12. Fructose Diet Cure
This diet depends on the periodic ingestion of fructose and a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet is followed. Dates are eaten between meals to maintain high blood sugar levels.
The foods are divided into seven basic types: 1) "free foods" which can be eaten in any amount since they contain negligible amounts of carbohydrates, fats, or proteins; 2) meat; 3) fat; 4) milk; 5) vegetables; 6) fruit; 7) flour products.
The fructose diet is intended for people who have functional hypoglycemia, for those who wish to lose weight without feeling hungry or irritable, for those who wish to reduce their craving for alcohol, for people who wish to avoid the onset of migraine headaches or premenstrual tension, for hyperactive children, and for persons with certain psychotic tendencies. Do not be fooled by these claims. The Fructose Diet or any diet cannot detoxify and heal. But they certainly can derange the body!
The lists of foods for this diet is as follows:
List 1 – “free foods”
This list of ''free foods" contains the most toxic food elements that we can ingest. Except for lemon, all of the above foods are eliminated on the Hygienic diet not only for their toxicity but because they are irritants, and interfere with normal digestion.
List 1A (Unlimited in raw state; limit to 1 cup cooked—it is claimed that these foods are most digestible cooked.)
Sauerkraut, spinach, rhubarb, radishes, parsley, and mushrooms all contain toxins which interfere with normal assimilation of certain nutrients. The other vegetables would be healthful additions to our meals if consumed raw.
This list includes meats, fish, cheese, peanut butter, and eggs—each serving contains seven grams of protein. All of these foods are unnatural items in the human diet and contribute to disease.
List 3 - Fats
Except for the avocado and nuts in this list, these "foods" would result in ill health in anyone consuming them.
List 4 - Milk and milk products
1 cup of milk or yogurt equals one serving
Humans cannot digest milk products due to lack of the enzymes rennin and lactase. Ice cream contains many unnatural and toxic ingredients and a high percentage of refined sugar. Yogurt is fermented milk and also may contain high levels of sugar. Humans cannot digest the byproducts of fermentation and putrefaction.
List 5 - Vegetables - 1/2 cup per serving
These vegetables are all served cooked and add little to the value of the diet.
List 6 - Fruits - servings per day
List 6 provides the only major worthwhile contribution to the diet but in such small portions that they are merely "crops in the bucket."
Flour products and starchy vegetables.
As was explained in earlier lessons, humans have a limited capacity for starch digestion. In addition, wheat has toxic acids that are harmful and therefore should not be consumed.
For most people following this diet, Dr. Palm recommends that two to three servings of protein foods from List 2 and usually just one serving per meal for the remaining categories be included. Such high amounts of protein will only further endanger your health.
Several recipes include the use of concentrated fructose. In addition, Dr. Palm requires that you eat between 75 and 100 grams of fructose daily—available in tablet or powder form. Fructose is refined from sucrose, ordinary white sugar. The health consequences of such a practice is the same as ingesting the same amount of refined white sugar. This diet is dangerous and could never result in any benefits.
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