by Mary Louise;Town Jaqua, Health Minister
What is living food? Many people don't know. They assume that everything they eat is living food, but this is not true. Not all that we call food is really food, even if it is found in a food store (to include a health food store). If we are to take our health seriously, we must determine what is food and what is not. If we expect our bodies to give us vibrant health, we must become more discriminating in what we put into our bodies.
Our bodies are wonderfully composed of approximately 100,000,000,000 cells and these cells will replicate, that is replace themselves, throughout our lifetime. Some cells replace more quickly than others. Skin cells are replaced every week or so, whereas cells in the heart muscle recreate in about two months. In two or three years, every cell in the human body is replaced with a new one.
If we are to maintain a healthy body, we must approach our health from the cellular level. What do our body cells like to eat? What sustains them? What is the ingredient that keeps them alive? These questions are basic to the understanding of our health in relation to our daily diet.
In school we learned the basic building blocks of good nutrition are vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. These elements are essential to maintaining life. The body also needs a good supply of oxygen. Combined, these ingredients allow us to live.
The only food that a cell can 'eat' is plant-based, raw food. Raw fruit and vegetables are the only known sources of live vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and oxygen. Our bodies were designed to function best in an alkaline condition with a pH (potential hydrogen) factor of about 7.4. A diet of raw, fresh fruit and vegetables affords the body this alkaline edge. Meat, dairy products, sugar, white flour, soft drinks and other 'non-foods', create an acid affect in the body. A body that is acidic produces disease. All processed foods are acid-forming. Food that we eat should be as organic (natural) as possible, without the interference of man's chemicals and processing. "Organic' means organized, and if we will eat of the goodness of Yahweh's creation- just as He made it, then we can expect to be blessed with good health. If we adulterate our food, contaminating it with pesticides and preservatives or synthesize it into other forms (including genetic-engineering), we eat unorganized or "inorganic" food. Our bodies cannot absorb this kind of "food." It is a foreign substance. When we eat chemically-treated and genetically-engineered foods, we promote confusion in our bodies and poor health results. The scriptures warn us about Babel (Babylon), the city of confusion (Isaiah 24:10). Yahweh, in His wisdom, warned us to "come out of her" (Revelation 18:4). This applies to our diet as well. We must leave our old ways of eating behind, if we are to live a healthy life.
Our Heavenly Father has spred a wonderful table for us and filled it with all manner of food that is good for us. In Genesis 1:29, Yahweh tells us, "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 a tree-yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat." So it is, if we will take our directions from our Creator and eat as He instructs, we will be blessed.
There is no life apart from Yahweh, and there is no life in any food unless it comes from Yahweh. Truly man has done much to change the laws of Yahweh, but in the end man has only reaped increasing sorrow, sickness, pain, and death. Ironically, man is the
only species that processes, synthesizes, and cooks his food before eating it. For
this reason, he has paid a terrible price.
In conclusion, if the food you are eating is not fresh, raw fruit and vegetables- the goodness from Yahweh's own garden- you are missing something: LIFE.
LIVE FOOD FACTS:
- Live food is any fruit, vegetable, seed, nut or whole grain in its raw state.
- Live food is the best food for feeding the living body.
- Live food is the only food that the body cells recognize as food.
- Live food contains live vitamins, minerals, and enzymes.
- Live food contains naturally distilled water that feeds the cells.
- Live food is rich in life-giving oxygen.
- Live food contains anti-oxidants for fighting sickness and disease.
- Live food builds the strongest immune system known to man.
- Live food initiates the bodys self-healing ability.
- Live food contains essential fatty acids.
- Live food contains life-giving chlorophyll for building healthy blood.
- Live food dies when it is heated in excess of 105 degrees.
Keep my commandments and live,
Keep my teachings as the apple of your eye.
Golden Delicious apples from our LIVING Way orchard