Category: HEALTH


Full Recovery

(Jesus) told him, “Now you are well; so stop sinning, or something even worse may happen to you.”
(John 5:14 NLT)

Most people do not want to be close to sick people especially if they have a contagious disease but medical professionals treat these patients because they love to help people recover. In the Gospel of John chapter 5 there was a man that Jesus miraculously healed who had been sick for 38 years but the Lord was more interested in his spiritual health than in his physical health. The Lord Jesus came close to people to heal them from the terminal disease called sin. Full recovery is only possible when we repent from our sins and trust Jesus as the cure.

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Allergy Cure

“And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ”
(Philippians 1:9, 10 ESV)

Allergic rhinitis is a group of symptoms affecting the nose. These symptoms occur when exposed to an allergen such as dust, pollen or someone’s perfume.(1) When the nose is congested the sense of smell is adversely affected so that you can no longer distinguish between something that smells good and something that smells bad. Choosing the wrong activities or friends exposes us to spiritual allergens that adversely affects our ability to discern what is excellent and that which is offensive to God. The cure for allergies is to avoid the allergen altogether and we improve our spiritual discernment by not participating in things that are contrary to God’s Word.

(1)htpp://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000813.htm

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Blossoming Lives

“Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.”
(Deuteronomy 32:2 NIV)

I had a plant on my doorstep where I live that was nearly dead. I was away for a couple of weeks on vacation and the plant never received any water or sunlight. The poor plant was all brown and shriveled up. When I returned from my vacation I started to water the plant daily and put it in the sunlight. I also put used tea leaves in the soil of the pot to replace soil minerals. When a plant receives light from the sun and is watered daily with proper soil nutrients it blossoms. Some of our lives are all dry and shriveled up spiritually because we have been on a vacation from the God who gave us life. When our heart is illuminated to recognize the Savior Jesus as the Son of God and we receive daily water and nutrients from the truth of his Word our lives blossom.

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Passions and Desires

“For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.”
(Romans 8:13, Galatians 5:24 NIV)

I was at work recently celebrating a coworker’s birthday and of course there was a birthday cake. They cut the cake and started passing out pieces but I declined to eat my slice. I avoid cake because the average piece of cake has between 300 – 400 calories including about 20 grams of sugar and 20 grams of fat. Sure the cake may be delicious momentarily but soon after you pay the price feeling sluggish from a drop in blood sugar and your productivity rapidly diminishes. I chose to be healthy rather than satisfy my fleshly desires eating cake. For good physical health we exercise self control over the desires of our flesh and avoid putting junk food into our mouth. For good spiritual health we exercise self control over our tongue and avoid letting trash talk come out of our mouth.

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Feel Better

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
(1 John 1:9 ESV)

No one likes to suffer with the common cold. A sore throat with a fever quickly progresses to a runny nose with a cough. There are several home remedies that can help promote a faster recovery. Gargling with apple cider vinegar can relieve a sore throat. Taking vitamin C, zinc, and echinacea nutritional supplements decreases recovery time. Drinking plenty of water, decreasing stress, and getting extra rest will boost the immune system to fight the infection. The only good thing about being sick is feeling better. The improvements we make each day quickly illuminates the darkness of the previous days misery. What is even worse than being sick is living in sin. The only good part about living in sin is forgiveness. The blood of Jesus quickly cleanses the guilt of a life filled with unrighteousness. Feel better. Be better. Get Jesus.

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Wrinkle Free

“These dying bodies cannot inherit what will last forever. But let me reveal to you a wonderful secret. We will not all die, but we will all be transformed! But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
(1 Corinthians 15:50, 51, 57 NLT)

The market place is saturated with products that claim to prevent aging. Numerous lotions are available to improve external skin appearance and reduce wrinkles. Attempts are made to conceal wrinkles with cosmetics or by covering them with hair styles but wrinkles are best prevented from the inside out. A good circulatory system with nutritional supplementation and adequate hydration provides the correct environment for skin cell regeneration. We focus on external appearance instead of our internal health. The saving blood of Jesus and God’s Word combined with the Holy Spirit flowing within every believer is the best anti-aging program available working from the inside out for spiritual transformation. We’ll be wrinkle free in eternity if we let God renew us from the inside out.

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Healing Green

Immediately I was in the Spirit, and before me was a throne in heaven, and someone was sitting on it. The One who sat on the throne looked like precious stones, like jasper and carnelian. All around the throne was a rainbow the color of an emerald.
(Revelation 4:2, 3 NCV)

Researchers have found that consuming many cruciferous vegetables in the diet may help to prevent cancer.(1) Cruciferous vegetables are classified as the dark green colored leafy vegetables and are part of the Brassica genus of plants. The Bible says that the Lord is the One who heals us (Exodus 15:26) and He has promised to forgive all of our sins and heal all of our diseases.(Psalms 103:3) The One who heals us sits on the throne in heaven and chooses to surround Himself with an emerald green rainbow. The color green symbolizes new life and new growth. The most predominant color on the earth is green as the Lord chose to surround us with green plants and so the most predominant color on our dinner plates should be green. The Lord is the One who heals us as He reveals knowledge about the healing secrets of His creation.

1. Murillo G, Mehta RG. Cruciferous vegetables and cancer prevention. Nutrition and Cancer 2001;41(1-2):17-28.

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One Caring Body

The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ and God has put each part just where he wants it. Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.
(1 Corinthians 12:12,18 Romans 12:4-5)

When one of our body parts is not functioning correctly we first ask a trusted family member with experience to help us with our problem. When one of the members of the body of Christ is not functioning correctly they should go first to a trusted church member with spiritual experience to help them with their problem. “This makes for harmony among the members, so that all the members care for each other.” (1 Corinthians 12:25)

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The Good Life

My child, pay attention to what I say. Listen carefully to my words. for they bring life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body.
(Proverbs 4:20, 22 NLT)

Many people readily introduce toxic substances into their bodies in the form of drugs, alcohol or junk food because these make them feel good temporarily but they are reluctant to eat or drink anything healthy that makes them live in good health. Many people readily view media images or read materials that introduce spiritually toxic ideals into their thoughts because these make them feel good temporarily but they will not watch or read anything related to God’s holy Word in order to live in good morality. The good life is a choice both physically and spiritually.

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Coconut For Brains!

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above
(James 1:17 NKJV)

The coconut is very prevalent throughout the world and nearly one third of the world’s population depends on the coconut to some degree for their food and their economy.
The term coconut is derived from the Spanish word “cocos”, meaning “grinning face”, because of the three small holes on the coconut shell that resemble human facial features. Falling coconuts can be dangerous and an estimated 150 people each year sustain serious or fatal injuries from being struck on the head. Recent scientific research has indicated that coconut oil is good for treating brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia by providing an alternate energy source to brain cells in the form of ketones.(1) Coconut oil has been described as the “healthiest oil on earth”.(2) God has promised to provide us with all of our needs. Ironically, the Lord hides the treatment of brain disorders that make our behavior a little “nutty” inside a round skull shaped nut which resembles a human face and it falls down from above hitting us right where we need it. We go “nuts” with all of life’s difficulties but if we look above our problems to the Lord we will see His perfect gifts are already on the way down.

1) Ketone bodies as a therapeutic for Alzheimer’s disease. Future treatments in Alzheimer’s disease. 25th International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), March 10-13, 2010.
2)http://www.coconutresearchcenter.org/index.htm

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