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The Hay Diet

The Hay Diet William Hay

The Hay Diet

Named after Dr William H Hay 1866-1940.
After 16 yrs medical practice Dr Hay’s health broke down, he developed high blood pressure, brights disease and a dilated heart. There being no treatment available for dilated heart at the time Dr Hay was inspired to treat his own symptoms.

He did this by eating ‘fundamentally’ as he called it, taking foods in a natural form and not mixing proteins and starches at the same meal*.

Dr Hay’s Investigations

*Pavlovs experiments with dogs showed that starches are digested in about two hours, proteins are digested in about four hours but a protein – starch mixture can still be digesting 13 hours later, food taken on top can lead to fermentation and toxic by-products putting strain on the system .

The result of this was a complete remission of symptoms and a reduction of weight from 225lbs (100kg) to 175lbs (80kg) in about 3 months.
He believed he had a ‘surefire treatment for diabetes’.   Although ridiculed at the time, some modern research has produced evidence of a close connection between refined carbohydrates and allergies, skin problems, migraine, fatigue, depression, schizophrenic and aggressive behaviours.

His ‘Diet’  is also know as  ‘The Hay Method’ and Food Combining.

The Diet is below – It’s very simple – fruit is best taken alone at breakfast time (according to Hay’s theory the sugars ferment if fruit sits on top of an evening meal) and don’t mix columns 1 and 3.

* Please Note:
It is important to remember that the Hay Method lacks any substantial scientific backing and has been linked to potential health risks. Consulting a qualified healthcare professional for personalised dietary advice and ensuring it aligns with your specific needs is always recommended.

The Hay Diet – Columns 1 and 3 are incompatible.

Column 1 – For Protein MealsColumn 2   Neutral FoodsColumn 3 – For Starch Meals
PROTEIN
All Meats
Poultry
Fish
Eggs
Cheese
Milk ( including Soya) – milk should not be served with meat – combines best with fruit)
Yoghurt
NUTS
All except peanuts
FATS
Butter
Cream
Egg Yolks
Olive Oil
CEREAL
Wholegrain: wheat, barley, corn (maize), oats, millet, rice
bread 
flour
FRUITS
Apples
Apricots
Berries
Cherries
Currants
Gooseberry
Grapefruit
Grapes
Guava
Kiwi
Lemon
Lime
Lychee
Mango
Melons are best eaten alone
Nectarines
Oranges
Passion Fruit
Pears
Pineapples
Prunes
Raspberry
Strawberry
Tangerine
VEGETABLES
All green and root vegetables except for potatoes and Jerusalem artichokes
SWEET FRUITS
Very Ripe fruits – high sugar
Bananas if ripe
Dates
Figs
Sweet Grapes
Raisins
Sultanas
VEGETABLES
Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes
Jerusalem Artichoke
Pumpkin
PULSES
Lentil
Soya beans
Kidney beans
Butter beans (Lima)
Chick Peas (garbanzos)
Pinto beans
Haricot beans etc
  
ALCOHOL
Wine  – Red and White
Cider
ALCOHOL
Whisky
Gin
ALCOHOL
Ale
Beer
Free Hay Diet Book online http://chestofbooks.com/health/nutrition/Health-via-Food/index.html
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