Are You Dead or Alive

Last night I had the opportunity to give a small teaching at a beautiful place called Sonrise Mission.  They are a non-profit, non-denominational organization dedicated to helping people with life controlling problems that are desperate to change.

So when I starting to jot down ideas on what I was going to speak about I could not help the desire to speak about our health and how what we eat can seriously affect our quality of life.  This is true especially of people that have been drug or alcohol addicts.   Their bodies require even more nutrient dense and unprocessed foods to aid them in recovery.

My talk ran about 45 minutes so it was quite long but I have extracted some snippets for your enjoyment.

Are you Dead or Alive

If I was to ask everyone that question most of you here would answer by saying; “I’m Alive”.  And yes it’s true.  We are here living and breathing but deep down inside we may be as lifeless as a dead corpse in a tomb.

Our souls and our cells may be lacking the much needed living word and living food that God wants us to have.

If we put in dead foods into our body we will most likely only get dead, lifeless results in the end like the many sicknesses and diseases that are plaguing our society.  In many cases they are the result of a dead food diet.  Living foods however are life building foods that aid our body in the healing process.

Living foods are those foods taken directly from creation and consumed usually immediately or prepared without processed oils and chemical additives.

Dead foods are man-made foods that are highly processed then placed on a shelf where they will sit until consumed.

Some Living foods include:



whole sprouted gluten free grains

fermented foods

sprouted seeds and nuts in their raw uncooked state

raw yogurt and kefir

grass-fed meat

pastured eggs

leafy greens

Living foods consist of all the vitamins, minerals, enzymes, fiber and antioxidants our bodies need to survive.  By giving us these perfect foods God knew he would be helping our bodies deal with cancer, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and many other diseases.

If you are new to eating life building foods you can start off by swapping out 30% of your daily foods with some of the foods mentioned above. Gradually work up to 100%.
Remember that about 30% or more of the food we eat should be raw food because by consuming more raw food we are allowing our body to create good clean blood and new cells that are strong and able to fight off sickness when it enters the body.  As mentioned above, we are also equipping our bodies with all the living enzymes that our digestive system needs to function and do its job properly.  A digestive system that does not function well as in the case of a leaky gut, is the root cause of many sicknesses and ailments we see in our society today.

Dead Foods on the other hand don’t aid our body they hinder it.  These are foods that are not found naturally in creation.  These foods as we learned earlier were not created by God, but instead were created and processed by man to mimic that which was created by God.

Examples of dead food include:

White bread,  processed peanut butter,  margarine,  candy bars,  most ice-cream,  diet drinks and drink supplements like Ensure,  fast food,  and most cookies, cakes, breads and snacks found in supermarkets.

Dead food makes you fat, tired and unable to fight disease if one day it comes knocking at your door. Dead food also enable bad yeast to reproduce and cause imbalances in our gut.

Living foods make us leaner, more energetic and equip our body with the necessary nutrients to fight off disease.

It is easy to make excuses by saying:  “I can’t afford to eat better.  Plus fast food is cheaper.”

But fast food is far from being a cheaper alternative.

You may survive everyday of the week on the dollar menu but statistics say you’ll be sicker sooner and as a result of your poor eating you may even die sooner.

People that eat mostly dead foods spend more time sick – which in the long run means loss of time and income.  And if you have children you are at a double or triple loss.  Dead food dieters also have to end up purchasing many expensive supplements to help treat their body’s deficiencies.

Today, I want to encourage you to make wiser choices before you take that next bite of food.  I also want to challenge you to start adding one living food to your diet everyday.  A great way to do this is by making smoothies in the blender. Leafy greens like kale, spinach and swiss chard can easily be blended with frozen organic blueberries and a little clean water to make a delicious, antioxidant rich drink.

1 to 2 green smoothies a day helps us ingest many of the nutrients our body needs in a convenient and fast way.

2 thoughts on “Are You Dead or Alive

  1. I love the title of this post, and it is so true. I am really trying to eat better, and I love reading your blog. I don’t buy anything but organic anymore. I know there are lists of what food are worth buying organic and which aren’t, but if we buy organic all around, it will get more in-expensive. Also, it sends a clear message to farmers. Thank you for all of your information. I would love to see some great smoothie recipes.

    • Melissa,
      Thanks for stopping by, I am glad you are enjoying the articles I post. It’s a passion of mine that I can’t hide. If everyone was aware of the little changes they can make daily to their diet we would see less people sick.
      A great way to save on Organic is by joining a coop. I did a post on this entitled:
      Where do I start if I want to shop Organic?

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