Daniel then said to the guard whom the chief official had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah, “Please test your servants for ten days: Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink. Then compare our appearance with that of the young men who eat the royal food, and treat your servants in accordance with what you see.” So he agreed to this and tested them for ten days.
At the end of the ten days they looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food. So the guard took away their choice food and the wine they were to drink and gave them vegetables instead.
You may already be familiar with this story in the Bible. If you want to read the entire story see the Book of Daniel Chapter 1.
Is it a miracle or a coincidence that Daniel and his friends were the healthiest of the young men in the service of the King? Neither, the results of their choice to not eat the King's food and eat only vegetables was a real physiological effect. They reaped the rewards of what they put in their bodies. If you ate nothing but vegetables and drank only water for ten days, only ten days, you too would be the healthiest person in your household.
Our family has experienced, first hand, what it is like to live with little physical energy and also what it is like to have tremendous amounts of energy. Immediately after giving birth to my second baby, I personally hit the lowest point in my health. I had next to no energy. Both my mind and my body were slow and sluggish. After a year of living this way, our family did a 21-day detox (which we had done in the past) and my energy level went through the roof! I started waking up at 5:00 AM without an alarm and feeling energetic until I went to bed at 9:00 PM. My mind was clearer and I was able to accomplish about five times what I would normally accomplish before the detox.
My husband also experienced greater mental capacity and lost a little weight to boot. While we were doing the detox, he taught himself how to create websites and built six of them in one week!
Although I have been doing this same detox for over 12 years, I find that each time I do it, I go through a deeper change in my life, my character, my habits or my devotion to God.
Cleansing out the body with live foods has benefits beyond the physical; it has very real spiritual blessings. Daniel and his friends experienced this too.
To these four young men God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning. And Daniel could understand visions and dreams of all kinds. Daniel 1:17
I must admit that doing the detox wasn't always a walk in the park, but the results were worth whatever sacrifice I thought I was making at the time. The following Psalm was ever so true for me on many occasions.
Psalm 126:5 Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy.
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