“The Secret” health insurance companies don’t want you to hear!

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Our Insurance agent leaked, “The Secret”,  Health insurance companies don’t want you to discover!

In 1973, Shary and I were newly married, had good jobs. We were managing a small golf course and were pregnant with our first child Leslie. So; it just seemed like it was time we acted like grownups and got health insurance.

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Shary and I with Leslie just after our conversation with my insurance agent.

My Uncle Art Schauermann was our insurance agent, we had our car insurance through him but he also carried all kinds of other insurance products. So, we called him up and asked him to sell us some health insurance. He told us he would come right over to our house to discuss the matter. Evidently, he didn’t want anyone in his office to hear what he was going to tell us.

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Art Schauermann, my uncle and my insurance agent!

My uncle Art was a great guy, he and my dad had been partners in a couple of businesses. They were also close friends, we would go camping and water skiing together on a regular basis.  Uncle Art liked me, so maybe that is why he felt compelled to tell us “The Secret”.

He told us he wouldn’t sell us health insurance!

He sat down with us at our kitchen table and basically said he wouldn’t sell us health insurance. I replied by saying something like,” you’re an insurance agent that sells health insurance, and you won’t sell us health insurance, what’s with that?”

He proceeded to tell Shary and I that health insurance companies were in business to make money, and lots of it. He said that virtually nobody wins in the health insurance game, except the insurance companies. Why? Because the game is rigged. It is kind of like going to Vegas; you’re gambling that the insurance companies will pay out more in health coverage than you pay them. Vegas the longer you play the slots the more likely you are to come away with less mony.

People are often surprised at what their health insurance doesn’t pay for!

First, the health insurance companies couldn’t stay in business if they payed out as much as people paid in. Second, they have to pay for advertising, agents, adjusters, office help, skyscrapers, administrators and shareholders profits. Health insurance companies are some of the most profitable companies in the world. Why? Because they pay back a very small percent of what you pay in. You are gambling that they will pay more and they are gambling that you will pay more. So; they set the premiums very high, and do their best to limit how much coverage you get. Often people are surprised at what their health insurance doesn’t pay for.

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My uncle then told us that all of this is true for the average family. So; he said, if you are of average health you will loose big. But, if you take better care of yourself than most people you will be an even bigger looser. He suggested we take what we would pay in premiums and put that money in the bank every month, saving up for any medical expense we could have in the future.  He said it would be crazy for us to get health insurance

So how do we pay the hospitals and doctors if we haven’t saved anything yet?

I told him that we hadn’t saved anything yet so how would we pay the hospital or doctors expenses if we got sick or had a baby, something we were about to do.  Well, uncle Art continued, the hospitals and doctors will all take payments after you receive their services. Mind you,  those payments will be far less than the monthly premiums you would have been paying to the insurance company. Also the payments to the doctor or hospital stop when they are fully paid. The payments to the health insurance company never stop.

So, we took uncle Art’s advice, and it turned out he was so right. Sharing, “The Secret” saved us so much money. It allowed us to live like normal people while raising 13 kids and living on a pastor’s salary.

Since then we have learned even more about health care.

  • When hospitals find out you are paying for their services instead of a health insurance company, they will typically reduce the bill by 1/3. Why? Because they know that most people don’t have unlimited funds like the insurance companies.
  • If Doctors and hospitals find out you will be paying cash they will often give you an even bigger discount.
  • Hospitals will not order unnecessary procedures and tests if they know you are paying for them out of pocket.  If an insurance company is paying they will order all the test your insurance provider will accept. (there is some research that suggest the more tests you get the more unnecessary procedures you get, that includes cancer treatments that are not necessary. My sister-in-law got chemo treatments by mistake, they later found that she never had cancer.)

So how did knowing “The Secret” about health insurance  pan-out for us?

Most of our children never saw or needed a doctor. The worst thing that happened was when our daughter Leah was riding a stallion bareback near our home. The horse was quite tall and a little unpredictable. He threw her off and she broke her arm. Like any good Christian, we prayed for her but it still hurt her badly. So, we took her to the hospital. Because we try to follow God’s advice for healthy living, the doctors found that she had really tough bones. All she needed to do was put her arm in a sling for a while, the whole thing cost $425. All four of our hospital/doctor births together cost $1200, the rest of our births were at home, consequently they were free.

The hospital reduced the bill by $5,000!

A couple of years ago Shary had a number of symptoms that looked like a heart attack. We prayed and when nothing changed we rushed her to the hospital, they did tests and found that she was just fine. The doctor was actually mad that he couldn’t find any problems with her heart. Her blood work showed she had no heart damage and was very healthy. He kept her in the hospital for about 11 hours anyway. The initial bill was $11,000, but when the hospital found out we didn’t have  health insurance, and we would be paying cash, they reduced the bill to $6,000. So, over the course of 40 plus years we paid out less than $10,000 dollars in medical expenses for our entire family. Our premiums for those 40 years would have been more than $500,000.

My uncle Art’s sharing, “The Secret” with us has changed our lives in many ways. The reason we are sharing with you is so you can make an educated decision about health insurance. Hopefully it will be of help to you and yours as well.

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In Exodus 23:25-26 God said that if we obey his commandments, He will… “take away sickness  from among you” and that He will… “give you a full life span.

The Bible encourages us to “trust in the Lord”, not in our money or our health insurance company. We have seen a lot of miracles, but even when we don’t get a miracle, God has still been faithful to make the problems much smaller than we might have anticipated.

Often people have asked us how we raised thirteen kids on a pastors salary. Not buying health insurance was one of those ways. Obeying God’s commands was another. Our favorite scripture during those years with all the kids was psalm 127:

Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city,  the guards stand watch in vain.
In vain you rise early  and stay up late, eating the bread of anxious toil—
for he gives sleep to[a] those he loves.                                                                  Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him.
Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth.
Happy is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.

There are always people who say, “I don’t care about following all of that “health advice” I have health insurance, when I get sick, my insurance company pays for my surgeries, medications and my hospital bills.”

It has been far more beneficial for us to have the Lord watch over us than any insurance company. We have been far happier with this plan than we ever dreamed.

Many people are not comfortable with this strategy and that’s OK. Whatever you choose to do, you need to have peace. If you don’t have peace your body will secrete chemicals that will undo all the exercise and good food you eat and any money you saved will be lost.


If you have any questions or comments about this or any other Wellness Gospel article, please feel free to send an email to chrisschauermann@gmail.com. I would love to hear from you.

If you believe God knows what is best for us, 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.

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






Tried everything, still sick, maybe it’s spiritual?

Spiritual warfare, sin, sickness, disease, fear, confession, Bible, name of Jesus, armor of God

Not all disease and pain can be fixed by medicine or nutrition. The source of your problem may be spiritual!

Often people spend all their time and money pursuing a physical answer to a spiritual problem.

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When everything else has failed; Jesus can you help me?

She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better she grew worse.

Mark 5:23

A woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years. She had spent all her money on physicians, but no one was able to heal her.                                                                                                      Luke 8:43

In both of the preceding passages, Jesus healed these women who had run out of medical options.

When you have spent thousands on doctors and drugs, and gotten worse. Then you bought every nutritional supplement known to man and are no better. You followed the advice of friends who told you to stop eating foods with chemicals, gluten, sugar, saturated fats, dairy, etc. Now you are starving and still sick as a dog.

You may not have a physical problem, you may have a spiritual problem.  

A good example is of this was when one of our girls was 7, a babysitter exposed her to the movie “It.” The “monster” in this movie disguises himself as a clown. I am told, the monster lived in the sewers and would come out of toilets to get people. This movie was written by Stephen King  and was designed to scare the heck out of people. The problem with movies like this is they can do just the opposite.  They scare something into people and it is not good!

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It wasn’t her fault!

Our daughter didn’t want to watch the movie, but  the house was dark and she was afraid to go to another place in the house alone. While watching the movie, she was overcome with fear. She understandably believed the lie, that this monster was real and was going to get her. The Bible says,  “the devil is a liar and he is the father of lies.” The devil uses lies in order to accomplish his goals.

After watching this movie our daughter could hardly sleep, and when she was able to sleep, she had to have the lights on. She was afraid to go to the bathroom; fear ruled her life. Even though it was not her fault, she was exposed to this horrible movie, it had a spiritual effect on her. The devil  never  plays fair.

Lying spirits bring disease.

The spirit of fear that gripped our daughter brought with it the most severe case of shingles I have ever heard of.  She broke out with painful fluid filled blisters, they completely covered her stomach and looked like fish scales. We tried everything to get rid of the shingles but in the end it was prayer that did it.

Are you dealing with fear or do you have a physical ailment that won’t go away?  It may be  time to seek the Lord and do some spiritual warfare.

“Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”

1 Peter 5:8

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground”

Ephesians 6:10-13a

Notice, it’s not our armor, it’s God’s full armor!

It’s not our power; it’s God’s mighty power!

In every case, Jesus is  the answer.

For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5

What our daughter needed was to take some thoughts captive, but we need God’s weapons to do that!

So what are those weapons?

  1. The Name of Jesus is the most powerful weapon. Simply call on the name of the Lord.
  2. The Word of God. Take thoughts captive, and command those thoughts that are opposed to God’s Word to leave! Every time one of those lies comes to your mind, quote God’s word that is the truth. For instance, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” Find scripture that applies to your situation or thoughts.
  3. Faith. Jesus said that when you are praying and believe what you say, you will get what you are praying for. (Matthew 21:22) You and I must have faith in God.
  4. Confession. James 5: 14-16 tells us to, “confess our sins to each other and pray for each other so that we may be healed.” Often people are healed when they confess their sins. Find someone you trust, and don’t leave anything out, then receive God’s forgiveness. (1 John 1:7-9)

Our daughter was eventually healed. Sometimes spiritual warfare takes time, not every war is won in a moment.  Sometimes you have to battle for an extended period, and if you do not give up, you will prevail.  Our daughter now a mom with 5 very healthy kids.

We have prayed with countless people who have been set free from all manner of illnesses. God will do it for you as well. Jesus is the answer, God’s weapons are mighty and they are always available.

Truly; the only way to exceptional emotional and physical health, and wellness, is to spend time each day with the Great Physician, Jesus Christ!

If you have any questions or comments about this or any other Wellness Gospel article, please feel free to send an email to chrisschauermann@gmail.com. I would love to hear from you.

If you believe God knows what is best for us, 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 kind of biblical, scientific information, then I would like to recommend three must-read books. Simply click on the title 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.


Drugs, do they really make our lives better?

creating a monster with drugs and electricity!

Pain has a God given purpose, drugs often undermine that purpose.

Drugs often short-circuit our body’s system for alerting and identifying problems in our diets or lifestyle. Drugs and chemicals have been sold as a cure, in pill form, when what we really need is to analyze our food or lifestyle to see what the origin for our sickness is.

People who avoid drugs tend to live longer and healthier lives.

Jack LaLanne has been called the founder of the modern fitness movement. He is one of the most famous health and fitness gurus of our time. He was the first to produce a fitness television program, the first to open a fitness club. The jumping jack is named after him. When Jack was 54, 20 year old Arnold Schwarzenegger, who had just become Mr. Universe, challenged Jack to a contest of strength. Arnold called Jack an animal after Jack beat him soundly.  Jack LaLanne lived to be 96 years old. At 96 he did not have Alzheimer’s and was still doing two hour workouts each day, which included: walking, swimming, weights and calisthenics. Jack LaLanne did not believe in the use of drugs to improve your health. Instead, Jack LaLanne exercised regularly. He ate red meat three times a day and eggs too.  Red meat, eggs and exercise are all recommended by God’s word, the Bible.

Without drugs, LaLanne pulls 70 boats a mile.
Jack LaLanne at 70. Handcuffed, shackled pulling 70 boats one mile.

1984 (age 70) – handcuffed, shackled, and fighting strong winds and currents, he towed 70 rowboats, one with several guests, from the Queen’s Way Bridge in the Long Beach Harbor to the Queen Mary, one mile away.[1]

Jack LaLanne at 95 with wife and TV interviewer

Jack LaLanne is quoted as saying, “many of our aches and pains come from lack of physical activity.” “We look for crutches such as sleeping pills, pep pills, alcohol, cigarettes, and so on.”

LaLanne often stressed that drugs and processed foods, like sugar, contributed to making people mentally and physically ill.

In the fifties and sixties Science was king, doctors were gods and people turned to science and drugs, believing that pills could solve all their problems.  Instead, drugs have increasingly become one of our biggest problems.
Drugs Cause deaths!

Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the US, with 55,403 lethal drug overdoses in 2015. Opioid addiction is driving this epidemic, with 20,101 overdose deaths related to prescription pain relievers, and 12,990 overdose deaths related to heroin. [4] According to government data, deaths from heroin have surpassed the number of gun homicides.[2]

Drug caused deaths increases more each year!
Death by drugs rises each year!

The drug related death rate continues to rise at an alarming rate; in 2015 heroin alone killed almost 13,000 people in the U.S.[4]

It is no surprise that the word of God is so adamantly opposed to the use of drugs, potions, and medications. The bible calls this, Pharmakeia. This Greek word is why we call the place we purchase legal drugs, a pharmacy.

                                                  Galatians 5:19-21                                                           The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity debauchery; 20 idolatry and (Pharmakeia); hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.

The key to this problem is the ability of drugs to bypass God’s safety alarm system. Think about this; God created our bodies with the ability to experience pain. Why would he do that? Because pain has a divine purpose.

 Pain has a Divine purpose!                                              Drugs postpone pain.

 One of the biggest problems with the Biblical disease of leprosy, was that it left the person without normal feeling of pain in their extremities, (nose, fingers, toes); therefore, people afflicted with leprosy often lost their fingers and toes because they could not feel pain when they were damaging those parts of their bodies. Pain was created by God to protect our bodies from harm.

When you get a headache, your body is trying to tell you something. Maybe you ate something that was not good for you. Maybe you haven’t had enough sleep and your body is trying to tell you to rest. Maybe you are too stressed out and need to either slow down or change your thinking patterns. Maybe your cartilage is wearing down to the point that your bones are actually rubbing against each other, which is causing the pain we call Arthritis. By taking aspirin or other more powerful pain relievers you can reduce the pain and keep grinding away at your joints.  Taking it easier on your joints or giving your body the materials necessary to rebuild cartilage would be a much better and longer-lasting solution. [6] God promised that if you would obey His commandments, He would,take away sickness from among you.”  Exodus 23:20-25

Using painkillers as our first response to pain is like someone driving down the road in a Cadillac Escalade and seeing the oil or water light come on. Instead of pulling the car over to the side of the road and adding more oil or water, they simply take a piece of masking tape and place it over the light so they aren’t bothered by the flashing red light anymore. The short-term result would be that they could continue on their journey, the long-term result would be a ruined engine. Trust me, several of my children have kept driving and I can tell you from first-hand experience, it’s more expensive than pulling over and adding water or oil.

Using drugs to mute our bodies alarm system.

Christians, every day by the millions, are traveling through life in a vehicle made by God (their body). When the red light of pain comes on, they simply put the tape of aspirin or some stronger painkiller over it and drive on. God put the pain there so that we would know that something was wrong.  There have always been forms of pain relievers. Alcohol is probably the oldest and most widely used, but there have always been artificial ways to stop the pain without finding out what the purpose of that pain was and what changes need to be made. The consequences of not tuning into our bodies and not making appropriate changes are always the same; a shortened life. However, ultimately (and ironically), we eventually experience that pain regardless.

When Shary and I started having babies and subsequently teaching childbirth classes, we learned that painkillers were not always necessary and could actually be harmful to God’s natural plan for mothers, babies and birth. In a childbirth seminar at Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, Oregon, we heard a pharmacist explain that painkillers do not kill pain at all, but only postpone it.  They only provide a dam for the pain. Eventually, when the medication wears off, the pain is still experienced. Now, am I advocating that you never use pain medications? No! I am advocating that we don’t use pain medications or any drug as a substitute for making God-directed changes in our lifestyle.

At the age of Ten, I broke my arm wrestling at a youth activity night. I didn’t know what I had done initially, I only knew it hurt. The adult supervisor thought it was only a bruise so he swung my arm around a few times just to loosen it up. When I got home, my mom took one look at me, and rushed me to the hospital. The doctor tried to set it in place without medication, but soon found that that would be impossible. He didn’t want to be killed by a ten year old. I was very thankful for the medication. Thankfully the pain had already done its job…

  1. It immobilized me, so I wouldn’t do any more damage.
  2. It motivated me to find out what the problem was and get it fixed.
  3. And it made me a little bit more careful with the body God gave me.

What I suggest, is that we let pain accomplish those three things, before we turn to a lifestyle of pain postponers!

                                                 1 Corinthians 6:15                                                “Do you not know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you?

                                                        1 Corinthians 3:16-17                                                                  If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him; for God’s temple is sacred, and you are that temple.”

God is serious about how he wants us to take care of the body he has given us. He has placed mechanisms in our body to protect it from abuse. Without drugs, it is virtually impossible to force ourselves to walk on a broken leg. We can only push ourselves to do it if we use something to block the pain, but should we?

                                                Proverbs 23:19-33                                                    “Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaints? Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes? Those who linger over wine who go to sample bowls of mixed wine. Do not gaze at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly! In the end it bites like a snake and poisons like a viper. Your eyes will see strange sights and your mind imagine confusing things. You will be like one sleeping on the high seas, lying on top of the rigging. “They hit me”, you will say, “but I am not hurt! They beat me, but I don’t feel it! When will I wake up so I can find another drink?”

Teen overdoses on drugs
Three teen girls overdose on drugs at school.

Pain killers have been shown to stunt emotional growth. [7]

Alcohol and drugs are just pain postponers that allow us to keep going when pain would have normally made us stop and fix the problem. It is widely known that people who use alcohol and drugs (legal drugs included) on a regular basis, are halted in their emotional maturity at the point that they started using. For instance, if a young woman began using alcohol or drugs at the age of 14, whether it was for emotional pain or physical pain, it makes no difference. When she stopped using at the age of 29, she would still have the maturity of a 14 year-old. Pain is part of the maturing process. When we eliminate pain through drugs or alcohol, we do not take the appropriate steps or make the appropriate changes that bring about maturity. According to 1 Peter 4:1b…   

       “whoever suffers in the body is done with sin.”

If we always turn to pain medications to eliminate suffering, we will never grow into mature Christians. I am not advocating that we cause ourselves pain, or like some faiths, do pennants which are self-inflicted suffering, that is not what Christ came to promote. We don’t need to create suffering for ourselves, there is plenty of pain in life without adding to it. But in Hebrews chapter 12 we are told to treat all suffering as discipline.  If we treat it like discipline, analyzing our pain, and respond by altering our behavior, it will create in us Godly maturity.

If you have a headache, it is better to sit, relax and try to figure out what caused it. Was it the caffeine you drank? Is it some stress in your life, have you not had sufficient sleep lately? The headache is there to get you to stop and analyze the cause. Most medicines only treat the symptoms instead of the cause. If you do not find out what caused the pain it will continue, and eventually lower your immune system’s ability to fight diseases, shortening your life. If you have knee pain, instead of getting cortisone shots you need to find out what you are doing that is causing your knees to wear out. Or you need to eat food or take supplements that will rebuild the cartilage in your knees.[5] One man in his fifties, went to the doctor, his right knee was badly swollen. After it was examined, he asked the doctor what was causing his right knee to hurt so much.  The doctor told him it was just getting old. After a short pause the man said, “doctor I’m pretty sure my left knee is the same age. It is not how old you are, it is what are you are doing to your knee, or what vitamins and minerals are you missing. Jack LaLanne was still a physical specimen in his nineties because he ate the foods God said to eat, he avoided the foods God said to avoid and he got adequate exercise.

Jack LaLanne avoids drugs
Jack LaLanne in his 90’s, happy and strong, says drugs are a crutch.

If you want to grow old, like Jack LaLanne, with health and strength, you will have to avoid drugs and depend more on your body’s ability to signal problems that need addressing. About 40 years ago I stopped taking aspirin, I started figuring out what was causing my headaches, consequently, I haven’t had a headache in years. If you want to live life without headaches, without disease, if you want to be strong at 90, then join us. Somebody is going to be headache free, might as well be you! Somebody is going to be happy and strong at 90, might as well be you!

  • Pharmacia (Drugs) Are Not Your Savior,
  • Doctors Are Not Gods.
  • You Must Take Responsibility For Your Own Health!

Our purpose for writing each week is to 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.

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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. “None of These Diseases” by S. I. McMillen, M.D. and David E. Stern,  M.D  http://tinyurl.com/hh7ezs2
  1. “Let’s Play Doctor” by Dr. Joel Wallac                            http://tinyurl.com/j8ybt8r 
  1. “God’s Guide To Biblical Health and Healing” by Rev. Chris & Shary Schauermann                                                                    http://tinyurl.com/zvkbfau

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  1. http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Jack-LaLanne-fitness-pioneer-dies-at-96-2531127.php#photo-2065323
  2. Drug related death climbs to all time high.  http://www.denverpost.com/2016/12/09/overdose-deaths-in-us-2015/
  3. Picture of teen overdosed at school http://theaddictsattic.blogspot.com/2008_10_01_archive.html
  4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Underlying Cause of Death 1999-2015 on CDC WONDER Online Database, released December, 2016. Data are from the Multiple Cause of Death Files, 1999-2015, as compiled from data provided by the 57 vital statistics jurisdictions through the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program. Accessed at http://wonder.cdc.gov/ucdicd10.html..
  5. Re-grow cartilage in your knees  http://wellnessgospel.net/index.php/2016/10/01/vitamins-minerals-2/
  6. Arthritis http://wellnessgospel.net/index.php/2016/10/01/vitamins-minerals-2/
  7. http://www.rehabs.com/does-adolescent-addiction-really-stunt-emotional-maturity/


Vaccines, drugs and doctors, are they safe?

Vaccines, vaccinations, drugs, medications, Bible, science, disease, children

 Drugs; God’s word is not silent when it comes to the use of drugs, vaccinations and doctors!

Vaccine lines
Vaccine lines of the 60s

My wife Shary and I grew up in homes where the doctor’s word was fact, and there was a pill or surgery for every ailment. We grew up in the fifties and sixties,  when science was king, and drugs were going to eradicate all disease. We grew up in a culture where there were mass immunizations. We were all lined up at schools like lemmings, to receive our sugar cube vaccinations. Later they found that some children received mild crippling from those vaccinations, Shary was one of those children.  Shary had to wear leg braces after being vaccinated. [11] To this day, the effects from that vaccine, mean that shary has to buy two different sizes of shoes, to get one pair that fits. Because of the vaccine, one foot is a size bigger than the other. Another side effect of the vaccine is that Shary has one leg that is longer than the other. There are no magic pills without harmful side effects. Today, polio vaccinations are the #1 cause of polio.[10] So what does God have to say about vaccines, drugs, and medications???


drugs harm children
Sugar cube vaccine.

Our English word Pharmacy, is derived from the Greek word “Pharmakeus.”

According to Strong’s Greek Dictionary…

Pharmakeus can be translated…druggist, pharmacist, sorcerer or poisoner. Pharmakeia can be translated…medication, magic, sorcery or witchcraft.

When the Bible uses the word Pharmakeia, it is referring to medications or drugs. When the Bible uses the word Pharmakeus, it is referring to a person who makes, distributes or uses drugs. The following passages are Bible verses that contain the Greek words Pharmakeus and Pharmakeia. We have left the Greek word, untranslated, in each passage so you can get an idea how God views the use of drugs and the giving and making of drugs.

                                            Galatians 5:19-21                                                        The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity debauchery; 20 idolatry and (Pharmakeia); hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.

                                                  Revelation 9:20-21                                                   “The rest of mankind that were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver bronze stone and wood—idols that cannot see or hear or walk. Nor did they repent of their murders, their (Pharmakeia) their sexual immorality or their thefts.


                                                   Revelation 18:23                                                “…By your (Pharmakeia) all the nations were led astray.”


                                                    Revelation 21:8                                                  But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice (Pharmakeus,) the idolaters and all liars—their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”

                                                 Revelations 22:15                                                 Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city. Outside are the dogs, those who practice (Pharmakeus), the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.”

God puts the use of drugs, (Pharmakeus) in the same category, as drunkenness, sexually immorality and vile murderers. He says that those who practice, (continually commit) these sins will have their place in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. These passages from the Bible make no distinction between legal and illegal drugs, and just as importantly, your body does not know the difference either.

                                               In Nahum 3:3-4                                                        “Charging cavalry, flashing swords and glittering spears! Many casualties, piles of dead, bodies without number people stumbling over the corpses—all because of the wanton lust of a harlot, alluring, the mistress of sorceries, who enslaved nations by her prostitution and peoples by her witchcraft.

In the book of Nahum we are warned that sorceries, (making and using potions and drugs) would allure people and then kill many. In last week’s blog we learned that approximately 180,000 people are killed by doctor prescribed medications each year.[1] According to the Centers for Disease Control, 47,000 people died from drug overdoses in 2014, this was called an epidemic by the U.S. government.[2] It is interesting that Allopathic Doctors, killed 133,000 more people with legal drugs, than the drug pushers kill with illegal drugs. So how is it that allopathic drug deaths are not an epidemic? Why don’t we  have anyone declaring a war on doctor prescribed drugs. Add to that, four out of five drug addicts got hooked on doctor prescribed drugs before they turned to illegal drugs.[12][13] Doctor prescribed drug deaths, dwarf the death rate from illegal drug overdosing. How did we get here, how did things get this out of hand?

First of all, we have placed too much responsibility on men, mere humans.

We have said, “You fix me, you heal me, you take away my pain, give me a magic pill so I don’t have to change my lifestyle.” We have demanded of them what they could not produce. We have tried to put our responsibility on them.  God will not hold them responsible for how we treated our bodies. He will hold us responsible.

Secondly, the system has ruined the doctor’s lives.

How is that you say? We have asked doctors to sacrifice their sleep, their peace of mind, their families and even their lives, in exchange for high salaries. (Remember doctors live shorter lives than the average American.)[3]  We have offered them our fortunes if they will just produce for us, the magic pill. In the impossible struggle to find something that doesn’t exist; and cannot be produced, they have lost their way. God’s health laws are as absolute as the laws of physics. Whatever we sow, that is what we will reap. People, who do not take care of their bodies the way God intended, cannot expect a miracle cure. Doctors who think that they can come up with a miracle cure, without life shortening side effects, have found it an exercise in futility.

The AMA (American, (Allopathic) medical association) has lost its bearings.

Here is how it happened. Most doctors didn’t go to medical school just to win high salaries; many went into the medical profession to help people. But the system became a trap and the trap closed on them till there is virtually no escape, except to do the unthinkable: blow the whistle and expose the rampant failures, which I’ll expand on in a bit. The few who have tried to blow the whistle have succumbed to the inevitable consequence, they were, figuratively speaking, crucified. Just like the Pharisees of Jesus day, the AMA  has created a trap, and fallen into it themselves. (Proverbs 26:27) “If you set a trap for others, you will get caught in it yourself.”

The trap starts in medical school, where potential doctors are required to study and work ungodly hours.[14] The only way to survive is to use some artificial means of staying awake and getting to sleep; (caffeine, alcohol, uppers, downers, etc…) Then after spending an ungodly amount of money on their education they are trapped into continuing the workaholic madness, in order to pay back their school loans. Harvard Medical School did a study revealing that…  70% of all doctors use illegal drugs, on themselves, every week. [4] Just let that sink in for a moment. 70% of the allopathic physicians who are prescribing drugs and performing surgeries, are high on drugs.

doctors abuse illegal drugs
70% of doctors use illegal drugs each week.


This has provided the answer to why mistakes have risen to an all-time high. Remember the study done by Ralf Nadar, who asserted that doctors kill 150,000 to 300,000 people each year because of medical mistakes. The AMA’s own publication JAMA produced an article that tried to say the problem was not as bad as Nadar asserted, they put the number killed by mistakes at only 98,000.[5][6][7] That is almost 2,000 in each state each year.

My wife Shary has a friend who is a doctor; This doctor called Shary late one night in tears. She was frustrated and angry at what was going on in the hospital where she worked, and, she felt powerless to stop it. Someone’s child had been killed by a doctor’s mistake and it was being covered up. It would be one thing to make an honest mistake, it’s quite another if the mistake was due to a lack of sleep or the use of drugs. This is exactly what is happening. This doctor had seen other doctors fired or blackballed if they informed the families. She also said it was the same doctors who continued to make mistakes over and over again. Yet they were allowed to continue to practice medicine and endanger others.

If a truck driver kills someone because of a lack of sleep or the use of drugs, the legal term is manslaughter. That’s why truck drivers must keep logs of the number of hours they drive so authorities can monitor how much rest they get.  Most truck drivers must also submit to random drug testing. We have doctors bragging about the number of hours they have been in surgery, just like we used to have truck drivers bragging about the number of hours they could drive without sleep. It is no wonder doctors are making so many fatal mistakes. If we won’t let a man or woman behind the wheel of a truck without a reasonable amount of sleep, why would we allow doctors to perform intricate life threatening surgery or prescribe powerful drugs without the proper amount of rest?

Where is the leadership in the AMA? They are killing people at an astronomical rate and they still won’t govern their own members. If we won’t let truck drivers on the road without random drug testing why do we allow medical doctors to practice medicine without random drug testing, especially after finding out that 70% of doctors are diagnosing diseases, prescribing drugs and performing surgery while high on drugs? Dr. Joel Wallach asserts, and rightly so, that if any other profession made that many mistakes that cost that many people their lives, there would be a national outcry. This situation is at its worst, evil and at best unbelievably foolish! If the airlines, automakers or the food industry made that many fatal mistakes the nation would be in an uproar.

Doctors infect millions with life threatening diseases.

The Harvard Medical School did another study in response to a radically rising infection rate in surgery across the U.S. They eventually placed cameras in hospital bathrooms and found that 72% of the doctors were not washing their hands after going to the bathroom and prior to surgery. According to USA Today, which reported in 1998, a Centers for Disease Control study indicated that doctors who didn’t wash their hands before surgery infected two million Americans each year. Readers Digest, in it’s February 2003 addition reported, “An investigation by The Chicago Tribune, based on federal and state records, internal hospital files and court records…estimated 103,000 deaths linked to hospital infections in 2000. The centers for Disease Control, extrapolating from a recent study… estimated 90,000 deaths that year. 75,000 of them were preventable, the result of unsanitary facilities, germ-laden instruments, unwashed hands and other lapses.”  The article went on to say that deaths linked to hospital germs represent the fourth leading cause of mortality among Americans. Allopathic doctors kill more people each year than motor-vehicle accidents, fires and drowning combined.”[8][9]

Doctors infect millions each year.
Doctors infect two million americans each year.

Approximately 4000 years ago, God prescribed to Moses, (Exodus 30:17-21) the need for hand washing and procedures for stopping the transmission of bacteria. If doctors followed God’s advice today, they could prevent hundreds of thousands of deaths each year.

If you want optimal health, you will need to depend on God’s advice instead of getting prescription after prescription from your Allopathic Physician. People who live long, tend to avoid hospitals and prescription drugs. Disease is best fought by strengthening your God given immune system. The way to do that, is to follow God’s advice about rest, food, exercise and how to live at peace with God and men. (check out all The wellnessgospel  blogs for details) All these things strengthen your immune system. That is the only way to live disease free. I’ll say this one more time, if I get in a car accident, and my body is all broken up, take me to the emergency room, give me drugs so the allopathic physician can sew me back together. But it has been my families experience, that avoiding Allopathic doctors for all other ailments is the safest plan of action. Even immunizations? Yes, we have not given our children immunizations, we have also not had any kids diagnosed with autisms. Immunizations have been linked to autism and many other ailments. That one disease alone has risen with the increase in immunizations to one in 84. God made our bodies to function properly without drugs and chemicals, if we simply follow his guidelines for living.

Our children and grandchildren are living proof, that God’s way is better. It is hard to believe, but many of our children are more radical about following Biblical guidelines for living healthy than we are, and their level of healthfulness is impressive.

Healthy family
Chris and Shary Schauerman with all their children and many of their grandchildren.

Would I rule out any and all surgeries and any and all medications? No! If anyone I love is in a serious car accident or any other serious accident, the first thing I would do is get him or her to the emergency room to be put back together. American hospitals are, I believe, the best equipped and trained emergency medical facilities in the history of mankind. If I had a broken arm, the first thing I would do is go to an American hospital to have it set. If someone has a serious cut and you can’t get the bleeding to stop, get to a doctor. There is nothing in the scriptures that would oppose that kind of medical help. But under non-emergency circumstances, God has made each of us responsible for our health. He has given us advice on how to get and stay healthy. Every “magic” pill that allows us to bypass God’s advice has a dark side. God’s advice has no dark side.

  • Doctors Are Not Gods.  
  • Science Is Not King. Man’s Wisdom Is Foolishness to God.
  • Pharmacia (Drugs) Are Not Your Savior,
  • You Must Take Responsibility For Your Own Health!

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 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” S. I. McMillen, M.D. & David Stern M.D.   http://tinyurl.com/hh7ezs2
  1. “Let’s Play Doctor” by Dr. Joel Wallach                 http://tinyurl.com/j8ybt8r
  1. “God’s Guide To Biblical Health and Healing” by Rev. Chris & Shary Schauermann                                                          http://tinyurl.com/zvkbfau

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  1. Malpractice deaths http://wellnessgospel.net/index.php/2016/12/03/doctors-part-1/
  2. Deaths from drug overdoses. http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2015/p1218-drug-overdose.html
  3. Allopathic doctors live 5 years less than an average American. http://www.gotminerals.com/quackwatch.html
  4. http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/doctors-arent-immune-to-addiction-20121116553898,000 deaths JAMA
  5. http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/194039
  6. Ralph Nader http://essential-book.org/books/silent/pdf/Chapter_I.pdf
  7. John’s Hopkins http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/05/03/476636183/death-certificates-undercount-toll-of-medical-errors
  1. http://www.menshealth.com/health/healthcare-workers-dont-wash-their-hands
  2. http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-03-hospital-infections-common.html
  3. Polio vaccine #1 cause of polio http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/polio-vaccines-now-1-cause-polio-paralysis
  4. Vaccine causes crippling http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1999-03-16/news/9903160091_1_polio-vaccine-oral-vaccine-sabin-vaccine
  5.  http://choices.scholastic.com/story/good-teens-turned-drug-addicts
  6. http://www.drugfree.org/news-service/prescription-drug-abuse-gateway-to-injected-drugs-study-suggests/
  7. Doctors spend 95 hr./ week in the hospital https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2362422





Doctors Part 1

Which doctor

Doctors Part 1

Which doctor
Which doctor should I choose
Which doctor would God Choose for me and my family?

There are many types of doctors, and many different medical philosophies. Which philosophies are supported by the Bible, and does God oppose any medical philosophies? Does God even care what medicines we use and what doctors we see? We would like to suggest that God has not been silent on this very important subject. But let me first share one of our first experiences in actively choosing a doctor.

Shary and I were very fortunate to live a few blocks from Forest Grove Community Hospital. This hospital had osteopathic doctors who functioned under an osteopathic philosophy of medicine. So, without any in-depth decision making, we chose our doctor and hospital because they were close. When we started having children, Forest Grove had a mandatory class for mothers and fathers who wanted to give birth at their facility. When Shary told me that I had to attend classes so I could be at the birth, I said I didn’t need to be at the birth. I would be happy to wait in the lobby. The reason for my reaction, was that up to this point in my life, the only experience I had with birth was downright scary.

During college I had worked as a janitor for Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis, Oregon. My few trips to do cleaning in the birthing wing were not pleasant. I have vivid memories of young women screaming in agony as I mopped and polished floors.

So, back to my dilemma, Shary told me that the class was called “Husband Coached Childbirth”, and all the other dads would be taking the class and that if I didn’t go she would be the only mother who was alone. Talk about  a guilt trip,  wow, what could I do? Just give in and join her? Nope, I am not that good, I decided to go to the first class, and then get busy so I couldn’t make it to the rest. But wouldn’t you know it, in the first class we were shown a movie called, “Childbirth for the Joy of it.”? In the movie five women were having their first babies without medication and seemed to be enjoying the experience. We were hooked, after having two children at Forest Grove, Shary got certified and became one of their teachers. We taught Husband Coached Childbirth together for years.

When we moved to Astoria, we interviewed a number of doctors, trying to find someone who would let us give birth without medication. We did not find any who would do it. One doctor told us, “If that is what you want, you can go hang from a tree and give birth like your ancestors.” I was about to let him know that he was the only monkey in the room, but Shary could see I was getting angry and wouldn’t let me speak. We ended up driving ninety miles back over the coast range to have our son Nathan at Forest Grove Community Hospital. Not all doctors are created equal. It matters who you go to for your medical care. That one difference, is why we have thirteen awesome children instead of two.

So What Does The Bible Have To Say About Doctors?                                     

She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better she grew worse.” Mark 5:26

In the thirty-ninth year of his reign Asa was afflicted with a disease in his feet. Though his disease was severe, even in his illness he did not seek help from the Lord, but only from the physicians. Then in the forty-first year of his reign Asa died and rested with his fathers.” 2 Chronicles 16:12-13 

 “Go up to Gilead and get balm, (a compound for healing) O Virgin Daughter of Egypt. But you multiply remedies in vain: there is no healing for you.” Jeremiah 46:11

Even though these passages from the Bible are well over 2000 years old, they could be written about millions of people today. We often remark what a better health care system we have today than in the past…but… do we really have better health care? Think about it, the people of the United States have the most expensive health care in the world; we spend more money on doctors and medicine than any other nation in the world (17.6% of our gross national product). That is almost double the amount that Norway spends and Norway is the second highest spender. We have the most scientifically advanced health care in the history of mankind, so why did we rank 17th in overall healthfulness out of 33 industrialized nations, 23rd in the percent of live births and 32nd out of 33 in birth defects?

doctor / drugs / Money
Why are drugs so expensive?

I believe the reason our healthcare is costing us more and giving us less, is found in this…. we are getting farther and farther away from a Biblical philosophy of health care and the statistics seem to bear witness to that fact.

So what is the USA’s philosophy of health care? What is the basic belief system that most Americans are following? In order to answer that question, we need to analyze our options.

Medical doctors, all over the world, function out of a variety of belief systems. The five most widely followed belief systems are; Allopathy, Homeopathy, Osteopathy, Naturopathy and Chiropractic. The following definitions are taken from The Random House Dictionary of the English Language College Edition.

Allopathy is “The method of treating disease by the use of agents (drugs and chemicals), producing effects different from those of the disease treated (opposed to Homeopathy).”

Homeopathy is “The method of treating disease by drugs, given in minute doses that would produce in a healthy person symptoms similar to those of the disease (opposed to Allopathy).”

Osteopathy is “A therapeutic system based upon the premise that restoring or preserving health can best be accomplished by manipulation of the skeleton and muscles.”

 Naturopathy is “A method of treating disease, using food, exercise, heat, etc., to assist the natural healing processes.”

 Chiropractic is “A therapeutic system based upon the premise that disease is caused by interference with nerve function, the method being to restore normal condition by adjusting the segments of the spinal column.

 Allopathy, the use of drugs and chemicals to produce effects different than the disease, is the primary belief system of the American Medical Association.[1] The American Medical Association is the primary health care provider for the United States. Judging by our terrible health care record, 17th out of 33 in healthfulness and 32nd out of 33 in birth defects, could it be that we have chosen the wrong belief system?

If we are talking about medical assistance for accidents; car accidents, sports accidents, work accidents, then the American Medical association has the best track record in the world. They can sew you up, set broken bones and reduce trauma and put you back together better than any doctors in the history of mankind. The American emergency room is where I want to go if I am injured. Allopathy is my first choice if I am in a car accident. But……. if we are talking about disease, and preventative medicine, then Allopathy and its infatuation with drugs and chemicals, quickly drops to the bottom of the list.

When it comes to disease, we need to stop looking to allopathic doctors and scientists for a new miracle drug, pill or cure. God used the prophet Jeremiah to rebuke the Daughters of Egypt for “multiplying remedies”, for searching the world for the latest “balm.” If God rebuked them through Jeremiah, what is God saying to us today?

The pharmaceutical business is a multibillion-dollar business in the U.S. There are balms, drugs and remedies that promise you everything from virility to weight loss and all without pain or a change in lifestyle. But… have you ever spent the time to read the contraindications or the harmful side effects of these miracle drugs? Every drug, by law, is supposed to have warnings in or on the box. Yes, there is a reason these warnings are in small print. There is a reason they read the harmful side effects on TV and radio ads so fast that you can’t quite catch what they are saying. If we comprehended all of the ramifications of taking these medications, we would never touch them. For example, anti-depressants can cause depression and in some cases suicide.[2][3] Is that crazy or what?

Here are a few in the pain reliever category…

  1. Aspirin causes gastric bleeding and can in rare cases cause death.
  2. Tylenol causes 50,000 cases of kidney failure each year.
  3. Ibuprofen can cause liver damage, which can lead to a liver transplant.

What about drugs used for other things besides pain relief? Here are a few with their corresponding side effects. All this information was taken from the manufactures own small print.

  1. Concerta (for ADHD) can cause nausea, vomiting, dizziness, nervousness, tics and psychosis (abnormal thinking and hallucinations).
  2. Nexium (for heartburn) can cause enlarged abdomen, headache, chest pain, back pain, confusion and aggravated depression.
  3. Relpax (for migraines) can cause dizziness, nausea, tiredness, pain in the throat or chest and heart attacks.
  4. Lunesta (for insomnia) can cause amnesia, worsening of depression, aggressive behavior and it is addictive to the point that it’s makers said users, “may find that they have to keep taking the medicine either at the prescribed dose or at increasing doses just to avoid withdrawal symptoms.”

We are told that one of the biggest killers of medical patients comes from unexpected drug reactions, that is, people were told that a particular drug would be beneficial but it actually killed them. According to a 2005 article in JAMA ( Journal of the American Medical Association), adverse reactions to medicine, causes 98,000 deaths each year.[5] In a study by Ralf Nader the number was between 150,000 and 300,000 deaths.[6] Harvard Medical School wanted to challenge those findings so they hired the Rand Corporation to do an independent study. The study was published in the November 5, 1996 addition of USA Today. That article stated that doctors kill 180,000 people each year in US hospitals alone as a result of medical negligence.[7]

Those who did the study wanted to know why the American people weren’t up in arms about this. If any other profession killed that many people, there would be a huge outcry. What they found was shocking, only 1.5% of the families of those killed, were ever informed that it was because of the doctor’s negligence, that their loved one died.

Doctor malpractice death toll
Allopathic Death Toll

My mother was in the hospital a number of years ago. During her stay she began to lose weight at an alarming rate. She could not keep any food in her body, the situation became life threatening. If it had continued much longer, they would have lost her. Fortunately, my dad took charge and got a different doctor to give him a second opinion. As soon as the second doctor examined my mom, he halted the prescription drug she was taking and she immediately recovered. The medication would have killed her if my dad had not intervened.

You might conclude that the problem is only with improperly prescribed medication. But according to Marianne J. Legato, MD, professor of clinical medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New Your City, “Americans have somehow come to believe they should get the best medical care with the latest remedies with no side effects. Well, guess what? There is no drug that doesn’t have side effects.” (April 2005 Readers Digest)  A “side effect” is an unwanted, harmful reaction to a particular drug.

What Dr. Legato was trying to get across to us is that we are living in a fantasy world if we think that we can solve our problems with drugs, because every, may I repeat, every drug has an unwanted side effect. That is…there is no drug that doesn’t have a dangerous and or life threatening or life shortening side effect! Some are just quicker and more noticeable than others.

All drugs have harmful side effects. You may get some short term benefit, but you will pay for it in the end, with a harmful side effect. God, on the contrary, does not work that way. Solomon said it this way, “The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich and he addeth no sorrow with it.” (Proverbs 10:22)

God’s solutions to disease are without harmful side effects. When we try to find answers outside of the Word of God we forfeit a lot of wisdom and knowledge.

                     Colossians 2:3 teaches that, In Jesus Christ                                 ”are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”

When you remove Jesus Christ and His Word, you remove a vast resource of wisdom and knowledge. A lot of what we call American medicine, is just foolishness. God loves us and has great plans for us and  he has given us all that we need to live out those plans healthfully.

 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD. Plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

Our family has almost eliminated the need for Allopathic doctors, and has eliminated the need for health insurance. One of the most expensive accidents we have had was when our daughter Leah received a broken arm after getting bucked off a horse, and the bill was less than one month’s insurance payment. The savings of time, money and unnecessary pain that we have received by following God’s advice are way beyond any benefit we could have ever thought or imagined.

Jesus is the great physician, He created our bodies and He2 created our food. He also wrote the owner’s manual for how much rest and exercise we should get. He has instructed us in how we are to treat each other and how that effects our health.  Jesus is, “The Word’ that instructs us in how we are to treat this incredibly complex machine we call our bodies. His advice can be trusted. He has no ulterior motives, no financial gain; he is motivated only by love.

Though my wife came from a family with a history of miscarriages, she never miscarried. She gave birth to thirteen healthy children, most of them never saw a doctor. We did take our daughter Leah to the hospital after she fell off a runaway horse. We believe Allopathic doctors are the best at dealing with injuries of that nature. But, if you want optimal health, we do not believe that drugs are the answer. In next week’s blog, we will discuss further what the word says specifically about drugs.

Biblical Concepts

  • Doctors Are Not Gods.
  • Pharmacia (Drugs) Are Not Your Savior,
  • If you listen carefully to God’s advice, he has promised to remove all sickness from you. 

If you have a doctor who’s first reaction is to write you a prescription for medication, we would suggest you find one who’s first reaction is to find out what is making your immune system weak, and  who suggests changes in your lifestyle rather than drugs.

I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 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 5:18-19

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. We have also seen Christians who have been taught what God says about health and wellness thrive.

fewer doctors better health
Chris and Shary with kids and grandkids

Chris and Shary at a wedding with kids and grandkids.

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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. “None of These Diseases” by S. I. McMillen, M.D. and David E. Stern, M.D.  http://tinyurl.com/hh7ezs2
  1. “Let’s Play Doctor” by Dr. Joel Wallach                        http://tinyurl.com/j8ybt8r
  1. “God’s Guide To Biblical Health and Healing” by Rev. Chris & Shary Schauermann       http://tinyurl.com/zvkbfau

 You can get all these books at Amazon.com


  1. The different philosophies of medicine. http://www.boogordoctor.com/definitions-homeopathy-naturopathy-osteopathy-chiropractic-ayurveda/
  2. Anti depressant drugs cause depression http://www.cbsnews.com/news/do-antidepressants-cause-depression-what-new-study-says/
  3. Antidepressant drugs cause depression and suicide http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00159/full
  4. Causes of arthritis and cures http://wellnessgospel.net/index.php/2016/10/01/vitamins-minerals-2/
  5. 98,000 deaths JAMA http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/194039
  6. Ralph Nader http://essential-book.org/books/silent/pdf/Chapter_I.pdf
  7. John’s Hopkins http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/05/03/476636183/death-certificates-undercount-toll-of-medical-errors