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  • Writer's pictureReuel Ari Hesterman

Foundational Diet

This foundational diet is for anyone dealing with parasites, candida, blood sugar imbalances, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, stress, constipation, over weight, liver/gallbladder congestion, any degenerative illness like arthritis or gout, convalescing from surgery, a good transitional diet after cleansing or fasting, back problems, chronic pain of any kind and any other condition that the reader believes it will help! EVERYTHING ORGANIC!

Grains: non-gluten

Wild rice, white basmati rice, quinoa, fenugreek seeds, ground flax seed, mung beans, quinoa and rice/golden flax seed pasta, sprouted corn tortillas, teff and brown rice tortillas, gluten free rice crackers and assorted dehydrated raw crackers. 100% Rye flour bread (does contain gluten).

For all you bread and wrap lovers:

Siete Brand Grain Free Tortillas – I recommend the Almond Tortillas

Savor Tooth Paleo Pumpkin Flour Tortillas, Pizza Crust and Chips Grain Free, Gluten Free and Organic – Scroll down to bottom of chart below for info on the Superior Nutritional Value of Pumpkin Seeds.


Grapefruit, blueberries, raspberries, papaya, goji berries, watermelon (always eaten alone) and green apples, sparingly…Kal brand Stevia – liquid or powder – as a sweetener. Lacinto (monk fruit) and coconut sugar may also be used, sparingly.


All leafy greens, esp. kale, collard greens, romaine lettuce, bok choy, nappa cabbage, dulse and assorted sea vegetables, cucumber (always peeled), avocado, tomatoes, fennel, carrots, beets, celery, olives, etc…


BROCCOLI, CUCUMBER, AVOCADO and ZUCCHINI, raw and/or lightly steamed. Raw almond and pumpkin butters, raw hemp seeds, raw sesame tahini, raw nuts (almonds, Brazil nuts and filberts), sunflower and pumpkin seeds, avocado and quinoa. Soak nuts and seeds, if desired, to increase digestibility.

Milks and yogurts:

Fresh Almond milk, see the recipe below, I suggest not using store-bought non-dairy milks due to the gum fillers in them. Oat milk, made by Rise Brewing Company, is an excellent choice, contains only oats, water and sunflower oil …Freshly made sesame and almond milk, almond and coconut yogurts are preferable.

Juices and hydration:

All greens, cucumber (always peeled), zucchini, celery, beet, ginger/garlic if tolerated. Kevita Sparkling Probiotic Coconut drink and unsweetened coconut water. Alkalized Ionized water, structured water or any filtered water of your choice.

Good Fats:

Coconut oil, flax seed oil, hemp seed oil, olive oil, Omega 3-6-9 oil, avocados, nuts and seeds and of course raw cacao.

Sesame and Almond Milk

High in calcium, magnesium, protein, enzymes and minerals. Adding Sesame or Almond Milk to your daily diet is the natural way to protect against osteoporosis. It builds bones and muscles, helps you feel stronger and increases overall stamina and immunity. My wife and I simply love these milks. You can actually feel your body and your cells being nourished and absorbing this super nutrition! It tastes great with nothing added. This is a great way to start your day!

Ingredients: 1 cup organic (unhulled) brown sesame seeds or almonds 7 cups clean pure water vanilla extract or fresh vanilla bean Stevia to taste

Soak sesame seed for 6-8 hours and almonds for 24 hours. Drain and rinse. Place in blender with water. Blend on high speed for several minutes. Over a bowl, pour mixture into a cheese cloth or a stainless steel strainer and drain milk into bowl. Using a spoon to stir and mash mixture in a strainer is helpful. Throw out the hulls and pulp, chill and enjoy as an ice cold glass of milk or over your favorite cereal.

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