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Raw Food Diet
Written by Dr. Charles Partito N.D.   
Wednesday, 23 January 2013 09:25

 

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:

 

  • Liver must be 70% congested (non-functioning) before any symptoms result
  • Pain is never the first symptom of any illness, injury or disease

 

 

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,

B. Toxicity

 

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:

 

 

  1. Nutrition
  2. Rest/Sleep
  3. Exercise
  4. Oxygen
  5. Sunshine
  6. Personal Hygiene (cleanliness)
  7. Self-worth/Positive Mental Attitude

 

 

If these are in place, there will be:

 

 

  • Communication between the cells of the body,
  • A lack of toxicity,
  • A complete expression of innate intelligence,
  • Health.

 

 

Based on the above, the only reasons we are and remain in a state of disease are:

 

 

  • Ignorance; We do don't know that Coffee, bacon, Twinkies, and eggs are bad for us.
  • Indifference or laziness, or personal responsibility you pick the word that best suites your need. As there are those that know, but choose not to care, as they place what it is they place at the tip of their fork citing reasons like, "I've been good, or Its a celebration, or it tastes great!"

 

 

HEALTH is a gift, as nature is perfect

DISEASE is an earned accomplishment, a natural result for a unnatural lifestyle

 

Food Requirements

 

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:

 

 

  1. Supply needs of caloric (glucose) value- energy
  2. Must have protein adequacy- building structure
  3. Must supply needs for essential fatty acids- building structure- hormones
  4. Must be adequate in minerals- building structure- catalysts
  5. Must be adequate in vitamin content- catalysts
  6. Must be water-sufficient- used for every chemical process in the body
  7. Must be nontoxic- toxins rob energy, and plugs up the works
  8. Must have sensory appeal- pleasing to all five senses
  9. Must be edible in the raw state- processing depletes food of nutritional value- we were not given food processors by nature/God
  10. Must be digested easily when eaten alone or combined properly.
  11. Must be assimilated efficiently- high energy return
  12. Must have alkaline ash metabolic reaction- with few exceptions

 

 

Fruit appeals to all of man's 5 senses:

 

 

  1. taste-sweet
  2. smell-fruity/sweet
  3. sight-colorful
  4. sound-crunchy/juicy
  5. touch-not dirty-slimy

 

 

 

Fruit meets all of man's nutritional requirements as well as what his anatomical and physiological dictates regarding his acquiring and eating of food:

 

 

  • Man was not given tools to cultivate his food...Fruit requires no cultivating.
  • Man was not given any utensils with which to prepare his food...Fruit can be picked straight from the tree/vine and eaten.
  • Man was not given any appliances to process his food... Fruit does not require cooking, juicing, blending, grating, etc.
  • Man was not given any means of preserving his food...Fruit has its own protection- skin;

 

 

 

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.

 

Senses

 

 

  • Sight: Fruit is readily visible (grows above ground) · fruit is colorful and thus naturally attractive (humans by nature love colors)

 

 

 

  • Smell: Fruit is pleasant smelling in its raw, unprocessed state

 

 

 

  • Taste: Fruit is high in sugar (glucose) content and thus has a naturally sweet taste · we are attracted by nature to sweets ("sweet tooth") · fruit requires no seasoning or sweetening in its natural state to make it palatable · fruit requires no processing in its natural state to make it palatable

 

 

 

  • Hearing: Hearing others 'crunch' and 'slurp' fruit can be most appetizing

 

 

 

  • Touch: Fruit is not dirty in its natural state-grows on vines and trees · fruit is water soluble-more pleasant than oily or greasy sensations

 

 

Anatomy

 

Hands:

 

  • Human hands are perfectly designed for picking and peeling fruits
  • No need for utensils (with few exceptions) in preparing fruit for consumption
  • Human hands are ideal for holding fruit · no need for plates

 

 

Teeth:

 

  • The structure of the human tooth is such that without the aid of utensils we would grow weary of eating a piece of meat-we don't have the ability to tear meat as carnivores, imagine trying to break the skin of a cow with your teeth or your claws (hands) as carnivores do
  • Carnivores possess sharp molars for grinding meat, have snouts for reaching in, and their jaws only go up and down.

 

 

Human's Natural Hunting Abilities and Instincts are Limited:

 

 

  • Humans cannot run fast enough to catch a speeding prey
  • Humans do not have a highly developed sense of smell for finding prey
  • Humans do not have pads on their feet for quiet stalking of prey
  • Humans are not designed for crawling on their belly for unnoticed stalking
  • Humans cannot leap or jump efficiently enough to catch prey
  • Humans do not have claws or strength enough to kill prey
  • Humans inherently detest 'blood and guts'

 

 

Stomach:

 

  • Humans technically has two stomachs (stomach and duodenum)
  • Herbivores have 3 to 4 stomachs-multiple stomachs are for a more complex digestion process (for Grains and Grasses~complex Carbohydrates)
  • Carnivores have one simple stomach-to only digest meat, a simple process

 

 

Intestinal Tract:

 

  • The human intestine is 12 times the length of the body-this is to allow for good absorption of nutrients and water. When animal flesh is added, it is held in too long, as a result it rots and putrefies
  • The herbivore also have a long intestine
  • The carnivore's intestine is 3 times the length of his body-this allows for rapid expulsion of toxic wastes from meat metabolism and digestion, no rotting or putrefaction can occur using this system

 

 

Physiology:

 

Saliva:

 

  • Humans have well-developed saliva glands to produce large quantities of saliva. This is because the saliva contains the digestive enzyme ptyalin for carbohydrate (sugar) digestion
  • Human saliva is alkaline-carbohydrate digestion can only take place in an alkaline environment
  • Carnivores have small saliva glands
  • Carnivore saliva is acid-protein (meat) digestion only takes place in an acid environment

 

 

Digestive:

 

Enzymes:

 

  • The principal digestive enzyme of the human is a carbohydrate enzyme
  • The principal digestive enzyme of a carnivore is a protein enzyme
  • The digestive process of herbivores is designed to break down the cellulose of grasses, veggies and grains-cellulose as digested by herbivores, becomes sugar for energy
  • Humans cannot digest cellulose for energy, but it forms the bulk (or fiber) for our intestinal tract
  • Humans are very inefficient at breaking down complex starches (as found in potato's and grains)
  • Humans produce limited amounts of protein digestive enzymes - adequate amounts for the protein content of fruits, nuts, seeds, and vegetables - insufficient amounts for concentrated protein foods as in animal products. Carnivores produce two enzymes that humans do not. These enzymes are for neutralizing the by products of protein which are sulfuric and phosphoric acids. The Human body pulls calcium from its bones and tissue to neutralize these acids leading to Arthritis and Osteoporosis.

 

 

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:

 

 

  • What grew from the earth (no meat)
  • That we could pick and eat without preparation
  • That would require no preservation
  • A regional, seasonal diet
  • That would be appealing to our palate-the primary defense mechanism to keep poisons (like herbs) out of our body's

 

 

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

6.1.6.1.6 5.1.4.1.5                                                                              6.0.0.0.6 5.1.4.1.5

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

 

 

 

MAN

Discoidal placenta (same classification as ape)

Two hands and two feet

Flat nails

Walks upright

Without tails

Eyes look forward

Millions of pores

Well-developed incisor teeth

Blunt molar teeth

Dental formula

5.1.4.1.5

5.1.4.1.5

Well-developed salivary glands

Alkaline reaction of saliva and urine

Smooth tongue

Mammary glands on breast

Stomach with duodenum (as second stomach)

Intestinal canal 1 2 times length of the body

Colon convoluted

 

* 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:

 

 

  1. Something edible grown by nature· of the plant kingdom
  2. Which can be eaten without processing in any way
  3. Of which an entire meal of just that one substance can be eaten and be thoroughly enjoyed.
  4. Not offensive to the taste buds
  5. Taste buds are our primary defense mechanism to keep toxins out of the body via the digestive tract
  6. We naturally have a 'sweet tooth'

 

 

  • This is nature's way of attracting us to our natural diet-fruit and vegetables, and keeping us from consuming natural toxins or toxic foods grown in nature (we have fooled our taste buds through chemicals and or processing)

 

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.

 

Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments regarding a raw food diet. I can be reached at 866 GO EJUVA 463 5882 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 January 2013 12:28