Raw and Ayurveda Principles Combined in Rainbow Green Live Food Cuisine

31 May

Finally, I found a bridge between RAW and AYURVEDA in Gabriel Cousens’ work. Conscious Eating was he first book. Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine discusses the theory behind a live-food diet, how to develop the best diet for yourself, the reasons for eating organic vegetables and the health secrets of live-foods. The book also contains chapters on how to raise babies on raw and live foods, how to travel in the raw, how to prevent jet stress. A big part of the book is dedicated to recipes… my favourite part!

Before reading on, I wanted to say that although Ayurveda recommends a proper daily schedule and a proper diet for optimum health, it is also recommended that any rigid schedule and rigid diet be broken once in a while.

Here are some excerpts:

Foods that disrupt our biological terrain, creating toxins in the body which contribute to an acidic system and therefore making the body very susceptible to chronic degenerative disease:

1. SUGAR – white sugar, but also fruits that contain a high amount of sugar or have a high glycemic index, includes processed beet and corn sugar, sorbitol, fructose, maple syrup, dried and sweet fruits, melons and all refined carbohydrates (white flour, white sugar, white rice, rice cakes, some grains and white potatoes) –> use STEVIA (a holistic doctor once told me that sugar in a bottle of Coke decreases the immune system by 30%)

Low Glycemic Levels –> most vegetables, grapefruit, lemon, lime, cherries, strawberries, cranberries, raspberries, goji berries, blueberries

Moderate Glycemic Levels –> carrots, oranges, peaches, pears, apples, pomegranate, plums, some berries, peas, yams, sweet potatoes, raw parsnip, raw rutabaga, raw pumpkin, raw squash, raw beet

High Glycemic Levels –> apricot, melons, kiwi, mango, papaya, pineapple, banana, date, fig, raisins, grapes, most dried fruit, cooked parsnip, cooked rutabaga, cooked pumpkin, cooked squash, cooked beet, white potato

2. GRAINS – stored grains ferment in 90 days, are filled with mold and fungus and contain a high amount of mycotoxins, correlation to different cancers –> use SPELT, AMARANTH, QUINOA, MILLET, BUCKWHEAT, WILD RICE, buckwheat and quinoa especially can be sprouted and are considered live foods

3. FLESH AND DAIRY FOODS – also associated with mycotoxins, animals heavily affected by their fungally infected feed (i.e. grains that have been stored for a long time), also acidifying to the system

4. YEAST – baker’s yeast, nutritional yeast and brewer’s yeast, wheat itself has a high mycotoxic level so baked goods have an increased mycotoxic level by adding yeast to it, brewer’s yeast has been associated with breast and prostate cancer and liver problems, as well as Crohn’s disease, colitis, heart and kidney disease, cirrhosis and osteoarthritis, Japanese research has linked breast cancer with ingestion of baked goods, breast secretions in breast cancer patients are high in mycotoxins

5. ALCOHOL – a primary mycotoxin

6. SOY SAUCE – also because of mycosis, MSG is naturally created byproduct of any soy product, this includes nama shoyu

7. EDIBLE MUSHROOMS – highly mycotic and acid-forming, Dr. B Toth found mushrooms associated with cancer in lungs, liver, thyroid, nasal cavity, stomach, colon and gallbladder in mice

8. COFFEE AND CAFFEINE – create acidification of the tissues

9. TOBACCO – commercial companies use sugar and yeast in curing process, very high levels of yeast, fungus and mycotoxins go directly into lungs

10. HEATED OILS – being disorganised from their original, biological, natural state, loaded with mycotoxins –> non-heated, virgin olive oil does not seem to have mycotoxins in it

Foods with a notably high mycotoxin and fungal count are corn, peanuts, cottonseed, cashews, barley, oats, wheat and malted products. Peanuts have been associated with liver cancer. Corn with esophagus and gastric cancers. Mycotoxins are not affected or diminished by cooking.

Foods that are ANTI-MYCOTIC –> vegetables, grasses, sea vegetables, nuts, seeds, low-glycemic fruits and algae, these are alkalinizing and do not have yeast in them. Greens are low-calorie, low-sugar and high nutrient-rich food. The vegetables and grasses contain high fiber and no sugar

Cooking foods destroy 50% of the protein, 60-70% of assimilable vitamins and minerals, up to 96% of B12 and 100% of enzymes and phytonutrients.

On a healthy live-food regime one automatically gets the anti-aging calorie-restriction effect without having to diet.

It becomes rather obvious that by eating live foods, we are able to get complete nutrition with eating 50-80% less food. This is why, when we become sensitive to what we are eating, people on a live-food diet naturally reach an optimum diet and weight. This is one reason a live-food diet is optimal for extending life, preventing chronic degenerative disease and increasing vitality, energy and youthfulness.

Something To Think About:

Here are 2 excerpts from Dr. Robbins’ article on why eating raw foods prevents disease: how the gene pool is weakened by eating the wrong foods and changes of food consumption in the US in the 1900s.
Genetic Potential
Diseases are not inherited; rather the tendency or potential of a disease is passed on from parents to offspring.
The disease tendency is transferred via the genetic code. A genetic tendency is just that: a potential disease. A genetic weakness does not have to manifest as a disease unless the laws of nature are violated.
Only then will the weakness manifest.
E.g.: The father has a heart problem. He will pass on to his child(ren) genetically weak heart tissue. This does not necessarily mean the child is born with a heart problem. Nor does it mean the child ever has to have a heart problem; however, should the child violate the laws of nature, the violations will take their toll in the weakest tissue(s) of the body – in this case the heart.
Genetic weaknesses or tendencies grow weaker with each succeeding generation if the parents are engaged in a stressful lifestyle, including toxic diet. Thus the amount of wrong doing that is required for a genetic weakness to become clinical (manifest) grows less and less as the genetic tendencies become weaker. As a result, a child on a toxic diet may manifest a heart condition passes on to him genetically at a very early age as compared to the age of his father developing a heart condit
ion. It is even possible that the child could develop the clinical manifestation of the weakness before the father does.
Likewise, a grandparent may live all of his life, violating the laws of nature and never manifest a problem in the particular area that his offspring do. This is because either:
The grand parent’s weakness was so minor that he died of other causes before this weakness became clinical; or,
The grandparent did not actually have a genetic weakness, but due to his stressful lifestyle, passed on a genetic weakness to his offspring
The Pottinger Cat Experiments illustrate the genetic tendency principles. In the 1940’s, a medical doctor, Francis M. Pottinger, made an experiment using 900 cats to determine what effects processed foods have on the body. The cats were divided into five groups. Two of the groups were fed whole foods-raw milk and meat – real foods for cats. The other three groups were given denatured foods pasteurized, evaporated and condensed milk. All the groups were fed the same minimal basic diet to sustain life. However, the predominant portion of the diets were either real foods or denatured foods as listed above. The cats were observed over a four generation period and the following results were documented by Dr. Pottinger:

POTTINGER CAT EXPERIMENT SUMMARY

GROUP A B C D E
Food Fed raw meat raw milk pasterized milk evaporated milk condensed milk
1st Generation remained healthy remained healthy developed diseases and illnesses near end of life
2nd Generation remained healthy remained healthy developed diseases and illnesses near end of life
3rd Generation remained healthy remained healthy developed diseases and ilinessess in beginning of life; many died before six months of age;
4th Generation remained healthy remained healthy no fourth generation was produced: either third generation parents were sterile, or fourth generation cats were aborted before birth

Source: Pottinger’s Cats, a Study in Nutrition
Food Consumption in the U.S.A.
Between 1900 and 1980
Fresh fruit and vegetable consumption decreased from 40% to less than 5%
Butter consumption decreased 75%
Lard consumption decreased 66%
Unprocessed potato and sweet potato consumption decreased 40%
Processed potatoes comprise 33% of all white potatoes consumed
The majority of these are in the form of french fries
The fast food industry sells 75% of all french fries eaten
Whole grain consumption decreased 50%
Beef consumption increased 75%
Dairy product consumption (other than bufter) increased 25%
Cheese consumption increased 400%
Fat and oil consumption increased 150%
Margarine consumption increased 800%
Corn syrup consumption increased 400%
Sugar consumption increased 50% (the average person consumes 150 pounds of REFINED WHITE SUGAR per year)
Processed fruit and vegetable consumption (other than citrus fruit)
Between 1910 and 1980
Poultry consumption increased 350%
Fresh apple consumption decreased 70%
Fresh fruit consumption decreased 33%
Between 1930 and 1980
Processed citrus fruit consumption increased 2500%
Fresh citrus fruit consumption decreased 50%
Between 1940 and 1980
Egg consumption decreased 25%
Food coloring consumption increased 90%
Between 1960 and 1980
Soft drink consumption increased 300%
Each person consumes 38 gallons of soft drinks annually (one fifth of our sugar intake is in soft drinks)
*Statistics compiled by the United States Department of Agriculture

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2 Responses to “Raw and Ayurveda Principles Combined in Rainbow Green Live Food Cuisine”

  1. whisperingsage September 30, 2013 at 2:32 pm #

    Please read Weston A Price’s Nutrition and Physial Degeneration, free on the gutenberg wensite- just Google, the title and author and type in “free online” or “gutenberg”. I find it interesting you cited Potenger’s Cats but not Weston Price- they were contemporaries that were concerned with human health . There is another group called the Price-Pottenger Foundtion.
    Another important figure for the time was William Albrecht also their contemporary- he wrote Soil Minerals and Animal Health. And his closest partner of today is Neil Kinsey. These men teach about replenishing soil minerals as the crops are removed- not NPK as is done greatly today, but Ca/Mg, and these two are needed in proportions of 68%/12-20%. If not, if too much NPK is artificially used, many of the important microminerals are leached away like iron, copper, zinc, molybdenum, suflur, etc. All the minerals are important for proper protein production in the plants and with this, you will have plants that repell insects, frost and drought much more readily. Not only that, but those that are determined to remain vegans after all the evidence presented by Weston Price, can be assured that if they practice proper soil mineral balancing, they can have better quality protein in their own home grown garden crops. Another good site is soil minerals dot com and the agronomist there is Michael Astera. He shows us how to brix test the juices in fruits and vegetables to check for nutrient levels.

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