Competed in the Senior Games, came home with some great health tips.!

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I did it!

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2017 Senior Games Track Meet. That’s me with my painting shoes.

Well I did it, I entered the Oregon Senior Games!

I decided to see if following God’s principles for health really makes a difference in strength and longevity. When I go to the store I see all these people my age hobbling to and from their cars. They look like every step hurts. Maybe it’s their feet, or knees maybe it is their hips and back. I feeI sorry for them, I really think that if they knew what I know they could feel young again. I feel great, like I did In high school. But the question; is that really unusual?

Maybe there are a lot of people my age that feel this good.

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So I decided to see if following God’s advice has made me unusually healthy. I decided to compete in the 2017 Oregon  Senior games, to see how I compared with some of the fittest seniors in Oregon. The track meet was held in Bend Oregon, which was enough to get my wife on board, she loves the weather there.  I competed in three events, the fifty meter dash, the 100 meter dash and the shot put. The only thing I actually practiced at was the shot put. I practiced four times! I hadn’t sprinted for anything in over a year; hey when you are 65 there just aren’t that many reasons to sprint.

When I got to the Senior Games!

When I got to the Senior Games, I found out that most of the people who were competing actually worked out, training for their events and they had personal trainers to boot. They also had track shoes and used starting blocks. I hoped they didn’t notice my 10 year old tennis shoes I had used while painting my house. The other guys had track shorts and shirts. Are they really that much lighter than regular shorts? I thought I look my best in a cotton “Jesus is” T-shirt I got for free at church.

Right before a race, noticed I was one of the only sprinters without sun glasses. I don’t even own a pair of sun glasses, and how does that make you faster?  The guys in the shot put were dressed more like me but the two guys who beat me (by a foot) were over three hundred pounds and had arms  as big as my legs. Obviously, I have a lot to learn about senior track and field sports.

Most of the contestants used to be really exceptional athletes.

Most of the contestants at the senior games, were old people who used to be great athletes. One guy I talked to had been a professional soccer player. Most of the contestants looked like they were falling apart. A 64 year old, who the other guys said was super-fast, his name was Steve, told me he had four braces on to hold himself together. He had an ankle brace, a back brace and two knee braces. Steve said the reason he didn’t have five braces was because the rules only allow four.

Steve asked me if I was fast and hoped I wasn’t in his bracket, because he thought I looked fast. I told him I never was fast; in college the lineman on the football team could beat me in the fifty-yard dash. I told him my only hope of winning was that all the fast guys my age had fallen apart by now.

My only hope, was that all the fast guys had fallen apart by now!

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Of all the participants I saw at the Senior Games, there were two other men that were physical standouts. That is, they looked healthy. One guy Stephan was 69 and didn’t look a day over 50. He wasn’t taped together, he shared with me that he was a Christian who believed in following God’s principals. Stephan took vitamins and minerals and exercised regularly.  He told me he was born with a disease that should have taken his life at an early age, but his parents got him to exercise and eat good food. He said that was his only explanation for why he looked so young.

So back to my performance!

I entered three events and got two silvers medals in the sprints and a bronze in the shot put. The best part was that I had a great time interviewing the other contestants. It was probably the best education I have received in a long time.

77 year old Russ Colgan beats everyone by a mile at the Senior Games. (figuratively)

The other guy who looked healthy and had no braces was a retired Chiropractor named Russ Colgan. Russ beat everyone in every race he entered. The most impressive race he ran was the 200 meters. He didn’t just beat the other contestants in his age group, 75-80, he crushed them.

Russ not only beat the guys his age but he beat the 50 year old studs by a good 5 meters. That event is a killer, you have to sprint the entire way and your body never gets it’s second wind. Consequently, you are running on only the oxygen stored in your muscles. Russ killed all the other competitors.

What is Senior Games phenom, Russ’s secret?

I sat down with Russ after the meet was over and got to have a good interview. He made reference to the Bible and his eating habits, but he also said that he believed his unusual success came from putting into practice the theories of Otto Warburg.

So who was Otto Warburg?

Otto Warburg was born in 1883 to a Jewish father and a protestant mother. His father eventually accepted Jesus and became a  Christian. Otto’s family and Albert Einstein’s family were close friends. Otto and Albert became life long friends. He joined the military and was awarded the iron cross but his friend Albert successfully persuaded  him to leave the military and get back to his profession as a doctor.

Einstein felt that Otto’s real gift to mankind was to do medical research. He turned out to be right, Otto was nominated for the Nobel prize in medicine, 47 times, and finally received the award for his work with cancer treatments.

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Otto boiled his theory down to one statement,

“the prime cause of cancer is the replacement of the respiration of oxygen in normal body cells by a fermentation of sugar. “[7]

According to the Phenom senior athlete, Russ Colgan, changing your body Ph and getting more oxygen into your cells isn’t just for cancer. According to Russ it is the most important factor in aging, immune systems and healthfulness. He said that there are medical clinics that can test you for these factors and it only costs about 20 dollars. He also highly recommend getting an Ionizer machine, which changes the ph of water to more alkaline state.

So what foods lower your oxygen levels and get your pH level below 7?

These are acidic foods to avoid!

  • processed foods.
  • sodas and other sweetened beverages.
  • Alcohol
  • Coffee & Black Tea
  • Fruit Juice (sweetened)
  • Cocoa
  • Mustard
  • Vinegar
  • Yeast
  • Pork
  • Shellfish
  • Artificial Sweeteners

Foods that you should eat that will raise your pH above 7!

Foods that will improve your immune system and destroy cancer cells.

  • pH 9.5 Water (water produced  by an ionizer)
  • Green Drinks
  • Himalayan Salt
  • Regular Salt
  • Avocado
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Celery
  • Cucumber
  • Garlic
  • Grasses (alfalfa, kamut, straw, shave, wheatgrass, etc.)
  • Kale
  • Parsley
  • Sprouts (alfalfa, bean, pea, soy, etc.)
  • Spinach
  • Tomato


Our philosophy is that God knows best what we should eat and not eat. Our bodies are so complicated that interactions of different foods can make changes that we are unaware of. So, we will try things that seem to be working for people but if what they are advocating is at odds with the scriptures we will default back to what God said. Consequently we have not put the foods God has recommended in the foods to avoid category, even if they are considered to be acidic. Red meat is one of those foods. It is interesting to note that many of the foods in the acidic category are foods God has forbidden us to eat.

I Hope this weeks blog has been helpful, it just may be the secret to help you get to your most healthy you! God bless and have a great week.


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To keep improving your health, and enjoy this kind of biblical, scientific information, then I would like to recommend three must-read books and the link to Youngevity a wellness company founded by Dr. Joel Wallach. Simply click on the titles below for purchase information.

  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.
  4. “Youngevity website by Dr. Joel wallach


Vitamins and Minerals #2

Vitamin D deficiancy

Do we need vitamins and minerals in our diets?


Do vitamins and minerals do any good? Can’t we get everything we need from a healthy diet? Aren’t we just wasting our money on vitamins and minerals, peeing away our hard earned money? These are common questions and ideas promoted by Colleges, healthcare providers and well meaning friends. But did you know there are at least 16 essential vitamins, 12 essential amino acids, 3 essential fatty acids and 8 essential sugars. You don’t need herbs, you don’t need drugs, you need all 90 essential nutrients to live a disease free life. Vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients are not just a nice idea they are absolutely  vital to a long and sickness-free life. Let me give you a few examples.

My wife Shary had sever bleeding problems at every birth except one and she almost bled to death more than once. After those births it took weeks for her to regain her strength. So what was different at that one birth? It was when our son Nathan was born, Shary had bled a lot with our first three kids and doctor Peter Bours decided that he would give her a shot of vitamin K, right before the birth, hoping it would help. While she was in labor he gave her the shot and virtually no bleeding took place at that birth. Why did it work so well? Vitamin K is one of the necessary nutrients needed for blood clotting. All essential nutrients have specific roles in our wellness. Another problem associated with sever bleeding is that it causes the person to become anemic.


Iron suppliments are routinely prescribed by doctors when people become anemic. Common symptoms of anemia are; (fatigue, pale skin, weakness, shortness of breath, chest pain, frequent infections, headaches, dizziness or lightheadedness, cold hands and feet, inflammation or soreness of tongue, brittle nails, fast heartbeat, unusual cravings for non-nutritive substances, such as ice, dirt or starch, poor appetite, especially in infants and children, uncomfortable tingling or crawling feeling in your legs, restless leg syndrome)1. A great source of Iron are raisins, the iron in raisins is almost 100% digestible. Most Iron supplements are made from ground up iron, which can cause internal bleeding and are mostly indigestible. If you have been taking iron supplements and your iron levels are not going up, try raisins. The best minerals are from plant derived sources.


Vitamin D   According to Pubic Health Review; “Early in the twentieth century more than 80 percent of children in industrialized Europe and North America were ravaged by the devastating skeletal consequences of rickets. fortification of dairy products with vitamin D and widespread use of cod liver oil eradicated rickets as a significant health problem by the late 1930s. Many countries mandated the fortification of milk with vitamin D to prevent rickets during wartime shortages. Vitamin D deficiency has again become a major public health interest with its association with osteoporosis, osteomalacia, fractures, and more recently with prevention of cancer, diabetes, heart disease and other chronic illnesses.”2  Why the uptick in vitamin D deficiencies? Because most people have been taught that whole milk is bad so they drink skim milk or 2%. Vitamin D is stored in the milk fat so we now have a generation of people who again are suffering from Vitamin D deficiencies. Once again we find that if we eat our food the closest to the way God made it, we will be better off.

In College my wife and I were told that there was, “no need to take vitamins and minerals, it was just a waste of your money. You can get all you need by eating a healthy diet.”  That one statement is so outrageous and so uneducated that the people who say such things are either lying or they are completely unaware of the world around them. Virtually every one knows why sailors of old got scurvy, and what to do about it. They were suffering from a Vitamin C deficiency. It is almost impossible to buy milk that doesn’t have vitamin D added because a lack of vitamin D would cause an epidemic of rickets.


Bleached Enriched Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour (Improves Yeast Baking), Niacin, Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid.

It’s almost impossible to get white flour that is not enriched with vitamins and minerals, because without those vitamins we would again, have an epidemic of pellagra. Before the addition of vitamins and minerals to white flour, pellagra was the worst epidemic to ever hit the U.S.3

Let me reiterate if someone tells you that you don’t need to take vitamins and minerals in our society, that person is mentally, a couple of fries short of a happy meal. If you are suffering from anemia everyone knows you need Iron supplements. If your child has rickets they will be given vitamin D supplements. The idea that we do not need to supplement our diets with vitamins and minerals is foolish if not a crime.

I was talking to a man I met in California, while attending a wedding. When I found out how old he was I asked him for his secret, he looked half his age, maybe even younger. He said he didn’t have one so I asked him if he exercised and he told me he had a Fitbit that made sure he walked a certain number of steps each day. I asked him if he took vitamins and minerals and he said well sure, quit a few each day. So he didn’t have a secret he just did what any intelligent person would do, moderately exercise each day and take vitamins and minerals to supplement their diet.

So how do you know what to take and how much?

In the seventies, I went to school to be a dairyman. In that school we were taught to spot symptoms in dairy cows and then to treat those symptoms with vitamins and minerals.  There are veterinary books that describe symptoms and corresponding vitamin and mineral treatments.  They work!  One time Shary was complaining of all the symptoms that dairymen called “milk fever or cow fever”. I chose my words carefully making certain that I did not use the word “cow” and explained to her that she was experiencing a vitamin and mineral deficiency. We purchase what  she needed and it worked, all the symptoms where gone. So should you get that dairyman’s manual? Nope, we are not cows, though some deficiencies diseases are common among all mammals, you need to get a vitamin and mineral reference for you.

Dr. Joel Wallach has produced a corresponding volume for humans called Lets play Doctor. Another great book is Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Phyllis A. Balch

Purchasing one or both of these books is a must for anyone who wants out of the “system” and is ready to take charge of his or her own health.  There must be something wrong with the system when American citizens are paying 1.2 trillion dollars in health care each year.  And the American people are less healthy than almost all other industrial nations.  According to Joel Wallach we give our dogs 40 essential minerals in Science Diet dog food.  We give lab rats 28 essential minerals in Purina food pellets and we only give our human babies 12 minerals in their baby food.  And we wonder why young children have poor health and are getting autism, cancer and other horrible diseases in unheard of numbers.

I make a lot of references to Dr. Wallach, because he is one of the few health experts that rarely gives advice about food that is contrary to the teachings of the Bible. He has also done some of the most extensive research we have ever seen. The wonderful thing is that through research he has come to some of the same conclusions that we have come to by studying the Scriptures. True science is not in opposition to the teachings of the bible. The world of God is not in conflict with the word of God. The more scientist study, the more they find that the God of the bible is the God who created man and the earth.

Almost everything we have tried, that Wallach has suggested, has worked..

Here is another American problem of epidemic proportions.


Arthritis and joint problems are at epidemic proportions and are some of the easiest problems to fix. They include Aching hands, knee problems, hip problems, rotator cup and shoulder problems, disc and back problems, foot and arch problems. The reason we in the States have so much trouble with this is because we do not eat all the connective tissue in meat. We also rarely boil soup stock any more with bone in it. Both of these practices provide us with cartilage material and calcium in our food.   I have lost count of the number of people I have helped to get rid of these unnecessary afflictions. The long term solution is to boil our meat with the bone on it and drink the soup stock.


But; the quick fix is a packet of Knox gelatin, (ground up connective tissue) which can be purchased at any grocery store for very little money, mixed in a glass of calcium enriched Minute Maid orange juice, once a day, along with a vitamin and mineral supplement that contains all 90 essential nutrients. (You can get that at American Youngevity). The younger you are the quicker the cure. If you are over 30, it just takes a little longer.  By the way, we stole this idea from Dr. Wallach.


Your body needs raw materials to do its job.  If you are having joint problems your body needs Calcium and joint material.  A friend of mine, who had stopped playing soccer because of knee pain, told me that his knees had swollen badly and he had to take painkillers every day just to walk and move around.  I suggested he try Knox gelatin.  He took my advice, in about a month, he told me that he was pain free, without medication. A high school freshman told me that he couldn’t run track because of knee problems, I suggested Knox gelatin. He was running in only a couple of weeks and by the end of the season, he had improved to the point that he took fifth in the one-hundred-meter dash at the state track meet. Another young man told me that he couldn’t pitch on the high school baseball team anymore because of a rotator cup problem. You guessed it. He did it, and he ended up pitching through the entire season. The following year he pitched his team to a state championship. Doctors will tell you that it is impossible to regrow cartilage and they are right, that is, if you do not give your body the raw materials it needs. I am not using these examples to show that you will improve your athletic ability, but to show that people who are using their joints to the maximum can not only improve their joint health with the addition of proper nutrients, but can also thrive under even the most rigorous conditions.

In the September 24, 1993 edition of the Denver Post, the Harvard Medical School and Boston V.A. Hospital published a study. They did the study to prove Dr. Wallach wrong. Dr. Wallach was prescribing the above, inexpensive formula, to people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and knee and other joint problems.  Harvard picked arthritis sufferers for their study who had failed to respond in any way to standard medical treatment.  The only thing left for these patients was joint replacement surgery.  They were asked to postpone their surgeries and suffer 90 more days. 59 volunteers were found (Not sure I would have volunteered). 28 received Knox gelatin only, and 31 received placebos. The 31 who took placebos got worse.  So what happened to the other 29?  After 10 days all the pain and inflammation was gone. In 30 days they had full use of their hands, and after 90 days they had maximum return of function.  Harvard’s report was that “The DRUG had been beneficial.”  In 90 days Knox gelatin had become a drug. So what did Harvard Medical School do? They patented their discovery, and are selling it to their patients at an unbelievably exaggerated price.4

If anyone tells you that taking vitamins is a waste of time and money; they either trying to sell you prescription drugs instead, or  they may be rowing but they don’t have all of their mental oars in the water. Anyone who thinks you don’t need supplements, couldn’t pour water out of a boot with instructions on the heel. So if you want to live a long sickness free life in our society, drugs are not the answer, essential nutrients are. God has told us what food is good, what food is bad and how to treat the land so that our food will meet our needs. God says that refined foods are so bad for you and me that eating them is like cutting our own throats with a knife (Proverbs 23:1-3) and according to John chapter 1 and Hebrews 1:2; Jesus created the heavens and the earth and everything in them. Everything includes Man and Food for man. His instructions are in his Word, the Bible, for our benefit. Happy eating.

Next week we will look at more common nutritional deficiencies and how to fix them.  We will also talk about how to read highly misleading food labels.

 If you have any questions or comments about this or any other Wellnessgospel article, please feel free to contact me at I would love to hear from you.

If you believe God knows best, join us and the Wellness Gospel team and spread the word, share this with your friends on social media and may God bless you richly.

If you want to keep improving your health and enjoy this biblical view of 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, M.D.
  2. “Let’s Play Doctor” by Dr. Joel Wallach
  3. “God’s Guide To Biblical Health and Healing” by Rev. Chris & Shary Schauermann

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