1) Attitude will create more health or sickness than any foods. Even Dr. Young said that a person can eat perfectly, but if they have a toxic attitude such as anger, rage, depression, or fear - they will keep you sick. Those negative emotions create so much acid in the blood and tissues that they can destroy your health no matter what you eat.
2) Similar to number 1, gratefulness and blessing your food really makes a difference. Having a positive, happy heart really is good medicine - that's Bible, folks. Also, in regards to blessing and sanctifying your food, I have come to see and know that the Lord Jesus really does sanctify the food, making it clean when we eat with grateful hearts when we ask Him to. 1 Timothy 4:4-5 says " For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving; for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. I trust that promise.
3) The body is far more resilient than I had given it credit for. My mind has been blown this year. As I have seen what people have eaten in various circumstances. A great example of this is my dad who was admitted to the hospital with double covid pneumonia. I had video calls with him. I will admit, I was under extreme stress over his being in the hospital. At this point, I had not ever allowed my kids to eat ANY dairy, knowing that it contributes to congestion. Most people know not to consume or give their kids dairy when they are sick. As I saw the foods on my dad's tray - skim milk, pizza, and red 40 jello my chest tightened. They did not give him what I would consider any valuable nutritional supplements and fed him foods that increase congestion. Yet, he walked out of there a week later. Incredibly impressed with how resilient and able to repair itself God designed the human body, and having to admit that I was surprised and relieved at how little control we have at times. I have felt humbled, powerless, and protected by my Heavenly Father all at the same time.
4) There is a point where fellowship trumps food choices. This is something I never actually expected myself to arrive at, but I am so grateful to be here in this space of freedom and sanity. With all the amazing things I did learn working at the pH Miracle Center, one thing I did not expect to take away was PTSD, but it somehow snuck hidden away and I discovered it this year...
There were occasions where people did not follow the program. No one was held hostage. People left the property and made personal choices. People would leave for months at a time, come back sick again after they returned to the same lifestyle habits that had them sick in the first place. Sometimes, people died, which can happen with terminal cancer diagnoses. Almost in every case, that was when they stopped doing the things that put their body back into balance. The fact is, some people can handle a lot more dietary toxins because either their body is more resilient (great/strong genes) or their attitude is so joyful their glad heart provides a lot of good medicine for them. And some people are so compromised from the treatments, jabs, emotions, diet, and environment toxins that it is extremely hard to keep them well despite the efforts made. But in any case, I saw some sad situations that scarred me and I made promises to myself about my children - like "I won't let them get sick".
Those were impossible promises to keep, because I am not in control of everything. But as much as I could, I tried to control their health. I'll admit that the weight of that was a burden that is not fun to carry. Has it been awesome that they have never need an antibiotic or pharmaceutical in a collective 20 years, yes. Do they enjoy great health? sure, and that is rewarding. And yes, there are important choices we all need to make that will impact our health 1000%, but my God is a miracle-working God, and He is even bigger than what I can control. Though He doesn't always block out the consequences of our choices, He can. I believe He surely does far more than I am aware of. And this year, He showed me an example. We moved to a new place and there was a slight lack of unity in fellowship, and it was my fault. We ate different, and although no one was unkind, it appeared that what was natural and common here just wasn't good enough for us. That's not where our hearts were. It was complicated and confusing and I was terrified to even entertain the thought of letting my kids eat something that had a higher bacteria load or more acid than they ever had before. I actually got dizzy and hyperventilated when my cousin encouraged me with the words "it won't kill them to have (normal) ice cream once this summer."
In fact, I realized that my reaction was so unnatural to a common treat that there was something wrong in me. I also saw a lack of intimacy in their friendships that was causing them to suffer...and that causes more acid than not eating alkaline. So I decided that during group fellowships they could eat anything available - as long as they agreed to tell me what they had so I could give them the appropriate amount of baking soda, activated charcoal, and supplements to overcome it (or at least satisfy my concerns). And you know what, they didn't die...or get sick. Our fellowships got sweeter: we were available to accept dinner invitations. I overcame a fear I wasn't even aware I had. My kids got to experience new foods. Our blood still looks great.
And finally, in Luke 10:8 Jesus instructs us: "Whatever City you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you", so there's that.
5) I've been using honey. I know, I wrote a post in my Remedies That Harm series calling out honey. The basis for which stems in the fact that cancerous cells feed on sugar, regardless of source. So for people trying to overcome, reverse, avoid, or are predisposed to cancer - or even diabetes and other serious conditions, I would still recommending avoiding honey. But for temporary relief of a sore throat or to get down a crushed clove of garlic, gram of CBD powder, or hot oregano oil I admit to enjoying it, and though heavy, long-term use may degrade red blood cells, it seems that the short-term benefits have outweighed the potential consequences for now, for us. We also use it in some recipes as a special treat (like many of the things on the acidic section of the food chart), not because I think it will improve our health, but because we are enjoying it and I am ok with that.
So, what have you learned this year? Have you changed your mind about anything recently?