The following article is an excerpt from Dr. Cousens’ book Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine. Click here to download the remaining chapter to learn about Fast-and-Slow Oxidizer Diets, Ayurvedic Dietary Considerations and Blood Type and Diet.
The key to creating the optimal diet for yourself is to understand that there is no single best diet for everyone. This is contrary to the fallacy of allopathic thinking which, as a rule, does not address the person’s underlying biochemical individuality. Recently the human genome research by the federal government’s National Institutes of Health (NIH) found as many as 1.4 million variations in the human DNA. With this data, it is not surprising that those of us living in the human condition should have at least several different basic diets to choose among, according to our genetic physiology. The point is, there is no single diet nor a specific supplement regimen that works for everyone and every disease.
At present, the shortcomings of allopathic thinking have permeated the health marketplace. Dietary systems have been outlined, many with opposing philosophies, and all sporting thousands of faithful testimonies by their adherents, who shout from the rooftops that their diet is the right way for everyone who would just try it, whether it be cooked foods, macrobiotics, raw foods, the low-protein vegetarian diet, Fit for Life diet, the Atkins diet, a high-protein and fat flesh-food diet, the McDougal-Pritikin high-complex- carbohydrate diet, or the Sears Zone diet. The question one has to raise is: how could these different systems be right for everybody? Of course, the answer is—they are not.
If we look closely at all of these diets, and the people who follow them, we find a curious phenomenon. All of these diets do seem to work, but only for about one-third to one-half of the people—the ones who give the glowing testimonials. Each diet guru has all kinds of reasons for why their diet is the best, but they do not explain why it doesn’t work for the other two-thirds of the population. The answer is very simple. It is found in the concept of biochemical individuality. In chapters 3, 4, and 5 of Conscious Eating, I go through in great detail the different types of diets and the process of how to individualize your diet. One aspect of the future of nutrition lies in continuing to discover the principles that determine metabolic bio-individuality. In this book, which is focused on understanding and putting into action the Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine, I will briefly mention several main concepts. To fully implement your own specific balancing diet, you will want to read about these topics in greater detail.
The first concept is a high-protein versus a low-protein diet. The second concept is the Ayurvedic approach, which involves the doshas. The third concept is the role of blood type in fine-tuning a diet.
This blog article is an excerpt from Dr. Cousens’ book Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine. Click here to download the remaining chapter to learn about Fast-and-Slow Oxidizer Diets, Ayurvedic Dietary Considerations and Blood Type and Diet.