Childbirth part ll; Nutrition and exercises for an enjoyable pregnancy!

Childbirth and pregnancy

Childbirth and pregnancy are not a pleasant experience for many women!

Childbirth and pregnancy


When Shary was just beginning to consider teaching childbirth classes, a dear friend of ours, Betty Warren, called one night and asked Shary  to come to the hospital, a friend of ours from church was having a really hard time in first stage labor and Betty thought Shary might be able to help. Betty was one of the OB nurses at Forest Grove Community Hospital, she had also been our childbirth instructor. So Shary headed right over to see what she could do. When Shary got there our friend was jumping out of bed with each contraction, grabbing the end of the hospital bed, start rocking and yelling. (By the way, this is not the best technique for first stage labor, we’ll talk more about that next week)  While she was yelling in pain her husband sat reading the newspaper and her mother sat near her,  saying, “This is just one of those things you just can’t get out of”.

So often, as we began to teach childbirth classes, we were told that many of the common problems with pregnancy were unavoidable. We were assured that you just have to suffer through these things. Often this advice came from doctors but it also came from family members, friends and even well-meaning clergy. But, over and over we found people who had discovered solutions to those problems. We would try the things they suggested, and more often than not, their ideas worked. We believe the Bible when it says, “God will remove all sickness from you.”(Exodus 23:25-27)That means that there is a solution to every disease, we just need to preserver and find out what that solution is.

Some of the common ailments associated with childbirth, we were told, have no cure. Toxemia, stretch marks, constant back pain, varicose veins, permanently damaged stomach muscles, permanently damaged kegal muscle, heartburn, high blood pressure, cesarean-section and seizures to name a few, were said to be normal. It is no wonder most women don’t want to have babies; who could blame them? But, over and over we found people who had discovered solutions to those problems and that is a big reason we, and many of our students, continued to have children when others have decided it just isn’t worth the trouble.

Genesis 1:27-28a
“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. 28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.”

Psalm 127:3-5a
Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him.
4 Children born to a young man are like arrows in a warrior’s hands.
5 Happy is the man whose quiver is full of them!”

God wants us to have children, but all the “common” problems modern women have in childbirth make it almost crazy to consider.

So did God have a better plan? Sure he did, not only did he want us to be fruitful and multiply but he said that people who have many children are blessed and happy. He also said that if we would listen to his advice and follow his laws he would remove all disease from us, he would bless our wombs, none would miscarry and he would give us a full lifespan.

So what have we found that would help you have a relatively problem free birth?

First, in childbirth, what you eat is your main priority!

If you gave your home builder some straw and asked him to make you a house you would end up with a home like the one the big bad wolf blew down!

childbirth, pregancy and nutrition

If you gave your home builder, good lumber, bricks and mortar, he could build you a house the big bad wolf couldn’t blow down.

Childbirth, pregnancy and nutrition

The same thing is true when making a baby, if you give your body materials like what is pictured below; your body cannot build a healthy baby, nor can it keep you healthy while it is trying to create this new life. One of the reasons so many people miscarry, or give birth to babies with birth defects, is because their  bodies simply didn’t have the raw materials necessary to do the job. Proverbs 23:1-3 says, “When you sit to dine with a ruler, note well what is before you and put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony, do not crave his delicacies, for that food is deceptive.”

childbirth, preganancy and nutrition

Babies bodies are primarily made up of calcium and protein. Milk is a high-quality source of calcium and eggs are the best protein you can consume.

Childbirth, pregnancy and nutrition

The basis for a great pregnancy diet is 1 quart of milk and two eggs each day. This gives your body the basics for building a healthy baby. For more detail check out this link.

Secondly, there are exercises that will make childbirth much more enjoyable and get you back into your pre-pregnant condition right after the birth.

Exercises for comfort, health and beauty.

1. Tailor sitting as often as possible, will help you limber up for birth. Shary actually took the legs off our dining room table with our first pregnancy. We ate tailor sitting on the floor, not my favorite position. Later, she let the rest of us sit on chairs while she ate sitting on a trunk, pulled up to the table.

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2. Squatting. When you go to pick up your kids toys or maybe even your husband’s cloths, squat down instead of bending over. Women who are comfortable squatting, find birthing much easier and are less likely to tear during birth. It is also much better for your back, which means fewer problems later in life.

childbirth, pregnancy and exercises

3. Pelvic rocks, 40, 40 and 80. Do 40 in the morning, 40 at noon, and 80 before you go to bed at night. This is truly the secret weapon of childbirth exercises. It solves many of the common problems associated with pregnancy, delivery and post-partum. Pelvic rock exercises, if done as prescribed, can eliminate back problems in pregnancy. They also help get the baby in the proper position for birth and will produce a flat stomach right after the birth. Pelvic rocks are done on your hands and knees by rotating your pelvis all the way down and then all the way up, for one pelvic rock. Speed is not the goal, rotating as far down as possible and as far up as possible is where the benefit comes. You are literally dropping the baby down and out of the birth canal and then pulling the baby back up tight. This strengthens the stomach muscles so that after the birth your stomach will be back to normal. When these muscles are strengthened, they take pressure off your back and the ligaments that hold the baby in place, making pregnancy much more enjoyable.

childbirth, pregnancy and exercises

4. Sleep or nap in the side running position at least 8 hours a day. Your body needs rest in order to keep you healthy and make a healthy baby. Lay on your side with your bottom leg straight and your upper leg bent. This is the best position for you and your baby. Sleeping on your back actually constricts the blood flow to the baby and sleeping on your stomach is never advised. Sleeping on your stomach simply becomes less possible the more pregnant you get. One time at the beach Shary had me dig her a hole in the sand so she could put her stomach in it. Her plan was to get some sun on her back, as you might guess, it didn’t work very well.
5. Aerobics, 2 mile walk, 5-6 days a week. Any exercise that elevates your heart rate and increases your breathing, is a benefit to pregnancy and childbirth. But, we have found that walking is almost a fool-proof way to assure a quick easy birth. Whenever we hear about a very easy and quick birth we ask what kind of exercise the mother did, almost every time we are told they walked outdoors a lot. So if you want an easy, no complications birth, this is a must.
6. Kegel, 10 times each urination or at least 100 times a day. There are several reasons why it is important to exercise this muscle. First, you need to have control of the muscle during the actual birth. When you relax the muscle, the baby is able to come more quickly. This exercise helps you to become aware of the muscle when it is relaxed, and when it is tense. If this muscle has been exercised and is in good tone at birth, it will stretch as the baby’s head comes through, like a rubber band. If it is in poor shape, it will be drug down the birth canal with the baby, and in the case of an episiotomy, it may be cut. Second, it improves the ability of the muscle to return to normal bladder and rectal control after the birth. Third, it makes intercourse more comfortable and improves a mother’s ability to achieve vaginal orgasm after giving birth. This muscle also keeps the bladder in the proper position. Many women complain that their bladder has dropped after birthing and has never returned to it’s normal condition, causing life long problems. The design of the western style toilet makes this even worse. Most other cultures squat when they go to the bathroom. The modern invention of the Squatty Potty was developed to solve this problem.

Childbirth, pregancy and exercises

Directions for Kegel exercises;
a. Practice when you are urinating by spreading your legs and tightening the vagina, stopping the flow of urine so that you are letting out only a teaspoon at a time.
b. Try squeezing the sides of the vagina together: squeeze from the bottom up, rather than starting with the abdomen which is at the top.
c. The rectum will squeeze together as you are squeezing the vagina. This is perfectly normal and, in fact, cannot be avoided.
d. Squeeze the vagina together slowly, and when you are squeezing full strength, hold to a count of three. Give a final short squeeze before relaxing, even though you may already think you are squeezing full strength. It is alright to use the abdomen during this “last effort”.
e. Relax the muscle, count to three, and relax again. The idea is to be able to get as much movement in the muscle as possible, hence the maximum contraction and the maximum relaxation. This builds the muscle strength quickly.
f. It is important to do the exercises throughout the day rather than all at tone time. Good times are morning, prior to arising, evening at bedtime, and times in between when you go to the bathroom. Other than those done while urination, the exercises should be done either lying flat or while standing.

Thirdly, miscellaneous tips!

a. To combat stretch marks, varicose veins or hemorrhoids, take 4 mg copper each day.
b. To specifically combat varicose veins, increase pelvic rocking, elevate legs at ten minute intervals, do foot circles, leg stretches and take Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopheral is the only type that works).
c. For leg cramps, point your heel till it stops and increase your calcium intake.
d. For heartburn, do not take antacids or baking soda, they destroy your B vitamins (energy vitamins). Eat slower, frequent, small meals throughout the day; sugar makes it worse. Place your hands on your ribs and take deep breaths to separate your ribs.
e. If you are having some problems in pregnancy that we did not cover or you have a friend or loved one who is having pregnancy issues, send us a comment and we will do our best to get you an answer.

This series on childbirth and pregnancy includes the following topics:

Part l    Nutrition

Part ll   Nutrition and exercises for a more comfortable pregnancy and birth

Part lll First stage, husband coached Childbirth. What you believe about birth will determine how it goes.

Part llll Transition

Part V   Second stage and post-partum

Part VI Nursing, sleeping and circumcision,

Part VII  The V approach to raising kids.

Our purpose for writing each week is to obey Matthew 5:19, providing you with biblical advice on the care and feeding of your body. We do it because this advice is rare. We also do it, because we see thousands of good Christians who are miserable, or whose lives have been cut short, simply because they were never taught what the Word of God and the Law of God had to say about health and wellness.

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If you want to keep improving your health, and enjoy this kind of biblical scientific information, then I would like to recommend three must-read books;
1. “God’s Guide to Biblical Health and Healing” by Rev. Chris and Shary Schauermann

2. “Let’s Play Doctor” by Dr. Joel Wallach                                                                                         

3. “None of These Diseases” by S.I. McMillen, M.D. and David E. Stern, M. D.
You can get all these books at or simply click on the URL under each book title.

1. The Bradley Method of Childbirth
2. Purchase Squatty Potty
3. Why Squatty Potty

Childbirth Part I: Foods that Make Healthy Moms and Babies!

Healthy mom, healthy baby.

Childbirth that produces healthy moms and healthy babies!

Healthy mom, healthy baby.
Our daughter Leah Rainey and her very healthy daughter Madison.

Childbirth! When Shary and I decided to get married, we agreed not to have any children of our own; maybe we would adopt. This decision came primarily because at the time, I believed in zero population growth. Add to that, Shary was always sick and didn’t believe she could get pregnant. Even if she did get pregnant, her doctor had told her that she could never carry a baby full term. If you believe that genetics plays into this, her mother had lots of miscarriages, so genetically speaking, Shary’s chances of having a baby were slim to  none.  But, as fate would have it, after changing our eating habits, Shary got pregnant and did not miscarry during that pregnancy, nor did she ever miscarry with any pregnancy.

Someone must have been praying for us, because we also had the good fortune to live only a few blocks from Forest Grove Community Hospital. At the time, Forest Grove Community Hospital was on the cutting edge of childbirth. They required couples to attend Husband Coached Childbirth classes if they wanted to deliver at Forest Grove Community. I will be sharing more about what that all entailed in Childbirth Part II. But suffice it to say, we had exceptional birthing experiences with our first two children. Later  they encouraged Shary to become a certified childbirth teacher, and we were employed by Forest Grove Community to teach their classes.

Childbirth, husband coached

Shary and I started teaching Husband Coached Childbirth classes in 1976, subsequently, we taught non-stop for eighteen years and then off and on for nearly 22 more years after that. We have taught for hospitals, colleges and churches. We have done childbirth seminars in the U.S.  and abroad, at one point we even had our own childbirth association and trained childbirth teachers. I mention this to let you know that what I am going to share with you is not theory, it has worked for us, our children and our students for over 40 years. It comes from a lot of scientific research, personal experience, and is backed up by God’s word, the Bible.

Over and over, we and others, including doctors and nutritionists, have been able to council pregnant mothers out of common childbirth diseases. Many of the common problems of pregnancy are easily fixed with nutrition and exercise. That is why it makes me so angry every time I hear of a woman who miscarried or I hear a commercial asking for more money to do research so we can “discover” cures for  the terrible problems associated with pregnancy and birth defects. Doctors and scientists have proven over and over again what it takes to have healthy babies and healthy mothers. We just need to get the word out, more research is not the answer to this health crisis, and believe me, it is a crisis.

 According to the Preeclampsia Foundation:  “Infant death is one of the most devastating consequences of preeclampsia. In the U.S., approximately 10,500 babies die from preeclampsia each year and an estimated half a million worldwide. Preeclampsia and related hypertensive disorders of pregnancy impact 5-8% of all births in the United States”. “Worldwide, preeclampsia is responsible for up to 20% of the 13 million preterm births each year. Stillbirths from preeclampsia (babies that die in utero after 20 weeks of gestation) number between 1,000 and 2,200 annually in the U.S. Preeclampsia is diagnosed by persistent high blood pressure, trouble with the kidneys or liver, fluid in the lungs, or signs of brain trouble such as seizures and/or visual disturbances.”

“Important symptoms that may suggest preeclampsia are headaches, abdominal pain, shortness of breath or burning behind the sternum, nausea and vomiting, confusion, heightened state of anxiety, and/or visual disturbances such as oversensitivity to light, blurred vision, or seeing flashing spots or auras” [1]

Not only is preeclampsia life threatening to the baby, but it can also be fatal to the mother. According to CBS News, “between 2000 and 2014, the nation’s maternal death rate rose by almost 27 percent. For every 100,000 live births, nearly 24 women died during, or within 42 days after pregnancy in 2014. Federal health officials have already reported a spike in the nation’s maternal (mother) mortality figures, the United States ranked 30th in a list of 31 countries beating out only Mexico.[2] Not only do we rank near the bottom of industrialized countries, but our death rate is getting worse each year while other countries death rates are getting better.

Childbirth, US sees largest increase in infant deaths of any developed country.

So what does God have to say about this?

God says that if we listen to him and follow his advice he will eliminate these problems.

Exodus    23:20-21, 25-26 “I am sending an angel (the angel of the Lord, Jesus) ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared. Pay attention to him and listen to what he says. Do not rebel against him…Worship the Lord your god and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you, and none will miscarry or be barren in your land. I will give you a full life span.”

Here God promises that none will miscarry or be barren and they will have a full lifespan. If the healthcare providers in the U.S .payed attention to God and listened to what he said, the U.S. would have the best birth statistics instead of having the worst! OK, if you want to get technical, second to worst. We could eliminate preeclampsia, miscarriages, stillbirths and maternal mortality.

Deuteronomy 7:1212 If you pay attention to these laws and are careful to follow them, then the Lord your God will keep his covenant of love with you, as he swore to your ancestors. 13 He will love you and bless you and increase your numbers. He will bless the fruit of your womb, the crops of your land—your grain, new wine and olive oil—the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks in the land he swore to your ancestors to give you.14 You will be blessed more than any other people; none of your men or women will be childless, nor will any of your livestock be without young.15 The Lord will keep you free from every disease. 

Here God promises to increase our numbers and bless the wombs of our women more than any other nation. He promises that no one will be childless and he will keep us free from every disease. That includes preeclampsia and miscarries. Since the U.S. has approximately 4 million births each year, and 24 women die from preeclampsia per 100,000, obeying God would save almost 1000 mothers lives each year.[3] It would also eliminate about 26,000 stillbirths each year and [4]  approximately 800, 000 miscarries. [5]

So what has God said to us that would change all of this?

 God’s word has encouraged us to eat eggs, salt and drink milk. [6][7][8] Check out these links for details.

  1. Eggs
  2. Milk
  3. Salt

We recommend that all our birthing mothers eat two eggs a day. If you don’t like eggs, pretend they are large pills. We also recommend they salt their food to taste and drink a quart of milk each day. Those simple changes have reversed preeclampsia in women who had begun to show the symptoms of this disease.  This prescription has virtually eliminated any symptoms from women who began their pregnancy with this regime.

Preeclampsia is also called toxemia, (a self poisoning).  When doctors test women for preeclampsia, they will take urine samples and tell the woman she has too much protein in her urine, which is a sign of toxemia. Then she will be told to cut down on her protein intake. Actually, what they are detecting are amino acids that are being discarded by the body. Because most woman’s diets are not rich in balanced protein, her body will kick out the excess amino acids. The result is that her body’s mechanism for ridding itself of toxins is starved. That system needs a lot of protein and it isn’t getting it. Shary has been able to help virtually every mother who has come to her, getting them to up their protein intake by eating at least two eggs every day and adding other lean proteins.  Two eggs are the best source because eggs are a perfectly balanced protein.

Tom Brewer, the head obstetrician in a large hospital saw over 500 babies born each year. He recorded that one third of those patients, approximately 166 in all, had developed toxemia. In an effort to reduce the toxemia rate, he simply asked the women to eat two eggs and drink a quart of milk every day. After one year under the new plan, the hospital only recorded two cases of toxemia. One of the women had triplets, and he thought maybe she needed to eat four eggs a day. The other patient was mentally ill and they were never sure if she had followed the instructions. By simply adding two eggs and a quart of milk to these 500 women’s diets, toxemia was almost completely eradicated. [12]

The March of Dimes has done extensive research to determine the cause of birth defects. As early as 1975 the March of Dimes was encouraging pregnant mothers to eat eggs, vegetables and drink milk. It was also stated that if pregnant mothers would avoid the temptation to restrict weight gain during pregnancy, and would instead, gain at least 25 pounds, they could virtually eliminate the chance of birth defects. If you take into account the weight of the baby, the placenta, extra blood, etc., this adds up to approximately 25 pounds. If a pregnant mother does  not gain at least this much weight she is literally starving the baby and is more likely to have a premature baby or birth defects. [13]

So, what about salt?

Salt is an essential nutrient. Asking people to eliminate salt from their diets is dangerous.  Dr. Tom Brewer demonstrates this fact in an article he wrote entitled, “No Risk Pregnancy Diet”. Here are sickening facts:

Salt in Pregnancy

High Salt Diet Low-Salt Diet
Toxemia 37/1000 97/1000
Perinatal deaths 27/1000 50/1000
C-section 9/1000 14/1000
Abruptio placenta 17/1000 32/1000

–Adapted from Margaret Robinson. “Salt in Pregnancy,” Lancet 1:178, 1958. 9b

Toxemia (a build up of poisons in the blood stream) is almost three times as high in women who restrict salt. Infant deaths are almost double.

 What to do in order of importance!

  1. Eat two eggs and drink a quart of milk every day during pregnancy, continue to do this until you stop nursing or, if you want to remain healthy do it until Jesus returns. (If you have twins you will need to eat 4 eggs per day.)
  2. Make sure you gain at least 25 pounds of weight during pregnancy.
  3. Cut out soda pop, energy drinks, smoking, alcohol, drugs and candy.
  4. Follow our “Baby steps to disease free living”. Follow this link

Next week we will talk a little more about nutrition and get into exercises that will make pregnancy much more enjoyable and birth much easier.

Childbirth series

Part I    Nutrition

Part II   Nutrition and exercises for a more comfortable pregnancy and birth

Part III First stage, husband coached Childbirth. What you believe about birth will determine how it goes.

Part IIII Transition

Part V   Second stage and post-partum

Part VI Nursing, sleeping and circumcision,

Part VII  The V approach to raising kids.

If you believe God knows best, join us and the Wellness Gospel team; register for our weekly newsletter, then spread the word by sharing this with your friends on social media and may God bless you richly.

If you want to keep improving your health, and enjoy this kind of biblical scientific information, then I would like to recommend three must-read books:

  1. “God’s Guide to Biblical Health and Healing” by Rev. Chris and Shary Schauermann                                                   
  1. “Let’s Play Doctor” by Dr. Joel Wallach                                                                                                                                             
  1. “None of These Diseases” by S.I. McMillen, M.D. and David E. Stern, M. D.                                                              

You can get all these books at or simply click on the URL under each book title.


  1. Preeclampsia, Toxemia 
  2. Preeclampsia
  3. US birthrate 
  4. Still births
  5. Miscarriage rate
  6. Eggs
  7. Milk
  8. Salt
  9. Tom Brewer “The no risk pregnancy diet”
  10. Weight gain

Super-centenarian credits God and the Bible!

116 years old and full of joy.

Super-centenarian, 116-year-old, Violet Mosses Brown has discovered the secret to living a long and happy life without many of the ills associated with old age.


Bible obedience equals longevity.
Violet Moses Brown reading her daily Bible devotional.

Deuteronomy 33:25b  “Your strength will equal your days”

This Bible verse certainly applies to Super-centenarian, Violet Mosses Brown. Born March 4th 1900, now at 116, Violet still enjoys reading her Daily Bread devotional flawlessly without the assistance of reading glasses. She is still so sharp, she is able to effortlessly recite a poem, The Vision of Belshazzar by Lord Byron, a poem she learned while attending elementary school a century ago. She can recite it without a hitch. For fun Violet listens to music, practices shorthand and typing.  So far, her strength is equal to her days.

Violet Brown is a resident in the western Jamaica town of Duanvale, Trelawny. A local news reporter commented, “Mrs. Brown exudes peace and contentment as she sits on her cool veranda, enjoying the comings and goings of the district. Beside her is her 96-year-old son, Harold Fairweather, incredibly youthful in appearance and believed to be the oldest person with a living parent.  Harold still lives with his mother as he approaches 100. People complain that their twenty-year-old children are still living at home. Get this; Violet has a 96 year old son still living with her and a 62 year old grandson to boot.

Her son did leave home and live in England for a number of years, but felt it was his duty to come home and take care of his mother. After she is gone, he can return to England to pick up were he left off. Just think of it, many 40 year olds think they are over the hill, with this family, they would barely be starting up the hill.

Often people tell me they don’t want to live to be over 100, much less be a super-centenarian. They feel the quality of life at that age would be so poor that it would be better not live at all. At the age of 110, Violet commented with a smile, “You know, sometimes I ask myself, “Am I really 110 years old?” Because I don’t feel like 110.” Though less active at 116, Brown boasts she is still able to make her own bed in the mornings.  Her 96 year old son says she has no major illness, though her hearing isn’t what it used to be.

116 years old and full of joy.
Violet, 116 and still full of joy.

A local official stated, “This is a woman who we can say contributes significantly to the community. She has been humorous in her discussions, possesses good health, a memory that is outstanding, and, of course, she was the record keeper for all deaths in Duanvale.”  Violet kept cemetery records so well that the local government used her record keeping procedures as the standard for all future employees.

This super-centenarian has also been a major help to her family and church community.  Her grandson, 62-year-old Vernon Davis described his grandmother as the unifying force in their family. “She was a person who keeps the family together. She has been hard-working,” said Davis, who has lived with his grandmother since his youth. Her family says even at her age she continues to counsels the residents of Duanvale. They enjoy the company of this positive lady, who shares many gems of faith and poetry with them.

Church make us healthier
Violet with her pastor.

Violets influence has gone beyond the borders of Jamaca!

Her influence in her family and community has also spread to other parts of the world as evidence by this story told by her oldest son.

Harold Fairweather, appears closer to 60, than the centenarian he will be in only four years. He spoke animatedly about his experience as a migrant in Sheffield, England. He had applied for a job and was told by the manager that they did not hire blacks.  I told the gentleman, ‘When your time comes for you to go to the City Road Cemetery, I don’t think color will matter there. I have a flower garden and I do not see only white flowers there. God made them of various colors. This is God’s world, and all of us are in His beautiful garden.” The gentleman seemed surprised and asked, “Where did you get that from?” (Obviously from his mother). He hired me that day. “I became the first person of color to be employed in that business, I opened the door for other people of color; and would you believe that this gentleman became like a second father to me in England”.

So what is this Super-centenarian’s secret to a very productive, very long, very physically healthy life?

Her son says that Violet is not given to gluttony, but enjoys small meals. He also says, “She likes fish and mutton and sometimes she will have cow foot, but she does not eat pork or chicken”. Her other preferences are sweet potatoes, Irish potatoes, breadfruit, and fruit, especially oranges and mangoes. The Bible highly recommends eating mutton (red meat) and fish, it also vehemently commands us not to eat pork.[2][3][4] Violet is getting a lot of vitamin C from the fruit she eats.[5] She also says, “I don’t drink rum and dem tings.”

Breadfruit eaten by super-centenarian.
Young Jamaican with a ripe breadfruit.

In my study of super-centenarians, I have not found them to simply be lucky enough to win the genetic lottery, what I have found is that they all do a lot of the same things. And all of the things in common, that they do, are backed up by the word of God and science.

Exodus 23:21, 25-26                                                                                                                                                                

“Pay attention to him (the angel of the lord) and listen to what he says. Do not rebel against him…Worship the Lord your God and his blessing will be on your food and water.  I will take away sickness from among you, and none will miscarry or be barren in your land. I will give you a full life span.”

Violet proudly testifies that her full lifespan has come from obeying God. “I live by the grace of God. At 13, Violet was received into the Baptist Church, where she was told to read Psalm 119, verse 133 — words that she has never forgotten. According to a local reporter, “She declared them to us:” “Order my steps in thy word and let no sin have any dominion over me.”

This super-centenarian declares her greatest joy is the church, “I love the Church,” Brown told reporters.

Worshiping God lengthens and strengthens life.
Violet Brown worshiping with church members.
Prayer and worship strengthen your days.
Violet praying with her church family.

The energetic super-centenarian also said she credited her long and fruitful life to her respect for family, life, and people in general, as well as a lot of hard work when she was younger. She believes that obeying the fifth commandment, “Honor your mother and father so your days may be long” Exodus 20:12, has worked for her. I believe that it is working for me and that it will work for you and your loved ones as well. 

Somebody’s going to live long and strong past 100 years, might as well by you!

5 Biblical principals followed by Violet Mosses Brown, that contributed to her long, healthy and productive life.

  1. Biblical eating habits.
  2. Biblical worship habits.
  3. Biblical relationships with God, family and neighbors.
  4. Avoidance of sin (missing the mark, things that displease God)
  5. Steady, hard work.

The Bible does not say that your genetics determine your health. The Bible says your actions determine your healthfulness.

I will admit that, “honoring your mother and father”, was a hard one for me. When I was growing up, my dad had always been a little overbearing, OK a lot overbearing,  and even though the Bible says that honoring him would lengthen my days, I struggled with it. After being away from home and returning to work for my dad again, he and I almost went to blows one day in the back room of the golf course we were running. Our church encouraged me to keep trying to honor him, and the more I tried the easier it got.  Before he passed away, he and I had some really good talks. A plethora of studies have shown the Bible to be true in this area. One study done by  Brummett and colleagues (2001) found that, among adults with coronary artery disease, the socially isolated had a risk of subsequent cardiac death 2.4 times greater than their more socially connected peers.[6] Check out this link for a ton of evidence that points to relationships being a major factor in physical health and longevity.

Once again, our purpose for writing each week is to provide you with Biblical advice and examples of people who followed that advice for the care and feeding of their bodies.  We share this Biblical advice each week, because it is so rare. We also do it, because we see thousands of good Christians, whose lives have been cut short, simply because they were never taught what the Word of God and the Law of God had to say about health and wellness.

If you believe God knows best, join us and the Wellness Gospel team; register for our weekly newsletter, then spread the word by sharing this with your friends on social media and may God bless you richly.

If you want to keep improving your health, and enjoy this kind of biblical scientific information, then I would like to recommend three must-read books:

  1. “None of These Diseases” by S. I. McMillen, M.D. and David E. Stern, D                                                                                                                          
  2. “Let’s Play Doctor” by Dr. Joel Wallac                                                                                                                                                     
  3. “God’s Guide To Biblical Health and Healing” by Rev. Chris & Shary Schauermann                                                  

You can get all these books at or simply click on the URL under each book title.



  1. Violet Brown
  2. Mutton
  3. Fish
  4. Pork
  5. Vitamin C
  6. Social/physical connections




The Oldest Person In The World!

Live longer eat eggs.

Eggs and the oldest person in the world!

Emma Morano is the oldest person on the planet, and has the paper work to prove it. Emma has lived in three different centuries, that is, she is the last person alive, who was born in the 1800’s. Emma was born November 29th 1899, in the Piedmont region of Italy, when King Umberto reigned.  At 117 years old, Emma Morano still has a sense of humor and a keen wit and a love for eggs.

Emma’s Secret!

Her doctor says she must have great genetic makeup because he believes she is doing everything wrong. Emma eats three eggs each day, two raw and one fried egg with minced meat. She disagrees with her doctor and says her diet is one reason she has outlived everyone else on the planet. The other reason she gives for her longevity, is her escape from an awful marriage. An evil spouse will definitely shorten anyone’s life or make you wish it was shorter.

So back to Emma’s secret to long life, when Emma was a teenager, a doctor suggested that she eat raw eggs to combat her anemia. You see Emma was like most everyone else, she was sick and headed for a short disease filled life, but someone suggested she eat eggs, something that the Bible says is very good. [2] She has followed a stringent diet of two raw eggs, one cooked egg, a little minced meat and pasta for the past 90 years.

Live longer eat eggs.
Emma Morano at 117 has eaten a lot of eggs in her life.

Carlo Bava, Emma’s doctor, said she has perfect cholesterol and glucose levels. “She is in a great state of health and mind,” he said. “The fact that she has never had much variety in her diet is proof that she is so well-preserved thanks to genetics.” Once again a medical doctor believes that genetics are the answer to long life. God says that long life is not found in genetics, which are out of your control, long life is found in lifestyle, which we can improve by simply listening to and following God’s advice, Emma is the living proof.

Deuteronomy  32:45b-47a Take to heart all the words I have solemnly declared to you this day, so that you may command your children to obey carefully all the words of this law. 47 They are not just idle words for you—they are your life. By them you will live long” 

God says that eggs are good! A number of years ago, I started a new habit of making myself a health smoothie for breakfast each morning. I don’t know about you, but I often forget to take my vitamins and I don’t really like taking pills anyway. So, this was a way to make it less disagreeable and get it all done at once. I have a theory, if I don’t like doing it, eventually I will quit. So, when I make my health smoothies I put everything in I need for the day.

  • I start with two raw eggs, which provide the highest quality protein money can buy.
  • I then add Dr. Wallach’s Ultimate Classic vitamin/mineral mix, so I get all my maintenance essentials.
  • Then I add an orange or mixed frozen berries with 6000 mg. of vitamin C to provide optimum antioxidants, which boost my immune system. [4]
  • I add one pack of Knox gelatin, to keep my joints in great shape. [5]
  • I put in a spoonful of honey for taste and to lower the pH level. Science has proved that our bodies and our immune systems function much better with a low pH level. Bacteria cannot live in a low pH environment. [3]
  • Finally, I add goats milk for taste and high quality calcium for my bones and teeth.
  • I put it all in my Nutra Bullet and turn it into a smoothie.

NutriBullet, eggs, longevity

Does it work? My joints feel great, I can still do 50 push-ups without stopping, I can’t remember the last time I had a cold or the flue, I feel great.

What about raw eggs?

I have a friend who is a doctor, and generally likes natural remedies. When he heard I ate raw eggs, he nearly had a heart attack. He told me in no uncertain terms that I was playing Russian roulette with those raw eggs. He said that eventually I would get one of those eggs with salmonella poising and I would be a goner. Maybe he is right, but Emma Morano has been doing it for over 90 years; either she is incredibly lucky or those raw eggs have kept her free from disease. I believe the latter, I believe a good immune system can handle the extremely rare bacteria or virus that might end up on a raw egg. [6][7][8]

Emma’s other secret!

The other secret to Emma’s long life: separating from her husband in 1938, decades before divorce was even legal in Italy. Her one true love was a boy killed during World War I, and she did not intend to marry anyone else. Emma eventually married Giovanni Martinuzzi  after he forced her to do so, “He said, ‘If you’re lucky, you marry me, or I’ll kill you.“  The New York Times quotes Emma, “I didn’t want to be dominated by anyone.” A year after her 6-month-old child died, she left Martinuzzi. [1]

Once again we have a centenarian who eats red meat and eggs and her cholesterol is fine, just like the Bible says it will be. She does not have Alzheimers, her attitude is great, she has not allowed the world to stress her out, even though she lived through two world wars and an abusive husband. Following God’s advice concerning health and wellness will always produce the best results. But what if I don’t perfectly follow everything the Bible teaches about long life? What if Emma has a bad habit known to produce ill health?

Emma’s bad habit.

According to her local newspaper “despite her age, Emma has a childlike love of cookies. “She particularly loves Savoiardi cookies and hides them behind her pillow so no one will eat them,” Bava said of the traditional Italian treat, also known as ladyfingers.

Almost all the really old people we have studied have one bad habit that no one would recommend. Jeanne Calment lived to the ripe old age of 122, she smoked cigarettes most of her life. 147-year-old Mbah Gotho also smokes and Emma Morano eats cookies. All that to say this; anything done in moderation probably won’t kill you. What will kill you is to be so serious about doing everything just right that you get sick from stress. There is a popular blog site called “Eat the damn cake”. It is a reaction to the militant, “We have to do everything perfect people”, you know the ones; those people who are, “doing everything right”, but dying from stress.

It is not any one thing that you do or don’t do that will ensure long life or kill you. It is everything, including your attitude. God says not to be anxious about anything (Philippians 4:7). I believe that the closer you get to what God says to do, or don’t do, the better life will be for you. But if you obsess over everything, you will either quit the whole thing, or you will stress yourself into a grave. Emma obviously is not stressing herself.

I was talking to a friend the other day, this friend looks much younger that he is. I asked him what his secret was, he said, “I have a very stress free life and I intend to keep it that way”.

It is stressful for you, and those you love, to always turn down food you don’t normally eat when you are with friends and family. Nobody likes the person who watches everyone else eat birthday cake at someone’s party. Eat the cake, just don’t eat the whole thing yourself.

Too much of anything will kill you, so here is a must see video my daughter Leah sent me, Leah has a Master of Science degree in Public Health. I hope you enjoy this, I think every person on the planet should watch it and every young student should be required to see it.  This is something people are getting way too much of. Unfortunately, most don’t know how much they are eating and what life shortening diseases it causes. Click on this link and watch this riveting video.

sugar causes diseases


Do I really want to live to be 117?

When I started researching Emma Morano, my wife Shary asked how she looked.  I laughed and said, “not that great for a sixty year old, actually, she looks terrible”, but for someone who is 117 she looks awesome. Someone always says to me, “I don’t want to live that long”. Then I ask them, “If you could look and feel like a healthy seventy year old at 100? If you could live disease free for over one hundred years, then would you want to live that long?” The answer is always yes. God’s intention is for you to have life, and have it abundantly, all of your days.

Eggs keep you young.
Emma at 117 and
Emma when she was younger.

 Deuteronomy 33:25                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The bolts of your gates will be iron and bronze, and your strength will equal your days.

Deuteronomy 34:7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died, yet his eyes were not weak nor his strength gone.

Moses lived 120 years, and right up to his death he was still healthy and strong. So if you want to live a long healthy productive life, free from physical pain and sickness, you will want to follow in the footsteps of people who have already done it. You don’t have to eat raw eggs, but you will probably have to eat some form of eggs. You will also need to limit your stress. It is OK to get yourself away from abusers, Jesus did it. Once, when the Pharisees tried to stone Jesus, he alluded the. Another time they tried to throw him off a cliff and he got away. Finally, you will have to avoid eating too much of anything, especially products containing sugar or other refined, highly processed foods. God does not want you sick anymore than you do. He loves you, and wants only the best for you, like any earthly father would.


Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.Matthew 5:19


Our purpose for writing each week is to obey Matthew 5:19, providing you with Biblical advice on the care and feeding of your body.  We do it because this advice is so rare. We also do it, because we see thousands of good Christians, whose lives have been cut short, simply because they were never taught what the Word of God and the Law of God had to say about health and wellness.


If you believe God knows best, join us and the Wellness Gospel team; register for our weekly newsletter, then spread the word by sharing this with your friends on social media and may God richly bless you.

If you want to keep improving your health, and enjoy this kind of biblical scientific information, then I would like to recommend three must-read books.

  1. “None of These Diseases” by S. I. McMillen, M.D. and David E. Stern, D                                                                                                                           
  2. “Let’s Play Doctor” by Dr. Joel Wallach                                                                                                                                             
  3. “God’s Guide To Biblical Health and Healing” by Rev. Chris & Shary Schauermann                                                        

You can get all these books at or simply click on the URL under each book title.


  1. Emma Morano
  2. Eggs
  3. Honey
  4. Vitamin C
  5. Knox Gelatin
  6. Raw eggs
  7. Raw eggs
  8. Raw eggs