FORBIDDEN FOODS FOR NUTRITIONAL BALANCING
By Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© February 2017, LD Wilson Consultants, Inc.
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.
Table Of Contents
Three Groups Of Foods
Problems With Our Food
Forbidden Foods By Food Type
Fats and Oils
Three groups of foods. For Development, the diet is extremely important. It is the basis of the programs. Foods are grouped into three categories:
3. Forbidden foods. This is the subject of this article.
Problems with our food today. These are basically of three types:
1. Low in nutrients. This is usually due to processing and refining, but may be due to the nature of the food itself. Such foods are sometimes called “empty calories” or “junk food”. For most Western people, it constitutes the majority of their diet.
2. Toxic. This can be due to toxins naturally found in the food. It can also be due to toxic chemicals or metals sprayed on our food, or added to it after it is harvested. For details about these toxins, read Toxic Metals and Toxic Chemicals.
3. Yin. This is a type of toxicity and it is closely tied to nutritional depletion. We mention it separately because it is subtle and not recognized by most doctors and nutrition authorities. However, it is extremely important for development and to regain and maintain one’s health. For details about it, read Yin Disease and Food And Development.
Fast and slow oxidizers. The foods listed below are forbidden to both those with a fast or a slow oxidation rate.
Fast food. Food from fast food restaurants is of much poorer quality and not recommended at all.
White foods. Avoid all food products made with white flour or white sugar. These foods have little nutritional value, as well as other problems. Also, avoid all table salt in favor of natural sea salt.
FORBIDDEN FOODS BY FOOD TYPE
VEGETABLES. Avoid yucca, taro root, breadfruit, burdock root, cassava, horseradish root, anise fennel, radicchio, rapini, kohlrabi, and parsley root. These vegetables are all either too yin or a little toxic.
PROTEINS. Avoid all hard-cooked eggs. These are found in hard-boiled eggs, omelets, hard scrambled eggs, and eggs cooked into breads and other baked goods. Hard-cooked eggs are difficult to digest and the cooking damages the egg yolks.
Avoid all pig products such as pork, ham, and bacon. These often contain parasite eggs, even if they are well-cooked.
Avoid bison and buffalo.
Avoid all organ meats. They are somewhat toxic.
Avoid refined soy products such as soy protein powder, textured vegetable protein and others.
Avoid all protein powders and meal replacements. These are very yin because they are broken apart and usually refined, as well.
Avoid all nuts and seeds, except for roasted almond butter. These foods are nutritious, but a little difficult to digest, too yin and slightly toxic.
GRAINS. Avoid all wheat and spelt products. Wheat has been altered and has become a very irritating food too high in glutamic acid.
Avoid buckwheat. It is slightly toxic. Avoid all raw grain products such as granola, muesli and trail mix.
Avoid rice cakes. They are a refined and nutritionally depleted product.
FRUIT. Avoid all fruit, except for 2-3 dried black botija olives per week.
FATS AND OILS. Avoid all hydrogenated oils. These are found in all margarine, shortening, most peanut butter and many baked goods.
Avoid lard and all products made with it.
DAIRY. Avoid most pasteurized milk. Avoid “cheese food”, such as Velveeta and Kraft Singles. Avoid cooked cheese such as that found in quiche, pizza, lasagna, cheese burgers, grilled cheese sandwiches, and some other dishes.
SALT. Avoid all refined or table salt. Sea salt, however, is an excellent product.
OTHER. Avoid mushrooms. Although some are tasty and some have medicinal properties, they are quite yin and not that nutritious.
SECTION II. EXPLANATION OF THE FORBIDDEN FOODS
Fruit is a very yin food and very low in etheric energy. For these reasons, fruit is an anti-development food, no matter how tasty or nutritious it may be.
Fruit also upsets blood sugar, is often unclean unless washed well, and contains a toxic form of potassium. For more on this topic, read Fruit-Eating on this site.
These are found in all margarine (including soy and other “health food” margarine), all vegetable shortening, most commercial peanut butter except Laura Scudders, and it is added to many candies, cookies, pastries and other prepared foods.
The food industry likes hardened or hydrogenated vegetable oil because it gives foods a creamy texture. It is made by bubbling hydrogen at high temperature through refined vegetable oils. This damages the oil. Also, nickel or cadmium, both very toxic metals, are added to the mixture as catalysts.
The end product has no cholesterol, but is nutritionally depleted and contains toxic metals and toxic type of fat. It will damage your cell membranes and cause multiple health problems. Please avoid all of it, no matter what your cholesterol level is.
Most cholesterol is made within the body, and one’s cholesterol level will normalize with a nutritional balancing program without having to eat margarine and shortening. For more on this topic, please read Butter Versus Margarine and Cholesterol-Phobia on this site.
White foods are refined wheat flour, refined sugar cane or beet sugar, and refined white rice.
These food items are white because some of the darker colored components have been removed, but also because they are usually bleached with a chlorine bleach similar to that used on clothing. It is a poison added to these foods. Let us examine each of these in more detail.
This toxic and depleted product is made by removing the germ, and the bran or fiber from a grain of wheat. The germ, in particular, is the most nourishing part of the wheat grain. Then what is left is ground into flour.
White flour is used everywhere in breads, pastry, pasta, cookies, muffins, biscuits, tortillas, pancake mix, waffles, pie crusts, pizza crusts, cakes, and as a thickener.
At one time, the United States Food And Drug Administration banned bleached white flour. However, certain special interests got together and managed to overturn the ban.
Labeling. This is extremely confusing. Refined, bleached white wheat flour is allowed to be labeled as “wheat flour”. It may also be labeled as “enriched wheat flour”.
This is also a lie, in the sense that most of its nutrition has been removed, and then. by law, it is “enriched” with three B-complex vitamins and iron. This is nothing compared to the amount of nutrition that is removed from the product. Enrichment was necessary because this flour was found to be highly toxic in animal experiments.
Real wheat flour is labeled as “whole wheat flour”. It is a better product. However, it is very hybridized today, and has become a rather irritating product for everyone. Therefore, I do not recommend eating any wheat products today – either whole wheat or white flour. For more on this subject, please read Complex Carbohydrates on this website.
NOTE: All wheat, even organic whole wheat, is also a forbidden food at this time. This is because wheat has been hybridized to such as degree that it is now an irritating food for most people. Please avoid all wheat and wheat products such as wheat pasta, wheat breads, wheat pastries, and others such as cookies, cakes, and foods thickened with wheat flour.
This is the name given to refined cane or refined beet sugar. It has had most of its vitamins and minerals stripped away, and is one of the most unhealthy products on the market. It use should be banned entirely, as it is an adulterated food.
White sugar is found in hundreds of prepared food products such as breads, pastries, cookies, cakes, candies, ice cream, flavored yogurt, pies, some ketchup, many canned foods, and hundreds of others.
Chemically, white sugar is often dextrose. However, other refined sugar products are glucose and fructose. It may also be labeled as corn syrup, corn sugar, rice syrup, agave syrup, maple syrup or other names.
Sugars are all very yin in macrobiotic terminology, and this is always harmful. This problem also applies to all natural sugars and natural sweeteners, which also suggest avoiding. These include real maple syrup, honey, (even raw and uncooked), date sugar, piloncillo, and others.
White sugar begins as the juice of the cane plant or ground up sugar beets. Then, by boiling it, the sugar is extracted. The remaining product is called molasses, which is quite a mineral-rich product. This is fed to cows and pigs, making them healthier.
Human beings get the sugar, which upsets calcium metabolism and has many other negative effects on the body. For more on this, please read Sugar Basic, Sugar Addiction, Sweet And Dangerous and Sugar on this site.
Rice is naturally a light brown color. However, if one strips off its outer layer, sometimes called the bran or germ, one is left with a nutritionally depleted, starchy white grain.
White rice is now eaten around the world, often as a staple food. Eating a lot of it, without balancing its terrible nutritional quality with other foods, causes a B-vitamin deficiency disease called berberi in Japanese. The disease first showed up in Japan, where rice is eaten as the staple food of the diet. Some rice is now “enriched” to prevent this disease.
One white rice is less harmful than others, though it is by no means an excellent food. This is white basmati rice. However, if you wish to eat rice, please look for natural, brown rice. Rice has some arsenic in it today, according to reports, to I don’t recommend eating too much of it.
This is another “white” product that is a very poor quality food. Please do not eat it! It should be banned entirely.
Refined salt begins as unrefined sea salt – an excellent food. The natural salt is heated, and most of its minerals are stripped away except for the sodium chloride molecules. The minerals are sold off, and human beings eat the refined salt that is devoid of most minerals, irritates the body, and contains very little nutrition.
In addition, many brands of table salt contain aluminum, which is added as an anti-caking agent. It is a toxic and disgusting product.
Natural salt comes either from salt mines, which are dried up oceans, or it is extracted from today’s oceans. Both types of natural sea salt are excellent products that do not raise blood pressure. They also provide dozens of important minerals for our bodies. For more on this topic, please read Salt on this website.
In most nations on earth, the government allows hundreds of chemicals to be added to the food. While some may be benign, some are definitely harmful. Many are also irritating to the intestines and too yin in macrobiotic terminology.
The most common food chemicals are flavorings, colorings, preservatives, dough conditioners, thickeners, and emulsifiers. From my perspective, none of these are needed today! Among the worst chemicalized foods are:
These often contain added chemicals. They include bologna, salami, sausage, bacon, jerky, and canned meats. Please avoid all of these, unless you make them yourself without adding chemicals for flavoring, coloring or preserving the meat.
GLUED CHICKEN AND TURKEY
This is a common food item served in restaurants, in particular. They are often called chicken nuggets, turkey nuggets, and turkey roll. If you order a chicken or turkey sandwich or a “chicken patty” in many restaurants, this is what you will receive.
To make this item, they begin with chicken or turkey bones after the meat has been stripped from the bones. Machines scrape off every bit of meat scraps that was left on the bones. The scrapings are put into piles, and mixed with a whitish glue, and then allowed to set in molds in various shapes.
This is an inferior product. Please avoid all chicken nuggets, turkey roll and unfortunately many chicken dishes and sandwiches sold in restaurants unless you know they serve real, fresh chicken.
This is another heavily chemicalized food, in most cases. The worst is often diet soda, which can contain up to 70 chemicals, of which the label usually mentions only three or four. Please avoid ALL soda pop, even natural sodas.
Soybeans are used in agriculture and industry for a variety of purposes. Often, the most important product is the soy oil. This is usually chemically extracted, leaving some chemicals in the solid residue (and the oil).
This cheap, protein-rich residue is sold as human food. It is often called soy protein or soy protein isolate. Some used in protein drinks is called hydrolyzed vegetable protein. It is found in hundreds of products, especially vegetarian meat substitutes such as Hamburger Helper and many others.
In restaurants, soy protein is often mixed in with hamburger or other ground meat because it is cheaper.
These include protein powders, meal replacements, green super foods, and others. All suffer from the following problems:
1. ALL of these are very yin because they are broken apart and made into powders.
2. Often they are quite processed and it is hard to know what chemicals or other processes were used.
3. Most are oxidized because they are broken apart and the powder is exposed to the air. When foods oxidize, the fatty acids become rancid and useless. Other negative effects also occur.
4. Also, many are food extracts and some nutrients have been removed.
For all these reason, powders tend to be much less nutritious than the original food from which they came.
Some of these suffer from the same problems as the powders due to processing. Another problem is that most of them are much too sweet. This makes them very yin and toxic.
GENETICALLY-MODIFIED FOODS OR GMOs
These are not “processed”, but they have been altered genetically, and usually not in ways to enhance their nutrition. Genetic modification is usually done to resist pests, increase yields, make handling easier, and allow some foods to grow on depleted soils.
Nutrition usually suffers in the process. Some know that there is fierce fight going on because the public has a right to know on the food label which foods have been genetically modified.
However, the companies that make them do not want labeling because they know that some will reject the foods. Please let your representatives know that we must at least label genetically modified foods, and they must be tested better than they are at present.
“DIET FOODS” AND SOME BODY BUILDING PRODUCTS
Artificial sweeteners. So-called diet products often contain sugar substitutes. These are artificial sweeteners that are toxic such as aspartame or Equal, Splenda or others. Please stay away from all artificial sweeteners.
Excitotoxins. Certain food chemicals stimulate the nervous system and are quite harmful. They should not be allowed to be sold. They include:
1. Monosodium glutamate or MSG. It is found in:
Hydrolyzed vegetable protein
Anything with glutamate
2. Aspartame, also called Equal. It is an artificial sweetener used in diet soda and many other prepared foods.
3. Other foods high in glutamine or glutamic acid are wheat and casein.
Diet soda. Among the worst diet products are diet sodas. In addition to containing artificial sweeteners, diet soda can contain up to 70 chemicals.
These products actually seem to cause weight gain, not weight loss. Instead, eat plenty of cooked vegetables and follow a nutritional balancing program, and weight loss is easy and automatic.
Body building products may also contain chemicals, and usually contain a lot of powders discussed in the section above.
EATING AT FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS
The quality of the food at the familiar fast food chain restaurants is not as good as buying and cooking your own food.
The reasons for this include:
1. Some of this food has a lot of chemicals added.
2. Some is partially cooked at a remote location, and then frozen before shipment to the local restaurant.
3. Some has a lot of soy protein and other cheap ingredients added to it.
4. The overall quality of the original food items such as meat or milk may be poorer.
Please do not eat at these restaurants.
ANY OLD OR SPOILED FOOD
Fortunately, most people do not eat spoiled food. However, occasionally it is eaten. Food spoils either by fermenting, rotting, or oxidizing. Fermenting is probably the least harmful. Here is how to tell if food is spoiled and should be thrown away at once.
1. Fermenting food may smell alcoholic or taste funny. Many fermenting organisms produce alcohol from sugars and starches.
2. Moldy food often has white or blue spots on it. Do not eat this food. This occurs a lot with grains and beans that are left too long in the refrigerator, for example, or not refrigerated.
3. Rotting food often smells bad. This happens to meat and eggs, primarily. Putrefaction is a type of rotting. Do not eat meats or eggs that even begin to smell badly.
4. Oxidized oils go rancid. This is a different chemical process. The food, such as almond butter, other nut butters, and vegetable oils, in particular, will take on a bitter taste or a bitter aftertaste. Do not consume these, as they are very hard on the liver.