A meal plan for an ageing parent

Here is the programme I made for my ageing mother to help her regain strength, health and vitality, but also rebuild cartilage to help in her recovery from hip replacement surgery, which she did impressively quickly. It provides the body the opportunity to cleanse and heal itself from the inside out. As a consequence, the skin will gradually get smoother in appearance, more supple and less wrinkled, and will eventually almost glow with the radiance of health. Your body will gradually burn off all excess fat reserves, and chronic aches and pains will gradually dissolve as the accumulated acid and calcium clears from your tissues. You will regain energy, flexibility, calm and better sleep, and over time, feel completely transformed. You really have to do it and feel it to believe it. But, independently of your state of health (or disease) I guarantee that this programme will without a doubt, over the course of a few months, completely transform your body and your health for the better. It is intended to be followed strictly for at least 2 months, but can be followed indefinitely for vibrant health and long life.

First thing in the morning on an empty stomach:

  1. Small glass (200 ml) of plain water with probiotics and chlorella
  2. Small glass (200 ml) of water with 1 table spoon of liquid silicic acid (400 mg)
  3. 50 ml of magnesium chloride solution: 4 teaspoons (20 g) of Nigari flakes in 1 litre of water
  4. Large glass (350 ml) of green drink with psyllium husks or chia seeds: 1 teaspoon of Doc Broc’s Power Plants powder, 1 mini-spoon of stevia extract powder, 3 tablespoons of aloe vera juice, 5 drops of alkalising drops (puripHy) and 3 drops of mandarin or orange essential oil in a 1 litre bottle of water with wide neck (e.g. Nalgene; this yields 3 large glasses). Shake well, let sit for a few minutes, shake again and serve. Mix in 2 teaspoons of psyllium husks/1 tea spoon of psyllium and 1 teaspoon of chia seeds/2 teaspoons of chia seeds. Drink the psyllium/chia relatively quickly so that it swells up in your stomach/intestines instead of in the glass.
  5. A few minutes later, take a pinch of two of unrefined, French-Atlantic sea salt.

Throughout the morning from around 10:00 until 13:00

  1. 1 full litre of green drink (optional chlorella)
  2. Pinches of salt to taste

Lunchtime, around 13:00

  1. Small glass of wild berry-coconut milk smoothie: 1 can of whole coconut milk, 2 mini-spoons of stevia extract powder, and 4 tablespoons of raspberries (~16) or blueberries (~20) or strawberries (~4): fresh if possible or frozen if not. Blend well and serve one glass; keep the other glass of later. If you are working, make the smoothie in the morning and take it with you to work.
  2. Supplements: whole-food multi, astaxanthin, vitamin D3: take 25000 IU or during the summer, suntan for 15-20 minutes at midday when the Sun is close zenith, exposing as much skin as possible; you will never burn in this amount of time, and for a fair-skinned person, your body will produce close to 50000 IU—the darker the skin, the longer you need to stay, but 30 minutes should be the maximum in order to not burn.

Mid-afternoon, around 14:00

  1. Large glass of the green drink (optional chlorella)
  2. Pinch of salt

Late-afternoon, around 16:00

  1. Large glass of green drink (optional chlorella)
  2. Small glass of wild berry-coconut milk smoothie

Dinner, around 18:30 or 19:00

  1. Large glass of green drink and or plain alkaline water 30 minutes before eating.
  2. Huge salad of dark greens with olive oil/lemon juice dressing: can be romaine or any other kind of dark green lettuce, rocket, spinach, or mesclun (mixed baby greens), with 1 red pepper, 1 small cucumber, soaked almonds, walnuts and brazil nuts (5 or 6 each is plenty, but you can have as many as you want). Optional: a couple of soft boiled eggs (if you eat eggs) or high quality smoked salmon (if you eat fish).
  3. Supplements: krill oil, krill IQ, ubiquinol, astaxanthin, vitamin K2.

Notes:

  • The green drink is the most important element in this healing protocol and this is why there is about 2 litres of it per day. Its main purpose is to alkalise tissues and pull out accumulated acid throughout the body, while providing plenty of minerals, phytonutrients, and enzymes, and lots of chlorophyl for building healthy blood cells. An alkaline terrain is the best way to prevent any pathogenic microforms (viruses, bacteria, yeasts, funguses and moulds) from surviving, let alone thriving as they do in the vast majority of people.
  • Fasting until about midday allows the body to really take advantage of its natural cleansing cycle from the time we wake up until the early afternoon without feeling overly hungry or deprived. Eating lightly at noon and mid-afternoon, providing mostly calories from coconut oil, is perfect to give the body enough fuel to function well without hunger and at the same time keep blood sugar and insulin super low. The single evening meal is plentiful, filling and satisfying, proving tons of chlorophyl, minerals, enzymes, phytonutrients, as well as excellent proteins and fats for nourishing the body and rebuilding cells and tissues during the night.
  • The liquid silicic acid is for rebuilding and maintaining healthy and supple cartilage and conjunctive tissues, healthy skin, nails and hair. It should be taken for about 3 months every 6 months (3 months on, 3 months off).
  • The magnesium chloride is an amazing all around health tonic and cure-all. It can be taken indefinitely or intermittently, but magnesium is water soluble and so we need it every day.
  • The aloe vera helps dissolve the hardened undigested proteins and waste stuck on the walls of the intestines, and the psyllium husks and chia seeds very effectively pull these toxins out with the stools.
  • The multi is for extra vitamins, minerals and enzymes; vitamin D3 is the most important supplement as it is essential for health, but almost everyone is deficient in it; krill oil is the best source of essential omega 3 fats, ubiquinol is essential for energy production in every single cell in the body but our production of it drops after the age of 35; astaxanthin is the most powerful anti-oxident and excellent for energy, vitality, physical endurance and youthfulness; and vitamin K2 is essential for strong, healthy bones, but it is hard to come by in our diets.

11 thoughts on “A meal plan for an ageing parent

    • Hi Otto.

      On the one hand, the importance of protein is totally overdone. On the other, protein requirements are well established: between 0.75 to 2 g/kg of lean mass/day. Some people believe more is better, some believe the opposite. I am of the opinion that less is better: the strict minimum for repairing and (re)building tissues, between 0.5 and 1.0 g/kg/day. If you want to know why, listen or read this transcript by Ron Rosedale: http://www.drrosedale.com/resources/pdf/The_good_the_bad_and_the_ugly_of_protein.pdf

      More specifically about the nuts and eggs, a couple of large handfuls of almonds (or nuts in general) is about 100 g and will contain about 25 g of high quality plant protein. A large organic egg like the ones I eat are around 65 g each and contain 8 g of high quality animal protein (much more absorbable than that found in meat: ~90% vs ~30%); so two of them makes 16 g. These two seemingly small amounts of traditional protein-rich foods alone amount to 41 g of high quality protein. My own weight, to use as an example, is 58 kg with 5% body fat. This makes 55 kg of lean mass, and 55 kg x 0.75 g/kg = 41 g. (I swear I had never done the calculation before now.) My mom is smaller than me but weighs a bit more with quite a bit more fat reserves.

      So, in regards to your question: a few nuts (i.e. 100 g) and two eggs (65 g each) are in fact the perfect amount to supply the amino acids a small person needs, and this does not take into account any other source of the wide spectrum of amino acids we get in dark green vegetables, sea vegetables, and other seeds like pumpkin, sunflower, sesame and hemp, all of which we eat regularly. So, in fact, my daily intake would be higher, probably around 1 g/kg/day. And note that the numbers don’t change much if you are heavier:

      The average man is 80 kg with 15% body fat. That makes 12 kg of fat and thus 68 kg of lean mass. Taking 0.75 to 1 g/kg gives you 51 to 68 g of protein per day. So the small difference can be made up by an additional egg, a piece cheese, fish or meat, or even better, a extra large serving of dark green salad.

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  1. Thanks a trillion for the documenting this article and all the efforts made before now to authenticate its usefulness. It was very helpful to me.

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  2. Thank you so much for your prompt and personable replies, Guillaume. I think you stand out from many blogs not just from your knowledge, but truly trying to help each and every one of your readers. I’m truly fascinated , been reading everything on your site for the last two weeks.

    I was wondering if you would give an opinion on these two silicic acid supplements:
    ORGONO MINERAL SILICA LIQUID http://www.amazon.com/ORGONO-MINERAL-SILICA-LIQUID-33-85oz/dp/B0028M7JHU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1420894825&sr=8-2&keywords=silicic+acid
    and this one: Orgono G5 Siliplant http://www.amazon.com/Orgono-G5-Siliplant/dp/B00H0040PY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1421113640&sr=8-2&keywords=orgono

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    • You’re very welcome and I appreciate you saying so. I would go for the G5 that seems to have both a higher concentration and bioavailability. I’m sure you will feel the difference within a few weeks of starting supplementation. Just remember that the body cannot absorb a lot at once, therefore it is no use to take extra because it will just be pee-ed out. One just has to be patient and expect to see and feel the benefits slowly over weeks and months. It is the same for most water-soluble supplements: a tiny bit is absorbed, most of it is excreted in the urine, but over time, the body stores get replenished and we see and feel the difference. Keep us posted on your progress with it over the next 3-6 months.

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  3. Do you think that quinoa has a place in the ideal diet? Technically I believe it is a seed… however often served as a grain. I have young sons with voracious appetites and they struggle to keep on weight as they are very active. I will increase the amount of coconut fat in their diets to see if that helps keep them more satiated but they do enjoy hot quinoa with berries and almond butter in the morning. Certainly far better than the breakfast from a box that many of their peers are eating, but I was wondering if it is considered a grain or a seed in your opinion with its effect on the body. One son has a severe egg allergy so that eliminates an ideal food for him. Thank you so much!

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    • Hi Jenn, and thanks for writing:

      Quinoa is, like all other grains, the seed of a grass. What makes it special is that 1) it has no gluten, 2) it is higher in protein and has a wide spectrum of amino acids, and 3) it is also high in minerals. However, the macronutrient profile is very similar to that of wheat berries, for example: Both have about 60-65 grams of insulin-stimulating starch (I exclude fibre content), and about 15 grams of protein. So, the conclusion is that it is primarily healthier because it doesn’t have gluten and a wider spectrum of amino acids, but as far as insulin response it is just as bad as wheat berries, and maybe even a little worse because it has proportionally half the fibre (7 compared to 15 g for wheat).

      The most effective way to curb appetite is to eat more fat: insulin-stimulating carbohydrates increase appetite whereas fat suppresses it. Certainly, your breakfast sounds delicious and nutritious for them. You could just shift towards more fat and less grains so that the ratio of calories tips more and more towards fat instead of carbs. I too am intolerant to eggs, and so is my son and my wife. We used to eat tons of them before we found out, and are all much much better now since we stopped; it’s just a matter of changing habits, that’s all :)

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