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And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine.

Ezekiel 47:12

Black Walnuts - A Forgotten Super Food!

Black walnuts are delicious! They are far superior to 'English' [Persian] walnuts; not only in taste, but in their health giving properties. Black walnuts are among the best tasting of nuts! And black walnuts are perhaps the best vegetarian source of Omega-3 essential fatty acids, especially alpha-linolenic acid.

While flax seeds do contain Omega-3 oils, they have some most undesirable properties: They contain an enzyme that is associated with abbreviated life-spans! They can cause loose bowels - diarrhea; and alternatively they can cause constipation when eaten with insufficient water. They can cause bloating and gas.

Black walnuts are an excellent source of mono-unsaturated fats and poly-unsaturated fats. Because of their particular combination of mono-unsaturated fats and poly-unsaturated fats along with a very low saturated fat content, they are excellent for heart health and keeping artery walls clean. But that's not all: please click on this hyperlink to go to Black Walnuts & Re-inventing the Wheel.

Black walnuts, partly because of the difficulty of harvesting and shelling them, and partly because of their consequently high cost have become lost in our modern diet. But they can be easily grown in many places. They are worth the investment of time and labor; or if you are well-off enough financially, they are well worth their high cost! Black walnuts will be an excellent addition to your diet that will provide many life giving properties to you and your family. Please click on the the hyper linked title which follows to go to the article: Black Walnuts & Re-inventing the Wheel.

Pure Oil Olive - A True Super Food!

The holy Scriptures make much note of the pure oil of the olive tree. In the tabernacle and sanctuary that God commanded Moses to build it served in multiple roles. For the seven lamps of the golden candlestick of the tent of meeting pure oil olive provided fuel to keep the lamps always burning. "And thou shalt command the children of Israel that they bring thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamp to burn always." Exodus 27:20

The oil of holy ointment used to anoint the sanctuary, its furniture, and the priests that served before the Lord God was compounded from pure oil olive.
Moreover the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Take thou also unto thee principal spices, of pure myrrh five hundred sheckles, and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even two hundred and fifty shekels, and of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty shekels, And of cassia five hundred shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, and of oil olive an hin: And thou shalt make it an oil of holy ointment, an ointment compound after the art of the apothecary: it shall be an holy anointing oil. Exodus 30: 22-25; 28:41; 29:7

In the vision of Zechariah the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, the pure oil olive and the olive tree have an exalted and prominent position in Zechariah's prophecy.
AND THE angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep. And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof:: And two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof. .... Then he answered and spake unto me saying, This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts. .... Then answered I, and said unto him, What are these two olive trees upon the right side of the candlestick and upon the left side thereof? ...What be these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves? .... Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth. Zechariah 4:1-14

The national economy of Israel was in part tied to the production of the pure oil of the olive tree. King David of Israel appointed Baal-hanan to be overseer of the olive trees and the sycamore trees; and over the cellars of olive oil Joash was placed. "And over the olive trees and the sycomore trees that were in the low plains was Baal-hanan the Gederite: and over the cellars of oil was Joash." 1 Chronicles 27:28

In the construction of the sanctuary in the wilderness, and in the construction of the cherubim that covered the ark of God the wood of the olive tree was utilized, 1 Kings 6:23. "And for the entering of the oracle he made doors of olive tree.... ...The two doors also were of olive tree; and he carved upon them carvings of cherubims and palm trees and open flowers, and overlaid them with gold, and spread gold upon the cherubims, and upon the palm trees. So also made he for the door of the temple posts of olive tree, a fourth part of the wall." 1 Kings 6:31-33

God has greatly exalted the 'lowly' olive tree greatly and made it to have great prominence among His people. Even in His sanctuary it figures prominently - the cherubim covering the ark of the covenant are carved from the olive tree. Consider that as the olive tree is so special to the Creator God, Jehovah, so also is the pure oil of olive endowed with very special properties.

Today in our practical world olive oil has many uses. It is used as a foodstuff [its nutrient content and value can be of enormous health benefit]. Olive oil is also used for external applications to the body, skin and hair and for beauty [soaps and cosmetics], healing [poultices and compresses], and anointing. Olive oil has some other less well known applications: for example, a Canadian hand knit 100% wool sweater recently purchased in a thrift store contains this care label - "Dry Clean or Hand Wash Luke Warm, Dry Flat, To Retain Water Repellency Add One Teaspoon of Olive Oil per Sweater to Rinse Water."

As a foodstuff [stuff used for food], olive oil is without peer. It has the highest concentration and content of Mono-Unsaturated Fatty Acid of the common food oils. The fatty acid content is as follows: 9% Poly-Unsaturated; 72% Mono-Unsaturated; and 14% Saturated. Mono-Saturated fats increase the body's levels of HDL cholesterol [the good kind] which in turn helps to removes unhealthy cholesterol from the arteries lowering the risk of heart disease.

Health authorities tell us that an HDL blood content of 75 mg/dl [dl=deciliter; 1 dl=100 ml, or about 3 1/3 ounces] is safe and will provide good protection from heart disease. An HDL blood level of no more that 25 mg/dl of blood or lower is dangerous.

The very high concentration of Mono-Unsaturated fatty acids [oils] is of very particular and noteworthy health benefit. High levels of Mono-Unsaturated fatty acids assist the body in absorbing carotenoids [notably from orange, red, yellow, but also including green fruits and vegetables] from the digestive tract.

Combined with the presence of the members of the E vitamin family (mixed tocopherols - alpha, beta, gamma, delta tocopherols, and tocotrienols), Carotenoids powerfully inhibit the growth of prostrate cancer cells. It is most likely that the growth of other cancer cells are inhibited as well.

Note that Carotenoids promote excellent eye health protecting the eyes from free radical damage. Carotenoids are Yahweh's insurance policy against macular degeneration and cataracts. Have you ever heard, 'Eat your carrots', or, 'Eat all the colors of the rainbow'?

For a detailed study and much more information on this subject click this hyperlink: Prostate Cancer and Carotenoids

Among all the marvelous benefits found in this wonderful oil are properties which help prevent skin cancers. And, as if that were not enough, olive oil also contains compounds which are able to slow signs of aging of the skin. Contained within this amazing foodstuff are relatively high concentrations of Omega-9 fatty acids [Oleic fatty acids], and the antioxidants hydroxytryrosol and oleuropein which are responsible for protecting the skin from Ultra-Violet radiation.

Is there a difference between 'Virgin Olive Oil' and 'Extra Virgin Olive Oil'? The answer is yes. When a man who is looking for a bride asks the father of a young woman, Is she a virgin? Should he ask, instead, Is she extra virgin?

What is the difference between 'Virgin' olive oil and 'Extra Virgin' olive oil? Both are the first pressing of the olives, and both are cold pressed. Only about 10% or even less of a producing country's first pressed, cold pressed 'Virgin' olive oil is classified as 'Extra Virgin'. There are several criteria that must be met [you might want to explore this topic and search Wikipedia]. Acidity of the olive oil is one criteria: taste of the olive oil is another: quality and type of the olives is yet another. 'Extra Virgin' olive oil may contain no more than 00.8% acid content; but 'Virgin' olive oil may be up to 02.0% acid content.

Because we are striving to achieve an 80% alkaline producing diet; and only a 20% acid producing diet, it may be that higher price of 'Extra Virgin' olive oil is justified. It is best to buy this product in glass bottles rather than plastic or canned.

'Pomace' olive oil is a product obtained either by the heating of and/or chemical extraction from subsequent pressings of the olives. Pomace oils should not be used. They are inferior and unhealthy products!

Use even the good oils such as olive oil in moderation! Avoid: lard, and the grease from all meats; especially all hydrogenated oils [margarine and shortening]; and especially cottonseed oil. Extra Virgin Olive oil is one of the very best dietary oil. Virgin Avocado Oil is very much like Extra Virgin Olive oil in its benefits: The chemistry or molecular makeup of the two oils are similar. Both oils have similar content of Omega 3; Omega 6; Omega 7; and Omega 9 essential fatty acids/oils.

Be very careful with nut and seed oils - for many nut and seed oils are pressed from roasted nuts and seeds: The heating [cooking; roasting; and baking] of the nuts renders the oils unhealthy because of the free radicals that are created when oils they contain are heated. Furthermore, seed and grain oils are often pressed from Genetically Modified Organism crops. Seed and grain oils, also, generally contain very high content of Omega 6 fatty acids which are associated with Inflammation and stimulating the inflammatory response of the immune system.

Raw Almond oil, Raw Sesame oil, and raw Grape Seed oil might not be as good as it might first appear because nut and seed oils generally contain a very large percentage of Omega 6 Oils/Fatty Acids in their make-up: Remember that it is Omega 6 oils that promote the inflammation response of the immune system. Sesame Seed oil has about double the Saturated Fat found in Olive Oil. While raw nut oils, and raw seed oils might seem to be excellent oils beware that they contain relatively high amounts of Omega-6 EFAs. Use raw sesame seed oil sparingly!

Pure Virgin Organic Coconut Oil
A Horse of a Very Different Color!

Virgin Organic Coconut Oil, even though it contains something like 85% to 87% Saturated Fat - we have been brain-washed to believe that all saturated fats and oils are very bad stuff - is most truly a horse of a different color: That is to say, it has an entirely different character than most saturated fats/oils: In fact, it is a very good and healthy fat/oil.

The scientific reason that Coconut Oil is so different than most saturated fats and oils is that this fat is composed of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA), whereas, almost all saturated fatty acids are long-chain fatty acids (LCFA). Medium-chain fatty acids have enormous health benefits. One of the valuable benefits of Coconut oil is - Lauric Acid. Lauric Acid, which the body converts to monolaurin, is effective in destroying HIV, Herpes, Influenza, Protozoa, and Measles!

Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA) are also known as Medium Chain triglycerides (MCT). Medium Chain Fatty Acids much easier for the body to process because they are smaller molecules than Long Chain Fatty Acids. Also, because MCFA are smaller molecules than LCFA they can easily permeate cell membranes where LCFA cannot.

Another amazing benefit of Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is that the by-product from the liver's metabolism of coconut oil into useful energy results in the production of Keytone Bodies. Keytone Bodies have a distinct and an amazing advantage to diabetics. Keytone Bodies can be used by the brain for energy in the place of Glucose. When the body develops Insulin Resistance due to diabetes and therefore cannot metabolize glucose, the brain whose major source of energy is glucose starts to 'starve' due to the body's insulin resistance and subsequent inability to therefore metabolize glucose. Keytone Bodies can keep the brain nourished under the conditions of Insulin Resistance and with no blood sugar-spike! Keytone Bodies are not glycemic at all. That you may understand the benefits of Keytone Bodies to diabetics, please follow the following link to Dr. Mercola's web-site article: Coconut Oil: Four Tablespoons of This "Brain Food" May Prevent Alzheimer's.

Remember to use only un-refined Organic Virgin Coconut Oil. Refined Coconut Oil and Partially Hydrogenated Coconut Oils are highly inferior products, and they should not be used!

How Bad Are Unhealthy Fats?

They are bad enough that they will shorten your life and kill you. But they are worse than that because they ruin your life and health before they accomplish their end goal of killing you! All manufactured, refined, chemically or heat altered fats, esterfied, hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils, trans fats, and GMO oils are unhealthy to such an extent as to kill you. Because they do not immediately cause death and debility, the danger is not immediately perceived if at all. Just as one cigarette generally does not kill a person, give him lung cancer, or cause emphysema, therefore the great health danger that tobacco represents may not be perceived; so, too, the danger of eating un-healthy dietary fats and oils is not readily apparent - many times until the damage is done and life is at its bitter end - consuming a diet rich in unhealthy fats will most certainly accomplish a bitter end.

Because heating fats and oils changes them molecularly it is important that as in the use of all food oils and especially vegetable (non-animal) based fats and oils, Olive Oil should not be heated to a cooking temperature or used in cooking, frying, baking, or the roasting of foods! Heating oils [especially vegetable oils] causes an abundance of cell ravaging 'Free Radicals' to be formed. Free radicals are extremely dangerous to human health [most especially to eye health]. And they must be absolutely avoided. Fried foods and foods baked or roasted with hot oils are plain unhealthy - they are indeed dangerous to health - 'Love not the world, nor the things of the world.' Luke 16:15; 1 John 2:15; and James 4:4

For maximum health benefits, as much as possible, we should eat fresh raw [uncooked], unprocessed foods - and that includes the healthy fats and oils, as well - they should be raw and uncooked first pressed, cold pressed, and extra virgin oils!

NOTE: Oils are essentially 'fats' in liquid form. Healthy fats and oils should comprise, perhaps, no more than twenty percent [20%] to thirty-five percent [35%] of the daily calories consumed for the majority of people. Diabetics should very carefully control their intake of Fats! Any and all heat processed or chemically processed oils, and especially GMO oils should be absolutely avoided! One gram of fat contains nine [9] calories which is more than double the four [4] calories per each gram of protein, or each gram of carbohydrate. In a 2,000 calorie diet 10% would comprise 200 calories, and 20% would be 400 calories, and 30% would be 600 calories. 30% of calories from Fats/Oils of the total calories consumed is the Federal Drug Administration's [FDA's] dietary guideline.

Those who are very active and get plenty of exercise can tolerate the larger amount of the healthy, raw, and un-processed fats in their diet. Those who are more sedentary [inactive] or have diabetes should very carefully limit their fat intake. And absolutely no heat processed (cooked) fats or oils; chemically processed or altered fats or oils; nor any funny-named fats (esterfied fats/trans fats); and never any oils from GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms)! It would be in every bodies best interest to avoid those things listed just above: Heat Processed (cooked) fats or oils; Chemically Processed or Altered fats and oils; and any/all fats or oils from GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms)!

Because it is absolutely necessary to include a sufficient amount of good healthy fats and oils in the diet: It is essential to know how to use them. Here is an eating strategy that will be of great benefit to all: Add good healthy fats and oils only to food when it is at no more than eating/serving temperatures. Then do not reheat the food with the added oils/fats above the eating/serving temperatures! This takes a lot of diligence! It is so easy to leave food on the stove or in the oven too long. It takes determined effort to change eating and food preparation habits; but, in a small amount of time, by following these guidelines you will give your body and the bodies of those you love and care for a great big health benefit!

We often pray saying, "Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven." Have you thought that it is we who are to do the Creator's good will? It is not His will that we should suffer and be in poor health! Rather, it is His will that we should be healthy and of a sound mind. Diet and lifestyle have so very much to do with our doing His good will. The Word of God says that God will save His people by knowledge. Let us get smart and learn how to take care of these temples in which we dwell! Aw-mane' and Aw-mane'.

Considering that each gram of fat is nine [9] calories, then, by dividing the number of 'fat' calories by 9 we can derive the total weight of that amount of dietary fat in grams. Dividing 200 by 9 equals approximately 22.2 grams. Dividing 400 by 9 equals 44.4 grams. One ounce equals approximately 28.35 grams. Therefore, in the 10% model for a 2,000 calorie diet no more than approximately three-quarters [3/4] of an ounce of fat should be consumed daily. In the 20% model, no more than one and one-half [1 1/2] ounces of fat should be eaten daily.

The U.S.A. governmental guidelines for fat consumption say that less than 65 grams [approx. 2 5/16 ounce], or about 30%, of daily fat in a 2,000 calorie diet is safe; and that less than 80 grams [approx. 2 7/8 ounces] of daily fat in a 2,500 calorie diet is safe. Considering our lack of activity [read that as exercise] the upper limits that the government has prescribed may be dangerous. And considering the epidemic of diabetes in the developing world, these levels are either too generous, or the people are getting far too little exercise, or that, perhaps, both are true!

Using the 'safer' 20% guideline, 500 fat calories is safe and sane for an active person eating a 2,500 calorie diet, and that equals approximately 55.6 grams [approx. 2 ounces] of maximum fat intake. For a young and very active person consuming a daily caloric intake of 3000 calories, 600 calories or 66.7 grams [approx. 2 3/8 ounces] of fat should not be exceeded. The 'safest' guideline of 10% of total calories consumed being 'good' fats would be one-half [1/2] of the values just listed in the 20% model.

Use great caution! The use of un-healthy dietary fats and oils can cause Diabetes!. And a lack of daily exercise hugely complicates the matter. Or perhaps it may be better said that lack of daily exercise and excess use of un-healthy dietary fat cause diabetes!

Glycation, is a particular problem in the use of unhealthy fats. Glycation occurs when sugar molecules combine with proteins (blood cells); and it causes the worst imaginable damage! Glycation and AGEs - Advanced Glycation End-Products - is/are the real basic root problem of the danger of diabetes. Briefly the problem with consuming un-healthy fats and oils is that the cell's insulin receptors become blocked. That mechanism by which cell receptors become unable to accept insulin is little understood. Because the insulin can no longer metabolize the sugar within the cell, an abundance of excess sugars build up in the blood stream. When this happens the sugar will attach itself to individual blood cells (protein). This is called Glycation and the blood cells become bonded with sugar molecules. These blood cells bonded with sugar molecules are called AGEs - Advanced Glycation End-Products. The action of the these sugar bonded blood cells, AGEs, with in the circulatory system is much like the action of free radicals on the cells of the body. As AGEs travel through the circulatory system. They wreak havoc on the walls and linings of the blood vessels and destroy the capillaries of the micro circulatory system! Infinitely worse than the damage that free radicals can cause within the cell is the damage caused by AGEs. This is particularly true because the AGEs remain present through-out the life of blood cells that have become glycated - a blood cell will live anywhere from 100 to 120 days. Free radicals can be scavenged out of the body by vitamins and anti-oxidants; but AGEs are constantly and continually wreaking their destruction on the micro circulatory system of capillaries in the body for up to four months. When the micro circulatory system becomes so damaged that tissues no longer can receive sufficient oxygen, individual cells begin to die and then organs begin to be damaged, shut down, and die!

Using an un-calibrated set of household plastic measuring spoons, one Teaspoon of oil weighed approximately four [3.9] grams, or approximately .138 ounce - and one Tablespoon weighed approximately fourteen [13.7] grams, or approximately .483 ounce, almost one-half [1/2] ounce. Using stainless steel tableware counterparts, the weights varied considerably, but were generally somewhat less.

Rather than using oils to cook with, food oils are best used by adding good healthy oils to foods at room temperature or to food that has cooled down to a comfortable eating temperature. Olive oil makes excellent salad dressings. Dressing Recipe: One tablespoon of first cold pressed [virgin/extra virgin] Olive Oil; some [a pinch] turmeric; some [a pinch] marjoram; celery seeds; fennel; try experimenting with ground caraway seed; add one tablespoon of lemon or lime juice; sea salt to taste, and a generous three to four cloves of fresh chopped garlic make a superb and healthy dressing for fresh green salads, and fresh raw and/or cooked vegetables. This is adequate for a large bowl of salad or several servings of vegetables. I like to sprinkle a little [perhaps just a few drops] Sesame Seed Oil on the salad/vegetables to enhance the flavor of the olive oil.

Note that sesame seed oil is a rich source of Omega-6 fatty acids [Gamma Linoleic fatty acids]. Omega-6 oils are Essential Fatty Acids [EFA]. That is they are necessary to human health, but they are not produced by the body, and therefore must come from our diet. Omega-6 EFAs support a healthy inflammation response of the body's natural healing process. But also note that, There is usually [very rarely] no shortage of Omega-6 oils in the diet. In the Standard American Diet - SAD - there is almost always an over abundance of Omega-6 oils in the diet.

Essential Fatty Acids [EFAs - Omega-3 and Omega-6] are necessary/essential for optimum health; but they must be consumed in the proper ratios for maximum health benefits. Some experts suggest that, for perfect health, a one to one (1:1) ratio [which would likely be obtainable using Chia Seeds, Salvia Hispanica, --but you are hereby advised to study the side effects of this food source just click on the Chia Seeds and the Salvia Hispanica links just above-- which are extraordinarily high in Omega-3 fatty acids (Alpha Linolenic fatty acids)] is the best way or proportion with which to consume these oils - EFAs.

Others say that a one to one ratio is an improbable, and an generally unobtainable goal considering the modern western diet which is inundated in vegetable oils rich in the ubiquitous Omega-6 EFAs. They suggest that a one portion of Omega-3 EFAs to four portions of Omega-6 EFAs (1:4) ratio is adequate and safe. The very 'SAD' western diet is much more likely to consist of a ratio of: one portion of Omega-3 EFAs to sixteen portions of Omega-6 EFAs (1:16) ratio!

I strongly suggest incorporating English or Persian walnuts, and black walnuts into your diet because of their substantial Omega-3 content. But use caution in the case of Nut Allergies! Also use this food sparingly as it is nearly all fat and protein. Likewise I want to suggest to you to try and find ways to limit your consumption of Omega-6 EFAs so that your diet consist of a 'healthier or safer' ratio of Omega-3 EFAs to Omega-6 EFAs.

Is it any wonder that we suffer so many Inflammatory Diseases such as arthritis, heart disease, and diabetes? We should not be surprised! We need to increase our intake of Omega-3 oils, while at the same time decreasing our intake of the ubiquitous Omega-6 oils. Remember that walnuts are an especially rich source of Omega-3 oils. Chia seeds contain a very rich abundance of Omega-3 oils.

Here is an excellent, and very, very simple Recipe: for a Butter Substitute: One-half to one tablespoon (or more) of first cold pressed [virgin/extra virgin] Olive Oil (Organic Virgin Coconut Oil might just be an even better choice) drizzled on toast, bread, potatoes, cooked or fresh vegetables and lightly sprinkled with salt makes a delicious butter replacement. Caution! Wait until the food has cooled to eating temperature! Remember to make the use of the pure extra virgin oil, olive, a regular part of your healthy diet. God has given to His children this marvelous food, Olive Oil, and it healthful and healing properties!

Perhaps an even superior Recipe: for a Butter Substitute is made using Organic Virgin Coconut Oil. Depending on your taste, the food, and the amount of food to be 'buttered', scoop anywhere from a teaspoon to maybe two or three tablespoons of Organic Virgin Coconut Oil on to the food after it has been cooked and cooled to serving/eating temperature. If it is a firm food like a piece of toast you can spread the Coconut Oil over the item and lightly salt it: If the food item is soft or liquid the Coconut Oil can be mixed in and the food lightly salted to taste. Because Coconut Oil solidifies at temperatures below seventy-six degrees Fahrenheit (76°F) it will be a solid sometimes and a liquid sometimes. If the food item to which you desire to add Coconut Oil is cooler than 76°;F the food will need to be heated a little above 76°. Alternately you can melt the Coconut Oil and pour it on the food or use it for dipping your food into - think Artichoke! You can also do both. Solid Coconut Oil can be easily melted by placing the desired amount of Coconut Oil in a cup and then placing the cup in hot water so that it nearly floats - stir the Coconut Oil until it is melted.

Unleashing the Power of Garlic to Heal & Maintain Good Health

To be sure, garlic has awesome and wonderful and tremendous properties that can be beneficial to our health. But there is at least one prime condition to realizing the power of this potent plant and releasing its benefits.

Garlic has great potential for maintaining and restoring good health. Benefits such as preventing disease, healing disease, and promoting general overall health are to be found in this humble little bulb.

However, the realization of the wonderful health properties of garlic may be likened to the releasing or realization of the power of the Holy Spirit in the life of the Christian believer. Just as there are some conditions to the releasing of the power of the Holy Spirit; there is at least one very simple, but specific condition to releasing the health benefits of garlic.

In the case of the Christian believer, this verse from Acts 5:32 will lead us to a deeper knowledge of the truth; "...The Holy Ghost [Spirit], whom God hath given to them that obey him." Authorized King James version. Very simply, God gives the Holy Spirit to those who are obedient to His Gospel. While we are able to find some other conditions such as belief, trust, fasting, and prayer; obedience is a prime condition to the releasing of God's power.

In the case of garlic, the prime condition to the releasing of the healthful properties is just as simple. So what is this 'mysterious' condition?

Garlic must be eaten raw, not cooked or processed in order to realize the healing properties of this God given plant. Heat degrades, and destroys, and vaporizes [or evaporates] some of the very most beneficial and very volatile ingredient/s [compounds] contained in the garlic.

Are there healing, restorative and preventive health benefits to be found in the dietary use of garlic? The answer is absolutely yes; a multitude of them. God has given the children of men this miraculous herb for our good. "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning." James 1:18

Among the beneficial compounds contained in this humble little bulb are: Allicin, and Polyphenols. What benefits are to be found in these compounds? We know of at least these, and there are most likely benefits to be found far beyond these which we know of: Protection against Ultra-Violet radiation; the ability to aid the body to recover from toxic heavy metal contamination; protection against blood clots [stroke and heart attack]; and antioxidant activity.

Would you like to know more about the benefits of garlic? The book Natural Remedies Encyclopedia by Vance Ferrell and Dr. Harold M. Cherne is an excellent resource that every home should not be without. The information in this encyclopedia is exhaustive and comprehensive. Order this book now! A further resource found on the Web comes from M.E.E.T. Ministry of Huntingdon, Tennessee.

A New Kid on the Block - The Anti-Inflammatory Diet

The not-so-new The Anti-Inflammatory Diet is a superior diet for healing than the 80% Alkaline Producing - 20% Acid Producing Foods Diet! While the 80% Alkaline Producing - 20% Acid Producing Foods Diet is very good for keeping one well and healthy it is not as efficacious at bringing healing to the body as is the Anti-Inflammatory Diet! Inflammation is an important part of the healing process, but only the initial part! Out of control and chronic inflammation becomes the cause of many illnesses!

Gut Health is Whole Body Health!

The digestive tract also called the 'GUT' and or the Alimentary Canal extends from the mouth to the anus: It may be as long as 36 feet in length, but more normally about 30 feet in length from end to end! It is sometimes referred to as the 'Second Brain' (technically the part of the GUT that communicates with the body is called the Enteric Nervous System) because it contains more neurons, 100 million neurons, and synapses than the Spinal Cord and Central Nervous System. The GUT, contrary to the understanding of fifty years ago, it is now known to be the center of the immune system. Fifty years ago the center of the immune system was thought to be located in the bone marrow where blood cells - white blood cells and Killer-T blood cells are created. In fact, the GUT comprises a whopping 80% of the immune system. Therefore, with this more accurate and complete understanding of the immune system, the care of and the health of the GUT and its maintenance are of paramount importance!

He who would be healthy must come to fully understand the matter. The purpose of the Alimentary Canal - Digestive Tract or the GUT - is to allow proper nourishment to be provided to the body in order to sustain it life's energy. The proper feeding, nutrition, and maintenance which the GUT and the body both require is broadly less well understood today than in former times, at least in some popular sense and to some extent. Technology has enabled a very large body of research on human health and nutrition to be available - some good; and some of it is very deliberately deceptive.

Because of the proliferation of Corporate and Chemical Agriculture; GMO's; Fast Food; Restaurants; Bottled; Boxed; Canned; Preserved Foods; Chemically Modified Foodstuffs and the vast economic boon which those industries generate and enjoy: Massive profit taking has become of a higher magnitude of importance to the food industry than the health of the consumer: As a result of these upside down priorities the real fundamental issues of health have been distorted and obscured - most often, even, deliberately. But, in reality, is it truly the fault of the food industry that we allow ourselves to remain ignorant and be deceived? Are we not, rather, willingly ignorant and, rather, willingly deceived? Angels 3 Bible believes that it is the arrant responsibility of each person to take charge of their own health! This I will say, quoting the words of the song writer W. D. Longstaff: "Take Time to be Holy - the World Rushes On!" Your holiness is not the responsibility of Monsanto, Tyson Foods, General Mills, or the Dow Chemical companies!

Know ye not that ye are the temple of the Holy Spirit? Ye are bought with a price; and ye are not your own! It is our own fault that we have allowed ourselves to be deceived: The care, maintenance, and nutrition of the Temple of God, which ye are, is absolutely the responsibility of each person who wishes to follow after true holiness - Be ye holy as I am holy!
"Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?" 1Co 3:16
"And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine." Lev 20:26
"If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are." 1Co 3:17

The Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Inflame can mean to 'set afire'. A diet that is Inflammatory, in every sense, serves the purpose of setting the Digestive Track on fire and destroying it! Hence, it is essential to know what things are Inflammatory to the GUT and what things are Anti-Inflammatory to the GUT.

Some specific Lectin Proteins can be extraordinarily inflammatory to certain sensitive individuals! And they are highly problematic in the case of viral diseases: For now - this topic is under construction - but I want to say that Lectin Proteins found in Milk Products; Wheat and other Gluten Products; Soy Products; and Corn and Corn Products are able to heavily suppress the immune system and, therefore, allow run-away replication of viruses. If you have a viral disease that just won't stop, keeps coming back, and doesn't seem to get better, take a load off your immune system and remove all Milk and Milk Products; Wheat and all Wheat Products and other Glutinous Grains; Soy and all Soy Products; and Corn and all Corn Products from you diet and see it that does not improve your health! For more information on the subject of Lectins in proceed to

Nightshade Plants such as the Potato; Tomato; Eggplant; Peppers - both hot and sweet; Pepinos (a purple marked yellow fruit shaped somewhat like an eggplant - but not cucumbers); Tobacco; Ashwagandha; Paprika; and Gogi Berries are commonly eaten and used today. In times past the fruits from the Nightshade family and the potato tuber were considered to be poisonous! They can be very toxic to some individuals. Nightshade Plants contain Solanine (a poison), Nicotine, and a number of Alkaloids which are very inflammatory to the GUT, and therefore really inflammatory and poisonous to the body! It should be notably interesting to the discerning reader to understand that Nightshade Plants and their fruits and the potato tuber have been closely associated with WitchCraft and that they were spread through out the 'civilized' world by the means of the Roman Empire.

This topic is under construction, more information is to follow. For more information see: Michael Lebowitz D.C. and, also, The Weston A. Price Foundation.

Eating Strategy for the 80% Alkaline Producing - 20% Acid Producing Foods Diet

The more one searches for alternatives to customary lifestyles, and alternatives to formal medicine for health [freedom from illness] and/or healing from illness; the more obvious it becomes that the goal is realistic and quite readily achieved. Ellen White promoted eight natural laws of health. Sunshine; Fresh Air; Pure Water; Proper Nutrition; Adequate Exercise; Adequate Rest; Temperance [Moderation]; and Faith In, and Obedience to God. These eight laws or principles are the key to vitality and health.

On the FoodsPage we will concern ourselves more or less with the topic Proper Nutrition. Sister Ellen White repeatedly wrote that the consequence of good diet would be 'good blood'. "For the life of the flesh is in the blood...." Leviticus 17:11. Today we are beginning to understand that 'good blood' is alkaline blood. And we are also beginning to understand that diet directly affects the alkalinity of the blood. Blood that is 'acidic' is unhealthy, and it is a breeding ground in which diseases thrive.

This book Natural Remedies Encyclopedia, Fifth Edition [click the ProductsPage to order this book] presents to the reader the 80% Alkaline producing foods - 20% Acid producing foods Diet. This diet when strictly observed provides its followers with a diet that will predictably produce the 'good blood' that sister Ellen White was promoting. It provides Proper Nutrition that very nicely complements and supports the other seven natural laws/principles of health and healing.

Angels 3 HealthPage is promoting this diet and has accepted the John Hopkins recommendation [and also recommended in the Natural Remedies Encyclopedia, Fifth Edition] that 80% of the fresh fruits and fresh vegetables consumed be eaten raw with no more than 20% cooked. If you have not tried to make this change, you may not be able to understand what a profound change it is. It is difficult to eat so much raw food, and so little cooked food.

Therefore, an 'Eating Strategy' can be a useful tool. Try combining raw and cooked foods in the same dish. For instance cooked potatoes and fresh raw vegetables like bok choy, celery, onion, tomato. You might cook a small portion of a meal's vegetables, and then when they are cooled to eating temperature add the remaining portion of raw vegetable to the cooked portion. Using a vegetable/fruit juicer will make it easier for the adherents of this diet to increase their consumption and portion of raw foods.

Sister Ellen White was an advocate of 'experimentation' in the preparation of tasty meals. Get creative! Use pure virgin olive oil and pure virgin organic coconut oil together and try spicing with salt, turmeric, and marjoram for example. This diet need not be an exercise in boredom; or as a punishment for past wrong dietary habits. The 80% Alkaline producing foods - 20% Acid producing Diet can be very appetizing and satisfying and it will predictably result in 'good blood'; and the consequence of 'good blood' is good vibrant health.

Malnutrition from Lack; and Malnutrition of Excess

Malnutrition is rampant in the wealthy and modern industrialized nations of the earth! The preceding statement seems to be a huge contradiction and a gross absurdity. When thoughts of malnutrition come to mind we tend to envision images of starving children. Images which have been seared in to our minds: we recall images of tiny emaciated fly covered skeletal bodies, and bloated bellies. Unpleasant images of despair and misery which forebode of death. We see them as victims of wars, droughts, poverty, and oppression.

Malnutrition is not just the lack of a sufficient number of calories to sustain life. Both malnutrition from a lack of sufficient calories; and malnutrition from excess consumption of wrong calories have an overtly Satanic character. But malnutrition of 'excess' has a much larger, and a much more insidious character and scope to it. "And his power shall be mighty, .... and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people." Daniel 8:24. Satan works only to beguile [deceive] and destroy God's people. Malnutrition caused by excess consumption of wrong foods does indeed seem to be 'wonderful' to the one who indulges himself.

Diseases such as osteo-arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, obesity, and a vast multitude of other diseases, are caused by an improper diet [malnutrition] which weakens the immune system, saps vital life forces, leaches calcium and other vital minerals and elements from our bones and organs, and destroys health. Why in the wealthy and industrialized nations of the earth where the food supply is abundant are people who have ready access to more than an adequate number of food calories suffering from such a vast variety of diseases? Diseases of malnutrition.

What has become of the people who God created to live for an eternity? Well, simply stated, sin entered into the world. The enemy of our souls, Satan, has beguiled us; and we are found deceived. But it need not be that way! Take heart in the story of Daniel and his three friends, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah found in the book of Daniel, chapter one. We have good and godly counsels about diet in the Scriptures; and we also have the work and the writings of the prophets that God, rising up early, has sent to us.
...Believe in the Lord your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.
2 Chronicles 20:20
One such prophet was sister Ellen G. White who spent a large portion of her earthly ministry teaching God's people about correct diet and healthy lifestyle. Her ministry spanned both the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries. She wrote many volumes of pages, and a large portion of it was devoted to keeping God's people well, and in good health. She not only taught the maintenance of good health, but she also had a ministry of healing the sick!

The information and knowledge she presented was 'far ahead' of her time. Even though it is information and knowledge that once, long ago, was known and practiced by God's people. But it has been long forgotten and lost because the people of God had departed from, and separated themselves from their God. Ellen White's ministry, in part, was to help God's people restore that which had long ago been lost and forgotten; and to re-learn and re-acquire the old ways, the ways that God had established in the garden of Eden - the ways of health and prosperity of the soul.

Ellen White taught that there were eight natural laws [principles] of health. She enumerated them as: Trust in God; Fresh Air; Daily Exercise; Sunshine; Adequate Sleep and Rest; Pure Water; Temperance in all Things; Proper Nutrition and Diet. They are all equally important. And one is not more or less important than 'his brothers'. All are of vital importance!

80% Alkaline - 20% Acid Producing Foods Diet

As this is the FoodsPage, here we will apply ourselves to the study and knowledge of good healthy foods, proper combinations of foods, and good dietary practices and habits. Ellen White repeatedly wrote and continued to teach that 'good blood' was predictably the result of good diet. God tells us that the 'life of the flesh is in the blood' [see Leviticus 17:23]. Science and physiology tells us that the blood cells are manufactured in the bones. Therefore, the bones need to be well nourished. And anything that would be harmful to the bones and the blood or the body must be totally and completely avoided.

What we are beginning to understand and realize is that the 'good blood' that sister Ellen White spoke of is 'alkaline blood'. Diet absolutely and directly affects the alkalinity or acidity of the blood. Blood that is 'acidic' breeds diseases and cancers.

By consuming a simple diet [such as Daniel and his three friends did] that is comprised of 80% alkaline producing fresh raw fruits and vegetables; and only 20% of acid producing cooked grains, grain products, and dried legumes and beans, we are able to restore much of the dietary principles that our our forefathers knew and practiced 6,000 years ago, and counting down even to the time of Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah and their captivity in Babylon.

Angels 3 Healthpage is pleased to be able to provide you with this free down-loadable and print enabled PDF 80% Alkaline - 20% Acid Foods Chart [to return to this page use your browsers back button]. When selecting foods from this chart in order to prepare a meal try to ensure that approximately 80% is eaten raw and only 20% is cooked. Make certain 80% of the foods are fresh and raw fruits and vegetables and that no more than 20% is dried grains or legumes that need to be cooked. Cooking destroys enzymes; drives off volatile oils and other valuable compounds and nutrients; damages, degrades, and destroys phytochemicals and micro nutrients. Avoid as much as possible prepared, packaged or canned foods. Avoid all fried foods. Avoid animal flesh foods, and avoid dairy products.

'May the Lord God bless you abundantly and prosper you in health. Help us to remember that spiritual health is directly tied to physical health. Let us endeavor to re-establish the old ways and the ancient paths: let us be, "The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in." Isaiah 58:12. O Father, lead us back to thee, restore our health, cause us to return to thee in spirit and in truth! Thank you holy Father. Amen.'
And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed [spoiled or decayed]: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine. Ezekiel 47:12.

King "...Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the Lord your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper." 2 Chronicles 20:20. Not only is it God's desire that we may be in health, but that His children should be established and prosper. Yahweh [the Father God] has given His children all the information and counsel that we need in His Word, and by the mouth of His prophets to be established, to prosper, and to be in the most excellent health.

It is by knowledge that God saves His people; knowledge of God; knowledge of the Gospel; knowledge of His ways; knowledge of His laws; and knowledge of His counsels. "The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead. An hypocrite with (his) mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered." Proverbs 11:8-9. "...But through knowledge shall the just be delivered." The purpose of Angels 3 and the HealthPage is to provide godly knowledge to those who seek the Almighty and His salvation! So what is God's plan for your health?

It is the fervent prayer, hope, and desire of the Angels 3 Bible ministry that the wonderful counsels of the Lord will establish and prosper the congregation, and that His people be in excellent health ready for His very soon return to earth to receive His people into the kingdom of God forever and eternity!

The [health message] of the Scriptures found in the Holy Book is an essential part of the Gospel of God! It is not an optional doctrine or ancillary teaching. The health message found throughout the compiled holy Scriptures, and notably in Genesis 1:29; in the books of Leviticus [especially verse 3:17 and all of chapter 11] and Daniel; and in Isaiah 65:1-7 is essential doctrine.

"What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost (which is) in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's." 1 Corinthians 7:19-20.

Abbreviated: Alkaline - Acid Producing Food Charts

Alkaline Forming - Fresh Foods Chart
Strong Alkaline FoodModerate Alkaline FoodMild Alkaline Food
Fig dried Celery Apple Avocado Beets Banana Coconut
Watermelon Onion Guava Garlic Cabbage Cherry Cucumber
Raisin Parsley Loquat Corn Broccoli Artichoke Ginger
Cantaloupe Potato Nectarine Pear Cauliflower Tomato Eggplant
Lemon Rutabaga Pear Spinach Carrot Orange Okra
Fig Seaweed Raspberry Grn Bean Lettuce Olive Radish
Honeydew Mango Strawberry Kale Lima Bean Brazil Nut Almond
Papaya Persimmon Peach Swt Potato Pumpkin Grapefruit Hazelnut
Pineapple Watercress Tangerine Squash Turnip Currant Chestnuts

Acid Forming - Foods Chart
Strong Acid FoodModerate Acid FoodMild Acid Food
All Flesh & Meat Products Cranberry Spinach - cooked Quinoa Seeds
'Refined' Flour - White Bread Canned Fruit Brussels' Sprout Cashew Nut Chard Oatmeal Rice Brown
Coffee & Sweet Coffee Drinks Sugar White Soy Milk Rice Milk Prune Carob Olive in Vinegar
Soda Drink - esp. Cola, All Soft Drink Tea Black Almond Milk Walnuts Plum Legumes Whole Grains
Sweetener Artificial Peanut Blackberry Blueberry Pecan Bran Molasses
Dairy Products - Milk, Cheese, Ice Cream Pistachio Honey processed Egg Currants Honey Raw
Pasta, Pastry - cake, pie, cookie - Refined Flour Food Cooked Food & Processed Food Carob Lentils
White Rice & Flour Commercially Prepared Food Oils - Vegetable

For a more complete understanding of Acid & Alkaline forming foods the reader should do his own research. To assist you in your research Angels 3 HealthPage provides this print enabled PDF chart: 80% Alkaline - 20% Acid Foods Chart

Rebuilding the Traditional Food Pyramid

Sometimes we learn things and accept them as absolute [arrant] truth. But the teachings are wrong and in error. For the majority of my life I believed in the spurious [false] theory of evolution. However, when I truly applied myself to the study of the holy Word of God I was forced to choose between the awesome power of God's seven day creation and the ever so false theory of evolution that I had been taught in public schools, and bombarded with [brainwashed] on television and in the media. And it seemed very difficult, at that time, to discard what I had dearly held to be the truth for such long time. But it was a matter of trusting in God and His word, a matter of acting on [walking by] faith, or believing man's wisdom to be superior to God's wisdom. There is much that needs to be re-learned, and many things to be discarded as false teachings.

One such that we have been taught by the wisdom of men is the teaching of the tradition 'food pyramid'. We are beginning to learn that it is not correct. How could this be so? Well look around you!

We see all sorts of diseases [heart disease, cancers, diabetes, arthritis, and etc] increasing with such rapidity that it astounds the mind: these things have become epidemic in proportion, if not pandemic. And consider how the health care system is being overwhelmed, the costs of health care spiraling out of sight, and the national economies of the world are reeling from the cost of health care. Something is clearly and drastically wrong!

Could it possibly be that which we are eating? Can it be that: that which we have been taught is safe and good for us to eat is neither safe, nor even good? I absolutely believe this to be the case. We have been taught [subtly brain-washed into believing] yet another error! To read more about re-structuring the traditional 'food pyramid', click on Re-Learning the Traditional Food Pyramid.

As we learn more fully what God's plan is for our lives, it becomes clearer, and yet clearer to the sight that dietary reform is necessary. Spiritual health is directly tied to physical health. We must return to God's original plan. We need to abandon that which is not profitable; we need to abandon the ways of the world for we are only pilgrims and sojourners here, this is not our home!

In John's third epistle to the church, John pens the greeting: "Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth." 3 John 2. The soul [physical body] does not, cannot, prosper if it is not healthy. It is plain and clear to see that God's express desire is that His people 'be in health'. And this is so that we might prosper in all things spiritual - especially His wonderful salvation. "For this is the will of God, even your sanctification...." 1 Thessalonians 4:3.

Because it is God's great desire to save His people from this present evil and wicked world [Galatians 1:4; 1 John 5:19], He has given us good and comprehensive counsels in His Word. In the book of Genesis we are instructed: "And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food...." "And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it...." Genesis 2:8; 2:16-17. And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat." Genesis 1:29. And God saw that it was very good. Genesis 1:31.

The book of Genesis gives us a right concept of what is a good and acceptable diet in the eyes of the Lord God. Where in the book of Genesis did you see unclean and defiling foods such as, pizza, sushi, hot dogs, hamburgers, french fries, greasy fried foods, frozen entrees, cakes, candy, cokes and sodas, coffee and tea, ice cream, malts and shakes, or any of the other 'wonderful' dainty destructive delicacies of the world? They are not there because God knew they would be for our harm and not for our good. We have held on to the traditional teachings of our fathers so long that we will have a very difficult time giving up that which is not good; and our tastes are perverted [conditioned] by wrong things that harm us.

The traditional food pyramid is at best a compromise with the world. It tries to accommodate that which God meant for us to eat, and that which our perverted taste have been taught to prefer. But compromise with worldly taste is not God's plan. In Ezekiel we will read of a time when the restoration of all things is complete. "And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed [be wasted - spoil or rot]: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine." Ezekiel 47:12. Fruit of the trees and their leaves will be the basis of our diet to come. In addition we shall have every herb bearing seed. The diet that was given to man in the Garden of Eden will be restored to man.

Godly wisdom is that if we should choose that which is good in place of that which is not good, we will do very well to accept with great joy that which God gave to us originally, and that which is to be restored to us in the times of restoration. The traditional 'food pyramid' needs a radical 'make-over'. The food pyramid needs to be re-structured according to the instructions of books of Genesis, Ezekiel, Exodus, Numbers, Leviticus, and Deuteronomy.

Would you like to learn more about the benefits of a right diet? Would you like to learn more about what constitutes a right diet? The book Natural Remedies Encyclopedia, Fifth Edition [see the ProductsPage to order this book]. The Natural Remedies Encyclopedia by Vance Ferrell and Dr. Harold M. Cherne is an excellent resource that no home should be without. The information in this encyclopedia is exhaustive and comprehensive. Order this book now! This will be a right and good investment in your life now, and excellent preparation for life eternal yet to come.

Food Additives and Preservatives

Almost all processed and almost all commercially prepared foods contain food additives and preservatives - they are everywhere in the commercial food supply. While these things may have commercial value, they have no nutritional value. In fact, they can be, and they are harmful! The food God's people were given to eat in the garden of Eden did not come in: cans, jars, sealed bags, boxes, frozen containers, or as frozen entrees.

God originally gave Adam and Eve fresh fruits and vegetables - the fruit of the tree in which is the seed thereof, and the green herbs of the field. If we are to return to God in truth and in spirit, then God's people must return to the original diet that God gave man! Consider that all things are to be restored [the restitution of all things] - even our diet:
Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.

Dr. Thomas Jackson of M.E.E.T. Ministry states flat out without any equivocation or hesitation that food preservatives cause arthritis!

Now we are currently being alerted to the danger of combining vitamin C and benzoate of soda. Benzoate of soda is a very, very common food preservative found in many processed and commercially prepared food products. And when it is combined chemically with vitamin C the results can be hazardous to our health. The product formed by combining vitamin C and benzoate of soda chemically is a compound called benzene. Benzene is a known carcinogen!

Irradiated Foods

Irradiated Foods. In a recent study [Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 09;106:6832-6836] scientist at the University of Wisconsin, researching whether the body has the ability to rebuild and re grow nerve tissue [myelin in this case - the fatty tissue that sheathes the nerves], conducted their study using pregnant cats as their subjects. But first, in order to conduct their studies, the scientist needed cats with damaged/destroyed myelin. So to destroy the myelin sheath around the nerves, researchers fed the cats irradiated food.

The irradiated food did exactly as the scientist knew that it would, it destroyed the fatty myelin sheaths that surrounds the nerve stems and cells. According to Dr. David G. Williams, the researchers needed to feed the cats the irradiated foods for only a very short period of time: their goal of destroying the fatty myelin insulation sheath surrounding the nerves was accomplished in only three to four months! The pregnant cats after eating a diet of irradiated food then exhibited all the classic symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis, MS.

A hopeful note here is that three to four months after resuming a normal non-irradiated diet, the pregnant cats, though their myelin nerve insulation was not completely and totally restored, enough myelin was reformed so that the cats became 'functionally' normal and major portions of the myelin were restored.

Our government [U.S.A.] has approved irradiation of some parts of the food supply in this country. Specifically, fruits, and vegetables - iceberg lettuce, and spinach are approved by the FDA to be irradiated! Red meats, poultry, and some shellfish are also approved for irradiation. Watch for the "Radura" logo along with the statement: "Treated with/by radiation".

But a missing "Radura" logo and its accompanying statement are no guarantee that the food has not been irradiated!

There are loopholes in this requirement. Consider the case of bulk foods that carry no package labeling. Or, when a re-seller [wholesaler or other purchaser or supplier] purchases a food commodity in bulk [or otherwise] that has a "Radura" label/logo on it; he is not required to re-label it with a "Radura" label/logo when he re-packages the food commodity! In effect this loophole makes the labeling requirement of no effect!

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