In this Health Tip we are going to zero in on what I consider to be the most dangerous and destructive of all foods – animal sourced foods. Animal sourced foods, both flesh and dairy, are the cause or contributing cause of the majority of physical problems.
The Most Dangerous Diet of All
The diet that does the most damage to the human body is one that contains foods coming from an animal. It doesn’t matter what animal that food is coming from, whether it is the flesh or the milk of that animal, or even if it is organic.
All animal sourced foods are dangerous; as nourishment they have the potential of doing great harm to the body.
If it is true that animal-sourced foods are detrimental to health — and it has been scientifically proven that this is true — then we must conclude that any diet that promotes animal sourced foods is a dangerous diet.
And the greater the percentage of animal sourced foods contained in the diet, the more dangerous the diet becomes.
9 Popular Diets That Are Making People Sick
Do you realize just how many popular diets contain animal sourced foods? Any listing of dangerous diets would include not only the Standard American Diet (SAD), the diet most people in America consume, but also
- The Atkins Diet
- The Maker’s Diet
- The South Beach Diet
- The Blood Type Diet
- The Jenny Craig Diet
- The Zone Diet
- The Weight Watchers Diet
- The Nutri-Systems Diet
- The Mediterranean Diet,
The list goes on and on.
Vegetarian diets contain no meat (beef, pork, lamb, poultry, or fish), but do allow some dairy and eggs. A vegetarian diet is superior to those diets that contain flesh foods for a number of reasons, including:
- They are naturally lower in saturated fat
- They are higher in fiber
- They are rich in vitamins and minerals
- They nourish the body with immune-system-supporting and cancer-fighting compounds.
But there is a diet that is infinitely superior to even a vegetarian diet.
It is called a vegan diet.
The Best Diet for Your Health
A vegan diet contains no meat (beef, pork, lamb, poultry, or fish). It differs from a vegetarian diet in that it excludes all animal-sourced food products (such as eggs, cheese, milk and other dairy products.
Scientific research reveals that health benefits increase as the amount of food from animal sources in the diet decrease, making vegan diets the healthiest diets available to mankind today.
As revealed in the Bible, God’s original diet for his human creation was a 100%, pure vegan diet
The Genesis 1:29 Diet
To determine what diets are the best diets, containing the best fuels with which to nourish the human physical body, we need a standard to weigh all diets against! There is only one place we can go to find that standard, and that place is the Bible, The Word of God!
In the book of Genesis, we learn that God created Adam, the first human to walk the face of this earth, along with the building materials God used to create him:
“And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”
~ Genesis 2:7
Next we learn that God planted a Garden
“And the Lord God planted a garden eastward of Eden. . .
~ Genesis 2:8
And what did God do next?
“And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the Garden of Eden, to dress it, and to keep it.”
~ Genesis 2:15
And finally we learn what God told Adam he should eat in order to properly nourish his God created physical body:
“AND GOD SAID, Behold, I have given you every herb (VEGETABLE) bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the FRUIT of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat (FUEL).”
~ Genesis 1:29
The Hallelujah Diet is a diet patterned after God’s Original Genesis 1:29 Diet. It is a diet comprised of 100% plant sourced foods., and because it contains nothing of animal origin, it is in the same vegan diet category as God’s original Genesis 1:29 diet.
4 Reasons Animal Sourced Foods Are So Dangerous
As we begin this exposure of animal products, the first thing I would like to bring to our attention is that the human body was not designed by God to efficiently handle flesh foods.
Man does not possess the kind of teeth necessary to rip flesh from the bones of an animal, effectively chew flesh foods, nor does man possess the highly acidic stomach acids necessary to digest flesh. Now for some other problems with animal sourced foods:
Reason #1 – Animal Sourced Foods are Devoid of Fiber
The digestive tract of man is approximately 30 feet in length and has many loops, pockets and bends. The digestive tract of the human body was designed by God to move food rapidly through these 30 feet of digestive tract by means of FIBER.
Fiber is available exclusively in diets that are plant based. You will find abundant fiber in fruits, vegetables, seeds, and nuts. However, there is absolutely NO FIBER to be found in anything of animal origin – whether it be flesh or dairy. All animal sourced foods, whether it is flesh or dairy, are totally devoid of fiber.
The plant-based diet God told man he was to consume for nourishment (fuel) in Genesis 1:29 was loaded with fiber. When high fiber foods are consumed, they digest quickly, and being propelled by that fiber, travel through the 30 feet of digestive tract within 16 hours.
Flesh foods on the other hand, because they contain zero fiber, have nothing to propel that fiberless flesh through the 30 feet of digestive tract. Thus ,the flesh moves very sluggishly, taking as long as 3-4 days to complete the journey, before being removed from the body as feces.
Body temperature is approximately 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. In this kind of heat, flesh foods putrefy in the gut during their 3-4 day journey. The putrefying of that flesh is the primary cause of offensive body odor.
Furthermore, putrefying animal flesh is the primary cause of most colon problems – colitis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diverticulitis, diverticulosis, and colon cancer.
Here at Hallelujah Acres we have received testimonies of every one of these conditions going away after a person stopped the intake of animal flesh and adopted a 100% plant-based diet.
Note that those with severe colon conditions may have to start with vegetable juice only, then work their way up to raw vegetables so that the colon can heal in order to properly deal with raw foods.
In fact, this is where the high intake of vegetable juices, which have had all fiber removed before consuming, comes to the forefront. As the fiberless juices provide the body with the building materials to heal the colon lining, it isn’t long before that individual can usually introduce fiber back into the diet in the form of blended salads and smoothies.
Reason #2 – Animal Sourced Foods Are Highly Acidic
Acidity in the blood is measured by pH levels. The pH scale runs from 0 to 14, where zero is 100% acidic while 14 is 100% alkaline. Neutral is 7.0. If the pH of the blood drops below 7.0, and into the ACID zone – we die.
The pH of our blood is approximately 7.35 on the pH scale, which means that our bodies were designed by God to be alkaline-dominant. In fact, disease proliferates in an acid environment, but has a very difficult time surviving in an alkaline environment.
Animal sourced foods (flesh & dairy) are acidic, while plant sourced foods are primarily alkaline. This is why God’s original diet includes no animal sourced foods.
Care2, an online information resource for healthy living, covered this subject recently and listed eight health problems triggered by excess acidity:
- Excessive amounts of acid deplete oxygen which is essential for life
- It damages your cells’ energy centers and they don’t have enough energy to function properly
- Excess acid is stored in tissues and joints, causing damage over time.
- Excessive amounts of acid can damage cells, including brain cells.
- High acid levels create a breeding ground for bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens.
- Excess acid can damage organs and glands,
- Excess acidity overburdens organs like the kidneys and the liver, making detoxification difficult
- Acid depletes alkaline mineral stores in the body, particularly magnesium from muscles and calcium from bones.
Loss of calcium is another problem associated with acidity. Calcium is the greatest source of alkaliminity in the body. So in an effort to neutralize acidity and prevent death, the body actually goes into the bones and teeth and starts extracting/leaching calcium from the bones. This loss of calcium causes the bones to become porous, setting the stage for osteoporosis.
It doesn’t have to be this way. An alkaline vegan diet, along with load bearing exercises, will not only help prevent osteoporosis,it will usually restore bone density.
Reason #3 – Animal Foods Are Too High in Fat
The human body needs fat, but God designed humans to receive these fats from the Garden foods described in Genesis 1:29. Most plant sourced foods contain fat, with such foods as avocados, olives, seeds, and nuts containing the highest amounts of plant sourced fats.
Animal fat raises havoc within the body by building up on the arterial walls and hindering blood flow. When blood cannot flow freely, it causes the heart to have to pump harder to push the blood through that fatty build-up clinging to the arterial wall.
This fat is the cause of high blood pressure for which doctors prescribe medications. However, high blood pressure medication does not stop the fat build up on the arterial walls. So the next step is to insert stents surgically to prop open the artery to allow the blood to flow through. Ultimately, if fat consumption continues, it results in by-pass surgery or stroke or a heart attack.
Again, it doesn’t have to be this way. By simply eliminating animal-sourced foods, and animal fats in particular from our diet, and converting to a 100% plant-based vegan diet, we can reduce our risk of ever experiencing a heart attack or stroke by some 96%.
Reason #4 – Animal Foods are Too High in Protein
Our bodies need protein, and were designed by God to receive all its protein needs from the plant foods found in the garden. All plant foods contain protein in greater or lesser amounts. These plant-sourced proteins are good proteins and easily assimilated by the body.
If you stop to think about it, all protein originates in plants. Plant-eating animals — as mighty as a gorilla or elephant I might add — receive their protein directly from eating the plant, while carnivorous animals receive their protein by eating the flesh of plant-eating animals. When humans consumes the flesh of an animal, however, they are receiving that protein secondhand in highly concentrated form.
Our bodies were not designed to receive its protein in such a concentrated form. These highly concentrated forms of cooked animal protein are known to not only cause cancer, but also feed cancer. Concentrated and cooked animal protein is also the primary cause of arthritis, gout, and many other physical problems.
Avocados, beans, seeds and nuts are high sources of protein that do not cause these problems.
There is much more I could share here regarding the dangers of animal-sourced foods, but I would like to end on a more positive and, I hope, inspiring note.
I personally eliminated all animal-sourced foods from my diet nearly 40 years ago after being diagnosed with cancer. I became a 100%, Genesis 1:29, plant-eating vegan, and for almost 40 years since my only source of protein has been plant protein, my only source of fat has been plant fat, and my only source of nourishment has been foods found in the Garden.
As a result of making this diet change, my cancer simply went away. Now, as I approach my 80th birthday, I am still alive and well on planet Earth with a strong and healthy body with no physical or mental limitations or any indication of inadequate nourishment because I don’t eat meat.
My Health Tip for You
I hope that the information shared in this Health Tip inspires you to seriously consider eliminating animal sourced foods from your diet and giving God’s original, Genesis 1:29 vegan diet a serious try.
My tip to you is to make a commitment to your health and adopt a vegan diet for at least 60 days – click here for a free program to help you do it. You have nothing to lose and in just a matter of weeks, you can turn your health and your life in a new, better direction.
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.