Lessons for Healthy Living - Class 3 (excerpt)

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Welcome to Class 3. The title of this class is: Reclaiming Your Temple. When I say temple,
I mean your body. This is the temple, the tent, the earth suit as my sister calls it
that we live in while weíre here on this planet. Not only you, but this is the temple
where God dwells in you while weíre here on this planet. I have a lot of great information
that Iím excited to share with you tonight.
First, letís take a look at a scripture that talks just about the temple. In 1 Corinthians
3:16-17Öwhere God tell us clearly what He thinks of the temple: Do you not know that
you yourselves are Godís temple and that Godís spirit lives in you? If anyone destroys
Godís temple, God will destroy him. For Godís temple is sacred and you are that temple.
How exciting is it to know that we are the caretakers of this beautiful body that He
gave us. It is so smart; it knows how to do everything. You donít even have to think
about the fact that youíre breathing right now, or your heart is beating. He put a wisdom
and intelligence inside of us that regulates this body without us even thinking about it.
We get to take care of this temple which is a big job and that is why we are here tonight,
to learn how to do that better.
Also, in learning to do that we are gaining wisdom, knowledge and understanding. Another
scripture that I would like to share with you is Proverbs 4:7: Wisdom is supreme. Get
wisdom. Though it costs all you have, get understanding. And then in Ecclesiastes 7:12:
Wisdom is a shelter; as money is a shelter. But the advantage of knowledge is this that
wisdom preserves the life of its possessor. Iíll say that again, Wisdom preserves the
life of its possessor.
So, the wisdom and knowledge that youíre gaining tonight could preserve your life.
Literally! It will help you have longevity, more energy, more vitality, better quality
of life and most of all, it will teach you how to take care of this temple. So, with
those scriptures as our foundation, we will go right into some nuts and bolts of nutrition.
The first topic I love to talk about is Live Food vs. Dead Food. That is not a topic or
term that a lot of people are used to hearing. Live food or dead food, what do you mean?
Sometimes Iíll be around someone and be thinking out loud and Iíll say, I really didnít eat
anything alive today. Everything I ate today was dead. And they look at you like what do
you mean? Well, if you think about it, and I love to ask mothers this, because you know
you send your kids off to school with their lunch box or what they eat for snacks and
even for yourself, but people are more conscious of this when they have to feed children. They
get more motivated.
You ask them: What did you feed your kid today that was alive? And they say, Well, I donít
know they had frosted flakes with milkÖ.nope, thatís dead; what did they have for lunch?
Peanut butter and jelly and a soda; or a hot dog, or pizzaÖ.nope, all dead. And then what
did they eat for dinner? Some pasta or some meat and potatoesÖnope, all dead. They didnít
have one thing with life force in it! Not one thing with water in it today. That is
what living food is, food with high water content. Like an apple. When you crunch an
apple that water is alive with all the nutrients of life, with vitamins, minerals, the way
it was intended for your body to get the most out of food. Itís alive. You can take the
seed from that apple, plant it in the ground and another tree will come forth with hundreds
more apples and hundreds more seeds.
Think about the life force perpetuating itself through that; that living food. Itís the
same with any living food. So, that is a thought that I want us to become familiar with, live
food vs. dead food. Itís a good homework assignment. This week as you go through your
week and you eat, take a look at your food, is this alive or is this dead? And, itís
not a hard answer. Youíll know by just looking at what youíre eating. It will clearly be
able to tell you. Yes, this has a lot of water in it, or no it doesnít.
So keep in mind that we want to have 70% high water content in our food. Our bodies are
made up of mostly water. That is another thing that we donít really think about. Even our
bones are teeth: we think of them as like a tree trunk or like a stone or an inanimate
object that is fixed and immovable and will never change. That is not even true of our
bones and teeth. Every cell of our body is water. Things inside it, little organs, itís
like a little body inside of our body. Weíre made up of trillions of cells. If all those
cells are little sacks of water then weíre just a walking sack of water with skin to
hold it all together. We have to maintain that water balance and the best way to do
that is to eat foods that have that similar water balance. Or a diet that comprises 70%
high water content like our bodies have. Even the surface of the earth, if you think about
it, the oceans comprise more than 70% of the globe. It is a ratio that is similar on the
earth that we live in, the body we live in and hopefully the foods that we feed our body,
to give our body life.
Letís take a lookÖ.did you want to say something?
Dr. Jeff: You may remember that during the previous classes, one of the things we talked
about was thirst and that one of the experiments you can do is to find out whether or not your
diet actually can sustain you without you becoming thirsty. Now, of course, there are
exceptions to that. If youíre in a circumstance where you are sweating a lot or youíre working
outdoors and you perspire a lot because of your work, or youíre exercising a lot in
the heat; but in ordinary circumstances your diet should sustain the amount of water that
you actually need on a daily basis. If you find yourself constantly thirsty, that is
an indicator that your diet is water deficient and youíre not eating foods that are 70%
high water content.
Dr. Andrea: I always say your foods will tell on you. I know it does for me. If I have sushi
with all the soy sauce I am so thirsty. All that night I will wake up wanting a drink
and all the next day because my body was so depleted from water because of the sodium
and salt in the food that I ate. It wants water, water, water. And your food will tell
on you. If you eat a lot of food that doesnít have water, youíre going to need to drink
more water. That is when you will hear people say you need to drink eight glasses a day,
or a gallon a day, everyone has their little prescription of how much water you need to
be drinking. Itís all based on the kind of food you eat.
Youíve all grown up learning about the food charts, right? When I was little it was the
four food groups, now what do they call it now? Did you learn it in school? Itís the
food pyramid now, right? Which is a lot more accurate, but still in truth there are only
two food groups: live food and dead food. You will never forget it, youíll hear my
voice when youíre in the supermarket or when youíre about to eat something. Is this live
or dead?