“ALL HEALING IS SELF-HEALING, and all a doctor can do is help or hinder that self-healing process.”
I penned this words shortly after founding Hallelujah Acres some 20 years ago. Yet despite their age, they resonate and are as up-to-date today as tomorrow’s newspaper.
Equally timeless and similar words were spoken over 2,000 years ago by Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine:
“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.”...and yet again in the words of Albert Einstein, who wrote
“Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet."To prove the accuracy of the above statements, I want to add the following truth:
There is not a drug, chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, Hallelujah Acres product, vegetable juice, herb, mineral, vitamin, homeopathic medicine, or any other substance found in a store, on the Internet, or on this earth that can ever heal anyone of anything!Here’s the reason why! All healing is self-healing, and God has given the body the exclusive ability to make itself well again starting at the cellular level.
The Healthy Cell ConceptTo make sense of how self-healing works, we need to understand what is happening at the cellular level of the body when we apply biblical principles of health. As a basis for that understanding, we need to realize that our body is a LIVING organism, comprised of living cells that were designed by God to be nourished exclusively with living (raw) plant-sourced foods. All cooked foods are dead foods and incapable of properly nourishing the living cells that comprise this living organism (our body). It is interesting to note the behaviors of every animal in the wild, whether plant-eating or flesh-eating. Ever since creation to this present day, they have followed their natural instincts and as intended by God, consume 100% of their food in its natural, raw, living form. Sadly, humans have lost this natural instinct. (So have domesticated animals that are being fed the same processed, non-foods that are sold to humans — and suffering the same diseases!)
We Replace 300 Million Cells Every MinuteOur physical bodies are comprised of approximately 100 trillion living cells. Everything we are in the physical is comprised of these living cells, whether it be our hair or nails, our skin, bones, blood, immune system, muscle, heart, etc. These living cells, of which our body is comprised, are constantly in the process of dying and replacing themselves at the rate of approximately 300 million cells dying and replacing every minute of every day of our life. In other words, our body is constantly in a renewal process. However, the quality of the new cell replacing the old cell is totally dependent on the building materials (nourishment) we provide those cells as they die and replace. That puts us in almost complete control of the quality of these new cells. In other words, what we eat today will determine what the health of our cells (and our body) tomorrow.
God Has Given You a Gift and a ResponsibilityConsider what God tells us in the Bible about man’s physical body and our responsibility to keep it functioning well:
“What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s. ~ 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
“Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile
the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.” ~ 1 Corinthians 3:16-17
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a LIVING sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.” ~ Romans 12:1-2
Don’t Overlook Diamonds in Your BackyardToday, people spend huge sums of money seeking a cure for their physical ailments. They actually choose to be stuck with needles containing toxic substances, place toxic pills and medications into their mouths, and agree to the removal of body parts! They travel around the world in search of a doctor claiming to have found the “miracle cure.” But in the end, the “miracle cure” is in the body’s God-given, self-healing power and all anyone can do to regain their health is either help or hinder the self-healing process! The dilemma we find ourselves in today as we search for physical healing reminds me of a true story I read many years ago. It’s called “Acres of Diamonds”and tells the tale of a man named David who went in search of wealth...
David was a very ambitious and proud man, who was desperate to be very rich. To this end he traveled the globe, spending years away from home searching for a diamond mine. He knew that once he owned a diamond mine, his dream of riches would come true. Unfortunately, David ended his days neither rich nor happy. After he died, a local condominium developer bought David’s property and started to dig the foundation. And what did he find? He found that, for all those years David was searching the world for wealth, his home had been sitting right on top of a very large, very rich diamond mine all along!I mention this story and this quote to remind us to look first in our own backyards for what we are seeking — which is both our heart’s desire and God’s desire for us: good health.
Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness or HealthWe are constantly being asked to give money to the American Cancer Society, Heart Association, Diabetes Association, Arthritis Association, and numerous other associations so that they can have the monies to support research to find a cure for a specific disease. Yet no cures have been found; only more medicines, treatments, procedures, and “Band-aids” that bring profit to the medical and pharmaceutical industries. What has been the result? Are the American people any healthier for all this money being spent? Yes and no. It is true that people are living longer because of technology andexpensive life-support systems. But what is their quality of life? Are they healthy or simply breathing? For a good example, make a visit to a few nursing homes. As a pastor, I did this for years, and what did I see? Elderly people so drugged they were physically alive but their minds were gone and their quality of life so poor they only had one wish – to die! Can we not find a better solution? And what about the wealthy in America, the moneyed “1%”? What are their dollars buying? Some of the wealthiest people in the world travel around the globe searching for health. Yet after years of searching (and spending), they return home sicker then when they began their journey — because there’s only one place health can be found.
Diamonds for Dave, Health for YouThere is only one proven strategy for regaining and maintaining health, and it can be found in our own “backyard” where we can cultivate a healthy diet and a healthy body. This proven strategy was designed by God, our Creator. And for this strategy to work, we must place into our bodies each and every day of our lives the Garden of Eden foods God told us in Genesis we were to consume in order to maintain or regain our health. These same foods are necessary for a nursing mother as what she consumes is passed on to her baby. These are also the foods a child needs to consume in order to have a healthy body with strong bones, strong mind, and a strong immune system that will resist disease. And, of course, these are the foods necessary for adults to consume not only to prevent disease but also necessary in order to enjoy their senior years. And what are these foods? God clearly articulated what these foods should be when He spoke these words some 6,000 years ago:
“AND GOD SAID, Behold, I have given you every herb (vegetable) bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for food (meat). ~ Genesis 1:29
3 Easy Sources for Proper Cell NourishmentHere at Hallelujah Acres, we have learned that anything other than living, plant-sourced foods are inferior building materials. Cooked foods are dead foods, and they fail to provide the sufficient nutritionfor the body to replace tdying cells with healthy cells, despite that there are a few nutrients that are more readily available in cooked form. So where do you get the superior “building materials” your body needs? Good nutrition and living cell nutrition comes from raw plant sourced foods, especially:
- Blended Green Smoothies
- Blended Salads