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Friday, December 17, 2010

The Power of a Sunflower Seed


Recently, Naoko asked me about sunflowers seeds since she was unfamiliar with them. I said I like eating sunflower seeds because they capture the sun’s energy and one can see the living energy they encompass in their beautiful yellow flowers. I continued by saying a sunflower seed is a living organism that has captured or stored energy from the air, soil, and sun. It is alive since all of its cells are alive and functioning. So you see, there is much power and energy in one sunflower seed! I went on to say that that is why I choose to eat an organic, raw, vegan diet of fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, sea vegetables, sprouts, herbs, and wild foods, because the foods are alive, thus giving my body all of the living nutrients found in that food. In contrast, cooked food has lost many of its nutrients. All enzymes and vitamins are killed during the cooking process. Enzymes are needed by our bodies for proper digestion. We certainly need all the vitamins we can get. Most people are severely malnourished from years of eating low nutrition, toxic foods. They simply don’t know it because nobody tells them this because most people don’t know the truth, not even medical professionals. That is why the typical American diet is called the Standard American Diet or SAD.

That meat of all kinds, whether it has been cooked or not, is dead, rotting flesh. As soon as the animal is killed its body starts decomposing. Decomposing flesh is not something I want to put into my body.

As the old adage says, “You are what you eat!” I have found this to be true. I can often tell what people like to eat just by looking at them. If one likes to eat meat, one typically gets big, especially in the head. If someone eats a lot of processed foods they tend to get overweight. If one eats much dairy and white flour, one gets white skin and overweight. If one eats fresh, organic, raw, vegan foods, one looks vibrantly healthy with a healthy glow and natural weight. Do you see the connections?

I like to feed my body with the utmost nutrition and health giving foods available. Nothing less is adequate. If you really think about it, why would anyone want to feed their body inferior, low nutrition, rancid, rotten, toxic, chemical laden, synthetic, petroleum sourced, genetically modified, overly processed junk foods that will only drag the body down into poor health and eventually death? Unfortunately, that is the basis of the American food supply today. Over 90% of what one sees in a typical supermarket is overly processed junk food. The only real, living foods at a typical supermarket are found in the organic produce section.
So, the next time and every time you are about to put something into your mouth, I ask you to think about what exactly that substance is. Is it life giving or a life depleting substance? Is it made of living foods or dead foods? And, do you want to build up your body or tear it down? Every single day we are making that choice and we have the power to change our eating habits if we choose. In fact, changing one’s diet is one of the easiest lifestyle choices we can make.


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