The World Health Organisation (WHO) has stated that:
‘An unhealthy diet combined with physical inactivity increases the risk for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) enormously. NCD such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, hypertension, obesity and type 2 diabetes are increasing….’. 1
Therefore, given that diet is a major factor in so many diseases and that these diseases are increasing, surely it is worthwhile finding out exactly what dietary factors are important so that we can alter our diet and reduce the risk of getting one of the Non-Communicable Diseases?
In addition it is of the utmost imperative that anyone who is offering health advice, or setting themselves up as a ‘health care activist’, should have not just an understanding of what is healthy and what is not when it comes to food, but needs to be ‘walking the talk’ not just ‘talking the talk’ and showing by lived example that they take health and diet seriously.
So let us examine the FACTS regarding Esther Rockett, Health Care Activist and diet.
Esther Rockett states that she has studied nutrition as part of her qualification and thus one would imagine she would have some awareness and knowledge around what constitutes a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Esther Rockett, self-acclaimed healthcare activist who has ‘studied nutrition’, has regularly slated Serge Benhayon for dietary recommendations like avoiding foods containing dairy and wheat/gluten.
For example she states that:
‘Explain what dietary needs a large group of people would have that requires the elimination of all those, plus gluten, dairy, grains, all other root vegetables and the rest of that barmy list.’
‘I’ve also made sure the HCCC understands the diet cuts out two food groups and a host of other nutritious foods, but without any clinical or nutritional basis, and that Serge continues to restrict the diet at whim, based purely on his bizarre, invented exorcistic ideology – with zero demonstrable health benefits.’
As we will examine, there is plenty of clinical evidence of the harms of grains, dairy and sugar and it is worrying indeed that someone who professes and claims to be a ‘health care activist’ and who has studied nutrition, is unaware of such harms. Indeed, this is even more surprising and somewhat bizarre, given that Esther Rockett’s own body is telling her that these substances are harmful for it:
‘I’m personally affected by gluten and lactose. I have coeliac disease. It’s not because those foods are evil and PRANIC!, or even bad, but because I have an allergy and an intolerance. The rest of my extended family tolerate them just fine and have no reason to cut them from their diets.’
Of course as we know on FACTS, Esther Rockett has never been one to adhere to the truth and it seems that this applies even to her own body, where despite being intolerant of lactose she continues to eat dairy products:
‘I mean, is there anything nicer than being brought hot buttered toast in bed?’ (we do not know if Esther was referring to gluten free toast – but with or without the gluten it still has the butter.)
Really Esther, you ought to take more care of yourself and your body. As someone who is treating others this is even more important, as the quality of care provided to others is related to the quality of care we have for ourselves.
How can you, Esther Rockett, expect to care for others when you do not even care for your own body enough to not poison it with foods you actually know are harming it and to which you have declared you are allergic or intolerant? As a healthcare activist, how can you inspire another to be self-caring when you are avoiding the basics like not eating food you have an allergy or intolerance to, thus clearly harming rather than caring for yourself?
Of course part of the problem is Esther’s self-confessed ignorance around the wisdom of the body and the well-known fact that the body never lies. An esoteric student made the following comment:
‘We need to nurture our true potential – to trust that we are enough and that when we listen to our body it has the ability to tell us what is needed in every moment.’
Esther responded to this and in the process revealed her great level of ignorance around the wisdom of the body and the fact that intelligence is embodied and not em-brained as she presumably imagines it to be:
‘Because your body doesn’t have that ability, dear. That’s why we have education and sound, time tested, nutritional traditions. That’s why UniMed students are getting sick, because beloved Serge rejects all of that. As clueless as you are, you’d still be better off listening to your body than listening to Serge.’
To clarify for the reader, UniMed students are not getting sick – far from it. Indeed even a quick look at the before and after photos of Universal Medicine students clearly shows the vitality, vibrancy and overall wellbeing of the students since attending Universal Medicine and choosing a more healthy way of living and diet based on listening to their own bodies. These are stunning results that are observable signs of an extraordinary turnaround of median to poor health to a highly vital and vibrant one. And hundreds can attest to this.
A picture is worth a thousand words or so the saying goes – well these pictures provide definite evidence and substantiate the fact that making dietary changes and listening to one’s body, as presented by Serge Benhayon, actually does work.
Esther Rockett seems to take exception to Universal Medicine students sharing the benefits they have noticed in their own bodies, health and wellbeing by cutting out certain foods from their diet – even though it is clear to all that such changes have produced real visible changes and are not just words on a page.
Of course because Esther Rockett does not value the wisdom of the body and so does not even listen to her own body by her own admission, it is perhaps understandable why she has to rely on being told what to eat, what is healthy and what is not, thus relying purely on education and so called ‘evidence based medicine’ or science.
Now contrary to what Esther purports we are not opposed to research and scientific evidence, but we caution against wholeheartedly adopting something that by its own research and admission has been shown to be fallible.
We also question with good reason the reliance upon the narrow form of ‘evidence’ that is considered to be evidence and note that it is often sponsored or coming with an agenda that does not have the quest for true facts and truth at its heart.
It is increasingly recognised in many quarters that ‘evidence based medicine’ is not all it’s been cracked up to be and for those who think it is, they should perhaps familiarise themselves with the work of John Ioannidis and others who are showing that evidence based medicine is not the God of medicine/science it has been held up to be. It has its place, but it is important to bear in mind the following:
‘John Ioannidis, in a series of highly regarded analyses, has shown that, in published medical research, 80 percent of non-randomized studies (by far the most common) are later found to be wrong. Even 25 percent of randomized studies and 15 percent of large randomized studies — the best of the best — turn out to be inadequate. (For details, see Ioannidis’s seminal paper, “Why Most Published Research Findings Are False,” and David H. Freedman’s Atlantic article on Ioannidis’s work.)’2
In addition, Prasad3 has reported on the fact that the results of many studies (40.2%) are overturned within 10 years – affirming that a good part of today’s research is in tomorrow’s bin and we must bear that in mind when evaluating research studies.
Furthermore, in an article in the British Medical Journal, Dr Spence writes in relation to evidence-based medicine (EBM):
‘How many people care that the research pond is polluted, with fraud, sham diagnosis, short term data, poor regulation, surrogate ends, questionnaires that can’t be validated, and statistically significant but clinically irrelevant outcomes?……… Even the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and the Cochrane Collaboration do not exclude authors with conflicts of interest, who therefore have predetermined agendas. The current incarnation of EBM is corrupted, let down by academics and regulators alike’.4
This is the ‘evidence’ that Esther Rockett likes to use over and above the wisdom of her own body – evidence that is corrupt, fallible, polluted, fraudulent, clinically irrelevant and ultimately over the course of time, often shown to be wrong or even harmful.5
So if the reported evidence is not always reliable and is changeable, what are people to rely on for guidance? Well of course we come back to the body and the fact that if we take the time to listen to our bodies and our feelings they will tell us what is healthy and what is not.
This also requires becoming body aware and very honest about it (clearly a problem for Esther Rockett as we know only too well) and not over-riding our bodies with our minds as we are. Research and science can support our choices but one’s own body, looked after and listened to, is the best barometer of what is truly healthy and what isn’t for each of us. On this note Serge Benhayon presents as follows …
“The key is to be broadly knowledgeable about food, nutrition etc but in the end it is you and your body that must know what is true or not for your body with regard to what you eat and drink. And this goes for exercise and many other pursuits where the body as a whole must be taken into consideration. It is, after all, your body you take around with you everywhere you go and what you sleep and wake up with”. ~ SB ca. 2000
A good example of this is the story around gluten. It used to be thought that if you didn’t have coeliac disease you could safely eat gluten – so if the coeliac test was negative doctors were telling patients it was ok for them to eat gluten as the ‘evidence’ – the test – said it was ok. Yet many people found that even when the test was negative they felt better and their symptoms resolved when they cut out gluten.
Now there is increasing recognition that many people have what is called non-coeliac gluten sensitivity – that is their coeliac test is negative, but they still get symptoms when they eat gluten and this resolves when they remove gluten from the diet. Thus the people who listened to their bodies already knew what the problem was and how to resolve it, but it has taken time for medicine to catch up and report this as a recognised condition.
Serge Benhayon has been presenting for over 15 years that human beings do not digest dairy and gluten properly and that they are harming for the physical body. He presents that gluten is toxic to the human body, making us heavier, denser and that it has a dulling effect along with many other bodily effects. Likewise that dairy is linked with sinus issues, excess mucus, acne, skin conditions and other bodily effects.
Everything that Serge Benhayon presents on food is based on understanding how it impacts the body energetically and it is up to those listening to feel for themselves if they wish to try it out and feel in their own bodies the impact of certain foods.
So in addition to gluten and dairy, Serge has presented on the harm of caffeine and alcohol and excess sugar and salt. Serge has felt the harm of these substances in his own body and has eliminated them from his diet and due to his in-depth understanding of energy he knows that they are energetically harmful for all people, which is in line with his teaching that in our inner-most we are all energetically the same, differing only on the upper superficial levels by our lifestyle choices. Serge walks the talk and doesn’t just talk the talk. He speaks from lived experience, not because he has read it in a book or a research report but because he listens to the truth of his own body and is in full connection with the innate wisdom within his own body that delivers universal truths. As he first taught in 1999, it is now well understood by many (but clearly not Esther Rockett) that the body never lies and is in fact the best barometer of truth. Whilst we may each have nuances in our diet or certain foods that upset some people but not others, there are foods that are not healthy for any human being energetically and these include dairy, gluten, excess salt/sugar, caffeine and alcohol. By listening to our own bodies we can come to feel the harm of these substances for ourselves and thus the best marker of truth is our own body. Importantly, Serge Benhayon has never told anyone what to eat or drink; he teaches each to be empowered by the truth of their own body.
Many Universal Medicine students have made changes to their diet and felt the benefits of doing so as clearly demonstrated in the before and after photos. Even Esther Rockett had to acknowledge that people were looking better. Yet she takes exception to Universal Medicine students sharing the benefits of dietary changes they have experienced with others:
‘However, his dimwitted apologists fall over themselves attempting to convince the public and each other that the diet is healthy, whining on their facebook pages and blogs to justify the evil untouchability of gluten, dairy and sugar as if such foods are on a par with nuclear radiation and anthrax.’
Whilst no-one has suggested that such foods are on a par with nuclear radiation or anthrax, to use Esther’s examples, it is perhaps worth considering the following: the harms of nuclear radiation and anthrax are well known and thus people are aware of them and can take measures to avoid or prevent them and so forth, thus the actual numbers affected by such things is relatively small; but what if the real harm is done not in things that we all know are harming, but when we consume foods for example that are thought to be ok but in fact are slowly but surely poisoning us all?
Gluten has been called a ‘chronic poison’ by some medical professionals, as has refined sugar – two substances that have massive consumption worldwide.
So which is more harming: something that is known to be harming and affects a relatively small number of people, or something that is thought to be ok but which is slowly and silently poisoning people worldwide on a massive scale? Something to consider, perhaps?
Rather than listening to the wisdom of their own bodies, many people like Esther Rockett prefer instead to be told or guided by outside sources like research studies, education, government bodies and the like regarding what is healthy and what is not. So let us also take a look at what research evidence is available that supports the fact that certain everyday foods like those mentioned are harmful for the body. This is not intended to be an exhaustive compendium, merely a sample of some of the thus far available evidence, which is ever-increasing. Indeed each substance may in time have its own blog. The fact is also to be noted that this is obviously a blog and not a scientific paper and so we have used some more easily readable web references rather than source articles. The books mentioned all contain further references for those interested.
Esther Rockett asks the question “what issues does gluten create?” Well Esther, at last count over 200 conditions have been associated with gluten/wheat consumption and as a health care activist it is incumbent upon you to be aware of such harms and to perform your own research on such matters. They can affect many organ systems including the gut, skin, brain, joints, heart and so forth.
Both of these doctors call gluten a chronic poison – and it is.
And no Esther, they are not Universal Medicine students and have probably never heard of Serge Benhayon, but no doubt you will find something to denigrate their work.
An article in the BMJ8 also states that:
‘It is now becoming clear that, besides those with coeliac disease or wheat allergy, there are patients with gluten sensitivity in whom neither allergic nor autoimmune mechanisms can be identified. It has been estimated that, for every person with coeliac disease, there should be at least six or seven people with non-coeliac gluten sensitivity. Gluten sensitivity may therefore affect 6-10% of the general population. This means approximately 4-7 million people in the United Kingdom have this condition, and the vast majority are unaware of their sensitivity to gluten.’
However, it is predicted that as more is uncovered about the harm of gluten that these figures will turn out to be a gross under-estimate.
People like Esther Rockett who get symptoms are actually the lucky ones providing they stop ingesting it – but those with no or few symptoms are still being poisoned. Yes Esther, even your relatives who apparently have no symptoms.
You might change your mind on that Esther if you actually do the research and reading as an estimated 99 percent of people who have a problem with the consumption of gluten are ignorant of the fact.9
Indeed sometimes it is only when people stop eating it that they realise they feel so much better without it and had accepted a level of health that was not actually healthy. Many people lose weight as it does, as Serge Benhayon states, make us heavier and denser.
There is nothing good or healthy about gluten for the human body and increasingly, more and more people are awakening to the harm it causes.
It is now being shown that heart disease and many other conditions are initiated by an inflammatory process and that inflammation is a key factor in many illnesses. In addition, research is showing how certain foods like gluten/wheat are pro-inflammatory and so by eliminating them from the diet one can reduce the risk that occurs by consuming such foods. That said, food is not the only factor but it certainly makes sense to do what we can to reduce the inflammatory process by altering our diet.
Serge Benhayon has also presented that dairy is not truly digestible by the human body and that it has ill effects on the body such as causing excess mucus and sinus conditions. This is well known amongst singers for example, who often eliminate dairy prior to performing.
Harvard’s School of Public Health has apparently declared that dairy is not part of a healthy diet and, whilst more research is required, it has been associated with a number of conditions including prostate and ovarian cancer.10,11
More recently a book by Professor Jane Plant co-written with Mustafa Djamgoz, Professor of cancer biology at Imperial College, London, called ‘Beat Cancer’12, which strongly advocates a dairy free diet, has the following words of support from Professor Sir Graeme Catto, President of the College of Medicine and former president of the General Medical Council:
‘This is not a conventional cancer book. You will find many of the things you read illuminating, some of the information may be surprising and even, at times, shocking. However all of the information is backed up by scientific research and fully referenced.’
Some more night time reading for you Esther.
Professor Plant is a professor of geochemistry at Imperial College, London, who has been awarded many honorary degrees and awards for her contribution to science and is highly regarded – perhaps you might want to challenge her scientific recommendations as well Esther?
Also it has been noted in the Milk Documentary13 that countries with the highest rates of osteoporosis have the highest intake of dairy and vice versa – thus busting the myth that dairy is required for bone health. A healthy diet that includes a variety of greens, nuts, seeds, sea vegetables etc can supply the necessary calcium for health.
Alcohol and Caffeine
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), alcohol kills 3.3 million people worldwide each year – more than AIDS, tuberculosis and violence combined. Including drink driving, alcohol-induced violence and abuse, and a multitude of diseases and disorders, alcohol causes one in 20 deaths globally every year, the UN health agency has said.14
“This actually translates into one death every 10 seconds,” Shekhar Saxena, who heads the WHO’s Mental Health and Substance Abuse department, told reporters in Geneva.
Alcohol caused some 3.3 million deaths in 2012, WHO said, equivalent to 5.9 per cent of global deaths (7.6 per cent for men and 4.0 per cent for women).14
Cancer Council Australia’s Terry Slevin has stated that
‘There’s no doubt alcohol contributes to a chronic disease like cancer … [including] cancer of the mouth, the pharynx, the oropharynx, cancer of the colon and rectum, liver cancer, laryngeal cancer and cancer of the female breast,’ he said. ‘Some of those larger more common cancers like colorectal cancer and breast cancer are important, because while it’s a small proportion of those cancers that are attributable to alcohol, they are quite common cancers.’15
A recent report has stated that 15 Australians are killed and 430 are hospitalized every day due to alcohol16 – and that’s just the ones that are known about. The health, societal and financial burden of alcohol is HUGE.
However, we do not need research to know alcohol is harming for the body – we just need to have one hangover to feel the effects of it. On top of that, it is now stated that there is no safe level of alcohol consumption when it comes to cancer.17
For years many people have clung onto the (erroneous) idea that alcohol is cardio-protective, yet new research is now showing that this is not the case. The research is now beginning to affirm what we have always felt (but ignored) when we consume alcohol – that it is a poison for the body– just as Serge Benhayon stated in 1999 and has consistently presented ever since.
Caffeine is a stimulant that puts the body into a heightened energy state that is not natural. The fact that we can suffer from caffeine withdrawal shows that caffeine is detrimentally affecting the body, as something that is healthy for the body would not lead to withdrawal symptoms when discontinued.
Like alcohol, one can find research that supports caffeine consumption, and research that shows the harm of it – and like alcohol, time will reveal what the body already knows: that it is a toxin for the body. Again, just as Serge Benhayon has presented, yet he has only suggested that we allow the body to inform us of these facts, he has not told anyone to not have caffeine, dairy, gluten or alcohol.
Drinking coffee and red wine in the hope it will prevent heart disease doesn’t work. This is according to the Heart Foundation following a review of more than 100 international studies on antioxidants from the past decade.
The Heart Foundation’s national director of healthy weight, Susan Anderson, said the benefits of dark chocolate, coffee and red wine had been overstated, and the review was conducted following concern that these popular beliefs were misleading the community.
”The evidence is just not there in terms of prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease,” Ms Anderson said.18
Of course Esther Rockett Health Care Activist clearly sees no issue with continuing to poison herself with caffeine as well,
No interrogation necessary Esther if you just listened to your body.
The harm of excess sugar is gaining in recognition and it also has been called a chronic poison by Dr Robert Lustig, Endocrinologist (you can see his videos on youtube). Sugar is increasingly being recognised as a key factor in the worldwide obesity crisis.
For years doctors and health professionals have been recommending a high carbohydrate low fat diet – the very diet that is now being shown to predispose to obesity and heart disease. Low fat foods were supplemented with sugar to make them tasty. But sugar stimulates insulin release and conversion of excess sugar to fat. The fact is that sugar consumption over the last 100 years has sky-rocketed – and with it the increase in diabetes and obesity. Sugar is addictive and stopping it is not always easy – yet those who do stop consuming it report benefits in energy levels, mood stabilisation and general health and wellbeing. Again, simply confirming what Serge Benhayon of Universal Medicine stated as early as 2000.
The World Health Organisation is advising people to halve the amount of sugar in their diet in order to combat obesity and tooth decay.19 The UN health agency said it was maintaining its 2002 guidelines that sugars should make up less than 10 per cent of total daily energy intake, however it stressed that 5 per cent would be preferable. That means adults with a normal Body Mass Index should eat less than six teaspoons of sugar each day to avoid health risks. This includes all sugar added to food and beverages as well as natural sugar in things like honey, syrups and fruit juice.
The WHO’s director of nutrition for health and development, Francesco Branca, says the recommendation is part of the global fight against obesity. ‘It is definitely worsening. We calculate there’s a half a billion people that are affected by obesity and that is on the rise,’ she said.19 Consuming too many sugary sweets, desserts and drinks can also triple your chances of dying from heart disease. Scientists in the US have found a striking association between the proportion of daily calories supplied by sugar-laden foods and heart disease death rates.20
One sugar-sweetened beverage a day is enough to increase the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease (CVD) by affecting the heart and arteries.
For people obtaining a quarter of their calories from added sugar, the risk tripled compared with those whose sugar contribution was less than 10 per cent. Sugar consumption in the top fifth of the range studied doubled the likelihood of death from heart disease.
The researchers specifically focused on added sugar in the diet – that is, sugar added in the processing or preparing of food, rather than natural sources. Many processed foods and beverages are packed with sugar. A single can of carbonated softdrink, for instance, may contain 35 grams of sugar.
The new study, led by Dr Quanhe Yang from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, used US national health survey data to determine how much added sugar people were consuming.
Writing in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, the authors concluded: ‘Our findings indicate that most US adults consume more added sugar than is recommended for a healthy diet.’20
‘A higher percentage of calories from added sugar is associated with significantly increased risk of CVD mortality.’20
There are increasing links between diet and cancer as alluded to above with dairy and alcohol for example. What is being increasingly recognized, as stated by the co-author of the WHO World Cancer Report Bernard Stewart, is that cancer is ‘largely a preventable disease’.15
‘We can’t, as a world, treat our way out of the burden of cancer that is out there,” he said. “We now know for certain that the vast majority of cancers are attributable to what have been called lifestyle choices, or decisions people make about their own situation.’15
He said how countries such as Australia ended up tackling the issue of personal responsibility versus regulation and legislation would be the key issue influencing cancer figures in the future.15
Instead of waiting until cancer or another ailment strikes, Universal Medicine students take a pro-active approach to their own health and wellbeing; one where personal responsibility is paramount and where their own bodies are the barometers of truth. We appreciate everyone has the free will to choose what they will and will not consume or put into their own bodies, but given the global statistics on obesity, cancer, heart disease and more, along with the fact that lifestyle and diet are major contributors to this, it seems at least sensible to avoid that which is known and can be felt to be harming to the body.
Universal Medicine students, inspired by Serge Benhayon, have been taking personal responsibility for their health and wellbeing through their way of life and a significant part of that is through diet.
Interestingly, the word diet is derived from the Greek word diaita meaning ‘a way of life’. Reading this derivation is also reminiscent of Socrates and his simple yet profound proclamation ‘Thou shouldst eat to live, not live to eat’. What this means is that eating is an action that supports the life, vitality and health of the body, and not a sensation that becomes one’s sole reason for getting out of bed in the morning.
To take such an approach to food brings an entirely fresh perspective and one that also understands that food is also a form of medicine – one that can be good or bad medicine depending on one’s choices.
This is just a brief (yes brief!) run through some of the major dietary recommendations that Serge Benhayon has presented on over the last 15 plus years, based on understanding how the body is affected energetically and not on what the current research states – yet the latter is now supporting these recommendations along with the fact that many people have personally witnessed the changes in their own health and bodies by eliminating these foods from their diet.
It is clear from the outline above that Serge Benhayon’s recommendations are part of ‘good medicine’ and what is healthy for the body and are increasingly being validated and affirmed by Western Medicine and scientific research. This is not surprising as they come from a man who has a deep appreciation of life, health, energy and his physical body and who honours it to the maximum and who walks the talk in full.
For anyone wishing to know more about a truly healthy diet, Serge Benhayon’s recommendations have withstood the test of time, with hundreds and hundreds of people across the globe experiencing enhanced health and wellbeing as a result.
In contrast, we have self-proclaimed health care activist Esther Rockett who has apparently studied nutrition – yet this is not evident from her perpetual slamming of Serge Benhayon for his dietary recommendations, which are increasingly supported by science. Esther Rockett displays obvious ignorance and lack of awareness regarding the widespread harms of certain foods and, by her own admission, does not even eliminate foods that she is allergic and intolerant to. Esther Rockett clearly has no appreciation or regard for the wisdom of her own body, never mind anyone else’s, and clearly is not able to guide others on what is a healthy diet since she, as shown by her own words, does not have one herself. Would you take health or diet advice from this self-acclaimed ‘health care activist’?
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12) Plant, Jane (CBE) and Djamgoz, Mustafa. Beat Cancer. How to regain control of your health and your life. Vermillion 2014. ISBN-13: 978-0091947958
15) Corderoy, A. (2014) Cancer overtakes heart disease as the biggest killer in Australia: World Health Organisation; Sydney Morning Herald, 4 February 2104.http://www.smh.com.au/national/health/cancer-overtakes-heart-disease-as-biggest-killer-in-australia-world-health-organisation-20140204-31yob.html#ixzz2sQ0vd76p