Monday, March 31, 2014

Day 63 The Diet for the Simple, Natural Life.

Diet is an important part of the simple, natural lifestyle.  Many of the Natural Hygienists that have gone before us have experimented with diet to find what is optimal for us.  Dr. Fielder, my mentor, uses some animal products including some raw goat's cheese and meat, but his diet is primarily raw vegan.  My own diet is mostly raw vegan with honey and raw milk cheese included.  The diet Dr. Fielder recommends is 50% fruit, 35% vegetables, 10% starches, and 5% concentrates.  Food should be eaten without a lot of seasonings or condiments so that we can enjoy the taste of the foods themselves.  Condiments mask the flavor of the food.  Once we give up the cooking and the seasonings our bodies will be able to tell us which foods they need.

Fruits and vegetables are superior to animal foods.  Developing better agriculture methods and building up the soil are noble vocations.  Raw foods are superior to cooked foods.  We will be better off if we only eat uncooked foods.  It's important to thoroughly chew the food, too.

We don't have to be concerned about counting vitamins and minerals and calories.  If we eat a diet of fresh, organic, if possible, fruits, salads, nuts and seeds along with a little olive oil, raw milk cheese, honey, etc., we should be fine.  This is the diet that conforms to the laws of life.  It will assure us of better health.

Condiments and seasonings paralyze the sense of taste so that we can't enjoy the flavors of the natural foods.  We get to the point where we complain about foods being bland if they are not spiced up with hot sauce, salt, pepper, alcohol, or other condiments.  Our tongues become so irritated with the stimulation of these spices that we miss the real pleasure of eating.

Here we are at the Florida Welcome Center where they served us fresh grapefruit or orange juice.
Today my lunch was papaya, avocado, coconut water, banana, watermelon, and goody balls.

My dinner was salad (lettuce, tomatoes, asparagus) with salad dressing (olive oil, lemon juice, honey), avocado, sauerkraut, pecans, and dates.

I had a cup of lemongrass tea this morning and after dinner.

For exercise today I trained for a 5k, walked the dog, and did house work.

We are headed to California to visit our family there.  My DIL is shopping for my food today at Trader Joe's so there should be no problem in staying raw while we are out there.  My grandson, Caleb, will be participating in a competition with his robotics team.  We look forward to seeing some of that.

To health and happiness.

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