Sunday, January 4, 2009

You Are What You Eat--Part 2

Note to reader: when reading something that is very "off" to what you have traditionally believed in, it is only natural to get defensive and discount information. However, please take to heart this Bible verse: "My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry," James 1:19. Please read this BLOG in its entirety, and know that the writer originally had these thoughts as well. Thank you.

In Be Healthy and Happy by Dr. M.H.Tabb on pg 24 & 25, it says "Do not be a fool about disease. Find out the truth (2 Tim. 2:15) and then live by it (Jn. 8:32)" and also "The body does not produce disease. All disease has a cause behind it (Prov. 26:2). All disease is caused either by something entering the body which should not be there (toxins, chemicals, germs, smoke), or by vital nutrients being deprived from the body, or by a combination of the two. The cause of degenerative disease is nutritive by nature. (The answer to children who are born sick or diseased is to be found in the state of health of their parents:" "He (the Lord) punishes the children and their children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation." Exodus 34:7 )

WOW! HOW POWERFUL IS ALL OF THOSE COMMENTS ARE! Of course, if we all followed this idea, then we would have to be held accountable for our own health--and IT IS EASIER to follow the modern idea that our health is what just HAPPENS to us instead. BUT let's, forget the past and look to the future: you can be the only one to improve the conditions your body is currently in by how you continue to eat!

Now, please do not take any of this out of context, because I am not judging anyone, and I do not say that so-and-so has this health problem because of what they eat...I am a very compassionate person towards people who are suffering! I grew up knowing full well what is was like to be living in an achy, sore and diseased body....ask any one of my school friends how sick I was! I ALSO realize that some people have not connected eating habits to health, while others listen to what many other people in this country say about our health, and still others received diseases from past generations....why condone what I was doing myself only a few years back? After all, only a 3 years ago, I used to make cinnamon rolls every Sunday morning for breakfast, while alternately buy donuts for other days, order pizza at least once a week, make boxed meals the rest of the week, and enjoy snack cakes and cherry coke throughout the week as afternoon snacks. (The phospheric acid, alone in soda drinks decalcifies the body, Tabb, pg 53)

One believer may say, "well, we are not under the dietary laws of the Bible anymore, so why would God disagree with us ingesting 'common food' nowadays?" That is true for salvation purposes, but for sanctification and Service purposes the dietary laws still have a purpose. "The dietary regulations of the scripture are not legally binding on the Christian as concerning salvation. A Bible believing Christian would not think of putting tobacco....into the temple of God (our bodies)....why not? These defile the temple! But is that not the same argument we should use concerning the eating of unclean (foods)?"(pg 97, Tabb) For in the Bible it reads:, "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;" 1 Corinthians 6:19 and when we eat these foods to gratify our desires then our bodies will start to break down at an earlier age than intended.

SO when some people say "God, I will follow you with all my heart and all my soul and keep your commandments," what they may actually mean : "God, we will keep your commandments by praising you, reading the Bible, going to church, and we will ask you to bless our meals, but when it comes to the food itself, all bets are off. I can't give up the foods I've been eating for __ years, much less deal with those cravings I'll get from not eating them! So during my meal time just close Your eyes until I'm done eating the foods You wouldn't agree with." Most people don't even realize that they are asking God to bless the chemicals, preservatives and other additives included in our highly processed food nowadays when they pray for God to bless the food they choose to eat....God would probably not agree with these things we put in our bodies, so why should he bless it? IT IS ONLY NATURAL FOR PEOPLE TO OVERLOOK THESE ADDITIVES OR THEIR EFFECTS ON THE BODY, though, since 150 YEARS AGO FOOD DID NOT INCLUDE THESE ADDITIVES! The additives have been slowly added over the past century without our concent, and without long-term studies on their possible effects! But we know they are in there, and our bodies will hold us accountable for what we put inside them on a daily basis.

It is surely a choice given to us, and it may seem impossible with the lifestyles we are currently living in. However, we can take comfort in knowing that everyone first started out as we are .... with our ancestor's genes, in a world full of foods that harm us rather then heal and prolong our lives. The good foods are out there, you just have to search for them! But keep in mind, it is not the meal itself that will cause long-range health issues, but the regular diet of eating them back-to-back that will take off years of your "intended length" of life God gave you! So, making a slow transition, while eating these things occasionally will not harm us, if we start doing it in moderation instead of on a daily basis.

Yes, it was quite a lifestyle change to how I eat now, but I now feel better than I ever have, while also being able to fulfill my purpose in life better and for a longer time! I'm not saying that I won't die of cancer, heart disease or another problem, but I am doing my part to considerably lower my chances of these things happening to me. Do your part and your maker will smile at you for your efforts!

The book Be Healthy and Happy by Dr. M.H.Tabb has over 900 scripture references in it and is a study of God's methods of preventing and curing all degenerative disease. I absolutely LOVE my copy of the book, and would encourage you to purchase a copy for yourself as well by clicking on the book title link. For only $7, it's such a valuable resource to have on hand!

In Christ, The Whol-E-Herbster

******The information in this BLOG is strictly for educational purposes. It should not be used to treat, diagnose, or prescribe for a condition you feel you may have. If you have any health concerns, you should see a competent medical practitioner. ******

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