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Why Raw Food Matters

The most basic of biological principles on this earth is called biogenesis. And the definition of biogenesis is that life begets life. Living things provide life to other living things.

Dead things cannot provide life to living things. For example, it takes a living mother to give birth to a living baby. But most of us don’t think about this principle when it comes to what we eat.

You see, we have to remember that our bodies are living organisms; and according to biogenesis, living food is the only way to provide life to that living organism.

Now on the surface you may say that sounds ridiculous. You’ve eaten cooked food your whole life and you’re still alive. Yes, but, if the human body is starved of raw, living foods it will respond with stress.

Stress leads to inflammation, which leads to malfunctioning cells, and malfunctioning cells build up until we have symptoms of disease.

So is all cooked food bad? Of course not. But too much cooked and not enough raw, plant foods WILL put stress on your body because cooked foods have no life; no living ENZYMES to be specific.

Enzymes that help to digest your food can come from only two places, raw food and your pancreas.

Enzymes are proteins that break down food. When you eat a raw apple, for example, the living enzymes in that apple break down the apple with very little effort needed from the enzymes secreted from your pancreas. It’s living food for your living body.

Cooked foods do not have enzymes because enzymes are very temperature sensitive.

All enzymes die at 122 degrees Fahrenheit, and most cooked foods are cooked at temperatures much higher that that.

So, without any enzymes of their own, the digestion of cooked food can only happen with enzymes from YOUR pancreas. And just like wear and tear on any other part of the body, the more your body has to generate enzymes to digest food, the more stressed your body becomes. And that unnecessary stress can lead to cellular malfunction, and ultimately, serious disease.

The antidote is obvious. Get more living food into your body — raw, whole, plant-based foods.

I’LL HAVE MORE TO SHARE NEXT TIME… but in the meantime, you can read about this and a lot more my latest book, “Escape Root: The Secret Passage to Lifelong Wellness” available at ARoodAwakening.tv/Escape

By |August 19th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Should You Do A Cleanse?

Many people consider a cleanse the fastest and easiest way to fit into their favorite clothes after months or even years of dietary missteps. That’s fine, but make sure you do it right.

When people ask me if I think that they should do a colon cleanse or some other type of cleanse, I always tell them the same thing: I would not do it IF I was not willing to improve my diet and lifestyle after the cleanse was complete.

It defeats the purpose.

Without an improvement in your diet and lifestyle at the end of the process, all you’re going to do is strip away the bad, which is a good thing, but then go right back to pouring in more junk. You’re no further ahead than when you started.

Not to mention, you’re going to have to go through those same detox symptoms all over again the next time you decide to “cleanse”.

In fact, some health professionals say that a cleanse without an intentional improvement in diet and lifestyle on the other side puts one even further behind.

Once you strip away the junk, your body is in pristine condition, meaning that it can now absorb nutrients (and junk) better than ever.

If, after your cleanse, you go right back to pouring bad food into a freshly cleaned body, it’s going to be absorbed into your bloodstream even more efficiently than before, dragging you down even further (and faster).

It’s a lot like the principles the Messiah taught about following him: don’t bother if you’re not willing to change your ways.

Have you ever noticed His actions on this manner? He NEVER apologized for demanding repentance (i.e. changing one’s ways). Think about any and every story in the Bible where He was teaching and preaching — not ONCE did He chase after someone who wasn’t willing to live by His example.

If someone wasn’t willing to do what was necessary (like the rich young ruler – Luke 18:18-25), He essentially said, “That’s OK. Knock yourself out… see ya!” Why?

Because half-way NEVER cuts it — in terms of faith or good health.

If you’re a new creation, you’re a new creation, period. Not a new creation with a new supply of old habits that you have to purge all over again. That’s not the idea of accepting Messiah and walking in His ways. And it’s not the idea of a physical cleanse, either.

I’LL HAVE MORE TO SHARE NEXT TIME… but in the meantime, you can read about this and a lot more my latest book, “Escape Root: The Secret Passage to Lifelong Wellness” available at ARoodAwakening.tv/Escape

By |July 17th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Is Breakfast Cereal Healthy?

Breakfast cereals, especially ones marketed to children, often claim that the cereal contains “A good source of calcium and vitamin D.” At face value, the claim is essentially true.

Calcium and vitamin D will indeed help children grow up strong IF, that is, these nutrients are derived from plant-based, whole food sources, which contain all of the naturally-occurring co-factors present in their natural state.

Of course, in the case of refined, boxed breakfast cereal, this is not the case.

The amount of sugar and refined grains in breakfast cereal completely nullify the amount of calcium and vitamin D that may be added to it, not to mention that the calcium and vitamin D had to be artificially inserted into the cereal to make the claim.

These nutrients are “isolated” nutrients, meaning they have been extracted from their natural state and separated from countless, complementary, naturally-occurring nutrients that help it carry out its expected benefits in the human body.

Not to mention, the refined sugar in the cereal — regardless of how many “vitamins and minerals” are added:

  • suppresses the immune system
  • upsets the mineral relationships in the body
  • causes blood proteins to function less effectively
  • produces a significant rise in triglycerides
  • can contribute to juvenile delinquency and obesity
  • contributes to premature aging
  • aggravates arthritis, and
  • is associated with the development of Parkinson’s disease.

Speaking of disease, we spend all kinds of time and money on disease research and therapeutic solutions, but cutting disease out or poisoning it or, more accurately, its symptoms, into submission is not the answer.

We need to focus on examining the fuel that made the body break down in the first place and using better fuel to reverse the damage.

As we have already established, that “breakdown” called disease, no matter what form it takes, is simply malfunctioning cells.

NEXT TIME… we’ll get into the secret to keeping your cells functioning at their maximum potential.

But you can read it ALL right now in my latest book, “Escape Root: The Secret Passage to Lifelong Wellness” available at ARoodAwakening.tv/Escape

By |June 25th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

The Breath of Life

I love how descriptive the Word of Yehovah is. We are often given metaphorical imagery to help us understand spiritual concepts.

These comparisons not only give us a tangible idea of what Scripture describes but, I imagine, that each metaphor also carries secret keys to understanding the physical world.

We are often called “the body of Messiah” in the Scriptures:

“For as we have many members in one body, but all members do not have the same function, so we, the many, are one body in Messiah, and members each one of one another.”
– Romans 12:4-5

We also know that we are created in the image of Elohim. Imagine, then, all the ways that our bodies reveal the glory of our Creator!

Recent studies have shown that the average human body is composed of approximately 37 trillion cells- not including the at least equal amount of foreign cell bodies that live in us, too.

97% of all cells in the body fall into one of six categories: red blood cells, glial cells, endothelial cells, dermal fibroblasts, platelets, and bone marrow.

Over 70% of ALL cells in our bodies are red blood cells. This means that most of our actual body is responsible for carrying oxygen to other cells. The other really important thing that red blood cells do is remove carbon dioxide from our cell tissues.

Glial cells, once thought to simply be neuron-insulators, are now being investigated more deeply as some scientists believe they could be responsible for our creative thoughts. They make up 90% of our brain. Another important function of glial cells is, again, to transport oxygen and nutrients to neurons.

Endothelial cells create a one-cell thick lining in all of our blood vessels. They ensure a smooth ride for our oxygen-carrying RBCs.

Dermal Fibroblasts are found in our skin, and aid in healing when we are wounded!

Platelets, another vital component to healing in our bodies, specifically work to seal any breaks in the endothelial lining of our blood vessels.

Lastly, we have bone marrow cells that are responsible for the cultivating of our blood cells.

This means that 97% of the human body is directly involved with the transport of oxygen to our cells.

“And YeHoVaH Elohim formed the man out of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils breath of lives. And the man became a living being.”
– Genesis 2:7

We that make up the body of Messiah all have this breath of life! What an interesting parallel the Father has given us in the design of our own bodies.

Just as our cells minister to one another, we are to do the same.

We are each filled with the Ruach haKodesh, the Holy Spirit, and we manifest different gifts that we are to use in support the body of Messiah as a whole.

How amazing! Baruch Hashem YeHoVaH!

I leave you with this…

As these cells bring life-breath to the functioning tissues of our bodies, they also rid the body of waste.

“And, according to the Torah, almost all is cleansed with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.”
– Hebrews 9:22

Our blood moves throughout the body, cleansing it. Individual cells are the vessels for cleansing. They are carried by the blood and they are filled with the breath-of-life!

I encourage you to dwell on this thought. We know of the power of the Blood. It courses through our (endothelial-lined) veins.

Each of us has the privilege of being vessels of the Holy Spirit.

Let us continue to work together as one body of many members, until the day He is crowned as King of Kings.

By |June 20th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

God’s First Instruction: Diet

Did you know that diet was God’s FIRST instruction to Adam?

It’s true – look it up! Immediately after creating Adam and telling him to be fruitful and multiply, the first instruction God gives to mankind is telling him HOW to do this. Yes, the FIRST and arguably most IMPORTANT instruction — is HOW to nourish the human body.

The principles of a plant-based diet for everyday health and even reversal of disease symptoms are in the very beginning of the Bible (in Genesis) and at the end (in Revelation). You may have never recognized it, but that’s because we often short-change God’s Word by considering it only as a spiritual book, not a how-to manual for physical healing.

But it really is. Let me explain what I mean.

Genesis 1:29 says:

“See, I have given you every herb bearing seed (vegetables, legumes, grains, herbs and spices), which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree, which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for food.”

Notice here that God does not say, “After you eat some plants, put that cow I just created into a corral, raise it, drink its milk, then kill its offspring, cut it up, roast it over fire, and eat it.” 

He didn’t even tell Adam to go fishing.

In fact, the verse before, Genesis 1:28 says explicitly that Adam is to have “dominion” over the fish, the fowl and every living thing” but says NOTHING about eating these animals. The first mention of what is to be “food” for the human body is in verse 29 – plants.

The ONLY thing he instructed Adam to do for nourishment was to eat what grows from the ground.

Now, think about this for a moment. God loved Adam. He created Adam to be the ONLY being that was created in His likeness. Adam is His baby, His crown jewel, His masterpiece, the crescendo in the creation symphony.

Obviously, he wants Adam to be healthy. And he’s not going to forget to tell Adam to eat something or deliberately wait and then add some more to the menu later. No.

God, in his very first conversation with mankind, immediately and deliberately tells Adam what to eat in order to live and be healthy in one simple statement: raw, whole, plant-based foods.

Are animals allowed to be food? Sure… but it’s not the best. It’s not what God originally intended. He intended a plant-based diet, but allowed an omnivore diet, even if it’s not the best, it will do.

It’s just like another original intention: one man, one woman, for life.

Now, God allows divorce, but it’s not his original intention. It’s not the best. I think you see what I’m getting at here – we should strive for the best, and that is God’s ORIGINAL intention for EVERYTHING in our lives.

MORE NEXT WEEK…

But you can read it ALL right now in my latest book, “Escape Root: The Secret Passage to Lifelong Wellness” available at ARoodAwakening.tv/Escape

By |March 13th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

How To Avoid Disease

Is there truly an escape route that enables you to sidestep the disease statistics of the modern world?

Indeed there is, and it’s simpler than you might think. In fact, I’ve met hundreds of people who have seen the symptoms of their life-threatening diseases simply disappear after making a simple diet change.

In some cases, it took a year or more; in others, less than a month.

I’ve seen diabetics reverse the symptoms of their condition in as little as two weeks, and I interviewed a woman a few years ago who reversed all symptoms of an egg-sized breast cancer in just three months.

One interview I’ll never forget was with a worship pastor who had lost his ability to play the piano because of multiple sclerosis. He had an MRI at the time of his diagnosis that showed lesions on his brain, confirming that his symptoms were due to MS.

He decided to forgo modern medical treatments and adopt the diet discussed in my book, Escape Root: The Secret Passage to Lifelong Wellness.

One year later, having refused any medical treatments, he had another MRI. The lesions were gone and so were his symptoms. The doctor in charge of his care told him plainly, “You could quit your job right now and make a living going with me to every medical conference in the world to show them your before and after MRIs, because you have the proof that diet change alone can reverse symptoms of MS. Doctors have never seen that before.”

I’ve seen symptom reversal from several diseases in my own family. Because of the diet discussed in Escape Root, I no longer have acid reflux or heart palpitations. My wife has been able to bring hypothyroidism, or Hashimoto’s Disease, under control. My parents, who both had colon cancer within three years of each other, have had perfectly clear colonoscopies since adopting the diet change — in their 70s! And my children, who both had asthma, no longer have any symptoms; all signs disappeared less than a month after giving up foods that were causing the problems.

How can a diet change do all of this? Don’t you need a special diet for this and a special diet for that? No!

The truth is that all disease is the same thing; it’s just different manifestations. All disease is simply malfunctioning cells. And the best way to ensure that cells function properly, especially after they have malfunctioned is with a plant-based diet.

MORE NEXT WEEK…

But you can read it ALL right now in my latest book, “Escape Root: The Secret Passage to Lifelong Wellness” available at ARoodAwakening.tv/Escape

By |March 7th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

We still need your help!

YOU have a ministry that is taking the gospel of Yeshua Messiah to all the nations of the world. But there is still so much more to do…

It was almost 7 years ago that I was introduced to the teachings of Michael Rood and the ministry of A Rood Awakening! International. At the time, I was a minister with The Assemblies of God and a television producer and Engineer. My career spanned from being an Associate Pastor of a church, to being the production manager of the world’s largest television network, TBN, and then to being Executive Producer of Long Form Media at Inspiration Networks. I guess you could say that I have seen the good and the bad of religious television, and I so wanted to get with a ministry that was truly doing what The Almighty had intended: To cover the Earth with the Gospel of Yeshua (Jesus), like the waters covers the sea.

“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
– Matthew 28:19-20

I had truly lost hope of ever discovering a ministry whose total focus was to spread “The Truth” of The Father and His Word to the nations. Then, I met Michael. Who was this man that looked like Santa Claus, but could tell you stories of his Creator that would stir your soul? I started studying his writings and videos. Tape after tape, book after book, I realized this was truly “it”.

This was a man that had been given revelation from The Almighty like no other Bible teacher I had ever met. And believe me, I had met quite a few…

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.”
– Hosea 4:6

Michael’s total focus is to spread the Gospel and to encourage YOU to engage as a minister or witness to the world.

We have been blessed to do so much in 2018:

  • Spread the Gospel to the continent of Asia.
  • Developed the MichaelRoodTV app for the iPhone and Android phones to reach out to our young people.
  • Went on new media platforms such as AppleTV, Amazon Echo, and Amazon Fire.
  • Restructured and improved our Roku App.
  • Began broadcasting on “The Word Network” that reaches the continent of Africa, the United States, and parts of Europe.
  • Maintained our presence on SkyAngel with Dish Network, UpliftTV with DirectTV, Omega Television in Iceland, and Europe.
  • Started Rood Radio, a 24-hour internet radio station
  • Initiated Rood Crew Radio to show you the behind-the-scenes working of A Rood Awakening! International.

And much more….

But the cost for doing all of this is staggering… Our TV and radio cost alone are over $25,000 per month and increasing on an almost daily basis. And there are so many more expenses.

 “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
– 2 Chronicles 7:14

You are the only one that makes these things happen. If it was not for YOUR sacrificial giving every year, we would not be able to help the underground church in China, the child in Costa Rico who needs the Truth of our Messiah, Betsy in Michigan who was freed from drug abuse, and Bill in Alabama who stopped harming himself and broke free from thoughts of suicide.

Yes, this is what your dollars do every year. Your dollars help to remove hopelessness in a lost and dying world and bring light and happiness through the Truth of Yeshua (Jesus). Every dollar counts. From $2 to $200,000, every cent enables us to continue the work of spreading the Gospel. Michael and I can’t thank you enough for your encouraging prayers and support.

But there is so much more to do. We still need your help.

Your help to employ more prayer warriors to communicate with the thousands of calls per month that we receive. Your help to go on to more television networks like GoodTV in China, Daystar in the United States, and to bring truth to the world through Season 3 of The Chronological Gospels: The Sign of Jonah. These things can only happen when you give.

Now is the time. This is your time to act to spread the Gospel, to cover the earth like the waters cover the sea. Can Michael count on you to partner with him to do this mission?

Your tax tax-deductible donation to A Rood Awakening! International makes it possible for us to do all of these things and to affect so many more lives. Between now and December 31, your best donation can be received and credited to your 2018 tax statement. Please, don’t wait. Give now. Continue to make a difference in the lives of countless thousands of hurting souls so that they can hear the true Gospel of their Messiah.

You are blessed… Now is your opportunity to be a blessing! May the Almighty truly bless you and your family in the coming new year.

“Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God:

“Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the country.

“Blessed shall be the fruit of your body, the produce of your ground and the increase of your herds, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks.

“Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl.

“Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out.

“The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before your face; they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.

“The Lord will command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand, and He will bless you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you.”

– Deuteronomy 28: 1-8

Thank you!

Tedd Clayton
Chief Operations Officer
A Rood Awakening! International

P.S. We have many ways to give. You can give by phone at 888.766.3610 or give online at ARoodAwakening.tv/Give Thank you!

Your donations keep Michael Rood on the air!
Click the button below to give your tax-deductible gift, or give by phone at 888.766.3610.

By |December 31st, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Michael’s 90-second Year-end Message

We have big plans and big productions scheduled for 2019 — and YOU are a part of them.

We are very serious about getting the Gospel of the Kingdom that Yeshua taught out to the world. In order to do this, we need to plan now.

We are asking you to give your best offering, now. Post-mark it or give online before midnight, December 31. This allows you to take advantage of the tax breaks that are available here in the USA.

We have been given great blessings in this country. We have been given the ability to reach out around the world with modern technology, which we could not have dreamed about 20 years ago.

This is your time to make a difference. You are the provision for others who are in need of this message; in turn, YeHoVaH will provide for your needs. Thank you for giving with a joyful heart before December 31.

Thank you for helping us help you, to help the world.

Your donations keep Michael Rood on the air!
Click the button below to give your tax-deductible gift, or give by phone at 888.766.3610.

By |December 30th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

CAMERA UPDATE – JUNE 27, 2018

We’re half way there — but we still need your help…

Use the form below to donate towards our new cameras:

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