The 5 "Dead" Foods

The 5 "Dead" Foods That Fuel Most Diseases 

Reference: Death to Diabetes Website

Everyone knows that diet is key to controlling your diabetes, but what I discovered is that many of us are eating so-called “healthy” foods that are not healthy for us, e.g. cereal, milk, corn, wheat bread, bottled juice, even oatmeal in some cases!  Dead Foods make us dead ...

If you are serious about defeating your diabetes, heart disease, obesity, etc., you must stop eating the foods that are fueling your body's diseased state. More importantly, you must  overcome the cravings and avoid your food triggers, e.g. driving past a fast food place or calling to order a pizza.

There are five major “dead” foods. When consumed in excess with a sedentary lifestyle, these foods turn the body acidic, cause inflammation, and slowly damage or kill the body’s cells and create neurochemical imbalances that trigger unhealthy food cravings.

These chemical imbalances, in turn, devastate your health physically, biochemically, hormonally, emotionally and spiritually. Over a period of years, this leads to systemic ailments/diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

The five “dead” foods include most food products that contain refined flour, high fructose corn syrup, refined sugar, trans fats, saturated fat, alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, and other harmful chemicals.

If you're diabetic or struggling with some similar disease, then,  you  need to eat the 5 "live" super foods and avoid these  5 "dead" processed foods as part of the Super Meal Model Diet for Diabetics -- to ensure that your body is no longer being poisoned by the toxic chemicals from these 'dead" foods.

Author's Note: The terms "live" and "dead" may sound a little melodramatic, but I believe that they get the point across without having to explain the rationale of each term in detail. In addition, I found these terms to be very effective in making specific points during my lectures and workshops. Also, these terms tie nicely into the book’s title and the photograph on the front cover of the book.
“Live” food (pronounced l i v e as in "I'm alive") helps the body to heal, fight disease and stay alive. “Live” foods are primarily raw, unprocessed, lightly-cooked or partially processed foods that contain most of the seven nutrient factors. The term “live” does not necessarily mean that the food is alive, but it does contain the nutrients that keep the body alive. Coincidentally, these foods are connected with the prevention and reversal of many of the major systemic diseases and ailments.
“Dead” food inhibits the body from healing and leads to disease and early death. “Dead” food is man-made, processed food that lacks most of the seven nutrient factors. Coincidentally, these foods, along with a sedentary lifestyle, are connected with the development of many of the major systemic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
For those familiar with proper nutrition, there should be no surprises with the following list.

1: Refined white flour, starches includes all foods made with refined flour or starch such as white bread, enriched bread, wheat bread, white pasta, white potatoes, white rice,  macaroni, cereals, crackers, donuts, pancakes, pastries, biscuits, spaghetti, cakes, pies, and other processed flour-based starchy foods.
Warning: Avoid potatoes, corn, and soybeans, which are the most common genetically-modified (GMO) foods. Other common GMO-foods to avoid include canola oil, vegetable oils, margarine (cottonseed oil), sugar beets, farmed salmon, cow's milk, baby formula, and artificial sweeteners (i.e. aspartame). Unfortunately, many processed foods and some restaurant foods are now GMOs, so be careful.

2: Refined white sugar includes all foods made with high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, refined sugar, sucrose, maltose, dextrose, brown sugar, artificial sweeteners, and processed honey.

Some examples of sugar-based foods/beverages include soda, diet soda, bottled juice, soft drinks, candy, jams, jellies, cookies, cakes, pies, pastries, some cereals, and some condiments. Stay way from artificial sweeteners such as aspartame and Splenda!

3: Trans fats include all processed foods made with partially hydrogenated oil, such as stick margarines, French fries, bread, potato chips, pretzels, cookies, fried foods, donuts, crackers, store-bought baked goods, packaged foods, and fast foods. KFC & McDonald's French Fries Fuel Heart Disease and Type 2 Diabetes

The process of creating hydrogenated oil destroys the essential fatty acids in the oil and replaces them with deformed trans fatty acids.

4: Saturated fats, which are solid at room temperature, are found in animal meat, organ meats, processed meats, lunch meats, fried foods and some dairy products (cow’s milk,
cheese, butter, and ice cream).

Saturated fats are also found in coconut oil, palm oil and other tropical oils. Some of the Omega-6 poly-unsaturated fats in vegetable oils such as soybean, corn, sunflower and safflower can also be destructive to your health. In addition, canola oil is also unhealthy for you.
Note: Not all saturated fats are unhealthy for you, i..e. extra virgin coconut oil, free-range chicken breast, venison, bison.

5: Drugs include alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, prescription drugs, and recreational drugs. Prescription drugs don't cure anything! They give you a false sense of security as the disease spreads causing more damage, and leading to even more drugs!

Note: For a complete list of "dead" foods (and "live" foods), refer to Chapters 5 and 6 of Death to Diabetes.

Dead Foods Fuel Heart Disease and Type 2 Diabetes

Harmful Food Chemicals
Many “dead” processed foods are easy to recognize because they contain one or more of the following harmful chemicals which are known to cause headaches, allergies, asthma, hormonal cravings, food addictions,  fatigue, obesity, cancer, diabetes, and other similar health issues:
Please Note! Some of these chemicals are not actually listed on the food's packaging ingredients label, so be careful.
  • Acrylamide (in fried foods, i.e. French fries)
  • Antibiotics (in animal meat, cow's milk)
  • Artificial coloring, other additives
  • Aspartame, sucralose (i.e. Splenda), other artificial sweeteners
  • Autolyzed/vegetable protein (similar to MSG, in processed foods, KFC)
  • Bleached flour, or refined flour
  • Canned foods (look for BPA-free cans)
  • Enriched flour
  • "Enriched" vitamins added to your cereal, other processed foods
  • GMOs (in corn, potato, soy-based foods)
  • Growth hormones (in animal meat, cow's milk)
  • High fructose corn syrup (HFCS)
  • Mono-sodium glutamate (MSG)
  • Partially hydrogenated oil (i.e. aka trans fats, soybean/cottonseed/palm oils; canola oil)
  • Propylene glycol (used to make fake blueberries in muffins, bread, bagels)
  • Preservatives (in processed foods, animal meat, cow's milk)
  • Refined sugar, other --ose chemicals that are sugar-based, i.e. maldextrin
  • Salt (inorganic sodium, chemically-treated salt, table salt)
  • Sodium nitrite (in processed meats such as ham, sausage, bologna, salami)
  • Water in plastic bottles (beware of BPA, look for BPA-free)
  • Yeast extract (another form of MSG in processed foods)
These food chemicals cause the body to expend energy to “break down” the food, producing excess waste and toxins. Also, these chemicals cause inflammation and prevent the proper utilization of insulin and the uptake of glucose into the cells. These chemicals also cause damage to the liver, kidneys, brain, and other organs.

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