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Disease is more metabolic than genetic. The medical approach is often drugs – from statins to antibiotics.
Depression, Disease, Cancer, Alzheimers – most are deficiency related.
1] Microbiomes – A massive community of microorganisms – food either encourages healthy bacteria or fights against it. Food additives, chemicals, artificial sweeteners, all kill important gut bacteria.
2] Free Radicals – Disease is often at the cellular level. Food adds antioxidants to our diet OR empowers free radicals
Nancy Appleton, Ph.D., lists 76 ways sugar harms us in “Counting the Many Ways Sugar Harms Your Health.” Among some of the most significant ways are that sugar feeds cancer cells and has been connected with the development of cancer of the breast, ovaries, prostate, rectum, pancreas, biliary tract, lung, gallbladder and stomach.
EAT LIFE GIVING, RAW FOOD [limit animal products]. ARTICLE: What Does the Bible Say about Food? https://shaneidleman.com/2019/07/05/what-does-the-bible-say-about-food/
Vitamin C benefits – a strong antioxidant; protects cells from harmful free radicals. It’s necessary for the growth, development and repair of all body tissues. It’s involved in many body functions, including formation of collagen, absorption of iron, the immune system, wound healing, and the maintenance of cartilage, bones, and teeth.
B-complex: cell health, growth of red blood cells, energy levels, good eyesight, healthy brain function, good digestion, healthy appetite, proper nerve function, hormones and cholesterol production, cardiovascular health, muscle tone, etc.
SUPPLEMENT YOUR DIET [start w/ basics]. INFECTION: Colloidal Silver, Black Cumin Oil, and Olive Leaf
2] The Truth About Calorie Restriction: God designed us in such a way that caloric restriction will slow down our metabolism to help us survive. The key isn’t ALWAYS to eat less, but to eat less often. Stop when satisfied.
3] All Calories are not the same: Two pieces of bread spike your blood sugar as much as drinking a 12-ounce soda.
PLAN: Lots of plants – 5% meat / 5% dairy – honey and cacao for sweets.
BIG HACK – Remove the addictions – from caffeine to nicotine and from sugar to processed food.
I vividly remember a comment from a clinical nutritionist that motivated me, “Discontinuing caffeine intake leads to significant improvements in health . . . far more than just dieting alone.” He also made the connection between depression, anxiety, and panic attacks to excessive caffeine. Bad advice is often given by people who are addicted to caffeine.
WebMD the insulin effects: https://www.webmd.com/diabetes/diabetes-and-caffeine#1-2
Since caffeine runs along the same biochemical pathways in the brain as cocaine, opium, and amphetamines, quitting can be a nightmare. The withdrawal symptoms alone reveal the power of this drug. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders now recognizes caffeine-related disorders such as caffeine intoxication, caffeine-induced anxiety disorder, and caffeine-induced sleep disorder.
Disease is often a problem of toxicity created by what we consume, ingest, or breathe—and fasting is the detox solution. Dr. J. H. Tilden said, “After fifty-five years of sojourning in the wilderness of medical therapeutics, I am forced to declare . . . that fasting is the only reliable, specific, therapeutic eliminant known to man.” Dr. Yuri Nikolayev, a psychiatrist at the University of Moscow, treated schizophrenics with water fasts for 25 to 30 days. This was followed by eating healthy foods for 30 days. About 70 percent of his patients remained free from symptoms for the duration of the 6-year study.
Type 2 diabetes is nearly eliminated with proper diet when you stop fueling the disease and fast? It doesn’t have to be a progressive disease. (Cf. Dr. Jason Fung).
SPIRITUAL HEALTH: Fasting Applies Extra Pressure to the Spiritual Realm
Many FASTING Sermons at https://westsidechristianfellowship.org/teachings/fasting/
In Matthew 17:21, Jesus said that a certain evil spirit does not go out of a person except by prayer and fasting. Fasting applies pressure to the spiritual realm. Arthur Wallis notes, “Often, pressure has to be maintained before there is a breakthrough in heavenly warfare.”
“‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord of hosts” (Ze. 4:6).
What is dead in your life that you know God is wanting to resurrect? Is there a stronghold that has been gripping your life? Do you desire a deeper walk with God and increased spiritual hunger? Ask God for direction and set a target date.