Chronic health problems are not due to exposures of the past. They are ongoing. Your body is constantly fighting to remove pollutants. In order to stay sick, you must be constantly resupplied! There are four cleanups – dental, diet, body, home – and they are aimed at removing parasites and pollutants at their source. Only then can your body heal. This article contains the suggested diet cleanup.
Cook your cereal from scratch. Don’t eat cold cereal; it has numerous solvents and moulds. Buy hot cereals that say “no salt added,” like cream of wheat, steel cut oats or old fashioned oats, millet, corn meal, cream of rice, or Wheatena.
(Rolled oats have 235 mcg nickel per serving of 4 ounces, picked up from the rollers, according to Food Values 14th ed. by Pennington and Church, 1985. I have only found nickel in the “one-minute” or “instant” variety of oats, however.)
Cook it with milk to add nutritive value. Add your own (non-aluminium) salt and a pinch of vitamin C before cooking. Make granola from a recipe. Use honey, or brown sugar. Add raisins that were soaked for 5 minutes in vitamin C water. Use whipping cream or butter (both boiled) if you need to gain weight. Isn’t this a delicious way to start your day! Add cinnamon to flavour, or frozen fruit and honey.
Or start your day with fried potatoes, an egg, and glass of milk. Don’t worry about cholesterol since you will be doing liver cleanses anyway. (We have been told that eggs carry Salmonella bacteria. I found Salmonellas only on the outside shell and the egg carton-never inside! Could the researchers have accidentally transferred the bacteria from the shell to the inside while they were testing?)
The milk should be 2% or more butterfat because the calcium in milk cannot be absorbed without at least this much fat. Eat homemade yoghurt and add honey or homemade preserves yourself. You need 3 cups of a milk product each day. Home-made buttermilk is fine. If you don’t tolerate milk, and get diarrhoea from it, try a milk digestant tablet to go with it. Start with only 1/4 Cup at a time. Do not choose chocolate milk. There is no substitute for milk; calcium tablets are not satisfactory. Vegetable matter, although high in calcium, does not give you available calcium either, unless you buy a juicer and make vegetable juice out of it. Eating fish can give you a lot of calcium, but it is in the tiny bones hidden in the fish. Don’t try to remove them. Canned salmon has a lot of calcium; tuna does not. On a day that you eat fish, you would not need milk. Goats’ milk is probably better than cows’ milk, but more difficult to get used to.
Cook your food from scratch. Don’t start with cans or packages or frozen items to make some recipe. In fact, don’t bother with any fancy recipes. Just cook two or three vegetables for lunch and eat them with butter and salt or homemade sauces. Bread and milk rounds it out, plus fruit (not canned or frozen). Soup is a nice change. Cook it with all the vegetables you can find. Don’t start with a can or packet or cube. Use a bit of onion and genuine herbs to give it zest. Thyme and fenugreek, together, make a flavourful combination you can purchase in capsules. Just pull apart and season.
If all this is too much work, make fresh vegetable juice once a week and freeze enough so that you can have a daily nutritious meal just by pouring a glass of it, together with bread and yoghurt or milk.
Never diet during illness: This is a rule based on common sense.
A weight-loss diet must wait at least two years.
Bake your own bread!
I found aflatoxin in commercial bread after just four days in my bread box, but none in home-made bread even after two weeks! Aflatoxin is a most potent carcinogen and immunosuppressant. Aflatoxin is the toxin in your diet that keeps you from clearing propyl alcohol from your body (see the “Aflatoxin” section that begins on page 382)! Aflatoxin is a substance made by mould; bread starts to mould on the grocery store shelf. Don’t buy plastic-wrapped bread. Don’t ever salvage mouldy food, whether it is fruit, breads or leftovers in the refrigerator. Throw them out. Buy a bread maker. It can do everything, including baking the bread. Use unbleached (unbrominated) flour and add 1/2 tsp. vitamin C powder per loaf to help retard mould further (it also makes the bread rise higher).
Cook your dinner from scratch. Emphasize fish for animal food, not beef, pork, turkey or chicken. Don’t buy bread crumbs, use your own. Don’t buy batter, make your own. Use genuine eggs, not substitutes. Wash your hands after handling raw meat or eggs.
Make your own salad and salad dressing out of olive oil, fresh lemon juice or white distilled vinegar (apple cider vinegar has aflatoxins), honey, salt and herbs to flavour. If your digestion isn’t strong enough for raw vegetables or fruit, make juice. Get a sturdy juicer and make your juice about half carrot juice and half from vegetables like celery, squash, lettuce, and broccoli. Make your own tomato sauce with pure herb seasoning, not from a jar or can (home canned foods are fine, of course, as long as they are not made in a big aluminium pot with containing-containing salt).
Cook real potatoes, not instant varieties. Peel them to get rid of Kojic acid (mycotoxin) and scopolamine (the green part). Make mashed potatoes from scratch, with milk, not box potatoes, nor chips nor French fries. Chips and fries were made in chemical grease called “hydrogenated.” There is a large amount of nickel in hydrogenated fats.
(114 mcg/100 g. Taken from Food Values 14th ed. by Pennington and Church, 1985.)
Fry your potatoes in butter, lard or olive oil. Find butter that is not wrapped in foil and is not salted. Salt your own butter, using free-free salt.
(Salt has aluminium in it to keep it from caking. Buy salt that has magnesium carbonate as its anti-caking agent. Sea salt must be baked for 5 minutes at 400øF to destroy moulds. Or buy chemically pure salt.)
Don’t wrap potatoes in foil to bake, coat with butter or olive oil. Don’t eat the peels.
Eat no meat that hasn’t been cooked as thoroughly as if it were pork.
Other animals are as parasitised as we, full of flukes and worms and Schistosomes in every imaginable stage, and if the blood carries these, would we not be eating live parasites if we eat animals in the raw state? We have been taught to cook thoroughly any pork, fish or seafood. Now we must cook thoroughly any beef, chicken or turkey. It must be at cooking temperature (212 degrees F or 100 degrees C) for 20 minutes. Freezing is not adequate. Canned meats are safe from living parasites, but are not recommended due to added chemicals.
Drink 6 kinds of beverages:
- fruit juices
- vegetable juices
- herb teas
- homemade (see the Recipes chapter)
This means getting off caffeine. And if you are already fatigued, this means you might be even more fatigued for a short time. You might have headaches from withdrawal, too. But they will only last 10 days. Mark your calendar and count off the days. Take headache medicine, if necessary, but make sure it does not contain caffeine. For energy, to replace caffeine, take one arginine (500 mg) upon rising in the morning and before lunch. Soon you won’t need it.
Cutting down on coffee, decaf, soda pop and powdered drinks won’t do. You must be completely off. They contain very toxic solvents due to careless, unregulated production methods. Much is imported and can’t be sufficiently regulated.
Even though grain (drinking) alcohol is the recommended substitute for propyl alcohol, that doesn’t mean you may safely drink it. It is inadvisable to drink any form of alcohol at least until you are fully recovered.
1. Milk: 2% or higher, drink three 8 oz. glasses a day.
Buttermilk will do.
Homemade yoghurt is fine.
Goat milk is also fine.
Start with 1/4 cup and increase gradually, if you are not used to it. If you do not drink milk because it gives you more mucous, try to drink milk anyway. If you have other reactions, like diarrhoea, try milk digestant tablets (available at health food stores). Milk is too valuable to avoid: there are many unwanted chemicals in most brands of milk, but it is solvent-free, mould-freehand very nutritious. The only exception should be for serious symptoms, like swelling, colitis, flu, or chronic diarrhoea.
But all milk, whether goat or cow, is contaminated with Salmonella and Shigella bacteria as well as fluke parasite stages. Cattle are immunized against Salmonella but it does not prevent its persistence in the bowel. All these are very harmful. Pasteurisation does not kill all of them. Only heating to a rolling boil makes milk safe. To do this in the easiest way, pour 1 or 2 quarts milk into an enamel double boiler or microwavable glass jar. Stay in the kitchen while the heat is on. When the bubbles have risen to indicate boiling, turn off the heat. You may throw away the “skin”. Pour into glass jar and refrigerate. Another easy way is to use a pressure cooker that holds several pint jars of milk. All dairy products that have only been pasteurised are still contaminated. Ultrapasteurization does not improve matters. Dairy products that cannot be sterilized should note consumed. It may be possible to find sterilized milk in paper containers on the store shelf – not in the refrigerator; if it wasn’t sterile it would go foul in a day! Canned milk has solvent pollution. Powdered milk has both solvent and bacterial pollution.
2. Water: 2 pints.
Drink one pint upon rising in the morning, the other pint in the afternoon sometime. The cold water faucet may be bringing you cadmium, copper or lead, but it is safer than purchased water, which inevitably has solvents in it. Let it run before using it. Filters are rather useless because water pollution comes insures. A single surge of PCB contaminates your filter. All the water you use after this surge is now polluted, so you will begetting it chronically, whereas the unfiltered water cleans up again after the surge passes. Until you can test your own water for solvents, PCBs and metals, no expensive filter is worth the investment. An inexpensive pure carbon filter that is replaced every month may improve your tap water. Inflexible plastic pitchers fitted with a carbon filter pack are available (see the Sources chapter). Never buy filters with silver or other chemicals, even if they are just added to the carbon. Keep the filter sterile by soaking in diluted grain alcohol weekly.
3. Fruit juice: fresh squeezed only.
Some stores make it while you wait. If they freeze some of it, you could purchase the frozen containers. Bottled fruit juices have traces of numerous solvents, as do the frozen concentrates, as do the refrigerated ones, don’t buy them. You have to see it being made, but watch carefully: I recently went to a juice bar where they made everything fresh, before your very eyes. And I saw them take the fruit right from the refrigerator and spray it with a special wash “to get rid of any pesticides”, then put a special detergent on it to clean off the wash! So instead of getting traces of pesticide, I got traces of propyl alcohol! (Yes, I took a sample of the wash to test.) Another grocery store had a machine that squeezed the oranges while you watched. But if you did not watch them filling the jugs, you missed seeing them add a tablespoon of concentrate, from a bottle out of sight, to give it better flavour. It still qualifies as” Fresh squeezed 100% orange juice,” but thanks to that concentrate it now has toluene and xylene in it! Best of all, buy a juicer, select completely unbruised fruit, wash with plain water, and make your own juice (enough for a week-freeze it in half-pint plastic bottles). For stronger flavour, leave some of the peel in the juice.
4. Vegetable juice: fresh or frozen only.
If you or a friend would-be willing to make fresh juice, this would be much better than purchased juice. Start with carrot juice. Peel carrots (don’t scrape them, it’s too easy to miss small dirt spots) and remove all blemishes carefully, then rinse. Drink l/2 glass a day. After you are accustomed to this, add other vegetables and greens to the juice to make up half of it. Use celery, lettuce, cabbage, cucumber, beet, squash, tomato, everything raw that you normally have in your refrigerator. Then drink one glass a day.
5. Herb tea: fresh or bulk packaged.
Tea bag varieties are mouldy. Buy a non-metal (bamboo is common) tea strainer. Sweeten with honey or brown sugar with vitamin C added.
6. Homemade beverage.
If you will miss your coffee or decaf, try just plain hot water with boiled whipping cream. Sweeten with honey.
Horrors In Commercial Beverages
Commercial beverages are especially toxic due to traces of solvents left over from the manufacturing process. There are solvents in decaffeinated beverages, herb tea blends (not single herb teas), carbonated drinks, beverages with Nutrasweet(TM), flavoured coffee, diet and health mixes, and fruit juices, even when the label states “not from concentrate” or “fresh from the orchard,” or “100% pure.”
It is allowable to use solvents to clean machinery used in bottling!
It is also allowable to use solvents to make spice oleoresins, which are used as flavouring.
21 CFR 173.240 (4-1-94 Edition) Isopropyl Alcohol.
Isopropyl alcohol may be present in the following foods under the conditions specified:
(a) In spice oleoresins as a residue from the extraction of spice, at a level not to exceed 50 parts per million.
(b) In lemon oil as a residue in production of the oil, at a level not to exceed 6 parts per million.
(c) [Discusses its use in hops extract.]
Here is a summary of other solvents mentioned:
|Solvent||Allowable residue in spice oleoresins||Paragraph in 21 CFR|
|Ethyiene dichloride||30 PPM||173.230|
|Methyl alcohol||50 PPM||173.250|
|Methylene chloride||30 PPM||173.255|
I have found all these solvents and others in commercial beverages! Some of the solvents I have found are just too toxic to be believed! Yet you can build the test apparatus yourself (see “Making A Syncrometer”), buy foods at your grocery store, and tabulate your own results. I hope you do, and I hope you find that the food in your area is cleaner than mine! Remember that the Syncrometer can only determine the presence or absence of something, not the concentration. There may only be a few parts per billion, but a sick person trying to get well cannot afford any solvent intake. For that matter, none of us should tolerate any of these:
- Acetone in carbonated drinks
- Benzene in store-bought drinking water (including distilled), store-bought fruit juice (including health varieties)
- Carbon tetrachloride in store-bought drinking water
- Decane in health foods and beverages
- Hexanes in decafs
- Hexanedione in flavoured foods
- Isophorone in flavoured foods
- Methyl butyl ketone and Methyl ethyl ketone in flavoured foods
- Methylene chloride in fruit juice
- Pentane in decafs
- Propyl alcohol in bottled water, commercial fruit juices, commercial beverages.
- Toluene and xylene in carbonated drinks
- Trichloroethane(TCE), TC Ethylene in flavoured foods
- Wood alcohol (methanol) in carbonated drinks, diet drinks, herb tea blends, store-bought water, infant formula
If you allowed a tiny drop of kerosene or carpet cleaning fluid to get into your pet’s food every day, wouldn’t you expect your pet to get sick? Why would you not expect to be sick with these solvents in your daily food? I imagine these solvents are just tiny amounts, introduced by sterilizing equipment, the manufacturing process, and adding flavour or colour. Flavours and colours for food must be extracted somehow from the leaves or bark or beans from which they come. But until safe methods are invented, such food should be considered unsafe for human consumption (or pets or livestock!).
Cook your food in glass, enamel, ceramic or microwavable pots and pans. Throw away all metal ware, foil wrap, and metal-capped salt shakers since you will never use them again. If you don’t plan to fry much (only once a week), you might keep the Teflon(TM) or Silverstone(TM) coated fry-pan, otherwise get an enamel coated metal pan. Stir and serve food with wood or plastic, not metal utensils. If you have recurring urinary tract infections, you should reduce your metal contact even further; eat with plastic cutlery. Sturdy decorative plastic ware can be found in hardware and camping stores. Don’t drink out of styrofoam cups (styrene is toxic). Don’t eat toast (many toasters spit tungsten all over your bread and make benzopyrenes besides). Don’t buy things made with baking powder (it has aluminium) or baked in aluminium pans. Choose goods made with baking soda and sold in paper or microwavable pans. Don’t run your drinking water through the freezer or fountain or refrigerator. Don’t heat your water in a coffee maker or tea kettle. Don’t use a plastic thermos jug (the plastic liner has lanthanides) the inside must be glass. Don’t drink from a personal water bottle (it begins to breed bacteria) unless you sterilize it daily.
Why are we still using stainless steel cookware when it contains 18% chromium and 8% nickel? Because it is rustproof and shiny and we can’t see any deterioration. But all metal seeps! Throw those metal pots away. Get your essential minerals from foods, not cookware.
Never, never drink or cook with the water from your hot water faucet. If you have an electric hot water heater the heating element releases metal. Even if you have a gas hot water heater, the heated water leaches metals or glues from your pipes. If your kitchen tap is the single lever type, make sure it is fully on cold for cooking. Teach children this rule.
It is impossible to remember everything about every food, but in general do not buy foods that are highly processed.
Here are a few foods; see if you can guess whether they should be in your diet or not.
|breads||Yes||but only from a bakery, and never wrapped in plastic.|
|toast||No||it has benzopyrene and tungsten.|
|toast||Yes||if made on a cookie sheet or in a frying pan.|
|cheese||Yes||if used in baked dishes|
|chicken||Yes||Only if cooked for 20 minutes at boiling point, as in soup, or canned (never pre pare raw chicken yourself)|
|peanut butter||Yes||if you grind it yourself and add 1/4 tsp. vitamin C powder as you grind.|
|rice||Yes||if vitamin C is added before cooking. Use white only, brown is too mouldy.|
|pasta||Yes||with homemade sauce and vitamin C.|
|Jell-O™||No||it has artificial flavour and colour|
|egg dishes||Yes||but not” imitation”, cholesterol-free or cholesteroi-reduced varieties.|
|soy foods (tofu)||No||It’s the extensive processing that taints it.|
|soup||Yes||if seasoned only with herbs (no bouillon cube).|
|sugar||Yes||turbinado or brown if treated with vitamin C.|
|herb tea||Yes||if not in a bag and not in a mixture of herbs.|
Choose brands with the shortest list of ingredients. Alternate brands every time you shop.
Restaurants (excluding fast food) are generally quite safe to eat at. Here are some do’s and don’ts:
- Do carry your own free-free salt and vitamin C powder with you.
- Do ask for plastic cutlery.
- Do drink the water if from the tap.
- Do ask for boiled, not just steamed, milk.
- Don’t eat or drink from styrofoam. If getting food “to go,” get it in clear plastic containers, or ask them to line the styrofoam container with paper or plastic wrap, and line the styrofoam cup with a plastic baggy.
- Don’t use their ketchup and condiments (they have been standing out too long).
Here is a list of things that are generally safe to order:
|pancakes, French toast, waffles||Don’t use their imitation syrup (has benzoate), use honey instead.|
|eggs||Any style except soft boiled and scrambled. The white should be solid.|
|hash browns||If lightly fried, not deep fried.|
|vegetarian sandwiches||But no soy products (too processed).|
|baked or boiled potatoes||Use only cheese sauce, bring your own salt, don’t eat the skin.|
|cooked vegetables||Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, beets, corn, squash, and so forth.|
|vegetable salads||Don’t eat the croutons, bacon bits, and anything that doesn’t look fresh.|
|vegetarian dishes||But no soy ingredients and or sauces.|
|bread and biscuits||White only, not toasted, not “cholesterol-free” varieties.|
|fish and seafood is fine: baked, steamed, fish cakes, seafood cocktails, etc.||Anything but deep fried (the oil may have benzene)|
|Mexican food||Any of the numerous baked dishes.|
|Chinese food||Except dishes with tofu or MSG.|
As you see your symptoms disappear, one after another, you will feel the magic of healing. Many sick persons have 50 or more symptoms to start out! They could fill two sheets of paper, one symptom to each line. It can be quite shocking to see a list of all your symptoms.
Sometimes a new symptom appears as fast as an old one disappears. The coincidence makes it tempting to believe that one symptom turns into a different one. But it is not so. If a new symptom appears, it is because another pathogen has become activated due to a new toxin. Try to identify the new item. Stop using any new food, supplement, or body product, even if it is a health variety, and see if it goes away.
Extracted with permission from the Cure for All Diseases Book
The opinions and conclusions expressed in this book are mine, and unless expressed otherwise, mine alone. The opinions expressed herein are based on my scientific research and on specific case studies involving my patients. Be advised that every person is unique and may respond differently to the treatments described in this book. On occasion we have provided dosage recommendations where appropriate. Again, remember that we are all different and any new treatment should be applied in a cautious, common sense fashion.
The treatments outlined herein are not intended to be a replacement or substitute for other forms of conventional medical treatment. Please feel free to consult with your physician or other health care provider. – Hulda Regehr Clark, Ph.D., N.D.