mind diet.JPGThe MIND diet recommends:

  • Green leafy vegetables (like spinach and salad greens): at least six servings a week
    Other vegetables: at least one a day
  • Spice: ginger, thyme, oregano, rosemary, other spices
    Nuts: five servings a week
    Berries: two or more servings a week
    Beans: at least three servings a week
    Whole grains: three or more servings a day (soak before cooking)
    Fish: once a week
    Poultry (like chicken or turkey): two times a week
    Olive oil: use it as your main cooking oil.
    Wine: one glass a day

The diet discourages:

  • Red meat: more than four servings a week
    Butter and stick margarine: more than a tablespoon daily
    Cheese: more than one serving a week
    Pastries and sweets: more than five servings a week
    Fried or fast food: more than one serving a week

Modified MIND diet by Connie

  • Avoid 1 glass of red wine every night, switch to 1x per week when you have allergies, skin issues and parasites

Garlic, honey, pumpkin seeds, and papaya seeds are all touted as antiparasitic foods to include in your diet. Some natural practitioners go a step further and recommend a grain-free, sugar-free diet. Others recommend limiting fruit intake in order to further reduce dietary sugars.

To prevent further parasitic infections after cleansing, natural practitioners recommend that you avoid eating raw or under cooked meat and seafood. When traveling internationally, avoid:

  • water that isn’t purified and bottled
  • ice
  • fruits you can’t peel
  • swimming or bathing in freshwater
  • foods prepared by vendors on the street

Why grains can affect us badly

Grains contain proteins, carbohydrates and fats. Many components of grains cause problems to non-herbivore animals and humans including lectins (such as wheat germ agglutinin), saponins, phytates, amylopectin A, gluten, and others. For example, lectins in grains are produced by the plants to kill insects and fungi so that the grain is protected and can serve as seed for new plants. Lectins are also toxic for dogs, cats and humans. They cannot be inactivated with the heat of normal baking or cooking but many can be inactivated by soaking the grains for some days before cooking or by pressure cooking.

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