Eating For Bodily Purity: It’s Simple and Liberating!© David Klein, Ph.D.
Fresh as a daisy, inside and out. No more waking up groggy-headed with morning breath, crusty eyes and headaches. No more foul body odors, indigestion, intestinal wind, skin rashes, oily and falling hair.
Doesn’t that all sound appealing? By eating properly, you can achieve a clean, attractive and youthful body, and improve your mental alertness and self-esteem to boot! Your entire body can rejuvenate, you can slow down the aging process to a crawl and feel great all of the time! Here is how:
Would you ever purposely do anything to hinder your body’s healing processes? Only if you did not know why all of this was happening!
The two essentials
There are two essentials for achieving and maintaining a pure body:
1. exercise vigorously each day, and
2. eat your natural diet in a manner so that all of the food digests completely. I am going to talk about the second here.
As covered in my "Detoxification" article, if you have been eating the standard American diet (SAD), your body is harboring deposits of waste matter, toxic chemical substances and unhealthy fat which needs to come out. By eating properly you will naturally detoxify and may be able to solve all of your ills. Many people, including myself, have overcome serious health problems by applying these healthful eating guidelines:
Clean out with purified water
Your body is approximately 70 percent water. That water can get stale and fetid just like a stagnant lake. It needs to be replaced with fresh water which will push out the wastes. I believe that distilled water is the best water. Multi-filtered water is good too. Drink plenty of water in the morning before you eat anything. And drink water in between meals, but not within one hour after.
Clean out with citrus and other juices
Organic citrus fruit juices are the best and most natural foods for helping your body clean out and stay pure. Their acids are naturally purifying (great for breaking up sticky deposits of mucoid matter), they help the body purge toxins, and they leave behind no toxic residue. Avoid commercially-grown citrus, and avoid strong acidic citrus.
Always exercise before eating a meal
Before taking in nourishment, you must create true hunger by exercising. Even if you wake up hungry, it is important to exercise before eating, so as to wake up your digestive organs and oxygenate your blood.
Have whole or juiced fruit for breakfast
In the early morning your body does most of its detoxifying. By eating fruits, you will not be interfering with the detox process. By eating heavier foods which require digestive energy, you automatically suspend the detox process and wastes will build up.
Eat one or two salads per day
Get your minerals and fiber! Organically-grown vegetables with tomatoes and, occasionally, rinsed sea vegetables (such as dulse) provide the organic mineral salts we need for vibrant vitality.
Follow food combining to a "t"
Eating foods in combinations compatible with the limitations of your digestive juices is essential to digestion and inner purity. Haphazard eating leads to indigestion, whereby food rots in the gut, making you toxic and ill. Study Dr. Shelton’s books on the subject. The best meal is a mono meal, i.e., one kind of food - simplicity is best! The basics of food combining are:
1. Eat fruit only on an empty stomach and with no other foods except greens.
2. Do not eat fats/protein foods with starchy foods.
Eat only one heavy food per day
I consider nuts, seeds, coconut, avocado and cooked starches to be heavy foods. To achieve optimum purity, avoid eating them in any combination or at different times on the same day with the exception of these compatibles: nuts and seeds are ok together and on the same day, and avocado and cooked starches are similarly ok.
Eat a low-fat diet - no animal products
We can only digest protein foods in small amounts, and we only need small amounts unless you are a body builder. Nothing soils the bowels and poisons the body like poorly digested protein foods. To avoid putrefication, eat nuts, seeds and avocado only when you are energized and hungry.
Eat live, enzyme-rich organic food
Your live body was designed for live food. The biochemistry of digestion depends upon the enzymes. Cooking destroys the enzymes and most nutrient values, and makes food clogging and toxic (anywhere from mildly to grossly). Much of the cooked matter becomes soil for bacteria, polluting the bowels, blood and cellular environment.
Avoid eating all-cooked meals
If you are eating cooked food, always eat a bigger portion of raw food with the cooked.
Chew chew chew your food well
This greatly enhances digestion!
Breathe fully while eating
You need plentiful oxygen to digest food!
Space out your meals
Allow your body to digest the food and utilize the nutrients. Avoid recreational eating.
Avoid food within 2 hours of bedtime
Food cannot digest properly during sleep. Late night eating leads to toxemia, as evidenced by morning sickness.
Don’t make food an infatuation
"Eating can be dangerous", says my fruitarian health writer friend Morris Krok. He means that you can ruin your body by eating when there is no need for food and by overeating. Too much food soils your body and leads to illness, even if it’s raw food! Eat simply and eat less to create and keep a pure body!