This may be of interest to people interested in following an optimum diet, as proposed by a number of experts in the field of optimum nutrition who met at Hippocrates Health Institute in Florida.
FIRST INTERNATIONAL LIVING FOOD SUMMIT: 2006
Vibrant Health through Plant-Based Nutrition
This historic summit was held at the Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach Florida on January 14, 2006. The summit convened to unify the leadership in the Living Food Movement, establishing scientifically based common standards for optimum health.
Leaders from eight countries (with a combined total of 140 following this lifestyle) agreed on the following standards: (Compiled and Organized by Jameth Sheridan, N.D.)
The Optimum Diet for Health/Longevity:
Vegan (no animal products of any kind, cooked or raw) Organic Whole Foods
High in nutrition such as vitamins, antioxidants and phytonutrients Highly mineralized
Contains a significant quantity of chlorophyll-rich green food
Contains adequate complete protein from plant sources
Contains a large proportion of high-water content foods
Provides excellent hydration
Includes raw vegetable juices
Contains all essential fatty acids, including Omega 3 fatty acids from naturally occurring plant sources
Is at least 80% raw (the remaining to be Vegan, whole food, and organic)
Has moderate, yet adequate caloric intake
Contains only low to moderate sugar and exclusively from whole food sources (fruitarianism is strongly discouraged)
Is nutritionally optimal for both detoxification and rebuilding
We also agree that:
Supplementation with Vitamin B-12 is advised.
The addition of superfoods and whole food supplements is also advised.
This way of eating can be further optimized by tailoring it based on individual needs (within the principles stated).
Benefits derived by following these principles are proportional to how well they are followed.
We will remain open-minded, and this information will be updated and expanded upon, if necessary, as new research becomes available.
Diet is a critical piece of a healthy lifestyle, yet not the entire picture. A full spectrum, health supportive lifestyle is encouraged. This includes physical exercise, exposure to sunshine, as well as psychological health. Avoiding environmental toxins and toxic products is essential. Paramount is pure water (for consumption and bathing), the use of natural fiber clothing, and non-toxic personal care products. Also consider healthy options in home furnishings/building materials and related items.
All leaders agree that the main objective of eating in the above mentioned fashion is to promote health, and equally to prevent and minimize disease.