Light: Eating The Wild Electron

Light is the basic component from which all life originates, evolves, and is energized. Light and health are inseparable. Because we have managed to disconnect ourselves from the sources of light with our fluorescent lights, indoor lifestyles, glasses, contact lenses, sunglasses, tanning lotions, flesh foods, processed foods and even cooked vegetarian diets, many of us suffer from chronic "mal-illumination."

Like malnutrition, mal-illumination deprives us of a level of nutrients and rhythmic stimulation that is essential for living as fully healthy humans.

Noble Prize Laureate Dr. Szent-Gyorgi describes the essential life process as a little electrical current sent to us by the sunshine. Without light there is no health. This statement is a key in understanding the importance of vegetarian live foods and of other ways of bringing light into our organism. We are human photocells whose ultimate biological nutrient is sunlight.

Dr. Szent-Giorgi, when referring to the current of sunshine sent from the sun, is referring to highly charged single electrons that are involved in transferring their energy to our own submolecular patterns ithout changing our molecular structure. The quantum physics model begins to validate our more intuitive model of recognizing vegetarian food as condensed sunlight which then is transferred to our human organism when we eat it. When the energy of the earth’s vegetation is transferred to us indirectly through flesh food, much of the bio-electric resonant energy patterns are destroyed. The sunlight energy is also lost if the bio-electric energy patterns of vegetarian foods are disrupted by cooking or processing.

Our cellular metabolism acts as a battery where our food brings the photon energy of sunlight into our bodies so it can be utilized as energy. The positive pole of the battery is energetically fed by oxygen. The negative pole is fed by the high electron photon energy collected from the sun and stored in our vegetarian live food. This high electron food releases its electron energy across the "cytochrome oxidase" system. The cytochrome oxidase system acts as a step down transformer to turn the electron energy into ATP, the basic energy storage molecule of biological systems.

The electrons are essentially drawn across the cytochrome oxidase system by the oxygen at the positive pole of the intracellular battery. The more oxygen in the system, the stronger the pull. Breathing exercises, eating high-oxygen foods, and living in atmospherically clean, high-oxygen environments increases our overall oxygen content. The cytochrome oxidase system exists in every cell and requires electron energy to function. This electron energy comes from plant foods as well as what we directly absorb. When the food is cooked, the basic harmonic resonance pattern of the living electron energy of the live food is at least partially destroyed. Once understanding this scientific evidence, the logical step is to eat high-electron foods such as fruits, vegetables, raw nuts and seeds, and sprouted or soaked grains. People who eat refined, cooked, highly processed foods diminish the amount of solar electrons energizing the system.

Perhaps the two highest solar electron-rich foods and foods which have the capacity to absorb solar electrons are spirulina and flaxseed in various forms, including flaxseed oil. Because spirulina grows at high altitudes in high-temperature environments, it has increased beta-carotene, other carotenoids, enzyme systems, and other biological components to better absorb the intensified solar and cosmic radiations. As a nondairy vegetarian, I find that bee pollen and spirulina are perfect high-protein concentrated foods to combine with flaxseed oil.

Our health and consciousness depends on our ability to attract, store, and conduct electron energy through eating foods with a high solar electron content. This is essential for the energizing and regulation of all life forces. The greater our store of light energy, the more energy is available for healing and the maintenance of optimal health. Light is our umbilical link to the universe.

A strong solar resonance field promotes the evolution of humanity to reach our full potential as human "sun beings." Light supports evolution and a lack of photons in our bodies hinders it. As far back as the turn of the century, Rudolph Steiner, the founder of the Waldorf schools, anthroposophical medicine, and biodynamic gardening taught that the release of the outer light into our systems stimulates the release of an equal amount of inner light within ourselves. The more we increase our ability to absorb and assimilate light, the more conscious we become. This is the subtle secret of "conscious eating."

Excerpted with permission from the E-wellness newsletter of the Tree of Life Foundation at

Gabriel Cousens, M.D., M.D.(H), Dip. Ayurveda, is an internationally celebrated healer, peace-worker, author and founder/director of the Tree of Life Foundation in Patagonia, Arizona. His best-selling titles include Conscious Eating, Spiritual Nutrition and the Rainbow Diet, and his latest Spiritual Nutrition: Six Foundations for Spiritual Life and Awakening the Kundalini was released in March 2005. Contact him at or 520-394-2520.