Some Good loving Christian teachers drive me crazy!!!

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This stuff drives me crazy!!!

A friend of mine called me the other day and said I should listen to a very popular Christian radio program. I know believe he was trying to drive me crazy and thought it would be funny to get my reaction. He listens to this program regularly and the last couple of days they were talking about how Christians should honor God by taking good care of their bodies. They had some very specific ways they believed you should do that. He said he thought I would enjoy it. Yeah, right!

I was hanging out in my living room with family and decided to get on my computer and looked up their archived shows and listen. My son Angelo was hanging out with me at the house; as soon as he heard what they were peddling, he immediately started laughing at me. He said our friend knew what I believed and was obviously trying to see how agitated he could get me.

Well it worked, I got agitated! *&%$#&**@#$%^. The more I listened and the more I thought about it the crazier I got!

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This stuff makes us crazy!!! What are those people thinking? (Granddaughter Sadie & I)

The next time I saw my friend, I accused him of baiting me; he looked all innocent and acted shocked that I would suggest such a thing. He went on to tell me that he thought I would really like it, seeing how I love hearing health advice from the Bible. Right, I’m not buying his story.

So, that radio program is one I generally appreciate, (not going to mention their name).  They give out a lot of great Christian advice, some of which has had a huge beneficial impact on my family over the years. Like when they told me how I could almost eliminate my wife’s PMS, that one bit of advice has probably saved my life more than once.

What got me so agitated and crazy? Well I’ll tell ya! They were saying that we had an obligation to God to take good care of our bodies, which I agree with. Then they proceeded to give example after example of things that we shouldn’t eat. Every suggestion was opposed to God’s word and to current scientific discoveries. Click here for more infomation.

 So what, in a nutshell were they advocating?

  • Don’t eat red meat.
  • Avoid milk, especially whole milk.
  • Stay away from salt.
  • Stop eating eggs.
  • Use margarine instead of butter.
  • Above all, never eat cheese again!


This is crazy and here is why this gets me so agitated!!! Millions of good God loving Christians are sick and dying young because they are following this kind of advice. They do not believe, or have not been taught that the instructions God has given us about food, matters. Well meaning, bible believing Christians are teaching people to abstain from food that God has ordained for them to eat. And then they tell us, the reason you should avoid these foods is to honor God.

If I told one of my kids to do something, and they said the reason they weren’t going to do it was so they could honor me.  I would be more than perplexed it would make me crazy.

Fortunately God is not like me; what we do can’t make him crazy, cuz if it could, we would have made him crazy a long time ago. But, the real reason for this is simply a lack of knowledge about what God has said about food.

Hosea 4:6 says: My people parish for lack of knowledge (Biblical knowledge)

So let me show you what God says about these foods and show how super-centenarians follow God’s advice instead of the crazy experts.

These super-centenarians  outlived all the experts of their time and so will you if you listen to God.

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

 Red Meat

Leviticus 11:1-3 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron, ‘Say to the Israelites: Of all the animals that live on land, these are the ones you may eat: You may eat any animal that has a split hoof completely divided and that chews the cud.’”     (That is the definition of what we today call red meat)

At 105 Reverend Otis Clark told me he ate red meat twice a day. He was still preaching vigorously at the age of 109. click here to watch him!

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Preaching vigorously at 109


  • Exodus 3:7-8 says that God was going to bless his people by taking them to… a land flowing with milk and honey
  • I Corinthians 9:7 “who tends the flock and does not drink of the milk?”
  • Deuteronomy 32:13-14 says “He (God) nourished him with…curds and milk from herd  and  flock.”
  • Proverbs 27:27 says, “You will have plenty of goat’s milk to feed you and your family and to nourish your servant girls.” 

In 2008, Tomoji Tanabe was the oldest  male alive with the necessary papers to prove it. At 113 years old, he lived on the island of Kyushu, Japan with his fifth son, who was 68 years old. Reporters wanted to know if Tamoji was tired of living, so, they asked him, “How much longer do you want to live?”, thinking that he can’t possibly have much quality of life at 113.  He simply replied “I don’t want to die.” He was still getting enjoyment out of life.

Tamoji said that he drinks milk every day. Actually, he is known to “guzzle” milk.

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Tomoj Tanabe at 113 years old.

Mbah Gotho at 147 years is probably the oldest living person on the planet. I read an article years ago, about an Indonesian man who was claiming to be over 140. Therefore, I think it was Gotho. As I remember the story, he did not make it into the Guinness Book of World Records, because he did not have the proper paper work to prove his age. His longevity was pretty believable though. He had a son who took care of him that was over 100 years old.

Mbah Gotho remembers watching a local sugar factory being built when he was about 10, that factory was built in 1880, you do the math. All that to say this, it is very likely that he is way over 100 years old and he claimes to drink close to a gallon of goats milk every day. Evidently, the milk didn’t hurt his longevity. I hope this drives the no-milk people crazy.

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Mbah Gotho at 147 years old. 


  • In Mark 9:50 Jesus made this statement…    Salt is good.”
  • Leviticus 2:13 “Add salt to all your offerings
  • Numbers 18:18-19Their meat is to be yours, just as the breast of the wave offering and the right thigh are yours. Whatever is set aside from the holy offerings the Israelites present to the Lord I give to you and your sons and daughters as your regular share. It is an everlasting covenant of salt before the Lord for both you and your offspring.”

God gave the offerings to the priests and the tribe of Levi. They did not receive land like the other tribes so they got their food from offerings. All the offerings were salted, consequently the tribe of Levi got lots of salt in their diets. The first priests were Moses, Aaron and Levi, Moses lived to be 120, Aaron 123 and Levi made it to 137. These guys lived to be crazy old; again, salt evidently did’t shorten their lives.


  • Luke 11:11 Jesus said… “Which of you fathers, if your son asks for… an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

Emma Morano was the oldest “documented” person on the planet, she had the paper work to prove her age. Emma lived in three different centuries, that is, she was the last person alive, who was born in the 1800’s. She was born November 29th1899, in the Piedmont region of Italy, when King Umberto reigned.  At 117 years old, Emma Morano still had a sense of humor and a keen wit and a love for eggs.

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Eggs, eggs and more eggs!

Emma eats three eggs each day, two raw and one fried egg with minced meat.

Her doctor said she must have great genetic makeup because he believes she is doing is crazy.  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.

When Emma was a teenager, a doctor made a crazy suggestion. He told her to 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.  Someone suggested she eat eggs, something that the Bible says is very good. She has followed a stringent diet of two raw eggs, one cooked egg, a little minced meat and pasta for the past 100 years.

Emma Morano at 117 eat 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. Genetics 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 that following God’s advice works.
  • Deuteronomy  32:45b-47aTake 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. They are not just idle words for you—they are your life. By them you will live long” 


  • Butter and Cheese

  •  Sarah and Abraham, of bible fame, ate butter, red meat and drank milk. Sarah lived to be 127 and was so beautiful, that at 65, “the Egyptians saw the woman, that she was very beautiful.  The princes of Pharaoh also saw her and commended her to Pharaoh.” (Gen 12:14-15) She was so vivacious that she was able to carried and give birth to a healthy child at 90 years old. After giving birth, the King of Gerar found her so attractive that he wanted her to be his wife, crazy right? Abraham was so healthy that he lived to be 175. Evidently, the butter they ate didn’t hurt them. Maybe, just maybe, it was why they were so healthy.
  • 2 Samuel 17:27-29 wheat, barley, flour, parched grain, beans, lentils, parched seeds, honey, curds, sheep, and cheese of the herd, for David and for the people
  • Isaiah 7:14-15 “Therefore, the Lord Himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive, have a son, and name him Emmanuel,  By the time he learns to reject what is bad and choose what is good, he will be eating butter, curds(cheese) and honey.”

Yes you read that right, when Jesus was old enough to know what was good and what was bad he choose to eat butter, cheese and honey. If you want to live long and strong you will have to do the crazy thing and follow God’s advice. Reject man’s wisdom, even if it comes from well meaning experts.


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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



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.


If you have any questions or comments about this or any other Wellness Gospel article, please feel free to send an email to 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


Why did thousands of honest people lose their faith in Jesus last year?

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Why thousands of honest people, lost their faith in Jesus Christ last year!

They were told to claim a promise found in God’s word the Bible and then the promise never came. They were told to claim prosperity but prosperity never came, they were told to claim healing but never got healed. Why?

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Losing your faith in God!

A couple in our church were constantly claiming health, wealth and longevity. They would often recite from Deuteronomy Chapter 28. Here are the selected promises they would quote to all who would listen.

You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country.The fruit of your womb will be blessed.You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out. The Lord will grant you abundant prosperity. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. 13 The Lord will make you the head, not the tail.

So how was their faith rewarded? The husband got very sick shortly after leaving our church. He had a massive heart attack and died. The wife had a nervous breakdown and their children are presently heroin addicts. Why?

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God’s promises never materialized!

So why didn’t God keep his promise to this man, his wife and their family?

God actually did keep his promise! If you read all of Deuteronomy chapter 28 you will find that there were conditions that needed to be met in order to receive the promises. Here are a few…

28 If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your GodIf you pay attention to the commands of the Lord your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom.14 Do not turn aside from any of the commands I give you today, to the right or to the left 

The biggest reason people lose faith in God’s commands!

The main reason people lose faith in God’s promises is because they have not been taught that God has given instructions for what they have to do to get the promises.  It is no surprise when people get their dream car or dream house repossessed. They don’t usually stop believing in cars or houses. They were told that as long as they make the payments and abide by the agreement,  they will get to enjoy the car or home. If they fail to meet the stated conditions they will fail to enjoy the stated benefit’s. It is the same with God’s promises.

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Too many good people dying too young!

Godly Christians dying young!  Why?

My married daughter Melody called me one day to lament that yet another relatively young member of her new church family had passed away. She was frustrated because this man, like the others, was physically active, and tried to avoid all the “Bad Food” doctors had warned him about. He looked and acted healthy until suddenly he keeled over dead. She said this man had completely rejected the idea that the Bible had any helpful advice for his health.

My daughter Brook lamented to me one day how a Christian woman she had lived with, laughed at her when she tried to explain why we were to listen to God’s specific advice about food choices. Shortly after her conversation with this woman the lady ended up in the hospital, very very sick.

A friend of mine kept telling me that God doesn’t care what we eat and he certainly doesn’t want us to follow any biblical advice about food.  in just a short time he and his wife’s health deteriorated rapidly. The last time I saw them she was permanently confined to a wheel chair, most of their problems were related to diabetes and arthritis.

I have many Christian friends that laugh at the idea that they should avoid foods God said not to eat, or follow any Old Testament advice, yet they often express to me how lucky I am that my family and I are so healthy. Its not luck! We used to be sick just like them until we started to follow Gods advice. We have simply tried to meet God’s conditions for better health. Those conditions cover subjects such as, attitude, forgiveness, worship, sin and food choices.  All of those conditions and promises can be found in one place, that is what the book “God’s Guide to Biblical Health and Healing” is all about!

Why are Irene Crump and Phyllis Jones so full of life?

These radiant 100 year old twins have worked hard, which the bible recommends, they have been careful to eat wisely like the Bible suggests, and they have prospered for it.  Irene says, [1]

“hard work and good food is our secret, that’s all I can put it down to

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100 year old twins, beautiful and still going strong.

It frustrates and saddens me!

It frustrates and saddens me when I encounter disappointed and discouraged Christians. People, who at some time in their life, put all their hope and faith in a promise of God, only to see their hope shattered, especially in the area of physical health. Why, you ask, “How can that be? Can God make a promise and not fulfill it?” I believe the Bible when it says…

“All of God’s promises are yes and Amen.”                                                                                                                                                                      2 Corinthians 1:20

To put that into common English, “God says yes to anyone who believes His promises, and all of His promises will be fulfilled as God said they would.”

So why are there so many disillusioned Christians out there?

Because many times they have not connected the conditions of God with the promises of God. Many have been told to pray for and receive health and healing for themselves and their loved ones, but were never told what the Biblical conditions were for receiving that help. They have been told to claim a specific promise found in the Bible, without being told what God says you have to do to get it. For instance…

The Bible states…

If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you shall be saved.”

Romans 10:9

The promise:……………you shall be saved.

The condition:………confess Jesus as Lord and believe God raised him from the dead.

It doesn’t say that if we obey God’s commands and decrees, that we will be saved. We need to be careful to connect the proper promise with its corresponding condition. This is the difference between the good news of Christianity and all other religious systems. They all say you will be saved or received into heaven by how well you obeyed the rules. Nowhere in the Bible, not even in the Old Testament does it say that you will be saved from eternal separation from God or that you will go to heaven when you die, based on your ability to keep the rules.


But…the Bible does state that “…if you listen carefully to the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees (laws). I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians for I am the Lord who heals you.” Exodus 15:26

The promise:………..I will not bring on you any of the diseases I

                                                brought on the Egyptians, I’m the Lord who heals  you

The condition:……………Listen carefully, pay attention to, and keep all

                                                God’s commands and decrees.

At this point someone usually says “Hey wait a minute, I’ve been taught that we don’t have to obey the Old Testament commands any more” and I agree; as it concerns your entrance into heaven.  But there are other consequences that are connected to God’s advice and commands.

Everyone knows!

Everyone knows that the Ten Commandments, found in the Old Testament, state that it is wrong to lie, steal, murder or commit adultery, and that there are consequences that come when we break these laws of God. For instance, if you commit adultery you could lose your marriage and it is possible that you could get a sexually transmitted disease. No one would argue, “Now I am a Christian, I’m not under the law, if I commit adultery, I won’t suffer any social or physical consequences”. Everyone knows that that is ridiculous.

Most preachers teach from time to time about the consequences of breaking these laws. But very little has ever been preached or taught about God’s laws concerning health and food choices, why not? They too have consequences, which have been mostly overlooked.

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Even though we know logically that you can’t break God’s laws without consequences, some Bible student always says…”didn’t Jesus do away with the law and the old testament?” I’ll let Jesus answer that question…

Jesus said…

Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; (The Old Testament) I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. (He is the only one who ever did fulfill them) 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 5:17-19

I am pretty sure heaven and earth have not passed away yet, so until then we are to practice and teach God’s commands.

Over the last thirty years

Over the last thirty years, I have prayed for people in my family and our congregation. I have studied the scriptures countless hours in order to bring teachings from God’s word that would help my family and congregation avoid physical and emotional trauma. I, like any other shepherd, want the people I love and care for to be spiritually, emotionally and physically healthy and happy. One thing I have discovered is that there is no one miracle pill that will accomplish that. What I mean is that there is not any one thing that will solve all of your problems.

Sometimes people think that if they just change their diet or exercise enough that that will ensure optimal health. Why doesn’t that work? The simple truth is this; the answer to all your problems lies in ALL that God has said about our attitudes, our sin, our rest, our exercise, our food choices and drugs. The more closely we follow God’s instructions every day, the more fully we will enjoy his promises.

If you have been taught that the old testament is of no value to us or that the societal and dietary laws in the Old and New testaments hold no benefit to you as a Christian, then I suggest you read “Non of These Diseases” by Dr. S.I. McMillen. As a medical doctor with years of experience he has documented how obeying God’s word is not only spiritually beneficial but physically beneficial as well.



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 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 and Doctor Wallach’s vitamin and mineral supplements. 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.


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5 Guaranteed Baby Steps to Disease Free Living.

5 baby steps to disease free living.

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 5 Baby Steps To Disease Free Living!

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The 5 baby steps to disease free living can be done one at a time, by add one of these health builders each week. Simply add one new step each week and read the corresponding blogs that support that baby step.

Or… you can just take the leap and join the wellness gospel team by applying all 5 of these baby steps for the next 40 days. See for yourself how true the word of God is when it says that God will “remove all sickness from you and give you a full lifespan.” Deuteronomy 7:15  It has been our experience that people who jump in with both feet are more likely to succeed than those who try to ease into it. 

Where to get started? You can just follow the 5 steps listed below, or if you want to know why your doing them, you can read the blog posts attached to each item as well.


5 baby steps to disease free living.

Baby Step #1  “Foods To Avoid”

When Shary read her first book on nutrition, Eat Right and Live Longer, it told her to go to her kitchen and throw away anything that is on the list below. (These things are poison, they destroy your immune system and feed disease producing entities, like cancer and bad bacteria). So, Shary did it, and we have never looked back.

If you are serious about getting and staying healthy, go to your kitchen, read all the labels and throw away anything that contains the things listed below. No cheating, you have to get them out of your car, bedroom, work space etc. If you can’t see them you are less likely to poison yourself with them. Do not give any of this to the local food bank, it is poison. If you want to ship it to an ISIS training camp that would be the only alternative to throwing it in the garbage.

  1. Sugar, brown sugar, corn-syrup, high fructose corn syrup, malted corn, maltose, sucrose, dextrose, fructose, lactose, dried molasses etc…)
  2. Canola oil, soybean oil, corn oil, vegetable oil, Crisco.
  3. Enriched white flour, white rice.
  4. Modified food starch, monosodium glutamate diethyl glycol .
  5. Caffeine (coffee, energy drinks, some teas)
  6. Pork or pork products (Ham, bacon, sausage, wieners, bratwurst, lard)
  7. Anything that swims and doesn’t have fins or scales, ie, (clam, oyster, scallop, crab, lobster shrimp, shark, sturgeon, catfish, abalone, crayfish)
  8. Fried foods


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      baby steps to disease free living                                                                                                         Baby Step #2 “What You Need To Eat”

    The easiest way to do this is to post the items below on a calendar and check them off as you eat them. Get someone to keep you accountable and help you remember. Every time my wife Shary got pregnant, I would fill a quart jar with milk each morning. I would write on the jar, “for mom only”. This was an attempt to protect her milk from the older kids.  Then I would make sure Shary finished it  before we went to bed. I would also make sure she had eaten her eggs as well. So below you will find the foods that have been sanctified by the Word of God.

  • Two eggs per day, (poached, soft boiled, scrambled in butter, soft fried in butter low heat)
    1. Read
  • One quart of whole milk per day, (Goat’s milk is best but not essential, raw is best but not essential)
    1. Read
  • Red meat twice a day, (beef, lamb, deer, elk)
    1. Read
  • Seafood with fins and scales every other day (Salmon, cod, halibut, tuna)
    1. Read
  • Poultry with the skin on it, every other day (turkey, chicken duck)
  • Honey is your only sweetener, use it often, it is medicine. It adjusts your body ph to fight cancer and other diseases.
    1. Read
  • Butter and olive oil are your only oils. Use them to cook with etc.
    1. Read
  • Salt your food to taste, salt is an essential nutrient, do not buy foods that say salt free.
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  • Eat only whole wheat or other whole grains, no enriched flours.
  • Eat fresh fruits, vegetables and nuts as you desire. Don’t force yourself to eat them.


baby steps to disease free living                                                            Baby Step #3Rest And Exercise Is A Must”

  • Walk  or exercise 30 min. 6 days per week
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  • Rest and worship one day each week (no regular work, no stress, go to church and worship)
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  • Get 7-8 hrs. of sleep each night (take naps if necessary, no caffeine)


baby steps to disease free living                                                              Baby Step #4Vitamins and Minerals”

  • Take Dr. Wallach’s mighty 90
  • Vitamin C        5,000mg/day, (if you are already sick take 10,000 mg/day)
  • Copper     2-4 mg/ day
  • Selenium        500mg/day
  • If you have deficiancy symptoms take associated vitamins and minerals suggested in the book, Lets Play Doctor.



Baby steps to disease free living.

Baby Step #5  “A healthy Soul”

  • Work at maintaining a positive attitude.

                                            Finish Here

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Healthy, happy families living disease free lives.



Who stole the restaurant salt shakers?

Who stole the salt shakers

Who stole the restaurant salt shakers?

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Salt (sodium) reduction has lately become a culinary cause, according to the New York Times. Subway, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Burger King and Taco Bell as well as Campbell Soup and PepsiCo have all publicly vowed to produce lower-sodium products (to a degree last year, Campbell decided to add sodium back into some of its soups after sales began to slide). Critics say that too little of the essential nutrient could be dangerous.

Is salt (sodium) an evil chemical to be avoided like the plague or is it an essential nutrient that we need to consume in order to survive? With experts on both sides of the issue, who are you to believe?

In the Bible we are told that Moses, Aaron and Levi were all priests before God. Moses lived to be 120, Aaron lived to be 123 and Levi lived to be 137.  According to Deuteronomy 34:7, “Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died, yet his eyes were not weak nor his strength gone.” What did all three of these men have in common? They were all priests, consequently, they all ate lots of salt. God had commanded that all the meat and grain they consumed be thoroughly salted.

                Leviticus 2:13 “Add salt to all your offerings

God required the people to bring offerings to the temple as a sacrifice for their sins. God’s primary purpose for the offerings was to emphasize the seriousness of sin and prepare us for Christ’s ultimate, better and final offering for sin. Though this was God’s primary purpose, he had a secondary purpose for the offerings.  He used them to meet the dietary needs of the priests which were of the tribe of Levi. When the people brought grains, bulls and lambs to the priests to sacrifice, the priests got to keep some of the sacrifice as their pay. It was where their food came from. All the sacrifices were to be sprinkled with salt. Consequently, everything that the priests and their families ate was salted. Often in the Bible, salt is used as a metaphor for something that is intrinsically good.

In Mark 9:50 Jesus made this statement…               Salt is good.”

God did not give the Levites land like he gave to the other tribes; instead he gave them a portion of the offerings. God entrusted them with temple duties, which made it difficult for them to provide food for their families the way the rest of the tribes did.

Numbers 18:18-19Their meat is to be yours, just as the breast of the wave offering and the right thigh are yours. Whatever is set aside from the holy offerings the Israelites present to the Lord I give to you and your sons and daughters as your regular share. It is an everlasting covenant of salt before the Lord for both you and your offspring.”

Evidently, God saw no problem with his chosen people eating salt. In fact, he made sure that they had an abundance of it.

More and more we are being told to restrict salt intake in our diets. This mantra is so widespread that restaurants are removing salt from their food and removing salt from the tables. Just last week Shary and I had dinner at the Pelican restaurant in Cannon Beach Oregon, it is one of the finest eateries in the area. We met with our daughter Erin and her husband Jake, our son Matthew brought his new girlfriend, Jessie, to meet us, it was a great time with great food, but there was no salt to be found on any table. We had to request a salt shaker, that was hidden away to protect us from the nasty element.

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Thirestaurant, like so many others, has given in to the idea that sodium is bad for your health. So they feel they are doing their clients a service to restrict salt. Salt has been more or less placed in the category of junk food.  Health care providers are telling people to reduce or eliminate salt from their diets. This is a crime, and I’ll tell you why. Every summer people suffer from heat exhaustion and die from heat stroke. Virtually all of them are on low sodium (salt) diets. Heat stroke from exercise is one of the 3 leading causes of sudden death in sports activities.  There is a 100% survival rate for heat exhaustion when rapid, proper treatment is given to someone suffering from this affliction.1 According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine heat exhaustion can be treated by drinking a mixture of 1 teaspoon of salt to a quart of water.2 If you end up in the hospital with heat exhaustion or heat stroke, they will give you a saltwater IV.

There were only 5 player deaths in America 1931-1959 from heat. There were 103 player deaths in America 1960-2000.1 Why has the rate of heat related deaths gone up so drastically? Because we are restricting salt intake.

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Twenty-seven year old, Korey Stringer, Offensive tackle for the Minnisota Vikings collapses and dies of heat stroke during practice. Korey had a wife and three year old son. Experts say that his death  was completely preventable by drinking more water and getting an adequate amount of salt.

The primary reason given for restricting salt intake is that it causes hypertension and high blood pressure. Since 1996 we have known better! In the May 22nd 1996 edition of the New York Times, there was an article abstracted from the Journal of American Medical Association. This is the journal that virtually every medical doctor in America subscribes to. The article was written by Dr. Alexander Gordon Logan, an epidemiologist and cardiologist at the University Medical School of Toronto Canada.  Dr. Logan examined 56 existing studies on hypertension and high blood pressure as it relates to heart disease and the restriction of salt. These studies included 3,505 patients. In what was probably the most extensive and conclusive research ever done on salt and its effect on heart disease, Dr Logan concluded that restricting salt would not keep you from getting hypertension or high blood pressure. He also concluded that restricting salt from people who have hypertension or high blood pressure would not improve their condition. Dr. Logan said…

“You might as well salt your food to taste. It is a meaningless exercise (a low sodium diet). Don’t get paranoid about salt. It has nothing to do with blood pressure problems. There has never been a single iota of proof that restriction of salt has any benefit.9

In a more recent study, published in the August 2011 issue of the American Journal of Hypertension, 6,250 Patients were sampled. They concluded that there was no strong evidence that cutting salt intake reduces the risk of heart attacks, strokes or death. Actually they did find that the risk of heart disease was 56% higher for people who restricted salt intake as compared to the people with the highest salt consumption.3 The less salt you consume the more likely you are to die from heart disease.

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

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Toxemia (a buildup of poisons in the blood stream) is almost three times as high in women who restrict salt. Infant deaths are almost double. When people get heat stroke, what do doctors give them? Saline solution (salt water). Why? Because they have a salt deficiency. Jesus said that salt was good. God told the Israelites to salt all their sacrifices and then eat them.

Yes, if you eat lots of salty chips or other salty foods, you may retain water, but this can be avoided by avoiding foods that taste too salty. The danger caused by too little salt (heat exhaustion, stroke, death) is obviously of more concern than the discomfort of retained water. Also retained water can often be treated with a higher protein diet.

One way we can avoid problems of overeating certain foods is to tune into our God-given regulating mechanism. Your body comes with a mechanism that helps you regulate how much and what types of food you eat. That mechanism is in your taste buds. If you salt food to taste and avoid foods with embedded salt (Salt that is cooked in as opposed to salting after cooking), you can avoid some of the effects of eating too much salt. Your taste buds will send a message to your brain telling you to stop. So when you get the message, stop eating.

A study was conducted at an orphanage where children were given only good food choices at each meal. The children were not told what to eat or how much to eat, however, it was recorded what these kids ate and how much they ate. Some ate nothing but fruit for a period of time, while others ate only meat, etc.… but over the long haul the researchers found that the children balanced their own diets.4  Now it must be repeated that they were only given good choices. God has designed our brains in such a marvelous way that our brains have the ability to determine a nutritional need and then send messages to the taste buds, “this would taste good, eat more of this, stop eating that.” We have observed that our kids will crave citrus (oranges, tangerines, etc.), during flu and cold season. These foods contain a lot of digestible vitamin C. Vitamin C is essential to a strong immune system. So God made our taste buds crave vitamin C when we need it, what an amazing God.

The system God created would work perfectly if we only had good food to choose from. The problem we have is that refined foods (the king’s dainties, Psalm 23:1-2), such as sugar, white flour or monosodium glutamate, these  will unnaturally create cravings that cause unbalanced diets. The addition of monosodium glutamate to chips was the reason for the slogan “Bet you can’t eat just one.” Now, monosodium glutamate, a flavor enhancer, is in all kinds of food. It overrides your God given mechanism and causes you to eat an unbalanced diet.

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Read your labels, there is a reason you can’t stop eating. The best salt to use is unrefined sea salt or salt mined from ancient sea beds like Himalayan salt.

In conclusion, stop restricting salt, if your doctor has told you to restrict salt he is not only going against God’s word but he is also going against the latest science. Salt is a nutrient you cannot live without. The latest science tells us that restricting salt will shorten your life. Listen to Jesus, “salt is good”, and enjoy your salted food again. It not only tastes better but it is the smart thing to do!

Here are two concepts that will lengthen and improve your life.

Concept #1      The word of God is not in contradiction to the world of God.

Concept #2      All scripture is God breathed and useful.

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 like 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.
  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  🙂

  3. August 2011 issue of the American Journal of Hypertension,
  4. Lets have healthy children” by Addelle Davis

[Ice Cream] One of your favorite foods is killing you!

Ice cream, junk food or health food

Mouth-watering Ice cream  that will      make you healthy instead of sick.      

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Ice cream, almost everyone’s favorite. OK! So last week I said I would talk to you about eating ice cream. Some of you may ask, “I thought you were into healthy eating? Why would you eat ice cream?” Well my grand-kids make me do it. Yes, that’s right, it’s not my fault. It is my grand-kids. They are constantly pleading with me, “buy us ice cream”. I have no choice; what am I to do? So occasionally I stop at Dairy Queen and eat ice cream with the kiddos. I also eat it at birthday parties, and you might guess with 13 kids and 40 grand-kids there are quite a few birthday parties. I always end up feeling crummy after eating ice cream. I actually get a craving for milk, after eating ice cream, like it might be the antidote to the poison I just consumed.

Some people may ask just the opposite question, what’s not healthy about ice cream? So here are some things I have found that may be causing you and me to feel sick or crummy after eating ice cream.  To start with it is loaded with cancer producing, disease producing, sugar. Or it has some alternate form of sugar like high fructose corn syrup, which will also shut down your immune system for 24 hours. In Proverbs 23:1-2 God says to put a knife to your throat if you plan to eat that food. (We will cover that verse in depth in a future blog). Ice cream often has many life shortening chemicals in it. Some ice cream, like Breyers, is made with “modified milk ingredients” most ice-cream contains “cellulose”(wood fiber), this ice-cream will not melt. If you leave it out for ten days, it will not be melted and unlike home-made ice cream it will be covered with mold.

According to an article in Natural News, dated August 13, 2008, “store bought ice cream is dangerous to your health. Many commercial ice creams today are simply chemical concoctions presented in appealing packaging designed to sell a product that is not fit for human consumption. Everything from hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, and dry milk solids are used to produce something still allowed to be called ice cream. Many ice creams are also filled with air to double the volume. Not a dangerous practice, just less fulfilling. Some pretty frightening sounding chemicals like caroxymethyl cellulose, butyraldehyde, and amyl acetate are additives in some commercial ice creams. How about some diethyl glycol — a cheap chemical used to take the place of eggs, which is also used in anti-freeze and paint removers.”1

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So, if you are like me and still want to eat ice cream occasionally and not die or destroy your immune system, then here is a recipe that will make you healthier instead of sicker. It contains nothing but good food, full of protein, calcium, salt and health producing God-made honey. (see previous blog on honey, and future blog on salt)

Some of the grand-kids camped out at our house this summer and one day they begged me for ice cream. I asked them if they had ever made ice cream and they said no. So we pulled out the hand-crank ice cream maker (I have an electric one, but thought they needed the exercise, hee hee). My daughter Leah, pulled up a recipe off the internet and I switched out the sugar for honey, one for one. I also added a little extra salt; because I love salt. When I was a kid making ice cream, a little of the rock salt would always fall into the ice cream and that was my favorite part.  Some people don’t like extra salt in their ice cream, so make it the way you like it. The bible says salt is good, scientist say that it is an essential nutrient, you can’t live without salt. Dr Joel Wallach says, “salt to taste and you will live longer”. If you want your ice cream more or less sweet, simply add or reduce the amount of honey. Experiment, till you get the flavor you like. I love to throw in berries near the end. If you put them in sooner, they will ad color to the ice-cream but be pretty unrecognizable in the end product. If you add them later, they will be more intact. This recipe has the normal amount of salt and will make about a gallon of health producing ice cream. Seriously you could eat this three times a day and just get stronger.

God wants us to enjoy the food he created. Some people believe that if you eat healthy you will lose all the enjoyment in eating. This is illustrated in the following story about an older married couple that were health food fanatics. They had taken such good care of their bodies that they were now in their eighties and were still going strong. Unfortunately, they were the victims of a car accident and both went to heaven at the same time. When they got to heaven St. Peter took them to their new mansion. It was beyond anything they had ever seen and the couple was overjoyed but the husband took Peter aside and explained that though they loved the house, they probably couldn’t afford it. Peter laughed and told the man that he was in heaven and the house was free. Next he showed the man that in his back yard was the most beautiful eighteen-hole golf course ever seen. This golf course changed to a new fantastic course every day. The man thanked Peter profusely but again expressed a concern for how expensive the greens fees might be. Peter laughed and told him that there was no charge for the use of the golf course. Next Peter took them to a banquet table spread with the most beautiful and delicious food imaginable. Once more the man said that though the food looked very good, he and his wife couldn’t eat it because it wasn’t health food, it had way too many calories. Finally, Peter, a little exasperated, said “listen; this is heaven, everything is free, nothing is harmful; you can eat all you want and never get fat or unhealthy.” On hearing this the man froze in deep thought, then turning to his wife he blurted out, “If it wasn’t for you and your lousy bran muffins we could have been here a long time ago.” These people were living the lie that health food has to be flavorless and bland.

Today salt is considered an unhealthy choice. The last few times I went to a restaurants there was no salt on the tables. It seem that it is politically incorrect to eat salt (Sodium). I will cover this in detail in the next blog but let me just drop this one bomb first. Thousands of people die each year for a lack of salt. When they are taken to the hospital the first thing the hospital does is give them a saline IV, which is a saltwater IV. Often this is the only way to save their lives. Restricting salt could kill you and restricting salt will make your food taste bland. Salt enhances almost all flavors. So salt till it tastes too salty, then cut back a little. This will give you the optimum flavor and optimum health.

So here is the God approved recipe for ice cream. The ingredients are very close to the ingredients in a protein drink.

* 6 large eggs                                                                                                    * 2 1/2 cups Honey                                                                                            * 1 tablespoon vanilla extract                                                                          * 4 1/2 cups heavy cream, preferably raw, not ultra-pasteurized                * 5 cups whole milk                                                                                          * ½ tablespoon salt                                                                                                       Heat this mixture on mild heat to, 165 Deg. Fahrenheit, then cool or refrigerate till ready to use.

Put this in your ice-cream maker and crank away. It will also produce strong arm muscles. You can store any leftover ice cream in the freezer and it will remain healthy for a long long time, that is, if you don’t eat it all right away.

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 If you do not have an ice-cream maker, the link below will show you how to make small batches of ice cream in a bag, it is great fun, and so healthy. Just substitute my healthy recipe for their sickness producing recipe and follow all the other directions. Make up the gallon batch and keep it in the refrigerator, then pour out a cup or two into your zip lock bag each time you want to make a bowl of ice-cream, and follow the instructions in this youtube video.


God says that milk is good, honey is good, salt is good, eggs are good. People who eat these things live longer happier lives. I am sixty-four and just a few weeks ago I played in a scrimmage soccer game against two of my grand-kids classic team. I felt great, no pulled muscles, no aches and pains. Since we began this quest to follow God’s advice on health and wellness I have not missed a day’s work due to illness. We started this quest over forty years ago. God said he would remove all sickness from us, (Exodus 23:20-26) and he has. I have been living a sickness free life for over forty years and you can start living that sickness free life too. Somebody is going to live sickness free, might as well be you! Somebody is going to live to be 100+, might as well be you! Some old fart is going to score a goal on a cocky teenager, might as well be you!

ic cream 4OK, that’s not me, but it could have been. 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 the Word for our benefit. Happy eating.

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 like 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.
  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

  2. Ice-cream that doesn’t melt

Milk the most nutritious drink on the planet!

milk does a body good.

super food

Taken from  Fox news bulletin   2

No No No!!! There is no super food!

Almost every year someone claims to have found the super food; Texas super food, spinach, seaweed, green tea, acai berry, aloe vera, and now cockroach milk. There is always someone trying to sell us one food that will fix all our problems. Don’t buy it, there is no super pill, magic bullet or super food. Every claim has always been found to be false. Good old cow’s milk or goat’s milk is the closest thing to super food you will ever find.

This is Wellness Gospel 101; our bodies are primarily made up of water, protein and essential minerals. There is no super food that provides all of these things. The most prevalent mineral in our bodies is calcium. Our skeletal bone structure and teeth are almost 100% calcium. Calcium is also found in muscles, nerves, ligaments and blood. Calcium is essential for almost every function of the body. For optimum health we need to eat and drink foods that contain high quality calcium, it is just that simple. If you don’t give your body the raw materials, it can’t build or sustain itself. Milk is one of those foods that contains high quality calcium.

With so many experts telling us what is good food and what isn’t, and with all those experts disagreeing with one another, where can we turn to get the truth? The answer is not found in some super food, it is found in God’s word, the super book. It is not a history book, but it is historically accurate. It is not a geography book, but everything in it is geographically accurate. And it is not a nutrition book, but if you follow its advice you will find that advice to be your most accurate information concerning food; what is good food and what is not. The closer you live your life to God’s word, the healthier you will become. And one of the Bible’s favorite foods is milk. Cow’s milk and goat’s milk are the closest things to super food you will ever find. And they are readily available, unlike cockroach milk. By the way, cockroaches carry disease, so you may not want to drink the milk, just sayin.

According to US National Library of Medicine,1 “Calcium is one of the most important minerals for the human body. It helps form and maintain healthy teeth and bones. A proper level of calcium in the body over a lifetime can help prevent osteoporosis.  Calcium helps your body with:

  • Building strong bones and teeth
  • Clotting blood
  • Sending and receiving nerve signals
  • Squeezing and relaxing muscles
  • Releasing hormones and other chemicals
  • Keeping a normal heartbeat”

Milk contains high quality calcium and is almost the perfect food. All mammals survive for a portion of their lives on milk alone. Human babies can live on milk alone for at least 13 months. Dr. Wallach tells of a Middle Eastern man who drank one gallon of goats milk each day and lived to be well over 100. If you were stuck on a deserted island and could only pick one thing to eat or drink, milk would keep you alive the longest. Milk is an excellent source of calcium.

Arthritis and osteoporosis are at epidemic proportions. Both are caused by a lack of calcium. And the epidemic in the USA is getting worse every year.4 Osteoporosis used to be a disease that only old women who had given birth to a lot of children contracted. Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones where they become porous or less dense than normal. It causes people to be more susceptible to broken bones and arthritis. As Americans reduced their milk intake, it began to afflict middle-aged women, then teenage girls and now men and boys are getting it. Why? Because we are drinking more and more soda pop and juice and we are drinking less and less milk. This is a double whammy to your health. Not only does soda pop lack calcium, but it also contains an unnaturally high amount of phosphorus. Phosphorus combines with calcium in a natural way in the body but when the natural balance is upset the extra phosphorus in your body will go looking for calcium to bind with, and actually cause the calcium stored in your bones to be leached out. This results in porous and brittle bones, bad teeth, bone spurs, which are calcium bumps (deposits).  neck and back problems. Gall stones, kidney stones, hypertension and cramps are also caused by a lack of calcium.

In Genesis 49:12 Jacob prophesied that one of his sons would have teeth white from milk. Milk actually contains a large amount of calcium, which is what teeth and bones are made of.  Calcium is the necessary nutrient for healthy white teeth.  4000, years ago, Jacob, inspired by God, said that drinking whole milk would bless his grown children with strong white teeth.

Other symptoms of a calcium deficiency are joint problems, insomnia, poorly functioning immune system and irritability, to name a few. According to Dr. Wallach, 85% of hypertension is due to a calcium deficiency. 5

How did these kids grow up without broken bones?


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As I have mentioned before, most of my children never saw a doctor while living at home and eating what we provided. And we provided lots of milk.  At one point it did get a little out of hand because the kids loved milk. Shary had to limit the milk consumption because the kids were drinking us out of house and home. Soooo Shary told the kids they could only have two gallons per meal which equaled 6 gallons of milk per day. During that time none of our children had cavities because they had plenty of calcium from milk to strengthen their teeth. They fell out of trees and off of bikes and didn’t break bones because their bones were dense with calcium from the milk they drank. In our two hundred and thirty-two parenting years, we only had two “broken bones” Our daughter Leah fell of a galloping horse and Melody was injured playing soccer. One of the girls had a mild fracture and the other one broke her collar bone. The doctors said they did not need to be set or put them in a cast, both of them simply wore a sling for a while. Just so don’t think the rest my kids were sissies and lived a very safe and protected life. I threw in a couple of pictures of them doing normal, Schauermann kid things. Sorry, I don’t have any pictures of when they were water skiing behind a car in our drainage ditches. That, like most of the things they did was not approved by mom or dad, but it does illustrate that milk will make a body more resilient.

So… what does the word of God say about Milk?

 Exodus 3:7-8 says that God was going to bless his people by taking them to a land flowing with milk and honey. That statement is made over and over in the scriptures until it has come to be synonymous with God’s blessing. You would think that would be enough to convince most believers that God’s intention was clear that milk was for them to enjoy, but not so.  Here are three of the most common reasons Christians give for not drinking milk.

  1. A common argument Christians give to discourage the drinking of milk is… “The Bible is only referring to animals drinking their own mother’s milk,” The Apostle Paul, lays that misconception to rest in…

I Corinthians 9:7  “who tends the flock and does not drink of the milk?”

  1. I’ve also had people tell me that the milk the Bible is talking about was only goat’s milk not cow’s milk. Again, the Bible makes it plain that cow’s milk is also in God’s plan for your diet.

Deuteronomy 32:13-14 says “He (God) nourished him with…curds and milk

from herd  and  flock.”

  1. The next objection is, “Milk is only for babies and not for adults.”

Proverbs 27:27 says, “You will have plenty of goat’s milk to feed

you and your family and to nourish your servant girls.” 

So according to the Bible, goat’s milk and cow’s milk will nourish you, your family and even your hired help.

One caveat or exception for all of this is if you happen to be lactose intolerant or have some kind of food allergy. Often times if you eliminate foods the Bible says not to eat, eliminate stress, or you put some other essential nutrient back into your diet, the allergy or intolerance will go away. Under normal circumstances, milk is undoubtedly the best drink on the planet.


Our daughter Leah, the one pictured above, developed lactose intolerance while going to college. She had an athletic scholarship at Oregon State University. Her sport was crew, which required many, many hours of practice and many hours away from school to compete. Getting good grades and competing at that level created a lot of stress. As soon as she graduated her lactose intolerance disappeared.

Some have suggested that pasteurized homogenized cow’s milk is bad for you, because it has been altered. If you can get all natural non-pasteurized non-homogenized organic milk, then I would recommend it. But if pasteurized, homogenized cow’s milk is your only economical choice, it is far better than pop, coffee, tea or juices. Compared to anything else you can drink; milk is superior; it’s what your body needs.

Whole milk is better than skim or 2%. The reason whole milk is better for you is because the fat God put in milk helps you absorb the calcium. When we drink skim milk, we are reducing the amount of calcium our bodies can absorb.

Absorption of nutrients is what really matters. There is a major problem in the labeling of our food. Animal husbandry is way ahead of us on this issue. Why do I say this? Because the amount of minerals or vitamins listed on a label for human consumption is very misleading. You may read the “Nutrition Facts” on a cereal box that state a serving of this cereal contains 45% of your daily need for calcium. But what they don’t tell you is that since the calcium is not a natural source, it is not completely digestible. So it doesn’t matter one whit how much is there it only matters how much is digestible, everything else will go out of your body as waste products.  In animal nutrition this has been known and published for a long time. A great example of this is that raisins have a very small amount of iron in them. So they are usually ignored as an important source of iron. But, because the iron in raisins is almost 100% digestible, they are an excellent source of iron. Raisins are a far better source of iron than most cereals. Raisins can eliminate anemia in many people. Sometimes the unnatural sources of iron actually make people more anemic because they are almost completely indigestible and cause digestive bleeding. For years’ manufactures kept adding more and more iron to baby formula, but babies got more anemic the more iron they added. God made our food right in the first place, contrary to what many people believe, we have not made improvements on what he created. The same thing is true for calcium and calcium supplements.

Goat’s milk is actually more digestible than cow’s milk, so if you can afford it and it is available in your community, I would recommend goat’s milk. But… what my family drinks is good old homogenized, pasteurized, 4% whole cow’s milk. Why? Because it is readily available and fairly inexpensive, which was important when our family could consume more than two gallons at each meal.

People are often afraid to drink whole milk because they believe that it will make them fat. Study after study has shown that just the opposite is true. A study, published in the European Journal of Nutrition, is a meta-analysis of 16 observational studies. There has been a hypothesis that high-fat dairy foods contribute to obesity and heart disease risk, but the reviewers concluded that the evidence does not support this hypothesis. In fact, the reviewers found that in most of the studies, high-fat dairy was associated with a lower risk of obesity.3 People who drink whole milk do not have as much trouble with their weight as people who drink skim milk or 2%. Our family has always used whole milk and our kids, if anything, have always been a little on the thin side.

There are also people who have been told not to drink milk because it has chemicals and hormones in it. First if you are substituting soda for milk because you believe farmers have put chemicals in your milk, you haven’t solved the chemical problem. Look at the ingredients in soda, it actually says it has chemicals in it. Second, I went to dairy college and worked on dairies and we did not put any chemicals or hormones in the milk or cows. It is illegal to do so and the creameries test for it and will reject all your milk if they find any hormones or drugs in any of your milk samples. Our family has been consuming large quantities of milk for over forty years with no obvious ill effects. There are far more dangerous side effects to your health when substituting other drinks for milk. God made you and he made milk for you.

If you are drinking milk and still experiencing calcium deficiencies symptoms (Arthritis, joint problems, insomnia, poorly functioning immune system and irritability), you might try taking ground up cartilage (Knox gelatin), it helps in the absorption of calcium. Calcium is actually laid down in the bones on a cartilage matrix. In a healthy body, this cartilage matrix, makes up between 25-40% of your bone mass. If you don’t have enough of this matrix, your body will be unable to use the calcium you consume. 5 One small package of Knox gelatin in orange juice each day will help your calcium absorption and as an added benefit, it restores worn joints.

Your bones are the body’s storehouse for calcium. In a healthy body, when you have a high need for calcium, your body will go to the storehouse and get what it needs so you can sleep, eliminate cramps and fight cavities and hypertension. When the storehouse is empty, the only thing left to do is suffer or take drugs. God has a better way! Got milk? Milk does a body good! No, the Dairy Farmers of America did not sponsor this message, but they should!

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If you want to keep improving your health and like 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.
  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

  1. according to us natioal library of medicine
  5. “Dead Doctors Don’t Lie” Lecture by Dr. Joel Wallach