COMMON SENSE NUTRITION
FOOD ALLERGIES-FOOD ADDICTIONS?
CHRONIC ILLNESS STARTS IN CHILDHOOD
This is our nutritional philosophy and we would add that with homeopathy we have a marvelous combination of the most natural approach to health.
"A human being is the crown of creation, a masterpiece of the universe. Most agree that we are a product of millions of years of evolution."
Scientists say we are of the most elegant and highly evolved species on
this planet Earth, with the intellectual capacity to control virtually
every aspect of our lives. Your environment, your lifestyle, your diet,
and even your thoughts affect your state of being every day, and even
affect your genetics. By living healthfully you will directly impact your
entire being. This can improve your genetics in the process of continuing
evolution. Or, by living unconsciously, without regard for the quality of
your life, you can weaken your genes, in a sad process of involution,
culminating in failing vitality, illness, dementia and early death. We can
change our own future, we don’t have to end up like everyone else. These
recommendations will help you to slow down the process of degeneration
to a minimum adding years of productive and illness free enjoyable years
We can find
diets of any type, size and shape, for blood types, city names, countries,
cultures, body types, personality types, high protein, low protein, high
carbs, low carbs, raw foods, vegetarian, etc. etc. . Who is right?
Who is wrong? I have found there is at least a little bit of truth in
every “diet”. Lets try to shed some light on a more common sense
approach to nutrition. Instead of a particular catchy idea of what to eat
for you particularly. Lets look at what everyone should
eat, and then you can find your own individual likes and dislikes with
different foods and variety to satisfy your tastes. First, many people have lost contact with their instincts. That feeling of
craving for certain foods to keep oneself
healthy. Our modern Standard American diet [SAD]
has dulled our outer and inner
senses. In addition, our modern sedentary way of life adds to the dulling
and devitalization of our minds and bodies.
"I have tried to look to nature as a guide. Like my mother always said, Where there is a will there is a way. In nature, survival is the will. This quest for survival has caused the adaptation which dictated structure and form. Of course a look at the anteaters and we see an easy example. The long snout doesn't need an explanation. Similarly, the digestive tracts of early man and his predecessors developed around the food sources available to them." This is called adaptation.
WHAT WE FEEL IS THE IDEAL DIET IS BASED ON THE FOLLOWING:
based on historical, archaeological, anthropological studies of
hunter-gatherers, and agrarian societies. As hunter-gatherers over
evolutionary time we ate plants, roots, fruits, nuts and seeds we gathered. Also
it is theorized that we hunted a portion of our foods as animal products.
This teaches us that we evolved over billions of years to eat this way. It
also shows that the proportions of plants to animal products were probably very
different from the standard American diet (SAD).
Conventional doctors are not taught to use cleansing in their therapeutic arsenal. What doctors usually mean by "cleaning out" is to fast and do enemas before tests are done. What we mean by cleansing is to eliminate toxins on a cellular level. The concept of changing the way someone eats, as a treatment for the most part is not emphasized (except for the obvious, diabetes, ulcers etc.) The poisons and toxins we have stored in our cells over time is a major contributor to chronic disease. In fact good elimination is one of the cornerstones of optimum natural health.
"There exists in a human body a great capacity to store toxins and
eliminate them. Not just in the bowel, but at a cellular level, especially
in the fat cells. The liver, kidneys, bowel and skin are the major organs
of detoxification. Where do all those pesticides, colorings,
preservatives, stabilizers and poisons go? Where does the mercury in the tuna or
swordfish or leeching from your silver amalgam fillings go?
dentistry) Or the
pesticides in our produce? Well, you might say the liver, kidneys, bowel
and the skin eliminate them. Very well, but do they eliminate all
of them? While your body is trying to eliminate a poison on day one, are
you putting others in on day 2? 3, 4, 5? And so on… On and on….. Year
When do your organs stop functioning optimally, at age 25?
30?35? when to they start to tire of compensating for poor food choices?
When does your immune system stop working at peak efficiency? When does
chronic illness start to affect your life?"
Fasting has long been a way to achieve cleansing and healing on a physical and spiritual level. Fasting is the elimination of all foods and drinking water for a period of time. It has roots at least as far back as the old testament with many religions practicing some type of fasting even today. For health, in our modern day world, fasting doesn't seem to fit so well. We don't have the time. However, we can gain most of the same benefits of fasting with a primarily raw, vegetarian diet with fresh juices in a more gentle fashion.
For those of you who have the time, fasting with water or just vegetable and or fruit juices is a fast and proven time-honored method of healing. This should be done under a doctors supervision and monitoring only. Judgment is impaired during a fast and will power is diminished. Breaking of the fast in a gradual fashion is critical. (see Wheatgrass juice) back
We are addicted to our tastes, fancies,
cultural bias, and habits to our detriment. The addictive
qualities that many processed foods create is analogous to the addictive
patterns of drugs. With drugs there is a craving, then it is satisfied.
Then it seems that more and more of the drug is needed to satisfy. If the
drug is taken away, a withdrawal is felt. It seems that the quantity of
food needed to satisfy the craving increases with time. Does any of this
sound familiar? Many of these cravings overshadow the persons true
instinctual natural cravings for foods that will fulfill the nutritional
needs of the body in a healthy way.
"We don’t need a PhD to see that these uncooked, unheated, foods (especially green plants) have been the vast majority of the worlds food supply for billions, that’s billions of years, period." (see sprouts) back
loss diets today are based upon low starch intake. They find that they
lose weight much faster by limiting their carbohydrates. We too recommend
that a limit be put on the intake of grains and other concentrated
starches. In fact we do not recommend
any grains that have not been at least partially sprouted.
"The truth is we
have only had agrarian (agricultural) societies for the past 10,000 years. On the scale
of evolution this is barely a tick of the clock. We are not well adapted
to digestion of grains. Our predecessors, in hunter-gatherer societies had
evolved digestive organs over a period of many millions of years."
One which mimics, as best as we can, the diet of early man, or even of the primates. This is the ideal, but, as we are living in the modern world, a combination of Raw/Cooked foods can be an excellent balance. back
CARBOHYDRATES - 40-50% - Raw vegetables and vegetable juices especially green, sprouts,
raw fruits and fruit juices, wheatgrass juice
10-% - Grains, Starchy vegetables (baked potatoes, yams) dates, breads
from sprouted grains or essene (recipes)
unleavened bread is best.
3. FATS -
10% - Nuts, seeds, Avocados, eggs, olive oil
4. PROTEINS - 5-10% - Legumes (sprouted peas, beans,) sprouted Nuts, seeds, especially seed cheese, Animal products - (mostly non shellfish Seafood and Eggs recommended) some chicken, minimal meats, lean game meats are the best.
5. FERMENTED FOODS - Seed Cheese, Rejuvilac, Essene Crackers, Sauerkraut
6. BEVERAGES - Water, Watermelon Juice, Wheatgrass juice, Raw vegetable juices, Rejuvilac
If we start
from the point of view that the sun is the source of all physical life on
earth, it sustains our lives and all living things. It
prevents our planet from freezing up solid like Pluto.
(There are invariable people who say that they cannot tolerate raw veggies. This just goes to show how far we have strayed from our natural roots. This is because they are so toxic, that the cleansing natural effects of these ideal green foods have started a cleansing which they cannot tolerate. Also, the tissues are so devitalized and unhealthy that they cannot stand all the energy that the greens stimulate. A sick person who starts a temporary raw food cleansing regimen can experience a strong reaction. This could be in the form of diarrhea, or eruptions, or even vomiting and others. The key is to slowly build up to it. It is remarkable that often doctors will tell their patients with this or that illness, you shouldn't have raw foods! The very thing that could truly help. Unbelievable. Please check with your homeopath about this if you are having problems.)
Animal foods provide the suns energy second hand in a sense.
Somewhere down the food chain the carnivores will eat an animal that was a
plant eater. And this energy is much more difficult to obtain through
digestion than the more efficient plant products. In addition the by
products and waste products of digesting animal products are much more
difficult to eliminate by comparison.
The notion that we
cannot live without animal products is false. We could live on green plants
alone. Not the most tantalizing prospect, but possible. The CHLOROPHYLL is
the perfect food. Huge whales eat tons of single celled green plants
called plankton daily as their only food. Without this they would die.
They are the largest animals on earth and they are vegetarians.
So, in my opinion, the lords prayer should say “give us this day our daily greens”. The lack of green vegetables is the single most glaring imbalance we see in most diets today. Especially in children's diets. back
assumption is that live, natural foods are best. What is natural? Those
foods grown or raised without any substances or created in a lab. No
artificial fertilizers, no pesticides, no radiating, no preservatives, no
hormones, colorings, no canning, freezing, micro waving, stabilizing,
genetic alterations, etc. etc. etc, just nature’s food.
1. The simple
fact is that natural, organic, non-irradiated, non-genetically engineered,
raw vegetables and fruits have the most nutrition, take less
energy to digest, leave less waste product to eliminate and have a natural
cleansing ability. They have the “life force” still alive in them.
WHEATGRASS juice to help compensate for the poor nutrition that we and our
children are receiving. The benefits are so numerous that we could not
possible list them all. But essentially it is a powerful way to rejuvenate
cleanse and energize yourself and your family. Those who are sick and
those who are not. We drink it daily. Here's why:
2. To help boost the energy of a depleted vital force as
an aid to healing. Speeds up healing.
3. To increase the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood.
4. To cleanse a system full of toxins and showing signs of breakdown of
vital organ efficiency.
5. To help reverse the effects of premature aging and devitalization so prevalent in our increasingly unnatural environment.
This is the sad
excuse given by many of the hard working New York area patients give when
they have to put aside time to make fresh juice or even to rest when they
are sick! If quality of life means something to you,
and your family. If having vitality, operating at peak performance, and
feeling really alive, is important, then this can be for you. The
energy you gain and the time not spent being sick compensates for the
extra time. I am afraid
that eventually they may have to spend that time going from doctor to
doctor after ill health has befallen them. Or, have to take chronic
medications to bolster them up or keep from being depressed. And, if the
person is blessed with a good strong constitution from their family, they
will be slowly weakening the genetic fiber and passing this down to their
children if poor nutritional habits are continued.
During the Viet
Nam war, the surgeons for the United States Armed forces were appalled at
the amount of arteriosclerosis in their young soldier patients arteries.
They didn’t expect to see that amount of clogging of the arteries except
in much older patients. Why was this the case? What clogged up these
arteries? The over use of meat, dairy, grains and processed foods is the
reason (all other things like genetic predisposition being equal) I discuss with
my patients all aspects of their lives and it is
appalling to see that for many children their only vegetables are French
fries! The fact is it
is not in the interests of the medical established community to promote
proper nutrition. A few years ago the American Pediatric Association
stated that cow’s milk was not recommended for children under the age of
one year. This advice was never heeded. The appearance
of the children who do eat properly is obvious to any observer. They have
clearer skin, brighter eyes and minds, they don’t get ear infections,
they don’t get sick. It is a fact that vegetables promote calmness and
refined processed foods and animal products have an exciting, passion
stimulating property. I think we could do with a little more calmness in
I certainly would not discourage the rational use of vitamins. I don’t think they should be taken in pharmacological doses, however. I think that too many people take them to compensate for poor nutrition. There is no substitute for good nutrition. We carry vitamins and they certainly help to bolster the energy and immune system to a degree. We will not go into specific vitamins here. People are too often looking for that one pill which will give them the edge they need to get over their fatigue or cope with stress. This is unwise. It would be wiser to look at what needs to be eliminated from the diet first. In the last generation or so, “natural” doctors” are using vitamins in high, concentrated doses. With Homeopathy it is not necessary to use these vitamins as medicines.
By this time you should probably guess what we are going to say about water. Pure unadulterated natural water. Well, where do you find such water? You can’t. In most industrialized, civilized areas you can’t trust the water tables and wells to not be polluted. Pretty sorry statement. Pretty sorry state of affairs. To top it off, the water itself has chlorine and most times fluoride added to it. Drink as pure a water as you can find, in most cases it will be bottled, preferably in glass. Many water filters are excellent, we are researching this and a report in future updates will be forthcoming.
Michele B. Galante, M.D. 31 Cragmere Road Suffern, N.Y.
845 369 6900 email address: email@example.com