Importance of Good Diet

Enzymes are the key to your health

Your food choices each day affect your health — how you feel today, tomorrow, and in the future.

The Impact of Nutrition on Your Health

A balanced diet is important because your organs and tissues need proper nutrition to work effectively. Without good nutrition, your body is more prone to disease, infection, fatigue, and poor performance. … heart disease. cancer.

Understanding the Effects of the Body’s pH Level


The pH level of the body has the ability to affect every single cell of the body. When the blood has an alkaline pH instead of an acidic pH, it will have a positive effect on how every bodily system functions. The brain, circulatory system, nerves, muscles, respiratory system, digestive system, and reproductive system can all benefit from a proper pH level. On the other hand, when the pH of the body is too acidic, it is susceptible to many diseases and problems. Weight gain, heart disease, premature aging, fatigue, nerve problems, allergies, muscle disease and cancer are all more prevalent when the body’s pH is not optimal. Because these problems are all more likely to occur when the body’s pH is too acid, it makes good sense to eat a diet rich in alkalizing foods. The primary goal is usually to eat approximately 75-80% alkaline foods along with only about 20-25% acidifying foods.

Choosing Foods for an Alkaline Diet

Dr. Shinya’s 7 Golden Keys for Good Health


  1. 85-90% Plant-based foods:
  2. 50% whole grains, brown rice, whole wheat pasta, barley, cereals, whole grain bread & beans including soybeans, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, lentils, pinto beans, pigeon peas, black, white & pink beans
  3. 30% green and yellow vegetables and root vegetables, including potatoes, carrots, yams and beets, and sea vegetables
  4. 5-10% fruits, seeds 8c nuts


  1. 10-15% Animal-based proteins (no more than 3 to 4 oz per day):
  2. Fish any type but preferably small fish as the larger fish contain mercury
  3. Poultry: chicken, turkey, duck — small amounts only
  4. Beef, lamb, veal pork — should be limited or avoided
  5. Eggs
  6. Soymilk, soy cheese, rice milk, almond milk.

Foods to add to your diet:

  1. Herbal teas
  2. Seaweed tablets (kelp)
  3. Brewers yeast (good source of B complex vitamins and minerals)
  4. Bee pollen and propolis
  5. Enzyme supplements
  6. Multivitamin & mineral supplement

Foods & substances to avoid or limit in your diet:

  1. Dairy products such as cow’s milk, cheese, yogurt, other milk products
  2. Japanese green tea, Chinese tea, English tea (limit to 1-2 cups per day)
  3. Coffee
  4. Sweets and sugar
  5. Nicotine
  6. Alcohol
  7. Chocolate
  8. Fat and oils
  9. Regular table salt (Use sea salt with trace minerals.)

Additional Dietary Recommendations:

  1. Stop eating and drinking 4-5 hours before bedtime.
  2. Chew every mouthful 30-50 times.
  3. Do not eat between meals except for whole fruit (If hunger keeps you awake a piece of whole fruit may be eaten one hour before bedtime as it digests quickly.)
  4. Eat fruits and drink juices 30-60 minutes before meals.
  5. Eat whole, unrefined grains and cereals.
  6. Eat more food raw or lightly steamed. Heating food over 118 degrees will kill enzymes.
  7. Do not eat oxidized foods. (Fruit, which has turned brown, has begun to oxidize.)
  8. Eat fermented foods.
  9. Be disciplined with the food you eat. Remember you are what you eat.


Water is essential for your health. Drink water with strong reduction power that has not been polluted with chemical substances. Drinking “good water” such as mineral water or hard water, which has much calcium and magnesium, keeps your body at an optimal alkaline pH.
  • Adults should drink at least 6-10 cups of water every day.
  • Drink 1-3 cups of water after waking up in the morning.
  • Drink 2-3 cups of water about one hour before each meal.


  • Start a daily habit to remove intestinal pollutants and to clean out your system regularly.
  • Do not take laxatives.
  • If the bowel is sluggish or to detoxify the liver, consider using a coffee enema. The coffee enema is better for colon detox and for full body detox because it does not release free radicals into the blood stream, as do some dietary detox methods.


  • Exercise appropriate for your age and physical condition is necessary for good health but excessive exercise can release free radicals and harm your body.
  • Some good forms of exercise are walking (2.5 miles), swimming, tennis, bicycling, golf, muscle strengthening, yoga, martial arts and aerobics.


  • Go to bed at the same time every night and get 6 to 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep.
  • Do not eat or drink 4 or 5 hours before bedtime, If you are hungry or thirsty a small piece of fruit may be eaten one hour before retiring as it will digest quickly.
  • Take a short nap of about 30 minutes after lunch.


  • Practice meditation.
  • Practice positive thinking.
  • Do deep abdominal breathing 4 or 5 times per hour. The exhale should be twice as long as the inhale. This is very important as deep breaths help to rid the body of toxins and free radicals.
  • Wear loose clothing that does not restrict your breath.
  • Listen to your own body and be good to yourself.


  • Joy and love will boost your body s enzyme factor sometimes in miraculous ways.
  • Take time every day for an attitude of appreciation.
  • Laugh.
  • Sing.
  • Dance.
  • Live passionately and engage your life, your work, and the ones you love with your full heart.


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