Worldwide, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have increased dramatically in the last century. "NCDs include mainly heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and chronic respiratory diseases."1
"Anything that lessens physical strength enfeebles the mind and makes it less capable of discriminating between right and wrong. We become less capable of choosing the good and have less strength of will to do that which we know to be right."12
"Our bodies are built up from the food we eat. There is a constant breaking down of the tissues of the body; every movement of every organ involves waste, and this waste is repaired from our food. Each organ of the body requires its share of nutrition. The brain must be supplied with its portion; the bones, muscles, and nerves demand theirs. It is a wonderful process that transforms the food into blood and uses the blood to build up the varied parts of the body; but this process is going on continually, supplying with life and strength each nerve, muscle, and tissue."5
According to Dr. Synove Knutsen, 15%* less chronic diseases are found among vegetarians when compared to non-vegetarians. Beyond the resistance to many diseases, competitive athletes, have known for years that animal fat and protein is something to be kept at a minimum when trying to build endurance. In general, they engage in a practice known as "carbohydrate loading." Such approaches are based on years of research in the area of sports medicine.
Beyond endurance to diseases and athletic strength, a plant-based diet (alkaline in nature) has shown to significantly increase your life expectancy. Dan Buettner, National Geographic Fellow and New York Times bestselling author, is the man responsible for discovering the world's Blue Zones. His findings were published in National Geographic Magazine on the November 2005 edition, under the heading, "Secrets of Long Life." Blue Zones is a concept used to identify a demographic and/or geographic area of the world where people live measurably longer lives. Among 5 of the longevity hotspots of the world, Buettner identified Loma Linda California, where he zeroed in the lifestyle habits of a religious community of 22,000, known as "Seventh-Day Adventist Christians who lead the country by an average of 8-15 years in their life expectancy." Our secret: a strong belief that "ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you", and that we honor God by taking care of something that belongs to Him.
What is the origin of this diet? We believe the diet is as ancient as humanity, referenced in Genesis 1:29 as follows: "Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food,"" and Genesis 3:18: "It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field." A simple translation clarifies the diet consists of: grains, fruits, nuts, and vegetables. The diet is later modified in the Bible for legitimate reasons, but the blessings on that recipe continues to stand the test of time. For recipes, click here.
*The vegetarians used in this study were vegetarians for only two years. The percentage increases significantly otherwise.
"Researchers McGinnis and Foege recently analyzed the root causes of what Americans die from and published their findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The nine leading causes of death were largely related to lifestyle choices:
"An overwhelming amount of scientific research clearly demonstrates that our daily choices affect our likelihood of living a long and healthy life. Many erroneously believe that inherited traits (genetic factors) are the primary factors determining their quality of life and how long they will live. For the vast majority of us, our health is primarily dependent on the two lifestyle choices above.
"The relation that exists between the mind and the body is very intimate. When one is affected, the other sympathizes. The condition of the mind affects the health to a far greater degree than many realize. Many of the diseases which humanity suffer are the result of our mindsets."10 In fact, "90% of our illnesses are originated by our mindset"11. The good news is that stress can be managed; to start, distinguish if your stress is resulting from events you can, or can't control:
"Our way of life is related to our way of death"
The Framingham Study
"A staggering 98% of diseases are lifestyle choices and therefore, thinking."
Dr. Bruce Lipton "The Biology of Belief, 2008"
..."Their fruit will serve for food and their leaves for healing."Ezekiel 47:12
"80% of cancers are due to lifestyles and are not genetic, this is a conservative number."
The International Agency for Research on Cancer and the World Health Organization. (Cancer statistics and views of causes Science News Vol.115, No 2 (Jan.13 1979), p.23).
Beyond diet, moderate exercise is of critical importance in a total lifestyle approach to health. Without it, "a proper diet, as described above, looses 75% of its benefits."9 For optimal health, exercise should be moderate in nature. A good way to test if your brisk walk is moderate is if you are still able to have a conversation. If you are not, it's best to slow down. Ideally you want to engage in moderate exercise 30 minutes a day. For a great reference, see free videos below, which can be followed on a daily basis and cover the whole body. Perfect for busy people; can be done at home!
Day 1: Cardio, Glutes and Thighs.
Day 2: Cardio, and Upper Body.
Day 3: Cardio and Abs.
Day 4: Strength.
Day 5: Glutes, and Thighs.
Thoughts manifest themselves in actions. If you have ill feelings toward someone, it's very likely that person is aware of it just because your body language, subconsciously gives you away. If you are actively entertaining ill thoughts and acting accordingly, these actions will inevitably end up in becoming habits, in this case bad habits. Habits form who you are, your character is composed by your habits. If these are negative habits, these will most likely have consequences on your path in life, and spiritual destiny because in the end, our characters is the only thing you get to take into the next life.
The dietary choices we make have direct effect on our spirituality. It's a bold claim? Lets analyse the path above. If we were to consume intoxicating foods and beverages, this will directly poison our blood. Our brains require a healthy flow of blood to operate, but if the blood is unhealthy, our reasoning will be less than optimal. An intoxicated brain loses its capacity to judge between right or wrong, its reasoning capacity is thus impaired. Our frontal lobes, the part of our brains that holds our morality and judgement, will thus not reason at its greatest capacity. MRI scans have demonstrated that our frontal lobes light up when we engage in prayer, thus making it the spiritual seat of our bodies. Wouldn't we want this part of brain to be a clear channel of communication, not muffled or numb?
"Faulty genetics loads the gun, lifestyle pulls the trigger"
Dr. Lamont Murdoch of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Nedley, N. (1999). Proof Positive. Ardmore, OK. Pg.1.
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"Our singular duty to the immune system is to develop a lifestyle that will support its constant defense work on our behalf. How we live day by day determines whether our immune system works at peak level or is inhibited by our neglect and even abuse. But is it possible to strengthen our immune system? Yes, there are a variety of ways we can provide help to our immune systems. Three of the most important are:
"The association between stress and disease is a colossal 85%."
Dr. Brian Luke Seaward. Study from American Medical Association.
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One way to quickly assess an individual's health is through the review of their lifestyle habits. At Choose Life Abundant, a thorough interview and friendly review are carefully made about each one of our visitors. This includes eating and drinking habits, active and resting patterns, an emotional review, basic vital signs, and other basic health metrics. Once all data is gathered, a comparison is made with the 8 Laws of Health in search of deficiencies. If a lack is identified, a lifestyle change is suggested whereby the individual can obtain a rebalancing if intentionally applied. The 8 Laws of Health are as follows:
A simple word that encapsulates both of these concepts is “lifestyle.” The good news is that even though we cannot change our genetics, we can change our lifestyle. Those lifestyle choices can prevent or forestall the development of disease for which we are genetically predisposed." 3
1. Landless, PN, Handysides, AR. World Health: Community Health Expos. Adventist World NAD 2016 Mar 16; 19.
2. McGinnis JPM, Foege WH. Actual causes of death in the USA. JAMA 1993 Nov 10; 270 (18): 2207-2212.
3. Nedley, N. (1999). Proof Positive. Ardmore, OK. Pg.1.
4. Nedley, N. (1999). Proof Positive. Ardmore, OK. Pg.34.
5. White, E. (1905). Ministry of Healing. Pg 295.
6. Dr. Okker R. Botha, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2012.
8. 1 Corinthians 3:16
9. Shannon, Nomi. (1998). The Raw Gourmet. BC, Canada. Pg. 2.
10. White, E. (1905). Ministry of Healing. Pg 97.
11. White, E. (1885). Mind, Character, and Personality, Vol. 1. Pg. 59.2
12. White, E. (1900). Christ's Object Lessons. Pg. 347.