Good Health


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Good health is a critical component of the last message because if you do not have a clear mind and sound body you are hampered in understanding and spreading the message. This presentation only brushes the surface of this vital topic.

We are waging a warfare upon which hang eternal results. We have unseen enemies to meet. Evil angels are striving for the dominion of every human being. Whatever injures the health, not only lessens physical vigor, but tends to weaken the mental and moral powers. Indulgence in any unhealthful practice makes it more difficult for one to discriminate between right and wrong, and hence more difficult to resist evil. It increases the danger of failure and defeat. {MH 128.3} Ellen G. White, The Ministry of Healing (1905), page 128, paragraph 3
I have made radical changes in my diet and have already experienced tremendous blessing. My weight dropped from 298 pounds to about 220. I lost an average of a pound a week. Stress in my life has increased greatly the last couple of years and I have slowly gained back about 20 pounds. The struggle to control appetite and weight never ends.

I thought being a vegetarian since I was 14 was enough to ensure my good health. I was almost vegan because I rarely drank milk or used eggs. My biggest downfall... cheese! I also learned modern agricultural methods have depleted most nutrients out of the overproduced crops and left only calories. Modern food processing also depletes nutrients and leaves only the calories.

Our bodies are starving for nutrition and we think we are hungry. We eat more of calories we don't need without getting the nutrition we do need. Sometimes we aren’t even hungry, we are thirsty. Drink a tall glass of water, when you are tempted to snack.

Laws of Health

How do we get and stay healthy? Follow the laws of health:

  • First and most important is to trust in divine power. Spiritual health contributes to good health.
  • Live a temperate life. Not practicing extremes, drugs or harmful life-styles. Especially avoid all common stimulants and depressants:
    • Coffee
    • Tea
    • Cola and other caffeine drinks
    • Chocolate
    • Refined sugars
    • Tobacco
    • Achohol in any form
  • Eat a healthy diet of natural foods, uncontaminated by processes, additives or genetic engineering.
  • Get proper rest. (7-8 hours a day are the ideal minimum)
  • Get moderate exercise. (30 min. of a brisk walk, or the equivalent, should be taken each day.)
  • Breathe deeply of plenty of clean, fresh air.
  • Drink an abundance of clean water.
  • Sunshine when possible.
  • Keep a positive outlook.

Healthy Diet

A healthy diet will consist mostly of raw unprocessed fruits, grains, nuts, and vegetables. Processed food loses nutritional value and becomes just calories. Factory processed food has all kinds of chemicals added to it. Read ingredients and avoid added sugar and salt like poison. Moderate use of raw honey is a suitable alternative because it is sweeter (use less) and more nutritious. Moderate use of sea salt is a suitable alternative. Cooking should be used only when necessary to hydrate dried foods. Frozen foods are acceptable but only warm, do not overheat. Steaming or stir-fry (minimal oil or water) is best. Do not cook with an excess amount of water because you do not want to discard the water, which is full of nutrients, after cooking.

Again and again I have been shown that God is trying to lead us back, step by step, to his original design, --that man should subsist upon the natural products of the earth. Among those who are waiting for the coming of the Lord, meat-eating will eventually be done away; flesh will cease to form a part of their diet. We should ever keep this end in view, and endeavor to work steadily toward it. I cannot think that in the practice of flesh-eating we are in harmony with the light which God has been pleased to give us. All who are connected with our health institutions especially should be educating themselves to subsist on fruits, grains, and vegetables. If we move from principle in these things, if we as Christian reformers educate our own taste, and bring our diet to God's plan, then we may exert an influence upon others in this matter, which will be pleasing to God. {CTBH 119.1} Ellen G. White, Christian Temperance and Bible Hygiene (1890), page 119, paragraph 1

Nutritious Green Breakfast Shake

This highly nutritious shake is based on mostly raw unprocessed foods selected for freedom from genetic manipulation, overproduction, and wide ranges of mineral and vitamin content. This is suitable as a meal all by itself. We have this for breakfast almost every morning. It takes less than ten minutes to make.

All ingredient amounts are only approximate. Vary according to taste and availability:

  • 1 1/4 cup (1/2 can) Pineapple Chunks in 100% Pineapple Juice (no sugar added)
  • 1/4 cup Raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed
  • 1 cup canned or fresh pineapple juice (or apple)
  • Large handful of fresh (or 1/2 cup compacted frozen) spinach or any other garden greens such as comfrey, chickweed, kale, dandelion, chard, ...
  • small handful fresh (or 1/2 cup compacted frozen) parsley
  • 2 Tablespoons Soy Lecithin granules
  • 1 - 3 Tablespoons Flaxseed oil (high in the vital Omega-3 fatty acid), cold-pressed High Lignan (Barleans)
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 Tbsp. raw honey (optional)

Toss all ingredients into a blender, cold where possible, and blend at high speed. This makes it highly digestible and releases the chlorophyll in the greens.

This recipe makes 2 to 4 servings depending on appetite. Do not hesitate to eat/drink a lot. Remember how important it is to have a substantial breakfast.

Ingredient amounts can be varied for desired taste and consistency. Liquid volume can be changed to range from a spooned shake to a quick drink. Toss in some almonds or other things to make it more chewable or a spooned shake.

Optional ingredients to mix and match for taste and variety.

Mint leaves
Apple
Cherry
Strawberry
Blueberry

Make only what you will consume immediately as it will not keep, even with refrigeration, beyond 24 hours at the most.

Fresh greens are great but frozen is a lot easier to use. Fresh parsley in bulk can be washed, dried and frozen for ease of use.

Flaxseed must be ground fresh in a coffee grinder just before use.

I have also started adding kelp powder for iodine and other trace minerals.

I keep even the cans of pineapple in the refrigerator to keep them cold.

Nutritional Supplements

There are other basic vital nutritional supplements ignored by modern medicine. Iodine, magnesium, and sulfur are major common nutritional components missing out of food because of agricultural overproduction.

MSM is an organic sulfur. You need 1/2 teaspoon to a tablespoon a day. You can put some in the green breakfast shake. This is best when you use honey or Stevia because MSM can be bitter. Tablets are easiest to take but powder is cheaper and can be dissolved in water. Swallow quickly!

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Revised 2015-08-21