The Divinity Diet is supposed to be sacred—it involves the multidimensionality of the human experience, and as such, functions as a trichotomy. However, most people are neither ready nor interested in that level of self-experience. Thus, the Divinity Diet was watered down a bit for ease by the average person. This version is how I originally came upon the notion of “the perfect human diet.” I came to notice the diet could be taken even further, which is the ideal version. This version—the original—is easily doable for the modern man and woman, and is still of the divine.
The Divinity Diet (TDD) Lite dictates you can eat all of the plant, while TDD Original dictates to only eat the leaves, fruit, and nuts of the plant. The reason why is because it doesn’t kill the plant, and allows for harmony within the human’s life and the plant’s life. The plant can continue to grow, flourish, and bear food for the human, as the human can also grow and bear fruits of support through movable actions the plant cannot perform. The plant provides the human with the health, strength, and vitality needed to take care of both the plant and the human, as an act of natural symbiosis. The plants award humans the strength and vitality to properly steward Mother Earth.
There are many other profound, naturally logical reasons as to why TDD is structured how it is, for example, it is unnatural and unbalanced for humans to be thirsty or dehydrated, and with TDD, you won’t need to drink however many cups of water the government recommends. In TDD, the fresh plants serve as filters for all the water you could possibly need.
Basically all foods that aren’t fresh, organic leaves, fruits, nuts and seeds are not Divinity Diet foods. This diet isn’t about modern culture and conventions, it’s about what the body was designed to process, based upon naturally observable logic.
Nuts and seeds.
Plant oils from the leaves, fruit, or nuts and seeds of the plant. The leaves, fruits, nuts, and seeds already contain oils, so eating the oil raw, in small amounts, and in combination with the other foods as a mild enhancer is fine. No more than three tablespoons a meal. The body doesn’t digest high amounts of oil well.
Everything must be raw and organic.
Unripe fruit. Examples: If the banana doesn’t have some spots on it (not too many spots) than it isn’t ripe.
If the pineapple flesh is sour, and or its skin is green, it isn’t ripe.
Seasonings. Examples: Black pepper. Curry powder. Any salt of any kind. Seasonings dehydrate you, and work as semi-toxins. They aren’t toxic per say, but forces your body to expend energy dealing with the little mess they do cause.
Conventional/Non-organic/Pesticide and rodenticide riddled food of any kind. Conventional produce has all sorts of harmful and toxic chemicals, and these chemicals are specifically made so that bugs and other animals no longer consider it food. Also, conventional produce can be GMO without stating so, by law in the US. Also by law, organic produce cannot be GMO.
Sprouts and stalks.
Various sweeteners, processed and raw. Examples: Honey (raw or regular). Maple Syrup. Agave Nectar. Stevia powder. Cane sugar (white table sugar, brown sugar, raw brown sugar/demerara, etc.).
Beet sugar. Date sugar. Coconut sugar.
Anything with charcoal or ash type compounds. Examples: Black Himalayan salt is a no-food while pink Himalayan salt is fine. “Activated charcoal.”
All animal products. Examples: Dairy, Meat, Nutritional Yeast, Honey, etc.
Cooked anything, including tea. Boiling, frying, roasting, or pasteurizing.
Peanuts, including their oil. They’re a bit toxic, and it’s one of the reasons so many are allergic. We’re actually all allergic—some bodies can just handle its toxin better.
Cacao (Chocolate). It has a neurotoxin in it.
Grains. Examples: Corn, wheat, quinoa, rice, etc.
Soy anything. Examples: Tofu, Tempeh, etc.
Unnatural chemical toxins. Example: Red lake 5, MSG, “Natural Flavors” (they are toxic), etc.
Vinegar. Doesn’t matter what kind. They’re all bad.
Anything frozen or fermented.
Dehydrated/dried anything. Example: Kale chips. Matcha.
Preservative laced food and drink. Example: Fruit juice with ascorbic acid.
Dead food. Example: A week old smoothie. There’s actually a simple method to tell if your food is dead that I explain fully in a book. Long story short, if the food isn’t fresh, it’s dead. Different foods have different time lengths of freshness, especially when chopped or blended or mixed with other foods. Juices stay fresh for only about 12 hours. No juice on a shelf is fresh unless it was made 12 hours prior. This subject is actually a bit complex, because just because a food isn’t fresh doesn’t mean it’s “fully dead.” Again, there are many factors; one being how it’s refrigerated.
Nuts and seeds should be eaten mostly from the shell. Eating nuts that have been shelled for over a day can cause mild dehydration and constipation (your stool will come out hard). Use the 50/50 rule with nuts and seeds bought unshelled: Eat half bought-unshelled nuts and half freshly unshelled nuts (you bought them in the shell and cracked them yourself) or some other water-based food in the Divinity Diet, like greens.
Don’t mix high amounts of sugar with high amounts of fat in a meal. Raw fats and raw sugars are not the same as their cooked counterparts, and don’t digest correctly in the body when in high amounts. If mixed, the ratio of fat to sugar should be like that of a strawberry or watermelon and its seeds—very little of either in the mix.
Don’t eat too much fat at once, fats are hard for the body to digest properly in high amounts. Two handfuls of nuts max is a good rule of thumb for how much fat in one meal your body can properly digest (it will probably take 3-4 hours to digest).