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The Living Food
What is Living Food
Living Food, which after much prayer and even more research, methinks, is only organically grown plant-based food in it′s original state, uncooked, alive and still full of their natural organic and inorganic nutrients, especially when curing disease.
Some foods, such as fruits can be found dried and although often hard to find, choose only those dried fruits with No Added salt, sugar or oil.
Too, many would prefer vegetables cooked and hot and if so, vegetables can be lightly steamed or sautéed and still keep most of their nutrients. Sometimes, I stir fry vegetables in coconut oil and then add wild caught salmon or tuna.
Is Meat Part of Living Food
No, not if the purpose of using Living Food is to cure disease. However, if an individual maintains the desire to eat meat, as I do for time to time, then the meat (beef, bison, foul, or wild game) should be lean and grass (range) fed, or if fish, it should be wild caught. 1 Grilling the meat is best, just enough heat to cook it through, not over done, and cooked by using grilling, roasting, baking, broiling, steaming, stewing, press cooking and slow cooking.
However, remember that meat has purine, which is inflammatory and also contraindicated for gout.
Proportions are Very Important
Methinks, the ratio for good health is two thirds vegetables to one forth lean meat and a small amount of good fats such as avocado, coconut, and nuts but the best ratio will be discussed in detail as more research is done.
As it is understood currently, the most accurate formula for a plate of living food is as follows. First, 60 percent of the plate should be greens, vegetables, and salads. The lean meat should cover 30 percent of our plate. Then, about 8 percent should be good fats, which leaves 2 percent, which can be anything of our own choosing, as long as it is on the list of Living Food below.
Too, drinking a liquid, either water or herb tea should precede the meal.
This proportions formula can be adjusted to one′s preferences. However, if you are trying to reverse a disease, then the food specifics and amounts should be kept as close to the diet and proportions as possible.
Ongoing Research
The following list has been developed from current research but continues to remain subject to change as new information is obtained through ongoing research.
Tips for Shopping
Always Read Labels
1. Check ingredient list for unwanted additives.
2. Look for foods with one or two ingredients.
Check the PLU codes, those little sticker on fruits and vegetables.
1. If it is four-digit number code, it is conventionally grown product.
2. If the four-digit number is preceded with a 9, it is an organic food.
3. If the four-digit number is preceded with an 8, it is a GMO food. Avoid!
Always Buy Organic:
1. Buy only those items whose PLU code begins with a 9
2. Buy these items when it’s labeled 100% organic
3. Buy these items that are labeled GMO-free
Always avoid all added Salt, Sugar and Additives (See Foods To Avoid)

The Food To Enjoy
Food Attribute: Anti Inflammatory, Prebiotic (Food names that have a link (blue-italic) will have the food attributes, if any, displayed on the Food Information Page. Some links will direct you to a recipe.)


  beverages, alcohol: [in moderation] red wine 1
  beverages, powdered: almond milk, coconut milk, coconut cream
  tea: [non caffeinated] herbal tea, chia, cinnamon, licorice, green tea, tea tree tea
  water: [high alkaline] sparkling, spring (pH above 7)
  broth: bone broth, vegetable broth

  condiments: baking powder, coconut aminos, coconut flakes, horseradish sauce, mayonnaise, mustard (Dijon, spicy, stone ground, yellow)
  hot sauce: Cholula, Tabasco, etc
  sea salt: [in moderation-no white] blue, brown, pink. Adding salt to food is not necessary as most vegetables naturally have sufficient salt for humans. Like sweeteners, all salt should be eliminated when trying to cure disease.
  sweeteners:Stevia, monk fruit [and in moderation 2] raw honey (unfiltered)
  vinegar: apple cider, balsamic, coconut, red wine, white wine

  flour, grains: sprouted grain flours 3
  flour, nuts: almond, coconut, pecan and walnut
  flour, roots: arrowroot (cassava)
  powder, super foods: acai powder, acacia powder, baobab powder, barley grass, blueberry powder, cacao ([cocoa] nibs or powder), camu camu powder, gogi berry powder, green banana flour, greens powder, hemp protein powder maca [raw] powder, maqui berry powder, matcha power, moringa powder, pomegranate powder, red beet powder, wheat grass

  fruits: avocado, red apple peels, prickly pear
  fruits: [in moderation] apple, apricot, banana, raw green, cantaloupe, camu-camu, currents, figs, grapes, gooseberry, kiwi, papaya, pears, persimmon, pineapple, pomegranate, raisin, watermelon
  fruits, berries: [dried or raw] blackberries, blueberries, cranberries, goji berries, raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes, wild blueberries (true berries, compound fruit, epigynous fruit)
  fruits, citrus: [in moderation] grapefruit, kumquat, lemon, lime, orange, tangerine
  fruits, stone fruit (drupes): [in moderation, dried or raw] apricot, cherry, date, mango, nectarine, peach, plum
  olives: [rinse to remove salt] black olives only, Nicoise

  grains: [in moderation 3 sprouted] amaranth, barley, buckwheat, bulgur, farro, kamut, oats, quinoa, spelt, teff 4

  herbs [dried or fresh]: allspice, basil, bay leaf, black pepper, capers, cardamon, caraway seed, cayenne pepper, celery seed, chili pepper, chives, cilantro, cinnamon, coriander seed, cloves, cumin, curry, dill, fennel, garlic, ginger, mint, mustard, nutmeg, onion (granulated, powder) oregano, paprika, parsley, peppermint, red pepper flakes rosemary, sage, tarragon, thyme, turmeric, vanilla (extract)
  spice mixes: Garam Masala, Mrs Dash, TWS

  legumes: 3 [sprouted only] lentil and mung beans 4

  eggs: [omega 3, organic, pasture raised, not cage-free] eggs
  meat, fish: [wild caught with omega-3] anchovies, Arctic char, Atlantic mackerel, black cod (sablefish), grouper, haddock, mahi mahi, Pacific halibut, rainbow trout, red snapper, rockfish, salmon, sardines, shad, shrimp, tuna (yellowfin and skipjack)
  meat, fowl: [organic, range or pasture raised, wild] chicken (bone broth, breast, liver), duck, quail, pheasant, turkey
  meat, mammals: [organic, grass fed, range fed] beef (bone broth, flank, sirloin), bison, lamb, goat
  meat, game: [wild] caribou, bison, elk, venison and most other game

  mushrooms: [edible fungi] Cremini, Cordyceps, King′s Trumpet, Lion′s Mane, Maitake, Portobello, Oyster, Reishi, Shitake, Turkey Tail, White Button;

  nuts: almond, beech nuts, Brazil nut, coconut, coquito, chestnuts, gingko, hazelnuts, hickory, Macadamia, pecans, pignoli, pine nut, pistachio, and walnuts
  nut butter-spreads: almond, walnut
  seeds: [preferably sprouted with omega-6 3] chia (ground, whole), flax (ground, whole), hemp (hearts, hulled), pumpkin, sesame
  seed butter-spreads: sesame (tahini), sunflower

OILS [extra virgin, mechanically extracted and unrefined]
  oils, essential: [non-solvent extraction method]; bergamot, clove, eucalyptus, frankincense, ginger, lavender, myrrh, oregano, peppermint, rose rosemary, tea tree oil,thyme, yarrow
  oils, nut: almond, Macadamia, walnut, coconut, flaxseed, grape seed, sesame
  oils, seed: black seed (nigella sativa), coconut, flaxseed, grapeseed, sesame
  oils, vegetable: avocado, olive

  vegetable, allium [Latin: garlic]: all incluing chives, garlic, leeks, onions 6 (green, raw, red, sweet, yellow), scallions, shallots
  vegetable, cruciferous [cooked only]: bok choy, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage (green and red), cauliflower, collard greens, daikon, kale, horseradish, kohlrabi, maca, mizuna, mustard greens, radish, raspini, rutabaga, turnips, turnip greens, wasabi, watercress
  vegetable, fresh: artichoke, asparagus, celery, cucumber, dill, endive, eggplant, fennel bulb, Jerusalem artichoke, raw, jicama, mint (leaves), pumpkin, red chili (seeded), rhubarb, squash (acorn, butternut, spaghetti, summer, yellow), zucchini, water chestnuts
  vegetable, lettuce: arugula, butter head, red leaf, romaine
  vegetables, leafy: all including beet greens, celery leaf, chard (green, rainbow, red), chickweed, cilantro (coriander), dandelion greens, mustard greens, parsley (flat-leaf, wrinkle-leaf), plantain, red clover, rutabaga, spinach, turnip greens, watercress
  vegetables, seeded peppers: bell (orange, green, red, yellow), chili (chipotle, jalapeño, poblano, red, serrano)
  vegetables, root: arrowroot, beet, brudock root, carrot, celery, cassava, chicory (raw) garlic, ginger, jicama, Konjac root (elephant yam) onion, parsnip, parsley root, radish, rutabaga, sunchokes, sweet potato, tumeric, turnip, yacon root, and yam
  vegetable, juices: [fresh blended or from broth]

  microalgae: blue green algae, chlorella algae, marine phytoplankton, spirulina
  seaweed: [unprocessed dried marine algae] Atlantic dulse and others (flakes or veggy strips)

  supplement all: [organic, cold pressed and/or whole food based]
  supplement oils: [omega 3] fish, krill
  supplements: primary grapefruit seed extract, grape seed extract, plant enzymes, raspberry keytones, wellness formula
  supplements: secondary bilberry, bromeliad, CoQ10, citrus bioflavonoids, curcumin and etc.
  supplements: types amino acids, anti inflammatory, antioxidants, bioactive compounds, enzymes, essential nutrients, fatty acids, fiber, phytonutrients, prebiotics, probiotics, minerals, vitamin

CLEAN FIFTEEN (Non Organics are Normally Safe)
  Avacados, Asparagus, Broccoli,
  Cabbages, Cantaloupes, Cauliflower,
  Eggplants, Honeydew Mellon, Kiwis,
  Mushrooms, Onions, Pineapples
Three others not included because they are on inflammatory list are, Sweet Corn, Papayas, Sweet Peas.
List last revised: 30 October 2019 7

Born in 460 BCE, Hippocrates, considered to one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine, made the statement Everything in excess is opposed to nature. Thus, an occasional meal with Atlantic fish or other lean meat, is acceptable to my health goals. Ask anyone who has ever invited me over for a meal and then inquired of me as to what foods I do not like or can not have. My answer has always been When it comes to food, there is only thing I dislike... not getting it. However, I now see a time when I will no longer use that answer as I continue to eliminate more and more foods which I deem as non Living Food.
Alcohol, however, is entirely different. If a person is fighting a disease, then it is necessary to completely abstinence from all forms of alcoholic drinks because they immediately change into sugar when consumed.
Only monk fruit and stevia have a zero glycemic index score, which means that eating monk fruit or stevia will not raise your blood sugar. Molasses had a glycemic index of 60. Raw Honey has a glycemic index of 58. Caution should be taken when eating any commonly used sweeteners as all are inflammatory and can aid in causing chronic inflammation. Never should someone who wants to reverse disease eat any type of sweetener, including honey, maple syrup and molasses.
Grains, Legumes, (some) Nuts, (most) Seeds and other plants have antinutrients, which prevent the person eating these plant from gaining access to the nutrition in them. Also, these same plants because of these antinutrients are inflammatory when eaten. Sprouting removes some of the antinutrients from these plants but not all. Consuming any of these plants should be extremely limited, especially when trying to cure disease, including obesity.
Remember, grains, nuts, seeds and grasses are or can be inflammatory. The root cause of modern disease is chronic inflammation (CI), which if removed, will allow the body to heal itself of the diseases. Anyone with auto-immune diseases, cancer, diabetes, heart disease and obesity must avoid inflammatory foods entirely in order to halt and reverse them.
Please read the Methinks On the Whole Grains Hoax about preparing grains, legumes, nuts and seed by sprouting prior to eating. Grains, legumes, and peanuts (methinks, even if they are sprouted) are included in the foods which cause chronic inflammation in the body.
All eggs and most all meat, with few exceptions, should be eliminated when using the Living Food diet for curing disease. Otherwise, eating these foods should be limited from the Living Food diet.
The substance which makes you cry, called syn-Propanethial S-oxide, exhibit medicinal qualities, even helping to enhance the immune system. The yellow onion has the highest content of sys-Propanethial S-oxide.
For a list of food causing chronic inflammation, and to avoid, see Food to Avoid. Also, printable version of these lists are available at the Downloadable Files section.

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