recommended that those embarking upon a
substantial change of diet (and especially
those who might have any serious physical
condition) begin making these changes
gradually rather than attempting to "do it
all by yesterday." The following are basic
suggestions for most people. Please bear
in mind that each of us is unique in our
needs. Please refer to How
We Heal for
"Eating Wisely and Well"
The following items and practices will
form the core of a healthy diet:
Eat whole and natural foods.
Eat organic and/or biodynamically produced
Use fermented foods.
Eat fresh foods.
Eat mainly local foods in season.
Eat raw foods.
Eat raw protein.
Eat raw food first if possible.
Have a high ratio of raw to cooked foods.
Use good quality salt.
Deactivate phytic acid and enzyme
Eat leafy greens.
Combine EFAs and sulfur proteins.
Make soups from bones and organs.
Eat foods that have a good historical
Use healthy methods of food preservation.
Use only the best types of cookware.
Use only the best methods of cooking.
"Detrimental Food Choices"
The following items and influences should
be reduced and eventually eliminated from
Refined, skeletonized or processed foods
Margarine or partially hydrogenated oils
Homogenized dairy products
Pasteurized dairy products
Sprayed foods or foods grown with
Genetically modified foods
For detailed information about
diet the following books are recommended:
Nutrition and Physical
We Heal by Douglas W. Morrison
Your Fats: The Complete Primer For
Understanding the Nutrition of Fats,
Oils, and Cholesterol by Mary
The Metabolic Typing Diet by
William Wolcott & Trish Fahey
state of nutrient saturation necessary for
Body Electronics (as well as for the
restoration and/or maintenance of vibrant
health) may be best achieved through the
appropriate combination of a proper diet
as well as the use of certain high quality
SOURCES FOR LOCAL and/or ORGANIC FOOD
Many people would like to be eating more
locally and/or organically grown foods.
Many people would happily purchase some or
most of their food straight from their
local farmer, if only they could find such
a farmer. The goal of the links below is
to put consumers and farmers into direct
contact with one another, so that
consumers can purchase food straight from
the farm. The consumer wins, because they
get high quality food at an affordable
price. The farmer wins, because they can
make a reasonable living selling straight
to the consumer and cutting out so many of
the middlemen. They can also raise a
variety of crops and animals, and farm in
a more sustainable and ecologically
friendly manner. While one way for this to
happen is for farmers to operate either a
storefront at their farm or to sell their
produce at local farmers markets, another
method that has been developed is known as
CSA or Community Supported Agriculture.
Here is a brief description of how CSA
farms offer produce subscriptions, where
buyers receive a weekly or monthly basket
of produce, flowers, fruits, eggs, milk,
coffee, or any sort of different farm
products. A CSA, (for Community Supported
Agriculture) is a way for the food buying
public to create a relationship with a
farm and to receive a weekly basket of
produce. By making a financial commitment
to a farm, people become "members" (or
"shareholders," or "subscribers") of the
CSA. Most CSA farmers prefer that members
pay for the season up-front, but some
farmers will accept weekly or monthly
payments. Some CSAs also require that
members work a small number of hours on
the farm during the growing season. A CSA
season typically runs from late spring
through early fall. The number of CSAs in
the United States was estimated at 50 in
1990, and has since grown to over 1000.
good friend Marcy Ostrom has been working
in the area of CSA for over a decade,
first at the University of Wisconsin and
more recently at Washington State
University. She is currently the Director
of the Small Farms Program (www.smallfarms.wsu.edu)
at the Center for Sustaining Agriculture
and Natural Resources (http://csanr.wsu.edu)
at Washington Associate Professor,
Community and Rural Sociology at WSU. Many
thanks, Marcy, for sending me these links!
a number of links for various
organizations promoting CSA. These are
mostly within the USA.
extensive national farm locator website
currently is: http://www.localharvest.org/farms/M9006.
that specifically claim to help find CSA
and Gardening Association CSA listings