FOOD AND DEVELOPMENT
© January 2017, The Writers Group
All information in this article is for educational purposes only. It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.
The importance of nutrition. Today, proper nutrition is one of the most important requirements for development. This includes obtaining enough minerals, vitamins, and protein for development to occur.
Remineralizing the body. Restoring a number of trace minerals required for development is difficult today due to modern agricultural methods and other factors such as weak digestion, food processing and refining, and stress. However, it is a vital key to development.
This article explains diet and development according to the 7 system. It is the core article needed to understand the nutritional balancing diets. Here are the essentials of the diet.
1. MAKE THE BODY MORE YANG
This means eating only foods that have a certain physics quality called yang or warm in macrobiotic terminology. Chinese medicine also uses these words. However, their system of classification does not work as well, in our experience.
The foods in this category – from the most yang to the least - are eggs, red meats, poultry, fish, grains or cereals, certain vegetables, dried beans or legumes, and toasted almond butter. A small amount of dairy products and a few fruit derivatives such as olive oil are also okay, but not too good.
Foods that grow underground or on the ground such as roots and other vegetables, are also much more yang than those that grow up in the air, such as fruit.
Foods to avoid because they are too yin are:
- Raw. Raw food is much more yin than cooked food. Avoid all raw vegetables, such as salads, as well as most other raw foods.
- Fruits. The category of food called fruits are expanded ovaries of plants, and all are quite yin.
This category also includes some vegetables that are really fruits. These can be known because they have seeds, such as tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, peppers, okra, cucumber, summer squash, pumpkins and perhaps a few others.
Exceptions to this rule include:
1. Winter squashes once a week. The reason is that they are not too yin. They include butternut, acorn and spaghetti squash.
2. Olive oil (a fruit oil) can be eaten in moderation – twice a week a little on food. Do not have it every day. One can also eat up to three dried black botija olives each week because these are not too yin and are very nutritious. They are not always easy to find in stores.
- Nuts and seeds. Avoid all of them, although they are nutritious foods. Besides being yin, they are harder to digest and slightly toxic, in all cases.
An exception is to have a large tablespoon of toasted almond butter at least three times weekly because it is not too yin, and it contains nutrients the bodies need that are difficult to find in other foods.
- Sugars or simple carbohydrates. This includes all sugar, as well as sweets such as candy, cookies, ice cream, pastries. It also includes sweet or sweetened foods and drinks such as natural food bars, natural cookies, sweetened kefir and yogurt, and nut and seed milks, among many others.
- Food chemicals. Avoid, as much as you can, all chemicals added to foods, as well as “artificial” sweeteners or artificial foods. The reason is that all food additives such as preservatives, flavorings, dough conditioners, colorants and others tend to be quite yin.
- Herbs. Do not fill up on herbs. A little herb tea such as chamomile flowers or hibiscus is fine. However, all herbs are plants and most are raw or uncooked. This makes them quite yin.
Many herbs are also extracted with alcohol or glycerine, which are more yin substances. Some are dried, which is better, but they are all fairly yin. Some are irradiated and not marked as such. This is a very yin method of processing. Many herbs are also aged, which tends to make most of them more yin.
We know that many doctors like them, but for development they get in the way.
- Food powders. Please be sure to avoid meal replacements, protein powders, whey powder, amino acid blends, and superfoods such as chlorella, spirulina, green foods and blue-green algae, among others. These are all very yin because they are powdered. Some are also rancid because they oxidize from exposure to the air.
An exception used in all nutritional balancing programs is kelp in capsules. The natural salt in kelp preserves the product and makes it much more yang.
Purchasing it in capsules keeps out most of the oxygen so it does not become rancid as quickly. It also contains iodine and many minerals the bodies require that are difficult to obtain elsewhere. For details, read Kelp on this website.
- Drugs. All drugs, including medical drugs, tend to make the body more yin, even if they are not that yin themselves. This is because they are all poisons, even marijuana.
Please avoid all recreational drugs, and avoid all medical drugs unless absolutely needed, for the same reason.
- Organically grown food. This is best because residues of pesticides, insecticides and other farm chemicals all have a yin effect on the food and on the body. Organically grown food also contains more vital minerals, which are more yang.
- Beverages. Avoid alcohol, lemonade, lemon in water, fruit juices, and more than one cup daily of any tea or coffee because they are all more yin.
Carrot juice. A little carrot juice is acceptable, but only up to 12 ounces daily. Carrots are a yang vegetable, and a little of its juice contains many nutrients the bodies need today. It should be quite pure, with very little other ingredients thrown in. Do not drink green juice, smoothies, shakes, frappes, or other beverages as they are all very yin.
Wheat grass juice. An alternative to carrot juice up to twice per week is one or two ounces of fresh only wheat grass juice. It contains some nutrients that are helpful for most people.
Cooking. Cooking food properly makes it much more yang and increases the etheric energy of the food. One reason this occurs is that cooking breaks down tough vegetable fibers and thus increases the ability of the body to absorb the yang minerals from the food.
Cooking also reduces the amount of bacteria and fungi in the food. This also makes the food much more yang and more healthful.
Exceptions. Eggs need to be cooked only lightly, so that the yolks remain runny. Poached eggs and soft-boiled eggs are best. Men may have up to 8 eggs weekly, while women may have up to 6 eggs weekly only.
Meats should also not be cooked until they are hard or until they fall apart. As a rule, cook them only until they lose their raw look. This only takes about five minutes in a pressure cooker for thin-sliced meat or even a boneless, skinless chicken thigh.
Dairy products, which are not important foods on this diet, are best eaten raw because cooking them damages them the most.
Do not cook milk, yogurt or cheese, as found in foods such as quiche, cheese burgers, cheese sandwiches, cheese cakes, pizza, lasagna, and other concoctions.
Cooking methods. Pressure-cooking is the best method of cooking because it makes the food much more yang. Always cook food until it is soft, but do not overcook. Another good method is the use of a crock pot. Always drink the liquid the food is cooked in with these two methods.
Steaming is also good, but not quite as good as the methods above. Please do not bake, roast, or fry much food. Stir-frying is okay if you first stir-fry and then add water and steam the food until it is soft, and drink the water.
- Fresh. Fresh food is always more yang. Frozen, dried or canned food is more yin. Always look for the freshest food possible.
An exception is that sardines are often best consumed from a can. They are wild caught, and may be processed right on the large fishing boats. This preserves the fish much better than shipping frozen fish thousands of miles to your local market.
2. SPIN RIGHT
Ideally, eat foods that have a strong right-hand spin to them. They are also called dextro-rotary or D-rotary. Avoid foods that have a weak spin or that have a combination of right and left spin.
Many chemical compounds have a left or right spin to them. This concept is part of a branch of biochemistry called stoichemistry.
Foods that are natural and unprocessed tend to all spin to the right. These are best. Foods that have been overcooked, refined, powdered or chemicalized tend to spin less to the right and more a combination of right and left.
Fresh, higher quality food also spins more to the right, while older and spoiled food spins more a combination of left and right.
3. DOWN ENERGY
Some foods have the effect of moving subtle energy downward through the body from the head to the feet.
These tend to be foods that are not spicy and not sugary. They are also the least toxic foods because toxicity of any degree and type tends to move energy upward through the body.
Excellent downward-moving foods are cooked vegetables, some cooked grain and mild meats such as chicken.
4. RELAXING, ROUNDED AND COMFORTING
Foods that fit this description include the cooked vegetables, once again, some grain foods and mild meats.
5. WOBBLE BACK AND FORTH
This is an unusual quality of some foods. The most important foods to obtain this quality of motion are cooked vegetables.
Sea salt and kelp are impact foods, and very important in nutritional balancing.
7. WOBBLE UP AND DOWN
Foods that have this kind of motion are mainly meats, poultry and fish. This is the reason these are important foods.
1. Eat high etheric energy foods. This article introduces the idea of foods that contain more etheric energy. This is a subtle energy found in all living things. It is often related to souls who live in the food item.
Higher etheric energy foods include cooked vegetables, whole grains, meats, eggs, animal fat, and dairy products. These are the main recommended foods for development.
Other foods are much lower in etheric energy, including most raw foods, salads, fruits, seeds, nuts, beans and most refined and processed foods. These will slow or prevent development. Later in this article is a list of the etheric energy content, roughly, of various foods.
2. To obtain the minerals needed for development, one must eat variety in the diet. The five types of variety of foods required are:
A. A variety of cooked vegetables from the list below. Eat 6 of these with each of your three meals every day:
The preferred vegetables are carrots, rutabaga, onions (green, yellow, white, red, green, pearl, cipolline, boiler and others), leeks, shallots, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, baby broccoli (also called broccolette or broccolini), green beans, and a little garlic.
These vegetables seem to contain more of a chemical that speeds development, although I don’t know the name of the compound.
B. A variety of meats from this list: The list includes chicken, turkey, lamb, sardines and a little beef.
C. A variety of spring water, especially those from this list: Iceland Glacial, Simple Truth, Purely Sedona, Fiji, Evian, and a little of the others.
D. Ideally, a variety of sea salts, especially those listed here: Real Salt by Redmond, Whole Foods Brand (called 365), and a little of others.
E. Bone broth using a variety of bones. These can include bones from a cow, lamb and chicken.
3. Limit animal quality foods because while their etheric energy content is high, it is somewhat toxic. For this reason, this website recommends:
A. Eat animal products daily.
B. However, eat them at the most twice daily.
C. Portions for adults should only be 4-5 ounces, and less for children.
D. Men can have only up to 8 eggs a week, and women only up to 6 eggs a week.
E. Meats should not be overcooked. Cook them no more than 30-40 minutes in a regular pot, 5-10 minutes in a pressure cooker, or up to 1.5 hours in an oven.
F. Eggs must be eaten soft so that the yolk is runny. The best methods of cooking them is soft boiled or poached.
For more details about the 7 System, read The 7 System.
DETAILS ON WHAT TO EAT
Below are food groups listed by the amount of etheric energy they contain.
FOOD CATEGORIES (from the highest to the lowest etheric energy content. This is also the list from yang to yin):
1. Meats, especially red meats.
5. Whole Grains
6. Cooked vegetables, (but not fruits that are eaten as vegetables such as potatoes, peppers, summer squashes, eggplant, tomatoes, cucumbers and okra.)
7. Cooked legumes or dried beans.
8. Nuts and Seeds.
9. Raw vegetable salads
Now let us examine each of these food groups in more detail. The foods below are arranged from best to worst. This does not always correlate perfectly with the amount of etheric energy the food contains, but it usually does.
I. Meats (from the best to the least desirable):
2. Chicken, dark meat
3. Chicken, white meat
4. Venison, elk and some other wild game.
7. Turkey, especially dark meat turkey, naturally raised.
11. Bison and buffalo
12. Pork and ham
Please avoid pork and ham because they often contain parasite eggs or ova, even if they are well-cooked.
II. Eggs and dairy products
Eggs, but only up to 8 a week for men and up to 6 per week for women.
Butter. This is acceptable, although it is somewhat yin.
Other dairy – Adults and children should have only up to 4 ounces per day in total dairy products below:
Cheese –raw is generally better. Organic is also better in most cases.
Yogurt or kefir. Plain only.
Milk – this is yin and not the best food.
Nut and seed milks – please avoid them all. They are very yin and mostly water.
III. Whole grains (from the best to the least desirable)
1. Corn, especially organic blue corn. Organic yellow corn is also not bad.
5. Rice (rice would be higher on the list, but currently has some arsenic in it, so I cannot recommend it much at this time (2017)
6. Wheat (including variants such as teff, einkorn, spelt and others). Wheat used to be an excellent food, but it is very hybridized today, and is an irritating food. The older wheat variants may be better, but this is not consistent so I did not list them separately.
7. Buckwheat - slightly toxic
8.Refined grains such as white flour, in particular. White rice is not as bad, but not a great product.
IV. Vegetables (from best to least desirable)
Roots. These tend to be excellent:
2. Onion and scallions
3. Daikon or white radish
6. Yam and Sweet potato
7. Black radish
8. Golden beets
10. Celery root
11. Jerusalem artichoke
Cruciferous vegetables – also excellent
Broccolini or broccolete or baby broccoli
Greens – good but more yin
Kale (may contain toxic thallium)
Other vegetables - good
Green beans or string beans
Winter squashes – butternut, spaghetti and acorn squashes
Mung bean sprouts
Somewhat toxic vegetables, best avoided:
Asparagus and artichokes (these are somewhat toxic, so have them rarely)
Vegetables that are not recommended:
1. Sea vegetables exept for kelp (nori, wakame, hijiki, dulse and others). These are too high in mercury, so avoid them or eat them very rarely.
2. Nightshades. These are somewhat toxic. A little cayenne powder is okay, however. They include:
White, red and purple potatoes
All tomatoes *
All peppers – both sweet and hot peppers *
3. Salad vegetables – these are too yin, especially when eaten raw.
Red common radish
Summer squash *
Yellow squash *
Lettuce - all
* These are not really vegetables. They contain seeds and are really fruits. All are too yin for regular consumption.
V. Cooked legumes or dried beans:
1. Lentils, especially black beluga lentils
2. black beans
3. Kidney beans
4. Mung beans
5. Red beans (frijoles)
6. White beans, butter beans and black-eyed peas
7. Split peas and others
VI. Nuts and seeds (these are not recommended except for roasted almond butter and rarely other nut or seed butters):
1. Almond, when roasted
2. Pine nuts
3. Most seeds: sunflower, sesame, alfalfa, chia, mustard, poppy, red clover and others
4. Pumpkin seeds, squash seeds and peanuts (technically a bean)
5. Most nuts – cashew, macadamia, chestnut, hazelnut, brazil nut, and others
VII. Fruits (these are never recommended except botija olives, and just a few per week maximum):
1. Olives and olive oil. This is the only fruit allowed on a nutritional balancing diet. The others below are all too yin and very low in etheric energy. They include:
2. Small juicy fruits – all berries, prickly pear cactus fruit and others, kiwi, and others
3. Small fleshy fruits - apples, peaches, pears, and plums
4. Larger fleshy fruits - all melons, papaya and others
5. Tropical fruits - avocado, coconut, palm fruit, noni and others
6. Citrus fruits – orange, lemon, grapefruit, tangerine
VIII. Beverages (from the highest etheric energy content to the lowest)
1. Spring waters – many are good. Do not use Deer Park Water
2. Carbon-only filtered tap water. This often has some etheric energy in it and is usually the second best type of water to drink for most people.
3. Whole milk (raw or organic, preferably). This is quite yin and low in etheric energy. Adults should never have more than 4 ounces daily. Babies can have more if it is goat milk or in the Home-made Baby Formula.
4. Mild herbal teas such as chamomile.
5. One cup of coffee or caffeinated tea daily. Avoid green tea because it is more yin and stimulating.
These are the only acceptable beverages for everyday use. Other beverages are not recommended, as they are all too yin, toxic and have very low etheric energy. These include reverse osmosis water, distilled water, nut and seed milks, coconut water, soda pop, and all alcoholic beverages.
IX. Herbs and spices (from the highest etheric energy content to the lowest)
1. Ginger root
2. Ginseng root (quite toxic, however)
3. Burdock root
4. Horseradish root
Tarragon, especially for those with a four lows pattern
9. All others contain less etheric energy.
SPECIAL FOODS FOR DEVELOPMENT
Today, certain foods seem to promote development, even if they are not the highest in etheric energy. They are:
Š Lamb. Most people need it twice or even three times per week, but not more. Limit servings to 4-5 ounces only for adults and less for children.
Š Organic blue corn (either chips or tortillas). Adults can have a bag or two of blue corn chips per week.
Š Sardines. (3-4 cans per week or one can every other day).
Š Sea salt. Use liberally and add after cooking your food, not before. Avoid refined table salt, which is a mineral-depleted junk food.
Š Bone broth. This is excellent every day of every other day.
Š Other. A little raw garlic powder, onion powder, ground mustard, ground horseradish, dill weed, tarragon, basil and ginger are excellent. Most mild herbs and spices are also okay in small amounts as a garnish – not as pills. Avoid very sharp spices, and avoid all chemicalized and refined flour and junk foods.
WHY IS FOOD AND DIET NOT DISCUSSED MORE IN THE BIBLE AND OTHER HOLY BOOKS?
The proper food and diet is often the second most vital element in this type of development. (The first is rest and sleep). This may shock some who are versed in spiritual literature.
Some of the older spiritual teachings basically ignore or even deny the importance of food and nutrition. They focus more on prayer, meditation, reading scripture, chanting, and so on.
For example, the traditional Bible and even the Buddhist traditions do not spend much time discussing diet relative to other subjects. However, we must understand the reasons for this.
The most important reason is that modern food processing had not been invented when the Hebrew and Christian bibles were written, and even less so when the Buddhist and Hindu texts were written. Nor were the scripture writers concerned with patented drugs advertised everywhere, vaccines, junk foods, or thousands of toxic chemicals in the air and water supplies.
They were also not concerned with about two dozen heavy metals in the environment, electromagnetic radiation from computers and cell phones, ionizing radiation from A-bomb tests and other sources, and other sources of toxins found nearly everywhere on earth.
Nor were automobiles available that allow people to “drive-through” to buy their “fast food” and eat it “at the wheel” and “on the run” while driving the highways. These are among the reasons why food and diet need to be one’s second most important focus, second only to rest, if one is to develop the body and mind today.
THE PROBLEM MADE WORSE BY DISINFORMATION
A related problem is that public health authorities and the public is brainwashed to believe that fluoridation of the water and vaccination are healthful, that most medical drugs are safe, that sexually-transmitted diseases are not anything to worry about, and that sugar is not that bad a food. These are lies, pure and simple.
As a direct result, children are ALL born ill today. Then most are “well vaccinated” and “well drugged”, which tends to make them far worse by the time most reach adulthood. All of these insults to the physical body get in the way of development.
Fortunately, the tide is turning. Organic foods, natural health markets, and more honest marketing of these foods is slowly waking up the population. Exploding health care costs and horrendous new illnesses such as autism, ADHD and the explosion in diabetes, cancer and other horrors are also waking up people to the truth about food and nutrition.