After many years of researching nutrition, I finally
found a low stress eating plan for sensitive conditions like kundalini
awakenings, and for life in general. It works with the body's pH
biorhythms for the best utilization of proteins, carbohydrates and
fats, while producing the least amount of toxins and free radicals and
wasting the least amount of energy.
The system is laid out in Dr. Jack Tips, book "The ProVita Plan, Your Foundation For Optimal Nutrition." Following
Stu Wheelright's 5+5 meal plan, it is essentially focused on eating
protein and vegetables for breakfast (preferably between 7-9am) when
the body's pH is in an acid cycle. This leaves the body ample time for
protein digestion, utilization during the day when we are moving around
so lymph can bring amino acids to the tissues for building. Then
overnight the body is cleansed more thoroughly and sleep is better,
because the body is not made acid by protein intake later in the day.
The ProVita way is to not eat protein after 2pm and to not eat it with
carbohydrates. The carbohydrate portion of the diet is eaten later in
the day as it produces serotonin which tends to make us sleepy anyways.
Some people have their evening meal as just fruit salad, which is after
all the most cleansing and easily digested thing to eat before night.
Instead protein is eaten along with vegetables in a 5+5 fashion. One
cooked protein source and 4 raw proteins are eaten along with one
cooked green vegetable and 4 raw vegetables.
"The point about timing the major meal is quite
simple. Protein foods are best introduced to the body early in the day,
so they become available when we want to be active and productive.
Carbohydrates and alkaline foods are best eaten in the meal preceding
sleep, because they are more sedative in their effect. These foods also
support the cleansing of the acidic metabolic wastes during sleep." ~ Jack Tips, The ProVita Plan, p.174
It takes approximately 8 hours for proteins to be digested,
assimilated, humanized by the liver and made available to the cells,
provided that the liver is healthy. So exercise is best taken 8 hours
after the protein breakfast meal. The lympathics can then deliver
proteins to the cells during the building cycle, which lasts till
around midnight, then the body switches to cleansing cycle. Proteins
eaten later in the day interfere with the cleansing cycle, create
hypoxia during sleep, have missed out on the building cycle and become
toxic wastes which the body has to expend a lot of energy and resources
in order to get rid of. Then with the extra toxic load the body tends
to want to continue cleansing till 11am the next day to cleanup the
residue from yesterdays maldigestion.
The 8-hour metabolic cycles proceed as follows:
7am--3pm: Process nutrients (eat, digest)
3pm--11pm: Use nutrients (build, exercise)
11pm--7 am: Cleanse cellular wastes (rest)
The Pro-Vita system builds strong protein metabolism, strong
adrenals, avoids blood sugar fluctuations and makes for a higher
energy, more productivity
and positive emotions. Eating carbohydrates for breakfast works against
the body's natural pH cycle, exhausts the adrenals and sets one up for
energy crashes, addictions and lowered immunity. Carbohydrates provide
quick superficial energy but because they create weak tissue integrity
they do not build vibrant health.
This weak tissue is exactly what you don't want when kundalini fires
mega-volts through your system. So it stands to reason that we should
work with nature and eat a protein breakfast so that it is ready for
the anabolic-building phase, and consume carbohydrates later in the
day. Doing this one thing we can master a kundalini awakening so much
easier. Ideally we should aim for strong tissue integrity prior to
awakening kundalini, but if its already awakened the need for
disciplined, mindful attention to building integrity is vital to our
survival and preservation of health and spiritual welfare.
"If we work in accord with these natural cycles.
Nature rewards us with better health and longevity. If, in contrast, we
fight or live in conflict with our natural cycles, then dispassionate
nature allows only the survival of the fittest." ~ Jack Tips, The ProVita Plan, p.110
Our diet should give us more physical and essential energy than we had before eating?
Because we live on the "energy" in our food, the ionization of
food is an important factor. High quality growing method, and freshness
from the field is vitally important for this reason.
How we transform our food into energy determines the quality of our energy.
Eat protein early in the day, in small portions, with a variety of
vegetables, with a small amount of high quality oil, without
carbohydrates or liquids and do not snack of protein.
Protein digesting enzymes are available in the morning. If protein
is eaten later in the day the enzymes have to be constructed which
deprives other enzymatic functions.
Protein toxicity must be cleansed through the bowel, lymphathics, liver and kidneys causing a lot of stress on the body.
Proteins generate an acid field, and if eaten late in the day acid
pH interferes with the sleep cycle, depriving the brain of oxygen and
causing tossing and turning.
70% of the body's dry weight is protein. Proteins in addition to
providing energy, build tissue and healthy immune system, while
carbohydrates do not build and refined sugars destroy.
Use low-stress proteins, that is those with short chains of
molecules that are easy to digest. (High-stress proteins include meats,
cooked cheese, unsoaked nuts, peanuts, unfermented soy beans).
Quinoa has excellent reserves of protein, and like the other
non-grains buckwheat and amaranth, is not missing the amino acid
lysine, so the protein is more complete. Quinoa offers more iron than
other grains and contains high levels of potassium and riboflavin, as
well as other B vitamins: B6, niacin, and thiamin. It is also a good
source of magnesium, zinc, copper, and manganese, and has some folate
Prepare proteins in ways that makes them easier to digest such as
fermenting, marinating, slow/light cooking, steaming and poaching as
opposed to frying.
65%-75% of the Pro-Vita system is vegetables, yet it is crucial to
focus on the proper administration of protein as the difference between
sickness and health.
Vegetables assist with protein digestion/assimilation/elimination.
They add enzyme-rich bulk to buffer the concentrated acid-producing
proteins. Act as an intestinal broom and prevent putrefaction. At least
65% of vegetables should be raw to conserve enzymes.
For proper cellular metabolism we require the correct fuel,
correct pH, the correct oxidation rate and the clean removal of
Excessive amounts of animal or vegetable protein are destructive to the body, affect pH and ultimately lead to disease.
Protein toxicity occurs from eating unbalanced, heavy proteins, at
the wrong time, with the wrong combinations of food and with low lymph
movement from lack of exercise.
Dietary stress weakens the gastrointestinal mucosa, inhibits the
liver's function, clogs the lymphatic system, taxes the kidneys and
damages the heart and brain.
pH is perhaps the most important biological factor, because all
process in the body are pH specific. pH deviations mean we may not get
nutrition from food due to dormant enzymes that need a certain pH in
which to work.
At 7.46 pH the blood is able to transport the most amount of
oxygen and carry off the most amount of metabolic wastes. pH governs
the oxygen supply to determine the rate of metabolism.
Insulin functions best at a certain pH range 7.79-8.02. Insulin
controls how much glucose enters the cells and thus regulates the fuel
supply and metabolic rate.
Essential fatty acids, active in metabolism and protein building,
are derived mostly from seeds and nuts. Expeller pressed flaxseed oil
like Barleans is also added to the diet around 2 T per day.