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Glenn Marshall

03 Jan, 2012 03:10 AM

Dear Doctor :
I like the science based info in your book The Rosedale Diet. I remembered ordering a case of Manna bread, as we couldn't find it in our area. We usually buy Ezekiel bread or bake our own. Our feeling is that we'd
 rather eat a small quantity of sprouted bread (Ezekiel) than eat a steady diet of regular whole wheat bread (with a sweetener ).
My question is this- Why do you say no milk is allowed, but low fat cottage cheese or yogurt is OK. In my case I buy and prefer the 4% fat cottage cheese, and full fat yogurt, but then, my weight is normal, or slightly less than average for my height.
After reading various places about the concerns with excess fruit intake, I am starting my experiment; dropping from 4 or 5 servings of fruit per day, to one piece a day. What made the difference was reading your book, and the mention of digestive problems caused by fruit; my problem has sometimes been too much flatulence. We'll see how it goes.
 Also, after reading the first chapters, I was a bit surprised that the recipes veered more into well cooked foods, and some processed items. It is my belief that we should be eating more raw or minimally cooked foods.
 And I wished that you had commented on soy burgers and Quorn burgers, as I see more vegetarians choosing those items.

Good book, Thanks for the writing.

Greenback, TN

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Fiona on 03 Jan, 2012 10:06 AM

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    Milk contains a lot more sugar than cottage cheese or yogurt, a better option is sour cream. Regards cooking food and raw food, once the food is in your mouth it is no longer raw. The process of digestion is no more than chemical cooking.

    We hope you enjoy the rest of the book.

    Best of Health.

  2. 2 Posted by Glenn Marshall on 03 Jan, 2012 10:42 AM

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    Thanks for the clarification on why milk is a no-no.
    On the question of raw vs. cooked, I believe digestion is a lot more than chemical cooking our food.
    There are many sources that recommend more raw foods in our diet, just as Dr. Rosedale (pg. 93) says raw food is acceptable, or to use minimum cooking. Still, I'll be looking into that some more.
    I'm on the road to lowering my Leptin levels,


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Fiona on 03 Jan, 2012 11:01 AM

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    Lowering your Leptin levels will put you on the path to optimal health, and Dr Rosedale introduced the important of leptin for health, nutrition and diet, so you are in good hands. Eating good fresh foods, organic if possible, and following the guidelines works wonders.

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