I first found out about food combining from a book picked up from the Nutricentre Bookshop near Regents Park. You could pick up a book and read through the pages to see if you could pick up health tips. I did. Food Combining For Health turned out to be one of the best of my nutrition library.
What is Food Combining?
This term was made up by Dr William Hay who broke down in health after 16 years of practice as a doctor. He developed a dilated heart and high blood pressure. Since the medicine he used was not helping much, he turned to nature and decided to eat foods in their natural form and in smaller quantities.
This became a system called ‘The Hay System’. It was very simple – only eat protein and vegetables in the same meal, or carbohydrates and vegetables together, but not carbohydrates and protein together.
Most people eat rice with meat curry or chicken and chips. The food combining method would be rice and a vegetable curry, or chicken and avocado salad.
Dr Hay’s symptoms cleared up using this simple method.
What Has Food Combining Got to Do With Eczema?
This is the interesting part. You see, eczema is an inflammatory skin condition and when food is combined as is mentioned above, the inflammation dies down. In fact, this method is useful in treating many inflammatory conditions like arthritis, sore gums, bloating and even brain fog.
In the book, written by Doris Grant and Jean Joice, there is a section on eczema and an excerpt of how a 10 year old boy who had eczema all his life
was cleared of it in ten days with only scars remaining. Ten days after 10 years of having it. Yes – I could not believe it either so to see if it was true, I turned to the sections on foods to buy, menus and meal planning. And found out through experience with this method that Dr Hay was right and the system works.
Throughout my 30s I remained a size 10 – 125lbs. I am older than that now, and realise that if I wanted to get to the right size all I have to do is the food combining.
Since the book can explain it much better than I can, I suggest you buy it on Amazon as the Nutricentre bookshop has closed down, unfortunately.
There are as mentioned previously, many meal planning ideas in it and the book goes into greater detail about food combining than I have put down here. It makes for a very good read and you will not be disappointed.