LIVING Letter #6: WHY LIVE FOOD?
1. Scheduled meetings and events
2. Ministry update from Mary Louise..Town Jaqua, Hallelujah Acres Health Minister
3 Feature article: WHY LIVE FOOD?
4. LIVING resources and more
5. LIVING recipe: Curried cauliflower salad _________________________________________
1. Schedule of meetings and upcoming events:
HANDS-ON HEALTH- 'GROWING HEALTHY" with guest speaker, Joann Matuzas, Master gardener. Thursday, April 10 5:30- 7:30PM at the Winslow Public Library; 136 Halifax St., Winslow. For more information, visit http://www.livway.org/meetings_health ________________________________________
2. Ministry update
As I write this letter, it is cold and windy outside. Piles of snow edge the roadways and dot the landscape. More snow fell in the night. Despite the weather, it is springtime in my heart! The prospect of warmer days lifts my spirt. It's time to celebrate life by 'going live!' Indulge yourself in the wonderful world of natural goodness and wholesome living.That's what life is all about! In this issue of the LIVING LETTER, I'll be discussing 'WHY LIVE FOOD?' ...what it is and why it is a superior choice for healthy living. If you ever had doubts about diet, this article promises to define the parameters of healthy living. If you are looking for ways to enhance your experience of wholesome living, join us for our HANDS-ON HEALTH meeting April 10. Joann Matuzas, Master Gardener, will be our guest speaker on organic gardening. Joann has been a home gardener extraordinaire for many years and will share her knowledge on subjects of soil, seeds, pesticides, container gardening, and more. If you are planning to garden or have never considered gardening, this presentation promises to inspire you toward healthy heights. Joann is also manager of Johnny's Select Seeds Catalog store. Come and join us so that we can 'GROW HEALTHY together!' Due to lack of time, I have not been able to make many new posts on our website. Nevertheless, there are a few new additions. Feel free to surf our site and download articles, recipes, and other useful information. Many of you may not be aware that I am an artist. I have painted professionally for over thirty five years and part of my portfolio is in celebration of the live food lifestyle. View my 'RAW ART' at http://www.livart.org/rawart
3) WHY LIVE FOOD?
Many people believe that health problems are a natural part of life. Nevertheless, I disagree. I believe sickness, pain, and distress of any kind are not normal. Our Heavenly Father did designed our bodies to be whole and healthy, but we, in our finite wisdom, ignorance, and/or rebellion have abused our bodies to the point that they begin to breakdown. Worse yet, this breakdown is both commonplace and accepted to the point that what is unnatural is deemed natural. YHVH Almighty spoke it well when he said that His people would come to the place where they would call 'evil good and good evil' ( Isaiah 5:20). This warped perspective on life that permeates today's world is alarming. Nevertheless, I am here to say that the natural body was not designed to be sick but well! For centuries men, women, and children have succumbed to the ravages of sickness and disease. The accounts of their life struggles fill volumes and read with stale emptiness of another life snuffed out by insurmountable health problems. Many tears have been shed for the lost and rightfully so, but what do these losses mean to the living? Have we learned anything from the fallen masses, our loved ones included? As a health minister, I have been sharing the wonderful news, 'you don't have to be sick!' for nearly eleven years. Those of us at THE LIVING WAY personally live the reality of superior health and feel privileged to help others discover that there is a better way to live...beyond sickness and pain, whether physical, emotional, or mental. Remarkable as this quality of life may sound, it is real. We know it on a daily basis. It is possible to experience excellent health every hour of every day. All you have to do is want it. 'Want' is a word that is often confused with the word 'need.' ' 'Wants' are not necessarily synonomous with 'needs.' What we want and what we need are not necessarily the same. Therefore it is in our best interest to differentiate between our wants and our needs. Where do your 'want's' lie? My years as a health minister have shown me that when it comes to diet, most peoples' ' wants' originate in unlikely places. Their diets are based on family traditions, emotional ties, and eating habits inspired by media propaganda. Consequently they maintain a wreckless lifestyle that ultimately reads like a horror story. While they are busy exercising their freedom to eat what they want, they are unwittingly traveling down the road to destruction. Poor diet is a silent killer. It can sneak up on a person aware. Many have died from their ignorance, wreckless lifestyles or lessons taht they refused to learned. How about you? Where are you on the road of wellness? To help you onto the super highway of superior health, I've put together a few facts to help you better see the landscape called LIFE. If we are to be healthy, we must know what constitutes wellness. Therefore, let's examine the DEAD FOOD diet and the LIVE FOOD diet. See if this striking contrast helps you gain a better focus on your personal health. Here we go...
On one hand is the DEAD FOOD diet, a conglomeration of manufactured, processed, cooked, animal-based foods. These foods comprise what is commonly known as the Standard American Diet. The properties of DEAD FOOD:
-it is exposed to heat in excess of 115 degrees
-it contains little to no nutrition
-it has little to no vitamins, minerals or enzymes
-it has no naturally distilled water
-it has no antioxidants
-it has no oxygen
-it has no phytonutrients
-it contains chemical food additives and preservatives that are known carcenogens, neurotoxins, hormone scramblers, endocrine disruptors, etc.
-it is grown with chemical fertilizers and pesticides that are known carcenogens, neurotoxins, hormone scramblers, endocrine disruptors, etc.
-it contains a high percentage genetically modified ingredients
-it unrecognizable by the body and therefore body cells treat it as a foreign invader, i.e. a dangerous toxin
-it robs the body of vital energy
-it can cause abnormal and/or excess body weight
This combination of lifeless matter that is wrapped in a chemical soup presents a gastronomical nightmare for the body. The consequences of eating a predominately DEAD FOOD diet thus reach far beyond the innocent knife and fork. Where does a predominately DEAD FOOD diet lead? Got heart disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, ADD/ADHD, fibromyalgia, MS, kidney problems, female problems, etc? If you are not feeling well, examine your diet. Your body is trying to tell you something. Are you listening? DEAD FOOD CANNOT FEED A LIVE BODY! On the other hand there is a LIVE FOOD diet. Out of deference to those new to issues of diet, LIVE FOOD translates into food that occurs naturally in nature: fruit, vegetables, seeds, nuts, and whole grains in their raw, pure state. Mind you, there is no interference of man here: no adulteration, nothing added or subtracted.. Here are the specs on LIVE FOOD:
Live food is the only food that 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 is rich in phytonutrients
Live food is the best food for feeding the living body.
Live food that is organic is grown without harmful chemicals
Live food dies when it is heated in excess of 105 degrees.
Benefits of a LIVE FOOD diet include a strong immune system, high energy level, increased emotional and mental clarity, and naturally prevents sickness and disease so as to increase longevity. LIVE FOOD naturally initiates the body's self-healing mechanism and automatically balances body weight. Considering the abundant, life-giving, life-supporting quality of LIVE FOOD, why would anyone want to eat DEAD FOOD and suffer the likely consequences? In my book there is no contest. The issue is black and white: good diet vs. bad diet. Once and for all, let's stop calling DEAD FOOD good and LIVE FOOD bad. It's time to set the record straight by reeducating our tastebuds and amending our lifestyles! Let's live life the way our Heavenly Father designed it to be! This challenge comes from your faithful health minister who is dedicated to your better health. I won't settle for less. How about you? It is no secret that the key to a healthy life is healthy living. Whereas lifestyle choices are personal, those who enjoy an excellent quality of health prove the superior benefits of a LIVE FOOD diet over a DEAD FOOD diet. If you are interested in being more ALIVE than DEAD, the live food diet is for you. See what LIVE FOOD will do for you. You may be surprised how wonderful life can be when you 'Go LIVE, the LIVING WAY! ________________________________________
4. LIVING Resources and more
Food Conference For those living in central Maine, you might want to consider attending the third annual Local and Sustainable Foods Conference, April 5, in Unity. This event is a perfect opportunity to learn the art of sustainable living and network with locals who are actively pursuing this noble end. We attended last year's conference and were delighted to meet others of like mind plus learn more ways to enrich our healthy lifestyle. For more information, visit http://www.foodformainesfuture.org
Raw New England Community
If you are looking for a healthy treat, discover the Raw New England Community. Based in the Northeast, this group of enthusiastic raw foodists will inspire you toward greater heights of healthy living! I discovered this wonderful group a few months ago and have been enjoying the contact ever since. They hold a variety of events, including raw pot lucks, and are a great resource for recipes. Their monthly newsletter is filled with valuable information that is both inspiring and useful. Whether you live in New England or not, RNEC is a super resource. Visit them on the web at http://www.rawnewenglandcommunity.com
A Fuller Experience
Recently we became distributors for Fuller Brush products. This decision was based upon our desire to have quality cleaning brushes for our personal needs as well as to offer others. As many of you know, The Fuller Brush Company is a well- established, American-owned-operated-based company that has a fine product line. Whereas we do not ascribe to their cleaning solutions, we do appreciate their full line of brushes for household and personal care. I have used a Fuller natural boar bristle brush for many years. In this day of cheap imitations and mediocre quality, it is good to know that quality still exists. So if your'e tired of discount quality and want the real thing in brushes, visit our Fuller website and make an investment that last a lifetime! http://www.fullerdirect.com/0800716
With garden season fast approaching, local seed companies are in full swing. If you are planning to garden, consider making some excellent, organic purchases from: Johnny's Select Seeds - http://www.johnnysselectseeds.com Feedco Seed Company- http://www.feedcoseeds.com Raw Nut Butters If you are looking for truly raw nut butters, we have a great source. We are now carrying Rejuvenative Foods nut butters in 8oz, 16oz, and 17lb. bulk. If you are interested in purchasing, let us know. Varieties include almond, tahini, pecan, hemp, cashew, etc. Delicious blends, including chocolate, are available. Prices are available upon request.
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: http://www.organicconsumers.org http://www.newstarget.com
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 http://www.hacres.com
News worth noting
Last summer the USDA along with the Almond Board of California proposed the pasteurization of all domestically-grown raw almonds, their reasoning being to 'safeguard us from possible salmonella poisoning.' As one might expect, this proposal sparked outrage from health-conscious individuals, organizations, and institutions around the country. Petition drives and letter campaigns were launched in an effort to stop the wholesale slaughter of almonds. I persoanlly did my part to thwart this carnage by sending comments to the UDSA and the Almond Board of California that were, in essence, a warning that if they proceeded with this pasteurization plot, they would be adulterating nuts that YHVH Almighty created for our better health, an action that would be in direct violation of His law, 'Thou shalt not commit adultery.,' [ change or mix the seed- Ed.]. I noted that YHVH would bring righteous judgment upon those who would perpetrate such a crime. As it turned out, the murder of our almond supply began September 1, 2007. The death sentence upon the innocent raw almond is in affect and the fallout is now being felt by almond farmers, suppliers, distributors, and consumers in the form of fewer raw almond products and higher priced imports. The story does not stop here. YHVH Almighty has had His say. True to His word, He executes righteous judgment and does so with flawless perfection. Needless to say, the news story below tells how He let the USDA and the Almond Board of California know how He felt about their pasteurization mandate. Shame on the USDA, the FDA, and the Almond Board of California. "Vengeance is Mine; I will repay, saith YHVH' ( Romans 12:19), and repay He did. January storm destroys California almond trees http://www.livway.org/almond_storm Almonds are considered the king of nuts because of their high nutritional content and alkaline quality. Scripture reveals that the almond is associated with YHVH's priesthood. ______________________________________________
4) Order info
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 dropped 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. ________________________________________
5. LIVING Recipe:
CURRIED CAULIFLOWER SALAD
1/2 head large cauliflower
2-3 stalks celery handful greens few slices onion or 2-3 scallions
1 cup mung bean sprouts
1 ripe avocado (optional)
2 tsp. (or to taste) curry powder
Grate cauliflower by hand or in a food processor. Dice celery and onions. Tear greens into bite-sized pieces. Place ingredients in a bowl and toss, adding sprouts, chopped avocado, and curry powder. Mix well. Garnish with a few shakes of paprika. Go organic for the sake of your 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, Mary http://www.livway.org ________________________________________
THE LIVING WAY is only one facet of Gertrude Ministries, a ministry dedicated to teaching kingdom life. Yahshua came to give us life and life abundantly. It is our privilege to help you realize life to the fullest both naturally and spiritually. Feel free to ask for prayer or counsel concerning your needs no matter what they may be. email@example.com