“My refrigerator is powerful. In fact, powerful enough to have a direct link to my overall well-being.” – Kris Carr, Crazy, Sexy, Diet
I encourage you to take advantage of the power harnessed by your refrigerator. Do this by filling your shelves with raw fruits, vegetables, and health-promoting foods. In June 2012, the Public Health Nutrition journal published a study, Frequent Consumption of Vegetables Predicts Lower Risk of Depression. Researchers found eating vegetables three or more times a week can reduce depression by more than fifty percent. Imagine the benefits from eating vegetables three or more times daily. A May 2012 study in Nutrition Journal, Restriction of Meat, Fish, and Poultry In Omnivores Improves Mood: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial, suggests, “Eating lots of fruits and vegetables may present a non-invasive, natural, and inexpensive therapeutic means to support a healthy brain.” There is concrete evidence showing the food we consume really does impact health, happiness, and intelligence.
When I mention living foods, I am referring to fresh, organic fruits, nuts, seeds, and vegetables that have not been cooked, pasteurized, or altered in any way that could damage the nutrient content. If a food requires cooking, meaning the food is not edible unless cooked, this is not ideal for eating. When you eat food, you are more inclined to be drawn to the food source. By choosing to eat fruits, vegetables, and other plant-based foods, this connects us to nature – the origin of that food. The living energy rewards us with more life. Ultimately, you change the course of your evolution.
“When you nourish your own mind and spirit, you are really feeding the soul of life. When you improve yourself, you are improving the lives of those around you. When you have the courage to advance confidently in the direction of your dreams, you begin to draw upon the power of the universe.” ― Robin Sharma, Daily Inspiration
In his book, The Secret Life of Plants, Peter Tomkins shares the fascinating story of a French scientist named Andre Bovis, who in the early 1900’s designed a tool used for measuring vitality known as the Bovis Scale. The device has since been referred to as a Biotensor. Using angstroms as the measuring unit, he was able to measure the energy wavelengths of food and humans on a level of zero (lowest possible frequency) to ten-thousand (highest possible frequency).
In the 1930’s, a man named Andre Simoneton followed up his work. Simoneton was a scientist, and expert of electromagnetism. After falling ill, he revived his vitality eating foods measured at the highest frequency on the Bovis Scale. He began to conduct studies on energetics of food, and their impact on human energy levels. Energy emitted from the human body was detected in a range from 6,200 to 7,000 angstroms. Healthy individuals maintain a frequency of 6,500 or higher. What these men discovered is those who are ill, or especially stricken with cancer and other diseases, are below this level. Some with cancer measured as low as 4,875. To raise this level, as Simoneton was able to accomplish within his own body, high vibrational foods must be eaten, and foods measuring at a low frequency need to be eliminated from the diet.
Both Bovis and Simoneton categorized foods on four levels according to their angstrom measurement. Raw fruits and vegetables ranged from 8,000 to 10,000 – being the highest. Interestingly, organic produce free of chemicals tested higher than conventional. The levels were reduced by one-third after transportation from the garden to supermarket. After cooking, levels dropped another third. Foods that measured between 3,000 and 6,500 angstroms included cooked vegetables, fish, honey, sugarcane, and wine. Cheese, coffee, cooked meats, milk chocolate, and boiled teas each scored below 3,000. At zero, bleached flour, liquor, margarine, refined sugar, and all pasteurized items contained no radiant energy whatsoever. Raw cow’s milk fresh from the udder tested at 6,500 angstroms, yet after being bottled for only twenty-four hours, the energy levels dropped by ninety percent. After pasteurization, milk consistently leveled out at zero. Fruit and vegetable juices also dropped to zero after pasteurization. Once rehydrated, energy levels of sun-dried and dehydrated fruits did not change.
From the findings of these two men, we learn there is more to food than simply eating for calories, fat, protein, and vitamins. We begin to understand the meaning of life force energy. The information presented from their studies explains why we cannot enrich or fortify truly dead foods with nutrients and expect to get much benefit from eating these products. To gain the most energy possible from food, eating raw fruits and vegetables is essential and imperative.
“We want foods with the most energy in them. Enzymes are the manifest form of energy. The cleanest source of energy is raw food.” – Dr. Brian Clement
The enzymes in live foods aid digestion. Living foods contain life within them and promote cellular longevity. A sprout is a perfect example of this type of food. All of the nutrients in sprouts are unharmed and ready to provide the body with nutrients. Other living foods are raw fruits and raw vegetables. Fresh, unpasteurized green juices and smoothies are also considered living.
We produce around two-hundred thousand new cells every second of our lives. Our bodies are made up of trillions of cells. Each one of these cells is an individual living organism. Among the cells main concerns are protecting and contributing to the health of other cells. Our cells keep us alive, and we should do our best to nourish them for the span of time they live within us. When we fail to nourish our cells, they do not provide us with optimal health. Think of owning a business. You have a group of employees working for you. In order to keep them happy, you must compensate them. Now, say you stop paying them and keep making them work. How long do you expect them to continue working? Imagine your cells as employees battling to keep your business intact and their form of payment is good, nourishing food. Be sure you pay them well.
“Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos – the trees, the clouds, everything.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
Even the cells of the healthiest people in the world die off at some point. Every minute their bodies are generating millions of new cells. These cells are constructed from the energy and substances present in their system. With eating richly nourishing food, we provide the high vibrational energy needed for cellular regeneration. When we cheat and eat poor quality foods, we are punished with mutated cells.
People who commonly eat clarified sugars, cooked oils, dairy, eggs, fast and processed foods, meat, synthetic chemicals, and other food-like substances – while also drinking soda and alcohol – tend to have bodies constructed of weak cells prone to disease. Their bones are also being depleted of nourishment, and their organ tissues are accumulating the residues of these unhealthy foods. Those following such harmful diets end up being visibly depressed and unhealthy, with complexions lacking the vibrancy they would have from fueling with truly healthy foods. To reverse sadness and stimulate happiness, we want to build cells using optimal fuel sources. These fuel sources are simply raw, organic fruits, vegetables, and plant-based foods – or living foods.
“My focus each day is to be myself, live my true passions, inspire greater health and wear my soul shamelessly, with strength and grace.” – Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram
Some of the smartest, most brilliant people I know are raw foodists. They eat food containing nutrients in their natural spectrum, without alteration. The reason why we eat food – aside from the obvious of satiating our hunger – is to nourish our cells, organs, tissues, and blood, and to fuel our brain. We gain this nourishment from the nutrients within the particular foods we eat.
Macronutrients (proteins, fats, carbohydrates), as well as micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, water, bioflavonoids, biophotons, etc), are equally important for overall bodily function. The micronutrients however, are vital in the production of enzymes and help these proteins carry out their important duties within the body.
Enzymes are said to be among the most important component of raw foods. They control every metabolic process in the body. Once food is heated over a certain temperature – which varies for each food – the enzymes are denatured and no longer utilizable, forcing the body to draw upon its enzymatic stores to break down food. By eating more raw foods, we conserve our energy consuming the life-force provided. This energy can also be measured in biophotons. Biophotons are absorbed into fruits, vegetables, and other plant-based foods from the sun. When we eat these foods in their natural state, we also absorb the energy of the sun. This is why eating raw nurtures healthy glowing skin, improves mental clarity, and helps our brains to function optimally.
“Cooking destroys life. I do not say these articles should never be cooked, but there is loss in cooking them, especially if we can eat them perfectly fresh and alive. The life and soul of fruits are lost in cooking.” – Dr. Martin Luther Holbrook
Despite the fact we lose a vast amount of nutrients during the cooking process, some nutrients actually become more bio-available when lightly steamed. While eating a diet rich in raw fruits and vegetables can easily be maintained, incorporating steamed choices can also be of benefit in order to get the best of both worlds. No matter what we eat, we can use the power of prayer and intention to bless our food and water. Blessings are a powerful remedy to transform anything we consume – especially foods of less nutritional value – into something healthier and more sustainable for our bodies. If you are in a position where you have no choice but to eat unhealthy food, such as being incarcerated or hospitalized, bless your meals with prayer and good intention.