4. Questions & Answers
I have just started the diet of fresh fruits and vegetables recommended in this lesson, but I'm experiencing diarrhea. What's wrong?
Nothing, actually. It is perfectly natural to have alternating periods of diarrhea and constipation when you are first changing your diet. Your entire intestinal tract is being swept clean by a high-natural fiber diet and its tone is improving to the point where it can do some much-needed "housecleaning." The diarrhea you are experiencing is probably occurring due to the elimination of very old fecal deposits along the colon walls. Some people, however, have periods of diarrhea because their intestines are very sluggish due to years of abuse. They are not ready for a natural diet high in fiber and roughage. If you feel that this is similar to your case, try eating foods such as bananas, avocadoes, melons, etc. that are low in roughage. Eventually, your intestines will be toned-up enough so that you experience a normal bowel movement after each meal.
I don't really understand this business about putting only one food at a time in my stomach. Seems pretty boring!
Of course, meals should be enjoyable and satisfying. While the mono-diet is the ideal diet, it may be difficult for the person used to the average mixed diet of
meat, potatoes and gravy to suddenly eat only grapes or bananas for lunch. If this is the case, continue eating your usual foods, but make sure that they are combined for better digestion. In other words, instead of having mashed potatoes and bread (two heavy starches), try a baked potato and salad for ease of digestion. Gradually, as the diet improves, you will be attracted toward simpler eating without feeling like you are making a "sacrifice."
It makes sense that our anatomy is most like that of the fruit-eating animals. But, it seems like man can adapt to anything. Whatever he wants to eat, he can get away with.
If you are satisfied with the low-level of health "enjoyed" by modern man, then it is difficult to make a complete diet change. Consider this, however: very few individuals have experienced the highest state of well-being that accompanies radiant health. People transgress natural dietary laws almost from birth. Consequently, if you think good health is merely the absence, of painful symptoms, you are missing the point entirely. Optimum health produces such marked improvements in physical, mental and emotional health that it becomes a joy to live according to the laws of nature. True, you can eat anything you want—that is man's free choice. However, you can only achieve perfect health by living in accordance with the innate dictates of your own physiology.
> Lesson 20 - The Physiology Of Digestion
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