Today, in the general public, there is a much stronger enthusiasm than in the past for different food approaches compared to the major and sacrosanct omnivorous diet.
Before any diet change for another, it is good to be aware of certain parameters, which are essential to the success of this period that may be “very delicate” for some.
In the weeks or months following the time when a new approach has been adopted, there are a number of different health disorders, which can occur. The accuracy of a diet has to be studied before practicing it. It happens in different cases that the pains or health disorders, which can be felt after the adoption of a new “food diet” find their explanations not in the diet itself, but in the “mistakes” committed by the people who practice it.
Indeed, it turns out that the personal interpretation of certain diets, without taking into account the susceptibility of the person who adopts this new approach to food, can be at the origin of runs of bad luck, disappointments and multiple health disorders.
To not take into account our state of health with its potential dysfunctions, our humoral and organic "field", our vitality, the state of our intestinal flora, our oxidation capacity (or oxidant potential), etc. helps to explain why some live poorly their food transition or simply fail to adapt to it.
Today we see more and more on health or nutrition forums (on Internet), people who say they are very satisfied with vegan or raw diets. At the same time, we sometimes read testimonies from very disappointed individuals of these food approaches.
Thus appear the camps of "pro" and "anti" vegan, vegetarian, raw diets, etc.
Before concluding that such a diet is fundamentally favorable or harmful to health, it would undoubtely be desirable to have an integrated, objective, nuanced and flexible approach without preconceived ideas; whether in the sense of rejection or support. This requires a real work of research and study of the many theoretical principles, which we will gain from combining with many varied experiences carried out by different people.
All testimonials and feedbacks from each other, in relation to a particular diet, would benefit to be considered with objectivity while avoiding sweeping or “standardized” explanations, which certainly comfort us in our “prejudices, certainties and beliefs” but which may prove to be very destructive to some.
In fact, encouraging someone to maintain him/herself in a dietary approach, while suffering from various symptoms, on the pretext that he or she lives a virtuous period of detoxification, can sometimes be objectively harmful to a health condition. This illustrates the lack of mastery and knowledge of different personal parameters related to homeostasis, digestive physiology and the susceptibility of each individual.
A "detoxification" symptom, which persists a little too long should immediately awaken vigilance. It is not a process of elimination related to the properties of the new diet. It involves self-intoxication (e.g., accumulation of acid waste from incorrect digestion or excess of watery fruit, for example) whose elimination crises allow the body to free itself from this excess of toxic. In addition to this, there are symptoms associated with possible deficiencies caused by certain dietary approaches.
Any poorly or incompletely digested food becomes toxic to the body regardless of whether it is introduced into a vegetarian, vegan, vegan or raw diet.
On the contrary, rejecting without lack of subtlety, and as a whole, such or such food practice, often results from categorical conclusions based on certain experiences found or lived but limited.
To look at it more closely, it is often observed that some “bad” experiences related to such a diet result from mistakes in the personal interpretation of these diets (eating or drinking too much of this or not enough of that) and in other cases, by the lack of personalization of the diet. For example, due to excessive consumption of watery acidic fruit, not in absolute value, but in relation to the individual capacity of whatshisname or whatshername, to oxidize these molecules.
For some, the limit will be 3 watery fruit per day while for others it will be 1 per day. You can even advise to avoid any acidic or semi-acidic fruit to some people in relation to their very sensitive susceptibility or at special moments of their life (e.g., a highly stressful period). A great alertness should be observed about citrus juices because a glass of 15-20 cl is equal to several of these fruits.
In addition, in order to give informed advice, it will be necessary to take into account the season and the climate in which this person lives, and the context of his/her life to be even more precise. As we have just seen, if a person lives a highly stressful or anxiety-inducing period, knowing that these "moments" strongly solicit the mineral reserves of the body, reducing the intake of acidifying or acidic foods can be wise.
Mistakes sometimes committed by the "followers" of different diets.
- It is good to note that our eating habits contribute to "specialize" our intestinal flora. Thus, the intestinal flora of a vegetarian will not be the same as the one of a omnivore. To go from a diet to another, it requires a more or less long period of adaptation of this flora (family of bacteria and enzymes), without which even the best diet can not be properly digested and assimilated.
For example, some will consume too much crudités, so too much dietary fibers without taking into account their individual and real power to digest them. The excess consumption of crudités is a very relative concept and depends on the digestive power of each person. Others are not going to consume enough glucidic sources, and will see themselves losing intensely weight, etc.
- A poor digestion for whatever reasons can cause nutritional deficiencies, even if, beforehand, the diet is healthy, balanced and qualitatively appropriate to the actual need of someone in particular.
Sometimes we see symptoms such as hair loss, deep demineralizations with their share of symptoms, weight loss, diarrhea, constipation. All of this is often only the illustration of mistakes concerning the digestive physiology. These symptoms are often misinterpreted as presumed detox attacks. In reality, it often illustrates disorders of the intestinal flora - dysbiosis and inflammatory state of the digestive mucous membrane - with their share of consequences (pains or symptoms) on the body. It is sometimes also the expression of an imbalance in the diet (lack of something or excess of that).
Chronically laborious digestions (bloting, heartburn, gastric reflux, gas, etc.) can be the cause of permanent intoxication of the body following significant fermentations and intestinal putrefactions. Vegetarians, vegans, or raw-foodists are sometimes real "walking gasworks". In fact, it is possible to make large amounts of alcohol in our body and suffer of cirrhosis of the liver without drinking a single drop of alcohol on a daily basis. On the other hand, chronic digestive disorders are also the cause of a "toxilymphemia" (blood and lymph intoxication) by alteration of the bolus and imbalance of the intestinal flora. This situation may be at the origin of elimination illnesses such as acne, eczema, etc. Intoxication of the body can in turn generate the acidification of the body and cause all kinds of disorders in the future.
Digestive tube cancers (liver, stomach, pancreas) evolve faster than other cancers. It is explained, among other things, by the fact that these tumors are constantly “fed” in various poisons and toxins, due to the decaying state of the intestinal flora, which permanently steeps these tissues and organs. It has been observed many times by various health professionals such as the famous naturopath Robert Masson.
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