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Matt Monarch is a leading expert and voice in the raw food world. He said, “What you do not eat is more important than what you eat.” He gave a few good examples of this where people on both raw and cooked food diets reduced greatly their intake of food and the variety they were eating and discovered that they got younger, healed and got better permanently. This is especially important to cancer patients as cancer cells starve a good deal easier than healthy cells.

Earthworms and rats lived up to twice as long when rations were decreased and they were forced to fast a certain number of days each week. This tells us that many people are eating their way into an early grave.

David Wolfe said, “Health, wealth, success and all of that ain’t about what you get, it is about what you let go of.”

We are all familiar with the adage, “Less is more.” This can have many meanings and one meaning is that anything we have to grope for makes that part of our life unfulfilling. Enjoyment of the simple leads to happiness and stays with us a lot longer.

This can be applied to all areas of life and enjoyment of less in dietary indulgence truly is a richer life. By and large, those who have succeeded in healing themselves from cancer and other major diseases have succeeded by removing poisons from their systems, improving body chemistry and improving spiritual and emotional health.

It is the things you eliminate that allows your body to rest and tips the balance in your favor. There are supplements that help with cancer and when combined with a whole lifestyle change that is inconsistent with cancer, that is when people see the real results.

Any discussion of any healing system would be very deficient without a discussion of diet as it relates to the prevention of disease and future maintenance of the body. I will give the most fundamental dietary program I can:

  1. If you cannot recognize it, do not eat it. If you cannot pronounce it, do not eat it. If you do not know what the word in the ingredient list is – I mean really know, do not eat it.
  2. Avoid all dairy and wheat products unless sprouted. This includes white and wheat flour, pastas, breads, rolls, wraps, etc.
  3. Eat lots of raw vegetables. If you are not used to it or if you lack teeth, learn to make green smoothies or juice your vegetables. It is best to have fresh vegetable juice for your evening meal. This will totally change your world. Go as far toward totally raw as you possibly can. Traci’s books ( will give you healthy recipes and really help with your transition to a healthier lifestyle if you need help. With this information you can develop an informed decision about what is the best for you right now and you will have the recipes to make it taste great.
  4. Reduce the intake of animal products. More than one serving of meat per week will certainly cause liver congestion/stone build up in most people.
  5. Avoid refined sugars and starches.
  6. Eat way less than you think you need. No one in our culture has any idea of what they really need. Eating less always leads to better health if the food that is consumed is high quality and consumed with gratitude. Find an improved dietary standard you can follow consistently and stick to it.
  7. Eat lots of fresh, organic, ripe, raw fruit. Have plenty of it. The only thing about fruit is, you have to eat it alone on an empty stomach or in totally green salads or it will backfire, ferment, create disease and cause weakness. It will certainly make your liver worse if you abuse it. Eat plenty of it, but eat it according to the rules.
  8. Go to bed on an empty stomach, or very near empty. Never sedate yourself to sleep with food or drink of any kind.

When you consume mostly raw foods and fresh squeezed juices along with body cleansing, the body has its best chance to heal and renew itself.

When cooking a certain recipe or mixing strong cement, you need precise ingredients in reasonably exact amounts. Building healthy cells is no different and when lacking necessary minerals or adding junk foods and chemicals, you end up with disease.

Therefore, we need to avoid all processed foods, especially starches and sugars, and we need to increase organic potassium intake and reduce protein intake to a minimum. We need to consume comfrey green smoothies and potassium broth and do Liver Cleanses. We need to do Breathing Exercises, drink pure water, Love More and Forgive Everyone and Everything. We need to get rid of clutter that represents stagnation, toxicity; loss or pain and we need to stimulate the Immune System.

We take this as a given that it must be done to thrive and survive. We are not looking for a miracle cure, we are looking for where the work must be done and we get going and do that work, however hard it may appear at first.

Supplementation is more important today than ever before. With the advent of Genetically Modified foods that have a fraction of the minerals of non-GMO foods and which are toxic to the human system, and commercial farming practices that kill the soils, herbicides and pesticides that are carried up into the roots of the plants and become a part of the foods we consume; care must be given to take supplements that not only supply the building blocks of health, but which also help to detoxify the cells of all the toxic chemicals we are being bombarded with.

The following excerpts concerning Senate Document 264 of the 74th Congress, 2nd Session 1936, were found in the March 1936 issue of Cosmopolitan:

“99 percent of the American people are deficient in  minerals, and  a marked deficiency in any one of the more important minerals actually results in disease.”

“Do you know that most of us today (1936) are suffering from certain dangerous diet deficiencies which cannot be remedied until the depleted soils from which our foods come are brought into proper mineral balance? The alarming fact is that foods, fruits and vegetables and grains, now being raised on millions of acres of land that no longer contains enough of certain needed minerals, are starving us, no matter how much of them we eat!”

“We know that vitamins are complex chemical substances which are indispensable to nutrition, and that each of them is important for the normal function of some special structure of the body. Disorder and disease result from any vitamin deficiency. It is not commonly realized, however, that vitamins control the body’s appropriation of minerals, and that in the absence of minerals they have no function to perform. Lacking vitamins, the system can make some use of minerals, but lacking minerals, vitamins are useless.”

“Laboratory tests prove that the fruits, vegetables, grains, eggs and even the milk and meats of today are not what they were a few generations ago. No man of today can eat enough fruits and vegetables to supply his system with the mineral salts he requires for perfect health.”

“It is bad news to learn from our leading authorities that 99 percent of the American people are deficient in these minerals, and that a marked deficiency in any one of the more important minerals actually results in disease. Any upset of the balance, any considerable lack of one or another element, however microscopic the body requirement may be, and we sicken, suffer, shorten our lives.”

Folks, that was written in 1936. Just think about the farming practices we employ today. Now we use herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, insecticides, and any other cides we can think of. Cide means “being killed” by the way, other examples include genocide, fratricide, homicide; you get the point.

So where does that leave us? If even living foods like raw carrots or cabbages can no longer fully supply us with the nutrients we need, where can we turn?

Today, we are faced with even a bigger concern than lack of nutrition in the foods we eat. Genetically modified crops are, without a doubt, the biggest threat to mankind’s survival, which has ever existed. This is not the place to go into great detail. Suffice it to say, there is no evidence to support the claim that GM foods are safe for human consumption and there is a great deal of evidence that they are not. Many have already died and cattle will rather go hungry than eat GM maize!

The claims of greater yields are also fictitious; to the contrary, the soil will often become completely infertile within 7 years.

Furthermore, the human digestive and metabolic systems were designed to process specific proteins, carbohydrates etc. having very specific genetic structures and the digestive enzymes do not break down the genes in GM foods!

When the genes of maize are changed for example, the result looks like maize, but genetically it is not maize, which leads inevitably to foods which cannot be digested. This has already happened and the evidence that GM “foods” are poisonous to humans and animals mounts daily.

In addition to all genetically modified fruits, grains and vegetables, there are many other poisons in the guise of food, which can have similar effects. These include vegetables that are not organically grown, any processed foods, microwaved foods and flesh cut from the carcasses of other mammals.

Foodstuffs such as a double cheeseburger with MSG and who knows what else and similar junk foods not only glue up your body, but also your feelings and make it difficult to achieve any quality of focus. Additionally, the dying feelings of animals are stored in the tissues and will be taken up by your body, vibrating as fear and death without you even noticing it.

If you eat free-range chicken once per week, the disturbance is going to be minimal. However, if you eat factory farm produced beef every day, the effect is going to be huge. Incidentally, this can also make you impotent!

Aspartame is a chemical that was created to kill ants. It turned out being sweeter than sugar and a lot cheaper, so in spite of the fact that it causes upwards of 99 diseases (including most of the real bad ones) food manufacturers add it to their foods and beverages as a way to cut costs and increase profits. All artificial sweeteners and of course, our good friend refined cane and beet sugar provide the perfect medium for the growth of fungus.

Fungus and mold grow in warm, moist, and sugared areas such as the intestines or vagina. Taking sugar out of your diet and using silver both topically and internally can take care of the fungus problem. Take 2-3 droppers of Pure Silver Concentrate 3x daily and apply it topically 1-4 times daily, if needed. This dosage should be continued for at least two weeks after the symptoms are no longer present.

Other things that all people are allergic to (some more than others) are grains and flour products made from grains of almost all types. (Grains that are sprouted however are full of enzymes and other life-giving nutrients.) Dairy products should be avoided and all hydrogenated fats and oils. The healthiest oils are coconut and extra virgin olive oil.

Eggs are filled with nutrition and organic eggs from free-range chickens are by far superior to eggs from chickens that are cooped up and eat processed foods. Don’t worry about cholesterol if you are using nothing but coconut or olive oil.

Generally, fruits and vegetables that are vine ripened in the season where you live are good to eat. Never cook fruit and never eat fruit with any cooked food. Eat fruit on an empty stomach at least half hour before eating any other food.

Fruit was designed to leave the stomach in 30 minutes and if it doesn’t it putrefies and turns to acid-forming gas. Mixing it with any cooked food will keep it in the stomach for many hours.

You will get plenty of Calcium and protein from deep green vegetables, but only if you eat them. Look at the big bones and muscle structures of animals that only eat grass and herbs.

Raw nuts generally are very nutritious, but avoid peanuts, as they are high in mold content. Try to find organic nuts that have not been irradiated, because they will be sterile and will not have any enzymes. Almonds are the most alkaline of the nut family and soaking raw almonds for 12 hours before eating increases the enzymes and nutrition many times over.

Clean, high quality food as you see, is essential to your physical health, and if absent will deny you the ability to create your life the way that you want it.

A new study found that low-salt diets increase the risk of death from heart attacks and strokes and do not prevent high blood pressure.

The investigators found that the less salt people ate, the more likely they were to die of heart disease – 50 people in the lowest third of salt consumption (2.5 grams of sodium per day) died during the study as compared with 24 in the medium group (3.9 grams of sodium per day) and 10 in the highest salt consumption group (6.0 grams of sodium per day). And while those eating the most salt, had on average a slight increase in systolic blood pressure – a 1.71-millimeter increase in pressure for each 2.5-gram increase in sodium per day – they were no more likely to develop hypertension.

To survive and thrive, the body needs salt. That’s a medical fact. Consider that persons in critical condition are often given intravenous injections (IV). IV’s are nothing more than purified water and salt. It has been said, “IV is the only cure that doctors have in his or her bag of tricks.”

I recommend at least ½ tsp. of salt daily, but it should be from a good source like Redmond Salt or Himalayan Salt is available at most health food stores or can be purchased at Typical table salt is highly processed and has Aluminum added to prevent clumping. (See Salt)

Eating most of your food raw is ideal, but most people are not going to be able to accomplish a completely raw diet, and will end up cooking some percentage of their food. When you do cook however, avoid food cooked in a microwave. (See Microwaves)

Proper diet and nutritional support can help most people heal naturally and stop their medications. However, when reducing medications (especially those for blood pressure) consult with your physician.

Over the past century, the quality of fresh food has declined due to soil depletion, unsustainable farming practices, overproduction of crops, and the use of pesticides and herbicides. You can no longer assume you’re getting all of the vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and phytonutrients you need by eating a multiplicity of fresh produce, unless you are eating food grown with ShopFreeMart Precious Minerals.

Following a healthy lifestyle is one of the best ways to promote and maintain circulatory health. Eating a high fiber and low fat diet will help keep blood flowing. Getting regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, and quitting smoking will also be helpful.

People who sleep fewer hours also seem to prefer eating foods that are higher in calories and carbohydrates, which can lead to overeating, weight gain, and obesity over time. Hormones that are released during sleep control appetite and the body’s use of energy. For example, insulin controls the rise and fall of blood sugar levels during sleep. People who don’t get enough sleep have insulin and blood sugar levels that are similar to those in people who are likely to have diabetes.

It is virtually impossible today to get all of the nutrition you need unless perhaps you have an organic garden. Supplementation then is critical to good health and longevity and ShopFreeMart has the best supplements at the most reasonable prices. Providing missing nutrients that your body is craving may stop some of your food cravings; you might end up eating less, lose weight (if you need to) and even save money in the process.

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