Brian, this may sound a little odd, but hear me out. I know of a pastor that explains the history of the bible, along with clearing the thoughts of many opinionated people that think caveman walked the earth! He is very good, and has done a lot of research to back his teaching.
I can't remember the country off hand right now, but it's over near Russia, and has a population of around 1,500 people. None of their community members have ever had a disease or any type of cancer for the past 200 years. Their diet? They eat the seeds out of organically grown apricots. Not the best tasting, but apparently effective. When God created this world for us, he had all kinds of fruit trees and vegetables growing in the garden of eden for Adam and Eve to eat. All of these fruits and vegetables had the nutrients and vitamins that our bodies needed in order to survive and live longer. Think about how long Noah, Moses, Sarah and most others, lived. Most of them lived well into a 200-600 years old. As time passes, new foods started to become available, most of which are now processed in factories, or were chemicalized in order to grow faster. These added chemicals are what is causing most of the diseases in today's world. These chemicals are breaking down the fruits and vegetables, along with meats, and we aren't getting the vitamins anymore, that God has created our bodies to need.
I haven't found organically grown apricots yet, but you can best believe, that when I do, I will start adding the seeds to my diet. I eat a lot of vegetables, mostly raw and uncooked, and I also enjoy fruit every now and then. Most of the vegetables that I eat are straight from the garden, with no chemicals added, but the fruits are store bought. Since my fruit intake isn't the greatest due to unwanted pesticides, I'm starting to take vitamin supplements. I know, the vitamin supplements aren't as good as getting them naturally from the fruit or vegetable, but hey, it's at least something.
I'm not a pill taker, never have been. Not because they are hard to swallow, but because they are engineered and in most cases, are only a "band-aid" in covering up the real problems. Some pills will cause you more problems down the road, then they will for the quick fix that you are taking them for. If you don't believe me, listen sometime to all of the side effects that may result, in all of the medicine ads on television. Sure it will make you feel better now, but eventually it will cause you problems later. My Mom used to take a pill for everything. Headaches, heartburn, upset stomach, little aches and pains. As a result, she developed cancer in her pancreous (?) and liver. I'm a firm believer that the medication that is available out there, is what is killing most people today. We need to get back to the God given medication that he provided for us. There are natural foods that will help in eliminating aches and pains, you just have to do your research to figure out what helps what. For instance, eating an apple will aid in eliminating a head ache. Sloshing natural lemon juice in your mouth for 30 seconds will eliminate a tooth ache. Natural vitamins and minerals. Not false, processed foods, or scientifically made capsules or pills.
Sorry for writing a book, but you asked for my opinion, and I decided to not hold back. I'm standing along side you with whatever decision you make, as I know you won't do anything drastic without doing your research.
Edited by johndeereelfman, November 23, 2014 - 10:24 AM.