FOOD COMBINING This method has worked well for most of my clients, and it is one that I would recommend for any person wishing to lose weight.
Dr. William Howard Hay introduced food combining in 1911. His basic premise is that there is one underlying cause for health problems and that is the wrong chemical condition in the body.
The wrong chemical condition is acidity which is caused by the manufacture and accumulation of acid from the products of digestion and metabolism in amounts greater than the body can eliminate.
This acid condition results in a lowering of the body's vital alkaline reserve, the depletion of which causes toxaemia or autointoxication.
Dr. Hay classified foods into three types according to their chemical requirements for efficient digestion. These three types are: -
Dr. Hay's theory was that, although protein and starch foods are acid forming in their end products in the body, they need different conditions for digestion and should never be combined at the same meal.
Hay diet information
After 16 yrs medical practice Dr Hay's health broke down, he developed high blood pressure, brights disease and a dilated heart. There being no treatment available for dilated heart at the time Dr Hay was inspired to treat his own symptoms.
He did this by eating 'fundamentally' as he called it, taking foods in a natural form and not mixing proteins and starches at the same meal. (pavlovs experiments with dogs showed that starches are digested in about two hours, proteins are digested in about four hours but a protein - starch mixture can still be digesting 13 hours later, food taken on top can lead to fermentation and toxic by-products putting strain on the system.
The result of this was a complete remission of symptoms and a reduction of weight from 225lbs (100kg) to 175lbs (80kg) in about 3 months. He believed he had a 'surefire treatment for diabetes'. Although ridiculed at the time, some modern research has produced evidence of a close connection between refined carbohydrates and allergies, skin problems, migraine, fatigue, depression, schizophrenic and aggressive behaviours.
The Diet is below - It's very simple - fruit is best taken alone at breakfast time (the sugars ferment if fruit sits on top of an evening meal) and don't mix columns 1 and 3.tables 1 and 3 are incompatible.
|Table 1 - For protein Meals||Table 2 Neutral Foods||Table 3 - For Starch Meals|
|protein All Meats poultry Fish Eggs Cheese Milk ( including Soya) - milk should not be served with meat - combines best with fruit) Yoghurt||NUTS All except peanuts FATS Butter Cream Egg Yolks Olive Oil||CEREAL Wholegrain: wheat, barley, corn (maize), oats, millet, rice bread flour|
|FRUITS Apples Apricots Berries Cherries Currants Gooseberry Grapefruit Grapes Guava Kiwi Lemon Lime Lychee Mango Melons are best eaten alone Nectarines Oranges passion Fruit pears pineapples prunes Raspberry Strawberry Tangerine||VEGETABLES All green and root vegetables except for potatoes and jerusalem artichokes||SWEET FRUITS Very Ripe fruits - high sugar Bananas if ripe Dates Figs Sweet Grapes Raisins Sultanas VEGETABLES potatoes Sweet potatoes Jerusalem Artichoke pumpkin|
|pulSES Lentil Soya beans Kidney beand Butter beans (Lima) Chick peas (garbanzos) pinto beans Haricot beans etc|
|ALCOHol Wine - Red and White Cider||ALCOHol Whisky Gin||ALCOHol Ale Beer|
THE HAY RulES FOR HEALTH
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