Tuesday, April 7, 2009

HEALTH & FOURTEEN-GRAIN CEREAL



There is much talk of health and a search for the cure…of cancer, and Parkinson’s, and Multiple Sclerosis, and…

Dr. Oz was on Oprah talking of the positive possibilities of living up to 150 years old. I have no desire to live that long, but living in such a way that will enhance the body—the very cells of the body—is something that is so appealing to me. Our bodies, a gift from our Heavenly Father, are so amazing and are very capable of healing themselves if we give them the right nutrients! We are now able to grow organs and body parts from our own cells. Hyperbaric chambers, calorie restriction (much better than it sounds), and other ways of enhancing our bodies were discussed on the show.



David Murdock, and 85-year-old gentleman, was also interviewed. He doesn’t take any pills—even aspirin. He eats mainly or all fruits and vegetables. The whole show was astounding in what and how we can and should treat these wonderful temples, which God gave us.

I have so very far to go…so very far. Nonetheless, it is a passion of mine to do so, and I am gaining if every so slowly.

For dinner tonight, I made a recipe which I have had for years. It is a 14-grain cereal. Because grains are so very important and other substances so very harmful we, as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, were given what is called the Word of Wisdom.



“As a consequence of the early brethren using tobacco in their meetings, the Prophet was led to ponder upon the matter; consequently he inquired of the Lord concerning it. This revelation, known as the Word of Wisdom, was the result.”


The Word of Wisdom talks about avoiding strong drink and alcohol. Following are some of the verses, which speak of the foods that we should eat.



10 And again, verily I say unto you, all wholesome herbs God hath ordained for the constitution, nature, and use of man—
11 Every herb in the season thereof, and every fruit in the season thereof; all these to be used with prudence and thanksgiving.
14 All agrain is ordained for the use of man and of beasts, to be the staff of life, not only for man but for the beasts of the field, and the fowls of heaven, and all wild animals that run or creep on the earth;
16 All grain is good for the food of man; as also the fruit of the vine; that which yieldeth fruit, whether in the ground or above the ground—
16 All grain is good for the food of man; as also the fruit of the vine; that which yieldeth fruit, whether in the ground or above the ground—
18 And all saints who remember to keep and do these sayings, walking in obedience to the commandments, shall receive health in their navel and marrow to their bones;
19 And shall find wisdom and great treasures of knowledge, even hidden treasures;
20 And shall run and not be weary, and shall walk and not faint.
21 And I, the Lord, give unto them a promise, that the destroying angel shall pass by them, as the children of Israel, and not slay them. Amen.


This speaks of grains—wonderful grains…

BARLEY





RYE





SUNFLOWER SEEDS





ALFALFA





SESAME





LENTILS





MUNG BEANS





MILLET





BUCKWHEAT




FLAX





BROWN RICE





OATS





WHEAT





ALMONDS





Though I didn’t have all of the grains needed—another trip to the health food store is in order—I used what grains I had to make my cereal.

FOURTEEN-GRAIN CEREAL FORMULA

1 c. of each of the following grains and seeds:

Barley
Rye
Sunflower seeds
Alfalfa seeds
Sesame seeds
Lentils
Mung beans
Millet
Buckwheat
Flax seed
Brown rice
Oats
Wheat
Almonds





1 c. filtered pure water



Mix all together except almonds and water.

Blend ½ c. grain mixture on high speed for several seconds.



Add this mixture to water in cast iron, stainless steel, or glass sauce pan (do not use aluminum). Add 8 almonds.



Heat and stir until mixture comes to a boil.

Turn heat down to simmer, cover, and let simmer for 15 minutes, stirring frequently.





Serve with milk or cream...



And brown sugar...



Raw honey and fruit may be added if desired...



Yield: Two servings

Store grain mixture in cool place. I freeze mine.





Mmmm, Mmmm, Good!

5 comments:

Emily said...

I am so thankful for the word of wisdom! We are saving up for a small mill so we can have our own grains and eat more healthy! I am so excited. :) Have a beautiful day!

Zebu said...

Hi Emily,

Thanks for the post! I too am so very thankful for the Word of Wisdom. It's amazing the things that they have just discovered in recent decades that the Lord had already revealed.

I am also in dire want/need of a grain mill and hope to get one before real long. Let me know when you get yours, what kind it is, and what you paid (if you're so inclined to say :0)

Have a marvelous day!

Sarah Jane said...

This is such a good post! Thank you for sharing this cereal recipe as well. It looks/sounds wonderful and I hope to get the things I need to try it soon. Isn't it amazing how food that is good for you really tastes so much BETTER than high fat, high sugar foods? :) Now that I'm over my constant craving for sweets, it almost seems my tastebuds have been readjusted. I tried some whole milk yesterday (I get it for the little ones) and was amazed how much I could taste the fat in it.

Jenny said...

I have been thinking alot about this topic. Thanks for sharing all the photos showing the different grains. We are truely blessed.

Zebu said...

Sarah, it IS wonderful how our bodies adjust and cease yearning for the bad foods. You’re welcome, Jenny. Thank you for stopping by, girls. :0)