4 Power Keys
Extra Help for Achieving Good Health
“Who satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like an eagle’s.” Psalm 103:5
Although we can eat the same “food groups” that God originally gave for mankind to the thrive on, nutritionally, we can’t have what Adam and Eve had in Eden. Sin has had its effects, and will, on every human born and on the earth itself. Environmental pollution and toxins have changed the nutrition of the foods we have. Our food sources, water sources and land are obviously not pure like Eden. But with a foundation of foods God created to nourish our bodies, and 4 Power Keys we can work to overcome the nutritional deficiencies and environmental impurities. We know that our bodies are going to eventually wear out and die. We can not go back to the Garden physically, but we can take the mandates given there and apply them to our lives to achieve the best health we can have here on earth.
1. Juicing – will not heal us, only the body itself can heal itself; but fresh raw juice gets concentrated nutrients to the cells so they can heal themselves. Juicing allows 92% of all nutrients to reach the cells without using energy from our already worn out systems for digestion, because it’s 90% predigested. (Only 1-35% of nutrients in raw foods reach cells, less than that for all other food preparations.) Because fresh juice is raw food it provides all the nutrients including enzymes in perfect balance.
We recommend 2 glasses of fresh raw (primarily) vegetable juice per day as the best vitamin/mineral “supplement” you can take for a Rab Chai (Abundant Life) diet. Fresh juice is a meal rather than a beverage and should not be drank with meals. We recommend the Champion Juicer.
A juice diet (as opposed to a “fast”) consists of more than 1/2 gal. raw fresh juice per day. 1 month of juice only will provide the healing benefits of 6 mo. of raw food only. The body will need about 1 year of healing on Good for You-Naturally! foods for every 7 years of bad eating. See our Freedom & Simplicity™ Guide to Juicing ~ Drinking Your Vitamins for more info.
For those times when you can’t make fresh juice, we recommend and use Barley Max, young barley grass juice powder. Until we got used to it, we mixed just a little natural green leaf Stevia Powder (about 1/16th to 1/8th tsp. per glass–or Sweet Leaf brand stevia liquid drops , 1-3 drops per glass) in with it to ease the “green” taste. It’s great! Our babies grew up on fresh juices including this barley grass juice powder and all loved it “straight”. (There is a Carrot Juice Max and Beet Max also.)
Even better, for fresh, nutrient packed green juice, is Wheat Grass Juice. You can grow and juice your own, or purchase it flash frozen.
[Since this article was written, another method of consuming larger quantities of high nutrient content foods has joined the line-up. Green Smoothies are made by blending, rather than juicing, fruits, vegetables, and large amounts of greens for a very nutrient dense drink of raw fruits and veggies. Raw nuts, seeds, and other super foods can be added too.]
2. Sprouts – are the purest organic food, with concentrated nutrients at the peak of enzyme activity. They’re easy to digest, packed with living nutrients and enzymes, cheap and easy to grow all year long. See our booklet on Gardening for Wimps to see just how easy it is to grow fresh daily, organic baby vegetables. We recommend the Sprout Master and the Sprout Bag. See our Modern Maidservants article on Sprouters for more info on others.
3. Cruciferous Vegetables – such as broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrobi, kale, turnip, radish, cabbage, brussels sprouts, rutabage, watercress, and mustard greens, contain anti-carcinogenic phyto-nutrients that are destroyed by cooking. Eat 1-3 cups a day.
4. Food Combining – is eating foods only with other foods that properly digest together, because our digestive systems are stressed and wornout, and our cells acidic from our improper eating habits. See our simple overview on Food Combining.