Edgar Cayce on Keeping Our Bodies in Balance Nutritionally
by myweb.tiscali.co.uk/seventhmoon/orion/, edited by © Healing Cancer Naturally
From the Edgar Cayce research papers
Never eat any food which your body does not agree with.
Acid- and alkaline-forming foods
One of the hallmarks of the Cayce philosophy is to keep the system alkaline by maintaining a ratio of about 80% alkaline-reacting foods to about 20% acid-reacting foods. The reason given for this was that cold germs and many other germs cannot even live in an alkaline environment.
That is real protection: alkaline/acid-reacting foods! What this means is the following: all foods produce certain reactions in the body, for instance fats with sugars will produce an acid reaction, whereas most vegetables such as lettuce, carrots and celery produce an alkaline reaction. Indeed Cayce said that if we were to keep alkalinity in the system, it would maintain such a condition so as to immunise a person against certain contagious diseases.
Proper food combining
He also mentioned that it was not good to combine certain foodstuffs with others such as alkaline-reacting foods with starches, apart from the one exception of wheat. Combining edibles like citrus fruit with certain cereals is not recommended. In fact he said that for most people it was the combination of different categories of foodstuffs i.e. proteins, fats, starches and vegetables which gives most disturbances to their bodies.
Thus he emphasised to avoid certain combinations of foodstuffs at the same meal, such as starches and proteins at the same time. Starches with vegetables are fine as are proteins with vegetables. This is the basis of the modern term and concept of food combining [Dr. Hay, Dr. Herbert Shelton]. The rationale behind not combining starches with proteins is the fact that digestion of proteins requires one type of digestive chemical while digestion of starches requires a different type. So as you can see when you eat both foodstuffs together digestion can be more problematic. In fact Cayce said it was the leading cause of stomach/digestive upsets.
For details re recommended proper food combining, see Food Combining Table according to Dr. Hay & Dr. Walb.
List of acid- and alkaline-forming foods
Apples, apricots, avocadoes, bananas, berries (all except blueberries and cranberries), cherries, citrus fruits like grapefruit, lemons, limes, oranges and tangerines, dates, figs, grapes, melons, papaya, passion fruit, peaches, pears, pineapples, pomegranates, tomatoes
Amaranth, millet, quinoa. All other grains are acid-forming.
Alfalfa and other sprouts, Artichokes, Asparagus, Bamboo shoots, Beans, Beets, Bell Peppers, Broccoli, Brussel sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Chicory, Collard greens, Corn, Sweet cucumber, Dandelion, Eggplant, Garlic, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Mustard greens, Okra, Onions, Parsnips, Peas, Potatoes, Pumpkin, Radishes, Rhubarb, Sea vegetables, Spinach, Squashes, Watercress, Yams and Sweet potatoes.
Almonds, chestnuts and coconut, all others are acid-forming.
Agar-agar, apple cider vinegar, coffee, egg yolks, fruit juices, gelatin taken with fruit or vegetables, Glycothymoline, herbal teas, herbs fresh and dried, and most spices, honey raw (unpasteurised) and mineral water.
Buttermilk fresh, milk - raw, whey, yogurt.
Blueberries, cranberries, plums, prunes and sulfurated dried fruits.
Beans (dried), lentils and chickpeas.
Butter, cream, cheese, cottage cheese, milk pasteurized, homogenized, boiled, canned, dried
Alcoholic drinks, drugs-most prescription, egg whites, gelatin, soft drinks, tea (black), and tobacco. Some vegetable oils, vinegar. All meats, all fish.
Compare Acid-Forming & Alkaline-Forming Food Table.
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Note by Healing Cancer Naturally: According to Dr. Janet Starr Hull, Ph.D., CN, “The acid and alkaline balance can be changed by simple practices such as:
Soak mildly acid-forming foods such as whole grains and legumes before cooking them, starting the sprouting process, which is alkalizing.
Chew thoroughly the complex carbohydrates as grains, vegetables, and legumes in order to mix them with saliva, a very alkaline fluid that begins the digestive process.
Do not drink while eating, as this stops the digestive process from beginning within the mouth (www.sweetpoison.com/ph-balance.html).”
Compare: Cereal & pulses cooking tip
For detailed coverage of Edgar Cayce’s view of health, cancer causation and healing, see
- Edgar Cayce's nutritional advice
- Edgar Cayce’s views of health and the causes and treatment of cancer and other disease.