Health and Healthcare
Posted 7/11/14 at 2:29 PM | Hallelujah Diet
Medicine and drugs can never prevent sickness nor heal anyone of anything! Only the body has the power and ability to prevent sickness or heal, itself! Healing is only done by the body! All healing comes from the inside!
Another truth: The body’s ability to protect and heal itself from disease was placed into the genetic coding of Adam. This self-protecting/self-healing ability has been passed down through our genes. You and I have self-healing built into our bodies, automatically! But, we must cooperate with the body so that this built-in self-protection, or self-healing can manifest.
We Are Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;” the Bible tells us in Psalm 139:14.
No one can properly understand or appreciate the human physical body, without first acknowledging the body’s origin and designer – God! FULL POST
Posted 7/10/14 at 11:57 AM | Hallelujah Diet
People everywhere are talking about juice cleanses. Drinking only vegetable juice for two or three days used to be called juice fasting and has been in existence for over 70 years. We have to agree though, going on a juice cleanse does sound more appealing than a juice fast.
In the 1930’s,Dr. Max Gerson found that daily juicing was invaluable in curing himself from debilitating migraines. Dr. Norman Walker, in the early 1900’s, who lived to be well over 100, assisted many people in restoring their health while drinking vegetable juices. Nearly 40 years ago, George Malkmus found juicing an effective way to rid himself of cancer and has spoken of the great value of juicing ever since. Although it is now called “juice cleansing”, and celebrities and their doctors are touting the benefits of this anti-aging elixir, we find it actually humorous first, in how long it has taken for people to get on the “juicing bandwagon,” and second, that many people really only see the value of juicing as an easy weight loss option. FULL POST
Posted 7/9/14 at 1:55 PM | Hallelujah Diet
How do you feel when you have missed a couple of days of your bible study, or a couple of weeks of missing church? Do you feel a little empty? Does life seem to get you down a little more quickly? Everybody knows that continuous spiritual nourishment results in a stronger relationship with our Lord.
This same principal holds true when discussing the Temple of the Holy Ghost, our bodies. If we don’t keep it nourished on a daily basis with quality food and drink, we will immediately notice it will not perform and it will slowly begin to break down.
You wouldn’t think about skimping on the quality of your spiritual meals. We need continual feeding to grow as a child of God. We don’t want to consume meals (sermons/devotions…) that aren’t meaningful, convicting and impacting. Our spirit knows when we’ve skipped a meal.
As our body is the Temple of the Holy Ghost, we need to ensure that the physical foods we consume are also of the highest quality to help maintain a strong body – temple too.
It’s the classic, plant-based health question — which is better, blending or juicing?
The answer is… both. FULL POST
Posted 7/8/14 at 10:01 AM | Phil Cooke
German researchers are reporting that viewing pornography actually shrinks the brain and reduces neural activity. Writing in the Journal of the American Medical Association they studied MRI scans of 64 healthy mean and discovered that the more porn they viewed, the less gray matter they found in the areas of the brain associated with reward and motivation.
There was also a correlation between more hours of porn consumption and less responsive activity in an area of the brain that normally lights up in response to sexual stimuli. This might be a connection to the argument that pornography requires more and more exposure to maintain the stimulation, pointing to its potentially addictive nature. FULL POST
Posted 7/8/14 at 3:23 AM | Claire John
Not all healthy foods are created equally. Some foods outshine the rest when it comes to nutritional value and the impact it has on weight loss. In fact, some fats can be a great addition to a weight loss diet. If you are working to shed a few pounds, you should consider what type of healthy fat rich foods you are eating.
When you consume healthy fats, you will decrease your hunger level, regulate your blood sugar and aid in making your body reach its optimal level of functionality. People are afraid of healthy fats because of the calorie density. You can combat this by practicing portion control. When you practice portion control, these four fats will make a fantastic addition to your weight loss plan.
Flaxseeds are considered the superstar for an anti-aging diet, because they are rich in antioxidants, dietary fiber and unsaturated fats. Adding flaxseeds to your diet comes with many benefits. Your hunger will be curbed, your high blood pressure lowered, your clogged coronaries cleared and your potential risk of developing heart disease lowered. The omega fats in flaxseeds can also improve your brain function, boost your immune system and lower your body fat composition. FULL POST
Posted 7/7/14 at 12:59 PM | Hallelujah Diet
If you are like most people, you like food. There is an abundance of foods at Birthday parties, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, New Year’s Eve, church gatherings, births, funerals, graduations, baptisms, holidays, and of course, “just because” are all great reasons to eat good food. How does your body react to the foods that you’re consuming throughout each day and on these countless “special” occasions?
Do you notice that after these great food sessions, you’re a little slower, your mind seems a bit fuzzy, or you experience some strange aches and pains?
In the news we hear more and more about the connection between disease prevention and the foods we consume. But, who wants to eat “healthy” foods if they don’t taste good? Healthy foods have the reputation of being good for you, but you believe that you have to sacrifice taste.
Doesn’t chocolate peanut butter pie, strawberry ice cream or blueberry cheesecake sound better than the so-called rabbit foods like – lettuce, carrots and greens? FULL POST
Posted 7/3/14 at 9:33 AM | Children's Bible Hour
"Mom, may Laura and I play with that doll?" asked Kirsten when Mom came into the room. "Please? Just this once?" Kirsten pointed to a doll up on a shelf.
Mom shook her head. "It's too old and fragile," she said. She sighed. "I just learned some sad news. Dylan, next door, was in a bad car accident today. The driver of the other car was killed, and Dylan is in the hospital in a coma."
Laura and Kirsten looked up in horror. "That's awful!" exclaimed Laura. She frowned. "We heard that Dylan uses drugs," she added.
Mom nodded. "I'm afraid it's true. We need to pray for him and his family," she said, "and right now I'm going to fix a casserole to take over there."
As Mom worked in the kitchen, she heard a crash in the next room and went to investigate. The old ceramic doll was on the floor. An arm and a foot had broken off. "What happened?" asked Mom. "I told you not to play with that doll." FULL POST
Posted 7/3/14 at 9:30 AM | Hallelujah Diet
We like to complain. We all have our gripes and wish that something would be different. We especially like to gripe about our aches and pains. Oh, not everybody. There are a few who suffer silently and take physical pain all in stride. But so many of us have a whole laundry list of ailments that beset us.
Instead of complaining, try something new. How about being the change you want to see? But how do you change?
First, you need clear vision. You have to see what is possible. Go and read the testimonies at The Hallelujah Diet. Get inspired. Dream of what can be possible. Yes, they are just stories, but why not you? Why not now?
Second, you need to transform your mind. When Paul said, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God,” (Romans 12:2) he was talking about spiritual things and physical things. Paul disciplined his body so that it would do everything that he asked of it. Transformation of our minds will lead us to outward change, just as it did for the Apostle Paul. FULL POST
Posted 7/2/14 at 1:41 PM | Eddie Williams
I had been in a massive funk the past several months. I started a new job (two actually). Add a pregnant wife, a reckless, growing toddler and regular speaking engagements to that mix and you have a recipe for burnout. I had all the telltale symptoms: irritability, heart burn, bags under my eyes constantly, horrible allergies, and just about anything else you can imagine. I felt like nothing could bring any kind of relief for me. I tried sporadic bouts of eating well or supplementing but to no avail. I felt helpless and horribly stressed out. Perhaps the worst part is i’m one of those guys who push through obvious signs of stress and burnout in the name of ‘toughness.’ Little did I know the damage I was doing to myself, both mentally and physically.
It all came to a head one Monday morning. I preached sunday night at my church but had an otherwise relaxed weekend. I spent time with my family and rested fairly well. I woke up to head to the office like I do every morning but something was even more unusual: I was more exhausted then I had ever been. I could hardly open my eyes. I sucked down some coffee. I, being caffeine sensitive, only need a half of a cup to get going, but weirdly the coffee seemed to have zero effect. it was almost if I had drank water. I got to the office at 7:15am or so. I sat at my desk for about an hour trying to check emails. The haze was to dense for me to focus. I grabbed some more coffee. By then my heart was racing, but I felt like I could fall asleep standing up! Then I did something I had never done before: I went back out to my car and slept for and hour. Mind you, it was only 9am! FULL POST
Posted 7/2/14 at 11:39 AM | Christian Post Guest Voices
By Paul Tautges
Anger is a God-given emotion; it is part of being made in His image. It is a rising up of the human heart’s sense of right and wrong. Robert Jones defines anger well in his excellent, biblically faithful book Uprooting Anger: “Our anger is our whole-personed active response of negative moral judgment against perceived evil.” Notice five parts of this definition.
But does the fact that anger is a God-given emotion mean that we are righteous in displaying it? Well, sometimes, but rarely. Rarely, because even when the rising emotion is generated by a righteous response to sin we quickly, and most often, cross the line into a variety of sinful responses. And, not wanting to admit the sinful response, we seek to justify our response as “righteous anger” when almost always it is very far from righteous. FULL POST