Re: Food Combining (Was Re: Vegan Diet (was Re: Practical Extropianism))
Sat, 10 May 1997 19:19:56 -0400 (EDT)

In a message dated 5/10/97 2:09:48 PM, (MikeRose)
quotes Viktoras Kulvinkas, M.S as writing:

>"Protein requires acid digestive juices, while starch and sweet food
>requirte alkaline. You cannot digest both at the same time. Dairy products
>are highly alkaline, so they interfere with meat digestion. Fat interferes
>with protein digestion.

Here is that acid/base nonsense again. I've already posted how this is flat
wrong and betrays a basic lack of understanding of biology.

>"Vegetables take longer to digest than fruit; combining them in a single
>meal can cause fermentation."

Oh, here's another one. No matter what you do, unless you're on serious
antibiotics or lots of Beano, if you eat fiber, when it hits your colon, it
*will* ferment.

Technically, this statement is correct. Vegetables have fiber, so combining
them with fruit will cause fermentation. What he doesn't say is that *not*
combining them causes fermentation too! Wonder if Kulvinkas knows that.

(Mike writes as himself)

>This is the only book on nutrition that I possess, can anyone recomend any
>other/better sources?

Ooh, throw that one away.

Walford's books are good, although geared to calorie restriction. Pritikin
is reasonable as well, if stringent. Most of the "heart-healthy" (AMA style)
diet books are OK. Laurel's Kitchen Cookbook is a pleasant read and has good
(vegetarian) recipes and common sense.