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Diet For A Healthy Person

Categories: Diet and Nutrition
Sources: How And When To Be Your Own Doctor

I doubt that it is possible to be totally healthy in the twentieth

century. Doctors Alsleben and Shute in their book How to Survive the

New Health Catastrophes state that in-depth laboratory testing of

the population at large demonstrated four universally present

pathological conditions: heavy metal poisoning, arteriosclerosis,

sub-clinical infections, and vitamin/mineral deficiencies. Those of

us who consider ourselve
healthy, including young people, are not

really healthy, and at the very least would benefit from nutritional

supplementation. In fact the odds against most people receiving

adequate vitamin and mineral nutrition without supplements are very

poor as demonstrated by the following chart.

Problem Nutrients in America

Nutrient Percent Receiving Less than the RDA

B-6 80%

Magnesium 75

Calcium 68

Iron 57

Vitamin A 50

B-1 45

C 41

B-2 36

B-12 36

B-3 33

A genuinely healthy person almost never becomes acutely ill, and

does not have any disturbing or distracting symptoms; nothing

interferes with or handicaps their daily life or work. A healthy

person has good energy most of the time, a positive state of mind,

restful sleep, good digestion and elimination.

Healthy people do not have to live simon-pure lives to remain that

way. Healthy people can afford 10% dietary indiscretions by calorie

count--eating or drinking those things that they know are not good

for them but that are fun to eat or are "recreational foods or

beverages." Such "sinning" could mean a restaurant bash twice a

month, having a pizza, French bread, beer or wine in moderation, ice

cream, cookies, cake, turkey for festive occasions, etc. The key

concept of responsible sinning is keeping within that ten percent


A diet for a healthy person that wants to remain healthy should not

exceed the digestive capacity of the individual, either in terms of

quantity or quality. All foods that can not be efficiently digested

should be removed from the regular diet and relegated to the "sin"

category, including those you are allergic to and those for which

you have inadequate digestive enzymes. I have encountered very few

people that can efficiently digest cooked meat, chicken, or fish,

but some can, and some can with the assistance of digestive enzyme

supplements. In order to digest meats, the stomach must be

sufficiently acid, there must be enough pepsin, pancreatin, and

bile, etc., and the meat should be eaten on the extremely rare side

(not pork), in small quantities (not more than five or six ounces),

and not combined with anything except nonstarchy vegetables. If you

must include meat in your dietary, it should represent a very small

percentage of your total caloric intake, be eaten infrequently, with

the bulk of the calories coming from complex carbohydrates such

grains, legumes and nuts, as well as large quantities of vegetables

and fruits.

The healthy person that wants to stay that way for many, years is

advised to fast one day a week, to give the organs of elimination a

chance to catch up on their internal housecleaning. If water fasting

seems impossible, try a day of juicing it; if that is too rigorous,

try a day on raw foods. A similar technique, though less beneficial

than even a one day each week on raw foods, is delaying breaking

your overnight fast for as long as possible each day. Try giving up

breakfast altogether or postponing breaking your overnight fast,

because from the time you stop eating at the end of one day to the

time you start eating the next is actually a brief, detoxifying


Eggs, milk, cheese and yogurt can be assimilated by some healthy

people with or without digestive aids. It is possible to take

lactase to break down the milk sugars for example; sometimes aids

such as hydrochloric acid, pepsin, and pancreatin help. If you can

buy it or are willing to make it raw milk yogurt containing

lactobacillus bulgaris or acidophilus may be digested more readily,

especially if it prepared from healthy cows or goats fed on

unsprayed food, and served very fresh. Eggs should come from

chickens that run around outside, eating weeds, and scratching bugs.

The yokes of those eggs will be intense orange, not yellow. Few

people these days have ever eaten a real egg. Surprisingly, for

those of you who fear cholesterol, the healthy way to eat eggs is

use just the raw yolk from fertile eggs. It is enjoyed by many

people in a smoothie--fresh fruit blended up with water or milk. Eggs

contain lecithin, a nutrient that naturally prevents the body from

forming harmful fatty deposits in the arteries.

Sea weeds are a wonderful source of minerals and should be eaten in

soups and salads. Other invaluable fortifying foods are algae of all

kinds (such as chlorella and spirulina), lecithin, brewers yeast,

and fresh bakers yeast. Many people have had very unpleasant

experiences trying to eat living bakers yeast and so use brewers

yeast instead. But brewers yeast is cooked and the proteins it

contains are not nearly as assimilable as those in raw yeast. Raw

yeast is so powerful, it feels like pep pills!

It takes a special technique to eat raw yeast because in the stomach

and intestines the yeast does the job it is supposed to do: convert

sugars into alcohol and carbon dioxide gas. The entire digestive

tract then bloats with gas and the person will feel very

uncomfortable for some time. However, raw yeast is a marvelous

source of B vitamins and proteins and can make someone feel very

energetic--if they know how to use it. The secret is to eat live

yeast very first thing in the morning on an empty stomach and then,

not eat anything at all for about two hours, giving the stomach

acids and enzymes time to kill the yeasts and digest them before

adding sugars from another meal. Some like to eat yeast in fresh

cake form, buying it from a bakery. Others prefer dry granular

baker's yeast blended with water into a sort of "shake." This is not

a bad place to put your raw egg yoke either. If you need it

sweetened to drink it, use an artificial or herbal sweetener like

nutrisweet or stevia. Live yeast cannot consume milk sugars very

well. So if you can handle dairy, try one or two tablespoons of

granulated live yeast, an egg yoke and a little raw milk or yogurt,

well whizzed.

Wheat germ is also a great, rich food, but is usually rancid unless

it is taken out of the refrigerated display; unless it is

refrigerated, in a dated package and fresh, don't eat it. Herb teas

and roasted grain beverages are healthy beverages, along with

mineral and distilled water avoiding where possible chlorinated and

fluoridated water.