PLEASE NOTE: The following article is courtesy of Mary Jaqua, a Hallelujah Acres Health Minister from Winslow, Maine. This article appears in two parts; part one is available here. Part two is found below.
As the body begins to heal itself, it will engage a cleansing process. In other words, it will ‘clean house.’ Poisons, parasites, and assorted foreign matter that has accumulated and lodged in the body over a period of years will be loosened and flushed out through the elimination system, the largest organ of which is the skin.
This cleansing process is called ‘detoxification.’ During this house cleaning exercise, it is common to experience adverse symptoms: headache, nausea, joint pain, irritability, diarrhea, etc. This period of detoxification is often discouraging for those who begin the live food lifestyle in that they suddenly begin to feel worse than before making the diet change.
Nevertheless, detoxification symptoms, no matter what they may be, are classic signs of internal healing, and therefore should not be considered negative. These symptoms are proof positive that the body is on its way to recovery. The typical detoxification process lasts 3 to 7 days. However, depending need, the body can engage a cleansing cycle at any time in its journey to wellness.
Healing: A Personal Process and Priority
With a natural approach to healing, there are no chemical ‘quick fixes’ or surgeries that take away physical ills. Nevertheless, those who adopt a natural, wholesome lifestyle with living foods and proper exercise, find lasting, if not immediate, improvement in the quality of their health. Thus ill health has a way of teaching us important life lessons, one of which is the results of poor diet.
True to YHVH’s word, “we reap what we sow”. Therefore, once we understand the cause of our physical problems, it is not difficult to engage the healing process. What abuse the body has suffered over a period of years takes time to heal. The body must unravel, sort, and correct itself. This process takes time.
Note: YHVH or YHWH is the transliterated four-character Hebrew name of God, which became commonly known in Greek as “the tetragrammaton” and from which early Bible translators derived the transliterated word “Jehovah.” In Hebrew, YHWH is derived from the verb “to be.” In many English bibles, the word YHWH is replaced with the all-capital-letter word LORD.
Surprisingly, the body knows how to approach this monumental task of reconstruction and initiates healing on a priority basis. Hence, it is often true that an obvious physical problem may be caused by an underlying, hidden condition. Whereas MRIs, CT scans, X-rays, etc. can and do peer into the unseen world of the body, these conventional modalities can pose potential harm.
If at all possible, therefore, it is better to eat right and allow the body to sort out its internal affairs on its own rather than to expose and submit to harmful diagnostics. Trusting in YHVH rather than man and his devices is wisdom.
It is a scientific, medical, and biblical fact that a proper diet heals the body from the inside out. Dr. Joel Robbins, a foremost authority on nutrition and natural healing, informs us that the body heals itself on a priority basis. For example, injuries suffered as a child may need to be addressed before other, more recent conditions can heal.
Likewise, digestive problems may need to be solved before a leg can heal, and heart attack victims may suffer ‘phantom’ heart incidences as the heart heals itself. Thus the road to recovery is often surprising and unpredictable. However, by consistently applying principles of good health, life is reclaimed. Hope and healing the natural way is fact and not fiction.
Healing: How Long?
Healing is a naturally occurring experience that reveals itself over a period of time. Depending upon one’s physical, emotional, or spiritual condition, restoration can be either quick, long-term, or a combination of both. Nevertheless, unlike conventional medical treatments, natural solutions bring results that are complete and lasting.
Given time, the self-healing body can correct its own problems. It is a matter of personal diligence and perseverance to keep on the alternative route to wellness. As one is faithful to do his part, YHVH will do His, and the results will be remarkable. Slow, but steady is the pathway to ultimate health. Small steps in the right direction bring surprising benefits of newfound strength, energy, clarity of mind, and quietness of spirit.
Becoming whole again is a daily revelation that sometimes comes silently and sometimes not. However the time frame, what was once suffered can and often disappears to be replaced by an experience in new realms of living. Remember, also, that some healings require more than proper diet and exercise. They need YHVH’s special touch. Therefore hold on to YHVH’s promises for your complete healing. Relax in the process. Be patient. Let YHVH restore your body His way.
Healing: Paying The Price
When it comes to making decisions, especially health-related ones, it is important to remember that choices exist. The choices we make determine our quality of life. While most elect to participate in conventional medical treatments, many choose differently. Without a doubt, those who choose the natural, alternative route to wellness find a quality of life that they never knew existed. Experiencing vibrant health on a daily basis is possible.
It is a daily choice that is not difficult. However, achieving optimum health through proper diet takes personal responsibility and dedication, since many times old habits die hard. Eating patterns and food addictions can take time to undo. In addition, family and friends can turn into foes in one’s quest to become naturally healthy, proving that those closest to us can be sources of stress, hostility, aggravation, and frustration.
Family food wars can erupt and tempers flare. Social dining can present challenges. As unhealthy as the fallout may be, it is common and serves to prove that the ultimate battle for health and healing is on the spiritual plane. Change for the better thus comes with a price. It is a fight within and without the body.
Thus, healing YHVH’s way requires prayer, diligence, and humbleness of spirit. Amidst the battle, it is imperative to remain consistent and true to course with one’s diet strategy both natural and spiritual, for victory will depend on one’s faithfulness and expertise as a warrior.
Therefore fight for what is right by practicing superior health habits. Love and forgive those who do not understand your alternative pathway to healing. Above all, persevere. Your triumph over sickness and pain could be the hope and inspiration others need if and when they encounter a personal health crisis.
Hope For The Unhealthy
In this day when health troubles abound (be they personal, national, or international) we know there is hope for healing with YHVH. In His wisdom and providence, the Almighty has provided a way for wellness that is welcomed and refreshing.
While the evolution of human misery has only compounded as the result of what is known ‘the medical practice,’ hope does spring eternal. In spite of hundreds of years of practice, man has proven that his solutions are sadly, if not dangerously, imperfect. In man’s quest to address human ills, we have become victims of archaic, barbaric, and pagan practices.
Thus, as we observe the unnecessary, often avoidable demise of family, friends, and loved ones, hopefully we will learn our lesson before it is too late for them.
Where conventional medicine fails, may its shortcomings compel us to seek YHVH’s ways and accept His alternative route to wellness! May we realize that YHVH never instructed us to see a doctor, undergo surgery, or take drugs! Nowhere in scripture does He direct us to submit our bodies to practices that are unnatural; to do so is to participate in acts of witchcraft which are forbidden by YHVH as an abomination in His sight.
Being jealous for the welfare of His people, He declares Himself as our Great Physician Who has a better plan for us, one that is worthy of consideration. So it is that in the final analysis, health and healing becomes a learning process wherein we discover the true meaning of life. Amending one’s lifestyle is worth the effort so as to prove that sickness and pain need not be a way of life.
Therefore, in this day of assorted ills, dare to pursue ultimate health. With all diligence, prove that there is a more excellent way to live. Be an example of vibrant health that you might help those who are yet hurting. Become a ray of hope that lightens the lives of others and brings healing to a dark world. The life you save will reach far beyond your own.
“And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of YHVH Almighty to observe to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that YHVH Almighty will set thee on high above all the nations of the earth: and all these blessings shall come upon thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of YHVH your Almighty.”
– Deuteronomy 28:1,2
“And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow every tree for food, whose leaf shall not whither, neither shall the fruit thereof fail: it shall bring forth new fruit every month, because the waters thereof issue out of the sanctuary; and the fruit thereof shall be for food, andthe leaf thereof for healing.
– Ezekiel 47:12