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How Temperature Affects Our Bodies… and the Foods We Eat!


On day three of creation, God said:

“Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb (vegetable) yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. . . and God saw that it was good.”
~ Genesis 1:11-12

But without a source of light and heat, neither plant life nor human life could be sustained.  And so, on day four of creation:

“God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day (the sun), and the lesser light to rule the night (the moon): he made the stars also. And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth.”
~ Genesis 1:16-17

Have you ever thought about this? If the earth were in an orbit that was only slightly closer to the sun, or if the earth’s circumference was only slightly greater, the earth would not be able to sustain life!   Why?  Because the sun’s heat would destroy all life…plant, animal, and human.

Conversely, if the earth were in an orbit only slightly further from the sun, or if its circumference was only slightly less, the earth would not be able to sustain life either! Why? Because everything would freeze to death!

My friend, God hung the earth in just the exact place in the universe so that the earth could support life!  No other planet or star has this precise placement!  What an awesome testament to the wisdom of our God who created it all!

And consider this:

“Nevertheless He left not himself without witness, in that He did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.”
~ Acts 14:17

“. . . All things were created by Him, and for Him: and He is before all things, and by Him all things consist.”
~ Colossians 1:16-17

To think that all of this precision just happened by chance is beyond my comprehension.

With these verses as an introduction, let’s look at the effect that temperature has upon life… and death

How Temperature Affects the Human Physical Body

Have you ever thought about the effect temperature has on the physical body? For instance, if a person has a fever of 104 degrees Fahrenheit, do we get concerned? Of course we do!

How about if the temperature rises to 106 degrees?

At the temperature of 106 degrees we become extremely concerned! Why? Because when the internal temperature of the physical body reaches 107, brain cells start to scramble and die, and by the time the internal temperature of the body reaches 108, that person is usually dead!

Several years ago, I was in the Detroit area one hot summer day, driving to a seminar location, where I was to deliver my “God’s Way to Ultimate Health” message. As I was driving, I was listening to the local news. What I heard on the newscast that day is something I have never forgotten, because it revealed to me just how greatly the sun’s heat can affect life.

On the news that day, they were telling of a mother who had hastened home with her three children from a shopping trip because she did not want to miss the beginning of her soap opera. As she pulled into their driveway, it was just about time for her program to begin. Not wanting to miss a minute of the story, the woman jumped out of the car and ran into the house, leaving her three children behind in the car, on a very hot July day.

It wasn’t until 90 minutes later that she remembered the children. When she went out to the car, she found that the two older children, who could walk, had gotten out of the car, but had closed the car door behind them.  The youngest child, still in the car seat, had been left trapped in that very hot automobile.

The mother found the child still alive and still breathing. She rushed to the hospital where doctors found the child’s internal temperature to be 107 degrees. The child lived, but suffered permanent and severe brain damage, and they were talking about bringing criminal charges against the mother for neglect.

About a month later, on a very hot August day, as I was driving to a seminar near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, listening to the local news, I heard an almost identical scenario to the Detroit incident of the effect heat could have upon the human physical body.

Only this time, when the mother went out to the car, she found her child unconscious, yet still breathing. She rushed the child to the hospital. The internal temperature was 108, and the child died.

How tragic, and yet we hear almost every summer of similarly sad incidents.

How Heat Affects the Foods We Eat

In addition to understanding what happens to the human physical body when it is exposed to high temperatures, there is something else of utmost importance that we need to understand, too:  the effect temperature has on the life in the foods we eat!

For instance, at approximately 107 degrees Fahrenheit, the enzymes — the life force found in raw fruits and vegetables, seeds and nuts — start to break down. And by approximately 122 degrees, all enzymatic activity (life force) has ceased, destroyed by heat, and that food is now dead.

At approximately 150 degrees Fahrenheit, the protein molecules within food start to break down, and by approximately 160 degrees, the molecular structure of the protein has been totally deranged. This is demonstrated vividly when a raw egg white (which is comprised of almost 100% protein) hits a hot frying pan. Before our very eyes the clear, liquid jelly-like substance surrounding the yolk becomes firm and white.

Sadly, before most of the food we eat today is consumed, it is placed in or on a heat source. We boil many of our vegetables in water at 212 degrees Fahrenheit, or steam our vegetables at a temperature of 212 degrees.

Many of our foods are baked in ovens at even higher temperatures. A slow oven starts at about 250 degrees, while other foods are baked in ovens at over 400 degrees. Or we cook our food in a microwave.

Do not all of these heat sources produce temperatures that destroy the life within the food? Of course they do!

The Zookeeper’s Dilemma

Back in the 1920s, zookeepers thought they could economize by buying up and feeding the carnivorous animals the leftover cooked meats from the restaurants. But this practice was soon abandoned because the zoo animals being fed with this cooked flesh were getting sick and dying.

That’s the reason that when you go to a zoo today, you will find the carnivorous zoo animals are always fed their flesh food in its uncooked, raw form. All carnivorous animals in the wild, also and always, eat the flesh in its raw, uncooked form!

Do This 4-Step Experiment to Prove Cooked Foods Are Dead Foods

It is easy to prove that cooked foods are dead foods!

  1. Go to the store and buy 5 raw carrots.
  2. Bring them home, cut ½ inch off of the stem end of the first carrot, and place it in a shallow container of water and monitor its growth.  You should start to see tiny roots emerge in a matter of days.
  3. Take the other 4 carrots and place each of them in a different heat source – boil one, steam one, bake one, and microwave one.
  4. Next, take each of the cooked carrots out of their heat sources, cut ½ inch off of each of their stem ends and place them in a shallow basin of water and monitor their growth.  No matter how long you wait, nothing will happen.

Why do the boiled, baked, and microwaved carrots fail to grow and thrive?  The answer is simple:  the carrots are dead; the life force has been cooked right out of them!

No matter how long you wait, the cooked carrots simply do not grow.

Raw vs. Cooked: Francis Pottenger’s Research

One of the best-known studies of raw versus cooked foods involves a 10-year research project conducted by Dr. Francis M. Pottenger, using hundreds of cats. His study was published in 1945 in the “American Journal of Orthodontics and Oral Surgery.”

Dr. Pottenger fed all the cats the same food, with the only difference being that one group received their food raw, while the other group received the same food cooked. The results dramatically revealed the advantages of raw (living) foods over a cooked diet. Cats that were fed raw, living food produced healthy kittens year after year with no ill health or premature death.

But cats fed the same food, only cooked, developed heart disease, cancer, kidney and thyroid disease, pneumonia, paralysis, loss of teeth, arthritis, birthing difficulties, diminished sexual interest, diarrhea, irritability, liver problems, osteoporosis, and more (the same diseases common in our human cooked-food culture).

The first generations of kittens, from cats fed cooked food, were sick and abnormal, the second generation was often born diseased or dead, and by the third generation, the mothers were sterile.

Human “Cats”

Sadly, many of the results Dr. Pottenger obtained in his cat experiments can be observed in our human population today. 

As child growing up in the 1930s, the only people I remember having arthritis were the elderly who often needed a cane to assist them in walking. Today, arthritis is not just an affliction of the elderly, but there is an ever-increasing number of our youth being diagnosed with juvenile arthritis.

Diabetes used to be a disease of the elderly, too! But today, diabetes is afflicting more and more of our young people with what they call juvenile diabetes. Cancer used to be something experienced primarily by the elderly. But today, after accidents, cancer is the number one cause of death among our youth.

What is going on? Why are our young people experiencing serious degenerative diseases at an ever-earlier age? And why are an ever-increasing number of young adults becoming unable to reproduce?

I heard a figure a year or so ago that greatly alarmed me: 42% of the young adults in our country are unable to conceive.  Twenty years ago that figure was just 30%. Do you think that the almost 100% cooked food diet being consumed today might have a part in the decrease in the number of young adults able to produce a baby today?

A Deadly Diet of Dead Foods

Could the almost exclusively cooked Standard American Diet (SAD) being fed to our young people today have something to do with the ever-earlier development of these physical problems as the cat experiment revealed?  The answer is yes.

I contend that the physical breakdowns in our human, physical bodies today have the same causes as the physical breakdowns the cats experienced in Dr. Pottenger’s experiment.

The Standard American Diet is predominantly a cooked (dead) food diet, lacking the necessary life force, and raw building materials, required to maintain a healthy physical body.

We are consuming a diet loaded with all kinds of chemical additives that fail to provide our  living cells with the building materials they need to sustain a vibrantly alive and healthy physical body. At the same time, our diets are full of poisons, chemical additives, artificial flavors, artificial colors, preservatives, and more

The Hallelujah Diet Is Alive

Here at Hallelujah Acres, we have helped thousands of people change from the dead, devitalized cooked foods of this world and switch to the predominantly living foods of The Hallelujah Diet, God’s original diet for man as revealed in Genesis.  As they reject the foods of this world and embrace the foods God designed our physical body to be nourished with, physical health and a vibrantly alive body are almost always result!

If you will go to our website and read the testimonies available there, you will find that The Hallelujah Diet, a basically living foods diet, has been instrumental in restoring health to thousands, who were suffering from a multitude of different physical problems before they made the diet change, but now are rejoicing in their new found health. We also have had a number of young couples who were unable to conceive before adopting the LIVING foods Hallelujah Diet who are now able to conceive.

My Hallelujah Health Tip for You

I invite you to go to the grocery store and look for signs of life in the fruit and vegetable aisles. Wherever you turn, you’ll see indications that the life force is strong within raw fruits and vegetables. You’ll see bright red tomatoes, still growing on the vine.  There are sweet strawberries and blueberries with their leaves still green and vital.

Now walk over to the processed food area.  What do you see?  Boxes.  Bags.  Cans.  And what are on those boxes, bags, and cans?  Lists of unhealthy, dead, toxic, and life-destroying ingredients that God never intended us to eat.

Think about what you see and then choose what you want to use to nourish your body.  And if you are not already on The Hallelujah Diet, may I encourage you to give it a try! Hallelujah Acres is a Christian, mission-based organization that teaches health from a Biblical perspective! Hallelujah Acres is trying to help the Christian community (as well as anyone else who will listen) realize that God’s ORIGINAL diet, as given by God in the Bible (Genesis 1:29), is God’s perfect plan for the proper nourishment of His human creation.

Multitudes have made this diet change that we teach here at Hallelujah Acres, and experienced normalization of weight, as well as the elimination of almost all their physical and psychological problems. For more information, visit our website here!

Next week, the good Lord willing and if the creeks don’t rise too high, we will return with another exciting issue of the Hallelujah Acres Health Tip. Trust you will join us and that you will share these Health Tips with friends and loved ones.

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