Lifestyle Support for Healthier Living
As a nation we have the highest rates of obesity, diet-induced disability, and diet-induced diseases in the world. Society is awash in producers of quantity (not quality), proprietors of fast foods (not good foods), and manufacturers of sweets (not sustenance). Societal suppliers are simply catering to societal appetites.
Premature aging and diseases begin to occur whenever inputs from outside or inside the body disrupt healthful cellular metabolism. For example, chemicals and pollutants that we are exposed to from the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat introduce toxins that come from outside the body. Toxins that originate within us are produced by our thoughts, emotions, actions, by microorganisms that aid in digestion, and by our cells as they do their work to maintain proper form and function.
Normal cellular form and function is compromised when toxins accumulate to a point of interfering with myriad chemical reactions that make up healthful cellular metabolism, often leading to a downward domino affect that results in accelerated aging. The human body operates by natural laws and is designed to cleanse, rebuild and heal itself 24/7. The most a healthcare provider can do is to intelligently support this innate ability. For example, a doctor can set a bone, but neither he nor medicine can mend the bone. The body alone mends and heals the broken bone. Cures are internal. Learning and applying what best supports the arrest and reversal of compromised conditions can result in the renewal of the body. The body’s inner ability to cleanse and renew is built into each cell, all tissues, each organ, and within each of the 12 body systems. As exposure to toxins rise, so do toxic emissions from your body. Various disorders and diseases occur as toxic inputs exceed toxic emissions. These include cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, bone-related disorders, muscle-related disorders, digestive disorders, cancers, respiratory illness, kidney disease, liver disease, hormonal imbalances, diminished skin health, diminished eyesight, diminished reproductive capacity, and so forth.
When the body cannot emit all toxins, it stores excesses in fatty regions where they do not disrupt cellular function. Toxins can be found in the fats that are interspersed between and around muscles and also within fats that surround your organs. The good news is that your body is designed to keep every cell as healthy as possible and undergoes full-body cleansing every second of your life. There is not a lot you have to do to encourage your body to cleanse, renew, and to thrive. Given sound rest, sound thoughts, sound emotions, fresh air, pure water, and the raw elements needed to sustain metabolic processes, the body is built to survive and thrive.
Most diseases, including obesity, can be prevented, arrested, and reversed by supporting maximum internal strength while at the same time minimizing unnecessary toxic loads. Under such conditions the body’s intelligence seeks only to renew itself to its ideal vitality potential. The idea that we can target a specific area for cleansing and renewal is false. The body cleanses and renews itself rather evenly and at a steady pace. Eyesight, kidney function, lungs, and various other organs and systems each improve simultaneously.
Diseases that take years to develop often take only six weeks to arrest (go into remission) but can require up to two years to fully reverse and heal, depending upon the severity of diminished health.
Since 2000 when I first receive these instructions, further instructions have been given to me from time to time to help me better understand His ways and what is required to operate His perfect plan for both body and spirit. Our greatest potential for health may only be realized as physical and spiritual laws of health are obeyed. We retain a remission of poor health as we remember the Lord always, obey His voice with exactness, and keep all His laws, statutes, and commandments.
God has a plan for each of us. The recommended 12-Step Plan deals primarily with physical laws of health. However step 12 of the plan includes instructions and a free booklet that has been written to help you lay hold upon the spiritual laws whereby a remission of poor health may be received and retained. Before going on to 12-Steps to Wholeness, let's review the story of Daniel:
The Israelite prophet Daniel was was taken into captivity in 605 BC at the time Babylon conquered Israel. He served Babylon’s kings as a counselor for 74 years and is known for his wise counsel, prophecies, and influence that led to the granting of permission for all Israelite slaves to return from Babylon to their homeland of Israel. As a young slave, Daniel found that the palace foods did not enable the physical and mental strength or wisdom he was accustomed to. He asked the keeper of the slaves if he and his Israelite friends could eat according to their Israelite customs rather than eat the king’s meat and drink the king’s wine. A 10-day test was set up to see how Daniel and his friends would fare if they were allowed to eat pulse instead of meat and to drink water instead of wine. They were also allowed to enjoy all the fresh seasonal produce they desired from the marketplace. According to the record, which is recognized as the first nutritional food trial recorded in the annals of history, as Daniel and his friends improved their diet they became wiser, stronger, and more physically active than all other palace slaves and were thereafter permitted to eat after the Jewish customs indefinitely.
Daniel was nearly 100 years old when the record ceases to mention his name in connection with his service to Babylon’s kings. It is likely that He would not have fulfilled his purposes on earth had his physical and mental strength been impaired by diet. Rather than becoming stronger, more active, and wiser than other slaves and counselors, he likely would not have lived as long and would have become obese, disabled, and diminished in body, mind, and spirit. His longevity as the king’s most trusted advisor would have been significantly curtailed, or may not have taken place at all.
Each of us can enable our divine health potential by following the example of the prophet Daniel who secured God’s everlasting promise of temporal and spiritual welfare and lived a long and productive life. As a nation we have forgotten God's laws of health and now experience the highest rates of obesity, disability, and self-inflicted, diet-induced diseases in the world. Sadly, most today overlook their health and thereby forfeit one of life’s most cherished possessions. Many who feel healthy do not realize what a blessing they have until they lose it. Many who lose their health cannot regain it because they do not know how to do so. Often, only those whose health undergoes a serious challenge are willing to consider a change in attitude toward physical and spiritual laws that enable vitality, longevity, and the ability to fulfill one’s greatest purposes in life.
With so much confusion regarding dietary recommendations today, as you get started with Daniel's Challenge, consider God's wisdom and trust in He who canst not lie and whose wisdom is greater than all the earth. From holy writ we find various writings about God's diet for man, which I have summarized into the simple paragraph that follows:
“All things which cometh of the earth including grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, seasonal fruits, vegetables, and animals are made for the benefit and use of man, both to please the eye and to gladden the heart; for food and for raiment, for taste and for smell, to strengthen the body and to enliven the soul."
To avoid diminished health from unnecessarily coming upon your body, meat of animals should be used only sparingly and with thanksgiving and judgment, and not to excess, neither by extortion (coercion). Moreover, it pleases God when man limits his use of animal-based foods to times of winter, cold, or famine.
Accept Daniel's Challenge to trust in God's dietary wisdom, and as you do so please enjoy each of the following supportive links to Daniel's Challenge: