Although all of these foods can be used for specific health purposes, they contain certain elements that are strengthening and others that are toxic. Therefore, they have an extreme effect on the body’s energy balance and are generally best avoided.
- Red meat (beef, lamb, pork)
- Wild game
- Butter Cheese Cream
- Ice cream
- Milk (buttermilk, skim milk) Sour cream
- Whipped cream
- Lard or shortening
- Processed vegetable oils
- Soy margarine
- Red-meat or blue-skinned fish, such as
- Tuna (though raw- meat tuna may be served occasionally with tamari soy sauce and a garnish of grated daikon or mustard)
- Brazil Cashew
- Canned food
- Chewing gum
- Frozen food
- Instant food
- Polished (white) rice
- Refined (white) flour
Foods processed with
- Artificial coloring
- Sprays or dyes Stabilizers
- Commercially dyed teas
- Spices (cayenne, cumin, etc.) Stimulating aromatic teas (herb, mint, etc.)
- Vinegar, except grain vinegar
- Corn syrup
- Fructose Honey
- Maple syrup
- Saccharine and other artificial sweeteners
- Sugar (white, raw, brown, turbinado)
Tropical or subtropical fruits and beverages
- Artificial beverages (soda, cola, etc.)
- Bamboo shoots
- Curly dock
- Green and red peppers
- Green zucchini
- Shepherd’s purse
- Sorrel Spinach Sweet potato Taro (albi) Tomato
Way of Life Suggestions
Below are additional recommendations to help guide you to a more natural way of living:
- Chew your food well, at least fifty times or more per mouthful.
- Eat only when you are really hungry.
- Please eat in an orderly and relaxed manner. When you eat, sit with good posture and with gratitude for your food. You may eat regularly two or three times per day, as much as you want, provided the proportion is generally correct and each mouthful is thoroughly chewed.
- It is best to leave the table feeling satisfied but not full.
- Drink a moderate volume, only when thirsty.
- Avoid eating for three hours before sleeping, as this causes stagnation in the intestines and throughout the body.
- Wash your body as needed, but avoid long, hot baths or showers.
- Scrub and massage your entire body with a hot, damp towel until the skin becomes red, every morning and/or night. At the very least, scrub your hands and feet, including each finger and toe.
- Wear cotton clothing directly next to the skin, especially cotton undergarments. It is best to avoid wearing synthetic, woolen, or silk clothing directly on the skin as well as excessive metallic jewelry or accessories on the fingers, wrists, or neck. Try to keep such ornaments simple and graceful.
- For the deepest and most restful sleep, retire before midnight and rise early in the morning.
- Be as active as possible in your daily life, including activities such as scrubbing floors, cleaning windows, washing clothes, etc. Systematic exercise programs, such as yoga, do-in, martial arts, and sports can also be helpful.
- If your condition permits, go outdoors in simple clothing. Try to walk barefoot on the beach, grass, or soil whenever possible.
- Keep your home environment clean and orderly, especially the areas where food is prepared and served.
- All daily living materials should be as natural as possible. Cotton for sheets, towels, blankets, and pillowcases; incandescent lighting and natural wooden furnishings; and cotton or wool carpets all contribute toward a more natural atmosphere.
- It is advisable to use a gas or wood stove for daily cooking rather than electric or microwave cooking devices.
- Avoid or minimize the use of electric objects close to the body, including electric shavers, hair dryers, blankets, heating pads, toothbrushes, etc.
- Keep large green plants in your home to freshen and enrich the oxygen content of the air. Open windows daily to permit fresh air to circulate, even in cold weather.
- Use earthenware, cast iron, or stainless steel cookware rather than aluminum or Teflon-coated pots.
- If you watch television, do so at a great distance, to minimize exposure to radiation.
- Avoid using chemically produced cosmetics and body care products.
- For care of teeth, use natural toothpaste, sea salt, dentie, or clay.