Food Combination

In the article below by David Cowley, author of numerous articles on anti-aging, he shared his insights on food combining. It cannot be denied that the food combination of Dr. Hay has come a long way and many benefits could be attributed to it.

“We all want to lose weight, look younger, and feel healthier. Why not use the proper combinations of foods to accomplish this; after all, we are what we eat. We may not be able to accomplish all of our goals but we can certainly slow down the effects of the aging process on our bodies. More and more people are discovering that combining the proper foods to reverse the aging process is a good start.

Food combination is the process of ingestion of certain foods together while avoiding other food combinations altogether. This is not any type of diet where some foods are not eaten. It only means that certain combinations of foods are not eaten at the same time. The body takes different amounts of time to digest different foods depending on the general type of food being eaten. For example, it is believed that you should not eat proteins with starchy foods or that acidic and alkaline foods should not be eaten together.

If you go back far enough in human history you will conclude that eating different foods at the same time was not the norm. Humans wander around in small family groups looking for food. When they came upon a food source such as a nut for a fruit tree or if they found or killed an animal it was eaten on the spot. If any of the food was left after the eating binge then the excess food may have been saved for later use.

The human body adapted to this food availability by producing different enzymes to digest different types of foods. Carbohydrates require carbohydrate-digesting enzymes and Proteins require protein-digesting enzymes. The production of protein enzymes and carbohydrate enzymes at the same time can lead to indigestion, gas, cramping, and poor digestion of foods.

Here is a list of nine general rules for a proper food combination diet.

1) Carbohydrates (Bread, Potatoes, Rice, and Wheat) should not be eaten with Acidic Foods (Tomato, Pineapples, Grapefruits, Oranges). Ptyalin enzyme is used to digest alkaline foods and is destroyed by acidic foods. The eating of acidic foods with carbohydrates can lead to a fermentation process that produces gas. Citrus fruits can safely be eaten as a snack from 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to a regular meal. Tomatoes can be eaten with green leafy vegetables and fatty foods.

2) Proteins (Meat, Cheese, Eggs, and Nuts) should not be eaten with Carbohydrates (Potatoes, Grains, Sweet Fruits, and most Desserts).

3) Two different Proteins at the same time. Do not combine Meat, Cheese, Eggs, Nuts, and Milk. The enzyme requires to digest proteins needs to be in different strengths for different proteins.

4) Proteins and Fats. Eat only lean meats because fats will suppress the appetite thus retarding the production of protein digestive enzymes.

5) Proteins (Meat, Cheese, Eggs, and Nuts) should not be eaten with Acidic Foods (Tomato, Pineapples, Grapefruits, Oranges). Same reasoning as rule 1.

6) Starches (Potatoes, Grains, and Cereals) should not be eaten with Sugars. Sugar causes the mouth to produce an excessive amount of saliva which will dilute the concentration of ptyalin in the stomach.

7) Starches (Potatoes, Grains, and Cereals) should not be eaten with other Starches.

8) Melons should always be eaten alone. The digestion of melons happens very quickly and can be eaten as a snack from 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to a regular meal.

9) Milk should always be ingested alone. Milk requires a very specific enzyme to be digested properly.

At first glance, the above rules will not allow you to maintain a balanced diet. You will still need to maintain a balanced diet just do not eat a serving from each of the food groups at the same time. Divide up your eating day into smaller units with the correct combinations of foods in them will go a long way in your fight against the aging process. We need our bodies the chance to digest what we eat properly.

Proper food combinations encourage you to eat healthily. You will be getting more of the vitamins and minerals your body needs. Your skin will become clearer and healthier looking. No more indigestion or gas, you will have more energy, no more limp hair or pasty skin. The food combined for anti-aging purposes is a great way to fight the rigors of time.

If you just feel that you need vitamins, supplements, or herbs to fight the aging process then find a good health care professional prior to starting any type of home treatment.”


Food Combination To Detoxify Body

Almost every human being wants to have a clean body, inside and out. With the pollution and all the dirt and toxins in the surroundings and in the food, we eat, having body detoxification frees us from the harmful radicals that affect our health and body.

So, what is body detoxification all about? Body cleansing or detoxification is a treatment in which the body gets rid of the accumulated harmful substances that have a negative effect on the individual’s health.

Our body is not designed to eat and accumulate all kinds of food all at the same time, even the healthy ones. Since our digestive enzymes have a requirement of a certain pH level in order to function. Proteins and some foods require longer time in the stomach as compared to other foods.

Fats and oil coat our stomach lining making it more difficult for the stomach to secrete that much-needed acid to digest food. When you decide to eat nuts and olive oil together, better think twice about your choice. Nuts are very hard to digest and olive oil makes it hard for the stomach to release the acid and digest the nuts.

So how does detoxification work? Basically, detoxification means cleaning the blood. It does this mainly by removing impurities from the blood in the liver, where toxins are processed for elimination. The body also eliminates toxins through the kidneys, intestines, lungs, lymph, and skin. However, when this system is compromised, impurities aren’t properly filtered and every cell in the body is adversely affected.

By combining foods properly, your digestion is well-aided and the elimination of toxins in the body is achieved. We detoxify to be healthy and feel healthy. But being one isn’t simply eating good food, it’s about eating the good food in the right way at the right times.

A detox program however must only be done once a year; perhaps a short one is enough and is good for your health. As a word of caution – All long-term fasts require medical supervision as well as prior assessment as to levels of nutrients, to ensure that deficiency does not occur. Weekend fasts are safe for most people, although it is still wise to seek advice from a professional experienced in detoxification

Some of the common detox methods include water and juice fast, weekend mono-diet, alkaline-detoxification diet, Vitamin C therapy, and Chelation therapy.




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