Despite the presence of aflatoxins, benzopyrenes, and solvents in many foods, it is possible to have a delicious and safe diet. Many persons need to gain weight, and with the emphasis in today’s society on losing weight, consider yourself lucky in this respect. Help yourself to lots of butter, whipping cream, whole milk, avocados, and olive oil. Make your own preserves and baked goods, including breads. Remember, when you are recovering from a major illness it is essential not to diet to lose weight. You must wait two years after you are recovered to try to lose weight.
Dairy products should contain at least 2% fat to enable you to absorb the calcium in them.
All milk should be sterilized
by boiling it for 10 seconds. If it makes mucous, you already have a chronic respiratory infection. Try to clear this up.
Change brands every time you shop to prevent the same pollutants from building up in your body.
If frying or cooking with fat, use only olive oil, butter or lard (the BHT and BHA preservatives in lard are OK except for seizure sufferers). Mix them for added flavor in your dishes. Never use margarine, Crisco™ or other hydrogenated fats. Do not cook over flames or grill, even when electric.
Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. Wash them off only with cold tap water, not commercial food “wash”. Scrub hard with a stiff bristled brush. Then cut away blemishes. Always peel potatoes, apples, and carrots. Modern dirt is full of chemicals and is toxic to you.
Be sure to drink plenty of plain water from your cold faucet throughout the day, especially if it is difficult for you to drink it with your meals. If you don’t like the taste of your own tap water, try to get it from a friend with newer plumbing. Use a polyethylene (opaque) water jug from a grocery store to transport it. Never drink water that has been run through a water softener or copper plumbing or has traveled through a long plastic hose. Don’t drink water that has stood in a container for a day. Dump it and sterilize the container. To further improve flavor and to dechlorinate attach a small faucet filter made of carbon only. Or
buy a filter pitcher (see Sources). Don’t drink water that has stood in the filter pitcher very long, either.
Because commercial cold cereals are very convenient, but have solvents, here are two replacements.
7 cups rolled oats (old fashioned, not quick)
1 tsp. salt
1 cup wheat germ (fresh, not defatted)
% cup honey
% cup sunflower seeds, immaculate quality % cup milk (no need to sterilize, it is being baked)
% cup melted butter 1 cup raisins, rinsed in vitamin C water
Mix dry ingredients together. Mix liquid ingredients and add gradually, while tossing until thoroughly mixed. Place in large ungreased pans and bake in slow (250°) oven. Stir occasionally, baking until brown and dry, usually 1-2 hours. Store in airtight container in freezer.
6 cups rolled oats % cup raw wheat germ 1 cup sesame seeds 1 cup sunflower seeds (raw, unsalted)
1 tsp. cinnamon % cup melted butter % cup honey
Preheat oven to 250°. Toss all ingredients in mixing bowl. spread thinly on a baking sheet and bake 20-25 minutes. stir often in order to brown evenly. When golden, remove and let cool. Makes 12 cups.
If you would like to add nuts to your granola recipes, rinse them in cold tap water first, to which vitamin С powder has been added (V tsp. per pint). This removes aflatoxins.
Fig. 87 Light colored, roasted peanuts in the shell had no aflatoxin.
Use fresh unsalted roasted peanuts—they will be white on the first day they arrive at the health food store from the distributor. (Ask when they will arrive.) Or shell fresh roasted peanuts yourself, throwing away all shriveled or darkened nuts. Grind, adding salt and vitamin С (Л tsp. per pint) as you go. For spreadability, especially for children, grind an equal volume of cold butter along with the peanuts. This improves spreadability and digestibility of the hard nut particles. This will probably be the most heavenly peanut butter your mouth has ever experienced.
Sweetening and Flavoring
Brown Sugar. Although I am prejudiced against all sugar from a health standpoint, my testing revealed no benzene, propyl alcohol, wood alcohol. However it does contain sorghum mold and must be treated with vitamin С to detoxify it. Add Л tsp. to a 1 pound package; knead until well mixed.
Maple syrup. Add vitamin С to newly opened bottle, Л tsp. to retard mold. Keep refrigerated and use promptly.
Flavoring. Use maple, vanilla (both natural and artificial), and any pure spice. They are free of molds and solvents.
Honeys. Get at least 4 flavors for variety: linden blossom, orange blossom, plain clover and local or wild flower honey.
Add vitamin С to newly opened jar to detoxify ergot mold (V tsp. per pint).
Jams and jellies. They are not safe unless homemade.
Fruit syrup. use one package frozen fruit, such as cherries, blueberries or raspberries. Let thaw and measure the amount in cups (it might say on the package). Add an equal amount of clover honey to the fruit. Also add V tsp. vitamin С powder. Mix it all in a quart canning jar and store in the refrigerator. use this on pancakes, cereal, plain yogurt and homemade ice cream too. use to make your own flavored beverages in a seltzer maker or to make soda pop. If you wish to use fresh fruit, bring it to a boil to sterilize. Use it up in a few days or boil to sterilize it again.