Principle II: Don’t alter God’s Design.
There are a lot of different issues that Dr. Russell discusses in this chapter. He talks about the importance of washing our hands/body, having a separate area for bodily waste, uncleanliness, immorality, etc. I am not going to expound on this area at this time. On this blog…I am focusing on the ones relating to food. It is a great book…read it for yourself for more information.
Principle III: Don’t let any food or drink become your god.
What we put into out bodies does make a difference. Have you ever eaten all the Halloween or Easter candy in just a couple of day?! Guilty as charged! And boy was I sick! All that sugar just upset my stomach and body for days…I would say it was even weeks, before I was back too “normal”
Well, I am sorry and ashamed to admit, but sometimes Reece’s Peanut Butter cups or Snickers have been my god. Sorry, Lord.
They taste so good, and are OK in moderation…but when I overdo it, it hinges on gluttony, actually it is gluttony…who am I trying to kid.
Rex talks about fasting and the importance of cleaning out our bodies and giving our digestive tracts a much needed break.
What is a fast?
According to Grolier’s Encyclopediait is the practice of abstaining from food, either completely or partially, for a specific period. It can be part of a religious act or just to kind of purge the body of poor food choices and to start new.
Four kinds of fasting:
Normal fasting—not eating for a definite period of time
Absolute fasting—not ingesting food or water and should be of short duration
Partial fasting—maybe omitting 1 meal a day or omitting certain food. Eating only fresh vegetables I am going to start this tomorrow , January 6, 2011…follow me in my other blog at www.aimforbalance.com I will be adding fruits and some protein. Let’s see how I do!
Rotational Fasting—involves avoiding certain foods periodically. Like eat food families (grains) every fourth day,etc.
We also need to rest. We are a society that says, Strong people don’t quit!” Well, we can also be strong and sick…our bodies need rest. Think about when you are sick or have a fever…do you want to eat and party? No, you want to rest…listen to your body, it is telling you the right thing!