The best food for the addict, and it does not matter what his particular addiction is, is that food that is easy to digest and assimilate, contains no toxins or overstimulating qualities, contains all nutrients needed for health and can be eaten and relished in its raw state.
Fruits fit into this description perfectly. Sweet fruits are especially valuable since they are so easily digested they expend little energy in digestion, thus reserving energy for other bodily processes such as healing and repair. The body will initiate cleansing where accumulated toxins will be eliminated.
Dr. Shelton says, “The best source of sugar for the body is sweet fruits—grapes, dates, bananas, figs, raisins, etc. These sugars come to us almost predigested and well-balanced with minerals and vitamins. These fruits are wholesome, natural, delicious and are full of life-sustaining qualities. No cook, confectioner or manufacturer can even remotely imitate these delicious products of nature’s solar-vital laboratory.”
This energy conservation is extremely important for the addict. If he first fasts, he will overcome his poison habit. After the fast, however, there will be a period of rebuilding and it is imperative that the proper materials be provided for this repair. A total fruit diet during this time would be ideal. For a time, even such a wholesome food as nuts could be left off the diet because of the larger amount of energy expenditure that they require for their digestion and assimilation. If you would stay on a total fruit diet for a period of time after the fast and include plenty of the sweet fruits, such as bananas and figs, recovery would be rapid. After that time, raw nuts and vegetables may be added (in reasonable amounts) with benefit. Most of the accumulated wastes and poisons of the body are of a protein nature and when we go on a fruit diet that is very low in protein, these excess proteins are eliminated or reorganized more rapidly within the body and utilized.
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Stimulation Effects
- 3. An Illusion
- 4. Foods Must Not Contain Toxins
- 5. Idealfoods
- 6. Overeating
- 7. Fasting
- 8. Vital Force
- 9. Beaware
- 10. Questions & Answers
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