On my short drive home from work yesterday, I listened as two local radio show personalities were bantering. One said to the other, “you sound like you have the flu.” The other said, “yes, I got it from the flu shot that I took!” The first laughed and said, “my doctor said that is impossible, since the flu shot is made from a dead virus.”
The Phase 1 diet serves a number of different purposes. Its primary purpose is twofold: to rid the body of pathogenic fungi by depriving them of their food of choice and limiting exposure to dangerous mycotoxins that contaminate certain foods. The foods that are excluded, unquestionably, are grains, sugar, corn, potatoes, mushrooms and alcohol. All of these foods are contaminated with mycotoxins (or are mycotoxins, themselves, in the case of alcohol) or could potentially feed a pathogenic fungal infection in the body.
“…Then, opening their treasures, they presented to Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.” –from Matthew 2:11
This is a familiar portion of the story of the magi, (sometimes called “wise men”; routinely said to be “three” in number, though the Biblical account gives no number), who came from a great distance to find Jesus. They brought Jesus gifts from “their treasures”, including gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
So many ask me, especially at holiday time, how I have lived through 30+ years of following a phase one diet. The answer may surprise you, yet it forms the basis of what I truly believe eating for good health is all about. You see, based on everything I’ve learned about diet and health, they are each controllable, but only if used together!