Dr. Carlotta Watson

Naturopathic Physician & Applied Kinesiologist
Eating Right

Eating Right

The following are dietary guidelines for all patients. The section on nutritional Q & A at the end of this section clarifies much of this lifestyle change.


1. PROTEIN

Eat dense protein 3x a day. A portion should be at least the size of the palm of your hand. This includes:

Eggs
Beef
Chicken
Turkey
Lamb
Pork
Fish
(All meat and fish needs to be cooked, egg yolks preferably runny)

2. VEGETABLES

You can eat all of the FRESH vegetables that you want except potatoes and beans.
(potatoes contain the same amount of sugar as a can of Coke. Beans contain phytates which block digestion of certain vitamins and minerals.)

3. FRUIT

After 3 months following the diet, you may eat a limited amount of FRESH fruit daily.

You can mix your fruits together but don’t mix fruit with other foods.
Fruit must be eaten in between meals at least one hour away from meals.
Eat your fruit but don’t drink your fruit or dry your fruit.

4. GOOD FATS

Unlimited Butter, Olive Oil

No Margarine, No Vegetable Oil, No Soybean Oil, No Canola Oil, No Safflower Oil, No Crisco, No Pam, No Trans Fatty acids, No Partially Hydrogenated oils .
(most prepackaged foods and salad dressings contain oils that can cause health problems.)

5. WATER

Drink 1 liter of DISTILLED WATER per 50 lbs. of body weight, daily.
(100lbs = 2 liters, 150lbs = 3 liters of water, etc.)

6. SNACK

Eat every 2 hours to prevent your body from going into starvation mode.
(Eating every 2 hours takes stress of the adrenal glands, pancreas and many important functions off the body. In order to regain your health you want to take as much stress off of your body as possible.)

7. AVOID

Food Sensitivities/Allergies:
Wheat, Corn, Soy & Dairy
(eggs and butter are OK)

NO:
Rice, Potatoes, Cereal, Bread, Flour, Pasta, Cakes, Brownies, Pies, Cookies
Ice cream, Candy, Soda, Artificial or Natural Sweeteners* & Alcohol.
(In general, alcohol is ok approx. twice a week, but not 2 days in a row. Some people are more sensitive to one type of alcohol than another. In general the better the quality of the alcohol, the better your body will be able to handle it.)

*(Honey is ok as an occasional sweetener. Rotate a few different brands/sources so that you do not become sensitive to it.)

8. IN GENERAL
Try to eat organic FRESH foods. Avoid food preservatives, monosodium glutamate (MSG) or hydrolyzed proteins. If it says “LOW FAT or FAT FREE” don’t eat it.

 


ileocecal valve health
The following are additional guidelines for all patients, but patients with many of the symptoms at the bottom of the sheet need to be especially vigilant.

Eliminate from your diet:

All roughage foods,
Popcorn, Potato chips, Corn chips, Nuts, Seeds, Whole grains

Spicy Foods,
Chili, Peppers, Salsa, Black pepper, Paprika, Cinnamon

No Liquors or Alcoholic Beverages
(In general, alcohol is ok approx. twice a week, but not 2 days in a row. Some people are more sensitive to one type of alcohol than another. In general the better the quality of the alcohol, the better your body will be able to handle it.)

No Cocoa, Chocolate

Caffeine Limited To One Cup in the Morning with Breakfast
(A cup or two of coffee is OK if it is done in the morning before
12pm. If drinking decaf., drink only water-decafinated coffee. Regular decaf contains methyl chloride in small amounts.)

Ileocecal Valve Symptoms:

Shoulder Pain, Low Back Pain, Pain Around the Heart, Dizziness, Flu Symptoms, Pseudo Bursitis, Pseudo Sacroiliac Pain, Tinnitus, Nausea, Faintness, Pseudo Sinus Infection, Pseudo Hypochlorhydria, Headache, Sudden Thirst, Pallor, Dark Circles Under the Eyes, Bowel Involvement


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Nutritional Q & A


Why is the diet so important?

The diet we have patients follow eliminates all refined sugar and refined carbohydrates which are toxic to the body, depress the immune system and imbalance the biochemistry of the body. It also eliminates foods that most people are sensitive to. This diet among other things will keep your blood sugar in balance which will help to maintain the corrections that we make to your body. I have found it nearly impossible for complete healing to take place if the patient does not follow the diet. If you do not feel prepared at this time to follow our dietary guidelines, it is best to postpone becoming a new patient until you feel ready.

I started the diet but then fell off of it, what should I do?

Don’t despair! Following the diet as close as possible is something to work towards, and mistakes do happen. Do not be alarmed if some or all of your original (or new!) symptoms come back. Just start back on the diet again and your body should rebalance itself shortly.

I’m having a hard time changing my diet


Lifestyle change is one of the most difficult things a patient will have to do. This diet should be done in general—exceptions can be made for celebrations and special occasions! But the percentage of effort that you put into your diet will reflect the percentage of success that you will have with your treatments and health in general. Don’t give up if you make a mistake or you go off it for a short period of time. Just go back on the diet and you will see your health improve.

What about these food sensitivities?


Most people are wheat, dairy and soy sensitive, and in 50% of people corn is a problem. Adding these back into your diet could have an even much more adverse effect on your health then even sugars or starch. Even a small bite of a food you are sensitive can trigger dysfunction in your body.

What about canned and processed foods?


In general try to eat fresh, whole, organic foods. The body does not tolerate well chemicals in foods such as preservatives, rancid oils (such as vegetable oil), food colorings, pesticides, fungicides and herbicides. All of these chemicals can impact your health.

I can’t possibly drink all of this water!


Start by drinking as much as you can and build up to the recommended amount for your body weight. Drinking water is one of the most things you can do for your health, along with proper diet and rest. Your body is made up of mostly water, and when there is not enough present, your body will start shutting down different functions in order to conserve water. Distilled water is what I recommend due to its purity. Distilled water does not have any minerals in it, but this should not pose any problems if you are eating a well balanced, organic diet. Other water such as bottled spring water is not well regulated and from time to contaminants such as chemicals, viruses and bacteria have been found. Home filtered water can be problematic as well, because most home filters do not filter out small spores, viruses, bacteria or parasites.

 

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