How To Eat To Live (24, 1968)
Muhammad Speaks Newspaper
P.O Box 44261
Detroit, MI 48244
HOW TO EAT TO LIVE
Reprinted from the May 24, 1968 edition of Muhammad Speaks Newspaper
BY ELIJAH MUHAMMAD, MESSENGER OF ALLAH
Eat one meal a day or one meal every two days, if you are able. If you
eat the proper food, and not poison food and drink,you will prolong your
life, make yourself youthful, and will keep away sickness, and suffering
(even colds), said Allah to me in the Person of Master Fard Muhammad, to
Whom praises are due forever.
KEEP THE body and the mind clean. Do good to self and to others. Keep
away from evil and remember Allah always, and He Who Came in the Person
of Master Fard Muhammad, to Whom praises are due forever, will remember
you. But, you must eat pure food (the food that Allah has pointed out to
us to eat) and stay away from that which He Forbids us to eat, such as
swine flesh (the hog).
I will be a happy man when I see the day that our Black people forsake
the hog. This divinely prohibited flesh (the swine) can be the cause of
most of our sickness. The professional people such as doctors and
religious scholars and scientists, know this to be true. But, in this
wicked world (of the white race) they were made to teach against the good
Law and Guidance of Almighty God, Allah, to Whom praises are due forever.
ALL THAT God Says “thou shall not do,” the white race says “thou shall
do” or “thou should do.” And then, they are bold enough to ask you “what
is wrong with eating the pig.” The hog, according to the teaching of God,
in the Person of Master Fard Muhammad, to Whom praises are due forever,
is very poisonous. It contains more poison than a rattlesnake.
Of course white people eat rattle snakes. It is not the flesh of the
rattle snake which is so poisonous, but the sac full of poison, which it
carries in its mouth. When the rattle snake strikes you, it empties the
sac of poison into you flesh. This causes death to the victim, if he does
not receive attention quickly, But the actual flesh of the hog is 999%
poison (nearly 1000%) as taught to me by God, in the Person of Master
Fard Muhammad, to Whom praises are due forever. This poison is not going
to kill you instantly. It drags you along for many years.
IT IS a very deceitful poison. It is in the form of live worms commonly
called pork worms (trichinae). In a hog eater’s body, these worms
multiply by the millions. They first enter the walls of the stomach and
then from the stomach pass out into the intestinal walls. And, from the
intestines they travel up the back in the spinal cord into the muscles of
the body and finally into the brain. When these worms get into these two
places, last mentioned (of the body), the disease becomes incurable.
This is an example of a parasitic roundworm, Ascaris, in a young child.
Trichinella is responsible for the most serious roundworm-caused disease,
which is known as trichinosis. They live in pigs’ intestines and
produce young that make their way to muscle tissue and form tough cysts.
Look at the pictures in physiology books or in the dictionary where this
worm is enlarged several hundred times. The lives of people with such
poisonous worms in their bodies are usually limited to less than one
hundred years, and for many, less than seventy years. There are a few who
live past a hundred years, whose constitutions may have been much
stronger than others.
Trichina (enlarged through microscope) encysted in muscle. Picture from
YOU MAY say, “one hundred years is all I would want to live”. No, this is
not the Truth. You would like to live a hundred thousand years if you
could, when death approaches, you, for this is the law of life; it always
wants to stay here.
Eating any kind of flesh is not good for us, not even beef. No animal
flesh can be said to be good for human consumption, not even fowls, and
very few fish, not to think of the scavengers of the water, such as
crabs, shrimps and oysters.
We must learn to eat vegetables and fruits and stay away from land flesh.
It is a little difficult for us to suddenly stop eating beef, lamb, and
chicken, but we must wean away from such flesh gradually.
EATING one meal a day prolongs your life if you eat the right food.
People will soon live a life of one thousand years, after the removal of
this wicked world.