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Six Sigma Nutrition

What is Six Sigma Nutrition?

             For the Six Sigma Nutrition Diet see  Alleluia Nutrition and the Alleluia Diet, the two are the same dietary form nutritionally.  Thus see the section on Alleluia Nutrition too.

            Six Sigma nutrition emphasizes vegetarian, vegan, raw vegan in order to save us personally from degenerative diseases and to save the Planet from global destruction!  Other supporting literature, books, diets and related Schools of Thought are also part of Six Sigma Nutrition, like those diets in this book, which it supports and promotes. 

    The Six Sigma Diet has three levels or dimensions: 
1.  Six Sigma Therapeutic diet.  
            It is an 85 to 100% raw vegan, no salt and very little
            condiments or sweets; a very strict  raw diet with no cheating
             if you are seeking healing.  This is a diet with healing as a goal.  

2.  Six Sigma Cuisine diet
It is an 80/20 to 100% raw vegan diet with use of condiments and spices; a loose   
             raw vegan diet with  limited cooked products and other processed foods.

3.  Six Sigma Transitional diet.  
             It is a 50/50 to 80/20 vegetarian diet, limitd use of range free
             egg products.

            For any and all degenerative diseases and other health the Six Sigma Therapeutic Diet is recommended and promoted.  As noted above 100% raw is recommended for degenerative disease patients.  

            The Six Sigma approach is a New-to-the-world nutrition concept, it is the first time (to our knowledge) anyone has taken the Six Sigma concepts usually found in business and repositioned these concepts for nutrition.  Applying the well-established Six Sigma approach to diet is revolutionary, and has Raw Vegan nutrition standards.  A Six Sigma diet ideally is 100% raw or Living Foods.  A Five Sigma diet would be an 80/20 raw vegan diet.  The vegan, vegetarian with cooked foods or eggs would be a Four Sigma category.  The Three Sigma is with lacto-ovo-fish vegetarians.  In addition, for meat-based diets that would be Two Sigma or One Sigma.  There are some semi-healthy minimal meat-based diet approaches that are a Sigma Two.  However, none of these meat-based diets is healing Parkinson’s or MS and other major degenerative diseases in any significant way; in the end, they cause degenerative diseases.  They can be used to help minimize some minor diseases like low grade arthritis.  Sigma One is the Standard American Diet or diets like the Atkins diet, these cause diseases.  Many major studies are showing that there is a connection between the more animal products one eats the more degenerative diseases.   

Thus the outline is thus:

Six Sigma approach is 100% raw vegan or Living Foods. 
Five Sigma diet would be an 80/20 raw vegan diet. 
Four Sigma is vegan or vegetarian or 80/20 with cooked foods or eggs or limited cheese.
Three Sigma category would be the lacto-ovo-fish vegetarians. 
Two Sigma diets would be for minimal meat-based diets.
One Sigma is the Standard American Diet. 

            There is a bio-chemical threshold in nutritional biochemistry for healing to occur.  It is the 80/20 raw vegan approach or five sigma.  Thus healing for different degenerative diseases starts at Four Sigma or Five Sigma and continues into Six Sigma the ideal. 

            Six Sigma is a statistical concept, which is emphasizing approaching perfection of something by minimizing the defects or mistakes.  In a manufacturing plant, they use Six Sigma to minimize the number of defects, in say an automobile.  In accounting, they try to minimize the number of mistakes on the accounting books.  In nutrition, it is about optimizing nutritional biochemistry in the body.  This means minimizing the number defective or poor nutrients, or poisons entering into the body, or toxins given off within the body, minimizing pathogenic microorganisms, optimizing ideal pH and other biochemical parameters, maximizing exercise for nutritional health, all this in order to optimize nutritional biochemistry.  This raises the question of what defective or poor nutrition is all about.  For the raw vegan health professionals all animal products would fall into the category of being defective.  Then all or nearly all cooked products would also fall into that category too.  For instance, organic foods do not contain poisons, grains need to be sprouted, produce is best eaten raw, and ripe.   This is basically the approach weeding out the bad and leaving in the good in nutrition.  

            Six Sigma clearly had a profound impact on the corporate world.  According to the American Society for Quality, 82 of the 100 largest companies in the U.S. have embraced it.  This is primarily a quality improvement tool.  The Analytical Tools for Six Sigma include Flowcharts for the procession of foods; Check-sheets for standardization of foods and eating processes; Fishbone or cause and effect diagrams;

            Opportunity flow diagrams to help separate value added versus non-value added foods.  Questionnaires are part of the Six Sigma Methodology.  The standard approach to Six-Sigma projects is the DMAIC methodology developed by General Electric:  1. Define (D), 2. Measure (M), 3. Analyze (A), 4. Improve (I), 5. Control (C).   The actual DMAIC methodology fits into nutrition too, rather than products in an assembly line think of the body as an assembly plant, a biochemical plant and the food entering into it is the assembly line! 

            The name, Six Sigma, is known worldwide but nobody thinks of it in terms of a diet, it is known in the business world, especially in the area of quality control for manufacturing.  To utilize the concepts of Six Sigma means getting rid of every kind of food that is defective in some way.  That gets rid of all junk foods, all meats, all processed dairy, all processed drinks and alcoholic drinks, etc.  By the time, we are left eliminating all the various unhealthy foods and processes like cooking, according to Six Sigma thinking we end up with only raw uncooked: fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, sprouted legumes and sprouted grains.  This is a diet known as the raw vegan or living foods diet. 

            Why bother with this type of diet people will ask?  Because the closer one gets to a Six Sigma diet the longer, a person can live and less degenerative diseases they will have.  In fact, the Six Sigma nutrition (raw vegan or living foods) is used by health Institutes around the world to heal major degenerative diseases, like cancer.  For a more detailed explanation of Six Sigma Nutrition see Jim Tibbetts other books, this is an overview in this cancer book.  Six Sigma nutrition is not about a specific diet but about biochemical parameters which can be reached through a raw vegan diet and fasting approach. 

            The Raw Vegan diet arena is a very small niche, and healing through this approach is even a smaller niche.  It is more expensive to eat this way and involves more food prep in the kitchen and for healing something like cancer, it is even more time consuming.  One expert in Living Foods spent a month with a terminal female cancer patient living with him.  She learned the method, spent about 38 hours a week doing the juicing, and diet therapy with other naturopathic methods.  However, the two tumors went from baseball size down to marble size and she felt confident to go home and continue the Living Foods diet therapy. 

            Working with a professional in this area, is sometimes the best, especially for critical cases like those that the one just noted, thus it is a well-defined niche.

            Modern medical science is slowly, painfully approaching six sigma nutrition.  However, it takes researchers a long time to come to significant conclusions, usually years or decades.  In September 2007, the World Cancer Research Fund and its affiliate in the USA, the American Institute for Cancer Research, jointly published Food, Nutrition and the Prevention of Cancer: a global perspective, a publication, of 670-pages, WCRF/AICR report, which took five years to compile, analyzed more than 7,000 clinical trials.  The panel responsible for the first report concluded that worldwide, around 4 million deaths each year are preventable by adoption of its recommendations.   The report says, “People who eat various forms of vegetarian diets are at low risk of some diseases, including some cancers.”  Also recommended was limiting red meat consumption to 18 ounces a week.  Too only suggest a pound a week of meat products and no processed meats, is a major step forward for these organizations and individuals.  

            The vegetarian community has been stating this since the 1970’s, now 25-30 years later the medical community is starting to recognize these facts.  How long will it be before the public recognizes these basic facts and starts living them out?  The bad effects of salt were reported in the scientific journals in the early 1980’s but it took about 15 years before the medical community started applying it in practice!

           The evidence for the scientific reasons for a plant-based diet lifestyle is becoming more and more concrete every year as new studies come forth.  Another reason that is hardly mentioned is global warming.  There are three main reasons for Global Warming; Automobile pollution, Industrial pollution and Cattle pollution.  Yes, cattle pollution from what they give off and from the deforestation that occurs to raise cattle and their carbon footprint.  Back in the 1980’s vegetarian books first started mentioning this as they did the math of human population density and cattle protein vs. plant protein per acre.  It is 7 to 10 times more economical to eat plant-based proteins then it is animal proteins. 

            In order to understand Six Sigma Nutrition we need first to look at the application of Total Quality Management and Six Sigma in relation to business where it first developed out of and expanded into other fields later. 

            Continuous improvement in business is the process of trying to find ways to improve and enhance a company’s products and processes from design through assembly, sales, and service.  This process is usually associated with innovation and change.  This approach is an operating philosophy that seeks to find slight improvements in every aspect of what a company does.  This is often called Total Quality Management (TQM), which looks everything in business that can result in lower costs, higher quality and speed, or more rapid response to customer needs.  (Here it would be more appropriate to use TQN or total quality nutrition.) 

            Incremental innovation is part of TQM and refers to simple changes or adjustments in existing products, services or processes.  Innovation is the key to success in many big businesses and some companies such as Apple, 3M, GE, Microsoft, and Sony are admired for their innovation ability. 

            Six Sigma is a continuous improvement program adopted by many companies over the last two decades such as Honeywell, Motorola, BMW, GE, Polaroid, SAP, IBM and Texas Instruments.  It takes a takes a very rigorous and analytical approach to quality and continuous improvement with an objective to improve profits through defect reduction, yield improvement, improved customer satisfaction, and best-in-class performance.  The Six Sigma program means a measure of quality that strives for near perfection in every aspect of business. 

            Six Sigma means a failure rate of 3.4 parts per million or 99.9997 percent not defective.  At the sixth standard deviation from the mean under a normal distribution, 99.9997 percent of the population is under the curve with not more than 3.4 parts per million defective.  This is considered perfection in TQM.  An easy way to understand this is, if you played 100 rounds of golf per year and played at:

  • 2 Sigma: You would miss 6 putts per round.
  • 3 Sigma: You would miss 1 putt per round.
  • 4 Sigma: You would miss 1 putt every 9 rounds.
  • 5 Sigma: You would miss 1 putt every 2.33 years.
  • 6 Sigma: You would miss 1 putt every 163 years! 

            There are different frameworks, management philosophies exist for implementing the Six Sigma methodology.   One method that is widely used in relation to Six Sigma is the DMAIC process (define, measure, analyze, improve, control).  (A diet diary is highly recommended.)

  • Define: First, the project is defined and what quality means.  How this is in relation to the customer. 
    Measure: Second, how it is measured, what system analysis is used, what is the measuring process capability, calculating the sigma level. 
  • Analyze: Third is analyzing the data with histogram, run charts, scatter diagrams.  Using value-added analysis; cause-and-effect analysis such as with a fishbone.  Verification of the root causes and determining the opportunity for improvement. 
  • Improve: Fourth involves brainstorming as to how to improve; failure modes and effects analysis; piloting your solution; implementation of planning.
  • Control:  Fifth is Control involving statistical process control overview, developing a process control plan and documenting the process. 

            This approach takes a preventive approach and adopts an error-free attitude.  TQM makes decisions based on facts and utilize statistical techniques to trace problems to their root causes.  Both manager and employee are encouraged to participate in order to create an atmosphere of total quality involvement.  This creates a culture of total quality improvement.  Disciplines like Six Sigma are systematic ways to improve.  This Six Sigma approach can be applied to medicine and to the treatment of degenerative diseases. 

            Now let us take this into nutrition, a rather difficult thing to do.  Why is it difficult?  Because there are so many different nutritional guru’s out in the marketplace, everyone proclaiming that their way is the best dietary regime.  The debates are never ending and many by qualified medical professionals.  Take Dr. Atkins who created the Atkins diet giving him fame and fortune in reducing weight.  It rose to a peak then slowly crumbled as mounting evidence and lawsuits coming against his organization, and he himself died of complications from his diet.  Dr. Atkins debated Dean Ornish, MD several times in public debate of Dr. Atkins high-fat meat-based diet and Dean Ornish’s low-fat plant-based diet.  Dean Ornish became famous for his studies on reversing heart disease through his low-fat plant-based diet.    

            These discussions, debates, and disagreements continue in nutrition.  Over the last three decades, mounting evidence has shown and is still growing that a plant-based diet is superior to a meat-based diet.  The author, Jim Tibbetts, has compiled much of the evidence in his books as has many others.  Perhaps one of the most notable is the distinguished retired professor of Cornell University, Colin Campbell PhD.  His book, The China Study, is a best seller describing the largest and most comprehensive dietary study every done.  It clearly shows the superiority of a plant-based diet over a meat-based diet.  Other major and minor studies indicate this as well. 

            Sometimes a plant-based diet is not done correctly and problems arise but when a plant-based diet is done correctly, it is superior to a meat-based diet.  This is a well-established fact accepted among the plant-based diet community (vegetarians, vegans and raw vegans).  In addition, this is the basic fact that is accepted in this book and Six Sigma nutrition.  For those who do a review of the vegetarian literature and other nutritional literature and many scientific studies, it is evident that plant-based diets are superior to meat-based diets.  

           This is the first line of demarcation in the Six Sigma nutrition approach.  Those who choose meat-based diets are dealing with two Sigma.  Those who choose to improve their nutritional standing and move away from meat-based diets will start to achieve higher than two Sigma.  Those who have partial plant-based diets are three Sigma.  This is a major step going from two to three sigma.  It is like moving from six putts per round to achieving only missing one put per round.  This is a major improvement in quality.   

            To go from three Sigma to four Sigma is the next major step in total quality nutritional development.  This would involve going from the partial vegetarian orientation (lacto- ovo-vegetarian diets) to the strict vegetarian or vegan foods orientation.  It would be like moving from only missing one putt per round to missing one putt every nine rounds.  This would be another major improvement in quality.   

            To go from four Sigma to five Sigma is the next step in Six Sigma Nutrition.  It is going from a cooked vegetarian or vegan orientation to an 80/20 raw vegan orientation diet.  80/20 implies at least 80% raw, less than 20% cooked.  This also means limited to little to no grains in the diet.   

            Going from five, Sigma to six Sigma is difficult.  It means moving from an 80/20 raw vegan to a 100% raw vegan or living foods orientation.  Many people have tried to be 100% raw vegan but have lasted only a short time.  It is easy to jump into as a fad, but difficult to maintain as a lifestyle and somewhat counter-cultural.  Some people have achieved that level of nutrition and built their life around it.  There is biochemical levels of excellent built around each of these Six Sigma levels of nutrition.  These are more difficult to discern but outlined here in general.  There are ten levels in-between each level of sigma, which would break it down even more.

            The #1 Sigma and #2 Sigma would involve meat and other animal products that would be considered the lowest types of foods and regarded as poisonous and should only be used for limited periods of time, and limited amounts.  The same thing could be said about cooked foods mostly 3 and 4 Sigma.  This would especially be true for those with degenerative diseases.  5 and 6 Sigma are what the goal (ideals or ideal diets) is to reach since they are the highest form of nutrition. 

            For Degenerative diseases the Six Sigma Healing Diet is recommended and promoted.  As noted above 100% raw is recommended, or at least a goal, but 80/20 raw will also be very effective for degenerative diseases and other health problems. 

“My dear friend, I hope you are in good health and may you thrive
in all other ways as you do in the spirit.”   3 John 2  


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