Excerpt from the Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield.
"Do you understand? The rest of your life must support your higher energy. You must live wisely. Maintaining higher energy within oneself is impossible if one consumes dead matter as food. Most people are full of energy and enthusiasm in their youth, but then during middle age they lapse into a slow, downhill slide that they pretend not to notice. Before long they have nagging complaints and chronic problems such as digestive difficulties or skin irritations that they write off as just age, and then one day they get a serious illness that won't go away. Usually they go to a doctor who does not stress prevention and they begin to take drugs, and sometimes the problem is helped and sometimes it isn't. And then as the years fly by, they get some disease that progressively gets worse, and they realize they are dying. Their only solace is that they think what is happening occurs to everyone-that it is inevitable. This is very difficult for most people because we are all addicted to the foods we currently eat, and most are horribly poisonous. I know there is much conflicting information out there about food, but the truth is out there too. Each of us must do the research, make ourselves see the larger picture.
If you look all the way back at evolution, you see that from the beginning we had to experiment with food purely by trial and error, just to figure out which foods were good for us and which would kill us. Eat this plant survive; eat that one over there, die. At this point in history we've figured out what kills us, but we're only now realizing which food add to our ultimate longevity and keep our energy high, and which ones ultimately wear us down.
We look like we are material stuff, flesh and blood, but we are atoms! Pure energy! Your science has proved this fact. When we look deeper into atoms, we first see particles, and then, at deeper levels, the particles themselves disappear into patterns of pure energy, vibrating at a certain level. And if we look at the way we eat from this perspective, we see that what we put in our bodies as food affects our vibrational state. Certain foods increase our energy and vibration and others diminish it. The truth is as simple as that.
All disease is the result of a drop in vibrational energy, and when our energy drops to a certain point, there are natural forces in the world that are designed to disincorporate our bodies.
Look again at the larger picture. When anything dies-a dog hit by a car, or a person after a long illness-the cells of the body immediately lose thier vibration and become very acid in chemistry. That acid state is the signal to the microbes of the world, the viruses, bacteria, and fungi, that it is time to decompose this dead tissue. This is their job in the physical universe. To return the body back to earth.
When we eat foods, they are metabolised and leave a waste or ash in our bodies. This ash is either acidic in nature or alkaline, depending on the food. If it is alkaline it can easily be extracted from our bodies with little energy. However, if these waste products are acid, they are very hard for the blood and lymph system to eliminate and they are stored in our organs and tissues as solids-low vibrational crystalline forms that create blocks or disruptions in the vibratory levels of our cells. The more such acid by-products are stored, the more generally acid these tissues become, and guess what? A microbe of one type or another appears and senses all this acid and says, 'Oh, this body is ready to be decomposed.'
When any organism dies, its body quickly changes to a highly acid enviroment and is consumed by microbes very quickly. If we begin to resemble this very acid, or death state, then we begin to come under attack from microbes. All human diseases are the result of such an attack.
Generally, foods that leave acid wates in our body our heavy, overcooked, overprocessed, and sweet, such as meats, flours, pasties, alcohol, coffee, and the sweeter fruits. Alkaline foods are greener, fresher, and more alive, such as fresh vegetables and thier juices, leafy greens, sprouts and frutis like avocado, tomato, grapefruit, and lemons. It could not be more simple. We are spiritual beings in an energetic, spiritual world.
We always wondered why some people exposed to the same microbes don't get a particular disease. The difference is inner-body enviroment. The good news is that even if we have too much acidity in our bodies and begin to decompose, the situation can be reversed if we improve our nutrition and move to an alkaline, higher energy state.