Would you knowingly eat rat poison or drink gasoline? Obviously not, because those things will harm and perhaps even kill you. Yet many people today are consuming the poisonous foods I list in this article without giving it a second thought. They are doing this because they've been successfully deceived by the media, the culture or family traditions into thinking that these ingredients don't require a second look.
Regardless of the reason, the "garbage in garbage out" principle is still true. The illnesses that people you know and love suffer from are just the result of their body being fed this garbage. Prevention is still the best medicine. Therefore, the way we achieve the health and healing that the body was designed for is to prevent this junk food garbage from going in our body in the first place; then we won't have to deal with the garbage coming out (in the form of disease, etc).
All food is NOT created equal
One of the popular yet toxic foods is caffeine. Coffee is fine, but the caffeine is the problem. Why is caffeine so toxic? Research shows that caffeine is one of the toxic chemicals produced by some plants as a defense mechanism against being eaten or disturbed. In fact, these chemicals (of which, caffeine is one) work to produce neurological damage in plant-eating animals. Yet, companies harvest and package this addictive chemical as an ingredient in various foods and sell it to the public. But if it can promote neurological damage in animals, just imagine what it's doing to humans over the long term. Herbal coffee (i.e. real coffee) like Ayurvedic Roast and herbal tea are healthier alternatives.
White table salt and white sugar are some more toxic ingredients. Consuming these can weaken the immune system's defense against a cold or flu as well as lead to type 2 diabetes, arthritis, obesity, emotional problems, tooth decay, dehydration, kidney failure, hypertension, heart disease, cancer, etc. If the ingredients label just says "salt," "sugar" or "evaporated cane juice," it's safe to assume that it's the processed kind. Now the body does need salt, but it needs the natural, unprocessed salt (still containing its trace minerals) which is pink in color. A source of healthy natural sugar (which the body also needs) comes from fruit and vegetables (preferably organic). Stevia, xylitol, raw coconut sugar or raw coconut nectar are healthier sugar substitutes as well.
Consuming processed grains such as white flour, white rice and packaged cereals can contribute to heart disease, abdominal fat, constipation and more. Look for sprouted and whole grains (quinoa, brown rice, etc). In addition, numerous studies like the China Study show that consumption of dairy and excessive animal products has contributed to physical problems like cancer, osteoporosis, heart disease, obesity and more.
Due to space constraints for this article, I can only mention one more category of poison foods: genetically modified (GM) foods. This is a broad topic, but suffice it to say that studies show a strong link associating the consumption of GM crops (e.g. corn, soy, alfalfa) and the animals that eat these crops with the rise of allergies, pregnancy complications, reduced fertility in humans and more. In addition, evidence shows that some GMOs produce their own built-in pesticides which have caused health problems in laboratory animals. Unless the food/ingredient is non-GMO-verified or organic, it may be a GM food.
Though they should, ultimately it's not the job of the food industry to warn consumers of the dangers of toxic food/ingredients; it's your responsibility. Read the ingredients labels, and get informed so you can avoid the toxins that will put you on a path away from optimal health.
PERSONAL TESTIMONIES OF HEALING
As you read in the above article, there's a strong link between the onset of various allergies and the consumption of a bad diet consisting of poisonous "food" ingredients and GMOs. But here's a testimony from a woman who seen her allergies go away for good and you can to!
"I had all kinds of allergies that brought discomforts such as watery, puffy, and itchy eyes, drippy/runny nose, frequent sneezing and a stuffy head. For at least 30 years prior to adopting The Hallelujah Diet I had to take allergy shots weekly plus at least 2-3 antihistamine capsules daily. In addition, I frequently had pain in my neck/shoulder areas, lower back, knees and ankles. As a result of adopting The Hallelujah Diet nine years ago I no longer suffer from any allergies or respiratory related problems!" - Kim L
♦♦♦ If you're interested in seeing what the Hallelujah Diet CAN DO FOR YOU, drop me a note, I'm here to help!
Divinely Wholesome Creations
Little Vegan Pizzas
Submitted by Jay, MA
1. For this recipe I used sprouted buns (Ezekiel 4:9 brand) but you can also use their sprouted English muffins also.
2. I topped the buns with these organic ingredients: plain tomato sauce, shredded broccoli, shredded carrots, leafy greens, peppers (diced),onions (diced), mushrooms. I used "non GMO project verified" vegan mozzarella cheese. You may use Dr. Cow's Tree Nut Cheese or you may make your own if you find a suitable recipe. I would avoid any vegan cheese that is not labeled "non GMO project verified", organic and I would avoid any cheese that contains titanium dioxide.
Note: The cheese I used for this recipe contained non gmo soy and some soy is OK to consume but I would avoid eating too much soy-based cheese. Here is a good video about how much soy would be too much:
3. I placed the vegan pizzas in my toaster oven (you may use a regular oven if you don't have a toaster oven) and toasted them at about 480º for 10 mins.
4. Allow to cool for about 3-5 minutes then eat.
***FOR SPIRITUAL HEALTH***
"Man shall not live by bread alone...."
Feel free to listen to my sermon below and may it help you become or stay spiritually healthy:https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7NL8trUf6_JOVI5R1ZYRFMxWW8/view?usp=sharing
(sermon title: The Kind of Heart God Hears)