The twentieth century has not been kind to the cells of mainstream food consumers. After accepting this fact, we need to make a mental shift to find the roots of wellness in a different place – in a living foods diet. Not only do living foods give our body’s cells the vitamins, minerals, and proteins they need, but they also supply the oxygen, enzymes, alkalinity, and bioelectrical charges so vital to cellular health that no other foods offer.
The curative powers of living foods have long been known to Western Judaic Christian tradition for more than two thousand years where people used to live an average of 120 years. In Asia, sprouted seeds were used for food and as medicine for more than twice as old as the Great Wall of China.
Even in modern times, the value of living foods diet has been gaining scientific support. For example, Dr. Max Gerson used living foods to cure his migraine, and soon enough he recognized that living foods help rebuild the vital regenerative force of the total organism.
Unfortunately, by the 1950s, the population had become enamored with the supermarket and its canned and processed foods, the promise of chemical preservatives and pesticides, and the lure of fast foods.
Our ancestors were not buying their fresh produce in supermarkets. Most of them were growing the food themselves and enjoyed its fresh, whatever was growing in season. The further away we get from our gardens and farming, the unhealthier food we consume and the sicker we become.
But how come that the value of a living foods diet was lost while our health was declining? What are we missing?
What is a living food diet?
Living food is the food that by the time you consume, it’s still in the growing process. Most of the fresh food available in supermarkets today is not living because it has been picked a very long time ago, and probably preserved in some way to stay green and beautiful till you buy it.
The highest quality foods are natural, living foods. Amino acids are in their finest form, and minerals, vitamins, carbohydrates, trace elements, oxygen, enzymes, and hormones are all present and recognizable by the human body as a whole.
In addition to an adequate daily intake of certain nutrients, a healthy body needs enzymes, a balanced pH, oxygenated blood, a good digestion system, a strong immune system, and bioactive electrically charged tissues and cells. Only living foods give the body all these essential food components.
Let’s talk enzymes
Enzymes are essential biological molecules that significantly speed up the rate of virtually all of the chemical reactions that take place within cells. They are vital for life and serve a wide range of important functions in the body, such as aiding in digestion and metabolism.
We are gifted with a limited supply of enzymes when we are born. When we consume raw living foods as nature intended they will last a lifetime. However, when we consume dead foods without living enzymes our body must draw from its reserves. What we need to know is that enzymes extremely heat sensitive. Cooking food at a temperature higher than 118 degrees F, completely kills the enzymes. When you eat cooked food only, the balance in your enzyme account drops low, is not replenished, and your body faces enzyme bankruptcy. The body will rob enzymes from glands, muscles, nerves, and blood to help in the demanding digestive process.
According to Dr. Edward Howell, low enzyme accounts can be the reason for so many chronic illnesses such as allergies, skin disorders, obesity, and heart disease, early aging, and even cancer.
Enzymes are responsible for building, cleansing, and healing the body. Don’t forget, the number of enzymes can be easily replenished by the living foods you eat. Only a living food diet will help make daily deposits into the enzyme account.
Scientists established a pH (potential Hydrogen) scale for measuring the acid/alkaline balance of substances. A healthy body is 30% acid and 70% alkaline with a healthy blood plasma range between 7.36 and 7.38. However, today’s acid-based typical diet creates a highly acid state which drastically affects all body systems and the ability to function.
Cooked food creates acidity because there is no oxygen and enzymes left after cooking. When food is not totally digested and absorbed, it turns into a waste product and that increases the acidity in the body.
According to the University of California, acidity and waste are the causes of a variety of health problems such as osteoporosis, a decayed tooth, and body pain.
A Living foods diet will provide you with alkalinity from oxygen, enzymes, and bioactive vitamins and minerals.
No oxygen, no life
You know that all life requires oxygen but you may not know that foods that don’t contain oxygen can rob that life-giving oxygen from our cells, causing disease and death.
Remember from that science lesson when we learned about photosynthesis? All plants absorb water and carbon dioxide and then give off oxygen. This is why living foods are composed of oxygen in the molecular structure of their chlorophyll content.
Chlorophyll is the blood of a plant and when we eat plants, they feed the body with oxygen that we need to stay alive and healthy.
Raw Living Spirulina, for example, is a complete living food. It is rich in chlorophyll, ten times more than wheatgrass juice, containing all essential amino acids and a rich source of vitamins and minerals.
Our Spirulina together with organically grown, living, fresh produce is the naturally enriched nourishment our bodies were created to enjoy.
When we eat processed foods that contain no oxygen or cooked food, that creates a loss in oxygen content, the body becomes ripe for disease and we develop symptoms like low energy, and sluggish digestion and metabolism.
You’ll find many chlorophyll-rich foods on a living foods diet including dark-green leafy vegetables, broccoli, celery, cabbage, sprouts, algae, root vegetables, and fruits.
According to NASA, one pound of fresh Spirulina is equal to 1000 pounds of fresh vegetables. Can you imagine what a tablespoon of Raw Living Spirulina can do to your body on a daily basis?
A healthy body is dependent on a healthy digestive system. You can’t have one without the other.
You’ll also have a healthy colon when you consume living foods.
Let me explain why…
The enzymes naturally present in living foods digest the nutrients, pass through the cells lining of the digestive tract, and enter the bloodstream.
The digested fiber-rich foods enter the colon where the nutrients are absorbed by the colon wall and distributed to the body’s cells through the bloodstream.
The toxic waste from the foods is bound for swift elimination by the friendly lactobacillus family of bacteria present in the colon and then eliminated daily.
Foods without enzymes (cooked vegetables, white bread, pizza, eggs, animal products) enter the digestive system but can’t be broken down for the absorption of nutrients. It is hard and difficult to eliminate. This throws poisons into the body causing gas, constipation, headache, and many other serious conditions. Toxins are absorbed through the colon and released in the bloodstream as free radicals or unstable, destructive electrons that will invade healthy cells. And this is how we develop illnesses…
Strong immune system
The immune system is one of the most incredible and complex features of our bodies. When functioning properly, the system is capable of identifying and eliminating alien invaders while recognizing and leaving alone our own cells to conduct their business.
Once bacteria, pollutants, pollen, or any foreign substances enter the body, the fighter cells present in the immune system will call the white blood cells for help to destroy and eliminate the intruder.
As soon as we consume dead food that is very hard to eliminate, we compromise the vitality of the immune system, causing it to work so steadily to destroy and eliminate that food. So, once again, living foods are easy to digest, up to 100% absorbable, without the need to compromise our immune system to do the extra work.
All human tissues and cells are electrically charged. In the human body, the proper electrical charges in and between cells allow the cells to rid themselves of toxins while selectively bringing inappropriate nutrients and oxygen. A drop in the electrical potential of the cells is the first step in the disease process and this happens way before laboratory and diagnostic tests can find anything wrong.
The Medical Clinic of the University of Vienna found that a living foods diet increased the selective capacity of the cells by increasing the electrical potential between the tissue cells and the capillary cells. Dr. Eppinger found that living foods significantly improved the intracellular & extracellular excretion of toxins and the absorption of nutrients.
It is believed that living foods get their electrical charges from the highly charged electrons sent to us by the sun.
One of the most common questions we are asked is why we grow our Raw Living Spirulina in Florida and the answer is because of the amount of sunshine that we have almost every day of the year, and the high temperature. Spirulina thrives in high-temperature water.
In conclusion, to answer the question of what we are missing, the answer is that we are not consuming living foods anymore but we expect to be alive and vibrantly healthy. We (Tim & Georgiana) changed our diet years ago and it is working 100%. Spirulina is part of our food intake every day. We believe in this lifestyle more than anything else. It is the only way for us and we want you to feel and experience the power of living foods diet as well, to feel amazing and happy every day.
We harvest our Spirulina every Sunday and Monday and ship to you every Monday and Tuesday. This is locally grown fresh and living food. We ship directly to you because we don’t want any other intermediary component that would lessen the nutritional value and quality of our Raw Living Spirulina.