HealthViaFood summarizes and simplifies a set of ideas about health, food, nutrition, and cooking. The sources are books by unconventional medical doctors and others. References are included. These ideas make it possible for you to personalize your nutrition, to forget about calories, and to gain health, feel better, and lose weight.

Specifically, these ideas are:

Many of these ideas are a hundred years old or more. Some are ancient. At the same time, their authors are not infallible. They have or had their own points of view. Each idea can be uncertain, perhaps twenty-percent uncertain. How to apply these ideas depends on the person, their current eating habits, their concerned partners or family members, their goals, and their personal history. 

Many people see results of even only one idea in as little as one to three weeks. This simply requires the strength of mind to take control of one’s own health – one healthy habit at a time. 

Look for the truth, and your health will follow,” as Dr. Herbert Shelton MD, author of “Food Combining Made Easy“, put it. The truth is inside you, if you look for it.

What is the most powerful thing that you can do to improve your health? Learn to cook. It begins with a stable cutting board, a sharp knife, a blender, a steamer basket, and a frying pan. If I can learn to cook, so can you. The best chefs keep their spices a secret, but I am not a chef, so I wrote an article about spices I use in food I cook. Spices make a meal delicious and nourishing, but tastes are individual.

Good health starts in the gut with healthy digestion. What is optimal digestion? It begins with an absence of constipation, bloating, diarrhea, stomach pains, and excess gas. It continues with absorption and assimilation of nutrients, minerals, and vitamins from your food into your blood, tissues, organs, and bones. It ends with complete elimination of waste. It is not as simple as “eat a balanced diet” or “eat more fruits and vegetables”.

Why in case of chronic illness is a change in eating habits the last resort and not the first resort? What is worth more to you – your health or your habits?

We have a food industry that takes almost no account of health at the same time that we have a health industry that takes almost no account of food. It does not matter what country you are in nor what language you speak. Even the World Health Organization points out that there are more people on earth who are obese than people who are starving. Many of the obese are malnourished. This makes no sense to me. 

What is the difference with this site, the ideas, and the methods?

  1. You can personalize your nutrition.
  2. You can forget about calories.
  3. I do not sell supplements.

The body is a garden, not a machine. My garden is not your garden. The key concept, which can be difficult for many to grasp, is biochemical individuality.

Regarding science, particularly the biology (physiology) of digestion, attributing cause-and-effect is never certain, but the relevant questions are always:

  • What is the science, and who is the scientist?
  • What is any personal interest or point of view of the scientist or their sponsor?
  • Is the science, as described by the scientist, based on a grand theory, or is it based on the observations (or trial and error) of the scientist?
  • What are the specific observations  (or the trial and error)? If the observations are not direct, then who made the observations?
  • Have others repeated these observations?
  • Is it possible to prove that the conclusion is false, for example in a controlled experiment or with possible contrary observations? If not, then what is the proof of the theory?
  • Can the science be used to predict anything with any accuracy?
  • Is it new?

Nothing in this site is intended to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.

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