As Universal Medicine cult leader Serge Benhayon continues to pound his Esoteric pulpit on the evil energy of perfectly nutritious foods, we should all be alarmed to hear he’s imposed further restrictions on the Esoteric diet – better described as self-loving starvation. Meanwhile the Huffington Post continues to pay cult apologist Sarah Cloutier to promote a dangerous eating disorder under the guise of ‘food writing’. And I’m officially a troll.
According to some distressed communications I’ve received, this year’s round of retreats and workshops has seen followers already on insanely restricted diets restrict them further. It appears coconut milk and tomatoes, as well as all legumes/pulses and all grains, including rice, are now out.
In other words, apart from no dairy, sugar, gluten, alcohol and caffeine, numbers of UM followers no longer eat legumes/pulses, grains of any kind, root vegetables, beef, dried fruit, vinegar and on and on.
Our sane readers will be asking what followers do eat? Good question. The messiah of malnutrition and his self loving flock are surviving on a limited selection of vegetables, mostly green, a limited selection of fruits, and relying on fish, selected nuts, lamb, chicken and eggs for their protein, but our investigations last year demonstrated that many followers are not meeting their protein requirements (let alone requirements for B vitamins, essential fatty acids, minerals and fat soluble vitamins). And they are suffering for it.
The original Esoteric Food charts are available to view online to allow readers to make up their own minds about the nutritional basis and health benefits of Benhayon’s food classifications. The charts were critiqued in Diet or Eating Disorder Part 1, while Part 2 looked at how followers were adhering to the diet and Benhayon’s toxic edicts, and listed signs and symptoms of malnutrition and eating disorders .
However, the diet is now more restricted than the charts show, for no other reason than Benhayon’s whim to tighten the grip on his minions, weaken them, test their compliance and slowly kill them.
Anyone imposing this diet on children is seriously compromising their growth and development and should be reported to children’s welfare services. In NSW, the Department of Family and Community Services Child Helpline number is 132 111. In Qld, report child abuse on 1800 177 135. In Victoria 131 278. Any child who has been on this diet for longer than a few weeks needs to be returned to a normal, healthy diet immediately and preferably under the supervision of a non cult doctor and/or qualified registered dietitian.
Eliminating the desire for food – eliminating the desire for life
Serge Benhayon not only demonizes food, but attempts to obliterate the healthy desire for its nourishing, life giving properties. The desire to live healthily in a strong, well nourished body is somehow conflated with having psychological ‘issues’. being ‘loveless’, suppressed and damp, which is Benhayon’s spherical way of saying wanting food and being healthy is counter to his lucrative death drive. As examined in the Diet or Death Wish post, he believes we’re all better off dead, viewing our carnal bodies as filthy, useless, pain wracked vehicles that are impeding us from uniting with the pure light of our souls.
We need to eat less than before because the light of our soul is giving us more than ever before. (Benhayon, Universal Medicine Retreat notes, April 2010)
The following passage of mangled reasoning from EDG Message 13, shows how it’s not enough to cut the evil, life giving foods from the diet, Benhayon demands his followers eliminate the instincts, emotions and thought processes that make them want the foods in the first place. In the same way, he tells followers that substituting foods for those that are banned is also unacceptable because the substitutes (gluten free, sugar free) carry the same energy.
If you buy a block of chocolate, you do not just get the block of chocolate and the un-avoidable harm your body has to deal with from the spirit stimulating cocoa, the etheric inciting sugar and the childhood emotional suppressing and comforting qualities of dairy, you also get the energy that will propel you to want to choose it again and again. The fact is, by the Law of Free-Will, ‘it’, the energy to choose it again, to call on it again, lays deeply in you. We call it ‘will power’ when we renounce such foods as sugar and chocolate and or cigarettes and alcohol etc, but is it really a case of ‘will power’ over matter or, are we fighting the energetic force of our choices that are actually locked into our kidneys as part of the life-force that makes us feel who we are and not our mind as we like to believe it is?
Play around and apply the above example to food/drinks/things/situations and you will see that until the energy is cleared, it is a self-defeating mind-full choice to NOT have what the body is craving … And then, work out who really wins if you consider that there are many energy-alike things we do not consider are the same. For example – you may not have any dairy, but did you know that potatoes, rice or even cashew nuts will do the same suppressive, comfort and damp-building if the energy needing the food is not cleared?
Did you know that cutting out white, brown or black sugar, which causes prana to better circulate throughout your body, can easily be replaced, as an absolute equal in energy and thus in cause, with oranges, mangos, pineapples, lychees, gluten or gluten free grains/carbs etc?
The key here is not the obvious immediate return we can all just about measure or account for, as in – the body’s reaction to a food we know affects us, but the fact that the propensity to seek damp-building and or pranic circulation becomes the way to live as a result of the quality of life-force chosen. Do you get it? In the case of dairy — it is not about ‘not eating dairy’ but not choosing damp, suppression or childhood comfort from the unresolved issues. In the case of sugar – it is not about ‘cutting out sugar’ but not choosing to escape one’s stillness and or presence of body. And so, if you cut out sugar or dairy, but not the energy that chose it, ‘it’ (the called-in energy), will simply find something else …even if it is ‘dairy or sugar free’.
Given that all your thoughts/intellect will be governed by the energy that enters you – what kind of so-called love or service do those who eat damp-building or pranic-circulating foods really have or do when damp and prana are the absolute opposite to love and fire?
And so here is the question we do not want to be asked, let alone answer – Can anybody you eats dairy actually love you? Apply the same to other damp building foods, other non-fiery building foods, to alcohol, drugs and pranic music etc and you will find why you checkout – because very few can truly love you as you can truly love if your life is not about love and fire building…Benhayon, S. EDG Message 13, date unknown.
‘Do you get it?’
Anyone who sincerely tried to ‘get’ the above message is in serious trouble not only with food and mortality, but with cognitive processes vandalized by a veteran manipulator. With that kind of condemnation not only of food but for the tendency of human beings to have nutritional needs, hunger and taste, which in all contexts outside UM are perfectly healthy, it’s no wonder UM followers are suffering from malnutrition, underweight conditions, and neurotic behavior at best, full blown, life threatening eating disorders at worst.
Marketing starvation and disordered eating as healthy
Benhayon doesn’t pretend the diet has a nutritional basis as he unabashedly markets death to his followers. 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.
One of the worst offenders is Sarah Cloutier who blogs on the Huffington Post as a ‘food writer’ and has her own recipe sharing blog ironically titled Heal Yourself With Food. If Sarah were honest she’d call it ‘Kill Yourself with Quasi-Food’ or ‘Recipes for Cult Members Who Don’t Want to Live Long”. A glance at the recipes shows her attempting to improvise with an unnecessarily restricted list of ingredients, and as I’ve pointed out before, most of the recipes might make okay side dishes, but they are definitely not adequate, nutritionally balanced meals.
It’s disturbing the Huffington Post pays her to write a blog about food and healthy eating, considering the editors have been notified that Sarah Cloutier is a cult recruiter and apologist. They’ve been sent links to her posts where she beats the $$ drum for Serge and attacks so called media bias for journalistic reporting of facts. The HuffPo editors have been sent a collection of quotes from health service provider, Serge Benhayon, denigrating the human body, promoting death, and promoting disordered eating, accompanied by the charts delineating his insane fiery and pranic food classifications. They also received the images of Serge selling inappropriate touching as healing. Somehow she still has the job.
Sarah Cloutier has obnoxiously written about food in the context of relationships, when many of our readers are painfully aware the mindlessly toxic diet and its anti-social non nutritionally based restrictions causes relationship disharmony and health problems for hundreds of followers and their loved ones.
When we start a relationship, food can be really important to find common ground…
How we are brought up and exposed to food is fascinating and sets a foundation for what we like and how we explore food. Well, this is my theory for dating so hang in there …
Mum knew my favourite breakfast was (and still is!) avocado with a boiled egg. I simply would not eat cereal with milk or toast for breakfast (and still don’t). She knows that for me, cherries and apples are the best fruit ever.
So my palate was set – I grew into a family that would feed me with what I thought was normal. My exploration of food has returned to those original impulses and I am totally gluten and dairy free.
One of my friends eats only raw vegan food and can’t imagine being with someone who eats meat. Would I be the same with dating a bread-eater? Having contemplated this for all of two seconds the truth is that I would date a gluten guy. Why not?
Yeah Sarah, you’re not a bigot at all, and your marketing of food neurosis and Esoteric apartheid makes you a real catch. And I coloured your quote green to match the colour of your stool.
And then there’s this sound advice for all the people attempting to recover from eating disorders who’ve joined UM.
My last blog was starting to explore the concept, just a concept that we need to only really need to eat when we are hungry. Now there’s a concept! There are plenty of reasons why to only eat when we are hungry … but we are over-ruled by our mind that listens to all the advice we are given by research papers, diets and professional people in the field of food. There are a myriad of documents that say we are to have everything in moderation. But what if that moderation, as my friends are experiencing, is harming?
The Huffington Post must have adopted an Esoteric policy on comments and freedom of speech, because they’ve not allowed any of my comments.
Oh well. If anyone is offended by Sarah Cloutier’s promotion of eating disorders and malnutrition based on the insane projections of an unqualified treatment room predator and self anointed messiah, send the HuffPo editors an email. email@example.com If it’s strained your relationship or caused illness or neurosis in yourself or a loved one, let them know. I’m a troll. They’re not listening to me.
Also we’d appreciate any more information on Serge Benhayon’s dietary restrictions. Please let us know if your loved one has cut out anything in addition to the items listed or on the chart. Have all followers cut out tomatoes for example? Are they still eating quinoa or is that out? We’d like to know exactly what followers and their children are and aren’t eating. Please post in the comments or use the Contact form in the tab at the top of the page. You don’t need to use a real name or email address to comment or contact – only if you want me to reply.
Since the change to NSW legislation I’ll be resubmitting a complaint to the NSW HCCC arguing that the Esoteric diet is a public health risk. Complaints, however, have much more clout if they’re made by those affected by the diet or their loved ones.