I am taking “liberty” to think of questions that could be asked and try to answer from my perspective, based on the information I’ve made available for this series. Please understand, this is not meant to advise. Simply to qualify in more detail.
Q – 1) Since God gave the instructions for food in Genesis-Leviticus and some in Daniel, there is no mention of taking out all meat and dairy. This seems extreme. Why amend what God said?
A – 1) True, some meats were permitted by God, though in Genesis there was no meat in the “diet” He gave until after the flood. And Daniel ate only vegetables. After viewing all the links, this answer should be obvious. We now have to contend with things that way back then God’s people did not. They did not have genetically modified meats and veggies then. Yes, meat too. The biggest response I hear from people is: “Jesus ate fish and cheese.” This is true. But Yeshua (Jesus) did not eat fish grown in hatcheries: these have been genetically altered, and pumped full of the pharmaceutical gunk to make them grow bigger, faster. Also the fish in the sea, now has radiation. Both from the testing done back in the 50’s-60’s with the A-Bombs and now with Fukishima. All throughout the 80’s-90’s the whole world has been taken down with the genetically modified vegetable seed. With cross pollenization, jet stream wind, propigation, and the like, no part of the earth has been untouched by these chemical and biological mutations. Add to that that the earth, like all things is in a state of deterioration. We are in the end times. This will not get better but worse until Yeshua comes back. This is why, we have eliminated all animal proteins from our food consumption. Sticking with the all veggie, grain foods that Daniel did in his time. Going as organic as possible. Things have changed since early Biblical days and even since Yeshua walked the earth. All the links in Part 3, will more than convince anyone of this. It’s scientifically, medically backed by abundant research. In the end, it’s your choice.
Q- 2) So if the information is correct, is there really any such thing as a real original vegetable anymore?
A – 2) Sadly, quite possibly no. But there have been a remnant of farmers all over the world who have not applied toxic chems and GMO seeds to their ground. With cross pollenization and winds they have, no doubt, been effected, but the effects are less. So organic is the way to go, at the very least to send the message out that we will no longer put our money into the hands of those who play god with what God designed perfectly from the beginning. That is why we do it. To stand for Him and truth. Truly we must all trust the Lord to make up for the terrible way we have let go of our call to rule and reign over this earth He gave us. Our (Sam and I’s) repentance is two fold. A) We have begun a garden of our own with a friend on her property (we live in an apartment) and will start growing or own veggies and herbs. B) We buy only organic and non-GMO foods, doing the leg work to research and find out everything we can about the products we buy.
In short we do the best we can with the truth we’ve been given to apply, and trust God for His lead and grace for the rest.
Q – 3) How do you possibly eat when everything at the store has processed food, and some form of killer sugars?
A – 3) It’s true, it can be very discouraging. Especially for those who work and have families with little time to spend in their kitchens. Whole foods, Sprouts Markets, and Natural Grocers (Vitamin Cottage), has a great selection of foods and alternatives. Even the other grocery stores now have organic and non-GMO sections. Farmers markets are a great source for information and ideas, support them! There are ways, but it will take more effort. It’s worth it though.
Q – 4) Why don’t you specify what or how you eat now in your post?
A – 4) I have refrained from the specifics to avoid sending out any message of a”new diet” or method that “everyone” should follow.
After all the research and learning and then time in prayer and study with the Great Physician, I hear Him saying very specifically that we must all learn the truth; which consisted of exposing all the lies we have been lead to believe and or that have been kept from us via the main stream media and medical community. (Though to be fair, most people in medical schools get taught a cirriculium that has been slanted and full of lies for years, so they are naive rather than deceitful). Then as with every single other aspect of life each must listen to Adonai tell them specifically what they should do. One thing that all this information teaches is how very detailed and intricate God made the human body, and each one is unique. The way He has directed us may not be what works for anyone else. Finances are different for everyone, health conditions, lifestyles, special needs, and so on. Only God can direct such an intricate set of conditions for someone. I do recommend seeking guidance by those who take a natural approach to health, and believe that God is the Creator of the body and all things. I put a couple of links on Part three for those who are needing to know what to look for. This way of “health care” is not covered by health insurance plans, which is often a huge problem – a legitimate one. I pray this will initiate all Followers of Yeshua to start advocating and speaking out in this regard. It’s hard to not go get a quick-“fix” pill that’s covered by an insurance plan rather than have to spend money to actually treat the problem at its source and be…well. ..cured. It’s a difficult choice for those who have tight budgets, and are in pain or suffering from the symptoms of over all health problems. Also some people are allergic to nuts, soy, gluten, and so on. My “diet” can’t prescribe or apply to many. Sam and I can relate, and had to follow Adonai’s lead each day for integrating the new ways in. For example; we couldn’t afford to “just throw out” all the food we had been eating and start over with the goods. It took us the better part of two months to phase out of health debilitating foods and replace our cupboards with what was life giving only. Supplements and other things have to be purchased only when we can afford it, and we must trust the Lord to cover us, knowing we are faithful to stay at it. Honestly what we can maintain is the food aspect, only the good and keeping away from the poison. Some weeks we are lean, and eat little and only the good stuff. Better a little living food with Love than a feast of poison that dishonors Him.
So you see, I am leary to put my “diet” out there for all to see. I’m so confident and convinced that Abba God will speak to each person specifically, how could I point anyone in any other direction for their needs? Beware of those who do different. All anyone needs is the truth about things, then The Truth (Yeshua) will lead each from there.
Q – 5) Why don’t you specify the changes you’ve experienced since changing your health approach?
A – 5) I have in general. Weight loss (healthy weight loss), improved energy, vitality and mental awareness. Chronic arthritis, tendonitis, and joint related issues improved dramatically within 5 months. I personally had a slow moving bowl (that’s a nice way of putting constipation). This too, has virtually corrected itself within months. The truth is, this way, takes time. There is no quick cure, healing damage of years of abuse takes time. I believe we still have a ways to go before we see the “end” of the changes. We committed to a year with no compromise to begin. It’s been just over 8 months. We are sold, the evidence is irrefutable. Yet as I said I believe there are exciting changes still to come. As I stated in part 2, we do not do this for the physical changes as a priority, we do it because we believe this is what Adonai has asked of us and to honor Him first and foremost. I will state honestly, I do not believe anyone will be able to stay consistent with this way of health care if the priorities are any different than that. I didn’t, years ago, we were all about feeling better and not living better or honoring how God made us. We saw huge evidence of the Truth of it and physical improvement, but honestly we were not ready to stop eating for pleasure instead of health.
For transparency sake I will list improvements we have experienced.
– weight loss
– diabetic symptoms gone
– allergies gone
– improved immunities
(Though too be fair, this took a while as the body begins to clean up, somethings get worse before they get better. The key is to let the body do what God designed it to do – clean up and heal. This is done through all the bodies elimination processes; bowel movement, sweating gunk out through the skin, going through kidneys and urine)
– eye sight is improving
– head aches are RARE now. – joint related problems improved by 60% and getting better every day. (This one takes time and detoxing)
– cardiovascular symptoms gone
– skin rashes improving
– energy levels are double what they were, which is to say they are markedly improved. We had very little when we started.
– sleeping has improved – again this one takes time and detox as the problems that surround this problem in any way are found mostly in hormone and brain function impairment. Once the brain function goes it’s at best slow to recover. And the glandular system needs at least a year of no poison and detox to show vast improvement. Though one of the first signs of its recovery is weight loss.
– mental and emotional issues (memory and mood swings) vastly improved. Though this is, I believe 50 percent nutritional and 50 percent spiritual. There are toxins that the body can’t eliminate, anger, resentment, worry, stress, unforgiveness etc. These things cause the body to produce reactions that effect the entire body. Nothing is ever entirely physical.
– digestion problems gone via the stomach
– digestion problems vastly improved via the digestive tract (bowels). Again this one will take time, as so much gunk builds up in the intestines over years and years. Detox is key, and careful attention to the foods you eat.
These are the majors. I can’t stress enough how doing things the right way is no easy fix and requires discipline and time.
Q – 6) So what exactly do you eat?
A – 6) We have eliminated all animal proteins. Meat, dairy, eggs, cheese. If it had a mother or father we don’t eat it. We have eliminated all processed and refined sugars. High fructose corn syrup, dextrin, white sugar in any form including Stevia. The only thing we use for sweeteners is honey, coconut sugar, and 100% pure natural maple syrup and these in moderation. Rices, quinoa, lentils, beans, grains, nuts, seeds of all kinds are a staple. Fresh, organic veggies and fruits are the main course of our food. I would say we are vegan but even that doesn’t apply as there are varieties of vegan. Some people think oreo cookies are vegan. Not. The refined sugars and other processed poisonous “food” (really chemicals) make these a definitive no no. The body is not designed to operate normally and healthy with oreo’s.
Healthy Water (distilled or alkalized pH balanced filtered) , decaffeinated teas, and coffee are the drinks. No more soda of any kind. (This was a miracle for me!) We have Flax milk, coconut milk, and almond milk for cooking, baking and drinking.
All refined whites (sugar,flour) gone. Coconut flour, sorghum flour, spelt, quinoa flours. Coconut oil is a staple as well as avocado and olive, all organic, cold pressed, extra virgin. When losing weight is a priority these must be eliminated or used sparingly at first. The body stores these fats for “lean” times, and in our society there’s no such thing, so instead butters and oils in excess will clog up the systems and cause major health problems throughout the body. Avocados are a really good source of healthy fats in the mean time. Breads are egg free, gluten free, dairy free and sugar free, made with sprouted grains as much as possible. With very few exceptions Tortillas as well. Chips and crackers are the same mostly grain/seed related.
That’s about it. Though we are still amending as we learn and go.
Sadly, 99 percent of eating out where we live is not doable anymore. We have one salad bar oriented restaurant we can safely eat out at and that’s it. Everywhere else we have to compromise due to the fact that even grilled veggies get cooked in or on the same things as meats. French fries are fried in oil vats that fry chicken nuggets and other meat related products. This was and often is still very hard. I can’t tell you how often I wish I could just order a pizza and take a break from cooking all the food all the time. I was spoiled. But we find if we cheat now, we pay more than once ($) but twice (in the body) later. We are learning, if we’re going to spend money on food it at least should do the body more good than harm. We feel it right away now, and we are grateful our bodies are finally speaking up and being heard when we feed it gunk instead of nutrients.
Get connected. There are tons of online blogs, links and recipes for this stuff folks. There is far more information than I’ve shared here as well. We have no excuses in our day and age for ignorance and neglect. Do your own research and soak the brain in prayer at all times, seeking only the will of God for your life and all the aspects of it. It helps to have sources of encouragement and support for stuff like this. Find ways, and stay the course. Then share first via your example, but at every opportunity with words as God opens the doors.
This is as much information as I can muster to send as many arrows from all directions pointing to the truth about physical health related issues in our days and times. I pray they are found useful to someone. Yet know this, I do not believe that our physical well being is ever to become an obsession. By far the Word of God teaches and examples that the health of the heart mind and soul spiritually is by far the biggest priority to our heavenly Abba.
The most important food for a human being is God’s Word. Daily consumed, this food will cover all the bases to all else.
So don’t be anxious, asking, “What will we eat? What will we drink? Or How will we be clothed?” For it is the pagans who set their hearts on all these things. Your heavenly Father knows you need them all. But seek first His Kingdom and His Righteouness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
♡ Grace and Shalom in Yeshua the Messiah ♡