Biblical look at the Netflix documentary “WHAT THE HEALTH”

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A Biblical perspective on the Netflix documentary, “WHAT The HEALTH”

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My daughter-in-law Anya, came to me the other day and asked me to watch the Netflix documentary, “What the Health”, she said that it is super popular right now and a lot of her friends have changed their diets after watching it. Now, they are  wondered why she and her family still eat meat and dairy products, because, “WHAT The HEALTH” clearly shows how bad meat and dairy products are”. Anya asked me to give some kind of rebuttal, because frankly, she didn’t know what to say to all of her friends who had seen the movie, and because she knows that we have always eaten a lot of meat, dairy and eggs and our family is very healthy.

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Kip Anderson
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Leonardo DiCaprio

According to WHAT THE HEALTH creators, Kip Anderson and Leonardo DiCaprio…

“What The Health is a groundbreaking documentary. The film follows intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the secret to preventing and even reversing chronic diseases. What the Health exposes the collusion and corruption in government and big business that is costing us trillions of healthcare dollars, and keeping us sick.”

The movie is backed by actor Leonardo DiCaprio and is getting a fantastic reception here in the U.S. and changing the way America eats.

The basic message of the movie, WHAT The HEALTH.

  • We have a lot of disease in the U.S.; Cancer, diabetes, heart disease etc.
  • Processed foods are contributing to the problem.
  • Sugar and high carbohydrate diets are not the problem.
  • Meat and Dairy products are the biggest reason for disease.
  • The meat and dairy industry is destroying the planet.
  • Becoming a Vegan is the solution.

When we first got interested in eating healthy we were pulled to and fro by all the “expert voices”.

We heartily agree with the first two messages in the documentary but disagree with the last four. When we first got interested in eating healthy we were pulled to and fro by all the “expert voices”. The Bible calls it “winds of doctrine” they blow every which way. We even tried being vegetarians for a while, but we found that all the voices were not singing in harmony. They actually contradicted each other on a daily basis. So who were we going to believe? We finally decided to let God be the judge as to what is healthy and what is not, what we should eat and what we shouldn’t. That is when I quit getting sick and when we quit needing doctors and medicine altogether. My wife Shary says that her friends often ask her what medications she takes. Here answer is “none”, we don’t want or need them.

WHAT The HEALTH suggests we not eat…

  • Any type of meat, (beef, poultry, fish, etc).
  • Dairy products of any kind, (Milk, butter, cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt, etc). This includes goats milk and they even suggested that human milk was dangerous to babies.
  • Any type or form of Eggs.

What does the Bible say?

The authors of “WHAT THE HEATH”, believe that eating animal products is not only unhealthy but immoral. Obviously, God does not agree, since none of the great men and women in the Bible were vegans. Able ate meat but Cain did not.  Moses ate meat, Samuel ate meat. David ate meat, all of the priests ate meat. Most of them lived to be more than 100 years old. Jesus and the disciples ate meat. Abraham ate meat and dairy and offered meat and dairy products to God and his angels before they destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. And… wait for it… they ate meat and dairy products!

 Genesis 18:1-8      

      Now the LORD appeared to him (Abraham) by the oaks of Mamre, while he was sitting at the tent door in the heat of the day. When he lifted up his eyes and looked, behold, three men were standing opposite him; and when he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them and bowed himself to the earth, and said, “My Lord, if now I have found favor in Your sight, please do not pass Your servant by. “Please let a little water be brought and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree; and I will bring a piece of bread, that you may refresh yourselves; after that you may go on, since you have visited your servant.” And they said, “So do, as you have said.” So Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah, and said, “Quickly, prepare three measures of fine flour, knead it and make bread cakes.” Abraham also ran to the herd, and took a tender and choice calf and gave it to the servant, and he hurried to prepare it. He took curds and milk and the calf which he had prepared, and placed it before them; and he was standing by them under the tree as they ate.

 Our experience, eating meat and dairy products.

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If WHAT The HEALTH teaches was true, our family would look more like this.

WHAT The HEALTH tries to make the case that beef, chicken, turkey, fish, milk, cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese and eggs are very bad for us and the reason people are getting diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Our family has been consuming these foods as the foundation of our diets for over 40 years. About 40 years ago we began to eliminate highly processed foods, especially sugar. Then we started eating more Biblical; (Red meat, milk, butter, cheese, eggs and poultry, the result is that none of us have diabetes or heart disease.

When all of our kids lived at home.

When all the kids lived at home, our family consumed 6 gallons of milk a day and ate innumerable eggs. We never paid for health insurance and never needed it. Most of our children never saw a doctor while living with us and following Biblical dietary habits. Shary gave birth to 13 healthy babies. We then raised those babies to be very healthy children and adults. So far those 13 children have raised 48 very healthy grandchildren.

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Shary stayed healthy and produced thirteen healthy babies eating eggs, meat. and drinking lots of milk.

For an in-depth look at what the Bible and science says about meat, eggs, milk, butter, salt, and processed foods, just go to our website, wellnessgospel.net and use the search option for the food item you want to research.

In Conclusion

The Bible does encourage fasting for limited periods of time. We believe there are spiritual and physical benefits to fasting. Eating a vegan diet can produce beneficial results if done for a short time, but making this a permanent lifestyle change will shorten your life. In our research we have never found a lifelong vegan or vegetarian, that made it to the 100 year mark. Conversely, all of the super-centenarians and oldest living persons, ate meat, eggs and drank milk and lots of it.

ONCE AGAIN, WE BELIEVE THE ONLY WAY TO EXCEPTIONAL EMOTIONAL, SPIRITUAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH, IS TO SPEND TIME EACH DAY LISTENING TO THE GREAT PHYSICIAN, 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

REFERENCES

  1. WHAT THE HEALTH trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jf44vLndiRM
  2. Debunking WHAT THE HEALTH http://nationalpost.com/life/food/why-netflix-documentary-what-the-health-has-got-nutritional-advice-very-very-wrong/wcm/054ced0f-08a0-4c96-9bee-7a868cda405d

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

 

 

Childbirth part ll; Nutrition and exercises for an enjoyable pregnancy!

Childbirth and pregnancy

Childbirth and pregnancy are not a pleasant experience for many women!

Childbirth and pregnancy

 

When Shary was just beginning to consider teaching childbirth classes, a dear friend of ours, Betty Warren, called one night and asked Shary  to come to the hospital, a friend of ours from church was having a really hard time in first stage labor and Betty thought Shary might be able to help. Betty was one of the OB nurses at Forest Grove Community Hospital, she had also been our childbirth instructor. So Shary headed right over to see what she could do. When Shary got there our friend was jumping out of bed with each contraction, grabbing the end of the hospital bed, start rocking and yelling. (By the way, this is not the best technique for first stage labor, we’ll talk more about that next week)  While she was yelling in pain her husband sat reading the newspaper and her mother sat near her,  saying, “This is just one of those things you just can’t get out of”.

So often, as we began to teach childbirth classes, we were told that many of the common problems with pregnancy were unavoidable. We were assured that you just have to suffer through these things. Often this advice came from doctors but it also came from family members, friends and even well-meaning clergy. But, over and over we found people who had discovered solutions to those problems. We would try the things they suggested, and more often than not, their ideas worked. We believe the Bible when it says, “God will remove all sickness from you.”(Exodus 23:25-27)That means that there is a solution to every disease, we just need to preserver and find out what that solution is.

Some of the common ailments associated with childbirth, we were told, have no cure. Toxemia, stretch marks, constant back pain, varicose veins, permanently damaged stomach muscles, permanently damaged kegal muscle, heartburn, high blood pressure, cesarean-section and seizures to name a few, were said to be normal. It is no wonder most women don’t want to have babies; who could blame them? But, over and over we found people who had discovered solutions to those problems and that is a big reason we, and many of our students, continued to have children when others have decided it just isn’t worth the trouble.

Genesis 1:27-28a
“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. 28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.”

Psalm 127:3-5a
Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him.
4 Children born to a young man are like arrows in a warrior’s hands.
5 Happy is the man whose quiver is full of them!”

God wants us to have children, but all the “common” problems modern women have in childbirth make it almost crazy to consider.

So did God have a better plan? Sure he did, not only did he want us to be fruitful and multiply but he said that people who have many children are blessed and happy. He also said that if we would listen to his advice and follow his laws he would remove all disease from us, he would bless our wombs, none would miscarry and he would give us a full lifespan.

So what have we found that would help you have a relatively problem free birth?

First, in childbirth, what you eat is your main priority!

If you gave your home builder some straw and asked him to make you a house you would end up with a home like the one the big bad wolf blew down!

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If you gave your home builder, good lumber, bricks and mortar, he could build you a house the big bad wolf couldn’t blow down.

Childbirth, pregnancy and nutrition

The same thing is true when making a baby, if you give your body materials like what is pictured below; your body cannot build a healthy baby, nor can it keep you healthy while it is trying to create this new life. One of the reasons so many people miscarry, or give birth to babies with birth defects, is because their  bodies simply didn’t have the raw materials necessary to do the job. Proverbs 23:1-3 says, “When 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.”

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Babies bodies are primarily made up of calcium and protein. Milk is a high-quality source of calcium and eggs are the best protein you can consume.

Childbirth, pregnancy and nutrition

The basis for a great pregnancy diet is 1 quart of milk and two eggs each day. This gives your body the basics for building a healthy baby. For more detail check out this link. http://wellnessgospel.net/index.php/2017/02/18/childbirth-part-l/

Secondly, there are exercises that will make childbirth much more enjoyable and get you back into your pre-pregnant condition right after the birth.

Exercises for comfort, health and beauty.

1. Tailor sitting as often as possible, will help you limber up for birth. Shary actually took the legs off our dining room table with our first pregnancy. We ate tailor sitting on the floor, not my favorite position. Later, she let the rest of us sit on chairs while she ate sitting on a trunk, pulled up to the table.

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2. Squatting. When you go to pick up your kids toys or maybe even your husband’s cloths, squat down instead of bending over. Women who are comfortable squatting, find birthing much easier and are less likely to tear during birth. It is also much better for your back, which means fewer problems later in life.

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3. Pelvic rocks, 40, 40 and 80. Do 40 in the morning, 40 at noon, and 80 before you go to bed at night. This is truly the secret weapon of childbirth exercises. It solves many of the common problems associated with pregnancy, delivery and post-partum. Pelvic rock exercises, if done as prescribed, can eliminate back problems in pregnancy. They also help get the baby in the proper position for birth and will produce a flat stomach right after the birth. Pelvic rocks are done on your hands and knees by rotating your pelvis all the way down and then all the way up, for one pelvic rock. Speed is not the goal, rotating as far down as possible and as far up as possible is where the benefit comes. You are literally dropping the baby down and out of the birth canal and then pulling the baby back up tight. This strengthens the stomach muscles so that after the birth your stomach will be back to normal. When these muscles are strengthened, they take pressure off your back and the ligaments that hold the baby in place, making pregnancy much more enjoyable.

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4. Sleep or nap in the side running position at least 8 hours a day. Your body needs rest in order to keep you healthy and make a healthy baby. Lay on your side with your bottom leg straight and your upper leg bent. This is the best position for you and your baby. Sleeping on your back actually constricts the blood flow to the baby and sleeping on your stomach is never advised. Sleeping on your stomach simply becomes less possible the more pregnant you get. One time at the beach Shary had me dig her a hole in the sand so she could put her stomach in it. Her plan was to get some sun on her back, as you might guess, it didn’t work very well.
5. Aerobics, 2 mile walk, 5-6 days a week. Any exercise that elevates your heart rate and increases your breathing, is a benefit to pregnancy and childbirth. But, we have found that walking is almost a fool-proof way to assure a quick easy birth. Whenever we hear about a very easy and quick birth we ask what kind of exercise the mother did, almost every time we are told they walked outdoors a lot. So if you want an easy, no complications birth, this is a must.
6. Kegel, 10 times each urination or at least 100 times a day. There are several reasons why it is important to exercise this muscle. First, you need to have control of the muscle during the actual birth. When you relax the muscle, the baby is able to come more quickly. This exercise helps you to become aware of the muscle when it is relaxed, and when it is tense. If this muscle has been exercised and is in good tone at birth, it will stretch as the baby’s head comes through, like a rubber band. If it is in poor shape, it will be drug down the birth canal with the baby, and in the case of an episiotomy, it may be cut. Second, it improves the ability of the muscle to return to normal bladder and rectal control after the birth. Third, it makes intercourse more comfortable and improves a mother’s ability to achieve vaginal orgasm after giving birth. This muscle also keeps the bladder in the proper position. Many women complain that their bladder has dropped after birthing and has never returned to it’s normal condition, causing life long problems. The design of the western style toilet makes this even worse. Most other cultures squat when they go to the bathroom. The modern invention of the Squatty Potty was developed to solve this problem.

Childbirth, pregancy and exercises

Directions for Kegel exercises;
a. Practice when you are urinating by spreading your legs and tightening the vagina, stopping the flow of urine so that you are letting out only a teaspoon at a time.
b. Try squeezing the sides of the vagina together: squeeze from the bottom up, rather than starting with the abdomen which is at the top.
c. The rectum will squeeze together as you are squeezing the vagina. This is perfectly normal and, in fact, cannot be avoided.
d. Squeeze the vagina together slowly, and when you are squeezing full strength, hold to a count of three. Give a final short squeeze before relaxing, even though you may already think you are squeezing full strength. It is alright to use the abdomen during this “last effort”.
e. Relax the muscle, count to three, and relax again. The idea is to be able to get as much movement in the muscle as possible, hence the maximum contraction and the maximum relaxation. This builds the muscle strength quickly.
f. It is important to do the exercises throughout the day rather than all at tone time. Good times are morning, prior to arising, evening at bedtime, and times in between when you go to the bathroom. Other than those done while urination, the exercises should be done either lying flat or while standing.

Thirdly, miscellaneous tips!

a. To combat stretch marks, varicose veins or hemorrhoids, take 4 mg copper each day.
b. To specifically combat varicose veins, increase pelvic rocking, elevate legs at ten minute intervals, do foot circles, leg stretches and take Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopheral is the only type that works).
c. For leg cramps, point your heel till it stops and increase your calcium intake.
d. For heartburn, do not take antacids or baking soda, they destroy your B vitamins (energy vitamins). Eat slower, frequent, small meals throughout the day; sugar makes it worse. Place your hands on your ribs and take deep breaths to separate your ribs.
e. If you are having some problems in pregnancy that we did not cover or you have a friend or loved one who is having pregnancy issues, send us a comment and we will do our best to get you an answer.

This series on childbirth and pregnancy includes the following topics:

Part l    Nutrition

Part ll   Nutrition and exercises for a more comfortable pregnancy and birth

Part lll First stage, husband coached Childbirth. What you believe about birth will determine how it goes.

Part llll Transition

Part V   Second stage and post-partum

Part VI Nursing, sleeping and circumcision,

Part VII  The V approach to raising kids.

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 rare. We also do it, because we see thousands of good Christians who are miserable, or 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. “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 under each book title.

References
1. The Bradley Method of Childbirth      http://www.bradleybirth.com/
2. Purchase Squatty Potty         https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/squatty-potty-reg-ecco-toilet-stool/3250796skuId=42494126&mcid=PS_googlepla_nonbrand_baby_&product_id=42494126&adpos=1o1&creative=43742625109&device=c&matchtype=&network=s&gclid=CMvBgaTcqdICFQmNaQodUQYMFw
3. Why Squatty Potty http://heavy.com/entertainment/2014/11/squatty-potty-poop-toilet-stool-shark-tank-products-season-6-100th-episode/

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!

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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

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

Ice cream, junk food or health food

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4ztYjFxwmI

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.

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

ic cream 4OK, that’s not me, but it could have been. According to John chapter 1 and Hebrews 1:2; Jesus created the heavens and the earth and everything in them. Everything includes Man and Food for man. His instructions are in the Word for our benefit. Happy eating.

If you believe God knows best, join us and the Wellness Gospel team and spread the word, share this with your friends on social media and may God bless you richly. if you want to keep improving your health and like this kind of biblical, scientific information, then I would like to recommend three must-read books.

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

You can get all these books at Amazon.com

  1. http://www.naturalnews.com/023849_ice_cream_chemicals_health.html
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ5TMj4c5FE Ice-cream that doesn’t melt
  3.  http://sweets.seriouseats.com/2013/08/how-many-eggs

Milk the most nutritious drink on the planet!

milk does a body good.

super food

Taken from  Fox news bulletin  http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2016/07/26/is-next-big-superfood   2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How did these kids grow up without broken bones?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

from herd  and  flock.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You can get all these books at Amazon.com

  1. https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002412.htm according to us natioal library of medicine
  2. foxnews.com/leisure/2016/07/26/is-next-big-superfood
  3. http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2014/02/12/275376259/the-full-fat-paradox-whole-milk-may-keep-us-lean
  4. http://www.empowher.com/bones-amp-joints/content/has-arthritis-become-growing-epidemic
  5. “Dead Doctors Don’t Lie” Lecture by Dr. Joel Wallach