Nature’s Remedial Agencies
- Something that relieves pain, cures disease, or corrects a disorder
- Something that corrects an evil, a fault or an error
- To set right, remove, rectify or counteract
- To relieve or cure a disease or disorder
Proper Diet or Remedial Diet:
It’s a true saying “we are what we eat.” Many authorities consider diet to be the single most important factor determining health.
- Our food today must be much different from what was in Adam’s time, but we know what the original diet consisted of.
- “I (God) have given you every plant yielding seed which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit, you shall have them for food.” Genesis 1:29 (RSV) The original diet consisted of nuts, fruits and seeds. At first vegetables and grasses were reserved for animal life. “For all the wild animals and for all the birds I have provided grass and leafy plants for food.” Genesis 1:30 (TEV) Later vegetables were added to man’s diet as well.
- When grocery shopping, stay close to the original diet.
Today Americans are always on the run, lacking time to prepare quality meals for their families, and therefore consume a high volume of cooked and refined processed foods. For hundreds of years the art of cooking has been passed from mother to daughter and literally thousands of cookbooks have been written and sold, giving many combinations of cooked gastronomical delights which tickle the palate and cause indigestion, heartburn, flatulency and acidosis. They may taste good, but they do a great injustice to the system and in later years cause sickness, pain, misery and perhaps a lingering death. Each new cookbook tells of more sophisticated ways to combine cooked food to delight the palate and dazzle the eye. Every new method of wrong combinations get further away from the foods that were once delectable in their natural state. So most of us get jaded appetites and continual sour stomachs, gas and acid condition from unnatural manner of cooking and eating. More than four-fifths of our population cannot believe that certain vegetables could ever have been relished in their natural state, while their normal daily reaction to cooked and processed food is excessive acid in the system. The pen of inspiration has much to say on the subject of foods in their natural state, cooked foods, wrong preparation of foods etc., which is a subject that each of us should spend more time investigating.
— Temple Restored, Lady Smith, WI, 54848
“We have a variety of good, wholesome food, cooked in a healthful manner, so that it can be made palatable to all. And if you, my sisters, do not know how to cook, I advise you to learn. It is of vital importance to you to know how to cook. There are more souls lost from poor cooking that you have any idea of. It produces sickness, disease and bad tempers; the system becomes deranged, and heavenly things cannot be discerned. There is more religion in a loaf of good bread than many of you think. There is more religion in good cooking than you have any idea of. We want you to learn what good religion is, and to carry it out in your families.” 2T 373
“Grains, fruits, nuts and vegetables constitute the diet chosen for us by our Creator. They impart a strength, a power of endurance, and vigor of intellect, that are not afforded by a more complex and stimulating diet.” CDF 81
You should use the simple food, prepared in the most simple manner, that the fine nerves of the brain be not weakened, benumbed, or paralyzed, making it impossible for you to discern sacred things, and to value the atonement, the cleansing blood of Christ, as of priceless worth.” COH 163
The Optimal Diet (Proper Diet) Benefits of the Vegetarian Lifestyle
By Aileen Ludington, M.D. and Hans Diehl, DrHSc, MPH, CNS
Vegetarians are sprouting up all over — more than 12 million in the United States alone. Once stereotyped as food fanatics or leftover hippies, vegetarians are now widely respected. They are considered healthier and their diet, more ecologically sound.
Seven out of 10 Americans suffer and die prematurely of three killer diseases: heart disease , cancer and stroke. In his comprehensive report to the nation titled “Nutrition and Health,” C. Everett Koop, M.D., stated unequivocally that a western diet was the major contributor to these diseases. He confirmed that saturated fat and cholesterol, eaten in disproportionate amounts were the main culprits.He reminded people that animal products are the largest source of saturated fat, as well as the only source of cholesterol. To compound the problem, Dr. Koop pointed out, these foods are usually eaten at the expense of complex carbohydrate-rich foods such as grains, fruits and vegetables.
The average risk of heart disease for man eating meat, eggs and dairy products is 50%. The risk for a man who leaves off meat is 15%. However, the coronary risk of a vegetarian who leaves off meat, eggs and dairy products drops to only 4%.
Going beyond prevention, Dr. Dean Ornish published studies proving beyond a shadow of a doubt, that a very low fat vegetarian diet could reverse heart disease in patients scheduled for coronary bypass surgery.
The risk for cancer of the prostate, breast and colon is three to four times higher for people who consume meat, eggs and dairy products on a daily basis when compared to those who eat them sparingly or not at all. In addition vegetarian women have stronger bones and fewer fractures, and they lose less bone as they age.
Shorter’s Health Manual, Gwen Shorter, pp. 175, 176 Homeward Publishing Ministries, 4th Edition, 2017