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Saturday, 01 January 2000 23:46

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  1. Don't eat commercially processed foods such as cookies, cakes, crackers, TV dinners, soft drinks, packaged sauce mixes, etc.
  2. Avoid all refined sweeteners such as sugar, dextrose, glucose and high fructose corn syrup.
  3. Avoid white flour, white flour products and white rice.
  4. Avoid all hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated fats and oils.
  5. Avoid all vegetable oils made from soy, corn, safflower, canola or cottonseed.
  6. Do not use polyunsaturated oils for cooking, sauteing or baking.
  7. Avoid fried foods.
  8. Do not practice veganism; animal products provide vital nutrients not found in plant foods.
  9. Avoid products containing protein powders.
  10. Avoid pasteurized milk; do not consume lowfat milk, skim milk, powdered milk or imitation milk products.
  11. Avoid battery-produced eggs and factory-farmed meats.
  12. Avoid highly processed luncheon meats and sausage containing MSG and other additives.
  13. Avoid rancid and improperly prepared seeds, nuts and grains found in granolas, quick rise breads and extruded breakfast cereals, as they block mineral absorption and cause intestinal distress.
  14. Avoid canned, sprayed, waxed, bioengineered or irradiated fruits and vegetables.
  15. Avoid artificial food additives, especially MSG, hydrolyzed vegetable protein and aspartame, which are neurotoxins. Most soups, sauce and broth mixes and commercial condiments contain MSG, even if not so labeled.
  16. Avoid caffeine-containing beverages such as coffee, tea and soft drinks. Avoid chocolate.
  17. Avoid aluminum-containing foods such as commercial salt, baking powder and antacids. Do not use aluminum cookware or aluminum-containing deodorants.
  18. Do not drink fluoridated water.
  19. Avoid synthetic vitamins and foods containing them.
  20. Do not drink distilled liquors.
  21. Do not use a microwave oven.
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written by Robert, Mar 27 2014
Sorry, wish I gave a flip about every website and expert with their list of foods to avoid if I care about myself. I don't need another phobic obsession. If I had a list of things to avoid, it would start with "Stop scanning the net for the next health threat."
distilled liquor response to David at the bottom
written by Brianna, Feb 16 2014
Hey David. I once read this book called Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers. It was a recipe book of ancient, and often tribal, natural fermentations that varied from beer to wine (which are essentially the same thing). The book persuasively argued that some of these fermentations upgraded vitamin and mineral content in the liquids being used, providing much needed nutrition for the tribes. It also suggested that when done correctly, fermentations could be good for us (for example not clarifying the beer/wine because the yeast has lots of good stuff in it!) but the book also said that the process of distillation, which further extracts and concentrates the alcohol takes out any of the good stuff and essentially turns the alcohol into a processed non plant drink. It also says that around the time of distillation is when alcohol started getting a bad rep, causing problems that had never been associated with alcohol before. Especially today the distillation process is well.... a very processed ordeal. I wouldn't suggest drinking 99 cent forties either. But quality wine and beer moderation.... can be in synch with the other principles of this diet.
written by gbear, Jan 06 2014
Lara: carob will cause constipation & its difficult to find raw.
Sarah:there is lots of info on the 'net' regards problems with chocolate,do you homework. Jemimah: if you don't know whats wrong with tap water,keep drinking it & you will know less.Ken Mok: non-synthetic vitamins/minerals exist.Search out on the 'net'.Laura: have fun eating what you want.David: enjoy your booze.
Filtered Water
written by Linda Dimet, Dec 17 2013
I just wanted to throw it out there. Please filter your water and don't buy it. It is a terrible industry, especially for the locals whose water source is being depleted. Your health is important, but we are all in this together.
Google Translate is your friend
written by Greg, Nov 14 2013
Dear Mandarin speakers: Use google translate. It is your best friend.

written by victoria, Sep 30 2013
Very interesting website. But. I also wanted to respond to Julie's comment of March 31st. Dear Julie, I am very concerned that you have Lyme disease and not Fibromyalgia. I was misdiagnosed with the same and have been very sick with a similar story to yours. Please get informed on Lyme websites to help get a proper diagnosis and start to regain your health. This website will probably also help with nutrition. Best of luck with recovery.
This may be my issue!?
written by Julie, Mar 31 2013
I have been very ill now for almost 4 years. I suffered a major miscarriage in the 2nd trimester that almost killed and required emergency surgery and blood transfusion. I then have been on a continued downhill slide. Recently I was told that I have severe fibromyalgia due to the myriad of symptoms that I have been experiencing.I just watch a youtube video with Sally talking after looking at the symptom lists I think that I may actually be vitamin A and D defficient! I am going to start the diet recommendations right away and see what happens. As of right now I am totally disabled, I can barely walk, have no energy and at times very hard to concentrate, pain in nearly every joint, stiffness that leads to contractures and cracking and popping of the joints, and many other issues. The science behind what she said in the video makes me happy and optimistic that this may be an answer. I have truly felt that something was missing but I just couldn't put a name to the feeling. Nutrients! SO, I hope that this may be an improvement. SO happy that I stumbled upon this today.
written by Jean, Jun 26 2012
The only time veganism may be useful is during a detoxification program. Long term veganism lacks many essential nutrients and is horrific for pregnant or nursing mothers and children. Anyone who has been a vegan for long begins supplements for a myriad of dis-ease, Especially due to the lack of animal fats, a vegan will have cravings that are difficult to fill without resorting to lots of sweets - natural or not - which further upsets the balance. In response to veganism creating a smaller carbon footprint, I would remind vegans of the plethora of small animals that loose their homes when a field is plowed. How much more gentle a buffalo in its natural habitat with prairie dog villages flourishing beneath their feet? We have gotten so far away from the way people lived off the "fat" of the land, which was determined by the plant and animal life that already existed and perhaps some family garden plots. This is unrealistic for such a large population, but their are farmers willing to produce in this natural way if only the government would not forbid it.
Veganism, Low-rated comment [Show]
written by Cyndi, May 06 2012
My understanding is that HERSHEYS has recently signed with MONSANTO-to buy genetically altered chocolate for ALL their candy bars etc. Until the govt makes every food label list genetically altered ingredients,its best to steer clear of them.
written by Andrea, Jan 30 2012
I am new to this site and I love it. I was steered here by my teacher, as I am in school for Naturopathic Medicine. I am compelled to comment on this particular subject due to one of the questions titled "There is nothing left to eat", unless you have your own farm. Here is my take on that, although I am not too far into school so these are all just suggestions incase anyone can learn from my experience...My diet consists of LOTS of fruits and veggies, organic when possible, fish, chicken, and turkey, also organic, whole grains such as brown rice and organic whole grain bread (Ezekiel bread, not processed, sprouted grains), and very minimal dairy because it doesn't agree with my digestive system. I buy my food from Trader Joe's (they have a lot of organic options at a good price), and Kroger (they also offer organics and an entire section of healthy foods). My diet is not perfect, but I do everything I can to keep it 75% healthy. I avoid processed sugars too, and avoid white flour like the plague. My thought is that if you are eating this way most of the time, you are good. It is almost impossible to go out to dinner and eat this way, but we do the best we can living in the real world. There are farms out there that sell fresh, organic, grass fed animal products and organic produce, so if you want to go that route you could do some research and find a good one. There IS in fact, stuff to eat out there that's good for you, you just have to find it. And, furthermore, I believe that each body is different and if you are energized, feel great, and all your blood tests are in normal range while eating a vegetarian/vegan diet, there's nothing wrong with that. Hope this helps someone!! Just my opinions though, I don't know everything!
written by Tanya, Jan 21 2012
Hello, well, this is all new to me! and I am extreamly interested in the content of this site.
I have been on a diet to try to lower my triglicerides and LDL. For eight months I have shunned POrk, Beef, Sugar, all prossed foods etc. I have used canola oil for all my cooking! and turned to wholefoods, more veg and fruit etc. I managed to reduce my Triglicerides back to "normal" but my LDL shot up! my weight has plummeted ( which I am delighted about) I have been researching like mad and have come across very interesting articles about Chloestoral free radicals ect ect I am a little confused at the moment as to what's what and what to do next?
I will watch this space
chocolate and migraines
written by pippa, May 03 2011
Chocolate is toxic to the kidneys and causes inflammation.
Migraine headaches are mainly caused by low blood sugar
fried foods
written by whisperingsage, Jan 21 2011
Larry Davidson; I think what they mean by fried foods is deep fried carbohydrate foods, especially potatoes. I am finding that even if they were to fry in lard or palm oil, the temps get too high, and create a chemical in the structure of especially carbohydrates and potatoes, called acrylomides. Unfortunately, the industry sound bites will lead you to believe these are naturally occurring, when, as I found on one of the Weston Price site articles, it is in fact a residue of Monsanto insecticides.
So go organic. Understand too that frying in butter in a pan is real different than frying in deep fry grease.
written by Randy, Jan 21 2011

My understanding is that cacao is fermented. I.e. the pods, whose contents are wet, pulpy, and goopy, are scooped out and left to ferment for a week or two in the tropical heat. This is considered necessary to give the cacao a good flavor before they're separated from the pulp, dried, and shipped off to chocolate processing plants (where the skins of the beans are removed, the nibs are ground up and then slow-cooked in tanks as the contents are slowly turned). Indeed, the "nibs" found in the cacao beans you can buy, and can also buy separately as plain nibs, are naturally broken fragments of the bean precisely because of this extensive fermentation process.
Sorry, my bad, Low-rated comment [Show]
Safflower oil????
written by TJR, Dec 15 2010
I thought that was one of the good ones, being mostly monounsaturated. How about olive oil?
written by Don Leigh, Nov 10 2010
I have been seeing all kinds of people like David Wolfe for example praising raw cacao.
written by JW, Oct 14 2010
Larry Davidson, I think by "Avoid fried foods" they mean avoid commercially fried foods, which are often not fried in the best quality fats or are carelessly fried at temperatures that break down the fat they're using into toxic compounds.

Jemimah, Municipal tap water is fluoridated in most areas of the US. Unfortunately 90% of the fluoridation is done by adding hydrofluorosilicic acid that is a waste product from the fertilizer industry, and contains trace amounts of heavy metals such as lead as well as arsenic and aluminum. There is also increasing evidence that fluoride itself is not safe, and is responsible for the rise in hypothyroidism and hip fracture and other ailments with long term consumption. Check for more details or do a Google search for Fluoride Action Network to find their website.

Jobert, Try the elimination diet both with and without lactofermented foods. It's possible you won't have a problem with naturally lactofermented foods even if you're sensitive to MSG in processed foods. Only the elimination diet can tell you for sure. Also, if you haven't already done so, check into the possibility of a thyroid problem because migraines can be caused by or made worse by low thyroid hormone. Do a Google search for the keywords migraine thyroid
written by Laura, Sep 25 2010
Could you give a sense of prospective of relative danger of these various dangerous foods. For example, is it more dangerous to eat prepackaged foods high in sugar or eat prepackaged foods with nitrates added. Is it more dangerous to used safflower oil or drink fluids high in caffeine such as tea and coffee or chocolate. I would like to know the relative danger of these foods on a scale of 1-10 and in consideration of how often consumed. What foods would be tolerable consumed in small doses on periodic occasions verses the foods that consistently cause problems every time they are a part of the diet.
There is nothing left to eat!!!
written by Mansur, Sep 19 2010
Going by this list.....well there is hardly anything left to eat unless you have ur own farm...u produce your own dairy products....slaughter your own sheep blah blah. Can u tell us if there is something a not too rich urban dweller can eat??
written by David, Jul 16 2010
OK, no one will ever call whiskey a health food. But aside from the obvious dangers of alcohol in general, is there anything about distillation per se that produces a more problematic drink than beer or wine, assuming that the total alcohol consumed is the same? I know that red wine contains some nice little extras, and probably some artisanal beers contain beneficial yeasts (though I have questions about the healthfulness of hops, especially for men). That said, are there any dangers to distilled alcohol aside from the alcohol itself? Thanks, David
written by jobert, Jun 16 2010
I posted this comment on another page, but I want to post here in the hopes someone will definitely see it:

I get migraine headaches. I am going to start an "elimination diet" to figure out which food triggers lead to my headaches. MSG is supposed to be a big one. Here is my question: much of what I'm reading about how to avoid MSG says to avoid FERMENTED FOODS. I know WAPF highly recommends eating fermented foods. Is there some way of fermenting them so that I won't get MSG (glutamic acid) in the food as a result? Thanks in advance!!
written by Debbie, Mar 29 2010
I really have to change my ways but it's very hard to do that in the area I live in. You have to drive 60 miles or more to get to a health food store.
Veganism is perfectly fine., Low-rated comment [Show]
How to avoid synthetic vitamins?
written by Ken Mok, Mar 10 2010
I need some advice on point 19. How can one tell that vitamins sold abundantly in the market is synthetic or natural?

What about vitamins which are naturally extracted - is it effective or not as effective as compared to synthetic vitamins?
veganism is not a danger - it's the healthiest diet, Low-rated comment [Show]
Tap water?
written by Jemimah, Feb 28 2010
I don't understand, what's wrong with tap water?
written by Larry Davidson, Feb 25 2010
Iam not sure what you mean by fried foods. We fry our food in naturally raised pork fat All my blood test are very good as far as lipids are concerned. We use our frying pan or our wok almost daily.
written by Lara, Feb 17 2010
Sarah, there is unprocessed chocolate called cacao powder. The problem with this is that since it hasn't been fermented it's high in phytates. There is also carob to use. Though, I'd also like to hear more in depth info about why all forms of chocolate should be avoided. As far as I knew the caffeine content was minimal.
written by Sarah, Feb 15 2010
What's bad about chocolate? Is there any kind of unprocessed chocolate I can eat...??

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