FOOD FOR OCCASIONAL 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.
Warning: Eat mainly the preferred vegetables listed in the Food For Daily Use article. Eat all other vegetables, including other greens, only on occasion. Eating a lot of greens was an older recommendation that has changed. Most greens do not contain enough of the right minerals for development, and they are quite yin.
For development. The dietary advice below is to produce the fastest development and consequently the best health for a human being. For details about this topic, read Development.
For this purpose, foods are divided into three groups. These are:
2. Food For occasional use (The subject of this article).
3. Forbidden Foods.
II. FOOD FOR OCCASIONAL USE
Fast and slow oxidizers. The foods listed below are okay for both those with a fast or a slow oxidation rate. However, fast oxidizers need to eat 1 to 2 tablespoon of extra fat or oil per meal. Slow oxidizers need to avoid any extra fat besides that which is in their food.
THE LIST OF OCCASIONAL FOODS
Cheese, yogurt, kefir and milk. These do not contain the chemicals needed for development. For this reason, eat them only occasionally, and no more than a total of four ounces or about 113 grams per day.
An exception is that babies up to the age of 3 or 4 who are not breastfed often want some milk. Goat milk, preferably raw, is usually best.
If one drinks milk, have it alone and not with solid food.
Beef, preferably organic beef. Eat this only once a week, or not at all. Beef today is all hybridized. Most beef cows have been bred to produce a special meat that people like, but they have not been bred for health.
As a result, most beef is somewhat irritating to the intestinal tract. As a result, please limit your intake of beef, even naturally-raised and organic beef.
Fish. Sardines are the best fish for development. However, you may eat some smelt, herring, anchovies or other tiny fish once or twice a week. Do not eat any other fish, including salmon, trout or others. They are all too high in mercury.
Dried Beans. Up to twice per week you may have a serving of dried beans such as lentils, kidney beans, pinto beans, black beans, black-eyed peas, aduki beans or other beans.
These are decent foods. However, they are low in etheric energy and fairly yin, so it is best to limit them for the purposes of development.
Please note: Most dried beans need to be cooked for close to 2 hours in a pressure cooker or up to 10 hours in a regular pot. You will know when they are done because they should become very soft or turn to mush or paste, and most become sweeter. Lentils require less cooking because they are smaller.
Tofu and tempeh. These are lower quality proteins, so please only eat them at most once per week.
These are in two groups. The first group are very good, but only eat them about twice a week. The second group are purely optional and need not be eaten at all.
Vegetables needed only once or twice a week: a small amount of garlic, ginger root, celery, golden beets, Savoy cabbage and grape tomato are good.
Vegetables that are purely optional and need not be eaten at all. If you want some, eat them only up to twice a week.
Roots: parsnips, turnips, black radish, beets, celery root, sweet potatoes, and yams. If you eat sweet potatoes or yams, limit the amount per serving to no more than ½ cup because these vegetables are very starchy.
Cruciferous vegetables: green cabbage or broccoli.
Other: corn on the cob, okra, bok choy, Chinese cabbage, Swiss chard, mustard greens, spinach, and winter squashes (acorn, spaghetti and butternut squash). Fresh corn on the cob is a nice occasional treat.
Frozen and canned vegetables. These are not very good!
Canned vegetables are often better than frozen ones, but not as good as fresh ones. Canned vegetables are also much better than not eating any vegetables at all.
We suggest avoiding frozen vegetables. Problems with frozen and canned food are:
1. Freezing damages the food in some way, we find.
2. The food is older. The etheric energy of a food diminishes with time, even if the food is not spoiled. For this reason, do not leave frozen or canned vegetables around the house. Eat them as soon as possible.
3. Frozen food often has chemicals added to them that further diminish their nutritional value. For example, many frozen vegetables are sprayed with EDTA to maintain their color. This may not be on the label.
EDTA works by removing minerals near the surface of the food that normally “tarnish” or oxidize and turn the food an ugly brown. Removing minerals, however, diminishes the value of the food.
The only highly recommended canned food is sardines, which are best this way and usually not available fresh.
GRAINS OR CEREALS
Grains. Once or twice per week you may have some rice, oats, quinoa, yellow corn as cornmeal or polenta, amaranth, millet, barley, rye and other grains. Buckwheat is a little more toxic and best avoided altogether.
Some people feel better avoiding all gluten-containing grains, which include oats, rye, barley and wheat.
Some who are gluten-intolerant find that if they follow a complete development program for a few months, including following the diet strictly, their bodies become less sensitive to gluten. Presumably this is because the intestines heal and are less ‘leaky’ and less irritated.
Wheat. We find most wheat and spelt to be irritating foods for most people. For this reason, we suggest avoiding all wheat and spelt.
Breads. Avoid all wheat bread and all multi-grain breads that usually contain a lot of wheat. Also, limit all bread to no more than two servings per week, at most. Bread is cooked at high temperature and is not the best food.
NUTS AND SEEDS
Until a person is somewhat developed, avoid nuts, seeds and nut butters. They do not contain the chemicals needed for early development and they are slightly toxic.
Exceptions are roasted almond butter and roasted sesame tahini. These are discussed in the Food For Daily Use article.
A little natural peanut butter is also okay as a treat. Technically, this is not a nut butter because the peanut is a legume.
FATS AND OILS
Coconut and palm oil. Have these no more than once a week, and preferably avoid them. They are too yin. Coconut oil seems to leave a toxin in the liver.
Avocado. Have this only once a week or not at all. It is too yin.
Refined vegetable oils. Some of the vegetable oils such as safflower, sunflower, sesame, corn, peanut and others are okay. They are found in the blue corn chips, for example.
These oils are high in omega-6 fatty acids and usually quite refined. We do not suggest cooking with them or adding them to food.
Fresh hempseed and flaxseed oils. These are minimally processed, and that is a benefit. However, they are quite yin and go rancid quickly. So please minimize their use to no more than a little once a week.
A little spice is okay to add to food, but do not add a lot of condiments and spices to your food. Many tend to be yin and somewhat irritating or otherwise toxic.
Sweeteners that may be used once in a while are xylitol and stevia. Please do not use these more than two times per week, however.
TREATS FOR CHILDREN
Occasional treats must be used only occasionally. If they become daily or even every other day treats, they will damage a development program.
They can include a few berries, a little plain ice cream, a little peanut butter or other nut butter, a little apple sauce, or another item that the child likes.
The best treats, however, are foods for daily use such as whipped cream on vegetables, almond butter on vegetables, or frozen cream instead of sugary ice cream.
Do not just give children treats just because you think they need it, or because the child behaved well that week. Use these treats only if a child is uncooperative and the treats are helpful. Be sure the child follows the diet the rest of the week.