COMBINE FOODS YOU EAT ACCORDING TO THEIR ENZYME SECRETION
Food Combination Diet was created by Dr. William Howard Hay, who was the director of a world famous Natural Health sanatorium in Pocono Haven, Pennsylvania, USA., in the early 1900s. Hay contended that foods to be eaten, should be combined according to their respective enzymatic secretion. Hay wrote that he helped heal thousands of patients with various “hopeless” diseases in his sanatorium, by employing his Food Combination Diet. Hay wrote, “If starches are taken combined with acid fruits, and the stomach contents are withdrawn at intervals during digestion, it will be observed that the action of ptyalin has ceased and that the starches are not being split but will give the intense blue reaction of iodide of starch when iodine is applied to the chyme removed from the stomach. The same test may be performed with a combination of starches and proteins-the extraction of parts of chyme at intervals, as they happen during our digestion, will always show this arrest of ptyalin digestion, meaning that the starches then unsplit will never be properly split.”
EAT FOODS YOU INGEST SEQUENTIALLY, I.E., IN PROPER ORDER
Sequential Eating Diet was evolved individually by Dr. Moses Maimonides, Dr. Anne Longworthy Waite, Dr. John Tilden and eastern mystic Baha’u’llah. They respectively, wrote that they helped heal thousands of patients with various “hopeless” diseases, by employing the Sequential Eating Diet. This is eating foods separately and in proper order. Eat the simplest food first and progressively increase the complexity of the foods that follow, until you eat the most complex foods at that meal, last.
SPECIFIC ENZYMES ACT UPON SPECIFIC FOOD SUBSTANCES TO AID DIGESTION
Dr. Herbert Shelton, Natural Hygiene practitioner, wrote, “The changes through which foods go in the process of digestion are effected by a group of agencies known as enzymes or unorganized ferments…Each enzyme is specific in its action. This is to say, it acts only upon one class of food substance. The enzymes that act upon carbohydrates do not and cannot act upon proteins nor upon salts nor fats. They are even more specific than this would indicate. For example, in the digestion of closely related substances, such as the disaccharides (complex sugars), the enzyme that acts upon maltose is not capable of acting upon lactose. Each sugar seems to require its own specific enzyme. The physiologist, Howell, tells us that there is no clear proof that any single enzyme can produce more than one kind of ferment action. This specific action of enzymes is of importance, as there are various stages in the digestion of foodstuffs, each stage requiring the action of a different enzyme, and the various enzymes being capable of performing their work only in the preceding work has been properly performed by the enzymes that also precede. If pepsin, for example, has not converted proteins into peptones, the enzymes that convert peptones into amino acids will not be able to act upon the proteins.” Shelton wrote, “The Basic Rules of Proper Food Combining”:1.Eat acids and starches at separate meals. Acids neutralize the alkaline medium required for starch digestion and the result is fermentation and indigestion. 2. Eat protein foods and carbohydrate foods at separate meals. Protein foods require an acid medium for digestion. 3. Eat but one kind of protein food at a meal. 4. Eat proteins and acid foods at separate meals. The acids of acid foods inhibit the secretion of the digestive acids required for protein digestion. Undigested protein putrefies in bacterial decomposition and produces some potent poisons. 5. Eat fats and proteins at separate meals. Some foods, especially nuts, are over 50% fat and require hours for digestion. 6. Eat sugars (fruits) and proteins at separate meals. 7. Eat sugars (fruits) and starchy foods at separate meals. Fruits undergo no digestion in the stomach and are held up if eaten with foods that require digestion in the stomach. 8. Eat melons alone. They combine with almost no other food. 9. Desert the desserts. Eaten on top of meals they lie heavy on the stomach, requiring no digestion there, and ferment. Bacteria turn them into alcohols and vinegars and acetic acids.
FOODS YOU EAT IN INCOMPATIBLE MIXTURES, WILL POISON YOUR BODY
Dr. Virginia V. Vetrano, Natural Hygiene Practitioner, writes, “When foods are eaten in incompatible mixtures, the efficiency of digestive enzymes is reduced and the food will decompose in the digestive tract. The products of fermentation and putrefaction, which result from bacterial decomposition, will poison the body when absorbed by the small intestine.”
DON’T MIX ACID FOODS YOU EAT, WITH FOODS THAT REQUIRE AN ALKALINE MEDIUM TO PROPERLY DIGEST, BECAUSE THIS WILL IMPAIR YOUR HEALTH
Vetrano writes “If one were to take tomatoes with potatoes, the potatoes would not be properly digested because the acid of the tomato destroys the alkaline medium which is necessary for the action of ptyalin. Ptyalin simply cannot function in a highly acid medium, and the potatoes must wait until they reach the small intestine for further digestion. Meanwhile fermentation takes place in the stomach because if digestive enzymes don’t hydrolyze the food, the bacteria will turn it into alcohol and acetic acid. These poisons are absorbed by the villi of the small intestine and irritate every organ and tissue with which they come in contact. The whole organism is alerted of the danger by the nervous system and assists in their expulsion. This causes enervation by making the body work hard to eliminate toxic material. To keep up gastrointestinal activity when the enzyme necessary for proper digestion is rendered inactive by acid, also wastes nerve energy. One’s health and strength is built by what one can digest, absorb and assimilate. If poisonous bacterial wastes are absorbed instead of nutrients, health cannot be maintained or built.”
EATING FOODS THAT IRRITATE YOUR DIGESTIVE TRACT CAN CAUSE YOU CANCER
Vetrano writes “The products of fermentation irritate all tissues with which they come in contact. Daily gastrointestinal irritation from the products of fermentation may cause the gastric irritation to progress to inflammation and then from there to ulceration and finally cancer.” “The (Natural)Hygienist does not agree with the thought of physiologists that salivary and gastric digestion are unimportant. The thoroughness with which enzymes do their work depends upon the amount of time they have in which to work. Obviously, therefore, thorough peptic digestion of protein will shorten the time required for the completion of protein hydrolysis in the intestine.” “The several enzymes of the pancreatic and intestinal juices that complete the digestion of proteins, carbohydrates and fats in the intestine, function only in an alkaline medium. The chyme from the stomach is acid, but bile from the liver and the pancreatic juice, both of which are alkaline, quickly provide an alkaline environment for the action of the enzymes in the intestine. We need not concern ourselves with combinations, as they relate to intestinal digestion, except to point out that the best preparation for intestinal digestion is good salivary and gastric digestion. Food combining is, therefore, of greatest important as it relates to salivary and gastric digestion.”
HIGHEST ACIDITY IN YOUR STOMACH IS REACHED DURING YOUR DIGESTION OF FOOD
The physiologist A. H. James wrote in “Physiology of Gastric Digestion”, “The highest acidities of all are reached during the digestion of food, not when the stomach is empty.”
LABORATORY TESTS PROVE THAT MIXING STARCHES & PROTEINS, PREVENTS DIGESTION
Dr. Daniel Munro wrote in “Man Alive, You’re Half Dead!” about laboratory confirmation of the starch-protein concept. Three Philadelphia investigators studied five subjects. The investigation clearly showed that when high starches and high proteins are mixed at one meal, there is too much acid to permit the continued alkaline reaction of the starch part, and not enough acid to start the digestion of the protein part.
IVAN PAVLOV WROTE THAT YOUR HYDROCHLORIC ACID IS STIMULATED BY AMOUNT OF PROTEIN IN YOUR DIGESTIVE TRACT
Ivan Pavlov wrote about his classic observations on dogs in “The Work of the Digestive Glands,” that hydrochloric acid is stimulated in exact ration to the amount of protein presented to the digestive tract.
DON’T MIX ACID & STARCH OR YOU WILL INHIBIT YOUR DIGESTION
Hannah Allen, Natural Hygiene teacher, wrote that, “acid inhibits starch digestion, and that the functioning of the gastric protein-splitting enzymes, such as pepsin, are prevented by an alkali…do not combine starch with acid and do not combine starch with protein. When foods are eaten in compatible mixtures, and the efficiency of digestive enzymes is reduced and inhibited, the food is subject to decomposition in the digestive tract. If the digestive enzymes cannot perform their intended functions of breaking down and hydrolyzing the food (adding water from the body’s reserve supply), bacterial decomposition may occur, resulting in fermentation, and the production of alcohol and acetic acid, which are volatile poisons…No acids (tomatoes) should ever be used with grains because of their high content of starch.”
DON’T MIX SWEET FRUITS WITH PROTEIN, STARCH & ACID FRUITS. THEY WILL FERMENT
Allen wrote, “Simplification of the diet-fewer foods at a meal, elimination of some of the worst food combinations (for example, acid with starch, sugar with protein)-will result in better digestion. Do not combine sweet fruits with foods that require a long digestion time (such as protein, starch, acid fruit). The sugars in sweet fruit are apt to ferment if digestion is delayed. Chemical analysis of fecal residues indicate that starch and protein are better utilized when eaten separately than when eaten together. It seems indisputable that foods required an alkaline condition for their digestion should not be eaten with foods necessitating an acid condition for their digestion.”
DON’T MIX PROTEIN & CARBOHYDRATE. THEY PREVENT DIGESTION
Dr. Arthur Cason in London, England, wrote about two groups of experiments made by him and his aides which showed that the eating of protein and carbohydrate at the same meal retards and even prevents digestion. Cason made control tests in which were recorded digestive rates for each, and a finally analysis of the feces was made. Cason wrote, “such tests always reveal that the digestion of proteins when mixed with starches is retarded in the stomach; the degrees varying in different individuals, and also in the particular protein of starch ingested. An examination of the fecal matter reveals both undigested starch granules and protein shreds and fibers, whereas, when ingested separately, each goes to a conclusion.”
DON’T EAT 2 CONCENTRATED FOODS SIMULTANEOUSLY. THEY WILL ROT
Harvey Diamond, Natural Hygiene best selling author, in Fit For Life, writes, “The principle of proper food combining suggests only this: We don’t want to waste energy. We don’t want food to sit around rotting in the stomach for eight hours and fouling up the intestines for twenty hours more. What we really want is food going into the stomach and being there approximately three hours with no putrefaction, no fermentation, no gas, no flatulence, no heartburn, and no indigestion requiring medication. We want food to pass quickly and efficiently through the intestines. The way to insure that is to have one concentrated food at a time, not two. Eating two concentrated foods simultaneously will cause the food to rot, and rotten food CANNOT BE ASSIMILATED! Improper food combining drastically thwarts the assimilation and the elimination cycles.”
EATING FOODS WITH DIFFERING DIGESTIVE TIMES, CAUSES INDIGESTION
T. C. Fry, Natural Hygiene teacher, wrote, “What causes indigestion, acid stomach and gas emissions? There are a multitude of factors that can contribute to upset stomach, sour stomach, heartburn, belching, foul gas emissions and other intestinal problems. The foremost causes are: Eating foods together that are incompatible in digestive chemistry. Eating foods with differing digestive times, thus causing the fast-digestive foods to be held up such that it ferments or sours.”
I DISCOVERED & TEACH THAT YOUR BODY IS ALWAYS SELF-HEALING & ALWAYS DOES THE RIGHT THING WHEN YOU HAVE A DISEASE
I discovered and teach that our bodies always do the right thing. We are passengers on the train of life, not the conductors. Since life began on earth, our God within, our inherent intelligence within each cell of our bodies, has learned to make the optimum adaptation and resolution, to any problem to which our bodies are subjected. Whatever stresses our bodies presently have, our cells in our bodies, have successfully learned how to cope with such, previously. It is already built into our genes, our chromosomes and our DNA. Our inherent intelligence, if it chooses to produce disease, it does so to protect us. This disease, or whatever our pathology or symptomatology, helps us survive, despite our self-destructive lifestyle, thinking, emotionality and spirituality. Our disease is for our protective benefit. Our disease will spontaneously heal, when the cause and need for our inherent intelligence, our God within, to produce disease, no longer exists.
TO GET WELL FROM YOUR CHRONIC DISEASE, YOU MUST RE-EXPERIENCE YOUR FORMER SUPPRESSED ACUTE DISEASE SYMPTOMS. THIS IS “RETRACING”
If you suppress your acute disease symptoms, you will develop a chronic disease or die. To get well from your chronic disease, you must develop your acute disease symptoms again. To recover from your chronic disease, you must do whatever you did, when you were acutely ill, to get well. To recover from your chronic disease, you must re-experience your same symptoms you had, when you had your corresponding acute disease. This is called “retracing”. Eventually your suppressed acute disease developed into your chronic disease.
I DISCOVERED & TEACH THAT EVERY DISEASE PATHOLOGY PRODUCES A CONCOMITANT DISEASE SYMPTOMATOLOGY, AS AN INHERENT SELF-HEALING MECHANISM
I discovered and teach that every disease pathology and physiological dysfunction produces a concomitant disease symptomatology in all human beings as an inherent self-healing mechanism. This means, that your inherent intelligence, your God within, is always talking to you. If you listen to it and obey it, you will always have good health. So whenever you are ill, your inherent intelligence produces symptoms upon which you should concentrate, meditate on, pay attention to and feel, until you are asymptomatic, i.e., until your symptoms completely and permanently disappear. If and when you will do this, your illness and the cause of your illness, will always help heal completely and permanently.
WHEN YOU EXCESSIVELY ABUSE YOUR BODY & DEVELOP A DISEASE, YOUR GOD WITHIN, YOUR INHERENT INTELLIGENCE DOES THE RIGHT THING & CAUSES YOU TO WATER FAST, I.E., TO PHYSIOLOGICALLY REST
Why do we involuntarily go into sleep, comas, faint, become unconscious, develop pains, tremors, seizures, strokes, paralyses, convulsions, fevers, symptoms, loss of hunger, physiological dysfunctions, delusions, hallucinations, pathologies and diseases? Our bodies are overwhelmed with excessive stress, excessive enervation and excessive toxemia, with which our God within, our inherent intelligence, is unable presently to cope and to adapt. Therefore our God within, our inherent intelligence, forces us to physiologically rest, i.e., to water fast, so as to homeostatically survive, despite our self-destructive incorrect physicality, mentality, emotionality and spirituality. Our bodies are always self-healing and always do the right thing when we have diseases. We are passengers on the train of life, not the conductors. Since life began on earth, our inherent intelligence within each cell of our bodies, has learned to make the optimum adaptation and resolution, to any problem to which our bodies are subjected. Whatever stresses our bodies presently have, every cell of our bodies has successfully learned how to cope with such, previously. It is already built into our genes, our chromosomes and our DNA. Our inherent intelligence, if it chooses to cause us to physiologically rest, i.e., to water fast, it does so to protect us. This physiological rest, i.e., this water fast, helps us survive, despite our self-destructive lifestyle, thinking, emotionality and spirituality. Our physiological rest, i.e., our water fast, is for our protective benefit. Our need to physiologically rest, i.e., to water fast, will spontaneously disappear, and genuine hunger will return, when the cause and need for our inherent intelligence to cause us to physiologically rest, i.e., to water fast, no longer exists.
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