In the West, the human diet today consists primarily of refined, denatured, overcooked foods indiscriminately combined. Western physicians advise everyone to take a little of everything at every meal, jumbling together such disparate ingredients as meat, milk, starch, fat, and sugar. Such indiscriminate consumption of food is no different than pouring a combination of gas, petrol, oil, alcohol, and sugar into the gas tank of a car. These blends will not burn efficiently, will provide little power and will quickly clog up the engine so badly that the entire system grinds to a halt.
Before embarking on any major new dietary program you need to flush out all the accumulated and impacted debris from your former dietary habits”
Correctly combining foods will make all the difference in the world to a correctly functioning metabolism. You can go to my website http://www.chrisjamesyoga.com/ if you want to find out more.
Without complete digestion, the nutrients in even the most wholesome food cannot be fully extracted and assimilated in the body. Moreover incomplete digestion and inefficient metabolism are prime causes of fat and cholesterol accumulation in the body.
The fact remains that a low-calorie diet of overcooked, processed and improperly combined foods will still make you fat! Just as the wrong mix of fuels will leave carbon deposits on the spark deposits of an engine, clog the pistons, and create foul exhaust fumes.
On the other hand, if foods are combined for consumption, then regardless of how many calories they contain they will not make you fat! Furthermore, I recommend eating local produce because it is far more likely to be fresh and brimming with its own vitality.
The Great Health Secret
In order to protect itself form the chronic toxic irritation of improperly combined meals and packaged or non natural foods, the colon secretes large quantities of mucus to entrap toxic particles before they damage the colon’s sensitive lining. When this occurs at every meal, every day, throughout the year – as is quite typical in western diets – the colon ends up secreting a stream of mucus, which accumulates and gets impacted in the folds of the colon. This results in a narrowing of the passage through the colon and a constant seeping of toxins into the bloodstream by osmosis. When the impacting of toxic mucus in the colon reaches a critical pressure, it causes a pocket to come out through the colon wall. Colitis and bowel cancer, the fastest growing cancer in the west are the next stages of colon deterioration.
The truth is that it is pointless to embark on a major new dietary program until you have flushed out all the accumulated and impacted debris from your former dietary habits, e.g Detox**
Please note that it an illusion to believe that you can clear out the imbedded toxins from your colon simply by eating bran, and raw vegetables and other fibrous foods. Bran and raw vegetables are so rich in fibrous bulk that they can not get through the tiny holes remaining for matter to pass through your colon. Instead they contribute further to the problem.
Dietary Guidelines & Tips:
* Eat Sparingly. 70 / 80 per cent full.
* Chew food thoroughly before swallowing it. “Drink your food and swallow your beverages.” M.Ghandi
* Avoid extremes in hot and cold temperatures. Hot foods irritate. Cold foods close off tiny ducts in stomach, which secrete gastric juices, thereby halting digestion and permitting putrefaction and fermentation to occur instead.
* Do not drink and eat. Any beverage taken with food dilutes the gastric medium and impairs digestion
* Select foods that are fresh rather than stale. The closer to the fresh, raw state a food is consumed the better. Therefore try to make at least 50% of your diet raw.
* Do not eat immediately upon rising from bed in the morning, wait at least one hour, and use that hour for exercise and gentle stretching like Yoga.
* At night, do not eat food immediately before going to bed; last food intake should be 2-3 hours before bed.
Dispelling a myth – Fats do not make you fat
Whilst official advice, urges us to eat less saturated fat to reduce heart disease, diabetes and some cancers, the science does not support fat’s killer image, nor does eating less seem to save lives – Furthermore, eliminating fat entirely form the diet is the ultimate dietary folly, for fat is one of the very best sources of food energy. Fat yields three times the amount of energy as sugar and twice as much as protein, and it combusts faster and more completely than almost any other food. The key to consuming fat is to avoid incompatible combinations of foods that interfere with its digestion, such as consuming it with concentrated proteins. When taken in correct combinations from wholesome natural sources, fat will not make you fat! Sufficient quantities of fat are necessary for brain power.
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- Drop a size and shed your spare tyre
- Eradicate toxins
- Experience glowing skin and sparkling eyes
- Increase energy levels by over 75%
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