“Well, my first blog. I feel so hip now…is that the word or is it “bad” which really means “good”?!

Anyway…Its great to be able to express myself freely to other people around the world.  I teach classes about keeping our bodies healthy, and I am a certified Biblical health coach. ..BUT I really didn’t look into what God says about what I should be eating and apply that knowledge to my own life,   so why haven’t I???   I don’t know, I guess I thought I could do it on my own and I have found out that I can’t.  Well, now I am on a quest for getting healthy and eating better.  I want to know what God says about what we should eat…after all…He should know because I believe He created us. I hope you will follow me on this journey to health and wellness…God’s way!

I have lost over 20 pounds since last year, and I have learned a lot of things and I feel much better than I did, but I still have weight to lose and  my cholesterol is still too high and I want more energy.  I often wonder, What should I be eating to help my body to “heal itself”?   So,my husband bought me this book called, “What the Bible says about healthy living” by Rex Russell, M.D.

In Chapter one Dr. Russell talks about how cleanliness in hospitals in Vienna in the mid 1800’s dropped the death rate from 1 in 84 instead of 1 in 6 just by Dr. Ignaz Semmelweiss, a doctor there, had staff members wash their hands in a bowl of water before examing patients.

He goes on to say that “Diseases fill our daily lives–everything from the common cold to cancer and high blood pressure.  Yet the early pages of Genesis tell of a perfect world designed by a benevolent Designer.  What happened?”

I need to stop and look up benevolent—

–Adjective

1. Characterized by or expressing goodwill or kindly feelings: a benevolent attitude; her benevolent smile.

2. Desiring to help others; charitable: gifts from several benevolent alumni.

3. Intended for benefits rather than profit: a benevolent institution.

So it seems that everything God does is for our good.  After Genesis 3, mankind fell and the earth fell with us , producing all sorts of harmful influences that were not in God’s original, grand design.  But God immediately set about instituting His plan for redemption—giving us Salvation and ways to live—morally, spiritually and in good health.

Everything that God created is for a purpose and if we follow God’s plan, we can live long, healthy lives.

What is Old Testament Law to a Christian?  I always wanted to know that.  Why shouldn’t we eat pork and other animals?  what is the difference anyway?  Old Testament Laws have no effect on our Salvation, because it is “by Grace that we are saved”…but it shouldn’t be thrown by the wayside because the laws about “clean” and “unclean” animals still applies.  Enough for tonight…Iwill finish chapter 1 tomorrow.

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4 Responses to “Follow me as I blog about Rex Russell, M.D. called “What the Bible says about Healthy Living””

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    April 25, 2012 at 1:22 am #

    So I found your blog today 4/24/12. And am wondering if you continued to read the book and then blog?
    I read this book several years ago, but lost my copy. I was thinking about getting it again. But wondering if you found it to be really helpful. I remember that he shared a lot of things that made since.
    Just wondering

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    November 18, 2015 at 12:23 am #

    Yes, could someone please tell me what Dr. Russell died of , and did he espouse whole dairy products and spring water?.

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    May 7, 2017 at 7:50 pm #

    Hi Bill,

    I believe he died of complications of diabetes which he had from childhood while he was waiting for a kidney transplant. He prolonged his life by the healthy choices he made. I am not sure about the dairy products & spring water questions.
    This article may help http://ihatedialysis.com/forum/index.php?topic=12308.0

    Blessings,
    Tami