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Cheese ~ Healthy or Not Healthy?

A woman I put 100% stock in, wrote way back in 1905, nearly 120 years ago, that CHEESE is “wholly unfit for food.” This woman had a 3rd grade education, and knew little about science, but she was a humble woman who God was able to use to educate and instruct people with TRUTH. During her lifetime, she wrote more than 5000 Periodicals and 40 books, and she is the most translated female non-fiction author in the history of literature, as well as the most translated American non-fiction author of either gender. Her name is Ellen White.

I have found from the study of her writings, over the last 50 years, that EVERYTHING she wrote, eventually SCIENCE comes to the same conclusion.  She was just 100+ years AHEAD of her time.  Because she wasn’t a Scientist, she often didn’t know the WHY’s of some of the things God showed her 100+ years ago. In this post, I’d like to share with you what she said about eating CHEESE, and what Science says today.

“If milk is used, it should be thoroughly sterilized; with this precaution, there is less danger of contracting disease from its use. Butter is less harmful when eaten on cold bread than when used in cooking; but, as a rule, it is better to dispense with it altogether. Cheese is still more objectionable; it is wholly unfit for food.” Ministry of Healing, pg. 302.

So, WHY is CHEESE “wholly unfit for food”?

I recently read an article about what gives cheese its various flavors….it was very enlightening, and well, I am very thankful that I don’t eat cheese!   If you really want to know what gives cheese its flavor, please take the time to read this article ~ Unless you are OK with eating mold, fungi and bacteria.

“Like microbes on a rotten log in the woods, the bacteria and fungi in cheese break down their environment — in this case, the milk fats and proteins. This makes cheeses creamy and gives them flavor.” https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/the-science-behind-your-cheese-180981199/

Does the sound of eating microbes, bacteria and mold sound appetizing to you?  It sure doesn’t to me!  Have you ever wondered why, if/when you have driven in Amish Country, why is it that they sell so much cheese?  It’s because they have no electric, no way to keep their milk cold, so the bacteria in Amish milk is far higher than bacteria in conventional milk (Amish don’t believe in sterilizing their milk either, so they start out with a much higher bacteria count than Conventional Dairy farms), the higher the bacteria count, the “better cheese” the milk makes!  That is why so much of the Amish milk is turned into cheese ~ their milk is so high in bacteria that it can’t be sold to the dairy industry….but it makes WONDERFUL cheese! (If you like the thoughts of mold, bacteria and microbes!

Let’s look at CHEESE from another angle….What health problems are related to Cheese?  In the 1970’s, people ate an average of 11 lbs of cheese. Today, people eat 35+ lbs of cheese! https://www.livestrong.com/article/504830-what-does-too-much-cheese-do-to-the-human-body/

Cheese causes:

1.    Indigestion & Heartburn

2.    Cheese is usually high in Saturated Fat – the kind of fat that causes heart attacks and strokes.

3.    Cheese is high in cholesterol, too much cholesterol also causes heart attacks and strokes.

4.    Cheese is often high in sodium, resulting in high blood pressure.

5.    Cheese is associated with higher risks of prostate cancer.

6.    Cheese is high in fat, leading to excess weight gain. According to the Center for Disease Control, excess weight gain causes the following serious health issues:

  • All-causes of death (mortality).
  • High blood pressure (hypertension).
  • High LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, or high levels of triglycerides (dyslipidemia).
  • Type 2 diabetes.
  • Coronary heart disease.
  • Stroke.
  • Gallbladder disease.
  • Osteoarthritis (a breakdown of cartilage and bone within a joint).
  • Sleep apnea and breathing problems.
  • Many types of cancer.
  • Low quality of life.
  • Mental illness such as clinical depression, ,anxiety, and other mental disorders.
  • Body pain and difficulty with physical functioning.

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Do you suffer from Chronic Constipation?

Guess what WebMD says the most constipating food is? You guessed it! CHEESE. Cheese is extremely constipating, it literally rots in your gut….  16 percent of Americans and a third of those older than 60 suffer from chronic constipation. Giving up Dairy products and Cheese will go a long way in alleviating constipation.

I hope I’ve convinced you that there really isn’t anything GOOD about Cheese except the taste. Whatever protein is in it, you can get that from a much healthier source.

Plant-Based Cheese

Now a days, there are some very good Plant-Based Cheeses you can buy, to replace the regular, unhealthy cheese. And, there are some very good recipes you can make in your own kitchen that are healthy and delicious.  This Cashew Cheese Sauce recipe is a staple in our house.  We love it as a dip with chips and vegetables, it’s wonderful in macaroni & cheese, grilled cheese sandwiches, pizza, etc.

 

Cashew Cheese Sauce

Whiz in blender:
1 cup raw cashews                                  1 tsp. Sea salt
1 cup water                                              ¼ cup oil (add slowly)
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice                          1 tsp. Onion powder
4 -Tab. Nutritional Yeast Flakes                pinch of garlic pwd.

    Then add and blend till very smooth:
1 – 4 oz. Jar of pimentos.

 

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Progressively More Immodest With Every Passing Year

Progressively More Immodest With Every Passing Year

Have you noticed that our World is becoming progressively more immodest with every passing year? I often wonder what I can do to help women and girls understand the importance of dressing modestly. If men walked around with half their penis hanging out, women would freak out! Men are considered PERVERTS if they would do that, but women can “let it all hang out” because it’s FASHION for women to walk around with half their breasts hanging out. WHY is that???? Everyone knows women have breasts….why is it so many women feel they must PROVE they have them????

Why On Earth….???

I understand the thinking (even though I completely disagree with the reasoning) behind women who have no mate…they know that revealing cleavage to men attracts men (sadly if that is the kind of man you are attracting, you are in for a sad relationship)…but it’s really hard for me to understand why women who supposedly have a good relationship with their mate, why on earth do they want to continue to ADVERTISE themselves???

Girls are Sexualized At Younger and Younger Ages

Another thing that is really sad is that young girls are encouraged to start dressing provocatively at such young ages….and then we wonder why there is so much SEX TRAFFICKING and SEX CRIMES and TEENAGE RUNAWAYS… It’s because us adults, ESPECIALLY US WOMEN, have not set the right example. So many run around in swimsuits that cover less than their bra and underwear!

Modesty Doesn’t Change

Yes, I’m old-fashioned, and I intend to stay old-fashioned. Modesty doesn’t change. The human body is still the same. Society and Fashion have changed, but Modesty has not. I’m sorry if this post makes you feel uncomfortable. It’s not directed at anyone specifically. It’s heavy on my heart, as I see some here who at times are wearing less than the heathen are wearing in Africa!
Don’t give in to PEER PRESSURE. So what if all your friends dress like that! You are an adult…dress like you would dress if you knew you were standing in front of Jesus….because you are, whether you know it or not….the Bible tells us ~

“The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.” Proverbs 15:3.
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Lessons From the Story of Naaman the Leper

Yesterday we read the story of the Syrian Captain whose name was Naaman, and he had the dreaded disease ~ Leprosy.  It taught such important lessons. It’s taken from 2 Kings 5.

If You Were Kidnapped, Would You Be Angry, Depressed & Revengeful?

First, there was the bravery and courage of the little captive Maid.  She had been kidnapped by the Syrians and taken from her Jewish parents, and now she was the Maid to Mrs. Naaman.  Instead of being angry, depressed and revengeful, she truly tried to help her Captors.

As a Parent, Are You Instilling Faith In God in Your Children?

One day while she was waiting on Mrs. Naaman, she noticed that Mrs. Naaman was very sad.  After all, her husband had the dreaded Leprosy…it was a “death sentence”, as there was no cure. Little Maid told Mrs. Naaman that if her Master would go to see the Prophet in Israel, he would heal him of his Leprosy.  That shows how much faith her parents had instilled in her at a young age, that she believed that the Prophet could heal her Master.  Little Maid had been such a good witness as a Christian, that Mrs. Naaman had no reason to doubt her words and hope sprang up in her heart. She told Naaman what Little Maid had said and Naaman decided he had nothing to lose, he would go see the Prophet.

Would You Have Let Your Pride Get In the Way?

So, he and several of his trusted soldiers set out for Israel. He expected when he arrived at the home of Elisha that Elisha would come out and wave his hand over him and PRESTO, the Leprosy would be gone. But when he got there, Elisha didn’t even come out to meet him, he sent his trusted servant out to meet him with directions telling him what he needed to do to be healed. I think that hurt his pride a little bit…after all, he was a Great Captain in the Syrian Army. And then, when he heard what the directions were, that really hurt his pride!  Elijah had directed that he needed to go down to the muddy Jordan river, and wash, 7 times! What! Did the Prophet think he was dirty??? And were there not cleaner more beautiful rivers in Damascus?!?!  He was angry! Very angry and turned around and headed home.

Will Your Friends Give You Honest & Right Advice?

Thankfully, the trusted soldiers he had brought with him saved the day!  They tried to reason with him and told him that if the Prophet had asked him to do some BIG thing, he would have done it, but because this was such a small, humbling thing, he didn’t want to do it, and that he could literally be passing up his one and only chance to be healed. Thankfully, he listened to them.  His desire to be well was stronger than his pride of heart, and he turned his horse around again, and headed down to the River Jordan.  There is a powerful lesson there about the importance of surrounding yourself with good friends, people that will give you honest and right advice.

Try to imagine…they get to the River, Naaman wades out in the water…Dunks himself under the water, 1, 2,3,4,5 and 6 times….and every time, he comes back up just as much a Leper as before. What if he would have stopped at #6 and said, “It’s no use.”?  Thank God he didn’t!  He went under the dirty muddy water the 7th time and came up 100% clean – all the Leprosy was GONE! Imagine how happy those soldier friends of his were to see him rise from the water that 7th time with no spots of Leprosy on him!

Leprosy Is Symbolic of Sin

Leprosy is symbolic of sin in the Bible.  And just as Naaman had to humble his pride and follow SPECIFIC DIRECTIONS to be cured of his Leprosy…we too, have to humble our pride, admit our sin, and follow the directions God has given to us to over the sin in our lives.  These Bible stories are not just STORIES…they are HOW TO LESSONS for you and me, TODAY .

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Suicide ~ Lost or Saved?

Suicide ~ Lost or Saved?

This is not an easy subject to think about, let alone write about.  But nonetheless, I believe it is a subject that all should think about, as there is hardly a one of us, myself included, who has not been tragically touched by the suicide of a family member or a friend, and perhaps there are even some now who are considering taking their own life, who will reconsider after reading this post…

What prompted me to write this is that I just read a blog on a Christian forum where the author was discussing this subject, and concluded that those who commit suicide could very well be saved.

Here are some statistics on suicide:

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US

Each year 42,773 Americans die by suicide

For every suicide 25 attempt suicide

Suicide costs the US $44 Billion annually
http://afsp.org/about-suicide/suicide-statistics/

The dictionary definition of MURDER is: “the crime of deliberately killing a person”.

The dictionary definition of SUICIDE is: “the act of killing yourself”

The ONLY difference between MURDER and SUICIDE is whether a person kills another person or kills themselves. SUICIDE is MURDER of oneself.

What does the Bible say about those who MURDER or commit SUICIDE?

“But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.” Revelation 21:8.

There is no resurrection from “the second death.” No one, for whatever their sins might be, who ends up in the “lake of fire” will ever be taken to Heaven. No, I don’t believe the Bible teaches that people will “burn forever”.  Thankfully, we don’t serve a God like that.

It’s not a happy thought, it’s not something that those of us who have lost a loved one to suicide wants to think, but it is the TRUTH, and it’s far better to know the TRUTH than to believe a LIE.  And look at it from another angle…. If people actually believe that they will be saved if/when they commit suicide, do you think that that thought would encourage or discourage more suicides?  I have no doubt, it would encourage people who are already discouraged and considering suicide. That is EXACTLY what the DEVIL wants, is for more people to give up and commit suicide, because he knows that when they do that, they are eternally lost.

Suicide is on the rise, and I believe it will continue to rise as this old world continues its downward spiral.  I believe that having a REAL relationship with God, and knowing Jesus Christ as your Savior FROM sin is the ONLY ANSWER there is for many of the complex problems that people are facing today, that is causing so many to take their own lives.

If you need someone to talk to, send a message, I’ll pray for you and help you any way I can. Jesus is coming soon, don’t give up the fight!

Another link to check out on this subject ~

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Chinese Corona Virus ~ COVID 19 Prevention & Protocol

COVID 19 Prevention 

As a Christian, I believe that when God created us, He created us with a powerful immune-system for just such times as we are experiencing today. Just as God has given us 10 Commandments ~ 10 Moral Laws, that, if we choose with God’s help, to live by them, they will mold our characters for Heaven, so He has given us 8 Health Laws, that, if we choose with God’s help, to live by them, they will build our immune-system and make us healthy. Practicing those 8 Laws of Health will be the best COVID 19 Prevention possible.  And, if somehow we still succumb to the virus, following these 8 Laws of the Health will give us the best chance of recovery.

So, What Are These 8 Laws of Health?

The easiest way to remember them is to remember the acronym NEW START.

N ~ Nutrition
E ~ Exercise
W ~ Water

S ~ Sunshine
T ~ Temperance
A ~ Fresh Air
R ~ Rest
T ~ Trust in God

We’ll touch briefly on them here, and cover them in more detail in another post.

Nutrition ~

When God created man, He gave Him a certain diet….and the closer we replicate that diet, the healthier we will be.  At Creation, our diet consisted of FRUITS, GRAINS & NUTS/SEEDS.  VEGETABLES were not added until AFTER Adam & Eve sinned.  The sooner we get back to this diet, the better we will be prepared when we come in contact with the various diseases.

Exercise ~ 

Exercise has much to do with physical, mental and spiritual health. One of my favorite sayings is that I intend to WEAR OUT instead of RUST OUT.

Water ~ 

You can live along time without food, but you won’t last long without water.  Many people are suffering from health problems caused directly from dehydration. Taking in adequate pure water and bathing daily are absolute necessities for those wanting to be healthy.

Sunshine ~ 

There is nothing like getting your Vitamin D straight from the sun!  According to PubMed.Gov  Vitamin D deficiency is significantly associated with increased risk for COVID-19.  The sun, like water, is a purifier of the body.

Temperance ~ 

There is an old wives tale that says, “Moderation In Everything”. That couldn’t be further from the TRUTH.  The TRUTH is, we should be MODERATE or TEMPERATE in using the things that are good and healthy for us…and we just completely CUT OUT those things that are unhealthy and bad for us. That is TRUE TEMPERANCE.

Fresh Air ~ 

You can live a LONG time without food, and you could even live days without water, but you cannot survive even minutes without AIR.  The lungs need FRESH, CLEAN, INVIGORATING Air in order to carry your blood through your body and to cast of the waste and impurities that your body is constantly throwing off. Open your windows, day and night, and let the fresh air pour into your house.

Rest ~ 

The hours before midnight are worth twice what the hours after midnight are worth, when it comes to sleep. Your body heals and repairs itself while you sleep.  “Burning the candle at both ends” always catches up and when it does, you will pay. God has made our bodies to do best when we are on a routine. Go to bed at the same time every night, get up at the same time every day. This is the hardest of the 8 Laws of Health for me.  I go to bed early every night…but sometimes it’s very difficult to turn my mind off and go to sleep. If I don’t get enough sleep for a couple nights, I can bank on getting sick.

Trust In God ~  

Before you can trust in God, you must know Him.  The world is dying, literally dying, because they do not know God.  The suicide rate is higher than ever.  People see no light at the end of the tunnel.  We have a little booklet called, Steps to Christ, that has led many people to a wonderful knowledge of God and a blessed relationship with Him.  If you would like a copy, please email us at [email protected]  Give us your name & address and we’ll mail you a free copy.  This little booklet will bring you into a wonderful relationship with Jesus and walk you through the steps and teach you how to Trust in God. Learning to put our Trust in God is a critical part of the COVID 19 Prevention & Protocol.

COVID 19 Protocol ~ 

I am not a Doctor, I’m just an Herbalist :).  So, like you, I have searched to find people I trust, and the following COVID 19 Protocol is a compilation of the Protocols from several Doctors I trust. I’m a big believer in Proverbs 11:14 ~ Where no wise guidance is, the people falleth: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.”  I have alot of confidence in Dr. Neil Nedley, MDDr. Zelenko MD and Dr. Peter McCullough MD.   

(Because I’m an Herbalist and my husband and I have a Mail-Order Health business, I’ll provide links to the products we carry that are recommended here, in case you do not have a source already.  And if there is ever anything that you are looking for that you do not see on our site, please don’t hesitate to ask and we’ll try to get it for you. )

Dr. Neil Nedley, MD ~ 

Dr. Nedley has a very good video, you can view it here.  He lays out a strong Protocol to AVOID coming down with COVID 19. I boiled down his recommendations to this ~

Dr. Nedley also highly recommends that people check out Dr. Schevelt’s site for COVID 19 updates ~

Dr. Zelenko, MD ~ 

Dr. Zelenko is the Doctor who found out how much Hydroxychloroquine could help those sick with COVID 19, and alerted President TRUMP to that fact. He had made a wonderful video (that has since been removed) about how he has had tremendous success helping his patients and even himself when he came down with Chinese Corona Virus.  It’s over an hour. If you can find it, it’s well worth the time. Shows how the FDA and the AMA hate his work because his Protocol is so effective and so CHEAP.  They want to make alot of $ selling drugs.

Dr. Zelenko’s PREVENTION PROTOCOL ~ 

This is Dr. Zelenko’s PREVENTION PROTOCOL ~ and in case his site is taken down, I’ve pasted it below.

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Prophylaxis is an action taken to prevent or protect against a specified disease. Greek in origin, from the word “phylax”, meaning “to guard” and “watching.”

Low Risk Patients

Young healthy people do not need prophylaxis against Covid 19. In young and healthy people, this infection causes mild cold-like symptoms. It is advantageous for these patients to be exposed to Covid-19, build up their antibodies and have their immune system clear the virus. This will facilitate the development of herd immunity and help prevent future Covid-19 pandemics. However, if these patients desire prophylaxis against Covid-19, then they should take the protocol noted below.

High Risk Patients

Patients are considered high risk if they are over the age of 45, or if they are younger than 45 but they have comorbidities, that is, they have other health conditions that put them at risk. These patients have between a 5 to 10% mortality rate if they are infected with Covid-19. These patients should be strongly encouraged to take prophylaxis against Covid-19 in accordance with the protocol noted below.

Protocol for Low and Moderate Risk Patients:

Elemental Zinc 25mg 1 time a day Vitamin D3 5000iu 1 time a day Vitamin C 1000mg 1 time a day Quercetin 500mg 1 time a day until a safe and efficacious vaccine becomes available If Quercetin is unavailable, then use Epigallocatechin-gallate (EGCG) 400mg 1 time a day.

Protocol for High Risk Patients:

Elemental Zinc 25mg once a day Vitamin D3 5000iu 1 time a day Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) 200mg 1 time a day for 5 days, then 1 time a week until a safe and efficacious vaccine becomes available If HCQ is unavailable, then use the Protocol for Low and Moderate Risk Patients.

Dr. Zelenko’s HOME TREATMENT PROTOCOL ~ 

Below is Dr. Zelenko’s HOME TREATMENT PROTOCOL in case you do come down with Chinese Corona Virus. And again, in case his site is taken down, I’ll paste the Protocol below ~

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Fundamental Principles

Treat patients based on clinical suspicion as soon as possible, preferably within the first 5 days of symptoms. Perform PCR testing, but do not withhold treatment pending results.

Risk Stratify Patients

  • Low risk patient – Younger than 45, no comorbidities, and clinically stable
  • High risk patient – Older than 45, younger than 45 with comorbidities, or clinically unstable

Treatment Options

Low risk patients

  • Supportive care with fluids, fever control, and rest
  • Elemental Zinc 50mg 1 time a day for 7 days
  • Vitamin C 1000mg 1 time a day for 7 days
  • Vitamin D3 5000iu 1 time a day for 7 days

Optional over the counter options

  • Quercetin 500mg 2 times a day for 7 days or
  • Epigallocatechin-gallate (EGCG) 400mg 1 time a day for 7 days

Moderate / High risk patients

  • Elemental Zinc 50-100mg once a day for 7 days
  • Vitamin C 1000mg 1 time a day for 7 days
  • Vitamin D3 10000iu once a day for 7 days or 50000iu once a day for 1-2 days
  • Azithromycin 500mg 1 time a day for 5 days or
  • Doxycycline 100mg 2 times a day for 7 days
  • Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) 200mg 2 times a day for 5-7 days and/or
  • Ivermectin 0.4-0.5mg/kg/day for 5-7 days Either or both HCQ and IVM can be used, and if one only, the second agent may be added after about 2 days of treatment if obvious recovery has not yet been observed etc.

Treatment Options

  • Dexamethasone 6-12mg 1 time a day for 7 days or
  • Prednisone 20mg twice a day for 7 days, taper as needed
  • Budesonide 1mg/2cc solution via nebulizer twice a day for 7 days
  • Blood thinners (i.e. Lovenox, Eliquis, Xarelto, Pradaxa, Aspirin)
  • Colchicine 0.6mg 2-3 times a day for 5-7 days
  • Monoclonal antibodies
  • Home IV fluids and oxygen

TRY TO KEEP PATIENTS OUT OF THE HOSPITAL

Dr. Peter McCullough has alot of excellent information out there ~ check out this video for starters ~ He has written many papers on Chinese Corona Virus and is in step with Dr. Neil Nedley and Dr. Zelenko.

Disclaimer:  I’m not a Doctor and nothing said here should be taken as Medical Advice.

More Reputable People, Daring to Speak the Truth ~ 

Here is another VOICE that is well worth listening to ~ Alex Brenenson

 

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Alcohol, Smoking & Chewing Tobacco

An estimated 95,000 people (approximately 68,000 men and 27,000 women) die from alcohol-related causes annually,15 making alcohol the third-leading preventable cause of death in the United States. The first is tobacco, and the second is poor diet and physical inactivity.16 https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/brochures-and-fact-sheets/alcohol-facts-and-statistics

We have talked about the importance of a healthy diet & exercise throughout this catalog, but we haven’t spent much time on Alcohol, Smoking or Chewing Tobacco. I think we’d be negligent if we didn’t encourage those who drink and smoke and chew to break away from these health destroying, expensive and terrible vices. I know I’m going to step on some toes here, but I hope that in that process, if you are a user of any of these things, that your conscience will be pricked and you will desire to be set free from their bondage, and that someday not far down the road, you won’t be angry with me, but instead, you will thank me for shining the spot light on these things and helping you to see that our bodies truly are “the temple of the Lord” (1 Corinthians 6:19) and that God says that if we destroy our bodies, He will destroy us. (1 Corinthians 3:17.)

ALCOHOL ~ the 3rd leading cause of preventable death

What claims 50 times more lives than all the illegal drugs combined? What destroys 1 in every 4 families in America? What kills over 200,000 Americans each year? Is it crack? Is it cocaine? Could it be heroin?

No, the undisputed heavy-weight champion of the drug world and number one killer of Americans is ALCOHOL!

THANKS TO ALCOHOL . . .

  • There are over 18 million alcoholics in America
  • Cirrhosis of the liver kills over 30,000 each year and rising
  • 50 percent of the people on welfare are due to killer alcohol
  • 80 percent of all fire deaths are due to killer alcohol
  • 65 percent of the drownings
  • 22 percent of home accidents
  • 77 percent of falls
  • 36 percent of pedestrian accidents
  • 65 percent of all murders
  • 40 percent of all assaults
  • 35 percent of all rapes
  • 30 percent of other sex crimes
  • 30 percent of all suicides
  • Over 80 percent of all arrests are linked to killer alcohol!

Alcohol destroys the liver and damages the brain. There is no “safe” amount of alcohol to drink. The ONLY safe practice is to NOT drink at all.

SMOKING ~ the 1st leading cause of preventable death

My mother-in-law started smoking when she was 9 years old. When Al & I got married, she was smoking 3 packs a day. 25 years later, she died from COPD.  The MEDIA is so deceptive, they show these handsome manly men in their smoking ads but they never show you pictures of men on their deathbed, hooked up to oxygen machines which is how many die who smoke.

       

I very much doubt that there are many people who need to be convinced of the harm of smoking these days, so we’ll spend a little time on the habit of CHEWING now.

CHEWING ~ The Risks: Chewing Tobacco vs. Cigarettes 

Some people who have been persuaded to give up smoking have ended up placing the tobacco directly inside their mouth instead—in the mistaken belief that smokeless tobacco (a.k.a. spit tobacco, chew, chaw, dip, plug, etc.) is less toxic and dangerous. In 2016, about 3% of American adults used spit tobacco.  This percentage is likely to increase as more public establishments enforce smoking bans across the country, alongside the rise in vaping, which can also have many harmful side effects.

Users can get their tobacco fix by “dipping” snuff (a fine tobacco, either moist or dry is held
between the bottom lip or cheek and gum) or chewing (a wad of leaves, either shredded, twisted or in brick form, is placed between the cheek and gum). If you hold an average-sized plug in your mouth for 30 minutes, you’ll end up with as much nicotine as if you had smoked four cigarettes.

What are the health risks of chewing tobacco as compared to smoking?

Smokeless tobacco includes more than 28 cancer-causing substances, including the tobacco-specific carcinogen nitrosamines. Some products also contain more than 3,000 chemicals. But that’s not all: Because tobacco often has an unpleasant taste, smokeless brands tend to be loaded with sugar, and that leads to tooth decay. The gritty material in the tobacco leaves wears down the surfaces of the teeth, stains the enamel and scratches the soft tissues in the mouth, allowing the nicotine and other chemicals to enter the bloodstream directly. As an added bonus, your gums will likely recede, and you’ll develop oral lesions, a black hairy tongue and bad breath. Some smokeless tobacco products also contain salt that can raise blood pressure in vulnerable persons and may cause kidney disease.

I haven’t even mentioned cancer yet: Long-term snuff users have a 50% higher incidence of cancer of the mouth and pharynx, as well as more malignancies of the larynx and esophagus.

And here’s something you may not have considered: Tobacco chewers must spit—and thereby spread their germs to the rest of us. (About one in three Major League baseball players chew, and if you’ve ever watched a ballgame, you know it’s not pretty.)

The bottom line? If you chew, you have not kicked the nicotine habit. https://parade.com/47772/parade/the-risks-chewing-tobacco-vs-cigarettes/

 

Some people will cry, “Moderation in everything!” That is one of the biggest lies ever.  I hope no one reading this thinks it’s OK to use cocaine moderately.  And the same thing goes for meth & heroin.  Well, alcohol & nicotine are drugs, too, and for some who use them, they are just as hard to quit as are the harder drugs, sometimes even harder. All of these drugs affect the mind, and it is through the mind that God reaches us and communicates with us. We need to do all we can to keep the mind in the clearest and best condition possible.

 

If you are addicted to alcohol or tobacco or other drugs, don’t be discouraged. Take heart! God wants to free you from your addiction and make you healthy, physically, mentally & spiritually. Ask for the free book we offer called, The Ministry of Healing. There is a chapter in it that will bring great hope & encouragement to you. “The good resolutions made in one’s own strength avail nothing. Not all the pledges in the world will break the power of evil habit. Never will men practice temperance in all things until their hearts are renewed by divine grace. We cannot keep ourselves from sin for one moment. Every moment we are dependent upon God.” Ministry of Healing, 179.

 

Before my husband was a Christian, he was an alcoholic and heavy drug user. He’s been free from the slavery of addiction now for over 40 years. He knows that the ONLY SAFE COURSE is 100% total abstinence. He has written a book titled, “THIS IS MY BELOVED SON, HEAR HIM…”  and chapter 13 is on Health, I hope you find it a blessing.

 

I hope and pray that this section of the catalog has not made you angry, but rather has inspired you to break free and help others break free, too.

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Map of Obesity in America Compared to Political Map of US

Let’s look at Obesity in America. It’s not CUT & DRIED or 100% ACCURATE, but I think it’s pretty clear if you look closely at the MAPS, you will see that the HEALTHIEST STATES are for the most part DEMOCRAT States. Yellow & Green are the LEAST OBESE States & Orange & Red, predominantly the Republican States, are the MOST OBESE States.

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POLITICAL MAP of the US

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To me, this is especially sad, because I believe that Christians should fall into the Republican side of the equation (if for no other reason than just the PRO-LIFE issue alone.) Sadly, I think that this is an accurate representation on Christianity as a whole, today. Most Christians are not very interested in Health. Most Christians don’t believe they have a real responsibility to take care of their bodies. Most Christians eat and drink whatever they desire and as much of it as they desire. Self-control and being temperate is hardly thought about in mainline Christianity. How sad it must make God to see that those who don’t even claim to be His children take better care of their health than those who do claim to be His children.

Christians should be the healthiest people in the World!  They should be a living testimony to everyone around them, just like Daniel was in Babylon, as to how healthy one can be when they follow the Health Laws God has given us in His Word.

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Are You Afraid to Be In the Minority?

Are you afraid to be in the MINORITY?  Those in the MAJORITY have never been on the right side. All through Bible times, to the present, this has been the story….repeated time and time again. Noah, Moses & Aaron, Elijah & Daniel were in the Minority. Martin Luther and all the Reformers were in the Minority.

Jesus warned us Himself that “the MANY” (MAJORITY) will walk the road to hell…and only “a FEW” (MINORITY) will walk the narrow and difficult road to Heaven.  “You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way. But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it.” Matthew 7:13, 14.

Don't Be Afraid to Be in the Minority

Afraid To Be In the Minority

Is “fitting in” and “not sticking out like a sore thumb” really important to you? Are you afraid to be different, afraid to stand alone? Do you want everyone to “like” you? Are you afraid to “rock the boat”? If this describes your thinking, I hope and pray you will see the importance of changing your thinking because it’s this kind of thinking that is going to KEEP you on the BROAD ROAD heading to hell.

There is a CROSS

….that comes with being a Christian….and one of the aspects of that CROSS that we are called to carry, is to “come out from among them and be separate.”  We are called to distance ourselves from the things of the world that would separate us from Jesus.

Jesus said, “Whether therefore ye eat or drink or WHATSOEVER ye do, do ALL to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31. And obviously, the examples Jesus Himself used was what we EAT and DRINK, Those are issues that many consider to be not worthy of worrying about. Clearly Jesus didn’t think that way.  Really, what He was saying was this, “If I’m asking you to be careful in the areas of what you eat and drink, that are the basics of life,  you must know I’m asking you to be careful in everything else, that would cause you to separate from Me…”

Whether it be the MUSIC we listen to, the CLOTHES we wear, the FOOD we eat, the FRIENDS we hang out with, the BOOKS we read, the SITES we visit, the LANGUAGE we use, how we spend our FREE TIME, how we treat our PARENTS, our CHILDREN & our MATES, all of these things tell whether or not we are walking the Narrow Way with Jesus or the broad way with the World.

The Bible says, “Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test?” 2 Corinthians 13:5. NOW is the time to find out whether or not we are in the faith! We don’t want to put off finding out until Probation closes and it’s too late! Don’t delay!  Jesus is Coming soon!

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This Is HOW Animal Products KILL You

My favorite author wrote this over 100 years ago, before people understood that this is HOW animal products kill you, they clog your arteries and give you heart attacks and strokes.

The effects of a flesh diet may not be immediately realized; but this is no evidence that it is not harmful. Few can be made to believe that it is the meat they have eaten which has poisoned their blood and caused their suffering. Many die of diseases wholly due to meat eating, while the real cause is not suspected by themselves or by others. Ministry of Healing, pg. 315.1

This is what heart blockages are caused from….CHOLESTEROL…that forms PLAQUE which only comes from the MEAT/DAIRY that people eat.

This Author was over 100 years ahead of the Scientists & Doctors…she wrote much on the subject of HEALTH and everything she wrote has always been proven true by Science.

Her name was Ellen White. She had an accident when she was very young and her schooling ended at 3rd Grade. It is amazing what God can and will do with a person if they surrender their life to Him.

This is how animal products kill you

Cheese is something many find really hard to give up…if you love cheese, you should try the CASHEW CHEESE recipe we have.  It’s delicious and easy to make and so healthy for you!

Filling our arteries up with cholesterol is just ONE way that eating animals can KILL you.

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Daniel’s Example Is For Us Today ~ Don’t Compromise the Truth to Appease

Don’t Compromise the Truth….

“And the king appointed them a daily provision of the king’s meat,
and of the wine which he drank: so nourishing them three years,
that at the end thereof they might stand before the king.” Daniel 1:5.

How many times I’ve heard Christians say that, “We must be careful not to offend someone by not eating whatever they offer to us.” If there were ever a time when it would have been right to compromise and eat what was set before him, Daniel had that opportunity. Think about it. He was told to eat whatever food & drink the King set before him, food that he knew was UNHEALTHY and on top of that, it had been offered to Idols. Remember, Daniel was young and he was a slave. He and his three friends and many other Jewish youth had just been taken captive by Nebuchadnezzar’s army. Then they were hauled off to Babylon, and were put into a rigorous 3 year educational program. The King was providing them with what he considered the BEST food he could give them. It would have been very easy for Daniel and his three friends to justify eating that food and drinking the alcohol set before them. Their mothers had taught them, “Don’t compromise the truth.” They knew the risks they were taking by doing the right thing and not compromising the diet that had been handed down to them from God Himself. They knew that much was at stake, perhaps, even their lives.

But they also knew

….that if they compromised here, they would be on a slippery slope that only went one direction ~ down. And they knew too, that if they stood firm, that they could ask for God’s blessing and protection. They trusted God enough to believe that even when their lives were in danger, they should obey Him, and let the chips fall wherever they would fall. And God blessed Daniel and his three friends wonderfully! At the end of the 3 years, when they went for their final exams, Daniel and his friends were found them not just twice as intelligent as their peers, no, he found them 10 TIMES more intelligent!

“Whenever the king consulted them in any matter
requiring wisdom and balanced judgment,
he found them ten times more capable than any
of the magicians and enchanters in his entire kingdom.” Daniel 1:20

So too, today, we should do the right thing don’t compromise the truth, and don’t be afraid to offend our friends or family. Be as diplomatic as possible, but know where the line is and refuse to compromise where we should not compromise.

I’ve found personally

…that it is rare that people are offended, if you kindly explain your convictions. Instead of compromising, use these opportunities as WITNESSING OPPORTUNITIES, where you can share the TRUTH with those in darkness. The only times I’ve had people be offended were times when they were Christians who KNEW BETTER and were angry with me for not joining them in their disobedience.

These Old Testament stories have wonderful lessons for you and me TODAY!