Cayce Health Database
BASIC CAYCE DIET
The following summary describes the
Basic Cayce Diet recommended for healing and health maintenance for
most people. These diet concepts provide a framework for meal
planning. The A.R.E. has also published a handy laminated Basic
Diet sheet which can be used to remind you to follow the diet.
Put it in a conspicuous place in the kitchen (i.e., on the refrigerator
Edgar Cayce frequently emphasized the importance of
maintaining a proper acid-alkaline balance by eating mostly alkaline forming
foods. A comprehensive list of foods is included in this section.
The following summary will give you a quick overview of acid and alkaline-forming
Alkaline-Forming Foods (80% of the daily diet should
contain these foods):
- All vegetables except dried beans, lentils, asparagus tips, and
- All fresh fruits except cranberries, plums, olives, prunes, and
blueberries (preserves and canned fruits are usually acid-forming).
- Almonds, chestnuts, Brazil nuts, and hazelnuts.
Acid-Forming Foods (20 % of the daily diet should contain
FOOD COMBINATIONS TO AVOID
- All meats except beef juice and bone meal.
- All grains, cereals, and bakery products except for soybeans.
- All dairy except buttermilk, yogurt, raw milk and whey.
- Peanuts, pecans, and walnuts.
Certain food combinations are difficult to digest
and may cause problems in the digestive system. Here is a brief
list of food combinations to avoid:
A TYPICAL DAY'S MENU
- Two or more starchy foods at the same meal.
- Sugary foods and starchy foods.
- Milk and citrus fruit or juice.
- Cereals and citrus fruit or juice.
- Large quantities of starchy foods with meat or cheese.
- Coffee with milk or cream.
- Raw apples with other foods.
Using the laminated Basic Diet sheet as a guide, develop
a variety of daily menus which suit your taste and conform to the dietary
principles in this section. Here is a simple outline for a typical
Either citrus fruit or cooked or dry cereal.
Raw vegetable salad with dressing or fruit salad.
Steamed vegetables served with fish, poultry or lamb.
Proper food preparation is important to preserve nutrients
and avoid toxicity. Here are some suggestions:
ATTITUDES AND EMOTIONS
- Steam vegetables in their own juices (i.e., patapar paper).
- Never fry foods.
- Use fresh, locally grown vegetables and fruits whenever possible.
- Avoid aluminum cookware.
Edgar Cayce stated that even the most nutritious foods
can turn to poison in the system if eaten while a person is in a negative
frame of mind. Never eat when angry, worried or extremely tired.
Note: The above information is not intended for self-diagnosis
or self-treatment. Please consult a qualified health care professional
for assistance in applying the information contained in the Cayce Health