HEALTH IN THE NEW ENERGY
Suggestions for those in the throes of change and transition

“Poor diet – the food and drink that is regularly consumed by an individual,
is responsible for more deaths than any other risk factor in the world”
~ Professor Chris Murray, MD (Oxford medical school), DPhil (Harvard)
Director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington
and director of the Harvard initiative for Global Health.

“Each of the substances of a man’s diet acts upon his body and changes it in some way,
and upon these changes his whole life depends.”
~ Hippocrates

examples… the effects of a healthy diet:

“I take sick people [in this case cancer patients] out of the hospital
when it is said there that they do not have more than an hour or two left to live,
 that the scientifically attested diagnosis is at hand
and that the patient is completely moribund (at death’s door).
 In most cases I can help even these patients quickly and conclusively.
 And what do I actually do? I give the patients simple, natural foods. That is all.”
~ Dr. Johanna Budwig, biochemist and seven-times Nobel prize nominee.

“Back in 1982, the National Research Council – the working arm of the United States National
Academies which produces reports that shape policies, inform public opinion, and advance the
 pursuit of science, engineering and medicine – released a technical report on Nutrition and Cancer,
showing that diet was probably the greatest single factor in the epidemic of cancer.”
~ Dr. Neal Barnard, M.D. in ‘Foods Can Save Your Life.’

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“When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself,
art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight,
wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied”
~ Herophilus – Greek physician who believed that exercise and a healthy diet
were integral to the bodily health of an individual.
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 “Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh – global spiritual leader
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“Money doesn’t mean anything to me. I’ve made a lot of money,
but I want to enjoy life and not stress myself building my bank account.
I give lots away and live simply, mostly out of a suitcase in hotels.
We all know that good health is much more important.”
~ Keanu Reeves – actor
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“Without health life is not life;
it is only a state of languor and suffering – an image of death.”
~ Buddha

Firstly, this page is by no means a definitive treatise on the complex subject of Health. It should, however, at least provide some basic information to assist those in the throes of change and transition. A new consciousness and higher vibration does require a fresh approach to how we maintain the health of our body.

As I’ve already said on the Healing Cancer page, I like to use a Q&A format at times as I believe it is one of the best ways to simplify and clarify things and in turn to make things easier for the reader to remember. In challenging times the very last thing we need is unnecessary complexity.

Following are answers on Health that I feel those on the spiritual awakening path will benefit from, and indeed really should know, if they don’t already, to support their New Consciousness and higher vibration. The questions are in no particular order. Answers marked with an asterisk (*) are heavily influenced by either the Weston A. Price Foundation website (the food side of things) or Dr. Doug McGuff’s book Body by Science (the exercise side of things). Both highly recommended resources on the best way to eat and to exercise. This is coupled with my own considerable experience in the health and fitness industry (see the About Allen Stacker page). 

Q. So why did you decide to have a page on Health on a New Energy metaphysical website?
A. For a couple of reasons actually. First, there’s the fact that some of us, those of us at the coal face of change – the first wave New Energy Lightworkers, are being constantly bombarded, as the teacher Solara reminds us, with various frequencies coming at us from multiple levels. And this brings our attention to the fact that we need to take constant and meticulous care of our physical bodies if we want to stay strong and well and don’t want to end up with all sorts of physical dramas that are bad enough to have us spending most of our time laid up, and often in hospital; the very last place a New Energy lightworker would want to spend their time, I can assure you.

Secondly, the remainder (the second wavers etc) that are on the spiritual awakening path of change and transition into the New Energy will likewise need to take charge of their health and change to foods that are more directly interactive with their body. More health-oriented products – more organic, non GMO (genetically modified foods found in most soy, canola and corn products) and live essence type foods that respond to the new vibrational level of their body. Over time, as human consciousness changes, we will see many of the old low vibration products begin to leave… and good riddance too; they never did contribute to our health and wellness.

Q. If somebody isn’t really into spiritual/metaphysical/lightworker things (like my husband for instance) would all this health info still be of benefit?
A. Unquestionably. If he has a physical body with, among a multitude of other things, all its various systems – the circularity system, the digestive system, the endocrine system, the immune system, the respiratory system, the integumentary system, the musculoskeletal system etc, etc, then it will be of unquestionable benefit. Just let your husband find his own way, and whatever you do, don’t become a health evangelist.

Q. In a nutshell, what are the main things that I should be aware of to stay as strong and healthy as possible during transition?
A. In a nutshell, I would say the following 5…

1. Fresh air – lots. Oxygenation of the cellular system. Absolutely no smoking or passive smoking. Lung cancer and emphysema are just waiting to put on their painful and deadly presentation. Trust me, you never want to experience either – NEVER. That said, Fresh air and more oxygen result in greater brain functioning, improving your concentration skills and providing you with more energy. Fresh air helps improve blood pressure and heart rate. Fresh air strengthens your immune system. Fresh air cleans your lungs. Your lungs dilate more from having an increase of oxygen, so fresh air improves the cleansing of your lungs and you release airborne toxins from your body when exhaling.

2.  Adequate water. Stay hydrated and always drink when thirsty. Drink filtered water where possible (it’s better and far cheaper than bottled water) as tap water, at least here in Australia, contains heavy metals and fluoride. And regardless of what you may have heard to the contrary, fluoride is in fact a poison. It is toxic – full stop!. Most of Europe and now Israel have rejected water fluoridation for scientifically valid reasons. Always use a water filter that filters heavy metals and fluoride. It’s true that putting fluoride in the water supply is non-dose-related MASS MEDICATION, which contravenes all medical ethics. Non-dose-related means the more water you drink the more fluoride you ingest.

“I am appalled at the prospect of using water as a vehicle for drugs.
Fluoride is a corrosive poison that will produce serious damaging effects on a long term basis.
Any attempt to use water this way is deplorable.”
~ Dr. Charles G. Heyd (past President of the AMA)
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“Fluoridation is the greatest case of scientific fraud in this century, if not of all time.”
~ EPA scientist, Dr. Robert Carton
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3. Stress reduction. As they say… don’t sweat the small stuff, and of course ultimately it’s all small stuff. There’s also a New Energy maxim that’s worth remembering: “It Doesn’t Matter”. And you’ll find in retrospect that most things usually don’t.
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However, if you do happen to find yourself in a situation where you are absolutely convinced there is no way out and you find yourself  stressed out and overwhelmed with worry and fear, then here is your lifesaver… On the ‘Panic Button’ page you’ll find the parable of ‘Henry and the Missing Bridge’. It teaches us that the solution to every problem, challenge, test or trial that we will ever have already exists in the NOW… when we need it. And that is absolutely true as that is exactly how it works now in the New Energy. You WILL be supported and cared for. Make no adjustments along the way out of fear. One of the things that hasn’t changed in the New Energy is the old energy acronym for fear – False Evidence Appearing Real.
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Furthermore…
Because we are immersed in linear time, that is, moving from the past into the future in a straight line (or, if you like, experiencing ‘now moments stringed together’), it’s difficult for us to understand that all things actually exist together. Linear time as we experience it is very much an illusion; past, present and future exist simultaneously. So keep the following words from Kryon in mind the next time stress or worry raise their ugly head…
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“The reality of spiritual time is that all things exist together.
Everything that you have the potential to do has already occurred,
and this has nothing to do with predestination.
The problem you have has already been solved.
It is not in the process of solution – it is done.
How does it make you feel to know that the thing you’re trying
so desperately to co-create and figure out has already been accomplished?” 
~ Kryon.
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Never let worry and fear decide your future… let your Light.”
~ Allen Stacker

4. Diet – selection of food. While there is no one best diet for everyone (see Q&A on the one best diet below), there is still a best way to eat for lightworkers. And avoiding low vibrational junk or fast food, genetically modified foods, highly refined foods and all processed meats (such as ham, salami, bacon and some sausages, including frankfurters and chorizo) is a good start. Similarly, it helps to be mindful of foods that are high in trans fats (partially hydrogenated vegetable oil) like biscuits, cakes, cookies, crackers, frozen pizzas, sausage rolls, pies, pasties etc., as when these trans fatty acids are incorporated into the cell membrane, they are missing the hydrogen pairs needed for chemical reactions to occur. The result is dysfunction and chaos on the cellular level. This is the kind of fat that manufacturers (and so many restaurants) use for frying and to make cookies, crackers and other baked goods; it is less expensive for manufacturers to use partially hydrogenated vegetable oils for these purposes than healthy natural saturated fats like butter and coconut oil.  Avoid unhealthy processed fats and oils by avoiding processed foods. Keep it simple and keep it natural.

“When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no ‘I’ll start tomorrow’.
Tomorrow is disease.”
~ Anon
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“Old people shouldn’t eat health foods.
They need all the preservatives they can get.”
~ Robert Orben

5. Exercise. Get moving! Walking is not the very best exercise for the young or the old, but it’s certainly something we should do more of and it’s a good start. The subject of exercise (the best for the young AND the old) is covered in some detail in the Q&A below.

 
“Not both, but EITHER daily exercise or smoking cessation is a whopping 20 times
more effective at prolonging life than bypass surgery!
But don’t expect your doctor to tell you this little fact, because unlike with
expensive bypass surgery, nobody gets rich if you or I go out for a daily walk!”
~ Editor of the prestigious British Medical Journal (BMJ)
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“Hippocrates in 400 BC said that exercise is man’s best medicine,
but his message has been lost over time and we are an increasingly sedentary society…
Our findings debunk the assumption that aging automatically makes us more frail.”
~ Professor Janet M. Lord, Institute of Inflammation and Aging, University of Birmingham, UK
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Q. I understand that some form of physical exercise makes sense and is important for our health, but what do you reckon is the best for us?
A. Strength training or resistance training using free weights, body weight, springs or rubber strands or machines. However, if you’ve never really been an ‘exercise type person’ (and I know several lightworkers who haven’t) and the very thought of something like ‘strength training’ tends to freak you out, then by all means stick with walking. Walking is still a lot better than nothing and is still a simple, healthy alternative. As the quote goes… ‘Walking is the do anywhere, anytime, no-instruction-needed exercise.’ One interesting thing about walking is that nobody knows that you’re exercising.
.Walking is great, but Muscle is always number ONE…lis great,
Walking is great, but Muscle is always number ONE… 
“Muscles have the ability to communicate with the rest of the body
and encourage healing, slow aging of the arteries and aging in general,
reduce morbidity and mortality, and promote better health.”
~ Dr. Mark C. Houston, MD, MS, MSc, FACP, FAHA, FASH etc, etc.
Author of 7 books including: What your doctor may not tell you about Heart Disease 

~ Dr. Mark C. Houston, MD, FACP, FAHA, FASH etc, etc.
And this from Dr. Houston:
Mark C. Houston, MD, MS, professor of clinical cardiology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, drilled deeper into the anti-aging benefits of muscle in his book Heart Disease (Grand Central Life & Style, 2012).
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“Doing a thousand sit-ups, jogging 10 miles, or practicing yoga every day won’t do the trick,” Houston wrote. “Most doctors and trainers recommend the exact opposite of the best approach to movement and exercise, one that may actually accelerate deterioration of the arteries and encouraging overall aging,” Houston added. The problem is that the focus is on exercising the heart and burning calories, when it should be on challenging the muscles. When muscles move, Houston explained, “they release powerful messenger molecules that ‘speak’ to every organ in the body and determine whether oxidation and inflammation are encouraged or discouraged, fat is burned or stored, new tissue is created, and much more.”
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Muscle Mass and Heart Health in Middle Age – a study:
While muscle mass typically decreases by 3 to 5 percent per decade after 30, it doesn’t have to be that way. Resistance training can build and preserve muscle mass well past middle age—paying big dividends.
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A team of researchers from Spain, Australia, and Greece found that maintaining muscle mass when entering middle age may lower the risk of developing heart disease by as much as 81 percent!
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As we have seen, muscles release powerful messenger molecules that ‘speak’ to every organ in the body and help regulate muscle growth, nutrient metabolism, inflammation and a host of other processes.
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In the new study, the scientists tracked muscle mass and heart health as people moved into middle age.
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All participants were 45 or over and free of heart disease at the beginning of the study. Ten years later they returned for another round of testing, focused on heart health.
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Out of a working sample of 1,019 participants, 272 had experienced cardiovascular events—fatal and nonfatal.
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Males with the highest volume of muscle tissue at the beginning of the study had an 81% lower risk of stroke and heart attack, compared with those with the lowest muscle mass at the start of the study. They also had fewer risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity.
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The study was published in the January, 2020, issue of the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.
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To finish off this answer I’ll include a few lines from a Metatron channel that was sent to me years ago by email. Unfortunately I don’t know who channelled this material so I’m not able to give credit. It’s a take on the importance of muscle mass (as opposed to fat) in the spiritual scheme of things…

“Human bodies have a tendency to try to cope with descension [the merging of the physical body with the Higher Self] by becoming bigger to contain the spiritual mass coming into it. The only effective way to stop the weight [fat] gain once it has started is physical exercise. I mean very hard exercise such as weight lifting / resistance training. The exercise must be sufficient to begin building muscle mass. Creating muscle mass will protect your nervous system, for the energies coming in with each descension is much stronger than your nervous system is accustomed to.

“Adipose tissue [fat] cannot protect the nervous system as muscle does by accepting the overflow from the nervous system. Adipose tissue will “fry” as these energies overflow, and the result is damage to the insulin receptors within the cells. This throws the metabolism out of balance, and the result is weight [fat] gain. The muscle mass created by resistance exercise will take the overload from the nervous system, and will convince the body consciousness that it is “big enough” to hold the spirit.”Author of 7 books including: What your doctor

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“I consider my refusal to go to the gym today as resistance training.”
~ Anon
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Q. As some of us are now what you could call ‘senior lightworkers’, that is, we are no longer spring chickens, then I was wondering what exercises, if any, we should be doing. Or should we be simply relaxing and taking it easy?
A. *The worst exercise for the senior lightworker is no exercise at all! So then, what is the best for us seniors? And the answer is… the same as above – strength training or resistance training using free weights, body weight, springs or rubber strands or machines. And the first thing we need to do, according to Body by Science, is to let go of the idea that somehow we are different from the rest of the population because of our age.
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Being older doesn’t actually change much of anything. All the physiological mechanisms necessary for the human body to produce a physiological adaptation to the exercise stimulus remain intact through every stage of life. Most important, any exercise must be performed in a manner that properly controls the forces brought to bear on muscles, joints, and connective tissue so that the chances of injury are obviated as fully as possible.

Studies have revealed that, for seniors, a proper strength-training program can produce the following changes in the muscle and in the Health benefits that attend having more muscle:
Increased bone mineral density, regained muscle strength and function, reduced bodyfat levels, increased metabolic rate, reduced resting blood pressure, improved blood lipid profiles, increased gastrointestinal transit speed, eased arthritic discomfort, improved postcoronary performance and several others.
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But what about our heart? Don’t we need aerobics or ‘cardio’ for cardiovascular conditioning? Strength training is a modality of exercise that is as safe and productive as possible from a cardiovascular standpoint. The American Heart Association has even included strength training as one of the major components of cardiac rehabilitation. The function of the cardiovascular system is to support the muscular system, and not the other way around. Increases in muscular size and strength will correlate to improvements in cardiovascular function. All exercise works the heart, and resistance training is exercise – the very best exercise… for men AND women!
 

The ability to get around and do things for oneself defines independence, particularly in our older years. A brief and basic strength-training program can restore to seniors a measure of independence and dignity that they had enjoyed in earlier years but that had gradually diminished as they allowed their muscles to atrophy. It can be a brand-new lease on life. And I’m sure that all senior lightworkers would welcome that as being a lightworker is demanding at the best of times.

At this point it gets difficult. I don’t have to tell you how to go out for a walk, but telling you how to do resistance training, especially if you’ve never done any, is not altogether easy. If you’re not a member of a gym and so are not familiar with the various weight machines, then you will no doubt do your resistance exercises at home by using your bodyweight (squats, floor push-ups etc), using free weights if you have them or by using springs or rubber strands.

You could hire a personal trainer, but in my experience most are actually clueless when it comes to the best way to train people, and especially older people. They know very little when it comes to the brief, high intensity training that I’m recommending here. Whatever you end up using – body weight, dumbbells, strands or gym machines, it’s important to understand that your workouts should ideally be intense and short (doing no more than 5 exercises) and infrequent (training no more than twice a week and preferably only once a week). And believe it or not, this is all that is needed to gain all the benefits.

However, if this doesn’t appeal to you at all, and like some of our younger lightworkers you’ve never really been into exercise, then by all means do walking.

“Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being,
while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.”
~ Plato

“The life force itself does not wear out or lessen within a body.
The unique energy of each individual is not drained away because of age alone.
You can indeed start over regardless of your age or circumstances.”
~ The Seth Material

“Exercise is a celebration of what your body can do.
Not a punishment for what you ate.”
~ Women’s Health UK

Q. Are lightworkers and those working within the metaphysical community, in particular women, any different to anybody else when it comes to losing unhealthy excess body fat? I mean is it still the standard “eat less, move more” scenario?
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For female lightworkers/metaphysicians it’s not always just a matter of eating less calories and exercising more in order to lose weight. There are often underlying causes for their obesity, just as there are for many women who forever struggle with their weight. These could include having been verbally or physically abused in their past leading to an underlying sense of guilt or shame, or the need to be unattractive to men so they could not be hurt again. 
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Enter our old friend comfort eating…
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Comfort eating or emotional eating can be powerful and even overwhelming, and easy to mistake for physical hunger. Emotional hunger usually craves greasy junk type fast foods (the faster the better) as well as every conceivable high (empty) calorie eatable it can get its hands on. But exercise, relaxation/meditation, sound sleep and other healthy lifestyle habits will go a long way to help one get through any tough times without resorting to emotional eating, which can lead to all sorts of health issues. And professional support is always available.
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That said, for the female lightworker the MAIN reason for being overweight is a little unconventional. It’s what Kryon calls ‘fortressing’… putting on extra weight for safety and protection. This was because they believed they were protected against the dark energy that was with them all the time, wherever they were. This was a subconscious reaction to being in the battle of light and dark. Fortressing.

But now in the New Energy the weight is not needed anymore. Spiritually, the energy has changed and it’s now safe to discard the weight. It was a past necessity (or at least a perceived necessity) that is no longer needed. The light they carry as a powerful Old Soul is now their full protection. The protection is their consciousness and has nothing to do with that cellular substance around them called fat.
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No matter why they think they are carrying too much weight (or even if all the excess weight is a complete, frustrating mystery to them), when they start telling their body that it’s not needed anymore – which in fact it most definitely isn’t, things begin to change. So, in this process, they are changing the mode of protection from building fat, to allowing their innate consciousness to do the work – the one that carries light. And the one that’s infinitely more powerful.
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There’s no reason for any spiritual worker to feel unsafe (or guilty, blameful, shameful, fearful etc) in the New Energy. It’s the safest place that one can be, the safest place that exists… because the light’s been turned on. 

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Q. Would doing the right exercises prolong the need for knee replacement surgery due to arthritis?
A. Well it did exactly that for me – for 10 years. However, the key was doing the ‘right’ exercise for my knees, or rather, for my thighs. The stronger the thigh muscles, the more they support the knees. And the best and safest exercise for the thighs is the leg press (so a leading knee surgeon told me). And the best leg press machines are the pin-loaded ‘horizontal’ machines, which unfortunately are only found in (some) commercial gyms. That said, gentle squatting movements (up and down from a chair while holding a support) can be done at home and can be very helpful.
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Q. I have been diagnosed with “pre-diabetes.” If I eat right and exercise properly will it go away?
A. The diagnosis of pre-diabetes is a risk factor for developing diabetes, not an absolute certainty. So, yes, diet and exercise can normalize blood sugars and definitely reduce your future risk of developing diabetes… as well as a whole list of other nasties. When it comes to degenerative diseases, prevention is the key.
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Q. I have diabetes and I’m terrified of losing one or both legs through amputation. I’ve heard that in the UK alone there are 169 people a week who undergo an amputation procedure due to diabetes. What do you think I should  do?
A.Diabetes is a condition where a person’s blood glucose level is too high. It is the most common cause of lower limb amputations in the UK due to high blood sugar levels damaging blood vessels and affecting how blood flows to the feet and legs. Someone living with diabetes is 20 times more likely to experience an amputation than someone without the condition. It is linked to people’s lifestyle, diet and obesity. So then, what should you do?

Avoid sugary drinks such as soda, sports drinks, sweetened teas etc. even the ones promoted as “healthy”. Eat green vegetables and salads freely. Say no to all processed foods and eat plenty of protein and fibre including beans, oatmeal, nuts and yogurt. Don’t smoke whatever you do and exercise regularly. Basically, pretty much what is recommended on this page to stay as strong and healthy as possible. Oh, and start right now. It’s never too late.

Q. What is the very best diet for those of us in transition? There must logically be one best diet for all of us.
A. Sorry, but I’m afraid there isn’t. As Kryon says… ‘We try to make diet issues generic for all Humanity but we are all very different, not only chemically, but energetically. Imagine if we could create our own best diet, specific to our body’s needs and unique responses to food. Imagine if this, not paleo or gluten-free or sugar-free nor any other one-size-fits all panacea, was the answer to the global obesity epidemic and could help to reduce the risk of chronic disease. The future and reality of this may be a lot closer than we realise. The solution will eventually be to provide a test that will help you know what is best for each Human diet-wise, and then hold no judgment of others who have a different solution. The results of a new study, The Personalised Nutrition Project, by Professor Eran Segal and Dr Eran Elinav of Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science, is due to be published soon. Elinav says that this new approach to nutrition is more sophisticated than DNA or genetic testing, which have become popular in the health industry. Throw away the idea that all biology is the same. It’s not, and you’re going to begin to see far more individuality within medicine and health substances.’

There’s also an interesting reminder on ‘the one diet for everyone’ from Dr. Kelly Brogan…
“My mentor, the late [and brilliant] Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez taught me about 10 different diets according to metabolic type. I watched him put diabetes, chronic fatigue, and metastatic cancers into remission without drugs. He confirmed my intuition that there cannot possibly be “one diet for everyone” and he told me that everyone heals on the diet they love, when they clear the gurus (and the processed food!) from their heads.”
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While the above is true, we can still keep the food side of things simple, totally workable and free of confusion for all lightworkers by following the helpful tips under number 4 above, and in the various Q&As below.
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Q. Is detoxing important for our health, or is it irrelevant?
A. Getting rid of toxins is not irrelevant and can certainly aid our health. However, the lion’s share of a typical detox diet and what makes the biggest difference to our health – avoiding environmental toxins, eating nutritious and mostly organic foods, exercising, drinking filtered water that is free of heavy metal toxicity and managing stress – are exactly what we’re advocating on this page. So you’re actually detoxing by following the advice on this page.
There are specific detoxification programs that are an integral part of several (very successful) natural cancer therapies, as well as those traditionally used to treat drug and alcohol addiction. But again, the lion’s share of a typical detox diet for a lifetime of healthy living is all on this page.
“Liberation from indoctrination is a detox for the soul”
~ Allen Stacker
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Q. I’ve heard that laughter is a strong medicine, but is it really so good for us?
A. Yes it is, although I prefer to use the word remedy rather than medicine. Laughter strengthens our immune system by boosting the number of antibody-producing cells. It boosts mood and protects us from the damaging effects of stress. It can also keep us grounded and bring our mind and body into balance.
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Research has shown that hostility, anger, worry, social isolation and the like can all lead to higher rates of ill health and heart disease. But the reverse is true as well: Happiness and a sense of humour can help us to stay healthy. Most important, research suggests laughter can reduce arterial inflammation which is known to lead to heart disease and other silent killers.
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With so much power to heal and renew, the ability to laugh easily and frequently is a tremendous resource for supporting our physical and emotional health. Best of all, this priceless remedy is free.
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“Truly, humour is sacred. It calms the Human spirit
and creates the chemistry of tolerance,
forgiveness and even health.”
~ Kryon
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“True humour springs not more from the head than from the heart.
It is not contempt; its essence is love.
It issues not only in laughter, but in still smiles,
which lie far deeper.”
~ Thomas Carlyle
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“Over the past two decades, extensive research all over the world has shown
that laughter has a positive impact on various systems of the body.
Most noteworthy is laughter’s ability to unwind the negative effects of stress:
the catalyst for many of our health problems.”
~ Dr Madan Kataria
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Q. Is sugar really the new evil?
A.  It’s certainly one of the new evils. Added refined sugar has been associated with inflammation and heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes. Too much added sugar can: Increase kidney disease risk, impact dental health, increase the risk of developing gout by raising uric acid levels in the blood and accelerate cognitive decline. Use only unrefined sugars such as honey and brown rice syrup.
 
“Sugar is the next tobacco, without a doubt, and that industry should be scared.
It should be taxed just like tobacco and anything else that can, frankly, destroy lives.”
~ Jamie Oliver

Q. What about chocolate? Is it completely off the health menu?
A. Not at all. Dark chocolate is quite nutritious and has many health benefits. It’s also a good source of antioxidants. Look for dark chocolate that has a minimum of 70% cacao, NO added sugar and is organic. And stay well clear of popular commercial chocolates like Mars, Snickers, Kit Kats etc… which will do your health no good at all.

“Chocolate is cheaper than therapy and you don’t need an appointment.”
~ Catherine Aitken M.D., Ph.D.
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“Look, there’s no metaphysics on earth like chocolates.”
~ Fernando Pessoa – Poet & Philosopher

Q. Everybody says that you should go to your doctor (GP) for help with weight, blood sugar, blood pressure, heart disease, you name it, yet according to American Heart Association news, “health professionals are not introduced to these facts above and beyond minimal information about nutritional deficiencies in biochemistry, and that these things do not appear on their examinations to become a practicing physician. Nor are they required on board certification, whether it’s to become an internist, cardiologist, endocrinologist – you name it.” After that, it would seem to me that my GP is the last person I should ask about nutrition and diet. What do you think?
A. Dr Michael Mosley, presenter of BBC One’s ‘Trust Me I’m A Doctor’, sums up the situation perfectly: “Unfortunately it’s not part of the traditional training. At medical school I learnt almost nothing about nutrition. And I have a son at medical school and it’s again not part of his key curriculum. So I don’t get the sense that there are lots of doctors out there who feel empowered to tell patients much about nutrition.”

So then, what do I think? It’s pretty obvious that your doctor would be your last port of call when it comes to your nutritional requirements, ideal diet and lifestyle recommendations. Through personal experience I’m not mad about dietitians and I don’t know enough about the work of nutritionists to comment on them. That leaves you in the same boat as me… doing your own research and making your own enquiries… along with following the solid and heartfelt recommendations on this page. 

“Your doctor is trying to provide the best treatment for you within his or her knowledge.
 But doctors are not taught about health in medical school – only about disease.
Most doctors do not receive even ONE HOUR of training in nutrition
 during their four years of medical school. So doctors learn ONLY about drugs!”
~ Dr. Lorraine Day, Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at San Francisco General Hospital

Q. I have used organic products as you recommend but I’ve found them a bit more expensive than the norm. And in some cases a lot more expensive.
A. They are generally a bit more expensive as you say, but as the saying goes… ‘if you think wellness is expensive, try illness’.

Q. Two questions. First, should we get more sun exposure, and second, what should we do to strengthen our immune system?
A. Dermatologists are now warning that older people in particular need to get into the sun more as shown by low blood levels of vitamin D and lack of outdoor activity. They are saying that there is a reduction in cardiovascular disease and deaths from all causes with increased sun exposure. It also appears that sunlight alters the way that our genes behave. So yes, while exercising care, especially in summer, by all means get more sun exposure.
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You’ll already be strengthening your immune system simply by following the recommendations for healthy living on this page – healthy diet, exercise, stress reduction, fresh air – no smoking, using filtered water etc.

Q. I realise this is a controversial issue, but I would like to have your personal views on vaccination. Do you believe we should all get vaccinated for the flu etc, or do you believe we should abstain completely? And is there any truth to all the dire side effects we hear about, especially in children.
A. Yes I do have strong personal views on vaccinating, but to save a whole lot of judgement one way or another (of me) –  like Allen is obviously one of those gung-ho anti-vaxxer crusaders, or Allen just follows the herd when it comes to vaccination – I would recommend you do your own extensive homework on this subject. You could start by reading some of the thought provoking books on the subject freely available to review on Amazon (Dissolving Illusions by Suzanne Humphries MD is not a bad start) as well as checking out – with the exception of the social media cesspool –  the various pros and cons on the internet.

Q. I’ve been told that connecting with the earth by lying or walking barefoot on grass, dirt, sand and the like, can really benefit our health. Is that true?
A.  It is indeed. Being grounded or Earthed, being in contact with the Earth’s natural surface charge actually discharges and prevents chronic inflammation in the body, and there’s a strong link between chronic inflammation and virtually all chronic disease and even the ageing process itself. Earthing is among the most natural and safest (and cheapest) things we can do to improve our health and wellbeing and should not be overlooked.  We don’t even need to go outdoors to be Earthed as there are conductive systems like mats and pads to stand, sit or lie on designed for the home or workplace. There are even mats specially made for beds so you can be earthed while you sleep… even if living atop a high-rise building.

It’s very much worth your while learning more about Earthing by reading the book “Earthing – The most important health discovery ever!” ISBN: 9781591203742. There’s also a good Australian website to visit called ‘Better Earthing’ where you can buy the Earthing book as well as all the various mats etc for use indoors.

Q. To avoid heart disease, shouldn’t we cut out saturated fat and use margarine instead of butter.
A. *Margarine eaters have twice the rate of heart disease as butter eaters. Human beings have been consuming saturated fats from animals products, milk products and the tropical oils for thousands of years; it is mainly the advent of modern processed vegetable oil that has caused the epidemic of modern degenerative disease – not the consumption of saturated fats.

Q. Isn’t it true that saturated fat clogs arteries and cholesterol causes heart disease?
A. I’ll let a couple of heart surgeons and a cardiologist answer that…
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“Forget the “science” that has been drummed into your head for decades.
The science that saturated fat alone causes heart disease is non-existent.
The science that saturated fat raises blood cholesterol is also very weak.
Since we now know that cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease,
the concern about saturated fat is even more absurd today.
Mainstream medicine made a terrible mistake when it advised people to avoid
saturated fat [butter, coconut oil etc] in favour of foods high in omega-6 fats.
We now have an epidemic of arterial inflammation leading to
heart disease and other silent killers.”
~ Dr. Dwight Lundell. Dr. Lundell is the past Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery at Banner Heart Hospital , Mesa , AZ.
He has performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries.

“An analysis of cholesterol values in 1,700 patients with atherosclerotic disease
revealed no definite correlation between serum cholesterol levels
and the nature and extent of atherosclerotic disease.”
~ Michael DeBakey, MD, Heart Surgeon
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“The next time you hear of a doctor recommending a cholesterol-lowering intervention,
tell him you’ll take that 1% risk and spare yourself cancer, cognitive dysfunction, myopathy, and diabetes.
And then go have a 3 egg omelette WITH the yolks.”
 Kelly Brogan MD.
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“These days I make a point of telling my patients – many of whom are coping with debilitating heart problems – to avoid anything bearing the label ‘low fat’,” said Dr Aseem Malhorta, a British cardiologist and adviser to the National Obesity Forum. “Better instead, I tell them, to embrace full fat dairy and other saturated fats within the context of a healthy eating plan.” Dr Malhorta noted that some studies have found that lower cholesterol levels are actually associated with a higher risk of death, including from heart disease. In contrast, people over 60 with higher cholesterol levels are less likely to die [they live longer].

Q. What about eggs?
A. *Eggs are natures perfect food, providing excellent protein, the gamut of vitamins and important fatty acids that contribute to the health of the brain and nervous system. Americans had less heart disease when they ate more eggs.
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“Eggs are one of nature’s perfect food.
They contain cholesterol but do not cause heart attacks.
In fact, those who eat the most amount of eggs enjoy the best health.
Eggs raise HDL to fight heart disease.
Loaded with choline, eggs are great for your brain.
An egg is like a multivitamin, after all, it brings a chicken to life.
Fry them in coconut oil on low heat or slowly boil. This superfood is truly egg-ceptional.”
~ Dr. Jack Wolfson, D.O., board-certified integrative cardiologist
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Q. They say we should eat 5 or so servings of fruit and vegetables per day. Do you agree?
A. As long as the fruit and vegetables are organic. Non-organic fruit and vegetables receive an average of 10 applications of pesticides and toxic herbicides from seed to storage. Don’t stress if organic produce is unavailable, just make sure you thoroughly wash tomatoes and leafy greens etc.
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Q. What’s the latest list on the “Dirty Dozen” fruit and veg, and what exactly does it mean?
A. The Dirty Dozen™ is a trademark term used to define the twelve crops that farmers typically use the most pesticides on. However, there’s also a Clean 15™ which is a trademark term to describe the fifteen fruit and vegetable that have the lowest amount of pesticide residue.The data for these food lists comes from the United States Department of Agriculture Pesticide Data Program. You can check this out yourself on the internet.

 

Be aware that some sweet corn, papaya and summer squash sold in the United States is produced from genetically modified seeds. Buy organic varieties of these crops if you want to avoid genetically modified produce.
The Dirty Dozen Food List for 2020
Strawberries
Spinach
Kale
Nectarines
Apples
Grapes
Peaches
Cherries
Pears
Tomatoes
Celery
Potatoes
The Clean 15 Food List for 2020
Avocado
Sweet Corn
Pineapple
Onion
Papaya
Sweet Peas Frozen
Eggplant
Asparagus
Cauliflower
Cantaloupes
Broccoli
Mushrooms
Cabbage
Honeydew Melon
Kiwi

Q. Do we need salt in our diet?
A. Yes, but avoid refined salt (table salt) as it’s a lifeless product. Being a lifeless product assures a long shelf life (think forever). On the other hand unrefined salt is essential to life. Without salt, we die. We need salt for protein digestion, carbohydrate digestion, adrenal function, cellular metabolism and brain development. Unrefined salt provides us with all this plus many trace minerals.

Q. Do you believe that we should take multi vitamin-mineral tablets to ensure we are not missing out on any nutrients?
A. No I don’t, and for good reason. I personally believe that multi vitamin supplements confuse an already confused body chemistry.
Admittedly, some supplements are helpful – and the odd ones VERY helpful indeed (like CURCUMIN which benefits a range of systems in the body), for many who have developed health issues typical of our modern culture.
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That’s very different to napalming your whole system with substances from mostly unknown (and often scary) sources with the hope that they will magically fix everything up.
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The question is really not whether we should take multi vitamin-minerals, but exactly which vitamins or minerals, when and how much. Have a good read through the article entitled “Dietary Supplements: What the Industry does NOT want you to know,” on the Weston A. Price website.
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Meanwhile, save your money.

Q. I am concerned about mercury, is it still safe to eat wild caught fish from the ocean, or fresh waters such as Alaska?
A *Studies show that women who eat fish while pregnant have smarter offspring, in spite of the mercury.  And in general, only the very large fish have mercury accumulation. PLUS, if you have good gut flora, they bind with mercury and prevent its absorption. A much bigger threat than mercury in fish is mercury from amalgam fillings.

Q. I’m surprised that not one of the cooking shows that I’ve seen on TV, and I’m sure I’ve seen most of them, talk about eating for health or using organic ingredients etc. I’ve really studied this and it’s sad to say that in all the cooking I’ve seen, at times by world famous chefs, it’s all about the ‘look’ of the food – arrangements and colour etc, and the ‘taste’ of the food – yum or sometimes yuk. There’s never a word about whether a dish is healthy or even a bit healthy. Whether a dish is healthy or not doesn’t appear to be a factor in these cooking shows. The only exception that I’ve come across are the chefs Jamie Oliver and Rick Stein who have had the odd show where they actually talk about the health benefits of a particular dish or ingredient. Anyway, my question is… I guess we’ll put all these cooking shows down to pure entertainment only… and certainly not use any of their tasty recipes.
A. Basically I agree. It’s all about looks and taste and rarely about health. However, if you find that you really like a particular recipe, you can always make it a lot healthier by using organic ingredients as much as possible (remember that organic foods are free of pesticides and toxic herbicides) and eliminating and/or exchanging any unhealthy ingredients like refined sugar and refined seed or vegetable oils like corn, sunflower, safflower, soybean and canola etc. The high omega-6 content of these refined vegetable oils is what leads to inflammation which is actually the root of most disease including arthritis and heart disease.

I read recipes the same way I read science fiction.
I get to the end and I think, “Well, that’s not going to happen.”
~ Anon

Q. Have any studies been done regarding just how important diet is in the prevention of disease?
A. Yes they have. A study published in The Lancet on April 3, 2019, evaluated the consumption of major foods and nutrients across 195 countries to assess their impact on non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
Here are the results encapsulated: Sub-optimal diets are responsible for more deaths than any other risk factor, with diets high in sodium, low in whole grains, low in fruit, low in nuts and seeds, low in vegetables, and low in omega-3 fatty acids each account for more than 2 percent of deaths worldwide.

They found that in 2017, 11 million deaths were attributable to dietary risk factors — more than those attributable to smoking — through conditions and illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and colorectal cancer.

In summary, they found that poor dietary habits are associated with a range of chronic diseases and can potentially be a major contributor to NCD mortality in all countries worldwide. This finding highlights the urgent need for coordinated global efforts to improve the quality of human diet.

Indeed. And once again from Professor Chris Murray. 

“Poor diet – the food and drink that is regularly consumed by an individual,
is responsible for more deaths than any other risk factor in the world”
~ Professor Chris Murray, MD (Oxford medical school), DPhil (Harvard)
Director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington
and director of the Harvard initiative for Global Health.

Q. Are tea and coffee okay for lightworkers?
A. Yes, but in both cases always buy organic which is freely available.

Q. What about alcohol? I enjoy a small glass of wine with my nightly meal. Would you say that alcohol is a low vibration?
A. Well, you could say that it’s not entirely consistent with a higher vibration, especially so-called hard liquor, but I also enjoy a small glass of wine with my nightly meal. So by all means continue to enjoy your little tradition and meanwhile do be aware that organic wines are freely available. Organic wine is wine made from grapes grown in accordance with principles of organic farming, which typically excludes the use of artificial chemical fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides and herbicides. Organic wines are also preservative free and have no sulphur dioxide. And all that makes them even more consistent with a higher vibration.

“Wine is an appropriate article for mankind, both for the healthy body and for the ailing man.”
~ Hippocrates

Q. What about eating out at restaurants. How do I control what ends up on my plate?
A.  You can’t, at least not totally like you can at home. We are all in a bit of no-man’s-land when it comes to eating out in restaurants, as we really don’t know what they get up to in the kitchen (and this goes for 5 star restaurants as well), so the trick is to keep your choices as simple as you can. And don’t become so pedantic and fussy about everything that you cease to enjoy yourself and the food – the very reason that you’re there in the first place. Remain selective but don’t become fanatical. You won’t die if you deviate from your healthy diet once every now and then.

“Why does Sea World have a seafood restaurant?
I’m halfway through my fish burger and I realize,
oh my God…I could be eating a slow learner.”
~ Lynda Montgomery

Q. I’ve heard (and in my case it’s hard to disagree with) that we are hardwired for junk food.
A. And apparently a lot of our brain function bigwigs agree. However, our brain can also be positively impacted by food (which they also agree with). The way of eating that is recommended on this page – essentially a diet which is full of natural, clean, nutrient dense foods, will help keep us satiated, and keep our brain from craving high trans-fat, high sugar (and high chemical and other nasties in some cases) nutritionally empty choices which have been proven to result in godawful behavioural, physiological and health changes… as bad as we get from illicit drug abuse. 

We may by all means be hardwired for junk food to one degree or another, but that doesn’t mean we have to give in to temptation. Eating a healthy diet is associated with any number of benefits – many of which work to counteract the highly negative effects of incessant junk food eating. What this means is that you can improve your health – and dramatically, by simply changing what’s on your plate. Start eliminating junk food today, and watch your health and wellness soar!

I should mention here that ‘junk-food’ is actually an oxymoron – a combination of contradictory words.

 Junk:  A reference to something of no value.
 Food:  Any nutritious substance that people eat or drink in order to maintain life and growth.

“The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine
or the slowest form of poison.”
~ Anne Wigmore

Q. Do you use a microwave oven?
A. No I don’t, and I never have. I believe there are far healthier ways to cook. To make up your own mind about MOs, check out the article on the Weston A. Price website entitled “Debunking the Myth That Microwave Ovens Are Harmless.”

Q. What are your thoughts on eating meat? Wouldn’t simply going vegan solve all our problems of what to eat to support our higher vibration?
A. Not in my opinion. Excluding meat, chicken and eggs etc is not really a super idea if we want to remain super healthy. These products are highly nutritious and are perfectly congruent with our new consciousness as long as they are from free-range, grass fed (NOT grain fed) animals. And even better if they are organic and the animals feed on pesticide-free grass. As Kryon has said… One of the reasons these animals actually exist is for our sustenance. And that is regardless of what any super-enlightened vegan may argue to the contrary.

Q. What about cheese?
A. I’ve Loved cheese forever. We use cheese in cooking, in salads and just sliced off the block. This quote sums up cheese pretty well:

Cardiologists often tell their patients not to eat cheese, claiming that it will kill them
because the saturated fat in cheese will raise their cholesterol levels.
In a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (August 24 2016),
subjects ate eighty grams of regular-fat cheese,
eighty grams of reduced-fat cheese, or ninety grams of bread and jam.
After twelve weeks, there was no significant difference in concentrations of LDL-cholesterol,
glucose or triglycerides, and blood pressure and waist circumference remained the same.
The wonderful thing about full-fat cheese is that it is one of our best sources
of vitamin K2 in the American diet, and K2 (supported by A and D)
is the main vitamin that protects us against heart disease.
So when your cardiologist tells you that full-fat cheese will kill you, you can tell him,
“I’m eating full-fat cheese so I can live to attend your funeral.”
~ The Weston A Price Foundation

Q. What about the Mediterranean diet. Is it very different to what you recommend?
A. Not hugely different, but I agree more with the Western A. Price way of eating. Depending on who you ask, the MD emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, legumes, nuts and olive oil, and small to moderate amounts of dairy, poultry, eggs, cheese, seafood and red meat. And contrary to what most people think, not a lot of pasta… like is common in the USA and Australia. And not surprisingly, the MD limits refined grains such as white bread and white pasta, and pizza dough made with white flour. It limits refined sugar, sugary beverages, pastries, candies, sodium, highly processed foods and all processed meats. It also limits refined seed (vegetable) oils such as canola, safflower and soybean etc.
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The MD doesn’t speak about the importance of filtered water for drinking and cooking (to eliminate heavy metals and toxic fluoride), at least that I can see, and they definitely don’t speak about (or agree with) the importance of animal fats such as egg yolks, butter, full fat yogurt, coconut milk and cream etc. for human health, as explained on the Western A. Price website. Interestingly, as you’ve read previously, even cardiologists and renowned heart surgeons worldwide are now recommending full-fat foods. As the heart surgeons have said… ‘mainstream medicine made a terrible mistake when it advised people to avoid saturated fat.’ And as far as the cholesterol hypotheses goes (and big pharma’s $31-billion-a-year cholesterol-lowering drug industry), books like ‘The Great Cholesterol Myth’ and ‘The Great Cholesterol Con’ etc, should put all of your concerns to rest.  
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So there you are. Personally, I’d stay with the WAP way of eating. If nothing else, their inclusion of saturated fats make for a far healthier and more inviting diet and gives you greater choice.

Q. Your page is very telling and informative, but I’m still not exactly sure what I should be eating. And by the way, I hate the word ‘diet’. 

A. The word ‘diet’ simply means… the food and drink that is regularly consumed by an individual or group. If you don’t like the word diet then simply use the word food.

Going back to the quote from Dr. Kelly Brogan where it says that everyone heals on the diet they love (meaning that the diet or food they most enjoy will best benefit their health); so follow the foods you most enjoy and it’s pretty certain that it will do you the most good. But don’t forget the quote also includes clearing the gurus (the self-appointed masters of nutrition) and all the processed food from your head. And I should add also clearing all the other nasties including junk food that are mentioned in 4. Diet – selection of food. Have a thorough read through the Weston A. Price Foundation website and simply choose what you like from their list of recommended foods… and you can’t go wrong. The website is quite extensive (and according to some a bit muddled) so it will take you a little time to get around it, so don’t rush, stay cool and don’t allow yourself to become confused. All the (great) information will still be there tomorrow, and the next day, and…

Primarily, it’s about changing to foods (and a lifestyle) that are more directly interactive with your body and respond to your new vibrational level.
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And to start the ball rolling…
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Stay clear of all commercially processed food including breakfast cereals, cakes and sauce mixers etc, and processed meats (hot dogs, salami, bologna and all other luncheon and deli meats). Processed foods do nothing for your health, but potentially much for your ill-health.
Stay clear of all junk/fast foods which will also do nothing for your health and can lead to an increased risk of all manner of chronic disease.
Avoid margarines which rely primarily on highly processed vegetable oils (trans fats).
Avoid all GMO foods (genetically modified organisms using genetic engineering techniques to make them, among other things, resistant to herbicides). GMO foods have yet to be proven to be the least bit healthy for the ecosystem or for humans.
Avoid artificial food additives, especially MSG. Read labels!
Avoid white flour, white flour products and white rice.
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Use full-fat milk and dairy products… NOT low-fat. Saturated fat is NOT the enemy (and never has been), trans fats are (and always have been). Use lard and duck fat for cooking, NOT vegetable oils.
Use organic extra virgin olive oil liberally… NOT inflammatory oils high in dangerous trans fats such as corn, soybean, sunflower, canola and safflower.
Use animal fats – egg yolks, butter, cream, etc. liberally. Preferably organic.
Use herbs and spices, organic ground pepper and unrefined salt.
Use only filtered water for drinking and also cooking.
Eat fresh fruits and vegetables – preferably organic (without pesticides and herbicides). Use vegetables in soups and salads and eat lightly steamed vegetables with organic butter… yes ‘butter’.
Eat only organic oats and rice where possible.
Eat ‘wild caught’ fish where possible – NOT farmed fish.
Eat only ‘grass fed’ meats and poultry.
 
“Don’t dig your grave with your own knife and fork.”
~ Anon
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Oh, and don’t forget to get lots of fresh air and make no adjustments along the way out of fear. Keep in mind these words from the world’s oldest yoga teacher…
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“Breath is the power behind all things….
I breathe in and know that good things will happen.”
~ Tao Porchon-Lynch.

And these words from Allen…
“Never let worry and fear decide your future… let your Light.”
~ Allen Stacker
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And don’t forget to do some exercises for your muscles now and then. Remember… being weak can be dangerous, especially in our latter years. And again, this from Mark C. Houston, MD, MS, professor of clinical cardiology… “Muscles have the ability to communicate with the rest of the body and encourage healing, slow aging of the arteries and aging in general, reduce morbidity and mortality, and promote better health.”
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So then, open your new bottle of organic/preservative free wine, pour yourself a (small) glass and settle back into your favourite chair. And imagine… as from tomorrow with all that fresh air breathing, pure water, health-giving food and new exercise regime, your physical body will quickly begin to align with your new consciousness. Of course you could stay as you are, but we know that you won’t. Why? Because, as part of and on behalf of All-That-Is (or God if you like), you know at the deepest level that you’ve got work to do – work that is literally changing things far, far away and far into the NOW – and to do that you know you really do need to be in the very best embodiment possible.

Good luck.

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