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Why avoid sugar? How?

Why avoid sugar? How? Sugar depletes the body of minerals and vitamins necessary for health. For example, after you eat sugar, you excrete nutrients, such as magnesium and vitamin B. They can measure this in urine. Many doctors point out that refined sugar can cause chronic illness. We all have small tumors in us. If …

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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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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 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, sesame seeds, tahini (sesame butter), fenugreek, carob, and tofu all have calcium, depending on the soil where they were grown and also …

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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 wheat has been genetically modified (hybridized) over many, many years to satisfy the demands of commercial …

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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 idea is not a fad diet. It goes beyond eating more fruits and vegetables. This idea makes it possible 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 …

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Detox

Detox – briefly Detoxification means healthy excretion. The reality of life in a post-industrial world is that we live in a toxic world. Get used to it. Do not be afraid. Do you live near a factory, the site of a former factory, a major highway, or an airline flight path? If so, would you …

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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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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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