Many subscribe to the Blood Type diet, what is your feedback?
It’s not scientific. I believe, as I always state in the beginning, that what you leave out is the key; that’s the common denominator amongst every diet that works.
Of course, proper guidance is needed before you start Your Healthy Journey because there are some biochemical individualities with people, but I know plenty of people that are type O and are vegans and are doing very well. I know some other people that said they couldn’t go vegan. They tried for a couple of years and they said they couldn’t do it. They wanted to eat some animal protein, but remember, if you come from an area of the world where people have been eating a heavy animal protein diet for 1,000 years, getting into a vegan diet takes a lot more time.
For myself, I don’t want to consume anything that comes from an animal for my own reasons, but I don’t subscribe to or recommend one type of nutritional philosophy. Although I will suggest a plant-based lifestyle, it all depends upon what the person wants to accomplish and what they’re able to do; what degenerative condition they have and how much of an active lifestyle they have. If somebody’s a competitive weightlifter or endurance/strength obstacle athlete and they want to eat animal protein, I could show them how to do that too. The person just has to be open to change their lifestyle and what you leave out!
Are cooked grains hazardous to your health? What about sprouted grains?
If you’ve been eating an all-raw food lifestyle for 10 years and you decide to go back to eating cooked grains, I think you’re going to have some problems – but there are people that do it. As far as me labeling them a hazard to your health, no, I’m not going to go that far because I know plenty of people that eat some cooked grains and are very, very healthy in the context of a plant-based, mostly raw food lifestyle. Remember, when you are more actively training, you have to remember to get enough calories (10%-20%) from fruits or starches on a plant-based lifestyle. If you want to add a cooked portion to your meals, grains may be that option but always try to follow the proper food combinations. If you are not training or less active that day and you are having a juice or salad, some steamed vegetables and then, for example, a small bowl of rice and peas – that’s doable.
I do consume sprouts like mung beans, lentils, green peas and alfalfa which is a wonderful nutrient dense source but I don’t and have never cared for sprouted grains. I tell people to try it. If it works well for you, and you want to eat a moderate amount, go ahead and do it. I know sprouted wheat is very good for people for endurance, but it was never my food. I never enjoyed it and I usually don’t bring it up to people unless they bring it up.
Enjoy Your Healthy Journey!
SO WHO IS FRED ANYWAY??
Fred Bisci, author, “Your Healthy Journey”, Head of the Spartan Race Nutritional/Lifestyle Advisory Board, has successfully worked with amateur, elite, professional and extreme athletes. He has been a tenacious athlete completing eighteen marathons, two ultra-marathons. He also has a history as a Navy boxing champ, has successfully competed in Olympic-style weight lifting, and still leads an athletic life. Fred, born 1929, has lived on 100% raw plant foods for over 50 years and is a lifestyle/longevity coach, food scientist; detox/fasting expert and clinical nutritionist. He offers a natural, simple, common sense approach by showing people a well-grounded experience to the healing power, peak athletic performance and remedial capabilities of the human body.