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VEGETARIAN WHOLE FOODS COOKERY AND HEALTH SEMINAR
Lee Heathman Mildred A.Tillotson
Hartland Publications Rapidan, VA 22733 Version 1.0 1999
Note to Reader: The information in this book is presented for educational purposes. It is not intended to replace the services of healing professionals for conditions that require them.
November, 1993 Lee Heathman and Mildred A. Tillotson Revised: January, 1996 All rights reserved
The authors of this book have endeavored to present to you a simple way to arrange your style of living so that you can prevent many of the chronic degenerative diseases. Our appetites and lethargy have combined to interfere with our having the best of health, considering the bodies that we have inherited. For four thousand years this aging world has been gradually deteriorating because of the washing effect of rainfall. We need the rain to help things to grow. However, the many soluble elements in the soil have gradually been marching off to the lakes and seas. The result has been the deterioration of the plant growth on the land. The prophet describes this in Isaiah 51:6, “The earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner.” We have not helped the situation. Food processors have catered to the whims and tastes of us all and made many quick and fast foods. The natural produce of the field from this deteriorating ground has been considered “raw” material to use to take apart and put money making items into the market. In the process, w e have lost much of what the wise Creator had placed in the edible plants for us. We remove twenty or more important constituents, add back six or so items, and say it is “enriched.” To keep it from spoiling we put in additives and preservatives rather than to prepare it in a manner that would keep it from getting modified by oxygenation. But there is hope. If we will but ask, God will give us the desire and the power to correct our faulty appetites and help us learn what is best for our bodies. Let us consider the challenge to avoid foods that some would have us buy for their profit, but would be detrimental to our health. This book was prepared for the purpose of informing you and other readers about the major laws of health. When these laws are put into practice steadily and faithfully, our wonderfully designed bodies can regain a great measure of our lost health. Cancers can be prevented. The plugging up of our arteries all over our bodies can be reversed. Circulation to our hearts, joints, and brains can be gradually reopened. Our immune system can be strengthened to a remarkable degree. The Creator has designed the natural produce in such a way as to supply us with wonderful, tasty foods from the farm and gardens. Let us endeavor to build up our soils, grow the best foods that we can, prepare them simply without spices or greases and oils of all kinds, and eat them with relish and thankfulness for all those good things. Those who have prepared this and similar manuals have observed marked success in their friends who have applied these health principles. No, not every disease can be overcome. We still live on a planet that will need to be recreated. But that will come in time. May God bless you, guide you, and strengthen you as you learn how, and resolve to apply these laws of health. Milton G. Crane, M.D. Director of Medical Research WEIMAR INSTITUTE
“I am very pleased with the book. It will be a great asset in working with your students, and in presenting seminars. . . “I know the Lord will bless you with success in making it available to many. I believe it will fill a much needed spot in education of lay persons in the basic laws of health. It is well documented, and very nicely laid out.” Agatha M. Thrash, M.D. Preventive Medicine UCHEE PINES INSTITUTE
Through various experiences and circumstances the authors have come to appreciate more and more the health principles given by our Creator in His Word; also, the sound principles and guidelines, so in harmony with the Scriptures, recorded in the works by Ellen G. White, well-known Health Educator. As we have shared these principles with others and have seen them reap the benefits of improved health, a desire crystalized to share them on a broader scale through this manual. The authors gratefully acknowledge the assistance and support of Milton G. Crane, M.D., and Agatha M. Thrash, M.D., FACP, who have taken time from ever busy schedules to review the manuscript, and to share their wisdom and expertise through helpful recommendations and suggestions,-and encouragement. Words cannot fully express our appreciation for their professional insights and their invaluable help. Many thanks also to our husbands, Ray Heathman and M. G. Tillotson, for their contributions, suggestions, and encouragement as they have worked with us on this project, and to the many others who have offered helpful suggestions and shared recipes. May this study guide help to awaken in you a desire to more fully understand our Creator’s plan for us in a fuller, richer, more joyful life here, in preparation for the future life. Carefully study your needs, and make changes wisely to bring your lifestyle into harmony with the laws of your being.
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The late Lee Heathman, co-author of the Leaves from the Tree of Life, Vegetarian Whole Foods Cookery and Health Seminar Manual, longed to help others in some special way. In her search for avenues of service she made arrangements to participate as a Observer/Trainee Home Health Counselor for the NEWSTART“ program at Weimar Institute in Northern California, (returning several times later for more training). Her enthusiasm for what she learned, experienced, and observed, knew no bounds when she returned to her home in Oregon. She designed a program based on the Weimar NEWSTART“ Homestyle program, adapting it to large group presentations. Working with a friend who was already conducting cooking schools in the area, they launched the program in her home church. These were an immediate success,— well attended and greatly appreciated by the attendees.
A year or two later Lee invited Merle and co-author Mildred Tillotson to assist in the program. Merle and Mildred had a long-time interest in the better lifestyle presented in this program, having earlier attended health classes on the East Coast and making some life-style changes at the time; however, they were impressed by the practical applications of health principles, and the delicious as well as nourishing recipes presented in these classes. Also, after seeing many people experiencing marked improvement in their health, including lowered blood pressure, reduced insulin requirements, abatement of many heart symptoms, and a sparkle returning to the eyes of the attendees, they did not want to miss a seminar.
During the few years the two families were privileged to work together in these cooking and health seminars, they felt a need for a study guide based on the sound nutrition and health counsel given in the writings of Health Educator
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Ellen G. White in such books as Healthful Living, Ministry of Healing, and Counsels on Diet and Foods, as supported by current scientific findings. The Leaves from the Tree of Life Manual is the product of this need, and it has been well received in communities where it has been used.
Ray and Lee Heathman have introduced the manual through many successful seminars on the East Coast while their work was centered at Hartland Institute, Rapidan, Virginia, as well as in other parts of our country, and many foreign countries as well. Many others are now conducting seminars in their home areas.
Merle and Mildred Tillotson have continued, with the help of many team members, to present twice-yearly seminars in their home church based on this manual.
Those who engage in this work are twice blessed. Blessed as they share the many practical nutrition and health topics, and blessed as they see marked improvement in both physical and spiritual health of those who attend the seminars and put into practice what they learn.
A companion Instructor’s Manual is also available, which provides information on how to to present the material, and how to organize a team for a seminar, with job descriptions for team members, and various other worksheets. The motto for the seminar is: “Choose Something Better.”
The manuals are available from (request information on quantity discounts):
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Table of Contents
An Overview Lesson 1 NUTRITION Breakfast - Grains The Digestive System EXERCISE Carbohydrates (sugars) Basics! (Cells) Bones and Muscles WATER Protein (Plant Proteins) - Use of Nuts Skin and its Functions SUNLIGHT Fats and Oils Heart and Circulation TEMPERANCE: Spices, Vinegar Stimulants, Tobacco, Alcohol Drugs Protein (Animal Proteins) AIR Vitamins, Minerals, and Phytochemicals Breadmaking Lungs and Respiration Lesson 7 REST Teen Needs The Immune System and Self-Poisonin Brain and Nerves Lesson 8 TRUST Menu Planning Rational Remedies. A Sampling of Recipes Leaves from the Tree of Life (Promises) Bibliography Recommended Reading 9 13 21 26 32 37 42 44 47 54 63 65 69 81 86 94 106 114 118 125 126 129 138 139 143 147 150 156 159 195 197 198
and very costly in time and resources. . . . and yielded her fruit every month. White. . MOTTO CHOOSE SOMETHING BETTER “Something better is the watchword of education. Education. and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. . .” Ellen G. to you it shall be for meat. Ministry of Healing. This seminar is based on practical. Many are becoming aware of the fact that something can be done. Behold. I have given you every herb bearing seed. . but the sickness. 96 “It is in these promises that Christ communicates to us His grace and power. easy to apply principles that promote health. . White. and a help to others. . recipes to support a healthy. Not only are health care costs almost out of reach. which bare twelve manner of fruits. The law of all true living. . To Eden Restored “And God said. secondary only to possessing the Pearl of Great Price. suffering. we loose all. was there the tree of life. It is a distraction from life’s pursuits. in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed. which is upon the face of all the earth. A marked improvement in health is possible for those who will learn and practice the principles of healthful living.Whole Foods. It is the only real treasure we have in this life. a treasure of greater worth than a limitless bank account. and the world. and every tree. Ellen G. . it also is a burden to those caring for the sufferer. The original diet and lifestyle given in Eden is gaining the attention of many. nutritious. .” Revelation 22:2 Health is a wonderful boon to those who possess it. 122 From Eden Lost . and life is a burden. Disease (poor health) is not enjoyable to the sufferer. and on either side of the river. and pain experienced by so many should be a matter of deep concern to all.Cookery and Health Seminar An Overview Much could be said about the health problems facing our Nation. They are leaves from that tree which is ‘for the healing of the nations. with tasty. . IX . . active.’” Revelation 22:2. . A joy to the owner. . Without health. life. .LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian.” Genesis 1:29 “In the midst of the street of it. Disease is not normal.
and should train children from their earliest years to treasure and care for their health that they too will enjoy a fuller. To know how to employ every rational means at our disposal in order to avert sickness should be our constant study and goal. lungs. Feebleness and paleness close confinement indoors.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian. 3. deprave the blood by weakening the blood-making organs. and poorly cooked food. life. 7. Eating meat increases ten-fold the liability to take disease. 4. 6. richer.Cookery and Health Seminar The Laws of Life “Study that marvelous organism. the human system. Disease does not come without cause. and gloomines are fruitful causes of disease. Healthful Living. Life’s activities are centered in the home. or regain. health is most important. Depression. Irregularity in eating.--as free from pain and suffering as possible. overtaxes the digestive organs. and brain. sadness. The study of disease takes a secondary place to the study of the laws of life. or eating too much or hurriedly. X . Inadequate food. from 5. Many become invalids chiefly because the blood does not circulate freely.-and produces impure blood and a feverish state of the system. liver. 2. Parents should be an example of good health practices.” Ellen G. full inspirations of air which impairs the action of stomach. and the changes so essential for health and life do not take place in this vital fluid. but disease can assume dangerous forms under these conditions. 15 To know and cooperate with the laws of health in order to retain. Lack of deep. in quantity or quality. 8. Overtaxing the strength and body reserves not only increases liability of taking cold. By a disregard of the laws of health the way is prepared and disease invited. Some of the causes include: 1. The object of this Vegetarian Whole Foods Cookery and Health Seminar is to teach principles of healthful living that will give nature a chance to remove and resist disease.Whole Foods. White. and the laws by which it is governed.
will see his presence in everything. the glad sunshine. a proper diet. one can wonder how to make her teachings more widely known in order to benefit the over-crowded earth that seems inevitable tomorrow with the present rate of increase of the world’s population. to provide some ideas and suggestions for putting into practice the choice for a better lifestyle. her books are recognized today for providing sound principles for diet and healthful living. February 26. 225 who judge him from his handiworks. cleanliness. purity of life. where they can have the benefit of outdoor life. Those Although Health Educator Ellen G. and clean sweet premises. and a firm trust in God. and the lofty and varied trees of the forest. all who are seeking to recover health should place themselves amid country surroundings. the flowers and trees. Clive McCay. but there is only one way that Heaven approves. fatherly care of our God. They behold his smile in the glad sunshine. but to provide basic guidelines and information to aid those seeking to maintain and/or improve their health. and the the varying climate in your locality. White were written long before the advent of modern scientific nutrition. Healthful Living. Pure air and water. White penned her works about a hundred years ago. Review and Herald. exercise.” Ibid. pure water. but the God of nature is unlimited in power. God’s remedies are the simple agencies of nature. study your own needs. Nature is God’s physician. are remedies for the want of which thousands are dying. McCay. Ministry of Healing. 285 “And so far as possible. D.” “Finally. and to his desire to make his children happy. A word of caution: Avoid extremes! “Nature is a power.” Clive M. and not from the suppositions of great men. Fresh air. the lovely flowers of every hue. lifegiving. Yes. are within the reach of all with but little expense. yet these remedies are going out of date because their skillful use requires work that the people do not appreciate. Also. no better over-all guide is available today. The pure air. It is not the purpose of this study guide to establish rigid rules for everyone to follow.. and the effect produced upon the system. His works interpret his character. But drugs are expensive. E. White. that will not tax or debilitate the system through their powerful properties. Professor of Nutrition at Cornell University a few years ago. White. commented: “In spite of the fact that the works of Mrs.OVERVIEW “There are many ways of practicing the healing art. and his love and care for man in the rich fields of autumn. White. testify to the tender. 1959 XI . These may vary depending on the type of activity engaged in. Even the adornments of the earth as seen in the grass of living green.” Ellen G.” Ellen G. to do so. Dr. G. the orchards and vineyards. A Nutrition Authority Discusses Mrs. 263 These books are recognized by health educators today as providing the most up-to-date information and guidelines for sound nutrition. Ph. and the needs of your family. are health-giving. both in the outlay of means. and the outdoor exercise amid these surroundings.
Joy and happiness. The use of natural remedies requires an amount of care and effort that many are not willing to give. much is known of its operation. Nature’s process of healing and upbuilding is gradual. and to the impatient it seems slow. migrating from country to country to find a climate suitable to their needs and happiness.Whole Foods. the use of water. and spiritual powers through the enabling grace of God. Some observe seasonal changes. Psalm 139:14 12 . May this study deepen your desire to preserve this habitation in the best of health. does her work well. for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works. But in the end it will be found that nature.” Nutritional and other health information presented with the key topic is designed to enhance the understanding. to make possible a more full development of the intellectual. rest. 128 The key topic for each lesson in this Manual is based on one of the above “true remedies.” Ellen G. Ministry of Healing. the habitation of the mind and soul.--enough to challenge our thinking. White. 127. The surrender of hurtful indulgences requires sacrifice. untrammeled. proper diet. and increased vigor and vitality.-these are the true remedies. Even though the mysteries of its operation are beyond the scope of human science. can be ours as we learn to bring our lifestyles into harmony with the laws of our being. of the “true remedy. and application. Birds of the air follow laws that govern them. Every person should have a knowledge of nature’s remedial agencies and how to apply them. and that my soul knoweth right well. . exercise. moral.Cookery and Health Seminar “Pure air. . appreciation. abstemiousness.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian. sunlight. Those who persevere in obedience to her laws will reap the reward in health of body and health of mind. trust in divine power.” May the material in this Manual increase your desire to learn more of the wonderful mechanism of the human body. Choose something better I will praise thee.
nuts. He places a high estimate on those who do faithful service in preparing wholesome. .” Ellen G. a power of endurance. . I have given you every herb bearing seed. in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed. COOKERY AND HEALTH SEMINAR N U T R I T I O N . 313 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. are the most healthful and nourishing. . . These foods.29 Sometimes we hear the words spoken. . palatable food. 76 “Grains.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE VEGETARIAN. Genesis 1:1. WHOLE FOODS.” Ellen G. fruits. White. Counsels on Diet and Foods. and vegetables constitute the diet chosen for us by our Creator. that are not afforded by a more complex and stimulating diet. and every tree.” A person gets the impression that the speaker wishes she had a more challenging position in life.. But the work of a housewife in making a house a home is most important. Thus God regards the preparation of healthful food. which is upon the face of all the earth. and a “science in value above all other sciences.” Yet it need not be complicated and time consuming! “Cooking. They impart a strength. “Oh! I’m just a housewife. and a vigor of intellect. to you it shall be for meat. is a science in value above all other sciences. . prepared in as simple and natural a manner as possible. A Science in Value Above all Other Sciences Watchword Use whole foods as grown “The diet affects both physical and moral health.This talent should be 1 13 . And God said. Healthful Living. The work of cooking that is included in these responsibilities is an art. White. Behold.
COOKERY AND HEALTH SEMINAR regarded as equal in value to ten talents.” Ibid. 251 1 14 . for its right use has much to do with keeping the human organism in health.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE VEGETARIAN. WHOLE FOODS.
resulting in self poisoning. Although diet is not credited with playing a part in the other five leading causes of death. How encouraging it is to know that degenerative diseases need not destroy us inch by inch. and various liver diseases. which account for about another 3% of the ten leading causes of premature deaths. COOKERY AND HEALTH SEMINAR Why should we choose something better? Deficiency and infectious diseases have been the main causes of premature death during the past few centuries. but also the physical suffering of those who were ill. and/or consume more than they need (even of good foods) may: ( 1 ) Weaken the immune system so that it may not be able to cope with infectious diseases such as pneumonia and influenza. suicide. WHOLE FOODS. and chronic liver disease and cirrhosis. heart diseases. and the emotional suffering of family and friends. including pneumonia and influenza. it no doubt shares in the responsibility. unrefined. With the advent of refined. 1 15 . even infectious diseases may become much less a part of our experience when the immune system is improved. foods. The science of nutrition brings into focus the close relationship which exists between food and health of body and mind. Diet is credited with playing a part in these premature deaths. Of the ten leading causes of death in the United States based on 1987 data. “foodless” foods. also. cancers. devitalized foods. The cost of all the illness preceding these deaths is measureless when one considers not only the monetary value of skyrocketing health care costs. Individuals subsisting on devitalized foods. degenerative diseases have become the leading causes of premature death. or on a diet with an imbalance of nutrients.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE VEGETARIAN. accounted for about two thirds of them. and strokes. devitalized. and even by consuming an imbalance of whole. as well as in deaths from diabetes and atherosclerosis. Malnutrition in its true sense may be experienced in a land of plenty by those who subsist on refined. ( 3 ) Overtax the liver. ( 2 ) Lead to mental depression so that a person feels unable to cope with life.
often at the expense of foods high in complex carbohydrates and fiber that may be more conducive to health. While many food factors are involved. . Until as recently as the 1940’s. Achieve and maintain desirable body weight. . and generate substantial health care costs. “Diet has always had a vital influence on health. chief among them is the disproportionate consumption of foods high in fats. touch the lives of most Americans. Increase energy expenditure by regular physical activity. In 1988 the Surgeon General recognized the need for more complex carbohydrates and fiber to be included in the diet. especially fats. beriberi. and less of the refined foods.” The Surgeon General further notes that. Use food preparation methods that add little or no fat. 2. they have been replaced by diseases of dietary excess and imbalance—problems that now rank among the leading causes of illness and death in the United States.Cookery and Health Seminar Yes. In the Summary and Recommendations of the Surgeon General’s Report on Nutrition and Health. diseases such as rickets. 1 16 . xerophthalmia.Whole Foods. it is time to choose something better.” Included among the Surgeon General’s key recommendations are: 1. pellagra. it is stated in the conclusions that “overconsumption of certain dietary components is now a major concern for Americans. scurvy. Choose foods relatively low in these substances. Reduce the intake of fat (especially saturated fat) and cholesterol. Choose a dietary pattern consistent with energy expenditure. and goiter . were prevalent in this country and throughout the world. “As the diseases of nutritional deficiency have diminished.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian.
Superintendent of Documents. Print Office. Washington D.S. (See subtopic Sugar in Lesson 2. All would profit by practicing item 5. 20402 4. Summary and Recommendations. Sugars. pages 2 and 3 U. vegetables (including dried beans and peas). U.) Note that the Surgeon General points out that dietary excess and imbalance of nutrients are among the causes of illness and premature death.S. 1 17 . Increase the consumption of complex carbohydrate (CHO) and fiber. especially children. 5.NUTRITION 3. Choose foods relatively low in sodium. Govt. as the free use of concentrated sugars is damaging to the health in many ways. The Surgeon General’s Report on Nutrition and Health. Reduce sodium intake.. and fruits. 85-50211. Those vulnerable to dental caries. Increase the use of whole grain foods and cereal products. C. DHHS (PHS) Publication No. should: Limit consumption and frequency of use of foods high in added sugars. and limit the amount of salt added in food preparation and at the table.
. Nutrition for the Nineties. “almost one-half of all adult Americans ate no fruit or fruit juice. p. Gold. Craig notes that.— that were designed to meet our nutritional needs. whole grains and legumes. 9 A wealth of life-sustaining whole foods are available to us. Each nutrient in any one food has its specific function.. This harmonious completeness is lost in processed.” Ellen B. and fiber. The average person ate [daily] only one serving of fruit and less than 2 servings of vegetables. Ph. as raw materials for various products (such as for makng digestive juices.D. minerals. compound the nutritional problems. M. nuts and seeds. are: Time clock reversed — feel and look younger as aging process is slowed Energy level increased — less fatigue — better weight management Increased mental alertness.D. 1485 Some benefits to be derived from changing to a well-balanced diet of whole. He also notes that according to a national survey made by the National Cancer Institute. and some have shown an increased risk associated with meat consumption. natural. artificial vitamins.NUTRITION Protective foods are needed in the diet Dr. and clarity of thought Better ability to cope with stress Emotions are more stable General health improved — not prone to degenerative diseases Immune system strenthened — better resistance to contagious diseases 1 18 . 110.. “Typically onehalf of the calories in the diet [of the average American] are empty or refined calories that are deficient in vitamins. R.” Winston J. V328. and good cholesterol). enhanced even more when all the true remedies are included in the lifestyle. 05/20/93. Some are needed for cell metabolism or as building blocks for cell structures. Chronic Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Cancer. The New England Journal of Medicine.D. No... life-sustaining foods.— a variety of fruits and vegetables. Cameron.” Ibid. some of the vitamins help preserve fatty acids in foods as well as performing their functions in body cells. and one-half ate no vegetables. Ph. and other additives.D. refined foods.. Craig. The addition of preservatives. hormones. 20. and John L. 111 “Several studies have reported a significant protective effect associated with the consumption of fruits and vegetables.
NUTRITION The free use of protective foods. vegetables. aids in achieving optimal health. nuts and seeds. legumes. such as fruits. 1 19 . whole grains.
yield about 4 calories per gram. Fats are not water soluble. building and repair. vitamins. vitamins. minerals. Without causing injury. fats and oils are much more concentrated. is food? Food may be defined as any substance which. Food needed for: Heat and energy Building and Repair Regulating Body Processes Is best supplied by: Carbohydrates and fats Fats. Some proteins contain phosphorus or sulfur. Builds cells or repairs damaged ones. and fats? Carbohydrates. then. proteins. and proteins. Fats (lipids) are also compounds of these same elements of carbon. are compounds of carbon with “hydrates” (water). protein. fats yield about 9 calories per gram. or hydrogen and oxygen. Carbohydrates (sugars and starches). unrefined. with the addition of nitrogen in the form of amino groups. proteins. and other nutrients needed for energy metabolism. Whole. enzymes. Even though carbohydrates and fats are composed of the same basic elements. This needs to be considered when determining the number of calories in foods from information furnished on food labels. and carbohydrates Water. together with minerals.NUTRITION What. and cellulose 1 20 . as the name indicates. when eaten and absorbed into the system: Furnishes force and heat to the body. foods contain some of each of these three main nutrients. and for regulating body processes. Proteins are large molecules of these same chemicals. What is the difference between carbohydrates. and oxygen linked together differently. hydrogen.
Where good nutrition begins! People who skip breakfast are more likely to have accidents on the way to work. should be included in the daily food intake? Use a variety of unrefined. Foods high in protein should be used moderately. “Eat largely of fruits and vegetables” is a guideline from the pen of Health Educator Ellen G. Nutrition for the Nineties. Grains and grain products should be used in amounts adequate for energy needs and for maintaining desired weight. but keep each meal simple. Good nutrition begins with a good breakfast.— or no breakfast. meet the definition for food. fruits. But which. As breakfast is the most important meal of the day. should be used sparingly. breakfast is the most important meal of the day.NUTRITION Summary and recommendations Grains. With a little planning. to eat: BREAKFAST LIKE A KING DINNER-LUNCH LIKE A PRINCE 1 21 . BREAKFAST. 226 Yes. White (Counsels on Diet and Foods. and vegetables. page 200). Based on this principle: Fruits and vegetables may be used freely. forming the foundation of the diet. Eating a large meal at night burdens the body with nutrients that are not needed during rest. The stomach is better able to care for more food at breakfast time than at the second or third meal of the day. Breakfast nutrients are needed for the activities of the day. remember (while being temperate in all things). and day to day. Breakfast should more nearly be the heartiest meal of the day. before taking up the duties of the day. . Even if no accidents occur. . a nourishing meal can be prepared. Craig. this is the most important meal of the day. Use them fresh as much as possible. See Winston J. Concentrated foods. and time allowed for enjoying it. The custom of many is to take a slight breakfast. than are those who eat a warm breakfast. work output is reduced. or on the job. such as nuts and seeds. whole foods from meal to meal. how much of each. However. nuts.
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Oven potato sticks or slices with Tasty Soy Souffle. Try the various nut. and.— are excellent foods to start the day. plenty of fresh fruits or vegetables. White. prepared in a healthful manner. See the recipes for this lesson for “jams” and some of the other breakfast suggestions. Peachy Breakfast Cake. Oven Hash Browns with Scrambled Tofu prepared without added fat. are better than soft mushes and porridge. good vegetables. and serve with a Best Chez Sauce topping. It may be surprising. Note again the advice given above. Baked Brown Rice served with nuts or seeds and fruit or savory sauce. as well as whole Soy Milk. which is more healthful than fresh bread. Fruits. or Steamed brown rice. For those who can use them. . fruit. or legume gravy. Rice-Soy Pancakes with “jams” fruit sauces. vegetables.” Ellen G. of course. green gravy. 1 23 . Try: Whole grain waffles with “jams” or fruit sauce. for cereal toppings. topped with non-dairy milk or cream.NUTRITION What shall we have for breakfast? “Dry food that requires mastication is far preferable to porridges. Steamed brown rice. will furnish all that the system requires. or a legume gravy. with fresh fruit and nuts. but vegetables are better than soft mushes or porridge. Healthful Living.” Any good source of energy (complex carbohydrates). or other whole grain.— yes. Breakfast Granola (oil free) with fruit. and set timer to have it ready for breakfast. 91 Tip: Don’t limit your breakfast to the usual “breakfast foods. and/or nutgrain milks or creams. used with thoroughly cooked bread two or three days old. 90. with some protein. slowly and thoroughly masticated. . or served with vegetables in “cream” or savory sauce. Wake up to a baked potato (set the timer). served with fruit and nuts. . Excellent replacement for greasy hash browns and fried eggs. or other whole grain topped with legumes. Prepare the evening before. or a savory sauce. Add a cup of thick split pea soup for a more hearty meal.
White.NUTRITION Whole grains in the diet “Grains used for porridge or 'mush' should have several hours’ cooking. that lasts but a short time. Emphasis. the simple carbohydrates. over a longer time span. Should we be eating more carbohydrates? One of the key recommendations in the Surgeon General’s 1988 report was the need to “Increase the consumption of complex carbohydrate (CHO) and fiber” (see page 3 of this lesson).” Ellen G. Recent research is confirming the need for well-cooked grains. This encourages the snacking habit. Sprouted grains may be eaten raw when the blade is as long as the grain. Many who have increased their use of carbohydrate-rich foods. Well baked breads and other baked grain dishes are good foods. But soft or liquid foods are less wholesome than dry foods. (2) they release energy quickly. Spring. When these foods are refined and processed they are no longer complex but simple carbohydrates. Again. nuts and vegetables. 1994 See 1-Rx 4 for cooking guidelines. Their confusion and concern as to what they should eat if they reduce their consumption of protein has been expressed in the popular press. 1993. The complex carbohydrates. and they are tasty! Whole grains need to be balanced with an abundance of vegetables and fruits. Do not despair if you enjoy pasta.— and popcorn. vegetables. Cook’em. Long Cooking of Grains . which discourages overeating. Grains. are the root of an overweight problem. together with legumes. . which require thorough mastication. the rapid absorption of free simple carbohydrates means that these must be converted to fat or glycogen (body starch) to prevent excessively high blood sugar. MD. Emphasis: Your Health. 314 The dictionary defines several as being more than two but fewer than many. because: ( 1 ) they do not satisfy. together with free fats. See Agatha Thrash. There is a key word in the Surgeon General’s recommendation that should not be overlooked. . are satisfying. The high insulin levels drop more slowly than the blood glucose. Cook’em. fruits. fruits. Spring. Complex carbohydrates include whole grains. Counsels on Diet & Foods. especially grains and grain products. and reactive hypoglycemia develops. whole grains and whole grain products. and they release energy more slowly. This very important word is complex. which adversely affects the brain. so they encourage overeating. Whole grain pastas are available. 1 24 . Cook’em.— no need to snack! Also. and nuts. Usually. legumes. are questioning this advice because they have gained unwanted pounds.
) 1 25 . (See Lesson 8.NUTRITION which also are carbohydrate foods.
Helps regulate quantity eaten. along with other nutrients are needed to make good digestive juices. 1 26 . A brief outline of this most important system. and sweet. Rushing through meals shortens this pleasure. making mealtime pleasant with a variety of flavor combinations. vitamins. but they should function normally if good habits are maintained. but if they are not properly digested the system will not be well nourished.NUTRITION THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM “The stomach has a controlling power upon the health of the entire body. 2. Chewing the food slowly: 1. and mixes it with saliva. Lips: The quality and quantity of foods passing this gate can be controlled.” Ellen G. Stomach furthers the work of digestion as it churns and mixes the food with its gastric juices Minerals. sour. Mouth includes: Grinders. and hinders digestion. the timing of taking foods into the system. Prepares food for digestion. Anus: Answering the call promptly will encourage regularity in disposing of food residues. bitter. 3. Taste buds savor salty. Some of the guidelines will be considered in greater detail in future lessons. reducing possibility of absorption of toxic wastes. You do not have conscious control over most of them. Healthful Living. 161 The best of foods may be eaten. The digestive system includes: Mouth Esophagus Stomach Small intestines Large intestines Liver Gall bladder Pancreas Gates: There are several “gates” in the system. White. with some guidelines for good digestion are briefly presented here. and enzymes. Exercises and polishes the teeth. Salivary glands provide saliva which starts the digestion of starches in the mouth. also.
This may be checked by eating a generous portion of beets. Fiber-rich foods such as fresh foods and whole grains help shorten transit time. and poured into the duodenum to emulsify fats for digestion. delaying digestion Foods coated with added fat are difficult to digest. and dilute gastric juices. It secretes powerful enzymes which it pours into the duodenum to complete the digestion of foods. Transit time should be about 30 hours or less from eating to defecation. or by swallowing a few whole kernels of sweet corn with a meal. This is the main digestive gland. Pancreas. T h e colon is the "holding tank" for food residue. and “all clear” times. Food residues retained in the system may ferment or putrefy. Snacking interferes with the interdigestive phase. but also the finer sensibilities of the mind and temper. but not engage in strenuous activities. It changes them into substances the body can use. Irritants. aspirin. and some other drugs affect. spices. Water taken between meals is an aid to good digestion. alcohol. Colon: Water is re-absorbed here. The introduction of any food into the stomach before the previous meal has been digested 1 27 . It is better to keep active. It is important to keep the transit time short. not just the stomach and other digestive organs. Exercise is also important. and regularity of bowel action. The chief role of the small intestines is absorption of nutrients. then noting first appearance. Resting immediately after a meal slows digestion. Toxins thus produced may be absorbed into the system. The liver has to deal with nutrients which have been absorbed. Interdigestive Phase: The stomach and other organs of digestion need rest between work sessions.NUTRITION Liquids taken with meals inhibit the flow of saliva. which is stored and concentrated in the gallbladder. A minimum of five hours from the end of one meal to the beginning of the next is needed to allow time for this rest. Duodenum: Alkaline digestive juices here neutralize stomach acids. It should empty itself at least daily. including. Assimilation of nutrients into the blood and lymph begins here. vinegar. The digestive process is continued in the duodenum. One of the hundreds of functions of this organ is the production of bile. and directs storage of the excess for future use. Jejunum and Ileum: The digestive process continues here for a minor portion of undigested food. Liver.
are essential for good digestion. inhibits the digestive process. Good food must be properly digested to benefit the system. also. and cooperation with the laws governing the digestive processes. 1 28 .NUTRITION interferes with this needed rest. and increases risk of disease. a nutritious diet.
A healthy nurse ate an ordinary breakfast at 7:30 a.— it should not have to work while we sleep. Some may find two meals a day to be sufficient. but they also serve a practical purpose. See E. and One at 4:00 p.m. not more food. the foods eaten should be light. More tips for good digestion Food should be thoroughly chewed to allow time for the digestion of starch to begin in the mouth. Proper clothing is an aid to good digestion. Tight bands around the waist or abdomen hinder the organs of digestion in their work.” and desire for frequent eating may result when the organs of digestion are weakened from constant activity.m. Julius Gilbert White. Time for rest is essential for a healthy stomach. Also. Bands tight enough to leave a mark should not be worn. The intricate workings of the human body are truly marvelous. One at 2:00 p.. 1994. Taste buds not only give pleasure as we eat tasty foods. This may cause indigestion. Abundant Health. Pennisi. 359 Rich.NUTRITION An interesting experiment! An experiment conducted at the New England Sanitarium shows the effects of snacking. Researches have found that the tongue and other sensors in the gastrointestinal tract. During the day she ate four pieces of fudge. if the limbs are not properly clothed during cold weather the blood is chilled back from its natural course and the internal organs become congested. Science News. complicated foods. assess the quality of food in a meal and order adjustments to the digestive processes to maximize absorption of nutrients. X-ray pictures showed breakfast was still in the stomach nine hours after it was eaten. among other tasks. If a third meal is needed. They need a good rest. with no fudge snacks.m. with barium so X-ray pictures would show progress of digestion. November 26. One at 11:00 a. or too great a variety at one meal.m. One at 9:00 a. and thirteen and one-half hours after breakfast it was still there. and supper at 6:00 p. 93. Gut counts calories even when we do not.m. The day before this same stomach digested the same type of breakfast. The stomach should be finished with its work for the day when we lie down to rest. 94 Even just fruit snacks will delay the digestion for many hours.m. could frustrate 1 29 .. She ate dinner at 12:00. and taken several hours before bedtime. A sense of “goneness.. giving the stomach plenty of rest. in four hours.
tuning of the digestive 1 30 .NUTRITION this fine process.
. at least one-half hour before breakfast. However. is all that nature requires. 90 No drink should be used at mealtime to wash the food down. continuing up to half an hour before the next meal. pure water. meals? “Taken with meals. Healthful Living. Liquids taken with meals make it difficult for food to digest. as well as for the healthy action of every body cell. Iced drinks taken with meals arrest the digestion until the stomach can be warmed again. and the colder the water the greater the injury to the stomach. With. water is very essential for good digestion. tea. A glass of water in place of a snack will allay the thirst. But the need to drink plenty of water is so important it is introduced here. . or between.” Ellen G. Lesson 3 contains more information on the role of water in a health promoting lifestyle. 1 31 . 2 to 3 glasses from one-and-a-half to two hours after meals. water diminishes the flow of the salivary glands. drunk some little time before or after a meal. White. and some more before bedtime. At least 6 to 8 eight-ounce glasses of water should be taken daily: 2 glasses upon arising.NUTRITION Water for good digestion . Sorry! Coffee. (but not during meals). It is best to drink small quantities of water frequently during your waterdrinking time. rather than to drink a large quantity at one time.” “To quench thirst. as the liquid has to be absorbed before the stomach can do its work. and the next meal will be enjoyed more because the stomach has had its rest. For this reason soups are not the best of foods. Many times thirst is mistaken for hunger. 89. Taking a large quantity of water at one time dilutes body fluids. and the kidneys excrete it within a short time to bring the “water level” to a comfortable range. “Sipping” is a good way to take your water! Remember to: Drink 6 to 8 glasses of water daily Eat a good breakfast every morning. and like beverages do not count.
173 Useful activities. while another part rusts from inaction. and thus relieve the internal organs. giving a healthful glow to the skin. very many more rust out than wear out. memory enhancing. to the extremities. Even a walk among beautiful surroundings on a made-to-order day will not result in much good if engaged in with an “ I ’ l l do it if I have to” attitude. “Brisk. Exercise” “Judicious exercise will induce the blood to the surface. rain or shine! 2 32 . This is an excellent way to encourage the release of betaendorphins by the brain. Little is gained if the activity is thought of as drudgery.” Ellen G.” Ibid. Counsels on Health. morphine-like hormone. and sending the blood. On the other hand. White.” Ellen G. One part should not be overworked. Brisk. the mind and the muscles should each have their share of taxation and exercise. pain relieving. vitalized by the pure air. the natural. safe. especially when engaged in cheerfully. are of great benefit.. “More people die for want of exercise than through over fatigue. benefits from exercise can be increased if the object is to do some good. 133 And the Lord God took the man. yet not violent. and to a healthy condition of body and mind. will promote the circulation. exercise in the open air. especially if it is to benefit others. yet not Violent. For a Healthy Condition of Body and Mind Watchword Daily. White. Genesis 2:15 The human body is made for action. In order to keep it in good running order it must have proper care. with cheerfulness of spirits. EXERCISE. and put him into the garden of Eden t o dress it and to keep it. It might be compared to nicely adjusted machinery.EXERCISE Avoid snacking between meals. It is best to exercise in the open air.. 132 “Exercise is important to digestion. Healthful Living.
Proverbs 17:22 2 33 .Cookery and Health Seminar A merry heart doeth good like a medicine. but a broken spirit drieth the bones.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian.Whole Foods.
Observe plants. is the best remedy for diseased bodies. It increases lung capacity. It hastens healing processes because of a better supply and quality of blood. By it the circulation of the blood is greatly improved. working wheel. in all cases where it is possible.” Ibid. because in this exercise all of the organs of the body are brought into use. 128 Make walking-time family-time. It helps to lower blood pressure.Cookery and Health Seminar Exercise is one of the most important essentials to a healthy lifestyle. . trees. tending to symmetrical growth of the body. as well as to enjoy new scenery. Walking. Every wheel in the machinery must be a living. 2 34 . 129. including the heart muscle. thus increasing resistance to disease. It is essential for muscular development. Take a different route from time to time to include new items to observe and to learn about. 130 “Each organ and muscle has its work to do in the living organism. It can also be made a learning-time. It safeguards against colds. encouraging metabolic processes. A variety of exercise will call into use all the muscles of the body. every cell. and skin. . It lowers the blood cholesterol level. active. . As the heart muscle is strengthened the resting heart rate is reduced.” Ellen G. as it encourages perspiration. and expands the chest. birds. It aids in the purification of the blood..LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian. coughs.—a sharing time.Whole Foods. and blood passes more often through lungs. . Healthful Living. It improves the circulation of blood to every organ. and many other diseases. It improves digestion and the general health and action of the colon. congestions. Outdoor exercise in the morning is necessary for healthy circulation of the blood. and gives grace and steadiness to movements. allowing the heart to rest longer between beats. For want of exercise some vital exchanges in the system may not take place. It develops good posture. It develops the respiratory muscles. and animals along the way. . drawing object lessons from what is observed for the children and young people. where poisonous wastes are removed. Muscle action helps “milk” blood back to the heart through the veins. kidneys. helping the heart in its work. It is essential to growth. inflammations. “There is no exercise that can take the place of walking. White.
are best for exercising. are far superior to the results obtained in a gymnasium or other type of indoor activity.EXERCISE Tips on exercise As our diet should include a variety of foods from day to day. time for exercise need not leave less time for other activities. of course. Blood that is trapped in the exercising muscles needs to get back to the heart and lungs. raking leaves. Sunlight with exercise increases the benefits even more. Areas near streams or lakes. therefore. When a person attains fitness and is in shape. is excellent exercise. such as. A cool-down period after the conditioning exercise is also important. This also tends to prevent injuries by loosening up tendons. An exercise program should not leave a person feeling exhausted all the time. shoveling snow. Avoid strenuous exercise just before. Kneading bread by hand near an open window. It is normal to be tired after exercising. or other sources of air pollution. Remember. and skip rope for a few minutes. Conditioning exercise should be preceded by warm-ups for about 10 minutes to enhance the capacity to exercise. Slow the pace if you cannot talk while walking. washing the windows or car. Light exercise after meals is very beneficial. away from busy streets and highways. and joints. and an evening stroll can soothe and quiet the nerves for a good night’s sleep. 2 35 . chopping wood. etc. it is also best to include a variety of activities in the exercise program. This can be varied to provide easy. ligaments.. exercise.— strength building as well as aerobic. or immediately following meals. or more demanding. especially in the open air. Useful employment. It is not necessary to join some aerobics or gymnastics group to gain the benefits of exercise. Practice deep breathing exercises while doing some household chores in the open air. “ T h e r e is no exercise that can take the place of walking. Continuing movement “massages” the blood back to the central circulation.— using the arms as if swinging a rope to help expand the lungs. Another option: step out on the back porch or veranda. Learn to “listen” to your body. and. such as: Ironing on the back porch or veranda. etc. See Appendix B for Tips on Gardening. but the overall effect should be invigorating. or outdoors.” A brisk walk in the morning is a good way to start the day. Preparing garden produce for canning. gardening. and/or near wooded areas where the air is more pure. less sleep is needed. Benefits derived from exercise in the open air. You should be able to carry on a conversation during a brisk walk. By all means. or pretend to skip rope. include walking in your exercise program. This could take in many activities.
as well as aerobic.— in motion. Do not rush into your exercise activity. the daily routine should include time for some outdoor activity that will provide moderate to brisk exercise for at least 30 minutes. You should feel invigorated and rested after exercising. We were designed to be active. You may feel tired for a little while.— to a comfortable rate. Muscle soreness may be experienced for a day or two after overdoing. A good rule is to continue the activity long enough to induce perspiration. More would be better. This will ensure that the blood is coursing through all the capillaries. Remember to include strength building. yet not violent. but that should pass. activities. the watchword at the beginning of this lesson should be the guide: “Brisk. If you don’t find time to exercise. and promotes good circulation so the blood can supply the needs of the most remote cells. Moderate to brisk daily exercise is better than strenuous exercise once or twice a week.— every day.EXERCISE How much should a person exercise? For most people. A more alkaline blood stream is conducive to greater endurance. not worn out and sore. exercise. it is very likely that you will have to find time to be sick! 2 36 . The heart rate should be increased gradually. However. as may be the situation when one is sedentary. Even 20 to 30 minutes three times a week will bring a marked improvement in health over that experienced in a sedentary lifestyle.” It isn’t necessary to engage in a “training” type exercise program to increase the heart rate to a certain count. Wholesome foods are needed to supply fuel and other nutrients for active cells. but should not last much longer than that Remember: Start an exercise program sensibly and gradually Exercise aids the heart in its work. not just trickling through a few of them at a time. Activities should be varied to call into action all the muscles of the body.
the body has to split off the amino group(s) and dispose of them.D. . Muscle cells can be “conditioned. What a wonderful arrangement. but carbohydrates make by far the best fuel. No part of the carbohydrate molecule is left over to be disposed of in some way other than through the process that furnishes energy. Sunlight.. Which of the main food types.. In the body. if there is a shortage of carbohydrates. Such training reduces the requirement for insulin.S. 35. powered by the sun. 36 Are highly refined carbohydrates good energy foods? Refined. 34 However. foods may furnish carbohydrates. make foods. proteins. but also places an extra burden on both the liver and kidneys. M. “Energy. is needed in order to perform hard physical labor. M. and water is used to hydrate the tissues or is eliminated through the kidneys.. and Calvin L.” Ibid.” or trained. especially as found in flesh foods. Kime. Jr. This is not only a waste of nutrients. M. .8 feet of average-sized sugar cane to make one cube of sugar! Who could eat that many feet of sugar cane at one time? Refined carbohydrates.— and clog the system. Thrash.D. Thrash comments. unrefined foods that protect or aid the metabolism of the food. See Zane R. To recombine these nutrients in their proper ratio as found in natural. or fats. whole foods would take time and skill beyond our abilities. but they lack many nutrients found in whole. ” Ibid.. as fats and proteins cannot be utilized well by nerve cells to produce energy. or proteins. Leaves..” Agatha Moody Thrash. to use fat for energy. and protein has to be burned as fuel. including sugar. fats. carbohydrates. It takes 6 . 2 37 . M. 118 Besides the problems from the lack of nutrients. devitalized.D. do not meet the definition of food. but they do not burn as efficiently as carbohydrates do. Fats can be used as fuel. “Carbohydrates represent almost the entire source of energy for nerve tissue. is the best source of fuel for energy? Many people think that a liberal supply of protein. They do not contain all needed nutrients. Nutrition for Vegetarians. the reverse of the photosynthetic process yields energy with carbon dioxide and water as byproducts. Is this true? “Foods for fuel to produce energy can be carbohydrates. Carbon dioxide is breathed off in the lungs.EXERCISE CARBOHYDRATES Dr. this energy is released in our bodies as nutrients are metabolized. and weakens the bones as calcium is used in the process. refined foods are highly concentrated.
a variety of sweeteners may be used in a product so that at first glance the sweetener content does not appear to be high. corn. Kime. 83 It is not good to eat much honey. “Far too much sugar is ordinarily used in food.. This includes corn sweeteners. maple sugar.—sugar and other sweeteners! And. Is it any wonder that degenerative diseases are so prevalent? Be a label reader. (including wheat. rice. M. Healthful Living.9 1900 65.” Ellen G.S. and barley) in 1990 was 185 pounds per person. a good share of the grain products are refined. and low-calorie sweeteners such as saccharin and aspartame. Sunlight 119 1822 8. M.. Also. when sugar consumption was far less than it is today. honey. (Pounds) From Zane R. sorghums. White.S.D. and is not unfrequently a cause of disease. The annual consumption of flour and cereal products. including many vegetables. A Good Fuel.EXERCISE Is the refined carbohydrate SUGAR. syrup. 113 PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION OF SUGAR IN THE U. Proverbs 25:27 The following warning against an excessive use of sugar was written in 1905. This is amazing! The use of sugars and other sweeteners amounts to nearly three-fourths as much as the use of flour and cereal products! For each pound of grain and grain products consumed. Counsels on Diet and Foods. 2 38 . the average American consumes about three-fourths of a pound of those simple. when it is.” Ellen G.3 1929 1959 119 1973 106 126 The consumption of sugar and other sweeteners in 1990 was 138 pounds per person. oat. White. carbohydrates. rye... or Trouble Maker? The free use of sugar in any form tends to clog the system. refined. Sweeteners are used in a wide variety of foods.
. sustaining a more even energy level. or from corn starch through chemical reactions. it is converted to lactic acid. The vitamins. whole grains and other natural foods are easily digested. are the best sources of fuel for body cells. including honey. More concentrated sweets are consumed to raise the energy level again. 2 39 . Fructose seems to be more difficult for the biochemical systems to handle than glucose.D. dextrose. Even natural. Dr. and/or rare sweeteners as refined or artificial products may also be harmful to the body. Fresh fruits and vegetables.. The very nature of this double sugar is very irritating to the gastro-intestinal tract until it is broken down to its simple sugars in the small intestine. This is true of sucrose whether in the form of white sugar. White sugar is pure carbohydrate. since it is found in fruit? Fructose is found in fruits. Thus it is a further refinement of already refined products. Thrash notes: “When an excess of fructose appears in the blood. Thrash. The various “brown” sugars contain only minimal amounts of minerals. or common table sugar. the cells to Refined carbohydrates. Nutrition for Vegetarians. Jr. However.EXERCISE Are some sugars better than others? The simple sugars (monosaccharides) glucose. is a double (disaccharide) sugar composed of one molecule each of fructose and glucose. or the various brown sugars. are absorbed quickly into the system. all of them are highly concentrated.. Sucrose. artificial. Refined sweets are devitalized and concentrated. finely granulated. minerals. M. unrefined. complex carbohydrates. The new. resulting in an “all gone” feeling. calling for insulin to help use the high level of glucose in the blood. vegetables. and the process is repeated again and again. however. Natural. and other nutrients found in the cane and beets have been removed. and Calvin L. as found in fruits. The insulin lowers the glucose level within a short time. concentrated sweet foods should be used judiciously. 35. and as such they clog the system.” Agatha Moody Thrash. but they are absorbed and metabolized more slowly. fructose. What about sugar alternates or substitutes? Is not fructose a “natural” sugar. inhibiting the delicate chemical reactions that must take place in maintain good health. the white.D. Some physiologists associate lactic acid build-up in muscles with the appearance of symptoms of fatigue. together with whole grains and legumes. M. product that may be purchased in the market may have been produced by breaking the tie binding fructose and glucose together as sucrose. and grape sugar as they come in their natural state in fruits and plants are excellent fuels for cells to use in producing energy and heat. Some are more difficult for the system to digest and/or metabolize than is common sugar.
and other concentrated sweeteners. The body was not designed to deal with them.” Ellen G. tender peas. sweet corn. thus encouraging temperance. such as squash. Enjoy them! Dried fruits. may be used for all or part of the liquid. a liberal supply should be prepared for winter. then very little added sweetening will make it tasty. But the guideline is. Learn to enjoy the natural sweetness in foods. Many vegetables are sweet to the taste. some with concentrated sweeteners. but still a concentrated sweet! In the canning process sucrose will be converted to invert sugar. such as syrups. Counsels on Diet and Foods. and cook the fruit only long enough to ensure its preservation.Whole Foods. apples. etc. and carrots. reducing or eliminating the need for other sweeteners. Sugary advice! If used. by canning or drying.Cookery and Health Seminar What about canning fruit? “Wherever fruit can be grown in abundance. that some commercial “unsweetened” juices may have added sweeteners. Use temperately! 2 40 . or let diners know that it will be served.” as any sugar is highly concentrated and refined. can be used as staple articles of diet much more freely than is customary if they can be obtained at reasonable prices. the devitalized ingredients in these rich desserts clog the system. “Use little sugar. The recipes for this lesson furnish a sampling of sweet treats made with natural sweets. however. such as raisins. This changes it to invert sugar. the less sweetening needed. We need to remember. and concentrated fruit juices. They are good energy foods. White. separates it into its simple sugar components of glucose and fructose. especially the fruits. not as refined as hydrolyzed sucrose. The less liquid used. Artificial chemical sweeteners should not be used. bringing health and vigor to those who use them. apricots. 311 Sucrose is hydrolyzed when boiled in water with acids. such as pineapple or apple. “use little sugar. Sweet treats can be made of wholesome ingredients that will furnish part of the nutrients for the meal. judiciously. In addition to placing an extra load on the digestive organs. A good practice is to place the dessert on the table with the other food. Fruit juices. as concentrated fruit juices or honey. that is.. use refined sugars sparingly. or digested in the gut.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian. sorghum. Many are tempted to eat rich desserts after having eaten all that was needed to nourish the system. Honey is mainly invert sugar. Not much liquid is needed when fruit is packed tightly into jars. prunes.
so the diet of the Average American contains very little. apple sauce will provide a quicker..0 0 25 60 85 92 92 Agatha Moody Thrash. Proteins and fats are not as efficient fuels.. but for a shorter time. M. 40 From studies made at Loma Linda University Complex carbohydrates provide peak performance! Just as a car operates better on highoctane fuel. D. high rise in energy. legumes. They are abundant. Refined carbohydrates clog the system. and Calvin L. Complex (unrefined) carbohydrates were designed for the needs of the body. Jr. M. if available. Chromium is also needed to move fat and amino acids from the blood stream into body cells. When refined sugar (with no chromium) is consumed.. 120 Effect of Sugar Intake on the Ability of White Blood Cells to Destroy Bacteria Amount of sugar eaten at one time by average adult (in teaspoons) Number of bacteria destroyed by each WBC Percentage decrease in ability to destroy bacteria 0 6 12 18 24 Uncontrolled diabetic 14. but most of it is removed when foods are refined. As complex carbohydrates provide sustaining energy they are a great help to those who have fluctuating blood sugar levels. Disease is invited as chromium reserves are depleted.0 5. and disposing of the waste products from proteins places an extra burden on the body. and less expensive than high protein or high fat foods. Whole grains.S. and vegetables are excellent sources of complex (unrefined) carbohydrates. Energy is released more slowly and over a longer period of time from complex carbohydrates than simple (refined) carbohydrates. in order to use the sugar. See Zane R.D. chromium must be taken from body stores.. Many natural foods contain chromium. Sunlight. M.0 10. 2 41 . fruits.. Thrash.5 2.0 1. “the free use of sugar in any form tends to clog the system. apple juice will give a quick. D.0 1.EXERCISE Remember. that will also drop quickly (in about two hours) to a lower level. so the human body operates best on the fuel designed for it. Nutrition for Vegetarians.. Complex carbohydrates are the body’s preferred source of fuel for sustained energy and heat. Kime. from A fresh apple will provide sustained energy for about 4 hours.” Insulin and chromium are required to move sugar from the blood stream into cells where it can be burned. higher rise in energy. M.
Nucleolus. Vacuoles are minute containers that transport various compounds within the cell. and may be involved in producing steroid molecules. of all living things! They vary in size and shape in different body tissues. Most of the billions of cells in the human body are so small it takes a powerful microscope to see them. 2 42 . They also engulf and destroy viruses and germs. Lysosomes are minute containers of enzymes which break down complex nutrients and perform many other tasks. that enable it to take in nutrients. containing the DNA. Vacuole Golgi Lysosome Cytoplasm Mitochondria Endoplasmic Reticulum build various proteins from building blocks. Golgi Complexes are believed to store and concentrate proteins. contains the RNA. Mitochondria are the marvelous little powerhouses that provide heat and energy. basic units of the body—yes. Each is complete in itself with mini organs. and are involved in lipid and carbohydrate chemistry. each performing its own specific task. as well as move wastes out. Centrioles are believed to aid in cell division. Nucleus is the command center of the cell. Centrioles Lysosome Vacuole Vacuole Nucleus Nucleolus Endoplasmic Reticulum Vacuole Endoplasmic Reticulum Some of the minute organelles of a typical cell are shown in this diagram. which is within the nucleus. and nutrients in. and perform its special function in the body.EXERCISE BASICS: Cells are the wonderful. and transport them. known as organelles. breathe. remove waste materials.
If cells are supplied with needed nutrients and wastes are promptly removed. giving our cells our best.EXERCISE “Choose something better” for healthy cells! These little bits of life need clean. Within this tiny world of streams and surfaces all kinds of wonderful things are going on. in order to remain normal and function efficiently. and some may have lived more in harmony with the eight true remedies than others have. nontoxic surroundings. It is a dynamic unit of life. If anything borders on the miraculous. but if toxic substances are introduced. and for the body. They cannot move to another “host” to find better living conditions. and even die. increased vigor and vitality may be experienced when the eight true remedies are practiced.—to carry out its own particular functions. “Each living cell is a mass of restless activity. they can function properly. Modern Ways to Health.D. Anderson. It is said that over a thousand different electro-chemical reactions are taking place within the one tiny cell all at the same time. But if they have to work with “building blocks” that don’t fit. Parts of a cell may be altered in structure and function. M. and other supplies necessary for their specific functions.. They will do the best they can with what is available. As we learn to practice the eight true remedies. they will do their best for us—adding zest to our lives! Some people have inherited a greater measure of vitality than others. it is this. born for only one purpose. Future lessons will give added insights on things or practices that inhibit healthy cell activity. proper nutrients not supplied. or that promote their health. Your cells are dependent on your choices in providing for their needs. or a fuel that leaves debris in the system. The whole system suffers the consequences. and the right kind of fuel. It may sicken. and wastes accumulate—there is trouble within the cell.” Clifford R. or have to live and work in a “muddy” or “stagnant” situation in the extracellular spaces. but no matter what a person’s experience may have been. and the benefits of exercise to enhance cell efficiency and activity. 2 43 . building materials. 514 Some of the harmful effects of devitalized foods have been touched on in this lesson. they may be damaged.
but.” Ellen G. production increases. providing motion in conjunction with muscles. and jumping. they also: Protect vital organs. 127. The thorax is a bony cage protecting the lungs. The peculiar curves of the spinal column conduct away the lines of force from activities such as walking. on demand. Form blood cells. yet they are not lifeless sticks supporting the body. preventing much of the jarring from reaching the head. White. New red blood cells and platelets are being made and added to the blood stream continually. Bones not only provide support for the softer tissues of the body. heart and great blood vessels. while others are left with nothing to do. any more than the continual exercise of one of the organs of the mind will develop and strengthen the organs not brought into use. N e w white blood cells linger in the marrow until called for. Healthful Living. The discs between the vertebrae also help to cushion the brain during strenuous activities. Act as storehouses. 2 44 . A variety of exercise will call into use all the muscles of the body.EXERCISE THE BONES AND MUSCLES “The exercise of one muscle. Blood cells are formed in bone marrow. will not strengthen the inactive ones. Each faculty of the mind and each muscle has its distinctive office. . Provide motion: The bones act as levers. They have sufficient vital tissue to perform their functions and to repair injuries should they occur. running. important nerves. The well-arched skull secures the greatest possible strength to protect the brain from injury. . . and all require to be exercised in order to become properly developed and retain healthful vigor. releasing stored nutrients on demand from the body. 128 Bones are the firmest parts of the system.
and whole grains.D. an excess (even of vegetable origin) should be avoided. . and protein residues.. 5. Calcium leached from the bones to help neutralize these acid radicals is disposed of in the urine with the acid radical wastes. . Simple tests indicate if there is a need. Crane. with frequent intervals for rest. Thrash. Non-vegetarian diets do not provide adequate amounts of this mineral. Calvin L. D. and practiced.. standing. (See Lesson 6 for more information on green leafy vegetables as a source of minerals. the elderly. See your physician. M. This should include an adequate supply of minerals as found in green leafy vegetables. The exercise should be varied. has shown that a plant-source progesterone used as a special skin cream. which leads to easy fractures. rhubarb. bones. Care should be taken to avoid placing too much stress on soft. See Milton G. Children need plenty of outdoor exercise to develop well formed. M. 11/26/94 Vegetarians especially should be sure of an abundant daily intake of lowoxalate dark greens for needed calcium and other minerals. The use of animal products in the diet increases the acid radicals of the blood. however. a mineral shown to also improve bone density. John R. Oxalate from certain greens. since this results in loss of calcium. . The Use of Progesterone and/or Estrogen in Osteoporosis Changes in hormones associated with severe depression also reduces bone density. Improper positions assumed in lying. pliable. sturdy bones. legumes. or if absorption is adequate. Correct posture is to be taught.) Exercise stimulates bones to attract and retain minerals. and invalids. and will check osteoporosis when used with proper diet and exercise. and walking result in many evils.” Prov 17:22. The protein intake should be adequate. Ph.. Jr. phosphate from soft drinks. sitting.. Franz. vegetarian diets are rich in magnesium. encouraged. 102.. If produce is grown on good soil. has a capacity to 2 45 . such as encouraging infants to walk before they have matured properly. Depression often leads to poor eating habits which also affects bone density. pliable. in Women with Dr. Osteoporosis Osteoporosis is a thinning of the bones. bones that yield when subjected to more strain than they can bear. make up the major acid radicals so harmful to bones. and 103 increase bone density. See Depressed t o the Bone . Lee. Nutrition for Vegetarians. “A broken spirit drieth the bones. M. Young children have soft.EXERCISE Hygiene of the bones Good nutrition is essential for healthy bones. . See Kay B.D. and peanuts. Abnormalities in Parathyroid Hormone Secretion . and may be distorted. This problem usually afflicts menopausal women.D. Many cases of spinal curvatures may be credited to poor posture in school rooms. Science News. See Agatha Moody Thrash.
EXERCISE Osteoporosis, The New England Journal of Medicine, 06/22/89, 1697.
Plenty of exercise, and exposure to sunshine for vitamin D, are very beneficial factors in preventing or reversing osteoporosis.
There are two kinds of voluntary and involuntary. muscles, Involuntary muscles control the movement of food after it is swallowed, as well as the activities of most of the other body organs. Some of the muscles that help move the head perform as pulleys. The lungs are composed of voluntary muscle fibers, being under the control of the will; but so controlled by the nervous system that they are kept in constant motion. This is a wise arrangement, since there are times that it is necessary to hold the breath, or to inhale or exhale quickly. Another advantage of having the lungs composed of voluntary muscles is that it gives you the opportunity to practice deep breathing. The muscles can be trained to do this as automatically as the act of breathing is performed. Muscle cells are in unceasing activity, whether we are awake and active or asleep, performing their part in the various vital processes.
Most of the voluntary muscles, which are used in voluntary motions, are located on the exterior of the body, giving roundness and symmetry to the form. Involuntary muscles are mainly found within the body, such as in membranes, in walls of cavities, and in blood-vessels.
Muscle fibres contract in response to impulses from the nerves. As each minute muscle fibre or cell contracts by thickening and shortening, the whole muscle thickens and shortens. All motion is accomplished in this simple way. Muscles of motion use bones as levers in executing their various movements, such as the muscles and bones in the feet, legs, hands and arms.
Nutrients needed by muscle tissue
Although muscle tissue is largely composed of protein, as stated earlier in this lesson, carbohydrates are the most efficient fuel source for both energy and heat. Minerals are needed for proper functioning of the muscles. A lack of calcium is one cause of muscle cramps. (See discussion on mineral sources in Lesson 6 )
W A T E R...
For Thirst,— and More!
W a t c h w o r d
“Water is the Best Liquid”
“Water is the best liquid possible to cleanse the tissues. . . Drink some little Ellen G. White, H e a l t h f u l time before or after the meal.”
"Whether a person is sick or well, respiration is more free and easy if bathing is practiced. By it the muscles become more flexible, the body and mind are alike invigorated, the intellect is made brighter, and every faculty becomes livelier. The bath is a soother of the nerves. It promotes general perspiration, quickens the circulation, overcomes obstructions in the system, and acts beneficially on the kidneys and the urinary organs. Bathing helps the bowels, stomach, and liver, giving energy and new life to each. It also promotes digestion, and instead of the system's being weakened, it is strengthened. Instead of increasing the liability to cold, a bath, properly taken, fortifies against cold, because the circulation is improved, and the uterine organs, which are more or less congested, a r e relieved, for the blood is brought to the surface, and a more easy a n d regular flow of the blood through all the blood vessels is obtained."
Ellen G. White, Healthful L i v i n g , 228
But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall n e v e r thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of w a t e r John springing up into everlasting life.
Water, the beverage that has b e e n provided to satisfy the thirst of m a n and animals, is one of heaven’s choicest blessings. Its free use h e l p s
supply the needs of the system, a n d aids in resisting disease. Pure, soft, water should be used freely, inside and out.
so essential to life!
However, to be a blessing to t h e system, water must be pure, a n d preferably soft. Hard water may contain some minerals needed by t h e body, but usually they are not t h e right ones, and being inorganic t h e y are not the best for the system. Phosphate of lime is the principal constituent of bone tissue, but t h e main ingredient of hard water is carbonate of lime. Hard water is more likely to contribute to liver problems, and gall bladder or k i d n e y stones. Organic minerals as p r o v i d e d by plants are the body’s p r e f e r r e d type of minerals.
Water, composed of the two gases oxygen and hydrogen, is the m e d i u m in which living cells live a n d function. Over two thirds of t h e human body is composed of water i n some form or other. A p e r s o n weighing 150 pounds has more t h a n 100 pounds of water in his physical make-up! Next to air, water is the m o s t important substance needed by t h e body. It is absolutely essential f o r the various organs, and cells, t o perform their various tasks. Water is so fluid and mobile it can circulate through the tiniest of capillaries, a n d by the process of osmosis can e v e n slip through membrane.
Water is the body's solvent, and cleanser:
The free use of water internally a i d s in the assimilation of nutrients, i n elimination of wastes and toxins, a n d in chemical reactions so needful f o r life. Water is the solvent that k e e p s various chemicals in solution t h a t break down the food and prepare i t for absorption and use by the cells, or as hormones that regulate chemical-responsive activities in t h e body, which are legion. It k e e p s nutrients, chemicals, and waste matter in solution and floats them t o their destinations within the body.
Blood thickens if not enough water is taken. This hinders its free circulation, adding an extra burden on t h e heart; and the kidneys, lungs, a n d pores of the skin are hindered i n their work. Thick blood cannot adequately dissolve and remove toxic wastes, so they accumulate in t h e body all the way back to the cells, and the inside of the body m a y become like a stagnant pool. Water, the chief ingredient of body fluids, maintains them at the proper d e g r e e of dilution, when taken in a d e q u a t e amounts.
so body cells shrivel. Just as plants shrivel if they do n o t have sufficient water. Insufficient water intake.WATER It is the lubricant of all moving parts. and m e n t a l confusion. resulting i n an accumulation of toxins in t h e body. as noted in the discussion of water a s a solvent. See Ronni Chernoff. and cannot function properly. p83(3) Some other common ailments a n d conditions that may develop when a deficiency in water intake is continued over a period of time are: Lowered blood pressure Headache. hyponatremia. It regulates body temperature. can cause depression. The evaporation of w a t e r from the surface of the skin cools t h e body. it gives the body a n "internal bath. if deprived of sufficient water. 1994. Nutrition Review. including constipation An extra burden may be placed on the heart Kidney and/or bladder stones 3 50 . anorexia." purifying the medium in which the cells live a n d work. is Water is a cleanser to keep the s k i n free from impurities thrown o u t through the pores of the skin. August. general and discomfort weakness Digestive complaints.— quickening their work. A great amount of heat absorbed as water evaporates. Heat thus g e n e r a t e d could destroy the vitality of s o m e tissues if it were not quickly dissipated. Also. All vital activities within the b o d y produce heat. V52 b8. Thirst and fluid requirements.
WATER Severe infections Muscle cramps Chemical reactions within cell may be impaired the Caution: Do not overdo. But not to an excess! Review the Lesson 1. If sufficient w a t e r is not taken. resulting i n fatigue. Thirst is not a guide: Establish a water drinking schedule. They only increase the n e e d for water. as b o d y fluids can be diluted too much. soft drinks. and similar beverages. of urine at about 1 /2 3 51 . resulting in severe symptoms. (See Lesson 5 for additional information on this topic. Take extra water during vigorous activity. Forcing water intake a b o v e that desired by thirst will keep t h e temperature within a comfortable range for continued activity. the temperature will increase to a low fever.) Note: It is better to take w a t e r in small amounts frequently. than to take large amounts a t one time. tea. do not supply the place of water. recommendations for daily water intake given in Drink enough water to keep the elimination to 1 gallon per 24 hours. Body temperature increases d u r i n g vigorous activity. Coffee.
3 52 . This property m a k e s Although water is not the b e s t conductor of heat or cold. A person does not experience much discomfort in stepping outdoors when the o above zero. water treatments. Pure water below 32 o F f o r m s ice. a n d uncomfortable. water remedies. b u t very effective. water an excellent agent for modifying the local or general temperature of the body. experience. a n d steam. it does s o much more readily than air. but effective. it takes much more heat t o in raise a pound of water 1 o temperature than it takes to r a i s e in one pound of copper 1o temperature. to dive into a pool of 40 o water would be a shocking. and at 2 1 2 o it is converted into vapor. temperature is 40 however. Water has properties that make it a n excellent remedial agent. Water may be used in various applications as ice. it is liquid between 32 o and 212 o F. cold water.WATER Simple. hot water. or sedative Alter body temperature And many other effects By the application of: Hot foot baths Fomentations and heating compresses Steam inhalations Wet sheet packs Contrast Showers. as a liquid. Water may be used to: Equalize the circulation in the body Stimulate activity of the immune system and internal organs As a tonic. Each of these various states of water can be used in simple. For example. and as vapor o r steam. It exists a s ice. Water absorbs more heat w h e n heated than any other substance. and more.
WATER See Recommended Reading in the Appendix for some excellent books on t h i s topic. 3 53 . They are well illustrated. and provide guidelines for the use a n d application of many simple water treatments. and other natural remedies.
corn. aroma. whereas t h e more concen-trated foods come i n subdued browns. w h e a t . November. and o a t s are sent abroad everywhere. A great portion of our body weight. is made up of protein." It may b e considered primary because it is a n important nutrient as life cannot exist without it.” Journal of The American Dietetic Association. legumes. 2 9 9 “It is the position of The American Dietetic Association that vegetarian d i e t s are healthful and nutritionally adequate when appropriately planned. whites.WATER PROTEIN. Foods t h a t Consider protein. and are more difficult t o access and prepare. 3 54 . White. 1993. with native or imported fruits. each with its o w n texture. The various preparations of rice. including muscles. 1? Is it No. peas. He could have supplied nutrients wrapped in n e a t brown packages. “If we plan wisely. give an o p p o r t u n i t y to select a dietary that is complete without the use of f l e s h meats. and grains. Ministry of Healing. T h e s e .. but not important i n the sense of quantity needed. Proteins are complex s u b stances used in building and repairing tissue (together with fats). next to that of water. Our Great Designer has p r o v i d e d lavishly for our needs. that which is most conducive to health can b e secured in almost every land. holding first place. and flavor. a n d l e n t i l s . ” Ellen G. every portion looking and tasting alike.. tendons. an essential nutrient The name "protein" comes from a Greek word that means "primary. seeds. also beans. and the v a r i e t y of vegetables that grow in each locality. 1317 Bountiful provisions! may be eaten freely are m a d e appealing by their colorful wrappings and flavorful aromas. such as nuts. But He h a s bountifully provided an array of foods attractively “packaged” in a variety of colors. and yellows.
8% 26. snap 14.. Nutrition for Vegetarians. Thrash. Jr.5% 14. and Calvin L.” Ibid. red 7. M. and much of t h e protein is reused again and again. Thrash comments on the economical use of protein in the body: “There are 380-400 thousand hemoglobin molecules in one red blood cell. antibodies that ward off bacteria a n d viruses are proteins. Many wonder if a vegetarian d i e t will supply enough protein. 5 3 Note the percent these foods. .3% Watermelon Casaba melons Tomato Broccoli Squash (winter) Kale Lima beans Rice (brown) Percent Protein 6.0% Cucumbers 14. All unrefined foods contain protein. . and proteins a r e consti-tuents of hormones.0% 12..8% 20. . M.D. organs. Two million red blood cells are being produced in the body every minute. t h e blood contains protein in solution. Are both quantity and quality adequate? How much protein do we need? Many nutritionists are recommending a protein i n t a k e of only 8-10% of total calories. and nails. “The average adult needs less t h a n 30 grams of protein per day. and most body fluids. enzymes.4% Wheat (hard) 13.5% 6.” Agatha Moody Thrash.— about 30 grams per day.1% 3 55 .7% Beans.1% Oranges 7. if one t a k e s care of the calories.. Natural proteins in their v a r i e d forms participate in vital chemical processes that sustain life. [ g e n e r a l l y ] the protein will take care o f itself. On a natural diet.6% Soybeans 29.WATER ligaments.5% 7.5% Carrots 7. Fortunately the body i s very efficient in conserving its building material. Cell walls a r e bilipid membranes with some protein.D. of total calories as protein calories in Percent Protein Raspberries.3% 27. and if all essential amino acids will be available in the right proportions. 55 Dr. hair.4% Potatoes 7. This requires an enormous t u r n o v e r of protein.
e v e n so. in the right proportions. it is e a s y to get too much protein even on a vegetarian diet. Proteins in green leafy vegetables have as “high a biological value a s muscle protein. but a 3. measure for measure.1% Plums Sweet Potatoes 2. The quantity of protein is adequate natural.WATER On the low side: Apples Grapefruit 1. 27. of casaba melon.) With such a wealth of protein t h a t our Creator has placed in natural. and of raspberries. fruits a n d vegetables do not yield as many total calories as legumes and grains.2% 4. whole. A 3. there should be no concern a b o u t adequate plant sources of t h i s essential nutrient.” (See next page. whole foods. In fact.1% Did you notice that the percentages of protein in broccoli and kale exceed that of lima beans? Of course.5% 4. 58. some of them have fair a m o u n t s of protein.5 oz servings of kale has only 38.5 oz servings of lima beans h a s 123 calories. as supplied by a variety of 3 56 . plant-product foods.
Nutrition for Vegetarians. s o should be used. However. high in fats as well as proteins. and they d o have anticarcenogenic properties.D. is misleading. By combining legumes with grains t h e deficiency of the one is compensated for by the other. Nutrition for Vegetarians. they are found in differing proportions. July 1991 v91 n7 p828(8) Soybeans might be adequate as t h e only source of protein. legumes are low i n methionine.D.. grains are low in lysine.. too. 5 4 Referencing Unusual Facts about Plant Protein. There are many o t h e r good plant sources of protein. Thrash. but abundant in lysine. 5 4 Studies show that whole s o y b e a n protein would be adequate as t h e only source of protein in the diet. Young. Soybean protein has been shown t o equal milk in promoting growth i n infants. and maintaining proper nitrogen balance in children. Jr. and should b e used more freely. vitamins. Generally. the use of the t e r m s . is the rule. This is why a variety of foods should be used from day t o day. M.52] Note that “all natural foods contain all of the essential amino acids. Agatha Moody Thrash. Sans Scrips 6(6).. Jr. M. than when the protein intake high.. but abundant in methionine. and no food protein is s o perfect as to be the total answer t o all our protein needs. M.. nor each day. and Calvin L. Thrash. November-December. Vernon R.” Agatha Moody Thrash. (See Ibid. complete and incomplete proteins. but not too frequently. however.WATER Do plant acids? foods supply all essential amino “Actually. a n d enzymes. Journal of the A m e r i c a n Dietetic Association. variety. M. An example is the way grains and legumes complement each other. it is not necessary to try t o “balance” amino acid combinations at every meal. because all natural foods contain all of the essential a m i n o acids. Soy protein isolate m a y be injurious. They are a very rich food. they need not be e a t e n every day. 1972 Protein is absorbed more efficiently when the intake is normal or low.D.” It is good t o provide a variety of proteins e a c h day for the needs of the body. Variety.. “There i s an amino acid pool from which a m i n o acids are drawn to produce proteins and other compounds. and Calvin L.” True. and h a s nutritional values equal to that of egg and fish protein. They are excellent sources of minerals.D. Even green leafy vegetables s u p p l y high quality proteins. "Schuphann in 1948 stated that t h e protein of dark-green leaves has a s 3 57 .
The tender leaves m a y be used in salads (no. What about excess protein? Excess protein may cause m a n y problems. a n d can be presented at the table i n Do not neglect the greens! T h e y should be used raw as much a s possible. 148 ducts from excess proteins. quoting N.Cookery and Health Seminar high a biological value as muscle protein.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian. Protein does not burn “clean” w h e n used as fuel. 221. and the l a r g e r ones as greens in many dishes. Oats. "The [leaf] protein is better nutritionally than most seed proteins. and r e l a t e d diseases. Peas." Edith Young Cottrell. 1948. "It must be remembered that p r o t e i n consists of amino acids. liver. This may appear desirable. quoting from Werner Schuphann.Whole Foods. they are leached from t h e bones. including gastro-intestinal. rapid growth is associated with a short life. and nitrogen end p r o - A high protein diet encourages r a p i d growth. Tests s h o w that on a high protein diet t h e calcium balance remains negative. Beans & B a r l e y Cookbook. 20 palatable forms. seem to cause a greater calcium loss than vegetable proteins. 1:32. 134 Calcium and other minerals are u s e d in the process of eliminating sulfates. Science 1 5 2 : 1 7 0 5 . January. Use radish tops fresh f r o m the garden. Calcium and other minerals used to neutralize the effects of excess protein are lost in the urine. however.— early m a t u r i t y with early decline.— which contributes to osteoporosis. gout. Nutrition for the Nineties. you are o n a high acid [ash] diet. When y o u are on a high protein diet. they don’t prickle the tongue). Purines from excess protein f o r m uric acid when broken down. toxic to t h e system. Eiweii B Forschung. See Winston J. High levels of uric acid contribute t o kidney stones. If there is not a n adequate supply of minerals in t h e blood.D. as good as many animal proteins. The Missing L i n k . which a r e high in sulfur-containing amino acids.. Pirie.” Jay M Hoffman. Animal proteins. Ph. a s well as osteoporosis. p. W." from 1966 Ibid. is produced as a by product.—rated as growth-promoting for children. kidney and heart problems. Amonia. phosphates. even when high levels of calcium a r e ingested. Craig. 3 58 .
(Italics supplied) 3 59 . From this soybean meal. soy p r o t e i n concentrate. modified. but also the proteins. Crane. “Soybean m e a l residue is the leading source of protein for meat and poultry animals. M. or to assist in forming structures. The co-nutrients (vitamins. Dr. textured flour.D.Whole Foods.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian. t h e isolating process(es) may modify protein molecules. A descriptive word for this s t e p would be modification process. May/June ‘94. and soy protein isolate are made. Weimar Institute TIDINGS. Soy protein concentrate and soy protein isolate are of particular interest because these t w o have gone through extraction t o remove the flatulence-causing sugars.” Dr. Unfortunately. minerals. plant-source proteins As with carbohydrates. I t is in this step also where solvents and heat may alter not only t h e remaining oils. either in t h e i r ability to enter into needed chemical reactions.. soy grits. and phytochemicals. Crane goes on to say that modified proteins appear to have a detrimental effect in the body. What’s New About Soya?. the extraction process also removes about 9 0 percent of the fiber and certain o t h e r very important chemicals. Crane comments. In addition. Milton G. impairing t h e i r functions in the body.Cookery and Health Seminar Processed. A b e t t e r word might be subtraction process. soy flour. when proteins are refined most of the f i b r e and co-nutrients may be left behind. etc) are n e e d e d for proper metabolism and utilization in body cells.
plant-source foods supply quality proteins. Green leafy vegetables have excellent proteins of high biological value. Some suggestions 3 60 . all essential amino acids.WATER Points to remember Of the twenty-two amino acids t h a t have been discovered making up t h e various proteins. eight (nine f o r children) are essential. that never seem to tire of running. Natural. But the flesh-eating lion must stalk his prey. Whole foods from the plant kingdom provide a power of endurance n o t available from animal-source foods. as it is “absorbed more efficiently when the intake is normal or low”. Each meal should be simple. The ratio of some amino acids varies b e t w e e n certain types of foods. Food for thought Gazelles. n o r each day. They must b e obtained in the food we eat.— but may do harm. As shown in some of the foregoing references. A low. in varying proportions. whole. So it is n o t necessary to precisely balance protein nutrients at each meal. whole foods. Concentrated and/or isolated proteins are not good foods as s o m e of the proteins may have b e e n modified in the process so that t h e y cannot func-tion properly in t h e body. unrefined. are found i n all natural. as he can r u n but a short distance before tiring. but a v a r i e t y of foods provide a balance The body maintains a protein reserve from which it can draw to supply t h e needs of the moment. eat grasses and other h e r b s of the range. protein d i e t economizes on this essential nutrient. but adequate. Consuming adequate amounts of a variety of quality natural foods should supply adequate protein. There is no need to be concerned about “complete” proteins. and d a y to day. the v a r i e t y coming from meal to meal. (See t h e definition of food). A balance of these nutrients is available when a variety of n a t u r a l foods are included in the diet.
S i m p l e . Over-cooked vegetables. especially onions. Some people m a y not be able to use nuts. Well-cooked w h e a t berries may be added to seasoned pinto beans for a good “chili”. while o t h e r s may feel the need of fairly rich preparations—at least as “bridges” until accustomed to a less rich diet. as well as minerals. Some recipes have been included in this book t h a t have a higher ratio of nuts for t h o s e who feel the need for extra richness. Kellogg of Battle Creek Sanitarium and Hospital. but nourishing st o v e-top main dishes may be prepared b y combining a grain and legume i n desired pro-portions.t e n t h to one-sixth nuts/seeds in any given recipe including them. if legumes do not seem t o agree with you. they should be used in limited quantities only. are v e r y harmful.Cookery and Health Seminar The recipes with this lesson include some casseroles for satisfying entrees. Simmer seasonings just long enough to lightly cook them. or p e a n u t s contaminated with mold. T h e y should be used sparingly as they a r e concentrated foods. similar to the changes m a d e in free oils in the refining process(es). As peanuts are grown in hot. climates mold is a real problem. vitamins. but the altered fatty acids clog t h e system. W. Almonds are k n o w n as the king of the nuts The legumes.) Dr. 1) Moldy peanuts. as aflatoxin from the m o l d is a known carcinogenic substance. combined with grains. J.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian. r a t h e r than the legumes. 3) Peanut oil has been f o u n d to cause arteriosclerosis more rea dily than any other oil. introduced peanut butter to the Sanitarium 3 61 . 2 ) Chemical changes take place in f a t t y acids when nuts and seeds a r e roasted. R. (See Dr. P e a n u t butter made from roasted p e a n u t s not only interferes with digestion. humid. Those who have not been able to u s e nuts might find that they can u s e them if used sparingly. may well be t h e cause of stomach distress. try smaller servings. They are concentrated foods. Almonds and sunflower seeds a r e excellent foods. preferrably The popular peanut is not the best of foods. If peanuts a r e used. Wissler’s experiment on Rhesus monkeys. are rated at the low end of the nutritional scale. (see Lesson 4). peanuts. For variety try shredded carrot o r chopped greens to replace a t o m a t o base seasoning. described in Lesson 4. and other nutrients. The recommended ratio is o n e . Also. H. high in both p r o t e i n and fatty acids. Tips on the use of nuts Nuts and seeds are mini packets of power nutrition. p a g e 10.Whole Foods.
grinding them after they had been cooked. even t h o u g h they are still within the plant cell. blending them with t h e other ingredients to be blended. Jay M. peanuts that need to be cooked. a n d made peanut spreads from p e a n u t s that had been cooked like beans.WATER guests. and other baked products. These s p r e a d s were not so harmful when made of choice peanuts and processed t h i s way. When h e realized the harmfulness of p e a n u t butter. 70 3 62 . and before he found out h o w harmful it was its use had s p r e a d over the whole country. o r used “as is”—except. casseroles. should or be carefully well. and washed Note that roasting alters the chemical structure of fatty acids. 238. Hoffman. of course. sorted. Ph. A few raw peanuts may b e added to a recipe such as the Tasty Soy Souffle. s o this problem relates to all r o a s t e d nuts and seeds. The Missing Link. Nuts and seeds included in baked foods are steamed in the interior of loaves.. Raw nuts/seeds should be used judiciously in cooking and baking. See Dr. not roasted. he discontinued its use. Raw peanuts to be cooked used in recipes.D. It is best not to u s e them. o r steamed peanuts.
WATER THE SKIN AND ITS FUNCTIONS "That which darkens the skin and makes it dingy. a s well as what we put in it. F or a healthy skin Frequent bathing and a brisk r u b help to tone up the skin. open t h e pores. and not to hinder the skin i n its effort to free the system of w a s t e matter. Pores in the skin are constantly passing impurities from the body. . and keep the skin in a healthy." Ellen G. The skin and garments must b e cleansed frequently so that t h e s e impurities will not be absorbed b a c k into the body. also clouds t h e spirits. Every wrong habit which injures the health of the body reacts in effect u p o n the mind. 3 63 . active condition. It is most important t o keep both the skin and g a r m e n t s clean. our marvelous wrapping Forms a barrier against germs Prevents the deeper tissues from drying out Protects the body from harmful effects of too much light Regulates body temperature Provides the sense of touch Produces vitamin D when exposed to sunlight. Some cosmetics contain poisonous substances that can be absorbed b y the pores of the skin. . White. 40 The skin. . and destroys the cheerfulness and peace of mind. Healthful Living. Care must b e used in what we put on the body.
It is here that n e w cells are constantly being formed. Cells in the d e e p e r additional information in the next lesson. There are no blood vessels in t h e epidermis. m a k i n g the hair “stand on end. It helps: 3 64 . contains t h e elements and organs that p e r f o r m the functions of the skin.) on this topic Many a young person suffering f r o m acne might find relief by practicing a lifestyle in keeping with the e i g h t true remedies. Nerve endings. and Tiny lymphatic channels. The true skin also contains: Hair follicles from which the hair grows. the inner layer is the true skin.” Perspiration produced by the sweat glands serves a dual function. cooling the body as it evaporates. The true skin is a dense network of elastic fibres. or a muddy bloodstream full of toxic wastes. free fats used i n the diet. The outermost is composed of d e a d cells that may soon drop off or b e washed away. causing a dimpling of the s k i n known as goose-flesh. (There is The Skin. A sluggish colon. layers are alive. and Minute involuntary muscles. The dermis. will make a m u d d y complexion. The outer skin has several layers. Also.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian. or applied to the skin. or true skin. The minute muscles contract when chilled. or dermis. Its cells are bathed i n tissue fluid that comes from t h e dermis. Remove toxic wastes. Sebaceous glands that produce a fatty matter. They also contract when a person is frightened. which is one of the largest organs of the body. Sweat glands. the outer layer is t h e epidermis. Regulate body temperature. is composed of two layers. m a y be harmful to the skin when it is exposed to sunlight.Whole Foods.Cookery and Health Seminar The health of the entire body affects the health of the skin. interwoven with Minute blood vessels.
” “This is one of nature’s most healing agents. A Healing Agent W a t c h w o r d Sunlight. health-dealing power.— a “Life-giving.Whole Foods. etc. puts out the natural and healthy deep green after enjoying for a few days the health and life giving rays of the sun.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian. While. heat and cold. and share with vegetation its life-giving. pain..” Ibid 230 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings. SUNLIGHT.” 22 9 Ellen G. “The feeble one should press out into the sunshine as earnestly and naturally as do the shaded plants and vines.. Go out into the light and warmth of the glorious sun. The pale and sickly grain blade that has struggled up out of the cold of early spring. and it will care for you.Cookery and Health Seminar Nerve endings in the skin provide f o r the senses of touch. you pale and sickly ones. providing an acute s e n s e of touch. Hands are designed t o accomplish skilled tasks. and ye shall go forth. Care for your skin. and grow up as calves of 3 65 . Numerous nerve endings are placed close together on t h e fingertips. Healthful Living. Health-dealing Power.
4:2 Malachi Both sunlight and fresh air should be allowed free access to our homes. Sunlight.D.. Both exercise and sunlight Increase Oxygen in the tissues. cheering. 33- 4 66 .LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian.Whole Foods. but these agencies will improve the mental and physical health of those who live in the home. influence. Energy and endurance Muscular strength Efficiency of the heart Tolerance of stress 41 Decrease Resting heart rate Respiratory rate Lactic acid accumulation in blood Blood pressure Blood sugar From Zane R. M. Kime. The sunlight may fade carpets and upholstery. Sun beams are healing.Cookery and Health Seminar the stall.. and have a soothing. M.S.
Sunlight increases the production and stimulates the activity of the lymphocytes. . showed that a group that was getting the sunlight treatments with exercise. had improved almost twice as much as shown by their electrocardiograms. Healthful Living. Kime.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian. consequently the inhabitants suffer terribly from scrofula and other diseases indicative of poor nutrition and lack of sunlight.” Zane R. 230 “In my experience. . and other cells of the immune system.” Ellen G. The only difference in the modes of life is the great amount of sunshine higher up the mountainside.D.” 33 Ibid. 57 not exercised for months. A strong immune system not only will help to protect one against the common cold. . M. 43 “The sun aids by increasing the resistance of the individual. White. even though both groups were on a general health resort treatment program.Cookery and Health Seminar Some of the benefits to be derived from sunlight “Exercise. Sunlight. and a free and abundant use of the air and sunlight.” Ibid. Tuberculosis patients being treated by sunbathing have been observed to have well-developed muscles with very little fat..” 189 “There seems to be conclusive evidence that sunlight produces a metabolic effect in the body that is very similar to physical training.Whole Foods. sunlight treatments in conjunction with an unrefined diet and exercise program achieve faster and more dramatic results than diet and exercise alone. and other infectious diseases. . Kime further comments: “And a study of the results of combined sunlight and exercise. neutrophils. flu. would give life and strength to the emaciated. as had those who only exercised. even though they have “In the deep valleys among the Alps in Switzerland the sun shines only a few hours each day. but can also inhibit cancer formation and Ibid 1 8 8 . When 4 67 . M. Dr. progression. . Higher up on the sides of the mountain the inhabitants are remarkably hardy and welldeveloped physically and mentally..S.
LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian. The elevation should also be considered since sunburning can take place more quickly at higher elevations. Sunlight is beneficial when these conditions exist. and the immune system is depressed. or have someone with you who will awaken you. including the skin.. The use of natural. however. to receive benefit from the winter sun it may be necessary to sunbathe during the middle of the day in northern and southern latitudes. Sunscreening lotions should not be used.. they rapidly improve.” M. exposure to sunlight is damaging. and Ibid. Also.D. H. J.Cookery and Health Seminar the poor unfortunates below are carried up the mountain. if there are free radicals and the wrong kind of cholesterol in the skin from consuming processed foods. 318 Dr. purifies water. and produces antibacterial Zane R. agents on the skin from the oils present there. Wash the skin in clear water before sunbathing to remove soap residue and lotions. 1 8 8 Some sunbathing guidelines Set an alarm clock to awaken yourself should you fall asleep. See Zane R. “ Sunlight effectively kills g e r m s in the air. On the other hand.Whole Foods. 100may cause skin cancer.D. gradually increasing the exposure time—avoiding sunburn. 114 4 68 .S. many of the therapeutic and healing effects of sunlight are blocked out by sunscreening agents. Start with short exposures to the sun’s rays.. Kime.S. as the fats they contain may stimulate formation of cancer cells. Sunlight. Hoffman. Sunlight 237-243 Avoid sunbathing during the heat of the day in summer as the sun’s rays are more direct. Kime. and provides the right kind of fatty acids in the skin to react properly to sunlight. M.. Kellogg noted that hospital patients in rooms exposed to sunlight had a much better recovery rate than those in rooms without sunlight. Missing Link. whole foods builds healthy cells and an active immune system. M.D.. and d e s t r o y s bacteria on exposed surfaces.” Jay M. Ph. M.
248.” “Do not mount a sunlamp above your bed unless it has a timer that will shut off automatically when the light bath time is over. M. and how much.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian.” Benefits from sunlight are not limited to cloudless days. It serves as a laxative. irritated stomach. should we use? “When properly prepared. . like nuts. Make every effort to obtain as much of the real thing as possible. “since overcast skies filter out only about 20% of the ultraviolet light. If you become slightly pink following the light bath. “Start with one or two minutes on each side and then gradually increase the time. Kime.D. Do I need to use a sunlamp in the wintertime? “Sunlamps are only for those who cannot get the natural sunlight—those who live close to the north or south poles. Burning is dangerous. The advantages sought by the use of butter may be obtained by the eating of properly prepared olives. . M. be sure it has frequencies above 290 nm. and it is a blessing to an inflamed. but they do not approach the value of the actual sunlight.” “Olives may be so prepared as to be eaten with good results at every meal.” are from Zane R.S. so References don’t take any chances. The oil. 249 FATS AND OILS. hold the time and don’t increase it until your skin has adjusted. supply the place of butter and flesh meats.Cookery and Health Seminar Caution: We should guard against an overdose of ultraviolet rays because of the progressive loss of the protective ozone layer surrounding the earth. is far preferable to animal oil or fat. as eaten in the olive. olives. Which.Whole Foods. Its use will be found beneficial to consumptives. Sunlight..” 4 69 . in case you should go to sleep. or in the glass jungle of the big city.. or in inclement weather areas. The artificial sun rays may be better than nothing.” If you decide to use a sunlamp.
and in the skin it produces vitamin D when exposed to sunlight. when these are removed from plant cells. The several workshops (organelles) within this double lining also have double linings of fatty acids. Free fats (fats removed from source) are highly concentrated. with some protein. some concerns need to be considered so that right choices can be made. However. Every cell wall consists of a double (bilipid) layer of fatty acids.” Ellen G. empty calories. such as: T h e quantity of fatty acids used.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian. 4 70 . and processed (which may even include changes made in roasted nuts) the structures and/or locations of the fatty acid chemical bonds are changed or altered so that they damage cell structures. Counsels on Diet and Foods.— the mighty little powerhouses. The quality of the fatty acids used in the diet. the cholesterol synthesized by the body will perform its functions well. but it is in all animal-source foods. 359.Whole Foods. fatty acids. It is a basic ingredient of some hormones.Cookery and Health Seminar “The oil in olives is a remedy for constipation and kidney diseases. and (3) oxidized. and the immune system and many other functions in the body need the right kind of fatty acids Nerve fibers are insulated with cholesterol. Fats as found in plant produce are designed for the needs of body cells. and inhibit cell activities. Cholesterol is not found in foods from plants. The liver manufactures large quantities of it. However. Plant-source foods supply the kinds of fatty acids needed by the body. and nearly every cell in the body can make it. and fowl. Most of it is used in the digestion and assimilation of fats. fish. 360 Fatty acids are used as building blocks. or rancid. Some of the concerns about the quality include (1) altering of fatty acid molecular structure. Vital organs are cushioned by fatty tissues. brain tissue contains high levels of it. including the mitochondrias. fatty acids need to be included in the diet. As they are essential nutrients. White. and for many other functions in the body. (2) fatty acids as processed (preformed) by animals. If the right kind of building blocks are furnished.
98 . the structure of some fatty acid mole-cules is altered during processing. such as the use of insulin and glucose. See Zane R.. The flow of nutrients and other substances cannot be controlled. It takes 12 to 14 ears of corn to make 1 tablespoon of corn oil! Gram for gram.— a basic cancer-producing process. the greater effect they will have in altering the normal enzyme activity in the tissues. Sunlight.S. M. The immune system needs the right kind of fatty acids to maintain the right shape and function of some of its cells. carbohydrates and proteins yield about 4 calories per gram. ( 2 ) Dr. Apparently a minor variation. Kime. even exceeded. Crane speaks to the need for using fatty acids as found in plant foods.100. others increase the recommended amount to 15 to 20% of total calories. yielding about 9 calories per gram. fats yield about twice as many calories as do carbohydrates and proteins. Free fats are highly concentrated and refined. but. without using any free fats. M. Fatty acids in natural foods are shaped like a horseshoe. including forming cell walls (membranes). the refining process removes essential nutrients needed to properly metabolize the fatty acids.D. like white sugar.SUNLIGHT Q U A N T I T Y : How much fat should be included in the diet? Some nutritionists are recommending a fat intake of about 10% of total calories consumed. QUALITY: Some concerns about the quality of fatty acids in the diet. The more trans fats eaten. Many changes and problems result when trans fats are used as building blocks. mitochondria are inhibited in their use of oxygen and cannot burn foodstuffs completely to carbon dioxide and water. It is easy to exceed the limit if free fats are used. The essential fatty acids. ( 1 ) Free fats are not only highly concentrated. but it makes a big difference in how the fatty acids perform in the body. They have many functions in the body. This last amount can be easily reached. Also.. 4 71 . Some of the fatty acids are changed from their natural horseshoe shape (called the cis form) to a straight chain-like structure (called the t r a n s form) during the processing of free fats.
but stop with 4 72 . ready for the body cells to use. and from Vitamins. and/or it may interfere with the cell’s job of creating energy from the food supplied to it. and when the human body tries to use these partially processed fatty acids. but when the seed or grain is crushed.” “The Creator has supplied in the natural state.” Crane. and immune system are affected. No. clotting time.. also by Dr. vegetables. Minerals. Dr. the minute but mighty powerhouses within cells. or animal fats. it may get in the way. nuts and grains. Crane advises. or fish to meet the needs of their systems. which are designed for our needs. 12 (Information on omega fatty acids gleaned from the above referenced paper. from non-plant sources have been transformed by the animal. or Milton G. the resultant chemical reactions may not be appropriate. by preparing them simply. fowl. to serve as food with-in a couple of months at room temperature. Free radicals that are very harmful to the system are formed as fats oxidize. Antioxidant properties in whole seeds and unshelled nuts may preserve fatty acids for many years. and with-out the use of spices and grease of all Ibid. kinds. it may oxidize within a very short time. 17. Addendum to The Role of Cholesterol and Excess Fat in Disease.” 19 Along the walls of mitochondria. and it must be supplied in an unoxidized form. “Corn can be stored for up to a thousand years before it becomes so decomposed by oxidation that it will not grow. ground whole corn becomes too rancid. If it arrives at the cell already oxidized. These walls are very susceptible to damage by the action of free radicals. “I would direct the reader to the use of plant produce as grown and away from the use of refined free fats.) chain fats. caloric sources within plant cell structures in a form and with protective mem-branes that resist oxidation. Crane. 18 ( 3 ) Foods included in the diet should be in prime condition. The blood pressure. These problems can be avoided by depending on plant produce for sources of fatty acids. Foodstuff is the source of calories to run the engine of every cell.SUNLIGHT omegas 3 and 6. “but in a controlled sequence and in a specific setting within the cell chemistry. or become rancid.D.D. We can help ourselves to avoid many of the degenerative diseases by selecting good fruit.” Why are they important? The Journal of Health & Healing. Damaged walls cannot use oxygen properly to burn nutrients all the way to carbon dioxide and water. . 16.“Free Radicals” and “Antioxidants. Crane. or the oil is removed from the plant cell.” Milton G. Vol. M. Yet. . too full of oxidized lipids and hydrolyzed short- “We need energy.. . fish fats. 3. and Essential Oils. Crane.” comments Dr. nutrients are burned in the presence of oxygen to produce heat and energy. p. M.
M. But the Lord has given special directions that these should not be eaten. Sound advice: “Grease cooked in the food renders it difficult of digestion. M. . taught that. It is a cancer initiating process. This process changes some of the cis fats to trans fats. Both the blood and the fat of animals is consumed as a luxury. per se. See Zane R. including cold-pressed oils.” J. . M.” “Meat is served reeking with fat.” Ellen G. rancidity worsens during processing and storage. of Battle Creek. Kime. “The objection is not against fat. . White. are heated during processing or they would turn rancid very quickly. may be modified during refining. Sunlight.. It makes little or no difference. Health Reformer. interfere with protein digestion in the stomach. 9 8 Recommendations Over 100 years ago Dr. oatmeal. Crane comments: “In view of the fact that free fats are empty calories.SUNLIGHT lactic acid. delay stomach emptying. so far as the interference with digestion is concerned.D.. Healthful Living.S. 95 According to Webster grease is: “Fatty or oily matter in general. lubricant. May.” D. but against taking it in a free state. food. and some fruits. 1887 Again Dr. H. . It is only when separated from the other elements and taken in a free state that they become unwholesome. 4 73 . . John Harvey Kellogg. When taken in the form in which nature presents them. whether the fat is animal or vegetable. enclosed in cells in such vegetable foods as maize. M.. a reaction that does not require oxygen. we do not recommend the use of any free fat. 5 Another look at Fat in the What about cold-pressed oils? All oils.D. Crane. we conclude that free fats are an inferior Milton G. because it suits the perverted taste. Diet. D. Kellogg. M. and may become toxic radicals through oxidation.. nuts. also. fats are wholesome and nutritious elements of food.
3:17 Some data In the typical American diet about 3 7 % of the calories come from fats (about one third of these are from saturated fats). Note the average per capita consump-tion of free fats. cream. Disregard of the Lord’s special directions has brought many diseases upon human beings. but including 50 pounds of cheese. and dairy products. that ye eat neither fat nor blood.” Ibid. 94 What are the Lord’s “special directions”? Here is one reference: It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your Leviticus dwellings. In 1990 the average American consumed: 63 pounds of free fats and oils (including 4. and dairy products. meat. which are high in fats. The total average consumption of fats would be increased considerably by adding to these figures the fat content of the average amount of flesh foods consumed. poultry. and ice cream) 4 74 .4 pounds of butter) 5 7 0 pounds of all dairy products (excluding butter. fish. This is nearly twice the recommended amount! The major sources of fat in the diet are: fats and oils.SUNLIGHT Why?—Because their use would make a diseased current of blood in the human system.
Winston J.8% 75.98.5% 82.D. Cancer (especially breast and uterine cancer).1% 9.8% 17. and potatoes only about 1%. Ph. use just a few drops of extra-virgin olive oil at the table (not in cooking). And gallbladder disease.2% 7. Again.5% 11. Bananas and peaches have about 2%.9% 7. Craig. However.D.6% 11. By using a few high-fat foods the intake may easily meet the recommended 15 to 20% of total calories without the use of free fats.. 13 R.9% 79. If you feel a need for some free fats.2% 12.0% Legumes: Chickpeas Soybeans. our Creator has generously provided for our needs in natural whole foods. without using s o m e free fats? Some fruits and vegetables have low percentages of calories as fat. dried Nuts: Almonds Walnuts Vegetables Broccoli Kale Parsley 11. Nutrition for the 4 75 .1% 9. Considered one of the major health problems “Overweight individuals are at an increased risk of Diabetes..SUNLIGHT Are there sufficient fats in natural whole foods to meet our needs.4% . Elevated blood lipids and heart disease.4% Obesity: in America.” Nineties.2% 36. High blood pressure and stroke. many foods have a fat content close to the 10% minimum. American Lemons Strawberries Olives 93 Grains: Cornmeal Millet Rolled oats 5.9% 15. Note the percent of total calories as fat calories in these foods: Fruits: Apples Avocados Grapes.
but also look better as the pounds drop off. and because they could not move freely through the capillaries to deliver what little oxygen they were carrying! This shortage of oxygen can affect every part of the body. 6 3 . Read on. including the brain.D. 1953. It was found that the hamsters were getting not even half of the normal oxygen supply to body cells. going through the capillaries. 82:381. Usually there is no need to count calories. Proceedings of the Society of Experimental and Biological Medicine. This satisfaction removes the constant craving for something to eat! Obesity is not the only health problem that may result from the use of free fats. from R. L. with the aid of a microscope. Ph. The Missing Link. Metabolism of normal cell cell Sugar Oxygen reactions or glucose Sugar or glucose Metabolism of cancer required Oxygen not required Relatively simple Complex reaction 4 76 . Hoffman. and many other reasons. Cells deprived of oxygen. and/or too many fats. or hindered in the use of oxygen (such as damage to mitochondrias by free radicals). Cells may be deprived of oxygen because of shallow breathing. When the hamsters were fed a high fat diet the red blood cells would get sticky and clump together. in the diet. The red blood cells were hampered in their work both because clumping reduced the surface area available for carrying oxygen. Note the loss of energy production in the cycle ending with lactic acid. See Jay M. and could not get through the capillaries. since a well balanced diet of whole. Note the effect of polyunsaturated fats on the oxygen supply to body cells as described in this experiment! Some effects of fats in the diet were shown in experiments with hamsters.SUNLIGHT There is hope for the obese! Practicing the eight true remedies will not only make a person feel better. lack of exercise. Swank. natural foods is satisfying. Their cheek pouches have such thin walls that red blood cells can be seen. cannot completely metabolize fuel. including brain function.
” Free fats cause red blood cells to clump.SUNLIGHT requiring over 30 steps 38 units of energy produced produced Byproducts Carbon dioxide and water S u n l i g h t 96 2 units of energy Byproduct Lactic acid See Zane R. they will develop and destroy the animal with Ibid 96 cancer. hardening of arteries. and the monkeys on peanut oil the least.S. and the action of free radicals. W. The food included either butter fat. R.. This. 62% Type of oil in the diet Corn oil 4 77 .. All of them were fed the same diet. Results: A few months later it was found that the monkeys on butter fat had the highest cholesterol in the bloodstream. M. M. the normal cells will become malignant.D. “Normal cells have been removed from experimental animals and placed in a culture where they will grow and divide. as might be expected. Kime. reducing oxygen carrying ability. However. corn oil. Normal cells become malignant when deprived of sufficient oxygen and energy. Don’t polyunsaturated fats lower cholesterol levels in the blood? Dr. or peanut oil. except for the fat content. hinders efficient cell metabolism. a few months later autopsies showed: Percent of arteries damaged by cholesterol plaques. Wissler performed an interesting experiment using Rhesus monkeys. If these cells are again placed in the animal’s body. If the oxygen that is available to these cells is reduced.
2-5 (with many references) Free fats and rich foods do not meet the definition of f o o d (see Lesson 1) as they cause injury to the system. They ingest more and more until they simply plug up the arteries.Cookery and Health Seminar 82% 93% Butter fat Peanut oil R. then. Dr. called lipoprotein(a) [LP(a)]. Abs.D. Once this happens. (b) A high fat diet that has so much good unoxidized fat that the body sends too much LDL to the cells via the arteries for them to utilize.D. and the complex becomes ‘modified LDL. together with gums and mucilages which occur in legumes. . work together to plug up the arteries. when oxygen attacks natural LDL. Ph. but harden the arteries and/or may be deposited in other tissues. also a plant fibre which is found in fruits and some vegetables (as squash and carrots).. Is there a remedy if harm has been done? Plant fibers.D. Referenced by Jay M. Wissler. “To complicate the picture further. not yet completely understood. “Two main factors. Federation Proceedings.” Milton G. and the monocyte macrophage ‘big eaters. W. It may result from an excess of fat. While these excess LDL particles are waiting around in the tissue juice of the artery wall. are also effective in reducing serum choles- 4 78 . M. Crane speaks to damage that may be done by excess low density lipoproteins (LDL): “In some manner. Hoffman. Crane. It too must be disposed of by the same monocytemacrophage system. can build up in the body. The Missing Link. 26:371. M. 6 2 Polyunsaturated fats may lower serum cholesterol.’ gobble it up.. #650. . (a) A diet which has just too much fat that is already oxidized [rancid] to a greater or lesser degree. nor can they use. Good Cell Food Keeps the Arteries Open..’” Body cells do not recognize. . are useful in lowering serum cholesterol in the blood.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian. “Yet the immune defense macrophages (bigeaters) identify it as a foreign chemical and begin to gobble it up. the oxygen which is right there on its way to the cells can attack the LDL and modify its protein component. and/or the presence of modified protein in the diet. another ball of fat similar to LDL. ingested oxidized fat. modified LDL. such as in oat bran. some of its protein gets changed. the cells cannot safely use it. Pectin. 1967.Whole Foods.
— Disease. But we have become a nation in search of fast foods and con-venience. foods. 4 The oxygen carrying capacity of the blood improves within a short time after discontinuing the use of isolated. and the demand on the muscles encourages the body to make collateral blood vessels to an area that may have suffered blockage. an imbalance or excess of nutrients. and/or. Exercise improves muscle utilization of oxygen. 4 79 .— the body’s own bypass system (for non-emergency situations). Results in faulty membrane and tissue structures. . and (3) use a high fiber diet so that there will be a high elimination of cholesterol from the body. Craig. high fat seeds. and/or additives. (See Winston J. 5 “. and (4) exercise to raise the level of the good HDL. Freshly shelled nuts like filberts. Crane. blocked.Whole Foods..” Milton G. rancid foods. M. R. whole. . processed fats/oils. or other processed “foods” that cause blood platelets to clump together.. animal fats. and walnuts are much better than those which come already shelled. they should be stored properly and eaten as fresh as possible to avoid damage to them from oxygenation. Our goal is to reverse that process. The use of refined foods lacking essential nutrients. Even the naturally high fat foods such as the nuts. M. And/or. Crane gives encouragement: “The secret of success is to avoid eating foods that contain added fat. (2) avoidance of the foods that contain cholesterol from the diet. Crane. The Role of Cholesterol and Excess Fat in Disease. Nutrition for the Nineties.. or altered biochemical reactions. Good Cell Food Keeps the Arteries Open. even from natural. Crane explains how cholesterol deposits that have gradually accumulated over the years can be removed: “The good news is that this extra cholesterol can be removed. 3. We should eat fresh foods as grown and avoid spoiled. that they become ‘stale’ more readily than other nuts. Slowed.D.D.D. . Also. pecans. olives. . The nuts like the walnut have such good oils in high concentra-tions.Cookery and Health Seminar terol levels.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian. . Dr. Staleness is the same as oxidation.” Milton G. 3 7 Dr. and avocados should be used in moderation. We advocate (1) a low fat diet so that the person will make only minimal amounts of cholesterol in the liver and intestines..D. Ph. Consult your physician for an exercise program to meet your needs. Perhaps you begin to see what we are up against.and/or Processed foods with transformed/modified molecules.
normal biochemical reactions.SUNLIGHT Practicing the eight true remedies.— Health 4 80 . results in Good membrane and tissue structures. Including adequate but temperate use of natural. whole foods.
The heart is far more likely to be damaged by disease and by poor habits of living than by any physical activity. 451 4 81 . is really a double organ—it may be considered as two hearts joined together: The left heart supplies freshly oxygenated blood to the body.” Ibid. Maintenance of the proper volume and pressure depends on many factors. Modern Ways to Health. 450. White. . The effect of the nervous system in controlling size of the vessels. The blood nourishes the body. The health of the body depends upon the healthful circulation of the blood. M. 1 7 8 “The heart. 450 “It is almost impossible to strain the healthy human heart by overwork. Healthful Living.D.” Ibid. 178 “The more active the circulation the more free from obstructions and impurities will be the blood.” Ellen G. But once the heart has been damaged by disease. Anderson. and The amount of fluid in the blood stream.. it may be necessary to avoid too much activity. The right heart sends the blood loaded with carbon-dioxide to the lungs for a fresh supply of oxygen. . A heart that has been damaged can be strained beyond its limits.SUNLIGHT THE HEART AND BLOOD “Perfect health depends upon perfect circulation. a most efficient hollow muscular pump. .” Clifford R. including: The condition of the heart valves.
SUNLIGHT “The chief if not the only reason why many become invalids is that the blood does not circulate freely. and the changes in the vital fluid which are necessary to life and health do not take place.” Ellen G. They have not given their bodies exercise nor their lungs food. Healthful Living. therefore it is impossible for the blood to be vitalized. fresh air. White. and it pursues its course sluggishly through the system. which is pure. 180 4 82 .
regulate the pressure into the capillaries. The propulsive impulse given the blood by the contraction of the heart. 186 The lymph system T h e principal function of the l y m p h s y s t e m is absorption. and carbon dioxide and other gaseous wastes from the tissues to the lungs. but it circulates healthfully when it carries an abundance of oxygen. connect with lymph glands in certain locations. which have elastic muscular walls. but in some parts of the body they have valves which allow passage of blood in only one direction—toward the heart. it is “milked” back to the heart by the aid of muscle action. See Ellen G White. They have little or no muscular fibre in their walls. Its one set of vessels originate in connective tissue spaces in all parts of the body. increasing in size as they approach the heart. bulging out the capillary walls as they go. They are voracious eaters. smallest of the blood vessels. Blood that is not vitalized with pure. Veins are so placed among the muscles that when the muscles are contracted the blood is displaced. Their principal functions are to: Destroy germs Aid in repairing injuries The chief business of the red blood cells is to carry oxygen from the lungs to the tissues. and eventually empty the 4 83 . Veins begin with the capillaries. is followed by the contraction of the arteries. They are so small that the tiny red blood cells have to squeeze through. exercise is a valuable aid to the heart. fresh air pursues its course sluggishly through the system. As it can flow in only one direction.— of germs and debris. Thus. or arterioles.SUNLIGHT There are three classes of blood vessels Arteries. Capillaries. Blood cells and their tasks White blood cells are able to move from point to point rapidly and with ease. Healthful Living. carry the blood away from the heart. form an intricate meshwork through all the soft tissues of the body. single file. The smaller arteries.
SUNLIGHT lymph fluid into the subclavian veins. The lymph system absorbs: Nutrients through villi in the intestines. find their way back to the blood vessels through this system. Lymph fluid is similar to blood serum. which have escaped through artery and capillary walls to do their work. 4 84 . and water and other substances through the skin. White blood cells. except that it contains more of the waste elements than does blood. Wastes and worn particles throughout the body.
As one walks. Walk for Your heart. thighs. They have recently found that water increases the ability of hemoglobin (the protein pigment in these cells) to carry oxygen. p198(1)) Hygiene of the circulation Exercise is very important. the heart must move about five quarts of blood every minute.” Fortunately. Science News. buttocks. p. 1991. and diaphragm all work together in harmony when one walks.d i m e n t s . the muscles literally milk the blood back to the Jabbour Semaan. This causes the liver to become sluggish. and wastes accumulate in the blood. Water molecules attach themselves to the hemoglobin. 07/20/78.000 miles long. and found that the more concentrated the solution (either sugar or polymer). Excessive Heat may result in heat or sun-stroke. or a super abundance. the harder it was for hemoglobin to take on water molecules—and the less inclined to take on oxygen! ( F r o m Elizabeth Penniel. abdomen. Adequate clothing is essential to healthy circulation. Water Boosts Hemoglobin’s Lust for Oxygen. v139. They studied this behavior of hemoglobin in plain water as compared with various concentrations of sugar and polymer solutions.200 quarts in 24 hours. (See Lesson 5) 4 85 . calves.” Health. a total of 7. Scientists have pondered how red blood cells could carry such large loads. Review Lesson 2 on exercise. and stimulants also a r e harmful. 6 Review. Cold has a paralyzing or depressing influence on the heart. pushing the blood upward against gravity. Their rhythmic contraction and relaxation massages the veins. yet it should be adapted to the climate and season to maintain the natural tem-perature of the extremities as well as the body. “The muscles in the feet.SUNLIGHT Helps and hindrances to good circulation “For an average-size adult. The prime object of clothing is for modesty. “It must push this load through a network of blood vessels some 100. n13. C o n . Rich or spicy foods make poor blood by filling it with useless. which makes it easier for oxygen molecules to attach themselves. narcotics. Blood cannot circulate freely when the limbs are cold. of material. the heart is aided in this staggering task. March 30.
Cookery The c i r c ul a t i o n and f u n c t i o n of the internal organs should not be i m p a i r e d by tight belts or elastic bands. tobacco and other narcotics.. tea. taste not. handle not. The Only Safe Course W a t c h w o r d “Touch Not. but also the quantity.” Ellen G. Taste Not. Healthful Living. “Perfect health depends upon perfect circulation. This topic covers much more than abstinence from alcoholic beverages. or for too long. Only the very best material should be taken into the stomach.Whole Foods. tobacco. Throughout this lesson keep in mind the definition of food as given in Lesson 1. opium. Handle Not” “The only safe course is to touch not. without doing harm! And what about the judicious use of that which is good? Not just the quality of foods or activities needs to be considered. and judicious use of that which is good. coffee. White. Poor food will make poor blood. nor heavy garments suspended from the waist. but when engaged in too strenuously. Food nourishes. The b l o o d must be kept pure. Many commonly used items are harmful to the body.LEAVES FROM THE TREE and OF Health LIFE Seminar Vegetarian. and wastes removed by the blood and lymph and carried to the eliminating organs. which will in turn make body tissues of poor quality. tea. Exercise is good.. as the blood is made of what we eat. the 5 86 . wines. they must have the right nutrients delivered to them through the blood stream. coffee. yet many people are unaware of the damage done by them. This helps us to understand the statement at the beginning of this section.” TEMPERANCE. 112 Temperance is abstinence from all things/practices that are harmful. For cells to be healthy. and alcoholic drinks.
22 5 87 . Philippians 4:13 “All our enjoyment or suffering may be traced to obedience or transgression of natural law. Good physical habits help to strengthen the mental and moral powers. Keep in mind those important little cells as you study this lesson.” Ibid. The same is true of all the activities of life.TEMPERANCE effects are harmful. as there are strong ties between physical and moral health. Our Creator has supplied us with an abundance of good things that bring true enjoy-ment. He sent His word. Things taken into the system that impair their efficiency will keep you from attaining the maximum health possible for you. Moderation in all things is the key. All intemperance weakens brainnerve powers. and delivered them from their Psalms destructions. Choose something better. and healed them. They depend on you to help keep them functioning efficiently. Once the choice is made. 107:20 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. claim the promises of abundant grace avail-able to give strength to the decision. but when taken in excess even good food will be harmful to the system. The best quality foods should be used.
How to Have Good Health Through Biological Living. Condiments are injurious in their nature. Kellogg. Ph. M. the better. Condiments and spices have a stimulating effect similar to tea. and liquor.” Ellen G. A similar condition is produced by the use of irritating condiments. pepper. White.. the “pungent or aromatic vegetable substances” that are hot to the taste when cold are harmful. 459-461 What is “Gin Liver”? Another term for cirrhosis of the liver. but free from every irritating substance that would harm the delicate machinery of living cells. coffee. but also cause the blood to become fevered. 87. excite the nerves. a substance found in hot peppers..” Generally. Foods prepared with these irritating substances encourage the appetite for liquor. The Missing Link. irritate the stomach and make the blood feverish and impure. The system feels a want. FACS. pickles and other things of like character. Ministry of Healing 325 Webster defines spice as “A pungent or aromatic vegetable substance as pepper or cinnamon used to season food. has long been known to 5 88 . Mustard. The inflamed condition of the drunkard’s stomach is often pictured as illustrating the effects of alcoholic liquors. Spices not only irritate the tender coating of the stomach. “Professor Boix of Paris showed by experiments on animals that Jay M. affect small nerve cells (type B) that transmit a variety of sensations to Capsaicin. Foods should be wholesome and tasty.Whole Foods. Those who use them drop as far below par as they were elevated above par by these stimulating substances.’” quoting from John H. spices.D. Hoffman.D. pepper causes ‘gin liver.Cookery and Health Seminar Spicy problems “In this fast age. the less exciting the food. a craving for something more stimulating. and weaken the moral and intellectual powers. Soon ordinary food does not satisfy the appetite.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian.
Therefore. Thus pain is actually killed. Pepper Pain Clue. 81 5 89 . Science Digest. September 1983. Reporting pain is not the only responsibility of Type B neurons.TEMPERANCE the brain. capsaicin could be very dangerous if it should get into the blood stream. they also help regulate body temperature and monitor important functions in the heart and lungs. in adults the first strong dose causes intense pain. Capsaicin can destroy type B nerve cells in infants. including pain. There is no protective myelin sheath on the fibers through which these cells communi-cate. This can happen even Hot when applied locally. but continued use desensitizes the neurons.
oregano. With Asparagus Beets Cabbage Carrots Corn Cucumber salads Eggplant Green beans Try a touch of: Chervil. marjoram Green salads Lentils Peas Potatoes Squash Tomatoes Good with most vegetables: Sweet basil. chives. but may also add trace elements not other-wise found in the diet. marjoram. thyme basil. dill.TEMPERANCE Must my food be bland and tasteless? No! Spices tend to dull the sensitive taste buds. rosemary. Also many herb seasonings may be used to enhance the natural flavors of foods. Mint. summer savory 5 90 . bay leaf. sage Chives. sage Dill. thyme Caraway. marjoram. rosemary. dill Basil. sweet basil Anise. tarragon Anise. summer/winter savory. chives. oregano. rosemary. thyme Marjoram. rosemary Dill. Sweet basil. sage. oregano. Fennel. summer savory. tarragon dill. Dill. tarragon. herbs that are not only harmless. oregano. Leave the spices out. oregano. marjoram. and soon the natural food flavors will be perceived and enjoyed. thyme Fennel. rosemary. parsley Fruits Apples Fruit compotes Fruit salads Pears Dill Anise. Anise. chervil. sage and thyme Dill. sweet basil chervil. sage. sweet basil.
Review the definition of f o o d given in Lesson 1. 5 91 . and impair functional activity.TEMPERANCE Spices do not qualify as f o o d as they cause injury.
saliva on starch. The Home Book of Modern Medicine. including tart flavors. and is an active Julius Gilbert White. Vinegar is much more irritating to the digestive organs than an alcoholic liquor of the same strength. fermentation takes place in the stomach. Question Box. Counsels on Diet and Foods. but decays or putrefies.TEMPERANCE Vinegar too? “The salads are prepared with oil and vinegar. wholesome. page 29 . but these should come from natural. as a consequence. Kellogg. White. hinders the digestion of protein.. from salad dressings and baked beans to pickles. and a little of the grated rind (zest) may be added for extra flavor and nutrients. green stuffed olives. but becomes filled with impurities. where vinegar may have been used in the past. October 1935.. Lemon and/or lime juice may also be used in the preparation of most other foods. H. Kellogg. Orange segments or juice may be added for the sweet/sour effect. the blood is not nourished. rather than reducing it as vinegar does. tart foods such as lemons and limes. they metabolize to an alkaline ash. Meals are more satisfying and enjoyable when they include a variety of flavors. 289) Vinegar also lowers the alkaline reserve of the blood. 345 Vinegar contains acetic acid.— much better than vinegar. M. Abundant Health . and the food does not digest. so increase the alkaline reserve of the blood. and J.” Ellen G. 312 Vinegar is an ingredient in many prepared foods. M. referencing Health. Though acid to the taste.D. agent in liver damage (cirrhosis). Lemon and/or lime juice make excellent salad dressings. Even in a small quantity it completely prevents the action of (From J. and liver and kidney difficulties appear.D. The same fermentation process by which alcohol is produced results in acetic acid when the process is carried a little farther. is said to aid in destroying red blood cells. H. and even some commercial breads. 5 92 .. 131. such as baked beans. Citrus fruits blend well with either a fruit or vegetable meal.
Many baking powders contain aluminum salts. Soda is harmful.Cookery and Health Seminar Baking powder and soda The chemicals in baking powders do not qualify as foods under the definition of foods in Lesson 1.Whole Foods. They leave various harmful residues in baked products.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian. 5 93 . and should never be taken into the system.
” Ellen G. Stimulants do not furnish the body with needed resources. and coffee benumbs the brain. A well-nourished cell will have an ample supply of glucose. which calls for more stimulation. which convey the irritation to the brain.tion. This shows that what the users of these stimulants call strength is only received by exciting the nerves of the stomach. they will be able to burn the fuel efficiently to provide needed energy. but cause cells to burn reserve fuel. 1 0 7 A person who is enjoying good health does not need stimulants to start the day.TEMPERANCE Stimulants “Tea and coffee do not nourish the system. Continued use weakens the nervous system. But the short-lived increase in energy is followed by depression. All this is false strength. and if the cells have been furnished with the right kind of building blocks and plenty of oxygen. The relief obtained from them is sudden. 108 “Tea has an influence to excite the nerves. nor later during the day. They do not give a particle of natural strength. before the stomach has had time to digest them. people think they need to use them. Because the stimulant gives an agreeable sensa. and this in turn is aroused to impart increased action to the heart. in order to function. Healthful Living. White. that we are the worse for having.” Ibid. 5 94 . and short-lived energy to the entire system. both are highly injurious.
tea. Ph. Nutrition for the Nineties. and other products containing these compounds. Now let us notice how closely related this is to caffeine and theobromine. tea.7 grains per pint Chocolate0. Winston J. colas and any soft drinks containing caffeine. Here is a chart to show how much purine there is in the items listed below. coffee. and chocolate. chocolate. mate. A 12-oz can may contain 30-55 mg. and similar products show the results on their countenances.4 4 “The chemical purine. including uric acid.D. crystalline compound. from which is derived a group of compounds. of caffeine per tablet. Uric acid (C3 H 4 N 4 O 3 ) and the purine bodies as xanthine and hypoxanthine etc. Ph. These waste materials result from metabolism of healthy cells. tea. of caffeine each. Caffeine is also normally found in soft drinks that use the name cola or pepper. chocolate and cocoa.” Jay M. are very closely related both chemically and physiolo-gically to each other and to the caffeine (C8 H 10 N 4 O 2 ) of tea and coffee and the theobromine (C 7 H 8 N 4 O 2 ) of cocoa..— the glow of health is gone They also place an extra workload on the kidneys. and caffeine. “Stay-awake” tablets contain 100 to 200 mg. tea. coffee.0 grains per pint “All dead flesh contains uric acid and purine bodies. but as waste materials they must be removed to keep the cells healthy..D. xanthine. of caffeine. PURINE BODIES IN BEVERAGES Tea 1.” Caffeine is found in coffee. Hoffman.D.. may contain 15 to 65 mg.2 grains per pint Coffee 1. Kidneys were designed to remove uric acid and other water soluble wastes from the body. Their skin becomes sallow and appears lifeless. R. C5 H 4 N 4 .. The Missing Link. is almost identical to that of the purine which is found in 5 95 . Non-prescription medicines used for headache or allergy relief. cocoa. together with other harmful substances. Anyone wishing to eliminate purine bodies from his diet should eliminate all meats.TEMPERANCE Those who use tea. The case against purine and its relatives The dictionary defines Purine as “a white. which is found in all dead flesh. chocolate and cocoa. as well as cold tablets. Craig. An additional burden is placed on the kidneys when they must also attempt to remove purines and related compounds taken into the system from flesh foods. 2 8 1 coffee. coffee.7 grains per pint Cocoa 1.
body chemistry. The Home Book of Modern Medicine. and often headache may be experienced in the depressed phase. . and sleeplessness. Kellogg. and may cause birth defects. between 2 and 15 milligrams or more per cup. Chocolate and cocoa are altogether unwholesome and if freely indulged in may easily induce 5 96 . but it results in a A closer look at cocoa and chocolate “All cocoa contains theobromine. In the extracting process of removing caffeine from coffee. (Many references cited) Caffeine is stimulating to the central nervous system. . J.Cookery and Health Seminar The chemical formulas for caffeine and theobromine are so similar that they are called “relatives or twin sisters. but it is often inaccurate during the excitement phase. a nerve poison. 39 “Decaffeinated coffee is just as bad as regular coffee. muscular tremors. heart and circulation. 284. M.” Caffeine adversely affects compensatory depression. Caffeol is the oil which gives the aroma and flavor to coffee. in addition to an increased kidney workload. H.Whole Foods. the caffeol is made more concentrated. 5 2 4 Digestive system. caffeol irritates the mucous membranes of the stomach. decaffeinated coffee does contain caffeine. the bladder. 4 2 cancer of the bladder. causes Ibid. a chemical suspected of causing cancer. Symptoms of long-continued use of tea includes: irritability of temper. Craig. The solvent commonly used to extract caffeine from the coffee beans is methylene chloride. and in some cases. Nutrition for the Nineties. mental irritability. Despite its name. Winston J. depending on how it is brewed. irritability. fatigue. As stated before. the kidneys. Mental activity may be very rapid. it irritates the liver. produces breast lumps [fibrocystic breast disease]. Exhaustion. brain and nervous system. nervousness.. It has a diuretic action.D.” Ibid.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian. among other physical disorders.
TEMPERANCE conditions which may be attributed to some nerve disorder. “Cocoa and chocolate are prepared from the residue left after extraction of the highly valued cocoa butter 5 97 . D. Hoffman. quoting John H. quoting John H. D. Nutrition for the Nineties. 456. S. 49.” Jay M. Craig. The fowls pined and egg production fell off. Farmers were induced to feed the residue to chickens. chickens.D. M. Kellogg. . M. and giving them to their children. gastrointestinal symptoms. The Missing Link. It was offered to the farmers for fertilizer.D. nose bleed. The crop return instead of increasing was lessened. 2 8 8 which is used for covering chocolates. . supposing them to be Jay M.” D... even the soil.” R. 4 8 . 48. The milk production diminished. “Cocoa residue is so poisonous to cattle. even the soil must be protected. Ph. harmless. . . 360 “Chocolate and cocoa products may have additional problems other than their caffeine levels. 457 Standards for the use of cocoa and chocolate in various products permit a high percentage of animal wastes/residues to be included. Department of Agriculture. the farmers are warned by the government against its use! Cows. Kellogg. . . It was fed to cows. respiratory problems and Winston J. Ph. Chocolate also has been associated with such allergic reactions as skin disorders. . Hoffman. The Missing Link. Epidemics of salmonellosis due to Salmonellainfected chocolate or cocoa have been reported during the past two decades. This is the story told in a bulletin sent out by the U. headaches.. Ph. chickens. .D.. . But how about human beings? There are millions of men and women drinking cocoa and chocolate and eating quantities of chocolates. Health Question Box.. Health Question Box.
Its action may be slow. since thousands use it regularly.TEMPERANCE Tobacco. and many other poisons. Kellogg responds. Tobacco poisons are more difficult to cleanse from the system. M. White. than are those of liquor. the majority of tobacco-users do die of tobacco 5 98 . from every irritating substance. and is demanded to allay the irritation.. Kellogg. Dr. 2. alcohol. and other drugs “Our tables should bear only the most wholesome food. The Home Book of Modern Medicine. 5 0 8 Many people question the poisonous qualities of tobacco. and apparently suffer little harm. at once. H. These cause a feverish state of the system. One reason why so few persons are reputed to die of nicotine or tobacco poisoning. 93 Ellen G. to the nonsmoker. Tobacco is a poison. may be thus tolerated. Many reports document the fact that “second-hand” smoke is as harmful.” D. and those not indulging in these practices will make every effort to avoid breathing contaminated air. Corrosive sublimate. may become so impregnated with the properties of tobacco and liquor that it is not only unpleasant. A single cigar contains poison enough to extinguish two human lives if taken J. Through this means the worst poisons may by degrees be tolerated. or more so. strychnia belladonna. “The poison contained in a single pound of tobacco is sufficient to kill three hundred men if taken in such a way as to secure its full effect. but it is insidious and sure. but dangerous. is the wonderful faculty the system possesses of accommodating itself to circumstances. until enormous doses can be taken without immediately fatal effects. Healthful Living. The atmosphere in a room or other enclosed area.” free is and drink 92. to continue to breath the contaminated air. “To this objection we answer— 1. The appetite for liquor encouraged by the preparation of food with condiments spices. In our opinion. as is the harm done to the smoker. The true seeker for health will break away from every health-destroying habit.
it may be.648. alert.TEMPERANCE poisoning. But this is only an illusion as it has the opposite effect. Healthful Living. 5 99 . from chronic as from acute poisoning. No 1. 119 1981. as tobacco. 1 0 9 Step 2: “The use of tobacco encourages the appetite for liquor.” Ibid. and the use of tobacco and liquor invariably lessens nerve power. (March ‘95) p127-130 According to an article in the American Lung Association Bulletin.676 years of potential life lost. ultimately. Marijuana smoke impairs the ability of the lungs to dispose of bacteria and foreign material. but the immediate effects are perceived to be positive—they think that smoking makes them more clearheaded. Science Digest.” Ellen G. White. See Lowell Ponte. A man who dies five or ten years sooner than he should. Step 1: “The highly seasoned flesh meats and tea and coffee. though the full effects are delayed. in consequence of tobacco-using. Death as surely results. and able to focus on their work.” Cigarette smoking is the chief avoidable cause of premature death in the United States . p23 Smokers generally recognize that there are long-term health risks from smoking. January/February. How cigarettes cloud your brain. is killed by the poison just as truly as though he died instantly from an Ibid 5 1 1 overdose. with a total 3. A report in JAMA of a 1985 survey shows a total of 314. 1989--Vol 261. prepare the way for them to crave stronger stimulants. v146. more damage is done to heart and lungs by marijuana smoke than by tobacco smoke. Results of a study showed that a single marijuana cigarette produced as high a level of carbon monoxide in the smoker’s blood as would 10 to 20 tobacco cigarettes smoked in one day. Reader’s Digest. for years. and it severely inflames small airways in the lungs. These estimates were based on an average life expectancy. which some mothers encourage their children to use. JAMA Jan 6.574 deaths attributable to smoking.
Life and Health. but brain tissue does not regenerate. S e e J. pp 6. In addition. and other tissues are destroyed for lack of oxygen. M. Alcohol is a protein precipitant which makes it a good antiseptic and bacteria killer. Liver tissue may regenerate some if not too severely damaged. It causes sludging of red blood cells. DeWitt Fox. pepper. Alcohol . Alcohol and Your Brain.Cookery and Health Seminar Condiments and spices of all kinds. stroke and heart disorders when used regularly. January 197l. high blood pressure.— should definitely be avoided. excess of salt and sugar. vinegar. suicides and homicides. liver. highly spiced.Whole Foods. calculated to develop this thirst. accidents. it is associated with cancer. mustard.7 5 100 . Alcohol is quickly absorbed and carried to all parts of the body. are irritating to the system and develop a thirst which water does not quench. The f r e e lunch counters supplied by the vendors of intoxicating beverages include items with enough food value to appeal to the hungry. as a contributor to three of the leading ten causes of death in the United States. anything which is ‘hot’ when it is cold. Brain.D.— cirrhosis of the liver..LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian. If it is so effective in destroying bacteria it can also be devastating to delicate body cells. Even the social drinker destroys some brain cells with every drink. and as the cells clump together and pile up they may plug up tiny capillaries.
hyperactivity. See Alcohol and Your Heart. and social-interpersonal adjustment problems are found with greater regularity among prenatally drug-exposed youngsters than in similar children whose mothers did not use drugs during pregnancy. and grains. and Other Drugs May Harm the Unborn. and the taste buds have learned to appreciate the natural flavors in foods. Tobacco. absorption. Mental retardation. Alcohol.TEMPERANCE Much publicity has been given to studies supposedly showing that the consumption of wine by the French protects them from the risk of stroke.” R. weight. and head size. Craig. “In many cases. transport. the French die of cirrhosis and chronic liver disease at almost two times the rate of Americans. Nutrition for the Nineties. drug-associated deficits only become apparent as a child matures. Actually. learning and organizational disorders.S.— foods that are high in fiber. the red wine they drank protected them from their rich diet.. However. It was indicated in the discussion of the “French Paradox” that even though the French diet was 30% higher in fat than the American diet. 5 101 . (ADM)90-1711 What is the remedy? Did you notice that spices call for stronger stimulants. they will again choose water as their beverage. the system is not so likely to call for stimulants. DHHS Publication No.” Paddy Shannon Cook. and this in turn calls for liquor? It is encouraging to know that the process can be reversed. continuing growth delays in height. and rich in vitamins and minerals. Adventist Review.. et al. Both types of cancer are linked to alcohol consumption. such as tobacco. Also. cancer of the esophagus and stomach cancer are very prevalent among the French. September. impaired physical coordination. lowered intelligence. nutrients. shortened attention spans. the French diet is quite comparable to the American diet in fat. the whole story was not told. vegetables. diet will choose alcoholic beverages in prefer-ence to water. Experiments have shown that animals on a devitalized. Ph. Excessive alcohol consumption is a cause of cirrhosis of the liver. Even so.D. tobacco and other drugs on the unborn in the book referenced below. 243 As part of a summary of the effects of alcohol. the authors state. but they use more fruits.. 1994 “Alcohol actually interferes with the digestion. When a person is well nourished. U. When these same animals are given a nutritious diet free from spices. Department of Health and Human Services. spicy. even when the alcoholic beverage is still available.D. storage and metabolism of many Winston J.
Of course, the accumulation of poisons must also be eliminated from the system. Fruits should be used freely as they are very cleansing; also, some of the herb teas help to cleanse the blood stream of impurities. Habits that demand the use of harmful stimulants can be changed by coop-erating with the laws that govern our being. Practice the e i g h t true remedies, including t r u s t . Claim the promises of divine grace and power to overcome the desire to use harmful substances. See Appendix A for many helpful promises.
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Those who use stimulants, narcotics, or similar substances think these things bring them enjoyment, or that they help them cope with stress. But these substances lower the energy level, dull the senses, excite, then depress, the nervous system, and damage brain cells. Life’s joys vanish away, leaving depression and many physical ills in its place. Each of us must cope with stressful situations, depression, sorrow, and troubles of various kinds; but it is much more difficult to cope with life’s problems when the senses are dulled and the energy level low. On the other hand, a person in good health with an unclouded mind is not only able to cope, but also experiences more fully life’s pleasures and joys. Those who are living in a mental fog may not even recognize the beautiful experiences that do come their way! But there is hope. A few simple life-style changes can improve ones outlook on life. The brain communicates with every part of the body with electric currents through the nervous system, or with chemicals (hormones) that reach their destination through the blood-stream. Anything that disturbs these electrical currents, or the synthesis of hormones by endocrine glands, and their reception where needed to regulate various physiological proces-ses, impairs the proper functioning of the body, and of the mind. Two of the endocrine system glands, the pituitary and pineal glands, are located in the head. The pituitary, known as the master gland, is located near the base of the brain; the pineal is deep within the brain—indicating more than a casual relationship. The Designer of the universe, and of your body cells, also designed everything necessary for life and health in a way to give us pleasure as we use these gifts. Foods are attractively “wrapped” and come in various colors, textures, aromas, and flavors; it is a pleasure to breath pure, fresh, air, and to satisfy the thirst with pure water; sunlight not only provides energy for plant growth to sustain our needs, but also brings color and beauty to our surroundings. These benefits promote life and health when used temperately. But many people are not satisfied with these bounties. They try to compen-sate for the lack of nutrients in devitalized, processed foods by the use of stimulants; or try to cope with stress and life’s challenges by the use of drugs that dull the senses. But stimulants depress the nervous system; some drugs mimic hormones, blocking hormone binding sites on cells so they cannot do their appointed tasks. The functioning of
the delicate machinery of body cells and of mental capabilities is hindered. At creation Adam and Eve were given dominion over the earth,— over self. This dominion was lost the fall. Temperance, or the restoration of the dominion over is possible only through claiming promises of grace and power to
overcome health destroying practices, and to live in accordance with His plan for us. Temperance undergirds all health principles. Choose to discard that which is harmful, and to use that which is good—temperately! “Choose Something Better”
and at self, the
96 Many people today are concerned about the use of flesh foods in the diet. as well as some indigestion. All the elements of nutrition are contained in the fruits. it will be found that plant-source foods are satisfying. Healthful Living. nuts. giving a power of endur-ance and strength not supplied by a flesh diet. Symptoms of indigestion should disappear when the healthy type of colon bacteria are established. nourishing and satisfying foods. and discard the use of flesh foods. We see His great love for us in the variety of colors. might have provided for our daily food needs by supplying all needed nutrients wrapped in neat brown packages. and fields of waving grain. . and the accumulation of toxic wastes in the system has been eliminated.— that there is no need for flesh foods. textures. Those who choose something better. vegetables. It was not our Creator’s plan that it should require the death of any creature to supply the needs of mankind. and fruits. and grains. .p l a n t “Meat is not essential for health or strength. such as may be provided by a variety of grains. Wholesome. 5 106 . flavors and aromas in the foods gathered from gardens. Toxic wastes in flesh foods are stimulating. orchards. Information in Lessons 1 and 3 showed that plant sources of protein are abundant and adequate. when stimulants are no longer consumed. the Giver of all good gifts. all having the same texture and flavor. else the Lord made a mistake when he provided food for Adam and Eve before their fall. The lack of these stimulants causes the feeling of weakness. may notice a feeling of weakness for a short period of time. However. In this lesson we will learn of some of the dangers found in these “food” sources.TEMPERANCE PROTEIN . yet inexpensive foods should be used to replace flesh foods. But is there any harm in using flesh foods? Some answers to this question will be found on the following pages. vegetables. Our Creator. proteins? How safe are n o n .” Ellen G. White.
The recipes for this lesson were chosen to give suggestions for tasty alternates to highly spiced foods and for some substantial main dishes.LEAVES FROM THE TREE and OF Health LIFE Seminar Vegetarian. this need not require a large amount of cooking. so that meat will not be desired. raw. fruits and vegetables. and include an abundance of fresh. Proper cooking is essential in the preparation of satisfying foods. The diet should be adequate in both quality and quantity. However.Whole Foods. 3 107 .Cookery A variety ample enough to meet varied tastes and requirements.
and other substances introduced. it congests the liver. Tissue wastes. skin. It produces arterial hypertension and heart fatigue. 3. 154. gastric difficulties and enteritis. Some animals realize what is about to happen when they are brought to the slaughter. it brings an obstinate constipation and causes dyspepsia. 5 108 . hormones. uric acid in particular. apoplexy. and degenerate vital organs “A meat diet acidifies the blood and diminishes the oxidation. Abundant Health. and kidneys for elimination. and becomes one of the most active predisposing causes of arteriosclerosis (Buchard)” Julius Gilbert White. convulsions.. Even fish caught in fresh. It charges the humours of the system with a superabundance of nitrogenous wastes. arthritic. Meat broths and extracts are heavily loaded with wastes similar to uric acid. streams may be diseased from having fed earlier in sewage polluted water. All flesh foods contain the poisonous cell wastes that were on the way to the lungs. and when consumed 4. Alters the character White rats in laboratories are manageable and easy to tame as long as they are fed on bread and grain. it develops rheumatic. The strong hormones thrown into the animal’s system under these conditions make the flesh poisonous. . The hormones may be growth hormones fed to the animal. into the system of the animal. and they become furious and enraged. 2. hormones. and sudden death. eczema. 417 The use of flesh in the diet usually results in consuming more protein than is needed. etc. plus the adrenaline thrown into the animal’s bloodstream just before it was slaughtered.TEMPERANCE Some reasons for not using flesh foods 1. with loss of the calcium used in the process. as well as the drugs. it increases the urinary alkaloids. . referencing Armand Gautier. . and more: drugs. Excess protein places an extra workload on the liver and kidneys since the amino acid group composing the protein must be disposed of. Flesh foods are acidforming. it leads to psoriasis. Diet and Dietetics. gouty and nervous tendencies. They contain practically no food value. clear.. Excess protein may produce cramps.
.Cookery and Health Seminar but they become snappy and given to biting from the time they are fed on flesh.Whole Foods. but a few days of animal diet caused it to become fierce and dangerous to its keeper. They [trainers] used to amuse themselves by thus periodically altering the animal’s character.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian.” Ibid. 1 6 1 5 109 . “Liebeg relates that a bear kept at the museum at Giessen was gentle and quiet when it was fed exclusively on bread and vegetables.
coli) are found in a glass of water. referencing J.500. Bacteria for lunch. 135 6.000. 407. the water is Ibid.000 95.000.000. M. the osmotic process in the colon keeps putre-factive bacteria from getting into the body of the animal.” Jay M.000 Compare this with the number of bacteria found in manure: Oyster Fresh Fresh Fresh juice droppings of calf droppings of goat droppings of horse 3. Sir Arbuthnot Lane said: “If you wish to produce cancer with a fair degree of certainty. if we would avoid cancer. . 408 Dr. is to eat whole- Flesh foods are a very prolific source of disease.000 18.000 25. Please! Microscopic counts have been made of bacteria found in various meats: Beefsteak Corned beef Hamburger steak Pork liver Limburger cheese Bacteria per gram 1. and that is what tenderizes your meat. condemned as unsanitary.000 75. “What we should do then.000 If only two colon germs (E. When the animal is dead the osmotic process is gone and putrefactive bacteria swarm through the walls of the colon and into the flesh. Properly aged meat is approximately four weeks old. Hoffman. H. The putrefactive bacteria tenderize the meat.000. The Missing Link.000.000 20..000. Putrefactive bacteria are colon germs. They tenderize the meat. Hoffman comments on bacteria in meat: “When the animal is alive. At six weeks it is even more tender. supply a constipated subject with plenty of 5 110 . . Kellogg.000. and endeavor to deal with his constipation by means of irritating purgative drugs.000 31. Ph. The New Dietetics.000 15. Source of disease meat.D.TEMPERANCE 5.400. colon germs are manure germs. 155.D. .
Abundant 157. and thus adequately drain the house in which our cells live. 156 Health. that we may more easily eliminate waste products. shunning all meat.” Julius Gilbert White. 5 111 .TEMPERANCE wheat bread and raw fruits and vegetables. that we may be better nourished. See the Recommended Reading List in the Appendix for books with additional information on this topic. first. second.
(See Winston J. 271-273. See Agatha M.. These come from antibiotics used by farmers to treat diseases of cattle. Craig. 7. See Winston J. as the eggshell is porous and may absorb chemicals in the disinfectant. and may be in the egg before it is laid.D. News releases speak to finding the AIDS virus in cattle. Evidently the cows are not kept out of the milking line long enough. M. 365 Salmonella contamination of eggs has been known for some time. citing many references. the use of milk and eggs will become more and more unsafe. Leukemia and many other Food elements are nutritious to the system until they begin to 5 112 . Dr. Thrash.D. In California 40 to 80 percent of milk cows test positive for bovine leukosis. spleen damage. liver degeneration. it appears that the Salmonella organisms are infecting the egg-making system of the hen..D. and yet have their food wholesome and palatable. Also. so far as possible. R. M. The Animal Connection. The people everywhere should be taught how to cook without milk and eggs. dioxins used in the manufacture of paperboard milk cartons may leach out of the container into the milk. Craig speaks to the dangers from drug residues frequently found in milk. birth defects. R. many people suffer from severe allergic reactions to eggs. and are toxic to the immune system in animals.. Counsels on Diet and Foods. Additionally. Nutrition for the Nineties. The widespread leukemia infection found in chickens and eggs places them in a questionable category for safe sources of nutrition. since tests frequently show drug residues in milk.D.” Ellen G. Craig.. Thrash...D. 8 Cattle are suffering more and more from various diseases. Ph. Jr. White. Washing intact eggs in disinfectant before shipping may only aggravate the problem. and Calvin L.TEMPERANCE How about eggs. Dioxins can cause cancer. An effort should be made to supply their place with other things that are healthful and inexpensive.D. milk and cheese? Are they safe to use? Do we really need them? “As disease in animals increases. 2 7 2 ) deadly diseases have been prevalent among cattle for some time. Nutrition for the Nineties.. Also. Ph.
Arch. and the incidence of MS. 220. Researchers studied the possible relationship between the more highly saturated fats found in animal and dairy products. may cause hypertensive crisis and central nervous system irritability. According to the definition of food in Lesson 1. become toxic to the system and should not be used. Some of the changes resulting from aging fats and cholesterol make them dangerous to health. but the degradation of substances in milk as it is processed to cheese make it harmful to the body. The diet of those near the coast included more fish. carbohydrates. such as overripe fruits. Neurol. 1 9 7 4 . L. It was found that the diet of the inland farmers was much higher in animal and dairy products than the diet of those who lived near the coast. Med.TEMPERANCE decompose. It was found that some of the products formed in the degradation of cholesterol could cause death of muscle fibers in artery walls. The Animal Connection. Sci. 1950. pp. M. Some of the amines in cheeses may interact with substances in the stomach to form cancerproducing agents. M. The proteins. pp 421-30. Review Lesson 4 for other damages to cell functions from degraded fats. and fats. Studies have shown that there is a strong association between a diet that is high in animal and dairy products.D. Investigations were made in Norway to determine why inland farming communities had a higher incidence of MS than was found in areas near R. which could be the initial injury in the development of atherosclerosis. wilted vegetables. rancid nuts. Jr. Thrash. and M. cheese is not a food. J. Tyramine compounds.. Fats are hydrolyzed to irritating fatty acids. Am. 109-111. It is not only high in fat. amines abundant in ripe cheese as breakdown products of tyrosine. and Calvin L. and 73 Homo sapiens (humans) are the only mammalians that consume milk after being weaned—and the milk is from a different species! For information the coastline. et al.. Alter. Thrash. a process somewhat similar to composting leaves. and the higher incidence of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in farming communities. 31. ‘Multiple Sclerosis and Nutrition’.. ‘Multiple Sclerosis: a correlation of its incidence with dietary fat’. Nutrients in foods that have started to spoil..D. Most of these products are toxic and irritating. Swank. in milk are altered during the fermentation processes used in curing cheese. 267-72 5 113 . See Agatha M.
and tends to render it strong and healthy.. plant eaters: Herbivores (Eat plant foods) Sweat when hot Sip water Must eat vitamin C Carnivores (Eat flesh) Pant when hot Lap water Manufacture their own vitamin C From: We think we are one. v66 American Journal of Cardiology. fresh air is to cause the blood to circulate healthfully through the system. and vegetables. we act as if we are one. The Free Blessing of Heaven Watchword Air. grains. (Review Lessons 1 and 3) AIR. It excites the appetite. cultivate a love for it. 1990. naturally. which all may have. Here are some additional interesting comparisons that indicate that humans are. . the precious boon of heaven. will bless you with its invigorating influence if you will not refuse it entrance. . The influence of pure.” Ellen G. and it will prove a precious soother of the nerves. Healthful Living. calculated to electrify the whole system.AIR The long intestinal tracts of herbivores as compared with the short intestinal tracts of carnivores have been compared to remind us that the human anatomy places humans with herbivores. 71 “Air. Welcome it. imparting a degree of composure and serenity. while at the same time its influence is decidedly felt upon the mind.. 6 114 . p 896(1) Remember: All the elements needed for good nutrition are found in fruits (including nuts). Oct 1. It refreshes the body. and renders the digestion of food more perfect. (editorial) by William Clifford Roberts il. . air. White. an “Invigorating Influence” Fresh “air is the free blessing of heaven. but we are not one.
Some of the reasons red blood cells may not be able to supply enough oxygen to body cells include: Poor posture and breathing habits. One may live for many days without food. Poorly ventilated rooms with pollutants in the air. “Air is life’s first necessity. Psalm 150:6 Every cell in the body utilizes oxygen. It is needed to “burn” foods to produce heat and energy.” Julius Gilbert White. 72 Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord.AIR and induces sound. Wastes and toxins in the blood stream. 324 6 115 . Clumping of red blood cells caused by free fats in the diet. Praise ye the Lord. and for a few days without water. sweet sleep.” Ibid. but for only a few moments without air. These cells are dependent on the oxygen supply available in the blood stream and tissue fluids.Abundant Health.
but also tiny bits of metal. Manufacturing plants. Disease germs and spores are given off in great numbers wherever there is decay of animal or vegetable matter. chicken coops. All living things are dependent on oxygen. but it also blackens the delicate lining of the lungs. but a person coming in from the pure outside air will notice the “fusty” odor. Air may carry pollutants hazardous to health! Carbon dioxide is not harmful to animal life in the quantity naturally found in the atmosphere. except for carbon dioxide and water vapor. Dust may include not only dry earth and pollen.— as do animals and humans.AIR What is air? Air is a mixture of many gases. eliminated from the body through the lungs and skin. may be sources of many air-borne chemicals. other than carbon dioxide (an odorless gas). Hydrogen sulfide smells like rotten eggs. barnyards. Other gases normally in pure air are found only in minute quantities. A person who has been in an unventilated room for some time may not notice it. musty. and the germs and spores may cause serious diseases. however. especially if the increase is from the respiration of animals or human beings—though the harm may come more from organic poisons associated with it. but if its proportion is increased tenfold or more it becomes decidedly harmful. High concentrations may be reached in enclosed areas as each exhalation makes about three cubic feet of air unfit for breathing again! Chemicals that are airborne may damage the delicate tissues in the lungs. but they also utilize oxygen. coating the alveoli and hindering the transfer of oxygen and carbon dioxide. etc. but is composed mostly of nitrogen and oxygen. vaults. molds on walls or floors in humid areas. Small quantities of dust may be mostly removed in the air passages before reaching the delicate alveoli in the lungs. They are some of the most harmful poisons in enclosed air. ill-smelling.) Tobacco smoke not only carries toxins that are absorbed by the blood. and perhaps poison the body. Air is admirably adapted to the needs of human beings. Hydrogen sulfide and Ammonia are often present in the air.— about four-fifths nitrogen and one-fifth oxygen. Sources may be moldy bread or other spoiled foods. Inhalation of dust is one of the causes of lung diseases. Organic Poisons are body wastes. and some trade or professional practices. This decay gives off a musty odor. worn tires. and may even produce death. rank. agricultural applications. as well as to the needs of animals and plants. 6 116 . (Webster says fusty = moldy. the body’s filtering mechanism fails if the quantity of dust is great. etc. black soot. These gases are given off by decomposition of animal wastes from stables. and decaying leaves or other organic matter in the area. Plants not only use carbon dioxide from the air as food.
ill-ventilated rooms are these: The system becomes weak and unhealthy. The use of these products is not recommended. Turn the thermostat low to conserve fuel. causing them to become thickened and inflamed. and/or finding different employment. An abundance of pure. as well as dampness and mold. and the fresh air will truly be a boon to the household. Some situations may be beyond our control. and let the fresh air flow in.” Ellen G. the mind becomes depressed and gloomy. These principles apply within the home also. Garden enthusiasts should be careful to keep humus piles well away from the home. Healthful Living. or cool again if it a hot summer day. air is needed to supply the needs of each cell in the body. 6 117 . and let the bedding and bed air out for a few minutes before making it. Another good practice is to fold back the covers on the bed first thing in the morning. Too frequent use of nose drops and nasal sprays may damage the delicate membranes. while the whole system is enervated. there is much that can be done in and about our homes to improve the quality of the air w e breathe by practicing simple rules of cleanliness and hygiene. The air will warm again in a few minutes. Uncleanness in any form tends to disease. White. We should do all we can to assure a supply of good clean air as “food” for the lungs. other than moving to a new location. the circulation is depressed. invigorating air of heaven. the blood moves sluggishly through the system. harbor deathproducing germs in abundance. even in the wintertime. and to dilute and wash away the poisons poured forth from lungs and skin. because it is not purified and vitalized by the pure. Nothing should be tolerated within the home that is decaying or unclean. and fevers and other acute diseases are liable to be generated. 72 Recommendations and cautions Open doors and windows in the home for at least a few minutes every day.AIR “The harmful effects of living in close. Decaying refuse. fresh. However.
— and these are probably synthetic. “Prevent deficiency diseases. are the best sources of vitamins. This process may be likened to someone returning $25. such as carrots. “Assist in converting fat and carbohydrates into energy. 6 118 .. M. M. Scientists have called some of these nutrients vitamins. 62 Vitamins are the vital sparks setting food elements to work. and Calvin L. leafy vegetables. Food that has been devitalized cannot provide good nourishment. but only a fraction of what was removed is added back. including vitamins. Twenty nutrients may have been removed from “enriched” refined products. “Vitamins promote the rate and ease with which essential chemical reactions proceed in the body. 61 What do vitamins do for us? “Regulate metabolism.. A varied diet of whole natural foods in adequate amounts should supply most of the needed vitamins.) Only foods that have life should be used. What are the best vitamin sources? Whole foods as grown. or destroyed in the process of promoting the biologic reaction” Agatha Moody Thrash. fresh from garden and orchard. Thrash. proteins.00. and freezing. in much the same way that catalysts promote reactions in chemistry. with perhaps only 5 being replaced. Just as carbohydrates.AIR Vitamins. Many nutrients. and fats are found in all whole foods. (Vital elements have been removed from devitalized foods.” Ibid. foods that contain the vital nutrients that make the difference between living and dead matter. attached. “Assist in forming bones and tissue. so other substances. as are also green. Some vitamins are retained in cooking. Vitamins may be largely lost during transportation and storage of foods. Foods used should be as fresh as possible to maximize on the vitamin content. Whole grains are excellent sources of the B vitamins. Provitamin A is found in highly-colored vegetables. Jr. are found in these foods. and telling you that you have been enriched. 61. air. water. True catalysts are not themselves used up in the reaction. winter squash. as well as in many fruits and melons.00 to you after having stolen $100.D. and Phytochemicals Life is sustained by food. canning. Some nutrients may be added back to “enriched” foods. are removed or lost when foods are refined. including vitamins. and sunshine. and deep-green vegetables. Nutrition for Vegetarians.D.. Minerals. whereas often the vitamins are used up.
University.D.. the use of fresh fruits and vegetables from home gardens and orchards might improve this picture somewhat. or as chips. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. p695(3) 6 119 . 13 Results of recent studies indicate that total vegetarians do need a B-12 supplement. but most of them were used as frozen potato products. the more nourishing the food will be. and the Surgeon General is recommending the use of more fruits and vegetables! Of course. See Milton G. and eaten. Thrash. M. 09/28/81. Note that the average American consumed more than twice as many pounds of dairy products than of the protective fresh fruits and vegetables! It is no wonder that degenerative diseases are so prevalent. citing Harmful B-12 breakdown Products in Multivitamins? Medical World News. “Multivitamin preparations contain breakdown products of B-12 that exert an anti-B-12 effect. If the B-12 pill is hard.D. but it is apparent that these foods need to be appreciated. so could not be considered protective foods very well. Thrash. Vitamin B-12 Studies in Total Weimar Institute and Loma Linda Recent studies indicate that B-12 from algae (nori and spirulina) may not be bio-available. Dagnelie. Pieter C..D. et al. field. and orchard.” Agatha M. Crane. The average annual consumption of dairy products was 570 pounds (see Lesson 5). Nutrition for Vegetarians. Vegetarians.. March ‘91.12. and a fair amount of that was in the form of highly concentrated cheese products. and may cause the very deficiency the preparation is expected to prevent. more than they currently have been! The less time that passes between the time foods are gathered from garden.. The average annual consumption of these foods in 1990 was: Fresh fruits Selected melons Fresh vegetables Fresh Potatoes 45 Pounds 92 25 111 273 The total consumption of potatoes was 127 pounds. Jr. so the amounts consumed would be much less when trimmings and wastes are considered. and when served at the table. et al. however.AIR No doubt the average American would profit from the use of more protective foods. Vitamin B-12 from Algae Appear not to be Bioavailable. M.— not as part of a multivitamin preparation. such as fresh fruits and vegetables. crush or chew it to get adequate absorption. (are not accessible for metabolic needs of the body). Th e following product is recommended: Sublingual B-12 DOTS By Twinlab One such tablet as a B-12 DOT per week should be adequate. 69. Do I need a B-12 supplement? Studies show that many B-12 supplements may do more harm than good. or dehydrated potatoes. The above amounts are given as farm weight of produce. shoestring. M. and Calvin L.
The body cannot shift minerals from empty “store-houses” of bone and muscle. collagen formation and for energy metabolism. Minerals “perform many functions in the body. and enzyme regulation. starches. therefore..” Winston J. A continued deficiency will tip the chemical balance so essential for good health.— the body’s No. the diet should include an abundance of alkaline-ash foods. minerals help maintain osmotic pressure. to offset the acid-ash foods and body wastes. transmission of messages from nerves to muscles. For example. they participate in blood clotting. anemia can result from copper deficiency.. Craig. M. into plasma. facilitate transport of other nutrients and substances across cell membranes. nerves. and Calvin L. Furthermore. transport of oxygen by the hemoglobin in the red blood cells. (See Agatha Moody Thrash. bone growth. M. [also. In addition flouride is required for the maintenance of healthy bone and tooth structure. A diet of devitalized foods lacking their natural mineral content will not provide the minerals needed for good digestion. Craig. 153 Minerals are needed to maintain the acid-base balance in the body. and sugars.D. If the inadequacy continues. Also. Digestive juices include various groups and combinations of mineral salts. Nutrition for Vegetarians. arterial wall strength]. “including a structural role as well as regulation of important body processes. Jr. zinc is part of the structure of insulin. nor for the many other needs.. plays a role in the formation of bone and connective tissue. or out of plasma into bone or muscle in order to maintain this balance.AIR Mineral salts are as important to life as are proteins. fats. They may be shifted from bone or muscle into plasma. such as fruits and vegetables. and the thyroid hormone thyroxine contains four atoms of iodine. Silicon. and make up a significant portion of bones. Since copper is essential for iron uptake and transport in the blood. teeth and bones will be robbed in an effort to supply the mineral needs for 6 120 . tissues. a newer [little known] trace element. digestion will be impaired.” comments Dr. cobalt is at the center of the vitamin B-12 molecule. Nutrition for the Nineties. while manganese is essential for normal brain function. Body wastes tend to be acidic. If the supply of minerals is not adequate.D. 71) digestion. 1 priority for minerals. assist in blood clotting. Thrash.
imbalancing the mineral ratios in the system. Variations in the mineral content of soils.. Nutrition for the Nineties. 151-152. Decreased intestinal absorption because of chemical interactions. It is true that 38% of the zinc in white bread is absorbed while only 17% is absorbed from wholemeal bread. Also. or kelp tablets with 150 to 300 mg of iodine. Generous servings of low-oxalate greens.” Winston J. M. M. Am J Clin Nutr 33: 739-745. Spinach. chard. such as loss of calcium used in processing excess protein in the diet. although green. However. such as may be caused by an excessive use of mineral supplements. Thrash. In fact.. and remedies. and vitamins are provided in sufficient quantity by a varied diet from the basic three food groups. Why? Because wholemeal bread contains more than three times the level of zinc found in the white bread. foods grown on soils low in iodine will be deficient in iodine. leafy vegetables are excellent sources of minerals. they should be used judiciously. beet tops. It is recommended that foods be obtained from far and near. Calcium and Protein Content in Meals Based on Bread. 1980 requirements are usually met automatically. Learn to identify plants in your area so that poisonous plants will not be eaten. Nutrition for Vegetarians. collards.. It is not helpful to any of the body systems to have a mineral surplus on hand.. and endive. so as to include some grown on soils rich in minerals not found in local soils. B. Cederblad and E. or other physical crises.” Agatha Moody Thrash.AIR Do we get enough minerals from natural. Also. R. Craig. I. and rhubarb are high in oxalic acid so are not the best foods. Increased needs during rapid growth. Ph. For example.D. cabbage. iodized salt should be used to help supply needed iodine.D. If mineral supplements are used. Zinc Absorption from Composite Meals. and Calvin L.D. the mineral Some reasons. Arvidson. the total amount of zinc absorbed from wholemeal bread is almost 50% more than that absorbed from white bread. Excessive urinary losses. such as kale. proteins. This greatly depends on the mineral content of soils where foods are grown. calcium in high-oxalate greens is not available to the body even though it is absorbed. Bjorn-Rasmussen. body functions are hampered or even destroyed by an excess. broccoli. Zinc. They contend that dietary fiber and other plant components reduce the bioavailability of elements like zinc. 6 121 . for mineral deficiencies Use of highly refined foods. Sandstrom.D. should be used daily. whole foods? “Many researchers have expressed concern about the availability of trace minerals from a high-fiber vegetarian diet containing unrefined cereals and legumes.. “When calories. 72 Note the words “usually met”. Many edible wild plants may be used to supplement garden greens. referencing B. Jr. The Significance of Wheat Extraction Rate. A.
Note the sources of the following anticarcinogenic phytochemicals: Naturally Occurring Anticarcinogenic Compounds in Foods Inhibitor Aromatic isothiocyanates Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) Alpha and Beta-carotenes Coumarins and lactones Fibers Flavonoids Indoles Lycopene Plant phenolics Protease inhibitors Selenium compounds Alpha-Tocopherol Typical Dietary Source Cauliflower. (“phyto” comes from the Greek word for plant). Reddy and J. that help prevent cancer. Refined. Weisburger. and saponins. Nutrition for the Nineties. legumes Grains. The liver may not be able to cope with all of the unusable altered nutrients and toxic substances. Brazil nuts Nuts. which are substances other than vitamins. B. seeds. seeds. minerals. mango. leafy vegetables. vegetables Carrots. They perform important tasks in maintaining healthy cell activity. manufacturing hundreds. vegetables Fruits. S.— a healthy body. fruits. grains Brussels sprouts. oats. Plants are veritable chemical factories. vegetables. Naturally occurring Anticarcinogenic Substances in Foodstuffs. 101. processed foods no longer have all their life-giving nutrients (vitamins. Cauliflower Tomatoes Soybeans.. oils. hindered. and complex carbohydrates in plant foods. Sweet potato. This helps us understand the importance of using whole foods as grown. altered. cabbage Citrus fruits. inositol phosphates. But these phytochemicals may be almost entirely lacking in soy protein isolate products. of phytochemicals. Ann Rev Nutr 5:295-321. nuts. asparagus Adapted by Winston J. Research shows that many of the phytochemicals have anticarcinogenic properties. cabbage. phytochemicals. or not completed. causing diseased conditions. S. H.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian Whole Foods Cookery and Health Seminar Phytochemicals are taking the spotlight in current publications on nutrition and health information. as well as providing protection against other degenerative diseases. Nutrients in whole plant foods complement each other in the hundreds of chemical reactions that body cells must process for optimum health. so they accumulate in the body. 1985 In addition to the above listed compounds. potatoes Soybeans. Craig. Fiala. from E. vegetables Cereals. pumpkin Citrus fruits. whole soybeans contain isoflavones. minerals. Chemical reactions that should take place may be slowed. perhaps thousands. etc) to sustain a healthy activity in body cells. apples. rather than the isolates derived from them! 6 122 .
and included in the diet. cut. raw foods. 1990. August 18. or stored at warm temperatures. They are destroyed by temperatures of 130 o F. Weimar Institute TIDINGS. but are even more easily lost or destroyed than vitamins. fenugreek clover. They begin to deteriorate soon after food is harvested.D. that works against cancer and atherosclorosis. broken. unwilted produce. They are essential for good health. minerals. plant enzymes may enhance the digestive process. and alfalfa seeds. should be discarded Wilted vegetables should not be used. See Aromatic alternative to oat bran. MAY/JUNE. or sprouted. These special enzymes are designed to decompose the food for recycling. Science News. or greater. these changes could not be made. . shop for fresh. Without enzymes.. Sprouted wheat or other grain. “Without enzymes. 23 6 123 . Without the presence and action of enzymes. Although enzymes for digestion are produced by body cells. Sprouted seeds and grains are veritable storehouses of enzymes activated to launch the seed into the plant. . . Also. Body cells manufacture hundreds of enzymes to act as catalysts in the chemical reactions constantly taking place. . Sprouts add sparkle to the winter menu. seeds could not sprout. or fruit with spoilage spots. but harmful. we also need an abundance of enzymes as found in fresh. Special enzymes in foods are released when foods are cracked. Studies show that raw foods such as vegetables and fruits digest more readily than the same food does when cooked. is a recently recognized phytochemical. If commercially grown fruits and vegetables must be used. we can see the action of enzymes when they cause the ripening of green tomatoes into luscious red tomatoes. Crane. Although most enzymes for digestion and other reactions are produced by the cells de novo (not from plant enzymes). one of the isoflavones in whole soybeans. ‘94 Fenugreek seeds supply a soluble fiber that lowers blood glucose levels and elevated serum cholesterol. and sprouted radish.D. What’s New About Soya. The Missing Link.. amino acids needed to keep you alive and healthy. . 109 Some phytochemicals are known as Enzymes because they facilitate but are not destroyed in a chemical reaction. 159. quoting Carlson Wade. Hoffman. . your food could not be digested to release valuable vitamins. or they may be used as a side dish at the table. 158. which should make up a good share of our daily food intake. Ph. See Milton G. Over-ripe fruit. Fruits and vegetables are best if used right out of the orchard or garden.AIR Genestein. enzymes in overripe fruit and wilted vegetables are no longer nourishing. This aromatic legume may be ground. M. or bruised. Helping Your Health with Enzymes. In addition.” Jay M. make excellent additions to sandwiches and salads. so are harmful to the body. leaves could not change their color in autumn.
in as little liquid as possible.AIR Food preparation and cooking guidelines To help assure utilization of all the nutrients in foods: Keep chopping. and the remaining liquid used as part of the sauce. yet feel like eating two or three apples in the form of applesauce before being satisfied. it is best to: Cook in as short a time as possible. need to be well cooked. scrape. raw. You might be satisfied with a mediumsized apple during a meal. foods are more satisfying than cooked foods. But not all foods can be eaten raw! Foods. Never use soda in cooking vegetables to keep them green. elsewhere to Since heat destroys enzymes and some vitamins. Fresh. Such as. than of the same food that has been cooked or refined. use a high percentage of raw foods. Remember. Steamed corn has a much richer flavor than boiled corn covered with water while cooking. Whole grain pasta should be cooked in just enough liquid to cook it without burning. The “satisfaction point” is reached with a lesser quantity of raw foods. such as fruits and most vegetables. Never peel. “balloon” bread before being satisfied. Other foods. as the vitamin and enzyme content is reduced when food particles are exposed to oxygen. but need to eat 2 or 3 slices of white. It destroys vitamins and enzymes. may be used cooked or raw. or sprouted. processed foods. such as grains and legumes. You might be satisfied with one slice of whole-grain bread during a meal. 6 124 . shredding. and blending of foods to a minimum. This applies to corn-on-the-cob and pasta as well as other foods. unrefined whole foods sustain a more even energy level for a longer period of time than do refined. Potatoes also should be cooked. when a scrubbing brush will do. to make the nutrients available to the body. Use cooking liquids obtain the minerals. To optimize on available vitamins and enzymes. or pare.
Zwieback. Whole grain flours make delicious breads. This will keep dough from sticking to hands while forming loaves and buns.AIR B R E A D M A K I N G “Bread is the real staff of life. It digests easily. The flavor of unleavened breads made without soda or baking powder is superior to those made with these products. muffins. is an excellent food. and crackers. The yeast should be completely destroyed in the baking process. both the unleavened and yeast breads. Bread making is an art—well worth the effort to master! Do try some of the bread recipes with this lesson. Gases from the growth of yeast must be allowed to escape. and there are no harmful residues in the finished products. and spread water over palms of hands. It should be light. However. If it has not been destroyed. Hot or new yeast-leavened breads are difficult to digest and should not be used. and therefore every cook should excel in making it. with a little practice excellent breads can be made using whole grains only. and baked until thoroughly done. 315 Principles for making bread the real “staff of life” Whole grains make the most nutritious breads. Two or three different grains may be used together for added nutrition and variety. There should be no softness nor stickiness in the finished product. Tip for handling yeast dough Dip fingers in water. White. the bread will develop a stickiness and yeasty smell. Unleavened breads may be used fresh from the oven. (twice-baked bread). Yeast breads should be thoroughly cooled before using them. especially while learning to bake bread. may be used for good texture. Water works better for this than oil. and dry. No sourness should be permitted in yeast breads. rolls. The loaves should be small. Toast slices of bread all the way through in a warm oven to a very light brown. Counsels on Diet and Foods. Small amounts of unbleached white flour or gluten flour. and the texture firms when the bread is well cooled. Bread is better when two or three days old. 6 125 .” Ellen G. sweet.
If in each inspiration only a little less than a pint of air is exchanged. small fruits. One of the best exercises for this purpose is forced respiration. or cultivating flowers.D. 720 What a challenge! The capacity of the average set of lungs is about 6 pints of air. This exercise should be taken slowly from five to thirty minutes at a time. The amount of air which passes to and fro in the respiratory process is ordinarily but about two-thirds of a pint. and a hundred other diseases. and emptying them as completely as possible. the kidneys. invigorating air of heaven. which consists in breathing as deeply as possible. making strong efforts to fill the lungs. Healthful Living. is necessary to a healthful circulation of the blood. It is the surest safeguard against colds. 171 “Morning exercise.AIR LUNGS AND RESPIRATION “The health of the entire system depends upon the healthy action of the respiratory organs. By the daily exercise of the lungs in such a manner as to develop the chest. We have frequently seen the chest expanded three or four inches by a course of appropriate training. and in cases of disease is much less. inflammation of the liver.” J. H.. and the lungs. 177 “No part of the body is more susceptible of development by judicious and appropriate exercise than the lungs. Ibid. coughs.” Ellen G. walking in the free. the breathing capacity may be very greatly increased. congestion of the brain. M. 176. a large amount of stale air remains in the lungs. and should be repeated several times a day. and vegetables. The Home Book of Modern Medicine. White. Reason enough to start a lung exercising program to expand the lungs (and chest). Kellogg. and improve the oxygen supply to every body cell! 6 126 . often being reduced to less than a third of this amount.
hairlike projections called cilia. It has been estimated that a set of lungs has about 300 million of them. as it gives up its load of wastes and takes on fresh supplies of oxygen it turns a bright cherry-red color. one going to each lung. occupy the chest cavity. it simply rushes in when the diaphragm is depressed and the rib cage is expanded. Blood loaded with carbon dioxide is a bluish purple. go for a brisk walk. the alveoli are numerous. Membranes surrounding these tiny air sacs. Their work is to protect the lungs from dust that slips past the large hairs near the front of the nose. by sweeping it up the air passages to the mouth. Many people use only the lower. If they were spread out flat they would cover an area nearly 40 times the surface area of the skin. Are they a bright pink? If not. portions of the lungs in breathing. and take on a fresh load of oxygen to be released through body capillaries for use in body cells.AIR The equipment The lungs. must be extremely thin to permit a ready exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide. and the surrounding capillaries. ending in myriads of tiny air sacs known as alveoli. These tubes continue to subdivide. This is known as abdominal breathing. The whole respiratory tract is lined with a special mucous membrane with minute. delicate. Good breathing habits keep the diaphragm involved. Check the natural color of your fingernails. It enters when room is made for it. Air passes thru the trachea. the bronchial tubes. Extremes in air temperature. which divides in the chest into two branches. and notice the change in color. We should be as careful to have clean air to breath. These are in constant motion. The mucous membrane keeps the air moist that is to reach the delicate alveoli. Air is expelled when the diaphragm relaxes and the elastic lungs recoil to their normal. 6 127 . and cools hot air.— towards the mouth. but very delicate alveoli. on its way to the lungs. The very important. which are covered with tiny capillaries. together with the heart. always waving in the same direction. it warms cold air. But even the cilia will not be able to remove all the dust from the air w e breath if we feed our lungs “dirty” air. could do much harm. also. Air is not forced into the lungs. especially if dry. using the whole lungs with each inspiration. as we are to have clean food to eat. or about 70 square meters! A wise provision to assure an ample supply of oxygen for various activities. or upper. Though tiny and fragile. They are! These membranes are about as thick as a soap bubble just before it bursts. undistended position. As red blood cells slip through lung capillaries they give up their load of carbon dioxide to be exhaled.
"Perfect health depends upon perfect circulation. which does not supply adequate energy to maintain normal structure and function. they are damaged. 96 Did you notice this last reference? Normal.— unhampered? Stand tall. Remember.” Zane R. to the extent that they are no longer able to burn foodstuffs down to carbon dioxide and water. Healthful Living. and to move the oxygen out to body cells. Essentials for a good supply of oxygen to each cell in the body A good supply of clean. flowing through clean arteries. Throw your shoulders back. Lesson 4 on Fats) (Review Other toxins or wastes in the bloodstream.. healthy. M. High concentration of sugar or polymers in the blood. A clean. the cell turns cancerous. free-flowing bloodstream. As a result. and 6 128 . air.) Hindrances to supplying oxygen to cells Poor breathing habits and/or posture. and/or air pollution. 178 Are your lungs able to supply your need for oxygen. because oxygen is needed for this reaction. Cancer cells grow in a system that has toxic wastes and has a poor supply of oxygen! (Review th e metabolism of cells under Fats in Lesson 4. Clumping of blood cells caused by free fats/oils in diet. fresh. (Review Lesson 4. Heart and Circulation.) Atherosclerotic arteries.AIR A bit of information and summary “When the oxygen is cut off from normal cells. Kime. Poorly ventilated room(s). and sit tall. cells may turn into cancer cells when the oxygen supply is reduced.." Ellen G White. Sunlight. Adequate exercise to encourage deep breathing. inhibiting red blood cells from carrying normal loads of oxygen.D. even “remote” ones. M.S. The cells then have to depend upon the energy obtained from metabolizing sugar to lactic acid.
by overworking mind or body. Healthful Living 46 “Misuse of the body shortens that period of time which God designs shall be used in his service.. tranquility “Relief or freedom. and I will give you rest. “Refreshing ease or inactivity after exertion or labor.-. By neglecting to take physical exercise. especially from trouble. Take my yoke upon you. Matthew 11:28.. repose.. by keeping late hours. “A period or interval of inactivity. if her laws are not violated.29 Rest. and learn of me. for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. are guilty of robbery before God.” Come unto me.— or stress a destroyer? 7 129 . all ye that labour and are heavy laden. Those who thus shorten their lives by disregarding nature’s laws. we lay the foundation for feebleness. we unbalance the nervous system. “Mental or spiritual calm. By allowing ourselves to form wrong habits.” Ibid. Ellen G. or tranquility. 47 What is rest? Webster says: “The refreshing quiet or repose of sleep. etc. anxiety. “Cessation or absence of motion.a Restorer of Vigor and Strength Nature will restore their vigor and strength in their sleeping hours. White. solitude.REST Make room for your lungs to work! REST. by gratifying appetite at the expense of health. A Restorer Watchword Sleep.
51 7 130 .Cookery and Health Seminar “The burden of sin. lies at the very foundation of a large share of the maladies the sinner suffers.” Ibid.Whole Foods.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian. with its unrest and unsatisfied desires.
some look for new employment. Removed from the multitudes constantly pressing about them.” Ellen G. 355 7 131 . and I will give you rest. To fully appreciate this day of rest. “Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place. and will have an influence for good in the community. in taking on His yoke (total surrender).— time spent away from the general routines of life. they talked about their work. as they did not synchronize with the needs of humanity. and rest a while. some special time on a weekly basis. but they failed. True rest begins with taking on the yoke of the One who invites us to “Come unto Me. . and know that I am God. or in excitement.Whole Foods.” “If we will open our hearts and homes to the divine principles of life. . and of ways of bringing greater efficiency to it.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian. Homes that will be “a little bit of heaven to go to heaven in. and fruitfulness where now are barrenness and dearth. thinking this will bring happiness and rest. But they may still have that unsatisfied longing for rest.” And. and beauty. one must enjoy rest of spirit. some try drowning their troubles in drink. A day of rest Our loving Creator established the seventh day of the week as a day of rest to meet our basic need for recurring periods of rest. and some may even leave a devoted spouse in search of another mate. White. Ten-day cycles have been tried. Such a home will be the most attractive place in the world for its members. w e shall become channels for currents of life-giving power.” Mark 6:31 He did not spend this time with his disciples in self-indulgent rest. Psalm 46:10 Restful homes Those who are at peace with God and themselves will have restful homes. as well as other blocks of time. and for sharing these blessings with others. we find that freedom and rest that we long for! The greatest Teacher the world has ever known also said. Ministry of Healing. . as well as being a religious privilege and duty.Cookery and Health Seminar The search for rest Every human being is searching for true rest. From our homes will flow streams of healing.” for getting away from the pressures of everyday life. We need some rest on a daily basis. bringing life. A day for spiritual refreshing. thinking that this will bring rest. He taught the need for “quiet time. See Hebrews 3:4. Many spend large sums of money to travel to distant lands. Be still. The weekly day of rest is a physiological necessity for maintaining physical and mental efficiency.
which strengtheneth me. A healthy mind is very dependent on good nutrition. sympathy. or remorse. mind has much to do with good nutrition and health of the body. ye can do nothing John 15:5 Claim the promise: I can do all things through Christ. Everyone experiences sorrows. Th e organs of digestion and assimilation of food cannot function properly when 132 7 . we will “Choose something better. doubling life’s burdens. but many “borrow” trouble unnecessarily by anticipating it. Philippians 4:13 Health is promoted by courage. as well as other health habits have much to do with our ability to maintain control. . The emotional effect is similar to the physical effect of stimulants.” Ibid Second. faith.” and engage only in activities that will not hinder us in controlling the emotions. These emotions have a tendency to break down the life forces. trials. Practicing the eight true remedies will aid in this work. . But how are we to control negative emotions? First. and a clean bloodstream. remember that the Lord said: Without Me. Choice of foods and lifestyle.— and life is prolonged. to satisfy ungratified desires. and love. Ministry of Healing. or frivolous. On the other hand. So. with His help. “Come unto Me. The diet. tranquil. exciting indulgences.REST Enemies of rest Many people are ever searching for something. as we learn to cooperate with Him. and I will give you rest. an adequate oxygen supply. White. or experiencing grief. Amusements. discontented. opening the door to disease. and other exciting activities are not restful. distrustful. See Ellen G. they know not what. They may try hilarity. a restful. 241-248 Negative emotions affect body chemistry. Choice of reading or viewing materials.— the One who said. . such as: Types of activities engaged in. Exercising the nerves of motion gives the nerves of emotion a rest. True rest cannot be experienced when a person is anxious. keep the mind fixed on cheerful things. and difficulties. There is but one Source for abiding peace and true rest of spirit. hope. guilt. only to be left in a state of despondency and discontentment as these activities do not satisfy nor bring true rest. True recreation is re-creation.
7 133 .Cookery and Health Seminar under the influence of a disturbed mind.Whole Foods.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian.
and will bear our burdens if w e cast them upon Him. to improve your skills while accomplishing your work.— seldom from overwork. M. If we accept the invitation to “Come unto Me.” I Corinthians 10:13 Cast thy burden upon the Lord. stress usually stems from an attitude problem. but a little initiative and imagination can keep the task interesting.Cookery and Health Seminar Stress. it is more relaxing. Vacations should be restful.” and w e take His yoke upon us. use small bits of time wisely. such as boredom. and/or take two or three minutes to relax with eyes shut. Physical health. and he shall sustain thee. Psalm 55:22 I will instruct thee and teach thee i n the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye. but it is possible to over-tax them. as gardening or yard work. and taken in restful surroundings with an abundance of fresh air and sunshine. Psalm 32: 8 Rest may be found in Study and reading good books can be restful to the muscle worker. He has promised not to permit us to be “tempted [tested] above that ye are able. Some aids to dealing with pressures are: plan and organize your work and time to accomplish necessary tasks. Modern Ways to Health. is an excellent remedy for tired nerves. When under pressure take an exercise break. . What makes the difference? Individuals in good health with a positive outlook on life can meet life’s challenges successfully. Anderson. and will be. But some people may thrive under pressures that would break another person. whereas a person in poor health and/or depressed in spirit will not be able to endure.” depression. He gives us grace and strength sufficient for each day’s needs. pp 472. some more than others.. Body and mind were created for activity.D.Whole Foods.. or challenges. 473 7 134 . We can have inner peace regardless of circumstances. have much to do with whether difficult situations are stressful. relax the nerves and are restful for the sedentary mind-worker. and lifestyle habits. we will be able to bear life’s trials.” Clifford R. Almost any job or task can become routine and boring. However. or even rain! Walking. frustration. to “. A walk in the evening is far more sensible than taking sleeping pills. don’t try to do more than you can do. A change from the daily routine. Useful Activities. “One of the finest ways relieve tension is walking. if unhurried. mental attitude. Try to find ways to do it better. And. or a sense of failure. or challenge? Stressful situations are experienced by everyone. anxiety. “root of bitterness. . we might add.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian.
7 135 .Whole Foods.— and for freedom from stress. and is essential for health of body and mind.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian.Cookery and Health Seminar Freedom from the burden of sin brings true rest.
When we are awake and active. but during sleep. the brain cell. the relation is reversed. habits The reserve energy should not be recklessly exhausted through overtaxation.D. among other fundamentals. Regular. This is not a metaphor. When the cell is fully rested. Their usefulness may be lessened. when their judgment tells them that they should rest. if life itself is not destroyed.. does not add to our store of energy until it becomes a part of the body [cells]. Hoffman. that is.” R. and sleep are necessary to permit the body to restore itself to a normal condition. it must be assimilated. Work discharges the battery. 1924. Many try to accomplish more in a given time than they should try to do. Energy is deposited in the cells more rapidly than it is expended. Ph. we eat as well as work. the living cells. the battery is recharged. Quoted by Jay M. but it also adversely affects mental abilities. after a day’s work. we both consume and replenish our stores of energy. Periods of relaxation. 7 136 . The Missing Link. time must be included in the daily program for sleep. Food in the stomach. this work is largely done during sleep. M.REST Sleep. 303. February 12. in fact—is a storage battery. Signs of the Times. Dr. For example. even food in the blood and body fluids. it is well filled with minute energy granules. rest. They are living on borrowed capital. but these undermine the constitution. the output of energy is greater than the income. “The purpose of sleep is to repair losses and damage caused by work. becomes exhausted.D. Hoffman. Manning Clark said: “Everything in animal life requires. . But the energy we take in as food is not available for use until it has been deposited to become a part of “Every nerve center—every cell. A tired cell shows the granules greatly reduced in number.” Jay M. 299. and often lose more than they gain. During our waking hours. adequate. but after a night in sleep it is refreshed and ready to resume its normal work.. The Missing Link. 304 Sleep deprivation not only weakens the body.D. Ph. but an actual physical fact. They work on nervous excitement when their energies have been exhausted.. that there be exercise and rest following each other in regular order. and anything that disturbs the proper relation or proportion between them disturbs the health and efficiency. it is stored in the cells in the form of granules which may be seen with the microscope. No immediate injury may be realized. During sleep. . Those who do this may be the losers. After being digested. Manning Clarke.
Take a warm or tepid bath just before retiring. summer and winter. Body temperature. This may at first cause a person to feel sleepy. and with it vitality. referencing V. coffee. when it may be calling for rest. tensions. restful sleep. However.m. Better yet. (Review Stimulants.Cookery and Health Seminar How much sleep do I need? The average need is 7 to 9 hours of each 24 hours. With enough sleep you should awaken refreshed. G.D. Toughen Up. Several hours of sleep to replenish energy reserves are needed before this “low ebb” in body metabolism. 62. without the aid of an alarm clock or other awakening device. G.” A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. Proverbs 17:22 Stimulants.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian.. and cola drinks. 137 7 . or bedtime snack. that do not nourish. whether he eat little o r much: but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep. rising slightly during waking hours. sleep outdoors if possible! Sleep. Medical Evangelism. The use of sleeping pills should be avoided. as blood is drawn away from the brain to the stomach. Heiser. Do not engage in heavy physical nor mental activity just before bedtime. drops to a daily low about 2:00 a. adequate A late meal. such as tea. Hardinge.. Ecclesiastes 5:12 Stress. Assure an ample supply of fresh air in the bedroom. Take a leisurely stroll in the evening.. M. America!. worry.Whole Foods. Lack of vigorous exercise: The sleep of a labouring man is sweet. excitement. food remaining in the stomach during sleeping hours prevents sound. is more refreshing.) Tips for restful sleep Be sure the stomach is through with its work well before bedtime.— “root of bitterness. Two hours of sleep before midnight are worth 4 hours of sleep after midnight. Lesson 5. It aids in restoring body reserves before the critical low ebb. 112) Some hindrances to true rest and sleep Carelessness in allowing time for rest and sleep. but only whip the body on to more activity. Drugged sleep often leaves a person fatigued and irritable. anger. with an abundance of fresh air. Relax. with impaired vitality and initiative (See M.
rice and corn as candy! Some contain about 3-4 teaspoons of serving! sugar per one ounce “The refining of grains takes a hefty toll of vitamins and trace minerals. many of the manufacturers add a whole gamut of vitamins and minerals so that the breakfast cereal actually becomes more like a food supplement. and failure to practice general good health habits. Craig. R. Some food manufacturers promote the sale of their products with advertisements directed to children and youth who are easily convinced that they must eat the product advertised. and salt. Most of them are unaware of the results of their dietary choices. and whole grain foods are seldom included in their diet. cheeseburgers. some have described the cereals like Total and Product 19 as flaky. These “foods” are high in fat. french fries. nourishing. candy bars. . This instruction should be given in a cheerful. as the result of poor dietary and other lifestyle habits. Craig comments about some of these “foods”: “The cereal manufacturers seem to do a very good job of packaging wheat. 249-250 What can be done about the problem? Parents should set a good example by practicing the eight true remedies. Fruits.REST TEEN NEEDS .” Children should understand the benefits to be derived from a nutritious diet. Young people. Help them choose something better Many chronic diseases begin in childhood and youth. Prepare lunches for students in schools that do not provide satisfactory lunches. toasted vitamin pills! Why such a description? Because one serving of the cereal contains 100% of the RDA for all of the added vitamins and minerals. 7 138 . American children and adolescents generally eat fast foods and/or snack foods such as hamburgers. with about 70% of micronutrients typically being lost during refining.D. soda pop. In fact. crunchy. and assure that adequate. Scholastic achievements may be hampered from a lack of good nutrition. and the results of a poor diet. Dr. however. . and the young in heart. . Establish meal patterns to meet the needs of the family. and they should teach their children the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Nutrition for the Nineties. will enjoy the recipes with this lesson. However. positive manner. Children and youth who have adopted a healthy lifestyle have been delighted with their increased energy and improved scholastic achievements. vegetables. that none of the trace minerals lost during refining are replaced. D. encouraging them to “choose something better. Ph. I t should be noted.” Winston J. and ice cream. sugar.. pizza. chips. and attractively served foods are available for them.. and low in fiber.
60 “If physical exercise were combined with mental exertion.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian. The degree of improvement will depend on the ability of the body to respond. the blood would be quickened in its circulation. If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God.— between a full. and disease invited by disregarding the laws of health. the liver becomes burdened and unable to throw off the impurities in the blood. It is never too late to begin practicing a lifestyle that will promote better health. Others become lean. impure matter would be thrown off. because their vital powers are exhausted in throwing off the excess of food. These choices can make the difference between health and disease. Exodus 15:26 Some of the effects of poor dietary and general health habits have already been presented in these lessons. or one hampered by disease and suffering. and each individual cell. It is apparent that choices made at the dining table. and weak. and the general lifestyle habits. feeble.” Ellen G. I will put none of these diseases upon thee. and wilt do that which is right in his sight. and wilt give ear to his commandments. Healthful Living. . . The way is first prepared. because the system is clogged.” Ellen G. Under such habits some grow corpulent.Cookery and Health Seminar THE IMMUNE SYSTEM AND SELF-POISONING. Preparing the way for disease “Disease never comes without a cause. 139 7 . and new life and vigor would be experienced in every part of the body. White. They closely apply their minds to books. enjoyable life. . will function. the action of the heart would be more perfect. . 207 And said. which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee. determine how well the system. and keep all his statutes. White. .Whole Foods. Healthful Living. and eat the allowance of a laboring man. and sickness is the result.
bowel. or skin. planting the seeds of disease in the blood and tissues. and lowers the resistance to disease. Also. Good health depends on a clean. add their poisons to the system. Flesh meats make a poor quality of blood. Depression. freeflowing bloodstream. all body wastes should be eliminated promptly from the system so that body cells will have clean surroundings in which to do their work. since the immune system is weakened in the process. too many varieties at one time. Sore throat. The body’s effort to again throw off these impurities produces fevers and disease. wastes from improper metabolism due to poor nutrition and/or health habits. Intemperance of any kind can be a contributing factor. Breathing the same air over and over in tightly closed buildings is another cause of disease. Failure to practice any one of the eight true remedies may contribute to selfpoisoning and weakening of the immune system. and/or from poisonous substances taken into the body. and create feverish conditions in the system. These conditions promote both degenerative and contagious diseases. and sadness are fruitful causes of disease. gloominess. which may bring on acute disease. inside and outside. clogs the system. lung diseases. The immune system may depressed for lack of sunlight. Remember. and/or too large quantities of food. and sometimes death. or an imbalance of nutrients even from good foods. 7 140 . The food may ferment and fill the system with toxic substances. lungs. Eating too frequently. Vital exchanges may fail to take place in body cells for lack of exercise and/or sufficient oxygen.REST Self-poisoning is the accumulation of wastes from normal metabolism because of poor elimination through kidneys. rich and complicated mixtures destroy health. This will help to strengthen the immune system. be Lack of adequate rest burdens the system with wastes. such as— The use of depleted foods. Failure to use enough water. Impurities eliminated through the pores of the skin will be absorbed if the skin and clothing are not frequently cleansed. overtaxes the digestive organs. ill-cooked food depraves the blood by weakening the blood-making organs. and to prevent self-poisoning. impoverished. Harmful substances. if used. Scanty. and liver complaints are brought on by breathing impurities and waste matter thrown off through the lungs and pores of the skin.
But lifestyles can be changed for the better. and rid the body of impurities. Kress. as are physical strengths and weaknesses. Hoffman was a student in college in Takoma Park. Lifestyles. After 34 years they were convinced that they could keep it alive for an eternity so they threw it out. 139. Alexis Carrel of Rockefeller Institute. I t really appears as though he will be able to keep it alive indefinitely. winner of the Nobel Prize in 1912. and supplying it with the nutrients it needs. Hoffman was living in New York he called the Rockefeller Institute to find out if they still had the tissue of the chicken’s heart that they were keeping alive. However. which in turn impairs the work of the kidneys. Lack of proper nutrients and the accumulated wastes may bring on rheumatism.” Years later when Dr. But the tissue he separated from the heart of a chicken 18 years ago is just as much alive today as it was then. considering inherited weaknesses and/or effects of earlier practices.. and skin in their work of eliminating wastes. 119-139 When Dr. lungs. from a lecture by Daniel H. health restoring. Jay M. arthritis. The positive side Practicing the eight true remedies through God’s enabling grace is a health preserving. This places an extra burden on the heart as it tries to pump more blood through these organs for cleansing. and other degenerative diseases. Abundant Health.” Jay M. Ph. If the body is well nourished. D. may be inherited. The digestive system is the front line of defense. Maryland. The Missing Link. They kept it alive from 1913 to 1947. Takoma Park. hardening of the arteries. Many degenerative diseases have been reversed or markedly alleviated by those who live a lifestyle in harmony with the laws of life and health. H. Maryland. A chicken dies normally at the age of 10 or 12 years. “They said no. Kress in which he related the following: “Dr. On and on the domino effect goes! Poor circulation to the joints and ligaments results in damage to cartilage and other tissues. A 141 7 . neuritis. cancer. the system should function as well as possible. a compromised “front line” impairs the work of the liver. bursitis. at Washington Sanitarium and Hospital. How are we to keep healthy? By keeping our tissues and our bloodstream clean. How were they able to keep it alive? By keeping it freed from its own wastes. and the other eight true remedies are practiced. neuralgia. pathway. Hoffman. See Julius Gilbert White. he heard a lecture by Dr. 140.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian Whole Foods Cookery and Health Seminar Many diseases result from nature’s effort to eliminate poisonous wastes. has demonstrated that it is possible to keep tissue alive almost indefinitely by merely keeping it free from its own wastes which are poisonous to it.D.
REST healthy body. with an active immune system. 7 142 . is less likely to be invaded by infectious diseases.
Healthful Living 193 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace. The harm done to the brain when these habits are not in harmony with the laws of health. . and notify it of any injury done to them. 193 7 143 .” Ellen G. White. mental impressions are conveyed to all the nerves of the body as by telegraph wires. Healthful Living. By the brain nerves. Cooperation with the laws written on every nerve and fibre of our being promotes health of body and mind.REST THE BRAIN AND NERVES “The brain is the capital of the body. and he is also the author of our redemption. The nerves proceeding from the brain control the body.guard them well. whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. to make mind.. All the organs of motion are governed by the communications they receive from the brain.— of living. the citadel of the whole person. All parts of the body are in constant communication with the brain. Anything that disturbs the circulation of the electrical currents through the nervous system is harmful to the body and the mind. affect the brain. Isaiah 26:3 “It was a wonderful thing for God to create man. “The senses . The Lord Jesus is the author of our being. and they control the vital action of every part of the system. White. sleeping. and every one who will enter the kingdom of God must develop a character that is the counterpart of the character of God.”-. working. prevents the attainment in life of that which otherwise would have been possible. 12 Lifestyle habits of eating.” Ellen G. the seat of all the nervous forces and of mental action. . He created him that every faculty might be the faculty of the divine mind. dressing. . Ibid. . are the avenues to the soul.
that travel through the blood and body fluids provide another communication system in the body. among many other functions. or citadel of a person. Every part of the body is in constant communication with the rest of the body through this intricate system as electrical impulses travel rapidly through nerve fibres. posture. The ability to think. The structure of the nervous system is the most complex and delicate of any part of the body. and balance. The cerebrum constitutes by far the largest part of the forebrain. and removes wastes.) Three major structures may be noted in the human brain. grouped in bundles. and each is related in some way to all the others. blood that brings needed nutrients. and nerve fibres. It receives impressions sent to it from the spinal cord and midbrain. It is concerned with muscular coordination. enables us to communicate with other people. and with our Creator. blood pressure. nerve body. the cerebrum. 7 144 . and depth and rate of breathing. controlling the heart rate. and other supplies. It uses about 20% of the heart’s output of blood. or hormones. is contained in the cells of the cerebral cortex which is part of the cerebrum. Practicing each of the eight true remedies will help to keep the mind active and vigorous. The entire cranial cavity is filled by the brain. which is unique to humans. The brainstem. ramify to every part of the body. (Chemicals. to come to conclusions. to reason. and the brainstem. Nerve fibres. Ganglia are mini-communication centers of grouped nerve cells in central parts of the body.— the largest mass of nerve tissue in the body. the cerebellum. and to listen to the voice of conscience.REST The equipment The brain is the control center. carries out the automatic functions. The fibre is a continuation of the cells. oxygen. The spinal cord is really a continuation of the brain down through the spinal canal. and acts upon the information received. This portion of the brain. Each nerve cell has its own function to perform. Moment by moment the brain is dependent on a well-balanced circulation of blood. (upper end of the spinal chord). forebrain or The cerebellum is closely connected to the brainstem. It maintains no reserves. to see. which is made up of untold myriads of nerve cells and nerve fibers. There are two parts to a nerve cell.
Ministry of Healing. Ministry of Healing. how to reason. how to utilize knowledge after it has been acquired. We may choose to live in the dark shadows of discouragement. M. of course. He respects the choices made. many lessons from the great out-of-doors. The Home Book of Modern Medicine. or to come out into the sunshine of His love. However.. they will become strong-minded. elevated.D. tends to unseat the reasoning powers. 466 With the ability to acquire knowledge. Excitement. may aspire to any height of attainment. T he essential knowledge is a knowledge of God and of Him whom He has sent. and even history can be told in the form of stories. 402 “From the study of the Word of life. “they may advance as he did in all branches of learning. .” With this type of training young people will be prepared to use their 7 145 . 466 The plastic young minds of children should be encouraged to develop naturally. doubt. Being pure-minded. “Choose something better.. Kellogg. White. and to use the powers of reason. Every intellectual faculty will be quickened. how to compare.REST Proper training and use of the mind “The Bible should be made the foundation of study and of teaching. and unbelief. viewing. H. ennobled. . and to drink deeply from the fountain of His grace. The alphabet and common words can be taught. students may come forth with minds expanded. . from life’s experiences. Lessons can also be taught through useful work. and to use the knowledge acquired. Young people should be taught how to think and study to the best advantage. 163 knowledge to practical advantage. The choice is ours. how to investigate. . whether in reading. as to teach them how to acquire facts. one who will “take the Bible as his guide. Much can be taught in the pre-school years without forcing the child with formal lessons. Kellogg: “Students should be thoroughly imbued with the idea that the object of their school work is not so much to impart to them a knowledge of facts.” Ibid.” J. A child should be taught to observe accurately and thoroughly. or doing. to investigate and reason. 465. and will be better prepared to reason from cause to effect. and stand firm for principle. and does not force the will. from the Scriptures. and to make right choices. White.” Like Daniel.— and. our Creator also gave freedom of choice. As stated by Dr.” Ellen G. 401.” Ellen G.
and of careless inattention to the laws of health. Mozart. etc. Kellogg presents two interesting studies of brain workers and longevity.D. was 50 years. Mental work should not break down the constitution. White. it also showed the average age to be 64. The study focused on the age at which these people did their most productive work.. Beard concluded: “1. That the brain-working classes. merchants. 159-161 7 146 . physicians. H. The Home Book of Modern Medicine. “3. Keats. Those who break down under a study or mental (professional) work program. Geo. As the brain grows in strength and vigor with exercise. of the general laws of health. Hayden. as a general rule. Beard. scientists. and will be capable of doing a variety of work. Dr. and Newton. or most.— clergymen. “4. Healthful Living. That those who follow occupations that call both muscle and brain into exercise. including men like Byron. The average age of all classes who lived past 20 at the time the study was made. are longer-lived than those who live in occupations that are purely manual.. Raphael. Both mind and body will be preserved. who died comparatively young. of 500 of the greatest men in history. Dr. as many believe. Pascal. J.” “The proper exercise of mind and body will develop and strengthen all the powers. Michael Angelo. lawyers.REST Is mental exercise hazardous to health? “The mind does not wear out or break down so often on account of diligent employment and hard study.2 years at death. as on account of eating improper food at improper times. showed an average age at death of 82. and seems also to furnish a firmer basis for muscular and general physical health. That clergymen are longer-lived than any other great class of brain-workers. That the greatest and hardest brain-workers of history have lived longer on the average than brain-workers of ordinary ability and industry. it becomes capable of sending out more vigorous impulses to the various parts of the body that depend on it for supplies of force. and 204 Mental exercise lies at the foundation for mental growth and mental health. Kellogg. including Franklin. the more vigorous will be the force. One of these studies was made by Dr. M. M.” Ellen G. have violated some. and men of letters. The more vigorous the brain. “2.— live very much longer than the muscle-working class. of New York.” Another study of sixty more recent brain-workers. 198.
Healthful Living.. 235 “The consciousness of right doing is the best medicine for diseased bodies and minds.” Ellen G. With Praise Watchword “A Cheerful. and shall trust in the Lord.” Ibid. for our health depends upon our so doing. Peaceful. even praise unto our God: many shall see it and fear.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian. Hopeful.” Ibid. is in the pathway to health.Cookery and Health Seminar TRUST. 233 And he hath put a new song in my mouth. 233 8 147 . He who is at peace with God has secured the most important requisite to health. White. hopeful.Whole Foods.” “We should encourage a cheerful. Frame of Mind. peaceful frame of mind. The blessing of the Lord is life to the receiver.. Psalm 40:3 “A person whose mind is quiet and satisfied in God.
is health to the body and strength to the soul. It is good to know that if the life is surrendered to His guidance and service it will never be placed in a position for which He has not made provision. Healthful Living. and knowing Him develops trust. One who can be trusted. One must know Him in order to trust Him. or exciting amusements. Some try to drown their trials and burdens with drink. it has been observed that those who put into practice only the first six and a half of the true remedies. He is the constant Guide and Help to all such. but it also needs the stability that comes with perfect confidence in the Mighty One who can safely guide us through the maze of life’s experiences. This will be conducive to health of body and mind. The soul that receives the knowledge of God as revealed in Christ will be recreated in the image of God through His grace. It is the constraining force. 31 “A contented mind.TRUST “The harmonious. “The mind should dwell upon themes relating to our eternal interests. as friend to Friend. that quickens the physical. White. I t directs the life into right pathways. the grand stimulus. The human heart not only longs for rest. including only an improvement in their physical rest from the Remedy of Rest. and keep you. the more elevated and refined the powers. Search His Word for His promises. Nothing is so fruitful a cause of disease as depression. However. suffering. 232 We live in a world where difficulties. never make as much improvement as those who put into practice all of the eight true remedies. and obeyed by His enabling grace. healthy action of all the powers of body and mind results in happiness. and He will direct your paths. Learn to claim them as if promised to you alone. Many people come to these centers to recover their health. a cheerful spirit. mental. All are benefited by the changes made in their lifestyles. the more pure and unalloyed the happiness. It becomes the great instrumentality in the transformation of character as it is received. Open your heart to Him in prayer. and sorrow await us all along the way. 8 148 . trials.” Ibid. which only complicate their problems. and spiritual powers. believed. Trust will grow brighter as you see these promises fulfilled in your life. There are several lifestyle enhancement centers where the eight true remedies are taught and practiced. Some make these burdens doubly heavy by always anticipating troubles.” Ellen G. The whole Word of God is a revelation to us of the glory (character) of God as revealed in Christ. gloominess and sadness.
White.TRUST Health philosophies of every type are being promoted in the world of today. Hypnotism is a terrible substitute for surrender of the will to God in full and complete trust. and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel. Isaiah 26:3 I the Lord have called thee in righteousness. Our will is to be yielded to Him. invites us to trust Him as a child trusts his loving parents. and will hold thine hand. Claim these promises. fully trusting him in every aspect of our lives. Many popular philosophies teach that man is innately good. Thoughts from the Mount of Blessing 62 The will should be surrendered only to the One who made it and gave it to us. Fear the Lord. These teachings do not recognize that man is a transgressor.3 8 149 . and the right use of his/her own will. that within him reside the elements of goodness. Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation. Isaiah 42:6 Behold. .. and powers which will relieve him of troubles and sickness. God is my salvation. I will trust. the One who can supply all our needs and direct our paths. that we may receive it again. he also is become my Salvation. and marrow to thy bones. His restoring power will be manifest in our bodies if our will and ways are in accordance with His will and ways. Healthful Living. Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord JEHOVAH is everlasting strength. The popular “mind cures” being offered seldom emphasize obedience to the laws of life. for it is only through its exercise that we can accomplish what He would have us do. and that they must have his attention.8 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace. Proverbs 3:7. This is the enemy’s plan to ruin a person’s experience.” Ellen G. .” Ellen G. and not be afraid: for the Lord JEHOVAH is my strength and my song. and will keep thee. and thus the desires of his heart will be realized. Why trust another human being who shares in the frailties of all mankind? The Almighty. and that his transgressions are the primary cause of his troubles. “God has pledged himself to keep this living machinery in healthful action if the human agent will obey His laws and co-operate with God. Isaiah 12:2. 31 “God does not design that our will should be destroyed. Neither do they recognize that a loving and forgiving God will minister to our healing and restoration as we yield our hearts and lives to Him. and so linked in sympathy with the Divine that He can pour through us the tides of His love and power. One of the most dangerous of all mental philosophies is that which calls for one mind to surrender to another human mind. purified and refined. whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. White.
Citrus fruits also combine well with either fruits or vegetables. pineapple (a swollen stem). but in reality they work together in menu planning. Some foods. The watchwords Variety and Simplicity may at first appear contradictory.Whole Foods.” Ellen G. How can the food be prepared in the most natural and inexpensive manner? And there should be careful study that the fragments of food left over from the table be not wasted. Experience is a good teacher in this area. White. or those engaged in intense mental activities. and to the occupation(s) engaged in. and vegetables may be combined with grains. and season to season. adding a much desired tartness to salads and salad dressings. Solid. Liquid foods should be limited. chewy. melons. legumes. avocados. From these we may choose what we know to be best for our needs. Also. Vary the way potatoes and other foods are served. Learn what kinds of food best nourish the body. Healthful Living. is.Cookery and Health Seminar MENU PLANNING Watchword Variety and simplicity “In every line of cooking the question which should be considered. and bananas. This includes not only drinking water or juices. simplicity should rule. the same foods should not be presented at the table looking and tasting the same every time. The appetite should not be allowed to rule. such as tomatoes. but also soups and stews. Yet each meal should include only three or four dishes. 8 150 . Here. Fruits may be combined with grains and seeds.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian. 80 Menu planning is important. as the mind will be brought under its control if it does. and follow the dictates of reason and conscience. Not all wholesome foods are suited to our needs under all circumstances. An ample variety of foods have been provided by our loving Creator. A variety of foods should be provided from day to day. Those doing hard physical labor might benefit from foods not suitable for sedentary workers. A change can be made at the next meal. combine well with either fruits or vegetables for most people. and seeds. Foods should be selected that are suitable to the season and climate where we live. Foods that combine well for one individual may not be used together by another person. It is best not to use fruits and vegetables at the same meal. foods are much better for the digestion.
They may ferment in the stomach while waiting for other foods that take longer to digest. In addition. Compare the per pound cost of whole potatoes with the per pound cost of processed frozen or instant potatoes. go well with either a fruit or a vegetable meal. There are also hidden costs for processed foods that are not apparent at the supermarket. stems. what is a fruit. but also satisfying and delicious! 8 151 . A diet composed of whole. I cannot afford to buy the expensive ingredients called for in many of the recipes! At first glance some of the recommended foods. Some foods. roots. Vegetables are parts of plants such as the leaves. one must remember that the nutritive value of foods diminishes with each step in the processing cycle. the starch turning to sugar as it ripens and sweetens. These should also be considered. are best for you. but become starchy as they mature. such as costs to cope with the many degenerative diseases that may result from a deficient diet and poor lifestyle habits. grains. Also. fruits are starchy when immature. In addition. dates. and food combinations. the per pound cost of candy. and legumes. The per pound cost of grains processed into pasta. squash. appear to be expensive. Their sugars are easily digested and assimilated. One thing to consider is that the per pound cost of any food increases each time it is processed. Example: squash. chips. “Convenience” foods are truly the expensive foods. or readyto-eat breakfast cereals is much greater yet! But what about the expensive nuts and dried fruits? Compare the cost of a vegetarian cheese-type spread using only a fraction of a pound of nuts with some grain. These are broad guidelines. And the per pound cost of raisins. nuts. whole foods are not only health building. some of the “fruits” blend well with vegetable meals. blossom and green pods. Also. The bonus feature is that the natural. The per pound cost of whole grains is less than the per pound cost for meals or flours. Vegetable-type “fruits” are sweet when immature. But. and you will find the cost of dairy cheese to be much greater for an equal quantity. Learn what foods.TRUST So. the chemistry needed to digest the one may conflict with the chemistry needed for the other. or about equal to. Fruits digest more quickly than most other foods. Examples: melons. and ingredients for recipes. natural foods usually costs much less than does a diet composed of processed foods. and the per pound cost of cornmeal with the per pound cost of corn chips. seeds. and other dried fruits is less than. such as avocadoes. and what is a vegetable? Fruit is the seed-containing product of a blossom.
Cookery and Health Seminar Now for a few tips: Foods should be prepared simply.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian. as well as that of other nutrients. and herb seasoning Butter-like and/or cheese-type spreads could be made with a rice base How to plan for adequate nutrition Since carbohydrates are the preferred fuel for most body cells. Such as: Main dish: Legume seasoned with carrots. As an artist color-coordinates a painting. grains. the protein content. vegetables. and flavor and texture changes. should be adequate. or if vegetables are included in the main dish. and legumes used from meal to meal. and from day to day. when the tendency is to have a greater variety of foods. nuts/seeds Number of Servings/Day 3 to 4 3 to 6 5 to 10 (5 . and an interior decorator color-coordinates a room. onion. or Green salad with some shredded carrot for color. but nicely and attractively. For example: choose from these food groups each day: Food Group Fruits Vegetables Grains Legumes Olives Avocados.Whole Foods. rather than trying to have different ones in every dish. An example: Main dish: casserole rice and legume Salad: Carrot salad. repeat some of the same vegetable(s) in the salad.6 times/week) 2 to 3 1 to 2 Vary the fruits. leafy. 8 152 . and mixed salad with simple main dishes. or carrot and celery sticks. a meal can be “food coordinated” to keep it more simple. vegetables. and 2 to 3 different grains each day. Eye appeal has much to do with how well food is relished. If you choose to have a cooked vegetable with a main dish. Be sure to include an ample supply of green. assuring color contrasts. and choices within the Food Groups are varied from meal to meal. we would do well to base our meals on carbohydrate-rich foods rather than heavy protein foods. If foods are chosen each day from each of the Food Groups. garlic. This can be especially helpful when preparing for company. Plan to have simple salads with more complicated casseroles.
3. Use a variety of colors. foods. not all sweet. Concentrated foods. or grain. Fruits and vegetables may be used freely. providing a larger number of daily servings. Do not include a wide variety of foods in one meal. This is especially true of those changing from a “meat and potatoes” regimen to a vegetarian nutrition plan. such as grains and legumes. 8. fruit with grains in another meal. natural foods as much as possible. Of course. varies in each food group. 4. together with the grains. each fruit. It is best not to use fruits and vegetables in the same meal. This is why w e need foods from each food group Many people who have not learned to relish vegetables and fruits tend to consume a large proportion of grains and legumes. vegetable. 2. Include a wide variety of foods from day to day. Once more we would remind you to eat an abundance of fruits and vegetables. Avoid “one-sided” meals. Use unrefined. some may need to train their taste buds to enjoy new taste treats. Of course. featuring foods in season. there are those who have allergy problems. proteins. as much as possible. nor all tart or salty. 7.” A summary of menu-planning guidelines 1. should be used in amounts adequate to meet energy needs and maintain weight. and flavors. such as all (or mostly) concentrated foods. Generally. 5. legumes.— and. eat the fruits and vegetables raw. and honey. Obtain foods as fresh as possible from garden and orchard. “Eat largely of fruits and vegetables. Energy foods. Combine vegetables with grains in one meal. four dishes for one meal should suffice. 6. such as carbohydrates. less concentrated. such as nuts. or all (or mostly) juicy. should be used more sparingly. to maintain a health promoting balance in the body chemistry it is best to select the recommended servings from each food group. fats. However. The watchword here is simplicity. However. 8 153 . If this is a problem. three to 10. contributes its unique combination of nutrients to our needs. a wide variety of foods are available so that each person should be able to find an abundant variety to meet his or her tastes and preferences.TRUST The ratio of nutrients. nuts and other foods. care must be used in selecting foods that can be tolerated. avocados. and include an ample supply of raw foods with every meal. 9. textures. and minerals.
LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian Whole Foods Cookery and Health Seminar M E N U BREAKFAST S U N P L A N N E R SUPPER PREPARE AHEAD DINNER M O N T U E W E D T H U F R I S A T 8 154 .
It is not a time to resolve problems. 247. Referred to by Winston J. Gershoff (editor). but if they are not thoroughly chewed they will not do the good that they might. walk. Trying to Eat Less? Change the Station. Simonsen at Johns Hopkins University counted the number of bites people took while listening to different types of music. Nutrition for the Nineties. walk. Diet and Nutr Letter 9 (4): 1-2. another good watchword is “Walk. Remember. Dr. especially if it includes fresh air and sunshine. but also how well it will be Type of music Bites/ minute utilized by the body. The atmosphere at a meal influences not only the amount of food eaten. Note also the effect it had on the quantity eaten. He has given you the power of choice. Foods may be ever so nourishing.” But good food alone will not bring the benefits that might be enjoyed when combined with the rest of the eight true remedies.TRUST Keep mealtimes pleasant The attitudes and conversation at mealtime should be uplifting and pleasant.” Enjoy the bounties of orchard. so— “Choose something better!” The recipes with this lesson include special dishes for special occasions.. chew. 8 155 . that our Creator has preserved for us from the Garden of Eden. The watchword here is “Chew. As exercise is also important. and garden. Craig. 1991. Many left 1 /4 of food S. Tufts Univ. Length of time to eat meal Requests for Seconds None Spirited Soft flute 4 5 3 40 minutes 30 minutes nearly 60 minutes One Third one half None. field. chew. Take time to enjoy the varieties of flavors and textures in the natural foods.— a foretaste of the better land.
God will accomplish this for us.TRUST Vital vigor and energy Each person has been endowed with a measure of constitutional force. But if we are “willing to be made willing”. If the lifestyle of the parents was contrary to physical law. much can be done to preserve the vital force each person has. are very helpful in cleansing the bloodstream of impurities. the injury done to themselves is repeated in future generations. when garden greens are not yet available. By bringing the lifestyle into conformity to the laws God has implanted on every nerve and fibre of our being health will be insured. A sampling of rational remedies Many simple herbs can be used with great benefit. Let steep 15 to 20 minutes. Those that answer to the definition of food in Lesson 1. or various other dishes. and we will delight to do His will. However. then add leaf and flower herbs. Of ourselves we cannot submit our inclinations and desires to the will of God. and heated slowly to the simmer point. or about one to three tablespoons of seeds or chopped roots. Some of these. He will answer such a prayer. and some with less. Many will furnish a supply of greens to add sparkle to winter or early spring salads. may furnish substances not found in the usual foodstuffs. Learn the edible plants that grow in your area. and the constitution will not break down. such as red clover tea. and harmful herbs avoided. If His name can be glorified. cleansing and mildly alterative herbs should be used prudently. Strain. How to make herb teas Use about one-third to one-half cup of dried herbs (leaves or flowers) for a quart of water. Care should be taken not to use any herbs that have harmful properties. 8 156 . nourishing the system without doing harm. Seeds and chopped roots should be added to cold water. some with more. There are many books on herbs and their properties that will aid in the search for beneficial herbs. However. Various combinations may be used to suite the taste or need. Our wills will then be in harmony with His will. Nourishing herbs may be used freely. God does not work a miracle to preserve or restore the health of those who make themselves sick by their own course of action. We can ask God in faith to bless our efforts to preserve health when we do all we can on our part to have health. and use within 24 hours. Th e physical and mental condition of parents is perpetuated in their children.
(this liquid will not be as concentrated). it should not be used on a chronic basis. It is rich in vitamins. However. a very nourishing herb. It helps remove toxins from the system. nor on a regular basis. Bring slowly to boiling point and simmer for a few minutes. Yarrow has properties that help diabetics. or sprouted. Fenugreek seeds aid the digestive organs. add a little m o r e water and stir well. It may cause salt retention and high blood pressure. sauces. Combine bran and water. Use in teas. pressing gently with a spoon to extract the liquid. Add blended alfalfa tips to a “cream sauce” for a green gravy. for a green drink. Licorice root has properties that help stabilize the energy level. and many other applications.) Catnip tea will quiet the nerves. Return bran to the kettle. I t is also a very good source of minerals and some vitamins. and breads to increase the mineral content. It seems to help neutralize and eliminate toxins produced by the infection. Red clover tea is an excellent blood purifier. It is a very effective agent for absorbing a variety of drugs and poisons that may have been accidentally swallowed. Sage tea is an excellent remedy for colds and flu. Bran water: Bran is an excellent source of fiber. Tender green alfalfa tips may be used in green drinks. or juice of choice. Hops tea helps to induce sleep. It is also good for treating infections. It is also an excellent remedy for intestinal disorders. 1 quart raw wheat bran It may be used as a liquid in gravies.TRUST Some suggestions Alfalfa tea is an aid to digestion. Use only a small amount with other herbs. in green gravies and the like. Activated charcoal Activated charcoal is a remedy that should be in every household. and trace elements. stews. insect bits. or added to herb teas. Dandelion is rich in vitamins and minerals. minerals. 8 157 . Bran water helps replenish the minerals in the body. I t should not be used indiscriminately. Strain again. Delicious on baked potatoes. (Keep a few plants growing in your back yard. It has anticarcinogenic properties. Let steep 15 minutes or more. Blend a few tender alfalfa tips with a sprig or two of mint in a little pineapple juice. Strain. To make bran water: 2 quarts of cool water.
if done as soon as the first symptoms appear. Have the room comfortably warm. It is a good skin toner. Follow with cool to cold water for 30 to 60 seconds.” It stimulates the circulation and immune system. skin rashes or lesions. then the legs. Finish all baths with cool to cold water to keep the skin in good tone. then towel dry. and in building the immune system. Place a foot tub with hot water (105 to 110 0 F) in a tub or shower stall. Proceed as for salt glow. Proceed with the chest. A cold mitten friction is another method of stimulating the circulation in the skin. nor should it be repeated too frequently since it may irritate the skin. but briskly over the surface of the skin until it is pink. Finish with a quick shower to remove all the salt. and many more.TRUST Try the following to build your immune system A contrast shower is very good as a morning “awakener. Omit the shower to finish. but also stimulates the general circulation. finishing with water as cold as can be tolerated. Do not use the salt glow if you have an acute illness. Use friction mitts or loofah mitts. Take about a tablespoon of the moistened salt and distribute it evenly over the palm of your hand(s). and buttocks. and from toes to hips. Wrap yourself in a sheet or robe exposing only body part being treated. See the Recommended Reading list for books with full descriptions of these measures and applications. Work from the fingers to shoulders. Follow this treatment with rest and plenty of fluids. hips. A salt glow not only increases the circulation to the skin. and builds resistance to cold. I t aids in building resistance to cold. Rub the salt lightly. Use slightly warmer/colder water with each cycle. Do the arms first. Keep warm. except a bedtime tepid bath taken to relax the body and help induce sleep. Stand in the tub of hot water. You can give yourself a mini salt glow. and gives a person a sense of well being. This in turn stimulates the circulation in the whole body. Three “contrasts” make an excellent treatment to stop a threatening cold. Use warm to hot water for 2 to 3 minutes. Procedure: Place a cup of course salt in a pan and moisten it just enough to make the salt crystals stick together. 8 158 . dipped in cold water (400 700 F) and wrung dry. abdomen.
reduce nuts to 1 /3 cup.) Variations: For Grain-nut Milk. or other dried fruit if desired. Sprinkle with chopped nuts. (Best used within 3 or 4 days. and let cook overnight. and for cooking. Shake well before using. NUT MILK 1 1 1/ 4 qt c tsp water almonds . or pour into a pitcher and stir in remaining water.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian Whole Foods Cookery and Health Seminar APPENDIX A LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE In the midst of the street of it. Cover and refrigerate. Revelation 22: 2 RECIPES BREAKFAST BARLEY 1 3 1/ 2 c c tsp pearl barley water salt Dextrinize barley. until it just begins to brown Heat water with salt in slow cooker while grain in dextrinizing. and on either side of the river. or several hours. was there the tree of life. Variations: Replace part of the barley with an equal amount of millet or brown rice. blanched (or clean. by stirring constantly in a dry pan over medium heat for several minutes. or 1 /4 c floured date bits salt sunflower seeds vanilla . GARBANZO-OAT WAFFLES 21 /4 11 /2 1 2 1/ 2 c c c tbsp tsp tbsp tsp 2 2 water oats cooked garbanzos date sugar. raw cashews) salt Blend nuts with about 1 cup of the water until very smooth. raisins. and add 1 cup hot cooked millet or brown rice and blend until smooth. This milk is excellent on hot or cold cereal. Strain. if desired. Add salt and remaining water and blend to mix. Serves 4 to 6. and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. which bare twelve manner of fruits. Add grain to water in slow cooker.
or to taste Blend above ingredients and mix with: 1 1-2 1 lb tbsp tbsp tofu.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian Whole Foods Cookery and Health Seminar NUTRITION Whiz all ingredients together. End with a layer of crumbs. 1 /4 to 1 /2 teaspoon dill and/or other herb seasoning. sage. until smooth. or 2 tbsp raw tahini winter squash (or carrots) food yeast lemon juice clove garlic chopped onion corn starch (optional) water each. and marjoram Bragg’s liquid aminos salt. then uncovered for 10–15 minutes. or until golden brown. PEACHY BREAKFAST CAKE 51 /2 1/ 3 16 oz 2 1/ 2 11 /2 1/ 8 2 2 c c can c tsp tsp c soft bread crumbs unsweetened coconut (opt) unsweetened peaches ripe bananas orange or pineapple juice vanilla almond extract bananas. Spray waffle iron with vegetable oil spray (for the first waffle only). except banana slices and raisins. or until steaming stops. raisins. cut into bars. Bake at 350o F for 30 minutes. (Or mix all together. 30 minutes at 350o F. Serve with fresh tomato. bake. 1-Rx 160 . ground thyme. 2 . Serve warm. Blend remaining ingredients. raw.) SCRAMBLED TOFU (SOUFFLE) 1/ 4 1/ 4 c c tbsp tbsp c tbsp c tsp tbsp tsp 1 1 1 1/ 4 3 1/ 2 1/ 8 1 1 clean. cashews. crumb mixture. Add a sprinkle of salt. This should set up like a souffle. covered.3 table-spoons of lemon juice. RAY’S TAHINI DELIGHT Stir about an equal amount of water into 1 /4 cup of raw tahini with a fork (to make desired consistency). Layer in a 10 x 13” baking dish as follows: Peach sauce. mashed fine red or green bell pepper. Variation: Replace cooked garbanzos with soaked raw garbanzos. Bake 10 to 12 minutes in a hot waffle iron. minced parsley flakes Pour into a 2-inch deep casserole. etc. Bake. or until set. banana slices. sliced raisins Combine bread crumbs and coconut and set aside.
minced thyme sage 1-Rx 161 . rinsed water dates salt Blend well. Proceed with: 1 21 /2 2 1/ 8 c c tsp prepared soybeans. Rinse in cold water to stop cooking process. and cheeses. HEARTY BREAKFAST BEANS 3 1/ 2 c c tsp tsp 1 1/ 4 1/ 4 cooked pinto beans chopped onion clove garlic. Use pulp in Okara Bread. spreads. Stir in remaining berries. BLUEBERRY TOPPING 2 3-4 1/ 4 2 c c c apple or pineapple juice dried pineapple rings. STRAWBERRY JAM 4-5 2 c dried pineapple rings unsweetened frozen strawberries Cut dried pineapple into small pieces. Blend until smooth. Simmer juice with diced pineapple and tapioca over very low heat until clear. if necessary. chopped Drain fruit and save juice. When thickened. GOLDEN DELIGHT 20 oz 16 oz 1 3-4 can can tbsp unsweetened. Stir occasionally. Add small amount of juice for blending. Yield: about 3 cups o f prepared beans. bring to a gentle boil. patties. Strain milk through fine sieve or cheesecloth. stirring occasionally. or blend.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian Whole Foods Cookery and Health Seminar NUTRITION SOY MILK Soak 11 /4 cups soybeans in water to cover. Drain. chopped minute tapioca blueberries Simmer first 3 ingredients until thick and clear. crushed pineapple unsweetened peaches or apricots minute tapioca per 1 /2 cup juice dried pineapple rings. (or simmer over very low heat. Combine with strawberries and let stand until pineapple is soft. stir in diced fruit. and simmer 2 to 3 minutes. Cover with fresh water. stirring constantly. loaves.) Add 1 cup of berries and blend briefly.
chopped whole-grain flour salt tbsp tbsp tbsp tbsp tsp Parboil unpeeled potatoes 15 to 20 minutes (centers will still be hard). soaked water tomato juice tomato paste small onion clove garlic. and replace oregano and sweet basil with thyme and sage. Blend all ingredients until smooth. and add: 2 1/ 4 c c quick oats chopped walnuts 1-Rx 162 . and toss. 2 tbsp each lemon juice and Bragg’s liquid aminos. chopped chopped pimiento or red bell pepper parsley. salt oregano sweet basil Drain soaked soybeans. Serve over well-cooked brown rice or other whole grain. peel the potatoes and shred with a course grater. or scoop out portions with an ice cream scoop. TENDER OAT MUFFINS 1 1/ 3 1/ 4 1/ 2 1/ 4 1 1 c c c tsp c tsp applesauce almond butter or tahini (or less) honey salt water mashed banana (frozen & thawed OK) coriander Mix the above ingredients together. As soon as they can be handled. Cool quickly. Place in a 9 x 13 baking dish. or at 325o for about an hour Serve with a tomato sauce. Add remaining ingredients. POTATO MOUNDS 6 2-4 2 2 2 1 medium potatoes (11 /2 pounds) onion. at 350o for 45-50 minutes. and bake 30 to 40 minutes at 3500 F. TASTY SOY SOUFFLE 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1/ 2 1/ 2 c c c tbsp tsp tsp tsp dry soy beans. Add 1 /2 cup each diced celery and bell pepper. or 25 to 30 minutes at 4000 F.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian Whole Foods Cookery and Health Seminar NUTRITION Simmer ingredients a few minutes until onion is tender. Shape into patties. Bake in a covered baking dish. placed on a sheet of aluminum foil.. Variation: Omit tomato paste and replace tomato juice with water.
uncooked rolled oats. and the timer set to have the rice ready at breakfast time. 1 /2 cup each of the oats. Bake at 300o F for 2 to 3 hours after it starts boiling. and the salt in the blender.10 minutes. dextrinized water raisins dates. Add the remaining water alternately with remaining grain. Variation: Add 2 cups of blueberries SUPER WAFFLES 3 1 1 1/ 2 1 1 c c c c tsp tsp water millet. Variations: Replace coconut with 1 /3 cup sun-flower or sesame seeds. and bake 7 . Blend until very smooth (2-3 minutes).) BREAKFAST GRANOLA 1 2 1/ 2 1 9 c c tsp c softened pitted dates ripe bananas pineapple juice or water salt rolled oats 1-Rx 163 . (If the blender is small. Or use 1 /2 cup each millet and buckwheat with the oats. chopped dried cherries dried apricots. Bake 30 minutes at 375o F.) salt Place 1 cup of water. and continue blending until very smooth. or drop on baking sheet. vanilla. uncooked unsweetened coconut vanilla (opt. chopped salt Place all ingredients in a covered casserole dish. or until steaming stops. DORIS’ BREAKFAST RICE 1 5 1/ 2 1/ 4 1/ 4 1/ 4 1 c c c c c c tsp brown rice. and may be reheated quickly in a toaster. or with 1 cup soaked soybeans plus 3 tbsp of choice of seeds.) date pieces or raisins Spoon into paper lined muffin tins. and coconut. blend half the quantities at a time. (This may be prepared in the evening. BUCKWHEAT WAFFLES Use raw buckwheat groats in place of millet in the above recipe. Yield: 6 waffles. millet. Note: These waffles freeze well.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian Whole Foods Cookery and Health Seminar NUTRITION 1/ 2 1 c c unsweetened coconut (opt.) Pour 3 /4 to 1 cup portions onto hot waffle iron.
Both flavor and texture are improved in whole grains that are baked for 2 hours or more. Add not wet. may affect texture of grain-based butters. or baked. Bake at 200o F for 90 minutes. Add chopped nuts. Variations: A combination of old fashioned and quick oats makes the most tender granola. Add remaining ingredients. Adjust as needed. or with raw vegetable dippers and pita whole-grain pita bread or crackers. crushed pineapple. rye. Grain should be moist. Serve on toast. RICE-SOY PANCAKES 2/ 3 1/ 2 1/ 2 c c c tsp 2 1 brown rice (dry measure). sweet. Variations: Replace half of orange juice with grape juice. and delicious! FOR 1 CUP OF SALT DRY GRAIN Different slow cookers and ovens seem to take slightly different ratios of water to grain when cooked the recommended amount of time. but onto large baking pan. drained tahini. allowing ample time for cooking after the grain reaches the boiling point. try replacing prunes with figs. and mix well. Spread stirring every 30 in oven to finish Blend first 4 ingredients and add to dry mixture. Small amounts of wheat. Add choice of diced dried fruit after baking. in order to achieve the best results with your cooking method(s). to about 1 /2 inch thick. soaked and simmered for 5 minutes pitted dates. until a very light brown and almost dry. minutes. Bake on hot nonstick griddle. and/or barley flakes may be included in the mix. or a timer may be set to start the cooker or oven.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian Whole Foods Cookery and Health Seminar NUTRITION 1/ 2 3/ 4 1/ 2 c c c raw sunflower seeds chopped nuts unsweetened coconut soft. or simmer dates in juice until mashed bananas. You may need to increase or decrease the suggested amounts of water shown in the following chart. Millet and oats are full flavored.) 1/ 2 CUPS OF COOKING TIME AT tsp/c WATER BOILING TEMPERATURE 1-Rx 164 . raw lemon juice garlic cloves. and similar recipes. Sunseeds and/or nuts may be blended to a fine meal. spreads. or double-boilers. Blend until smooth for a creamy jam. Turn oven off and leave pans drying. Stir or mash for a chunky jam. (The moisture content o f cooked grains. Cool. GARBANZO DIP 2 3 1/ 3 c tbsp c 1-2 cooked garbanzos. if very dry or very moist. Simmer prunes and juice in covered saucepan 5 minutes. or other special touches of your choice. soaked water (may use soaking water) soybeans (dry measure). They may be cooked overnight in a slow-cooker. or 1 tbsp honey salt PRUNE ORANGE JAM c c pitted prunes orange juice Blend all ingredients. Basic guidelines for cooking whole grains: Grains may be cooked in slow-cookers. minced 1 1 Mash garbanzos with a fork to a coarse paste. Also. and stir all ingredients together.
Roll out. If the fruit is very dry. Stir i n flour.1 c 4 dried figs (1 lb) date pieces (1 /2 lb) hot water Blend dry seeds to a fine meal. Millet should equal amount of juice for a medium firm pudding. light. and the grains fluffy. which has a chemical structure i n between that of starches and sugars. wheat. or around the edges. Stir to prevent over-browning on the bottom of the pan. Drain juice from pineapple tidbits or chunks. or wheat 31 /2 3 to 4 3 to 31 /2 4 3 to 4 30 minutes 25 to 30 minutes 45 minutes 45 to 60 minutes 90 minutes 3 hours 2 to 3 hours 2 to 3 hours 2 to 3 hours 2 to 3 hours Tip: Well-cooked brown rice and millet tend to be mushy when freshly cooked or baked. FIG NEWTONS DOUGH 1/ c 2 1/ c 2 1/ tsp 2 3/ c 8 3/ c 4 nut butter whole wheat pastry flour salt (rounded) cool water oat flour (sift in) Variation: Replace figs with dried apricots. on the top level o f the oven. if allowed to cool a few minutes before serving. until it is a delicate. and fill with the following Filling. Also. (Note: The amount of millet may be increased or decreased a little to vary pudding consistency.) frozen orange juice concentrate frozen pineapple juice concentrate mint (opt. Blend smooth. or sauce for fruit salad) 1 11 /2 2 2-3 1/ 3 1 20-oz c tbsp tbsp c sprig can of pineapple (in own juice) cooked millet sunflower seeds (opt. PINEAPPLE MILLET PUDDING (A simple. and knead until well blended. etc 2 Cracked and Whole Grains Corn grits Cracked Wheat Brown rice Millet Barley. Pour sauce over tidbit or chunks in a serving bowl. dessert. SUN BARS 21 /4 c sunflower seeds Put dried fruit through grinder.) Variation: Replace sunflower seeds with choice of nuts or other seeds. Dextrinizing grains changes starches into dextrin. Bake at 375o F for about 20 minutes. triticale. Add sliced ripe bananas.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian Whole Foods Cookery and Health Seminar NUTRITION Baking Temperature: 3000 F Pasta. Mix in hot water until well blended. Add to blender with the balance of ingredients. To Dextrinize Grains: Heat dry grain in a heavy pan over low to medium heat (or in the oven). the grains are fluffy and more firm when reheated. and bake 15 minutes more. The texture will become more firm. but imparts a nutty flavor and fluffier texture. orange sections. Turn bars over.) Stir salt and water in the nut butter. light brown. or other fruit if desired. Rolled/Flaked Grains and Meals Pasta . The process shortens the cooking time by only a few minutes. soak it in the water before grinding 1-Rx 165 . rye. A ripe banana may be blended in with other ingredients. or other dried fruit of choice. Heat juice and millet to near boiling.8 ounces 4 to 5 Instant oats 2 Quick oats 2 Cornmeal 3 to 4 Rolled oats. FILLING 21 /2 c 3/ 1 4 c 3/ .
pour into a baked NutriGrain Pie Crust. or other nut or seed meal. Lift bars from pan before completely cooled.) NUTRI-GRAIN PIE CRUST 11 /2 c c tbsp Nutri-grain Wheat flakes or similar unsweetened cereal unsweetened coconut. hot almonds. Bake for about 7 minutes at 400o F. and malt. blended dry to a meal.. The added grains make a more crisp bar. blanched rings dried pineapple frozen pineapple juice concentrate honey or Sucanat (opt. or almond butter carob powder honey barley malt vanilla water LEMON CHIFFON PIE 1 1 c c raw cashews. with vanilla. plus 1 /2 cup wheat germ. unsweetened salt coarsely chopped walnuts rolled oats almond butter dates. orange. or until a light brown. 1/ 2 4-5 OAT DATE BAR COOKIE 2 1/ 2 Place Nutri-grain flakes in a plastic bag and crush lightly with rolling pin.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian Whole Foods Cookery and Health Seminar EXERCISE 11 /2 1/ 4 1/ 4 3 3 1 1 c c c tbsp tbsp tbsp tbsp or halved almonds chopped dates raw tahini. (or 1 cup of rice flour).when cooled to room temperature . The carob powder may be eliminated. or place i n pyrex pie dish. Press the mixture evenly into an 8 x 12 pan. (The crust is best if made with frozen pineapple juice for this pie. Variation: Replace coconut with walnut meal. They will harden and become chewy. It will be quite gooey. Stir in all ingredients. finely chopped whole wheat pastry flour honey Combine all ingredients and bake at 350o F until a light brown. Also. Press pie crust into place in the pan. 2 11 /4 1 /3 1-2 1 /2 2 2 1 /4 c c c c tbsp tbsp c cooked brown rice. and crush lightly with a small straight-sided jar. 1 cup of rolled oats. or your fingers.) Emes gelatin lemon juice (fresh) 2-Rx 166 . Bake in a 9 x 13" baking dish. or 1 /3 c finely ground almonds pineapple. Remove from oven and score into squares of desired size. cleaned boiling water Blend smooth. LEMONY PINEAPPLE PIE (On the light side) 1 3/ 4 3/ 4 1 2/ 3 3/ 4 c tsp c c c c c c coconut. fine. using rubber spatula. cooked polenta cooked winter squash vanilla powder (or extract) lemon extract grated lemon rind salt Emes gelatin fresh lemon juice Blend seeds in blender to make a rough meal. and other moist ingredients. Note: It is best to blend nut/seed butter. and continue blending 1 1 2 1 1/ 2 1 1/ 2 2 1/ 2 c c tbsp tsp tsp tsp tsp tbsp c honey hot. fork. Bake at 350o F for 20 minutes. Mix all ingredients together. The bottom will brown lightly. then blend in dry ingredients. The bars will be soft when removed from the pan while warm. hot pineapple juice. When well blended. about 15-20 minutes. or apple concentrate Variation: Eliminate barley malt and increase dates to 2 cups. making sure the juice concentrate is mixed i n evenly. may be added. Add. 1 to 2 tablespoons of frozen orange juice.
(Pudding will not be as smooth if nut or seed meal is used. salt. blend with the following: 1 1/ 2 1 2 1 c c tsp tbsp tbsp boiling water dates vanilla carob powder almond butter or raw tahini or 2 tbsp nut or seed meal Blend only one cup of the hot millet with the above at a time. as it is easier on the blender. MILDLY NUTTY CAROB PUDDING Cook (in a double boiler or slow cooker) 1 part millet to 4 parts water. Chill several hours. and blend to mix well. diced 12 oz can Tree Top Very Berry juice Concentrate c choice of berries (blueberries. or poured into a crumb crust for pie.) Dissolve Emes gelatin in reserved pineapple juice.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian Whole Foods Cookery and Health Seminar EXERCISE 1 tsp lemon zest (grated lemon rind) Add diced dried pineapple ring to pineapple juice to soften as juice heats.) HOLIDAY FRUIT MOLD 1 4 2 1 2 20 oz can crushed pineapple. and 1 or 2 sliced bananas. and blend until smooth. raspberries. or blackberries. boysenberries. simmer 1 minute. For each cup of cooked hot millet. Roll lightly in fine. drained (save juice) tbsp Emes gelatin golden delicious apples. This is excellent for lunches. Add hot cooked brown rice. Serve on a platter garnished with red leaf lettuce. Add frozen berries. (however much the dates can cover nicely). Blend dry almonds to a fine meal. but tasty) 2-Rx 167 . macaroon coconut or nut meal. Stuff with walnut halves or quarters. unsweetened. Add the rest of the ingredients. Pour into a jello mold. Mix first 4 ingredients in a bowl. Pour into a baked Nutri-grain pie crust Pit dates. DATE-NUT TREATS (Simple. for 2 to 3 hours. pineapple juice and dried pineapple. or other nuts.
M i x the rest of the ingredients together .LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian Whole Foods Cookery and Health Seminar EXERCISE PUDDING CAKE WITH LEMON SAUCE 1 3/ 4 1/ 2 31 /2 1 1/ 2 1/ 2 1/ 3 c c tbsp c c c c c pitted dates soy or nut milk vanilla soft bread crumbs* finely grated carrots unsweetened. Drop onto ungreased cookie sheets with small ice cream scoop. pour Lemon Sauce over top. and juice. Press half of mixture firmly into a 9 x 12 glass baking dish. brown sugar (optional) or 1 /2 cup dates Blend the above ingredients. Spoon lightly into a 9 x 9 pan. Bake at 325o F for 20-25 minutes. LEMON SAUCE 2 1/ 4 1/ 4 1/ 3 1/ 2 1/ 4 c c c c c c c tsp pitted dates raisins pineapple or orange juice unsweetened. and mix (in a large bowl) with: 4 2 c c cooked millet (warm) applesauce (may use raw apple chunks blended to a sauce) Add dry ingredients. and mix well. shredded coconut chopped walnuts or almonds barley or whole wheat pastry flour rolled oats salt c c c c tsp tsp unsweetened pineapple juice honey. or until browned. Just before serving. raisins. and bake at 300o F for 1 hour. Add to remaining ingredients and mix lightly. 2 slices at a time. Spread pineapple-date mixture evenly over the oat mixture. or cornstarch fresh grated lemon rind salt Blend dates. Heat in a saucepan. MILLET RAISIN COOKIES (Real Treats) Blend all ingredients until very smooth. Combine with remaining ingredients. and add to. and mix: 3 2 2 2 3 c c c c c rolled oats wheat germ unsweetened macaroon coconut sunflower seeds (optional) raisins Cook pineapple and dates until thickened. with juice raisins chopped walnuts remaining oat mixture. and bake at 350o F for 30 minutes. Top with 2-Rx 168 . Use more or less orange juice as needed. Filling: 1 2 20 oz c can unsweetened. crushed pineapple. or apple juice concentrate fresh lemon juice arrowroot powder. stirring constantly. HAYSTACK COOKIES 2 1 3/ 4 3 1 3/ 4 1/ 3 1/ 2 Blend first 3 ingredients until very smooth. Crumble mixture should just hold together. until smooth. crushed pineapple chopped dates Simmer together until thick. 1 .12 oz can 1 c 1 tbsp 1 tsp 2-3 tbsp POLYNESIAN FRUIT BARS 3 1 1 11 /4 1/ 2 1 c c c c c tsp rolled oats unsweetened coconut (opt) millet meal (Blend 1 cup dry millet to a meal) orange juice chopped nuts (pecans ) salt frozen apple juice concentrate sesame seeds (or nuts of choice) vanilla almond flavoring honey. but not be soggy. *To make bread crumbs: tear bread into chunks. until thickened. and blend lightly.
SPANISH RICE II 21 /2 41 /2 -5 11 /2 3/ 4 1 1 3 1 4 qts c c c tbsp tbsp c tbsp c brown rice . Let rise half again. Combine with remaining blueberries. broken cumin.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian Whole Foods Cookery and Health Seminar EXERCISE Use 1 /4 cup scoop to form into mounds. minced salt 1 2 1-2 1/ 3 2 6 2 quart tbsp tbsp c tsp c c warm water yeast sweetener sesame seed meal (dry seeds blended to a meal) salt brown rice flour oat flour (rolled oats blended dry) Blend until smooth. Pour into 9 x 13 baking dish(es). Blend 1 cup of blueberries with pears. fresh chopped onion garlic clove salt minutes or more. until creamy.) 1/ 3 1 1 c tsp tbsp celery seed garlic powder onion powder Combine. place thinly sliced raw onion rings and/or tomato slices on toast before pouring cheese on top. add the dry ingredients. about 15 . or until hot. ground tomato puree Blend cashews with 1 cup of water on high speed 1 . After this mixture gets bubbly. Variation: Add a pinch of rosemary. To moisten. chopped green peppers.cooked (13 /4 c dry rice) water (for cooking rice) onions. Serve as a topping for waffles.1 2 c c tbsp tbsp c tsp cold water clean. Put in a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. then add yeast. “BEEF” SEASONING 1/ 4 1/ 3 Drain pears. reduce heat and simmer until thick.20 minutes. raw cashews Bragg's liquid aminos yeast flakes chopped onion garlic clove. stirring constantly. Bake at 375o F for 20 TOFU CHEESE RAREBIT 1 21 /2 2 1 1/ 2 1/ 4 1/ 4 1/ 3 1-2 21 /2 c c c tbsp c c c c tsp cleaned. Yield: 10 servings RAY’S CASHEW GRAVY 2 1/ 2 1 1 1/ 4 1 1/ . raw cashews water tofu chicken-like seasoning pimientos yeast flakes lemon juice. Bake at 3500 F for about 1 hour. or grains. RICE BREAD (Yeast) Cook rice 2 to 3 hours. Pour into saucepan with blended cashews. stirring constantly. M i x all ingredients. and drop on cookie sheets. (Yield: 6 to 7 dozen cookies. Cook on medium heat until thick. Stir steam onions and green peppers in small amount of water. pasta. Bake at 375o for about 40 minutes. Heat in saucepan. reserving a little juice. whole. steam lightly to reheat. Serve over toast. Pour into saucepan. chopped salt “Beef” Seasoning tomatoes. Bring to boil. BLUEBERRY PEAR SAUCE 1 3 15 oz c pears (in own juice) blueberries Mix sweetener with warm water. Variation: For an appetizing touch. Blend remaining ingredients with remaining water until smooth. and stir just enough to get evenly mixed. Note: A sheet-type yeast bread has a tendency to be dry. mixing well. “CHICKEN” SEASONING c c salt fine cornmeal 2-Rx 169 . Yield: 5 cups.2 minutes.
Mix well. Bake at 350o F. dry Tofu squares may be used as burgers. granulated garlic. and slice the tofu brick lengthwise. Combine all ingredients well. granulated thyme paprika sweet basil. basil. Place these slices in a baking dish. Milk should cover potatoes. and let stand 10 minutes for oats to absorb moisture. 1 / teaspoon thyme or other herb Variation: 4 seasoning may be added. blend fine. then slice crosswise into approximately half-inch slices. Blend the cooked brown rice with 1 cup of the hot water. and place in loaf pan. Pour rice milk over the potato and onion slices. Boil tofu for 15 minutes in a covered saucepan. to fill 9 x 13 baking dish onion. pour over tofu and onions. diced and put in salads.) 3-4 1 11 /2 2 large med tsp potatoes. for 60 minutes. or just served as steaks with gravy. is as white as dairy scalloped potatoes. without covering. Combine all ingredients except rolled oats i n blender. thinly sliced salt (up to 2 teaspoons) Recipes of Rice Milk Steam the first three ingredients with salt. turn and bake another 15 4-Rx 170 . or until the moisture is gone. Bake. Bake at 350o for 15 minutes. TOFU SQUARES 1 lb brick or firm tofu Layer the sliced potatoes and onion slices alternately in a 11 /2 quart casserole dish.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian Whole Foods Cookery and Health Seminar SUNLIGHT 1 1 2/ 3 1 11 /2 1 11 /2 2 c c c tbsp tsp tbsp tsp tbsp salt fine cornmeal onion. Serve with a country style gravy. chopped water chopped walnut sunflower seeds. RICE MILK 1 2 1/ 4 c c tsp cooked brown rice. but dried herbs may gray the finished product. in enough water to cover tofu. hot hot water salt (up to 1 /2 tsp) Combine ingredients and mix well. cut in strips to serve over stir-steamed vegetables. Form into patties and place on lightly oiled cookie sheet. add seasonings and the other cup of water and blend briefly. Cover and bake 1 hour at 350o F. Drain. Place in bowl with rolled oats. NUT ROAST 21 /2 3 5 3/ 4 3/ 4 3 2-21 /2 11 /2 11 /4 1/ 2 c tbsp c c c c tsp tsp tsp chopped celery medium onions. and sage. at 300o F for about 90 minutes. Tasty too. Mix remaining ingredients. thinly sliced. SCALLOPED POTATOES (Try this! The finished product. whole parsley. or stew. Sprinkle salt on each set of layers. This makes holes in the tofu for marinating seasonings. or at 450o F for 30 minutes which will make a brown crust. 1 2 2 2 3 1 2 c c tbsp tbsp tbsp tbsp tbsp chopped onions water McKay's chicken-style seasoning Bragg’s liquid aminos lemon juice honey yeast flakes GARBANZO-SOY-OAT PATTIES 2 1 11 /2 1/ 3 2 1 1 1 c c c c tsp c soaked garbanzos soaked soybeans water chopped Brazil nuts (or choice of nuts/seeds) salt small onion clove garlic rolled oats Smother tofu squares with chopped onions. ground dried bread cubes nut or soy milk salt sweet basil sage Blend until smooth.
tomatoes c tomato sauce medium onion. also. minced small can of sliced olives 15-oz cans. Yield: 4 2- Variations: Replace water with tomato juice. Serve with tomato sauce. 1 1 1/ 2 1 tsp tsp tbsp bay leaf salt each: oregano and basil chopped parsley Cook pasta. and simmer a few minutes to finish cooking lentils. minced bay leaf thyme (opt) salt to taste cooked brown rice 2 /3 GOURMET MILLET BALLS 3 c c raw soybeans water Soak beans overnight. or about 8 hours. Remove bay leaf. Yield: 10 servings.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian Whole Foods Cookery and Health Seminar SUNLIGHT minutes. Cook 1 /2 cup millet in 2 cups of water with 1 /2 teaspoon salt until water is absorbed. and combine with: 11 /2 1 /4 1 1 /2 1 /2 c c c c tsp cooked millet sunflower seeds seasoned bread crumbs slivered almonds salt Let mixture stand 5-10 minutes. Bake as for balls. (The grain will finish cooking in the oven. then reduce heat and simmer for 35-45 minutes. drained water medium onion tsp Bring lentils and water to a boil. patty servings. or until lentils are nearly tender. 1 tsp of chicken style seasoning. Serve with tomato sauce if desired. Yield: 6 servings. Place lentils and rice in separate serving bowls.) In a hurry? Pat lightly into a baking dish. Seasoned Bread Crumbs: Break 2 to 3 slices o f whole-grain bread into chunks. The mixture should be thick. Remove bay leaf from sauce mixture and combine with noodles in a 3-quart casserole dish. PASTA E FAGIOL 8 2 1 1 1 1 2 oz sesame macaroni or soy noodles or eggless whole grain pasta 16-oz cans. Bake at 350o F for 20 minutes. Add 1 /4 tsp salt. or until lightly browned. and the added seasonings. Bake at 350o F for 40 minutes. Each person may make “haystack” to suite individual taste. guacamole. Blend until smooth. Cut in squares to serve. if desired. drained ZESTY TOMATO RELISH 4-Rx 171 . Simmer remaining ingredients about 20 minutes. Bake on lightly sprayed cookie sheet. Cut in squares to serve. 2 1 /2 1 c c soaked soybeans. Variation: The sauce may also be served over cooked brown rice. Shredded lettuce Diced tomatoes Chopped green onions Sliced olives Diced avocado Haystacks may be topped with tomato sauce. Roll in 1 /2 cup seasoned bread crumbs. chopped clove garlic. Add seasonings. the following ingredients in separate serving bowls. and blend dry briefly. “Sour Cream” or lemon juice. MAZIDRA 3 1 1 1 1 1/ 8 c c water lentils onion. red kidney beans. chopped clove garlic. about 45-50 minutes. Top with crumbs. and 1 /4 tsp each of thyme and sage. Form into balls. or line pan with pan lining paper. May be baked as a sheet casserole in a 9 x 13 baking dish 50 to 60 minutes at 325o F.
except the vegetables. minced fresh lemon juice salt dates. lettuce. and marinate for at least 24 hours. Variation: For a delicious main dish. BAKED BROWN RICE The “Mighty Mac” Burger 1 11 /2 2 1/ 3 1 2 1 1 c c c c tbsp tsp tsp soaked or cooked garbanzos (scant 1 /2 cup dry) water rolled oats walnuts. Add more water for thinner consistency if needed. Try placing the casserole on a shinny cookie sheet. until smooth. Put rice. Cook over medium heat until thick.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian Whole Foods Cookery and Health Seminar SUNLIGHT 4 1 1 2 1 3-4 1 c tsp tbsp tsp tsp chopped tomatoes. ADD TO THE GRAVY: 2 1/ 2 1-2 c c tbsp “Mighty Mac’ chunks stir-steamed chopped onion finely chopped parsley Combine in saucepan. Pour the mixture over the vegetable pieces. stirring occasionally to marinate all pieces well. using only 1 cup of the water. packed celery seed large onion. stirring constantly.) sweet basil water and blend briefly. and salt in a covered baking dish. chopped (opt. Burgers may be served on whole wheat burger buns with all the trimmings: choice of no-oil mayonnaise. stirring occasionally. and simmer about 30 minutes. Add to remaining ingredients in a bowl and mix well. add mung bean sprouts and serve over brown rice. Variation: Replace “Mighty Mac” with Simple Oat Burger. Serve over well cooked brown rice or pasta. Bake 25 to 30 minutes at 350o F. Yields about 4 cups. or they may be served with potatoes and gravy. or in this Stroganoff recipe. chopped medium onion. etc. minced or 1 /2 tsp garlic powder sweet basil raw vegetables Blend all ingredients. Yield: about 4 cups. onions. Bring water to a boil. water. (See 1-Rx 4 for more information on cooking grains. and bake 2 to 3 hours at 300o F. Add the other 2 cups o f Mix all ingredients together. This will keep in the refrigerator for about a week. unless consumed sooner! A very attractive and appealing combination can be 4-Rx 172 . until it is a very light brown. STROGANOFF Heat through.) MARINATED VEGETABLES (An excellent make-ahead salad for a crowd) 1/ 2 1 1/ 4 Blend first two ingredients until smooth. chopped Bragg’s Liquid aminos or other unfermented soy sauce sage salt 1 31 /2 1/ 2 c c tsp brown rice boiling water salt Dextrinize rice in heavy skillet over low heat. GRAVY: 3 2 2 1 1/ 4 1 1/ 4 1/ 4 c tbsp tsp c c tbsp tsp tsp water Bragg’s liquid aminos or other unfermented soy sauce arrowroot powder or cornstarch clean raw cashews chopped onion lemon juice honey salt c c c tsp tsp tbsp tsp 1 1 4 2 1 1 6 tsp c lemon juice water chopped chives or green onions or 1 tsp onion powder oregano dill weed frozen orange concentrate or honey Vegesal or sea salt clove of garlic. or over a strip of aluminum foil. Top with toasted almond slices.. tomatoes. Drop from 1 /3 cup measure to form patties on non-stick or prepared baking sheet.
chopped celery. Blend oats to a fine flour (11 /2 cups at a time). and put into a 9 x 13 baking dish. OAT CRISPS 2 1 1 1 3 2 3/ 4 c tbsp tbsp tbsp c c tsp very warm water active dry yeast honey molasses oats whole wheat flour salt Wash. Serve. adding onion. MILLET LOAF 3 2 2 11 /2 2 1 2 1/ 4 1 1-2 c c c c tbsp c c c tsp tsp cooked millet bread crumbs onions. Drop by 1 /4 cup portions onto sprayed cookie sheets. for honey and molasses. and cut green beans as desired. Yield: 4 servings. Serve. Mix well. Let rise 20 to 30 minutes. add yeast and stir to moisten.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian Whole Foods Cookery and Health Seminar SUNLIGHT made with broccoli. about 10 to 15 minutes. and pour it over the beans.10 dates. garlic and salt during the last 4 or 5 minutes. Stir i n remaining flour. trim. minced parsley. tomatoes and black olives. Simmer until tender crisp. about 10 to 15 minutes. and blend. Variation: Substitute 8 . until soft. Toss lightly. minced salt to taste 4-Rx 173 . Bake 20 to 30 minutes at 4000 F. chopped chicken-like seasoning cleans. Add salt and seasonings. Stir tahini into a tablespoon or two of the hot liquid to make a cream. cauliflower. Add 1 cup of the whole wheat flour and salt. Beat vigorously 150 strokes. combine with ingredients in the bowl. (This may just be stirred to mi x well. minced celery. and cut green beans as desired. Combine oat flour and yeast mixture in a large bowl. trim. raw (optional) Combine first 4 ingredients in a bowl.) Variation: Replace water with pineapple juice. blended i n part of the water. Very good when split and toasted. Yield: 8 servings SAVORY GREEN BEANS 1 1/ 3 3/ 4 1/ 4 lb c c c c tsp tsp tsp 1 1/ 4 1/ 4 1/ 4 3/ 4 fresh green beans boiling water onion. GOURMET SNAP BEANS 2 1/ 2 2 2 1 1-2 lbs c tsp tbsp tsp tsp fresh green beans boiling water lemon juice minced fresh parsley salt dash of dill weed (optional) tahini. peeled and diced sliced ripe olives dried oregano chopped Italian parsley chopped fresh basil garlic clove. minced rosemary leaves sweet basil leaves salt Stir honey and molasses into the water. Stir in minced celery and herb seasoning. Add crushed unsweetened pineapple. Toss lightly. Simmer until tender crisp. FRESH TOMATO SAUCE WITH HERBS 2 1/ 2 Wash. lbs c tsp tbsp tbsp 1 2-4 2 1-2 firm ripe tomatoes. APRICOT JAM 1 11 /4 1/ 2 cherry Variation: Top with a sprinkling of pine nuts or chopped walnuts. and used as a chunky spread. Let stand 5 minutes. minced garlic clove. Blend remaining ingredients. raw cashews water Bragg's liquid aminos salt sage c c c dried apricots pitted prunes or 1 cup pitted dates crushed pineapple (in own juice) Simmer first two ingredients in water to cover. Bake 30 minutes at 3500 F.
as salad dressings with the addition of more lemon. chopped onion and minced garlic. garlic. Or. hot blanched almonds or clean. BEST-LIKE BUTTER 11 /2 1 1/ 4 1/ 4 1 11 /2 1 1/ 8 c c c c tbsp tsp tbsp tsp hot cooked Polenta boiling water blanched almonds cooked squash (winter) lemon juice salt food yeast (opt) marjoram (or 3 or 4 fresh leaves) or rosemary 2 2 1/ 2 c c tsp tbsp tsp hot water clean raw cashews onion powder arrowroot powder salt Blend until smooth. except reduce the water to 1 to 11 /4 cups. For small families you may wish to make only half a recipe each of a butter-type and cheesetype spread. or other preferred seasonings. Pour 1 /2 of the finished recipe into a serving dish for the spread. except the pasta. and replace them in the refrigerator as soon as possible. in a medium bowl. Marinate at room temperature for about an hour. such as brown rice. and/or orange juice and thinned to desired consistency. BEST CHEZ SAUCE 11 /2 11 /2 1/ 2 3 2 2-3 1 1 1 c c c tbsp tsp tbsp 4-oz tbsp hot cooked Polenta water. They may be thinned with tomato or carrot juice. to make the spread more firm. or heated and thinned to consistency of gravy. Place in serving container and chill. It is not difficult to use them within a week as they have many uses. such as: sauces for vegetables. and yeast flakes called for in the Best Chez recipe. pimientos. The finished product will be a lighter color. If all ingredients are hot the mixture should blend with little help from a spatula. Add 2 tbsp yeast flakes and/or Bragg’s liquid aminos (reducing salt) for gravy. Drain hot cooked pasta. make one recipe. BEST CHEZ SPREAD The same as above. Other nuts or seeds may be used to replace the Combine all ingredients and whiz 2 to 3 minutes. and place in a heated serving dish. PRESTO! Two products from one recipe! Other grains. Sunflower seeds tend to gray the finished product. Place them on the table at serving time. WHITE SAUCE/GRAVY 2 1/ 2 almonds. Variations: Replace onion and garlic with 2 teaspoons of onion powder or flakes. Replace polenta with cooked brown rice.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian Whole Foods Cookery and Health Seminar SUNLIGHT 1 lb whole grain spaghetti. minced jar of pimentos lemon juice (or more) Blend all ingredients until smooth. Then add a tablespoon or two more o f the nuts/seeds. Note: Onion and bell pepper may be blanched in the hot water if preferred. The following butter and cheese-type spreads keep about a week if well refrigerated. Replace pimentos with red (ripe) sweet pepper. or used as spreads if heated and blended again. and blend briefly into the remaining Best Like Butter recipe. POLENTA 4-Rx 174 . they may be used in gravies and sauces. or increase amount of polenta slightly. and half of the quantities o f onion. Serve with a cheese-type topping i f desired. Pour into saucepan and bring to a boil. and 1 teaspoon of garlic powder. toppings for baked or mashed potatoes. cooked Combine all ingredients. raw cashews yeast flakes salt chopped onion clove garlic. such as Best Like Butter for both uses. adding chopped parsley or other greens. and walnuts will turn i t brown if heated. millet. soy or nut milk. If frozen. may be used to replace the polenta. Freezing changes the texture. additions to pasta sauces. or barley. lime. Add the sauce and toss.
raw cashews garlic cloves yeast flakes chopped onion or 1 tbsp onion flakes salt lemon juice sesame seeds marjoram Blend all but the last three ingredients until smooth. TOFU MAYONNAISE 1/ 4 1 1 1/ 2 4 1 1/ 4 2 4 1/ 2 1/ 2 c c c tbsp c tsp tsp c tsp c 1 1/ 2 2-3 1/ 2 1/ 4 1/ 4 sunflower seeds (or Brazil nuts. This w i l l keep about a week in the refrigerator. and replace water with pineapple juice. turning once.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian Whole Foods Cookery and Health Seminar SUNLIGHT GARLIC BUTTER Polenta is a deep yellow.5 oz silken tofu. Bake at 400o F. for a fruit salad dressing. Briefly whiz i n sesame seeds and herbs. QUICK GARLIC BUTTER 1/ 2 1/ 4 Blend all ingredients until smooth. coarsely ground corn. 20 to 40 minutes. or use cold as a spread. Pancakes should form a brown crust. EARLY MORNING POTATO PANCAKES 5-7 1/ 3 c tbsp c 2-3 1/ 4 potatoes (may use leftovers) Rice Milk (may need slightly more) minced onion or 1 tsp onion powder chopped parsley Steam potatoes until tender. c c 1 tahini. more or less for desired consistency tbsp lemon juice tsp salt tsp onion powder tsp garlic powder water. Variation: Omit onion and garlic powders. minced very fine or tsp garlic powder salt to taste (1 /2 to 1 tsp) Stir smooth with fork. Place on lightly sprayed baking sheet. GOLDEN GRAVY 1 3 1/ 2 c c tsp yellow split peas water salt 4-Rx 175 . Spread on bread and broil. Cook 1 cup polenta in 4 cups of water in a double boiler or slow cooker 1 to 11 /2 hours. extra firm c water. Spread on bread slices and broil. raw water clove garlic. about 2 minutes. or clean raw cashews) 10. Mash smooth with rice milk and potato water as needed. hot cooked polenta or millet (hot) clean. Potatoes should be moist to form into patties. Serve with fresh parsley and tomatoes.
serve in sandwiches with sprouts. Note: If very hot water is used. DILL DIP 1/ 4 1/ 4 3-4 1 2 1 1 c c tbsp 1 1 2-3 11 /3 c c c tsp tbsp c cooked brown rice. minced fine or 1 tsp onion powder tsp celery salt 10-oz tofu Blend above ingredients until smooth. serve. GARBANZO GRAVY Stir-steam onion and garlic in small amount of the tomato juice. If you are fortunate to have some of the loaf left over. or cashews. or blend briefly for a smoother texture. other seeds/nuts may be used. Add salt and choice of seasoning (touch of rosemary. Variations: Cooked brown rice or millet may be used in the same proportions. Serve with extra ketchup. “SOUR CREAM” 1 1/ 2 1/ 3 Blend until smooth. i f needed. Chill and serve. minced salt homemade Ketchup Cooked polenta must be hot. hot sunseeds water lemon juice. add more water to make desired consistency. Pour into serving dish(es). hot cashews.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian Whole Foods Cookery and Health Seminar SUNLIGHT Simmer split peas in the water until tender. the cashews w i l l thicken the cream. Bake 45 to 50 minutes at 350o F in a covered casserole. chopped 4-Rx 176 . Also. SUNNY SPREAD 1 11 /2 1/ 4 1 11 /2 1/ 4 1 1/ 8 This will keep about a week when refrigerated. sage. 30 to 60 minutes. minced fine or 1 /4 tsp garlic powder tbsp onion. and tomato slices. SCALLOPED APPLES 1 11 /2 2 2 c c tbsp tbsp cooked garbanzos garbanzo liquid and water clean. and spread ketchup over top of loaf. Combine all ingredients except the ketchup. Chill to set. onion. and mix well. Add more water or tomato juice. and homemade mustard. for desired consistency. Stir smooth. Uncover. almonds. such as sesame. raw cashews onion flakes (or 1 tbsp powder) 2 3-4 c c soft bread crumbs (whole grain is best) apples. If necessary. PECAN LOAF (Excellent for sandwiches too) c c c tbsp tsp c tbsp tsp plus 2 tbsp boiling water cooked polenta. Add 1 tbsp Bragg's liquid aminos if desired. Whiz 2 to 3 minutes. and bake an additional 10 minutes. Combine a l l ingredients in blender. marjoram. or dill). fresh clove garlic. Stir in: 1 tsp dill weed. Good topping for brown rice or baked potato. hot sunflower seeds lemon juice salt carrots (cooked) macaroon coconut (unsweetened) rosemary 3 11 /2 1 2 1 1-2 3/ 4 c c c c tsp tsp soft bread crumbs pecan meal chopped onion tomato juice or sauce onion powder garlic cloves. and more liquid if needed. Heat . washed (or sunseeds) lemon juice salt clove garlic or 1 /2 tsp garlic powder onion or 1 tsp onion powder water. Whiz all ingredients together in blender t i l l smooth.
mashed SPROUTED WHEAT TABOULI c sprouted wheat berries (Leaf blade as long as grain) small cucumber. Place in a baking dish. raw dried parsley sunflower seeds. cut from cob (or whole kernel canned/frozen) coarsely grated winter squash water chopped onion chopped green and/or red pepper each. Bake on sprayed baking sheets at 350o F 20 minutes each side. diced frozen apple juice concentrate water 2 1/ 4 1 1/ 4 1 1/ 2 1/ 4 c c c tbsp c tsp tsp tsp finely chopped onions alfalfa sprouts tahini.) chopped nuts large apples. diced (with leaves) lemon juice cooked garbanzos or other legume (optional) Blend crushed pineapple. Serve with Blueberry Pear Sauce. finely ground Vegesal each. or 1 / cup sliced green onion 4 chopped parsley celery. or seasonings of your choice salt nut or soy cream. Combine with other ingredients. OKARA BREAD 4 1 3 1/ 2 2-3 c c c c tsp soybean residue (from soy milk) rolled oats whole wheat flour gluten flour salt home made Simmer apples in water until tender. garlic powder.) These are delicious with mayonnaise or tartar sauce. Spread crumbly mixture onto two cookie sheets.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian Whole Foods Cookery and Health Seminar SUNLIGHT 1/ 3 1/ 4 1/ 4 1 1/ 2 1/ 2 c tsp tbsp c c nuts. Cover and refrigerate overnight before serving. Add remaining ingredients and steam until heated through.) dates. Mix with remaining ingredients. This salad will keep a few days. diced. sage. and bake at 350o F for 30 minutes. CORN AND SQUASH CASSEROLE (This is excellent. APPLE-RICE BETTY 2 1/ 3 1 1/ 8 1/ 4 2 2-3 3/ 4 c c tbsp tsp c tbsp c well cooked brown rice raisins or 1 /4 cup chopped dates lemon juice grated lemon rind. diced scallion. diced (1 /2 cup) green pepper. fresh (Opt. Stir i n flavorings. oregano and sweet basil. MOCK FISH PATTIE 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1/ 4 Mix well. Try it soon) 2-4 1 c c tbsp c 2 2 1/ 2 1/ 2 1/ 2 1/ 4 1 1/ 2 c c c c c tsp tsp c Combine all ingredients. Note: This is also a very good dog and cat food. 6 11 /2 1/ 4 1/ 4 tbsp tsp tsp tsp crushed pineapple (own juice) onion powder garlic powder salt 1# brick of tofu. (Turn patties carefully as they are delicate. and toss to mix. or Best Chez Sauce 4-Rx 177 . chopped water Simmer dates in water until soft. Chill and serve. seeded and diced tomato. chopped grated lemon rind. Bake at 350o F until brown.) ground coriander (opt. drained . KETCHUP II 11 /2 3 c tbsp tomato puree lemon juice fresh corn. and rosemary onion powder Mix all ingredients well. fresh (opt. Form into 6 large patties.
Blend nuts and salt until buttery. Transfer to a pie dish. at 325o F for about 60 minutes. Filling: 2 2 11 /2 21 /2 1 1 1-2 large onions. oregano and sweet basil or 1 /2 tsp oregano paprika ONION AND TOMATO QUICHE Crust: 1 c 1 c 1/ tsp 2 millet meal pecans or walnuts salt Blend dry millet to a fine meal. Press into the pie dish. and add enough water to bind together. Many who dislike squash have relished this. uncovered. whole cumin paprika onion powder chicken-like seasoning Heat olive liquid with dried herbs in a small saucepan. Reheat on stove top. Simmer on low heat for a few minutes. Remove bay leaf and serve. Yield: 2 side-dish servings. minced clove garlic. Add carrot juice. Blend soaked garbanzos and water until smooth. Sprinkle with chopped parsley to garnish. about 20 minutes. Uncover. Whisk soy milk. and salt. Add carrots. Add seasonings. finely chopped can pitted olives. thinly sliced large tomatoes. Stir in parsley and minced garlic. lemon juice. Remove from heat. Serve with steamed vegetables or salad. stirring to coat with herb mixture. sliced or whole salt large clove garlic. covered. TAMALE PIE 2 21 /2 1/ 4 1 1 11 /2 1 1 1/ 4 1/ 2 11 /4 1/ 4 2 c c c 6-oz t c c c c tsp tsp whole kernel corn (16-oz can with liquid) canned tomatoes (or fresh) tomato paste (opt. and bring to boil. and herbs together. SPANISH RICE 4 1/ 2 tbsp tsp tsp lb c tsp c 3 liquid from olives rosemary thyme carrots (4 medium) scrubbed and sliced into 1 /4 inch rounds carrot juice salt chopped fresh parsley garlic cloves. sliced soy or nut milk arrowroot (or cornstarch) oregano sweet basil garlic cloves.) large onion. minced soaked garbanzos sunflower seeds water or tomato juice cornmeal each. Lower heat and cook slowly. or turn into a casserole dish and heat a few minutes in the oven. If you are using fresh corn that is a bit starchy it may take more water. The liquid should be nearly absorbed when vegetables are tender. and pour over onion and tomato. until carrots are tender. Remove from blender. Add millet meal and blend. Bake 40 minutes at 3750 F. SWEET AND SOUR CARROTS 2 1/ 4 1/ 4 1/ 2 3/ 4 1/ 2 1/ 4 Stir-steam onions in about 2 tablespoons o f water until just tender. Bring liquids and seasonings to a boil. or juice) bay leaf small onion. and bake an additional 15 to 20 minutes. Arrange onions i n crust. minced c tbsp tsp tsp Stir-steam onion and garlic in 2 to 4 tablespoons of olive liquid to wilt. minced (optional) c c 1 1 1 1/ 4 1/ 4 1/ 4 1 tsp tsp tsp tsp well-cooked brown rice blended stewed tomatoes (may be strained. and add rice. Just enough liquid should be left to lightly coat the carrots. Bake. or until firm. arrowroot powder. and top with tomato slices.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian Whole Foods Cookery and Health Seminar 1/ 2 AIR tsp salt Steam vegetables in the water until tender. Stir all ingredients together and pour into a large covered casserole dish. milk or spread. or until firm and golden. 6-Rx 178 .
Continue baking at 350o F until very light brown. Makes about 1 quart. Place on a cookie sheet. and sprinkle with sesame seeds. GUACAMOLE 2 2 1 2 tbsp tbsp tsp ripe avocados chopped tomato fresh lemon juice finely chopped onion 6-Rx 179 . Cool slightly. and a cheese-type sauce such as Best Chez Spread. the balance in the crust.sweet pepper. Add seasonings. Remove crackers from outer edges as they brown to prevent burning. This “cheese” has the consistency of dairy American cheese. chopped green pepper. or until dry and crisp. Bake at 400o F for 10 minutes. Filing: 3 c 1 tsp 1/ c 2 1 1/ c 2 1 1 2 1/ 2 1/ 2 1/ 2 c tbsp tsp tsp c cooked kidney beans salt celery. Add cashews and liquefy thoroughly. Turn into the corn meal shell. Bake at 250o F for about 10 minutes. OAT CRACKERS 1 c rolled oats 1 tsp salt 1 c water Sesame seeds Blend all ingredients until smooth. and 2 tablespoons of the sesame seed meal. chopped sesame seed meal cumin seeds oregano sliced black olives 11 /4 11 /2 1/ 4 1 2 1 1/ 4 1 water plus 1 rounded tbsp Emes unflavored gelatin boiling water raw cashews yeast flakes salt onion clove garlic (small) lemon juice (fresh is best) pimento. Shell: 11 /2 3/ 4 1/ 3 1/ 2 c c c tsp cornmeal hot water sesame seed meal salt Mix together.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian Whole Foods Cookery and Health Seminar AIR Bake in a 350o oven 30 minutes. Pour boiling water over soaked gelatin and whiz briefly to dissolve. canned. Liquefy until mixture is the consistency of a creamy sauce. and cool slightly. or frozen) onion. kidney beans. Use 2 tablespoons of the meal in the filing. ripe. AMERICAN CHEESE 1 1/ 3 c c c c c tbsp tbsp c CORN AND BEAN PIE Blend 1 /2 cup of sesame seeds to a fine meal. Note: Use half the recipe for small blenders. Stir-steam vegetables in 2 to 4 tablespoons o f liquid from olives. stewed (or fresh) cut in pieces corn kernels (fresh. and press into the bottom and sides of a 9 x 13 baking dish. or about 2 tsp paprika Soak gelatin in the 1 cup of water in liquefier while assembling remaining ingredients. Refrigerate overnight before serving. made without oil Separate top and bottom layer of pita bread i f desired. with no bits o f pimiento visible. bake 10 minutes more. chopped tomatoes. Add remaining ingredients. until wilted (onion should be transparent). Cover before refrigerating. this cheese may be frozen until needed. PITA BREAD CHIPS Whole wheat pita bread. Score for crackers. Cut into pie-shaped wedges. Top with olives. After firming in the refrigerator. Pour onto cookie sheet. and can be thinly sliced. Pour into a large quart mold. if desired. reserved liquid. or 1 /2 large.
Bake in a casserole dish 20 to 30 minutes at 325o F. minced ground cumin ground oregano fresh tomatoes. to let flavors blend. Stir ingredients together. POPPY SEED DRESSING 3 3 2 1/ 2 1/ 2 1/ 2 1 tbsp tbsp tbsp c tsp tsp tbsp orange juice lemon juice honey or 4 to 5 dates clean.) tarragon or dill weed sliced cucumber scallions. Best i f allowed to stand. chopped chopped green pepper chopped fresh parsley fresh cilantro. Variation: For salad dressing. Chill and serve.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian Whole Foods Cookery and Health Seminar 1/ 2 AIR tsp 1 salt small clove garlic. or 1 tsp dried cloves garlic. Use within 24 hours. adding a small amount of water if needed. the bowl. raw cashews paprika celery salt grated onion to taste salt to taste poppy seeds Stir-steam onion until tender. Stir in poppy seeds. orange. Cut orange sections into Marinate the onion. Variations: (1) add 2 to 3 tbsp of tomato paste. finely chopped orange. Blend (or mash) beans with tomato sauce until mostly smooth. SALSA RANCHERA 1 3/ 4 1/ 4 ORANGE ‘N ONION WITH GREENS SALAD 1 1 2 1/ 4 1 1/ 4 1 2 1 4 small onion. and add Toss all together 2 2 1/ 4 1/ 4 4 1-2 1/ 4 c c tbsp tsp tsp c tbsp tsp onion. to taste (opt) Mash beans. This may be blended for a smoother texture. lemon juice lemon zest frozen orange juice (opt. cover surface of Guacamole with a thin layer of lemon juice to prevent browning. stirring frequently Blend all ingredients except poppy seeds. sectioned. just before serving. 6-Rx 180 . minced oregano salt cumin cilantro. add tomato or vegetable juice to make desired consistency REFRIED BEANS 2 1 1 1 1/ 2 1/ 2 1/ 4 c can tsp tsp tsp cooked pinto beans tomato sauce small onion. ingredients in a salad bowl Break the salad greens into the rest of the ingredients. Tip: When storing in refrigerator. chopped clove garlic. Keep refrigerated in an airtight container. or simmer in a skillet. Add a touch of herbs if desired. Stir in other ingredients. Stir i n remaining ingredients. minced salt to taste sliced avocado (optional) salad greens bite-sized pieces. and salad dressing for about an hour. chopped fresh lemon juice fresh grated lemon rind salt to taste tbsp tsp tbsp tsp tbsp c Combine all ingredients and mix well. Pour off or stir in when ready to serve. Keep refrigerated in an airtight container. minced or garlic salt to taste BEAN SPREAD 2 1/ 2 1/ 2 1/ 2 1/ 2 c c c c c cooked beans or garbanzos finely chopped celery finely chopped sweet pepper chopped olives no-oil mayonnaise or cheese type spread or 3 tbsp tahini + 2 tbsp lemon juice Blend or mash avocados until smooth. refrigerated. for a few hours.
with no bits o f carrot visible. CORN BREAD (Yeast raised) CAROB BROWNIES 2 1 1/ 2 2 3/ 4 c tbsp tsp tbsp c clean. Add remaining ingredients. or until done. Stir in molasses. Allow to rise until double i n bulk. until dough is moist but not sticky. Pour boiling water over soaked gelatin and whiz briefly to dissolve. Add to. Variation: Replace 2 cups of cashews with 1 cup cashews plus 1 cup hot cooked rice or millet. Knead vigorously for 10 minutes. raw cashews yeast flakes lemon juice. and reduce water to 1 to 11 /4 cups. and place them on a cookie sheet. or 2 teaspoons onion powder salt 11 /2 1 1 1 c c tsp tsp water. add a few chopped walnuts to the batter Bake 40 to 50 minutes at 300o F. rye flour. OLD WORLD BREAD 2 1 1 1/ 2 1/ 4 1/ 2 2 1/ 3 1 2 c tbsp tbsp c c c c c tbsp c lukewarm water yeast honey or other sweetener gluten flour carob powder rolled oats rye flour molasses salt whole wheat flour (hard wheat) Soak gelatin in the 1 cup of water in liquefier while assembling remaining ingredients. Pour into mold(s). raw. or more (up to 2 cups) honey (or less) Postum (opt) or similar product salt Blend the above ingredients until very smooth. Add whole wheat flour to make a stiff dough. and salt. Liquefy until mixture is the consistency of a creamy sauce. I f making unfrosted brownies. Shape into 2 round loaves. Refrigerate overnight before serving. and mix with: 4 c whole wheat bread crumbs (Chunks of soft bread. packed fresh onion. carob powder. and add to yeast mixture.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian Whole Foods Cookery and Health Seminar AIR CAROB FUDGE FROSTING Heat in sauce pan until thick: 1/ c water 2 1/ c carob powder 3 Remove from heat. Bake loaves for 1 hour. almond butter 4 1 tsp vanilla 1/ tsp salt 8 1/ c soy milk powder (without added 4 oils or other harmful additives) Spread on Carob Brownies JACK CHEESE 1 1/ 3 11 /2 2 1/ 2 1/ 2 3 2-4 1 c c c c c c tbsp tbsp tbsp water plus 1 rounded tablespoon Emes unflavored gelatin boiling water clean. raw cashews vanilla maple flavoring tahini carob powder 21 /2 1 2 2 1/ 3 1 c tbsp c c c warm water dry yeast dates whole grain corn meal sunflower or sesame seeds blended dry to a fine meal whole wheat flour 6-Rx 181 . blended Pour into 9 x 12 baking dish or cake pan. Top with Carob Fudge Frosting. Preheat oven to 350o F. Let rise 45 minutes. Cool slightly. honey and yeast in a bowl to soften. fresh carrot (finely grated). Put water. Stir together gluten flour. Makes 1 quart. Add cashews and liquefy thoroughly. After firming in the refrigerator this cheese may be frozen until needed. Do not substitute agar for the Emes gelatin as i t does not give good results. oats. Let stand for 10 minutes. Punch down. With electric mixer cream above mixture together with the following: 1/ c water 4 1/ c date butter 2 1/ c smooth.
Add 2 tbsp caraway seeds to rye bread batter. Let rest until frothy. Preheat oven to 425o to 450o F. minced yeast very warm water whole wheat flour.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian Whole Foods Cookery and Health Seminar AIR 11 /4 tsp salt oven causes the bread to rise quickly as it starts to bake. minced.w. or blended in part of liquid. Let rest 10 to 15 minutes. (The very warm to hot water quickly brings out the gluten. and stir vigorously a few minutes. Smooth top. Stir in the other ingredients and beat with a wire beater or spoon. very fine sweetening or 2 . Add frothy yeast mixture. MIX ‘N BAKE BREAD 1 c 1 tbsp 2 tbsp 4 c 8 . Moisten hands. Sprinkle 11 /2 to 2 tbsp quick rolled oats on bottom of 2 bread pans. Variations: Replace 1 to 2 cups of flour(s) with 1 to 2 cups of rye flour or 1 to 2 cups of corn meal (add cornmeal to warm water to absorb liquid while yeast is starting). and sprinkle on the yeast. Form into loaves or buns. Add yeast mixture and stir well. and place i n prepared pans. warm oat flour (rolled oats. Let rise 15 to 20 minutes. Bake 30 to 35 minutes at 350o F. reduce to 350o when bread is placed in the oven.) Blend dates and warm water. and bake 45 to 50 minutes for buns.) If necessary. and let rise 15 to 20 minutes. so oats can absorb water while yeast is starting. Bake 40 to 45 minutes at 375o F. Fill oiled muffin tins 1 / full with batter. QUICK ‘N EASY BREAD 1 2-3 2 4 1/ 3 10-12 2 c warm water dates. or other sweetener yeast very warm water sesame or other seed meal whole wheat flour salt Mix water and sweetener together. Stir in the rest of the flour for a firm dough. or drop large spoonsful onto baking pan. but soft dough. Let batter rise in a warm place 20 to 30 minutes. Let it rest 5 minutes. or 1 tsp 6-Rx 182 . bake 50 to 60 minutes. and let rise in warm place 5 to 8 minutes. cool a little. and let rise. and stir in the flours to make a firm. May be baked as sheet corn bread. Bake 45 minutes at 375o F. sesame seed meal. Yield: 16 servings. Preheat oven to 425o. and sprinkle the yeast over this mixture. and salt to the rest of the water.. 45 to 50 minutes. minced cornmeal salt Stir sweetening into the warm water and sprinkle the yeast onto the water. and let stand until it foams.3 dates. and sprinkle the yeast on top. Let rise 10 to 15 minutes. and shape dough into 2 loaves. CORN MUFFINS (Yeast raised) BANANA-NUT MUFFINS 3 1/ 2 11 /3 2 1/ 2 2 2 2 1 c c c c c tbsp tbsp tbsp tsp whole wheat flour oat flour or unbleached white flour warm water mashed bananas chopped nuts or seeds yeast honey or other sweetener raw tahini salt 2 1 13 /4 1/ 4 1-2 2 1 c tbsp c c tbsp c tsp very warm water yeast w. or drop by large spoonsful 2 onto an oiled cookie sheet. blended dry to a fine meal salt tbsp c c c tsp Stir sweetener into 1 cup warm water. When bread is placed in the oven reduce heat to 350o F. Mix dry ingredients. Pour into a shallow baking pan and let stand 10 minutes.10 c 1 c 1 c 1/ c 3 2 tsp warm water diastatic malt or 2 dates. Add rolled oats. (The very hot Add minced dates or malt to 1 cup warm water. and knead lightly. Whip again. Makes 18 muffins. and 50 to 60 minutes for bread. Fill muffin tins 1 /2 full. Let it rest until the yeast pops up. flour (hard wheat) nut or seed meal. Add yeast. Stir 4 to 5 cups o f whole wheat flour into the 4 cups of very warm to hot water. then stir in the yeast mixture. Stir i n remaining ingredients. blended) rolled oats sesame seeds.
Blend until smooth and creamy. Simmer for 2-3 hours. Soak beans overnight. Bake in prepared. Yield: 14 corn sticks. t i l l golden on bottom. then cover beans with 11 /2 to 2 quarts of water. CORN SOY MUFFINS (OR STICKS) 2 2 1/ 2 1/ 3 11 /2 1/ 4 11 /2 1/ 2 c c c tsp c c c soaked soybeans (3 /4 cup dry) water ripe banana (may use whole) sesame OR sun seeds (optional) salt rolled oats fine cornmeal oat flour Simmer all ingredients for 5 minutes. light. tender. Lastly add 2 /3 cup sesame seeds. if desired. Place in an oiled bowl. Do not over cook vegetables. chopped nuts may be added. so that there is 2” of water over top of the beans. Add vegetables and seasonings. Drain. Then add the following. Bake at 350o F for 25 to 35 minutes. pineapple. dough. Stir into cornmeal and oat flour mixture.Eggless) Sponge: 2 c 1 c 11 /2 tbsp 1/ c 2 Plus 2 tbsp warm water rolled oats yeast honey 1/ 3 2/ 3 c c 1 buckwheat groats hot water recipe Corn Soy Muffins Mix above ingredients and let rest until bubbly. or remove lid to let steam escape. Divide into 12 pieces. Replace sesame seed meal with other seeds/nuts. slip hot cornsticks into a covered casserole to cool CORN SOY MUFFINS WITH BUCKWHEAT SESAME-OAT ROLLS (Dairyless . shape into rolls (small balls). or mash fairly smooth for a chunky jam. or muffin pans. These will rise a lot. and mix well: 1/ 3 1/ 2 51 /2 c tbsp c sesame seed meal (blended dry seeds) salt hard whole wheat flour (may need 6 cups flour) Heat water to scalding. and stir in the buckwheat groats. Bake 35 to 40 minutes at 375o F.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian Whole Foods Cookery and Health Seminar AIR oregano to corn bread batter. or 2 chopped dates (opt) salt cumin tomatoes. preheated iron gem pans. Note: For a tender crust and moist texture. “CHILI” 21 /2 2 1/ 3 1/ 3 1/ 3 1 1 1 2 4 c qts c c c tbsp tbsp tbsp tsp c dry red beans water chopped celery chopped green pepper chopped onion Bragg’s Liquid aminos honey. Variations: Oat flour may be replaced with additional cornmeal. Blend first six ingredients until smooth. Let stand while preparing Corn Soy Muffin recipe.. Stir in groats. Cornmeal may be replaced with millet meal. Punch down. crushed Blend dry rolled oats to make flour. Replace banana with 4 to 6 dates. Place i n mixing bowl with cornmeal. Crushed. or until tender. PRUNE-DATE JAM 1 1 1 c c c pitted prunes chopped dates orange juice Add the least amount of flour for a soft. or whole wheat flour. LEE’S KALE SALAD 1/ 2 1/ 2 lb c 1 fresh. Remove the pan from the heat. Add more water if necessary. or diced dried. and bake as directed. and simmer until vegetables are tender and liquid is of desired consistency. kale chopped green onions or chives small can sliced ripe olives 6-Rx 183 . Let double. Just mix until the dough is thoroughly combined. so give them plenty o f room.
Dress salad just before serving. Add diced avocado. keeping mixture a little chunky. raw pineapple. or some diced cucumber and sweet pepper. (dill. CHEESY BROCCOLI SOUP 3-4 c broccoli. coarsely chopped 1 1/ 4 tsp 6-Rx 184 . and lemon juice just before serving. except the last one. and herbs. Stir in greens. parsley and chives. a sprinkle of sunflower seeds. Combine olive liquid. 1 or 2 tbsp frozen orange concentrate may be added for a sweet/sour flavor. shredded carrot. Chill and serve. hot) walnuts cashew cream (1 /4 c cashews to 3 /4 c hot water. etc) Chop kale very fine. and simmer 10 to 15 minutes until tender. Stir in celery and bread crumbs. thyme. CREAMY COLESLAW 3 1/ 2 1/ 2 3 3 1 1/ 3 1/ 2 3 c tbsp c c c tbsp carrot chunks .) POTATOES A LA GREENS 4 1 2 11 /2 2 1 2-3 1/ 2 1/ 2 2-4 1/ 2 2-4 1 1/ 2 shredded cabbage parsley. unsweetened raisins orange juice.chopped clove of garlic. Chill several hours (Seed meal and juice make the dressing. to desired texture. diced medium onion. blended) Bragg's liquid aminos medium onion garlic clover salt Variations: Add any one of the following: 1 to 11 /2 cups of cooked legume. and add to the potatoes. diced fresh whole-grain bread crumbs c Blend first 8 ingredients until mixed. onion. 1 /2 to 1 cup at a time. minced fresh sweet basil. minced lemon juice (optional WALNUT ROAST cooked brown rice (moist. ings. or kidney beans. lemon juice. or other greens minced parsley. pinto. ROSY SLAW Add 2 to 4 tablespoons of tomato paste to the dressing for any of the the above coleslaw combinations. Variations: Add 1 /4 to 1 /2 cup Best Like Butter or Best Chez Spread. minced water salt (scant teaspoons) raw tahini (sesame butter) chopped kale.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian Whole Foods Cookery and Health Seminar 1/ 4 AIR c 3 tbsp 1-2 tbsp Dash liquid from olives lemon juice Bragg’s Liquid aminos onion and garlic powders. Bake 1 hour at 350o F. and garlic. Blend (on pulse) carrot chunks. or chick peas.. basil. c c tsp tbsp c c c tsp c c c c 1 2 1 1 1/ 4 1/ 2 potatoes. crushed or tidbits coconut.. not smooth. raw sunflower seeds. and/or sliced radishes . (or more) chives. frozen concentrate c c tsp tbsp tsp tbsp c tsp Blend dry sunflower seeds to a fine meal. and seasonings. Add onions and olives. 2 2 small stalks of celery. pour into bowl. or green onions. CARROT PINEAPPLE SALAD (Best when made a day ahead) Add potatoes. minced (1 /4 tsp if dry) or winter savory lemon juice fresh lemon zest (grated rind) grated onion “Sour Cream” for dressing salt Adjust season- Mix together all ingredients. Variations: Use part leaf lettuce. or some cubed tomato with minced celery. Add 1 c well cooked wheat berries for texture. Combine all ingredients. Use spatula to help it blend evenly. to boiling salted water. such as lima. Stir tahini smooth with 2 to 3 tablespoons of the hot broth. if desired. or 1 diced banana and/or 1 cup drained pineapple.
cut with a dull knife. BEET AND RICE SALAD 11 /2 1-11 /2 1/ 2 3 1/ 4 1/ 2 1 lb c c tbsp c tsp c fresh beets with 1 inch stems. vegetables. minced rich nut milk salt sage Bragg’s liquid aminos Whiz garbanzos and water in blender. Makes 6 large patties. or to taste c c c c tbsp tsp tsp tbsp Bring water to a boil and add the wild rice. Add the cooked rice. Cool. peal the potatoes and coarsely grate them into a large bowl."Sour Cream". and toss to mix. WILD RICE AND POTATO BAKE 1/ 2 Roll out to 1 /4 inch thickness. Blend carrots with 4 to 6 tablespoons of orange juice. Grate the beets into a large bowl. THE “BIG MAC” 1/ 2 1/ 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 c c lbs tbsp tsp tsp wild rice water large potatoes medium onion. Scrub the potatoes. and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. add orange juice. UNLEAVENED BREAD STICKS 1 1 1 2 1/ 2 21 /2 c tbsp tsp tbsp c c water honey salt tahini. Drain. Bake 30 to 40 minutes at 350o F. Add 2 small pieces of orange rind. stirsteam to soften. or 3 tbsp finely chopped almonds salt. CARROT ORANGE SAUCE 1 1 lb carrots large orange Blend one-half of the water with remaining ingredients (except broccoli). Pat into a large pie pan or baking dish. Cook on low heat until broccoli is tender. or Cashew Mayonnaise Scrub carrots. Pour into bowl and stir in remaining ingredients. raw sesame seeds whole wheat flour (up to 3 cups) Simmer beets until tender. unpeeled cooked wild rice or brown rice chopped celery chopped fresh parsley minced chives or green onions celery seed salt to taste or more. Add this mixture to the potato-rice mixture. Bake for 1 /2 hour at 350o F. uncooked walnuts. soaked water rolled oats. Bake on sprayed baking sheet at 4000 F 15 minutes. Discard orange rind. and chop into chunks. and seasonings. Add the cooked rice. Alternate method: Mash cooked carrots. Add orange juice. Pour into saucepan with the remaining water and broccoli. Reheat to serve. and reheat. Remove the skins. When cool. and serve with Carrot Orange Sauce.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian Whole Foods Cookery and Health Seminar REST 31 /2 1 21 /2 1/ 2 6 2 1/ 4 1/ 2 c c tsp c tbsp tsp tsp tsp water cashews. and cool slightly. Stir steam onions in a tablespoon or two o f water to wilt. clean raw salt pimientos yeast flakes onion powder garlic powder dill weed leaves. and simmer until tender. Serve in burger buns with all the trimmings. Drop from spoon or ice cream scoop to form patties in sprayed skillet. Add dressing. Brown on both sides over medium heat. Bring to a boil. Serve chilled. finely chopped medium onion. Toss lightly. or shred raw carrots. Adjust seasonings to taste. and combine well. Stir in the raw tahini and thyme 1 1 1 4 1 1 1 dry garbanzos (chick peas). Cut into wedges or squares. or at room temperature. or in a casserole dish with gravy over the top. if desired. until just tender. or until a delicate golden brown. reheat. chopped fresh thyme leaves or chopped parsley raw tahini. Simmer until the grains start to split and the water is absorbed. 7-Rx 185 .
chopped. with the above Alpine Cheese recipe to make a light orange color. This is the best cheese for broiling. PIÑA COLADA SMOOTHIE 7-Rx 186 . Variation: Replace corn flour mush with well cooked polenta or millet. Add remaining ingredients and thoroughly liquefy. and blend smooth. lemon juice food yeast flakes onion. (dipped in own juice) can crushed pineapple Soak dried fruit in crushed pineapple overnight. Yields 3 cups. Variation: Replace all or part of the pineapple juice and nuts with an equal amount of pineapple-coconut juice. Add hot corn flour mush and whiz to dissolve gelatin. in chunks pineapple juice Add more Blend to sherbert consistency. Add banana chunks and remaining juice gradually while blending. Note: If you do not care for the tahini flavor. in chunks pineapple juice clean. Add this gradually to the boiling water. frozen bananas if needed. Cook over very low heat. CORN FLOUR MUSH 1 1 3 c c c fine corn flour (whole grain is best. though a bit grainy) cold water boiling water pkg c frozen raspberries/strawberries or fruit of your choice well frozen bananas. PINE-APRICOT JAM 1 3-4 1 c dried apricots dried pineapple rings. Omit coconut flavoring. as it does not melt away. SORBET 1 2-3 1/ 2 Soak Emes in water for several minutes i n liquefier. Serve immediately. Blend until smooth. or in a double boiler. The finished product is more firm. Cool and refrigerate until firm and sliceable. ALPINE PIMIENTO CHEESE Blend enough pimentos. as some of the other cheese do. or paprika. it is good on pizza and toasted cheese sandwiches. raw cashews coconut flavoring Blend cashews in 1 cup of the juice until very smooth. raw or 1 /2 cup sesame seeds milled to butter or very fine meal. and stir fairly smooth for a chunky jam Mix corn flour with 1 cup cold water until smooth.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian Whole Foods Cookery and Health Seminar REST ALPINE CHEESE 1/ 2 1/ 3 2 1/ 3 c c c c 1/ 4 1/ 4 2-3 21 /2 1 c c tbsp tsp water Emes unflavored gelatin well-cooked corn flour mush tahini (sesame butter). and not as sticky as the cheese made with corn flour. for 11 /2 hours. or a combination of the two. stirring until well blended. Or simmer until soft. or 1 tbsp onion powder salt (if mush was unsalted) clove of garlic or 1 /4 tsp garlic powder 2-3 3 1/ 4 1/ 4 c c tsp frozen bananas. replace it with 1 /3 cup cashew butter. and the boiling point is reached. red bell pepper.
7-Rx 187 . Variation: Replace honey with 2 to 3 tsp frozen orange concentrate for sweet/sour flavor. Heat remaining ingredients in saucepan over medium heat until bubbly. minced (or green onions) lemon juice fresh lemon zest (grated rind) walnuts. until very smooth and creamy (2 to 3 minutes). LENTIL SALAD (A hearty picnic salad) WAFFLE HASH BROWNS Spray waffle iron lightly with Pam or similar product if it is not silverstone or non-stick finish. minced minced fresh parsley dill weed salt to taste (approx 2 tsp) Paprika for color Cashew Mayonnaise (or more) CARAMEL CORN (This tastes better than Cracker Jacks. POTATO SALAD 6 1 1 1/ 2 1 2 1-2 1 c c c tbsp tsp c medium cold potatoes. Pop corn in hot air popper. chopped minced fresh parsley tomatoes. Stir all ingredients together. May be stored in airtight container. or until golden brown. and the surprise is that it’s a light. cleaned lemon juice honey (scant) (opt. Add lemon juice and blend briefly. Variations: Add 1 cup shredded carrot.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian Whole Foods Cookery and Health Seminar REST KETCHUP 1 1/ 4 2 1 2 1 1/ 2 1/ 2 CASHEW MAYONNAISE 11 /4 1 1/ 4 1 1 c c c tbsp tsp boiling water raw cashews. adding the mayonnaise last The flavors blend if made ahead and refrigerated until served. Keep refrigerated in an airtight container. Stir in the tomatoes just before serving. or some chopped radishes. Close lid and bake 15 to 20 minutes for raw potatoes (cooked potatoes slightly less). Each tablespoon of mayonnaise has only a little more than a teaspoon of cashews so is still quite low in fat. precooked with peelings diced celery chopped olives chopped red or green sweet pepper small sweet onion. Chill. or use Pam spray. and sprinkle lightly with salt. Drizzle over popcorn and stir to coat. or chopped cucumber. minced finely fresh lemon juice honey or 2 tbsp date butter sweet basil salt Blend all ingredients. Fill hot iron heaping full with shredded raw or cooked potatoes. 2 1 1/ 4 2-4 1/ 4 1/ 3 1/ 2 2 1 c c c tbsp tsp c c tbsp c cooked lentils cooked brown rice chives. cube. Bake at 200o F for 11 /2 hours. and pre-heat to “hot”. except lemon juice. chopped celery.) salt c c tbsp tbsp tbsp tsp tsp tomato sauce or tomato puree tomato paste finely chopped onion clove garlic. Yield: 1 pint. and mix potatoes with other ingredients. chopped Mix all ingredients except tomatoes. The water must be boiling hot to somewhat cook the cashews to thicken. Shredded onion and other seasonings may be added to the shredded potatoes before baking. healthy dessert!) 1/ 2 1/ 4 1/ 3 1/ 4 c c c tsp unpopped popcorn natural almond butter or tahini molasses (not blackstrap) salt Peel. Spread out on non-stick cookie sheet.
on casseroles and lasagna. and oregano. Stirsteam onion and green pepper until tender. fresh chopped onion or 1 tsp onion powder garlic clove or pinch of garlic powder food yeast flakes (opt. tomato sauce. Alternate layers beginning with tomato-vegetable mixture followed by noodles. with juice 8 oz tomato sauce or puree 1/ c chopped green pepper 2 1/ tsp oregano 4 1/ tsp sweet basil 4 1 tsp salt Cook noodles as directed on package. minced green pepper. Drain and rinse noodles.) Form into patties and bake in 350o F oven until brown and set. salt. chopped cloves garlic. Use on top of pizza before baking. tomatoes. Stir steam 1 to 11 /2 cups grated winter squash with other vegetables. chopped canned tomatoes tomato puree tomato paste water and/or liquid from olives lemon juice zest (grated lemon rind – opt. This does not need to be cooked. green pepper. Makes 8 servings. stews. raw cashews water pimientos lemon juice. 9 whole wheat lasagna noodles 1 c chopped onion 1 c cooked spinach 2 raw medium zucchini. SPAGHETTI SAUCE WITH SQUASH Omit tomato puree and dates from above recipe. Note: Use extra lasagna cooking liquid i n gravies. sliced 16 oz stewed tomatoes.) dates. GARBANZO BURGERS 2 11 /4 11 /2 1 c c c soaked garbanzos water soaked soybeans small onion 7-Rx 188 . Proceed as above. and in taco salad. Bake for 45 minutes at 350o F.) salt Stir-steam onion. and garlic i n small amount of water or liquid from olives. 1 clove garlic 1/ tsp marjoram 2 1 tsp salt Blend all ingredients together. Add remaining ingredients. Add zucchini. and Cashew Pimiento Cheese Sauce. (If preferred. SPAGHETTI SAUCE 1 3-4 1 1 1 3/ 4 1 2 1/ 4 2-3 1 1/ 4 11 /2 1 1/ 4 2 large onion. basil. GREEN RICE 2 1 1 1 1 1 c c c c c c cooked brown rice cubed American Cheese chopped chives chopped parsley soaked soybeans boiling water salt if necessary Blend all ingredients until smooth. Variation: Replace dates with 2 to 3 tablespoons of frozen orange concentrate. soybeans may be ground.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian Whole Foods Cookery and Health Seminar REST Variations Replace tomatoes with 1 cup shredded carrots and 1 /4 cup chopped celery. etc. ZUCCHINI-SPINACH LASAGNA 1 Recipe Cashew-Pimiento Cheese Sauce. spinach. and simmer slowly for 20 minutes. Simmer for 20 to 30 minutes. Variation: Replace water with tomato juice. chopped very finely can olives dried parsley flakes sweet basil oregano thyme salt qt c c c tbsp tsp 4-oz c tsp tsp tsp tsp CASHEW-PIMIENTO CHEESE SAUCE 1 1/ 2 1 2 2 1 2 1/ 2 c c oz tsp tbsp tbsp tsp clean. Yield: 8-10 servings.
LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian Whole Foods Cookery and Health Seminar REST Blend soaked soybeans and water until Combine with rice and cheese. Bake in baking dish 30 minutes at 350o F. and salt if Bake an additional 5 minutes. covered Stir i n needed. chopped chives and parsley. creamy. 7-Rx 189 .
LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian Whole Foods Cookery and Health Seminar NUTRITION RECIPES 1-Rx 190 .
cleaned salt less 2 tbsp water 4 2 2 1/ 2 11 /2 lbs tbsp c c tsp fresh yams or sweet potatoes cornstarch or arrowroot powder orange juice pitted dates grated orange peel Cook or bake yams until nearly tender. FRUITED KANDY YAMS 4 2 2-3 1/ 2 lbs 20 oz tbsp tsp fresh yams (or sweet potatoes) can pineapple tidbits in own juice frozen orange juice concentrate salt (optional) c tbsp c c c c c boiling water or fruit juice Emes gelatin finely chopped dried apricots or prunes Nutri-grain Nuggets raisins. Place slices in a large casserole dish with a cover. Alternate Method: Scrub yams. FRESH YAMS IN ORANGE SAUCE (Refreshing change from candied yams) Blend first 7 ingredients until very smooth. millet or rice flour Roll between 2 sheets of plastic. and place in a large covered casserole dish. Remove top sheet. Makes 1 crust. Remove cover. Note: This can be assembled a day ahead and refrigerated until ready to heat and serve. Cool enough to peel. about 45 minutes. Add to pumpkin mixture and stir well.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian Whole Foods Cookery and Health Seminar APPENDIX A PUMPKIN PIE 11 /2 11 /4 1 1 1/ 2 1 1/ 2 1 2/ 3 2 c c c tbsp tbsp tsp tsp 16-oz c tsp chopped dates water clean. raw cashews coriander cardamon vanilla salt can pumpkin water Emes gelatin Partially baked pie crust quarter or third of the original volume. Proceed as above. Pour into pie crust. and salt. baking yams with sauce until tender. Note: This may be prepared a day ahead. Pour sauce over yams. and bake an additional 15 minutes. Also. and simmer over low heat to concentrate it to about a Stir Emes into boiling water until dissolved. Spoon pineapple sauce over yams and reheat in a 350o F oven for 20 to 30 minutes. place crust in pie plate. and remove second sheet. Garnish with orange slices and sprigs of mint. Garnish with mint leaves and orange or lemon twists. this may be completed on stove top on low heat. Peel and slice yams. and stir until well mixed. and refrigerate until set. finely chopped Bake yams until almost tender. Bake at 350o F for 50 minutes. Add tidbits. and bake at 350o F for 12 minutes. Barley makes most tender crust. Top with a dessert topping if desired. Fill and continue baking as needed. Let cool. if desired. and simmer in small saucepan until mixture thickens. Add to pumpkin. and peel lightly. Slice. WINTER FRUIT RING 2 11 /2 3/ 4 3/ 4 3/ 4 3/ 4 1/ 4 Stir into 11 /4 c (or more) barley. finely chopped walnuts or pecans. Peel and slice. finely chopped dates. EXCELLENT PIE CRUST Whiz 1/ 2 1/ 4 1/ 2 c tsp c raw cashews. The liquid should be absorbed. Trim. Stir in remaining ingredients and pour into a ring mold or other mold. NOTE: Do not use wheat flour. It will not make a tender crust. Blend remaining ingredients until smooth. . stirring constantly. Drain juice from pineapple. cover and bake 45 minutes at 400o F. Stir until dissolved. placing the slices in a 9 x 13 pyrex baking dish. orange concentrate. Bring 2 /3 cup water to boil and add Emes. or waxed paper.
Cool. raw cashews well-cooked brown rice large onion. except water. THANKSGIVING LENTIL LOAF 1 11 /2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1/ 2 1/ 2 c c tbsp c c c tsp tsp tsp tomato puree dry bread crumbs soy flour coarsely chopped walnuts onion. then pour into saucepan. Discard orange rind (optional). SIMPLE OAT-NUT BURGERS (Excellent STROGANOFF burgers) 41 /2 1/ 2 1 c c water liquid aminos bay leaf Bring the above ingredients to a boil. Mix a l l ingredients together in bowl. Then fold in carefully: 2 c cooked lentils (scant 1 c raw) Bake in a quart-and-a-half casserole dish 1 to 11 /4 hours at 350o F. chopped FOOD GRINDER: Grind orange. finely chopped grated carrots chopped celery salt oregano each sage. however. Mix well. If necessary. cleaned boiling water lemon juice onion. diced. and add: 41 /2 1 2-4 1 c c rolled oats medium onion. This is nice baked in a prepared ring mold. chopped garlic cloves. Stir in remaining cooked relish. thyme. stirring frequently. Rinse blender with 1 /2 cup water. Add remaining tomatoes and other ingredients. FOOD PROCESSOR: Chop cranberries on “pulse” and put in a large bowl. minced pecans (or other nuts). CREAMY TOMATO GRAVY 1 1 /2 1 /2 1 2 1-2 1 1 /4 1 /2 qt c c tsp tsp tsp c canned tomatoes clean. Simmer for 10 minutes. minced oregano water Combine above ingredients and mix well. chopped honey (opt) salt clove garlic. Chop remaining ingredients on “pulse” until orange is minced (but not too finely). NOTE: This relish may be made in a variety o f ways. Bake 45 minutes at 350o. cranberries and dates on medium grind. and grind/chop orange. cut in pieces (including rind) honey Blend cashews and rice with about 1 cup of the tomatoes until very smooth. the relish should not be chopped too finely. and continue blending until smooth. Blend half of mixture until smooth. chopped clove garlic salt parsley (dried)) or 4 tsp fresh minced parsley . Mix in orange juice concentrate and honey. Form into patties with a scoop. and replace extra honey with 2 to 3 rings of dried pineapple. RANCH DRESSING 1/ 2 1 2 1/ 3 1 1/ 2 2 c c tbsp c tsp tsp raw cashews. COOKED CRANBERRY-ORANGE RELISH Use dates. thicken with cornstarch mixed with a little cold water or blend in more rice. marjoram Simmer all ingredients until cranberries pop. Whichever method you use. It is best made a day ahead so that the flavors have time to blend. RAW CRANBERRY-ORANGE RELISH 1 6 1 1 2 c oz lb tbsp packed dates or 1 /2 c honey frozen orange juice concentrate cranberries. Chill and serve. Reduce heat. Pour into a saucepan.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian Whole Foods Cookery and Health Seminar APPENDIX A Serving Suggestion: Fill ring with fresh fruit just before serving. Yield: 20 burgers. sorted and washed whole orange.
Set baking dish on a sheet o f foil to prevent burning potatoes on bottom. Note: Do not blend after adding herbs.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian Whole Foods Cookery and Health Seminar 1/ 2 APPENDIX A tsp dill weed Arrange a bed of lettuce on large shallow serving platter. stirring occasionally. minced) cloves garlic. and a few chopped dates may be added. It may be stored in refrigerator for up to a week. minced coarsely chopped almonds or walnuts chopped parsley Combine the above ingredients in a large bowl. Surround the salad with an arrangement of tomato wedges and sliced cheese. Toss to m ix ingredients well. or overnight. Add the rest of the ingredients. Stir tahini smooth in a small part of the water. MOCK PARMESAN CHEESE 1 c sesame seeds (lightly toasted ) . chopped small onion. minced tahini (raw) salt Blend first 6 ingredients until smooth. add seasonings. seasonings. and mix well.and. BAKED GARLIC POTATOES 2 1 /3 1 /2 2 3 1 1 lbs c c tsp tbsp tsp large potatoes fresh lemon juice water oregano (or 1 tbsp fresh. Variation: Combine with white sauce and serve over toast for Creamed Tofu Breakfast. or simmer in a nonstick skillet for about 20 minutes. Bake in a 450o oven about 1 hour. 1/ 4 1 1 1/ 2 c tbsp tsp tsp lemon juice tahini (sesame seed butter) opt. chopped clove garlic. minced turmeric (opt) RICE BUFFET SALAD 31 /2 2 1 2 3/ 4 1/ 4 c c c cooked brown rice sweet green peppers. finely chopped small cloves of garlic. the rest of the water. stirring shredded apples into pineapple to keep them from browning. turning them in the liquid to coat all sides. Grate apples into the bowl. Refrigerate until serving time. 3 2 1 Lettuce medium tomatoes. This salad is better the second day after the flavors blend. and cut in 1 /2 inch strips. MILLIE'S APPLE SALAD 10 1 2 1 1/ 4 20 oz Tbsp c c Apples (medium) golden delicious are best can crushed pineapple/in juice frozen orange juice raisins almonds (grated or chopped fine) Place pineapple in large bowl. Chill and serve. quartered tbsp chopped fresh basil or parsley. Scatter chopped herbs over all. Variations: Coconut. paprika salt Cream tahini in lemon juice. or other fresh herb recipe of a slicing cheese Drain tofu thoroughly in a colander for several hours. or other nuts/seeds may be used. Mound the rice mixture in the center. (This may be done in the 9 x 13" baking dish. Mash drained tofu in a bowl and mix in remaining ingredients. Bake at 350o F for 30 minutes. Best if mixed several hours before cooking. Stir i n the dill weed and parsley. or until all liquid has evaporated. Scrub potatoes.) Add potatoes. SCRAMBLED TOFU II 1 1/ 2 1/ 2 1/ 4 2 11 /2 1 1 1 1/ 4 lb c c c tsp tsp tsp tsp firm tofu chopped green onions sliced olives slivered almonds Bragg’s liquid aminos Chicken-style Seasoning parsley flakes small onion. Stir in lemon juice. and pour over the rice mixture. to let flavors blend. before using.
stirring occasionally. washed ripe banana (opt. Simmer over low heat until clear. and pour over the rice. and cover with remaining rice. or roll between 2 pieces o f wax paper with a rolling pin. Serve hot or chilled. and serve. smooth. or until set Variation: Replace coconut flavor with 1 to 2 tablespoons of yeast flakes Topping: 2 4 2-3 c tbsp unsweetened grape juice or pineapple juice minute tapioca dried pineapple rings. Cool.) vanilla salt ground coriander (opt) Simmer until thick and clear. chopped (juice dipped) Blend until DATE RICE PUDDING 3 1 1/ 2 11 /2 1/ 2 1 11 /2 1/ 4 2 c c tsp c c tsp tsp tsp cooked brown rice chopped dates grated lemon or orange rind orange juice. Spread half of the rice evenly in bottom o f baking dish. Press into pie pan. Bake at 350o F for about 45 minutes. Variation: Replace pineapple rings with 6 to 8 pitted dates. and thickened.) “CHEESE” CAKE Blend until smooth: 1/ c blanched almonds 2 1 c hot water Add the following: 3/ 4 Blend juice and tapioca. Chill. Bake 15 minutes at 350o. (Toasting the seeds is optional. Pour into partially baked Nutri-grain pie crust. Put in baked Almond-oat Pie Crust. and coriander briefly. Blend remaining ingredients. or up to 3 tbsp Add to blender: 1 c hot cooked millet 1/ c cashews 4 . Top with unsweetened macaroon coconut if desired. SLICING “CHEESE” FRESH APPLE PIE 2 31 /2 1 3 c tbsp tsp c pineapple juice minute tapioca flour ground coriander grated apple Soak in blender a few minutes: 1/ c cold water 2 1/ 2 2 tbsp Emes gelatin. Alternate Method: Use food processor. Variation: Replace pineapple juice with white grape juice. or blended to a very fine meal oat flour (rolled oats blended) salt water or fruit juice 1 1/ 2 1 2-3 1 c tsp tsp tbsp tbsp honey vanilla coconut flavor or up to 1 tsp brick of tofu lemon juice Emes gelatin Mix dry ingredients well. Spread chopped dates over the rice. Blend until smooth. Bate about 30 minutes at 350o. and mix. Add liquid.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian Whole Foods Cookery and Health Seminar 1/ 2 1/ 2 1/ 4 1/ 2 APPENDIX A c tsp tsp tsp food yeast onion powder garlic powder salt Blend dry until seeds are a fine meal. chopped. ALMOND-OAT PIE CRUST 1 1 1/ 2 1/ 4 c c tsp c ground almonds. and mix with the grated apples. Return to pan and add: 2 c blueberries (or more as desired) Serve over “Cheese” Cake. or more raw cashews.
or cities. that by these ye might be partakers of the diving nature.17 I have chosen the way of truth. and Luke 7:1-10) He sent His Word and healed them. If the Son therefore shall make you free. I am fearfully and wonderfully made. III John 2 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy: at thy right hand are pleasures for evermore. I Corinthians 3:16. Genesis 2:15 I have given you every herb bearing seed. John 8:32. (Also verse 10) Isaiah 41:13 (And Isaiah 41:10. Genesis 1:1. him shall God destroy: for the temple of God is holy. 16 In Him was life: and the life was the light o f men. Unmold. (Also verses 1-10) II Peter 1:4 . . and cause his face to shine upon us. 27:5.mentally. Psalm 107:20 And the Word was made flesh. . . John 1:4 Beloved. they laid the sick in the streets. and bless us. They listened to the wrong voice. Genesis 1:29 But Adam and Eve did not trust God. having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. ye shall be free indeed. into villages. Matt 17:20. (Also Mark 15:28) Mark 6:56 (Mark 5:34. . grace for grace. saying unto thee. physically. . and dwelt among us. Pour into mold. full of grace and truth.. . and spiritually. Malachi 4:2 . which bare twelve manner of fruits. but the end thereof are the ways of death.-. 26 For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand. freeze first. . In the midst of the street of it.27 And the Lord God. . Psalm 16:11 God be merciful unto us. in the image of God created he him.) Liquefy until smooth. thy saving health among all nations. . Revelation 22: 2 LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Psalm 119:30.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian Whole Foods Cookery and Health Seminar APPENDIX A 1 2 1 1 11 /2 1 tbsp tbsp tsp tsp lemon juice chopped onion clove garlic pimiento for color caraway seeds (or dill or celery) salt black olives (opt. . John 1:14. to heal and restore us. To grate. That thy way may be known upon earth. and slice. Psalm 67:1. and besought him that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment: and as many as touched him were made whole. which temple ye are. . so the human family needs healing. and the truth shall make you free. even as thy soul prospereth. and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? if any man defile the temple of God. put him into the garden o f Eden to dress it and to keep it. “And whithersoever He entered. Fear not. Proverbs 14:12 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of Righteousness arise with healing in his wings. Grant me thy law graciously. or country. was there the tree of life. and on either side of the river. and every tree. marvelous are thy works.2 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man. Refrigerate. Psalm 139:14 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God. . and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health. Christ’s work was. and Psalm 119:173) Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises. and is. in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed: to you it shall be for meat. See Genesis 2 and 3. . 29 And ye shall know the truth. And of his fulness have all we received. . . So God created man in His own image. I will help thee. .
who forgiveth a l l thine iniquities. for strength. . 53:5 Isaiah Bless the Lord. I Peter 1:5-7 By the grace of God I am what I am. and I will give you rest. whether he eat little or much. or drink. and to your virtue knowledge. and to knowledge temperance. we will rejoice and be glad in it. Proverbs 17:22 Except the Lord build the house. and to brotherly kindness charity. eat in due season. Philippians 2:13 This is the day which the Lord hath made. and to godliness brotherly kindness. for this is not your rest: because it is polluted. . and will heal their land. that our daughters may be as corner stones. who healeth all thy diseases. . . but the end thereof are the ways of death. and Jeremiah 17:15) . Add to your faith virtue. . i n quietness and confidence shall be your strength. . but a broken spirit drieth the bones. and not for drunkenness. (Also James 1:3. Psalm 37:7 In returning and rest shall ye be saved. I Corinthians 13:13 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man. . Mark 10:52 . Ecclesiastes 10:17 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine. Let him ask in faith. I Corinthians 15:10 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for. . Matthew 11:28 Rest in the Lord. 5:3 I have loved thee with an everlasting love. Psalm 144:12 . Galatians 5:6 God hath not given us the spirit of fear: but o f power. . they labour i n vain that build it. 2. (Also Genesis 3:19 and Ecclesiastes 3:13) Ecclesiastes 5:12 She openeth her mouth with wisdom. Micah 2:10 Come unto me. . and turn from their wicked ways. . II Timothy 1:7 Let this mind be in you which was also i n Christ Jesus. Psalm 103:3 (Also Psalm 147:3. I John 4:8. then will I hear from heaven. Now abideth faith. Psalm 127:1 The sleep of a labouring man is sweet. and to temperance patience. Romans 8:24 . that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. Philippians 2:5 And with His stripes we are healed. 17. Come boldly unto the throne of grace. . . and 5:14-16) James 1:6 . nor with the wine which he drank:. . . it shall destroy you. and find grace to help in time o f need. God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom:. . shall humble themselves. obtain mercy. Depart. do all to the glory of God. Isaiah 30:15 God is love. Proverbs 16:26 . . 20 Whether therefore ye eat. II Chronicles 7:14 For we are saved by hope. . . Daniel:8. O my soul. Jeremiah 31:3 Faith which worketh by love.LEAVES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Vegetarian Whole Foods Cookery and Health Seminar APPENDIX A For it is God which worketh in you both to w i l l and to do of His good pleasure. I Corinthians 10:31 . wait patiently for him. the evidence of things not see. . and to patience godliness. nothing wavering. Hebrews 11:1 Thy faith hath made thee whole. . . and of love. and will forgive their sin.For this is the love of God. . and i n her tongue is the law of kindness. . polished after the similitude of a palace. or whatsoever ye do. and of a sound mind. . Psalm 118:24 But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would no defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat. . II Corinthians 12:9 If MY People. Proverbs 31:26 That our sons may be as plants grown up i n their youth. found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers that were in all his realm. hope and charity. Hebrews 4:16 My grace is sufficient for thee. the king. all ye that labour and are heavy laden. . and pray and seek My face.
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