Your Natural Diet: Alive Raw Foods
by T. C. Fry and David Klein
Questions and Answers
A: I cannot definitely answer you. I can point out that the experiments in South Africa incorporated nuts into the regimen with apparent benefit. Vegetables have about four times the protein the protein as fruits but, but eaten raw with the proteins intact, its a case of how much you can derive from cellulose encased nutrients. If you steam them conservatively, its a question of how much the proteins are deranged while being conservatively cooked. On the other side, its a question if steaming, which bursts most of the cellulose membranes, makes yet more proteins available in utile condition.
Nuts and seeds are both storage forms of protein and fats. When you get the one, you get the other. My own experience with myself and hundreads of those who write in is inconclusive. Most who write to me say they are not able to handle nuts very well. Some even speak of adverse results. some can tolerate seeds, but not nuts. Personally i love nuts and seeds and can handle both very well. Go ahead and eat vegetables, seeds and nuts if they agree with you.
2. Q: I am anursing mother. A fellow who knows my primarily fruit based diet says: "B-12 is needed by the body. Your diet doesnt have any. Your body cannot manufacture it. You cannot get it from non-meat sources." Ive been on this diet for a number of years and i dont buy hes line. What reply can i give this guy?
A: Your acquaintance has been misled by meat industry spokespeople, vitamin peddlers, "dietitians" and "nutritionists". First. the question might be asked: Where do vegetarian animals get B-12? they dont manufacture any either! And certainly grasses and the fare of vegetarian animals contains no vitamin B-12! Vitamin B-12 is so abundantly produced n bodies that it is hard to not get enough. We meet our needs amply for this vitamin from bacteria by-products generated by bacterial flora from the mouth all the way down and through the absorbing colon. According to Guyton´s Textbook of Medical Physiology, bacteria in the uper half of the colon creates ample vitamin B-12, vitamin K, thiamine and riboflavin. One milligram of B-12 will last us over two years, and healthy individuals carry around a five-year supply. Our needs are so minute, they are measured in picograms (billionths of a gram) and micrograms (millionths of a gram).
The fact that vegetarians and fruitarians carry less B-12 in their bloodstreams than meat eaters does not prove that we have inadequate amounts of B-12. We do not store this vitamin in our bloodstream but in the liver and other organs. We carry in our bloodstream only that which has been picked up from the colon (by intrinsic factor) and is earmarked for reserves, of which has been released from organs to meet our current needs. Meat eaters do carry more B-12 in their bloodstream. They probably need more too, in light of their handicap in partaking pathological diet. Also, because of the double source of B-12 from meats, putrefactive products and intestinal ferments and putrefaction, their bloodstreams are contaminated. Live in full confidence that Mother nature had things right for us to start with.
3. Q: How can you live on fruits only? You´d have to be eating all the time. What if you tried to live on oranges only?
A: The Florida citrus industry did just that back in the 1930s. A man lived on oranges only for six years! At the end of the demonstration, the ban was in robust health!
To get the some 2,500 calories an average sized man needs, about 10 pounds or orange flesh daily would be consumed, about three pounds more than the average American takes in gross weight of conventional fare. There would be surfeits of water the winter and quite enough during hot summer. This is about 20 average oranges. That amount of calories would yield, in addition to caloric sufficiency, about 2,250 milligrams of vitamin C, 1,800 milligrams of calcium, 45 grams of protein, 9 grams of fats, 18 milligrams of iron, 27 grams of mineral overall - in short, more of everything than we are said to require by the RDA excepting calories which are too much too high for a raw food eater.
4. Q: Are dried fruits as good as fresh fruits? Should we eat the at all?
A: Dried fruits are never as good as fresh ripe fruits. Yes, we should eat dried fruits when fresh fruits available to us do not meet our caloric needs. Dried fruits have lost substantial portion of their vitamins and some of their minerals due to oxidation. Dried fruits are good primarily for their fuel value and because they do not have the disadvantage of cooked foods. The Hunzas live on dried fruits and some grains for moths at a time during the winter/spring season. If you eat much dried fruits you should clean you teeth more carefully. Dried fruits can be as bad for teeth as white sugar.
5: Q: Is sea salt healthy?
A: The major component of sea salt is sodium chloride. It is more healthy than table salt as it has more minerals, but mineral salts in inorganic form are extremely toxic - they impair all of our metabolic and cellular functions. Because it is toxic, the body retains water to dilute the toxicity so we dont die. This is edema and it can result in headaches and heart irregularity. when we are rtaining water, the fluid balance in the body is out of balance and cellular transport is impaired. The body needs to maintain the fluid pressure inside the cells at a specific ratio to the fluid pressure inside outside the cells. when we have extra high fluid pressure outside of the cells as a result of salt eating, the cells are not able to normally transport metabolic wastes out of the cells and we become more and more toxic, leading chronic fatigue and illness.
The body needs to maintain specific concentration ratios of sodium to potassium inside and outside of the cells for proper functioning. A high salt diet leads to excess sodium becoming "locked into" to cells, creating cellular dysfunction. This has been linked to very many modern diseases, including cancer, diabetes, hardening arteries, hypertension, kidney disease, nervous disorders and osteoporosis.
As long as we have salt in our diet, we cannot effectively detoxify, lose excess weight and completely heal. Once we discontinue salt, it can take as many as few years to offload all of the excess sodium. The U.S. dietary guideline makers who allow a few grams of salt in the diet every day are unaware of the toxic effects of such, or are OK with toxic fare in the diet in moderation. Of course, a toxin is a toxin and has enervating and potentially harmful effects in any amount.
6. Q: Are soybeans a healthful food?
A: Soybeans and other products with soy are a poor food choice for humans. Eaten raw, straight off the plant, or cooked without additives or flavorings, soybeans are bland and thus we would not naturally eat them. Soybeans´s potential nutritional value in greatly diminished by cooking - much of the proteins, vitamins and antioxidants are damaged and rendered unusable in the body. Soybeans are high in protein and starch, a combination that is difficult to digest. Furthermore, soybeans contain oligosaccharides, small short-chain sugars which we cannot digest due to our inability to secrete the appropriate enzymes. The inevitable result of eating legumes, such as soybeans, is bacterial decomposition in the gut accompanied by gas and acid waste poisoning.
Soybeans and soybean products are highly acid-forming: we need to eat mostly alkalizing diet of fruit and vegetables to maintain health. A diet of mostly acid-forming foods acidifies the blood, leading to osteoporosis, as calcium is leached from the bones in order to neutralize the acids. Bland-tasting tofu, the most soybean products, often has toxic irritating flavorings/condiments added to render it palatable. These additives tend to impair digestion. Lastly, almost all soybeans are now genetically modified, with proven detrimental health effects.
If we want pure and naturally delicious hearty protein foods with all of the amino acids we need, nuts, seeds, vegetables, avocado and young soft coconuts are superior, and the most healthful choices.