Your Stomach
Headquarters of Health

Vitamins Adelle Davis Food

An Army Marches On its Stomach

Said Napoleon. What he meant is that only a well-fed, healthy soldier can win victories. It's also true about YOU. Your stomach is your source of health—and the portal of disease. The stomach is a food-processing factory, it produces nutrients and waste from food. The workers in the factory are the beneficial intestinal bacteria that you have "hired" as a result of the foods you eat. It is essential that you create a favorable climate in your stomach to encourage helpful bacteria to develop colonies there. Good bacteria crowding out the bad is the best way to have a healthy digestive system.

How your bio-machine factory operates determines the success or failure of the entire operation of the body; blood, organs, brains and all. The wages of a bad diet is death; the rewards of a good diet are miraculous.

It’s your duty to yourself to manage your stomach wisely and thoughtfully and treat your hard working bacterial-employees fairly and generously.

First, you've got to send your stomach the right food. Here's some of the things that a healthy stomach needs (in order of goodness):

• Probiotics (fermented food or cultured beverage)
• Whole grains (brown rice, quinoa, millet, etc.)
• Healthy fats and anti-oxidants (avocado, hemp, coconut oil)
• A good source of B-vitamins as chemical catalysts
• Healthy, digestible protein (legumes, tempeh)

What it doesn’t need are (in order of badness):

• Sugar (all kinds, including an excess of fruit and fruit juices)
• Simple carbohydrates (white flour, white bread, snacks)
• Dairy or meat or poultry (ingesting fats, hormones and antibiotics)
• Unfermented Soy products can wreck your stomach (tofu, soy milk, baby formula)

Blood Sugar and Health

The Hyperglycemic has an "apple" shaped body, where fat is stored above the waist, while the Hypoglycemic stores fat below the waist in a "pear" shaped body.

There are two kinds of dysfunction via blood sugar: Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemia. They are both threats to our mental and physical health and are caused by the chemical effect poor eating habits have on our systems. The side effects of different blood sugar types can be often determined by one's physical appearance and emotional state of mind. Most Americans suffer from one or the other to some degree, and some of us from both conditions alternatively.


Hyperglycemics eat more than their bodies can handle and suffer a never-ending thirst for sugary liquids high in "simple" carbohydrates, which include fruit juice, soda and beer. They eat their food in indigestible large portions which are high in fats and carbs; and they love dessert. The excess carbs that they eat which are not processed by the brain and body are stored as fat in the muscles to be used later; but are more likely to remain unabsorbed as the body struggles for chemical balance. They are often identified as obese, and tend to store the fat on the top of their bodies, with large stomachs, necks, shoulders and chest. Hyperglycemics tend to develop diabetes after years of punishing their body's mechanisms to regulate insulin production.

The stored fats are often called cellulite, which causes stretch marks and the excess liquids come out in sweat and clammy hands and skin. Their blood sugar levels rise and fall quickly, causing wild mood swings. Hypers have a love of food that supports addictive behavior, and produces a volatile emotional connection with compulsive eating to overload their organs and stomach. Digestive issues and poor metabolism foster anger and other over-the-top reactions to stress. Hypers can start with a victim mentality in the low range and as blood sugar spikes resort to bullying and even violence. Since they are burning fat as well as carbs for energy, they have a "hot" temperament which magnifies the love-and-hate relationship they have with themselves.

When muscles become encased in fat, they lose mobility and become lethargic. This type of blood sugar problem eventually leads to insulin shock and the entire system can shut down and lead to heart and liver deterioration. Treating hyperglycemia the traditional way, with insulin injections and restrictive diet plans never solves the root causes.

Hyperglycemics who switch to foods high in complex carbohydrates and B-vitamins can control fat and carb intake to level off blood sugar levels and restore health. For more info go to our Food and vitamin sections.


Hypoglycemics resist eating food despite a ravenous appetite. Hypos don't eat on principle, they use will power or escapism to deny immediate gratification. They delay and suppress their hunger. They stave off hunger beyond the limits of endurance and literally starve their cells to death. They also crave sugar and fat, but restrict their intake by dieting, eating disorders, mood-altering substances or by substituting snacks and sugary liquids for real food.

Their consistent low blood sugar levels cheat their brains of glucose--the "food" that the brain requires every 90 minutes--and the body starts to break down its own organs and valuable proteins in order to produce it. When proteins are used to produce glucose it causes free radicals and other acids to be formed, creating additional digestive problems. Hungry hypos end up with a hunger-induced depression.

Hypos are harder to identify at first, except by their peculiar eating habits and addictive behavior. They crave food constantly, yet delay and deny their hunger, and use any and all substitutes for food, including coffee, caffeine tea, cigarettes, snacks, alcohol, fruits and fruit juice, and both legal and illegal drugs to control or stave off their nagging hunger issues.

Hypos tend gain weight, if at all, in the lower part of their bodies, below the waist, the hips, and especially in the legs, with "wet fat" stored in their body cavities as gall, or pools of acidic water, which burns the flesh and pulls the skin away from the bone. The toxins are pushed out through their skin as rancid sweat which causes pimples, eczema, rashes, allergies and other symptoms. As their kidneys deteriorate, hypos smell of body odor and bad breath caused by an excess of uric acid secretion through their pores.

Hypos try to limit their intake of food by excluding various types of foods from their diet. They seek out extreme diet plans to justify their control issues about food. This can manifest as extreme raw, vegan diets, all-meat diets, all-juice diets, or excessive fasting. Hypos will have a predilection for anorexia, bulimia and other eatings disorders.

The self-esteem issues created by a hypoglycemic diet can also make hypos non-conformists, rebels, and they can be both creative and self-destructive people as their blood sugar levels plummet. Hypos suffer depression, alienation and have schizophrenic episodes and physical aliments that are often hard to diagnose. Hypos eventually suffer a massive collapse of the immune system as a result of their harsh regimens and hunger management. After continuously ignoring symptoms or using drugs or self-inflicted punishment to disguise symptoms, the body can no longer fight off disease and pernicious bacteria.

The hypoglycemic condition always involves bacterial infections, yeast or fungal infestation, skin eruptions, respiratory problems, gingivitis, and eventually kidney failure. The symptoms of physical deterioration occur so suddenly and are often so severe that it is difficult to treat the infections with conventional antibiotics.

Only a complete restoration of the immune system to defeat infections and the addition of probiotics in the diet can help a hypoglycemic. >For more information go to our Food page and vitamin page.

One way to see how far gone we are is to study our own eyes. “Sanpaku” ("three whites") is George Oshawa’s term for people whose eyes reveal them to be close to collapse.

Can You Really Survive on Food alone?

No matter what kind of resolutions you make, or intentions you have, diets you pursue, or hopes you have for natural health, Agribusiness and the food industry have the opposite plan for you. Modern American food is a drug to them, which they want to make as cheaply as possible, and induce you to crave it for the worst possible reasons. Straight from the farm, the food is poisoned with herbicides and pesticides, and picked before it is ready to ensure shelf life. The water that farmers use to irrigate their crops is most likely polluted by the poisons that have infused their wells and aquifers. Even the seeds the farmer uses are transmogrified. Monsanto is now monopolizing and monetizing seeds, which are embedded with pesticides, growth additives and create an unhealthy monoculture. The farmer is under contract to use only those seeds.

If you are so unfortunate to be hooked on meat products, the situation is far worse. Animals are corrupted and toxified from birth. By the time the meat comes to you, it is complete poisonous garbage. Once the food leaves the farm, the situation only becomes worse.

Your stomach is now in the hands of large corporations. They are in control. You'd have to go back 70 years to find unadulterated food. There is no guarantee that the foods we buy have any minerals or nutrients in them. You actually cannot trust the food you buy. There's death in every bite. MORE

The Go-To Book of Health

The classic self-help manual of the 1960s, when Adelle Davis was at the forefront of a national movement of people seizing control of their own bodies to achieve good health and cure diseases. She used the available science and clinical studies of her era to prove that the body was a chemical factory that required certain vitamins and minerals, without which the body deteriorates. She saved thousands of people personally--people doctors had given up on--and taught millions to understand and use vitamin and nutritional therapies to enable "miraculous" cures. Somewhat dated, it's still the best, basic go-to reference guide to health problems and what to do about them. To buy this book: Amazon

Related material:

The Gabriel Method of weight control (Jon Gabriel)
George Oshawa (Macrobiotics and universal law)
Cool healing recipes
(Eating for health)
Barry's Tempeh (a healthy source of plant protein)
Tofurky Tempeh (found in many health food stores)

I am in no way associated with nor derive any compensation from any of the companies or websites mentioned, nor do I endorse them in any way. I only offer them as suggestions for the convenience of readers.

Recommended Vitamins

SOLGAR Natural Vitamin E
400 IU capsules

25,000 IU capsules

NOW Vitamin D3
5,000 IU capsules

NUTRIBIOTIC Ascorbate (Vitamin C)
powder buffered with calcium

JARROW B-RITE Formula B-complex

KAL Calcium Magnesium
(as Dolomite powder)


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