I recently released a book, Cooking and Eating Wisdom for Better Health , which awakens people to the ancient Greek wisdoms for cooking and eating for better health and longevity. In ancient Greece they practiced "wisdom healing" -- using food to nourish the mind, body and soul.
Let medicine be thy food and food thy medicine / Nature itself is the best physician -- Hippocrates
The ancient Greeks introduced the world to the concept of energy and its affects on humans, animals, plants and one's health. We are all connected spiritually by energy, whether we choose to believe it or not. The ancient Greeks would preach that "we are all one -- love is the cause of unity of all things" -- Aristotle. We all form a part of the circle of life that revolves in a circular motion with no beginning and no end, particularly when it comes to cooking and eating and respecting our food and where it comes from. The ancient Greeks knew that if the food they were cooking had good energy and brought "agapi" (unconditional love), their dishes would be masterpieces and would heal at the same time.
We are all made of energy and we therefore require the consumption of energy in the form of food, air and water for sustenance and good health. In tandem we require an environment and thoughts made up of good positive vibrational energy. The ancient Greeks would "think good thoughts", live life with agapi and practice affirmations to assist with this process. We can raise our energy vibration and better connect to ourselves, nature and God by eating highly-nutritious energetic foods and eliminating unhealthy thoughts and relationships. Eating high-energy foods help us reach higher consciousness and to better connect with our higher source: God. This is one of the reasons why many ancient philosophers and healers were vegetarians.
When eating fresh organic fruits and vegetables off the tree the vibrational energy benefit of the food is high and rich in nutrients from the sun. Most fast food restaurants, large grocery food chains, even middle of the line eateries offer food that is of a very low energy vibrational quality thus not adding any valuable nutrients to the body. Eating high amounts of these foods can result in ill health. Eating food that has conscious, good vibrational energy also nourishes us spiritually.
Many other rituals from ancient Greece continue to be practiced today to lift the energy vibration frequency of food before it is consumed. There are many songs and dances performed during preparation and cooking time, dishes are kissed and dishes are blessed. Food that is prepared by loving hands adds to the good energy of the dish. Prepare food slowly, lovingly and peacefully. But, above all, the Greeks show gratitude by giving thanks to God for his guidance and for the wonderful food they are about to enjoy. Gratitude, truth and love have the highest energy vibrations.
For good health eat an abundance of food with high vibration energy and nutrients such as organic nuts, fruit, vegetables and fresh herbs. Keep to a minimum foods such as meat, poultry and sugar and foods that are highly-processed, microwaved, chemically-altered, genetically-altered (GMO), contain chemical additives or have being mistreated by a person. They have little or no good vibrational energy and nutrition to add to your body. When we eat meat, or seafood thank and bless the ingredients for they have sacrificed their lives for our enjoyment.
To lift the energy vibration of your food give thanks and bless your food before eating and even while preparing and cooking it to decrease the negative energy vibration left on these ingredients when eating it is also important to create an ambience of peacefulness. Think positive thoughts and pour your own agapi energy into what you are eating.
Summary of high and low energy vibration foods:
- Fresh certified organic fruit and vegetables food (especially greens and living grains such as sprouts)
- Natural supplements e.g. spirulina
- Herbal Teas
- Herbs and spices
- Pure or filtered water -- reverse osmosis or freshly collected spring water are the best choices
- Healthy oils e.g. olive oil, and coconut oil
- Eating raw food, dehydrated and lightly steamed food e.g. anything in its uncooked, minimally processed raw, sprouted and organic state
- Nuts and seeds
- Fermented Foods
- Raw chocolate
- Raw honey & maple syrup
- Grains such as buckwheat, brown rice, amaranth, and spelt
- Genetically modified (GMO) food, and conventional food that has been treated with chemicals and pesticides
- White rice and flours
- Sugars, sweeteners (artificial etc)
- Meat, fish and poultry
- Processed, packaged, canned and fast foods
- Unhealthy oils e.g. canola, cottonseed, margarine, and vegetable oils
- Frozen foods
- Pasteurized cows milk, yoghurt and cheese
- Cooked foods, deep fried foods and microwaving food