What is Total Health?
Total health is a condition of wholeness, in which every cell of the body is performing 100% of its designed function 100% of the time, and is communicating (coordinated) with every other cell of the body. This will allow for every tissue, gland and organ to carry out every function of the body as designed, resulting in total health. Health is not merely the absence of pain or disease. Total Health cannot be achieved without consuming a raw food diet.
Did you know:
What brings about disease?
Two of the main reasons for lack of health are:
A. Lack of communication between innate intelligence and the body, aka nutritional deficiency; and/or,
How do we avoid disease?
Science has determined that as long as a cell is being supplied with the proper nutrients and waste products are being completely eliminated, the cell will remain disease free, virtually indefinitely. The only things that bring about this lack of communication and toxicity (improper nutrition, inadequate elimination of wastes), resulting in an inability or hindrance of health, is a lack (either in whole or part) of one or more of the following:
If these are in place, there will be:
Based on the above, the only reasons we are and remain in a state of disease are:
HEALTH is a gift, as nature is perfect
DISEASE is an earned accomplishment, a natural result for a unnatural lifestyle
Today I'd like to talk a little about our NATURALLY RIGHT DIET otherwise known as a raw food diet and some of the reasons I believe we were designed to consume plants. The human anatomical and physiological make-up dictates that a certain food type was designed specifically for humans. I'd like to talk about fruit in general. I am NOT a fruitarian! I am just stating some facts regarding plants, these particular plants happened to be called fruit. Vegetables, seeds and nuts have their own reasons of why they should be consumed, in a different newsletter. Food has to meet certain requirements in order to satisfy man's nutritional needs and thus maintain health and life. These requirements are:
Fruit appeals to all of man's 5 senses:
Fruit meets all of man's nutritional requirements as well as what his anatomical and physiological dictates regarding his acquiring and eating of food:
FRUIT-MAN'S IDEAL RAW FOOD~Anatomical and Physiological Evidence:
By analyzing the make-up of fruit vs. the make-up of animal products, and comparing this to the anatomical structure and physiological workings of humans vs. animals, it becomes apparent that man is adapted ideally for plants, not meat or other animal products.
Human's Natural Hunting Abilities and Instincts are Limited:
I think it definitely worth mentioning we of course need other plants like Vegetables, Seeds and Nuts in addition to Fruit. I used the above examples so that we may understand what I believe is our naturally right diet as compared to those that promote the consumption of meats, animal products, or no fruit.
We in fact were given only:
A naturally right diet would eliminate the need for and/or the production of:
stoves, microwaves, blenders, juicers, refrigerators, distillers, drinking water, bottled/canned drinks, hot/cold drinks, seasonings, fermented foods, canned foods, processed foods, Dehydrators, drugs/medications, vitamin tablets, Boxed foods, toothpaste, exercise machines, Baby-foods, preserved foods, herbs, soaps, deodorants, skin creams, sunglasses,lotions, etc.
Obviously we cannot practically go back to this way of life, but we can make the best of what we have and reap the benefits. We can eliminate many of the wrongs without a major change in lifestyle and receive much more energy for healing and the maintenance of health, while helping out animals, and the Earth.
DIETARY CLASSIFICATION OF ANIMALS
Different species of the animal kingdom (man included) are designed to handle different food types specific for them. This is based on the anatomical and physiological aspects of the species. Thus there are various classifications of animals based on their food adaptation.
Herbivores: grass and vegetable eaters-cattle, sheep, goats, deer, horses, rabbits, etc.
Frugivores: fruit-eating animals-humans, orangutans, apes, monkeys, etc.
Carnivores: animals that live on the flesh, bone, offal etc. of other animals-cats, dogs, lions, tigers, wolves, buzzards, hawks, eagles, jackals, etc.
Omnivores: animals that live off a mixed diet of fruits, vegetables, grains, flesh, offal (carrion)-pigs, hogs.
Graminivorous: animals that subsist on grains, grass and seeds-birds primarily
Insectivores: creatures that subsist on insects-bats, birds, frogs, etc.
Classification of Animals
THE CARNIVORA THE OMNIVORA
Zonary placenta Placenta non-acciduate
Four footed Four footed
Have claws Have hoofs
Go on all fours Go on all fours
Have tails Have tails
Eyes look sideways Eyes look sideways
Skin without pores Skin with pores
Slightly developed incisor teeth Very well-developed incisor teeth
Pointed molar teeth Molar teeth in folds
Dental formula Dental formula
5 to 8.1. 6.1. 5 to 8 8.1.2 to 3.1.8
5 to 8.1. 6.1. 5 to 8 8.1. 2 to 3.1. 8
Small salivary glands Well-developed salivary glands
Acid reaction of saliva and urine Saliva and urine acid
Rasping tongue Smooth tongue
Teats on abdomen Teats on abdomen
Stomach simple and roundish Stomach simple and roundish
Intestinal canal 3 times length of body Intestinal canal 1 0 times length of the body
Colon smooth Intestinal canal smooth and convoluted
Lives on flesh Lives on flesh, carrion and plants
THE HERBIVORA THE ANTHROPOID APES
Placenta non-deciduate Discoidal placenta
Four footed Two hands and two feet
Have hoofs (cloven) Flat nails
Go on all fours Walks upright
Have tails Without tails
Eyes look sideways Eyes look forward
Skin with pores ( pachyderms/elephant) Millions of pores
Blunt molar teeth Well-developed incisor teeth
Dental formula Dental formula
18.104.22.168.6 22.214.171.124.5 126.96.36.199.6 188.8.131.52.5
Well-developed salivary glands Well-developed salivary glands
Alkaline reaction, saliva and urine Alkaline reaction, saliva and urine
Smooth tongue Smooth tongue
Teats on abdomen Mammary glands on breast
A stomach in three compartments Stomach with duodenum (as second stomach)
(in camel and some ruminents four)
Length of intestinal canal varies~ Intestinal canal 1 2 times length of the body
according to species, but is usually~
10 times longer than body
Intestinal canal smooth and convoluted Colon convoluted Lives on grass, herbs and plants Lives on fruit and nuts
Discoidal placenta (same classification as ape)
Two hands and two feet
Eyes look forward
Millions of pores
Well-developed incisor teeth
Blunt molar teeth
Well-developed salivary glands
Alkaline reaction of saliva and urine
Mammary glands on breast
Stomach with duodenum (as second stomach)
Intestinal canal 1 2 times length of the body
* Interesting to note that science dictates that man has the exact, to the tee, same digestive tract as a Gorilla. Gorillas live strictly on plants with the exception of during times of famine, they will then resort to flesh for survival.
** Also interesting to note that there are no carnivores that live to 75 and beyond years as man does.
***Gorillas are the strongest land mammals on Earth. Capable of bench pressing 6000 pounds (and they live on plants).
****Important fact to mention is the human civilizations that consume the most animal protein have the most disease.
QUALIFICATIONS OF A RAW FOOD DIET
(Junk Food vs. Real Food)
This body was designed to operate on a specific fuel. This fuel will only add to the health and life of the body. Real foods will not take away from the body's efficient operation or "clog up" the works (unless we eat too much). It will meet all the nutritional requirements of the body. This fuel is called "real food". Real foods in every way are life sustaining and health maintaining and have nothing in them which in anyway is detrimental to the body. How then do we know if a substance is a real or raw food, that it meets all the nutritional requirements of the body, that it is anatomically and physiologically suited to our bodies? In order for a substance to qualify as a real food it must meet the following qualifications. If it does not, it is considered a junk food:
Over the next several weeks we will discuss individual components of a real food such as Protein, Carbohydrates, Enzymes, Vitamins, Minerals (we already spoke about), Water (we already spoke about), and Fats. These are the things the body is asking for when it says it's hungry. Its NOT asking for Pizza, or even a carrot, its asking for 7 things. 7 nutrients, as neither the pizza or carrot are pizza or a carrot when it is utilized by the body.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 January 2013 12:28|
|Raw Food Diet|
Written by Dr. Charles Partito N.D.
Wednesday, 23 January 2013 09:25