FOOD FOR OCCASIONAL USE
by Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© January 2020, 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: Do not follow the cooking instructions that come with pressure cookers. It will overcook and ruin your food.
Warning: Eat mainly the preferred vegetables listed in the Food For Daily Use article. Eat all other vegetables only occasionally. For example, eating a lot of greens was an older recommendation that has changed. Most greens do not contain enough of the right minerals for development, and they are quite yin.
NOTE: if you do not eat meat, then you must eat more green vegetables to obtain iron. However, eating meat is preferable.
REMEMBER THE FIVE MAJOR RULES FOR RAPID DEVELOPMENT
1. Eat well-cooked vegetables with breakfast, lunch and supper. This means eat three meals a day. It also means do not eat just grains and meats, mainly chemicalized food such as fast food, or much raw vegetables (salads).
Ideally, adults should at least 2 cups of well-cooked vegetables with each meal. It is best if they are fresh and not canned or frozen, although canned is actually better than frozen. Organically grown is usually superior, as well.
Vegetables need to be pressure-cooked for no more than 2 minutes and 40 seconds or steamed, boiled or slow-cooked for no more than about 45 minutes.
2. Eat animal protein twice every day. This means that for rapid development, do not eat a vegetarian diet. Animal protein includes red meat such as lamb, goat, some organic beef, poultry, sardines, eggs and a little goat yogurt.
However, limit the portion size for adults to 4-5 ounces or 110-140 grams of animal protein per serving, and no more.
3. Do not eat sweets. This means do not eat sugar, honey, maple syrup, agave nectar, coconut products such as coconut water, coconut cream or coconut milk, soda pop, fruit juice or much fruit or milk. It also means do not eat sweetened foods such as cookies, cakes, ice cream, pastries, all desserts, and many breads.
4. Do not drink any liquids with meals. This means have drinking water before your meal, then wait five minutes or longer before you eat your meal. It also means take your supplements before your meal if you need to have some water to swallow them. Then wait five minutes and then eat your meal.
It also means do not have smoothies, protein drinks, superfood drinks, frappes or any other drinks that combine water or other liquids with food. If you have carrot juice, have it alone. Then wait at least half an hour before eating a meal.
5. Use sea salt with all meals, preferably Hain or Hawaiian Bamboo Jade brands. This means do not avoid sea salt and do not use salt substitutes such as potassium chloride. Sea salt in moderation does not raise blood pressure or cause other problems. It also means do not use any standard table salt, which is a processed and toxic product.
Development is fulfilling the full genetic potential of a human being and the primary goal of development programs. This is a different goal than other nutrition and healing programs and requires a different diet.
Foods for development are divided into three groups. These are:
2. Food For occasional use (The subject of this article).
3. Forbidden Foods.
II. FOOD FOR OCCASIONAL USE
Fast and slow oxidizers. The foods listed below are okay for both those with a fast or a slow oxidation rate. However, fast oxidizers need to eat 1 to 2 tablespoon of extra fat or oil per meal. Slow oxidizers need to avoid any extra fat besides that which is in their food.
THE LIST OF OCCASIONAL FOODS
Dried Beans. Up to twice per week you may have a serving of well-cooked dried beans. The ones we most recommend are black beans, aduki beans, pinto beans, split peas, anasazi beans and mayocoba beans (also known as Peruvian, canary or Mexican yellow beans). Other dried beans are not quite as good.
At this time (January 2020), do not eat lentils. There is a problem with them that will hopefully be resolved soon.
Note: Most dried beans need to be cooked for about 35-50 minutes in a pressure cooker or 2-4 hours in a regular pot. Pressure-cooking is best. You will know when they are done because they should become soft and not crunchy at all.
Turkey. Turkey is not quite as good as lamb, organic or grass-fed beef, chicken and sardines. Limit turkey to one or rarely two servings per week, or do not have it at all.
Nut and seed butters besides roasted almond butter and roasted sesame tahini. These are not needed for development. However, once or twice a week you may have one tablespoon of cashew butter, pumpkin seed butter, hazelnut butter, or other nut or seed butters.
Nuts and seeds. These are not needed and are more difficult to digest than when in the form of a butter. Once a week you may have up to 6 nuts, if you wish.
Fish. Sardines are the best fish for development. However, you may eat some smelt, herring, anchovies or other tiny fish once or twice a week. Do not eat any other fish, including salmon, trout or others. They are all too high in mercury.
Cheese, yogurt, kefir and milk. These foods do not contain the chemicals needed for development. For this reason, eat them only occasionally, and no more than a total of four ounces or about 113 grams per day.
- For adults, we recommend 8 ounces per week of plain goat yogurt.
- Babies up to the age of 3 or 4 who are not breastfed often want some milk. Goat milk, preferably raw, is usually best.
If one drinks milk, have it alone and not with solid food.
Tofu and tempeh. These are lower quality proteins and not needed for development. Eat a serving at most once per week.
These are in two groups. The first group are very good, but only eat them about twice a week. The second group are purely optional and need not be eaten at all.
Vegetables needed only once or twice a week: a small amount of garlic, ginger root, celery, golden beets and Savoy cabbage twice a week are excellent.
Vegetables that are purely optional and need not be eaten at all. If you want some, eat them only up to twice a week.
Roots: parsnips, turnips, black radish, red beets, celery root, sweet potatoes, and yams. If you eat sweet potatoes or yams, limit the amount per serving to no more than ½ cup because these vegetables are very starchy.
Cruciferous vegetables: green cabbage or broccoli.
Other: corn on the cob, okra, bok choy, Chinese cabbage, Swiss chard, mustard greens, collard greens, spinach, and winter squashes (acorn, spaghetti and butternut squash). Fresh corn on the cob is a nice occasional treat.
Frozen and canned vegetables. These are not very good! Canned vegetables are often better than frozen ones, but not as good as fresh ones. Canned vegetables are better than not eating any vegetables at all.
We suggest avoiding frozen vegetables. Problems with frozen and canned food are:
1. Freezing damages the food in some way, we find.
2. The food is older. The etheric energy of a food diminishes with time, even if the food is not spoiled. For this reason, do not leave frozen or canned vegetables around the house. Eat them as soon as possible.
3. Frozen food often has chemicals added to them that further diminish their nutritional value. For example, many frozen vegetables are sprayed with EDTA to maintain their color. This may not be on the label.
EDTA works by removing minerals near the surface of the food that normally “tarnish” or oxidize and turn the food an ugly brown. Removing minerals, however, diminishes the value of the food.
The only highly recommended canned food is sardines, which are best this way and usually not available fresh.
GRAINS OR CEREALS
Grains. Once or twice per week you may have some steel-cut oats or oatmeal, quinoa, yellow corn as cornmeal or polenta, amaranth, millet, barley, rye and other grains. Buckwheat is a little more toxic and best avoided altogether. White corn is not recommended at all.
Avoid rice at this time. It has been altered or made toxic in some way, especially in America and Europe.
Some people feel better avoiding all gluten-containing grains, which include oats, rye, barley and wheat.
Some who are gluten-intolerant find that if they follow a complete development program for a few months, including following the diet strictly, their bodies become less sensitive to gluten. Presumably this is because the intestines heal and are less ‘leaky’ and less irritated.
Wheat. Wheat and spelt are very hybridized and irritating foods for most people. For this reason, we suggest avoiding all wheat and spelt.
Breads. Avoid all wheat bread and all multi-grain breads that usually contain a lot of wheat. Also, limit all bread to no more than two servings per week, at most. Bread is cooked at high temperature and is not the best food.
NUTS AND SEEDS
Until a person is highly developed, avoid nuts and seeds. They are difficult to digest and not needed for early development.
Nut butters. Roasted almond butter and roasted sesame tahini are required food for rapid development. These are discussed in the Food For Daily Use article.
A little natural peanut butter is also okay as a treat. Technically, this is not a nut butter because the peanut is a legume.
FATS AND OILS
Coconut and palm oil. Have these no more than once a week, and preferably avoid them. They are too yin. Coconut oil leaves a toxin in the liver.
Avocado. Have this only once a week or not at all. It is too yin.
Refined vegetable oils. Some of the vegetable oils such as safflower, sunflower, sesame, corn, peanut and others are okay. They are found in the blue corn chips, for example.
These oils are high in omega-6 fatty acids and usually quite refined. We do not suggest cooking with them or adding them to food.
Fresh hempseed and flaxseed oils. These are minimally processed, and that is a benefit. However, they are quite yin and go rancid quickly. So please minimize their use to no more than a little once or twice per week.
A little spice is okay to add to food, but do not add a lot of condiments and spices to your food. They are too yin and many are irritating or otherwise slightly toxic.
Sweeteners that may be used once in a while are xylitol and stevia. Please do not use these more than two times per week, however.
TREATS FOR CHILDREN
The best treats for children are foods for daily use such as whipped cream on vegetables, almond butter on vegetables, or frozen cream rather than sugary ice cream.
Occasional treats must be used only occasionally. If they become daily or even every other day treats, they can seriously damage a child’s development program.
These treats include a few berries, a little natural ice cream, a little peanut butter or other nut butter, a little applesauce, or another item that the child likes.
Do not just give children treats just because you think they need it, or because the child behaved well that week. Use these treats only if a child is uncooperative and the treats are helpful. Be sure the child follows the diet the rest of the week.
Remember, do not follow the instructions that come with a pressure cooker. They are wrong and will result in seriously overcooking and ruining your food.