THE FOOD ENERGY CONCEPT
by Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© February 2013, L.D. 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.
This is a somewhat unusual article. The theme is that different foods and food groups have particular energies, and it appears that human beings need the energies of these different foods and groups of foods, at least at certain times. If, for example, you limit your diet to just one or two groups of foods, you will stop your healing and development progress, or at least slow it down.
For example, there is an energy of fish. It is helpful to have some fish in the diet. It need not be every day, but at least once a week, we suggest sardines, for example, simply because larger fish are all so contaminated with mercury that they are quite toxic unless eaten very rarely.
On the other hand, if one eats fish every day, even the best fish, it creates an imbalance in the body and is not healthful. This is what I mean by a food energy and its importance for our health and mental development. There is a need for a balance of these energies.
THE MAIN FOOD ENERGY TYPES
The main food energies or energy types that I have identified, so far, include:
4. Dairy (milk, cheese, yogurt, butter and cream)
5. Dried beans or legumes
6. Squash family vegetables (these are botanically fruits)
7. Olives (this group may also include other fruits, as well)
8. Other. This may include other fruits or other foods.
In addition, I believe that within these groups there is energy of particular foods, such as corn or wheat, for example. However, this is probably less important than the overall groups listed above.
PRINCIPLES AND IMPLICATIONS OF THE FOOD ENERGY CONCEPT
1. The concept seems to be real, based on clinical experience, even if it seems a bit farfetched.
2. For this reason, it is good to eat a varied diet and not to eat the same food or even the same type of food all the time.
3. This does not mean one must have the same amount of all foods. The principle of eating cooked vegetables three times daily, with each meal, for example, still holds true. Cooked vegetables should still be your main food group at this time in history, I believe, and not other foods such as proteins, fruits, salads, etc.
4. The food energy concept does not negate the oxidation type diets at all. For example, I still find that fast oxidizers must limit all starches, which includes the grains, dried beans or legumes, and sugars and sweet things of all kinds.