is a temple of the spirit. Our lifestyle choices have a
profound effect on the quality of our health and our personal
experience of Spirit.
One of the foundations of our health building regime will be a Sattvic
cleansing diet. East Indian philosophy classifies food according to the
level of consciousness it promotes. A Sattvic diet quiets the mind,
brings peace to the heart, and heals bodily ills.
A profound clarity
emerges as we experience the healing
presence of the Soul.
Therapy Diet Can Be Approached As A
The word sacrifice means to make sacred. In the
polarity diet we
sacrifice our ordinary eating habits to cultivate more receptivity to
intelligence of nature and the cosmos for healing insight, liberating
realizations and bodily renewal.
The Polarity Cleansing Diet is a fast for the ego and a feast for the
spirit. The diet can be used spiritually as a quest for vision and a
means to contact a higher intelligence within, for guidance and
Set an intention for the diet to facilitate a breakthrough in your
life! What ever it is that is blocking you, you don't have to know what
it is, or where it came from. Spiritual healing is miraculous!
Your intention will manifest a breakthrough, as you communion with a
higher resonance of your own innate intelligence.
The polarity diet is a "sattvic"
diet. Sattva is the Sanskrit word for
Being, Truth, "God" the creative intelligence and source of equilibrium
in nature. A sattvic diet facilitates more coherence and harmony in our
energy body enhancing our receptivity to the healing potency of the
The nature of atman the
divine within is lucidity . .
. this sattvic
diet dramatically enhances our lucidity and the profound well-being
flows from attunement to our Divine
This regime will purify your body, harmonizing and concentrating your
vibration . . . uplifting your being into attunement with a healing and
revitalizing spiritual potency.
The experience of renewal of dramatically enhanced mental and emotional
physical well-being, and spiritual presence is meant to be educational.
Your experience of wholeness is meant to encourage you to cultivate an
everyday life-style that promotes this quality of spiritual attunement
and personal well-being.
A Fast For the Ego Is a
Feast for the Spirit
Chew, Chew, Chew, Your Food
( To the tune of "Row, row, row, your boat")
Chew, chew, chew, your food,
Gently through the meal
The more you chew,
The less you eat,
The better you will feel !
The Polarity Cleansing Diet is
an opportunity to experience the
cleansing and health building effects of a safe and simple alkaline
diet. Based on the teachings of Dr. Randolph Stone, this diet
represents the fruit of over seventy years of experience in the study
and practice of natural therapeutics.
The Polarity Cleansing Diet is a safe cleansing and health-building
regime. It is a diet that you and your clients can use without
experienced professional supervision. It can be used for health
building under almost any circumstance, by any constitutional type, and
at any time of the year. The diet offers an opportunity to break
dietary patterns and examine emotional patterns
associated with eating. It also offers understanding and support for
a commitment to a healthier life-style.
The diet is an opportunity to experience enhanced mental and emotional
clarity as well as enhanced vitality and well-being.
One should stay with this diet a minimum of seven days or until an
enhanced state of health has been achieved. This is a cleansing diet,
not a maintenance diet, and should not be used indefinitely.
It is important to pay
attention to your elimination in a cleansing
diet and to use herbal laxatives or enemas if necessary to promote
Polarity Liverflush Cocktail
Take 4 to 8 ounces as your
More is not better!
In a blender add:
2 tablespoons of extra
virgin (cold pressed) olive or almond oil
juice of one peeled organic lemon
2 medium size cloves of garlic
an equal amount of fresh ginger (a piece about 1 inch long)
juice of one peeled organic grapefruit
Polarity Cleansing Tea
To boiling water add this
which contains equal amounts of:
anise or fennel seed
twice as much
After simmering the tea for 20 minutes, turn off of the stove and
Serve with lemon and fresh ginger juice, if you wish, to taste. Start
tea first and let it brew while you are getting the liver-flush
No other food should be eaten for two hours after the liver-flush and
Drink four to eight ounces
of tea immediately after liver-flush and
throughout the day as you like. If you are constipated eat lots of
roughage, add pears to your salads, drink lots of water, use more
licorice root and fresh garlic, and take the polaritea and liver-flush
twice daily. If constipation
continues take two table spoons of flax
seeds with warm water or eight ounces of
orange juice and olive oil 50/50 blend.
If you have diarrhea, use no licorice, liver-flush, or ginger, but
substitute cinnamon bark in the polaritea and eat ground cinnamon with
baked apples and/or dates and raisins, chewed thoroughly.
Fresh vegetable and fruit juices may be taken between meals as a snack,
as well as fresh fruit. "Chew" your juice and do not take more than
eight ounces at a time.
Eat less and chew more.
Sattvic Alkaline-Forming Foods are Allowed on This Diet.
Take a raw salad made of finely chopped and grated fresh vegetables.
Choose from the following: Carrots, cabbage, radishes, turnips, boston,
red leaf, or romaine lettuce, cucumbers, green onions, or other greens,
in season, blended to taste. Your salad should include sprouts of
mung, aduki, sunflower, or fenugreek seeds. Four soaked almonds may be
twice a day.
The meal begins with how much food you put on your plate. Eat less and
chew more. Allow yourself to eat consciously and experience the taste
and energy of the food you are eating.
Enjoy the blessings of this diet. Be creative in making your salads.
Play with salad dressings of olive oil, ginger, lemon juice, and herbs.
For constipation add pears to your salad. Eat less and chew consciously.
Vegetable soups as well as steamed vegetables may be eaten.
Soups that have a distinctive character, for example, carrot/dill,
celery/onion or beet/lemon, offer more of a sense of variety, making
the diet more enjoyable.
beans and starchy vegetables such as
potatoes and winter squash
are not allowed. Eat less and experience your food.
alkaline-forming foods are allowed on this diet: No starches or
protein are to be eaten. No meat, dairy, grains, potatoes, rice, bread,
coffee, tea, sugar, eggs, yeast, or tamari.
choose to not eat tomatoes, green peppers, or eggplant on the diet,
which are in the "deadly nightshade" family, a common allergen. After
the diet they then have an opportunity to test for sensitivity to
Keep things simple. Do not try to get around the diet.
If you need to
ask the question: "Is this on the
diet?" The answer is "No . . . " Eat
less and chew more.
Dieting has its foundation in your attitude. An important part of the
diet takes place in your mind. Get clear about your willingness to
totally embrace this health building regime. Take the time to clarify
your goals in doing this diet. Experience how good you feel on the diet.
Take space for yourself while dieting. Understand that you are doing
a great deal of inner work. Try to get away from stressful outer
Pay attention to your breathing. Eat/breath . . . prana . . .
life force. Understand that breath is the fundamental source of
sustenance. When you find yourself thinking about food take a few deep
conscious breaths to realign your energy.
The Polarity Purifying Diet will often facilitate a "Healing Crisis".
This is a health building process of elimination. You may experience
negativity and resistance as emotional states and physical conditions
from your past come to the surface of your consciousness in the
elimination process. Try to keep a positive attitude and not identify
with the symptoms and negativity. They will pass quickly...
This diet offers you an opportunity to become conscious of your ego's
food habits and attachments and to break out of patterns which are not
very important to get very clear about getting off the diet. Be
vigilant at the end of the diet. Do not let an ego impulse reestablish
disharmonious food habits.
You should end this diet
consciously, gradually adding one new food at
each meal. Express your intention by writing down a meal-by-meal,
food-by-food plan for consciously moving from the cleansing to your
Align your will and focus your intention on getting very clear about
the eating habits and foods you are giving up. Clarify your
to food and plan your new foods. Identify your power foods.
Before you put anything in your mouth, Ask . . . "What will this do
for my spiritual life?"
Diet Self Test
By Elizabeth Shaw, Heartwood Wellness Clinic
Who can benefit from the Polarity Diet? Answer the
questions to determine whether the Polarity Diet would be appropriate
Do you experience any of the following?
pain anywhere in your body
tension, especially in the neck and shoulders
general body aches
aching, tight muscles
stiff joints and/or decreased range of motion of joints
wake up feeling groggy
often feel tired after eating
frequent colds and flu
frequent craving for sugar, salt, and bread
You may need to modify the basic diet if you fit in the following
You may need to add sprouted
millet, and quinoa, eat more cooked food,
avoid fruit, and drink only a small amount of liver flush if you are:
weak, spacy, and ungrounded
You may need to eliminate or use very small amounts of ginger and
garlic if you experience:
hot flashes night sweats
You may need to use larger amounts of ginger and garlic, and eat less
oil, nuts and seeds, if you experience:
heat in palms or feet red face and eyes
dislike of heat frequent thirst
insomnia red tongue
dizziness dry mouth
nervousness or irritability
feeling sluggish after eating
dislike of cold damp weather
Toxicity and Energy Blocks:
Acid and Alkaline
The Ph balance in the body chemistry is a foundation of health. Dr.
A concentration of
electromagnetic light wave energy with an increase
of hydrogen ions deposited in the cells makes the cell over-acid in its
chemistry and produces acute symptoms of redness, heat, swelling, and
inflammation. These symptoms are an excess of the positive charge and
the action of the fire principle, which produces acute disease . . . 3
A deconcentration of electromagnetic light waves in the fields of the
cell with an increase of hydroxyl ions makes the cells excessively
alkaline, cold, constricted and dehydrated. This is the basis for all
chronic disease and limitation of motion. Here the water element is
functioning in excess, as the primary polarity factor in the energy
fields' imbalance, as excess negative charge with its constrictive
over- alkalinity, limiting function and motion, and its crippling
effect like in arthritis, rheumatism, etc.4
Alkaline and Acid Foods
by Elizabeth Shaw, Heartwood Wellness Clinic
When foods oxidize in your body they leave a residue or ash. In this
residue, if the minerals sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium
they are designated as alkaline foods. The converse of this is true
that if sulfur, phosphorus, chlorine, and incombustible organic acid
predominate, the food is designated as acidic.
With long painstaking analytical work and by comparing the excess of
one group of minerals over the other, the numerical values of acidity
alkalinity can be determined. In the
human body, these pH values can be
validated or verified by observing increased or decreased pain free
Simple Diet and Allergy Test
The diet provides a profound opportunity for allergy testing. Your body
will manifest a strong reaction to foods that are stressful or toxic to
you. Common allergens are: wheat, dairy, corn, yeast, honey, soy.
Allergy test by adding one new food to a simple diet at each meal. Pay
careful attention to the relationship between what you eat and your
energy level, emotions, and well-being after eating.
Signs of stress/allergy:
pulse speeds up
pain in the back or internal organs
soar throat or pallet
blister in mouth
falling apart emotionally
Transitional Simple Diet and Allergy Test
Warm lemon water
First thing in the
Miso vegi soup
Miso vegi soup
Test for honey
Miso vegi soup
Miso vegi soup Miso vegi
vegi Simple vegi
rice Tofu or Soy
You may take your pulse before and after eating. A 25%
increase indicates allergy.
the Polarity Diet
Chewing your food and systematic under-eating
are the keys to health and longevity.
Continue with a simplified diet for a week. Allergy test
by adding one
new food at each meal or one new food a day. First, add corn and
how you react. Does your energy drop dramatically after the meal? Does
pulse go up measurably? Do you feel pain in your back or internal
Are you getting a headache? Do you feel vulnerable, or falling apart
a few hours after the meal, or the next morning? These are all symptoms
food allergy. Next try wheat. Test for dairy, soy, yeast, sugar. Keep
meals simple, experiment adding one new food at each meal. Pay careful
attention to the relationship between what you put in your body and how
Day one and two, eat moderate-sized meals of simple steamed vegetables,
salads, and whole grains with fresh or soaked fruit for treats (if
necessary). Day three and four, add legumes and seaweed or low fat
yogurt, whole grain breads, crackers, tortillas, pasta, dry cereals,
nutritional supplements. Day five and six, add raw or low-fat dairy
products (if you wish to resume them), organic eggs, fish, and other
flesh foods. Begin with half-portions. Day seven, eat a light dinner,
but skip breakfast and lunch. Drink only vegetable juices and water
until dinner. Fasting for two meals once a week is an excellent
health-building practice for most people. You can do the reentry diet
outlined above for seven or fourteen days. Take as long as possible to
add new foods. Simplify as much as possible. To get the most out of
your digestive power, follow the rules of simple food combining. You
can get a postcard-sized
food-combining chart in any health food store.
In order to maintain the level of clarity and well-being that you have
experienced on the Polarity Diet.
1. Start your own sprout
garden. Sunflower seeds sprout overnight and
alfalfa sprouts take only a few days. Any health food store will have
everything that you need to get started. Sprouts are a convenient,
to keep the highest quality "live food" in your diet.
2. Eat whole grains and avoid
refined and chemically treated flour,
such as white bleached flour. Avoid refined sugar use honey, maple
syrup, and fruit juice sweetened treats.
3. Eat a low protein diet.
Minimize or eliminate eggs and flesh foods.
Minimize dairy or eliminate commercial dairy products. Goat milk and
raw milk products are better.
4. Eat higher quality snack
food. Eliminate soda. Cut down on fruit
juice. Use quality herb teas (not Celestial Seasonings, owned by
Coca-Cola Co.) Buy a juicer. Use carrot and vegetable juices, apples
and apple juice,
fresh or soaked fruit, popcorn, or almonds for snacks. Check out the
Stream carrot/raisin/date sprouted bread.
To retoxify, add stimulants
(caffeine, sugar), fried foods (chips) and
rancid cooking oils, refined and chemically treated foods and eat
unconsciously. If you do choose to abuse your body through junk food,
you will be on the path to better health if you eat these foods in
moderation and eat eighty to ninety percent healthy foods only ten to
twenty percent toxic foods.
diet is a reflection of your consciousness. KNOWLEDGE
If you are serious about wanting to be healthy and at peace you will
need to educate yourself and become quite conscious and disciplined
your nutrition. Read Healing With Whole
nutritionist, Paul Pitchford, Way to Perfect Health, by Deepak
by Rudolph Ballantine, or Gabrial Cousens Rainbow
Diet, and The Ayurvedic guide to Polarity Therapy: Hands-On
Diet Recommended Reading
The Ayurvedic guide
to Polarity Therapy: Hands-On Healing,
Amadea Morningstar, Lotus Press, 2001
Healing With Whole Foods,
Paul Pitchford, (Berkeley,
California, North Atlantic, 1993) This is an encyclopedia of nutrition
with an oriental energy perspective developed in teaching and healing
in the Heartwood community.
Spiritual Nutrition, and The Rainbow
Gabriel Cousens, M.D.
Boulder, Cassandra Press.1986.
Ohsawa Macrobiotic Foundation, 1986)
Springs Vegetarian Cookbook,
Tennessee: The Book Publishing,1987 ) This is THE Polarity
Diet Cookbook which was formulated by a large community of individuals
applying the Polarity Principles over more than a decade of healthy
The Taste Divine Cookbook,
Vanamali, (Buffalo, New York:
S.U.N.Y. Press, 1992). A guide to sattvic cooking.