The 10 Bad Foods
4. Oats, Oatmeal – even if it says that it’s gluten free.
5. Fried Food – eat nothing fried. You should boil, broil or bake and never cook meats more than medium rare.
6. Oils – cooking or salad. This includes Olive Oil. NO canola, NO coconut, etc… If it has OIL in the name don’t use it. This also includes anything made with oil, like salad dressing. Dr. Wallach recommends using salt and lemon juice as a salad dressing. No margarine or combo spreads. No mayonnaise or anything made from oils. The reason for avoiding oils is the free radicals that are formed when the oil is exposed to the air, even in a freezer. The oils in Dr. Wallach’s essential fatty acid supplements are encapsulated in gelatin capsules, so they are not exposed of oxygen.
7. Well done meat (rare or medium-rare is ok) – cooking meat well-done, or overcooking part of the meat in grilling or broiling causes the formation of free-radical carcinogens (cancer-causing substances) called “acrylamides” and “heterocyclic amines”. For example, the “Nurses Study” found a 462% higher risk of breast cancer in women who are well done meats than those who ate meat that is medium rare. Note: since pork can be contaminated with trichinosis (a parasite), it must be cooked thoroughly. Pork also usually has nitrites and nitrates added as a preservative, which should is another of the 10 Bad Foods (see #8). Therefore, minimizing the pork in your diet is probably the best option, and when you do eat it, cook it more than rare. ### footnote
8. Deli meat and packaged meat containing nitrates and nitrites – (ie: deli meats) tell your butcher no nitrates or nitrites! These are converted in the stomach to nitrosamine, which is a carcinogen, suspected to cause stomach and colorectal cancer.
9. Soda. Especially avoid carbonated drinks of any kind within one hour before, during or one hour after meals. The carbonation neutralizes stomach acid, which is necessary for digestion. But sodas contain many harmful ingredients, including phosphoric acid and unhealthy sweeteners, usually high fructose corn syrup or aspartame.
10. Skin of a baked potato (or yam, or sweet potato). If you boil a potato, you can eat the skins.