Hay Diet

This is a variation us the Arthritis Diet which was developed by Dr Hay, an American physician who cured himself of kidney disease in the early part of the twentieth century. It is a food combination diet based on digestive requirements because different dietary constituents need different conditions to be digested.

Along with dietary changes, Dr Hay also advised fresh air, exercise and general lifestyle changes. The basic rules of this diet are: starches and sugar should not be eaten with proteins and acid fruits at the same meal; vegetables, salads and fruits should play a major part in the diet; proteins, starches and fats should be eaten in small quantities and only wholegrain unprocessed starches should be used; and finally at least 4 to 4 hours should elapse between meals of different food groups.

It is particularly useful in patients with chronic digestive disorders such as flatulence, constipation, indigestion and obesity, and we would advise you to read Food Combining for Health by Doris Grant.

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