This ten day Naturopathic diet can be
used every few months if the person has abdominal pain or any sign of
bowel disturbance such as constipation, loose odorous stools or
flatulence. It is a diet high in fiber, particularly soluble fiber, and
low in meat protein. It is a balanced diet and can be followed for long
periods of time or even indefinitely with no danger to the person.
Naturopathic Diet Encourages The Correct Type And Quantity Of Bacteria
To Develop In The Bowel:
WHOLE GRAINS, which should be eaten at
least at two out of three meals per day, for example, oats, barley,
brown rice, millet, polenta.
LEGUMES, which should be eaten at one
meal per day, with a whole grain for best protein utilization, for
example, lentils, haricot beans, berlotti beans, adzuki beans, lima
beans, mung beans (if no flatulence occurs).
To prepare: soak beans overnight in water. Throw away water, cover with
fresh water, and cook till tender.
VEGETABLES should be included in two
meals per day, using at least two different varieties.
NUTS AND SEEDS. A small quantity, about
15 g(1/2 oz) daily, of un-roasted nuts and seeds may be used, e.g.
sunflower seeds, almonds, cashews, pine nuts.
FRUIT including dried fruit, may be eaten
freely as long as it does not suppress the appetite for grains, legumes
YOGHURT unsweetened, add your own fresh
fruit, about 1/2-1 cup daily.
MEAT AND FISH. As fish is the most easily
digested meat this can be eaten two or three times per week. All other
meat is best kept to a maximum of once per week.
No cheese except ricotta or cottage.
AVOID ALL PROCESSED FOOD, particularly
processed grains such as white flour or white rice. Avoid sugar and
foods containing sugar. Processed breakfast cereals that contain
sugar and are not made from whole grains, including bran, should not be
used. Food that contains artificial additives, colorings and
preservatives should not be eaten.
SUPPLEMENTS are part of the bowel cleansing program but are not
essential to this diet. However, they will speed up the effects of this
diet and amplify its effectiveness.
Oat bran - 4 teaspoons per day
Linseed (ground) - 4 teaspoons per day
Lactobacillis acidophilus powder