A Healthy and Wise Appetizer For My Readers


As I have said, my taste buds were also deceived. I want to open this topic with a confession, as an appetizer for my readers. The Apostle Paul sometimes also talks about himself.

(2 Timothy 1:13) Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.

Even in international law, something done ignorantly will not merit capital punishments.

I am also a human being; and like anybody else, I am prone to commit mistakes, although others commit them feloniously and intentionally.

(Ecclesiastes 7:20) For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.

When I was young, I am fond of eating sour fruits, with a lot of salt, and sometimes with ‘patis’ (fish sauce) and ‘bagoong’ (shrimp paste). I love them; and it is a favorite snack in the Philippines — my country of origin. As I grow older, I heard a song by Peter, Paul, and Mary in the early 60’s (I wish I can sing it for you) which has a line that goes like this:

“Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet. But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat. Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet. But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.”


This is a cover of the song “Lemon Tree” originally sang by Peter, Paul, and Mary in the 60’s


And to this, I agreed to,very much then, because during those times, even oranges with a little sour taste make me crave for salt.

When I started my radio ministry way back in the 80’s, because of faith in God’s word, I fasted for almost two weeks. I intended to do it more, but the load of work and my broadcasts compelled me to end my fast and taste a little food. I found in our kitchen some pieces of not-so-ripe ‘lanzones’. A brother told me that they were leftover by a brother because it is very sour. I ate some and to my surprise, I have realized the real taste of ‘lanzones’ — one of my favorite fruits, (I remembered lola Pilar who used to send my auntie Toyang to buy me two kilos of lanzones which I can finish in two sittings), which to me, after some cleansing has occurred in my body due to the fast, tastes very great!

(Proverbs 27:7) The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.

There is wisdom to realize what the Apostle Paul once wrote.

(Philippians 4:12) I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound; in any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and want. RSV

Being hungry sometimes benefits the soul and the body. This is the secret of the Biblical instructions of fasting.

(Luke 6:21) Blessed are ye that hunger now…

To fast is to experience hunger. It makes us closer to God.

(Joel 2:12) Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning…

This is a Biblical admonition even to couples who wanted to strengthen their bonds and learn self-control, necessary for maintaining fidelity with each other.

(1 Corinthians 7:5) Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.


The Health Benefits of Fasting


A study was performed on earthworms that demonstrated the extension of life due to fasting. The experiment was performed in the 1930s by isolating one worm and putting it on a cycle of fasting and feeding. The isolated worm outlasted its relatives by 19 generations, while still maintaining its youthful physiological traits. The worm was able to survive on its own tissue for months. Once the size of the worm began to decrease, the scientists would resume feeding it at which point it showed great vigor and energy. “The life-span extension of these worms was the equivalent of keeping a man alive for 600 to 700 years.”


Later, in my desire to help others and myself, I studied a little of nutritional therapy and alternative medicine. There are poor people who oftentimes approach me asking some remedies for their health problems. A sense of urgency pushed me to search and research for ways to alleviate the sufferings of those poor people whom I dearly love. I love the poor because God loves them.

(James 2:5) Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?

My search and research revealed to me a new world; a new understanding; and even strengthened my faith in the word of God. In all those avenues that I have traveled, I found deceit, lies, and fraud!

A person suffering from high cholesterol in the blood is given doses of ‘statin’ drugs in fear of a heart attack that may follow because of high cholesterol which is the common knowledge in the medical world; but the truth is, statin drugs that blocks the production of cholesterol in the liver also blocks the production of coenzyme Q10 (COQ10), which is very important for the efficient functions of heart muscles, thus, a heart attack is likely to follow.


Quick facts:

Numerous studies confirm that statin use blocks CoQ10 production, and they also confirm the muscle weakness that occurs as a result.1-4 And don’t forget that the heart is a muscle too: 15 animal studies have shown that statin-induced depletion of CoQ10 increases heart failure, as well as overall mortality.



This truth is not being revealed by doctors who profit enormously from the benefits given by drug companies that produce statin drugs. We must condemn to the highest degree these doctors who know this fact, but still prescribe this kind of drugs.

But to those doctors that prescribe them unaware of the dangers and side effects of these drugs, I advice them to have a little research. High doses of vitamin C can prove to be therapeutic to many heart ailments, without harmful side effects. Proper supplementations of proline, lysine, and coenzyme Q10 with high doses of vitamin C can even reverse the damage in the heart of an ailing person.


Copyright 2004,2005 By Owen R Fonorow, Naturopath

Last Update: Sun Nov 6 13:54:51 EST 2005

NOTE: Linus Pauling specifically recommended high oral doses of vitamin C and the amino acid lysine.

Other elements in the following Pauling Therapy protocol, ordered by importance, account for many variables. These recommendations are based on the experience of more than a decade recommending Pauling’s protocol, and they feature Pauling’s earlier advice published in 1986. This protocol is designed to help overcome a poor diet, advancing age, or the use of prescription drugs commonly given to heart patients.


Truths are not being exposed, deceit is employed, and fraud is practiced even in the medical world. Thus, the Bible says:

(1 Corinthians 1:19) For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

(1 Corinthians 2:6) Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to naught…

There is neither deceit nor fraud in the true wisdom that comes from God.

(James 3:17) But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

I was once deceived, because I also religiously took many tablets of Lipitor prescribed by my cardiologist.

I was once deceived by my perverted taste buds that a lemon is impossible to eat without salt.

I suggest that you do a little experiment that will be of good side effects to your liver and your body as a whole. In the morning, when you break your fast (that you experienced throughout the night), have a sip of fresh lemon juice and you will appreciate the great taste of natural foods prepared by no less than the best Nutritionist — God. Even without salt, you can taste a little salty taste in pure fresh lemon juice. Now I know that the song I used to sing is not true.

“Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet. But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat. Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet. But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.”

In law, made and promulgated by man, there are deceits and frauds. There is injustice within the halls of justice in many parts of the world. In almost every human wisdom, evil, deceit, and fraud are present.

(Ecclesiastes 3:16-17) And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there. I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.

Are you willing to take more? Let us have a right turn!





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52 thoughts on “A Healthy and Wise Appetizer For My Readers

  1. Thank God for sending Bro. Eli who patiently teaches us God’s wisdom.
    I am hoping to read more.
    Take care always.
    To God be the glory!

  2. To Mr Tim ,
    Nice and wise of you to drop by 🙂 . Pls do visit the website again for some more informative and wonderful insights from our sensible preacher Bro Eli. 🙂

  3. Welcome back Brother Eli! We thank God your blog is back. We missed your sensible, practical and Bible inspired advices on wide ranging issues of our time.

  4. We missed you so much Bro Eli..
    I really waited for another blog! and this is it.. wow another
    enlightening article..

  5. thanks again to our GOD.
    Indeed,another great mind opener…for people from all walks of life….
    in search of answers for long lingering questions of faith.

    Bro.Eli indeed is GOD’s instrument for us to know …..
    THE DEEP THINGS OF GOD…..hidden to the wise and revealed unto HIS babes.

    TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. thanks again to our GOD.
    Indeed,another great mind opener…for people from all walks of life….
    in search of answers for long lingering questions of faith.

    Bro.Eli indeed is GOD’s instrument for us to know …..
    THE DEEP THINGS OF GOD…..hidden to the wise and revealed unto HIS babes.


  7. Bro Eli,
    That’s very healthy, informative and biblical article! For sure, lots of your readers will benefit from this, and I’m one of them, of course. Thanks be to God for having you in our midst, a very knowledgeable person, whatever may be the topic is, and most specially the wisdom and righteousness of our God.
    We miss you bro Eli!!

  8. hello Bro.Eli, ds s from the city of smile BACOLOD CITY, Philippines… We are so thankful to God for you… salamat sa Dios sa lhat na kaloob n hndi masayod.

  9. im not as righteous as my brothers and sisters are.. but i want also to inherit the kingdom of God that he promise before the world was.. with my neighboors, my friends, with the poor people that i always saw beside the rail of train.. they drunk.. those young children used to take rugby just to forget that they are hunggry.. they are innocent about God.. i saw a young boy sleeping on the ground.. he is all alone.. and when he is about to awake.. i look into his lonely eye.. confusing and he was thinking like, “im still alive?”.. another morning has to come..!!he still lay on the ground and thinking and thinking.. “im still alive”.. i remember that boy in me.. i felt all alone in my past eventhough im with my family.. i lose hope.. i wanted die.. but in that moment i realize that im not alone.. there is someone who understand me.. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of Israel..!! and by listening to Bro. Eli..in radio.. i start reading the Bible and become interested of Gods word.. i found a friend inside my heart.. That God gave his only begotten Son for us..!! our Lord Jesus Christ..!! now i have learned to love my Family, my neighboor, my friend and the poor… Thank God.. Thank you bro. Eli..

  10. i couldnt agree more.. the best Nutritionist is God! somehow i feel ashamed that though i’m a nutritionist by profession, i still dont know a lot of things only until bro eli unravel amazing nutrition facts based in the bible.. hooray bro eli! thanks be to God!

  11. Bro. Eli: “When I was young, I am fond of eating sour fruits, with a lot of salt, and sometimes with ‘patis’ (fish sauce) and ‘bagoong’ (shrimp paste). I love them; and it is a favorite snack in the Philippines — my country of origin.”

    I don’t know why, but I am surprized why we had many similarities. I am also fond of eating fruits, especially when I was younger, and I prefer the sour ones, dipping it with lots of salt (rock). The only difference is that I’m not so much of using ‘bagoong’.

  12. Another great article from a brilliant mind….
    Very interesting,and very informative…
    What I had learned in this topic is, if and only if the wisdom of those people who they acquired from this world can be only use without deceit,this planet could be better to live….just like Bro. Eli said,some of our fellow men with professional degree uses their wisdom
    to earn money from the poor and less educated individuals.
    Those poor people which cited in the Bible in James 2:5,that God choosen to inherit His kingdom.
    I am hoping someday,those people who they called professional will be inlightened by God in behalf of Bro. Eli Soriano,and will be using their wisdom in according to GOD’S WILL….
    I THANKS GOD there is Bro. Eli Soriano!!!!!

  13. Thanks be to God!

    I’ve been waiting for the next blog for a week and I missed reading your articles, Bro. Eli.

    I’m trully grateful to God for having you and for your inspiring and sensible write ups. It lightens heavy feelings and loads… and clears the minds and hearts, not only mine but also for the many.

    To God be the glory!

  14. Hi bro. Eli,

    I have a question regarding fasting. I have read an article from this site: http://www.billbright.com/howtofast/fastsafely.html
    I found some of the information here relevant, however, before I follow these, can I know what are real biblical basis about fasting? Let say we want to fast for forty-days, can we do it as a juice and water fast instead of water only. How can we consider that we what we are doing is really spiritual, since fasting has a physical benefits also. I hope I can have a deeper understanding on this.

    Thanks be to God!


    Lorena Ü

  15. Bro Tim,

    Whenever someone starts to love a thing, appreciation will starts also and cant wait for a time to see or experience it.

    Most especially when you start loving good deeds (works) coz every good gifts and good works are from GOD in Heaven.

    GOD uses Bro Eli as an instrument in propagating HIS words for human kind. You can easily determine it by yourself by using the bible as gauge.


  16. yeah its really informative! I kip on reading bcoz i love it. Another knowledge again I learned from u bro Eli. Thanks very much to God

  17. I agree with what bro eli said regarding the treatment of Heart Disease, specially the CAD(coronary artery dse), Nutritional Status are commonly neglected by conventional cardiologist, they are usually ac costumed to procedures like bypass and angioplasty which really is a big business. This is my analysis if the people will be knowledgeable in how to prevent and reverse heart the disease the natural way, then the income of conventional medicine will decline. I have worked in a Specialize tertiary Hospital which specialize in handling heart dse, the number of patient who is recommended for bypass or angioplasty is to many for the hospital to accommodate, no wonder heart dse is the no. 1 killer in USA. I have known a very famous cardiologist who is an angiographer, as I observe his income I do believe he earned more than 1 million pesos per day, hmmm.. sound impossible?, but believe me it’s true! How? let me explain, if a patient is for angioplasty(a process when they remove the plaque in the heart artery by means of catheterization), the professional fee range from 200T-250T pesos,which he only performed in about 15minutes-45minutes average of 30 minutes, and he able to handle at least 5 cases per day. So if you will total it,he will earned a million a day just for the procedures, not yet including the rebates he gets from pharmaceutical company to all the medicine he promotes and prescribed, and also the professional fee during regular check up of all his patient. And the worst part of it, they don’t issue a valid receipt regarding these PF, so they are not paying enough taxes.. All I can advise if you want to prevent heart dse, have enough nutrients, proper exercise, avoid smokes and to much meat, and live a sound and peaceful life.. I pray to God that he gives brother Eli more strength and knowledge to inform us more about the reality in life..

  18. Ever since I spent time listening to you Bro Eli, I can not help but marvel on the gifts of GOD given you. While I believe in your humility to say that you did not reach college education, I am awed by your knowledge in almost all fields of science, health, history,etc. The ‘PRETENDERS’ and FAKE church leaders from other denominations are hypocrites and arrogant claiming they are God sent but alas they are nothing compared to your vast knowledge GOD has endowed you with. On HEALTH, when I followed your medical tips, I lost more than one half of my weight just regularly resorting to fruit juices and controlling my intake of rice and meat. While before I use to take 5 to 7 tablets and capsules for my diabetes and heart problems every day, thanks GOD, thru you Bro Eli, i am now well and back to fitness. The best though that you shared not only to me, but to many others is the SPIRITUAL HEALTH AND APPETIZER that we continue to received from you and Bro Daniel without ceassing. THE BREAD OF LIFE FROM HEAVEN is one of the BEST GIFT from GOD thru you Bro Eli, O LORD OUR LORD, HOW EXCELLENT IS THY NAME.

  19. Self-control is the answer to obesity with GOD’s help.

    It teaches us to say”No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live selfcontrolled, upright and godly lives in this present age,

    Titus 2:12
    New International Version

  20. Thanks be to God b’coz of a man that is very concern to the souls of many, for revealing the teachings of God that can lead us to salvation if we are going to obey what he is teaching us. I prayed so hard to God that Bro. eli will still have many years to come and alive until the time that our Lord Jesus Christ shall come, for the sake of many people that until now was mislead by false preacher here on earth.

    THANKS be to GOD for a man like Bro. ELI SORIANO….. TO GOD be the GLORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. a true preacher sent by God not only care for spiritual matters, leading everyone to be physically and spiritually fit. thanks be to God for a Bro. Eli Soriano.

  22. An informative blog. I didn’t know that hunger makes us closer to God. Amen to this.
    Thanks be to GOD!

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