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Eat to live, don’t live to eat


by: Hesh Goldstein

(NaturalNews) What have the past 100 plus years of scientific research taught us? The teaching has been that the Standard American Diet of high fat, high protein, and highly processed foods has resulted in the majority of death and disease in this country. Despite this adversity, the same research has put forth a dietary change to give us the best chance to heal and stay healthy.

Unfortunately, the constant diet of flesh, dairy and refined grains is like putting kerosene in your gas tank. The result – your body, like your car, will break down.

Let’s say that you are in a family of heart disease. Chances are that you are more likely to experience a heart attack faster than, say, type 2 diabetes despite the fact that both result from ingesting the same types of food.

In fact, there are a variety of diseases that will manifest from this diet and the stress associated with it. Hardening of the arteries, strokes, high blood pressure, obesity, gall bladder disease, gout, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, cancer, bowl and digestive disorders are common occurrences.
If your body, however, is provided with the proper fuel, healing is a reality. If you are diligent, determined, and strong, you can become disease free within several weeks.

Sometimes, the process could take a bit longer if cancer or long standing diseases have been prevalent. Obviously, it would be better to enact a change before you are close to being permanently damaged. If, on the other hand, you are relatively healthy, the changes will come easier.

There are certain foods that need to absolutely be eliminated; nitrate containing meats like ham, hot dogs, sausages, bacon and other cold cuts have to go.

All the meats that you would buy in a supermarket – pork, beef, poultry, and organ meats, which are contaminated with incredibly high illegal levels of ingredients absolutely known to cause birth defects and cancer – have to go as well.

Then there’s the trans-fats – margarine, vegetable shortenings, imitation milk, and GMOs, which are heavily sprayed with Monsanto’s Roundup pesticide, have to bite the dust.

All the canned, bottled and packaged foods with their artificial colorings, artificial preservatives, and artificial flavorings like saccharin, MSG and aspartame, need to be kicked in the butt.

Last but not least, the charcoal-broiled foods, the talc-coated rice, and the brine-pickled products, need to be thrown under a bus.

Then there are foods that should rarely, if ever, be eaten and never if you are ill – range-fed beef, “organically” raised poultry, shellfish, cream, whole milk, creamed cottage cheese, sour cream, ice cream, butter, eggs, mayonnaise, soda, and salt like Morton’s, which should be substituted with Himalayan or real sea salt with no added bleach.

The following should never be eaten more than once a month – low fat yogurt, skim milk, buttermilk, low fat cottage cheese, low fat cheese, white or brown sugar.

Right now you are probably thinking, “What is there left to eat”? Do not despair, the list is endless: avocados, nuts, nut butters, nut milks, seeds and seed spreads, tofu, cold pressed vegetable oils like safflower, sesame, olive and sunflower, wheat germ, molasses, raw honey, maple syrup, carob, dried fruits, fruit smoothies and fresh vegetable juices, whole grains, fresh vegetables, sprouted seeds and beans, lentils, split peas, kidney, white, navy, pinto, black, and garbanzo beans.

But wait, there’s more: whole wheat pita bread, sprouted wheat breads, whole wheat bagels, whole wheat pasta, oatmeal, brown rice, wild rice, quinoa, millet, buckwheat and every fresh vegetable and fruit you can get your hands on, and eaten raw or steamed.

The bottom line is you must read labels. The fewer the ingredients the better and if man made it don’t eat it.

All the recommended foods listed are complete foods. They will supply you with all of the necessary calories, protein, essential amino acids, essential fats, fiber, minerals and vitamins necessary to achieve optimum health.

Your diet can be as simple as some quinoa with steamed vegetable and boiled potatoes spiced with sea salt, garlic, turmeric, cumin, Bragg’s Sprinkle, and nutritional yeast, and you’ll get all you need for
good health.

Eat your fruits fresh and raw. Eating an organic apple with some organic nut butter on it is incredible, nutritious and filling.

If you want to take a walk on the wild side, try a pizza on whole wheat with no cheese and extra vegetables. Brok da mout! (That’s Hawaiian slang for “finger licken good”)

Let’s get real for a moment. It ain’t easy at first. But in time you’ll be healthy, have tons of energy, a new lease on life and be free of doctor bills and prescription drugs.

Trust me, eating for life is way better than living to eat.


Friends and More

And quote: Everyone is a vehicle of a single god. Everyone is a star ~Gnostic

I just came from a Florida vacation where I visited some of my family and friends. I enjoyed the good time that I shared with them. In fact one of them kept me awake all night talking about “God.” He claimed that I should convert myself to his religion as there it is no other way to end suffering.

He has been going to church ever since he was a child, and never, ever has missed a day of service which is held every week on Saturday, and he is not in any position to miss one service either this week.  He got motional thinking that a great person like me would not see “the light if I do not accept Jesus as my savior,” something I never fully spoke off or denied.

I tried to say some things- at least something of what I think or might be correct or wrong about “religious beliefs, and Master Jesus.” However,  he was not interested in listening to what I had to say. Not at all.  So I decided to just listen to him expressing passionately what he believes.

Then after a long while tears were running down my cheeks.

He got worried and asked me if I was alright? I said, “Yes. I- I just think that you are such of great man… You have such of good heart…” He looked at me long…. And that was it! He stopped talking.

And then I fell asleep not long after, right on the couch we were sitting.

Next day I woke up about 8 o’clock to a loud noise in the kitchen. He was making breakfast for us two, but most important for me.

“I cooked for you just what you like. You’ll love it!” He said while we were sitting at the table. Breakfast consisted of white rice, black beans with squash inside; toasted bread, jam, and herbal tea. I have always love rice and beans but I’ve never really had it for breakfast, which come to think, it is not a bad idea for me to try. Regardless, I felt like asking for some oatmeal but decided not to say anything. Instead, I am going to let the moment be. That is all.

“This is a calentada” (meaning warmed leftovers from food cooked the day before), he said, while pouring food on my plate and continued. “Here is where the proteins are. The Kernel guys can take all their cereals and eat them themselves, not me buddy. And talking about getting diabetes with all that stuff they put in it! No way!”

I smiled.

“Hum, okay… this smells good and it does look good too.” I said.

We finished everything on the table, and then after a while we were getting ready to go to the park.

Once we got to the park, my friend was not saying much of anything, instead he held my hand, and like guiding a child to discover nature for the first time, we walked most of the time in silence just listening to the birds singing, and watching the deers runs by.

Then he stopped to pick a tiny flower and gave it to me. He told me to look at it and tell him what I though of it.

Then I said, “Well, it sure has a beautiful pink color. I love pink, pink is a feminine color you know?  It is a beautiful tiny flower, actually I can write an entire book about this tiny flower alone but you do not want me to start on that right?”

“No. All I want you to know is that this tiny flower is just as pretty as you, that’s all.” And then we laughed our hearts out until a pair of deer’s caught our attention.

It is a good thing to share times with our friends and just forget about all of our daily, monotonous life style even if it is just listening to them over a cup of tea, or taking a walk together without any judgment, prejudice, fanaticism, or useless opinions of what they are talking about. We have to accept our friends just as they are. It is a great feeling to know that we can relate and share the love from others without feeling intimidated with their different beliefs, creed, or race.

I come across all sort of people; and I hear unbelievable stories about their own God doing miracles like “magic” right in front of them all the time. For example, in my neighborhood I met someone that with time became very close to me when I hired her professional service often. She hardly spoke any English, but what impressed me more about her, was that not speaking English fluently did not seems being a problem. What seems being a little bit of a problem was taking the train every day to work.

She is one of the sweetest person I’ve ever met. When she sees me, she immediately runs towards me to give me a kiss and a hug with a big smile on her face. I never hear her complaining about anything, and she always seems open to offer her help on whatever she can.

One of her greatest joy is to share some of her cooking with me, and then run bringing it to me while it is hot! When she does this I drop all that I am doing so I can give her my undivided attention for a while.

She often tells me that the Lord Jesus Christ visits her, and that the love in her heart is so big, so big she cannot even describe it. And now she is even happier that at least she knows someone that she can relates too. Someone she can share with these personal wonders that are happening in her life.

I believe her wholeheartedly. I know exactly what she is going through, and what she is talking about. And you know what? She belongs to a religion I’d never even heard off.

What I am trying to say here is that we could be missing the joy of our lives if we could relate to our friends differently, or with whom ever we meet throughout the journey of our own life. I could have made a real mess while I went to visit my friend in Florida. I could have challenged him to view my beliefs were better than his.

This I think would have been a disaster.

He was talking about his beliefs because he cared about me. Because he was concerned just like my families are for example, so why would I want to interrupt his intentions that according to him are well intended? Why spoiled the “now” by disrespecting his hospitality?  Challenging him would not have made him change his mind.  What we have to keep in mind is that at the end we are the only ones responsible for our own actions, and the ways we got along with others.

It is important to know that each and every level of “knowing” that everyone have about religious knowledge/spirituality or any kind of knowledge, is the experience that the “Inner Self or Inner God from the infinite Absolute” is experiencing at that moment of this lifetime through that specific human body or human being. We have to reflect on this because when we do, we start respecting people and nature, and as well as from a Celestial point of view. When we start practicing this, we most certainly be at the path of enlightenment.

Navigate to the beauty of your friends, and family. Just observe, listen, smile, be thankful, grateful, helpful, and see yourself through them. What will come will surprise you.

Peace for all humanity.

~L Fabre

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