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Messenger of Allah, Leader, Teacher and Guide to the Lost-Found Nation of Islam. Born Oct. 7, 1897, Sandersville, GA.

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  • Paperback: 123 pages
  • Publisher: Secretarius Memps (April 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1884855164
  • ISBN-13: 978-1884855160
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,816 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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According to actual facts, historical references and countless mainstream news organs, Elijah Muhammad, by far, was the most powerful black man in America. Known more through the students he produced, like Malcolm X, Louis Farrakhan and Muhammad Ali, this controversial man exposed the black man as well as the world to a teaching, till now, was only used behind closed doors of high degree Masons and Shriners.

He was born October, 1897 in Saundersville, GA, but didn't find his calling until the early 1930s when he met his teacher, Master Fard Muhammad, outside of Detroit, MI. Upon his teacher's departure, Elijah Muhammad built what is known today as the Nation of Islam. His labor and vision is responsible for generating the greatest impact of Islam in North America and producing the greatest revolution in America without lifting or firing a single gun. More books, audio and dvds about him can be found at ScopeAndAbility(dot)com.

The writings of Elijah Muhammad are simple. As he put it, "My mission is to teach Black people the knowledge of themselves, God and the devil and to separate them unto their own kind before the impending destruction of America and the world as we know it."

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41 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Son of the Seven Seas on August 13, 2006
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Elijah Muhammad's dietary instruction (found primarily in his How to Eat To Live books) was ahead of its time. Readers must bear in mind that these dietary laws, admonished to Nation of Islam (N.O.I) followers and suggested to Blacks in general, were taught to Elijah Muhammad in the early 30's, decades before the health food craze began. We are just now beginning today, as a global community, to catch up with some of the dietary suggestions outlined in these books more than a generation ago. Such warnings against eating red meats and synthetic foods such as, margarine, refined sugar, white flour, white rice, and fast foods (popular restrictions among health conscious people today); were outlined in these books ages ago. To credit Elijah Muhammad, Black Muslims were eating health food before it was called "Health Food."

How To Eat To Live recommends whole grains, whole wheat, brown rice, and plenty of vegetables and herbs; the stable foods of health conscious gurus. The navy bean, emerges from these pages as king of the legumes and a vital supplement to a healthful diet.

Today, we see a trend of middle-aged people racing the clock and choosing vegetarian diets for better health. How to Eat To Live crossed that finish line long ago also. Moreover, most vegetarians and health conscious people do not use drugs, smoke any kind of leaf, or drink intoxicants at all. Well, yeah; that's covered here also, making the lessons life-saving as well as money-saving.

The knowledge of how to eat to live is a big part of Elijah Muhammad's teachings and probably more important than even some of his followers recognize. Anyone striving for better health should experiment with this diet.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Karebarely on February 1, 2013
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I liked reading this book and think it has many valid points. I do not have the same beliefs, but still appreciate the basics of his point. I believe many of the points on what we should and should not be eating are great recommendations and try to follow many of them.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Anwar Philson on May 7, 2011
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i was introduced to this book as a teenager and loved it then. it was very informative at the time. i did not have the decipline to follow the instructions then, but now that i am 30 plus years of age, i have become more health conscious. i follow the author's teachings and have seen great results in my mood, energy and health. a must have for everyone. it will change your life for the better!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By 3rdEyesKeen on December 21, 2012
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Peace. Good read for foundation of health. Not everyone may agree with or eat the foods mentioned. B.U.T. Let us make a conscious decision on what we eat and how much. In these days where "health care" appears to be an issue let us care for ourselves medication free.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Components on April 22, 2012
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The Honorable Elijah Muhammad's dietary advise was far ahead of its time. If his dietary instructions had been followed at the time it was first given many of the diseases that plague the African-American community today would not exist.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Adeela Hawkins on March 14, 2013
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Easy Read, Essential Information. Simple for anyone to follow. Definitely a must have in your library. Timeless and relevant advice.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By G.L. Queen Reader on November 4, 2012
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This is a great read. I find that as I am getting older I am more concerned as to what I eat. This book helped me change my diet. I no longer eat unhealthy. Instead of living to eat I eat to live. After all, we are what we eat. A great and easy read!!! Five Stars!!!
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The Honorable Elijah Muhammad does it again in educating us on how to maintain a proper diet so you can live a long, healthy life! I was totally amazed to learn what foods are actually harmful to your digestive system. I spent all of my adult life trying my best to “eat right”, thinking I had it all figured out.

Then a new friend gave me a copy of How To Eat To Live: Book-1 to read. I was shocked to learn about the harmful effects that some of my most favorite foods can cause the human digestive system! What you THINK is healthy in today’s food menus is really NOT! In less than two-days I was obsessed with purchasing my own copy, and thanking my new friend to the high heavens for caring enough to share this with me!

I also want to stress to you all, the importance of "saying grace" over your food so you can get the Divine Blessing of healthy nutrients & protection as you eat. Please get in the habit of doing this at every meal & every time you put something even as small as a mint or gum in your mouth. Chemicals & poisons are in nearly everything we eat today & you need the protection from God ("Allah" in Arabic) to keep you safe from them.

You won’t regret buying this book. Believe me, it will help you see food in a whole new life-saving way. Turns out, you truly are what you eat! That's not just an expression. Thank God for the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. =)
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