Whole foods

With the exception of certain foods which are contraindicated, patients on the Marshall ProtocolA curative medical treatment for chronic inflammatory disease. Based on the Marshall Pathogenesis. (MP) are advised to consume whole foods. Whole foods consist of foods that are unprocessed and unrefined or processed and refined as little as possible before being consumed. Vegetables, fruits, and meats are all examples of whole foods.

There is scant evidence to conclude that humans need to eat supplement-type foods or nutraceuticals either for reasons of dietary deficiency or to protect against chronic disease. Recent published research has shown that the practice of consuming nutrients like vitamins in excess of limits set by the FDA can sometimes even contribute to chronic disease. This includes vitamin A, C, D, E, and all the varieties of vitamin B, including folic acid.

All the same, the U.S. market for supplement-type foods and nutraceuticals now exceeds $30 billion due in large part to heavy marketing and credulous consumers.

Patients on the MP are advised that chronic disease is seldom caused by or exacerbated by “nutrient deficiency.” Although occasional exceptions are warranted, MP patients should be wary of supplements. Also be aware that some include vitamin D even if it is not necessarily listed on the label.

There is no evidence that juicing is in some way effective.

Individual foods


Brown Rice has 4 times as much dietary fiber as White Rice.

arabinoxylan and β-glucan are growth substrates for beneficial bacteria such as Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus.

Recent human studies reported relationships between the composition of the intestinal microbiotaThe bacterial community which causes chronic diseases - one which almost certainly includes multiple species and bacterial forms. and obesity. In a recent study, BR could increase large bowel SCFA and have a beneficially effect on the gut microbial composition in humans. Hence anti-obesity effects of BR may be related to the profile and activity of the intestinal microbiota 1)

Results: 2)

After BR consumption magnesium was significantly higher than WR consumption. This is due to the high concentration of this nutrient in bran layer of BR, which has potential benefit for the cardiovascular system

Brown Rice diet in comparison with White Rice diet could significantly reduce weight, waist and hip circumference, BMI, Diastole blood pressure and hs-CRP. No significant differences between the two diets were found regarding lipid profiles and FBG.

Conclusions: The present results suggest that BR replacement in the diet may be useful to decrease inflammatory marker level and several cardiovascular risk factors among non-menopausal overweight or obese females.

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Diamant M, Blaak EE, de Vos WM. Do nutrient-gut-microbiota interactions play a role in human obesity, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes?. Obes Rev. 2011 Apr;12(4):272-81. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-789X.2010.00797.x. Epub 2010 Aug 26.
[PMID: 20804522] [DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-789X.2010.00797.x]
Kazemzadeh M, Safavi SM, Nematollahi S, Nourieh Z. Effect of Brown Rice Consumption on Inflammatory Marker and Cardiovascular Risk Factors among Overweight and Obese Non-menopausal Female Adults. Int J Prev Med. 2014 Apr;5(4):478-88.
[PMID: 24829736] [PMCID: 4018597]
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