Michael Rood’s Stroke and Recovery

We know that you pray for Michael Rood every day and now he needs your prayers more than ever. A few weeks ago, Michael had a stroke. He has been in the hospital and rehab, but now he is home with his wife Analil and is making remarkable progress toward a full recovery.

Michael and the entire “Rood Crew” would like to say thank you for all the support you have shown him. He feels each and every prayer you have sent to the Father on his behalf.

Just before the stroke, Michael was in the studio taping programs and love gift teachings and he wanted me to let you know that there are plenty of teachings to air while he is recovering. We also have several ministry friends who will be filling in, such as Bill Cloud, Kevin Fisher, Miles Jones, Nehemia Gordon, and our very own Scott Laird and David Robinson.

Finally, Michael wants you to know how much he loves each and every one of you. If you are asking yourself, “What can I do to help?” the biggest thing you can do right now is continue to pray for strength, wisdom and a complete recovery — and to continue to support the ministry with you prayers and financial support.

We need you to stand with us now more than ever during these prophetic days we are living in. Michael has many messages yet to share and will be continuing to spread the truth, with your help.

Another thing you can do, if Michael has made a difference in your life, is to get out your phone and send Michael a video message, wishing him a quick and speedy recovery. Or if you prefer, please jot down a short email message to him, speaking from your heart and wishing him well. These messages will go a long way to help speed his recovery and show him the love you feel for him. You can send your videos or emails to bestwishes@michaelrood.tv

From all of us here at The Rood Crew, we wish you the peace and happiness of our Father and thank you again for all you do to help Michael and the ministry continue to spread the gospel, like the waters cover the sea.

Is Your Mineral Supplement Worth It?

Organic in the sense of “organic minerals” means that the mineral was derived from something living.

The definition of a mineral is surprisingly simple. A mineral is “an organic substance needed by the human body for good health.” Now let’s stop for a minute and examine an important word in that definition: Organic.

Typically, when we see the word “organic”, we think of organic vs conventional produce; in other words, grown without chemicals or genetically modified seeds. That is indeed one definition of organic, but that’s not what we’re talking about here.

Organic in the sense of “organic minerals” means that the mineral was derived from something living.

Organic minerals come from plants; they are bioavailable. What that means is that they are very absorbable into the cells of the human body.

Organic minerals break down slowly, increasing their stability. This stability enables organic minerals to complete their journey to the parts of the body where they are needed without breaking away and binding to other compounds in the body, which would render them less absorbable or even completely unabsorbable.

Inorganic minerals, on the other hand, are mineral salts derived from non-living things (i.e. rocks and soil). Inorganic minerals are less bioavailable because they are less stable.

Inorganic minerals have a tendency to become “unbound” too quickly; they may bind with other molecules that make them less bioavailable or even completely unabsorbable. Obviously then, organic minerals are best to rebuild your cells, which are dying and being replaced at a rate of 300 million per minute.

So how do you know which type of mineral is being used in that supplement in your cupboard? Dr. Robert J. Thiel, author of Naturopathy for the 21st Century has a good rule of thumb:

Most mineral salts are listed on the label with a two-word description, while most food complex minerals list the mineral and the source. For example, if next to the word ‘calcium’ the label says ‘carbonate’, it is clear that this is a mineral salt. If on the other hand, next to the word ‘calcium’ it says it is in a food complex (or otherwise states the food source) then it is usually from a food (it is of interest to note that calcium citrate is actually the rock known as limestone processed with lactic and citric acids — it is not a product of citrus fruits).”

Incidentally, your body cannot convert inorganic minerals into organic minerals — only plants can do that. The plant’s roots go into the soil, absorb the mineral salt, and convert it into something that is best for the human body to use. That’s why plants are so important to human health.

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

Fighting Cancer With Plants

Silymarin consists of flavonoids found in the milk thistle plant.

What if there was a natural way to fight both breast cancer and prostate cancer? And what if you could do it without side effects and increase the effectiveness of conventional cancer treatments while you’re at it?

The Creator of the universe is way ahead of us. Such a compound has always existed in the milk thistle plant: Silymarin.

I first learned about the power of silymarin in The Blaylock Wellness Report, written by Dr. Russell Blaylock, a nationally recognized board-certified neurosurgeon. Silymarin consists of flavonoids found in the milk thistle plant. Silymarin has long been heralded for its antioxidant and liver-protective qualities and is now being researched for its anticancer attributes in both breast and colon cancers.

In breast cancer, it works by interfering with cancer growth. It binds to estrogen receptors, essentially putting up the “no vacancy” sign to cancer, preventing tumor growth.[i]

Amazingly, it goes exactly where it is needed, accumulating its cancer-fighting power in breast tumor tissue.[ii]

Equally remarkable, silymarin does the opposite to help men deal with prostate cancer. Instead of “putting up the no vacancy sign”, it opens a door.

Aggressive types of prostate cancer are typically unresponsive to conventional radiation treatment, but silymarin helps by being a “radiosensitizing” agent; it opens the door of cancer cells, putting out the “welcome mat” for radiation therapy to do its thing far more effectively.

In fact, one study in 2015 showed that use of silymarin in conjunction with radiation therapy resulted in 10 times better kill rate of prostate cancer cells. Even better, the silymarin only helped to kill the cancer cells and actually protected normal cells that would typically experience radiation poisoning and injury.[iii]

Silymarin also beats cancer at its own game in the colon.

As a survival mechanism, colon cancer cells will suppress their vitamin D receptors in an effort to protect themselves from vitamin D’s cancer-fighting effects. Silymarin reverses the effect, allowing vitamin D to break into the cancer cells and do what it does best: stop the cells’ proliferation and spread.

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

[i] Agarwal R, Agarwal C, Ichikawa H, Singh RP, Aggarwal BB. Anticancer potential
of silymarin: from bench to bed side. Anticancer Res. 2006

[ii] Lazzeroni M, Guerrieri-Gonzaga A, Gandini S, Johansson H, Serrano D, Cazzaniga
M, Aristarco V, Puccio A, Mora S, Caldarella P, Pagani G, Pruneri G, Riva A,
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(Phila). 2016 Jan;9(1):89-95.

[iii] Nambiar DK, Rajamani P, Deep G, Jain AK, Agarwal R, Singh RP. Silibinin
Preferentially Radiosensitizes Prostate Cancer by Inhibiting DNA Repair
Signaling. Mol Cancer Ther. 2015 Dec;14(12):2722-34.

The Healing Power of Vitamin C

Meeting the “% Daily Value” of any particular nutrient is usually not enough

I have routinely included 3,000 to 4,000 mg of vitamin C in my morning breakfast/vitamin routine. It may sound like a lot, mainly because we are conditioned to the “% Daily Value” we read on the “Nutrition Facts” panels on packaged foods.

What most people do not realize is that those “Daily Value” percentages are just enough to avoid a deficiency. If a person is already deficient in a certain nutrient, ingesting enough to reach 100% is not going to help the deficiency.

These recommendations are, essentially, just enough to keep a person alive! Yet, in today’s nutrient-draining, stress-filled world, most people are deficient in at least one nutrient or another.

Meeting the “% Daily Value” of any particular nutrient is usually not enough. It’s like trying to re-fill a quickly draining bathtub with a slowly dripping faucet.

So why take so much vitamin C? What does it do?


Vitamin C helps to heal bruises, wounds, fractures, and scar tissues. It strengthens blood vessels and supports a healthy appetite and stable moods. In fact, it supports overall good health including regular heartbeat, good digestion, and healthy levels of hemoglobin.

Studies have also shown that Alzheimer’s patients given anti-oxidants (in a formula containing vitamin C) demonstrate significantly improved cognitive scores. Research has also shown that people with higher vitamin C levels experienced 50% less death from cancer than those with low vitamin C levels.

Many of those with advanced lung and colon cancers who underwent intravenous vitamin C completely recovered, and as Dr. Thomas Levy mentions in his book Primal Panacea vitamin C has the potential to eradicate cancer altogether.

In a press release dated January 26, 2020, Orthomolecular Medicine News Service reported, “The coronavirus pandemic can be dramatically slowed, or stopped, with the immediate widespread use of high doses of vitamin C.”

Ironically, as all-powerful as vitamin C may seem to be, it is very fragile when exposed to heat. So, processed foods and cooked foods that contained vitamin C before they were cooked or processed likely won’t have much benefit.

Rule of thumb…

Eat foods rich in vitamin C raw, and make sure that any vitamin C supplement comes from a whole food source. If it does, it will say so right on the supplement facts panel.

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

Meat, Eggs, Dairy, and Cancer Risk

For many reasons, the gut is indeed the command center for human health. It is a fascinating warzone, a seesaw balancing act between good bacteria and pathogenic bacteria.

Many factors in today’s world can lead to bacteria imbalance, which is why supplemental probiotics have become so popular. Probiotics help to maintain a proper balance of good bacteria and pathogenic bacteria. This helps the body to absorb nutrients and to heal itself of disease.

One of the more eyebrow-raising gut bacteria discoveries in recent years is the role that animal-based foods play when it comes to cancer risk. The surprising thing about this discovery is that cancer risk does not come directly from the animal-based food itself (or even the fat of said foods).

The problem arises in the process by which the human body digests these foods. When the human body’s intestinal bacteria digest red meat, eggs, and dairy, the liver responds by producing a substance called trimethylamine-N-oxide (or TMAO for short).

High levels of TMAO in a person’s blood are now considered to be the “smoking gun” for colon cancer risk.

In fact, a recent, five-year study showed that women with the highest level of TMAO in their blood plasma had the highest risk for rectal cancer — up to 340% greater risk than women with the lowest TMAO levels!

Remember, this has NOTHING to do with genetics. It’s all about cancer risk from eating red meat, eggs, and dairy.

What if you cut out red meat and dairy as many people are doing nowadays? Are eggs really that bad?

Well, another study, which focused solely on egg consumption, found that colon cancer wasn’t the only concern. It found that elevated TMAO levels from eating 5 eggs or more per week is associated with a “modestly elevated risk of breast cancer, and a positive association between egg intake and ovarian and fatal prostate cancers cannot be ruled out.”

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

What Your Eyes Say About Your Health

Did you know that when a natural, unprocessed food comes into contact with your taste buds, your body knows exactly what to do with it?

Your taste buds can actually recognize unprocessed food and according to what food it is, your body will automatically secrete a special combination of digestive fluids that are best adapted to digest the specific food your taste buds are detecting!

On the other hand, processing changes the flavor of natural food; and, as a result, taste buds do NOT recognize the food. That sends a misguided message to the body and leads to a dysfunction in digestive fluid secretion, which is not ideal for nutrient absorption nor gut health.

This may seem like revolutionary science, but the connection between natural food, nutrient absorption, and gut health is not a new understanding.

Thousands of years ago, Hippocrates (known as the father of medicine and from whose name we get “The Hippocratic Oath”) stated, “All disease begins in the gut.”

Even in his day, he recognized the importance of gut health; and indeed, gut health affects overall health.

A visual example of this concept is an eye chart used in the natural health practice of iridology. Iridology examines the iris of the eye as a health map of the entire body. That map resembles the hub and spokes of a bicycle wheel — the hub being the pupil and the spokes being the iris, the colored part of the eye.

Each section of your iris represents a particular part of your body, much like the nerve endings in the sole of the foot correspond to parts of the body in the practice of reflexology.

Discolorations in a particular part of the iris indicate disharmony in the corresponding part of the body.

For example, a dark spot in the lower left quadrant of the left eye indicates trauma or less-than-optimal function in the person’s left kidney. Likewise, every other part of the body occupies a small space in the spokes of the iridology map.

There is one part of the body that affects the function of all others: The gut.

On the iridology map, the gut is wrapped around the entire pupil, meaning that gut health affects all other “spokes” stemming from it. In other words, the health of your gut determines the health of every other part of your body.

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

Why Digestion Is So Important

Many people have digestive troubles today, and that’s a concern for overall health — because proper digestion is an important key to healing.

Now, for people with a healthy digestive system, raw food is easiest for digestion. Raw foods have their own enzymes to help the food break down and metabolize. But it’s not that easy for people with irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis, or stomach issues.

In fact, many doctors will tell people in these situations that they cannot have raw food at all.

However, it’s not the raw food that’s the problem, per se. It’s the fiber. The juice is just fine, and in fact, can help the body overcome digestive issues.

Most of the nutrition in raw food is found in the juice, the fiber just holds it all together. So, a person with digestive issues can drink freshly extracted juice to help heal their condition without the fiber. Then, once healing begins, they can usually begin to include whole, raw foods that have been blended in a blender.

Why put raw food in a blender? Blended food is much easier to digest because the blender has done much of the digestion work already.

Blending breaks open the cells of the food in a much more efficient way than chewing can, which means that more nutrition is released.

Blended food can deliver as much as seven times the amount of nutrition of food chewed in its whole form.

Quite often, the very reason a person has any illness at all is that they’re not absorbing nutrients, even if a digestive-related illness has never been diagnosed.

You can have the greatest diet in the world, but if your body cannot absorb what you are eating, your great diet is not doing any good.

You have toxins in your body (as everyone does), but you don’t have the nutrient absorption to fight back, you’re not going to be able to defend yourself against sickness and disease.

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

How To Escape Disease Statistics

A wise man once said, if you’re doing something that no one else is doing, chances are you’re doing something right.

When your diet and lifestyle are healthier than everyone else around you, you may be perceived as strange or extreme. But if you’re doing something the rest of the world is not, suddenly the world’s disease statistics don’t apply to you.

Think about it: A statistic that says that “1 in ‘x’ Americans will get stuck in an elevator in their lifetime” doesn’t apply to you if you never use an elevator.

Likewise, a statistic that claims “1 in ‘x’ Americans will develop ‘this or that’ disease” is derived from a sample of typical Americans from all walks of life who may or may not be watching their diet and lifestyle.

If you are one of the rare ones actually looking after your health and lifestyle in a way that the rest of that sample group is not, then you are not part of that statistic, and the results do not apply to you.

Those scary ‘diseases-of-affluence’ statistics will NOT apply to you.

When you decide to take care of your health in a way that seems “weird” to everyone else, you are protecting and empowering your health better than everyone else. You’re changing the game, actually, you’re taking yourself OUT of the game.

If you eat better foods than everyone else, your health will be better than everyone else because you literally ARE what you EAT.

Your cells will be more vibrant and resistant to the symptoms of disease because you are fueling them with foods that are jam-packed with life-giving force, and that gives you a health advantage.

The way your body responds to everyday lifestyle factors is significantly superior when you choose to eat a high percentage of raw, living, plant-based foods and juices because your body is properly equipped to deal with the situation instead of succumbing to disease.

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