BLUE OR PURPLE CORN - A SPECIAL FOOD FOR DEVELOPMENT
by Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© July 2019, 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.
WARNING. We strongly recommend eating 8-10 blue corn chips with each meal because they certain chemicals needed for development.
However, do not eat a diet of mainly chips of any type such as potato chips, corn chips or others. This is harmful to your health because the chips are high in omega-6 fatty acids and contain some AGES as well.
For safety and development, most of the diet must consist of plenty of well-cooked vegetables with each meal, along with some protein and the rest of the foods recommended in Food For Daily Use.
History. Blue or purple corn is an ancient and sacred heirloom type of corn that comes originally from central Mexico. Today, it is grown in several nations, including the United States.
Blue corn is a variety of purple corn that is not quite as good for development, although either one is okay. If you can obtain purple corn products, they are somewhat better.
Hybridization. Blue or purple corn are not too hybridized or modified genetically, as is white corn. Many corn allergies involve the hybrids, so some people who do not tolerate corn products well can eat blue or purple corn.
If you do not tolerate blue corn:
- Start with just one chip. At times, it is best to eat it alone with nothing on it. Some brands may be easier to handle than others. A brand that is very plain available in the USA is Xochitl.
- Follow the development diet as best you can and often your intestines will heal and you will be able to eat a few blue corn chips after a few months.
Gluten-free. Corn is gluten-free or very low in gluten, so it can be tolerated by many people who are sensitive to gluten.
When to eat blue corn chips. Ideally, eat them with every meal, and eat them after eating your protein (eat first) and after eating your cooked vegetables. Eating food in this order is best for digestion.
Snacking. We find that snacking on blue corn chips is not as good. It is hard on digestion and can cause intestinal gas and bloating.
PURPLE CORN AND DEVELOPMENT
We highly recommend blue or purple corn tortilla chips for everyone who is on a development program because it contains a number of chemical compounds needed for Development. Some are selenium compounds, and there are others, we are told by our development team.
The chips are needed. At this time, blue corn tortillas or blue corn cereal does not work as well. THE IMPORTANCE OF BLUE OR PURPLE CORN FOR DEVELOPMENT CANNOT BE EMPHASIZED ENOUGH.
A blue corn substitute. Certain chemical compounds of zinc and selenium found in blue corn are essential for development. If you cannot tolerate blue corn, you may substitute the grain teff for blue corn chips. It must be cooked – either pressure-cooked for about 7 minutes are cooked in a regular pot with water for about 25-30 minutes.
Eating teff is not as good as blue corn, but it is a substitute if you do not tolerate blue corn.
FOOD PRODUCTS MADE OF PURPLE CORN
PURPLE OR BLUE CORN CHIPS
These are the best. They can be part of a meal, not just a snack.
We have tried making the other corn products below and they are a lot of work and donŐt contain as much of the right chemicals.
Recommended brands. America has a wide variety of brands. Other nations have fewer, or even none. If you cannot get blue corn chips, have some yellow corn chips if these are available. If this is not available, or if you prefer, have some yellow cornmeal or polenta cereal. Cook it only as much as needed, since cooking damages the chemicals we need that are in the product.
As of this publication date, the best brands of blue or purple corn chips in America we have found include Xochitl, Late July Blue Corn Dippers and Garden Of Eatin. The latter sells a salt-free chip. Other brands are probably okay but right now they are not quite as potent.
PURPLE CORN CEREAL
This does not work well for development. It must be cooked for about 1.5 hours to be properly cooked. This destroys the chemicals needed for development, so we donŐt recommend it.
PURPLE CORN TORTILLAS
These are sold in a few locations or one can make them. Unfortunately, they do not contain as much of the needed chemicals as the tortilla chips.
Problems with corn chips. Chips are often salty and greasy. However, they contain chemicals needed for development, which, in turn, causes deep detoxification of the body and removal of any toxic residues of the blue corn chips.
The other alternative is not to eat blue corn chips. However, then development does not occur much and therefore deep detoxification of the body does not occur, so one loses out.
The oil in a chip serves a function. It appears to seal in certain nutrients. As a result, we donŐt recommend baked purple or blue corn chips.
Other possible problems with chips. These include rancidity of the oil, staleness, toxicity of the refined oil, and poor quality and too much salt. Always check the expiration date to make sure they are fresh.
All corn products have a high glycemic index and this can cause the blood sugar level to fluctuate more than some other foods if one eats this product.
Several clients report that eating purple corn chips flares up their candida albicans or yeast problems. Eating them causes a lot of mucus buildup or other symptoms.
This problem disappears as oneŐs health improves on a complete development program. If this is a problem for you, eat just a few at a time, plain, alone, as a snack.
Allergies or intolerance to corn. Some people cannot tolerate corn products. Here are a few comments on this problem:
- Purple corn is often better tolerated than white or yellow corn.
- As oneŐs health improves, most often one will be able to tolerate the purple corn chips.
- Taking a digestive enzyme, eating just a few purple corn chips at a time, and eating them alone may also help if food allergies are a problem.
A common cause for food intolerance is a Ňleaky gutÓ. This simply means that the inner lining of the small intestine is irritated and too permeable, as a result. This allows some undigested or partially digested food components and perhaps toxic chemicals to be absorbed into the blood stream, causing adverse reactions.
The solution is to rebuild the small intestine. This occurs automatically if you follow the development diet correctly. However, you need to be fairly strict with it. No special food or supplements are needed. However, one must eat a lot of well-cooked vegetables and, in our experience, one must avoid wheat, most raw food including salads, all fruit and sweets, and most food chemicals.
OTHER PURPLE CORN PRODUCTS
Dippers and taco shells. These are basically the same as the tortilla chips.
Purple corn pozole. Pozole is a Mexican dish in which one cooks the entire corn kernel until it is a chewy consistency. They usually eat it in a soup.
We cannot recommend purple corn pozole. The reason is that to soften the purple corn enough requires so much cooking that it damages the vital nutrients in the corn.
Zeozanthene. The deep purple or purple color of this corn is due to the presence of many vital nutrients. One group of these is the xanthenes such as zeozanthene. These are powerful anti-oxidants and have other nutritional benefits.
These are the same nutrients found in other bluish foods such as blueberries, blackberries, grapes and raisins. However, we much prefer the xanthenes in the purple corn rather than those in the berries because fruit is too yin for optimum health. Purple corn is much more yang, which we find to be much healthier today. To read about the problems with fruit, read Fruit-Eating on this site.
Storing purple corn. Purple or blue corn kernels should be stored in a cool, dry location. Purple corn chips will store for a few months in a cool place. Inside the refrigerator is fine. If possible, when you open a bag of blue corn tortilla chips, empty the bag into a glass jar or container. They will keep a little better.
HOW IMPORTANT IS A TRACE OF LIME IN PURPLE CORN CHIPS?
Some brands of purple corn products state on the label that the corn is prepared using a trace of lime. This is an ancient way of loosening the hull of the corn, and may enhance the product in other ways.
While soaking in lime may enhance the overall nutrition of corn, it does not increase the amount of the chemicals needed for development, so we donŐt require or recommend it much.
STORING BLUE CORN CHIPS
The best way is to pour the contents of the plastic bag into a glass container, such as a glass cookie jar. This is a little better than storing the chips in the plastic bag in which they come.