Daniel’s Diet (Alkalinizing with Vegetables)

Daniel's Diet

Daniel's Diet

And He said, Are you also even yet dull and ignorant [without understanding and unable to put things together]? Do you not see and understand that whatever goes into the mouth passes into the abdomen and so passes on into the place where discharges are deposited. But whatever comes out of the mouth comes from the heart, and this is what makes a man unclean and defiles [him].
Matthew 15:16 (Amplified version)

 

Daniel’s Diet

King Nebuchadnezzar ordered Ashpenaz, who was in charge of the palace officials, to bring to the palace the young men of Judah’s royal family, who had been brought to Babylon as captives. “Select only the strong and healthy,” he said. “Make sure they are well versed in every branch of learning, are gifted with knowledge and good sense, and have the poise needed to serve in the royal palace. Teach these young men the language and literature of the Babylonians.” The king assigned them a daily ration of the best food and wine from his own kitchens. They were to be trained for a three-year period, and then some of them would be made his advisers in the royal court.

Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah were four of the young men chosen, all from the tribe of Judah. The chief official renamed them with these Babylonian names:  Daniel was called Belteshazzar. Hananiah was called Shadrach. Mishael was called Meshach and Azariah was called Abednego.

Daniel made up his mind not to defile himself by eating the rich foods and wine given to them by the king and stayed with the diet that he was raised on, vegetables and water. He asked the chief official for permission to eat other things instead. Now God had given the chief official great respect for Daniel, but even so he questioned Daniel’s request. “My lord the king has ordered that you eat this food and wine.” he said. “If you become pale and thin compared to the other youths your age, I am afraid the king will have me beheaded for neglecting my duties.”

Daniel suggested a trial period. “Test us for ten days on a diet of vegetables and water, see how we look compared to the other young men who are eating the king’s rich food. Then you can decide whether or not to let us continue eating our diet.” So the attendant agreed to Daniel’s suggestion and tested them for ten days.

At the end of the ten days, Daniel and his three friends looked healthier and better nourished than the young men who had been eating the food assigned by the king. The attendant agreed after that to feed them only vegetables instead of the rich foods and wines. These four young men had an unusual aptitude for learning the literature and science. God gave Daniel special abilities with understanding the meanings of visions and dreams.

When the three-year training period was completed, the chief official brought all the young men to King Nebuchadnezzar. The king talked with each of them, and none of them impressed him as much as Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. They were appointed to his regular staff of advisers. In all matters requiring wisdom and balanced judgment, the king found the advice of these young men to be ten times better than that of all the magicians and enchanters in his entire kingdom. Daniel remained there until the first year of King Cyrus’s reign.

And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:

Acts 2:17-18

And it shall come to pass in the last days, God declares, that I will pour out of My Spirit upon all mankind, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy [“telling forth the divine counsels] and you young men shall see visions (divinely granted appearances), and your old men shall dream [divinely suggested] dreams. Yes, and on My menservants also and on My maidservants in those days I will pour out of My Spirit, and they shall prophesy [telling forth the divine counsels and “predicting future events pertaining especially to God’s kingdom].
Acts 2:17-18

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Why did Daniel’s diet work?

God created the apricots that contribute potassium, calcium, magnesium, niacin, iron, selenium, chromium and copper. Apricots are a powerhouse source of antioxidant vitamins C, E, A and other carotenoids, such as lutein, zeaxanthin, and lycopene. Dried apricots contain three times as much potassium as bananas, twice as much magnesium as broccoli and four times as much niacin as spinach.

Harold and Alma Moldenke, scholars who wrote Plants of the Bible state that with the single exception of the fig, the apricot was the most abundant fruit of the Holy Land. The literal translation of the Greek name for apricot was known as “golden apple”.

Apricots are perfectly balanced and provide crucial components of some of the most powerful cancer fighting antioxidant enzymes. Apricots also contain selenium. Most cancer studies found a direct link between low selenium levels and increased risk of cancer. Vitamin B17 is found in the apricot kernel. In his book Laetrile Case Histories, John Richardson, M.D., detailed 90 case histories in which vitamin B17, (laetrile) contributed to the remission of many types of cancer. B17 works by releasing small amounts of cyanide only if cancer tissue is present. Healthy tissue has an enzyme called rhodonase that deactivates the cyanide so it is nontoxic towards healthy tissue. Laetrile is a God-given vitamin that attacks cancer cells and is completely non-toxic if obtained in its pure form. It has been used to fight tumors for 4000 years. Jacob Antworth wrote a book first published in 1810 and on page 81 he states that in order to eliminate growths the kernels from apricots should be crushed and mixed with your morning oats. Other foods that contain laetrile are: alfalfa, buckwheat, flaxseed, broad beans, lima beans, garlic, soya beans, berries, black-strap molasses, macadamia nuts, sprouts, bran, peas, oats, millet, seeds of apples, plums and cherries.

The healing nutrients of apricots compiled:

Selenium is an effective cancer fighter, especially colon and prostate cancer. Selenium supplements have been known to impede the reappearance of tumors. When combined with vitamin E, selenium protects the body tissues and cell membranes from oxidative and radiation damage. It is helpful in cancer prevention and increases immune response. Selenium preserves unsaturated fatty acids and is a high-powered free-radical fighter. It is able to block the absorption of neurotoxic heavy metals. Deficiency Symptoms: Premature aging, impaired growth, heart disorders, cancer, immune deficiency, hypertension, menopause, allergies and infertility.

Calcium A structural component of bone and teeth, it is important for muscle contraction, conduction of nerve impulses, hormone release and blood coagulation. In the plasma, calcium exists in three forms: as the free ion, which accounts for about 47.5% of the plasma; 46% of the calcium is bound to proteins; and 6.5% of the plasma calcium is in complex form made with citrate and phosphate. Calcium helps to regulate the nutrients ability to penetrate the cell wall and for cellular waste to be eliminated.  Calcium regulates many enzymes and plays a unique role in intracellular communication. It aids in the development and maintenance of strong bones and teeth, protects against osteoporosis and ensures proper clotting of blood. Calcium is needed for the contraction and relaxation of muscles; especially the heart muscle and it helps stabilize blood pressure and the balance of body fluids. It is vital for the proper utilization of iron and assists with the absorption of vitamin B12.  Deficiency Symptoms: Muscle spasms, softening of bone, insomnia, susceptibility to bone fractures, hypertension, menopause, colitis, rheumatism, rickets and lack of cellular respiration.

Iron is a component of hemoglobin and myoglobin.  It is also a component of certain enzymes. Iron is a vital part of the hemoglobin that carries oxygen to the tissues and is responsible for the energy production and release of the enzyme system in our cells. Iron is needed to build muscles. Deficiency Symptoms: Headaches, listlessness and fatigue, irritability, heart palpitations during exertion, dizziness, susceptibility to infections, reduced white blood cell count, impaired anti-body production, anemia and pale color.

Potassium is the principal positive ion that releases energy from within the cells. It plays an important role with nerve impulses, which maintain a normal heartbeat and muscle contractions. Potassium manufactures glycogen, protein and regulates the body fluid to help regulate acid-base balance. Deficiency Symptoms: Nervous disorders, insomnia, headaches, constipation, fluctuations in heartbeat, nausea and vomiting, muscle weakness, spasms and cramps, water retention, edema, irritability, diarrhea and dry skin.

Magnesium is needed in the blood and body tissues to help form strong bones and teeth, regulate muscle relaxation and contraction and assist the nerves to function properly. Magnesium activates enzymes controlling metabolism, acts as a laxative for proper elimination which helps relieve symptoms of constipation and stiff joints. Deficiency Symptoms: Tremors, convulsions, muscle contractions, confusion, delirium, irritability, behavioral disturbances, heart disorders, insomnia, hypertension, menopause, rapid pulse, nervousness, tooth grinding, hyperactivity, fatigue, anxiety, fear and memory loss.

Copper The body stores half it’s copper in the bones and muscles and a concentrated amount in the liver. Copper controls the storage and utilization of iron and is involved in the formation of red blood cells.  Copper is essential to liver detoxification, aids in connective tissue metabolism and promotes proper metabolism of vitamin C. It supports tissue covering the nerves and works with zinc to maintain blood vessels’ flexibility. Deficiency Symptoms: anemia, aneurysm, arthritis, hair loss, heart disorders, constipation, ulcers, leukemia, difficulty breathing.

Vitamin A Carotene is an orange-yellow pigment that is present in green vegetables. Carotene is stored in the liver and is converted to vitamin A in the wall of the small intestine. We need vitamin A to increase night vision and to maintain normal skin function. Vitamin A is necessary for strong bones and teeth. It maintains healthy walls of the respiratory, urinary and intestines and supports the reproductive process. Vitamin A is necessary for carbohydrate metabolism in the liver and it prompts the formation of cortisone by the adrenal glands. It is essential for proper smell, hearing and taste and it aids in cancer prevention. Deficiency Symptoms: eye disorders, lung disorders, sterility, dry-scaly skin, night blindness, cancer, infections, nerve deterioration, stunted growth, glandular malfunctions, premature aging, mucus, slow healing, poor bone growth, defective enamel on teeth, prone to cavities and loss of taste and smell.

Vitamin E Approximately 40 to 60 percent of vitamin E in our diet is absorbed and stored in the fat, muscle and liver. Alpha-tocopherol is the most active of the eight natural forms of vitamin E that are found in food.  Vitamin E is an antioxidant, preserves red blood cells and regulates the transformation of glucose and fatty acids into energy. It helps prevent miscarriages. Vitamin E slows the aging process repairing damage resulting from exposure to pollution. Deficiency Symptoms: cardiovascular/circulatory disorders, premature aging, hot flashes, fertility/female problems, impotence problems, nervous system imbalance, heart disorders and a weakened immune system.

Vitamin C is lost when it is exposed to air, making it the unstable of all the vitamins. It is easily destroyed by alkali. Methods of preserving vitamin C include avoiding excess chopping and cutting of foods. Eat vegetables raw and cook potatoes with the skin on. Freezing preserves Vitamin C. It is essential of collagen formation of tissue cells and maintaining healthy skin and tendons. Vitamin C is needed for strong bones and teeth. It increases the absorption of iron and calcium for the intestine and promotes the wound healing process. Vitamin C will convert inactive folic acid to the active form and protect the body from infections. It strengthens vessel walls and synthesizes red blood cells and some hormones. Deficiency Symptoms: bruise easily, scurvy, mouth/gum disease, fragile bones/joints, gastric ulcers, frequent colds and flu, cancer, anemia, adrenal malfunction, stiff joints, infections, lung disorders, impaired cardiac function, asthma and bronchitis.

Vitamin P helps to repair vessel walls, which reduces high blood pressure and reverses heart disease; it strengthens bones, teeth and the immune system, combats infection and assists with blood coagulation.  Deficiency Symptoms: varicose veins, hemophilia, alkalosis, heel/bone spurs, hemorrhoids, infection, colitis, bronchitis, bruising, immune deficiencies, allergies, eye disorders and heart disorders.

God created Grapes: Scouts brought back samples grapes to Moses from the “Land of Milk and Honey”. They reported also that the inhabitants of that land were strong, and the cities were fortified and very large; they were of great stature and courage and known as the sons of Anak. The phrase “A land flowing with milk and honey”: appears 40 times in the Bible but the term honey, didn’t necessarily mean bee’s honey.  Usually this term described a land where they could raise many heads of cattle to produce milk, with marvelous fruit trees with several types of fruit.  When the fruit was pressed or processed the finished product would be as sweet as bee’s honey.

And they came to the valley of Eshcol, and cut down from there a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they carried it on a pole between two [of them]; they brought also some pomegranates and figs.
Numbers 13:23

Grapes were eaten fresh, or dried as raisins. Grapes were what Noah planted first after the Flood. Grapes have high amounts of the minerals such as: boron, calcium, potassium and zinc. Grapes are high in vitamin A, B and C. Grapes have high levels of caffeic acid, polyphenols and tannins, which survive digestion and quickly circulate through the blood attacking any viruses present in the body system. Grape juice kills bacteria and prevents tooth decay. Combats toxins, stimulates the liver, increases energy, improves skin conditions and relieves constipation.

The healing nutrients of grapes compiled:

Calcium A structural component of bone and teeth, it is important for muscle contraction, conduction of nerve impulses, hormone release and blood coagulation. In the plasma, calcium exists in three forms: as the free ion, which accounts for about 47.5% of the plasma; 46% of the calcium is bound to proteins; and 6.5% of the plasma calcium is in complex form made with citrate and phosphate. Calcium helps to regulate the nutrients ability to penetrate the cell wall and for cellular waste to be eliminated.  Calcium regulates many enzymes and plays a unique role in intracellular communication. It aids in the development and maintenance of strong bones and teeth, protects against osteoporosis and ensures proper clotting of blood. Calcium is needed for the contraction and relaxation of muscles; especially the heart muscle and it helps stabilize blood pressure and the balance of body fluids. It is vital for the proper utilization of iron and assists with the absorption of vitamin B12. Deficiency Symptoms: Muscle spasms, softening of bone, insomnia, susceptibility to bone fractures, hypertension, menopause, colitis, rheumatism, rickets and lack of cellular respiration.

Potassium is the principal positive ion that releases energy from within the cells. It plays an important role with nerve impulses, which maintain a normal heartbeat and muscle contractions. Potassium manufactures glycogen, protein and regulates the body fluid to help regulate acid-base balance. Deficiency Symptoms: Nervous disorders, insomnia, headaches, constipation, fluctuations in heartbeat, nausea and vomiting, muscle weakness, spasms and cramps, water retention, edema, irritability, diarrhea and dry skin.

Zinc is important in prostate gland function and the growth of the reproductive organs. It is required for protein synthesis and collagen formation and strengthens the immune system. Zinc will support liver function and helps heal all types of wounds. Zinc is required to maintain the proper concentration of vitamin E in the blood.

Boron trace amounts of boron are required for the body to utilize calcium to improve bone density.

Vitamin A Carotene is an orange-yellow pigment that is present in green vegetables. Carotene is stored in the liver and is converted to vitamin A in the wall of the small intestine. We need vitamins A to increases night vision, to maintain normal skin function. Vitamin A is necessary for strong bones and teeth. It maintains healthy walls of the respiratory, urinary and intestines and supports the reproductive process.  Vitamin A is necessary for carbohydrate metabolism in the liver and it prompts the formation of cortisone by the adrenal glands. It is essential for proper smell, hearing and taste and it aids in cancer prevention.  Deficiency Symptoms: eye disorders, lung disorders, sterility, dry-scaly skin, night blindness, cancer, infections, nerve deterioration, stunted growth, glandular malfunctions, premature aging, mucus, slow healing, poor bone growth, defective enamel on teeth, prone to cavities and loss of taste and smell.

Vitamin C is lost when it is exposed to air, making it the unstable of all the vitamins. It is easily destroyed by alkali. Methods of preserving vitamin C include avoiding excess chopping and cutting of foods. Eat vegetables raw and cook potatoes with the skin on. Freezing preserves Vitamin C. It is essential of collagen formation of tissue cells and maintaining healthy skin and tendons. Vitamin C is needed for strong bones and teeth. It increases the absorption of iron and calcium for the intestine and promotes the wound healing process. Vitamin C will convert inactive folic acid to the active form and protect the body from infections. It strengthens vessel walls and synthesizes red blood cells and some hormones. Deficiency Symptoms: bruise easily, scurvy, mouth/gum disease, fragile bones/joints, gastric ulcers, frequent colds and flu, cancer, anemia, adrenal malfunction, stiff joints, infections, lung disorders, impaired cardiac function, asthma and bronchitis.

Vitamin P helps to repair vessel walls, which reduces high blood pressure and reverses heart disease; it strengthens bones, teeth and the immune system, combats infection and assists with blood coagulation.  Deficiency Symptoms: varicose veins, hemophilia, alkalosis, heel/bone spurs, hemorrhoids, infection, colitis, bronchitis, bruising, immune deficiencies, allergies, eye disorders and heart disorders.

Raisins provide:

Chromium the ability to maintain normal blood sugar levels is jeopardized by the lack of chromium in our soil and water supply and a dead diet of processed foods. Chromium is involved in the metabolism, stabilized blood sugar levels and in vital in the synthesis of cholesterol, fats and proteins.

Iron is a component of hemoglobin and myoglobin. It is also a component of certain enzymes. Iron is a vital part of the hemoglobin that carries oxygen to the tissues and is responsible for the energy production and release of the enzyme system in our cells. Iron is needed to build muscles. Deficiency Symptoms: Headaches, listlessness and fatigue, irritability, heart palpitations during exertion, dizziness, susceptibility to infections, reduced white blood cell count, impaired anti-body production, anemia and pale color.

God created Figs: The fig offers amazing health-giving nutrients, which include: calcium, sulfur, sodium, potassium, magnesium, iron, selenium and vitamin C, and B6. Figs are mentioned in over 15 books of the Bible. Starting with Genesis 3:7 to Revelation 6:13, figs are mentioned over 50 times. In Biblical terms, the fig was a symbol of peace, prosperity and great joy. The Greek and Roman athletes ate figs to increase their stamina and improve their performance.

Figs are known to kill bacteria, destroy roundworms, shrink hemorrhoids and ease the stress of premenstrual tension. A component known as benzalehyde is why figs are considered an effective anti-cancer agent.  Figs restore the ill and aid with digestion. The combination of nutrients and fiber reduce the systolic blood pressure (the upper number, representing pressure during the heart’s contractions). All fiber is associated with reduced diastolic blood pressure (the lower number, representing the pressure when the heart is at rest between contractions).

“…and they gave him bread to eat, and water to drink, as also a piece of cake of figs and two bunches of raisins. And when he had eaten them his spirit returned, and he was refreshed…”
Samuel 30:11,12

The cake of figs was used as medicine and gifts. Isaiah 38:16 where Hezekiah was asking for his health back so he could praise God in life because death cannot praise and rejoice in God. In 38:21 Isaiah instructed to use a cake of figs over the boil and Hezekiah was healed.

At once Abigail hastened and took…two hundred cakes of pressed figs…
Samuel 25:18

The healing nutrients of figs compiled:

Calcium A structural component of bone and teeth, it is important for muscle contraction, conduction of nerve impulses, hormone release and blood coagulation. In the plasma, calcium exists in three forms: as the free ion, which accounts for about 47.5% of the plasma; 46% of the calcium is bound to proteins; and 6.5% of the plasma calcium is in complex form made with citrate and phosphate. Calcium helps to regulate the nutrients ability to penetrate the cell wall and for cellular waste to be eliminated.  Calcium regulates many enzymes and plays a unique role in intracellular communication. It aids in the development and maintenance of strong bones and teeth, protects against osteoporosis and ensures proper clotting of blood. Calcium is needed for the contraction and relaxation of muscles; especially the heart muscle and it helps stabilize blood pressure and the balance of body fluids. It is vital for the proper utilization of iron and assists with the absorption of vitamin B12. Deficiency Symptoms: Muscle spasms, softening of bone, insomnia, susceptibility to bone fractures, hypertension, menopause, colitis, rheumatism, rickets and lack of cellular respiration.

Iron is a component of hemoglobin and myoglobin. It is also a component of certain enzymes. Iron is a vital part of the hemoglobin that carries oxygen to the tissues and is responsible for the energy production and release of the enzyme system in our cells. Iron is needed to build muscles. Deficiency Symptoms: Headaches, listlessness and fatigue, irritability, heart palpitations during exertion, dizziness, susceptibility to infections, reduced white blood cell count, impaired anti-body production, anemia and pale color.

Potassium is the principal positive ion that releases energy from within the cells. It plays an important role with nerve impulses, which maintain a normal heartbeat and muscle contractions. Potassium manufactures glycogen, protein and regulates the body fluid to help regulate acid-base balance. Deficiency Symptoms: Nervous disorders, insomnia, headaches, constipation, fluctuations in heartbeat, nausea and vomiting, muscle weakness, spasms and cramps, water retention, edema, irritability, diarrhea and dry skin.

Magnesium is needed in the blood and body tissues to help form strong bones and teeth, regulate muscle relaxation and contraction and assist the nerves to function properly. Magnesium activates enzymes controlling metabolism, acts as a laxative for proper elimination which helps relieve symptoms of constipation and stiff joints. Deficiency Symptoms: Tremors, convulsions, muscle contractions, confusion, delirium, irritability, behavioral disturbances, heart disorders, insomnia, hypertension, menopause, rapid pulse, nervousness, tooth grinding, hyperactivity, fatigue, anxiety, fear and memory loss.

Selenium is an effective cancer fighter, especially colon and prostate cancer. Selenium supplements have been known to impede the reappearance of tumors. When combined with vitamin E, selenium protects the body tissues and cell membranes from oxidative and radiation damage. It is helpful in cancer prevention and increases immune response. Selenium preserves unsaturated fatty acids and is a high-powered free-radical fighter. It is able to block the absorption of neurotoxic heavy metals. Deficiency Symptoms: Premature aging, impaired growth, heart disorders, cancer, immune deficiency, hypertension, menopause, allergies and infertility.

Sulfur is a component of most proteins and maintains healthy hair and nails. It is used to eliminate blood diseases and helps eliminate some skin diseases such as acne. Sulfur will stimulate the liver, which increases the flow of bile. It is important in maintaining normal body metabolism and detoxifies some poisons in the body. Sulfur is a part of some enzyme systems.Deficiency Symptoms: Dull, dry, brittle hair, nails, liver disorders, dry skin, granulated eyelids, disorders of stomach, colon, and throat, respiratory problems, acid stomach, gas and bloating and light sensitivity.

Vitamin C is lost when it is exposed to air, making it the unstable of all the vitamins. It is easily destroyed by alkali. Methods of preserving vitamin C include avoiding excess chopping and cutting of foods. Eat vegetables raw and cook potatoes with the skin on. Freezing preserves Vitamin C. It is essential of collagen formation of tissue cells and maintaining healthy skin and tendons. Vitamin C is needed for strong bones and teeth. It increases the absorption of iron and calcium for the intestine and promotes the wound healing process. Vitamin C will convert inactive folic acid to the active form and protect the body from infections. It strengthens vessel walls and synthesizes red blood cells and some hormones. Deficiency Symptoms: bruise easily, scurvy, mouth/gum disease, fragile bones/joints, gastric ulcers, frequent colds and flu, cancer, anemia, adrenal malfunction, stiff joints, infections, lung disorders, impaired cardiac function, asthma and bronchitis.

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is used to treat nausea during the early months of pregnancy and aids in the reduction of dental cavities if the pyridoxine is sucked in the form of lozenges. It promotes red blood cell production and the synthesis of hemoglobin and assists in the metabolism of protein, glucose and fats. Vitamin B6 aids in the manufacture of niacin from tryptophan and contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system. It is involved with the production of antibodies.

God created the vegetables  Although there are not many references for vegetables in the Bible we know that they existed and were an important. Vegetables were important that the Babylonian Talmud near the decades of Jesus stated, “It is forbidden to live in a city where there is no vegetable garden.” The first book of Daniel teaches how powerful a diet of vegetables in regards to strengthening the body, clearing the mind. Vegetables contain proteins, fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, trace minerals and many more healing constituents. The idea that vegetarians do not obtain enough protein or calcium from vegetable is in error for example kale contains more protein per calorie then meat.

Mustard Greens We know that mustard greens were abundant because Christ referred to having the faith even like a grain of the mustard seed. Vitamin A, B1 (thiamine), C, folate (folic acid), Calcuim

Kale is full of calcium, iron, sulphur, potassium, magnesium minerals and vitamins A, K, B1 (thiamine) and C, folate (folic acid).

Collards B1 (thiamine), C folate (folic acid), Calcium

Beet greens B1 (thiamine), C, folate (folic acid), Calcium, iron

Chard B1 (thiamine), C, folate (folic acid), Calcium,

Green Beans Vitamin A, Calcium

Celery is full of magnesium, iron, calcium and potassium.  Vitamins A, B, C and E.  Celery is a
natural diuretic.

Cabbage Vitamin C

Broccoli is a powerful cancer fighting vegetable. It contains sulforaphane, which is the most powerful natural chemical for stopping the tumor growth along with antidotes such as indoles, glucosinolates, dithiolthiones and carotenoids. These constituents combined with the chloraphyll block cell mutations that foreshadow cancer growth. Vitamin A, B2, C, folate (folic acid), Calcium, iron.

Onions at least 3,000 years before Christ onions were treasured both as a food and therapeutic value. Onions have been 77% more effective with stabilizing blood sugar levels then the currently prescribed medications for diabetes. Onions have more then 160 healing chemicals.  It has been reported that propylsulfide, a compound found in onions, suppresses enzymes in the body that may spark out-of-control cancer growth. The healing constituents in onions reduce and prevent blood clots, reduce LDL cholesterol levels and it has been discovered that by eating just ½ of a raw onion HDL levels will increase 30%. Out of 150 plants researched by Russian Scientist onions and garlic were found to contain the most potent antibacterial powers that were effective combating E. Coli, salmonella and bacteria that are responsible for many illnesses ranging from diarrhea to tuberculosis.

The healing nutrients of onions compiled:

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) is essential for energy production, stimulates appetite, is required for carbohydrate metabolism, and assists with proper functioning of nervous and cardiovascular systems.

Vitamin B2 is also known as Vitamin G. Reduces stress, increases energy, promotes the growth, maintenance and repair of tissue and supports the production of red blood cells.

Folacin (folic acid) there is an increased need for folacin during infancy, pregnancy and in conditions in which food is not properly absorbed. Folic aid aids in the formation of hemoglobin and red blood cells, promotes normal growth and reproduction and assists with protein metabolism.

Vitamin C is lost when it is exposed to air, making it the unstable of all the vitamins.  It is easily destroyed by alkali. Methods of preserving vitamin C include avoiding excess chopping and cutting of foods. Eat vegetables raw and cook potatoes with the skin on. Freezing preserves Vitamin C. It is essential of collagen formation of tissue cells and maintaining healthy skin and tendons. Vitamin C is needed for strong bones and teeth. It increases the absorption of iron and calcium for the intestine and promotes the wound healing process. Vitamin C will convert inactive folic acid to the active form and protect the body from infections. It strengthens vessel walls and synthesizes red blood cells and some hormones. Deficiency Symptoms: bruise easily, scurvy, mouth/gum disease, fragile bones/joints, gastric ulcers, frequent colds and flu, cancer, anemia, adrenal malfunction, stiff joints, infections, lung disorders, impaired cardiac function, asthma and bronchitis.

Garlic is one of the world’s oldest healing foods. It was used as a powerful medicine centuries before Moses led the children of Israel out of Egypt. Garlic was the principal ingredient prescribed by Egyptian healers to cure headaches, colds, sore throats and coughs. By the time of Moses, garlic was used as an anticoagulant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor agent. It was regarded as the solution for many digestion related problems and used to rid the intestinal tract of parasites. There were 67 varieties of garlic and onions identified as growing in the Holy Land.

There is overwhelming evidence through research studies that support the value of garlic as preventing cancer, lowering cholesterol, improving diabetes, preventing fatigue and relieving stress. The strong odor of garlic is due to a potent antibiotic chemical called alliin, which changes into allicin when chewed, chopped or crushed. Allicin will destroy botulism, tuberculosis, diarrhea, staph, dysentery and typhoid. Garlic has a reputation as an antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, anti-protozoan and antiviral. Some researchers say that a medium-sized garlic clove has as much antibacterial power as 100,000 units of penicillin. Garlic is also powerful antioxidant. Other healing compounds include kyolic that was found in a research project in Japan. Kyolic lowers LDL cholesterol levels from 10 to 50 percent and boosted the production of HDL cholesterol.  Ajoene is another compound in garlic that prevents blood clots from forming and has been proven to be least as potent as aspirin.

The healing nutrients of garlic compiled:

Blood Phosphorous is a component of nucleic acids, structural component of bone and important in energy transfer. Its chemical symbol is P and the approximate composition by weight 1%.

Sulfur is a component of most proteins and maintains healthy hair and nails. It is used to eliminate blood diseases and helps eliminate some skin diseases such as acne. Sulfur will stimulate the liver, which increases the flow of bile. It is important in maintaining normal body metabolism and detoxifies some poisons in the body. Sulfur is a part of some enzyme systems. Deficiency Symptoms: Dull, dry, brittle hair, nails, liver disorders, dry skin, granulated eyelids, disorders of stomach, colon, and throat, respiratory problems, acid stomach, gas and bloating and light sensitivity.

Iodine helps to metabolize excess fat and is important in physical and mental development. Iodine is required for proper thyroid gland function and helps prevent breast cancer.

Herbs Parsley is very concentrated. Parsley is a natural diuretic and aids in digestion. Vitamin A, folate (folic acid),

Dandelion Greens Calcium

Beans (choose from your blood type chart) folate (folic acid), Navy: folate (folic acid), Kidney folate (folic acid), iron, magnesium, Great Northern: chromium, Black-eyed peas: magnesium

Grains Buckwheat: Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), magnesium

Seeds Sunflower seeds Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), E (alpha tocopherol,  folate (folic acid), iron

Nuts  niacin, folate (folic acid), Vitamin B1 (thiamine), Peanuts: Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), Vitamin E, niacin, magnesium, Almonds: Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), iron, magnesium, Walnuts: magnesium

Fish Salmon Niacin, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Calcium, chromium, Tuna: Vitamin D, chromium, Mackerel: Vitamin D, chromium