Recently, worrying that my son is entering puberty and helping him in his spectrum will become more challenging; I desperately need him healed. So, I stumbled onto a statement on Autism forum. Someone mentioned that she followed the guidelines on: Feast Without Yeast, and her autistic son was cured. Immediately, I purchased and downloaded the book on my PC Kindle and began to scan through it. I began to understand more about autism and how it could be treated or reversed. Our Pediatricians would never give any idea on what to do with an autistic child except telling the parents that no one knows the cause of autism and so there is no treatment.
Well, with the understanding I was getting, I started exploring resources. I gave up in the past after our early DAN (Defeat Autism Now) Doctor’s visitation came to abrupt end when he was about two to three years. Since then, I focused on praying for my son, trusting the LORD to heal him. However, out of ignorance, I did not know or understand that while I depended on prayers for the healing of my son, I was also doing something with his health that would not help the situation.
From all the resources I gathered, I understood autism is (partly) medically linked with intestinal or digestive problem (gastrointestinal dysfunction). I already knew that autism is caused by the presence of lead/mercury in the child’s system and one of the ways this happens is through immunization, as the shots are preserved by mercury. In our earlier intervention, the DAN Doctor we saw and paid hourly rates started the treatment that would lead to mercury coalition, but due to a circumstance beyond our control, the Doctor stopped the treatment at the last stage. I could not find another DAN Doctor in the area to continue from where she stopped. That haunted me for years that we almost had my son treated. In 2013, his Pediatrician spoke some words that calmed me down when she said to me that there is nothing I did or never did that caused or sustained his problem. So then, I continued spiritually to fight in prayers for his healing, but not really encouraged that the symptoms are still there. At one time, I tried doing the mercury coalition myself by purchasing some non-prescriptive drugs in an organic store. I was told that one of the drugs I purchased melts metals in the body and so I started giving it to my son. A couple of days later, my son had a very bad diarrhea and vomiting. I now understood that such uneducated step I took would not only melt mercury but some useful metals in his body such as iron, zinc, potassium. Thus, my son was so sick that I had to pick him up from school and rushed him to emergency ward after some hours in his Doctor’s office. We spent the rest of the day into the night in the emergency ward. Later, I discarded the drugs and continued dwelling on prayers, but feeding him everything we ate. That was part of the problem. I wonder how long my son would have lived if I had continued feeding him all the wrong foods that we eat, which are not suitable for his health.
The yeast overgrowth in the intestinal tracts is caused by gastrointestinal disorder, or when they are given antibiotics. Antibiotics kills both the good bacterias (probiotics) and the bad bacterias in the small intestine, where foods are digested. This causes the yeast to overgrow to occupy the spaces where both the good and bad bacterias inhabited. Outside the body, certain foods we eat end up feeding the yeast such as sugar and some foods we will discuss later.
The consequence of Yeast overgrowth are those symptoms[GG1] we see in autistic child which include behavioral problems, non-verbal, tantrums, self-injurious behaviors, repetitive behaviors, restlessness and sleeplessness at nights, impulsive behaviors, learning disability, lack of focus, climbing, jumping, sugar and food cravings, indigestion, diarrhea, headaches, etc. Most of these symptoms also occur in people who are not autistic but with leaky guts, or gastrointestinal disorders. Well, for the autistic children, since most of them are nonverbal you will not know when they are going through pains and why they are crying over some distress. They are frustrated and could not communicate, so they turn to behavioral problems and most of the ones described above.
I am not a medical Doctor, but getting some of this understanding will help some people with the same problem. Another problem in the intestine, which cause indigestion is what is called: “Leaky guts” whereby the small linings in the small intestine are damaged due to certain reasons which include certain toxic foods they eat or the antibiotics. There is therefore, inflammation in the intestinal walls causing stomach aches and pains during an attempted digestion. This same leaky guts and indigestion problem is not only limited to an autistic. It affects adults and people that suffer some other internal diseases.
Due to lack of digestion which is caused or fueled by wrong foods, toxins from the food or some food particles which should have gone into waste, now leaked into the blood stream, polluting the blood system. As the blood pumps into the brain and circulates all over the body, because it is full of toxins, it causes brain and body disorder and the child malfunctions behaviorally and also suffers all kinds of body and brain disorder. They also suffer stomach pains, headache, diarrhea in some cases, bloating, and so forth including all those symptoms of the yeast overgrowth mentioned earlier. They throw tantrums and inflict themselves with some injurious behaviors because they cannot communicate what is happening to them. Some other symptoms also include joint pains, muscle pains, headaches, vomiting and so forth (not just the autistic children experience these symptoms). And since Doctors don’t have all the answers as the root cause of autism, I believe it has a spiritual dimension and that’s where prayers come in. We are however, concentrating here on the medical aspect.
The body of an autistic child is full of toxins and metals. The presence of the yeast in their guts cause lots of hyper and behavioral problems, and when certain foods are fed them including the foods that contain yeasts, it feeds the yeast in the gut: Sugar, wheat products, dairy products (cow milk and cheese and butter), soy foods, certain carbohydrates (since they convert to sugar in the body), they become problems to the gut and they feed the yeast, causing more damages and toxins in the system. The yeast in the gut therefore, has to be controlled or removed or starved by eliminating the foods that feed them.
For my son, each day, besides the milk he consumed in the school during breakfast and lunch, my son would go to the refrigerator numerous times until he consumed at least a quarter can of milk each day. This was followed by cereals, bread with either peanut butter or some other spreads. I allowed him to feed freely with everything we ate. Should I start beating myself for allowing all these to happen, walking in such ignorance? Was I blind? Why haven’t I found out all this information and follow the guidelines, and why was I not being informed even when he spent three weeks in autistic behavioral foundation and yet no information on proper dieting?
Well, let’s start from here:
I started eliminating wrong foods especially foods that contain yeast and animal dairy products (cow milk, cheese, soy), and replacing them with the right foods for him especially following the order of Feast Without Yeast, and many resources I found on the web. Cow milk is replaced with Rice milk, coconut milk or almond milk. Sugar is replaced by hundred percent pure/organic honey, wheat flours replaced by potato, rice and other gluten free flours, etc. At this point, the Holy Spirit pointed to me the need to fill the gaps I was creating concerning his feeding with natural /organic vegetables. These organic vegetables could only be found in organic stores. I completely left every food store, and concentrate on organic foods only including even the very dish washing soap and body wash have to come from organic stores. Toxins both from perfumes, detergents, household cleaners and foods have to be completely eliminated from everywhere. Though focusing only on organic stores for everything is very expensive as I have to get much of what he needs from there. I have to plan his meals to contain only the appropriate foods; daily extract juices from the vegetables and organic fruits to help him detox those toxins in his blood stream and organs. These natural detox will also release the necessary vitamins that will enable the growth of new cells in the gut and brain even as I also put him on Yeast aid medication to control the yeast growth inside his gut with some natural needed multivitamins to create rooms for the needed cells to grow in place of the damaged ones, bringing complete healing to his intestinal walls and systems.
Since the bodies of the autistic children contain much toxins and metals, following the proper guidelines will naturally detox the toxins in the body organs that are there due to the leaky guts, which release food toxins that were meant to go into waste rather into their blood stream causing many disorders in the brain and body as mentioned above.
PARALLEL TO SPIRITUAL DETOXIFICATION
While diligently working on this each day, to separate the bad food from the good food, the Holy Spirit began to show me the parallel to our spiritual lives.He began to draw my attention to spiritual toxins that damage our spiritual lives and cause us spiritual sicknesses and inability to receive the flow of the life of God, which is the abundant life the LORD has for us.For a couple of days, He continued to show me the parallel between the healing of my son and our wholeness in the LORD…how to maintain that wholeness and consistent holy relationship with the LORD, by eliminating both the physical and spiritual toxins that affect our relationships with the LORD. As a matter of fact, following my son’s diet as my personal diet eliminated in me tiredness, stress and shortness of breath caused by blood cholesterol that used to cause me to easily go out of breadth. I am now so full of energy that I can continue jumping while praising the LORD or exercising myself without getting tired.
These foods that cause these troubles are among the foods the LORD eliminated from our diets when we look at the foods He asked His people to eat and not to eat…both those who took the vow of the Nazarites, His Priests and His people as a whole. The foods He asked us not to eat are health hazard food as they spiritually and also physically pollute and destroy one’s body. Let me elaborate on this a little before returning to spiritual detoxification.
During Passover and the feast of unleavened bread, the LORD asked His people to remove any trace of yeast from their dwellings for seven days. Yeast represents sin. It leavens the bread. Our LORD Jesus was an unleavened bread given for us because He was without sin (symbolized by yeast). The word of God says that a little leaven leavens the whole lump. That is, a little yeast (sin) contaminates the entire body either of individual or the entire body of Christ. Remember how the sin of Achan caused the glory of God to leave the camp of Israel, and the people did not recognize it and so they suffered great defeat during their battle with AI. Thousands of them died in that battle, because of the sin of one person in their midst. A little leaven leavens the whole lump.
So while I work hard to select the appropriate diet for my son to destroy the presence of yeast in his system, I have to work hard to stop every avenue both yeast or casein, animal dairy products will enter into his system. In the school, both their breakfast and lunch, even their after-school snacks all contain gluten and casein. It does not matter whether the children are special or normal. It is only the parent that actually cares. So I have to go to store, carefully select everything without yeast and casein and replace them with GFCF (Gluten Free Casein Free) products. At home, I prepare and pack both his breakfast and lunch, even the after-school snacks which I even bake myself. This way I am not only eliminating these toxins from his food, I am eliminating every outside avenue through which he will be contaminated because a little yeast or diary product will cause a big problem to his gut, feeding the yeast already there and causing more damage to the gut again (A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump).
SEPERATING THE CLEAN FROM THE UNCLEAN FOODS
In this same way, the LORD God gave us instructions on how to remove destructive toxins from our spiritual lives, and also how we can physically live long without diseases. Why do early people live five hundred years and-, 900yrs? It’s partly or mostly, because of the foods they ate. God gave us list of foods to eat and not to eat. Some forbidden foods include pork and many swarming and creeping things. Daniel determined never to pollute himself with the king’s food, and so he had to make a strict dietary choice in the king’s court that might not be a balanced diet, but with his friends they entrusted their health in the hands of God. God honored their faith and made them look healthier and fatter in flesh than everyone else who ate from the King’s table.If Daniel determined not to defile himself with the king’s food (Daniel 1:8), it then means that eating certain foods will cause us spiritual toxins that will separate us from God because He does not dwell in a polluted temple. He is Holy and his Temple, our bodies must be strictly kept holy. No unclean thing will enter into His Kingdom or rule with Him in His Millennial Kingdom.
Let’s quickly look at Leviticus 11
Only these shall ye not eat of those that chew the cud, or of those with cloven hoofs: the camel, for it cheweth the cud, but hath not cloven hoofs—it shall be unclean unto you; and the rock-badger, for it cheweth the cud, but hath not cloven hoofs—it shall be unclean unto you; and the hare, for it cheweth the cud, but hath not cloven hoofs—it shall be unclean unto you; and the swine, for it hath cloven hoofs, and feet quite split open, but it cheweth not the cud—it shall be unclean unto you. Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch: they shall be unclean unto you (Leviticus 11:4-8)
These shall ye eat of all that are in the waters: whatever hath fins and scales in waters, in seas and in rivers, these shall ye eat; but all that have not fins and scales in seas and in rivers, of all that swarm in the waters, and of every living soul which is in the waters—they shall be an abomination unto you. They shall be even an abomination unto you: of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase ye shall have in abomination. Whatever in the waters hath no fins and scales, that shall be an abomination unto you (Leviticus 11:9-12 )
And every crawling thing which crawleth on the earth shall be an abomination; it shall not be eaten. Whatever goeth on the belly, and whatever goeth on all four, and all that have a great many feet, of every manner of crawling thing which crawleth on the earth—these ye shall not eat; for they are an abomination. Ye shall not make yourselves abominable through any crawling thing which crawleth, neither shall ye make yourselves unclean with them, that ye should be defiled thereby. For I am Jehovah your God; and ye shall hallow yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy; and ye shall not make yourselves unclean through any manner of crawling thing which creepeth on the earth (Leviticus 11:41-44 )
Also Read Deuteronomy 14: 3-21.
The LORD said to Adam and Eve in the Garden: of every tree of the Garden you shall eat, but this one Tree of the knowledge of good and evil, do not eat the fruit for the day you eat it, you shall die (paraphrased). Just as Adam and Eve disobeyed the LORD, many in the Body of Christ are very guilty of eating the things the LORD asked us not to eat and so load their bodies with toxins, both physically and spiritually. Have you had stomach upset, bloating, stress, indigestion and aches (as though someone is punching your stomach with knife) and all kinds of disorder in your body after eating certain foods? Some people are even rushed to emergency wards because they ate certain things, and they call it food allergy. Yet, many people die from food allergy. God has long list of what He gave us as food to eat and what not to eat, for our good. The foods He asked us not to eat are unclean. For instance, let’s check pig.
How many people like the sight of a pig? Back home in Nigeria, pigs live in gutters, slumps, very polluted environments that are hard to enter because of the foul odors such environments emit. They enjoy rolling themselves inside such dirt eating all the wastes around the area including human and animal feces. Most of them live inside gutters where all kinds of dirtiness flow including also human feces. For those who keep them as poultry and put them into a shelter, the place also is so dirty that the smell in the area is very disgusting. So why are there pig meats all over our supermarkets in spite of all it’s disgusting uncleanness. And the LORD told us that they make us unclean. Their meats come as ham, sausage, bacon and meats. I have tasted sausage; it is nothing but salty taste. Check them out as toppings on the Pizzas. Why do people delight in them in spite of all their uncleanness and the diseases they carry? I can think of nothing but ignorance and rebelliousness to God.
Concerning the physical health of a pig, pork meats contain so much parasites that cannot be eliminated by cooking no matter how much it is cooked. Such diseases are embedded on their skin and inside their bodies and cause disease and parasites and worms in humans. Please first watch the video on the footnote. It contains much information concerning pigs and pig meats. Pigs…
…are considered the scavengers of the farm (created to eliminate any waste on the farm), often eating anything they can find. This includes not only bugs, insects, and whatever leftover scraps they find laying around, but also their own feces, as well as the dead carcasses of sick animals, including their own young…A pig digests whatever it eats rather quickly, in up to about four hours. On the other hand a cow takes a good twenty-four hours to digest what it’s eaten. During the digestive process, animals (including humans) get rid of excess toxins as well as other components of the food eaten that could be dangerous to health.
Since the pig’s digestive system operates rather basically, many of these toxins remain in their system to be stored in their more than adequate fatty tissues ready for our consumption. Another issue with the pig is that it doesn’t have any sweat glands. Sweat glands are a tool the body uses to be rid of toxins. This leaves more toxins in the pig’s body. I don’t have to tell you that when you consume pork meat, you too are getting all these toxins that weren’t eliminated from the pig. None of us need more toxins in our systems. In fact we should all be doing what we can to eliminate and cut down on toxin exposure. One vital way to do this is by choosing what you eat carefully.
Studies show that pigs carry toxins and diseases that kill millions of people each year. There are many sources of information for these but one of the common experiments many people made on Youtube videos is pouring coke on a chunk of raw pork. After about a couple of hours, worms begin to emerge. Same with ham. Check the links belowYou can make your own research and see how Americans are even dying from many diseases from swine including the swine flu which calls for swine flu shots.
When I was in elementary school, I remember my teacher once explaining how worms emerge from the body of a pig when lime is squeezed or poured on its body. So pork, whether cooked or raw contain maggots and these maggots enter into intestinal tracts of pork consumers to cause much damage to the body so much so that there is stomach ache, and parasites and many kinds of diseases. Please check the links below for more valuable information. These foods spiritually and physically pollute and destroy humans through diseases they carry.
Besides Pork, the LORD (Yahweh) commands us not to eat anything in the sea that has no scales and fins: Clams, periwinkles, crabs, and all shellfish. They are the swarming creatures that live underwater which we are forbidden to eat. They cannot swim, and so they stay or crawl on the water floor eating the waste products of everything in the sea. Each time I open a clam…big for nothing I could call it; that small meat inside is full of waste product. At the end of the day, you have just a very small meat out of that big shell cover. The same with crabs. Why is crab so hard to eat, because they are not supposed to be food for humans. They eat unclean things. Periwinkles look good when coiled out from its shell, yet its almost a complete waste, except for a very tiny meat at its head. The rest of the body is waste. The beautiful and delicious looking presence of pack of periwinkles in foods is just the sight of it especially if one pours them into food with all the beautiful looking body, full of waste. But if you wash off the waste, it remains almost nothing. So it’s basically a waste product. Yet, God calls them unclean food. They are truly unclean foods. When you buy periwinkles with shells, you see they are very unclean. They are also spiritually unclean because they dwell on dirt and feed on the bottom of the sea. And since they and all shell fishes eat unclean things from under water, cleaning the sea from the waste products of other animals; eating them therefore is eating unclean food with parasites. God commands us not to even touch these unclean creatures because they make us unclean. They are not for human consumption.
The swarming things on the land include snails and those crawling things that are named in the Bible. I picked Snails because it is a great and very expensive food. I keep wondering why snails are such expensive but almost tasteless. It feels like great meat even though I do not know its nutritional values. Back home, when people come out at nights, snails come out of their shells and crawl on some dirty roads and roadsides where people release wastes. They crawl over human feces, dead animals and eat every unclean thing over which they crawl. And while crawling, people will pick them up and look for more. In the market, it is a great food. In the restaurants, Christians and non-Christians alike do not care how snails come about, but we eat them. It’s a great meat in almost every great restaurant. When I was pregnant for my firstborn in Nigeria, snail was one of my favorite foods. I added so much snails on my meals each time I cooked that someone made a joke of me that I would have a baby with a continual running nose and messy face. She said that because of the nature of snail…too messy with slimy body that it takes too long a time to clean up the extreme slippery body. But the worst is that snails developed and grow big by feeding on waste products such as human and animal feces, dead animals, and so forth. You will get them in very dirty places, eating dirty soils and so forth.
The LORD said that these things pollute us and make us unclean. He warned us not to even touch their carcasses, their bodies. He said:
Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty (2 Corinthians 6:17-18). Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the LORD (Isaiah 52:11)
We are also forbidden from touching or eating strangled or dead animals…anything that died of itself. As long as blood did not pour out of any animal, it is unclean because, life is in the blood. So eating half-cooked meat (steak or meat that still has blood on it is not right.
And whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, that eateth any manner of blood; I will even set my face against that soul that eateth blood, and will cut him off from among his people. For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul. Therefore, I said unto the children of Israel, No soul of you shall eat blood, neither shall any stranger that sojourneth among you eat blood. And whatsoever man there be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, which hunteth and catcheth any beast or fowl that may be eaten; he shall even pour out the blood thereof, and cover it with dust. For it is the life of all flesh; the blood of it is for the life thereof: therefore, I said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall eat the blood of no manner of flesh: for the life of all flesh is the blood thereof: whosoever eateth it shall be cut off (Leviticus 17:10-14)
I was opened up to these when I started separating GFCF food from the foods I give my son, and concentrating on the right food so that he shall be healed. From there, the Holy Spirit pointed to me on the very things that will completely detox my son’s system from the toxins, and how violating it will not heal him in spite of prayers. I have to carefully stick to the foods that will heal him as very little violation of these can cause great trouble because, a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.
In the same way, He began to show me many ways believers/ we contaminate ourselves and carry spiritual toxins; how we are required to walk on the narrow way, never to turn to the right or left to avoid contaminations and the toxins of sin that pollute us and block the flow of the life of God into our lives. I began to see the need for us to remove these spiritual and physical toxins from our lives so that the life of God will flow into us. It is written:
Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise (1 Corinthians 3:16-18 (KJV)
God says that He will destroy those who pollute His Temple, their bodies violating His divine instructions. Instead of living on medications for life, ty changing your diet and begin to abide to divine instruction concerning your diet. You will see the difference, even as you obey. Prayer works, but taking precautions is also very important. We are entering into the Millennium, and nothing unclean, no one who practices abomination or lying, or who eats swarming things and swine flesh shall enter in it.
For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire. For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many. They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine's flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the LORD (Isaiah 66:55-17)
To continue this article, I will look into other sources of spiritual toxins in our lives which do separate us from God, learning to separate the clean from the unclean in our lives. I will also look into the connection between the flow of our blood in our bodies and its connection to the life of God in our lives and why we are asked to keep our bodies (blood) pure. We shall also look at how our worship could be chemicalized, filled with spiritual toxins. Would God dwell on toxic worship? Is He not Holy? It may come as a book.
SO IT’S TIME TO SPIRITUALLY AND PHYSICALLY DETOX OUR OURSELVES.