diet, natural hygiene

diet, natural hygiene (naˑ·ch·rl hīˑ·jēn dīˑ·et),

n a dietary regimen that recommends a particular com-bination of foods thought to maximize efficiency of the digestive process. Specifically, vegetables and fruits are never consumed together. Foods rich in starch and proteins are also never eaten together. Sylvester Graham initially developed the diet in the early 1800s, but Harvey and Marilyn Diamond, authors of
Fit for Life, have increased its popularity.