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Harmonized Food Selection:
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( Originally Published 1930 )
We give this course of practical food chemistry as a reference guide. It is like a dictionary. You know now how to follow the Master Body Building System. You learned that a balanced diet of wholesome food sup-plies your physical structure with all the essential chemicals it must have to function normally and produce health. Now we are going to give you all the chemicals to be found in all living foods.
Just as you would turn to a dictionary for an exact word meaning and synonyms, here you have in this chapter food chemicals in all their growing forms, and you can look here for the names of specific foods to serve your purposes.
Or if it is easier, imagine yourself a chemist. Your body is a chemical laboratory that has to contain sixteen chemicals, and you, the scientist, must see that your supply does not run short. You will want more of one chemical than another, perhaps. But you have to have all sixteen to work with. This chapter, then, is your list of where each chemical can be obtained.
Lack or excess of these chemicals in the human body means disharmony or disease. By following our balanced food outline, you will obtain all of the necessary chemicals. You want to see for yourself, however, the ex-tent of the vast supply Nature has provided. Here is every natural medicine—every means of making a chemicalized blood-stream that resists disease and any abnormal condition in the human body.
Iodine is the perfecting chemical and stands for beauty, refinement, culture. The prevalence of goitres nowadays proves the lack of this beautifying and perfecting chemical. Heavy forehead wrinkles are due to an iodine deficiency as are any coarse features such as thick lips. Unsightly birthmarks could be prevented if expectant mothers would eat more iodine-containing foods. The best of the iodine foods are:
Hydrogen is a high life-giving chemical. To maintain a perfect body and a high degree of health we must have an abundance of hydrogen. Hydrogen is a penetrator and its liberal use prevents congestion, inflammation, poison and pus. If the elimination is poor, an abundance of hydrogen food is needed. Cold hands and feet are a sign of poor circulation, caused by a lack of hydrogen. To correct conditions caused by hydrogen deficiencies eat the following foods:
Potassium is very important. Few people know that Potassium is almost as radio-active as radium. Radium is known for its great healing qualities, but it is very expensive. All of us can have an abundance of Potassium by eating the fresh leafy vegetables. Potassium is the female chemical and is especially necessary in all female troubles. Potassium is the water link of the body and is always needed by thin and emaciated people. Constipation and any other faulty elimination show a lack of Potassium. People who are constantly tired need lots of Potassium. Potassium Broth used in our Eliminative Feeding is a powerful corrective.
BEST POTASSIUM FOODS
The LEAFY vegetables and herbs exposed to the radiant energy of the sun contain the highest life-giving chemicals of the vegetable kingdom. Those growing underground are not so good, except carrots.
Sodium is the male chemical. It produces strength, endurance and energy. Sodium; is very necessary for people who have hard de-posits in their system. Stiff joints, hardened arteries, gall stones, bladder stones, kidney stones, can be overcome by the dissolving action of Sodium foods. In rheumatism and all excessive acid conditions we need sodium.
BEST SODIUM FOODS
Iron is a good dissolver when used exclusively. Electricity is the energy form of iron. That is why certain electrical treatments are weakening. Iron removes cinders (clinkers) from our systems. That is why we use a great many of the iron foods in our Eliminative Feeding. Inorganic Iron irritates the kidneys and causes much harm. Iron in the foods is especially needed by pale, anemic and thin people.
BEST IRON FOODS
Silicon is necessary for bone, teeth, nail and hair growth. Baldness and bad nails are due to lack of Silicon. People lacking Silicon are usually pessimistic. They feel that the world owes them a living. When we eat sufficient Silicon foods we never need to fear tuberculosis, cancer, or other wasting diseases. Silicon is a strong antiseptic.
BEST SILICON FOODS
Chlorine is especially needed by fat people wanting to reduce. Foods rich in Chlorine will eliminate all water wastes. Chlorine may be called the policemen of the body. It destroys poisons. Bright's Disease, Gangrene and Pyorrhea are due to lack of Chlorine in the body. Fear, hate and nervousness are also due to shortage of Chlorine in the body. Chlorine is for internal cleanliness, and prevents auto-intoxication.
BEST CHLORINE FOODS
There is about one pound and a half of phosphorus in the body. It is the necessary tonic for the brain and nervous system. Without phosphorus there is little vitality nor brightness of the eye. For good eyesight and all nervous conditions, be sure to eat plenty of the phosphorus foods. Phosphorus in fish builds bone cells, phosphorus in citric acid fruits is good for the brain and nerves.
BEST PHOSPHORUS FOODS
Sulphur is a strong purifier. All of us remember the pot of sulphur and molasses our grandmothers used to have. Sulphur is a cleanser and eliminator and therefore very necessary in overcoming rheumatism, skin and blood diseases. Some sulphur foods are best when eaten raw. Cooked sulphur creates gases as in onions and cabbage.
BEST SULPHUR FOODS
Fluorine is an essential in overcoming tuberculosis, erysipelas, syphilis, bladder and kidney stones. Faulty bone formation and brittle teeth indicate a lack of Fluorine. Fluorine is a strong antiseptic and keeps us young.
BEST FLUORINE FOODS
Magnesium is a laxative and. a diuretic. The normal amount for the average adult is about 14 grains. People who are tense and have stiff muscles and joints always lack magnesium. In some people the ligaments and muscles become brittle, causing hernia or rupture. In intestinal intoxication and constipation we need an abundance of Magnesium.
BEST MAGNESIUM FOODS
Nitrogen is a building chemical. In order to have a strong, vital physical body we need Nitrogen-bearing foods in combination with fresh acid (citrus) fruits. We should eat Nitrogen foods with acid, instead of the car-bon foods such as starches and sweets.
BEST NITROGEN FOODS
Carbon is a perpetuator and necessary for warmth and growth. All of us consume too much carbon, that is why congestion and constipation is increasing daily. Wherever we see pale, flabby faces and bodies we know it is an excess of Carbon. We advise the cutting down on Carbon foods. Most starches are also denatured thru refining and cooking, therefore they have lost their life-giving elements or vitamins. When we do eat Car= bon or starches and sweets, let us eat them in as natural a form as possible. Remember the saying, "the whiter your bread, the sooner you're dead."
BEST CARBON FOODS
Pies, doughnuts, cakes, cookies made from white flour, malted milk and tapioca are de-natured foods and should not be eaten.
Calcium is needed in all cases of malnutrition. Our entire framework has lime as its basic structure. The pregnant mother with sufficient Calcium in her system will give birth to a strong-spined, healthy child. Her teeth and those of her baby will be perfect as long as she eats sufficient Calcium foods. An abundance of Calcium is needed by people who constantly worry, also those having tuberculosis.
BEST CALCIUM FOODS
Oxygen is a dissolver and one of the most important chemicals of the body. Most of us need much more oxygen to help eliminate and speed up combustion of waste in the body.
Oxygen stimulates the entire muscular system and promotes circulation. Oxygen is found everywhere, in the air, water, and vegetables. The oceans especially are vast containers of oxygen. Tired, pale people need an abundance of oxygen.
BEST OXYGEN FOODS
It is a wide and varied choice that nature gives us. Foods that meet every normal appetite demand are to be found in the lists of natural, life-giving, health-producing foods that contain the essential chemical elements.
You noticed that in Master Body Building, combinations of living foods produced certain results. The potency of living chemicals can be used by the human body to accomplish every aim that tends toward promoting health and vitality. Dead foods, which have had the life-principle removed, are powerless, like all other dead things.
Mechanical science has approached a remarkable perfection, but the science of living from the standpoint of health and knowledge of body-building is far behind other sciences. But just as there are many ramifications in mechanical power, so there are many ways of converting the potential energy found in living foods as a force for the good of the entire physical structure.
Equipped with a clean sound body, capable of executing every function efficiently and with the minimum amount of waste, you can go still farther in utilizing living foods so that their life force becomes your life force. When electricity was discovered, our inventors did not stop at giving us electric lights. They harnessed this great force so that it pulled trains, provided us with telephones, radios, wireless, etc. You can do the same sort of thing with the life force you have found in nature.
When we get the habit of eating the way nature intended, there is no deprivation, is there?, As you go along, you will see how you can apply food science so that there is only a shade of difference between your way of eating and the way of others all around you. That shade of difference, however, means health and youth to you.
Let us always remember that we were meant to live and enjoy life. We were never meant to be the victims of ill health and old • age. Emotional stress and the struggle for survival were all we were ever meant to suffer, and even these were supposed to be eased by a strong healthy body able to resist too many hardships. No, nature never meant to be unkind. The life force, and all it can accomplish for you, will always be waiting to serve you.