Early Hawaiians ate most of their food uncooked, full of living enzymes. The Hawaiians of old attributed this “bank of enzymes” to a spiritual power (Mana) presence as part of their way of life. According to Captain Cook’s logbook entries, a Hawaiian Kahuna gave him pre-chewed food, full of enzymes, which, although not pleasant, was healthy. If the Hawaiians did cook their meat, it was limited to open fire barbeques or in an Imu (an underground oven) used mainly for festive days. Clay was unknown and not used for cooking in the Polynesian Islands, with the exception of Fiji.
Our modern lifestyle has changed and our eating habits have taken a downward plunge. We are so busy trying to cope with life, commuting, bills, family and upkeep that stress, and being “stressed out” plays a major factor in our diet. With time being so precious, it is no wonder
Why we tend to gravitate towards “quick and easy” foods. Recovering from illness created by convenient foods takes more out of your life than a minute meal, what a cheap excuse.
Push the vegetables down the Cuisinart like food processor, get some Mana Food ingredients limo Hawaiian Seaweed, with vegetables and make a soup in a blender. A stir fry is quick, and shakes are made seconds. Raw food does not need cooking, like sashimi, steak tartar, with all the enzymes active!
Food should be medicine on our plates! As more people drop by the wayside with health related problems it is becoming more evident that our selection and regimen of eating is an important solution to living a healthy wonderful life–what I call “Mana Diet.”
The food we consume on a daily basis affects our health more than anything else.
Our skin protects us from the outside world, but what protects us when the outside world is internalized? Most of the materials we need for survival (besides oxygen and sunlight) need to be ingested and then digested.
The easiest way to take control of our health is to take control of what we eat!
The foods we eat today are nothing like the foods we consumed in the past! Names may have remained the same, but our modern foods are so laced with food additives that a more precise statement would be to say they are “Full of Deadly Additives.” An example is that most livestock are “pampered” with high caloric feed, the remains of dead animals, injected with hormones and antibiotics, and not allowed to graze. The result is a meat that is so different that it has become unfit for human consumption.
It is important to realize that what the majority of people eat today is not optimal for our bodies, but rather developed for its convenience. Today’s “fast” food contains substances that are addictive to our taste, and run counter to our body’s natural metabolism. These substances may improve shelf life and profits, but not your body. I have nothing against good and honest profit, but I detest “dirty money grubbing” profit called GREED.
Knowledge and technology have allowed us complicated ways to make lots of money, but our bodies have yet to evolve to perfection; they are still in the Stone Age. We still have the genetic makeup of our Paleolithic ancestors, and this is historically true. Hawaiians when westerners first “discovered” the Islands. For over a thousand years the Hawaiians hadn’t changed their diet of free range land animals, coconut, limu, (seaweed) fresh fruits, vegetables, and raw seafood until they were consumed by western civilization’s proclivity to eat cooked starches such as bread, rice, noodles, and cooked food lacking healthy enzymes.
While westerners have had thousands of years to adjust to these foods, the Hawaiians barely had 250 years, and their adjustments to such foods were incomplete. Consequently, their bodies have suffered. However, Hawaiians are not the only ones suffering from a change in diet. The diets of westerners were also changing faster than their bodies were able to adapt. With the use of so many additives our bodies cannot digest, and modern westerners were besieged by growing numbers of non functioning overly obese people, who required assistance moving about. A growing number of westerners have become obese, and are unable to enjoy life as an overweight dancer.
The first half of this book points out the main food additive culprits and urges you how to deal with them.
For optimum health, we should follow a diet resembling many of the principles of the old Hawaiian diet.
I’m not advising you to become a vegan or vegetarian, although I’m not discouraging it either. However, humans are omnivores and we have developed by eating both vegetables and meat. Our ancestors foraged the land, hunting, fishing and gathering what they could find, as did the Hawaiians. The difference was that the Hawaiians had fish ponds, taro fields, orchards, and a highly developed terrace system of agriculture and irrigation. The rich soil in the Hawaiian Islands provided excellent nutrition and nourishment without artificial fertilizers.