Nutrition Q & A
Thanks for all your great questions. Remember, I am not a doctor or a scientist but I am a patient and a survivor and today I feel great! I still have canSer but the laundry list of other ailments is GONE. If you have concerns check with your doctor or, better yet, a nutritionist or naturopath. Don’t expect your surgeon to know all the latest stats on your chow. In fact, sadly, many doctors believe that if they didn’t learn it in med school it ain’t important. That’s not their fault; it’s just the way it is. Doctors get ZERO nutrition in med school. Let me make something else clear: I am not about separating East and West. I adore my doctor and I believe in my integrative path. If there was a treatment for me (which there isn’t; I take no medicine) I would do it. You’ve all heard me say this before: whether it’s the nature of my disease or the nature of my choices, what difference does it make? I feel better, healthier, and empowered! So love your doctor and love your healer. There is so much to learn. Don’t fret, make it exciting, and be patient loves.
I cut and paste most of your questions. If I missed one, post again. Don’t take my word as GOD (or Goddess). These are just my educated opinions and this is what helps ME. Here we go!
I can’t seem to find fresh wheat grass in my area however at the local health food store, they have frozen wheat grass in cubes…is this better than no wheat grass at all?
Sure, it’s better but you can also grow your own. It is very easy! Go to hippocratesgreenhouse.com and you’ll learn how. Check out our resources for great companies that deliver right to your door.
You recommended a book to me, “The Raw Foods Detox Diet” by Natalia Rose. Do you know of another food-combining book that’s in-the-know out here called “The Body Ecology Diet” by Donna Gates?
Donna’s book is great and very helpful. I don’t eat meat so I skip that portion but her other recommendations are sound. Natalia and I are very much in sync and her book is easy breezy. Also, the pioneers of this whole movement are the folks who wrote “Fit for Life.” Great book. “The pH Miracle” by Robert Young. Anything written by Brian Clement is awesome. He is my teacher. Get his book “Living Foods for Optimum Health.” xo
In your holistic travels, have you come across any non-toxic hair coloring products or procedures? How can we do blond in a healthy, non-toxic way?
Girrrl, I wish! Does someone else know? That’s one way I still pollute myself. I have heard of some products but never tried them out. Now I try to do it less – like twice a year instead of four times! Whenever I take in toxins I sauna. Xo
Do you eat any of the frozen soy products such as Morningstar or Boca burgers?
I eat very little soy –small amounts of tofu and/or tempeh. Soy is still acidic. Boca burgers – vegan only. I also make sure the majority of my food is 80/20. So 80% of my plate is salad, 20% cooked, and it is always properly food combined.
Do you take a multi-vitamin?
Yes. Please only take vitamins that come from whole foods. Synthetic vitamins are toxic.
Do you exercise in the morning or evening? Does it include yoga, walking, weight training?
Yes, yes, and yes. I exercise five days a week and morning is best for me.
Can you share what a typical day of eating would look like? (i.e.: breakfast = banana & smoothie with kale, broccoli, etc.).
SEE BELOW. Although my smoothie would be cuke, banana, sprouts, avocado, spinach, stevia, ice, coconut water, and cinnamon. YUM! I’m making that when I finish this post.
Do you ever drink red wine?
Occasionally, but wine is VERY acidic and the key to vibrant health is an alkaline diet. xo
How do you maintain your diet when you are traveling, going out to eat, going to dinner at a friends, etc.?
It’s easy. I find a juice bar wherever I go. I juice in the morning. That’s my breakfast and it works for me. Or I make smoothies. Then I eat 80/20. You can find a salad and a side dish anywhere. Flip the portions. Salad biggest, sausage smallest. xo
Do you cut the wheat grass off at the dirt line (which is what it looks like you’re doing in the film)?
Yes, cut at dirt line. The white part is very POWERFUL. Email Hippocrates.
Do you test your pH everyday with pH strips for urine or saliva? Can any doctor look at your blood for acidity/alkalinity?
Yes, I check my pH with strips. Urine is the test I use and it is just a barometer. Our bodies change all the time, but at least I have a direction of where it is or where it is going. 7.365 is optimum so I know where I am and where I need to be. You will always be slightly more acidic in the morning. The only blood test that reveals the quality of blood and terrain is dark field microscopy OR what they call Live Blood Analysis. Western doctors do not use this method. I have had it done at The Tree of Life in Arizona, with Dr. Young in San Diego, at my home away from home – Hippocrates. Go to your local health food store and ask around. Here’s the deal: you will notice how good you feel when you are alkaline. That should be your gauge. When I am alkaline I don’t get colds. xo
What exactly did your fast and diet consist of?
I am not advocating that you all fast. If you do fast it is important to do enemas AND/OR colonics too (in my humble opinion). If you want to fast, FAST WITH NOURISHMENT. Water fasts with sugar and cayenne (some of you know what I am talking about) are nuts! When I fast now (like what I did after my tour), I do it for one to three days (over a weekend) and I juice, make green smoothies, and puree veggies into soups. I use avocados for good fats, etc. Basically, I still get top quality nutrients; I just let my digestive system get a break. xo
Can one eat raw without doing the juicing? If I were to do the frozen wheat grass along with a fruit in the morning and then do raw throughout the day and maybe some chicken for dinner, would this get me by or does juicing have to be part of it?
Juicing is best. Why frozen wheat grass? How about a green drink instead. Juice cukes, sweet pea or sunflower sprouts, celery, or anything green. Juice moves mountains. Tell me why you don’t want to. xo
One thing that I think you should make clear though: raw foods are bad if you’re having chemo. Foods need to be well cooked when you have an impaired immune system!
As my pal Beth said, foods need to be organic (as much as possible) and well washed when you have an impaired immune system, or just don’t eat the outer skin. You can also buy food grade hydrogen peroxide to wash the veggies. I recently spoke to a highly respected oncologist (who knows a heck of a lot about nutrition – how refreshing!) and he agrees. Get this: cooked hospital food has tons of bacteria! He knows because he tested it! Look into this further because it’s really important to get good nutrition during this time. xo
What would a typical day diet be with the raw /processed food, if you do not mind me asking?
NO processed food love. I do 80/20. You don’t need to feel deprived. You should eat! Good fats, olive oil, avocados, nuts (like almonds – very alkalizing), and fish (if you like, I don’t). I do raw till noon (juices, smoothies, and low-sugar fruit if I’m hungry). Then I have a big salad and a cooked side. I do this for lunch and for dinner. What are some average sides for me?
Avocado sandwich on sprouted grain bread, millet, tempeh, quinoa, soups, lentils, chickpeas. The list is long… Just proper food combining. I never feel deprived and I do not eat like a rabbit! I love chow! xo
Hope this helps!
Peace and Veggies!