Natural Health School
Following are the rules of an eating plan that will give you
everything you can possibly do from a dietary standpoint to assure a longer,
stronger life. These rules are listed in their order of importance, so it
is essential that you adopt the first few rules on the list as your highest
priority, then work on subsequent rules over time. To give proper
credit, I got these rules from Dr. Guy R. Schenker, D.C., developer of the Nutri-Spec
metabolic testing program taught to doctors around the globe. I am in 100% agreement
with Dr. Schenker's rules (which he calls "Eat Well, Be Well") so
I include them below exactly as I got them from him:
- You must eat 3 complete meals daily, each with a substantial portion of
meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, or cottage cheese. 21 substantial
meals weekly, without fail.
- Eat 3 meals and only 3 meals daily. Do not snack between meals. If you are
hungry between meals, it means that you simply did not eat enough meat, fish,
poultry, eggs, or cheese at your previous meal. A proper meal will suppress
your appetite for at least 5 hours.
- The emphasis on meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, and cottage cheese does
not constitute a high protein diet. The emphasis is not on eating
large quantities of these protein foods, but being certain that you get a
substantial portion of protein at each meal, instead of putting the lions
share of your protein in 1 or 2 meals.
- Never, never, never drink fruit juice or other sweet beverages. The only
true beverage is water. Milk is not a beverage; it is a food. Water-blended
beverages such as coffee, tea, and herbal tea are generally okay in moderation,
as long as they are not sweetened.
- Never, never, never consume the artificial sweeteners aspartame (Nutra Sweet/Equal)
or sucralose. If you absolutely must use a sweetener, then use either Electro
Tonic or Stevia. Saccharin (Sweet N Low) and Xylitol are okay in moderation.
- Avoid fats and oils that have been processed at high temperatures. This
eliminates all deep fried (chips and fries) and pan fried foods from your
eating plan, as well as cooking oils, salad dressings, margarine, mayonnaise,
nuts, and nut butters. To the extent that you use concentrated fats for cooking
or eating, use olive oil, butter, or coconut oil.
- Sugar and foods made with sugar (cakes, pies, ice cream, cookies, candy,
etc.) should be kept to an absolute minimum. Enjoy them on holidays and other
special occasions, but eliminate them from your daily routine.
- Eat your vegetables at least 2 servings daily.
- Obtain a good source of drinking water. Water will only contribute to your
health if it is high in total dissolved solids, and if it is free of the toxic
chemicals added to municipal water supplies such as aluminum flocculants,
chlorine, and fluoride.
- Cook your vegetables, but do not overcook them.
- Cook your meat, fish, and poultry as little as possible. There are 2 ways
to preserve the high nutrient concentration of meat, fish, and poultry
either broil or steam at a high temperature for a very short period of time,
or, cook at a very low temperature for a long period of time (such as in a
crockpot or an oven at very low temperature).