Not Always Doctor and Drug Store BillsBy The Honorable Elijah Muhammad | Last updated: Jul 12, 2012 - 1:19:01 PM
BUT, if you are sick you are not required to follow the course of one (1) meal a day. But, if you are only sick with a greedy appetite, eat one (1) meal a day and you can control your sugar diabetes. You can also control little minor ailments such as all kinds of local fevers and diseases. By eating one (1) meal a day you will not attract minor ailments.
YOU will not have high fevers if you eat right and if you think right (a right heart). You CANNOT get good results from Allah’s (God’s) Law except that you think right. Your heart has to be in accord with what you say.
By eating one (1) meal a day, you will not be always paying doctor bills and drugstore bills for prescriptions. Eat one (1) meals a day and eat the proper food. Do not try to eat everything that is edible.
Just get yourself some common food. Number one, a bag of navy beans. Cook them well-done so that you will not get the colic from eating half-done beans. Put a little seasoning in the beans, if you want to. If you want meat in them, do not put pig in them. Use beef lamb or chicken in the pot of beans. Do not use fish to season the pot of beans.
EAT the beans and if you want something else, like vegetables, eat the best of the vegetables that Allah (God) Has Caused to Grow out of the earth, for us.
BUT, do not eat leaf vegetable, such as collard greens, which some of us have taken for our diet. Do not eat a lot of green vegetables, anyway. Eat the white heads of vegetables, such as cauliflower and white heads of cabbage. Eat that type of food. You can eat the roots of turnips but do not eat the salad (leaves).
Eat rice, but do not eat the rice without washing it thoroughly until the water becomes clear as you pour it off the washed rice. And take the rice and parch it in a pan that has a little butter, vegetable oil or corn oil or olive in it. Keep turning the rice over in the pan and do not let it burn. Then put it into your boiler with water in it and let is boil slowly. Keep the fire low enough so that the water just pips. It does not take a lot of rapidly boiling water to cook rice. Just let it simmer on the stove until the grain of rice swells to two or three times its natural size.
THE LESS you eat the longer you live. You can eat once every two days. You will live that much longer. If you eat one meal a day from the cradle you should live three hundred (300) years or more, for you will not be sick, Allah (God) Who Came in the Person of Master Fard Muhammad, to Whom Praises are due forever Assured me of this.
YOU will not be sick often if you eat one (1) meal a day. And if you eat once every two (2) days you will not know what sickness feels like. That is if you eat the right food and the right food for thought thinking.
EAT right and abstain from eating when you are not hungry, and you will be able to do much in this world’s life. I have tried all of these things so that I can know the results before I teach you to do for yourself and you may be happy.
STOP eating that three meals a day and eat one meal a day instead. Try out what Elijah teaches you for one week. See if you do not tell me that you are feeling better.
NEVER think to go near the hog and do not help prepare the hog for anyone else to eat. Do not even touch the hog. The hog is a very foul animal. Its name in Arabic is khanzier. The khan-zier means, “I see foul and very foul.”
THE HOG was made out of the cat, rat and dog, so Allah (God) Taught me. The hog has not always been on our planet earth. The hog was made for medical purposes, a few years after the making of the White race. He was made to cure the diseases that the White race attracts since they are physically weak, so Allah (God) Who Came in the Person of Master Fard Muhammad, to Whom Praises are due forever, Taught me, HOW TO EAT TO LIVE.
(Text from “How To Eat To Live, Book Two, 1972.)