To understand the concepts of healing, we first need to know:
Why do we get sick?
Disease is an effort of nature to free the system from conditions that result from a violation of the laws of health.
What does this mean?
How can symptoms of disease be our body’s effort to recover?
Disease is not a negative condition which should be combated and suppressed ('cured'), but a self-defensive, protective effort of the body to restore health. Pain is our body's way of telling us that something is wrong. Inflammation is a re-constructive process and should not be suppressed. Every acute disease is an effort of nature to cleanse and heal. When suppressed, it becomes sub-acute, and then, with time, chronic and degenerative.
How is disease the result of violating God’s physical laws?
Medicine suggests that we are victims of sickness, attacked by a bad organism, having a bad organ, cursed by bad genes, etc. In reality, illness is most often a result of our own choices not dependent on uncontrollable factors. Disease-causing organisms are scavengers; they cannot find a home in a healthy body with a strong immune system. Bacteria, virus, or parasitic infection is not the primary cause of disease but rather its result. Even the father of the germ theory, Pasteur, began to understand the true relationship of germs to disease late in his life, when he stated: “The germ is nothing, the soil [the condition of the body] is everything,” meaning that a germ can only thrive in a suitable environment.
God's law is written by His own finger upon every nerve, every muscle, and every faculty which has been entrusted to man. God in His wisdom has established natural laws for the proper control of dress, appetites, and passions, and He requires of us obedience in every particular; this determines the condition of our health. All our enjoyment or suffering may be traced to obedience or to transgression of natural law.
God loves His creatures with a love that is both tender and strong. He has established the laws of nature; but His laws are not arbitrary exactions. Every "Thou shalt not," whether in physical or moral law, contains or implies a promise. If it is obeyed, blessings will attend our steps; if it is disobeyed, the result is danger and unhappiness. The transgression of the physical law is transgression of God's law. As sin is the transgression of the moral law, disease is the transgression of the physical law.
Florence Nightingale once said, “There are no specific diseases only specific disease conditions.” Disease is merely a departure from normal health. A careful conformity to the laws which God has implanted in our being will insure health, and there will not be a breaking down of the constitution. God has pledged Himself to keep this machinery in healthful action if the human agent will obey His laws, and co-operate with him. “If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee… for I am the LORD that healeth thee.” Exodus 15:26.
When we realize that disease is the result of transgression of God’s physical laws, the cure for it is found in identifying the cause. Remove the cause and we have found the cure.
So what should I do when I get sick?
The greatest cause of human suffering is ignorance on the subject of how to treat our own bodies. In case of sickness, the cause should be ascertained. Unhealthful conditions should be changed, and wrong habits corrected. Then, nature is to be assisted in her effort to expel impurities and to re-establish right conditions in the system.
How can I obtain Heaven’s healing?
There are many ways of practicing the healing art; but there is only one way that Heaven approves. God's remedies are the simple agencies of nature that will not tax or debilitate the system through their powerful properties. Pure air and water, cleanliness, proper diet, purity of life, and a firm trust in God, these 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 the people do not appreciate. Fresh air, exercise, pure water, and clean, sweet premises, are within the reach of all, with but little expense; but drugs are expensive, both in the outlay of means, and the effect produced upon the system.
God is greatly dishonored by the way in which man treats his organism, and He will not work a miracle to counteract a perverse violation of the laws of life and health. The Lord has made it a part of His plan that man's reaping shall be according to his sowing.
However, it is a safe proposition that after a person has done all in his power to search out and put away the cause of his disease, and it is found to be after all, that the cause is beyond all human effort to remove. Then, if the one sole aim of his healing is the glory of God and the keeping of the commandments of God, he may with perfect confidence and full assurance of faith ask the Lord to heal him.
Still, while presenting our petitions with earnestness, we should say, “Nevertheless not my will, but Thine, be done.” Luke 22:42. We do not know whether the blessing we desire will be best for us or not. Therefore, our prayers should include this thought: “Lord if it is for Thy glory that my health be restored, I ask, in the name of Jesus. If it be not Thy will give me Thy grace to comfort and Thy presence to sustain me.”
So what is the only method of obtaining healing that heaven approves of?
If your doctor were to inform you that to get better you would only have to take eight different pills a day, and he gave them to you for free, would you try them? The likelihood is you would. Today, the Greatest Physician in the universe is offering us eight remedies that one can take everyday and get better and stay well. Moreover they are so simple. Will we accept His offer?
God often uses the simplest means to accomplish the greatest results. Goliath the giant was killed by a small pebble. The power did not come from the pebble, but from David’s faith and obedience to God. Naaman the leper was healed by washing in the river of Jordan, because by obeying he expressed trust and obedience to God. Today, “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8), the only true Physician, would like to share with us eight remedies to prevent illness andobtain His healing.
These remedies are better than the orthodox medicines that the world gives because, firstly, they are free; secondly, they work for all; and lastly, they have no bad side-effects (only good ones like more energy, greater endurance, sharper memory, younger-looking skin, loss of extra weight, etc).
How is it possible that the same eight remedies work for all?
Although externally we may look different, internally our bodies are governed by the same physical laws of nature. That is why the same plan works for everyone.
Okay, so what are these eight remedies that Jesus wants to share with us?
Permit me to introduce these remedies one at a time:
1. OUR FREEST VITAMIN SUPPLY
“Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun.” Ecclesiastes 11:7. Have you ever stopped to think that without sunlight there would be no life on this earth? – Not a leaf or fruit could grow nor a flower bloom. The life of every created being is the more perfect the more the creature enjoys the influence of light. Let a plant or an animal be deprived of light, notwithstanding every nourishment, care, and cultivation, it will first lose its color, then its strength, and at last will utterly decay.
God made man to live largely outdoors where the body could receive abundant sunshine. In fact, man was created and placed in the garden so that the sun would shine upon his entire body.
A miracle factory is at work just beneath our skin; when the ultraviolet rays of the sun touch the skin, the factory sets to work. There are tiny oil glands just beneath the skin called sterols. As sunshine strikes them, substances within them, called ergosterols, are irradiated and transformed into vitamin D. Red corpuscles constantly flowing through the very small blood vessels throughout every part of the 3,000 square inches of our skin transport the vitamin throughout the body.
Vitamin D is unique in that it is the only vitamin that humans produce intrinsically after exposure to ultraviolet B light from the sun. It takes a fair-skinned person only 15 minutes or less to generate 10,000 to 20,000 IU of vitamin D on a sunny day.
Vitamin D generated by sunlight on the skin is different from other vitamins in that it influences the entire body. Receptors that respond to this vitamin have been found in almost every type of human cell, from the brain to the bones.
All of the sunlight’s vitamin D's health-effects are not yet known, but it is clear that the vitamin is a “blockbuster” nutrient capable of many things, including the following:
Vitamin D –
How can I enjoy the benefits of sunlight without the risk of skin cancer or premature aging?
Start with 10-15 minutes exposure to the face, arms and legs daily or the diseased area of the body. Build up to 20-30 minutes daily. The body stores the vitamin D readily for over a week. Avoid sun burning. Do not use sun block or suntan lotion.
To avoid the risk of skin cancer, reduce free fats, such as oils, and eliminate bad fats, (this includes all animal fats, margarine, hydrogenated fats, fried foods. Also avoid sautéed food, and vegetable oils that have been heated in processing (this includes almost all refined vegetable oils). Suitable oils to use are extra-virgin, cold-pressed coconut oil and extra-virgin, cold-pressed olive oil. Always add them to the food just before serving – do not cook with oils. When not available eat the oil as it is found in the food, e.g. raw nuts and seeds, avocadoes, olives, corn, etc.
2. THE INVISIBLE DISEASE REMOVER
Do you remember the first thing you did when you were born? Breathe for air. Man may live 5-6 weeks without food, a few days without water, but only a few minutes without air. Our body’s most important nutritional requirement is not protein, carbohydrates, fats – it is oxygen! Just as fire in a furnace cannot be kept up without enough air which would supply the necessary amount of oxygen to the flames, so the fires of life in the body cannot be maintained without an abundance of oxygen in the body. The way we breathe can substantially affect how we look, feel, resist disease, and even how long we live.
In order to have good blood, we must breathe well. Full, deep inspirations of pure air fill the lungs with oxygen; purify the blood, sending it – a life-giving current – to every part of the body. Good respiration soothes the nerves; stimulates the appetite; renders digestion more perfect; and induces sound, refreshing sleep.
Fresh air will prove far more beneficial to sick persons than medicine, and is far more essential to them than their food. They will do better, and will recover sooner, when deprived of food, than when deprived of fresh air. An outdoor life amid natural surroundings would work wonders for many a helpless and almost hopeless invalid. Some diseases can be cured most of all through proper air. The most successful cure for tuberculosis of the lungs requires an unusually large amount of fresh air for the patient day and night. Sleeping porches should be provided and such patients should be allowed indoors for only meals and other duties. Thousands have died for want of pure water and air who might have lived.
Does the way I stand and sit affect my breathing?
The lungs can expand properly only when a person sits and stands straight because otherwise the sacs in the lungs that take in the air will be compressed. If lungs do not get enough air, the blood does not get enough oxygen; in turn, everything does not function as efficiently as it should. Practice how to sit and stand straight – head high, back straight.
How can I make sure I am getting enough air?
On the surface, it would appear that when you take a breath, the air goes in and immediately bounces back. Actually, only about 1/7 of the air in the air cells of the lungs is replaced with each breath. It is important to do deep breathing exercise daily (three times a day is best). Be sure to do this in the morning before breakfast. Take a deep breath to full expansion, hold, then exhale slowly and completely, and hold that. Repeat this, say, 20 times. This helps the circulation and gets toxins out of the system.
One of the best ways to learn deep breathing (normal breathing) is to lie flat on one’s back and place your hand on your stomach. As you breathe in deeply your hand should rise. This exercise should be practiced until your abdominal muscles automatically rise each time you breathe, all the time. This indicates that the entire lung is expanding, with emphasis on the lower portion of the lung and abdominal area.
Be outdoors as much as possible. Always exercise outdoors. In the home it is important to secure thorough ventilation and plenty of sunlight. Keep proper ventilation in mind wherever you are (home, work, school, etc.). Air must be in constant circulation to be kept free from poisons.
Breathe fresh air while sleeping – open the windows. Even on cold winter nights, double the blankets but always keep the windows open. Air the bedrooms daily with the windows open. When we sleep in an ill-ventilated room we will awake feeling feverish and exhausted. This is because the vital air was excluded, and our entire system suffers in consequence.
Do not smoke tobacco; avoid second-hand smoke too. Our skin breathes; try to wear only natural material (100% cotton, linen, silk or wool) on everything that touches the body so that it can breathe without impediments. Avoid smog and all chemicals, cleaning solutions, solvents, paint removers, insect sprays, and deodorants. The best air is at beaches, oceans, waterfalls, thunderstorms, forests, and in sunshine; all these natural environments electrically charge oxygen molecules to negative ions which are health-giving. However, air from air conditioners is not the best, because it is positively ionized.
What should I do if the air is too cold?
When cold, try not to wear too much. If you add clothing, let it be but little, and exercise, if possible, to regain the heat you need. If you positively cannot engage in active exercise, warm yourself by the heater; but as soon as you are warm, lay off your extra clothing and remove from the fire. If those who can would engage in some active employment to take the mind off themselves, they would generally forget that they felt the chill, and would not receive harm. You should lower the room temperature as soon as you have regained your natural warmth. For invalids who have feeble lungs, nothing can be worse than an overheated atmosphere. The heated oppressed atmosphere deprives the vitality, benumbs the sensitive brain, and causes the lungs to shrink and the liver to become inactive.
What happens if I do not breathe right?
If an insufficient supply of oxygen is received through shallow breathing, the blood moves sluggishly. The waste, poisonous matter, which should be thrown off in exhalations from the lungs, is retained and the blood becomes impure. Not only the lungs, but the stomach, liver and brain are affected. The skin becomes sallow and digestion is retarded. Oxygen deficiency in the cells is known to cause cancer. Experiments have proven that cancer cells cannot live in blood that is well oxygenated.
Air should not be regarded as an enemy, but a precious blessing. Many labor under the mistaken idea that when they have a cold, they must carefully exclude the outside air, and increase the temperature of their room until it is excessively hot. The system becomes deranged and the pores closed by waste matter. And the internal organs suffer more or less inflammation, because the blood has been chilled back from the surface and thrown upon them. At this time, of all others, the lungs should not be deprived of pure, fresh air. If pure air is ever necessary, it is when any part of the system, as the lungs or stomach, is diseased.
Many families suffer with sore throat, lung disorders and liver complaints, brought upon them by their own course of action. They breathe the same air over and over again, until it becomes impregnated with poisonous impurities. Those who thus abuse their health must suffer disease.
3. THE BEST THING TO DO TO STAY YOUNG ALWAYS
Have you ever experienced days when you felt that you did not have the energy to do what you needed to do? You look at your children, see how active they are and wish you had half their energy. Wouldn’t you like it if your doctor could prescribe you something inexpensive and simple that will have the following side effects: –
Man used to have to work to grow and harvest his food, and to feed his animals. Modern living has eliminated 90% of the motion and exercise our bodies require to function optimally. Manual labor is no longer needed to obtain food; we simply go to the market. The level of oxygen absorption is determined by the level of physical exertion.
How much exercise should I get?
Exercise at least 30 minutes daily. Brisk walking is good. On the first day, begin a program of walking as far as is comfortable, and gradually work up to five miles per day. Outdoor labor, in any useful activity, is an excellent source of exercise.
In health, exercise will more adequately help the body to cope with dietary abuses and other debilitating factors of a bad lifestyle. The worse the diet, the more important it is to exercise, although it should be realized that only partial protection can be achieved.
Exercise is very important even if you are very sick. At this time it is especially important to rest, but make sure to walk, and do breathing exercises daily. If you are unable to exercise, use a trampoline. Massage can help as it is passive exercise. A whole range of motion exercises are beneficial.
4. OUR NEGLECTED BATH
“Cleanse first that which is within…that the outside…may be clean also.” Matthew 23:26. Toxic waste builds up in the body when we do not drink enough water.
How much water should I drink and how do I know if I am drinking enough water?
How about daily showers?
A burned victim who has had over 50% of the skin function destroyed, has a lower chance for survival, and his kidneys are placed under a terrific load because of the loss of eliminative assistance by the skin. The skin is considered to play the role of a third kidney. The average healthy person eliminates about 1 kg of waste material daily through the pores of the skin! People who engage in rigorous physical activity eliminate an even greater amount. It is important to keep the pores open and clean by daily bathing.
Persons in health should on no account neglect daily bathing. More so, those who are not in good health have impurities in the blood. The multitude of pores, or little mouths, through which the body breathes, become clogged and filled with waste matter, and the skin is not in a healthy condition. The skin needs to be carefully and thoroughly cleansed, that the pores may do their work in freeing the body from impurities. Feeble persons who are diseased surely need the advantages and blessings of bathing daily.
Instead of increasing the liability of cold, a bath, properly taken, fortifies against cold, because the circulation is improved, and the uterine organs, which are more or less congested are relieved, for the blood is brought to the surface, and an easier and regular flow of the blood through all the blood vessels is obtained. Remember to always end your bath or shower with cold water, as this strengthens the body whereas ending with warm or hot water weakens the body.
Should I use hydrotherapy (water treatments) when I am sick? How effective is it?
The things of nature are God's blessings, provided to give health to the body, mind, and soul. They are given to the healthy to keep them healthy and to the sick to make them healthy. Natural remedies with water treatment are more effective in restoring health than all the drug medication in the world.
Take one hot bath a day, remain in the bath for 20 minutes; the temperature of the water should be 110 degrees F, followed by a cold shower for 1-3 minutes. Before each shower or bath, dry brush the skin with a stiff brush until the skin is rosy and warmed. Brush stroking towards the heart region.
Having steam bath at home is excellent. Have a steam bath daily, or twice daily in serious sicknesses, until you are recovered. Sit on a small stool, covered with a blanket, from the neck to the feet. Place a basin of boiling water between your feet. Replace the water as it cools, with more hot water. Maintain this position for twenty minutes; end with a cold shower for 1-2 minutes.
5. MOST IMPORTANT SECRET FOR LIVING TO BE 100
2000 centurions were studied – nothing was found in common with them other than the moderation in quantity of food. Observations on 2000 centurions showed that, for attainment of long life, the amount of food was more critical than the type of food that was consumed.
It also includes avoiding the following unhealthful ingredients:
Be moderate even in the good things. Do not overeat of even healthful foods. Any food in excess becomes a poison. It is sin to be intemperate in the quantity of food eaten, even if the quality is unobjectionable. Overeating is the sin of this age. Many persons of excellent natural ability do not accomplish half of what they might if they were temperate in all things.
Drugs include the use of over-the-counter medications and prescription drugs. Drugs are expensive, both in the outlay of means, and the effect produced upon the system. Drugs never cure; instead, they place in the system seeds which bear a very bitter harvest. Those who make a practice of taking drugs, sin against their intelligence and endanger their whole after-life. Medicine has done more harm to our world, killing more than helping or curing people.
Drug therapy is preventable. For example, a significant number of patients currently on high blood pressure medication could be cured without drugs. However, the very life of some may totally depend on these drugs. Again the cause of this dependency is ignoring or improperly treating the first signs of high blood pressure, and not being willing to change the diet and lifestyle that causes high blood pressure.
Nearly any infection anywhere in the body can develop to the point that the use of antibiotics is a wise course of action. This, however, usually occurs only if the earliest signs of infection are ignored, or if the individual’s vital energy and immunological resistance are so depressed by poor diet or other factors that the body is no longer capable of self-cure rapidly enough.
The decision to use surgery, drugs, or antibiotics must be made as the last resort, or if no other alternative exists. All processes of disease have their origin long before drugs and surgery are required. We continually push the body toward catastrophe by ignoring or suppressing acute disease beginning in early childhood. If the language of disease had been heard and treated properly in its beginning there would be no need for drugs or, in most cases, surgery in our lives.
The main cause of fatigue is improper diet, irregular meals, and a lack of physical exercise. Furthermore, irregular hours for eating and sleeping sap the brain forces. To have good health and be successful in reaching a high standard of godliness, you must be temperate in all things.
There are some who would be benefited more by abstinence from food for a day or two every week than by any amount of treatment or medical advice. To fast one day a week would be of incalculable benefit to them.
“And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.” 1 Corinthians 9:25-27
God requires us to be temperate in all things. Unless we practice true temperance, we will not, we cannot, be susceptible to the sanctifying influence of the truth. Erroneous eating and drinking habits result in erroneous thinking and acting. Unless we are free from the bondage of every bad habit, we cannot be true, obedient servants of Christ.
6. THE PERFECT DIET
Awareness is increasing that surrounded, as we are, with increasing toxicity in our food and environment, eating a pure and healthful diet is more important than ever.
In order to know what the best foods are, we must study God's original plan for man's diet. He who created man and who understands his needs appointed Adam his food: vegetables, fruits, grains, and nuts constitute the diet chosen for us by our Creator. “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 three major killers in modern society – Coronary Heart Disease, Cancer and Strokes – can all be linked to what people eat and drink.” Dr B. Hetzel, Chief of the CSIRO Division of Human Nutrition and Foundation, Professor of Social and Preventive Medicine, Monash University.
According to National Academy of Science, 60% of all cancers in women, and 40% in men are due to dietary and nutritional factors.
God gave our first parents the food He designed that the race should eat. It was contrary to His plan to have the life of any creature taken. There was to be no death in Eden. The fruit of the trees in the garden was the food man's wants required. A benevolent Creator had given them evidences of His goodness and love in providing them with fruits, vegetables, grains, and nuts, and in causing to grow out of the ground every variety of trees for usefulness and beauty. It is only after sin that animals started to eat animals and man began to eat animals contrary to God’s will.
God gave man no permission to eat animal food until after the flood. Everything had been destroyed upon which man could subsist. The Lord permitted Noah to eat of the clean animals which he had taken with him into the ark. But animal food was not the healthiest article of food. Notably, with the introduction of meat into the diet, the recorded life-span of man drastically decreased after the flood. The average length of life before the flood was 912 years, whilst after, only 350 years. Successive generations after the flood degenerated more rapidly. Furthermore, God had given definite commands that any meat that was to be eaten was to be eaten without any fat and without any of the blood (Leviticus 3:17).This is the tastiest part of the meat!
Eat plenty of vegetables (especially dark green leafy vegetables); fruits; whole-grains; nuts and seeds; legumes, beans, and peas in as fresh a state as possible. Fresh fruits and vegetables are to be preferred.
How Can I Change My Eating Habits?
Some people may recoil at the idea of so great a limitation of the dietary. Put a person who has suffered from chronic disease, taking lots of medicine with no long-term benefit, suffering pain and sickness, will be quite willing to undergo almost any sort of degree of gustatory discipline if assured that the sacrifice will secure the desired result.
Persons who have indulged their appetite in the eating of meat, highly seasoned foods, and sweets, cannot immediately relish a plain, wholesome, and nutritious diet. Their taste is so perverted that they have no appetite for a whole-foods vegan diet. If they cannot at first enjoy plain food, they should fast until they can. The fast will prove to them of greater benefit than medicine, for the abused stomach will find that rest which it has long needed, and real hunger can be satisfied with a plain diet. “The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.” Proverbs 27:7.
It will take time for the taste to recover from the abuses which it has received and to gain its natural tone. But perseverance in a self-denying course of eating and drinking will soon make plain, wholesome food palatable, and it will soon be eaten with greater relish than the epicure enjoys over his rich dainties. In all cases, educate the conscience, enlist the will, supply good, wholesome food, and the change will be readily made, and the demand for flesh will soon cease.
Do not bring temptation in the house. Keep all animal products and junk foods out of the house. “Make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.” Romans 13:14. Temporarily at least, if not permanently, minimize association with friends and family who encourage unhealthy eating. “He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.” Proverbs 13:20. If you know you are going out with certain friends who tempt you to smoke, or going to a certain family’s home tempts you to eat meat; do not go. Put on the brakes, hold your appetite under strict charge, and then leave yourself in the hands of God. The walls of self-control and self-restriction should not in a single instance be weakened and broken down.
Do not be deceived if in the beginning you have less energy. Lower quality food and drinks containing, meat, caffeine, sugar, spices, and excess salt, tend to be more stimulating than higher quality foods. Consequently, the withdrawal of these stimulating foods produces a slower resting phase for the heart which registers in the mind as a decrease in energy.
All We Need to Know on Eating
To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art. If not more important, just as important as what we eat, is how and when we eat. Below are the basic principles to perfect eating habits:
Importance of Chewing
Chewing gum is also a ‘no-no’ as this over-works the salivary glands since the mouth continues to produce saliva whilst chewing.
Eat a Good Breakfast
Two Meals Better Than Three
“And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook.”1 Kings 17:6
The practice of eating but two meals a day is generally found to be a benefit to health. Those who are changing from three meals a day to two, will at first be troubled more or less with faintness, especially about the time they have been in the habit of eating their third meal. But if they persevere for a short time, this faintness will disappear.
Yet under some circumstances, some persons may require a third meal. However, this should, if taken at all, be very light, and of food most easily digested. A fresh fruit smoothie or toasted bread with fruit is the food best suited for the evening meal.
Five to Six Hours between Meals
No Eating Before Sleeping
Many indulge in the pernicious habit of eating just before retiring. They may have taken their regular meals, yet because they feel a sense of faintness, they think they must have supper. By indulging this wrong practice, it becomes a habit, and they feel as though they could not sleep without food. In many cases this faintness comes because the digestive organs have been too severely taxed through the day in disposing of the great quantities of food forced upon them. These organs need a period of entire rest from labor, to recover their exhausted energies.
When eating food before sleeping becomes a habit, the digestive organs lose their natural vigor, and the person finds himself a miserable dyspeptic. And not only does the transgression of nature's laws affect the transgressing one unfavorably, but others suffer more or less with him. Let any one take a course that irritates him in any way, and see how quickly he manifests impatience!
If you feel that you must eat at night, take a drink of cold water, and in the morning you will feel much better for not having eaten.
Eat at Regular Times
“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1
Having your meals the same time everyday regulates and controls the internal signals of satiety, appetite and hunger. You injure your health greatly by overeating and by eating at improper times. This diminishes the blood to the brain. The mind becomes confused, and you have not the proper control of yourself – “Feed me with food convenient for me: lest I be full, and deny Thee.” Proverbs 30:8b, 9a
In one research, test subjects were given regular meals for 2 weeks and then irregular meals for 2 weeks. Below are some of the advantages found when people ate regular meals versus irregular meal times:
If we would form habits of regularity and order, we would improve in health, in mental attitude, in memory, and in disposition. It is our duty to observe strict rules in all our habits of life. This is for our own good, both physically and morally.
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