In the last few years we have heard a great deal about Candida Albicans (yeast infection), due to a defective immune system. These good bacteria which normally keep the yeast in check in the body are destroyed when you take antibiotics, specifically penicillin, preparing the way for Candida to multiply. This can indeed become serious and if left to invade the system, one may have it for life. Diet is of utmost importance, and one of the items that must be eliminated is yeast. Bread, being the “staff of life,” is a very important item in millions of households. So, it seems essential that we substitute unleavened bread in a variety of ways when this condition is present.
“When hot, or new, raised bread of any kind is difficult of digestion. It should never appear on the table. This rule does not, however, apply to unleavened bread. Fresh rolls made of wheaten meal, without yeast or leaven, and baked in a well heated oven, are both wholesome and palatable.” Counsels on Diet and Foods, 316, 317. Also beneficial is the thorough mastication process required which is a considerable draw-back in eating porridges and soups.
How many of us really realize what we owe to our Heavenly Father, who has created us and redeemed us by His precious blood on Calvary, for the perfect “blueprint,” enabling us to have health and strength to work for Him, using our varied talents in His service.
“The transgression of physical law is the transgression of God’s law. Our Creator is Jesus Christ. He is the author of our being. He has created the human structure. He is the author of physical laws, as He is the author of the moral law. And the human being who is careless and reckless of the habits and practices that concern his physical life and health, sins against God’s laws. Many who profess to love Jesus Christ do not show proper reverence and respect for Him who gave His life to save them from eternal death. He is not reverenced, or respected, or recognized. This is shown by the injury done to their own bodies in violation of the laws of their being.” Counsels on Diet and Foods, 43.
“If we close our eyes to the light for fear we shall see our wrongs, which we are unwilling to forsake, our sins are not lessened, but increased. If light is turned from in one case, it will be disregarded in another. It is just as much sin to violate the laws of our being as to break one of the ten commandments, for we cannot do either without breaking God’s law. We cannot love the Lord with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength while we are loving our appetites, our tastes, a great deal better than we love the Lord. We are daily lessening our strength to glorify God, when He requires all our strength, all our mind. By our wrong habits we are lessening our hold on life, and yet professing to be Christ’s followers, preparing for the finishing touch of immortality.” Testimonies, vol. 2, 70, 71.
May God help us to keep the channels open, the delicate nerve endings of the brain, by not benumbing them, that the Holy Spirit may do its work in our lives and prepare us for the soon coming of our Savior!
Oatmeal Pecan Crisps
2 cups oat flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup millet flour
1/2 cup fruit source
1 cup chopped pecans
2 cups soy or nut milk
Add milk until proper consistency, thick but spreadable. Spread evenly on a non-stick cookie sheet, about one inch think. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes.