One of the basic concepts of natural therapy can be
expressed in that old saying, “You are what you eat”.
To a large extent, our diet has determined the diseases we
Over the past 100 to 150 years our basic diet has changed
drastically. We have gone from fresh, wholesome, unrefined, unsprayed food to
Our foods now are frozen, canned, refined, genetically
modified, and treated with toxic pesticides, preservatives, colorings and other
Mass food production techniques have given us more food but
less nutrition as the soil has become depleted of essential nutrients and its
living balance upset by the petro-chemical fertilizers that wiped out all the
sulfur in the soil that kept the people well, chemtrails that drop all sorts of
health destroying chemicals, thanks to Bill “Putz” Gates and sprays.
The refining of cereal grains strips them of their fiber and
germ coatings, which contain the bulk of their protein, vitamins, and minerals,
and leaves an unbalanced food composed primarily of refined carbohydrates. And
where does the fiber and germ coatings go to? To the animals to be fed back to
us in the form of rotting, decayed flesh.
The consumption of refined sugar is also one of the most
detrimental influences in the modern diet.
Sugar consumption has increased phenomenally within the past
200 years. In 1815 the average intake was about 15 pounds per year. By 1955 it
had reached 120 pounds per year. Now it’s around 200 pounds per year. Yet we
wonder why diabetes and obesity rates are so high.
Consider the diet of a typical teenager: refined and
sweetened cereal, two fried eggs from chickens fed growth hormones and confined
to a cage their whole lives, white toast with butter for breakfast, a hamburger,
French fries and a Coke for lunch, boiled frozen vegetables, meat and white
rice for dinner, with two other soda beverages containing 18 teaspoons of sugar
and multiple other sweets each day.
You can see how it’s possible for people to eat more of less
and literally starve themselves nutritionally.
Not only is the quality
of our diet extremely poor, but also its quantity is often as much of the
There’s an old Chinese saying that says nine-tenths of the
food you eat is for your health while
the last one-tenth is for your doctor’s financial
Whenever you eat more than the body can effectively deal
with, disease is invited. This is true of the best, most nourishing foods as
well as when the foods eaten are, of themselves, a health risk.
A major cause of disease, as previously discussed, is
accumulation of waste or toxins that cannot be silently dealt with. And
overeating is one cause of this accumulation.
Another important factor in our foods’ nutritional value is
the manner in which it is prepared.
Many foods have maximum value in their natural state, or as
close to it as possible. Certainly, for most fruits or vegetables, heating
destroys many of their enzymes and vitamins.
In the case of water-soluble vitamins, these are lost if the
food is boiled and the cooking water discarded. Long-term storage or canning
also results in the loss of many of the less stable vitamins.
Some foods, however, require heat to be made digestible,
such as whole grains, some tuberous vegetables, a few fruits, and dried beans.
Some nutritionists feel that a completely raw food diet is
the only natural human diet and that cooked food is a major cause of suffering
and disease. With raw foods being our most natural and nutritious foods, a
person following such a diet, with full knowledge of necessary nutritional
requirements for health, will experience profound physical vigor and resistance
While such a diet may be too extreme for the general
population, the body is sufficiently adaptable to be able to handle a certain
amount of cooked foods quite effectively.
My suggestion is a diet containing a large amount of raw
vegetables, fruits, seeds and nuts, with a smaller amount of lightly cooked
vegetables, beans, and whole grains.
For those that desire dairy products, good luck!
The only benefits from dairy products come from raw,
unpasteurized cow or goat milk. And where do you find these? Wherever the FDA
or USDA disposed of them after raiding the farms that provided them.
And why would they dispose of them? Because they are merely
“hookers” for Big Pharma and will do anything they can to preserve profits and do
anything they can to take away that which will keep you healthy.
If you must eat dairy products, only those that are
fermented, such as yoghurt and kefir, are best. If by some quirk of fate you
can find raw milk goat cheese, go for it.
The amount of red meat now consumed by the general public is
a definite health risk, even so-called free-range. All the feed is loaded with
GMOs, and other dead animals as well as road kill. The poultry, as discussed,
are so loaded with growth hormones that they cannot stand up or walk. And the
fish are full of mercury, oil spills, radiation, and toxins.
A guy in Cleveland once did an experiment. He took a roll of
undeveloped film and put it in the Ohio River. It partially developed. And
guess where all those toxins end up? In the ocean to be ingested by the fish.
For a diet to be of any use, all food must be chewed slowly
and thoroughly. Too many people rush their meals, putting an excess burden on
their stomachs. In addition to this, the food must be eaten only when one is
relaxed and under no tension. Why? Because stress completely stops the actions
of the entire digestive system.
It is obvious that many diseases can be directly related to
improper dietary habits. The real proof is seen when a disease process is
reversed and cured by a simple change of diet. Saturated fat elimination, for
example, reverses cancer, arthritis, heart disease and type-2 diabetes. And
that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Yeah, yeah, it all sounds really good doesn’t it? The major
problem, as I see it, is CONDITIONING.
We go through life being taught things by everyone,
especially our parents. And this is how we learn to eat. But what if our
parents suffered the same fate that we are faced with and died of cancer or
heart disease or some degenerative disease? How would we know not to succumb to
the same fate if our senses dictate what we eat?
Most all of us drive some sort of vehicle. Yet from day one
we are taught not to put kerosene in the gas tank. If we do, the engine starts
getting weird real soon and we know we have problems.
Unfortunately, when we put kerosene in the vehicle called
the “body”, the ramifications do not manifest for years and years. What starts
out as a bit of joint pain turns into arthritis. The shortness of breath we
experience turns into heart disease and the subtle pain in our body turns into
So, down the road after 40 or 50 years we are screwed and we
have no idea why. And our diet is the last thing we consider. But it is the
first thing we should consider.
If you research the make-up of the human body you will find
that we have all the markings of being a plant based consuming species. Yet,
out senses become accustomed to flesh and blood and we fight tooth and nail to
keep it that way.
So the question you must answer is this: do I want to suffer
degenerative disease and relegate myself to the endless consumption of pharmaceuticals,
doctor visits, and all sorts of invasive treatments, or would I rather live my
life in good health without having to throw good money away just to maintain an
acceptable condition of health?
Change is good. Never be afraid of change.