“Maintaining Our Temples” is my kind of book. Sister Qaraandin captures the essence of the definition of dis-ease, and informs us of the path necessary for increased longevity. In fact, we can only maintain our temples by consuming the proper foods. This enlightened approach to healing our bodies leads to the rebuilding of our communities as well. We have the keys to unlock profound individual and group transformations from the hell of bad eating habits.
As the author notes,
“The healing power of a person lies within the person, not within the doctor, a pill, or a knife. The healing power of a community lies with the community, not within a ballot box,an executive order, or a referendum.”
The power of choice is critical for the breaking of the bonds of culinary slavery.Over a decade ago, I became a vegetarian. However, my pre-veggie days were full of consuming all types of meats, wine, ice cream, butter, white rice and gallons of eggnog. Almost without warning, I suffered a grave diabetic attack; I was in the hospital for a week; then, I started insulin injections twice a day. What caused my body to malfunction? Wrong foods!I was informed by my colleague Professor Phyllis Washington that her aunt used insulin for sixty years. The prospect of becoming that type of addict frightened me. Another colleague, Dr. William Primus suggested I use huckleberry leaf tea for my condition. He noted his sister, a nurse, had great success with the tea in the treatment of her diabetic patients. The tea had a positive impact upon my system.I went back to the health food store and purchased literature on vegetarianism. Those reading materials changed my life.I was on a transition diet, about a year, from filthy meat consumption to a HARDCORE veggie lifestyle. My food became my medicine and my medicine became my food. It was food that transformed my body, and I became insulin independent. So for the last decade, I have existed without needles and shots. If I can do it,you can do it too. Remember your body is a Temple. Read deeply from this splendid little book and “eat” every page to commence a new life.
AXE’ and Peace Dr. Morris Johnson Miami, Florida
Dr. Morris R. Johnson is a world renowned Afrikan scholar and Pan- Afrikan activist. He is a highly regarded educator, academician who operates on the world stage from his home base in Miami. Dr. Johnson teaches at Miami-Dade Community College North Campus.