Posted by: godswaytohealth | July 2, 2012


Plants were the main source of remedies for healing in biblical times, and both the Old and New Testaments have references to plants and herbs. Hippocrates advised treating disease with diet, fasting, herbs, exercise to name a few. 

Nowadays, we go through life, or better yet, are conditioned to accept conventional medicine as the key to staying healthy. What happened to natural therapies and the plants God gave us that have been used for thousands of years to treat disease? Sadly they have been replaced with pharmaceutical drugs that have numerous warnings on their labels, because they are there to supposedly cure one thing but end up damaging six or seven other.  

Let’s take a look at what has changed in the last 100 years. 



People as recent as 100 years ago did a lot of demanding physical work, exercised and walked a lot. Today our bodies perform many effortless tasks with the movement of our wrist. We use our cars to drive everywhere we go, even to our mailbox.
Our diet used to be centered on whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, pure water and simple proteins. Now people consume refined, devitalized grains, pesticide laden fruits and vegetables, fluoridated water, caffeine   rich teas, coffee, sodas, dead pre-packaged foods and heavily poisoned proteins.
Drugs were unheard of. Today people take “recreational” and prescribed drugs like it was candy.
People were exposed to clean air and clean water. Today people are exposed to toxic chemicals and radiation in the air. Rivers, streams and oceans are polluted.
Stress was basically unheard of; you worked hard all day and got plenty of exercise, ate well and had a good night sleep. Today people are subjected to increased   mental and emotional stress through failed relationships, workplace trauma   and peer pressure. Nothing goes fast enough, as we notice by the impatient attitude of many, i.e. (Road-rage).

We need to remember that God designed our body to protect itself from any serious threat and to heal itself if we change our ways and give it a chance.

The problem is that when our body gets so over burdened, clogged and suppressed it can no longer maintain its harmony and disease starts. 

The dictionary defines disease as: any abnormal condition that interferes with its vital physiological processes, caused by pathogenic microorganisms, parasites, unfavorable environmental or nutritional factors, etc.

Here are some additional causes for disease:  

  • We accumulate toxins due to a bad diet,
  • Circulation begins to suffer because of the accumulation of cholesterol in our veins.
  • Lack of exercise along with a bad diet = poor elimination,
  • Bad diet plus no exercise contributes to weight gain which puts stress on all our organs.

Our meat-based, junk-food diet reduces our vitality, leads to nutritional deficiencies, clogged arteries and eventually degeneration of our tissues. Furthermore, we constantly ingest artificial chemicals and artificial colors, enormous amounts of pesticides and synthetic fertilizers, which change the natural balance of the soil, causing our bodies to work even harder to detoxify.

Remember: “It’s not what you do some of the time that counts; it’s what you do all of the time that counts.” Therefore, make being healthy a daily habit in your life. “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 10:31)


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