Do not eat the swine flesh. It is forbidden by the divine law of Allah (God).

Do not eat field peas, black-eyed peas, speckled peas, red peas or brown peas.

Do not eat lima beans, or baby limas. Do not eat any bean but the small navy bean—the little brown pink ones, and the white ones.

Do not eat corn bread because it is very hard on the stomach, and not easily digested. Eat whole wheat bread, but not the whole grain. The whole grain is too hard to digest. Never eat freshly cooked bread. It rises and buckles in the stomach. Eating freshly cooked bread will shorten your life.


Do not eat the rich soy bean flour. Neither the flour nor the oil from the soy bean is good for our stomachs.

Do not eat the vegetable kale, nor sweet potatoes and white (Irish) potatoes, which are a staple food for people
who live in frigid zones, or for people who cannot afford other vegetables.

The main thing you must do—I will repeat—is eat one meal a day, or once every 24 hours. And never eat—or even touch—the swine flesh.

When you begin eating once a day, certainly you will begin to lose weight until you are used to eating once a day. Then you will start gaining weight again. But fat is not wanted for health.

It is an enemy to health.

(Reprinted from “How To Eat To Live,” Book One, 1967.)