Professor Roger Williams, PhD, was first published in 1956. Dr. Williams described wide anatomical and physiological variations among people. His …

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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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Blood type eating

Blood type eating – briefly This article refers to two books: “Eat Right 4 Your Type“, by Dr. Peter D’Adamo ND, published in 1996 and updated in 2016,  and “Dr. Mozzi’s diet. Blood types and food combinations“, Dr. Piero Mozzi, translated from Italian in 2017. Your blood type is genetic, but your genes are not …

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Detox

Detox – why? how? Summary The reality of life in a post-industrial world is that we live in a toxic world. Get used to it. Try to avoid exposure, particularly if you live near a factory, the site of a former factory, a major highway, or an airline flight path. Do not be afraid. The …

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Intermittent fasting

Intermittent fasting – briefly The definition of “intermittent fasting” is not strict. For some people, it means eating only within a window of six, eight, or twelve hours each and every day. For others, it means eating nothing for at least twnety-four hours, which is what I do now and then. This article reviews the …

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