This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni’s Rawkathon, which can be found at http://www.Rawkathon.com. In this excerpt, Matt Monarch shares on diets, diseases and enzymes.
Rawkathon with Matt Monarch. Matt Monarch has been living a raw food lifestyle for nine years now. He is the author of Raw Spirit and Raw Success.
Kevin: Let’s talk about what you said earlier about the whole what you leave out of the diet…
Matt: There are a lot of diets out there today. I am sure you have heard of many of them. There is the Zone Diet, the Macrobiotics Diet, the South Beach Diet. All these diets–the people that do them, who put them together–they claim that they all get results. You know, a lot of time they actually do get results. There is one common denominator on why they all succeed. They all eliminate certain foods from their diets completely without any exception whatsoever.
The reason why the raw diet is the best diet on the planet is because you are eliminating everything from your diet and only keeping in the good stuff. It’s actually more important what you don’t eat than what you actually eat. You know, there is this big superfoods craze going in the raw foods movement which is cool and has its place, but you can eat all the superfoods and raw foods until you are blue in the face, you are not going to get better unless you eliminate the cause which is certain foods. Should I get into that?
Kevin: Let’s do it.
Matt: All right, let’s do it. I like to break down the foods into the following food groups. We’ve got refined sugar, processed starches, dairy, animal protein and raw foods. So, if we understand that what you leave out of your diet completely is the way to ultimate health, then we want to leave out the foods that are most damaging to the body. From a scientific standpoint, the two most damaging foods are the refined sugars and processed starches. From a moral standpoint we want to eliminate the meat, but from a scientific standpoint it is not as damaging to the body.
In this intermediate diet that Fred uses to help heal people from degenerative diseases who don’t want to go 100% raw, he eliminates the red meat. He has a little chicken, fish, turkey; maybe, four to six ounces every other day, and you can’t mix them with the starches which are wheat and gluten-free starches in this diet, such as brown rice, quinoa, millet. There is something called Tinkyada pasta which is a wheat and gluten-free pasta. Steamed vegetables, there’s a lot in that.
The foods are actually in my book, “Raw Spirit.” He let me put that in there, but it doesn’t really say–his normal diet will tell you when to eat what. Cow’s milk products are one of the most mucus-forming foods you can do, but raw goat’s milk products in moderate quantities are pretty good.
Kevin: Do you want to go into the difference between goat’s, dairy and….? I guess it’s considered dairy. Is it or no?
Matt: Yeah, I would say so. Well, a cow has a lot of casein in it, and that’s the by-product of that pasteurized cow’s milk that is really mucus-forming and damaging to the body. Cow’s milk is actually supposed to take this little baby calf to this huge two ton cow. Then, when you have a little goat it’s just more our size and it’s raw and it’s more beneficial to our bodies.
Kevin: You’re a big fan of durian.
Matt: I am a big fan of durian.
Kevin: I am not very familiar with it. I’ve tried it a couple of times. I’ve tried the little freeze dried ones that you have. It’s pretty good. It tastes like really healthy Honey-Nut Cheerios. What’s the appeal, and what’s the health benefit?
Matt: It’s just the taste. I’ve read all of these good beneficial things about it.. It is a superfood, but it’s best if I don’t eat it. It’s a trigger food. I don’t know if you know what trigger foods are. Angela talks about them in her books. There are certain foods that if you eat you just can’t stop, and those are the ones you want to stay away from. When I smell it, I’m just… Most people are disgusted by it. It’s just like candy to me, and I just can’t stop eating it.
Matt: I just can’t.. It’s awesome. I have gone through two durians. I can be mature about it sometimes, but it’s not easy.
Kevin: Very difficult.
Kevin: When you were talking before about foods going in, how important is the digestive system of some of this? Eating these raw foods, how can someone get that system to work smoothly if it is probably impaired from past experience?
Matt: In my opinion the best thing you can do is cleanse the colon.
Matt: It just aids the process of moving the stuff out, the detoxification. It is not even the solid waste that we want to go after when we are doing colonics.
Matt: For example, I was hanging out in the city for months, polluted air, and then I flew to Iceland which is pristine, clean water, everything. Because I left pollution out of my diet, I didn’t change my diet at all but I started to detox. I would wake up with a runny nose. I would have sleep in my eyes. It was from the pollution, and this waste coming in the system wasn’t solid waste. It was gases from just what I’ve done to my body through breathing polluted air.
Another example is the heroin addict when they start going through withdrawals and detoxifying that stuff. That’s not solid waste coming to their system. It’s just more particles and gases and stuff like that. Another example is someone who goes on a 30-day fast. I mean, they are eliminating toxins on a cellular level. If they were eliminating solid material, they would be turning into the stay puff monster, the marshmallow man. It’s gases that we are trying to get out. When you do a colonic and you get to those bubbles that you see, that’s when you can get the whole entire colon, that’s why colonics are so much better than enemas if you can get those gases. That is key for taking it to the next level.
Kevin: I have heard people say–I don’t know if you know the answer to this–but I am just going to ask and throw it out there.
Kevin: The white in–as you are doing a colonic and you are watching the little white particles. Is that really Candida?
Matt: You know what? I don’t know.
Matt: Candida is a by-product of a toxic system. All disease is the same. Eighty percent of the people I talk to think they have Candida.
Matt: Whether they truly do, I don’t know. You can just do the appropriate things. Everything will just balance out, no matter what.
Kevin: So, it’s not an issue of wondering exactly what that is. What about enzymes?
Matt: Enzymes? I think it is the best supplement that anybody can take. They are just a God send.
Kevin: Really? That powerful?
Matt: Yes. And the reason why I tell people to take them is not usually for digesting food like everybody else says. Any type of enzyme has helped with expediting the process of healing from degenerative diseases. When you take enzymes on an empty stomach, they go into the metabolic processes of the body and one of the processes is healing damage done to the body. So when you eat food and you put enzymes in there, these catalysts, they’re just little powder, they make chemical reactions happen and they help digest the food. Now, when you don’t have that food there, this powder goes in and all they do, they’re proteins that create positive chemical reactions that would either happen later in life or they never happen at all. So they make all these things happen, just this powdered dust, and they just go to work through your body.
You could take any type of enzyme and do this. The therapeutic ones such as the Dr. Fred Bisci’s enzymes we have, which are the best in my opinion – I’ve seen miraculous things happen with them – they’re comparable to vitalzym and wobenzym or the other way around, those are comparable to Fred Bisci’s enzymes. So, I take this stuff, I’m an extremist so you don’t need to take it this much, but I take a teaspoon on an empty stomach two to three times a day. And when I go to an iridologist, he looks into my eyes and they just can’t believe what they see. They’ve actually shown where they coupled radioactive particles with the enzymes, and it actually shows it going into the metabolic processes of the body. So, it’s actually proven that this exists.
Kevin: Wow, and it just creates all, the importance of enzymes in those chemical reactions is that they trigger everything.
Matt: Yes, they just make things happen. Positive chemical reactions. Put this molecule with that molecule to heal that, and this and that, and they just keep going and going and going till they’re no longer there.
Kevin: And what’s the difference between metabolic systemic and digestive?
Matt: OK. They’re just more powerful than certain ones like nattokinase and serapeptase which are generally in all three of those therapeutic enzymes I mentioned earlier. Those two enzymes are in there. They’re very powerful. They help with inflammation and they have the potential to dissolve cancerous tumors. All enzymes can do this on an empty stomach, but not like these. These are
just miraculous. The recommended dosage, just for maintenance, is maybe half a teaspoon on an empty stomach a couple times a day. But there have been some serious patients of Fred’s where five tablespoons on an empty stomach a day were recommended.
Matt: There was this one case where someone had multiple myeloma, which is cancer of the blood, which is supposedly incurable. And it was at the very beginning stages, yes. So what happened was Fred put this man on his intermediate diet and gave him massive enzymes. Two weeks later he went back to the doctor, and they were like, “Whoa! We diagnosed you wrong.” His multiple myeloma had regressed to the earlier stages, which is impossible, so think they diagnosed him wrong.
There was this one woman, a college friend of mine, she was looking for how to heal from PCOS, which is Polycystic Ovarian…something, but she had a cluster of little, itty- bitty tumors all over her ovaries, and she couldn’t get pregnant anymore. So, she came to me for advice because she trusted me from our old school days. And I threw her on Fred’s intermediate diet, gave her a massive amount of enzymes, she was willing to do the colon hydrotherapy and juice everyday, and she just had her baby. This happened over a year ago. She went back to the hospital after a few months of doing this, and they took an X-ray of her. Instead of a galaxy of stars of little cysts, it was maybe just maybe ten total. It was just amazing.
Kevin: Only over a year!
Matt: Less than that. Much less than that. And I feel like the enzymes have a big role in that. I mean, of course with everything else, the colon hydrotherapy is key.
Kevin: So, it’s not just the enzymes?
Kevin: Enzymes are just a portion of that.
Matt: I feel like it expedites the process.