PARENTS WANT THE BEST FOR THEIR CHILDREN
As parents, we can agree that a child’s physical well-being is the most important factor in a child’s life and that a child cannot survive without food (Why Nutrition 1). But we don’t want our children to merely survive, we want a healthy and disease-free future for them. We know that one’s long term health and the future health of generations in the family is affected by diet choice (Why Nutrition 2). While diets heavy on meats have shown to cause early deaths and degenerative diseases (Why Nutrition 3), vegan, vegetarian and diets low on meat, dairy and eggs have shown a reversal of diseases in various capacities (Why Nutrition 4).
As a Mama, whose child itched until there as blood on his bed because he was allergic to everything and who was thought to have a growth at 2 years old (what a scare that was!), I wanted to feed my child a healthy diet for all these given reasons. But I couldn’t fathom that a vegan or vegetarian diet high in GMO soy products or French Fries could ever be a healthy one. So I dug deeper.
The question I asked was what foods are the best for the body? The answers:
Foods that cure and prevent disease (Why Nutrition 2).
Foods that are naturally and easily accepted by the body.
Foods that do not disrupt the system.
Foods that are not seen as alien to the system.
A STUDY ON RAW, COOKED, PROCESSED FOODS
When an infectious illness or foreign substance is introduced into our body, the first reaction in our blood is to increase white blood cells in order to fight them off. In 1930 Dr. Paul Kouchakoff discovered that through the reactions of our white blood cells the body reacts differently to raw foods, cooked foods and processed foods.
RESULTS OF HIS STUDY
He found that:
- fresh, unprocessed, uncooked raw foods do not affect white blood cells
raw foods tested were unboiled drinking water, unboiled mineral water, sea salt, raw greens, raw cereals, raw nuts, raw honey, raw eggs, raw meat, raw fish, raw milk, sour milk, butter
- same raw foods (above) cooked causes an increase in white blood cells but the percentages in the blood formula remain the same
each food has a critical temperature that affects how the body reacts to them
|Critical Temperature in F||Foods|
|192||Cereals, cabbage, tomatoes, bananas|
|206||Carrots, strawberries, figs|
- processed and refined foods causes an increase in white blood cells, as well as changes the percentages in the blood formula
white sugar, chocolate bars, alcohol
- adding raw foods to a meal with cooked foods will not increase white blood cells, as long as the the critical temperature of the raw foods is higher than that of the cooked food
LET US AGREE THEN THAT:
fresh, unprocessed, raw foods in their natural state are easily and naturally accepted by our bodies
lightly cooked foods heated at temperatures lower than their intrinsic critical temperatures are naturally accepted by the body
foods that are heated at high temperatures and foods that are processed are seen as foreign substances that cause a false alarm in our immune system and increases our white blood cells in order to fight them
raw foods have the power to negate the ill effects of cooked and processed foods in the body
What exactly is raw foods? Keep posted.