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The Maker's Diet

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  By

Jordan S. Rubin, N.M.D., C.N.C. (Author: Patient Heal Thyself)

Lists of "Super," "Healthy," "Neutral," and "Dangerous" foods follow. Obviously, listing every type of food is impossible, but you can follow this rule of thumb to determine which category a food belongs in: If a food is overly processed, non-organic, or altered in any major way from the way it was created, you can be pretty sure that it belongs in the "Neutral" or "Dangerous" category. Do your very best to choose foods exclusively from the "Super" and the "Healthy" category in a 75 percent to 25 percent ratio. Only after you are free of symptoms for at least three months can you more than occasionally eat foods in the "Neutral" food category. Try to avoid foods in the "Dangerous" category altogether. These foods do not impart any beneficial qualities and actually cause harm to the body. Everyone should avoid them whether healthy or ill. By following the Maker’s Diet in your daily life, you will be giving your body the tools it needs to overcome virtually any health concerns.

"SUPER" FOODS

Foods that fall in the "Super" category are optimal foods for optimal wellness. They supply the body with the building blocks it needs to heal itself and maintain vibrant health. These foods are highly nutritious and life giving. They have kept people healthy and disease-free for thousands of years. They have a moderate amount of calories per serving. Generally speaking, foods in the "Super" category are well tolerated even by people with gastrointestinal diseases, food allergies and food sensitivities. These foods contain the same naturally occurring nutrients that they contained hundreds of years ago. In their organic form, they contain little or no residues from pesticides, herbicides, hormones, or antibiotics. The utmost care is taken in their growth and they are grown in accordance with self-sustaining agricultural practices. I selected each food on the "Super" list, according to its level of vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, enzymes, and probiotics. These foods truly exemplify the principles of the Maker's Diet.

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Grains and Starches

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Sweeteners

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Nuts and Seeds

“HEALTHY” FOODS

Foods in the "Healthy" category should make up about 25 percent of your diet, especially during your first year on the program.

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"NEUTRAL" FOODS

Foods in the "Neutral" category should be avoided or consumed in strict moderation during the first six to twelve months of the program. And when the first twelve months have passed, make these foods a small part of your diet. When consuming "Neutral" foods, it is important to consume good quantities of OmegaZyme with your meal or snack.

Proteins
Fats
Dairy
Beverages
Condiments

CARBOHYDRATES

Grains and Starches
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Sweeteners

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Nuts and Seeds

"DANGEROUS" FOODS

All individuals who want to attain and maintain health should strictly avoid foods in the “Dangerous” category. Eating any of these foods will significantly increase your risk of illness, or, if you've been ill, relapse. Each food in this category should read Caution: consumption of this food may cause damage to your health. In fact, many of these foods, when mentioned in the Bible, were described by a word meaning "not food." If you do consume these foods, it is prudent to consume extra digestive enzymes with the food and increase your consumption of probiotics for three days after the food is eaten.

Proteins

Fats
Dairy
Beverages
Condiments
Miscellaneous Items

CARBOHYDRATES

Grains and Starches
Vegetables
Sweeteners
Fruits
Legumes/Beans
Nuts and Seeds

Health Diet

Follow the above diet (“Super” and “Healthy”) for 6-12 months if you are symptomatic. After the symptoms have greatly improved, you may gradually add foods from the “Neutral” and “Dangerous” categories if you desire. However, it is strongly recommended that you adhere to a diet of foods in the “Super” and “Healthy” categories for the rest of your life, especially if you continue to be symptomatic. People suffering from systemic yeast overgrowth or other G.I. disorders, or have blood sugar imbalances will need to eliminate almost all grain and fruit, and increase their protein intake, at least for the first 3 months of the program. For those that have known food allergies, it is best to eliminate (or at least limit) those foods for at least the first few months on the program. Thereafter, you may gradually reintroduce these foods back into your diet.

Therapeutic Foods

These therapeutic foods will help almost any condition get well.

Supplements

Take these health supplements to alleviate symptoms from almost any condition, and get well.

General Conditions

Specific Conditions

Additional Therapies

For people who have or may have an imbalanced immune system, avoiding contact with chlorinated water is of the utmost importance. That includes bathing water and drinking water. Chlorine kills bacteria, friendly and unfriendly, in the intestines. It can be absorbed through the skin. I recommend installing a shower filter to remove chlorine. Also, avoid swimming in chlorinated water as well.

In treating chronic Candidiasis, a comprehensive approach is more effective than simply trying to kill the Candida with a drug or a natural anti-Candida agent. For example, most physicians fail to recognize that a number of dietary factors appear to promote the overgrowth of Candida. It is also important to digestive secretions; enhance immunity; promote detoxification and elimination; and use a nutritional supplement program, including the use of the natural anti-yeast herbal in Fungal Defense. Follow these guidelines:

Damage to the liver is often an underlying factor in chronic candidiasis as well as chronic fatigue. When the liver is even slightly damaged by a toxic chemical, immune function is severely compromised. Liver injury is also linked to Candida overgrowth, as evident in studies of mice demonstrating that when the liver is even slightly damaged, Candida runs rampant through the body: Consuming a high quality green food supplement such as Perfect Food can greatly enhance the liver's ability to properly detoxify the body.

Garlic has demonstrated significant antifungal activity: In fact, its inhibition of Candida albicans in both animal and test tube studies has shown it to be more potent than nystatin, gentian violet, and six other reputed antifungal agents.  

The most recent "new wave" natural anti-Candida formulas are wild spices such as oregano. A recent study compared the anti-Candida effect of oregano oil to that of caprylic acid. The results indicated that oregano oil is over 100 times more potent than caprylic acid against Candida. Since the volatile oils contained in wild oregano are quickly absorbed and associated with heartburn, we include the whole herb not just the isolated oil fraction. The use of the whole wild oregano allows for the inclusion of the beneficial water-soluble fractions of the herb.  

There is no doubt that Candida overgrowth is a major health problem today among men and especially women. It is also equally clear that conventional treatments fail to address the underlying condition that allowed the overgrowth to occur. By following the steps in this natural program, you can overcome Candida and start feeling great all over.