I rode my bike on the beach with my good friend, John, to the Ponce Inlet jetty, which is 46 miles round-trip, start to finish, and it was a hot one, at that. But we had some time to go over some questions about the Hepatitis “C” he has.
His main concern was, would nutrition heal this problem? Since he’s doing the chemotherapy route, (much to my discouragement) he has been going through some real changes, and they have affected him greatly. But with his schooling in the “treat disease” mentality, it was too much to try to get him to do it up better.
I think this would be good for us to consider. There are more roads to Daytona from Tampa than just I-4, and some of them are so scenic. There are more avenues of pursuit to overcome an illness than the traditional route of chemotherapy and radiation, etc., in John’s case. Sure, a grenade will kill the mice in your garage, but you also won’t have a garage anymore.
All nutrition is, is a series of four processes that the body employs to make food materials available for the body to use. (Thanks to Dr. Alec Burton in Australia for making that clear many years ago!) So there is nothing magical about nutrition. It doesn’t heal or cure a doggone thing. It’s just a method for getting the food value to the body. The body, when it has the elements of health in place, will do some miraculous things. And with the thousands of testimonials we’ve received over the past 25-plus years I’ve been teaching nutrition, it’s really opened my eyes. In short, food doesn’t act, it’s acted upon — by the body. There’s no pill, herbal remedy, drug, supplement, or food for that matter that will ever heal … cut and dry; it’s that simple.
But poor nutrition can cause problems, and I really like what former Surgeon General of the United States had to say about it back when he held that office:
15 out of 21 deaths in this country are caused by POOR NUTRITION!”
Now that is a pretty strong statement when you count all the accidents, murders, etc., that 15 out of 21 deaths in this country are a result of poor nutrition.
It’s through nutrition that we came into existence; through nutrition that we have whatever vigor we possess. And our health corresponds precisely to the quality of our nutrition. This is true with all plant and animal life. Living organisms, wherever found, with all their wonderful capacities and enjoyments, are merely the results of nutrition and drainage!
Notice how your plants thrive when they get good nutrition and have good drainage, but will soon die in their own sewage from lack of proper drainage and starve from lack of good nutrition.
The basic four food groups that hang on the school-house walls are nothing more than advertisements from those industries. The consequences of believing in the four food groups are many. Just to name a few:
- 1 out of 2 of our people die of heart attacks
- 1 in 10 women have breast cancer
- Obesity is epidemic in this country
- The only way you won’t die of cancer is that you’ll die of a heart attack first
The list goes on and on. If you have diabetes, you’ll have to look forward to losing your hands, feet, legs, sight, etc. Not a pretty picture; so what can you do? If all these things are related to diet, then let’s clean it up and get on with keeping the fun in living!
Dr. Charles Mayo said, “let me repeat one solemn truth, which should be repeated over and over again each day until everybody comprehends its meaning and acts upon it: normal resistance to disease is directly dependent upon adequate food.” (By the way, the Mango Man’s philosophy is, “if you want to be tough, you’ve got to eat good stuff.”)
Now, if you want some good fresh oats, you’ll have to pay a fair price for them; however, if you can be satisfied with oats that already have been through the horse, well, those come a little cheaper. The price of quality food is insignificant when it comes to the enormous benefits of what we have discovered over these last 25-plus years with the best food. Check some of them out:
- Less body fat
- More energy
- Skin problems disappear
- Constipation becomes a thing of the past
- The stomach products that fizz-fizz relief, “faze” out
- Medical bills are drastically reduced
- Grocery bills are much less
- Your clothes fit better
- Sweeter smelling breath
- Your attitude sharpens
- Your circulation improves
- Your muscle tone increases
- You sleep more soundly (sleep apnea and snoring disappear)
- Less nervous tension