God's 8 Natural Health Laws
"We cannot be too often reminded that health does not depend on chance. It is a result of obedience to law." -- Men and women cannot violate natural law by indulging depraved appetite and lustful passions, and not violate the law of God. - Ministry of Healing. God law, and His natural health laws are tied into each other.
Did you know that you can live healthier and lose weight permanently without man-made drugs or gimmicks?
God's 8 Law's to better health
God's creation follows natural law. The stars in their orbit, and the seasons that never fail, the birds that migrate in the winter, the caterpillar that turns into a butterfly, the daffodils in the spring. He created us with natural laws too.
When we come to realize that Jesus wants us to be healthy, and that He has given us laws to gain and maintain good health, then our hearts respond to those laws with genuine interest and desire. For isn't it true that we long to please those whom we love?
Our body needs proper nutrition. We need to move our body. It needs sunshine. We need to avoid harmful things and use wisely the good things. Our cells need oxygen.
Rest is needed. Trust in God brings peace and promotes good health.
These are the Laws that God has made for us.
Study these laws carefully, for you will find they will, by God's grace, add happy years of life to you!
"Pure air, good water, sunshine, the beautiful surroundings of nature...these are God's means for restoring the sick to health."—Ellen G. White, Testimonies, Vol. 7, p. 85
For ease of remembrance, think NEW START:
- Proper nutrition is the foundation of good health and recovery. Diet is everything. Diet is the best "Natural Remedy".We eat so we can live.The vegan diet is the best way to lose weight and keep it off, improves health, decreases disease, promotes longer life, and is more economical.If you need help figuring out what foods are nutritious try our C.H.I.P. Program. I Guarantee weight loss with this program!
Two meals a day are better than three; but if a third meal is eaten at all, it should be light, and eaten several hours before going to bed. Example: two meals—8 AM and 3 PM or three meals—6 AM, 12 PM, and 6 PM.
In grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds are found all the food elements to make good blood.
REMEMBER, include in the diet a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, dark leafy greens, more raw foods, whole grain cereals and breads, vegetable proteins from sources such as dry beans, peas, and other legumes (soybeans, garbanzos, kidney beans, pintos, lentils, etc.), tofu, nuts, seeds, and soybean or rice milk. Our recommendations are a high starch, low fat, and moderate protein diet that includes plenty of raw fruits and vegetables.
Reduce the fats, oils, salt, and sugars in the diet and avoid high cholesterol foods such as eggs, cheese, butter, and meats. All animal foods contain cholesterol, and that includes chicken and fish. Let the diet reform be progressive! Paul says in 1 Corinthians 6:19, 20, and 10:31:
"And God said, 'Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed...and every tree in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat (food)." Genesis 1:29
"Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God."
Exercise - Action is a law of life. Muscle tone and strength are lost without exertion, but exercise improves the health of body, mind, and spirit multiplying vitality and health. The beautiful trails throughout our cities beckon us to walk, walk, walk, but we also have the option of indoor exercise equipment. At least 15 min. of some sort of daily exercise routine is required; 1 hour is preferred.
"Exercise will aid in the work of digestion. Take a walk after a meal; but no violent exercise after a full meal."—Ellen G. White, Testimonies, Vol. 2, p. 530
"The Lord God put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it." Genesis 2:15
- Because the body is 70% water, keeping well hydrated and knowing what and when to drink are essential to health. Drink 8-12 glasses daily (not including tea's and coffee which are harmful). Hydrotherapy (water applied externally to the body) followed by massage enhances the circulation and immune system in wonderful ways.
"Impurities are constantly and imperceptibly passing from the body, through the pores, and if the surface of the skin is not kept in a healthy condition, the system is burdened with impure matter....and if the garments worn are not frequently cleansed...the pores of the skin absorb again the waste matter thrown off. The impurities of the body... are taken back into the blood, and forced upon the internal organs."—Ellen G. White, Healthful Living, p. 143
Food should not be washed down, and no drink is needed with meals.
Eat slowly and allow the saliva to mingle with the food. The more liquid there is taken into the stomach with the meals, the more difficult it is for the food to digest, for the liquid must first be absorbed.
Many make a mistake in drinking cold water with their meals. Taken with meals, water diminishes the flow of the salivary glands, and the colder the water, the greater the injury to the stomach. The best time to drink your water is a half hour before or an hour after your meals. A couple large glasses of hot water with lemon juice first thing in the morning will assist your bowels in elimination.
Sunlight - The sun is the established energy source ordained by God to sustain the cycle of life for plants and animals. Sunlight is supremely important for the body's metabolism and hormonal balance. Sunshine forms vitamin D in the skin, destroys bacteria and viruses, increases available white blood cells, lowers blood pressure, and lowers cholesterol and fat levels in the blood.
"As the flower turns to the sun, that the bright beams may aid in perfecting its beauty and symmetry, so should we turn to the Sun of Righteousness, that Heaven's light may shine upon us, that our character may be developed in to the likeness of Christ."—Ellen G. White, Steps to Christ, p. 68
Temperance - (self-control) is having a totally healthy and balanced lifestyle in every way. It includes the proper ratio of work and relaxation, time for God, right eating and right thinking. Using good things moderately and avoiding the bad is obviously wise, yet often hard to practice. Temperance can be neither bought nor earned, but is rather an important gift of God, a "fruit of the Spirit" (Galatians 5:22, 23).
"Abstemiousness in diet and control of the passions, will preserve the intellect and give mental and moral vigor, enabling men to bring all their propensities under the control of the higher powers, and to discern between right and wrong, the sacred and the common."—Ellen G. White, Testimonies, Vol. 3, p. 491
Air - The body's most essential resource is air. More important than food or water, proper breathing and pure air are fundamental to good health. Take a couple deep breaths daily breathing in 5 seconds & out 10 seconds. Do this to strengthen your lungs and put fresh oxygen into your blood stream. This also helps kill virus's.
The Most essential element to sustain life is oxygen.
- Without food you will die in a few weeks.
- Without water you will die in a few days.
- Without air you will die in a few minutes.
- Blood and cells are dependent upon oxygen.
"In the matchless gift of His Son, God has encircled the whole world with an atmosphere of grace as real as the air which circulates around the globe. All who chose to breathe this life-giving atmosphere will live and grow up to the stature of men and women in Christ Jesus."—Ellen G. White, Steps to Christ, p. 68
Rest -Restoration requires rest because sleep allows the body to renew itself Many types of rest are important for health, but the sweetest rest follows labor. "Early to bed and early to rise" is a vital NEWSTART principle, and a healthy lifestyle makes this principle easier to maintain. Do not forget the Lord's required day of rest- the 7th day Sabbath!
- The greatest remedy for being tired is SLEEP.
- The body requires plenty of rest to heal.
- Sleep is the greatest rejuvenator; it restores strength to muscles, nerves, and brain.
- During sleep the body repairs, re-energizes, and prepares for renewed activity.
- One hour of sleep before midnight is equal to 2 hours of sleep after midnight.
Your hope is not in yourself; it is in Christ. Your weakness is united to His strength, your ignorance to His wisdom, your frailty to His enduring might....Let the mind dwell upon His love, upon the beauty, the perfection of His character.."—Ellen G. White, Steps to Christ, p. 70
Trust In Divine Power - Directly linked to physical health (Proverbs 3:5-6), trust in God is a gift leading to right choices.
A 'for-real' relationship with the true God, our Creator, is never optional-it is The very root/foundation of great health.
"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding ...it shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones." Proverbs 3:5, 8
"If thou will diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and will do that which is right in His sight, and will give ear to His commandment, and keep His statutes, I will put none of the diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee." Exodus 15:26
"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones." Proverbs 17:22
Make a NEW START today and see how much better you feel!
Every law governing the human machinery is to be considered just as truly divine in origin, in character and importance as the word of God. Every careless, inattentive action, any abuse put upon the Lord's wonderful mechanism, by disregarding His specific laws in the human habitation, is a violation of God's law.
Every year 1.7 million Americans die from chronic diseases.
The ten leading causes of death include heart disease, cancer, strokes, lung disease, diabetes, and kidney and liver diseases,ii all of which are affected by diet. The remaining two leading causes of death-accident and suicide-are often effected by lifestyle choices like alcohol and drug abuse.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) admits that these major killers "are an extension of what people do, or do not do, as they go about the business of daily living. Those who practice health-damaging behaviors risk decreased quality of life and early death.
Heart disease and cancer, the first and second killers on the list, can often be prevented by modifying high risk behaviors like tobacco use, poor nutrition, and physical inactivity. You have the power in your own hands to change the future of your health.
God's remedies are simple agencies of nature that will not tax or debilitate the system through their powerful properties. Pure air and water, cleanliness, a proper diet, purity of life, and a firm trust in God, are remedies for the want of which thousands are dying; yet these remedies are going out of date because their skillful use requires work that people do not appreciate. Fresh air, exercise, pure water, sunshine, & rest, are within the reach of all. And best of all there FREE!
"And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat." Genesis 1:29
The Bible is full of admonitions of maintaining health and well-being. It is God's intention that we be “a living sacrifice” and rightly honor Him with our bodies: abstaining from harmful things and using in moderation those things that are good.
Are you ready for a NEW START for you and your family?
If you are ready and willing to make changes, and are willing to let God take control, you will receive blessings you have never imagined.
Within these laws are the keys to weight loss, better health, spiritual health, and happiness! Follow them, and they will lead you to all things possible through Christ Jesus!
Health Scriptures to read and think about:
And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their own glory is not glory.
Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh.
Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.
Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink.
Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest: that thine ox and thine ass may rest, and the son of thy handmaid, and the stranger, may be refreshed.