I attended the 2013 LDS Holistic Living Conference this last weekend as a room host--volunteer. I loved the experience! I was able to be a host for a few speakers. One of which was Don Tolman. He goes all over the world teaching about how to live healthy, without medications, but with whole foods and wisdom. He believes in Self-care and self-education...not listening to government-given standards and rules, but listening to your body (spirit and God) and practicing judgment. He talked a lot about the variety of fruits and vegetables and how ancients use to use them to help with ailments in the parts of the body that the fruit resembled. So...here is a list of some of them. (with some notes he mentioned he's used to help people with problems associated with those areas)
Kidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function—and they look exactly like human kidneys
A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds on the nut are just like the neo-cortex. We now know walnuts help develop brain function
The cross section of a Carrot looks like the human eye. The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye. And science now shows carrots greatly enhance blood flow to the eyes and aid in the general function of the eyes
Celerylooks just like bones. Celery specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23 percent sodium and these foods are 23 percent sodium. If you don’t have enough sodium in your diet, the body pulls it from the bones, thus making them weak. Foods like celery replenish the skeletal needs of the body
Avocadoestarget the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female—they look just like these organs. Avocadoes help women balance hormones, shed unwanted birth weight, and deter cervical cancers. It takes exactly nine months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit
Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Figs increase the mobility of male sperm and increase the numbers of Sperm as well to overcome male sterility
Slice a Mushroom in half and it resembles a human ear. Mushrooms have been found to improve hearing, as mushrooms are one of the few foods that contain vitamin D. This particular vitamin is important for healthy bones, even the tiny ones in the ear that transmit sound to the brain
Our lungs are made up of branches of ever-smaller airways that finish up with tiny bunches of tissue called alveoli. These structures, which resemble bunches of Grapes, allow oxygen to pass from the lungs to the blood stream. A diet high in fresh fruit, such as grapes, has been shown to reduce the risk of lung cancer and emphysema. Grape seeds also contain a chemical called proanthocyanidin, which appears to reduce the severity of asthma triggered by allergy
Ginger, commonly sold in supermarkets, often looks just like the stomach. So its interesting that one of its biggest benefits is aiding digestion. The Chinese have been using it for over 2,000 years to calm the stomach and cure nausea, while it is also a popular remedy for motion sickness
Sweet Potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics. He said he's healed people of diabeties merely by eating sweet potatoes and fruit and walking every day for two weeks (I think that was the time frame).
Olives assist the health and function of the ovaries
Tomatoes (and red pepper) have four chambers, like the heart, so they aid heart problems.
Oranges help the mammary glands within the breasts and help fight breast cancer.
Onions (and garlic) resemble skin cells and contain quercetin. Studies have shown when treated with a combination of quercetin and ultrasound at 20 kHz for 1-minute duration, skin and prostate cancers show a 90% mortality within 48 hours with no visible mortality of normal cells.
Apples and Blueberries deal with the whole body (imagine the head and outstretched arms and legs making the star shape). They help with protecting and healing all the organs and functions.
And so on and so on....those are just my notes on some of those he highlighted.
And Here's a chart for foods by Color