Where do you fit in on this pyramid? Are you even at the base level?
The VERY BASE LEVEL (think basement foundation) is the IMMUNE SYSTEM and its health and strength and balance.
HOW do we balance and strengthen the immune system?
Think, EAT RIGHT … the first level of the pyramid.
Well, I eat pretty good, you say! — Alot of good, brand name foods, try to keep to the vegetables, fruits, meats, I try to keep a handle on carbs and sugars, etc. etc.
Vegetables, fruits, meats from where?
Do you KNOW where your food comes from? Do you know how its grown? Do you know what it used to grow it, process it, sell it, package it?
Let’s talk processing for a minute …
Did you know that PROCESSED foods cause your body to react as if its ‘violently’ poisoned?
Yep. It does …
Back in the 1930’s Dr. Paul Kouchakoff did some tests and what he found might give you pause before you pop that bite of “wholesome, natural” Granola Energy Bar into your mouth.
Kouchakoff found a remarkable rise in the leukocytes levels of the blood when processed food (food cooked for extended time over 203* F critical temp) “as if the body were poisoned.”
Your leukocytes are the white blood cells that fight infection and protect your blood and body from ‘invaders’.
They’re THE integral part of the IMMUNE system.
The immune system is your primary defense against foreign invaders.
The immune system mostly resides in the gut …
The gut where everything you put into your mouth, chew and swallow ends up.
Yep, that’s it … processed, overly cooked foods cause your immune system to step up into gear as if its poisoned — Day after day after day after day. Until its worn out and ‘broken’.
It can be ‘fixed’ though … not only with a product called Transfer Factor 4Life taken daily but also simply by changing a bit in the diet …
Kouchakoff also found that the addition of 1:10 of raw:cooked will offset the digestive leukocytosis …
If you eat a bite full of char-broiled steak, eat a bite of RAW fruit or veggies, too, to offset the leukocytosis of just the overly-cooked/processed meat.
If you eat a bite of cooked pasta, eat a bite or two of salad to go with it.
“Here is, along with their preparation method, a short list of the main foods we can use without risk of inducing digestive leukocytosis. For the sake of simplicity, “raw” will designate foods that are unheated, as well as those heated below their critical temperature. Furthermore, to correct the effects of a cooked food with a raw one, we recall that the latter should be added in the proportion of approximately 1 to 10. By “water,” we mean ordinary drinking water, such as tap water.
Milk: raw, or heated below 88°C (190°F); if boiled, add raw milk or cream. No sugar. Yogurt, curds: allowed. Tea and coffee: add lemon juice, or water, or raw milk, or cream. No sugar. Wine: should be diluted with two raw products: water, fruits, fruit juice.
Bread: always whole, with butter. Eggs: fresh or soft-boiled. The yolk will remain raw and will correct the white. Butter: fresh, or melted below 91°C (196°F). Cheese: all kinds allowed, but should be taken with bread and butter. Fruits: raw or in salad. If at least two different kinds are used, sugar may be added. Sugar: avoid as much as possible, replace with honey. Remember that sugar should always be balanced with two different raw products.
Condiments: all kinds allowed (nutmeg, pepper, cinnamon, cloves, etc.), but add to cooked foods only when serving. Salad: one, or better, several kinds (lettuce, endive, watercress, dandelion). By increasing the number of different components, several cooked foods can be corrected at the same time. Use (cold-pressed) first-choice olive or walnut oil. No peanut oil. No vinegar, but lemon juice. Salt and pepper unlimited.
Vegetables: raw, finely chopped and prepared at the last minute. As with salad, it is better to mix several vegetables (carrots, beets, turnips, potatoes, etc.), which will perform a multiple correction. Eat with a mayonnaise: from first choice-olive oil. No peanut oil. Fresh eggs, salt, pepper, chives to taste. Lemon juice. No vinegar.
Meats: any raw or rare meats, smoked or salt-preserved meats: herring, ham, bacon. Boiled, braised, or grilled meats will be served with a mixed salad or mixed vegetables. Fish can be steamed (trout). Thus, boiled water will be avoided, since steam is simply distilled water, which is neutral for the organism. When serving, add fresh butter, lemon, parsley, and chopped onions, etc. Serve grilled meats in a similar fashion. For braised meat, cooking water will be discarded and replaced with the juice of the same vegetables that are served with the meat (carrots, tomatoes). The meat will be corrected with fresh butter, lemon, parsley, and the vegetables themselves, or by a mixed salad or a vegetable salad.”
List from: http://www.beyondveg.com/