It was great to see you and your family this weekend (at the Whole Life Expo). I want to thank you for your motivation and inspiration. Reading your new book, Live Foods The First Divine Act and Requirement of a Holistic Living Way of Life, Saturday motivated me to move completely to an exclusively live foods diet. As a nurse, I see the results of the American diet.
For the past 10–12 years we have been very interested in nutrition and improving our diet. We have progressed from a carnivorous cooked foods diet to our present 100% live foods diet. We were introduced to the live food way of eating 1½ years ago. Since then, we have been attempting to rid ourselves of the cooked food addiction. We did rid our diet of sugar and white flour…. Marshmallows! We have used many "games" as you call them.… I need tofu in my diet. Then, with the tofu, I cooked vegetables. Imagine killing all those wonderful gifts from God. A baked potato won't hurt.... A little brown rice is not bad.... and If we eat only whole grains cooked: whole wheat pasta, whole wheat bread etc., etc., etc.... We have always in the 1½ years been consuming fresh, live, and juiced fruits and vegetables, raw nuts, and periodically cookies we made from soaked and sprouted grains. We have even been on a 12-day juice fast.
Allow me to take this time to give thanks and praise to The Most Supreme Spirit of Love, Righteousness, and the Holistic Living Truth and to acknowledge The Special Messenger, my leader and spiritual teacher, The High Priest Kwatamani.
The plight of the black man, awareness of self, and raising my level of consciousness have always been major concerns of mine. However, they have never been realized. As a young teen growing up in the so-called self-awareness period of the sixties, I found myself in various so-called black organizations promoting the advancement of our people. At eighteen, I joined the Nation of Islam to follow Elijah Muhammed. As a young man in the Nation of Islam, I felt very strongly that Elijah Muhammed held the key to the problems facing black people. His teachings had given me a longing to see black people united and economically self independent. Then, in 1975, Elijah Muhammed died and with him seemed to die the ideals of nationhood, unity, and self help. I became very disenchanted with the new leadership. Things started to shift toward the traditional Islam, and I could not get with it. I felt like there should be something more, but unfortunately, the more for me at that time were drugs and alcohol. So for the next thirteen years my life was controlled by drugs and alcohol.