Seven Steps to Reclaiming Your Health
You are what you eat. Your stomach was designed to
break food proteins down into the basic building
blocks of life, amino acids. The acid in your
stomach normally accomplishes that task quite
efficiently. If you eat hard-to-digest proteins,
the task will take longer than if you eat easy-
Hummus will be digested in less than an hour.
A sirloin steak might take five hours. Should you
neutralize the acid in your stomach and take away
your body's ability to digest food properly, that
food will ferment and putrefy in your stomach for
many hours. You will experience pain and discomfort,
and substances normally digested might exert powerful
effects on your system. These substances include fat,
cholesterol, hormones, antibiotics and pesticides.
The seven steps can be one large jump or seven separate
chapters in your life. Each journey begins with one step
and, in each case, the first step is the most important.
Eliminate all milk and dairy products. Each sip of milk
contains powerful growth hormones and proteins that cause
powerful effects on your body. Milk buffers gastric acidity
and interferes with digestion. Step one should begin by
abstaining from all milk and dairy products for just six
days. On day seven, eat yogurt, have pizza for lunch,
cheese with dinner and ice cream for dessert. Pay careful
attention to how you feel during the first six days of
this experiment. Mucus, phlegm, digestion, & sleep patterns.
On the seventh day you will light the fuse to an internal
time bomb. It might take one hour and the effects might
take twelve hours. You will notice a distinct change in
your bowel movements about fifteen hours later. That
unpleasant change can be blamed on casein, a milk protein.
Eighty prevent of all milk protein is casein, the same
glue used to adhere a label to a bottle of beer. This
glue is what causes histamines, then mucus. It is the
reason most Americans do not have normal bowel movements.
Recognize the changes in your body and decide if this is
the way you wish to spend the remainder of your life.
Eliminate poultry. Chickens naturally mature in six months,
not four weeks which is the age that they are often processed
for human consumption. Artificial light cycles and diets rich
in growth hormones produce unhealthy animals. Their feeds
include excrement and body parts from their siblings.
Eliminate seafood. Insecticides and toxic chemicals run off
into the water. We eat fish that are on the top of their
respective food chain. Their flesh contains concentrated
amounts of pesticides and dioxins.
Eliminate pork and beef. As with all animals, the toxins
they eat from vegetables treated with 50 times greater
herbicides and pesticides become concentrated in their
flesh. By eating their bodies, we ingest dangerous
chemicals and powerful hormones.
Make your diet one consisting of foods from the FOUR
MAJOR FOOD GROUPS. Fruits, vegetables, legumes and
grains. Read books about your new diet. Frances Ford
Lappe's DIET FOR A NEW PLANET teaches us that there is
an incredible variety to the 40 different fruits and 40
different vegetables commonly available. Combine the
textures and tastes offered by 20 different beans and
20 grains and you produce a cuisine that is infinitely
more interesting and appealing than the typical American
diet (which consists of three vegetables: catsup,
pickles and potato chips).
Buy organic. It makes a difference. The difference in price
cannot be measured against the health of you and your loved
ones. DDT is legal in Mexico, and much of your typical
supermarket produce comes from South of the American border.
If you eat a fruit or veggie grown in another country,
chances are that the crate was sprayed with toxic pesticides
before being shipped to America. Organic bananas are a joke
and a deception. APHIS requires that all bananas be spread to
prevent bugs that may damage our crops. An example of one
bug kept out of America is that fruit fly from the
Mediterranean. All foreign crates are sprayed before you
eat their contents.
After step seven, you and your body have earned a rest.
By first giving up milk and dairy products you began the
journey to a new body and spirit. By giving up the consumption
of all foods with faces and mothers, you have eased the
job of digestion and begun the process of cleansing your
body. You have lifted an internal "fog", placed in your body
organs by nature's tenacious glue, casein. As the mucus
leaves, your spiritual awareness increases. You will need
less sleep as a result of placing less strain on your
digestive system. It is time for an occasional rest, and
that includes fasting. Now is the time to learn and experiment
with foods. It is also the time to explore your body and to
recognize that food is fuel, and in order to maintain good
health, you should supply your internal engine with clean food.
Robert Cohen www.notmilk.com
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