Every year at this time we remember those who have fought in the wars and we honour them both dead and alive. If you know someone who has been to a war torn country and not come home you will for sure remember them all the time!
Very often when we talk about the Hallelujah Diet we are addressing one of the two main problems with the world’s diet; that is deficiency (not enough nutrients for the physical body) and toxicity (too many toxins either in the food or the environment). Both of these address the physical body.
Last month we talked about the mental cleansing of stress from our lives. I suggested planning and journaling could help with this area. Unless we take care of our mental stresses our physical body cannot take advantage of the wonderful foods we are supplying it with in the Hallelujah Diet.
Today I would like to talk about our spiritual wellbeing. How can we take care of it? Many people read the newspapers, watch the news and listen to the radio every day and they are often angry and upset by what they hear, especially from the war torn areas of the world. I am not suggesting that you never read a newspaper or watch the TV or listen to the radio but maybe what we need to do is find out what is happening and then instead of being angry turn to our Lord to ask that He take care of those concerns for us.
Even in the problems we encounter in our own private lives we need to make sure that we offer these up to our Lord so that He can take care of what needs to be taken care of. We do not understand the cultures and ways of many areas of the world or why they do and think what they do and maybe we are not meant to understand or judge their ways but instead lead good lives so those of the world can see from our examples how good Christian values work.
So instead of being angry by what I read and hear in our troubled world today I ask our Lord to help those who I cannot help or influence and leave it to Him to show them the way. In other words I pray for them and then get on with my life to live it the best way I can. By offering up prayers every day I will live a more peaceful life myself so that my body can take care of itself the way God intended. Eating the right food is just the first step to the Hallelujah Diet.
So as we remember the men and women who have given their lives for our freedom and peace let us pray that someday all of God’s people will live in harmony.
Judy’s Healthy Recipe: Pumpkin Seed cheese
This pumpkin spread can be served with flax crackers or raw veggies
Prep time: 15 minutes Serving size: makes 3 cups
1st soak nuts and seeds for 2-4 hours. Strain and put into food processor:
- 2 cup pumpkin seeds (other nuts could be used instead: almonds, pecans, brazil nuts, hazelnuts, walnuts)
2nd add the following to this seed mixture as it is processing continue processing until creamy:
- ¼ cup fresh lime juice
- 2 celery stalks
- ¼ cup onion
- 2 thin slices of ginger root
- 1 tsp. of each: cinnamon & nutmeg
Blend this mixture well until it is like creamed cheese, keeps in fridge for 3-4 days
3rd take large mushrooms and remove the stems (the stems can be added to the pumpkin spread) Fill the mushrooms with this mixture and serve.