The Nutritional Content of One Grape
A new application of high technology, a more informed and intelligent approach to nutrition has now placed scientific methods of measuring one's nutrition within everyone’s grasp. The high technology comes in the form of a complex device about the size of a pickup truck called the ICP (inductively coupled plasma) spectrometer. The spectrometer is now being used to determine the precise trace mineral status of athletes and other high-performance seekers.
This same spectrometer has also been used to analyze the different compounds in fruits and vegetables. It has been found, for instance, to show that over 5 million different compounds (or different chemical combinations) have been found in one grape. (Information for the basis of this newsletter was provided by T.L. Rodgers...lifesave.org).
How many of these do we understand or even have a name for? There is not a group of men on earth that can even scratch the surface, yet people advocate that one vitamin or one mineral or a group of 26 vitamins and 15 minerals can improve different functions within the body. Not only do we not understand and know the names of these 5 million compounds, we don’t know the infinite number of the inter-reactions of each compound with the other existing compounds in the body. Thus, if one mineral or one vitamin is taken, will it interact properly with the other trillions of chemical reactions taking place continuously in the human body?
No, we don’t know the answer to these questions yet. Those who have gained wisdom, leave these answers to a higher being and make an effort to consume a gentle God-given diet—taken from the earth, one that has not been altered (by cooking and processing) from the original way it was and is provided on the trees, from the vine, and from the grasses.
When will we know these things and how will we use this knowledge? 50 years, 100 years, 1000 years? An anonymous writer has provided this fanciful look into the future when we do know the answers to how our bodies react to what we ingest.
A Trip to the Hospital in the year 2200. When we think of going to the hospital today for treatment of a life-threatening illness, there is probably a great deal of fear. What will they do? Can I survive? Will life even be worth living after they get through with me? We know the hospital’s arsenal includes numerous medical specialists, the surgeon’s knife, concentrated drugs, radiation, and an environment removed and foreign from our day to day life. Will the kind of hospital we have today be ours for the future?
Let us imagine ourselves going to the hospital in 2200. A visit to our family health practitioner indicates a possibly serious problem that needs to be looked at. We know now that diseases are a manifestation of improper living, a toxic or low oxygen condition in the body, and perhaps emotional or mental problems that are manifesting as a disease process.
Off we go to our local community wellness center for a checkup, diagnosis and treatment regime for what ails us. The building is much like being inside a greenhouse – naturally lighted by overhead skylights and jammed with tropical plants and indoor trees of all kinds. People seem relaxed, and as the clerk admits us, we answer a number of questions about diet, family history, medical problems, etc. The admissions person is particularly concerned with our family’s current diet, what kind of diet I had while growing up and the history of my work environments. They ask about stress I may have experienced, what I do for recreation, and what do I think is wrong with me.
I am assigned to a suite of rooms complete with kitchen, living area and greenhouse atrium which contains hot and cold pools of mineral water. The greenhouse area contains beautiful flowers of all kinds and even a small waterfall.
After settling in, I am visited in quick succession by an iridologist, phlebotomist (for the tiniest bit of blood from my finger), dietitian, and the health care coordinator, who does a complete physical. The coordinator explains that once a diagnosis is made and confirmed, we will discuss the problem, consider various treatment possibilities, and then proceed with the one I think is the best. The coordinator suggests I tour the hospital before the evening meal, which I will share with my family in the conservatory. They explain that the basis for treatment in the center will revolve around an enzyme-rich diet (living food), and grasses, cleansing treatments using colonics, hot and cold mineral baths, and steam and dry heat, herbal treatments depending on the diagnosis, craniosacral therapy, and individual and family counseling. They do not do surgery here.
They leave me with a video that explains how diseases are usually a result of a convergence of events mostly related to poor nutrition, insufficient oxygenation of cells, and perhaps a physical or emotional trauma. The thing that sticks in my mind is how the coordinator stresses that I am responsible for my current problems and that I can solve them successfully.
The hospital is actually more like a health spa it seems. On my tour, I have seen a large exercise area with all sorts of equipment for strength and aerobic workouts. An adjacent area contains other hot and cold mineral pools, saunas, and steam baths. It appears there are colonic rooms, and private rooms for mud-pack therapies as well. There are many people of different ages involved in exercises and they seem to be enjoying it. There appear to be quite a number of staff members monitoring the patients as they engage in their various activities.
The dining area is the nicest. They are preparing a really choice buffet for the evening meal which consists completely of raw foods and raw juices. To one side is a huge juice bar where I can see trays of different kinds of grass, sprouts, and lots of fruits and vegetables ready to be juiced.
There is also a large wing of the building containing the labs, specialized treatment areas that I will explore further later on, a large auditorium, and what appear to be classrooms. Another wing of the building which I also hope to see tomorrow contains a children’s ward and a chapel. Part of out spiritual rehabilitation, which is a major part of our treatment, includes reading to and helping these children cope with their illnesses. Renewing our ability to give love and hope to others appears to be a major part of the healing process.
Outside they tell me is a huge organic garden and orchard, and it is part of our therapy to spend several hours a day there learning and working with a horticulturist. Learning about the health of my body, and how it relates to the health of the soil will be a major part of my education, I understand. Just now it is time to meet with the health care team so I end my explorations for today.
The news seems bad. The health care team coordinator says that I have a life threatening disease. She tells me not to worry because it will be simply a matter of helping me to understand how to reverse the disease process and to begin the implementation of it. After reviewing my records, the team has agreed that my enzyme-poor diet coupled with lots of daily stress has caused my body to be extremely toxic with a very weakened immune system. The team suggests a program that will keep me in the hospital for three to four weeks. During that time, they will help me learn about how the body has developed the toxicity and why, how to eliminate the toxins so that the body will become vital enough to heal itself . . . and most importantly how to keep my body healthy in the future. The team stresses that my stay in the hospital is mainly to educate me in how to regain my health. It is my responsibility entirely to carry out the program which will last a good two years after I leave the hospital. They say there is no magic pill, no surgeon’s knife, no “death ray” that will solve my problem or make up for my years of neglect and improper living.
Does this mean I have to give up coffee, cigarettes and cheese pizzas with pepperoni? I ask.
- Kat Jones