|To understand the Solution -- |
First, understand the Problem:
In the early 1900s, Dr. Pottenger wanted to see what affect eating cooked foods had.
As an experiment, he took several hundred cats, and put them in primarily two groups. One group he fed uncooked, raw foods, and the second group he fed only cooked foods. This was the outcome:
Throughout the entire experiment, the raw food cats were strong, healthy and potent.
The cooked food cats, however, did not fare so well.
The first generation of the cooked foods cats lived a normal life, and developed diseases near the end of their lives.
The second generation developed diseases during the middle of their lives.
And the third generation were either born with diseases, or developed diseases shortly after birth.
When dropped, the kittens could not right themselves (i.e., dysfunctional). They would not play, had emotional problems, and fought a lot.
Those that grew to maturity were impotent, barren, or sterile.
The experiment had to be ended because the cooked foods cats could not produce a forth generation!
So, how does this relate to us, as human beings?
We're pretty much in the same situation.
You see, in the early 1900s, Americans ate a great deal of homegrown foods from their gardens. Much of it was raw and rich in nutritional value and life components.
Today, we eat mostly cooked, highly processed foods. Until recently, the average family spent $1.74 a week on raw foods. It was not unusual for the average person to go a week or two without eating any raw foods at all.
And, just like the third generation cats, children are being born with diseases or developing diseases shortly after birth.
Many Americans can't conceive, are infertile, or impotent. Miscarriages and emotional problems are on the rise.
According to the World Health Organization, we have one of the "worst health pictures in the world today", and are in the "worst epidemic of chronic degenerative diseases that mankind has ever known!"
Here is what the American Cancer Society and The American Heart Association are saying after billions of dollars in research:
"By eating 5 - 9 servings of raw fruits and vegetables daily, you will cut major diseases in half."
Researchers continue to find elements in fruits and vegetables that strengthen our immune systems, impede the development of degenerative diseases, and contribute to good health.
Unfortunately, most people don't eat nearly enough raw fruits and vegetables. Those we do eat tend to be over processed, overcooked, or too far removed from the field, and thus lack much of the nutrition provided by fresh, raw fruits and vegetables
There is a Law in Nature: You are what you eat.
Cooking kills enzymes. Enzymes are needed in EVERY bodily function.
By eating raw fruits and vegetables daily, you will eliminate many diseases, improve the quality of your life, and your love life.
Hypocrites knew this when he said: "Let you foods be your medicine, and your medicine be your foods."