Treatment of various diseases with plant foods
Raw foods (rarely raw feeding) - a power system in which the use of any kind of food that has undergone heat treatment (cooking, frying, baking, steaming, etc.) is completely excluded.
Dried food without added salt and seasoning (such as, for example, dried dried fruits in the sun) and cold-pressed vegetable oils are equated, in terms of planning the raw foodists of their diet, to raw food, that is, they are completely allowed to be consumed while respecting strict raw food. , raw buckwheat) can be used germinated (germination is achieved by soaking the seeds in water for a period of about a day, and then keeping in a humid air environment from one to several days)
The main argument in favor of raw food, including temporary and moderate, is the desire to preserve the nutritional value of food consumed.
At the heart of the rationales of raw food adherents of this diet as a constant nutritional rate is the opinion that roasted and cooked food (which is naturally absent in the wild), as well as milk of a different biological type and the like, and therefore raw food is the most biologically natural
The editors of the site prepared information on the nutrition of exclusively raw food and the modes of its reception for various diseases.
Bioproducts (also organic products) - products of the agricultural and food industry, manufactured without using (or with less use) synthetic pesticides, synthetic mineral fertilizers, growth regulators, artificial food additives, and also without using genetically modified products (GMOs). production "leads to lower yields, increased production time and higher prices
In the processing and production of finished products - refining, mineralization and other methods that reduce the nutritional properties of the product, as well as the addition of artificial flavors, dyes (except those defined in the relevant standards)
According to a meta-analysis of 12 scientific studies conducted in 2009, there is no evidence of the beneficial effects of organic food on health, as well as evidence that between organic food and food produced by traditional methods, there is a difference in nutritional value
The yield of organic farming is generally lower than intensive; switching to organic production is not recommended for developing countries; and continuing population growth requires abandoning the ideology of organic agriculture and using more pragmatic methods
With gout and urate diathesis
With gout and uric acid diathesis, especially in the period of exacerbation, along with days of absolute starvation, so-called fruit or green days are of great benefit (on fruit days, 1-1.5 kg of apples or 1 kg of berries are more often prescribed; on green days, food consists exclusively from raw salads and raw vegetables)
In patients who are continuously on regimes from extremely raw plant foods, the uric acid content in the blood decreases by 1-2 mg%
It should be remembered that in these cases it is necessary to exclude from the menu legumes and some other products containing purine bases (sorrel, spinach, beet tops, etc.)
With obesity, exceptionally raw food, poor in sodium chloride, favors the loss of fluid by the tissues (it is known that in the fat body tissues are hydrophilic); besides, raw vegetable food is very bulky, low-calorie and quickly gives saturation
These circumstances are very important, as many obese patients are accustomed to eating large amounts of food.
In obesity, as in gout, fruit days are also prescribed, in which food consists solely of raw fruits, but some patients are more satisfied with a diet made up of fresh cucumbers (up to 20 cucumbers a day) than of fruits; sometimes on such days we give the patient fresh tomatoes
In those cases when the patient suffers poorly from such half-starved days, it is necessary to add salads from raw vegetables and greens with a small amount of vegetable oil (20-30 g per day) - fruit-green days
If such a regime causes weakness, you need to add to this diet 1-2 hard-boiled eggs per day: this is usually enough to satisfy hunger and fight weakness.
In addition to the half-starved fruit days, with obesity, you can prescribe a diet of raw plant foods without salt, but with vinegar
In these cases, all dishes from greens and vegetables are prepared with a minimum amount of vegetable oil, so that it is possible to reduce caloric content; from the same considerations, such a menu excludes fruits containing a large amount of sugar: wine grapes, dates, sweet prunes, sweet pears, dry and fresh grapes, as well as nuts and almonds.
The mode of raw plant foods is obese, according to our observations, better tolerated than the so-called Karelian regime, consisting mainly of dairy dishes.
It should, however, be noted that those obese patients who have a bad cardiovascular system and who are not accustomed to eating large amounts of greens, vegetables and fruits, do not tolerate fruit-green days poorly; they develop a sharp flatulence, "propping" of the diaphragm, followed by a sharp hindrance to cardiac activity.
With diabetes mellitus, green or fruit days have been used for a long time for therapeutic purposes.
There is no doubt that green days, in which food consists of raw greens with the addition of vegetable oil, often have a beneficial effect, especially in the period of acidosis
Instead of green days, you can prescribe fruit days, in which food consists of sour apples, sour cherries and strawberries
We can recommend such fruit days as fast days that some diabetics have to prescribe.
Recently, in the treatment of diabetes, plant food is prescribed for a longer time, since after a longer period of feeding exclusively raw plant food, the diabetic's tolerance to carbohydrates increases
It must be assumed that this beneficial effect is due to the very insignificant caloric intake (starvation mode), the poverty of raw plant foods with fat and proteins, and the richness of enzymes and other substances that favorably affect carbohydrate metabolism.
Periodic inclusion of fruit, syroovoschnyh, generally fasting days, we consider it necessary in the treatment of obese diabetics
For skin diseases
In case of skin diseases, when they are caused by metabolic disorders, dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system and allergic diathesis (pruritus, urticaria, chronic eczema, etc.), assigning these patients food exclusively raw food for 2-3 weeks sometimes gives a very good result.
Such patients should be carefully polled as they carry these or other vegetables, these or other berries, as some varieties of these products are often allergens that support this skin disease as a manifestation of an allergic condition of the body.
For diseases of the heart and blood vessels (arterial and venous)
In diseases of the heart and blood vessels (arterial and venous), a periodically prescribed regimen from raw plant foods has a beneficial effect, eliminating or preventing the retention of fluids in the tissues; However, it should be borne in mind that when the heart muscle is weakened, such regimens, if prescribed for a long time, can increase heart weakness due to insufficient protein intake
In general, when assigning fasting days or feeding on raw plant foods, one should always remember that patients with a myocardial lesion do not tolerate starvation poorly: the latter can cause a drop in cardiac activity
In the case of edema and the so-called “dry edema”, in the first days after the administration of raw plant food, a large amount of common salt is excreted in the urine, thirst disappears immediately and sometimes diuresis appears.
This diuretic effect of the regimen is also noted in cases where cardiac agents and mercury preparations did not give sufficient effect; less demonstrative effectiveness of raw plant foods in mitral stenoses without edema
For edema on the basis of cardiac decompensation, the days when the ration was made from dried apricots turned out to be very effective (the work of the clinic pharmacodynamic laboratory)
With diseases of the nervous system, especially with functional neurosis, with hyperthyroidism, with migraine of uncertain etiological nature, with neurosis of a psychogenic nature (psychogenic influence), with epilepsy
In diseases of the nervous system, especially in functional neuroses, in hyperthyroidism, in migraines of uncertain etiological nature, in neurosis of a psychogenic nature (psychogenic influence), in epilepsy, feeding on raw plant foods has a favorable effect, since food is poor in sodium chloride; beneficial effect of such a regime, and in some allergic diseases; in the latter case, the regime of raw plant foods is prescribed as a trial.
The most difficult thing here is the selection of an assortment of greens, vegetables, fruits and berries that the patient would tolerate well.
When functional neuroses, accompanied by exhaustion and simultaneous loss of appetite, the regime of raw plant foods (certainly varied), appointed for a short period, according to our observations, often acts very beneficially
It must be assumed that the forced (without appetite) introduction of a large amount of food in such neurasthenics further impairs the appetite, and sometimes causes a direct aversion to food, and a temporary half-starved regime of raw plant food with her; special taste and substances specifically acting on the exchange, increases the appetite and improves the patient's well-being
However, in case of these sufferings, such regimes should not be prescribed for a long time.
With liver disease
In cases of liver diseases, along with hungry days, we have been using fruit and berry days with plenty of fluids for a long time.
The grape cure courses also have a good effect, and we cannot agree with those authors who consider grape cure for liver diseases to be contraindicated. Our lengthy observations convince us that grape sugar (found in large quantities in sweet grapes) is very beneficial for most diseases. biliary tract and liver
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