Take Control of Your Health

When it comes to our health, we simply cannot accept claims at their face value. We have to dig below the surface and use all the resources available to us, including the commonsense God has given us as well as to seek true independent experts’ advice and other’s experiences, to determine what medical treatment or advice will be best for any of us in any given situation. Ultimately, we must come to the realization that with God’s help we are responsible for our health.

We actually have tremendous power to shape and direct our health, remembering that our thoughts, our environmental exposures, and our food choices all directly affect our health.

For instance, the best “cancer cure” is to prevent it from taking hold in the first place. Cancer cells can develop at any time, the stronger our immune system is, the less likely our cellular function will go bad and turn cancerous. Our diet is extremely important in keeping our immune system strong. One of the primary cancer-promoters is sugar. Cancer cells love sugar and use it to fuel their rapid proliferation. This includes ALL forms of sugar, including fructose and grains. The higher your blood glucose level, the more prolific the cancer cells will be. We need to realize that sugar is the breeding ground for any kind of disease.

Our diet is the one of the best ways to either feed or prevent cancer or any disease. Processed foods, soft drinks, red meat, trans-fats, and any food containing or contaminated with xenoestrogens promote cancer growth. Plant foods, particularly cruciferous vegetables and flax seeds, as well as many herbs and spices are cancer-preventive. Research has determined that beneficial fats of particular importance for cancer prevention are omega-3 and omega-9, which effectively slow down tumor growth in estrogen-sensitive cancers, such as those of the breast, prostate and colon.

Generally speaking, our diet should focus on fresh, whole, unprocessed foods that come from healthy, sustainable, local sources, such as small organic farms. For the highest nutrient content, you will want to make raw food a significant portion of your diet.

Here are ways to strengthen your immune system:

  1. Avoid as many chemicals, toxins, and pollutants as possible. Chemical overload can weaken our immune system. We need to get rid of as much toxic junk as we can. This includes harsh chemical household cleaners, soaps, personal hygiene products, air fresheners, bug sprays, lawn pesticides, insecticides and the rest. Replace them all with green, non-toxic alternatives.
  2. Eat fermented foods. Supporting your digestive system’s friendly flora with fermented foods helps your body work properly to avoid sickness.
  3. Exercise. Exercise helps reduce stress, improve sleep, promote blood flow, and helps our body eliminate waste. Exercise also improves the circulation of immune cells in our blood.
  4. Reduce stress. Stress weakens the immune system and impairs digestive function. It is imperative to our health and longevity that we address our emotional well-being. Stress has a direct impact on inflammation, and inflammation drives many of the chronic      diseases that kill people prematurely every day.
  5. Reduce sugar. Few substances are as harmful to the immunesystem as sugar, even too much natural sugar. Avoid sugary snacks and fruit juices.
  6. Sleep is very important. Getting proper sleep is critical, both in terms of getting enough sleep and sleeping during the right hours. The ideal sleeping hours are between 10 pm and 6 am which      gives us the 8 hours needed each day. Working against our biology by staying awake when we should be sleeping, or vice versa, interferes with natural hormone rhythms.
  7. Stay hydrated. Dehydration impairs the immune system. Hydrate with purified water, vegetable juices, and raw foods. Avoid caffeine, alcohol and soft drinks.
  8. Take vitamin D. If you’re indoors and missing the sun, you need vitamin D to protect your immune system.
  9. Take probiotics. Probiotics influence the activity of our cells, helping them to express in a positive, disease-fighting manner.
  10. Wash our hands. Many sicknesses and colds start when we infect ourselves by rubbing our eyes or nose or ears with contaminated hands.

We all have to become an active participant in our care and make sure we are making decisions that correspond with the knowledge and experiences God has given us and remembering always to go to Him first when we have needs.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”

Proverbs 3:5-6

“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.” 

Galatians 6:7


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