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Are you addicted to sugar?

Recently I have been receiving quite a few emails from readers asking me for advice on how to stop eating sugar.

Many people say that sugar is a like a drug, I think this true. Yet at the same time, the media is always telling us to eat more sugar, eat more sweets. And through the media, we have been led to believe that delicious equals sweet. This makes it so difficult to live without sugar in our lives.

In fact, I liked cooking sweets at home when I was a teenager.
However, I was able to make changes in my life so that I no longer have sweets in my diet. Firstly, about 20 years ago, I threw away the sugar that was in my kitchen.

I forgot many of the other things that I did, but I do remember one thing that I did, and that is: I didn’t focus on stopping eating sugar. Instead I focused on eating things that were healthy and good for me and the amount of sugar I ate decreased naturally, until I no longer used sugar.

I studied about organic vegetables and fruits, and foods that had not been processed with chemicals. And naturally my body stopped craving sugar. I didn’t follow a strict diet; in fact, the process of removing sugar from my diet was very natural and easy.

Last time, I introduced Cynthia Bischoff’s interview(in Japanese). She talked about an episode about a woman who lost 36 kilograms. The woman made up her mind to eat only foods that she gave a blessing to. She found that she could not bless junk food or processed foods. Through this, she was able to decrease her weight naturally.

In fact, I did something very similar to this. I also did enemas, and the “apple diet” for three days, following the Cayce remedies. The Cayce remedies really helped me change my eating habits. After doing a detox it seems like such a shame to ruin the good effects by eating sugar again!

I have one memory, from about 8-9 years ago, when my mother was in hospital. My aunt was staying at my apartment in order to visit my mother. She stayed with me for over two weeks. My aunt loves to cook. In particular she loves to cook Japanese food. After I got home from work at Temple Beautiful, she cooked dinner for me every night.

On the first day, she arrived at my apartment, and found that there was no sugar in my kitchen and she said that she cannot cook without it! I knew that if she went out to buy sugar, she would by white sugar, so I stopped her and went to the supermarket myself.

At that time, I realized that I didn’t even know where the sugar was stocked in my supermarket!! I go shopping at that supermarket two or three times a week, but I had no idea where the sugar was! I cannot even recall seeing sugar at that supermarket.

This was when I realized that sugar was no longer a part of my life.

At this point in my life, I don’t have any desire for sweet food or sweets. I have no feelings of “oh, it looks delicious, I want to eat that!” when I see photos of sweets in magazines or advertising. In my daily diet I don’t even use any sweeteners like honey or agave syrup.


I cannot say that I never eat sweets though! I sometimes do have dessert when I am with friends. And of course, I like to try local delicacies when I am traveling.

I also enjoy eating homemade sweets and Japanese-style confectionery such as the seasonal sweets that are available only in certain times of the year.

Basically, I am happy not to eat dessert or sweets. However, if there is dessert, then I am happy to eat it. In other words, it doesn’t matter to me if there is or isn’t dessert.

Sometimes I daydream about an alien invasion.
The aliens attack earth and take all of the chocolate and sugar. After the invasion, though, I don’t realize for quite some time that sugar and such foods have disappeared!

Some people say that if we feel we want to eat more sweet things it is probably because we lack certain nutrients and minerals or vitamins. It is not a lack of calories that drives us to eat sweets, but a lack of these necessary nutrients.

Unfortunately we don’t realize this, and so we eat more sweets thinking our body need more foods(sweets).

We need trace elements that we cannot get from synthetic supplements. In some cases, we really need these nutrients to come from real, whole foods.

Often people ask me about Edgar Cayce and his views on beet sugar and honey. They want to know if it is OK to eat beet sugar.

....But I highly recommend that you remove any kind of sugar from your kitchen if you really want to stop your sugar addiction and don’t want your eating habits controlled by sugar.

Like begets like, sugar begets sugar.

Focus on the foods that build a healthy body: organic and non-chemically treated vegetables and fruits. Don’t focus on sweets to meet your nutritional needs. You might feel that these organic foods are more expensive than other vegetables; however you’ll be saving money by stopping your sweets habit! And you’ll be supporting the organic farmers. These organic vegetables have a high energy and don’t need to be cooked as much, if at all, as other vegetables. These kinds of organic vegetables are so delicious raw.

I’m a fast shopper because I only go to the vegetable area and the Natto area in the supermarket! Good for the wallet and good for your health! You won’t need sweets anymore and you’ll lose weight and become much healthier.

I feel that only good things can come from quitting sugar.

Why not try it?



Temple Beautiful Mail Magazine No.456. Sent on September.7th, 2012

by legacyofcayce | 2012-11-14 11:52 | Mail Magazin BackNo.

New Common Sense About Potatoes

Today I would like to introduce some ideas about the Cayce diet. Often, Edgar Cayce’s ideas defy common sense. Today’s topic is potatoes. There are some people who say, “I really like Cayce readings” but at the same time, they try to ignore the reading where Cayce recommends that we do not eat potatoes – and that if we do eat them, we should eat the peeled skin only.

The following is what Edgar Cayce says about potatoes to patients of asthma and bronchitis:

"In the diet beware of too much starches. No white potatoes. No white bread."25-6

Then this is for a patient having rheumatism:

"Keep white potatoes AWAY FROM THIS BODY! Sweet potatoes or yams may be taken occasionally." 1593-1

And, the following is for overweight people:

"Then cut down on the amount of starches; that is, no white bread, potatoes, macaroni, cheeses or the like. Leave these off." 5104-1

Of course people who seek information from the readings of Cayce are people who are suffering from some kind of disease. And so, if you are healthy, and not worried about your health, you might be alright eating potatoes. However, if you are suffering from any kind of health issue, then you might be better off avoiding potatoes for a few months. Removing potatoes from your everyday diet would be a good idea.

*On a different note, Cayce recommends that if you have cancer or tumor, you do not eat vegetables that are in a kind of chunk or mass, such as a potato, because these masses have the same energy as cancer and tumors.

If you really want to eat potatoes, then eat the skin only, or avoid eating them with other carbohydrates such as rice, breads or pasta.

This goes against what people commonly do. According to the readings, the skin of the potato is the only part worth eating. The actual potato is not good for us. Unfortunately most people eat potatoes, they peel the skin and throw it away. From now on, please keep the skin, and throw away the rest of the potato!

If you think this is a waste of food, then please peel the potato skin very thickly, or choose very small potatoes and eat all of it.

"Eat rather potatoes in the jacket and the peel rather than the pulp; the salts of these are most beneficial to the very activities of the body."23-3

"Potatoes, - only the outer portion of same, NOT the pulp, may be taken. The skins may be taken, and the portions close to same, but not the central portion of the potato."1888-1

"As to potatoes, - the yams may be taken; but if white potatoes are to be used, take only the peelings. These are very well for the body, if a taste can be cultivated for same."2455-1



For people that are worried about hair loss, please eat potato skin often. Cayce recommends eating potato skin for people suffering from hair loss. If we imagine a potato, you can see that it looks kind of similar to a head, there are holes, and buds grow out of these, I think this is quite interesting!

(Q) "What diet will prevent falling hair?"
(A) "Potatoes(skin)! But this is NOT part of the diet for this body."257-210



Cayce said we can eat the skin boiled or cooked; any type of cooking is OK, however if we do eat them, we should choose old potatoes, not new ones. In other words, potatoes that were dug up a while ago.

So, why did Cayce recommend not eating the mass part of the potato? To read his reading, he thinks that the white part of the potato is very similar to the white rice, bread or pasta. He says it is not really a vegetable. Edgar Cayce warns us not to eat two kinds of high carbohydrate foods at the same time, so for example, we should not eat rice and potatoes at the same time.

However, in the Japanese diet, we often do this – with rice with “niku jaga (potatoes and meat)”, or rice with curry(potato in it).... ,we combine rice with almost everything. So we are usually combing at least two heavy starches in one meal. In addition, in the Japanese diet, we seldom eat just potatoes, we usually eat it with some other protein. So after eating such a meal, our acid levels in our body increase quite a lot.

I myself, stopped eating potatoes, and have not eaten them for over 20 years. When I was a child, I really liked to eat cooked potatoes, or potato chips. I liked potato-based dishes.

However, the day I read the Cayce readings about potatoes, I stopped eating them! I don’t know why, but I am a very obedient person – especially when it comes to the Cayce readings!! However, if I go to a friends, and they make some food with potatoes in it, then I will eat it. So, I guess I eat potatoes, two or three times a year.

In my case, I didn’t notice any specific changes in my health condition after I stopped eating potatoes. However, I did notice that I am completely happy not eating potatoes! So I think that I will continue to not eat them.

One other thing I noticed, if I eat a lot of starches, then I want to eat more starchy food. And I start to get cravings for sweets and starches. I cannot control these cravings. So by decreasing the amount of starches and sweet things, we also decrease the desire for these things.


For most people, when they notice they don’t have potatoes in the house, they make sure to buy them next time they go to the supermarket. They feel they must always have potatoes in the house. However, I’d like you to try having a kitchen without potatoes in it.

Of course, if you have family members who love to eat potatoes, then do not worry. Please eat and enjoy potatoes. It is important not to fight with family members over what you are eating – fighting about the food you eat turns the food to poison, and this is far worse. So if someone cooks potatoes for you, please eat them and enjoy them. It is important to find and keep this balance. In this case, follow the Cayce readings for other things, not the ones about potatoes. Then when your family notices the positive changes in you, they might agree to follow the Cayce readings, including the ones about potatoes.

In any case, the “hero” of the potato is the skin! If you know any good recipes using the potato skin, please let me know.


Temple Beautiful Mail Magazine No.436. Sent on March.30th, 2012

by legacyofcayce | 2012-11-06 07:00 | Mail Magazin BackNo.