My 20 year-old daughter was hospitalized two days ago with
tonsillitis that she caught from someone at work...yes, you
can catch tonsillitis from someone.
That means a sore throat like you can't believe, fever,
headache and difficulty breathing because of the swollen
When I visited her yesterday, her lunch tray was on her
bed table untouched.
Canned chicken soup and lemon jello.
Without saying what I really thought, I said that she must
not be very hungry or her throat hurts too much.
"Mom, you taught me better than that. I'm not eating that
crap. It's processed garbage."
Yes!! The lessons sank in.
I enjoyed that moment because it wasn't always easy
convincing her to eat healthy. Her father and I divorced
when she was very small, and she would visit him every
other weekend. He couldn't care less about eating right.
His idea of dinner is a 6-pack of beer and a bag of Cool
So she would eat healthy, delicious, cleansing food at
Mom's, then have Happy Meals all weekend at Dad's.
And did I hear about it. "My Daddy lets me eat whatever I
want" was a famous line.
I hoped that the good seeds I was planting in her would
someday take root.
After seeing for herself how lousy eating junk made her
feel for years (and the pounds that she packed on), and how
good she felt after eating my cooking, she is now totally
committed to eating good foods in the right combinations.
Even as a busy college student and working part-time, she
resists the convenience of boxed mac and cheese and instead
will eat healthy meals.
I'm telling you this because you might want to improve how
YOU eat, but feel that it's impossible to get your kids to
Eventually they'll see the difference in how they feel.
You'll be giving your kids the best gift in the world--the
habits that will help them live from 10 to 30 years longer,
and actually feel good in those extra years.
And if you eat right yourself, you'll be setting an
No doubt in my mind that it was Divine Providence that
your amazing diet and wonderful cookbook offer caught my
For the past seventeen years, off and on, I have suffered
from bouts of diverticulitis, to the point that I was
"sick" and on almost total bed rest for weeks on end. My
own medical doctor would give me the usual treatment of
heavy anti-biotics, clear diet (broth/jello) until things
would "settle down."
Never once did he inform me that it was my poor choices in
not only what I was eating, but as important - what I was
My last bout of the diverticulitis was no sooner "treated"
the traditional way when it came back with a vengeance on
the rebound - the very first time I unknowingly violated
your common sense rules on eating and dietary choices.
Since ordering your book (and listening to Mike's Think
Right Now CD's on diet and healthy eating) I have not had
an episode of diverticulitis, needed any medication for
"treating" it, lost weight without any hunger and most
importantly - canceled my surgery for bowel reconstruction.
I am well on my way to regaining an Alkaline/Acid balance
that will support long term vitality by following your
In a way I feel if I should be mad at my doctor for not
knowing the importance of eating properly and what never to
mix together, but then I realize he was never really
trained in health - his skills are in treating sickness -
which means, drugs and then surgery when the drug protocol
God has given us all brains and we need to train those
brains to seek natural remedies for the many illnesses that
confront our society. Your insights into diets, proper
food orders and delicious recipes should be mandatory study
in medical schools - then we would have a lot more "health
care professionals" treating us proactively in good health
and nutrient habits and less drugs and surgery. Wouldn't
that do wonders for the national health care cost that are
running our national budget into the red?