I am now following a vegan lifestyle, probably about 80% raw. I love the raw food lifestyle “high”. I am on a journey to find out how to get that high without having to be 100% raw. One huge block for me is my delayed allergy to dairy. I know dairy affects me and I have eliminated that. So, I had to ask myself, what other foods are affecting my body? Looking through several books and researching online, there were many recommendations and plenty of places to start. I have decided to concentrate on common delayed allergens and the Blood Type Diet. I urge you to research both as they are fascinating.
I went to get my blood type a couple of weeks ago (which I found out is O). When I reviewed my list, there were a couple of food recommendations that I could completely agree with and, from my body’s signals, I was aware of and some foods I never thought of that could either be an issue or beneficial. I had to keep in mind that looking at a diet based on blood type was not quite raw plant-based friendly i.e. its recommendations for O’s to eat certain types of meat. However, I figured I would at least get an overall picture of what items I may want to cut first.
I then reviewed a list of “Delayed Allergens” that are easily found on the web and in the book “Mucusless Diet Healing System” by Professor Arnold Ehret. A few of these common allergens are listed below:
- Potatoes (Red Potatoes are a better choice as they have a lower sugar content than white potatoes and do not feed yeast in the body.) Limit for weight loss.
So, where I am now? Along with giving up dairy and other non-vegan related food, I have decided to limit wheat and gluten for three months. If I do not see any beneficial signs, I will add it back into my diet. Then I will concentrate on the following items one at a time: peanuts, corn, and potatoes.
If you are interested in adopting a healthier Standard American Diet (SAD), there are several key things that you can opt to do to keep up a healthy diet program.
KEY – If you are eating whole foods there are no labels to look at!
Please consider eliminating the items below –
Try to pick varieties other than these listed below and/or do not have these ingredients in the first five ingredients on the label. Do not get overwhelmed; concentrate on perhaps one item at a time.
- Process and Refined Carbohydrates and Sugar
- High Corn Fructose Syrup
- Hydrogenated (Trans) Fats
- Canned, Processed, Packaged, Junk, or Fast Foods
- Items high in sodium
- Fried Foods
The following foods are foods that may give people problems. (If you feel you may have an allergy brought on by food, try to avoid these for at least a month. You may want to cut just one at a time.)
- Potatoes – (Red Potatoes are a better choice as they have a lower sugar content than white potatoes and do not feed yeast in the body.) Limit for weight loss.
- Meat – If you can remove meat from your diet, do so. What about protein? It can introduce toxins into your body and can take up to 72 hours to digest if it digests. It begins to ferment in your stomach. Due to cooking and length of digestion, amount of protein is lowered. For example, 4oz of steak has 23 grams of protein. Beef in particular take a long time to digest. When you heat the food, you deplete a lot of the nutrients. It is also going to take the duration of the digestion process to receive the benefits of the protein. You could be receiving up to half the protein that you thought. Meanwhile, your body is feeling sluggish as it attempts to break down the meat into liquids.
Check labels for:
- Free of hormones
- Free range
- Farm Raised
- No Preservatives
A good product that packages meat this way is Applegate Farms. They have hot dogs, deli meat, sausages, turkey burgers, chicken, and more. This is a great way to transition to a healthy diet program.