View Full Version : My dad's getting a heart pacer, what should i feed him? quick response needed!
02-21-2008, 01:40 PM
I am going to visit my dad today, because i just found out that he has a bad heart and he's getting a heart pacer in on Monday (if he makes it:( :( :( )
i am going to "cook" them dinner, because they usually eat SAD and i try to tell him this is why he is so ill (he is just getting over cancer, and had most of his small intestine taken out)
i plan to make a large salad
i'm cutting up fruit and taking some bread/crackers (dehydrated)
i think i'm going to cook a stir fry with a lot of veggies like broccoli, peas, scallion, bamboo shoots, bean sprouts..etc but i'm thinking i need to bring a raw meal to impress them and teach them that raw food isn't just cut up fruiit and veggies.
i am very sad and i'm willing to make anything, i just only have 2 hrs
02-21-2008, 01:50 PM
Just my opinion on cooking a stir fry: I eat about 90% raw, but I would never, ever cook vegetables or fruits, that's like burning your paycheck. Vegetables have life essential vitamins, why destroy them all before eating them, especially in the condition your father is in. The cooked food I eat is things that are unhealthy in their raw state also like grains but am desperately trying to cut my grain addiction (they are EXTREMELY addictive, many would rather die than give them up, I can give them up though I'm sure).
02-21-2008, 02:13 PM
thank you for the imput. i know it destroys the vitamins and enzymes but most of them don't eat vegetables at all. are you talking about grains like wheat and rice??
02-21-2008, 02:21 PM
The cooked grains I eat sometimes are as pasta (not as bad as the water soaks out some of the toxins), or even worst sometimes bread (as it's cooked at high temp and becomes even more carcinogenic than it is in it's raw state).
Grains are also extremely high in sugar (around 80%) and have the same effects I listed for maple syrup in my other thread, grains are not something someone with heart problems and/or cancer should be eating at all as they cause both those diseases.
02-21-2008, 02:44 PM
In your dad's case, and especially since he's lost part of his intestines, I think you need medical advice from someone who's treated patients in his condition, such as Dr. Cousens or Dr. Clement. Your dad may not be able to digest fiber and needs blended foods. Steamed foods may possibly be better for him. I don't know if he can withstand a sudden change in his diet. I'd proceed with caution and seek expert advice.
Best of luck. I hope the surgery goes well.
02-21-2008, 02:54 PM
thank you so much.
i am just cooking dinner for him tonight
maybe i will just make him a green smoothie.
02-22-2008, 08:03 AM
I would ask him what sounds good to him and what would he enjoy....be it raw or cooked, that's what I would make. Then bring something raw for you to enjoy along with him while he is eating. He will ask questions about your food and may ask you next time to make him some raw food or ask for a bite. Good Luck in having a wonderful time with your Dad.
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