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Carnivore: Cats, dogs, wolves, bears and other meat-eating animals. They have teeth that are long, sharp, and pointed, for ripping apart tough raw animal flesh. None of their teeth are flat molar teeth. Their jaws move up and down, not side to side. They drink water with their tongue. Their tongues are rough and thin. They have claws as sharp as knives for ripping flesh. Their stomach is a round sack that secretes 10 to 20 times as much acid as a herbivore. Their intestines are 3 times as longs as their trunk. Their intestinal design facilitates rapid expulsion of fleshy matter. Their liver contains enzymes to break down uric acid - at least 10 to15 times as much uric acid as a herbivore. Their bowels are smooth and short for quick expulsion of waste matter. Their digestive system has the capacity to expel large amounts of foreign cholesterol. Their blood, saliva and urine is very acidic to help break down animal flesh.
Herbivore: Horses, pigs, cows, goats and other grass-eating animals. Their front and canine teeth may be sharp or pointed. Their back teeth are flattened for grinding. Their jaw can move both up and down as well as side to side. They drink water by suction. Their tongue is smooth and thick. Their stomach is round and complex which consists of acid 10 to 20 times weaker than a carnivore. Their intestines are at least 8 to 12 times as long as the trunk of their body and are designed for extracting all nutrients from plant fiber. Their liver has a low tolerance for uric acid. Their bowels are sulcified and complex for the reconstitution of waste matter. Their digestive system has no capacity to expel foreign cholesterol. Their saliva is alkaline which contains enzymes to specifically break down starch carbohydrates. Their blood and urine are alkaline. They cool themselves primarily through perspiration. All of their feet are hoofed or they have hands and feet that contain individual digits (fingers and toes) with nails.
Frugivore: Humans and apes. All of their teeth are flat, especially the back molars. They have the dullest canine teeth of all primates. Their jaws move both up and down and side to side. The shape of their face clearly indicates that humans and apes have no ability to rip out entrails with their mouth. They drink water by suction. Their tongue is smooth and thick. Their stomach is round and complex which contains acid that is 10 to 20 times weaker than a carnivore. Their intestines are at least 12 times as long as their trunk, and are an integral part of the most sophisticated juice extractor in the world - the human digestive system. Their liver has a low tolerance for uric acid. Their bowel walls are puckered, convoluted, and full of deep pouches for the reconstitution of waste matter. Their digestive system has no capacity to expel foreign cholesterol. Their saliva is alkaline which contains an enzyme specifically designed to break down starchy carbohydrates. Their blood and urine is alkaline. They cool themselves primarily through perspiration. Their hands and feet contain individual digits with nails and opposable thumbs. Their hands are perfectly designed to reach out, grab fruit and peel it.
      - Cooked food is important.
      - Cooked food makes digestion easier on your body.
      - Cooked food has many vitamins and minerals.
      - Cooked food will give you energy.
      - Cooked foods get fully digested and leave the body in a few hours.
      - We could not live without cooked foods.
      - If you continue to eat a cooked food diet, you will live a long and healthy life.
      - Eating cooked foods will protect you from becoming sick.
      - Cooking food destroys the digestive enzymes in food. This forces your body to work harder at digestion.
      - Heat destroys vitamins and minerals in food, as well as killing enzymes.
      - Cooked food will drain your energy.
      - If you continue to eat a cooked food diet, you will get diseases and live an unhealthy, unhappy life.
      - Cooked food causes constipation and remains in the intestines for days, weeks and sometimes, even years.
      - You cannot live life to its fullest when you eat cooked foods.
      - Cooked foods are unnatural.
Raw Foods Glossary
Natural Food: Any food in its natural form. Examples are fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. It is best to eat these foods as fresh and as close to the time they were picked as possible. Fresh foods are loaded with health-maintaining vitamins minerals and enzymes - the best foods for the human body.
Sprouted Food: Seeds, nuts, grains, peas and beans sprout soaked in water, making them easier to digest.
Fermented Food: Foods that have been cultured and fermented to produce friendly bacteria, which will aid the body in knocking out unhealthy bacteria. Examples are miso, and seed cheeses.
Dehydrated Food: When you dry foods, you take the water content out of the food. If dried at temperatures less than 110 degrees, the enzymes are not destroyed and the food is still considered live or raw. Many people use dehydrated foods to replace the taste of cooked foods in their diet. Examples of dehydrated foods are raw sprouted bread, crackers, candies and dried fruits.
Sea Vegetables: Examples are dulse, nori and kelp. Some raw fooders don't consider Sea Vegetables food for human consumption, while others consider them a very important part of a raw diet as they are rich in minerals and trace elements.
Wild Foods: This includes foods that are found in the wild. Representing nature in its purest form - the most nutritious foods people can eat. They include wild vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, berries and herbs. There are hundreds of fascinating wild foods in parks, backyards and many other places.
Fruits to know
We all know about great tasting fruits we see everyday: pineapples, avocados, oranges and bananas. These fruits are good, but there are so many more exotic fruits that most people have never heard of. In fact, there is such a variety of different fruits in the world that you could eat a different fruit everyday for the rest of your life and still not even come close to tasting all of them. Let us learn about some of these great tasting fruits.
Durian: If I had to describe it, I would say that it looks like an oversized deformed pineapple. Actually, it has a green to brown shell with spiky pines sticking out of it. On the inside, it has a sweet yellow flesh and big pits. Durian is sweet and juicy with custard-like consistency. It is known for its strong smell. Many people say it tastes like heaven but smells like hell. Durian is grown in Thailand and Malaysia and is shipped frozen to Asian Markets around the world. The durian is one of the most expensive fruits you will ever see, but it tastes so good that it is well worth it. Durian is known as the "king of fruits"
Water Coconut: Big green coconut with jelly inside hat you can eat with a spoon. They are the same coconuts you see in the stores with brown hair on them, before they get that way. The water inside the coconut is also referred to as coconut water. It is one of the most nutritious liquid on the earth. It is the one food that a person can love on exclusively if in the right environment. It is also called a baby coconut or a young coconut. It is sold in Latin stores or in Asian markets. They grow on just about every tropical island.
Mangosteen: The small purple brown mangosteen cracks open to reveal asty white segments with a very fine flavor. Mangosteen are known as he "queen of the fruits". They are grown in Southeast Asia.
Jackfruit: An enormous yellow-green fruit that can weigh over 50 lbs. Inside are hundreds of individual bright yellow or orange segments. The texture is slightly rubbery and it tastes like tutti-fruity bubble gum. Jackfruit grows in Florida, Hawaii, the Caribbean and Southeast Asia.
Starfruit: This star-shaped fruit tastes cool, crisp and watery. It comes from Asia but also grows in Florida.
Mamey: On the outside, a mamey looks like a bog potato, on the inside it has orange flesh like an avocado surrounded by a bog pit. It is very sweet and filling and tastes like pumpkin, cherries and strawberries.
Sapodilla: Looks like a small potato. On the inside, it is brown with the texture of a non-crispy, juicy pear. It tastes like a mixture of caramel and honey. Sapodilla grows in the Caribbean where it is called naseberry as well as in Asia, where it is known as Che Che.
Cherimoya: Also known as a custard apple, cherimoya has a thick creamy taste and is green on the outside. Some varieties have many bumps. It grows in tropical and sub-tropical climates.
White Sapote: On the outside, this fruit is round and yellow. On he inside, it is white and has he consistency of a soft apple. It tastes like vanilla pudding and grows in tropical and sub-tropical climates.
Black Sapote: Brown and soft when ripe, it is also known as the "chocolate pudding fruit" because it looks and tastes like chocolate pudding. It grows in tropical climates.
I highly recommend everyone get some greens into heir diet everyday. As for the fruitarian diet, I believe that fruit today has way too much sugar, and we should not eat most fruits. Here at The Hippocrates Health Institute, only a very small percent of the diet consists of fruit. I think it was a viable diet when we began as the human race. Without question, humans definitely ate that way. When the fruit was ripe, it would fall to the ground and you would eat it and spit out the pits. What happened though at least what we know from the writings that are at least five and a half thousand years ago, the fruits were hybridized. They mixed them together. They did this to decrease perish ability. They had to grow them in colder climates and hybridization made them more resistant to the colder weather. Hybridization made the fruits much sweeter and when it first happened that is what the people took into account. From what we know, the average fruit today has thirty times more sugar than the original. These high amounts of sugar no longer make them a truly natural food. We also have to tae into consideration that we pick most fruit today when it is not ripe. When you consideration that we pick most fruit today when it is not ripe.
Fasting - Juice Fasting vs. Water Fasting
Well, we no longer think water fasting is viable for the body. I think juice fasting is excellent. Not on fruit juices, but on green juices. I fast one day a week. I have been doing that for almost three decades now. I highly recommend juiced fasting over water fasting because water fasting puts too much stress on the body. Your body needs the benefits of the vitamins, minerals and enzymes of the juices. In addition, many people who come to Hippocrates Health Instituer are diseased, and their bodies could not survive on a water fast.
Is there one food that you think is most important?
I have done tests and concluded that sprouts and salt water vegetables, sea vegetables, are the most important. They are the best choice out of all the foods. Buckwheat and sunflower sprouts are the best sprouts. Wheat grass juice is also very important.