What IS MSG and WHY is it in nearly EVERY FOOD today?

1 Peter 1:13 "Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;"

New Living Translation of 1 Peter 1:13:  [ A Call to Holy Living ] So think clearly and exercise self-control. Look forward to the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world.

MSG is Natural Flavorings and is in so many of the foods all restaurants, and many eating places destroys the brain and the eyes Retina etc. It is in ALL chips, cheese, milk, butter, all Chinese food, ketchup, fries from fast food places, etc...Do you buy "natural" cereals and granola to avoid pesticides and genetically modified ingredients?

As shown in this report from the Cornucopia institute, the term "natural" has no meaning except in marketing hype, and these so-called natural cereals are often priced higher than their organic counterparts.

Video (http://www.therealfoodchannel.com/page/20192.html):

The Toxicity of MSG 

We must help people see spiritual connection to it.  How does it affect my walk with God.
MSG (monosodium-glutamate) is a brain neurotoxin. 
It is a slow poison. 
Most people understand that MSG is
not healthy, so manufacturers have changed the name to "Natural Flavors". 

You will see this term or terms like "Natural Strawberry Flavor" or "Natural Vanilla Flavor" on many food and juice labels, even products that are called "nutritional".  If the product actually had "strawberry", the label would simply say "strawberry", not "natural strawberry FLAVOR".  The word "natural" means nothing. Everything is "natural" since everything has to come from something that was originally "natural". MSG hides behind 25 or more names, such as "Natural Flavoring."

The other issue is that manufacturers can say to you "There is no MSG in this product" as long as the MSG is a "constituent of an ingredient", ie. "natural flavors".  This is very deceptive.  Many ask this question, " What is the difference between the glutamic acid found in protein and the potentially harmful manufactured glutamic acid we refer to as MSG?"

This is a good question, and here is the answer:
Glutamic acid is an amino acid found in abundance in both plant and animal protein.  In humans it is a non-essential amino acid, i.e. the body is capable of producing its own glutamic acid, and is not dependent upon getting glutamic acid from ingested food.

Watch this video from the "60 Minutes" TV Show - 1992

What is MSG?
Outside of the body, glutamic acid is produced commercially in food manufacturing and chemical plants. Its use in food began in the early 1900s as a component of a flavor enhancer called "monosodium glutamate." Unfortunately, any glutamic acid that is produced as an individual amino acid outside of the body for use in food, drugs, dietary supplements, cosmetics, personal care products, fertilizers, or other, can cause or exacerbate brain lesions, neuroendocrine disorders, learning disabilities, adverse reactions, neurodegenerative disease and more in humans. Glutamic acid that is produced commercially in food manufacturing and chemical plants is known as "MSG."

Although an extract of seaweed had been used by oriental cultures to enhance food flavor for over 1,000 years, it was not until 1908 that the essential component responsible for the flavor phenomenon was identified as glutamic acid; and it was in 1910 that industrial production of glutamic acid designed for use in the food additive "monosodium glutamate"
commenced.  From 1910 until 1956, the process underlying production of "monosodium glutamate" was slow and costly.  However, in 1956, the Japanese succeeded in producing glutamic acid by means of bacterial fermentation; and after considerable research to identify suitable strains of microorganisms for starting the requisite cultures, large-scale production of glutamic acid (and food additive "monosodium glutamate") through fermentation began.

The first published report of an adverse reaction to MSG appeared in 1968 (Kwok, R.H.M. The Chinese restaurant syndrome. Letter to the editor. N Engl J Med 278: 796, 1968).  The first evidence that MSG caused brain damage in the form of retinal degeneration was published in 1957 (Lucas, D.R. and Newhouse, J. P. The toxic effect of sodium-L-glutamate on the inner layers of the retina. AMA Arch Ophthalmol 58: 193-201, 1957); and the first published report of brain lesions, obesity, and other disturbances with monosodium glutamate was published in 1969 (Olney, J.W. Brain lesions, obesity, and other disturbances with monosodium glutamate. Science. 164: 719-721, 1969).

Since the creation of man, he has eaten food in the form of protein.  We understand a fair amount about human protein digestion and subsequent metabolism at the present time. As part of protein digestion, protein is broken down into its constituent amino acids, one of them being glutamic acid. In the human body, the ingested protein is broken down (hydrolyzed) in the stomach and lower intestines through the action of hydrochloric acid and enzymes--both of which are found naturally in the human body.  In a healthy human, the body controls the amount of glutamic acid converted from protein in this way, and disposes of the "waste."  Humans do not store excess glutamic acid as such.

However, processed free glutamic acid (MSG) introduced as such into the body is not subject, at all, to the processes of digestion, including the processes of elimination of excesses of which are ingested. There are a number of methods presently used for producing MSG. Multiple studies show that MSG produced by every one of these methods can kill brain cells, cause neuroendocrine disorders, cause or exacerbate neurodegenerative disease, and cause adverse reactions in both animals and humans.

In its early editions of the Code of Federal Regulations, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) distinguishes between two classes of commercially manufactured glutamic acid when glutamic acid is to be used as a food additive (Code of Federal Regulations Food and Drugs  21: Parts 100-169, 1990;  Code of Federal Regulations Food and Drugs 21: Parts 170-199, 1989).

Class I. When glutamic acid is refined to approximately 99% glutamic acid, the FDA requires that the ingredient/product containing the 99% pure glutamic acid be identified on food labels as "monosodium glutamate."

Class II. When protein is broken down into its constituent amino acids, and refinement results in an ingredient/product that is less than 99% pure glutamic acid, the product is referred to as a "hydrolyzed protein product" (HPP).  This is typically stated on labels as "Natural Flavors". The manufacturer can say "There is no MSG in our product" as long as the MSG is less than 99% of the ingredient listed.

Olney and others have demonstrated that HPP, like "monosodium glutamate" causes glutamic acid type hypothalamic lesions and neuroendocrine disorders. HPP contain not only processed free glutamic acid (MSG) but other amino acids, including aspartic acid and L-cysteine, which are known to exert the same or similar neurotoxic effects as glutamic acid. (Olney, J.W., Ho, O.L., and Rhee, V. Brain-damaging potential of protein
hydrolysates. N Engl J Med 289: 391-393, 1973; Schainker, B., and Olney, J.W. Glutamate-type hypothalamic-pituitary syndrome in mice treated with aspartate or cysteate in infancy. J Neural Transmission 35: 207-215, 1974).

Humans who suffer adverse reactions to the ingestion of monosodium glutamate also suffer adverse reactions to ingestion of HPP (Schwartz, G. R. In Bad Taste: The MSG Syndrome Santa Fe: Health Press, 1988, pp 7-10). Similarly, they will suffer adverse reactions to ingestion of reaction flavors.

FDA regulations require that products that contain MSG inits "monosodium glutamate" form must be labeled with the words, "monosodium glutamate." Similarly,  FDA regulations require that products that contain MSG in its HPP forms must be labeled with their individual unique "common or usual names."  However, the FDA does not require, and has refused to require, that the MSG in products that contain any source of MSG be identified. The rationale given by the FDA for this refusal is that FDA code does not require that constituents of an ingredient be disclosed to the consumer. The MSG in hydrolyzed vegetable protein, autolyzed yeast, sodium caseinate, etc., is considered, by the FDA, to be a constituent, and therefore does not need to be disclosed.  Thus, very often, nothing on the label of a product containing MSG reveals that the product contains MSG.

The FDA goes even farther in allowing MSG to be "hidden," even more surreptitiously, in food.  When many MSG-containing ingredients are added to "flavor," "natural flavors", 
"flavoring," "natural flavoring," "stock," or "broth," not even the "common or usual names" of those particular MSG-containing ingredients need to be disclosed.

It is extremely important to the glutamate industry that consumers should believe that processed free glutamic acid (MSG) is identical to the glutamic acid in intact protein and in higher organisms (like the human body). The glutamate industry continues to deny that exposure to free glutamic acid found in processed food (MSG) causes adverse reactions including hives, asthma, seizures, and migraine headache; causes brain damage, learning disorders, and endocrine disturbances; and is relevant to diverse diseases of the central nervous system such as addiction, stroke, epilepsy, schizophrenia, anxiety, depression, and degenerative disorders such as ALS, Parkinson's disease, and Alzheimer's disease.

Central to their argument is the lie that the processed free glutamic acid used in processed food and in pesticide and fertilizer products is identical to the glutamic acid found in unprocessed, unadulterated food and in the human body. Central to the success of their argument is the fact that this glutamate industry lie has never been challenged by a
legislator, agency of the US government, or the Courts. When sued by those who have legitimate claims for damages caused by MSG, perpetrators of the lie settle out of court and leave no public record. Legislators and the Courts defer to the FDA, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the FDA, EPA, and USDA refuse to respond.

Most of the glutamic acid with which consumers come in contact is found in protein where it is connected to (or bound to) other amino acids in long chains.  There are two forms of glutamic acid found in nature: L-glutamic acid and D-glutamic acid. When glutamic acid is found in protein it is referred to as bound glutamic acid.  The glutamic acid found in protein is L-glutamic acid, only. Eating protein (which will contain bound glutamic acid that is L-glutamic acid, only) does not cause either brain damage or adverse reactions.

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, industrialists began to manufacture free glutamic acid.  Manufactured/processed free glutamic acid (MSG) always contains D-glutamic acid, pyroglutamic acid, and various other contaminants in addition to L-glutamic acid. Manufactured/processed free glutamic acid (MSG) causes brain lesions and neuroendocrine disorders in laboratory animals.  Manufactured/processed free glutamic acid (MSG) also causes adverse reactions which include skin rash, tachycardia, migraine headache, depression, and seizures in humans.

This information should be sufficient to demonstrate that processed free glutamic acid used in processed food, drugs, cosmetics, personal care products, dietary supplements, and in pesticide and fertilizer products is not identical to the glutamic acid found in unprocessed, unadulterated food, and in the human body. Truly natural glutamic acid does not contain
contaminants. Processed free glutamic acid (MSG) does.

This is another viewpoint about ...


The Slow Poisoning of America, a book written by John Erb, who was a research assistant at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. He spent years working for the government and made an amazing discovery while going through scientific journals for his book.

In hundreds of studies around the world, scientists were creating obese mice and rats to use in diet or diabetes test studies. No strain of rat or mice is naturally obese, so scientists have to create them. They make these creatures morbidly obese by injecting them with MSG when they are first born. The MSG triples the amount of insulin the pancreas creates, causing rats (and perhaps humans) to become obese. They even have a name for the fat rodents they create: "MSG-Treated Rats." 

Study on Overweight in Chinese Adults 

John wondered what was MSG in, and he was shocked when he went into his kitchen and checked the cupboards and the refrigerator. MSG was in everything -- the Campbell's soups, the Hostess products, Doritos, the Lays flavored potato chips, Top Ramen, Betty Crocker Hamburger Helper, Heinz canned gravy, Swanson frozen prepared meals, and Kraft salad dressings, especially the "healthy low-fat" ones. 

The items that didn't have MSG marked on the product label had something called "Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein," which is just another name for Monosodium Glutamate. 

It was shocking for him to see just how many of the processed foods we feed our children every day are filled with this stuff. MSG is hidden under many different names in order to fool those who read the ingredient list, so that they don't catch on. (Other names for MSG are "Accent, "Aginomoto," "Natural Meat Tenderizer," etc.) 

But it didn't stop there.

John wondered what restaurants serve food which contain MSG?  Burger King, McDonald's, Wendy's, Taco Bell, every restaurant -- even the sit-down eateries like TGIF, Chili's, Applebee's, and Denny's -- use MSG in abundance. Kentucky Fried Chicken seemed to be the WORST offender: MSG was in every chicken dish, salad dressing. and gravy. No wonder the coating on the skin is so good -- their secret spice is MSG! 

So why is MSG in so many of the foods we eat? Is it a preservative, or a vitamin?

Not according to John Erb. In his book, The Slow Poisoning of America, he said that MSG is added to food for the addictive effect it has on the human body.

Even the propaganda website sponsored by the food manufacturers lobby group supporting MSG explains that the reason they add it to food is to make people eat more. 

A study of the elderly showed that older people eat more of the foods that it is added to. The Glutamate Association lobbying group says eating more is a benefit to the elderly, but what does it do to the rest of us? 

"Betcha can't eat [just] one," takes on a whole new meaning where MSG is concerned!  And we wonder why the nation is overweight! 

The MSG manufacturers themselves admit that it addicts people to their products. It makes people choose their product over others, and makes people eat more of it than they would if MSG wasn't added. 

Not only is MSG scientifically proven to cause obesity, it is an addictive substance. Since its introduction into the American food supply fifty years ago, MSG has been added in larger and larger doses to the pre-packaged meals, soups, snacks, and fast foods we are tempted to eat everyday. 

The FDA has set no limits on how much of it can be added to food. They claim it's safe to eat in any amount. But how can they claim it's safe when there are hundreds of scientific studies with titles like these:

"The monosodium glutamate (MSG) obese rat as a model for the study of exercise in obesity." Gobatto CA, Mello MA, Souza CT , Ribeiro IA. Res Commun Mol Pathol Pharmacol. 2002.

"Adrenalectomy abolishes the food-induced hypothalamic serotonin release in both normal and monosodium glutamate-obese rats." Guimaraes RB, Telles MM, Coelho VB, Mori C, Nascimento CM, Ribeiro.Brain Res Bull. 2002 Aug.

"Obesity induced by neonatal monosodium glutamate treatment in spontaneously hypertensive rats: An animal model of multiple risk factors." Iwase M, Yamamoto M, Iino K, Ichikawa K, Shinohara N, Yoshinari Fujishima.Hypertens Res. 1998 Mar. 

"Hypothalamic lesion induced by injection of monosodium glutamate in suckling period and subsequent development of obesity." Tanaka K, Shimada M, Nakao K Kusunoki.Exp Neurol. 1978 Oct.

No, the date of that last study was not a typo; it was published in 1978. Both the "medical research community" and "food manufacturers" have known about the side effects of MSG for decades. 

Many more of the studies mentioned in John Erb's book link MSG to diabetes, migraines and headaches, autism, ADHD, and even Alzheimer's. 

So what can we do to stop the food manufactures from dumping this fattening and addictive MSG into our food supply and causing the obesity epidemic we now see? 

Several months ago, John Erb took his book and his concerns to one of the highest government health officials in Canada. While he was sitting in the government office, the official told him, "Sure, I know how bad MSG is. I wouldn't touch the stuff." But this top-level government official refuses to tell the public what he knows. 

The big media doesn't want to tell the public either, fearing issues with their advertisers. It seems that the fallout on the fast food industry may hurt their profit margin. Producers and restaurants have been addicting us to their products for years, and now we are paying the price for it. Our children should not be cursed with obesity caused by an addictive food additive. 

But what can I do about it? I'm just one voice! What can I do to stop the poisoning of our children, while our governments are insuring financial protection for the industry that is poisoning us? 

Spread the word!

If you are one of the few who can still believe that MSG is good for us and you don't believe what John Erb has to say, see for yourself. Go to the National Library of Medicine at 

Type in the words "MSG Obese" and read a few of the 115 medical studies that appear. 

We the public do not want to be rats in one giant experiment, and we do not approve of food that makes us into a nation of obese, lethargic, addicted sheep, feeding the food industry's bottom line. 

With your help we can put an end to this poison. Do your part by telling others about MSG. 

Blowing the whistle on MSG is our responsibility, so get the word out.

List of foods that contain MSG are below...  [sources FDA and "Food Allergies" by William E. Walsh, M.D.]:

Ingredients that always contain MSG

  • Calcium caseinate
  • Sodium caseinate
  • Gelatin
  • Glutamate/glutamic acid
  • Monopotassium glutamate
  • Monosodium glutamate
  • Hydrolyzed soy/Vegetable/etc. protein
  • Textured protein
  • Autolyzed yeast
  • Yeast extract
  • Yeast food
  • Yeast nutrient
Ingredients, food and beverages that might contain MSG or that were processed with MSG
  • Bouillon
  • Broth
  • Carrageenan
  • Enzyme-modified food
  • Fermented foods and beverages
  • Beer
  • Bourbon/Scotch/Whiskey/Brandy/Wine
  • Other alcoholic drinks
  • Flavors and flavorings
  • Natural flavorings
  • Natural beef flavoring
  • Natural chicken flavoring
  • Natural pork flavoring
  • Smoke flavoring
  • Barley malt
  • Malt extract
  • Malt flavoring
  • Maltodextrin
  • Pectin
  • Protein-fortified foods
  • Textured protein
  • Seasonings
  • Soy extract
  • Soy protein
  • So protein concentrate
  • Soy protein isolate
  • Soy sauce
  • Stock
  • Ultrapasteurized foods
  • Whey protein
  • Whey protein concentrate
  • Whey protein isolate

IMPORTANT: (please continue reading!) This list is for your reference. It is not a complete list, because in fact, there are varying levels of MSG depending on the ingredient/product. Please examine your diet and the things you're consuming in more detail if you think you might have a problem with MSG. A lot of the time you won't find exact information (disclosure) on product labels. For example the soy sauce I use doesn’t say it contains MSG on the product label. Instead, the soy sauce says, "Hydrolyzed soy protein". The sausage that I had been eating was labeled: "Monopotassium glutamate."

More info at: Truthinlabeling.org, "The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth about MSG." This site is run by a Chicago non-profit and contains a wealth of information related to MSG.  

Interesting paragraph I found on the above site: 

Glutamate Blockers?

Have you noticed that pharmaceutical companies are spending millions of dollars developing glutamate blockers with which to fight neurodegenerative disease like Alzheimer's disease, while the glutes are pouring (often hidden) processed glutamate (MSG) into our food?

Here's an article from US FDA (2003), "MSG: A Common Flavor Enhancer."

This article takes the stance that, yes, MSG is controversial, as there have been reports of reactions to MSG for decades, but these are among select groups and even then, are not consistent. I wouldn't rely on a single article, let alone one from the FDA, but would consider it significant that there have been ongoing reports of reactions even despite FDA recognition of MSG as "generally recognized as safe" as a food ingredient. 

Here's a link to an FDA Backgrounder (1995) that says many similar things in more detail to the FDA article above, "FDA and Monosodium Glutamate (MSG).

Take it with a grain of salt! Consider your diet, how you feel on routine basis and particularly how you feel after meals. Examine the labeling of what you are eating -- look for any of the ingredients above or the types of foods/beverages above. For the record, per the FDA's and its affiliates' conclusion that the reactions to MSG are centered on asthmatics and, or, those consuming MSG in large amounts (or on an empty stomach), I am not asthmatic, nor was I consuming MSG in "large" amounts for a single meal, nor was I necessarily eating on an empty stomach. 

The FDA's stance is dubious at best. The best you can do for yourself is to examine as I suggested above.

After reading all the info, I have come to the conclusion that MSG in our food can cause problems and if the only benefit of MSG is to want us to eat more, why is it in the food. Even the FDA site says there are side effects to MSG. Also with the obesity problem, do we really need to eat more? Think about this for a minute...if you have to doctor something up to make it tasty to the pallet, is it really good for you? 

Apples, oranges, grapes...good healthy food doesn't need any added ingredients. What processed food do they add natural favors to?  You got it...they are mostly the foods that need something to enhance the taste to cover up the bad and cheap unhealthy ingredients.  So, in conclusion, does it not seem feasible for us to consider eating more whole food...the way they were created by nature?

Over 100 years ago, God sent us the following warnings:

"Grains, fruits, nuts, and vegetables constitute the diet chosen for us by our Creator. These foods, prepared in as simple and natural a manner as possible,  are the most healthful and nourishing. They impart a strength, a power of endurance, and a vigor of intellect, that are not afforded by a more complex and stimulating diet. [The Ministry of Healing, p. 296.1 (1905)]

"In grains, fruits, vegetables, and nuts are to be found ALL the food elements that we need." Counsels on Diet and Foods, p. 92.2

"The indulgence of appetite affects them in all the relations of life. It is seen in their family, in their church, in the prayer meeting, and in the conduct of their childrenIt has been the curse of their lives. You cannot make them understand the truths for these last days." —Counsels on Health, p. 152.'

The food which God gave Adam in his sinless state is the best for man’s use as he seeks to regain that sinless state!

For Superior Brainpower Eat: 
(Like Daniel and His three friends did!)

"In grains, fruits, vegetables, and nuts are to be found ALL the food elements that we need." CDF 92, 310, 313

No Safety in Using Eggs, Milk, Cream, or Butter
Why? These items impair brain function, including all cheeses and animal meats (red/white/fish etc).

butter milk eggs cheese"Let the diet reform be progressive. Let the people be taught how to prepare food without the use of milk or butter. Tell them that the time will soon come (written in 1902)
 when there will be no safety in using eggs, milk, cream, or butter, because disease in animals is increasing in proportion to the increase of wickedness among men. The time is near when, because of the iniquity of the fallen race, the whole animal creation will groan under the diseases that curse our earth.

God will give His people ability and tact to prepare wholesome food without these thingsLet our people discard all unwholesome recipesLet them learn how to live healthfully, teaching to others what they have learned. Let them impart this knowledge as they would Bible instruction. Let them teach the people to preserve the health and increase the strength by avoiding the large amount of cooking that has filled the world with chronic invalids. By precept and example make it plain that the food which God gave Adam in his sinless state is the best for man’s use as he seeks to regain that sinless state." Testimonies for the Church Volume 7, p. 135.2 (1902)

"You should be teaching your children. You should be instructing them how to shun the vices and corruptions of this age. Instead of this, many are studying how to get something good to eat. You place upon your tables butter, eggs, and meat, and your children partake of them. They are fed with the very things that will excite their animal passions, and then you come to meeting and ask God to bless and save your children. How high do your prayers go? You have a work to do first. When you have done all for your children which God has left for you to do, then you can with confidence claim the special help that God has promised to give you."—Testimonies for the Church 2:362, 1870

"Men and women must be taught to take a careful review of every habit and practice, and at once put away those things that cause an unhealthy condition of the body." Counsels on Health, 445.

A pure and noble life, a life of victory over appetite and lust, is possible to everyone who will unite his weak, wavering human will to the omnipotent, unwavering will of God. MH 176.

Notes from Devotion for Health Message and Sanctuary

 The Health Message in the Sanctuary


Psalms 77:13  Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God?  The Sanctuary is our mind, our body temple of God. Our body/mind belongs to God, not to us. Are we going to abuse God's house by putting food/drink/stimulants that tear down God's house? If we want to be connected to God in a living way, a pipeline to Heaven, we must return to eating like Adam & Eve ate before sin entered this world. If we want to return to a sinless state, we must return toeating like they did. All other food/drink/stimulants cloud and benumb the mind so we cannot think clearly.  I want the Christ and His Father and God living in my mind...by their Spirit...they have promised to make THEIR abode in our temple/mind. Let this mind be IN YOU that WAS IN Christ Jesus....this is the MIND OF GOD/CHARACTER/THOUGHTS/FEELINGS of GOD sent to us through His Son Jesus Christ. The 10 commandments reflect the character of God.



Living in day of atonement since 1844-otherwords living in day of judgment.  Judgment scene is revealed to us in Daniel 7-speaks that books were opened.  Now Christ is in the most holy place-every one who has professed to be a Christian is being judged and from that judgment their eternal destiny will be decided.  Israelites knew the seriousness of this day.  They stopped everything and afflicted their souls.  They examined themselves to see if there was anything within them, any sin unconfessed that would seperate them from God.  Because when the High Priest came out of the most holy place every case was decided for life or death.


It is the same for us today, and I want us to consider if we truly believe that we are living in the antiypical day of atonement.  
Then we need to consider our example, the Israelites and do what they did.  And this morning want to focus on one of the things that did was to afflict their souls.  So we need to u/s the afflicting of our souls and if it has anything to do with the health message. (1863)


Understand principle of afflicting our souls—How do you define that Ezra 8:21 to afflict one soul is to seek the right way-requires examination-but directly connected to seeking the right way was to fast.  In Ezra proclaimed fast so that we might seek the right way.  It was necessary for them to successfully afflict soul and seek right way.

(meaning of that)


Fasting was intrical part of Israelites to successfully afflict soul.  Need u/s things about fasting from basic principle--

So if they fasted we need to fast since we are living in Day of Atonementt-they fasted 25 hours according to tradition.  But how can we enter into such a fast as this.  Is it practical.  God requires it so we must do it.  Surely He has a way for us to accomplish it.  Turn with me to Daniel 10

Daniel 10:  1

Daniel was mourning for three weeks and he did not eat pleasant bread nor flesh or wine nor anoint himself at all.  Daniel is mourning but connected with it was fasting.  Why refrain from eating certain things.  So vision could be made clear.

Daniel and rev pg. 39 this mourning of the prophet was accompanied with fasting. Not complete absent but plainess and most simple diet.    And he did not anoint his head.  Can be absence from certain kind of foods. 

2-3 During those days, I, Daniel, went into mourning over Jerusalem for three weeks. I ate only plain and simple food, no seasoning or meat or wine. I neither bathed nor shaved until three weeks over-some translations say rich food

Here we have an example of fasting can be absence from certain foods.

In Counsel and diet pg 90 true fasting recommended to all -is absent from every stimulating kind of food and proper use of wholesome simple food which God has provided in abundance.  Lord makes it plain that there is a fast all should be applying in our lives today. 

Exact Quote

131. We must be constantly meditating upon the word,eating it, digesting it, and by practice, assimilating it, so that it is taken into the life current. He who feeds on Christ daily will by his example teach others to think less of that which they eat, and to feel much greater anxiety for the food they give to the soul.  {CD 89.3} 

     The true fasting which should be recommended to all, is abstinence from every stimulating kind of food, and the proper use of wholesome, simple food, which God has provided in abundance. Men need to think less about what they shall eat and drink, of temporal food, and much more in regard to the food from heaven, that will give tone and vitality to the whole religious experience.  {CD 90.

Where can we find the blueprint for these simple food. 

How Simple a Diet Will We Come To?

“Let them preserve the health and increase the strength by avoiding large amounts of cooking which has filled the world with chronic invalids. We are coming to the time when recipes for cooking will not be needed for God's people will learn that the food God gave Adam in the sinless state is the best for keeping the body in a sinless state.” EGW from Kress Collection (Dr. Rand R-14-1901, Jan. 22)

But some folks will say that Eating and Drinking habits have nothing to do with my walk with God or myyour salvation.  I will not change my ways.

Do you believe that practice of inquity can cause separation between you and God.  Isaiah 59:2

Iniquities can do that.  But what is iniquity.  What are some acts I can do that cause inquity.  Say sodom what comes to mind (sexual sin)

49-50 “‘The sin of your sister Sodom was this: She lived with her daughters in the lap of luxury—proud, gluttonous, and lazy. They ignored the oppressed and the poor. They put on airs and lived obscene lives. And you know what happened: I did away with them.

The Message   (MSG)

Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 199


Ez 16: 49  definition of iniquity fullness of bread—gave list of iniquity acts of Sodom.  One of them was “fullness of bread.”  It is overeating, bible used term called gluttony which is an iniquitous act.  Practice of gluttony.  Exodus 5:  MM taught to ascertain the cause.  Why did this happen.

  See Proverbs 30: 7---

And then he prayed, “God, I’m asking for two things
before I die; don’t refuse me—
Banish lies from my lips
and liars from my presence.
Give me enough food to live on,
neither too much nor too little.
If I’m too full, I might get independent,
saying, ‘God? Who needs him?’
If I’m poor, I might steal
and dishonor the name of my God.”

The Message   (MSG)


  So in EZ fullness of bread is inquity.  Proverbs 23—God puts gluttony on same par as drunkness. 


Food and drink has direct effect on mind.  If mind weakend not able to rightly understtand the way of God.  1 Corn 31  whatso ever eat or drink do to glory of God.  If want to eat and drink to His glory what do you need to u/s.


When God made man b/c living soul.  He was made will all the elments of the soul, calicum, magn phosp...all these things in ground.  Dust compose of elements, elements compose food, food builds blood, blood builds cell, cells build tissues, tissues build organs builds systems and man is composed of organs.


What is food  Abundant Health 125-- any substance when absorbed into the blood noursih tissue, repair waste and furnish heat to the body

without causing injury to any of its part

MH295 our bodies are made up of the bodies eat-eat foods that contain elements needed for the building and nourish the body. 

When think about mind-the brain nerves communicate with entire system is the only media which heaven can communicate with man.  

When heaven wants to talk to us does God want to give us present truth so we u/s judgement stand without mediator.  God trying to communicate through brain nerves. 

What is the Glory of God.  Exodus 33:18 –Moses wants to see God's glory.  So topic at hand is glory of God. Now God responds in exodus 33 next verse.  So Glory of God and goodness of God and name of God have the same meaning. 


Did God show Moses his glory.  Yes Exodus 34:5-7 here's what Bible says.

Proclaimed name of the Lord, merciful, gracious, longsuffering and abundant in goodness and truth.  What did God show Moses.  Showed him His character.

FLB pg 84 God revealed his character to Moses

So now more intelligent on 1 Corinthians 31.  So glory of God is His character.  Whatever we eat or drink should help reproduce God's character in me.  Let's consider now how do we eat and drink.  Satan gives us step by step instructions on how to be sinners.  We need to show how to eat and drink.


Observe attributes of God's character.

Deut 30: 19, 20  I call heave and earth to record against you set before you life or death.  Therefore chose life so you may live.  God is revealing Himself as life.  John 14: 6  John 11:25.   One of key attributes of God's character is life so whatever eat or drink should produce life in you not death.


We are to consider what is set before us.  Will that food produce life or death in me.  If produce death in me need to leave alone (sprite-consider what put in my mouth-read the list of ingredients-high fructose corn syrup-what do to my body-debilitate immune system because it is sugar-eat something that comprimises my immune system-open body to sickness and death-not produce life in me-not drinking to the glory of God.

Can make it practical what is this going to do to me.

Psalm 46-God is our refuge in strength.  What we eat is suppose to Strengthened our body not weaken it.


God is not author of confusion—should not putting something in system to cause confusion—like circulation challenged-heart palpitating like caffeine and coffee.

 Look at attributes of God character and can practically apply these truths.

 Now reason why this is important Psalm 104:14—herbs for service of man that he might bring forth food from earth.  The plant kingdom was to serve man to be like a medicine. 

Food is one of the key things we must u/s especially how it affects the mind.

Bible gives us instruction on when eat (time to eat and drink), quantity to eat (about the honey-Proverbs 24 talks about moderation—drink a little alcohol in moderation)  Need to understand physiology regarding our bodies. 

God presents balance in what we eat.  Eat sufficient amount unless eat too much.  Broccoli is good for you but do not eat it 10 days straight.  Ecc 10:17 we should eat for strength and not for drunkenness

When God made man b/c living soul.  He was made will all the elements of the soul, calicum, magn phosp...all these things in ground.  Dust compose of elements, elements compose food, food builds blood, blood builds cell, cells build tissues, tissues build organs builds systems and man is composed of organs.


What is food  Abundant Health 125-- any substance when absorbed into the blood nourish tissue, repair waste and furnish heat to the body

without causing injury to any of its part.  MH295 our bodies are made up of the bodies eat-eat foods that contain elements needed for the building and nourish the body. 

When think about mind-the brain nerves communicate with entire system is the only media which heaven can communicate with man.  

When heaven wants to talk to us does God want to give us present truth so we u/s judgement stand without mediator.  God trying to communicate through brain nerves. 

Facts:  80 water 10 billion nerve cells our memory can hold up 1 trillion bits of information over lifetime vs computer 1000 bits of information.  More intelligent than computer.  U/s this is the brain the mind.  No, it is not.

The mind is software, brain is hard drive.  The brain is organ that we must keep strong so that mind that represents thoughts and feelings can be properly conducted and clear.  So if the hard drive-got a mess up hard drive will effect the software.  So if the brain in debilitated condition will effect the thoughts and feelings. 


All of those elements is what we need.  Food breaks down blood-blood feeds the brain—brain is where mind is house-where thoughts come from the thoughts are the actions- and then actions repeated form habits and habits form character and character determines destiny.  Always been divine link between what eat and drink and how it effects the mind so that we can know the way of God


Bible says time to be born, die-Bible says we die before our time. In Ecc.


Inspiration tells us in CD 404-erroneous eating and drinking results in erroneous thinking and acting.  And what happens look at COL pg. 356—actions repeated form habits, habits form character and by character our destiny for time and eternity is decided.  See connection.  Children of Israel knew in afflicting of soul had to include fasting.  Because had to abstain from anything that would effect body and cloud mind and not able properly u/s way of god and properly examine themselves to u/s all is well.


Cannot u/s bible truth b/c what is put in system-argue in board meetings


Why? b/c of erroneous eating and drinking

We want to make sure that we are living in day of atonement-need to afflict soul last thing want to do is indulge in appetite-and put things in system that numbs the body and mind. 

We can profess to keep 4th commandment but breaking the 8th  1 corn 19:20

Christ owns us-we are stealing from Him because not taking care of our body and mind.  Give example of us stealing.  Take you vase-admitted to taking it-we would say this brother just stole from my house.  Stealing is when take something owned by someone else and for personal use.

Even though have good intentions still a thief-know ye not body is temple of the holy ghost and you are not your own you have been bought with that precious blood of Jesus.  Have no right to take possession of God and feed what we want without consulting the owner.  Can't dress how want without consulting the owner.  Need to approach the owner.  If do that Bible calls it stealing.  This is how EQ can say is violate law of health is to violate the laws of God

Living in time of judgment.  Jesus says almost getting ready to come.  Do you know if you are lost will ever be void in heart of God because no one else like you.  Jesus longs for day can move pray out of the way.  That he can remove the instruments.  Can burst through clouds and can see us face to face.  Only way can happen is to afflict soul-need for your mind to be clear-to be mindful of eating and drinking habits.

Romans 7:25  I thank God through JC our Lord so that with the mind I serve the law of God.  That's why Jesus says in time of judgement must be mindful what putting into your mind.  To keep my law mind must be in condition that can serve me properly. 

Realize today to faithfully afflict my soul need to start fasting.  Not doing it to make self right with God.  No food item can eat to make you righteous but it is because of Christ righteousness.  Motivation is to make sure mind is clear so I can faithfully serve Him.

This is the principles that govern the Gospel of Health.

Look at God's food manual the Bible.  Some people going about teaching about health but God gave us thegospel of health There is a big difference.   In presentation of the health principles we must keep connected principles of hr and the 3rd angels message.  Power comes when keep them connected.  Volume 1 Test 337-there was an elder actually preaching about Sabbath truth and she said what you did was no difference from SD baptist would have done.  But had you connected the messages it would have had power that convicted mined of hearing teach health independent of the gospel all you are doing is teaching them to be healthy sinners.  This is not our work.  Want to be health worker can be New agers know about charcol, hydrothereapy-u/s all of those things but there is no power b/c no gospel.  We must help people see spiritual connection to it.  How does it affect my walk with God.  Some people say what I eating and drinking has nothing to do with my salvation, walk with God level of spirtuality, my walk.  It's a side issue.    

Taught on the gospel of health-said God providence to have him there that Sabbath.  Had conference official told us that eating and drinking habits have nothing to do with our salvation.

The gospel and health cannot be divorced.

"You Are What You Eat"

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