We live in a time where most food sources are corrupt and manipulated. Some people struggle to know what is the best nourishment for their bodies and question the availability of wholesome sources of meat, vegetables, etc. Poor choices of “comfort food/junk food” are made and too large a quantity is consumed at one time. This overloads the digestive system and suppresses natural body functions.
Whether the body is blessed or cursed is consequent upon what food is chosen. Dead, “empty calories”, containing no nutrients create inflammation and disease. Live, whole foods with known and unknown “synergistic” nutrients bless the body systems and fill them with health and vitality.
Digestion is the consumption and absorption of food substances, plant and animal. Eating is considered an immunological event in some circles. 70% to 90% of the human immune system is in or around “the gut.” Food is how we are nourished and are able to function on planet earth. We literally take into our bodies, our temples, if you will, the outer world, materials that embody various earth frequencies.
Vitamins, minerals, proteins (amino acids) and fats (fatty acids) make up the primary range of nutrients that are needed to make new cells and sustain existing ones. For the most part we can live without carbohydrates (though small amounts may be helpful for some), but we cannot survive without proteins and fats along with the various vitamins, minerals, enzymes and co-enzymes they contain. Think of minerals as the bricks to build the wall of our body fabric and the vitamins as the mortar that holds the wall in place, strong and steady.
There are three types of food substances we digest. Proteins, fats and carbohydrates, which should be primarily vegetables. Grains, starches, fruit (fructose, i.e. sugar), should be consumed sparingly. In order to break down protein the body must have an adequate supply of hydrochoric acid (HCL). (Zypan*) At the age of 50 years old HCL production is half of what it was at age 25. With less HCL limiting protein consumption is the balanced approach—4 to 6 oz. per meal. Bile salts (Cholocol) are needed to break down fats. When bile salts attach to fats and oils, they trigger the enzyme lipase to be released from the pancreas and convert the fats and oils into fatty acids. An enzymatic and fermentation process should be in place in the intestine to convert carbohydrates into lactic acid which is the most abundant probiotic in the entire digestive system. (Lactic Acid Yeast*) If the indigenous bacteria in the intestinal environment is not nourished through this process, the inherent immunity of the entire body suffers. Honoring and feeding these bacterial cells that make up 90% of human cells is imperative.
Many individuals of wise council, from the Buddha to Jesus, ate wisely and conservatively. The clarity in and impact on the energy field of the spiritual body is to a great degree consequent on the “leanness and cleanness” of the physical body. Enlightenment is always available for the human body, mind and heart. A pure setting without obstacles and a clear path—that is, straight and narrow—assists the eternal Self in being present in the outer world of human endeavors. When it comes to food and nourishment, simplicity, conservatism and self-discipline are the keys. The Master Jesus said “Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?” … Matthew 6:25
The “life” mentioned here is sacred and the body a reflection of tender, loving care. Food awareness, choices and how the temple is treated are primary. It is the first place and the closest connection we have in serving humanity. Only the finest quality and treatment is acceptable. What is done in this area of healing is a reflection of how everything is done.