Seven Golden Keys for Good Health – an advice from Dr. Shinya

fruit-basketI ran into the following article when researching the topic of Kangen Water.

The contents of this blog post has been compiled from excerpts from the “The Enzyme Factor Paperback – April 1, 2010 by Hiromi Shinya MD” book.

I find this article very useful, therefore I am sharing with you slightly modified version of it. It will contain 7 important diet and mental attitude tips to inspire you to have good health and longer life.

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You should be consuming 85-90% plant based foods and 10-15% animal based food and proteins.

Plant-based foods

Eat a 85-90% plant-based foods:

  • Eat 50% whole grains, brown rice, whole wheat pasta, barley, cereals, whole grain bread & beans including soybeans, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, lentils, pinto beans, pigeon peas, black, white & pink beans.
  • Eat 30% green and yellow vegetables and root vegetables, including potatoes, carrots, yams and beets and sea vegetables.
  • With the remaining 5-10%, eat fruits, seeds & nuts.

Animal based proteins

The remaining 10-15% animal based proteins (no more than 3 to 4 oz per day):

  • Fish and type but preferably small fish as the larger fish contain mercury
  • Poultry: chicken, turkey, duck – small amounts only
  • Beef, lamb, veal pork – should be limited or avoided
  • Eggs
  • Soymilk, soy cheese, rice milk, almond milk

Foods to add to your diet

  • Herbal teas
  • Seaweed tablets (kelp)
  • Brewers yeast (good source of B complex vitamins and minerals)
  • Bee pollen and propolis
  • Enzyme supplements
  • Multivitamin & mineral supplement

Foods & substances to avoid or limit in your diet

  • Dairy products such as cow’s milk, cheese, yogurt, other milk products
  • Coffee
  • Sweets and sugar
  • Nicotine
  • Alcohol
  • Chocolate
  • Fat and oils
  • Regular table salt (Use sea salt with trace minerals).
  • Limit to 1-2 cups per day: Japanese green tea, Chinese tea, English tea.

Additional Dietary recommendations

  • Stop eating and drinking 4-5 hours before bedtime.
    • That’s a very important habit. You may have learned this if you attended the Vipassana meditation course.
  • Chew every mouthful 30-50 times.
  • Do not eat between meals except for whole fruit (a piece of whole fruit may be eaten one hour before bedtime if hunger keeps you awake as it digests quickly).
  • Eat fruits and drink juices 30-60 minutes before meals.
  • Eat whole, unrefined grains and cereals.
  • Eat more food raw or lightly steamed. Heating food over 118 degrees will kill enzymes.
  • Do not eat oxidized foods. (Fruit, which has turned brown, has begun to oxidize.)
  • Eat fermented foods.
  • Be disciplined with the food you eat. Remember you are what you eat.

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2. Good water

Water is essential for your health:

  • Drink water with strong reduction power that has not been polluted with chemical substances.
  • Drinking “good water” such as mineral water or hard water, which has much calcium and magnesium, keeps your body at an optimal alkaline pH.
  • Adults should drink at least 6-10 cups of water every day.Drink 1-3 cups of water after waking up in the morning.Drink 2-3 cups of water about one hour before each meal.
  • Inspirational story:


  • Start a daily habit to remove intestinal pollutants and to clean out your system regularly.
  • Do not take laxatives.
  • If the bowel is sluggish or to detoxify the liver, consider using a coffee enema.
    • The coffee enema is better for colon detox and for full body detox because it does not release free radicals into the blood stream, as do some dietary detox methods.


  • Exercise appropriate for your age and physical condition is necessary for good health but excessive exercise can release free radicals and harm your body.
  • Some good forms of exercise are:
    • Walking (2.5 miles)
    • Swimming
    • Yoga
    • Tennis
    • Bicycling
    • Golf
    • Muscle strengthening
    • Martial arts and aerobics


In a previous article, I spoke about the importance of sleep and proper sleep hygiene:

  • Go to bed at the same time every night and get 6 to 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep
  • Do not eat or drink 4 – 5 hours before bedtime, if you are hungry or thirsty a small piece of fruit may be eaten one hour before retiring as it will digest quickly.
  • Take a short nap of about 30 minutes after lunch.


  • Practice meditation
  • Practice positive thinking
  • Do deep abdominal breathing 4 or 5 times per hour (this is very important as deep breaths help to rid the body of toxins and free radicals)
    • The exhale should be twice as long as the inhale.
  • Wear loose clothing that does not restrict your breath.Listen to your own body and be good to yourself.
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