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

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
  • 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. 

Salt

  • 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.

Eggs 

  • 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.

THE ONLY WAY TO EXCEPTIONAL EMOTIONAL, SPIRITUAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH, IS TO SPEND TIME EACH DAY LISTENING TO JESUS CHRIST AND DOING WHAT HE SAYS.

  •  Often people have questions or comments about Wellness Gospel articles, please feel free to send an email to chrisschauermann@gmail.com. I would love to hear from you.
  • If you believe God knows what is best for us, join us and the Wellness Gospel team and spread the word, share this with your friends on social media and may God bless you richly.
  • To keep improving your health, and enjoy this kind of biblical, scientific information, then I would like to recommend three must-read books and the link to Youngevity a wellness company founded by Dr. Joel Wallach. Simply click on the titles below for purchase information.
  1. “God’s Guide to Biblical Health and Healing” by Rev. Chris and Shary Schauermann
  2. “Let’s Play Doctor” by Dr. Joel Wallach
  3. “None of These Diseases” by S.I. McMillen, M.D. and David E. Stern, M. D.
  4. “Youngevity website by Dr. Joel wallach

 

 

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

Note!

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.

THE ONLY WAY TO EXCEPTIONAL EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH, AND WELLNESS, IS TO SPEND TIME EACH DAY WITH THE GREAT PHYSICIAN, JESUS CHRIST!

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

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

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

References

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…

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.

Concept

IN ORDER TO CLAIM THE PROMISES OF GOD, YOU MUST FOLLOW THE CONDITIONS OF GOD!

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

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

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

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

References

  1. Twins  http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/736037/worcestershire-twins-celebrate-100th-birthday-reveal-secret-long-life

9 shocking reasons we should be fasting.

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Fasting, what is it?

Fasting is simply the act of abstain from all or some kinds of food or drink for a specified period of time. Some fasting works and some doesn’t.

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                                                    Fasting, a Godly and healthy habit.

 

People have many different reasons for fasting.

  1. For health reasons.
  2. For weight loss and beauty.
  3. Some people fast as a means of letting God know they are serious and want him to move on their behalf. Often people will say, “I will fast till my friend gets healed”. Or, “I will fast so God will fix my marriage”. Jesus said that when we fast in secret God will reward us openly.

Matthew 6:16-18 (Jesus speaking)

16 “When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 17 But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, 18 so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you openly.

Jesus said that fasting that is done for people to see doesn’t move the hand of God. It does get people to think we are spiritual but Jesus said that was the only reward for that kind of fasting.

If you fast, will you always get what you want?

Sometimes when people fast and pray they get the things they are requesting. In the book of Ester, the people fasted and prayed so that the government would not implement a law that required mass genocide on the Jewish people. God answered their prayers through a marvelous set of perfectly timed events. The book of Ester is a great read and a great example of getting what you fasted for.

Even when people fast in secret they don’t always get what they are asking for. Sometimes people get what they are fasting for, and sometimes they don’t. I have had many friends fast and pray in earnest, but they did not get what they were praying for. When this happens, it can be very discouraging. Because of this, people often give up on the practice of fasting all together. Does this mean that Jesus lied about God rewarding us? Does it mean my friends somehow did it wrong? Let me tell you a story that might shed some light on this issue.

Did Jesus lie about fasting or are we just doing it wrong?

When I was a youth pastor, we got a video once a month from a group called Fire By Night. They would introduce the kids to new Christian music artists and do hilarious skits in order to illustrate Biblical truths. The videos were great and the kids loved them. One year they advertised summer mission trips. They showed kids ministering on mission trips all over the world. They even showed famous Christian Artist with the kids on trips. Well, our kids were sold, they all wanted to be missionaries.

Unfortunately, that year, my wife Shary was due to give birth during the mission trip. The kids still wanted to go even though I couldn’t make it.  A couple that helped with the youth group, Dan and Brenda Lewis offered to go as chaperones while I stayed home. They ended up taking a trip deep into Mexico.

When they got back from the trip, they all gathered in my dinning room and shared their experiences. Along with their parents and family members we all listened as the related one miraculous story after another. The stories were great and it seems like we listened for hours as they shared how people got back their sight, lame people walking and demons were cast out.

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Youth praying for the sick.

The screaming interpreter!

One story they told us was about a man who had one leg about 3 inches shorter than the other. As they were praying for him with their eyes closed, the interpreter began to shout and scream. They said they were afraid to open their eyes at first, they didn’t know what they would see. Finally, they looked and saw that his leg had grown so that both legs were the same length.

The next year I got to go; wild horses couldn’t have stopped me. I was so determined to see the same things the kids saw the year before, that I suggested we fast for the 28-hour trip from Astoria to El Paso Texas. My idea was that we would fast and pray, so God would do miracles. Kind of like we were letting God know we were serious. Much to my disappointment, not one person got healed, and we didn’t see any miracles on that mission trip. But, what we did see and what did happen, was we prayed with over 3,000 people to receive Jesus. At one open air preaching event, people lined up three deep wanting to receive Jesus.

Something better!

At first, I was disappointed that we did not get to see any miracles. But when I realized how many people came to Christ I understood that God had kept his promise. “He rewarded us”, not with miracles but with something better, souls. Jesus did not lie to us and most people are not doing it wrong. Jesus never promise we would get what we fasted for, he promised we would be openly rewarded, and that’s just what God does.

 

How I apply that to my life.

Over forty years of fasting has taught me that Jesus meant it when he said, “God will reward you openly”. That promise has motivated me to do a lot of fasting and God has rewarded me in a lot of very fun and amazing ways.

Here is how I have applied that to my life.  I fast once a week by not eating solid food for breakfast and lunch every Sunday. Once a year I go on a personal retreat with God, on that retreat I will go without food or water for three days.  Before mission trips I usually fast anywhere from three days to three weeks. I have done a couple of 40 day fasts where I drank juice and water.

All the fasting I do with the except of the three-day fast, I take vitamins and minerals and drink milk, water or juice. As I have gotten older I sometimes I refrain from solid foods but do eat soup.  All that to say this.  Many people think fasting is dangerous. Fasting is not dangerous, on the contrary, it can be quite healthful and; I have always found God to be faithful to reward me, one way or another.

Some spiritual benefits of fasting.

  1. I have been doing mission trips for all these years and people always get saved and usually we do get to see God heal people and sometimes we see him drive out demons.
  2. It’s been my privilege to leading a great church and school for over 25 years.
  3. I have been fortunate to see all my children do mission work in foreign countries.
  4. My wife Shary and I have been together for over 45 years and She is my best friend.

Is all of this because I fast from time to time? Maybe not, but on the other hand maybe it is. Somebody is going to fast and pray, might as well be us. Somebody is going to get a reward from God, might as well be us!

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Physical benefits to fasting.

Not all the benefits from fasting are spiritual. Evidently there are a lot of physical benefits as well. Here are 9 scientifically verified benefits of fasting.

  1. Intermittent fasting changes the function of cells, organs, genes and hormones!

Evidently our internal organs need a rest occasionally so they can repair and recuperate.

  • Insulin levels:Blood levels of insulin drop significantly, which facilitates fat burning .
  • Human growth hormone HGH:The blood levels of growth hormone may increase as much as 5-fold. Higher levels of this hormone facilitate fat burning and muscle gain, and have numerous other benefits
  • Cellular repair:The body induces important cellular repair processes, such as removing waste material from cells when fasting .
  • Gene expression:While fasting there are beneficial changes in several genes and molecules related to longevity and protection against disease. Fasting strengthens your immune system.
  • The liver, kidneys, stomach, intestines and other organs need to rest regularly. During intermittent fasting these organs heal and recuperate.
  1. Intermittent Fasting Can Help You Lose Weight and Belly Fat

Intermittent fasting enhances hormone function to facilitate weight loss. Fasting once in a while for long periods to loose weight doesn’t work over the long                    haul. That kind of fasting will actually produce the opposite results. When we go for long periods without eating, your body reprogram itself to hold onto fat.                   Even though you might loose a lot of weight while fasting, you will gain in all back quickly.

Regular: once a week or twice a week fasting is effective because it lowers insulin levels, while increasing growth hormone levels and increasing amounts of                     norepinephrine (noradrenaline) all increase the breakdown of body fat and facilitate its use for energy.

 

  1. Intermittent Fasting Can Reduce Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

intermittent fasting has been shown to have major benefits for insulin resistance and lead to an impressive reduction in blood sugar levels. In human studies on           intermittent fasting, fasting blood sugar has been reduced by 3-6%, while fasting insulin has been reduced by 20-31%. One study in diabetic rats also showed that           intermittent fasting protected against kidney damage, one of the most severe complications of diabetes.

 

  1. Intermittent Fasting Can Reduce Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in The Body

Oxidative stress is one of the steps towards aging and many chronic diseases. It involves unstable molecules called free radicals, which react with other                             important molecules (like protein and DNA) and damage them.  Additionally, studies show that intermittent fasting can help fight inflammation, another key                  driver of all sorts of common diseases.

 

  1. Intermittent Fasting May be Beneficial For Heart Health

Heart disease is currently the world’s biggest killer. Studies show that intermittent fasting can improve numerous risk factors for heart disease, such as blood                   pressure, cholesterol levels, triglycerides and inflammatory markers. According to the Mayo Clinic “Regular fasting can decrease your low-density lipoprotein,               or “bad,” cholesterol. It’s also thought that fasting may improve the way your body metabolizes sugar. This can reduce your risk of gaining weight and                   developing diabetes, which are both risk factors for heart disease”. [1]

 

  1. Intermittent Fasting May Help Prevent Cancer

Bottom Line: Intermittent fasting has been shown to help prevent cancer in animal studies. One study on humans showed that it can reduce side effects caused                 by chemotherapy.

 

  1. Intermittent Fasting is Good For Your Brain

Intermittent fasting may have important benefits for brain health. It may increase growth of new neurons and protect the brain from damage.

 

  1. Intermittent Fasting May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the world’s most common neurodegenerative disease.

A study in rats shows that intermittent fasting may delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease or reduce its severity.

 

  1. Intermittent Fasting May Extend Your Lifespan, Helping You Live Longer

In one study rats that fasted every other day lived 83% longer than rats that didn’t fast.

 

How do I get started?

Start off with a short easy fast once a week. Pick a day to skip breakfast and lunch, just drink juice or water for those two meals. Take a vitamin and mineral supplement with your liquids, then eat a normal dinner. When you can do this without headaches or other withdrawal symptoms you could try two days or maybe all day.

 

What to expect!

It is common for people to get a headache or some other unpleasant feeling the first time they try to fast. Don’t panic, you are not the first person to experience this. it is simply your body having a temper tantrum. Your body has been used to being in charge and it wants to stay that way.

Fasting is your spirit beginning to be in the driver’s seat. Pray for God’s help, then tell your flesh that you are now in charge, the negative physical feelings will eventually go away. I never have any negative reactions to fasting because my body is used to it. Most people quickly get over the withdraws associated with first time fasting. Often people who have trained their bodies to fast feel better, more alert and alive while fasting. The apostle Paul tells us that we need to be in control of our body, not the other way around.

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Galatians 5:16

16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you cannot do what you want to do.

 

There are so many positive benefits to fasting, what are you waiting for? The Pharisees asked Jesus why his disciples didn’t fast like they did. First of all, Jesus wasn’t impressed with the kind of fasting they practiced, but he told them that when he was gone from this earth his disciple would fast.

Matthew 9:15

Jesus answered, “How can the guests of the bridegroom mourn while he is with them? The time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; then they will fast.

In Matthew 6:16-18  Jesus didn’t say, “if you fast” he said, “when you fast”. Jesus expects us to fast, why? Because it is good for us. Make plans today, it will change your life.

Matthew 6:16-18 (Jesus speaking)

16 When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 17 But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, 18 so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you openly.

 

Truly; the only way to exceptional emotional and physical health and wellness, is to spend time each day with the Great Physician, Jesus Christ! When you fast pray, whenever you think about eating spend a moment praying for someone or simply thanking Jesus for who he is.

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

References

  1. Fasting Http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/facts/.htmlhttps://authoritynutrition.com/10-health-benefits-of-intermittent-fasting/
  2. Science behind fasting http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-disease/expert-answers/fasting-diet/faq-20058334

 

 

 

Super-centenarian credits God and the Bible!

116 years old and full of joy.

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Church make us healthier
Violet with her pastor.

Violets influence has gone beyond the borders of Jamaca!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exodus 23:21, 25-26                                                                                                                                                                

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I will admit that, “honoring your mother and father”, was a hard one for me. When I was growing up, my dad had always been a little overbearing, OK a lot overbearing,  and even though the Bible says that honoring him would lengthen my days, I struggled with it. After being away from home and returning to work for my dad again, he and I almost went to blows one day in the back room of the golf course we were running. Our church encouraged me to keep trying to honor him, and the more I tried the easier it got.  Before he passed away, he and I had some really good talks. A plethora of studies have shown the Bible to be true in this area. One study done by  Brummett and colleagues (2001) found that, among adults with coronary artery disease, the socially isolated had a risk of subsequent cardiac death 2.4 times greater than their more socially connected peers.[6] Check out this link for a ton of evidence that points to relationships being a major factor in physical health and longevity. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3150158/

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

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

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

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

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

 

References

  1. Violet Brown http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20100308/lead/lead6.html
  2. Mutton   http://wellnessgospel.net/index.php/2016/07/10/should-we-eat-red-meat/
  3. Fish  http://wellnessgospel.net/index.php/2016/11/19/fish-can-make-you-sick-or-healthy/
  4. Pork  http://wellnessgospel.net/?s=Pork
  5. Vitamin C  http://wellnessgospel.net/index.php/2016/10/10/vitamin-c-granddaddy-vitamins/
  6. Social/physical connections https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3150158/

 

 

 

The Oldest Person In The World!

Live longer eat eggs.

Eggs and the oldest person in the world!

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

Emma’s Secret!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NutriBullet, eggs, longevity

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

What about raw eggs?

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

Emma’s other secret!

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

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

Emma’s bad habit.

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

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

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

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

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

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

sugar causes diseases

 

Do I really want to live to be 117?

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

References

  1. Emma Morano  http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/29/health/oldest-living-person-emma-morano/
  2. Eggs     http://wellnessgospel.net/index.php/2016/10/29/heart-disease-alzheimers-eggs-depression/
  3. Honey  http://wellnessgospel.net/index.php/2016/07/20/honey-sweet-medicine/
  4. Vitamin C  http://wellnessgospel.net/index.php/2016/10/10/vitamin-c-granddaddy-vitamins/
  5. Knox Gelatin http://wellnessgospel.net/index.php/2016/10/01/vitamins-minerals-2/
  6. Raw eggs http://empoweredsustenance.com/raw-eggs-safe/
  7. Raw eggs http://www.livestrong.com/article/443426-can-you-eat-a-raw-egg/
  8. Raw eggs https://authoritynutrition.com/eating-raw-eggs/

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!

Baby steps

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

References

  1. http://shawnutrition.co.uk/vitamins-minerals-need-know/
  2. Read http://wellnessgospel.net/index.php/2016/12/24/wholewheat-longevity-disease-free-living/  

      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 http://wellnessgospel.net/index.php/2016/10/29/heart-disease-depression-alzheimer/
  • One quart of whole milk per day, (Goat’s milk is best but not essential, raw is best but not essential)
    1. Read http://wellnessgospel.net/index.php/2016/07/30/milk-nutritious-drink/
  • Red meat twice a day, (beef, lamb, deer, elk)
    1. Read http://wellnessgospel.net/index.php/2016/07/10/should-we-eat-red-meat/
  • Seafood with fins and scales every other day (Salmon, cod, halibut, tuna)
    1. Read http://wellnessgospel.net/index.php/2016/11/19/fish-can-make-you-sick-or-healthy/
  • 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 http://wellnessgospel.net/index.php/2016/07/20/honey-sweet-medicine/
  • Butter and olive oil are your only oils. Use them to cook with etc.
    1. Read http://wellnessgospel.net/index.php/2016/07/23/butter-better-way-better/
  • Salt your food to taste, salt is an essential nutrient, do not buy foods that say salt free.
    1. Read http://wellnessgospel.net/index.php/2016/09/03/stole-restaurant-salt-shakers/
  • Eat only whole wheat or other whole grains, no enriched flours.
    1. http://wellnessgospel.net/index.php/2016/12/24/wholewheat-longevity-disease-free-living/
  • 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
    1. Read http://wellnessgospel.net/index.php/2016/08/20/exercise-much-enough/
  • Rest and worship one day each week (no regular work, no stress, go to church and worship)
    1. Read http://wellnessgospel.net/index.php/2016/08/06/rest-for-the-weary/
  • Get 7-8 hrs. of sleep each night (take naps if necessary, no caffeine)
    1. http://wellnessgospel.net/index.php/2016/08/12/loose-weight-get-well-sleep/

 

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

  • Take Dr. Wallach’s mighty 90
    • https://www.google.com/search?q=joel+wallach%27s+mighty+90&biw=911&bih=425&site=webhp&tbm=shop&source=lnms&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwipnOrj1eHRAhWm54MKHXmADIMQ_AUIBigB&dpr=1.5#tbm=shop&q=joel+wallach+mighty+90&spd=4538381923586365123
  • 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.   http://tinyurl.com/j8ybt8r

References

 

Baby steps to disease free living.

Baby Step #5  “A healthy Soul”

  • Work at maintaining a positive attitude.
  •  http://wellnessgospel.net/index.php/2016/09/13/attitude-effects-immune-system/

                                            Finish Here

baby steps to disease fee living
Healthy, happy families living disease free lives.

 

 

Three Biblical keys to longevity!

Tomoji Tanabe at 113

Longevity, three Biblical keys to a very long, enjoyable life.

Tomoji Tanabe at 113
Tomoji Tanabe at 113 years old.

Longevity, in  2008, Tomoji Tanabe was the oldest man alive and he had 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. Tamoji simply replied “I don’t want to die.” Tomaji was still getting enjoyment out of life. Tamoji said that he drinks milk every day. Actually, he was known to “guzzle” milk. He credited his diet with extending his life. There are a lot of “experts” that warn people of the dangers of milk. Evidently, milk didn’t hurt Mr. Tanabe too much, since he out-lived all the non-milk drinkers in Japan and the rest of the world. Tamoji also said he ate fish and did’t smoke or drink alcohol. He had eight children — five sons and three daughters. He also had 25 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. He passed away in 2009.[1]

                  Somebody’s going to live sickness free and happy past 100,                       might as well be you!

 

                                                                                        Exodus 23:25-26 says God will…                                                                                                                take away sickness  from among you and he will… “give you a full life span.”      

                           

So, what is a “full lifespan”, according to God?

                                                                                                         Genesis 6:3 says…                                                                                                                                                                                                      And the Lord said, ‘My spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh;                                                                        yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. NKJV

 

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

 

After the flood of Noah, God said that people would not live as long as they had before the food. Longevity, according to God, is 120 years, and even at that age you can enjoy life with good vision and strength. So, what does God say you have to do to acquire a full and enjoyable lifespan?

 

                                                                                                 Deuteronomy 6:2b-3a                                                                                                                                             so that you may enjoy long life. Here, O Israel, and be careful to obey                                                                                                                    so that it may go well with you and that you may increase greatly                                                                          in a land flowing with  milk and honey,”

 

                                                                                                 Exodus 23:21, 25-26                                                                                                                                   “Pay attention to him (the angel of the lord) and listen to what he says. Do not rebel against                                                                                                   him…Worship the Lord your God and his blessing will be on your food and water.                                                                                                  I will take away sickness from among you, and none will miscarry or be barren in your land.                                   I will give you a full life span.”

 

Over and over again, Moses tells the people that the key to longevity is to worship the Lord and obey God’s commandments.  Moses says that if they do they will enjoy a full lifespan. One of the key words here is “enjoy”. There are a lot of people in nursing homes, who are not enjoying their lifespans. The above passages are just two of many, that repeat the same idea. Moses also says over and over, that long life will be in a land flowing with milk and honey. So, according to God, what are the keys longevity that is enjoyed?

 

Key #1 If you and I are going to enjoy 120 years of disease free living, we will have to obey God and eat what He says to eat and abstain from the foods He says not to eat.

 You can find a complete list of those foods in chapter 2 or our book “God’s Guide To Biblical Health and Healing”. http://tinyurl.com/zvkbfau In that book we also share the Bible verses and the science that backs up these claims. For now, here is a good starting point, one food God recommends over and over again is milk. Tomoji Tanabe drinks milk every day.

I read an article years ago, about an Indonesian man who was claiming to be over 140. I think his name is Mbah 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. Gotho had a burial vault made for himself with a cross on it, over twenty years ago, but so far has not needed it.[2][3]  All that to say this, it is very likely that he is way over 100 years old and he claimed to drink close to a gallon of goats milk every day. Evidently, the milk didn’t hurt his longevity either.

Mbah Gotho at 147 year old.
Mbah Gotho at 147 years old.
Longevity Mbah Gotho
Mbah Gotho’s burial box which he prepared many years ago but has not needed.

I had an experience a few years ago that had me doubting my milk consumption was helping me. I went to the dentist to have my teeth checked, I was told that I had a lot of cavities and that it would cost thousands of dollars to have them all filled. I told the dentist thanks, but no thanks. During that checkup, the dentist seemed a little incompetent and I didn’t have that kind of money at the time anyway, so I waited. Later, a friend told me that dentist wasn’t altogether honest either. When I had saved enough money to do one or two of my teeth, I went to a different dentist, one that was recommended by a friend, who is a dental hygienist. I told the new dentist what the other dentist had said, and explained to him that I only had enough money for one or two of the worst teeth. He looked at my teeth and then did some x-rays.  He brought the x-rays in to the examining room to show me what he had found. I once again explained my financial situation, he turned to me smiling and said, Chris, you don’t have any cavities. I was in shock, I ask him if he was sure. He said, you could use a good cleaning, but no cavities and not only do you not have any cavities, the x-rays show the calcium in your teeth and jaw bones is unusually dense. Why are my bones and teeth so dense? The doctor said it was especially unusual for someone my age. You guessed it, I drink a lot of milk, milk loaded with calcium.

Other symptoms of a calcium deficiency are joint problems, insomnia, poorly functioning immune system and irritability, to name a few. According to Dr. Joel Wallach, 85% of hypertension is due to a calcium deficiency. [4] The calcium in milk helps protect us from all of these common ailments.

I drink milk every day, lots of it. If you have been told that milk is for kids, just say you would like to feel like a kid again and are going to start drinking lots of milk.  Seriously, If you don’t drink milk, what do you drink? Most people drink soda pop, fruit drinks, coffee or tea. All that stuff is going to make you old fast, especially the soda pop. Soft drinks contain phosphorus, and prosperous leaches calcium out of your bones. Even if you replace milk with good clean water, you will not be meeting your calcium needs. Some people believe that cows milk was only made for cow babies, and goat’s milk was only intended to be consumed by goat babies. But what does God say about that?

 

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

 

So, according to the Bible, goats’ milk and cows’ milk is for the humans that tend the flocks and herds. There is one caveat or exception to this; if you happen to be lactose intolerant or have some kind of food allergy, but there is a solution. It is fairly common, when people eliminate bad food, stress, or put some other essential nutrient back into their diet, like omega 3 fatty acids, the allergy will go away. Under normal circumstances, milk is undoubtedly the best longevity producing drink on the planet.

Our daughter Leah developed an allergy to milk while going to college. She had an athletic scholarship at Oregon State University. Her sport was crew, which required many, many hours of rowing and many hours away from school to compete. Getting good grades was super important to Leah, and competing at the Pac 10 level created a lot of stress for her. As soon as she graduated, her allergy to milk disappeared. She now tends a herd of goats, and she and her family drink a lot of milk. She is soooo Biblical!

Longevity and milk
Leah, and her son Alex with their herd of milk goats.

Key #2 You will need to find a way to regularly and effectively, worship the Lord.

                                                               Worship the Lord your God and his blessing will be on your food and water.                                                                                                     I will take away sickness from among you, and none will miscarry or be barren in your land.                                                                                                                                             I will give you a full life span.”

One of the habits required for exceptional longevity, that is to enjoy 120 healthy years, is time spent worshiping God. Reverend Otis Clark did not wear glasses, had all of his own teeth, and was still driving a car at 105. He spent time each day worshiping God by himself and attended church each week to worship God with others. Spending time with our creator has a measurable effect on our health and happiness.

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Otis Clark at 109 yeas old.

T. M. Luhrman, a professor of anthropology at Stanford, reported in the New York Times, “one of the most striking scientific discoveries about religion in recent years, is that going to church weekly is good for you. Religious attendance, at least – religiosity – boosts your immune system.”  [5]

Some suggestions for effective worship.

  1. Attending a Bible believing church each Sunday is a great start.                                                                                                                                                           A good church loves God and loves people.                                                                                                                                                                                               A good church doesn’t just sing, they worship God though music.
  2. Take some time each day to stop, relax and talk to God.
  3. Take some time each day to read or listen to God’s word, it will calm you down.

 

 

Key #3 don’t cut your own throat. Gluttony will shorten your life.

                                                                                                                          Proverbs 23:1-2                                                                                                                                  When you sit to dine with a ruler, note well what[a] is before you,
and put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony.

Gluttony is simply eating more food than you can burn off. I used to secretly hold a friend in contempt because he was always shoveling food, then I started doing  it, too. It is embarrassing, especially when I eat popcorn. I really love that stuff, and stuff is what I do. The grand kids and I really make a mess at the theaters. I think it is called gluttony and gluttony will dramatically hinder your longevity.

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Don Pellman flying over the pole vault bar at 100 years of age.

Don Pellman had something to say about gluttony. At 100, he still has a sense of humor. Don says, if you want to live long and healthy (he is still pole-vaulting at 100) the most important exercise you can do, is to push yourself away from the dinner table.  That is still hard for me, though I do find that when I am busy I rarely think about food. It is when I am bored that I struggle to stop eating. In Proverbs 23:1-2 we are told that if we have too big of an appetite and are given to gluttony, we might as well cut your own throats.

Longevity gluttany
Jack LaLanne at 70. Handcuffed, shackeled pulling 70 boats one mile.

Jack LaLanne, remember he is the man who at 70, towed 70 boats more than a mile against the wind? Jack LaLanne has been called the founder of the modern fitness movement. He is one of the most famous health and fitness gurus of our time. He was the first to produce a fitness television program, the first to open a fitness club. The jumping jack is named after him. Jack LaLanne says that you can’t trick the laws of nature; you have to burn more calories than you consume. God made the laws of nature and unless you can get Him to suspend those laws, you and I will have to consume less, or burn more, if we want to maintain a healthy weight.  Yes, some people’s hormones help them rev up their calorie burner, and maybe that doesn’t seem fair. Even so, at the end of the day, you and I will still have to burn those calories we consume.  If you need to lose weight in order to achieve God’s idea of longevity, then you will have to exercise more. If you are going to eat a lot, you are going to have to move a lot, it is just simple physics.

104 year old red meat eater
Reverend Otis Grandville Clark at his 104th birthday.

Otis Clark at 104, felt that chewing more helped him enjoy his food and eat less. He recommended we chew our food  more than 20 times per bite, his daughter says he probably chews each bite more than 30 times. I have found that when I do this I enjoy my food more, and eat less.

Cautionary note. The Bible does not say being skinny is a positive trait. As a matter of fact, it commends a reasonable amount of reserve fat.  Proverbs 13:4 NKJV “The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing; but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat“. Too bad God didn’t give us the perfect body/fat ratio. Suffice it to say too skinny or too fat is not healthy. God created fat as a reserve, we need a little to survive, during lean times.

Summary of key #3  Stay busy and eat slowly.

  1. Remove all snack food from your house and work.
  2. Don’t take food with you in the car or your pockets.
  3. Eat small portions, chew a lot on each bite and avoid seconds and thirds. (my wife is such a great cook, seconds and thirds are my biggest problem, so maybe it’s her fault I struggle with this)

Once again, somebody’s going to

live a sickness free, happy life past 100, might as well be you!

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

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

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

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

References

  1. http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-tomoji-tanabe20-2009jun20-story.html
  2. http://regional.kompas.com/read/2016/08/30/14120581/sudah.beli.nisan.sejak.1993.mbah.gotho.selalu.resah.tiap.kali.ada.berita.duka
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mbah_Gotho
  4. Dead doctors don’t lie” Dr. Joel Wallach
  5. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/21/opinion/sunday/luhrmann-why-going-to-church-is-good-for-you.html

To wholewheat or not to Wholewheat!

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Wholewheat, God’s food choice for his children.

Wholewheat and whole grains are necessary for healthy living.  Many people couldn’t care less about whole grains, some even think that all grains are to be avoided like the plague. There is even a group who spend their time and energies to promote grain free living, they claim they feel better.[2] So what is the truth about grains in our diets? Wheat, barley, oats, spelt, etc. Are they all bad for you, or, are they necessary for a long, healthy life? Which is it?

Wheat can help you get to 100 with some fire left.

Don Pellmann at 100 years old, recently broke the world record (for centenarians) in the 100m dash by 3 seconds, he also broke records in the long-jump, shot-put, discus and high-jump.  Before the day was over Pellmann had broken 5 world records. All of this, mind you, at a track meet in San Diego, where the temperature was approaching 100 degrees.[1]

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Don Pellman shot-put record at 100 years old.

Don Pellmann is an amazing individual. He is still pole-vaulting at the age of 100. His advice to everyone who wants to be like Don, is to, “Eat sensibly and exercise every time you get a chance.”

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Don Pellman flying over the pole vault bar at 100 years of age.

Somebody is going to be healthy past 100, might as well be you!

Don says to “eat sensibly”; Don shared with one reporter that he eats “normal things”, like meat and potatoes, soup and salad, fruit and vegetables. Don does not smoke and says he does not drink the “bad fluids” (presumably soft drinks and alcohol). He does have a beer occasionally.[3] Most everybody has their own version of what eating sensibly would mean. When I was growing up my parents believed they were eating sensibly and they thought they were feeding us sensibly as well.

Normal isn’t always good.

When I was growing up, I ate a lot of refined white sugar and refined white flour. I lived the life of a typical “healthy” American boy, I played sports, ate pretty much whatever I wanted and got a lot of fresh air. I had regular physical checkups, and was very physically active. Actually, I was a little over active. For some reason, my mom was always telling me to go play outside. I suffered from ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder). Maybe that’s why she wanted my friends and me to play outside all the time. Anyway, I broke my arm wrestling when I was in grade school. I suffered from frequent colds, flu, runny noses, bloody noses, pulled muscles, cramps, aches and pains, vomiting, chicken pox and mumps. While I had the mumps, I was told that if I got out of bed I might not be able to “have children.” I didn’t have a clue what they were talking about, I wasn’t that worried about it, so I got up when no one was watching. When I looked in the mirror and saw the huge lump on my neck, I hoped that it wasn’t permanent.

I suffered from tonsillitis, so my tonsils were removed. I had cavities and other tooth problems so some of my permanent teeth were removed. My eyesight was poor which affected my reading so I was prescribed bifocals. I had chronic hemorrhoids and pulled muscles. While going to school at Oregon State University, I tried out for the football team. But during that time, I was sick for a number of weeks, couldn’t get over it, and I ended up turning myself into the infirmary. They gave me codeine and I slept for a day or so. When I was 21, I almost died from a ruptured appendix. I still remember my mom calling me that morning. I hurt so bad that I had to crawl to the phone on my hands and knees and when I answered it, my mom, without me saying anything except hello, said, “You get yourself to the hospital.”  Somehow moms just know when their kids are in trouble. I still do not remember anything after that phone call. I ended up in the hospital and spend months recuperating.

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Shary and I in our prime, shortly after I almost died of a ruptured appendix.

I say all that to make a point. I was not abnormal; I wasn’t unusually healthy nor did anyone consider me sickly. Most of my friends have similar stories as mine, which is the crux of my point. Most people are spending way too much time being sick. Since we changed our health care philosophy and started living biblically, we have eliminated almost all the above health problems, including broken bones. Most of our children never saw a doctor.

One of the first changes we made was to eliminate as much processed food from our diets as possible; especially white sugar and white flour. We replaced them with honey, raisins and wholewheat and other whole grains.

There are people who believe they are pleasing God by avoiding all meat, but the Bible tells us what meat we should eat and what meat not to eat.[5,6] There are people who tell us to avoid all grains but the Bible tells us that grains are a blessing. Jesus ate the meat the Bible recommends, Jesus ate bread made from grains the Bible recommends. Since we started following God’s advice by eating red meat and whole grains our health has been phenomenal. Shary is sixty-four and has given birth to 13 healthy kids. She can still out work most twenty year old girls. I turned sixty-five today, I have eliminated all the above physical problems I had when I was in my prime. I can do over fifty pushups without stopping and can do 150 with a few rests in between.  I couldn’t do that when I was  eating junk foods at the age of 18. I couldn’t do that when I was exercising and playing sports all the time. I can do it now that I eat wholewheat and avoid refined flours.

So what kind of wholewheat bread do we eat?

We started by buying store bought, “wholewheat bread”, but soon found that it wasn’t always wholewheat. Some of it was just white flour with food coloring. Some was wholewheat, but also had sugar, preservatives, dangerous food coloring, carcinogenic oils and chemicals. So, we decided to make our own bread. It was so good, that for a while, Shary was selling it to restaurants.

When most of the kids were still living at home, we used to make a batch of wholewheat bread once a week. A batch was 18, one and a half pound loaves. Our kids made toast and sandwiches out of that bread and sometimes just ate it plain.

So, what has God said about wholewheat and whole grains, verses refined flour?

Proverbs 23:1-2When you sit to dine with a ruler, note well what is before you, and put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony.    Do not crave his delicacies for that food is deceptive.”

  1. A) Note what is before you.
  2. B) Do not crave a ruler’s delicacies (dainties)
  3. C) That food is deceptive
  4. D) It’s worse if you are given to gluttony (overeating, or uncontrolled eating)
  5. E) If you eat it, you might as well cut your own throat.

In the past, only kings and government rulers could afford to eat refined foods. They were far too expensive for common people. Wealthy people could afford to purchase a delicacy called white flour. White flour was produced by laboriously breaking off the dark wheat germ part of the wheat cornel, leaving only the white part of the wheat, then grinding what was left into a finer more delicate flour. Pellagra used to be called the kings disease because it seemed that only kings and wealthy people came down with it. But when machines made it easy to mill out the wheat germ, and virtually everyone could afford white flour (flour without the dark wheat germ), pellagra became an epidemic among all people.

Pellagra has been halted because it is virtually impossible to get white flour that is not enriched with vitamins and minerals; the vitamins and minerals that were removed from the wheat in the milling process. Though pellagra has been halted, there are many other diseases that can be attributed to eating refined foods. Loma Linda College put out a filmstrip called the Great Grain Robbery. Their premise was that if someone took a twenty-dollar bill from you and gave you back $6, you wouldn’t call yourself enriched. When wheat is refined, over twenty nutrients are removed and enriched flour only replaces six. That food is deceptive. It looks good, it tastes good, it smells good but it is going to shorten your life and make you susceptible to a wide variety of diseases. To remove 20+ nutrients and replace them with 6 and then call that enriched flour, is a flat out lie. Whole wheat flour is far more enriched with vitamins and minerals and will give you and your family a fighting chance at living disease free like our family. Whole wheat will increase your odds of being as strong at 100 as Don Pellmann.

Wholewheat is better for you than white flower.

The farther you get from the way God packaged our food, the worse it is.  In an article published by Readers Digest, in August 2007, respected Harvard obesity researcher David Ludwig, stated that, “Whole foods…digest slowly and release nutrients into the body in a slow and sustained fashion. They include non-starchy vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts and grain products in their least processed state.”  In one study it was found that “obese young adults that secrete insulin rapidly and who were placed on a low-glycemic diet (whole foods), lost five times more weight than the other group and kept all the weight off throughout the 18 months of the study.” That is… the obese young adults that did not eat whole foods, but instead ate refined foods (white flour, refined sugars etc…), lost five times less weight and did not keep it off.[4]

There is a new health craze that believes gluten to be our biggest enemy. If you are gluten intolerant it may be that you are missing some other vital cofactors. If you eat all the foods the Bible suggests, and take the vitamins and minerals you are showing deficiency symptoms for (read Let’s Play Doctor), you may find you are no longer gluten intolerant. For people who love the Bible, and have been opposed to eating wholewheat, here are just a few scriptures that would suggest God is in favor of us eating wheat and other grains.

Wholewheat bread, is one of Gods best gifts to his children.

Luke 11:11-13 (NKJV)                                                                                      11 If a son asks for bread from any father among you, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish? 12 Or if he asks for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? 13 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!”

This is Jesus talking, and he is calling bread, fish and eggs, good gifts. Of all the things God could have chosen as an example of a good gift, he chose bread. It must be something special. But what kind of bread was Jesus talking about?

What kind of Bread does God approve of?

Psalm 81:16 (NKJV)                                                                                      16 He would have fed them also with the finest of wheat;
And with honey
from the rock I would have satisfied you.”

Ezra 6:9 (NKJV)                                                                                           And whatever they need—young bulls, rams, and lambs for the burnt offerings of the God of heaven, wheat, salt, wine, and oil, according to the request of the priests who are in Jerusalem—let it be given them day by day without fail,

Isaiah 28:25 (NKJV)                                                                                       When he has leveled its surface, does he not sow the black cummin
And scatter the cummin, plant the wheat in rows,
The barley in the appointed place, and the spelt in its place?

God specifically asks for wheat, honey, salt, olive oil, barley, cummin and spelt. He not only accepted these as offerings but a portion of the offerings were the food of the Levite clan and the priests. This is what God wanted them to eat. Aaron the first priest, lived on red meat and the bread made from these ingredients. Aaron live to the ripe old age of one hundred and twenty-three. Evidently this bread did not hurt him.

If you want to live long and strong you will need to eliminate refined foods and start eating bread made with wholewheat and these other ingredients. Some people have avoided these grains, because they have been bred for disease resistance and maximum yield, etc. They have been told that hybrid wheat is bad for them. We have not found that to be true. We have simply bought bulk, soft red wheat and hard red wheat, and we have eaten a lot of it.

Just eliminating processed flour and sugar and eating readily available wheat, has turned out to be a game changer for our family’s health. Below you will find Shary’s bread recipe. Shary and I used this recipe for years, this is what our kids practically lived on. We did freshly grind our own wheat before we made bread. This recipe makes 13 loaves of wholewheat bread, which our family could consume in approximately one week. Below there is also a two-loaf recipe for those of you who don’t need that much bread.

13 loaf recipe for  our 20 quart, commercial mixer.

4 quarts of very warm water or milk.

½ cup of salt.

3+ cups of honey.

½ cup of yeast.

You should have 8 quarts of wholewheat flour ready. You will not use all of it, but add it till you get the proper consistency. Slowly add fresh ground wheat till the dough cleans the inside of the mixing bowl. The dough should be tacky but not sticky.

Wholewheat commercial mixer.
on the kitchen counter is some finished wholewheat bread. In the cupboard is our built in, 20 quart, commercial mixer with a dough hook.

Above is a picture of our world WWI mixer. It was a real miracle the way we acquired it. We had been looking at mixers that size, which cost thousands, which we couldn’t afford. We saw this one at a Fort Stevens auction. We were going to bid on it and were prepared to go as high at a few hundred dollars, but a fire broke out in our neighborhood and we left the auction before it went up for bid. Later we found out it sold for scrap metal. We contacted the scrap man and he offered it to us for fifteen dollars. We made the dough hook, cleaned it up and have been using it for over thirty years.

Two loaf recipe for our 5 quart, Kitchenaid mixer.

This batch can be done without a mixer, by kneading the dough with your hands, but it is a lot of back breaking work.

1 ¾ cups of very warm water or milk

1 tablespoon of salt

1/3 cup of honey

1 tablespoon of yeast

Have 10 cups of wholewheat flour ready, you will probably not use all of it.

Detailed instructions on making wholewheat bread.

  1. Mix warm water, yeast, and 1/3 cup honey, in kitchen aid mixer. Add 2 cups whole wheat flour, and mix, let set for 30 minutes, or until big and bubbly.
  2. Mix in salt. Mix in 4 cups whole wheat flour until tacky but not real sticky. This may take an additional 2 to 4 cups of whole wheat flour. Add flour slower and slower till the flour cleans the inside of the bowl.  Let it sit till it doubles.
  3. Mix till the dough is knocked back down to normal size, then remove from the mixer.  Divide into 2 – 1 ½ pound loaves. Knead and fold into loaf shape, finish with the smooth side up.  Place in greased (use butter) 4×8 inch loaf pans.  Allow to rise until dough has topped the pans by one inch. This needs to be in a warm 72+ room with a towel over the pans to keep in the heat. Or, I preheat the oven to 100 degrees and then let them rise in the oven.
  4. Remove the pans from the oven and preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. When the oven is up to temperature put the loaves in for 25 to 30 minutes; do not overbake. Bake until the bottoms sound hollow when thumped.
  5. Lightly brush the tops of the wholewheat loaves with 2 tablespoons melted butter when done to prevent  from getting hard. Cool completely before bagging.
Wholewheat grinder and mixer with dough hook.
Our wholewheat grinder and Kitchenaid 5 quart mixer. The mixer is equipped with a dough hook.

Hope you enjoy God’s whole wheat bread as much as we have. During this Christmas holiday we also hope you enjoy the celebration of Jesus’ birth, which is God’s best gift to us.

If you have a different experience with wheat or other grains, please comment. Or if you have some supporting information or a testimony that would encourage us, we would love to hear from you. We love a good comment.

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

Biblical keys to health and longevity. 

 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 IS NOT TRYING TO KEEP IT A SECRET.

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

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

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

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

REFERENCES

  1. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/22/sports/a-bolt-from-the-past-don-pellmann-at-100-is-still-breaking-records.html?_r=0
  2. http://www.grainfreeliving.com/what-is-grain-free/
  3. https://www.growingbolder.com/donald-pellman-669884/
  4. https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/2015/12/16/dr-david-ludwig-clears-up-carbohydrate-confusion/
  5. http://wellnessgospel.net/index.php/2016/07/10/should-we-eat-red-meat/
  6. http://wellnessgospel.net/index.php/2016/10/23/mood-swings-sickness-pork/

Who stole the restaurant salt shakers?

Who stole the salt shakers

Who stole the restaurant salt shakers?

 salt 1     5

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.

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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

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  1. http://healthresearchfunding.org/17-shocking-heat-exhaustion-statistics/
  2. https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000056.htm
  3. August 2011 issue of the American Journal of Hypertension,
  4. Lets have healthy children” by Addelle Davis
  5. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/27/science/some-restaurants-reduce-salt-but-critics-call-moves-unnecessary.html?_r=0