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Whenever I think about what we should be consuming I am reminded of a verse in the bible:

And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

When I look to nature, I am astounded by the intelligent design within each and every single plant. It is so perfect and almost like a lost language that we have forgotten. The ancient philosophers, such as Dioscurides, knew about this and referred to it as "The Doctrine of Signatures." The concept was that the signatures in herbs, fruits, vegetables resembled different body parts and would provide healing of almost any ailment to the body part it resembled. Hippocrates even wrote “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

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Here are a few examples of some signatures:

Carrot: A carrot slice looks just like the human eye. We now know that carrots contain beta-carotene which is very healing for the eyes.Tomato: When sliced, it has four chambers like the chambers of the heart. We now know that Lycopene found in tomatoes is very beneficial and healing for the heart.Celery: Celery resembles the bones in our bodies. It contains 23% sodium, the same as a bone’s. Eat more celery for skeletal needs.

Walnuts: Take a look at the walnut. The outer shell resembles the cranium and the actual nut resembles the left and the right hemispheres of the brain. Walnuts are high in Omega-3s and help develop over 3 dozen neuro-transmitters for brain function.

These are just a few examples of the signatures found in nature. Have an understanding that the body is our temple. While you are a guest in this temple ask yourself one question: how do you want to treat it?

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Thanks to corporations like Monsanto, one should also learn to read the PLU on fruits and vegetables:

1. If the number starts with a 9, it is organic and the most beneficial for the body.

2. If the number starts with a 4 or a 3, it is conventional meaning that it contains herbicides and pesticides which are toxic and known to cause cancers.

3. If the number starts with an 8, it is genetically modified, e.g. the gene of a salamander crossed with a tomato. Try and stay away from these "Monsanto Cocktails."

Just remember the body is an intelligent design, a self-healing mechanism. Feed it right and it will do the rest.

Bruce Geary

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