N.E.W.S.T.A.R.T THE 8 LAWS OF HEALTH
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health as thy soul prospereth." 3 John 2
For glowing health, follow your Designer's hand-book; The BIBLE.
And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. Gen.1.29
...and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; Gen.3.18
"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope." Jer. 29:11
Avoids all refined foods; Uses fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, legumes and grains, as fresh & simple as possible. Fresh is best, Frozen next best, dried is OK also. Eat as much as possible fresh & raw. Sprouts are very good. Reduce oil and fat, including margarine and vegetable oils and things made with them; especially Canola oil. (Read Labels)
Begin a program of walking; walk as far as is comfortable, gradually working up to a mile or two a day . Take a walking stick for stability. Work up to a minimum of 20-30 minutes at least every other day. If muscles are weak, every other day is better. Can't go out? Ask your professional medical
Your body is about 75% water. Lots of water is needed for optimal function. Every process in your body depends on the presence of adequate water.
Drink lots of pure, soft water daily. Distilled or reverse osmosis water is best. Juice, tea or soft drinks do NOT take the place of water. Your weight ÷ 2= minimum number of oz. of water to drink daily. Adequate fluid intake will increase your endurance and energy levels. Studies show DEHYDRATION at the cellular level to be the root cause of many diseases. Carry a supply with you at work and on walks etc.
On arising squeeze a fresh lemon into two glasses room temperature or warm water and drink it. Drink between meals. 2 hours after to 1/2 hour before, not with meals. Taking 2 glasses 1/2 hour before each meal, prevents mealtime thirst, aids digestion and prevents ulcers. Shower daily with cool or tepid water using a bath brush or good rough washcloth to rub your skin all over. This improves circulation and helps the body to get toxins out.
Sunshine has several benefits to the body. It furnishes the natural Vitamin D and helps to lower cholesterol. Sunlight increases the volume of oxygen in the blood. Start with 10-15 minutes daily to face and hands and work up to 30-45 minutes daily. The best time for sunbathing is 9-10 am and 4-6 PM. Avoid burning.
Temperance is not only concerned with drinking booze or smoking; good health requires moderation and wise choices in all aspects of life. Over-eating, over-playing, over-working, and over-indulgence of the marriage privilege can all contribute to poor health. Abstain from all harmful indulgences; Tobacco, alcohol coffee, tea, (except herbal tea) colas and soft drinks.
Pure fresh air is very important to our well being. That means good air with lots of oxygen. Walking in forests and nature is great. Do some deep breathing exercises daily, this is very helpful in the morning. Even in winter have windows open a little and air rooms daily. Avoid smoke, chemicals, Room fresheners and aerosol sprays.
Get adequate restful sleep; an early, light supper, well before bedtime and no eating before bed will help. A relaxing warm bath may help you unwind, avoid stressful and stimulating activities before bedtime. Regular times for going to bed and rising will also help. The best time to go to bed is between 9 and 10 PM. This sounds strange, because in our culture, it almost seems in bad taste to sleep.
TRUST IN GOD
An abiding faith in our loving God will help you. He has made every provision to forgive and cleanse all our past mistakes. He will give power to break harmful addictions and help us overcome bitter and angry attitudes that 'eat us up' inside. If we are 'Willing to be made willing' He will work with us, take away our love for sinning and make us free in Him. Ask Him.
Have you ever really read the Bible?
Oh, I don't mean just looking up a text at church; I mean really read it as a letter of love from God to you personally?
Well, when you do, you will find it full of precious promises; each one meant for you just as much as anybody else.
Do you know what 'Faith' is? Well, it is simply taking God at His word; in other words, believing that He means what He says in His Word, the Bible. If you take time every day to read God's Word as personal to you and talk to Him about His promises; your life will blossom as you have never dreamed.