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VITALITY FOR LIFE The only sure way to cure yourself from allergies, diseases and stomach complaints, through correct food combinations by Patrick Geryl TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction Page 1 The three most important digestive enzymes - Amylase - Pepsin - Hydrochloric acid 2. The digestion of starch - Fever - Eating soaked starch - Insufficient chewing - Coarsely ground whole-wheat bread - Babies do not produce amylase! - Change of time schedule - Tiredness - Excitement, pain, fear, uncertainty, worry - Eating before a warm bath or a sauna 3. Incorrect food combinations - Eating sweets or fruit with starch - Adding acid - Combining starch and proteins - Starch and fat - Combining proteins - Combining proteins and acids - Combining sugar and protein - Combining fat and proteins


The only sure way to cure yourself from allergies, diseases and stomach complaints, through correct food combinations


Patrick Geryl

TABLE OF CONTENTSIntroduction 1 The three most important digestive enzymes - Amylase - Pepsin - Hydrochloric acid 2. The digestion of starch - Fever - Eating soaked starch - Insufficient chewing - Coarsely ground whole-wheat bread - Babies do not produce amylase! - Change of time schedule - Tiredness - Excitement, pain, fear, uncertainty, worry - Eating before a warm bath or a sauna 3. Incorrect food combinations - Eating sweets or fruit with starch - Adding acid - Combining starch and proteins - Starch and fat - Combining proteins - Combining proteins and acids - Combining sugar and protein - Combining fat and proteins Page

- Combining fruit and vegetables - The disadvantages of strong herbs and spices - Eat fruit or vegetables before starch - What is the most natural way of living? - Factors which improve your digestion and keep you healthy include - Factors that interfere with digestion and make you ill include - Examples of incorrect combinations Sweet fruit => Acid fruit Starch Proteins Syrups and sugars Syrups and sugars => All fruit Starch Proteins Sub-acid fruit => Starch Proteins Syrups and sugars Acid fruit => Sweet fruit Sugars and syrups Starch Proteins Melon => All food products Starch => Proteins All fruit Acids + acid vegetables Syrups and sugars Proteins => Other proteins Starch Sugars and syrups All fruit Acid vegetables, fruit vegetables and irritant vegetables Fats 4. Times of meals - Never eat before going to bed! 5. When should I drink and how much am I allowed to drink? 6. Digestive problems with natural food - Vegetables that are difficult to digest - Irritant vegetables - Vegetables high in oxalic acid - Bitter vegetables - Acid vegetables and fruit vegetables - Why do I feel ill when I convert to a fruit-vegetable diet? - Special guidelines for stomach and intestinal patients - A healthy rehabilitation program 7. Eating nuts and seeds - Types of nuts - Combination possibilities - Seeds & pits - Incorrect combinations with seeds - Good combinations with seeds, pits and sprouts

8 Consequences of incorrect combinations - Diarrhea and food combinations - Constipation, auto-intoxication and an unhealthy diet - Migraines and incorrect combinations - Rheumatism, gout and diabetes - Allergies are caused by incorrect food combinations - Stress, mental diseases and food combinations. - Why fresh juices? - Vitamin C - The dangers of herbs - Toxic components in herbs and herbal mixtures 9 Milk, cheese and yogurt: the strongest allergy-inducing substances - Milk and phlegm formation - Cheese is concentrated milk - Never eat yogurt - Calcium: your fragile ego 10. Salt, cancer and other degenerative diseases 11. Fruit acids destroy dental enamel 12. Diet in case of illness (flu, bronchitis, ear infection, etceteras) 13. Only nature can cure AIDS! - Antibiotics and AIDS - Antibiotics destroy intestinal flora - How to cure AIDS? - Therapy if you are HIV-positive - Therapy in case of AIDS - Fasting and very ill AIDS patients - In case of infections - Recovery of intestinal flora 14. Humans are fruitarians 15. The power of a fruit breakfast - Primal breakfast - A longing to return to the primal biotope 16. Acidity of blood - When does food produce an alkaline reaction? 17. Sugar makes you ill and old 18. Body temperature, diet, fever and life expectancy - Body temperature and life expectancy. 19. Diet for maximal life expectancy - How do I start on the maximal life expectancy program. - What does a restrictive diet look like? - Toxemia. 20. A fourteen day vitality plan 21. Vitality-oriented eating 22. The anti-allergy diet 23. The super vitality plan

24. The "luxury" vitality plan 25. BREAKFAST - Table: acid fruit - Table: sub-acid fruit - Table: melons - Table: sweet fruits - Table: syrup and sugar containing products - Breakfast possibilities 26. LUNCH - Table: starch - Table: non-starchy vegetables - Table: oils and fats - Table: slightly-starchy vegetables - Herbs - Starch meals - Sauces I. Starch => other starch + oil and fat II. Starch => other starch + non-starchy vegetables + oil and fat III. Starch => other starch + slightly-starchy vegetables + oil and fat IV. Starch => other starch + non-starchy vegetables + slightly-starchy vegetables + oil and fat - Vegetable meals - Acid vegetables, fruit vegetables and bitter vegetables - Vegetables high in oxalic acid - Vegetables high in mustard oil - Sauces I. Non-starchy vegetables => slightly-starchy vegetables + oil and fat II. Acid vegetables, fruit vegetables, bitter vegetables, vegetables high in oxalic acid and irritant vegetables => non-starchy vegetables + slightly-starchy vegetables + oil and fat 27. DINNER - Protein meals Combination possibilities - Nuts - Cheeses - Egg white - Meat and fish - Table: animal proteins - Table: vegetable proteins I. 1 kind of protein => non-starchy vegetables + slightly-starchy vegetables + a little fat II. cheese (50 gram) or nuts (10 to 25 gram) => acid fruit (especially citrus fruit) III. cheese (50 gram) or nuts (10 to 25 gram) => non-starchy vegetables + acid vegetables, + slightly-starchy vegetables + fruit vegetables and irritant vegetables + a little fat


There is an overwhelming demand for advice on how to combine meals correctly, and herewith you find the ultimate answers to your questions. For example, many people enjoy having fruit for breakfast, since they realize it is the most energy-rich nourishment possible, they will continue to do so fanatically for the rest of their lives. On the other hand, others may enjoy a change, such as strawberries and whipped cream or fruit juice and buttered toast. And why not? It sounds tempting, doesn't it! That is exactly the reason I wrote this book. Various combination rules have been included to remain fit, slim and healthy in a responsible way but with sufficient variation in your diet. What are correct food combinations? With correct food combinations your food is digested without any side-effects. In order to avoid problems digesting you should drink fruit juice on an empty stomach. However if you drink fruit juice after eating bread, the fruit juice and the bread will ferment. You may feel dizzy or nauseous, or possibly even have heartburn. Shoot! you might say then, what a stomach ache! Or: Oh no, heartburn again. Why am I burping the whole time!? Desperately you look for an answer. After going to several doctors, undergoing allergy tests, etceteras, you will not achieve anything, because while searching for a cause you will not be thinking about incorrect food combinations. One kind of food at a time. Combining food? I hear you ask. "What on earth is that?" I will tell you, the answer is hidden in nature. If you look at how animals behave, you will see they only eat one kind of food at a time. When a monkey eats mangos, he cannot eat another thing at the same time, since he cannot reach the berries. People, on the other hand mix everything. Result: fermentation and decay which may result in migraines or feeling nauseous. Can incorrect food combinations be dangerous? Most definitely. If you are allergic to incorrect food combinations, your resistance will decrease, which among other things may result in acne, asthma, diarrhea, heartburn, insomnia or severe migraines. Children, who are particularly susceptible to this, often suffer one illness after another. By combining food correctly continued bedwetting and hyper nervous behavior may be improved or even completely cured. Adults also have problems due to careless combining. I know, nearly everybody eats this way. French fries and steak. Sandwiches with chocolate or honey. Delicious! Pancakes and jam? Even better! These are exactly the eating habits you will regret in the long run; they may even make you extremely ill, just like drugs would. You may put on weight, or you may be affected by some degenerative disease, which will make you prematurely old. Chronic bronchitis and asthma are the results of incorrect food combinations, as are headaches and migraines. It is also the cause of widespread complaints like constipation, vomiting and other gastro-intestinal disorders. What happens to badly digested food? Incorrect food combinations, like bread and chocolate or potatoes and meat, release large amounts of toxic substances since neither the starch nor the meat are digested well. Acid decomposition products are released into your blood-stream and your resistance is weakened to the extent that harmful bacteria do not encounter any opposition. My son has another ear infection! you may exclaim in desperation. Or: That is the second time this year I have had the flu! Actually, you should not be surprised, because these illnesses are all due to bad eating habits. Furthermore, you feel everything but fit and you are easily troubled by stress. Allergies due to incorrect combinations. Many people do not feel very well after eating boiled or fried tomatoes. I am allergic to them! will be the most likely answer. Or: I dont like strawberries, because they give me acne! I would like to clarify this. If you combine your food according to the laws of nature, a surprisingly large amount of allergies seem to disappear. For example, you will not be allergic to tomatoes, strawberries or citrus fruit. If you combine them correctly or eat them separately. A great deal of the allergy symptoms disappear

and you feel revitalized. Badly digested food always causes discomfort. Digested food, on the other hand, prevents indigestion and increases biological resistance. How can illnesses be prevented? Correct food combinations guarantee the best digestion, because you are taking into account the enzymatic limitations of the gastrointestinal system. Your food will digest better, which means you feel revitalized, incredibly healthy and bubbling with energy. The chance of your becoming ill is diminished. This is logical if you know the laws of nature. Laws of nature By eating according to the laws of nature your body will no longer need to put excessive energy into dismantling badly digested food. Not only will you be bubbling with energy, but you can be sure you will live longer. That is why you should not doubt the laws of combination or discourage natural eating habits, as described in this book. Within a few years natural eating habits will have world-wide recognition, as the only real protection against flu, asthma or bronchitis. Large numbers of people will be encouraged to follow this way of eating.



1. Amylase. The most important human digestive enzyme is amylase. It dismantles starch into glucose, which is easily absorbed by the body. With incorrect food combinations, amylase cannot work properly and the starch in bread, potatoes and rice is not absorbed sufficiently, releasing damaging decomposition products. The nutrients will not be absorbed by your body. You only have a fraction of your normal biological strength and you feel tired and depressed. And who wants that, I ask you? When is amylase activated? Prolonged chewing of starchy products activates the amylase enzyme. It will be abundantly present in your saliva to dismantle the long starch molecules into smaller components. Your digestion is functioning as it should and you feel well. The longer you chew, the more amylase is produced, and the sooner starch is digested. If you chew until you achieve a sweet taste in your mouth, your digestion is functioning properly. With correct combinations the enzyme also remains active in your stomach to dismantle the remaining starch. Sufficient chewing is essential for good digestion. What interferes with the activation of amylase? If starch is not chewed sufficiently, not enough amylase is produced. The food will lay 'heavily' in your stomach and the starch ferments. Amylase is an alkaline enzyme and is destroyed by acids. By drinking cola in combination with starchy products, digestion is made impossible. Leavened bread cannot be digested. After reading the above-mentioned, this is obvious. Remember, the smallest amount of acid renders the amylase enzyme completely inactive. Amylase is not secreted when you eat 'pre-soaked' starch. When you soak toast in herbal tea or eat macaroni, you are damaging your health. The combination of sugar or fruit with starchy products also prevents the activation of amylase. To dismantle sugars (which are also present in fruit) your body does not need amylase. When your brain already registers a sweet taste, your saliva will not secrete amylase. Strong alkaline products, like heartburn tablets and baking powder interfere with the activation of amylase. 2. Pepsin This enzyme is secreted in the stomach and is activated by hydrochloric acid. It dismantles proteins into smaller components such as polypeptides. These are dismantled by other enzymes into amino acids. Remember pepsin is essential in digesting proteins.

Without pepsin the other protein dismantling enzymes cannot perform their function. What interferes with the activation of pepsin? Pepsin only functions in an acid environment. After eating meat or cheese and taking heartburn pills (alkaline products that neutralize the acid) the digestion of proteins is upset. Cold drinks (including ice cubes in drinks) interfere with the production of pepsin and consequently upset your digestion. This can put a serious damper on your enjoyment of food! 3. Hydrochloric Acid Hydrochloric acid dismantles acids and proteins. It is secreted in the stomach. With incorrect food combinations, hydrochloric acid interferes with the digestion of starch . When is hydrochloric acid secreted? a. If you eat proteins, a large amount of hydrochloric acid is produced, and digestion is made possible. b. Strong substances irritate your stomach to such an extent they cause an acid reaction. The most important are: Tea Coffee Alcohol Garlic Ginger Pepper c. Sugar and honey also cause an acid reaction. This means strawberries and sugar or sandwiches with honey are incorrect combinations and a devastation to the healthier way of life you are striving for. d. White flour or products derived from this rapidly activate the production of hydrochloric acid. If you first eat light wholewheat bread or raw vegetables, you will avoid this undesired acid secretion, which renders starch indigestible. e. Hydrochloric acid is produced when fat is digested, but interferes with the digestion of starch. It means French fries cannot be sufficiently digested. Non-starchy vegetables counteract this acid secretion though. Eat them in large quantities before eating any fried or roasted food. f. As many smokers have experienced, smoking causes an acid secretion in the stomach. Smoking and healthy eating cannot go together. By smoking, both fruit and starch are insufficiently digested! This can lead to acidity of the stomach, an upset stomach or heartburn! g. Coffee also causes a strong acid secretion, particularly in cases of internal stress. Stomach cramps or diarrhea are possible outcomes. If you want to give up this extremely unhealthy habit, do this gradually. If you stop drinking coffee from one day to the next, you may suffer severe headaches or be extremely tired. Afterwards you will realize how badly you have been treating your body! How is stomach acid neutralized? For most people the remedy is obvious: pills against heartburn. These are consumed in very large quantities, mainly to counteract the effects of smoking, coffee and incorrect combinations. A warning is in place: regular use of such pills produces even more acid! You will feel even worse than before! Desperately you turn to your pills again which is how you end up in a vicious circle. Another consequence of these pills is that your stomach acid becomes too alkaline, which weakens your resistance against infections. Normally, germs are destroyed by stomach acid. Why run the risk when you can prevent the overproduction of stomach acid with correct food combinations? Or by giving up smoking and alcohol? Or by renouncing strongly spiced meals?



The digestion of starch begins and ends in your mouth. Starch is the only food product to which this applies. The amylase enzyme

in your saliva is of overriding importance for a good digestion of starch. Without sufficient amylase, starch cannot be digested. The production of amylase is influenced by: 1. Fever When you are ill, your whole body is in a state of emergency. The secretion of enzymes is minimal. In fact, the amylase enzyme is completely inactive, because your saliva is not alkaline, but acid! Since amylase can only function in an alkaline environment and is destroyed by a small quantity of acid, it is obvious you cannot digest starch when you are ill. Sick people, both adults and children, should never eat starch when they are running a fever or have not recovered sufficiently. Medicines may bring the fever down, but the amylase enzyme will remain inactive for several days! You have probably experienced this yourself; when in the early stages of an infectious disease you try to eat, you really become ill! Eating when you start feeling ill is the worst thing to do! It is an old wives' tale that says you can recover from an illness by eating well. Now tell me, do you feel hungry when you are in bed with fever? Surely not! Your body is yearning for rest. It is the only way to successfully withstand an illness. When you are ill -- be it flu, bronchitis, an ear infection or any other illness -- you are only allowed fresh fruit juice or fruit tea (preferably of subtropical fruits). They are the only food products that do not require enzymes to be digested. Your body tolerates them well and you are able to recover. Any other food eaten when you are ill will decay. In the decomposition process a rich breeding ground is formed on which germs thrive. They will be able to multiply exponentially. Remember, you have a body temperature of 37C or more. In these temperatures food decays rapidly and bacteria multiply at an incredible rate. You use a refrigerator to keep your food fresh longer, don't you? Do you know what happens when you put food next to the central heating? It starts to rot and becomes moldy! Similar processes occur in your body if your food is not digested well enough when you are ill! In other words, if you eat toast when you are ill, you are making yourself even more ill and it takes longer to recover. When you take antibiotics you are under the impression you are getting better. The consequences for the enzyme production are disastrous! It may take up to several weeks, or even months, before the enzyme production is normal again. Only then will you start feeling yourself again. 2. Eating Soaked Starch Amylase is only secreted in your saliva, when DRY starch is chewed for a sufficient period of time. If you eat soaked starch, your saliva does not produce amylase. This is why pasta, soaked bread or soaked grains are not digested. Soaked starches are one of the main causes of diarrhea. Dry starch does not interfere with the production of amylase and digestion is able to function properly. When you eat potatoes make sure they are as dry as possible. This also applies to rice! Drinking during your meal is bad. Drinking considerably decreases the production of the amylase enzyme. Amylase is transported from the stomach into the intestines, which brings the digestion of starch in the stomach to a standstill. This is why soup must be eaten fifteen to thirty minutes before the main meal! Only then can you be sure there will not be any liquid left in your stomach that could interfere with digestion! 3. Insufficient Chewing If you do not chew your food well, not enough amylase is produced. Food products containing starch will not be dismantled properly. Consequently, your food will not be digested! Other things to keep in mind: Starch must be salt-free. If you eat bread containing salt, or if you add salt to potatoes, little amylase is secreted. Most people do not chew salted potatoes for the required length of time. By not using salt, you will learn to chew starch for the required length of time. If you continue using salt with bread, you will never be completely healthy. Think about it, salt is one of the most potent drugs! It is more addictive than coffee or alcohol! The degenerative processes it produces are so extensive, complete books have been written about it. When you are in a hurry, nervous or excited you do not take enough time to chew. Consequently the starch will ferment. It is better not to eat at all, or if you do, eat very little and only drink fruit juice. If you chew starch well, it is dismantled into glucose in your mouth. You notice this by the sweet taste well-chewed starch has. By eating like this, you can be sure your food is digested properly. Your biological power, as well as your sporting achievements will be increased considerably. So do it!





4. Coarsely Ground Whole-Wheat Bread When you examine whole-wheat bread thoroughly, you will notice many coarse particles (half-ground grains or seeds). Everybody thinks this is good roughage for your intestinal movement, but there are a few problems. Why? Starch can only be digested by the amylase enzyme in your saliva. Even when you chew COARSELY GROUND whole-wheat bread for a reasonable length of time, the coarse particles remain too large. The enzyme cannot penetrate the hard starch and cellulose nuclei. These remain undigested. You will notice this in your bowel movement: the half-ground grains and seeds will be excreted nearly intact. Only by chewing a coarsely ground whole-wheat sandwich for up to fifteen minutes would it be fine enough to be digested. Since this is never the case it is impossible to digest COARSELY GROUND whole-wheat bread. You will be troubled by flatulence, which can be extremely bothersome. What is unhealthy about bread that is difficult to digest? The undigested bread nuclei finally end up in your intestines via your stomach. Due to your body temperature of almost 37C they start to decay. A whole series of poisonous substances like alcohol, carbonic acid, acetic acid and other acids are released. These substances are harmful for your intestines which in turn will have its effect on your immune system. Too much coarsely ground whole-wheat bread over a long period will eventually cause your health to deteriorate, notwithstanding the large amount of vitamins in the bread. This is mainly caused by the damage the coarse particles do to your intestinal wall which severely affects the absorption capacities of your intestines. The absorption of vitamins and minerals decreases to such an extent it could precipitate attacks of gout, rheumatism or other degenerative diseases. Remark: There is one exception: to make coarsely ground whole-wheat bread reasonably digestible, combine it with avocado, boiled carrots or any other easily digestible vegetables. Is white bread better? No. Chemically, it is digested easier because it does not contain coarse particles. On the other hand, an acid reaction is produced in your stomach. which brings the digestion of starch to a standstill. Mucus is produced, which is a strain for your mucous membranes. It makes you an easy victim to flu, throat infections or bronchitis. What bread should I eat then? To begin with, the flour must be GROUND AS FINELY AS POSSIBLE. That way you will prevent many digestive problems. A mixture of 50 percent white flour and 50 percent whole-wheat flour or a mixture of 75 to 85 percent wheat flour is recommended. This will give you an easily digestible loaf of bread and both the disadvantages of white bread and of coarsely ground whole-wheat bread will be excluded. What you are saying then is that COARSELY GROUND whole-wheat bread should be avoided on all accounts? Yes. More than 90 percent of the population has the greatest difficulty in digesting it. Children especially! One of the main causes is the degeneration of the intestinal tract caused by bad eating habits, un-abling us to dismantle and absorb coarse food

particles. Furthermore, grains are eaten incorrectly. Bread and jam or bread and honey are indigestible, so is bread and ham. Eaten with COARSELY GROUND whole-wheat bread it will produce a vigorous fermentation and decomposition in the intestines. With white bread, these damaging effects are not so clear-cut. Cultivated grain products with milk or fruit are also indigestible, and may have terrible consequences for your intestines. Starch cannot be digested sufficiently and that leads to processes comparable to what occurs in a manure heap -- not a very nice prospect! What can bread be combined with? Combine bread with non-starchy vegetables or slightly-starchy vegetables, rice and potatoes. You may also combine bread with fat -- butter, olive oil, boiled egg yolk (not the egg white), unsweetened cream or avocado. All other combinations are a strain on your digestion. Incorrect combinations, such as tomatoes and cucumber could even be harmful to your health. Obviously one slice of tomato will not do much harm, a whole tomato is too much. Incorrect combinations weaken your resistance. You will become ill with flu, throat infections, etc., because incorrect food combinations cause the enzymes to destroy each other and bacteria thrive on the fermenting and decaying food! If you combine your food correctly, the digestive juices are so powerful that all germs are destroyed. To aid you with this, I will give you the most important guidelines to digest bread. By following them, they can only benefit your health. Bread should be: Salt-free. Bread contains 1 gram of salt per 100 gram. Many people still do not seem to know how unhealthy salt really is. Prepared with little yeast. Yeast may lead to fermentation in the body. If you use 10 gram per 1 kilogram of flour there is no problem. Baking powder and sourdough make the bread indigestible. Without added iron or vitamins. Many kinds of bread and other grain products are "improved" by the addition of extra vitamins and minerals. The problem is, iron accumulates in your body and may cause a chronic shortage of "active" iron molecules! Are you still surprised so many people are suffering from acute anemia? Prepared without milk or dairy products. If you add milk to grain products, it can take up to six to twelve hours before this combination is digested. Made from 80 percent bolted biological flour that hardly contains any phytic acid or other damaging acids. This way you spare your intestines from harm and the bread is properly digested. Coarsely ground bread is and will always be unhealthy! Very finely ground. Only then is it easily digestible. People with weak intestines have to eat bread with a low concentration of whole-wheat flour. (for example: 40 percent whole-wheat flour + 60 percent white flour, or 65 to 70 percent wheat flour) 5. Babies Do Not Produce Amylase! All parents should know this. Young children, certainly those under two years of age, would not become ill anymore! They are incapable of digesting bread, potatoes or rice. When starch is eaten, it ferments in the stomach and intestines. Cramps, flatulence, or diarrhea are the most likely outcomes. Even more dangerous is the fact that their resistance is weakened to such an extent they are more susceptible to bacteria and viruses. The diet of a healthy baby, consists of mother's milk supplemented with fresh fruit juice. Nothing else! As you can see, the diet for children, up to two years old, is extremely easy and incredibly healthy. An example: 7 a.m. 11 a.m. - 12 a.m. 1 p.m. 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. 8 p.m.

: breast feeding or fruit juice : fresh grape juice or the juice of sub-acid fruit. : breast feeding : fresh orange juice or grapefruit or tomato juice. : breast feeding

Canned fruit juice or from a packet is absolutely out of the question, they cause vigorous fermentation or decomposition and interfere with the baby's digestion. Quantities: younger than three months : 75 centiliter (per feeding) three to six months : 150 centiliter (per feeding) older than six months : 200 centiliter (per feeding) Times between feeding must be consistent! Children older than two years of age can be put on a combination diet, if during the morning they receive a lot of fruit juice and solid fruit! Only by following these guidelines will your child be protected from disease. 6. Change of Time Schedule

Between midnight and six in the morning, the amylase enzyme is inactive. If you eat starch between these hours, it will not be digested sufficiently. People working irregular hours have to realize this. Only fresh fruit or fresh fruit juice should be consumed if they want to feel revitalized. NO OTHER FOOD PRODUCT CAN BE DIGESTED BETWEEN THESE HOURS. Stomach ulcers and depressions can be prevented. Instead of eating, drink spring water or fruit tea. Does this also apply when I go on long airplane journeys? Of course. When you arrive in a different time zone, your body needs time to adjust. In the country of destination it may be daytime for example, while your body is still in its night rhythm. The same applies to working in shifts. Eating starch during night shifts causes discomfort, bad digestion, insomnia and a longer period of adjustment. What is the best way to adjust to a changing time schedule? The most important thing to take into consideration is the strain you are putting your body under. It is much easier for your adjustment mechanism to get used to going to bed later than to going to bed earlier. So when you work in shifts, it should be attuned to this. Remember: early shift -- night shift -- late shift is 50 percent more tiring than early shift -- late shift -- night shift. For airplane journeys the same principle applies. Going to bed later, demands less adjustment than going to bed earlier. What should you do when you go on long airplane journeys. Traveling from Northern Europe to New York, does not cause any problems. The clock is six hours behind. If you leave in the morning you arrive in New York in the early evening. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR LAST MEAL AT ABOUT 11.00 P.M. EUROPEAN TIME. In New York it will be 5 p.m. If you do not follow this schedule, insufficient amounts of amylase will be released and your food will only be partially digested, resulting in sleeplessness ! If you are still on the plane at approximately 11.00 p.m. EUROPEAN TIME, make sure you eat well. Take it easy afterwards and go to bed as early as possible on arrival in New York. Eating after 11.00 p.m. European time interferes with your adjustment and it may bother you for several days. Only fruit is easily digested! The best thing to do on arrival is to spend as much time as possible in the sun or light (artificial light also). Bright light seems to restore your day and night rhythm in no time at all. If you are hungry, eat fruit. Continue until the following day and only have fresh fruit or fruit juice until 12 a.m. Preferably as much as possible. That way you will adjust immediately and the second day you will feel adjusted instead of drowsy, sleepy or bad tempered Traveling from New York to Europe, the opposite applies. HAVE YOUR LAST GOOD MEAL AT 11.00 P.M. NEW YORK TIME AT THE LATEST. ANOTHER SOLUTION IS TO ONLY EAT FRUIT BECAUSE NO ENZYMES ARE REQUIRED FOR DIGESTION. If you only eat fruit on the day of departure and arrival, your body will adjust immediately to the new time zone! What about people working in shifts? On their last night of work they have to do the same as people making long airplane journeys, because their time schedules are also changing. People working in shifts are staying a week in Paris, a week in Tokyo, and a week in Australia so to speak. Can you imagine anything more tiring. What should you do when you are working night shifts? Rest or sleep three to four hours before your first night. Make sure there is a lot of light in the room you are working in. Your internal clock will have less problems switching from night to day. Do not eat starch after 11.00 p.m.! Five hours after this meal you can eat fruit (steamed bananas for example). Only eating fruit the first night is the best solution. Schedule for the first night: Possibility 1: 4 p.m.- 6 p.m. : rest or sleep 6.30 p.m. : good meal 7 p.m.- 9 p.m. : rest 9 p.m.- 6 a.m. : fruit tea or water. Fresh fruit or fruit juice are allowed after 11.00 p.m. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. : sleep Possibility 2: 4 p.m.- 6 p.m.

: rest or sleep

6.30 p.m. 7 p.m.- 9 p.m. 10 p.m. 5 a.m. 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

: fresh fruit : rest : meal with starch (for example sandwiches with avocado) : fresh fruit (apple, pear or steamed banana) : sleep

After waking up: 4 p.m. : fresh fruit juice. No meal with starch, otherwise your internal clock will not adjust 8 p.m.- 9 p.m. : fresh fruit or a meal with starch 2 a.m. - 4 a.m. : starch meal. After the last night shift: Do not eat before going to bed! Sleep four hours at the most. Afterwards, only have fruit, or drink fruit tea or fruit juice. Do not eat any starch! Your internal clock still thinks it is midnight which means you are not producing amylase and you are unable to digest starch! It is not until the evening your amylase producing mechanism starts functioning again! Only then are you allowed a decent meal! Go outside or stay in an illuminated environment after your four hour sleep. Light changes your amylase producing schedule. This, together with fruit, is the quickest way to readjust! Only drink fresh fruit juice or fruit tea. If you like sports, go for walk in the woods, go for a jog, or a swim (this will wake you up immediately and assure you of a quick adjustment). If you follow this advice, almost immediately, your life will be all the more pleasant. Time schedule for people working: early shift late shift Whether youre working the early shift or late shift, try following normal eating patterns. This means: Breakfast: fresh fruit juice or fresh fruit Lunch: fresh fruit juice, fresh fruit, vegetables or starch. Dinner: vegetables, starch or proteins. These schedules do not differ much from a normal day schedule. In case of difficulties an extra fruit meal will solve all problems. 7. Tiredness If you eat immediately after doing physical activity you are not producing sufficient saliva or amylase and consequently digestion of starch will not take place. Your stomach just cannot function properly when you are exhausted. You experiences this when you are too tired to eat. You should rest for half an hour or an hour before eating. Is fruit juice allowed after physical activity? After more than an hour of physical activity, fruit juice is the only food product capable of restoring your strength. After consuming juice you must wait at least an hour before your next meal containing starch. Carrot juice, when drunk an hour before eating a meal containing starch, improves your digestion considerably. How long should I wait after a meal before exercising? After a fruit juice breakfast, you are allowed to exercise after approximately half an hour to an hour. Meals containing starch require up to three or four hours. If you exercise immediately after eating a meal containing starch, the supply of blood to the stomach and the contractions of the stomach cease. The digestive process will suffer considerably, which causes food to decompose. Am I allowed to work immediately after a meal? After a meal containing starch, rest for approximately an hour. Dont forget, a large amount of blood has gone to your stomach. You will find it difficult to concentrate physically or mentally, which is why you must rest after a meal containing starch. Do not stress and avoid strenuous work. After a meal consisting of fruit you do not feel the need to rest. You feel revitalized and you can go hard at it! Pay attention though! After a large meal consisting of fruit it is advisable to take things easy for a while.

8. Excitement, Pain, Fear, Uncertainty, Worry. When you are excited, worried or in pain, acid is secreted in your stomach. This acid interferes with the digestion of starch and the breaking down of food particles! Is quarreling at the table bad for your health? Quarreling causes cramp in your muscles. Your stomach becomes immobile and a large quantity of acid is secreted over the food. The adrenaline level in your blood shoots up. No matter how healthy the food combinations are, they are not digested. Refrain from exciting stories, jealous or snappy remarks. They ruin your health. Why eat healthily just to have it destroyed in your stomach by worry, uncertainties, anger, rage or hostility. Spite and envy will drive you to an early grave. Envious people are causing irreparable damage to their bodies. They age quicker and will suffer degenerative diseases. Sadness, trouble and affliction, sorrow and love sickness also interfere with the production of digestive enzymes and increase the secretion of acid. It is not unusual for older people to die soon after losing their partner. Only a strict fruit diet could have saved them. Sexual stimulation also interferes with a good digestion. Rest and relaxation on the other hand, improve your digestion. 9. Eating Before a Warm Bath or a Sauna. Warm baths or saunas within four hours of having eaten, are inadvisable. After five hours, saunas can be fantastic boosts to your health. The explanation is simple: when you have eaten, blood goes to your stomach to stimulate the digestion process. When you have warm baths or saunas, blood is circulated all over the body to protect it from overheating. Digestion stops and food ferments. Bacteria gain the upper hand. Dormant illnesses really break through after saunas or warm baths. The decaying food in your body is a rich nutrient for pathogenic organisms. When you are running a fever, the production of enzymes is low, and food is not digested. Due to your higher body temperature the food decays easier. Result: you become more ill than you already were. Eating when you have a serious infectious disease is bad for you. Nor is eating just before a warm bath, because your food has not been digested yet. How about baths or saunas before meals? Only if you take a cold bath or a cold shower afterwards, so the blood circulates normally again. Eating when you have not cooled down sufficiently, is bad for you. It can cause diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, sleeplessness or headaches. Tip: eat a little extra for lunch and go to the sauna in the evening on an empty stomach.



With the information from the preceding chapter you can figure out when starch is digested and when it is not. This is of crucial importance to your health and I advise you to study this information well. You will avoid a great deal of trouble. Incorrect food combinations often have a paralyzing effect on your body which drain you of energy. Besides allergies headaches, diarrhea, constipation and sleeplessness are only a few of the many consequences of incorrect food combinations. The most important will be discussed. 1. Eating sweets or fruit with starch One of the worst ways to eat starch is with sugar, sweets or fruit. If your body registers sugar (jam, honey, raisins apples, etc.) amylase is not secreted in your saliva. Your body is deceiving itself. Sugar does not require enzymes to be dismantled. When your body registers sugar, it will not secrete any enzymes, because it would interfere with digestion. Starch, on the other hand, can only be broken down by the amylase enzyme. The smallest trace of sugar neutralizes the production of amylase though. When you eat bread and jam or honey, amylase is not secreted and starch not digested! A starch meal combined with sugar remains in the stomach for a much longer period of time. To be precise: bread remains in the stomach for approximately four hours, while bread and jam can stay in the stomach for up to eight hours or more! Singular sugars decay very quickly when they remain in the stomach for too long. Unpleasant consequences may be heartburn or flatulence. Pills to neutralize stomach acid can alleviate the pain, but they do not stop the fermentation process. Much of the starch is indigestible and will be broken down into toxic substances.

How do you ever expect to get into top shape when you are spreading honey or jam on your bread? Or to become healthy and slim again when you are using sweet tasting sugar replacements in your tea or coffee? Your bodys reaction is the same in both cases: no amylase secretion! Fruit cake, currant bread or apples and bread are unnatural combinations and cause serious digestive problems. You become depressed, because a lot of energy is put into your malfunctioning digestion. A meal like that is just as taxing for your body as an hour of intensive exercise. Eating correct food combinations saves an enormous amount of energy. Almost immediately you will feel much better and able to achieve more than you ever dreamed possible! 2. Adding acid When you have tomatoes with bread the dismantling function of the amylase enzyme is stopped in your mouth. The alkaline amylase enzyme is destroyed by the citric acid and the oxalic acid in the tomatoes. After boiling the tomatoes these acids will be even more damaging! Are you still surprised you do not feel well after eating boiled tomatoes with potatoes and bread? The same happens when you add vinegar or lemon to lettuce and you eat it with potatoes. Mayonnaise based on vinegar or lemon is so concentrated, the acids neutralize the amylase. Your body just cannot digest these combinations! Bananas contain starch and should never be combined with acid fruits! Other dried fruits also contain starch, which renders them indigestible when combined with acid fruit. Spinach, cucumber and other acid vegetables should never be eaten with potatoes, rice or bread. They contain more than enough acid to neutralize amylase! Drinking orange juice or grape fruit juice just before eating starch is not good either. The free acids are so concentrated that the amylase is rendered inactive almost immediately. This combination will give you diarrhea or stomach cramps. The acids in fruit require about twenty minutes to leave the stomach. So when you drink a glass of fruit juice you must wait about twenty minutes before eating starch! After two glasses wait at least half an hour. Strawberries, sour apples and pineapples also contain concentrated acids. Do not combine with bread or any other type of starch! Lemon in herbal tea neutralizes amylase. Ordinary tea also contains acids and seriously interferes with the dismantling function of the starch enzyme . 3. Combining starch and proteins There is an enormous difference between eating bread and eating bread with cheese or meat. Pavlov, a Russian biochemist and expert on animal behavior found ample evidence of this in the beginning of the twentieth century. He discovered that if you only eat bread, a lavish amount of pepsin is secreted in the stomach over a long period. This is a neutral juice and does not interfere with the digestion of starch. After digestion, a small but active amount of hydrochloric acid can be found in the stomach. This is needed to digest the last protein remnants in the bread. Thanks to this automatic process, both the starch and the protein in bread are digested. Difficulties arise when you combine proteins and starch. From the start, the stomach acid is of a completely different composition. Proteins like meat, cheese, nuts, eggs, etceteras, cause a strong acid secretion in the stomach. The smallest amount of hydrochloric acid is sufficient to bring the digestion of starch to an abrupt halt. Potatoes with meat, beans with starch or rice with chicken are just a few of many unhealthy combinations. Your whole digestive mechanism is confused and neither starch or protein is dismantled. Enormous amounts of toxic substances are released. When you eat a hamburger you experience an overwhelming feeling of satisfaction and languidness. What powerful food, you think! Don't kid yourself! Only because this combination is like a stone in your stomach do you have this feeling! Instead of energy, the only thing achieved is overtime for your glands and a complete disruption of your digestion. Pizzas are hardest to digest, because cheese is so concentrated. Only with extreme effort can cheese be somewhat broken down. Beans contain approximately 25 percent proteins and 50 percent starch, which is why they are difficult to digest. Fried beans are better than boiled beans; in this relatively dry state they are easy to chew. If you do this slowly some of the starch can be broken down in your mouth. This way they will cause least trouble. 4. Starch and fat Although starch and fat can be combined without too many serious problems, you have to be extremely careful with them. All other food products eaten at the same time will remain in the stomach for a longer period of time. A small amount of butter or egg yolk is sufficient to prolong the digestion period with more than two hours. If you get stressed about something or if you even exert yourself slightly a strong breeding ground is formed for a fermentation process. To avoid the negative consequences of such a combination there are many things you can do: Eat non-starchy vegetables in combinations with starch and fat. This improves the stomach function and the digestion of fat is accelerated. Replace butter with avocado. This fruit combines better with bread, because avocado only needs three hours to be digested (bread needs four hours). It is possible to spread avocado on sandwiches just like butter! On top of that they are packed with vitamins and minerals.

Heated fat (like frying fat) should be avoided, because the digestion period is prolonged considerably. If you are allergic to it you run the risk of diarrhea and heartburn. Lightly boiled egg yolks are often better digested than raw eggs. Raw egg yolk mixed with potatoes or vegetables also seems to improve digestion. About the contamination of raw egg yolks with Salmonella, I must point out that this is only possible with dishes in which raw egg yolks have been used in the preparation. If these dishes are eaten within an hour, there is no danger whatsoever, because the bacteria cannot multiply. If you let a dish with raw egg yolks stand for a day or longer, the bacteria have been given the chance to multiply. And that is when the problem starts. No one will become ill due to the number of Salmonella bacteria in a raw egg. The danger lies in the number of hours the dish has a temperature higher than 10C. When the temperature is higher the bacteria start to multiply. Cooling down quickly and storing in a cool place is very important when using raw egg yolks. Boiling lightly or frying prevents all problems! 5. Combining proteins Different types of proteins (such as meat and nuts) require different digestion periods and a different enzyme composition. Two similar types of nuts may be combined because the digestion period is about the same. When eating meat the strongest juice is secreted during the first hour of digestion. With nuts and milk this occurs much later. Consequently one protein cannot be digested and decomposition is inevitable. This decomposition-process will also affect the other protein, which means neither protein is properly dismantled into amino acids. Examples of bad protein combinations are eggs and milk, cheese and nuts, milk and nuts. 6. Combining proteins and acids The pepsin enzyme digests proteins. It is only active in an environment of hydrochloric acid. Added acids, like vinegar, lemon juice on fish and pineapple interfere with the secretion of hydrochloric acid. Tomato juice or grapefruit juice, with a meal containing proteins, interfere with the secretion of hydrochloric acid and pepsin because they are so concentrated. Besides that, acids destroy pepsin. So dont touch them, if you want to digest proteins! Nuts and cheese are the only exceptions to the last rule. They do not decay as quickly because they contain a large quantity of fat. Orange juice and nuts digest relatively easy, because the acids slow the secretion of hydrochloric acid just as long as the oil of the nuts or the fat in the cheese. 7. Combining sugar and proteins Sugars are not digested in your mouth or stomach but go directly to the intestines. Sugars remain in the stomach (with the proteins) until the proteins are digested. In the meantime the fermentation-process has already started. In this process acids are released which interfere with the secretion of hydrochloric acid. Consequently nuts and raisins are an indigestible combination. Do not combine sub-acid fruits with nuts or cheese. They ferment quickly and interfere with the production of hydrochloric acid. Papaya with cheese or meat is not a good combination, although it is often recommended because of the digestive enzymes in papaya! 8. Combining fat and protein Fat slows down the digestion of all food. It reduces the muscular tension of the stomach. Fat brings the secretion of hydrochloric acid and pepsin to a stop. Proteins cannot be digested and decomposition sets in. Fats such as cream, butter and oil may not be eaten with eggs or meat. They slow down digestion to such an extent, proteins are not digested. A little fat may be eaten with nuts and cheese because these are naturally fat. Greasy meat on the other hand is indigestible. 9. Combining fruit and vegetables Everybody knows fruit and vegetables are healthy. Few people know they should not be combined with each other. Fruit requires other enzymes for digestion than vegetables do. By combining them, your are interfering with the enzymes. The large amounts of fibrous tissue in fruit and vegetables, produce fermentation and alcohol. Your intestines respond with stomach ache, severe flatulence or diarrhea. That is why one of the most important rules of a healthier way of living is to avoid combinations of fruit and vegetables. This advice could save you from a lot of discomfort! When fruit ferments, alcohol is always released. Wine for example, is produced from fermented grape juice, banana liqueur from fermented bananas. Unripe or overripe fruit, or mushy fruit, easily lead to fermentation, which is why fruit always has to be ripe and the overripe parts have to be thrown away. Eating a large amount of unripe fruit can lead to liver damage due to excessive alcohol production. This also applies to overripe fruit. If you are not used to alcohol, it can cause considerable trouble. It may manifest itself in a feeling of dizziness. 10. The disadvantages of strong herbs and spices

I don't often add herbs to recipes. The reason for this is simple: HERBS AND SPICES INCREASE YOUR APPETITE! Losing weight is difficult when you add herbs and spices! By creating this appetite overeating is inevitable. Even when you are not hungry, the tendency to overeat is great. Salt also increases your appetite. An important fact, considering that 90 percent of the population is overweight. Only for athletes an exception can be made because they are obliged to eat a lot. I would like to advise everybody against the use of salt, herbs and spices. Pepper, ginger, mustard, cayenne and horseradish irritate the stomach to such an extent they cause an acid reaction and as a result both carbohydrates and proteins are not digested. They remain in the stomach for a much longer period of time. Quite often the irritation caused by adding herbs and spices is so strong, you create an unnatural appetite! Your stimulated stomach and intestinal tract send out such overwhelming hunger signals you want to eat, eat and carry on eating! Even when you had already eaten too much! Just like an alcoholic who cannot stop drinking, even when he has difficulties standing on his own two feet! Regular use of herbs and spices thickens the membranes of the mouth, esophagus, intestines and bowels. In a further degenerative stage they harden to such an extent they can damage your stomach and intestinal tract. Dr. Boix from Paris proved conclusively that pepper hardens blood vessels. He also proved that pepper causes cirrhosis of the liver (a typical alcoholics ailment) quicker than gin! Vinegar (separately or in mayonnaise) also seems to cause liver degeneration quicker than gin! Eventually spices and herbs will lead to irreparable damage to the stomach, intestines, kidneys, blood vessels and heart. Indigestion, chronic stomach infection, stomach ulcers and cancer are the consequence. Dont forget the unnatural appetite it causes, with obesity the result. 11. Eat fruit or vegetables before starch It does not matter whether you combine food correctly or not, always eat fruit or vegetables first and then the concentrated food (like bread, potatoes, rice, fat or proteins) because fruit and vegetables improve your stomach function. They also activate a lot of other glands, which means you will be better prepared to dismantle food that is difficult to digest. If you eat fruit or vegetables after or together with concentrated food, your digestion will not run as smoothly. With fruit this can lead to considerable problems, because when eaten with starch it will ferment. Eating bananas on bread or after having eaten bread can cause flatulence. But if you eat the bananas before the bread the discomfort is reduced to a minimum! Eating vegetables with starch, is not ideal either! As you already know starch has to be eaten as dry as possible. If you start putting vegetables between rolls or sandwiches, you produce less amylase. This is because your brain registers more liquid. Your body thinks there is less starch and will secrete less amylase. The starch is not digested well and may ferment. Vegetables combined with potatoes will not digest well either. If you eat the vegetables before the potatoes your digestion will run a lot smoother! You can make your potatoes more appetizing by adding egg yolk, avocado, butter or cream. And when eating sandwiches or rolls a bit of butter or avocado will give the often dry starch a delicious taste. I know, healthy eating is not always easy, but sometimes subtle changes like these can be enormously beneficial. What is the most natural way of living? Apart from correct food combinations there are a few other important guidelines that need to be followed if you want your food to digest well: 1) AVOID STRESS. Fear, worries, anxiety or excitement have a negative influence on your digestion. Avoid stress as much as possible. On the other hand, laugh a lot and develop a calm lifestyle. Learn how to deal with setbacks, however difficult this may be. 2) MAKE SURE YOU RECEIVE AS MUCH FRESH AIR AS POSSIBLE. Leaving a window ajar can bring fast relief for headaches, caused by bad air. This can be of great importance in the office. A walk in the countryside often works wonders. 3) MAKE SURE YOU RECEIVE SUFFICIENT SUNSHINE. Children need more sunshine than adults. It is all right to let them run around outside in thin clothes or even naked but always avoid the fierce midday sun. The best to be in the sun is before 11: 00 a.m. and after four oclock in the evening! 4) REST SUFFICIENTLY. Insufficient rest or sleep is an incredible strain on your concentration. Your body is not functioning well and you feel tense! Eating at such moments is fatal for your digestion. Half an hour or an hour's rest before eating can do wonders. Make sure you do nothing too-strenuous, physically or mentally, just before or after eating. You will regret it!






SWEET FRUITS bananas, dried prunes, raisins, etc.

ACID FRUIT oranges, kiwi fruit, etc. STARCH bread, potatoes, rice, coconut, etc. PROTEINS cheese, nuts, yogurt, eggs, milk, wheat germs, linseed, sun flour seeds, etc. Exception: dried fruits can be eaten with 10 gram of nuts (5 almonds for example) SYRUPS AND SUGARS

raisin bread, muesli, coconut + bananas, fruit bread dried fruits + more than 10 gram of nuts, assorted nuts and raisins, bananas with milk, cheese and raisins, fruit in yogurt

jam, syrup

SYRUP AND SUBSTANCES CONTAINING SUGAR sugar, honey, jam, fructose, cane sugar, pear, apple and sugar syrup, marmalade, all sweeteners, saccharose, etc.

ALL FRUIT strawberries, raspberries, cherries, etc. STARCH sandwiches, oatmeal, toast, chestnuts, corn, coconut, etc. PROTEINS milk, cheese, nuts, yogurt, etc.

Sugar on strawberries, fruit sweetened with honey

jam on sandwiches, honey on sandwiches, treacle waffles, fructose as sweetener in a drink when eating starch chocolate (sugar + cacao + milk), honey or jam in yogurt, marzipan (sugar + almonds)

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EXAMPLES OF INCORRECT COMBINATIONS oatmeal with grated apple, Bircher- Benner muesli), pears with sandwiches, apples on bread, apple sauce and potatoes papaya with meat (supposedly for a better digestion), sliced apple, slices of mango or pear with cheese, apple sauce with wheat germs or yogurt, eating apples and drinking milk apple sauce with sugar or honey, plums with sugar

SUB-ACID FRUIT pears, sweet apples, mango, papaya, apricots, sweet plums, etc.

STARCH toast, chestnuts, knckebrt, oatmeal, etc.

PROTEINS wheat germs, meat, milk, yogurt, cheese, sun flour seeds, linseed, etc.


ACID FRUIT pineapple, sour grapes, strawberries, sour apples, etc.

SWEET FRUIT dried fruit, bananas, etc. SYRUP AND SUBSTANCES CONTAINING SUGAR sweeteners, sugar honey, etc. STARCH coconut, bread, rice, potatoes, etc. PROTEINS meat, fish, linseed, sun flour seeds, wheat germs, etc. Exception: nuts and cheese digest reasonably well with acid fruits.

sour apples with bananas, pineapple and raisins strawberries sprinkled with sugar, all sweeteners with acid fruits, berries and powder sugar strawberries and bread, sour apple after dinner, pineapple on rice dish. pineapples to decorate fish or meat, lemon juice with meat or fish, kiwi fruit or mandarins with meat or fish



EVERY KIND OF FOOD Exception: sweet and sub-acid fruit PROTEINS milk, yogurt, seeds, wheat germs, etc.

STARCH bread, oatmeal, rice, pasta, flour, corn, toast, potatoes, etc.

rice pudding, whole-wheat bread covered with whole seeds (wheat germs, sun flour seeds, sesame seeds, etc.) bread soaked in milk, potatoes with meat Attention: bread covered with whole seeds is very difficult to digest, because of the incompatible nature of this combination! apples with bread, kiwi fruit with toast mayonnaise with bread or potatoes, vinegar with vegetables combined with potatoes, tomatoes and sandwiches

ALL FRUIT sweet apples, pears, kiwi fruit ACID LIQUIDS + ACID, FRUIT AND IRRITANT VEGETABLES vinegar, lemon juice, tomatoes, spinach, etc. SYRUP AND SUBSTANCES CONTAINING SUGAR honey, jam, sugar, pear syrup, apple syrup, sugar syrup

jam on sandwiches, sugar and flour, honey on a rice cake


PROTEINS meat, cottage cheese, milk, yogurt, fish, alfalfa, eggs, egg white, sprouts, soybeans

OTHER PROTEINS poultry, meat, steak

meat and fish, eggs and beans, soybeans and peas, egg white and milk, alfalfa and seeds (lentils, sun flower seed) cottage cheese with bread, eggs with toast, beans with potatoes, fish with rice Honey in cottage cheese, sugar in yogurt.

STARCH bread, potatoes, rice

SYRUP AND SUBSTANCES CONTAINING SUGAR powdered sugar, honey, saccharose ALL FRUIT lemon, kiwi fruit

orange juice with eggs (and toast; for breakfast), fruit in yogurt, fruit with cottage cheese. tomatoes with meat or fish, gherkins, cucumber, vinegar with meat or fish, meat or fish with spinach, milk with spinach.

ACID LIQUIDS + ACID VEGETABLES, FRUIT VEGETABLES AND IRRITANT VEGETABLES gherkins, courgettes, cucumber, tomato, vinegar, garlic, lemon FATS butter, cream, oil

fatty meat, cream with steak or fish, butter with eggs (omelet), soybeans covered in oil.



When, or how often should I eat? This is a recurring question. The answer can be found in the digestive processes. Analysis has shown that most fruit components digest quickly. The cellulose components remain in the stomach for up to four hours though. The same applies to vegetables. Starch and proteins remain in the stomach for more than four hours, that is, if they are eaten separately. If you combine fruit, vegetables, proteins and starch incorrectly, they are not digested well and may remain in the stomach for up to eight or twelve hours! Greasy food like fat, meat and cheese, is not digested well, even when eaten separately. It remains in the stomach for longer than eight hours. If you combine your food, including fruit, correctly, it takes approximately four hours before everything has left the stomach. It is advisable not to eat anything else during this period. Why? If you eat any other food within those four hours, it will interfere with the whole digestive process. Let me explain this: You eat a pear in the morning. After an hour you eat a piece of chocolate. In your stomach, the chocolate comes into contact with the remaining cellulose, which is where the problem starts. These indigestible particles react as a catalyst. If they come into contact with a carbohydrate, fermentation is inevitable. Sugar especially reacts strongly and a large part is dismantled into alcohol, acetic acid and carbonic acid which are all toxic. People who are allergic to them may even get drunk! An alcohol test indicates alcohol although you have not touched any! Others may feel dizzy, suffer from acid digestion or have an allergic reaction which could result in an asthma attack, depending on the debilitated state of your body.

Won't you feel it? You may. It is also possible that people with a strong digestive system experience little or no direct discomfort for years from eating between meals. But when the consequences of neglecting these rules become evident, their health will go downhill sharply. People who experienced problems at a young age by mixing everything, shall become more careful and start taking precautions. By taking more care of their diet and eating fruit correctly, they are giving their body the necessary head start so their body can function smoothly for longer. It is the same with rust on a car, if you treat it in time, the body work will last longer. Once rusted through, only the junk pile will await it. Are there any other examples of bad eating habits? Certainly. Your lunch for example contains a lot of starch (sandwiches, potatoes, rice). I have told you, starch needs up to four or five hours to leave the stomach. If you stop eating at 1 p.m., this meal will remain in your stomach until five oclock in the evening. Now if you drink a glass of fruit juice at four oclock, you bring the further digestion of starch to an abrupt halt. The fruit juice remains in your stomach and because of the starch it will ferment. The consequences depend on two factors. If it concerns fibrous starch, like coarsely ground whole-wheat bread or unpolished rice the problems are most obvious. This also applies to fruit juice: the more juice and the more fibrous, the more serious the consequences. Two glasses of juice after whole-wheat bread can cause serious diarrhea the following day. In other words, the fermented fruit juice and starch are leaving your stomach and intestinal tract together with lots of vitamins and minerals. Now do you understand why you can feel so ill, while the previous day you drank "healthy and fresh" fruit juice? If you eat white bread, the consequences are less severe, because white bread, like meat, causes constipation. In other words, eating in between meals is always harmful? Yes, eating between meals always interferes with a good digestion. It may catch up on you the following days, because food takes up to 24 to 48 hours to evacuate the body. You may not feel well, because your body is "attempting" to prepare the food for digestion, which is impossible of course. You feel drained of energy and weak, apathetic and too tired to do anything. Even thinking is hard. So prevent these discomforts by eating three, or four meals a day at the most! Am I allowed to drink fresh fruit juice all morning? You may, on condition that it is not too fibrous. The more acidic the fruit, the better for your digestion, because acids suppress fermentation. The juice of sweet and sub-acid fruit ferments very easily. Particularly in combination with any other remaining fibers, juices of other sweet tasting fruits easily decay. And remember, drinking slowly is vital for good digestion! What are the best things to eat after drinking fresh juice? Depending on the amount of juice you drank, it is all right to eat a pear, a banana, or a sandwich soon afterwards. If you had quite a lot of juice (three glasses) it is best to wait for four hours, before eating anything else. It is all right to eat dry bread containing few fibers (nothing else!). This will not ferment too quickly. After eating a sandwich you must wait another four hours. If the bread was buttered lightly, you have to wait approximately five hours. If you find this explanation somewhat confusing, look at the breakfast possibilities where everything is explained again. It is impossible to go wrong then! NEVER EAT BEFORE GOING TO BED! A lot of people eat fruit, chips or cookies while watching television at night, without asking themselves if their stomach is able to digest these "snacks." Can't it then? No, far from it! Fruit especially decays easily. Your dinner has not been digested yet. When you eat again uncontrollable fermentation processes are caused. Your body will prepare this food for digestion. Your digestive mechanism is running at full throttle: digestive enzymes are being produced in massive quantities, your insulin production increases, your blood is being drawn to your intestines, etceteras. Basically, your body is bracing itself to digest this "snack." Is that why I feel so tired in the mornings? Exactly, your body has been digesting this decaying food all night and consequently you do not feel rested in the mornings. Sometimes even exhausted, or numb. This is logical if you think how hard your glands stomach, pancreas, kidneys, spleen and excretion organs have had to work to get "rid of" all toxic products. Prevent these "morning-sickness blues" by avoiding snacks before going to bed

In other words, eating late is also unhealthy? Right again! It is obvious you are starting to understand the processing of food in your body. Indeed, if you eat late at night, your food has not been digested when you go to bed. Food remains in the stomach for approximately four hours if it was combined correctly. In case of a fat-rich meal this becomes at least five to six hours; for an incorrectly combined meal, eight hours or more. If you go to bed on a full stomach, the remaining food will ferment and decay. Your vitality decreases considerably and you feel drained in the mornings. Now do you understand why you cannot get going in the morning after a late or sumptuous meal? That was in the past! You will not regret it! Considering of the mood altering nature of the toxic substances you get excited, will clarify the consequences all the more. It may manifest itself in restless sleeping, waking up several times and bad dreams. Sometimes the jaw muscles and the roof of the mouth relax with such consequences as: snoring or dribbling saliva. Not a pleasant experience of course! Instead of getting up rested, you are utterly exhausted after a late meal. In a daze, you stumble to the bathroom. Exhausted you look into the mirror. Is that me?, you wonder, horrified, when you see that hollow-eyed, swollen face. Feeling even worse than you already were, you attempt to make that pale, hung-over face presentable again. You should have thought of that the previous night: your body has suffered too much already. How can I prevent that? By taking the following measures: Waiting at least four hours before going to bed after your last meal. Do not eat anything after dinner. Fruit, chocolate, sweets and vegetables are extremely bad for your health! Do not eat too much dinner.



Drinking is not natural. It is a modern day custom. Gorillas in the tropics hardly ever drink, even though they live in a far warmer climate than we do. Have you ever seen a gorilla drinking coffee with his neighbors? Or an orang-outang having a drink at the bar with his pals? Of course this is only a joke, but it reminds you that anthropoids seldomly drink. So the fact that we do drink, even though we live in a colder climate, needs some explanation. What is behind all this? You drink because you do not eat natural food. Intuitively you already knew this though. Actually there is nothing new in what I am saying. By thinking about it, it will help you understand. Natural food, i.e. vegetables and fruit contain considerable amounts of water. And because of this you hardly need to drink anymore. By following a fruit diet, you will experience this yourself. Normally this diet consists of 5 kg fruit a day. This seems like a lot, but is necessary if you want to live solely on fruit, like anthropoids. This quantity of fruit contains about 85% water, which is about 3 liters More than enough to lessen your thirst! After eating bread or rice, I am incredibly thirsty! "Are you surprised?" Fruit is full of water. Grains and rice contain negligible amounts of water. That is why you must prepare (boil and fry) them to make them digestible. In other words, you are changing the structure of grains and rice, in order to decrease the high amount of carbohydrates. The cellular structure breaks open and this makes it possible for the grains and rice to absorb some water. The volume of rice is increased by boiling. One cup of dry rice results in nearly three cups of boiled rice. That is how you are artificially changing the structure of grains and fruit into something resembling fruit. This only applies to the water concentration. I still have not come to the end of my explanation about the difference in water richness between fruit and grains. Dry bread and boiled rice are still too concentrated. You lack the water rich juice and you feel thirsty. You resolve this by drinking water, soft drinks, coffee, etc. with your sandwiches. You also have soup or a drink with your dinner to quench the feeling of thirst. You also may drink a lot in between meals as well as during your meals. Am I addicted to coffee and cola then?! Yes, I am afraid that for many people caffeine is an everyday drug. This toxic is so strong your body needs two months to purify itself. If you drink coffee or cola, your regenerative abilities, (the ability to cure yourself) have been strongly weakened. The biological decay of your body is caused by roasting the coffee beans. Un-roasted, they already contain five percent less tannic acid! Coffee beans have a contracting effect on the glands of the stomach which is exactly the opposite of what it should be: relaxing. These damaging substances are also abundant in ordinary TEA (teane). In natural hygiene, tea is noted for its harmful effects on

your health. Soft drinks are also extremely harmful. In other words, the toxic limit of your body is being exceeded. This will inevitably lead to an early decay of biological power. But why is it then that I feel "a different person" after I have had my cup of coffee? Alas, then you are already completely addicted! The addiction is comparable to sleeping pills and tranquilizers. At first you experience a seemingly beneficial influence and you think you have been sleeping better. You calm down after taking a valium. Although partial or complete collapse are unavoidable: you will become a nervous wreck or an insomniac if you carry on using tranquilizers. In your case, it means you are relying on energy-providing coffee or cola to get through the day. The result is that you cannot go without, just like a person who is addicted to soft drugs. It may sound harsh, but it is the truth. If you are honest with yourself, you will have to admit you are unbalanced, not functioning the way you should and you cannot concentrate, until you have had your "cup of coffee" or "cola", read caffeine. Is this really that bad? A cup of coffee now and again will not do much harm, but if you drink it very day eventually your nerves will wear down. You are saddling your body with opposing toxins: sleep-inducing and tranquilizing substances that are blocking your nerve centers, and coffee and cola that are activating them again. Because of all these opposing signals your nerves will start losing their resistance. They will weaken to such an extent they will be unsuitable for normal use. If you have become nervous and shaky after drinking too much coffee you have experienced this. If you are a regular coffee, tea or cola drinker, you will not find it easy to kick the habit. Only by GRADUALLY cutting down is it possible to prevent the worst withdrawal symptoms. But even then many will suffer from migraines, tiredness, nerves and irritability. Others will start consuming chocolate or chocolate milk, because chocolate also contains considerable amounts of caffeine. Caffeine is one of the reason why many people become addicted to chocolate. Do not fall into the same trap, otherwise you will go from one addiction to another! Remember, coffee, cola and tea can be linked to rheumatism, neuritis, cancer and several degenerative diseases! My father for example was addicted to chocolate. Three to five bars a day! And he liked sugar in his tea! It left him with diabetes, he was constantly ill and finally died of his sixth heart attack. Since then I personally never touch sugar or chocolate anymore. I hope this will make you think twice. Is water allowed? If you drink plenty of fruit juice or eat enough vegetables there is no need for extra fluids. It would actually be unwise. Look at plants. If you give them just enough water, they will blossom nicely. If you give them too little they shrivel up. Add some and they recover in no time. If you give them too much, they die. Even if you then stop giving them water, often the degenerative process is in such an advanced state, they cannot be revived anymore. The same happens to your body. If you eat natural food enough water is extracted from the fruit and vegetables. If you start taking extra fluids, there is a surplus. Almost certainly it will lead to decomposition processes, comparable to plants having to cope with too much water. When it is very warm outside it is possible you may have to drink more, but that depends on the amounts of fruit and vegetables you have eaten. How much and when am I allowed to drink? Briefly, it comes down to this: drink as much fruit juice as possible in the mornings. Or eat a large amount of fruit. Afterwards you will not need to drink anymore! Even water can thoroughly mess up this supernatural food program! The explanation is simple. Say, you eat bread or potatoes with non-starchy vegetables and/or slightly-starchy vegetables. What happens then? Very simple: the water washes away the amylase, and the digestion of starch is brought to a standstill. It ferments, and it may cause diarrhea or flatulence. Once again, drinking with your meal is disastrous for your digestion! Drinking within four hours after a meal is not good either, because the starch will remain in the stomach for up to four hours. If you drink during this period, you are thoroughly upsetting your digestion. And if you think you are allowed to drink as much as you want after four hours I must disappoint you again. After four hours the water mixes with the carbohydrates which are further down the digestive tract now. Too much water and these carbohydrates (like plants) will ferment. Only this will happen at an even quicker rate due to your higher body temperature. Result: diarrhea or flatulence. DRINKING IS THE WORST ENEMY OF YOUR NEW LIFESTYLE AND MUST BE LIMITED AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE! ONLY WATER - IN LIMITED AMOUNTS! - IS PERMITTED.... When am I allowed to drink then? You must have understood by now that if you eat a lot of vegetables and fruit, drinking is liable to do more damage than good. It can cause unnecessary problems. To help you incorporate water, soup or juices in your diet, I have given you the following guidelines. Take them into account, and your digestion will run smoother and you will feel much better.

Guidelines for drinking: Have your last drink at least twenty-five minutes before your meal. This also applies to soup. (this is the most important rule). After drinking fruit juice (on an empty stomach!) you must wait at least thirty minutes before eating a sandwich. Wait approximately forty-five minutes to one and a half hours after drinking carrot juice before eating. After a starch meal you need to wait at least four hours before drinking water again. Dont forget, starch remains in the stomach for up to four or five hours. Diluting with water severely interferes with digestion. Drinking fruit juice or vegetable juice during this period is disastrous for the digestion of starch! So dont. After a meal containing proteins, you have to wait at least four hours before drinking. Remember: if you drink with your meal, the liquid flushes the digestive enzymes from your stomach! Digestion is brought to a standstill and you do not feel well. So avoid it!



Even with correct food combinations it is possible to suffer slight discomfort. This is normal though. Brussels sprouts for example, are noted for causing flatulence. Beans have the same effect. Even with correct food combinations this may trouble you, but in a lesser degree. The cause lies in the difficult and complex structure of the vegetables themselves, which makes them difficult to dismantle and digest. Compare the demolition of an old farmhouse to that of a concrete bunker. With a crane it is easy to demolish the farmhouse, but for the concrete bunker you need more manpower. Without dynamite or pneumatic drills you are unlikely to succeed. The bunker is made of reinforced concrete, and the reinforcing steel gives the building its typical strong structure, which is why it can take up to several weeks before it is demolished. The parallel with food is easily drawn. Chicory (Belgian endive) and carrots for example are easy to digest. Sprouts and beans are not. They are very fibrous and have a thready pattern. Only after lengthy laborious digestion can these thready structures be dismantled, which is why they remain in your stomach and intestinal tract for a longer period of time. If you think about this you will come to a few important conclusions, the fact for example that sprouts and beans must be chewed very slowly. In doing so, the inner cellular structures are broken open and the digestive amylase enzyme is able to penetrate these fibers which consist of complex carbohydrates. Having said this, correct combinations are also imperative. After some hours your stomach will secrete hydrochloric acid which will attempt to dissolve the remaining particles. But, as mentioned before, the thready fibers put up a fierce resistance. Eventually they will give in to the attack of the acid, just as the bunker will crumble under the dynamite explosions. In this intensive digestive process gasses may be released. You know from your own experience, that when you work something with a strong acid, fumes and gasses are released. The same happens in your body. These processes can be very bothersome, which is why it may be a good idea to know which vegetables cause such discomforts. Vegetables that are difficult to digest Beans Beets Broccoli Brussels sprouts Cabbage (all kinds) Cauliflower Corn-on-the-cob (more than two days old) Leafy vegetables Lettuce (all kinds) Onions Peas Pulses Turnips (all kinds) To all the abovementioned vegetables the same principle applies: the younger they are, the softer and the less complex the cellular structures and the easier to digest. A lot of people do not experience any problems when eating small onions, but do with big ones.

The same applies to beans. Pulses, green beans, etc. which are easy to digest when compared to cooked beans! Corn-on-the-cob that is older than two days is like starch. The structure is tougher which is why it is more difficult to digest! When you boil cabbage, there is a greater chance of it decaying in your body then when eaten raw. Therefore they are often better digestible when raw. What about irritant vegetables? The following vegetables have been divided into the "irritant" category because of the amount of mustard oil they contain. Irritant vegetables Black Radish Chives Garlic Leeks Mature Mustard Greens Onions Parsley Radishes Shallots Watercress

Because of the extremely irritant nature of these vegetables I urge you to avoid this category of vegetables as much as possible! Regular eating, severely upsets your digestion! What about vegetables high in oxalic acid? These may be eaten but must be combined correctly. Do not combine with bread, potatoes, rice or other starch-containing substances! Pulpy defecation or diarrhea can be the result. The more of these vegetables you eat the more severe the reactions (particularly people allergic to them)! Vegetables high in oxalic acid Beets (red) Leafs of the beetroot Purslane Rhubarb Spinach Spinach beet Swiss Chard

Red beet with sandwiches or potatoes is one of the worst possible combinations! Children especially can suffer allergic reactions like skin rashes or asthma! Spinach and potatoes is also an extremely unhealthy combination! What about bitter vegetables? Old or large vegetables always taste bitter because they contain concentrated acids and irritant substances. Avoid them as much as possible. Make sure you do not combine them with bread, potatoes or rice because such combinations can make you feel weak, apathetic or very ill! Bitter vegetables Broccoli (bitter) Cabbage (bitter) Chicory (Belgian Endive) (bitter) Endive (bitter) Escarole (bitter) Fennel (old) Olives (fresh) Turnip-rooted Celery

What about acid vegetables or fruit vegetables? Just like the former category they contain too many acid substances which is why every combination with starch is out of the question. If you do not believe me, try eating the following combination for three consecutive days. You will probably suffer chronic diarrhea and be severely weakened. Extremely incorrect combinations Breakfast : whole-wheat bread with cucumber + 3 tomatoes Lunch : whole-wheat bread with courgettes, garden sorrel, pickles, tomato gherkins and peppers. Dinner : potatoes + 300 gm sauerkraut, 3 tomatoes and chili peppers Acid vegetables and fruit vegetables

Aubergines Black Radish Chili peppers Courgettes

Cucumber Garden sorrel Gherkins Peppers

Pickles Sauerkraut Tomatoes

Can fruit also cause digestive problems? Yes, certainly when not combined correctly. Eaten separately fruit may also cause problems. More so if eaten in large amounts. I will explain why: when fruit digests in your warm body, part of it may ferment. It is the same process that takes place in the preparation of wine and champagne. An odorless gas is released: carbonic acid. When you open a bottle of champagne, you can see this gas bubble up. If you eat a lot of fruit (on an empty stomach) as befits a real fruitarian it is normal to suffer from flatulence, especially when you eat sweet or dried fruit. Quite often acid fruit is less bothersome because acids have a suppressing effect on the fermentation process. Why does acid fruit trouble me so much? This can also be explained. Your stomach and intestines may have been affected due to your unhealthy eating habits. Due to a prolonged, abnormally high secretion of stomach acid your stomach can become so "raw" it reacts strongly to acid fruit. Logical of course. If you have a cut on your hand and you drip lemon juice onto it, it also stings. In an "acidic" stomach, often scarred with little wounds or ulcers, the same applies. And that gives you the stinging pain! You think it is caused by the acid fruit and you decide to ban it from your diet. "Citrus fruit just does not agree with me", you think! You are wrong. The only way you can cure the little wounds and ulcers in your stomach is with vast quantities of vitamin C. These are found in acid fruits! "What should I do then?" you ask yourself. To avoid this problem, I suggest you start of with ripe papayas and mangos. These contain high concentrations of healing vitamins. After about two weeks you can gradually try eating acid fruit again. If you still have problems eating oranges, try grapefruits. They will not cause as many problems (or flatulence). What is the most important cause of flatulence? Undoubtedly the quantity of fibers. Eliminate this problem, by drinking a lot of juice, and you can improve your digestion and reduce discomfort. The orange membranes that are difficult to digest may (among other things) cause flatulence! It is best to liquidize and sieve oranges first! The same applies to grapefruit. Grated and peeled apples digest easier than un-peeled apples. Of course some fruit, like bananas and dried fruit, cannot be liquidized. Pears are also difficult to squeeze. It is best to eat these fruits as they are. Tips for consuming juice and fibers: In case of diets to lose weight, it is recommended NOT to separate the fibers from the juice. It is best to blend these fruits in a blender (or a mixer) and to drink them as slowly as possible. With normal diets it is recommended to avoid fibers as much as possible. In case of citrus fruit especially it could avoid a lot of discomfort. Sieved fruit causes less flatulence! That way you can drink much more juice, which is healthier than fat or starch. Also re-read the instructions in my book, "Slim and Healthy". You will find useful tips like for example: it is best to take off the skin of grapes, because they are difficult to digest. Why do I feel ill when I convert to a fruit-vegetable diet? Many people expect that as soon as they convert to a radically different diet they will immediately feel better. That is possible but most of us will have to contend with a few "transitional problems". The symptoms are: Headache. The purifying power of the diet drives out a lot of toxins from the cells into your bloodstream. Giving up coffee and sugar can cause splitting headaches in the beginning. Hunger. Incorrect food combinations lay heavily on the stomach and digest slowly. Correct food combinations digest very easily, which may give you a hungry feeling soon after eating. It takes some time to get used to. Flatulence. A fruit-vegetable diet is rich in fibers which may cause flatulence. Cramps. If your intestines are not functioning properly and you are plagued with constipation, you will probably be troubled by this. Eating less fibrous food is the message. Allergies. Temporarily, these may grow worse. Allergy-sensitive people must make absolutely sure they avoid the following food products as much as possible: corn, wheat, rye, barley, tomatoes and citrus fruit. Remove the fibers (for example sieved orange juice) and the allergic reactions will not be as severe. The following symptoms may also appear: temporary tiredness, diarrhea, excessive urination and weight loss. Dont worry. If you keep it up you will be rewarded: more energy after meals, regular defecation, increased vitality, no more water accumulation or cellulite or acne, a positive calcium balance thanks to the lower protein diet, lower blood pressure thanks to the lower salt proportion, etc. So you see it is worth starting and stickin