is important when eating for optimal health to base your diet on foods from your
own climate, or one that is similar to yours.
if you live in the temperate zones, eating tropical fruits and vegetables results
regular consumption of tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants, and other solanaceous plants
that originated in South America or other tropical regions of the world is believed
to be a contributing factor in the loss of natural immunity in temperate climates
and may lead to a wide range of sicknesses ranging from colds and flu to skin
rashes and itches, loss of sexual vitality, polio, and others. Dr. Norman Childers,
a professor of horticulture at Cook College in New Jersey who has worked with
solanaceous plants all his life, reported that regular consumption of tomatoes,
potatoes, and eggplants is a primary cause of arthritis. He noted that in arthritic
patients symptoms of this potentially crippling disease go away usually in a period
of several weeks to several months when they stop eating these foods.
Norman Childers, The Nightshades and Health, N.J.: Horticulture Publications,