An e-newsletter of THE LIVING WAY
Issue #12: "Food Combining"

1. Scheduled meetings and events
2. Ministry update from Mary Louise;Town Jaqua, Hallelujah Acres Health Minister
3  Feature article: "Food Combining"
4. LIVING resources
5. Buying Tips and more
6. LIVING recipe: Lily's Sunflower Loaf _________________________________________  

1. Schedule of meetings and upcoming events:  

Thursday, November13, 2008 5:30-7:30PM
at Uncle Dean's Good Groceries
For more information, visit   ________________________________________  

2. Ministry update  

Dear Friends,   Life at The Living Way is on the fast track as we swing into new territory for the sake of optimum health. Speaking engagements, meetings, personal counseling, hands-on help, and live events are keeping us on a healthy pace. As of last month, two friends have joined us to learn the Hallelujah Diet 'up-close-and-personal.' They drove a considerable distance to experience the live food lifestyle first hand. Thus our house has been transformed into a virtual classroom as we daily demonstrate the Hallelujah lifestyle. This Health Minister has shifted into high gear as official raw chef, nutritional counsellor, exercise coach, and health 'cheerleader.' After a month of consistant effort, both men have made remarkable progress and are already enjoying marked improvements in their health. We are additionally helping others in our area through their respective health crises. Prayer requests for these follow along in this LIVING letter.   This past week I spoke at the Child Care Provider Program Banquet in Wilton, Maine. It was a formidable experience, a veritable David vs. Goliath-type scenario, in that I was presenting the health message to  State officials and State-licensed day care providers. Happily, the fifty-plus attendees listened with intent as I delivered the 'facts of life' about living vs. dead food. Though my presentation went against the grain of some State mandates (especially milk/dairy requirements) my talk went well and response was positive. Several ladies spoke with me afterwards, looked over sample books I brought, and expressed definite interest in incorporating healtier choices in their daily meal programs (both personal and professional). Some of these same ladies confided to me that they are aware of the dangers of milk and therefore soft-peddle it in their day care programs. Overall, we pray that my presentation will begin a health revolution in the Maine Child Care system that will ensure healthier generations.   A few weeks ago I had the priviliege of meeting with the head of one of Colby College's dining halls. The nearly two hour meeting was a refreshing dialog with a man who is dedicated to offering healthier meal choices to Colby students and had an eye toward offering live food selections. The information  I presented about LIVING food was enthusiastically received and strategies for incorporating live food into campus menus were discussed. As former DJs on Colby College's WMHB, Waterville, radio station, we had always hoped to gain a foot-hold in the dining halls with the Hallelujah Diet. It appears as though are prayers are being answered. Our nearly three years of 'health talk' radio is now bringing forth fruit.   Our appearances on Channel 7 Public Access TV continue to stir those in the area with the health message. Viewers invariably recognize us as we are out and about town. I have affectionately become known as 'that lady (on TV).' I am always glad to meet those who are watching us and hope that the message is being taken to heart. Thanks to efforts of Laura Guite at Channel 7 TV, the health message is going out to over 15,000 in our area. For more scheduling information, etc., contact Laura at 207-453-9895. DVDs of our programs are available for a small fee.   On the garden front, we are still eating our own kale, collards, beets, Jerusalem artichokes, celery, herbs, and broccoli direct from the backyard. Some mornings are frosty, but the picking is good. Though most of the garden is now history, recent balmy weather has extended our harvest. Needless to say, eating 'home-growns' at this time of year in Maine is a cherished blessing.   In closing, we encourage you toward healthier living. The times in which we live demand a strong constitution. Consider making healthy improvements in your life- physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. We encourage those in our area to attend our LIVE FOOD Demonstration this coming Thursday. This hands-on approach to live food cuisine promises to pay big dividends for attendees. Samples will be shared around as available. Join us for an evening of 'Eating Live!   *************** Prayer requests: Clarence- 85 year old man, recovering from a stroke the 'Hallelujah' way. Eric- Young man battling stage four cancer at the back of his lungs. His weapon of choice: the Hallelujah Diet  


3) Featured Article: 'Food Combining'  

The 'eating season' is upon us and I shudder to think of the SAD consequences. The Standard American Diet overload associated with holiday feasting usually turns out to be a major case of gastronomical fallout, a lesson in SAD over-indulgence, if you will, that takes a toll on spirit and body. Given this annual ritual of wreckless feasting, one wonders if popular holidays are merely an opportunity to celebrate the god of the belly.

Shocking as this observation may sound, the fact remains that eating has gotten out of control in American. The wanton lifestyle habits of the average American are alarming. I am convinced that eating is America's number one pasttime, far surpassing sports or the pursuit of sensual pleasures. Stuffing the face at any time of the day or night has become common place to the point that the average American pays for it by experiencing poor health.   Suffice to say, improving ones' eating practices is not a popular idea, especially at this time of year. However, if we wish to enjoy a healthy life, we must learn and apply the principles associated with optimum health. One of these principles is proper FOOD COMBINING.  

In my years of healthy pursuits, I have determined that proper food combining is a rare art, a practice that few know exists and much less follow. Nevertheless, food combining is an essential component of superior health.   The study of food combining began as early as 1902 with Ivan Pavlov. His writing, The Work of the Digestive Glands, revealed the basic fundamentals of proper food combining. Further studies by Dr. Herbert M. Shelton and Dr. Philip Norman proved the importance of proper food combining for the sake of health, elevating it to a science. Combining food harmoniously in respect to the body's systems and cycles was discovered as a prerequisite to achieving ultimate health.   The digestive system requires more energy than any other function of the body. Harvey and Marilyn Diamond, in their book, Fit for Life, state: "Food combining is based on the discovery that certain combinations of food may be digested with greater ease and efficiency than others. The successful results obtained through the principles of food combining can be explained and substantiated by the facts of physiological chemistry, particularly the chemistry of digestion. Energy is the key, and nothing streamlines the process of digestion, which optimizes digestion, than proper food combining.   "Food combining teaches this: THE HUMAN BODY IS NOT DESIGNED TO DIGEST MORE THAN ONE CONCENTRATED FOOD IN THE STOMACH AT A TIME. This is a very simple but significant statement. Remember what is meant by a concentrated food: ANY FOOD THAT IS NOT A FRUIT AND IS NOT A VEGETABLE IS CONCENTRATED. Proper food combining merely states that because the human stomach is not capable of difesting more than one of these concentrated foods at a time, you should not eat more than one concentrated food at a time. Its just that simple."  

Given the above truth, it is clear that the standard American practice of combining meat and potatoes, seafood and rice, chicken and noodles, pizza and soda creates a gastronomical disaster in the gut, placing great stress on the digestive system which, in turn, robs the body of vital energy. According to Diamond, this depletion is the ultimate 'energy crisis' in America. I would agree. Improper food combining is a contributing factor to increased sickness, disease, and early death. It is also a major contributor to obesity.   Wrong combinations of food entering the body cause the stomach to go into a state of emergency. Digestive juices jump into action to neutralize the in-coming food. New digestive juices must be created and secreted into the stomach to continue the neutralization process. Manufacturing these juices can take many hours which depletes the body's energy. Though the stomach does what it can, the food passes on to the intestines improperly digested. By now most of the protein has putrefied and carbohydrates have fermented, rendering the food nutritionally useless and toxic to the body. At this point, the average American  adds insult to injury by heading for the Rolaids, Pepto-Bismol, and Alka Seltzer. Three cheers for the Standard American lifestyle. Is everyone having fun?    Rotten food in the stomach and intestines (thirty plus feet) is a recipe for disaster. While Americans relax after their meals by taking naps, the body is busy dealing with its toxic overload. Food may stay over eight hours in the stomach and take more than twenty hours to traverse the intestines. Do you ever wonder how or why the  origin of ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, Chrohn's Disease, constipation, and more?

The process of autointoxification (self-poisoning) is a fact of life for those who eat a poor diet and violate proper food combining principles.    In his book, The Hygiene System, Dr. Herbert M. Shelton cites the work of Dr. Arthur Carson who, along with his aides, discovered that proteins and carbohydrates when eaten together retard and even prevent digestion. Furthermore, it is reported that fermentation of improperly combined foods produces alcohol in the digestive tract. Surprisingly, this naturally-produced by-product of a digestive system gone awry has the same affect on the body as drinking alchohol beverages and has the same potential for damaging the liver. So it is that one need not consume alchohol to enjoy the health risks associated with alcohol consumption.   In order to avoid potential health problems that result from poor diet and poor food combining, it is clear that we must amend our eating habits. Wreckless eating cannot produce optimum health, but prudent dietary consideration will. The health benefits associated with proper diet and proper food combining are well known. Here are some basics to remember:  

1) Eat a diet of primarily live food, avoiding processed, cooked, and animal-based products
2) Do not mix a protein and a starch. For example, baked potato and nuts is not compatable.
3) Do not mix two different proteins in the same meal, since the stomach cannot effectively  digest more than one protein at a time. Eating two kinds of beans or two kinds of nuts together, however, is acceptable. Ideally, one concentrated food should be eaten per meal.
4) Two starches can be eaten at the same meal without causing fermentation in the stomach.
5) Beans and rice is an acceptable combination, though ideally they are best eaten separately.
6) Fruits and vegetables should not be eaten at the same meal.
7) Ideally, fruits should be eaten on an empty stomach. However, they can be eaten at least three hours after a properly combined meal without animal products, four hours after a properly combined meal with animal products or eight hours after an improperly combined meal.
8) Melons should be eaten alone or in combination.
9) Fruit with greens is an acceptable combination, since greens are not considered vegetables.  

Developing healthy eating habits takes time, personal research, and discipline. While confirmed SADers may consider food combining a trivial, if not foolish issue, dismissal of same does not negate the natural laws of digestion. Sadly, many Americans are intellectually bankrupt concerning matters of health. Though we claim to be an 'advanced' society, we are, in reality, a stupid nation, having forgotten how to properly take care of ourselves. We do not know how to live. Shame on us.   It is time to wake up and take back what belongs to us, namely our health. If we are not healthy, we cannot enjoy life the way YHVH Almighty intended. True to His word, He agonizes over the condition of His people. He weeps on account of our ignorance and wrestles over our stubbornness. If we do not amend our ways according to His word, we will be counted in the vast multitude of  'useless eaters' that are destined to be thrown onto the trash pile of humanity. This is a travesty and a horror. Yet many are trashing their lives daily by refusing to improve their lifestyles. This should not be.   There is a better way to live...beyond human misery. If we are willing to accept the principles of proper nutrition and apply them in our lives, ultimate health is possible. We can experience a quality of life that does not include sickness, pain, and disease. Long life is promised by YHVH. Prosperity in the truest sense can be ours. It is a matter of choice.   Life begins by taking small steps. Start by simplifying your eating habits to maximize your energy level and boost your immune system. Pay more attention to the principles of proper food combining to  to minimize stress (physically and emotionally) in your life. Nutritious, sensible eating does not mean deprivation or punishment. On the contrary, practicing principles of good health is a ticket to freedom. The live food lifestyle is a happy discovery, a journey to wellness that is well worth the effort. Therefore, think before you eat. Be discriminating in your food choices. Instead of eating randomly according to the dictates of your tastebuds, consider the consequences. Scripture says that 'life and death is in the tongue' (Proverbs 18:21). This is true in more ways than one. Don't let your tongue and its myriad of tastebuds ruin your health. 'Taste and see that YHVH is good' by eating well. 

Wherefore do you spend money for that which is not bread?
and your labor for that which satisfyeth not?
hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good,
and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
Isaiah 55:2

References on nutrition and proper food combining:
God's Way to Ultimate Health, George Malkmus The Hallelujah Diet, George Malkmus Recipes for Life from God's Garden, Rhonda Malkmus
Fit for Life, Harvey and Marilyn Diamond   ______________________________________________  

4) LIVING Resources  

Wayne Pickering Food Combining Charts
Recently, a local friend introduced us to an 'oldy-but-goodie' food combining chart. Not knowing if the chart was yet in print, I searched the internet to find out. Much to my delight, the chart is still being published. In fact, several food combining charts exist. You may want to invest in one of these dynamic food combining charts:

Healthy news sources
There are many excellent health news sources that offer a wide variety of information. We recommend that you consider subscribing to some of these free e-newsletters. A couple trusted sources are:   Hallelujah Acres Publications Don't forget that Hallelujah Acres sends out a free bi- monthly magazine, The Hallelujah Diet and Lifestyle (formerly 'Back to the Garden'). George Malkmus, founder of Hallelujah Acres, also sends out a free, weekly e-newsletter, Hallelujah Acres Health Tip. Both publications are excellent sources of inspiring information. Subscribe by visiting  

Articles worth noting:  

Got milk?   ______________________________________________  

5) Buying Tips and Order info   Hallelujah Acres If you are interested in purchasing Hallelujah Acres products, we encourage people to contact HA directly. We do not stock their full product line. It is easier and faster to purchase directly through HA. However, we would appreciate your using our PIN#407 when you order. In this way, you will be supporting our ministry through your HA puchases. We thus appreciate your consideration, since this ministry is supported through product sales and donations. HA occasionally waves or runs specials rates on shipping. Quanitity pricing is available through our ministry. Contact us for details.   If you want to purchase equipment such as a juicer, dehydrator,  VitaMix, etc., please order directly through us. Your order can be drop-shipped in a matter of days. Other materials and products exclusive of HA can be purchased from us by appointment. Call us to make arrangements. ________________________________________  

6) LIVING Recipe: Lily's Sunflower Loaf  

3 cups sunflower seeds, soaked overnight in pure water to cover; then drained
3 large garlic
2 stalks celery
1 large carrot
1/2 cup parsley
1 medium red onion
1 cup orange juice
1/8- 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. ginger
1 Tbsp cummin
2 tsp. basil
5 stems fresh oregano
1/2 tsp. kelp  

Cut up celery and carrot and process in a food processor along with garlic, herbs, and spices. Add (drained) sunflower seeds and orange juice. Process mixture until creamy smooth. Place in glass loaf pan and let stand a couple hours before refrigerating. Makes 10-12 servings.    

Choose organic ingredients for optimum health! __________________________________________

This LIVING Letter comes to you in Messiah's love to encourage you toward achieving superior health.  Healing of the whole man is the promise of our Heavenly Father. Begin now to receive your new life...naturally and spiritually. YHVH is able to do great and wondrous works, if we will but trust and obey Him. YHVH bless you!  

For your excellent health and His glory,