An e-newsletter of THE LIVING WAY
Issue #20: "Have a Berry Health Day!"
1. Scheduled meetings and events
2. Ministry update from Mary Louise;Town Jaqua, Hallelujah Acres Health Minister
3 Feature article: ''Have a Berry Healthy Day!"
4. LIVING resources
5. Buying Tips and more
6. LIVING recipe: Strawberry Smoothie
1. Schedule of meetings and upcoming events:
"The Beautiful Truth"
Video presentation featuring the Gerson Therapy
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Winslow Public Library
136 Halifax St., Winslow
For more details:
Dr. Brian Clement, Director
Hippocrates Health Institute
Thursday, September 3
Winslow Fire Station Hall
"GOD'S WAY TO ULTIMATE HEALTH" seminar
Rev. George Malkmus LIVE
Saturday, September 12, 10AM
Special Events Center, Bangor
FMI, visit http://www.livway.org/special_events.htm
If you want a flier for either or both events, email us
for a download!
Our monthly HANDS-ON HEALTH meetings are
taped for later broadcast on Channel 7, Public Access TV.
DVDs are available for a modest fee. For details
contact Laura at 207-453-9895 or
Living Letter archives-
2. Ministry update
It is July, and summer is well on its way.
Nevertheless, we are still looking (and longing) for
those splendid sunny, warm days that characterize
the season. Monsoon-style rains and cool temperatures
continue to make gardening a challenge. In light of
persistent downpours, I have covered parts of our garden
where seeds are starting to break ground. Suffice to say,
too much wet can drown or rot seeds. Thus far, all is growing
well in our garden. In fact, the sometimes perpetual rains
are bumping up and plumping up many of our greens to
the point where they are ready for harvest. Beautiful varieties
of kale, lettuce, and asian greens are a delight to pick and
most of all, EAT! Once again, we are enjoying live food at
its best...right from our own backyard!
Life at The Living Way is moving along at a fast pace.Our
Live Food Demonstration at the Hospice Volunteers of
Waterville "Garden Party" a couple week ago went well.
The weather broke off enough so that we could make our
presentation. Though the crowd was modest, our demo
was received with enthusiasm. Some in attendance were
familiar with the Hallelujah Diet, but expressed (with regret
and embarrassment) that they've lacked personal commit-
ment for following through with the diet. Our presentation,
however, appears to have convinced these HD dropouts
that they need to return to healthy eating.
Those wanting to recommit to or commence a healthier
lifestyle will be happy to learn that we have a double-header
health extravaganze lined up for you this September. First,
Dr. Brian Clement, Director of the Hippocrates Health
Institute, will be guest speaker at our monthly
HANDS-ON HEALTH meeting Thursday, September 3.
Dr. Clement is a licensed nutritionist, researcher, noted
author, and lecturer whose professional knowledge and
expertise contributes to the continued, resounding success
of the Institute. Dr.Clement is an advocate and apostle of
the live food lifestyle and promises to inspire, if not challenge,
you toward optimum health. We are honored to have Dr.
Clement join us and hope that you will make a special
effort to hear him. Meeting Dr. Clement is an opportunity
of a lifetime. This is the only presentation he will be making
in Maine, so plan to attend this special event! Please make
note of the venue and meeting time.
Secondly, Dr.George Malkmus is coming to Maine!
Yes, the founder and past president of Hallelujah Acres
is coming to Bangor Saturday, September 12 to deliver his
famous seminar, 'God's Way to Ultimate Health.' This is
a must see/hear event! Plan to attend! Bring family and
friends. Car pool, if necessary.Hearing the health message
from Mr. HA himself could be the experience of your life
that will catapult you onto the high road of health. as an
added treat, George will be accompanied by his wife,
For more information about these special events, visit:
At our HANDS-ON HEALTH meeting this month we will
present the film, 'The Beautiful Truth,' a documentary
that features the Gerson Therapy of health and healing.
The Gerson Clinic is world famous for their natural approach to
disease prevention and healing. This film documents the Clinic's
history and explains the 'mystery' of modern illnesses and
how we can successfully solve health issues by adopting
a natural, whole food lifestyle. Also, David Gulak of Barrel's
Market in Wateville will be joining us to talk about this
new venture that celebrates local growers, producers,
and artisans. For more information visit
Next month is our annual Live Food Picnic, so start thinking
of a lively live food dish to bring. This is a good opportunity to
share healthier dining with family and friends. Plan to have
yourself a healthy 'eat out' with us at beautiful Ft. Halifax Park
in Winslow. The setting is lovely, socializing is lively, and
the food is predictably fantastic!
In closing, note the new buying opportunity that follows
in this newsletter. With your better health in mind, we have
become affiliates with Life Enthusiast Co-Op, so that we
can offer you additional top-quality products. Also, please
take time to investigate the articles cited in our news section.
All are excellent articles to ponder. Suffice to say, we are
living in interesting times. Make the most of them by adopting
a wholesome, healthy lifestyle!
3) Feature Article: "Have a Berry Healthy Day!"
Summer is here and so is the berry season! What can
be more fun than picking your favorite berries off the
bush and popping them into your mouth? These succulent
bursts of flavor not only taste heavenly, but they are loaded
with nutrition! In recent months and years, a surge of
interest in the humble berry has catapulted it to the top
of many nutritional charts...elevating berries to the proud
status of the newest Super Food. Be that as it may,
berries have always been with us, and without a doubt,
they are here to stay.
Growing up I loved to pick and eat berries. Some of my
fondest childhood memories include picking wild raspberries
with my siblings in the woods near our suburban home. On
hot summer days we grabbed our pails and trudged off to the
woods in search of red gold. Despite the summer heat, we
dressed in long pants and long-sleeved shirts to protect
ourselves from the prickers. The berry bushes, most of which
were taller than I, grew wild and happy in a woodsy clearing.
Invariably we would lose one another in the brambles
as we anxiously picked and feasted on the luscious, red
morsels. I loved them and never seemed to eat enough
of them. I endured hot sun, loads of scratches, and
ugly Daddy-long-leg spiders just to enjoy red raspberries.
Suffice to say, my mother was delighted and proud of
our harvest. She turned the raspberries into Standard
American Diet delicacies such as pies, cakes, jams, and
jellies. Nevertheless, we did eat a sizeable amount raw.
What can I say? I loved raw raspberries then and I certainly
love them now. With all due respect to my SAD upbringing,
I am thankful to now know and eat RAW. The health
benefits of live food, including berries, are unmistakeable.
So let's talk about berries. The world is filled with many
varieties of berries, the most popular, of course, being
strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, cranberries, and
blackberries. These varieties are found in most parts of
the country. As the summer comes on, so do the berries.
Like any food, they ripen in their season and appear on
the scene with splendor like famous movie stars only better.
Thankfully berries do not ripen all at the same time. YHVH
in His wisdom has timed the arrival of each variety in a
way that allows us to savor each berry harvest until the
next one arrives.
Besides being beautiful and tasty, berries rank high for
their dense nutritional quality. Berries boost one's health
because they are rich in the following:
1) Vitamins A- maintains and repairs body tissue, protects
the body against infection, aids vision (especially night
2) Vitamin C- neutralizes free radicals, increases intestinal
absorption of iron in plant-based foods, enhances the body's
immune system, important for bone and tooth formation
( i.e. collagen production that strengthens connective tissue
in skin, cartilage, bones, teeth, and joints), aids iodine
conservation, aids healing (burns and wounds), aids red
blood cell formation (prevents hemorrhaging), aids shock
and infection resistance (colds).
3) Vitamin E- slows aging process, reduces blood cholesterol,
enhances blood flow to the heart, strengthens capillary walls,
aids fertility and male potency, maintains muscle and nerves,
helps protect the lungs from pollution.
4) Vitamin K- aids liver and blood (facilitates clotting),
helps maintain bone density
2) Minerals- Minerals are inorganic elements that originate in the
earth and cannot be made in the body. They play important roles
in various bodily functions and are necessary to sustain life and
maintain optimal health, and thus are essential nutrients. Minerals
provide structure to bones and teeth and participate in energy
production, the building of protein, blood formation, and several other
3) Antioxidants- neutralize free radical damage to the collagen
matrix of cells and tissues that can lead to cataracts, glaucoma,
varicose veins, hemorrhoids, peptic ulcers, heart disease and
cancer, etc; also slow the aging process
4) Phytonutrients- organic components of plants that serve as
antioxidants, enhance immune response and cell-to-cell
communication, alter estrogen metabolism, convert to vitamin A
(beta-carotene is metabolized to vitamin A), cause cancer cells
to die (apoptosis), repair DNA damage caused by smoking and
other toxic exposures, detoxify carcinogens through the activation
of the cytocrome P450 and Phase II enzyme systems
5) Flavanoids- plant properties that can help lower cholesterol
levels, thus offering further protection against cardiovascular disease.
They also possess antiviral, anticarcinogenic, anti-inflammatory and
antihistamine activities and may therefore be useful in preventing
and/or treating a wide variety of conditions. Many studies have
demonstrated the effectiveness of flavonoids in the prevention
and treatment of various cancers.
6) Bioflavinoids- a substance found in plants that is essential in
strengthening the walls of small blood vessels, speed blood
circulation, lower cholesterol, work together with vitamin C to
strengthen capillary and connective tissues. They also speed
relief from cold and flu, help in the treatment of water retention
or swelling of tissues and vertigo, provide resistance against
infections, and help prevent bleeding gums.
7) Omega fatty acids (EFAs)- healthy fats that are essential for the
growth and maintenance of cells, hormone production, specifically
for the production of prostaglandins, which aid in reducing
hypertension, migraine headaches, and arthritis. EFAs also
nourish the skin and hair; reduction of blood pressure, cholesterol,
and triglyceride levels; prevention of arthritis and inflammation; and
the reduction of the risk of blood clotting. Furthermore, essential fatty
acids help protect the body from cardiovascular disease, candidiasis,
eczema, and psoriasis, and they play a critical role in brain
development and in the transmission of nerve impulses. Omega
fatty acids are not produced by the body, and therefore must
Given their power-packed nutritional content, it is no wonder
that berries are now regarded by many leading health
experts as being a top super food. In light of their celebrity
status, let's take a closer look at some of our favorite berries
to see why they are so good for us!
BLACKBERRIES. These black, succelent berries are native to North
America and Europe, but cultivated mostly in North America.
Cultivation was slow, since blackberries grow wild in abundance.
Wild blackberries are actually related to the rose, and, like a rose,
they grow on a thorny bush. Because they're highly perishable
(like all berries), blackberries should, ideally, be used the same
day they're bought and washed just prior to eating. Blackberries
contain antioxidants, vitamins A, C and E, and ellagic acid, all
of which may protect against cancer and fight chronic disease.
They're also rich in the soluble fiber pectin, which may help
lower cholesterol, and potassium. Because blackberries are
high in iron, they are excellent blood builders. However, they
can cause constipation. For this reason, they have been used
to control diarrhea. Blackberries can be dehydrated or frozen.
BLUEBERRIES. The blueberry is reputed to be the healthiest fruit,
ranking number one in antioxidant capacity by researchers at the
USDA Human Nutrition Center when compared to 40 other fresh fruits
and vegetables. While bursting with nutrients and and flavor, they are
very low in calories. Blueberries are ranked highest in their
capacity to destroy free radicals. They deliver 38% more of
these free radical fighters (antioxidants) that protect the brain,
slow the aging process, and reduce cell damage that can lead
to cancer. Blueberries also help lower cholesterol, protect
against heart disease, macular degeneration, glaucoma,
varicose veins, hemorrhoids and peptic ulcers, and healthier
elimination. Blueberries are rich in vitamins A, C and E,
manganese and dietary fiber. They also contain silicon
which rejuvenates the pancreas and are considered
good for diabetic conditions. About 30 different species
grow throughout the United States and Canada.
CHERRIES. Cherries are native to Eastern Europe and Western Asia
and come in two basic varieties, sweet and sour. Bing cherries are
the most popular sweet variety and considered best for snacking,
while Rainier cherries are selectively grown as the sweetest.
Small, bright cherries are sour and consequently used for
baked goods. Cherries are high in iron, are an excellent
laxative, blood purifier, and glandular system aid. Because
they are highly, alkaline, cherries help eliminate harmful
toxins from the body, particularly the gall bladder and liver.
They are rich in queritrin (a flavonoid that's a potent
anti-cancer agent), anthocyanins and bioflavonoids
(compounds that fight the pain from arthritis, gout
and migraines), ellagic acid (another potent anti-cancer
agent) and melatonin (which may help you sleep). They
also contain the soluble fiber pectin, vitamin C, beta-
carotene and potassium.
CRANBERRIES.These tart, round berries with a red, shiny lustre
are native to swampy regions of the temperate and arctic zones
of North America and Europe. It is said that because they grow on
slender, curved stalks resembling the neck of a crane, they were
called 'crane-berries' or 'cranberries.' Cultivation of the cranberry
began in the nineteenth century. They grow in low, thick vines in
a bog that takes four to five years to propegate a harvest. Cranberries
are popularly used to treat urinary infections. They contain
proanthocyanidins (PACs), which inhibit bacteria, including E.
coli, from adhering to the urinary tract, thereby protecting it
from infection.They're also rich in antioxidants that may play a
role in preventing heart disease and cancer, and may play a
role in preventing peptic ulcers by inhibiting H. pylori from
adhering to the stomach. Cranberries are high in vitamin A,
calcium, and ascorbic acid. They have a heavy acid quality,
so moderate consumption is advised. Cranberries can be eaten
raw and their tartness assuaged by using natural sweeteners like
stevia or raw honey.
RASPBERRIES. These plump, semi-tart berries existed in
pre-historic times, but were first cultivated in Europe over 400
years ago. They are a member of the rose family and like roses,
raspberries come in a variety of colors: red, orange, yellow,
lavendar, purple, wine, to black. White raspberries have been
seen growing in the wild. Pink berries have been found in
Alabama and Oregon. Raspberries are rich in phytonutrients
for antioxidant, antimicrobial and anticarcinogenic protection.
Chief among these is ellagic acid, the potent cancer fighter.
Raspberries have also been found to help prevent macular
degeneration, and they contain manganese, vitamins A and C,
riboflavin, folate, niacin, magnesium, potassium, dietary
fiber, and copper. They have 50% higher anti-oxidant activity
than strawberries. They are a good cleanser for mucus, for
catarrhal conditions, and for toxins in the body. Raspberries
leave an alkaline edge and should not be eaten with sugar.
If additional sweetening is desired, use stevia or raw honey.
STRAWBERRIES. Rich and luscious, these red jewels are possibly
the most popular of all berries. This is true perhaps because
strawberries are easily cultivated and therefore plentiful. According
to Dr. Bernard Jensen in his book, Foods that Heal, strawberries
received their name either because they were grown with straw
between the rows (to protect the berries while ripening and also
as protective mulch during winter) or the berries were threaded on
straws to take to the market. Either way, over fifteen varieties of
strawberries comprised the commercial market in 1945 as
compared to over 600 today. Strawberries are considered
a spring tonic. They contain phytonutrients called phenols
that make it a heart-protective, anti-cancer and anti-
inflammatory fruit. Strawberries also help protect the
brain from oxidative stress and age-related decline and
fight macular degeneration of the eyes. They're an excellent
source of vitamins A, C and K, manganese, fiber and iodine.
They also contain potassium, folate, riboflavin, vitamin B5,
omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B6, magnesium and copper.
If you are allergic to strawberries, pour hot water over them and
then immerse them in cold water. This will take the fuzz off the
berries, which is believed to cause hives.
Now that you are 'berry smart,' treat yourself to a u-pick experience
and eat 'em live. There is nothing so sweet and savory as popping a
fresh, juicy berry into your mouth! No amount of lemon chiffon pie,
chocolate cheesecake, sticky buns or hot fudge sundaes can
compare with the natural goodness of one lone berry. Therefore,
if you are looking for an extra special 'dessert' treat that is quick,
easy, and nutritionally great, go for berries!
If harvesting fresh berries is not possible or they are not available,
dehydrated or frozen are good alternatives. Make sure, however,
the berries are unsweetened, without preservatives. For those
who want to enjoy berries as a supplement, several quality
brands exist. For more information, see Section (5) Buying
Tips and Order Info.
No matter what or how you eat them, have a berry healthy day!
Foods that Heal, Dr. Bernard Jensen
4) LIVING Resources
Barrels Community Market
Attention locales! A new mecca for local produce, crafts, and
goods has now opened in downtown Waterville. Barrels
Market is aimed at connecting the consumer with local growers,
artisans, and suppliers of goods that are naturally healthy. For
more information about Barrels Market visit
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
Hallelujah Acres sends out a free bi- monthly magazine that is now
called, The Hallelujah Diet News. 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
News worth noting:
Food shortages coming...
Global starvation nearing...
Vicariously sweetened water...
The Year Without Summer
5) Buying tips and order info
Life Enthusiast Co-Op
Several months ago a friend introduced us to the Life Enthusiast
Co-Op that carries many quality products, including an excellent
magnesium supplement called Transdermal Magnesium Oil. Our
personal research concerning magnesium as one of the most
common deficiencies facing Americans, led us to supplement
our all ready healthy lifestyle with transdermal magnesium.
This form of magnesium is reputed to be the fastest, most
beneficial approach to magnesium intake, since it is immediately
absorbed by the skin and enters the blood stream. Beneficial
affects of a proper magnesium level include, enhanced sleep,
calmer nerves, improved heart health, etc. We recommend that
you try transdermal magnesium oil to see what it will do for you.
Also, look into the Twilight America products, especially
the Precious Prills Beads that clean up drinking water,
activate it with oxygen while enhancing it with magnesium.
Drinking Prill Water is an exhilirating experience! Read all
about this and other Twilight America products on the
Life Enthusiast website, and, when purchasing, please
use our Affilitate #10472. A portion of your purchase will
help support this ministry. Call them at 1-866-543-3388 or
visit them on the web at:
Berry Good Supplements
If fresh, frozen or dehydrated berries are not available,
you may want to invest in some powerful berry supplements.
We recommend Exsula Superfoods, and Exsula
EllagiPlex from Life Enthusiast Co-Op:
or the new Berry Powerful supplements from North
American Herb and Spice, Co. Both are top quality raw,
living food products. Dr. Cass Ingram also has a new book
available entitled, The Wild Berry Cure. Please call us to
place an order. View the Berry Powerful supplements
Hallelujah Acres products
If you are interested in purchasing Hallelujah Acres products, we
encourage you to contact HA directly and order using our health
ministry PIN# 407. Since we do not stock their full product line, it is
easier and faster to purchase directly through HA. Kindly know that
we appreciate your support of our ministry through your purchases.
HA occasionally has specials on products and shipping. Quantity
pricing is available through our ministry. Contact us for details.
If you want to purchase 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: Strawberry Smoothie
With the berry season upon us, celebrate the
harvest by creating delicious, nutritious smoothies.
Be sure to use generous handfuls of fresh greens to
boost the nutritional power!
2-3 cups fresh strawberries
generous handful beet greens
few large lettuce leaves
handful arugula (if available)
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
2 Tbsp. hemp oil or hemp protein powder
1 cup purified water
Blend berries and orange with water. Add remaining
ingredients and blend well until creamy smooth. For
a special variation, substitute a cup of fresh pineapple
for the orange. No matter what, the taste is great!
Organic ingredients always recommended.
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,
Mullein...the perfect garden scuplture!
Our Mullein is now over five feet tall!