"EATING THE SUN"
THE HOLISTIC HEALER'S REGIMEN FOR THE NEVER-LOSE DIETER
Certain types of fat people swear on a bible to their thin friends that they really do not eat a great deal of food. This could be true. The reason they may be quite abstinant and still gain weight is that they choose food groups that are dense in calories: flesh, fat, diary, sugar and starch. The fabulous, FAIRLY Forbidden Five.
Another 'never-lose-an-ounce " type maintains that although she eats very little in her three meals she doesn't lose weight. She will usually also confide that even though she sometimes takes in a generous 3,000 calories a day, she's HUNGRY all the time, hence she simply is FORCED to nibble extra snack items taking her up to 4 or 5,000 calories, so that this perpetual dieter ALSO never loses weight.
What could be happening to MISS MUNCHY is that she is consuming diet foods which have LOW nutritional potency, which leave the body with strong cravings. Meat, cottage cheese, hardboiled eggs, grapefruit and steak are such foods. The starving dieters who eat these so-called wholesome foods do get lean but they are starving hungry all the time, basically in a state of ketosis, smelly beath, dirty tongue. Their bodies scream for more food. They are very hungry and really need food containing VITAMN SUNLIGHT. They are basically eating too much death foods. They fall off their diet and snack themselves FAT in a rampage to get something alive into them, but usually they snack on more dead protein. Their breath smells, Their body does too. The tongue is white all the time. Their teeth have plaque. They are exuding the aromas of death.
This group might eat less and they’d certainly smell better if they’d try an alternate diet from the California Healthfood movement, called "The Sunlight Diet". It's one high in vital power foods which are often 'light' foods but which are packed with vitamins, like high chlorophyll greens, integral grains, sun ripened fruits, seeds and sprouts all of which FEED our nutritional deficiencies to such a high level that those perpetual munchies (related to hypoglycemia, a syndrome caused by nutritional deficiencies) will be calmed. The weight will pour off immediately, and then, as a treat they can have a bite of steak or a little egg, (heavy foods) but only as an occasional comfort food or special treat.
The mainstay of the SUNLIGHT diet is going to be solar foods, vegies and fruits. You are going to enjoy "eating the sun" as healthy food can be quite tasty; (think of a huge, garlicky Caesar salad, or a cup portion of buttered sesame carrots.)
It seems to be a fact of life that one's sensual nature craves foods that seem more 'stick to the ribs', which are perhaps aromatic, chewy, meaty, chocolatey, starchy, salty and recreational to bite into. Meat, creamy things, oily, dairy, sugar and starch are fairly low in solar power minerals, fiber and vitamins, (which are more often found in light, beta-carotene rich food), but there's an emotional attachment to their use. However, this love affair with richness is mainly 'mental' and can be broken. The mind is amenable to being trained and re-educated when one reads up on the danger of plaque in the arteries from flesh, fried food and dairy, and when one learns how carcinogenic fats are and that there actually is higher stroke incidence from over-salting fatty food. Reading nutritional magazines can help you walk away from those foods, and turn quite happily to healthy foods which the 'new solar palate' adjusts to and quickly becomes fond of. Soon, a dried, sun-radiated black fig or prune can be the equal of a chocolate bar. A mango beats an ice cream cone, and a hot corn tortilla with guacamole is more superb than a Nathan's Coney Island kosher hot-dog, which has such a big downside: toxic meat, carcinogenic nitrites & NO VITAMINS. And when the transition is made, energy is high, physical activity feels natural and one burns off old weight problems easily.
There is, however, a fourth kind of 'never-lose' dieter, and this can happen to CALIFORNIA HEALTHFOOD DIETERS. It is some one who cannot stop her ravenous appetite, no matter how much she struggles to diet, someone whose 'appestat' goes crazy quite frequently, and mysteriously.
Nutritional researchers have learned this type may have his problem because there is one organ in the body which can actually become as addicted to the STARCH SUGAR GROUP, as a junkie is to heroin, or as an arsonist is to a five-alarm fire.
If you crave sugars or starches regularly, of any and all kinds, as bread, fruit, alcohol, sweets or baked goods, you may have an addicted pancreas.
The yen for carbs is similar to the craving an alcoholic has for his "carbohydrate of preference"---alcohol. This mechanism explains why ex alkies go into bakery goods and candy bars with a vengeance and end up diabetic burn outs.
If no matter what you eat in a meal, afterward you tend to crave starch or sweet, you might suspect this to be the case. The appetite for carbs doesn't feel like any normal hunger. It feels like an 'irritation' or an itch which is not relieved by other food groups.
Left to their own devices, over the years they become less interested in proteins, vegetables or salads. They will occasionally eat them because they know they should but what they really want is starch or sugar.
In such cases, a good "New Age" nutritionist promptly suspects a food allergy. Quite often people crave what they are allergic to. During the 80's, when food testing by needle scratches became popular, the examining doctors found that frequently people who had a chocolate 'positive' reading, (or a red welt on the chocolate scratch) claimed to love and use a great deal of the stuff, yet their body was actually aggravated by it.
An allergy is a problematic body response to certain foods which causes other systems to jam up. For instance, the immune system is severely lowered for a while after ingesting the allergin food, wheat and dairy being prime allergins. The lack of an immune system may make body-resident viruses and bacteria get an upper hand. Sometimes other environmental allergies are triggered--to things you ordinarily aren't bothered by---pets, pollen, carpets. Colds, cankers and cold sores appear. In the wake of consumption of food-allergins, one will also have a fatigued feeling. The thryoid may swell a little, and you'll feel it when you swallow.
But the "carb-allergy" specifically irritates another organ, the pancreas, which swells up and over-secretes insulin making you hungry again TOO soon. This syndrome is called hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. It is often a pre-cursor of diabetes, for--after decades of over-secreting insulin, one finally will run out of insulin. Diabetes is a very inconvenient disease, causing blindness and gangrene which then can make amputation of feet necessary. Diabetes also causes kidney failure, possibly due to the massive amounts of animal protein diabetics erroneously eat. In "Reversing Diabetes" Dr.John Whitaker shoots holes in the high-protein diet and gives a regimen which will take a diabetic off of insulin and restore his health. If Diabetes is reversible, hypoglycemia may be too.
If we are overweight, can we assume low blood sugar? If we know we are not diabetic, and are hungry too often, we can. (NOTE: if insommnia accompanies the perpetual munchies it may be intestinal parasites. As l00% of us have some parasites, it's always wise to do a 3-week natural herbal cure which will definitely reduce your appetite.) There are hunger killing herbs that will help you kill appetite, too. Some people can mask hunger momentarily with caffeine. But a few hours later it comes back three times as strong. Have you ever noticed that when your coffee wears off your appetite comes back in spades? That in the late day and evening, you can eat a huge steak and salad but even that meal makes you ravenous for sweets? If so, suspect an addicted pancreas. If you wake several times during the night, hungry, unable to sleep. And wander to the fridge and eat some cheese and then, sleep soundly, suspect the pancreas. If three hours later you're up again nibbling milk or toast and all this eating ---with no fasting ever---ultimately stresses the stomach, damages the liver and kidneys, aging us by leaps and bounds and that's only what we KNOW over-eating can do,---there are probably other, worse results---suspect the pancreas! And if you suspect the pancreas is sick, the most important thing you can do right now is CURE this organ.
How? Conventional medicine has no answer, but holistic healers suggest you give your pancreas a trace mineral called chromimum, herbs like: golden seal, juniper berries, uva ursi, mullein, comfrey root, yarrow flowers, garlic bulb, cayenne, dandelion root, marshmallow root, buchu leaves, huckleberry leaves, dried root of licorice, and freeze dried adrenals, (avail at HFS). For special healing foods, eat fennel (finocchio) in your salads along with Jerusalem artichokes or sunchokes and for dessert: BLUEBERRIES. Use hot castor oil packs over the pancreas. Wet a rag in castor oil, get a hot water bottle and apply the pack, then the bottle to the area under sternum bone, on the stomach. If you really want to heal pancreas, do the compresses several times a week.
The perpetual munchies dieter should then follow a pancreas healing dietary regimen. You have to swear off carbohydrates all together. After a week of no carbs at all, carb lust fades and the pancreas is restored to health. As carbohydrate is contained in so many foods required for health---fruit, vegetables, grains---it is hard to get the susceptibility to fade. But toe the line and avoid this food group, aiming for 95% abstinance and if you hit 95% you can get the low-blood sugar syndrome to fade into the background.
Some research sources feel the carb addict can have a little bit of a natural, unrefined carb (brown grains, fruit) as a reward for staying on a non-carb diet. This is a question the dieter must decide for himself. But first try NO carbs. It may be a difficult regimen but when carbohydrate addicts go on this diet they find that the weight peels off. So you might be motivated to go high vegetarian proteins for a week or two, and no more than once a day, ANIMAL proteins like fresh fish which rarely IS fresh these days so why not stick to our vegetarian meatloaf. (recipe below.)
ANIMAL PROTEIN VS. VEGETARIAN---PROS AND CONS. New Age holistic healthfood healers believe that proteins are necessary, and they recommend avocados, millet, tofu and lentils/beans as there's such a severe down-side to frequent use of meat. Meat is high in saturated fats, cholesterol, hence harder on the liver than vegie proteins. Meat is high in a substance called uric acids that stress the kidneys and which holistic healers believe cause arthritis, gout and compressed nerves. Even conventional doctors tell us that high-protein consumption causes excretion of calcium hence osteoporosis. If that doesn't dissuade you, Hindu Yogi mystics tell us of the sensitivity and intelligence of cows raised by humans from childhood. This is a conscious animal. Imagine the fear and panic of a friendly, trusting person penned near a slaughter house, then dragged to a bloody spot and butchered. Imagine eating that flesh so full of fear and pain hormones! Then imagine the karma of eating this kindly creature, and participating in this murder. Enough is enough. Go vegie.
Because we're making a week-long experiment in a new food technology, for the sake of vitality and youth, instead of doing the conventional high protein diet, (steak, boiled eggs, chicken, which is mainly un-vital,highly cooked foods to which they add a little white-colored salad, and pasteurized grapefruit juice), let's do a California Vegetarian healthfood high protein diet.
This regimen will be easier on your kidneys than meat diets. Animal flesh puts uric acid 'puff' on our faces over the years as a kind of edema builds up. The proof is that meat-eaters all have faces like round meat pies at age 60. You can see no resemblance to the person they were at 20, whereas vegetarians keep the facial contours of a 20 year old until they are 90. Meat and eggs also give the breath and body an unpleasant smell that mirrors the condition of the bowel. As vegetarians tell us 'food should smell the same way going in as passing out!' And for them, it does!
So, hoping for all these new levels and areas of non-toxidity, we are going for a full on California Health Regimen of steamed vegies and grains, lots of raw foods and certainly some nice, New Age all-vegetarian (low uric acid) proteins and plenty of hi-vit dark green salad! And let's add a few healthfood store herbal preparations which (like STP type fuel additives) can really rev you up and create super-vitality and youth. You may not have heard of them before, but if you go to good healthfood store you will find them for sale.
THE SUNLIGHT DIET MAKES USE OF THE POWER OF VEIN-CLEANSING MINERALS The high mineral content of the foods you will be consuming is said to create natural 'chelation'. In other words, the organic minerals penetrate and sweep away the inorganic minerals trapped in your arteries and capillaries...as plaque. High-min raw juices are especially effective. When your veins are clean, you will drop years, rejuvenate, and as you lose weight, FIRM your body again!
SIDEBAR: Rejuvenate with vein CLEANSING OILS - Lecithin, Evening Primrose Oil, Kyolic de- odorized garlic, Vitamin E. Omega Fish oils. Use all of these with fatty meals. On top of food, use fresh garlic mixed with cold-pressed oils purchased at healthfood store, which will not become thick when cold. Do not fry or heat any oils; don't saute with them. Put small amts on top of your cooked food in the way you used to dress vegetables with melted butter. A little clarified sweet butter is alright, too as it banishes hunger like magic, making vegetables the equal of meat. Use no Salt- Small amt of low-salt soy sauce can be mixed into the oils we use on food. Toasted sesame seed 'gomasio' is also fine.
BEFORE BREAKFAST (on empty stomach) L-salivarius (a beneficial bacteria like the one in yogurt). Potassium, (for muscle strength) preferably liquid form. Cayenne capsules for 'glow and arterial flow!'and JUST BEFORE BREAKFAST-Electrolytes (minerals in solution).
BREAKFAST - If you can sleep nine hours without hunger awakening you, this can be your carbohydrate meal. The items you use will be whole grain, but they still may create mid-morning hunger later. If this is the case, take note---you are a probable carb-allergic. You have to go on a total-protein breakfast. If you have mild hunger reaction to grains/fruits in a.m., you can use SPROUTED SEEDS to sooth appetite. Take raw pumpkin or sunflower seed SPROUTS at l0 a.m. This is a 'stick to your ribs' protein snack. If you handle grains well in winter time, use fruits in spring and summer. We make them into a fruit shake. (No dairy or soy, just plain fruits.) Add bee pollen, rice bran syrup, any brand blue green algae and flax seed oil. In cold weather, steamed or hot, baked fruits or whole grain cereals. (no milk). Dairy foods are slightly mucous forming as well as not combining with starch as well as fat, so it is better to have a small amount of pure unpasteurized cream. Sweeten with rice syrup, tupelo honey or genuine maple syrup but in miniscule amounts. To sweeten grains causes fermentation in your stomach, which we want to avoid. And NO CAFFEINE as it gives you a morning high, but followed by afternoon/evening LOW with munchies, not EVEN energy.
ALTERNATE BREAKFAST- If you wake several times during night with distinct hunger, you are not ready for a starch breakfast. You must have protein drink. Soak 4 oz almonds in water at night. In the morning you will be able to peel off skin. Blend 1/2 cup of blanched almonds in spring water or soy or rice milk, add rice bran syrup or tupelo honey (l tsp), 1 tbsp bee pollen, and 1 tsp good liquid algae, flavor with almond flavoring and banana or 1 tsp unsugared cocoa. (and take algae capsules on the side. Ask your HFS to stock spirulina or blue-green Klamath Lake algae.) You can learn to make great 'milk' shakes out of mixtures of fresh coconut, almonds and cooked soybeans or tofu. For shakes get the delicate, not firm. To flavor, add almond or vanilla extract, or Sanka for a coffee flavor, or Cinnamon/nutmeg and banana, or carob for a chocolate flavor, and SOME milk to give it the dairy flavor you love. Just get used to high vit B tofu stuck into foods as often as possible, because this diet is about POWER FOODS. SUPER FOODS. Algae is very tasty by the way, as it's totally tasteless and then they add APPLE juice concentrate to it if you get the wet kind in the eye dropper.
BEFORE LUNCH - Digestive enzymes, herbal supplements: Mucus- reducers like de-odorized garlic, Mullin, Marshmallow, Foenegreek, diuretic Kidney herbs like Uva Ursi, Juniper Berry, dandelion).
LUNCH DIET: Steamed vegetables, broccoli, (beets, parsnips AND carrots replace potato,) raw salad, soup, whole brown basmati rice, never white, Jerusalem artichokes (sunchokes) in salads to provide insulin to even out hunger pangs. Licorice in the form of fennel (finochio) cut into your salad to kill appetite. Find a tea called weightless, available everywhere. Drink with meal. Very tasty, diuretic. NO SALT. It holds water on you.
1/2 HOUR AFTER LUNCH- Digestive enzymes, herbal supplements.
LITE SNACK - If hungry, corn tortilla, avocado made into guacamole. If you are smart and want to peel back the years and look younger, drink home-made, fresh raw vegetable juice. (Carrot, beet watercress, celery, cuke, kale best.) Raw milk, goat being best. ALMOND milk (soak, peel almonds, grind, strain; add almond extract. Use nutmeal for face.
BEFORE DINNER Herbal Supplements. Herbal-Minerals, Kidney mixture, whatever you feel you need. Menopausal Women should use estrogen replacement herbs like fo-ti-tieng with raspberry tea.
DINNER DIET- Raw Greens, protein which should be vegetarian, (Vegie meat loaf, hummous, tofu.) Vegetable soup, steamed or baked vegetables, 1 or 2 digestive enzyme capsules.
BEFORE BED Sleep-aid herbs. L-salivarius 1-3 capsules and an herbal laxative capsule.
IN SUMMATION: The NO CARB diet is easy to research, shop for and carry out. It is, however a radically new way of eating. Will the pleasure of being thin and loved outweigh all the garbage you used to put in your mouth? What do you think? The diet allows you nut butters, and moderate use of whole grain starches, delicious dishes like waffles with maple syrup or tupelo honey, healthy fruitshakes even cheesecake made of cottage cheese, sweetened with apple juice concentrate in a rich NUT crust. Avoid processed foods with shelf-life (meaning they're dead!) empty calories. Eat full calories. Nutritional Natural food. Everything has to be ALIVE. That way less of it is required. Most of our hungers are vitaminosis-related! So try LOW Protein, Low CARB, high NUTRITION, eat all you want of delicious food (chosen from SUPER FOODS ONLY) and GROW super active, and super THIN.
NEW AGE FOODS: HOLISTIC RECIPES FOR POWER & ENERGY
HUMMOUS- This is a middle eastern protein food like western types of party dip, (I use it for that) which YOU will use as sandwich spread as it's thick like chicken salad. It's very satisfying and the highest food you could find in calcium due to sesame, hence it replaces cheese & milk. All bean-based dishes sour in 4 days so we will freeze half of the finished product, making a lot at a time as it does take a few minutes of work.
HAVE ON HAND: One jar/Can TAHINI, (a kind of peanut butter only made w. sesame seeds, avail at Israeli, Iranian, Armenian, Arab grocery stores.) Dry raw garbanzo beans, onion, soy sauce, pckg untoasted sesame seeds, garlic, lemons, 1 sml. can chopped olives, cumin, curry powder, Cilantro, Chile-Sesame oil, (oriental section.) Pickle/relish optional.
METHOD- SOAK beans over night. Boil in crock pot until soft. While beans cook, toast sesame seeds in iron skillet, stirring until they pop. Cool. Reserve most of liquid in beanpot for tomorrow's soup, leave 1/2 cup remaining liquid while you mash beans into a paste. Add 1 part tahini to 3 parts beans, mashing with finely chopped onions, lemon juice, soy sauce. Add toasted sesame seeds to the bean/tahini mix, add a few dashes of chile sesame oil, your spices, cumin, curry, lots of crushed fresh garlic, olives, cilantro and lemon juice. Freeze what you can't eat in plastic, not foil, as there's acid in hummous and aluminum leaches out of foil. Later, hummous thaws good as new. Serve with fat free baked all corn chips or in sandwiches w. pickle/ lettuce/tomato. Kids will take this to school quite happily.
VEGETARIAN MEAT LOAF- ON HAND- 1 cup of your CHOICE OF GRAIN* (soaked 2 hrs. at l00 degrees), garlic, chopped onion, oil, thyme, oregano, chopped celery, celery seed, mushrooms, 1/4 cup soaked, almost sprouted nuts: may be mixed sunflower seeds, almonds, walnuts, hazlenuts. Other ideas: bell pepper, tofu, cooked lentils or garbanzos, tahini, Salt/pepper & vegie broth. Use a good grain from healthfood store like millet, brown rice, quinoa, (COOK GRAIN, or, if bulgur wheat, soak in hot water 30 min.). Grind nuts. (Almonds must be soaked overnight in water, then skinned) METHOD- Saute the onion, mushrooms, garlic, red or green peppers, stir in the other ingredients: GRAIN, nuts, spices, until you have a burger.n top. Then, you can then shape a patty, dredge in flour and sesame seeds, fry lightly in butter, olive oil, then bake, last 15 minutes. Serve with a little cheese, tomato sauce, olive on top. U also can bake in meatloaf shape. Freeze 3/4 of patties or slices. NOTE: Reason we pre-soak grains, sprout nuts/seeds is to inactivate PHYTIC acid which prevents mineral assimilation.
HOME MADE BREAD- Let pckg dry yeast rise in 1 tsp sugar, 1/2 cup of warm water. Make 3 cups vegie broth by simmering vegies that you perhaps plan to eat for dinner. Add 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 cube butter. COOL. Throw 3-4 cups whole grain wheat/mixed w. rye flour into broth, (a little millet flour is good if you can find it,) and a tsp of gluten (avail. at healthfood store) for each cup of flour. Stir so it's very soft, then add, stir in the yeast which has proven it's alive by getting a thick scum on it. Stir more flour into dough until it's mushy verging on firm. Let rise in bowl in warm spot in kitchen, FOR MINIMUM OF 2 HRS, like open oven on super low. 2-hr yeast raising period is to inactivate phytic acid which is pronounded in whole wheat, and inhibits our assimilating our minerals. When doubled in size, turn on dusted board, and knead, as you do, adding several oz. of toasted sesame seeds and salt to taste. Put on buttered floured pizza pan, or four loaf pans, set in warm place until it doubles. Bake at 375 l0 min, then lower to 300 until brown. Cool, Cut into 4 loaves, freeze 3.
VEGIE CHOPPED CHICKEN LIVERS-(or party dip) Ground sprouted Walnuts, pecans, pre-soaked lentils, cheddar cheese, garlic, soy sauce, lemon juice all blended together. YUMMY! Sandwich spread, too. Pre-soak nuts to sprout them to inactivate phytic acid.
SALAD - THE ULTIMATE VITALITY FOOD- Wash romaine, watercress, spinach, but not head lettuce. Get all dirt out of crevices. Put in colander. DRESSING- Olive oil, lemon juice, crushed garlic, oregano, a little dry mustard powder or wet, 2 tbsp crushed avocado and slices of onion, soy sauce for salt, anchovy paste if possible. Mix in large, wooden salad bowl, put greens on top. TOPPING- sunflower seeds, avocado slices, raisins, mushroom slices, hulled pumpkin seeds (only avail. at HFS), broccoli florets, jicama or sunchoke slices, diced green onions, fresh basil, cilantro or arugula herbs. SERVE with stacks of hot, corn tortillas in a basket. Make soft 'tacos' of salad.
GOMASIO- Toast 1 3oz bag of sesame seeds on heavy skillet until golden. Cool. Put in blender with 1/4 tsp salt, whiz l second only. Store in CLOSED jar in fridge. Use in place of salt on all savory foods.
SPROUTED SEEDS AND NUTS- As beans, seeds, tahini, nuts and whole grain breads have phytic acid, which inhibits assimilation of minerals, as you start to use them to take the place of MEAT, SOAK THEM. Beans must be soaked overnight, water thrown away. Nuts should be soaked also, changing water a few times, until they start to sprout. Seeds should be soaked until they sprout and whole grain flour should 'rest' 2 hrs in the dough stage. Phytic Acid is the Catch 22 of healthfooders. Whole wheat products can cause rickets from phytic acid causing calcium lacks. GET FLOURLESS BREAD at HFS, toast w. butter and those new, sugar free jams sweetened with grape juice concentrate. great snack.
SWEETS- Make 'Pinatas' and store in jar in fridge. Each colored paper cone is filled with ribbon-chopped dried cherries, apricots, peaches, raisins, home-blanched almonds, homemade peanut brittle, and dipped chocolates (fruit center) all made w. no sugar. Larger dried fruits like dates, figs R-stuffed w. nuts or homemade marzipan. (Grind dates, walnuts, blanched almonds, lemon juice, rind, coconut in blender, add almond extract.)