What Symptoms To Expect When You Improve Your Diet
by Dr. Stanley S. Bass
If I were asked which is the area of greatest misunderstanding and confusion in the field of nutrition, I would immediately be forced to reply, it is the failure to properly understand and interpret the symptoms and changes which follow the beginning of a better nutritional program.
HIGHER QUALITY NUTRITION
'What is meant by a better nutritional program? It is the introduction
of foods of higher quality in place of lower quality ones.
we go higher on the scale of quality, we begin to include protein rich
food which may be eaten in the unfired (raw) state, such as cheese which
is made from raw milk and unsalted.
HIGHEST QUALITY - RAW FOOD
summarize: the closer the food comes to the natural state in which it
occurs, or the closer to its raw, unfired (raw) form, the higher its
The quality of a nutritional program is also improved by omitting toxic substances such, as coffee, tea, chocolate, tobacco, salt, pepper, etc. from your diet.
FOODS AND RECOVERY FROM ILLNESS
is the relation of quality of foods to recovery from illness?
- what happens when a person follows these rules and makes a decided
improvement in the quality of food consumed?
is the plan of Nature - the body is very selective and always aims for
improvement for better health. The body always tries to produce
health and always will, unless our interference is too great. Only
then do we fail to recover and degenerate further into disease.
SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS
are the symptoms or signs which become evident when we first begin to
omit the lower grade foods and instead introduce superior foods - those
which are most alive, more natural than we are accustomed to?
LOWER QUALITY - MORE STIMULATING
Lower quality has undergone more preparation.
Now let us return to the symptoms which occur in the process of regeneration. The person who starts a better diet, stays on it for three days to a week and then quits will say, "Oh, I felt better on the old diet - the new one makes me feel weak." He failed because he didn't give his body a chance to adjust and complete its first phase of action - recuperation. If he had waited a while longer, he would have begun to feel better than before he started.
RECUPERATION - PHASE ONE
During the initial stage (lasting about ten days on the average to
several weeks in others), the vital energies which are usually in the
periphery or external part of the body such as the muscles and skin,
begin to move to the vital internal organs and start reconstruction.
RELAX FOR SUCCESS
it is important for the person to stop wasting energy, and to rest and
sleep more. This is a crucial phase, and if the person resorts to
stimulants of any kind, he will abort and defeat the regenerative intent
of the body. It is important that he have patience and faith and just
wait it out, and after a while he will get increasing strength which
will exceed by far what he felt before he began the new program.
RETRACING - CLEANUP
Retracing: As one continues on the improved diet and gradually raises
the food quality, interesting symptoms begin to appear.
we have a chance to get rid or this old garbage and build a beautiful
new house. Let's get started immediately. Let's get this excess bile out
or the liver and gall bladder and send it to the intestines for
elimination. Let's get the sludge moving out of the arteries, veins and
capillaries. These smelly, gassy, brain-stupefying masses have been here
too long - out with them!
CATABOLISM - ELIMINATION
During the first phase (called catabolism), the accent is on
elimination, or breaking down of tissue. The body begins to clean house.
- In short, to remove the garbage deposited in all the tissues -
everywhere. During this period. the body removes the ashes from the
furnace preparatory. So getting a better fire.
persists for a while and is then followed by the second phase - called
ANABOLISM - BUILDUP
state persists for a while and is then followed by a third phase - a
build-up period called anabolism, wherein weight starts to go up, even
though the diet is lower in calories than it was before. At this point,
much or more of the interfering wastes have already been discarded.
Returning to the symptoms which occur on a superior nutritional program,
people who have had tendencies in the past to recurring skin rashes or
eruptions will frequently tend to eliminate poisons and harmful drugs
through the skin with new rashes or eruptions. If they go to a doctor
now who is not familiar with this aspect of nutrition, he will diagnose
it as an allergy.
These toxins being discarded are saving you from more serious disease which will result if you keep them in your body too much longer - possibly hepatitis, kidney disorders, blood disease, heart disease, arthritis, nerve degenerations or even cancer - depending upon your hereditary or structural weaknesses. Be happy you're paying your bills now in an easy-payment plan.
With some, colds which haven't appeared for a long time may occur, or even fevers. This is nature's way of housecleaning. Understand that these actions are constructive, even though unpleasant at the moment. Don't, but don't, try to stop these symptoms by the use of certain drugs, or even massive doses of vitamins, which will act as drugs in huge concentrations.
RESPECT THE CURING PROCESS
These symptoms are part of a curing process, and don't try to cure a
cure. These are not deficiency conditions or allergic manifestations -
not if you're eating properly in quality, quantity, combination and
MILD OR SEVERE SYMPTOMS
may he eating perfectly in regard to quantity, quality and observing all
the correct rules, and still symptoms will occur. Those who have lived
better lives in the past - who have eaten better foods and who have
abused their bodies less with overeating will have reactions ranging
from almost none at all or very mild symptoms which may be uncomfortable
Headaches may occur at the beginning:
However, the great majority of people find their reactions tolerable and are encouraged to bear with them, because of the many improvements which have already occurred and are becoming more evident with each day. This acts as an inspirational force to them.
SYMPTOMS WILL DIFFER
The symptoms will vary according to the materials being discarded, the condition of the organs involved in the elimination and the amount of energy you have available. The more you rest and sleep when symptoms are present, the milder they are and the more quickly they are terminated. Be happy you are having symptoms.
YOUNGER AND HEALTHIER EVERY DAY
Realize deeply that your body is becoming younger and healthier every
day, because you are throwing off more and more wastes which would
eventually have brought pain, disease and much suffering.
Don't expect to go on an ascending scale of quality, that improving your
diet will make you feel better and better each dax until you reach
perfection. The body is cyclical in nature. and health returns in a
series of gradually diminishing cycles.
Let us say this wellbeing continues for two months, when you suddenly develop an itch or rash. You don't take anything special for it. This rash flares up, gets worse and continues for ten days, and suddenly subsides. Immediately after this you find that your hepatica is gone and your energy has increased more than ever before. The rash became an outlet for the poisons in the liver which produced the hepatitis.
DOW JONES RECOVERY CYCLES
is how recovery occurs - like the cycles in the Dow-Jones Average at the
beginning of a bull market recovery.
CONCLUSIONWe must learn to obey the laws of Nature. We must learn to eat simple pure and natural foods, properly prepared and combined, and our bodies in return will cast off all the poisons we have taken in during our lives.
The mysteries of the body, the operations of nature, the vital forces working in nature are far beyond what our minds are prepared to understand at present.
Every great physician or scientist who ever lived marvelled in awe and humility at the wonders of nature. Yes - we are "fearfully and wonderfully made."
(Stanley S. Bass, 1984)