The Law and the prophets; friends or foe? Part 2

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If Jesus declared all foods clean; (Mark 7:19)     why does Wellness Gospel say that unclean food still exists?

In the gospel of Mark Jesus declared all foods clean. Some believe that when he did that all the things listed in the Old Testament as unclean food, instantly became healthy for people to eat.

New International Version
For it doesn’t go into their heart but into their stomach, and then out of the body.” (In saying this, Jesus declared all foods clean.)

New Living Translation
Food doesn’t go into your heart, but only passes through the stomach and then goes into the sewer.” (By saying this, he declared that every kind of food is acceptable in God’s eyes.)

There is always some, self-proclaimed “theologian”, who reads this passage and says, “If Jesus declared all foods clean, then there is no such thing as unclean food. And there is no point in being careful or particular about what we eat!  Since all foods are equally healthy, we should just eat what we want and enjoy it.”

That one idea, “there is no longer any unclean food,” has killed more good, loving Christians than all the persecutions through the ages. 

My initial answer to people who are saying this is, “how’s that working for you”! It never is working for them, in fact it is killing them. It is the reason they will not get to see their children’s children get married and have kids. Not following God’s instructions concerning food choices is the reason they will spend much of their adult life fighting off diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and cancer.

First of all; if it were true that there are no unclean foods and that all foods are equally healthy, then we wouldn’t have ever had the following disasters.

Jack in the Box, 1993

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732 people were affected by unclean food containing E. coli. It was the most infamous food poisoning outbreak in history, it nearly forced Jack in the Box out of business. 73 locations across California, Idaho, Washington, and Nevada served undercooked patties.  A specially promoted “Monster Burger” wasn’t cooked long enough to kill off the bacteria. Four people died, all of them children, and 178 others were left with permanent damage.


Chipotle, 2015

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In 2015, unclean food caused a norovirus outbreak in Simi Valley, California. The outbreak sickening 243, a salmonella outbreak in Minnesota and Wisconsin sickened 54, E. coli sickened 60 people in 11 states. It landed 22 in the hospital. A second norovirus outbreak in Boston sickened 143. The cause? Chipotle. While the exact culprit of the E. coli and salmonella will likely never be known, the two norovirus outbreaks were caused by sick employees who came into work. The chain has implemented several new rules and regulations in order to prevent this from happening again, but its reputation has taken a major hit.

McDonalds, 2004

Then there is the blockbuster documentary “Super-Size Me”. It was nominated for an academy award.  In the movie, Morgan Spurlock gets checked out by doctors and found to be in great health. Then he proceeds to eat only McDonalds food for thirty days. At the end of the thirty days he goes back to the doctors to see what effect eating McDonalds food had on his health.

Spurlock had gained 24 lbs. and , increased his cholesterol from 160 to 230 mg/dL. He also experienced mood swingssexual dysfunction, and fat accumulation in his liver. The doctors told him he was killing himself and needed to stop eating whatever it was he was he was eating and go back to his previous diet. Evidently not all food is created equal, maybe there is still such a thing as unclean food.

Does anyone really believe that all foods are equal? That all foods have the same amount of nutritional value? When Jesus declared all foods clean, wasn’t he aware of basic nutrition 101?

We believe that Jesus knew exactly what he was saying. Nothing that he said is contrary to science, health or the Bible. So what did Jesus mean when he said all foods are clean? And wasn’t he contradicting Deuteronomy 11:29 and other passages that list unclean food?

Deuteronomy 11:29 “‘Of the animals that move along the ground, these are unclean for you: the weasel, the rat, any kind of great lizard,

Matthew 5:19 “Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly 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.”   (Jesus speaking)

Mark 7:18Are you so dull?”  He  (Jesus) asked. “Don’t you see that nothing that enters a man from the outside can make him ‘unclean’? For it doesn’t go into his heart but into his stomach, and then out of his body.” (In saying this, Jesus declared all foods “clean”)

First of all, if you are a serious Bible student, you know that the word of God does not contradict itself.

Jesus is not confused, saying at one time you need to practice and teach the Law, and at another time that the Law is incorrect in saying that there is unclean food that should not be eaten. He is not like our politicians who say one thing to one group and something different to another group just to make everyone like them. You and I must rightly divide God’s word in order to understand it, and sometimes it requires a little hard work on our part.

2 Peter 3:16, speaking about the Apostle Paul who wrote a large portion of the New Testament, Peter says,  “He writes the same way in all his letters, speaking in them of these matters. His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the other Scriptures, to their own destruction.

Some things in the Bible are a little harder to understand than others but it is well worth our time to get the correct meaning.

One way is to look at the context that the passage is found in. The context of Mark 7:18-19, is where Jesus is rebuking the Pharisees and teachers of the law because he says, “You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to the traditions of men… You have a fine way of setting aside the commands of God in order to observe your own traditions!” Mark 7:1-9

Notice Jesus is not making friends, he is actually rebuking them for not following the law and the prophets. They were teaching that if you did not do a “ceremonial washing of your hands, cups, pitchers and kettles” that what you were eating became unclean food. We are talking about food that the law said was clean. (Lamb, beef, etc.) He was not talking about pig, rat, or shellfish.

We need to also notice that Jesus made a distinction between the heart (spirit, soul) and the body (Our flesh).

He was making a point that the Pharisees had missed. He wasn’t changing or nullifying the Old Testament scriptures, he was explaining them. Unwashed hands will not affect your heart or your spirit. It is what comes out of your mouth and my mouth that will affect our hearts. The Pharisees were concerned about ceremonial traditions that weren’t in the law.

Jesus was not teaching, as some people suppose, that all of a sudden unwashed hands couldn’t hurt you. If that were true Chipotle wouldn’t have been the focus of some very negative news that dominated the media for months. Cooks with hepatitis who tossed your salad couldn’t harm you. No one believes that! You’d have to be a couple of fries short of a happy meal to believe that.  So why would do people believe that Jesus was teaching us that all foods are physically clean, that all foods are equal, concerning our health?

Jesus was declaring food to be spiritually neutral. It has no direct effect on your spirit or your soul.

If Jesus  was teaching that the disciples should stop adhering to the teachings old testament teachings about unclean food, then we could expect that Jesus and the disciples would have acted upon that teaching. Jesus taught that you should not just be a hearer of the word but a doer. Jesus himself never violated any of the Mosaic Laws, he fulfilled them completely. He wasn’t even accused of eating with unwashed hands; it was his disciples who were accused of it.

Jesus never ate any unclean food. He even gave the Pharisees an opportunity to expose any violations of the  Mosaic law, that he might have made, if they could, “Can any of you prove me guilty of sin?” (John 18:46a) The Pharisees would have nailed him on that, but they could not, because he never disobeyed any of the Law, not even the least of the laws.

Then there is Peter’s declaration, many years after the resurrection and after Pentecost,

Acts 10:14  “Surely not, Lord!” Peter replied. “I have never eaten anything impure or unclean.”

Why would the Apostle Peter still be observing the Mosaic food Laws if Jesus had taught him not to?

The answer is this; Jesus didn’t teach Peter not to observe the Law, on the contrary in Matthew chapter 5:17-19 Jesus taught Peter and the Apostles to teach and practice the Law till heaven and earth disappeared.

When Jesus declared all foods clean he was referring to the more important issue of the heart. The Pharisees had heart issues and they wanted to focus on food and ceremonies. We need to keep our hearts pure first, no amount of good nutrition can undo a heart that has no place for God. But if your heart is right with God and you ignore his teaching about what to eat and what not to eat, you will be unhealthy and get to see Jesus in heaven sooner than God intended.


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  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



Michelle Obama vs Donald Trump and school lunches! Part II

Michelle Obama sitting with school age children eating in a cafeteria. Michelle looking aghast at what the children are eating.

The effects of Michelle Obama’s “Healthy, Hunger-Free Food Act of 2010”

A close friend of mine works at a local public school. That school is mandated by the “Healthy, Hunger-Free Food Act of 2010” to restrict salt in the school lunches. He contacted me after he read my last blog. He said that it was unbelievable how much food the kids are throwing into the garbage cans each day. Evidently the elimination of salt has made the food so bland and tasteless that the kids would rather not eat, than consume the “healthier” food. So, if the kids won’t eat the food, how is that solving the hunger problem? And, are they healthier if they do not eat salt?

Michelle Obama led the fight against junk food in schools and helped pass the 2010 law. Now, Donald Trump appointees are working to remove those restrictions and are being heavily criticized for it. Both sides are claiming the scientific/nutritional high ground, but who is right?

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What, they’re letting  you have salt again!

Mrs. Obama means well, and I applaud her desire for the children of our country to eat better, it is a great need. She advocates for whole grain bread instead of white bread and I heartily agree. She wants to lower the amount of sugar the kids consume and I say, yes and Amen! But when Michelle is advocating for the lowering of salt intake, she is simply following the advice of mainstream medical and nutritional “experts”. Unfortunately, most of those experts do not have a Biblical world view, and it does make a difference.

A Biblical world view makes a difference in how you see the world.

Everyone has some kind of a world view. Most scientist have understandably chosen a “science is king” world view and it has been to their detriment, and now it is to the detriment of our children. Why? Because they are mandating a nutritional standard that is not only opposed to what God has said, but dangerous!

Last week we talked about saturated fats and how the idea that we should avoid saturated fats  has been completely debunked. How that philosophy was born in a lie and has shortened the lives of thousands, if not millions of people who followed that advice.

This week I want to focus on salt. Salt enhances or brings out the flavor in almost all food. It also is a necessary nutrient; we will die if our body salt content gets too low.

What has been the initial effect of the 2010 law that lowered salt intake for our school children?

The School Nutrition Association, estimates that about 1 million fewer students participated in the school lunch program last year — in part due to the new 2010 requirements. “Forcing students to take a food they don’t want on their tray has led to increased program costs, plate waste, and a decline in student participation,” 1 Schools were told to cut the salt in foods they sell, even in campus vending machines. [2]

5.May 22nd 1996 edition of the New York Times, the article was abstracted from the Journal of American Medical Association.
Students are throwing away record amounts of food or avoiding school lunches altogether.

What are reputable sources saying about salt?

According to the American Heart Association, excess sodium (salt) in our diets causes (stroke, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, stomach cancer, kidney disease, kidney stones, enlarged heart and headaches) They also claim that excess sodium causes (puffiness, bloating and weight gain [4] Wow who would want to expose their kids to those risks? That puts salt (sodium) in the category of junk food or worse, a poison.  (It should be noted that the American Heart Association can’t seem to make up it’s collective mind. It has made statements that are exactly opposite of those above. See the full article about salt from last year.

5. May 22nd 1996 edition of the New York Times, the article was abstracted from the Journal of American Medical Association.

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 thrive and survive? With experts on both sides of the issue, who are you to believe? It is interesting that whenever “experts” want to restrict salt they call it sodium. It is kind of like calling a baby a fetus instead of a baby, so it is easier to abort it. If we call it sodium, it makes it easier to restrict.

What does the Bible say about salt?

The Bible tells us 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 Moses, Aaron and Levi have in common? They were all priests, consequently, they all consumed lots of salt. Why? Because God had commanded that all the meat and grain they consumed (the offerings) be thoroughly salted.

Leviticus 2:13 “Add salt to all your offerings”

Mark 9:50  “Salt is good.”

“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste (its strength, its quality), how can its saltness be restored? It is not good for anything any longer but to be thrown out and trodden underfoot by men.”

Matthew 5:13

Salt makes food taste better.

Every chef knows that food without salt is bland, salt enhances the flavor of all foods. That is why virtually every dinner table in the world has a salt dispenser of some sort. That being said, everyone has a different idea of how much salt in their food makes the food taste best. If my wife Shary, put as much salt on her food as I put on mine, she would gag. I always put more salt on my food. Why? Probably because I sweat a lot more than Shary does.

Lost salt, must be replaced, if it isn’t, strength is lost and sometimes life itself!

When you sweat, you sweat out salt. That is why athletes drink Gatorade, (a heavily salted drink), it replaces the salt they have lost though sweating. God designed our taste buds to respond to nutritional needs. When we need more salt, we crave salty food. When we need less, we are repulsed by the salty taste. Salt is a necessary nutrient and your body has a mechanism designed to regulate it. That is why it is a dangerous practice to restrict salt.

There were only 5 player deaths in America 1931-1959 from heat, that amounted to only .18 deaths per year. Since we have been restricting salt, there were 103 player deaths in America from 1960-2000, that is 2.57 per year. Since we started restricting salt, player deaths has gone up a whopping 1400%. Similar statistics are found when we look at the population as a whole. It has become routine practice for hospitals to immediately start a salt water IV. Why? Because we aren’t getting enough salt!

My mother is in her nineties, she lives in a nursing home that feeds her typical food service fair. In the last year, we have had to take her to the emergency room twice. Each time she complained of excruciating pain all over her body.   Each time we have taken her to the emergency room they give her a salt IV and she immediately recovered with all the pain gone.

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Sweating Iron man runners who take salt pills finish 26 minutes faster! Notice he is not even touching the ground!

What is the latest research telling us about salt?

In an article found in US News and World report [4] by K. Aleisha Fetters. She sites  new research published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports. They found that salt filled energy bars, drinks, and gels are not enough to sustain people’s need for salt.

“For the study, scientists from the Exercise Physiology Laboratory at the Camilo José Cela University in Spain studied 26 athletes competing in a Half Ironman – which consists of 1.2 miles of swimming, 56 miles of cycling and 13.1 miles of running.

During the race, half of the triathletes drank their regular sports drinks along with 12 salt capsules divided into three doses, while the rest drank their regular sports drinks and took 12 placebo capsules.

On average, those who consumed the extra salt ended the competition 26 minutes before those who stuck to sports drinks.”

“Sodium, for all the bad press it gets, is critical both to performance and staying healthy during particularly sweaty workouts. “When sodium levels get too low, total body water drops and blood volume drops, which leads to fatigue and performance declines,” says board-certified sports dietitian and certified strength and conditioning coach Marie Spano. “An athlete may experience muscle cramps, decreases in strength, and hyponatremia – dangerously low blood-sodium levels, which leads to edema, headache, confusion and can cause brain swelling and death.”

In a 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. The less salt you consume the more likely you are to die from heart disease.  “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 problemsThere has never been a single iota of proof that restriction of salt has any benefit.” [5]

So who are you going to believe, when it comes to  the health of your children?

Once again well-meaning people like Michelle Obama have listened to non-Christian scientists, and put our children in danger. Let me explain why there is a huge difference between Christian scientists and non-Christian scientists.

Non Christian scientist are more motivated to pay their mortgages and feed their families than please a God who sees all and will judge us when we die. Christian Scientist trust God to take care of their needs even when telling the truth may not please the person who writes their checks.

Christian scientist also have a book written by the creator of the earth. They can compare their research to what God has said and save a lot of time following dead end research.

Millions of people die each year because they lack Biblical knowledge. Knowledge about the care and feeding of their physical bodies!

Hosea 4:6  “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being My priest Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.”

The Idea, that to be a Christian is to be unscientific, or opposed to scientific knowledge, is not only incorrect, but is just the opposite of the truth. It would be like saying that Martin Luther King was a racist. Or that Einstein was opposed to math and physics.

The Word of God is not in opposition to the world of God.

Jesus, the creator,  is referred to as “the Word”. In John chapter one, the Bible states that all wisdom and knowledge are found in Jesus Christ.

Colossians 2:3 “in him (Christ) are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

To love and know Jesus is to love knowledge because he is the author of it.

Why is this important to health and wellness?

Because millions of people believe that the God of the Bible is mostly concerned with our souls and is not really that concerned about our physical bodies. Millions do not believe that the Bible has any valuable information concerning the care and feeding of their bodies. Many people also believe there is no difference between God fearing scientist and those who reject the idea of a creator and ultimate judge of mankind. Many people think that to be Christian is to be unscientific and this could not be farther from the truth.

Some of the greatest scientific minds that ever lived, were children of God.

Solomon, Louis IV of France, Isaac Newton, Raymond Vahan Damadian, and  Joel Wallach are all men who loved God, were guided by the scriptures and who investigated the nature of things. Below is another great Christian, scientific mind that helped change our world for the better.

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In conclusion

Our schools need to return to biblical training and biblical/scientific eating. We need to promote and encourage God-fearing doctors and scientists who are more concerned about pleasing God and helping people than they are about furthering their careers. The greatest minds that ever lived, were guided by God and by his word. That is why we bring this information to you each week. Information from the word of God and from honest scientists that love God and love people.

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.

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

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


  3. Salt matters
  4. Sodium is bad
  5. May 22nd 1996 edition of the New York Times, the article was abstracted from the Journal of American Medical Association.

Heart disease, Alzheimer’s, eggs, depression

Heart disease, high blood pressure, retained water, depression and Alzheimer’s, all these ailments might be avoided by eating eggs.


 My wife Shary was sick all the time as she was growing up. Doctors gave her lots of drugs and told her that she would never be able to carry a baby full term. In college Shary began to be dissatisfied with her poor health. At a bookstore, she stumbled onto the classic, “Eat Right, Live Longer” by LeLord Kordell.4 This book started Shary thinking that her food choices, like whether to eat eggs or junk food, were more important than she had previously thought. About a year later, Shary became pregnant with our first child. When Shary went to the clinic to get her pregnancy test results, the nurse said in one sentence, “The test is positive, would you like an abortion referral?” Shary was shocked at the question, ultimately, instead of aborting, she determined to learn everything she could about having healthy babies.  This article is about eggs, whether they are good for you or not. The Bible says that eggs are a great gift and real science is catching up to that fact, after getting it wrong for a half century.

After studying nutrition in college, reading hundreds of books and articles on nutrition and listening to hours and hours of nutritional lectures, Shary and I have improved our health dramatically. But there was one giant problem, although we were seeing great improvements in our health, not everything we read worked and not all the “experts” agreed. So who can you trust? Some say milk is bad, others say it’s great. Some say red meat is the worst thing you can eat, others say it is the best. Many say that eggs will spike your cholesterol and ultimately kill you and others say eggs are the perfect protein. So who do you believe, who has a corner on the truth.?

We have come to the conclusion that there is only one infallible source of information about what is good for us and what is not, it is the Bible; God’s Word.

                                                      Proverbs 3:5-8                                                          Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;             in all your ways acknowledge him. And he will make your paths straight.                              Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil.                         This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.

Secular wisdom changes almost as often as the seasons change. Self-help and textbooks change as fast as they can be printed. But…

               The Bible never changes, because                 it’s advice is from God, the creator.

He says that if we trust him and his word, and don’t lean on man’s understanding of the world, it will bring health to our bodies. This is exactly what we have found to be true. Shary has eaten a lot of eggs over the years and never had a miscarriage. She produced thirteen healthy babies and she is still healthy herself. So what does the Bible say about egg consumption?


                                                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!”

Jesus could have used anything as an example of a good gift. But he was trying to get across the idea that our Heavenly Father will give us the incredibly good gift of the Holy Spirit. So he used an egg as his earthly example of a very good gift.

Eggs are a gift from God. Eggs are one of the best foods you can eat. Eggs are considered a perfect protein. Eggs contain all the essential amino acids in the perfect proportions so that your body can use them completely.5 If one of the amino acids is only at, say, half the necessary ratio, your body will only be able to digest and use half of the protein that you have consumed. Interestingly enough, peanut butter only has about half of the necessary amino acids needed to form a complete protein, but milk has all the amino acids that peanut butter lacks. This is why many people crave a glass of milk after eating peanut butter. 12 Your God given taste buds are detecting an imbalance in the good food you have eaten and are sending a message to your brain to balance your diet. Psalm 139:14 says, “I will praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

Shary and I have been teaching childbirth classes since 1976. Shary has also been a midwife to many, many women. Among the thousands of students we have taught; one of the most common problems in pregnancy is toxemia, which is also called preeclampsia (a self-poisoning of the mother and baby). The initial symptoms of toxemia, are high blood pressure, swelling and protein in the urine. Toxemia is very serious because the baby and mother are not able to eliminate toxins (poison) that the body normally flushes out. Standard practice to is to medicate the mother, put her on bed rest and take the baby by cesarean section.2

Toxemia is a very progressive and potentially fatal condition and remains a leading cause of miscarriage, premature birth, and infant mortality in the United States and around the world. An estimated 50,000 women die every year from toximia.4

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

Dr. Tom Brewer, the head obstetrician in a large hospital, saw over 500 babies born each year. He recorded that one third of the pregnant mothers, approximately 166 in all, had developed toxemia. In an effort to reduce the toxemia rate, he simply asked the women to eat two eggs and drink a quart of milk every day. After one year under the new plan, the hospital had only recorded two cases of toxemia. One of the women had triplets, and he thought maybe she needed to eat four eggs a day. The other patient was mentally ill and they were never sure if she had followed the instructions. By simply adding two eggs and a quart of milk to these 500 women’s diets, toxemia was almost completely eradicated. 1

The March of Dimes has done extensive research to determine the cause of birth defects. As early as 1975 the march of Dimes was encouraging pregnant mothers to eat eggs, vegetables and drink milk.

The symptoms of toxemia; high blood pressure and retained water, do not just affect pregnant women. If you have these symptoms the solution is often the same, increase your protein intake, eat eggs.

But what about the cholesterol in eggs? Each year Americans spend 117 billion dollars on cholesterol testing. Isn’t cholesterol bad for you?  First of all, eggs contain lecithin, which breaks down cholesterol. Also; there is good cholesterol and bad cholesterol and, you guessed it, the cholesterol in eggs is the good kind.

Eggs contain cholesterol, and cholesterol is an essential nutrient. That means that your body must have it. Your body actually makes about 10% of your daily need for cholesterol; but it must get the other 90% from your diet. According to Dr. Joel Wallach, we have created some horrible diseases in our quest to limit cholesterol and egg consumption. For example, Alzheimer’s disease did not exist 40 years ago, not in any medical textbook, not in any medical dictionary. The first mention of it as a disease entity was in 1979. In the seventies we began to restrict choloresteral and immedietly we saw a new disease develop. It is a deficiency disease that effects half of all 70 year old’s. It is now the number four killer of people over 65.


Alzheimer’s is caused by a medical theory that ignores God’s word. Many doctors claim that it is genetic. Now let’s examine that theory for a moment. Since Alzheimer’s has only occurred in the last 20-40 years, how could it possibly be genetic? Even evolutionists don’t believe you can change an entire people group’s genetics in 20-40 years.

The onset of this nutritional disease does coincide with the limiting of foods containing cholesterol. Fact: the brain is 75% cholesterol; by limiting the amount of cholesterol, we are starving our bodies of the materials necessary to build brain matter. According to Dr. Wallach you can eliminate any chance of getting Alzheimer’s by eating at least two eggs a day. Dr. Wallach has done extensive studies with animals and was able to create and eliminate the symptoms of Alzheimer’s by either limiting or increasing cholesterol in their diets. Dr. Wallach has been nominated twice for the Nobel Prize in medicine. The normal safe cholesterol level is 220-270. According to Wallach if anyone tries to get you to lower your cholesterol level below 200, run for the hills. If your cholesterol level is below 200, your risk of intracranial stroke goes up 200%, liver cancer goes up 300% and you double your likelihood of suffering from depression.

Unfortunately, my own, very healthy, parents were advised by their doctor to limit their fat and cholesterol intake, so they stopped eating eggs and butter. Shary and I tried to share with them what we have learned but they insisted that their doctor knew best. They would follow his advice and shortly after eliminating eggs, my dad suffered more and more from depression. My mother went into full blown Alzheimer’s. Currently my mother is in a memory care facility, if we bring her a gift she will thank us every time she sees the gift as if it is the first time, sometimes five or six times an hour. So the only upside to all of this is that we get a lot more credit for a single gift than we used to. The down side is that she may think the gift came from one of my brothers instead of me.

Many people believe that eggs are bad for their hearts. On November 15, 1995, the American Heart Association announced a study of 141 volunteers with a cholesterol level of 227. After six months of eating two eggs per day the American Heart Association came out with this statement…

“We always assumed that eggs were bad for you because they contained cholesterol; but it now appears after this study that two eggs per day won’t hurt.”

I am sixty-four years young, I personally eat at least two eggs per day. I feel great, my blood pressure is great, I can still run and play with my teenage son and teenage grandchildren. Protein and cholesterol are two of the most important nutrients in your body, they make up most of your brain and muscle tissue. Eggs are the best source of protein and cholesterol. Jesus said they are good gifts. Two a day is a great foundation to a long and healthy life. Happy eating.



GOD  CREATED MAN. GOD CREATED FOOD.                                                   GOD KNOWS WHAT FOOD HE CREATED FOR MAN TO ENJOY,                         GOD KNOWS WHAT FOOD WAS NOT FOR MAN TO ENJOY, AND…                    HE HAS NEVER TRIED TO KEEP IT A SECRET.

 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 

  1. Tom Brewer “The no risk pregnancy diet”
  4. Eat Right, Live Longer” by LeLord Kordell.
  5. Lectures on nutrition and animal science, Clatsop Community College. Don Stangel
  6. Wallach on eggs

Exercise, how much is enough?

Jeanne Calment 122 years old

Exercise less, eat ice-cream and live longer!

Exercise, how much is enough?

Experts are constantly telling us that we need to exercise more in order to live well and long. God’s word says that our strength should equal our days, and that he wants you to live a sickness free and full lifespan. Genesis 6:3 states that a full lifespan is approximately 120 years. Many people in the Bible lived this long, and people today are living this long, so why not you? Somebody is going to live a full lifespan, might as well be you.

Jeanne Calment is one person who accomplished this and it wasn’t because of her genetic makeup. She outlived her daughter and grandson who carried her genetic make-up.  So contrary to what we have been told, the Bible says it is what you do, not your genes, that determines how well and how long you will live.

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Jeanne Calment Did not live to be 122 by strenuous exercise, she was reportedly neither athletic nor fanatical about her health2. She did stay active with varied pursuits like taking up fencing at the age of 85. She went for leisure walks till she was 114. The idea that militant physical exercise is your ticket to a long and full lifestyle is popular but is not biblical, and doesn’t work. So, is exercise necessary and if so how much is enough?

                 I Timothy 4:8                                                                                        Physical training (Exercise-KJV) is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.”

 Paul was telling Timothy that there was value in physical training but that it was not the most important thing; that godliness has eternal value. The question then is, should we spend time exercising our bodies when they will not be of any value in heaven? In heaven we will be getting new bodies, so why spend time on them down here?  Paul was letting Timothy know that there was some value if it was kept in perspective.  Jesus gave us that perspective.  He told the disciples that the reason they could not pray with him, but instead fell asleep, was not because they didn’t want to, instead, it was because their bodies were weak.  His statement to them is recorded in the Gospel of Matthew 26:41…

Your spirit is willing but your body is weak.”

Our bodies are the temples of the Holy Spirit and need to be strong enough to get the job done that God has called you and me to do.  Physical training is of some value.  But it is not the end-all and be-all that many profess.  We are encouraged in Proverbs not to be sluggards or lazy.  In the Ten Commandments we are admonished to work six days, and rest one day.  In Genesis 3:19 we are told that we will work by the sweat of our brow.  There needs to be some sweating.  It is interesting to note that people who live to be over one hundred have engaged in some kind of regular work that kept them physically strong and healthy without overdoing it.

I would suggest that you do something six days a week that gives your body a cardiovascular workout.  That is, it elevates your heart rate and increases your breathing. Walking is great, it’s not only great exercise, but it is relaxing.  Doctor Ogie Shaw, an expert in exercise, says that walking one mile per day will reduce a woman’s chances of getting cancer by half3, wow, that is substantial.

In a study published by Readers Digest April 2005, researchers at the Cooper Institute in Golden Colorado, found that three hours of exercise per week was just as effective in combating mild and moderate depression as antidepressant drugs.  People who exercise just one hour and 20 minutes a week had no improvement.4

Now for some cautions:

We have been sold a bill of goods.  We have been told that the more we exercise, the better our health will be, and the longer we will live.

To quote Dr. Joel Wallach, “That one message has done more harm than all the wars in recent history.” The average athlete, depending on the severity of the sport, lives approximately 62-68 years. That is, they live between 7 and 13 years less than the average American who does very little in the way of exercise.  One hundred thousand athletes die each year during sporting events. According to the Center For Disease Control, these one hundred thousand athletes under the age of 50 died suddenly from cardiomyopathy heart attacks or ruptured aneurisms. Many of these young men and women, boys and girls looked incredibly healthy and had beautiful, strong muscles. So why are they dying by the thousands?  After doing tens of thousands of autopsies, Doctor Joel Wallach has come to the conclusion that most of these unfortunate athletes were suffering from trace mineral deficiencies brought on by regular strenuous exercise without replenishing vital nutrients.5   Our local community went into shock when a 15 year old athlete collapsed during a workout at swim practice. Andrew Nygaard died of cardiac arrest. Mayor Willis Vandusen called him “the most talented swimmer that Astoria has ever produced.6 Andrew, believing the current advice that says, the more you exercise the healthier you will be. His friends said that he was a fanatic about exercise. Is it possible to exercise too much?

Most athletes sweat more in one day than most people sweat in a year. When we sweat, our sweat does not just contain water and salt, it is also rich in 60 essential minerals. If we do not eat foods rich in nutrients, or are not supplementing, we will eventually succumb to some type of mineral deficiency disease. One common mineral deficiency disease is caused by a lack of copper. Another is caused by inadequate selenium intake. A copper deficiency can lead to a ruptured aneurysm. A selenium deficiency can lead to a cardiomyopathy heart attack.  Both are generally fatal and are common among athletes.

Jim Fix, the famous runner, believed that if you ran 10 miles per day, seven days a week that you could live to be over 100.  Note that God said to rest one day a week.  Jim Fix either ignored God’s advice or never heard it. He faithfully took his own advice, running seven days a week for 20 years.  He did not supplement with vitamins and minerals.  He looked as fit as a human could look, but in 1984 at the age of 52, 15 years short of the average American couch potato, he had five heart attacks and died,

                                        According to Dr. Wallach,

                        “Exercise without supplementation is suicide.”


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Dr. Michael P. Artees was a runner in junior high, high school and college.  After graduating from college, he continued to run every day, not taking Sunday off.  Again, it should be noted that the Bible advises us to rest one day a week.  Dr. Artees instead took his own advice instead of God’s advice.  He believed in it so much that he offered a 10% discount to any of his patients that would run with him at least two weeks per month.  So many of his patients took him up on the offer that it was said, “He looks like Forest Gump running down the road with his disciples.” But… at the ripe old age of 38 while running with his followers, he fell over and died of a cardiomyopathy heart attack, a simple selenium deficiency.5

                                                     Proverbs 13:13                                                                  “He who despises the word will be destroyed. But he who fears the commandment will be rewarded.”

In contrast, Jeanne Calmet of France, a highly publicized centenarian, led a leisured lifestyle, getting regular exercise while pursuing hobbies such as tennis, cycling, swimming and roller-skating,1 Jeanne leisurely rode her bike till the age of 100, she took leisurely walks till she was 114, she did not overdo it.  She rested, and she was regular about her exercise. Consequently, she  outlived seventeen french presidents. She also outlived the 47 year old lawyer who wrote up a reverse mortgage for her when she was 90. He fully expected she would pass soon and leave him with her house after only a few years of payments to her. She lived another 32 years, long after he had passed away, leaving his relatives to continue to pay Jeanne a nice monthly sum till she died. His family eventually paid her many times the value of her home.

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My point? A little exercise is good, but if you are doing a lot of strenuous work or exercise you need to be extra careful to eat Biblically and supplement with vitamins and minerals. My wife Shary and I take American Youngevity vitamins and minerals; they are recommended by Dr. Joel Wallach. We will talk more about vitamins in a future blog devoted to just that, what supplements are best and why.

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Oh, about the ice-cream, I have run out of time this week, but I will share that with you next Saturday. What I tell you about healthy ice-cream will change your life!

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 and 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 Amazon,com  J

  2. “World’s oldest person marks 120 beautiful, happy years”. 21 February 1995. Retrieved 3 April 2010.
  3. Lecture by Dr. Ogie Shaw, Kiwanis Club of America, Astoria Oregon.
  4. Readers Digest April 2005
  5. Dead Doctors don’t lie, by Joel Wallach