Ultimate Food Combining

Ultimate Food Combining


Ever have those moments after a really tasty meal of meat and potatoes where you feel overly stuffed and as if it is taking forever for your stomach to digest what you gave to it? If so, you’re not the only one! Well, the following information we are sharing with you might shine some light on that unpleasant feeling and how to go about avoiding it. After all, nobody wants to feel like they’re carrying around extra weight unnecessarily…

Living Nature's Way

…Proper Foods…Properly Combined…

– an excerpt from VE Irons’ “The Destruction of Your Own Natural Protective Mechanism”

As we grow older many of us find we cannot easily digest or “handle” the vast assortment of conflicting foods that we once did. Why? Because for too many years we have imposed on our wonderful digestive mechanism in many ways; one of these impositions may have consisted of requiring it to do two opposing operations at the same meal, namely:
    • Digest proteins, which require a strong acid medium, and at the same time…
    • Digest concentrated carbohydrates, which require an alkaline medium.

The carbohydrates need the alkaline saliva of the mouth and the alkaline juices of the intestine to complete digestion. The proteins activate the pepsin in the stomach needed to split the protein molecule, and bring forth the hydrochloric acid needed for complete protien digestion. Acids and alkalies when brought together can neutralize each other so that neither type of foods are easily or thoroughly digested. Too frequently this results in fermentation of the carbohydrates and undigested acid end products from the proteins. All this may tend to add toxins and thus the body’s vitality is lowered. When one’s digestive system has been weakened it should naturally be given every aid in self-recuperation.*

Many “so-called” authorities disagree with this proposition, but why theorize or enter into a “scientific” discussion. We believe that you can and should prove its nutritional value yourself. If for 30 days you will rigidly avoid wrong combinations of foods you will undoubtedly be amazed at the friendly, contented feeling in your stomach and at your feeling of renewed strength and well being.

Before reading the chart below…
This chart with its comments may suggest to you what you can and what you cannot successfully combine indefinitely.
Explanation: For purposes herein we define a product as a PROTEIN if it contains fifteen percent or more PROTEIN, and a product as CARBOHYDRATE if it contains twenty percent or more starch.

* Man Alive You’re Half Dead – D. C. Munro, MD, pages 72-106, also A New Health Era – Wm. Howard Hay, MD, pages 76-86.

YES – means they are compatible
NO – means they should not be combined if you frequently suffer discomfort after meals

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Foods in Detail – For Chart Reading



Less Concentrated

All vegetables

(except potatoes and tomatoes as shown)

combine with all classes -
see center of chart





maple syrup
raw & dark brown sugar
unsulfured molasses
dried fruits

olive oil
peanut oil
soy bean oil
sesame seed oil
sunflower seed oil
animal fats – sparingly

butter substitutes
prepared hydrogenated fats

**See below under “DON’T”. ***(All made with unbleached whole grains with NO chemicals added.)



  1. Don’t drink milk and eat meat at the same meal.
    ** Although milk is a Protein, it requires a different digestive medium than concentrated proteins like meat, fish, and poultry. The old Mosaic Law made it a sin to eat milk with meat. Avoid building toxic poisons of undigested proteins when meat and milk are used at the same meal since neither may properly digest. Use milk as the only protein of the meal, and not as a beverage with meat.
  2. Eliminate from the diet all products made of refined, white or whole wheat bleached and chemically treated flours synthetically fortified. These “empty calorie” products merely take the place of truly nutritious foods. Use products made from unbleached flour which still contains its nutritional value. If your intestinal tract can take it, use whole grain flours.
  3. Eliminate all refined sugars and all products pre-sweetened when purchased. They are ususally sweetened with white sugar and/or synthetic glucose, which again merely supply “empty calories.” Use only honey, maple syrup, raw or dark brown sugar, and unsulphured molasses.
  4. Never cook anything you can possibly eat raw.
  5. Never eat desserts – except fruits.
  6. Avoid all meats treated with synthetic hormones or chemicals.
  7. Avoid all fats that have been “hydrogenated.”


  1. Eat a raw vegetable salad daily – eat it before starting the main course.
  2. Eat two or more pieces of fresh fruit daily.
  3. Eat fruits only for dessert, preferably raw.
  4. Use concentrated proteins only once daily – less concentrated proteins anytime.
  5. Cook beef on the rare side, eggs soft, vegetables as raw as possible.
  6. Drink water heavily between meals – but, not for two hours after or half-hour before.
  7. Melons are best eaten between meals.
  8. Eat a large helping of a cooked leafy vegetable daily – for laxative purposes.
  9. “Eat nothing unless it will spoil or rot but eat it before it does.” – Dr. McCollum.
  10. Exercise – even well balanced blood is ineffective unless aerated (oxygentated) so walk, walk, walk!
  11. Condition the mind with positive thinking.
  12. To help provide elements that might be deficient in your diet we recommend supplementing your diet with the 100% natural food concentrate made of the dried extracted juices of the green cereal grasses; barley, oats, rye, and wheat; grown on organically treated soil without chemical fertilizers or poisonous sprays, commercially known as (GreenLife by VE Irons, Inc).


Note: Various nutritional authorities disagree on the best recommended diets. The above suggestions incorporate dietary propositions that have been most successful for a great number of persons in improving their nutrition. Any suggestions are nutritional only, and are not intended as a substitute for medical treatment of non-nutritional situations.

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