Ideas

ideas about health via food from books by unconventional or retired medical doctors

Why skip seed oils?

Why skip seed oils? How? Overview Seed oils refer to oils that are heat-treated, processed, and deodorized. This includes canola, corn, cottonseed, soy, peanut, sesame, rice bran, and sunflower oils. They are also commonly known as “vegetable oils” or industrial oils. They are not “heart healthy“. They were originally used to make soap. Later, they …

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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 skip sugar? How?

Why skip sugar? How? Are you addicted to sugar? Refined sugar depletes the body of minerals and vitamins. After you eat sugar, you excrete nutrients, such as magnesium, zinc, and vitamins C and B. Sugar also makes your blood and tissues slightly acidic. They can measure this in the urine. Many doctors point out that …

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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. In the morning, you may have an “acid wave” after sleeping and waking up. For example, the first urine of the day is usually acidic. In the evening, you may tend to be …

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Why skip dairy? How?

Why skip 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 skip wheat? How?

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

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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 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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Intermittent fasting

Intermittent fasting – briefly There is no strict definition of “intermittent fasting”. For some people, it means time-restricted eating, only within a specific window of four, six, or eight hours 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 means …

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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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Food combining

Food combining – briefly 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 the books and methods by Dr. William Howard …

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