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The Bible promises that the Holy Spirit fills us with POWER for service. That the body is the temple of the Holy Ghost. How much more power for ‘Hearts Desire’, then, would we / could we enjoy, if the body is in perfect health? Unless the body is fit and vigorously healthy, the mind is lethargic, the body is sluggish, tied and incapable of power for a good life.
The body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, and as such it should be kept clean, sound and healthy. Otherwise, how can we truly render honor to the Lord who entrusted this body to us, and be of service in His work? So then the – Rules of Health: (Essentially, how to be healthy all your life)
A diet of mostly fresh, whole fruits, and vegetables, 100% whole grains, nuts, berries, and lean clean meats, fish and fowl: 4-6 meals a day keeps your energy up and the blood sugar steady. Take away the meat and reduce your cholesterol, cancer, arthritis, and diabetes risk to nearly nothing.
Exercise: 4-5 hours per week decreases by 60% the incidence of breast and 85% of colon cancer. Exercise strengthens the heart and lowers the blood pressure. Clean water: Water naturally detoxifies the body. Dehydration contributes to every disease. Drink one half your body’s weight in ounces of water per day. Sunlight: Our first home was outside ( the Garden of Eden ), how can the sun that God made be harmful to us? ( Except in the presence of poor diet and poor lifestyle choices).
Temperance: -self discipline, moderation – Eliminate artificial items from your life, certainly from your diet. Dyes, food colorings, drugs, preservatives, hormones, artificial sweeteners, MSG, the bad fats, refined and processed foods. And remove chemicals as much as possible from your home environment. Take the time to really look at the things you bring into your home. Fresh Air: Tumors grow better in indoor air. Oxygen inhibits the progress of every disease. Exercise as much as possible out side. Do deep breathing exercises also, at an open window, or outside.
Sleeping at the proper time: Restorative hormones are produced between 9:30 and 2 AM. And getting enough sleep. Sleep deprivation diminishes the immune response. Open windows in bedroom a bedtime and breath fresh air during sleep.
Stress Relief: Build a twenty minute time-out into your day. Use meditation, visualization or relaxation to de-stress. Mental stress can do physical harm to the body. Gratitude: Being thankful and grateful for life and all the good things we are blessed with. Find ways to show that gratitude in helping others. Benevolence: Caring for and loving others, especially in their time of need. This is allowing God to work through us. When we help others, who need our help, we are banking up our own blessings. Not only for ourselves, but for our children and our childrens’ children. ( I love that ).
11. Elimination: Nothing is more important to our good health than to regularly eliminate the toxins that the body makes each day. A healthy colon eliminates daily, and supports the health of the immune system and all the systems. Establish a regular habit, and create a diet that supports the ease of elimination.
These rules of health may absolutely be relied upon to produce amazing results, if followed diligently. Sadly, many folk are too lazy to follow any rules, even for the sake of good health. Some are simply indifferent. Some will follow some of the rules halfheartedly.
Few will follow them vigorously and habitually – but for those who do, they will experience great rewards, for these rules are based on the laws of nature. Nature always wins. Is bodily health important? Next to the salvation of one’s soul, a sound, vigorously healthy body is certainly most necessary and should be the most treasured of our achievements on this earth.
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