"Health" is such a loose term. We have been brainwashed into believing that we are healthy. Healthy people do not take drugs nor need vitamin pills or supplements. Health means waking up in the morning and immediately feeling refreshed and energized. No "sleep" in the eyes (that crusted stuff will not appear anymore when you eliminate all the animal products, refined and processed "food"). I never used to be a "morning" person until I radically changed my diet to a proper raw vegan one. Sick people are tired when they wake up in the morning.
Healthy people do not get out of breath after only a few minutes up and down the stairs. Healthy people do not ever get headaches, stomach aches, sore throats, congestion, sleeplessness, rashes, offensive body odor, fatigue, and the list goes on and on.
Sick people take a long time to heal, You can test this and everything else I suggest. After being raw for a few years, that is after doing the "demolition" before the renovation, called "detox" by most; you will experience cuts healing in half to one third the time as compared to before. That is if you are like myself, my raw team and my clients and students who are at least 99% raw for a long enough time.
You can always tell if a person is not doing well if their kitchen cupboards are full of vitamin supplements, fiber powders and wafers, and whatever "green powders" are popular this month. Their bathroom medicine cabinet is full of medicines and creams and potions as well. This is a dead giveaway that they are seeking BUT NOT FEELING health!
Think about it. If a person made a million dollars a year, and you asked them if they would be interested in going to a seminar called "How to make 25 grand a year selling stuffed animals at flea markets on weekends" what do you think they would reply? Would they really waste their weekends trying to make a few bucks when they are already making millions? They would much rather enjoy their weekends doing leisure activities.
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Now you know how I feel. For most of my life I was one of
those people scrounging for health anywhere I could seem to "find" it.
I took vitamins. I took green powders, I took so-called "super foods".
At the time I may even have believed that some things "worked" . But
after decades of strict experimentation that, after reading The China
Study by T. Colin Campbell when it first was published in 2005, I knew
that I was not only on the right track but was way ahead of the game. I
had heard of the China Project long before he and his son wrote the
wonderful book based on the largest human epidemiology study ever
conducted, but I was doubly impressed since I had been experiencing
exactly what was what the NY Times refers to as "The Grand Prix of
Epidemiology" for over 30 years on my own. For Campbell, along with
Cornell, Harvard, Yale, the ACS, the NCI, and the Chinese, European
and American governments all to confirm all the thousands of studies
and data that brave Campbell had uncovered in 48 hears of extensive
research - was just a great moment for me.
You see.... health
is not just 8,000 studies confirmed and 50 years of extensive triple
- reviewed and confirmed studies by the most prestigious halls of
science on the planet. Health is something so great that you can not
help but feel it! Most people, for example, think it is normal to get
an occasional headache or whatever. They think that gaining a little
excess fat each year is okay. Men are told that at age 70 they should
expect to have trouble urinating. That their prostate grows as a sign
of age. It has nothing to do with age per se. It is one of the things
that happens when you put animal protein through your system for
years. Women get breast cancer as a result of the same mechanisms.
This is just one tiny example of what happens just when you eat more
than 5% animal protein. Most Americans eat 25% animal protein daily as
percentage of calories.
Refined and cooked foods cause all sorts
of "gumming up of your works" both on a surface as well as cellular
level. I do not have time here to explain it all of course, but in a
nutshell, the "pings and knocks" that a car has when the wrong fuel
is used are like the cold and flu symptoms that people suffer on a
regular basis. 99% is not even colds or flu but wrong eating reactions.
The way most people eat is so foreign to what the human
body was designed to consume that few know what it even feels like to
be in normal health!
Like fish in water, they do not even
realize that their everyday lives are not normal, and that they are
being led like cattle to slaughter as they will develop chronic serious
"diseases" that will severely limit their enjoyment of what is truly a
Only when you experiment with a goal of 100% raw
for at least one week (one month would show you much more) can you
even get a taste (no pun intended) of how bad your perception of
health was. You have no idea. It is like the woman who married a
man who- one day - came home sober. She had no idea that he was an
alcoholic all the time that they were married. Most people do not
even know that they are "walking wounded" They take a shot of
wheat-grass every day. They take their vitamin pills and supplements
every day. They take Echinacea when they get a cold. BUT HEALTHY
PEOPLE DO NOT HAVE TO DO ANY OF THIS SINCE THEY NEVER FEEL SICK.
And when they do feel a little off (Even the healthy organism may have
slight ups and downs, especially if they indulge in a bit more food a
few times per year) - they get over it in a fraction of the time
compared to those who eat a cooked "healthy diet" that is only half
raw or three quarters raw.
As with most things, the proof is in
the pudding. Experience is the best teacher. In this mega information
age in which we live, it still holds true that you have to go
through the process in order to get the genuine results. As T. Colin
Campbell said many times, all the research he discovered would be
meaningless if he did not eat the proper food every day.
Here are some more great quotes off the top of my head (Yes I am
sitting here typing without an outline or research material- I simply
do not have the time as it is Sunday and I have much to do! But here
are a few that come to mind:
"Until man can duplicate a blade of grass nature laughs at his so-called scientific knowledge" - Einstein
"Medicine is designed to amuse the patient while nature cures the dis-ease" - Voltaire
"I have endeavored to show that not only is medicine of no real help but it is detrimental to all mankind" - Ghandi
"The truth is the one thing that nobody will believe" - George Bernard Shaw
"The truth is so precious it travels surrounded by a bodyguard of lies" - Churchill
The moderation myth
"Everything in moderation..." You've heard it a million times. It is the canned response when it comes to what many refer to as wellness. Put it this way: If a madman beats his spouse only once per year then he is considered "moderate" compared to the stark raving madmen who do it weekly. THE POINT: We do not want anyone to beat anybody ever.
Moderation means different things to different people. As Caldwelll Esselstyn, junior said, "To some it means a piece of cake; to others it may mean the whole cake!" "Moderation" is not the attitude needed by one who is in dire need of turning their lives around. Anything that anyone ever accomplished that was worth anything was done with strictness, stubbornness and dedication, not moderation.
Luckily when it comes to perfect self-healing lifetime wellness, there are ways to prepare food- the second but most prevalent "Pleasure Center Activator" where it is harmless and build health without causing lack of pleasure.
"What am I going to do- I just can't give up pasta, or rice, or bread, or ice cream, or..." (you fill in the blank) is the eternal scream of those who have never tasted The First Supper Food. When they do, then it is clear in their minds and taste buds and stomachs that they can be in control of their health for the very first time in their lives. They have conquered their cravings and habits...
with your doctor before you change your diet or lifestyle. While Chris
and his clients have gotten phenomenal results from eliminating cold
symptoms to reversing chronic disease and toxicity, these were their
personal experiences that he is sharing with others as an alternative
to the mainstream standards and practices. Before you embark on this or
any other diet, health, wellness or fitness program, realize that your
situation may require the supervision of a qualified physician. It is
up to you to make the best decisions for you based on your own
experience, desires and expectations. To see what others are saying,
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