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Nutrition Pure and Simple

Updated on September 22, 2014
Nutrition Manual
Nutrition Manual

Nutrition Pure and Simple

Don't you wish there was a simple formula for healthy nutrition? There is. It's found in a book that is thousands of years old. This book gives numerous instructions for a happy, healthy life. Regarding nutrition it says the best diet for mankind is with fruit, grains, nuts and vegetables. Simple enough, eh? And with enough variety that one should never be bored.

As for meat lovers who can't bear the thought of giving it up, there is instruction as to which kind of meat is safe to eat and which is to be avoided: Animals that have a split hoof and chew the cud are okay, as in cattle and sheep. Also fish and water creatures that have fins and scales are permissible. Birds of prey, carrion eaters and fish eaters are forbidden as are most creeping things (invertebrates).

These kinds of meals are surprisingly filling. Remember to keep the acid forming foods less than the alkaline ones, the acid ones being mostly the grain and protein items. Use some extra virgin, first cold pressed olive oil or coconut oil and Celtic sea salt as butter on the bread with some lemon juice on the salad. I like to add Italian seasoning and use liquid aminos in place of the salt on the salad. Yummy.

A nice side effect to the above meal plan is weight loss and added energy. My English teacher in college had tried everything to lose weight. I told her about the "Fit for Life" plan. She tried it and was delighted in seeing the pounds melt away.

Did you already guess what book I referred to at the beginning? Yes, it was the Bible.

By Harvey Diamond, Marilyn Diamond: Fit for Life
By Harvey Diamond, Marilyn Diamond: Fit for Life

This book tells the how and why of optimum health plus the benefit of losing weight easily. This is the most purchased nutritional book ever written. And at the end there are menus and recipes that make everything easy to implement.


Years ago I remember reading Harvey and Marilyn Diamond's book "Fit for Life" that covered a lot of these principles. I incorporated their meal plan ideas into my lifestyle with a few adjustments and came up with this program:

For breakfast eat a big bowl full of three to four kinds of fruit, plus some grain item like oatmeal, waffles, toast, etc., keeping the grain item less in amount than the fruit for a more alkaline balance.

At dinnertime, and this can be switched with the supper menu, eat a large salad and a small amount of protein food as in legumes (beans), nut and seed patties, or a bean and nut loaf.

Then at suppertime eat portions of raw and steamed veggies along with a slice of toast, or make it a fruit and toast meal.

Have you read "Fit for Life"?

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      lifeandhealth 3 years ago

      Thank you for your comment. How true. Fortunately we have a guide to test advice. What is sad is there are so many people now who don't read! I lend a book to someone, and they don't even skim through it.

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      Dora Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Voted Up and Useful! Isn't it funny that the original food principles are available to everyone, and yet we go seeking advice which are no improvement on the original? Thanks for bringing us back to the "Pure and Simple" basics.

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      Clara Mae Watrous 6 years ago from Washington State

      Thank you for your comment. I find that watching the alkalinity balance affects my health in a positive way. Sometimes if I see that my plate of food is mostly acid forming in my body, I'll take a drink of my Barley Life.

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      Cynthia 7 years ago from Vancouver Island, Canada

      Dear Lifeandhealth, you are so smart! I love the eating plan that you share here-- it does, indeed, appear to be simple but nutritious AND tasty and filling. I'm attempting to raise my alkalinity... hope you come back and write some more simple but true nutrition hubs!