Earlier this year I interviewed Tom for three hours on diet and related issues however, due to incessant technical problems that are beyond our control it has not been possible to get the interview up on you tube yet so I thought I would put some of the information on the forum.
Tom is and has been for a while now, on a restricted vegan diet.
When he was in Spain he suggested we read “Eat to Live” which I do believe his wife Dr. Knight had read and had suggested it to him.
http://www.amazon.com/Eat-Live-Amazing- ... 031612091X
Tom and Pamela use a vitamix high performance blender
We and several of my students who are also on the same diet bought it, reason being that it turns the green leaves into a very smooth drink and also brakes down the fibre so much that more nutriants are released.
This is the diet.
Breakfast and lunch consists of one half litre of macerated green leaves Spinach, Bok Choi, Lettuce and a couple of pieces of fruit.
This can be fruit of choice however; if you want a smooth blend I highly suggest mango and banana, but if you do not mind ‘microbits’ then you can add Pear, Apple, Pineapple, a small piece of lemon with rind...
To this you add a tablespoon of flax seeds – for the omega 3 - and 4 big chunks of ice, this is not something you want to drink warm.
Dinner is a big bowl of veggie soup with any kind of beans for extra protein.
Tom eats absolutely no animal protein what so ever, no salt, no caffeine, no alcohol and no sugar apart from the sugar in the fruit.
Tom makes up five days worth of the sludge in 1 litre jars and puts a huge bowl of the veggie stew in the refrigerator which he heats in the microwave to warm it for dinner.
The only veg he does not put in the stew is potato.
My mix for one litre of green smoothie is a pound of either spinach or bok choi sometimes mixed with dark lettuce leaves or rocket, half a mango, half a pineapple or one banana and a mango, 1tbl spoon of flax seeds, 4 large pieces of ice and mix until very smooth.
All the protein you need can be found in the green leaves and the beans as you will discover by reading the science behind this diet in "Eat to Live".
The first two weeks is a bit tricky because it detoxes the body and helps remove necrotic cells…so you feel a little rough.
Two months into it I wrote in my diary… “I cannot believe it, I feel as though I have been rejuvenated, I feel 30 - I am 57 -, my joints are not hurting at all, I walk differently, I feel brighter, more focused, more active, youthful, better attitude, optimised…”
Tom said that this is how he and Pamela felt which is why we decided to give it a whirl.
The stomach bag holds 1 litre…so, you fill it up in the morning, it takes 4 hours to digest the contents, then you fill it up again at lunchtime, digest again and then fill it up at dinner with a litre of delicious veggie stew.
We do not feel hungry in between and we had absolutely no sugar cravings at because the fruit we eat in the ‘green sludge’ takes care of that.
As well as this diet, to keep his body in tip top shape, Tom works out for two hours each day, five days a week by lifting weights.
We are on the diet right now and I am not lifting weights – yet – but am walking 3km a day and swimming around 300 meters in the afternoon, so if anyone wants to ask any questions I am happy to answer.
When we came off the diet we felt dreadful, sluggish, lacklustre and it was tough to get back on it again…
Also, for those interested in the effects of diet on consciousenss exploration, I have been able to access NPMR since I was a child, I have an audio connection with systems guidance and I was blown away by the increase in clarity of signal brought on by this diet.