FOOD FOR DAILY USE
By Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© October 2018, LD Wilson Consultants, Inc.
All information in this article is for educational purposes only. It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.
The Development Diet
Other Diet Articles
Fast and Slow Oxidation
Fats And Oils
Fruit And Sweets
Number Of Meals
Order Of Eating Foods
Number of Meals
Appendix: Food And The 7 System
The development diet. Development, which is fulfilling the full genetic potential of a human being, is the primary goal of development programs. This is quite different than other nutrition and healing programs, so the diet recommendations are also different.
Certain foods contain the right chemicals needed for development. These foods are needed on a daily basis. This article discusses these foods.
We continue to research diet, so this article may be updated periodically. Please check it every six months.
Purees. Lately, a number of our clients have found that pureeing vegetables after cooking them makes them much easier to eat. After your vegetables are cooked, pour off the water you cooked them in so you can drink it. Then use a hand blender to mash up the vegetables. The hand blender does not require adding water to the vegetables. After pureeing, add a little sea salt and other seasoning, if you wish, such as a little butter or herbs.
Do not use a regular blender because you have to add a lot of water, which is not as good because the water dilutes the stomach acid.
Other food articles. A companion article to this one is Know Your Food.
Two other articles complete a series of articles about diet for development. They are:
Fast and slow oxidizers. The diets for fast and slow oxidizers are similar with the following exceptions:
Slow oxidizers require less fat and should get enough fat and oils in their diet without adding extra fat to their food. High-fat foods in the development diet are:
- almond butter
- sesame tahini
- oil found in blue corn chips
- meats (lamb, dark meat chicken and turkey, and a little beef)
- eggs (specifically egg yolk)
- goat yogurt or goat kefir
- a small amount of butter or vegetable oil used in cooking.
Fast oxidizers require one to two tablespoons of additional fat or oil with each meal. Excellent fats are runny egg yolks, cream, butter, animal fat, almond butter, sesame tahini, and oils such as olive, sunflower, safflower or other vegetable oils.
Fast oxidizers also require less carbohydrate than slow oxidizers.
- Eat 2-3 cups of well-cooked vegetables with each of three meals every day. This is one of the most important parts of the diet.
- Vegetables must be cooked until they are soft, not crunchy or al dente. Otherwise, the body cannot absorb enough minerals from them.
- Eat almost exclusively the preferred vegetables listed below. There are about 28 of them.
- Eat a medley or mixture of 12 to 18 of the preferred vegetables with each meal. This is new and replaces an older recommendation to eat between about 5 and 9 different vegetables per meal.
The preferred vegetables are:
Gold pearl onions
Red pearl onions
White pearl onions
Green onions or scallions
Daikon or white radish
Broccolette, brocolini or baby broccoli (but not regular broccoli).
Cauliflower stems (sliced finely so they cook).
Other. Green beans, and a small amount of golden beets, celery, garlic, ginger, and grape tomato.
For celery, have only about half an inch of a stalk twice a week. For golden beets, have a thin slice twice a week – about the size of a quarter coin. For grape tomato, have about one half twice a week, which is one grape tomato per week.
Have about 2 little cloves of garlic weekly and about 2-3 small slices of ginger weekly.
Other vegetables do not contain as much of the chemicals needed for development, or they are more yin, so eat them only occasionally. NOTE: If you donŐt eat meat, then you need to eat more green vegetables to obtain iron.
Protein foods for daily use are:
Dark Meat Chicken
Roasted almond butter, preferably organic.
Roasted sesame tahini (only that made with white sesame seeds (corrected on 11/3/18), or hummos made white roasted sesame seeds.)
Lamb (up to twice per week)
Goat meat (only once or twice weekly)
Organic ground beef (only once a week).
Eggs (only up to 6 per week for women and only up to 8 per week for men)
Wild game, but not duck, goose, bison or buffalo (only once or twice per week)
Turkey (up to three times per week)
Goat yogurt or kefir only about 8 ounces per week). Other dairy products are all foods for occasional use only.
AVOID organ meats, all pig products and processed meats. These are more toxic and not needed.
Blue or purple corn. Blue corn tortilla chips or blue corn dippers are the best grain food for development. If your bag of chips is 5 ounces or 150 grams, eat 4-5 per week or even more if you wish. If the bag is 9 ounces, at eat two to three bags per week, or a little more. See below if you have difficulty eating blue corn.
Other grains are not very good for development and should be eaten only occasionally.
AVOID all wheat and spelt products and all refined grains. Also avoid all raw grain products such as granola, muesli and trail mix. Also, avoid blue corn chips made with coconut oil. The oil is too yin and slightly toxic.
FATS AND OILS
For slow oxidizers. Do not add extra fat to your daily diet. There should be enough fat and oils in the daily diet. Foods that contain fat that are excellent for slow oxidizers are lamb, sardines, eggs, blue corn chips, dark meat chicken, almond butter, tahini and some organic ground beef. Please eat these foods or your diet will be too low in fat.
For Fast Oxidizers. Add 1 or ideally 2 tablespoons of extra fat per meal. Acceptable fats and oils are butter, cream, tallow, lamb fat, olive oil (but do not cook olive oil because it turns toxic), and a little of other vegetable oils.
AVOID coconut oil and avocado oil. They are too yin.
Natural sea salt. This is an excellent product and required on the diet. The recommended brand at this time is Hawaiian Bamboo Jade sea salt. It is sold via the internet. You may have this salt to taste.
Avoid all fruit, all sweets, all chemicalized food, and all sugars, honey and maple syrup. Also avoid most processed food. These interfere with development.
Eat only whole, natural foods. This means: NO protein powders, NO green drinks, smoothies or shakes, NO juices except 10-12 ounces of carrot or wheat grass juice away from meals, NO eggs whites only, NO Egg Beaters and NO food bars.
See the references at the end of this article for the reasons for these restrictions.
Drinking water. The best types of water to drink are natural spring water or carbon-only or sand-filtered only tap water if it is safe to drink in your area. Sparkling water (with bubbles) is okay.
Avoid distilled water, de-ionized water, and reverse osmosis water, as these contain very few minerals. Do not add minerals to water because it tends to unbalance the water. Also, avoid alkaline water. This is any water with a pH above about 8.8. These waters will make you feel better for a while. However, they are a fake way to alkalinize the body. For details, read Water For Drinking.
Bone Broth. The only one that is acceptable at this time is beef bone broth. The others may be contaminated with lead. For details, read Bone Broth.
Carrot Juice. Adults may have 10-12 ounces of carrot juice daily. As an alternative, you may have 1 or 2 ounces of fresh wheat grass juice up to twice per week.
Tea and coffee. One cup of regular coffee and one cup herbal tea daily is okay, but not needed. Good teas are chamomile, hibiscus or lemon grass.
AVOID soda pop, alcohol, kombucha, other juices, and other beverages.
- Fresh food is definitely best. Eat frozen or canned vegetables only if you cannot obtain them fresh. Organically grown is also usually best. However, this is not too critical if you cannot find it or cannot afford it.
- Local food should be fresher, which is good. However, be sure it is not sprayed with poisons, as is commonly the case.
- Eating habits. Eat slowly, chew thoroughly, sit down when eating, and eat in a relaxed, quiet environment. Ideally, rest a few minutes before your meals, and rest at least 10 minutes after each meal. Avoid eating while driving, when upset, or in noisy places.
- Do not drink liquid with meals, other than a little bit needed to take your supplements.
- Cooking. Pressure-cooking is best. It is the fastest, best-tasting, and clean-up is easy. If vegetables are cut into bite-sized chunks or thin slices (rutabaga and cauliflower stems), most are ready to eat in about 3 minutes when cooked in a pressure-cooker. For details, read Pressure-Cooking.
Other acceptable cooking methods are crock pots and steaming. Do not cook often with oil, as this slows development. Do not bake vegetables in olive oil. This generates toxic chemicals that are very hard on the liver.
Salads and other raw vegetables are not recommended because they are much more yin.
AVOID microwave ovens. Occasional deep-frying, roasting or barbequeing is okay. However, these methods use high heat that generates toxic chemicals.
Reasons for cooking:
A. Cooking reduces the amount of a few vitamins in foods. However, it greatly increases the availability of the minerals in food by breaking down tough vegetable and other fibers. The latter is far more important.
B. It increases the Etheric Energy of most food, and makes the food more yang. Both benefits are extremely important for development.
C. It concentrates vegetables, allowing one to eat more of the them.
D. It kills many bacteria and parasites on vegetables and other foods.
- Fresh, organically grown vegetables are best. Commercially grown ones are okay, too. The next best type right now are canned vegetables. Frozen vegetables appear not as good for development, so do not eat them, if possible.
- Cook all vegetables until they are soft. This usually requires about 3 minutes in a pressure-cooker or 30-40 minutes in a steamer or crock pot. AVOID raw, crunchy or al dente vegetables.
- Eat 2-3 cups or 500-700 ml (volume) of cooked vegetables with each meal, three times daily. Measure the amount of vegetables you eat in the cooked state, not the raw state. This amount is needed to remineralize the body.
- Eat a small amount of 12 or more kinds of the vegetables mentioned above for each meal. Below are hints for doing so easily and quickly.
- When buying vegetables, ideally buy smaller ones because these tend to be more yang.
- Store vegetables in the type of plastic bags in one buys them. This will keep them fresher.
- Do not put much herbs or spices on your vegetables. Add seas salt after cooking. Vegetables have delicate tastes that you will come to appreciate.
- If you pressure-cook vegetables, drink the water in which you cooked the vegetables. Drink it 10-15 minutes before you eat your meal, or at least an hour after the meal, however, so as not to dilute the digestive juices.
- Ideally, cook vegetables for each of three meals. However, it is okay to cook vegetables just once or twice daily. They will keep throughout the day. Ideally, do not keep them overnight, although leftovers for one day are okay.
- Shop for vegetables every few days or at least twice weekly.
- Eat mainly the preferred vegetables listed above. Do not eat a lot of any other vegetables, including greens. They do not provide enough of the chemicals needed for development.
- We suggest eating some carrot, rutabaga and daikon with each meal. Also, try to have at least 3 kinds of onions per meal. The other vegetables can be rotated.
Peeling. Do not peel vegetables such as carrots, even if they are not organically grown. Clean them with a vegetable brush. However, remove the outer dried skin of onions and garlic.
DETAILS ABOUT PROTEIN FOOD
- Eat protein two or three times daily. This can mean some protein with every meal.
One can also have protein with two meals, and then have a protein snack. This could be leftover chicken, two tablespoons of almond butter, sardines, a piece of cheese or one or two eggs.
- Have animal quality protein only twice daily. Twice daily is best for most people. Portion size for adults is 4-5 ounces or about 100-150 grams of protein food (not grams of protein) per serving.
- Eat red meat (lamb, wild game or beef) only two or three times per week.
- Cook all protein food. Sardines in a can are already cooked and should not be cooked more.
- Ideally, cook all protein food in a pressure-cooker. The fast cooking causes less damage to the food. You may also steam, crock pot, bake or stir-fry food. Add sea salt after cooking.
- Do not cook cheese.
- Eat protein food first, ideally. Then eat your cooked vegetables a few minutes afterwards. Then eat a few blue corn chips.
- Protein must always be chewed well.
Specific Protein Foods:
Chicken. Chicken thighs or legs are the best part of the chicken. Chicken breast is the least desirable.
Chicken thighs or legs require about 3 minutes of cooking in a pressure cooker if you remove the skin and put a few cuts in the meat so it is thinner.
Sardines. Most brands are okay. However, at this time, do not use Chicken Of The Sea brand. They are overcooked, for some reason. For more details, read Sardines.
Toasted or roasted almond butter (these are the same). When you buy almond butter, mix the oil into the butter to form a consistent mixture. Do not pour off the oil.
Eat your almond butter first, ideally before you eat your vegetables or grain. About two tablespoons per day is the right amount. Eat it alone with a spoon or put it over vegetables as a topping. Eat the topping first, ideally, when you sit down to eat.
Beware of the expiration date on almond butter because it will go rancid and will taste bitter. Throw it away in this case.
Some stores allow you to make almond butter fresh. This is good. Do not eat raw almond butter.
Roasted Tahini or hummus. Have one tablespoon daily of roasted sesame tahini or two tablespoons daily of hummus. It should be made of the white sesame seeds. Do not eat the brown or black seeds, which are somewhat toxic. Do not eat a lot of tahini or hummus, however, as it is quite yin.
Lamb. Lamb chops take about 3-4 minutes in a pressure cooker if you put a cut or two in it so it is thinner. It takes about 10 minutes or so in a toaster oven or steamed. All kinds of lamb are fine.
If you donŐt like the gamey or lamby flavor of lamb, use ground lamb or lamb chops, as they have less of this flavor.
The flavor is valuable omega-3 fatty acids, so try to get used to it. You could add a little herb or spice to cover up the flavor, if needed. However, do not use a lot of herbs in your cooking. They are too yin and some are a little toxic. For more details, read Lamb.
Goat. A portion of goat meat (4-5 ounces) once a week is acceptable.
Eggs. Men may have only up to 8 eggs per week. Women may have only up to 6 eggs per week. Children may have fewer eggs, depending upon their size. Do not overeat on eggs, as many people do.
Cook eggs only the following ways:
1. Boil for only 3 minutes
2. Poach in boiling water.
3. Rarely, fry them, but keep the yolks runny.
Farm fresh eggs are best. Cage-free and organic should be better, and usually they are.
Store eggs in the refrigerator. Never eat hard-boiled eggs or eggs that are hard such as in quiche, cake, pastries or other dishes. These are very hard to digest and the fat in the yolk is toxic.
Wild game. Foods such as deer, elk, caribou and others are also a good source of protein.
Avoid duck, goose, bison and buffalo, as these do not work as well for development.
Goat yogurt or goat kefir. This contains some of the chemicals needed for development. Have about 8 ounces per week.
All other dairy products are foods for occasional use only, because they do not contain the chemicals needed for development. In one day, do not eat more than 4 ounces of all dairy products combined.
DETAILS ABOUT GRAIN FOODS
We wish we did not have to recommend blue corn chips. Corn has a high glycemic index and some people are allergic to corn. These problems improve if one follow the diet we recommend.
However, we find the bodies require chemicals found in blue corn and the frying process actually locks in certain nutrients. Making blue corn cereal or blue corn tortillas is possible, but time-consuming. So for now, this is the best compromise. For more details, read Blue Corn.
Warning about rice. There seems to be something wrong with all rice today, even organically grown rice. For this reason, avoid eating much rice or rice pasta.
Some people think it is best to avoid grains altogether. This is usually not best. Blue corn contains chemicals needed for development. If you cannot eat blue corn at all, eat some oats, millet or quinoa.
DETAILS ABOUT FATS AND OILS
Butter. For details, read Butter.
Cream. Fresh heavy cream is an excellent fat, especially for children, who usually love it and will eat vegetables if you put some cream on them.
Cream is best unpasteurized. However, it is okay if you can only buy pasteurized cream. Organic cream is usually better than standard cream.
Vegetable oils. Slow oxidizers should not add any vegetable oils to their diet. Fast oxidizers can use some olive oil or other grain or seed oils.
AVOID tropical oils such as avocado, coconut, and palm oils. They are too yin for development except for occasional use, even though they are nutritious.
DETAILS ABOUT OTHER FOODS AND BEVERAGES
Sea Salt. Natural sea salt does not raise blood pressure when used in moderation. It provides many essential minerals. Celtic Salt is not quite as good because it is from a contaminated area of the ocean. For details, read Salt.
Soups and purees. Thick soups or purees are excellent ways to incorporate loads of vegetables into your diet. We donŐt recommend soups that are mostly water because they fill you up without providing much nutrition, and the water interferes with the stomach acid by diluting it. For more details, read Soups, Purees, Juices and Smoothies.
Fermented foods. Fermented foods are not needed for development. All of them are too yin and do not contain the chemicals needed for development. Many contain aldehydes, which are liver toxins. Those allowed as occasional foods only are a little sauerkraut, miso, yogurt, kefir and raw cheese.
Seasoning. Ideally, pressure-cook all food together (vegetables and protein) for about 3-5 minutes, without adding salt or spices. After cooking, add sea salt and perhaps a little spice, if desired, for flavoring.
Toppings. These are not needed. However, you can make Chinese-tasting vegetables such as chow mein, Thai-tasting vegetables with a little peanut sauce or curry, or Indian-tasting vegetables with a little mokni, vindaloo, sag or other herbal sauces as toppings. These are sold in health food stores.
Other simple, tasty toppings are almond butter, a little pesto sauce, a little hummus, or some grated cheese. For children, cream is delicious mixed with cooked vegetables.
Snacks. Ideally, do not snack, as it is hard on digestion. It would be better to have another small meal, instead of snacking.
If you must have a snack, it can be a few blue corn chips, leftover vegetables and protein, a little almond butter, hummus, a sardine or a piece of chicken jerky.
Treats. For these, read Food For Occasional Use.
Home-made formula. Babies should ideally have breast milk until age 3 or even a little longer if they want it.
If a baby cannot get breast milk or perhaps goat milk, use home-made formula. For the recipe, read Baby Formula You Make At Home.
Avoid all commercial baby formula.
Quantity of food. Portion size will vary somewhat with each personŐs age, height and lifestyle. Eating more is okay as long as you maintain the correct proportions of food – about 70% cooked vegetables. Also, do not overload your stomach and eat the right foods.
Order of eating foods. If your meal contains protein, it is best to eat all the protein first. Then eat your cooked vegetables. Finally, if you are still hungry, you may have a few blue corn chips with the meal.
Proportions. 70% of each meal by volume (not calories) should be cooked vegetables. About 15% of so should be protein food. Fast oxidizers need one or two tablespoons of fat in addition to that which is in their food. Slow oxidizers should not need additional fat.
Food combining. The basis for each meal is cooked vegetables. With this, you may have one protein food OR one type of grain food.
For example, do not mix meat and eggs at one meal, as these are both proteins. Also, do not mix rice and corn tortillas at the same meal, as these are both starches.
Spices and dressings. Refrain from putting a lot of dressings, sauces, relishes, sweeteners and spices on your food. A little is fine to flavor the food. Too much can upset digestion.
Number of meals. Eat at least three meals daily. Do not skip meals. It is difficult to obtain enough nutrients eating three meals daily. It is even less possible if you skip meals.
If you are not very hungry, eat by the clock, if needed. Do not wait until you are hungry, as some health authorities suggest. If you are not hungry, still try to eat at least three meals daily.
Variety. Rotate your vegetable foods among the preferred vegetables listed at the beginning of this article. Also, rotate your proteins, and the brands of spring water you drink.
Leftovers. You may have one day of leftovers. Making a large quantity of food and freezing it is not as good.
Eating out. We donŐt recommend eating out because often it is difficult to obtain the correct vegetables. Chinese, Thai and East Indian restaurants often serve the most vegetables.
Avoid fast food restaurants and most chain restaurants because the quality is not as good.
At a restaurant, ask the waiter to take away the bread, and ask for extra portions of cooked vegetables. Ask for exactly what you want.
References: Organically Grown Food, Flawed Studies Of Organic Food, Genetically Modified Food, Food Faddism, Food Basics, Smoothies, Purees And Juices, Yin And Yang Of Foods, Fifty Reasons For the Cooked Vegetable Diet, Pressure-Cooking, Microwave Ovens, Know Your Vegetables, Vegetarian Diets, Fruit-Eating.
APPENDIX: FOOD AND THE 7 SYSTEM
For the fastest development, the diet is in accordance with the 7 system:
1. MAKE THE BODY MORE YANG
This means eating only foods that have a certain physics quality called yang or warm in macrobiotic terminology. Chinese medicine also uses these words. However, their system of classification does not work as well, in our experience.
The foods in this category – from the most yang to the least - are eggs, red meats, poultry, fish, grains or cereals, certain vegetables, dried beans or legumes, and toasted almond butter. Salt is also a more yang food and very necessary.
Foods that grow underground or on the ground such as roots and other vegetables, are also much more yang than those that grow up in the air, such as fruit.
Foods to avoid because they are too yin are raw foods, fruits, most nuts and seeds, vegetables that are really fruits. These have seeds such as tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, okra and cucumber.
Others are all sugars and sweets, food chemicals, most herbs, powders of all kinds, most food supplements, and homeopathic remedies.
2. SPIN RIGHT
Ideally, eat foods that have a strong right-hand spin to them. They are also called dextro-rotary or D-rotary. Avoid foods that have a weak spin or that have a combination of right and left spin.
Many chemical compounds have a left or right spin to them. This concept is part of a branch of biochemistry called stoichemistry.
Foods that are natural and unprocessed tend to all spin to the right. These are best. Foods that have been overcooked, refined, powdered or chemicalized tend to spin less to the right and more a combination of right and left.
Fresh, higher quality food also spins more to the right, while older and spoiled food spins more a combination of left and right.
3. DOWN ENERGY
Some foods have the effect of moving subtle energy downward through the body from the head to the feet.
These tend to be foods that are not spicy and not sugary. They are also the least toxic foods because toxicity of any degree and type tends to move energy upward through the body.
Excellent downward-moving foods are cooked vegetables, some cooked grain and mild meats such as chicken.
4. RELAXING, ROUNDED AND COMFORTING
Foods that fit this description include the cooked vegetables, once again, some grain foods and mild meats.
5. WOBBLE BACK AND FORTH
This is an unusual quality of some foods. The most important foods to obtain this quality of motion are cooked vegetables.
Sea salt, kelp and meat are impact foods, and very important for development.
7. WOBBLE UP AND DOWN
Foods that have this kind of motion are mainly meats, poultry and fish. This is the reason these are important foods.