SID: Sid Roth here with “Something More”, and my guest, Cherie Calbom. And uh, Cherie, last time you were on the show, you caused a sensation!
CHERIE: Isn’t it amazing!
SID: Uh, do you remember the commercial we did –
CHERIE: It’s so amazing, isn’t it?
SID: with “Juice Lady in the”, “in the Box”?
VIDEO: SID: What a way to start this day!
SID: And of course, she’s affectionately known as “The Juice Lady”. And for those that aren’t that familiar with her, um, I uh, sh- – uh, you had fibromyalgia, you had uh – uh, several uh – uh chronic fatigue syndrome; uh, there was no hope for you. Uh, the doctors pretty much gave up, uh, but you did something that you directed to by God, that changed your life, in a short period of time. Uh, tell me, your worst shape you were in, and what happened.
CHERIE: I was in terrible shape; I had to quit work. I uh felt like I had the flu all the time; swollen glands, headache. Body ached all over. Could barely walk around the house; I couldn’t go for a walk outside. And no hope from the doctors. I prayed and prayed and prayed, and said, “Lord PLEASE show me what to do! There’s got to be a way out of this”, and He directed me to juicing vegetables, and changing my diet. When I started reading about a healthy diet, I realized I was way off-track. I loved junk food and fast food, and I didn’t like vegetables.
CHERIE: So I did an about-face.
SID: You sound like the typical American. [LAUGHS]
CHERIE: I do, don’t I! [LAUGHS] Just running to – through the fast-lane of life, and fast food; that was me. So, I bought my first juicer.
VIDEO: WOMAN: [JUICING]
CHERIE: Went on a 5-day juice fast. On day #5, my body expelled a tumor the size of a golf ball, and that got my attention. And I thought, “Maybe I’ll just turn the corner…
CHERIE: and tomorrow I’ll be totally well;
SID: Uh, b-but wait a second.
CHERIE: I wasn’t.
SID: I-I – I just don’t understand how things can happen in uh, you know, by just juicing so fast! I would think it would take uh, several YEARS for something like that to happen.
CHERIE: [CHUCKLES] It – you know, it is so amazing. Uh, having now worked as a nutritionist with people for many years, I have seen AMAZING things happen in a short time. For some people it does take a while for things to turn around. It depends on how sick people, how old they are, how toxic [CHUCKLES] they are, and so forth. But I was young, and for me, my body responded very very quickly.
SID: Um hm.
CHERIE: And this was the path that God showed me that I could take for healing. Because now what I know as a nutritionist, and with all my science background, if you give people the right materials to heal, they body will heal! It will DO what God designed it to do.
SID: But h-how long did it take you to get better?
CHERIE: Well after that juice fast, it took me about 3 months. And I kept juicing, I ate whole foods – organic foods – mostly vegetables. I went vegan for the summer; I’m not vegan now. But I just uh, did that program, and in 3 months, I woke up one morning and thought, “Wow! Somebody gave me a new body in the middle of the night!” I mean I felt like jogging,…
SID: Uh –
CHERIE: and I did!
SID: Oh okay.
CHERIE: And I hadn’t even been able to walk the rest of the block!
SID: Y-y-you begged – y-you’re begging a question: Uh, why do I have to fool around with juicing? Why don’t I just have 5 fruits and 5 vegetables? Uh, l-like someone said once, a-and, that’s done! Why – why don’t you just do that?
SID: Why? Is the juicing better, or is that equivalent?
CHERIE: Juicing is superior in many ways, because there – there are several things. It’s broken down so well,
CHERIE: your body can absorb it very very quickly. It goes RIGHT into your system, because it doesn’t have the fiber to stop or, you know, slow it down with digestion.
SID: Um hm.
CHERIE: Fiber is good; don’t get me wrong. And we want to eat a high fiber diet, but juicing…
CHERIE: is just fabulous for getting right into your system. When people are ill, digestion often is off. They don’t digest food well; they don’t even digest their fruits and vegetables well. And so this gets it RIGHT into your system. It’s like a pre-digested food, and you’ve got all those antioxidants, bio photons, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, going RIGHT into your body, RIGHT into your cells, bringing that healing LIFE! And this is live food. And we are told in the Scripture, “choose life”! “I have set [you] before you [today] life and death … choose life”; and this is choosing life. And then two, number two, we don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables. Science has proven that – all over the world – where we should have 7 to 9, maybe 13 servings; it depends on the research and the surveys you see, and which universities, but we don’t do it. This is the way to get a maximum amount easily.
SID: Uh –
CHERIE: So I take a big bowl and juice it up, and I think –
CHERIE: I could never chew up [CHUCKLES] all that in the morning…
SID: Uh, I probably could chew it all…
CHERIE: you know!
SID: but my refrigerator would be filled with that stuff. Anyway uh…
SID: uh you talk about “marrying the natural and the supernatural”. What do you mean by that?
CHERIE: Partnership with God! That’s how I see it. We do our part; He has DONE His part. He continues to do His part all the time. The Lord has been showing me more and more how we do that,…
CHERIE: in that we stand on His Word. And recently, I’ve just been seeing that more and more; how we apply it – His Word – to our hearts, like a poultice on your chest. You know the old-fashioned poultices.
CHERIE: My grandmother used [CHUCKLES] one all the time when anybody got sick. And I SAW IT the other day in the spirit; apply that Scripture to your heart, just like a poultice! Lay it on there: “By His stripes [you] are healed.” “He sent His word, and healed them.” Just go over all the Scriptures you can find. Get on the Internet; pull ’em off, print ’em out. Apply them to your heart; strengthen your spirit. But then…
SID: Okay. But if we …
CHERIE: don’t stop there.
SID: w-wait a second Cherie. If we …
SID: if we have, uh the – the powerful Word, which you agree and I agree, uh, why even fool around with nutrition?
CHERIE: Oh, you know, in here …
CHERIE: I’m so glad you asked that because people say that. “Can I just go and get a miracle?”
CHERIE: You know what? If – if our diet has created our dis-ease in any way in our bodies, God can heal us. He can do an “override”, I call it – heal us miraculously – but we’re going to continue on …
CHERIE: eating our bad diet – our fast food, our junk food, our things in packages and boxes – devoid of nutrients. We’re going to get sick again! But so often, we need to partner …
CHERIE: with the Holy Spirit. We need to partner with the Father, with Jesus. We need to do our part, and to eat the real, live, whole foods that He gave us, that He put on this Earth for our health and healing. The Scripture says He gave us every herb, He gave us these plants; they are for our healing. And He did not give us bon-bons; He did not give us chips and dips; He did not …
CHERIE: give us fast food and burgers and french fries.
SID: I haven’t read any of that in the Bible.
CHERIE: Those are man-made.
SID: U-uh, Ch…
CHERIE: It’s not there, right! [CHUCKLES]
SID: Cherie, tell me, uh, you did it the last time you were on the air, but I feel it’s so important. Tell me about the VISION you had from God about the battlefield.
CHERIE: I saw so clearly, years ago, when I was in a – a prayer meeting for healing, …
CHERIE: that I just LEFT that room in the spirit, and saw God’s soldiers. He gave me a vision of His people – His army – and so many of them lying on the battlefield, where their armor is skewed; their swords and their shields laying at their side. And they were in pain, and there were labels written across their bodies, like “cancer”, “diabetes”, “heart disease”, “fibromyalgia”, “M.S.”, “lupus”, “scleroderma”, “rheumatoid arthritis”; on and on and on it went. And I saw these soldiers not only in their own pain, but the demonic forces really beating them up, punching and kicking them, because they were down, because they couldn’t stand. And the Lord said, “Cherie, I want you to go back to school,” …
CHERIE: get a graduate degree in nutrition, and I want you to teach My people, because they are perishing ‘for lack of knowledge’.” And isn’t it true, on every level; Satan has tried to pervert what God has given us, and he’s perverted our food, and – on top of everything else. And I was seeing that day, what is the quickest way to destroy an army if you could do it? Poison them! They would all just drop over! You wouldn’t even have to do much of a fight if you poison the entire army with their water …
CHERIE: their drinks, their food. Well that is what the enemy is doing to us with all of this adulterated food, manmade stuff – things in boxes and bags – and – and fast food and junk food, and cans and sodas, and on and on it goes. We’ve got poison everywhere we turn in our food supply, and God is saying, “Come out from among them,” My people, “and be … separate”. Choose a holy – “whole” – “holy” means “whole”, body soul and spirit. Choose a holy way of life. Choose a holy way of eating. Be my disciplined people, and choose the REAL food; whole food, that God gave us.
SID: Now – now you mentioned something that uh, is going to uh, upset a few people. I know in my control room it’s going to upset them. Uh, what happens from too much diet soda?
CHERIE: Diet soda is a scary thing. And I have been doing research on that more and more all the time. Uh, i-it’s – it’s uh waste with a diet sweetener…
CHERIE: and usually it’s aspartame – we know it as NutraSweet. And uh, the CDC did studies and, just have tracked. Uh, they don’t really promote this, but they’ve just tracked it, and you can find it if you do you research: That brain tumors increased HUGELY. The bar graph went WAY up uh, a couple of years after diet sodas came on the market. But there’s all sorts of new research showing that when you drink diet sodas, also you – i-it affects your metabolism, and you crave um more sweets and more refined carbs. So you go for more things like pats- – pasta and pizza…
SID: So – so could you say …
SID: diet soda – could you say, Cherie, that diet soda makes you fatter, because of that? [CHUCKLES]
CHERIE: It [CHUCKLES] makes you better?
CHERIE: [LAUGHS] It makes you worse!
SID: F-A-T-T-E-R! [LAUGHS]
CHERIE: [CHUCKLES] Fatter! Oh “Fatter”! Yes, it does! And [CHUCKLES] yes! And they’ve proven that, in scientific studies, that it contributes to obesity, to weight gain. And even if you’re not obese, that it contributes to fat being deposited around the mid-section, which is the worst place to gain weight. It creates a …
SID: Uh, w-w-what a …
CHERIE: it increases your “sweet tooth”.
SID: w-what about regular soda? Is that bad for us?
CHERIE: That is really bad too.
SID: [LAUGHS] Oh wait a second! [LAUGHS]
CHERIE: Uh, they’re [CHUCKLES] both at the top! [CHUCKLES]
SID: Okay, well – why – why is it – why bad? Tell me. [CHUCKLES]
CHERIE: It – it’s got a huge amount of sugar. Um …
SID: What’s wrong with sugar?
CHERIE: many key foods; up to 11 key foods …
SID: What – wh-wh-what – what’s wrong with sugar?
CHERIE: Sugar is an inflammation and anti – it’s an inflammatory – excuse me – VERY inflammatory substance, …
CHERIE: and that is what my new book, “The Anti-Inflammation Diet” is all about. Inflammation is at the root of every disease there is. And sugar is one of the #1 things …
CHERIE: that contributes to inflammation in the body, which contributes to EVERYTHING, like heart disease, and cancer, and diabetes, and M.S., and scleroderma, and lupus, and on and on; R.A. – rheumatoid arthritis, you can name it all. It – inflammation is at the base, and sugar is one of the top inflammatory substances. I say to everyone, “Get that sugar out of your diet!” But soda’s also got chemicals, and dyes, and all of that stuff. And there’s a new study out showing that junk food, with all of that stuff in it, is the #1 contributor of inflammation. So at the top of everybody’s list in science right now, sodas are coming in; right up at the top, both diet soda and regular soda, and it is subtly, day-by-day, destroying our health. Young people think they can get away with it, because you know that when you’re young you think you’ll live forever, right?
SID: [CHUCKLES] Of course! [CHUCKLES]
CHERIE: And you think you’re always going to be healthy. And BOOM, one day, it all catches up with you, and your body says, “I’ve had enough of this” [CHUCKLES] you know, and it’s getting really sick.
SID: Now you made a statement, a-and it’s worth me repeating: You said inflammation is at the root of nearly every disease! So it …
CHERIE: Um hm.
SID: therefore, um my logical mind says if we could get rid of the foods that cause inflammation, and eat the foods that uh work in a positive way, you get rid of the roots of most diseases, and then people won’t have to pray to be healed! You know what it reminds me of Cherie? Uh, there might be uh a 400-pound man that comes up to me for me to lay hands on him, to heal his back; and I KNOW God will heal his back. But I also know in 30 days, he’ll be BACK to have his heal – back healed! [CHUCKLES]
CHERIE: That is absolutely right! And it’s going on all the time! My father was a healing evangelist; I grew up in this kind of ministry. And seeing people – even as a little tiny kid – seeing people coming back over and over and over again, and that’s because we’re doing the things that make our body sick; and so they can’t stay well, because we’re pouring into them the things that contribute to inflammation; and inflammation is causing disease.
SID: Uh Cherie, are many – are many uh – uh people in the world have – do they have inflammation, or is this is a small percentage of people?
CHERIE: It’s huge, and it’s worldwide. We’ve exported our bad foods all over the world.
CHERIE: You can go just about [CHUCKLES] anywhere except maybe some little remote areas, and you’ll find “golden arches”, you’ll [CHUCKLES] find fast food restaurants, you’ll find pop – soda pop – everywhere. You’ll find it all over, so we’ve exported our bad poisonous foods all over the world,
SID: Yeah I …
CHERIE: and we have sick people all over the world, with inflammation.
SID: Y-you know what I’m thinking? Just like that vision that you had of the – of the battlefield; we are praying for God to heal us, and then destroying our body right after He heals us, or even before He heals us!
CHERIE: Um hm.
SID: We’re – we’re like uh – uh shooting yourself in the foot! Uh now, when – we have your 4 books.
SID: One is brand-new: “Anti-Inflammation Diet -“, and the “28 Days to Restore Your Body and Feel Great”! Can – now that sounds like a short period of time, uh Cherie;
SID: “28 days to restore your body and feel great”? You talk about losing weight, increasing energy, look and feel younger in 28 days! Is this REALLY working with people now?
CHERIE: It is really working for sure, and I’ve proven it over and over again. As a nutritionist, and with all the people that I’ve helped in counseling and different programs, I’ve seen it over and over again. And as I’ve talked with various holistic doctors, they have told me that is about the right amount of time for things to really start turning around. 30 days is the amount of time, so we’re almost there with our 28-day program; 4 weeks. And 30 days is the amount of time it takes for your cells to begin to really turn over, and for your body to really begin to change. And so I always say to people, “Don’t give up.” You know, we do something a week or two; we’re such an instant society, we want things immediately. But I say, “Don’t give up; give it 30 days, and you should see some positive changes in your body”.
SID: Okay. Y-you tie-in that 28- – or the – as you say, “the marriage” between the supernatural …
SID: and the natural. Uh, you tie it in with uh, you made exclusively for our – our uh “Mishpocah”, that’s a Hebrew word that means “family” – uh, “The 28-Day Journey to Wholeness” devotional. Uh, tell me about that.
CHERIE: Yes. I’m so excited about the devotional, because it goes with your 28-day food program.
CHERIE: And what I’ve seen with SO many people I’ve worked with: Your spirit needs to be strengthened. So many people feel beaten down, and discouraged, and hopeless, and like nothing is ever going to change for them. They’re not going to have the energy and the vibrant health that they long for and they’ve prayed for, and so I realized that day-by-day you need the Word of God. And I have in the devotional not only a teaching each day – a short teaching, and it’s all around the spiritual – the biblical – the Scriptures; but also a declaration, because I feel that each day – with our mouth – we need to speak the word, “I declare today”, and I have something for people to declare every single day, and a prayer to close with. And I realized that people need their spirit built-up so that they have the will power!
SID: The – a-and you have the res – y-you have the recipes, and it’s not just juicing; it’s regular food and juicing.
SID: Uh, but uh, you have 2 more books, and uh, a couple of them REALLY intrigue – well ALL of them intrigue me – but uh …
SID: “Remedies for Stress and Adrenal Fatigue”, “Remedies for Asthma and Allergies”. Uh, it’s the most amazing thing! God gave us a body; He did not want us to have lack of energy, …
SID: He didn’t want us to have pain, He didn’t want us to have heart disease, He didn’t want us to have diabetes. Uh, H-He wanted to l- – us to live life to the fullest! And uh, I – I find, of reading your notes Cherie, that many people that get ahold of your books uh, they’ve been praying and even fasting, “God, help me!”, and God has directed them. So we’re making these 4 great books available for an investment of $49. Speaking of investment, I just got back from Israel, and I spoke before a group of bishops a-at their meeting. And there was a bishop there …
SID: from Outer Mongolia. I’d – I’d heard of Outer Mongolia. Cherie, I didn’t know where it was!
SID: And according to my map, I see it’s north of Tibet, China, but I didn’t realize it. This guy was in an auto accident, …
SID: and his back was broke 5 places. And he …
SID: was in constant pain for 14 years. Uh, the – the prognosis was he’d end up in a wheelchair; uh, and one minute with God was all that was necessary. Uh, he turns on our TV show, and this is the thing that’s so exciting to me! Our TV show is in OUTER MONGOLIA and I don’t even know where it is! Uh, a-and so he tunes in our television show, and then I have a word of knowledge; he’s sovereignly healed, he’s been h- – free for over a year, pain-free; he’s in full-time ministry! And I – uh, that’s why I say, by making an investment of $49, any profits uh [CHUCKLES] and – and looks what’s going to happen to you; but any profits are POURED into ministry to people, in EVEN Outer Mongolia! Uh, when we come back, I want to learn more about this insidious thing, uh, that is called, “inflammation”. Most people don’t even know what the word means! I’ll be right back.