It can be overwhelmingly confusing, figuring out which foods to focus on or avoid with the glut of specialized diets promoted and proselytized today. Obviously, some thrive on these diets or they wouldn’t be so fanatical, but there are those whose health worsens with any of these diets. Truth is, there is no one diet size that fits all.
Ayurvedic practitioners are renowned for determining exactly what constitutes an appropriately healthy diet for anyone after assessing one’s physiological and psychological traits.Without the guidance of an Ayurveda practitioner’s centuries-old dietary science or any other metabolic typing system, we’re left to our own intuition, research, and trial and error.
Some Essential Dietary Cautions that are Applicable to Just About Everyone
Just as many decry dairy without looking into how raw dairy products could be beneficial, while pasteurized milk does cause problems, there are those who insist everyone stay away from grains of all types all the time without fully examining the issue.
The difference between healthy grains and unhealthy grains is ignored. They’re all lumped together. One thing is for certain, processed grains that are ubiquitous on most food store shelves and in processed foods or served in most restaurants are unhealthy for everyone.
Processed grains are synthetically bleached to create white flour. This practice forced an early 20th century head of the FDA forerunner Bureau of Chemistry, Dr. Harvey Wiley, MD, to resign in disgust at the government’s failure to enforce anti-wheat bleaching legislation he had proposed.