So as to succeed in beginning Anopsotherapy, here are some suggestions :

  1. Prepare yourself psychologically for Anospology and be fully aware of the fundamental problem of our genetic maladaptation to conventional diet.
  2. Also prepare those with whom you live, perhaps by explaining that your experiment may be for a limited time. Take care not to imply that your family should feel guilty about their own ways of eating.
  3. Choose in advance the one day on which you will make the "quantum leap".
  4. On the day before, empty your cupboards ; diseard old provisions, boxes of sweets, canned foods, and the like.
  5. Now give up your old way of eating and jump all at once into "original nutrition", without any transition period. (Gradual transitions fail because of imbalances, lack of pleasure in eating, or too-sudden detoxination).
  6. Be very careful of the quality of the foods you buy : just one denatured food (such as unnatural meat or eggs) can, even indirectly, endanger the whole undertaking.
  7. Prepare yourself to resist "temptations", because every exception you make tends to increase your initial sense of frustration (overeating + metabolic perturbation = reduced pleasure), and can rush detoxination.
  8. Whenever the body reacts intensely, don't continue eating any food beyond the "luminous" stage as indicated by its taste. Respect the sensory barrier and don't force yourself. Make sure you have a sufficient choice of vegetables (parsley, cabbage, potatoes have an anti- inflammatory effect). Be moderate with sweet fruits, honey, dried fruits, etc... Beware of commercial products that may have been denatured by heat.
  9. Don't forget to test yourself with a bit of casse, if available, once a day (or any time you need to slow down your body's detoxination reaction). The best time is in the evening before bed ; but always take the casse between meals, not with other food. In case of diarrhea, test some carob during meals.
  10. In starting this new regime, remember that any adaptation takes time. Before forming your final opinion, allow yourself at least three weeks - preferably including a short stay in a Anopsological training center, with monitoring by a practitioner knowledgeable about Anopsotherapy).
  11. Make sure you have a sufficient range of foods chosen in accordance with the principles of Anopsology. Your choice should be all the wider insofar as therapeutic needs are important. Caution : Meats, eggs, nuts, seeds, certain dried fruits, olives, honey and bee pollen are almost always denatured as sold commercially.
  12. Have just two meals a day, around noon and 6 pm. Lunch should include two sequences : one with fresh fruits and another with nuts and oil-bearing seeds. Dinner may have four or five sequences : (1) animal proteins, (2) vegetables ans sprouted cereals, (3) fresh fruits if desired, (4) nuts and oil-bearing seeds, and finally (5) dried fruits and honey.
  13. During the first sequence at each meal, smell each food in turn. If it's hard to discern the fragrance of a food, try scarping its surface or notching it with your knife ; or breathe on it to warm it. You may taste a bit without swallowing. Repeat this sampling with the more attractive of the foods until one of them stands out as the most pleasant and attractive to you.
  14. Eat this selected food until reaching the sensory barrier. Stop when the taste changes, in order to avoid or minimize any detoxination reaction. This first stage is called the "luminous" or pleasant phase. You may continue slightly beyond the pleasant phase - into the painful or unpleasant stage - in order to provoke a detoxination reaction. A sickened sensation usually warns that the body can't tolerate eating any more of this food (cessation of tolerance), and eating to this point should be avoided in the case of autoimmune diseases.
  15. Choose a second food in the same way, again eating it until reaching the sensory barrier ; and possibly a third one. (With animal protein it's best to limit yourself to a single food). Then go on to the second sequence, and continue in this fashion. Stop eating as soon as a feeling of repletion appears : a sense of fullness or warmth. An excess of food would only overload the digestion and result in metabolic imbalance.
  16. If nothing in a particular sequence tastes good to you, go right on to the next one. Honey, for example, need not be eaten every day. In case no food in any of the sequences tastes good, simply fast until the next meals ; it's sometimes beneficial and healthful to give your digestive tract a rest. Should you find that nothing tastes good for a period of several days, don't worry yourself needlessly. Most likely your body is calling for prolonged rest, in the form of an "instinctual fast". Don't forget your water and your casse, if available. Wait until an olfactory attraction signals when, and with wich food, to break the fast.
  17. If nothing tastes particularly good, and you experience a resulting feeling of frustration (it will be an organic, not a psychological, frustration), try to determine whether some needed food may be missing among your available choices. Be suspicious of any preconceived ideas about particular foodstuffs (e.g. meat, exotic fruits, etc...). Also make sure that no denatured food has been inadvertently included on the table.
  18. Never take a new food to your mouth too quickly just after the previous one, in order to avoid superposing the flavors. Likewise don't contaminate one food with the juice from another (don't forget to wipe your knife). Don't rush yourself in chewing ; continue until the natural swallowing reflex appears. But don't chew longer than necessary, either.
  19. Eat nothing between meals ; this only makes digestion more difficult and opens the door to bulimia (compulsive eating). Skip the breakfast meal, so as not to interrupt the body's nightly detoxination, which thus may continue until lunchtime. Feeling empty in the stomach is only a sign of intense detoxination, and must not be confused with genuine hunger, recognizable by experiencing attractive smells.
  20. Hunger should be distinguished from thirst, not confused with it. Try drinking some water anytime you feel dissatisfaction between meals. Keep several kinds of water at hand and each time choose what tastes best, then drink until reaching the sensory barrier. Do not drink tap water.
  21. Wash foods only as necessary, using non-chlorinated water on any thin or fragile parts. Never soak your dried fruits in water.
  22. Never eat at random, nor according to your mental image or recollection of a food. Only the senses of smell and taste (aliesthetic manifestations) can indicate exactly what is needed at a given time, the correct quantity (sometimes tiny, sometimes enormous), the unsuitable combinations, etc...
  23. Casse is essential because it eases the process of detoxination and exerts a regulatory effect on the system. It acts in two ways, first stimulating intestinal elimination (thus faciliting the elimination of blood toxins in the feces) ; and also enhancing cellular elimination by directly increasing the permeability of cell membranes. If good overall elimination is desired while limiting intestinal discharge at the same time, instead of cutting back the quantity of casse, test some carob with your meals (in the nuts and seeds sequence).
  24. It is necessary to distinguish the upkeep, or "maintenance", ration from the "elimination" ration. The former represents the energy supply and the necessary material to maintain the body's status quo ; for maintenance the calorie requirement is less than in ordinary eating thanks to better metabolic efficiency. The latter, by contrast, represents seemingly enormous quantities whose effect is to provoke the breakdown of toxic substance that have been accumulated in the cells (instinctual bulimia). Detoxination is then stimulated (and paradoxically, weight loss as well) by eating a lot ; whereas in ordinary eating it is just the other way round.
  25. Fruits have been cultivated to be eaten raw while vegetables have been bred for cooking. Consequently fruits tend to be comparatively too delicious, while vegetables are too strongly flavored in their "original" or natural state. Both may distort the working of the instinct. To correct for this effect, eat a maximum of vegetables (even to the unpleasant stage) and a minimum of fruit (always stop in the pleasant stage).


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