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FOOD COMBINING SUGGESTIONS
Rule #1: Drink water.
REASON: The body needs water to digest protein and to flush waste material from the tissues.
Rule #2: Eat fruit by itself. Do not put fruit in the stomach with anything else.
REASON: Fruit is already sugar. It needs very little further digestion. It needs to leave the stomach as soon as possible to avoid fermentation in a warm, dark, moist place (the stomach). Sugar -> alcohol -> formaldehyde (embalming fluid).
Rule #3: Do not mix starches and proteins in the stomach at the same time.
REASON: Starches require alkaline digestive environment and proteins require an acid environment for digestion. Acids and alkalines neutralize each other resulting in putrefaction instead of digestion.
Rule #4: Do not mix concentrated foods in the stomach at the same time. (See list below)
REASON: Concentrated, complex foods require a digestion sequence ranging from acid to alkaline. The priority and sequence is different for each group and therefore would result in indigestion if combined. The timing for some acid components in one group would overlap the timing for some alkaline components in another group and would result in putrefaction.
CONCENTRATED (COMPLEX) FOODS
Group #1: Meats and anything produced with or from animals such as dairy, eggs, etc.
Group #2: Grains – rice – millet – oats – wheat – barley, etc.
Group #3: Legumes – Beans – dried peas, etc.
Group #4: Tubers – potatoes – peanuts, etc.
1) Choose one of the above groups for the meal.
2) Do not mix representatives of these groups with each other.
3) Eat with a vegetable and/or a salad.
• Vegetables (including greens) digest relatively simply in a wide range of pH. Therefore they can safely be combined with any of the above groups.
• All foods are composed of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats in varying degrees of concentration. Most foods are predominantly one or the other. In the “concentrated” food groups, molecular bonding is more complex. This requires a more complicated and sequenced breakdown process. Controlled acid/alkaline (pH) changes are necessary to break the complex molecular bonds in sequence so that “proper” and complete digestion occurs rather than partial digestion and some putrefaction. Putrefaction (rotting) takes place when the breakdown process happens randomly.
• The body scans the DNA of the food that has just been eaten and initiates the proper pH environment for that particular food to digest in proper sequence. This pH environment and sequencing may be different for different concentrated foods. Therefore, combining these “concentrated” foods in the stomach at the same time may cause a disruption in the pH sequencing, thereby resulting in random molecular bond breakdown (putrefaction by definition). Salad type vegetables are less complex in that they need less specific pH control and can compatibly withstand the pH changes in the stomach required by more complex foods. Once the food has reached the small intestine, the pH needs to be rather constant at around 7.4 because the next stop is the blood which must be maintained at 7.4 pH.
• Planning meals so that foods mix in the small intestine (rice for lunch and beans for supper) and not in the stomach at the same time may provide the body with the necessary amino acids to be able to construct a “complete” protein. Remember that the reconstruction process does not begin until the amino acids get into the cell and then if and only if the proper anabolic (reconstruction) enzymes are available.
• Please refer to the HUMAN MACHINE BOOK for supplement suggestions and the FIT FOR LIFE BOOK for general food combination suggestions, and the EAT RIGHT FOR YOUR BLOOD TYPE book for individual potential allergy conditions.
• When we misuse and abuse our bodies by putting things into it that are not compatible with the system as described above, there are consequences. These consequences usually take the form of pain and discomfort. Pain is the body’s method of getting our attention. If we do not make the necessary adjustments in our behavior, the message (pain) gets louder until we do finally act. But by then we have typically fallen into recognizable ache and pain profiles, which Western medicine puts labels on and usually tries to anesthetize the symptoms with drugs and surgery which in turn causes more pain and discomfort over the long haul. (See the chapter on “Ache and Pain Profiles” in Volume II of THE HUMAN MACHINE BOOK.)