Last summer I ate two to three watermelons a day. It is easier than you think. They are the perfect ratio of water and sugar with very little insoluble fiber. Perfect. Easy. Convenient. Super nutrition. Even greater energy. The key, like Dr Doug Graham said is to say to yourself when you eat any meal is, "Thous Shalt Not Harm Thyself" That is the first commandment of diet. And if you abide, then you will never EVER SUFFER "cold" or "flu" .. GUARANTEED. Of course, depending on what condition your system is in now it may take a year or even more to get your "house prepped". Here is what I say, "First you have to to demolition before you can do renovation". Those of you with detox symptoms take heed. If you are keen on getting your "house in order" you have some clean up to do first. This applies to everything you want to do in life.
So what happens when people tell you that they are sick? Or that they have a "cold" or "flu"? We know that the virus and germ theory have been disproven for hundreds of years.
We know that viruses are nothing but the dead heads of genomes. They can not harm you.
We know that these "germs" that meds are designed to "kill" are nothing more than dead waste matter caused by eating crap that your body can not eliminate fast enough; that only if you stop putting the crap in will you ever "heal" and feel well.
So what happens when a person "gets sick"?
You never catch anything, unless it is a deliberate chemical weapon God forbid. You can not catch a cold any more than you can catch health. It just does not work that way. Of course when you do not get enough sleep or sunshine or calories from good food (nutrition), then your immune system is weak and you are susceptible to every freaking germ that is out there all the time. So yes, technically you can "catch" a germ, but ONLY when your immune system has been compromised. In other words, germs can not affect a normal person who abides by normal habits. When you see a person suffering from "cold symptoms" or the life, you can be darn sure that they partied too much, or ate crap food, or went to bed super late for several days. They do not get my sympathy. They get my wisdom and experience. But if anyone wants pity for THEIR OWN TRANSGRESSIONS then God help our society lol!
In fact, I think it was one of the old time great health reformers life the "old" Graham, or Tilden, or one of those terrific guys who started the modern natural hygiene movement at the turn of the century (who were in fact responsible for the health turn around in this country before allopathic money power and medicine wizardry ruined everything... but he said, and I paraphrase.."That any man who gets ill or drunk should be treated the same as a person who is lazy..." something like that./I wish I had time to look it up on my huge bookshelves all over the place....but the idea was that health was our responsibility as individuals. Totally.
You do not really "get sick"; you only experience healing crises. I can say, as a 52-year old who has been raw since 1999 and vegan since 1985, and who is super aware of his body over the last three decades at least, and doing this is a professional quantifiable manner, that there is no such thing as suffering any more when you eat a properly nutritionally proportioned high carb low fat raw vegan diet based on fruit and dark greens.
"Or it could be a cold" as Bradbury mentioned, can be easily explained: There is no such thing as a "cold" or a "flu". No such thing as our popular culture, and community standards and practices teach it. It is all just the process of healing and "detox" that the body puts into action when it has had enough. And it is time to "clean house"
99.9% of people eat some version of the standard crap American European diet, even if they call themselves "vegan". Their bodies are not designed to digest and assimilate the crap that they are eating, so they experience the symptoms of suffering- they call it detox-- and that is exactly what it is.
You know you are "healthy" (defined as what nature designed for you to feel) when you NEVER SUFFER from so-called cold, flu, or pimples or farts or bad odor or what-have-you that the TV has a medication for. Mucinex... yada yada yada... and all that jazz.
Genuine BASIC bottom line health is NEVER suffering. I did not say "never experiencing" ...When you are in tune with your body you can feel the effects of a few bites of a food that is not fruit or greens. Even when I eat something that has literally just a half dozen grains of salt in it, I feel a slight reaction.
If I have a cooked meal, even if it is just four cups of steamed sweet potato with nothing on it, I feel my nose start to run a little. I made need a tissue. For sure, if I am doing challenging squats of dead lifts the next day, you had better believe that I feel a decrease in energy for sure! There is no comparison.
The last time I "got sick" was about five years ago. I did not suffer any pain from even the slightest sore throat or congestion for 20 years, but I do sometimes get a little fatigued "for no reason" for perhaps a few hours. The moment I feel this way I make sure to go to sleep as early as possible. Even if it is five o'clock at night. I do not even eat dinner. Then I wake up feeling great again . In the last five years that is the extent of my "worst cold or flu"...
That is how it is with all my clients and friends who eat well on high carb low fat raw vegan. They are experiencing health the way nature intended as the Basic Starting Point for your life!
Don't let anyone tell you that there is "something going around" Tell them this phrase (And please be sure to give me credit! Tell them Chris Califano The Protein Myth who started The Best Weigh Longevity Center in New York over 20 years ago: "There is nothing 'going around'. It is just PEOPLE going around the BUFFET table!" Thanks!
hahaha i love this too
LOL! Glad you like it! I remember the image of those people going around the buffet table vividly as if it happened yesterday.
Funny thing is... where I have my place of business... there is a Med Station "Walk In Medical Care RIGHT SMACK next to me in the next parking lot... and the DAY after every single holiday the place is LITERALLY PACKED with people. In fact we have to put up barricades to prevent the overflow into my parking lot or my clients can not get in or out! You would think that in the 22 years I have been at this location that I would get lots of clients from there, since there are about 140 sick people every day going in, and at least triple on holidays (and double on Mondays from their food & lifesttyle debauchery on the weekend) .. but no... In the last two decades I have discovered that I only get perhaps .05% of my clients from there! That is about half of one percent. Hard to believe, but truth is truth, and the proof is in the pudding. And I have had ALL sorts of terrific snappy signs (in addition to such BASIC ones as "You Don't Have To Be Sick" as well as colorful testimonials from countless clients showing their actual medical reports, numbers, etc... ) Plus I have a good rep in my community. Yet, the "pleasure trap" is a mindset. Those who are sick are sick not only because they did it to themselves (You party .. you get sick... duhhhh) and the same people keep coming back...year after year after year after year.... becasue they LIKE to get "high" and they love to "get sick" It is as simple as that. Like the late great George Carlin used to say... "Ya gotta WANNA!"...
Very interesting indeed about your not getting people from the sick clinic who see your don't have to be sick signs and come in!
'You can not catch a cold any more than you can catch health'
There are certainly viruses that can harm you....rabies?!
I agree, I'm certainly not saying that cold and flu are real as frankly I don't have enough information and I certainly would never parrot what the medical industry tells me, but as I know there are viruses that cause effects in the human body, I see it as possible that cold and flu are real, but on this diet they just don't have a chance.
Yep, viruses do exist. But for me, it doesn't matter whether germ theory is correct or terrain theory is correct. In both cases you want your body as healthy as possible so you don't get sick.
You know... That might be true, but I have to say that even though I've been hcrv for 2yrs(and not gotten sick), I had also been a macrobiotic for 10before that, and through those 10 years I never got sick ( I got sick once from a heartbreak but that is a different story )... so I'm not really sure that what you're saying is true. I personally believe that if one is in tune with their higher self, we will always know what are the right foods to eat at a specific time in our lives, and that might vary from phase to phase, person to person, year to year. So don't be so dogmatic about things. There are people out there experiencing differently (and better too! meaning no symptoms even on medium fat macrobiotic or vegan diet!!... not everything is written on stone)!
Well.. I do understand where you are coming from totally, I do. But, I can only live by what I have seen and experienced with my own eyes and body: 1) my own experience 2) my friends and family;s experience and 3) my clients experience. All three categories have been following this on a professional level (my only friends in the last 15 years have been those who are on the food, rest and fitness program that I share and teach and facilitate and track through an actual raw food pick up plan) and have achieved EXACTLY the same results. They do not suffer 99% what others do. So, while it is easy to just say "This might be true", I have to believe my senses over the last 20 years (at least) THAT IT IS TRUE and then make statments based on that. If I had just done this haphazardly for a couple of years, then I would certainly agree with you. Nothing personal to you, CB, but you made me realize something: That our society is lacking in conviction... and "balls"... We are so politically "correct" that we are becoming impotent. On the contrary, we must make decisions based on a good and long track record. If not, then we are open to chaos, and at the very least we go in the wrong direction by allowing thoughts other than those that match our own experience to take power over us. (I have also found that it is hard to convey just what I have done unless someone actually has gone through a few years of this program here). I am not saying that I would not hear and welcome all other experiences as they relate to germs and viruses and illness, but the ONLY ones I can live by/ make decisions by and share with those I love and care about (that includes everyone I come into contact with) are the experiences that I KNOW (experienced over and over and over not just with me but many other strangers who got onto my program and were monitored and whose food intake I had controil over) to be true, based on the preponderance of my own "a priori" experience. Keep in mind that for 30 years I have always broken health and fitness down to it's simplest and most basic and mandatory components/ this has been my mission for the last 35 years. I left nothing to chance, at least in my understanding. If I am wrong, then I will suffer for it. And I will change course if need be. But until that time I will stick 100% to what I know to be true until it is proven to me otherwise.
First off, I didn't say you were wrong. Second, all I said was I never got sick with a macrobiotic diet, neither have I with this one. SO, your response is totally misplaced. Also, just because you have success doesn't mean others can't have it and thrive too on other diets. The world is wider than you think, all you're doing is attracting the same kind of ppl into your life (even professionally) so that makes u keep that same belief. You're not even open to the possibility that health is possible on other diets, hence your response here.
There's more than one truth you know? Your truth isn't necessarily other ppl's truth.
I don't expect you (at all!) to agree with what I'm saying, but I wrote it because it's good for you to know that there's different realities out there. Even if yours is one of them, it isn't the only one.
CB I meant no disrespect to you whatsoever. The addition of grains in a macrobiotic diet however would always produce a mucus reaction and congestion if not more. The only way it would not is if the person eating it starved by not consuming enough grain products.
A large number of my clients over the past 20 years came from macrobiotic food culture. They all suffered ills from sore throat, congestion, etc., even if milder than their flesh or dairy - based eating counterparts. For you not to suffer at all on a macrobiotic diet is quite rare indeed.
When I say "never suffer" I mean it literally. Not even slightly. When the diet is just right that is what happens. One can go years without hardly ever needing to use a tissue, unless they are outside in winter cold for long enough, which is not natural, and will cause the nose to run a bit in some cases.