Food & Diet
The acid alkaline balance of our food is very important. Foods that are pH balanced will not corrupt quickly, and we will be able to extract the maximum amount of nutrition available form those foods.
If the food we eat is not pH balanced it becomes corrupt as soon as it enters the digestive tract. The body, instead of benefiting from the nutrients in the food, absorbs the poisons resulting from the corruption. If you ever go to the back door of any restaurant, you will find the food corrupting in the garbage cans. Not long ago, this food was served to customers. So the only thing separating the front and back of the restaurant is a wall and a few hours time. We would not purposely eat garbage because we know we will become sick from ingesting its poisons. Yet we do eat garbage every time we eat without a thought for pH balance. A sign of food corruption in the stomach is bad breath.
We rely on our regular diet for enjoyment and satisfaction. We take pleasure in the appearance, smell and taste of our daily meals. But regularly foods do not provide us with enough nutrients to maintain a continuous state of health. They must be supplemented with stronger foods, or herbal foods, which constitute the second level of diet.
Over the course of thousands of years, we rejected foods that were unappealing to the eyes, nose or mouth. When we learned to cultivate our own food, we naturally chose to cultivate only those foods that appealed to our senses. As the saying goes “we are what we eat”. If we eat stronger foods, we become stronger ourselves. If we eat better foods our health improves. But if we eat weak foods, we become more vulnerable to diseases. For example when we compare ginseng to a bunch of celery, ginseng is a strong food it grows in cold and harsh mountainous regions and it can survive for more than a thousand years. Imaging what great vitality it could do for your body. (Use discretion when ingesting ginseng it must be balanced with other herbs, since it can produce strong side effects as well as benefits) In sharp contrast, a carrot grows only in temperate climates and its lifespan is about three months. If you do not unearth it within three months, it will decay and disappear. Herbs give everlasting strength, whereas regular foods give only temporary strength. Herbs do not nourish germs.
Remember; to enjoy a healthy and a happy life is all about finding the right balance in everything you do.