There are many reasons why so many people in todays society are sick with cancer, diabetes, heart disease and obesity just to name a few. The processed foods that so many of us consume are not good for our health and even though there is so much information about these via the media and other sources, people generally ignore these and often even discount it. While in Israel I noticed that the food was extremely healthy and during that time I lost several pounds even though I didn’t eat any more than I normally do. Our bodies are the Temple of the Holy Spirit and we are instructed by the Apostle Paul to take care of our bodies. He advises us not to “defile” this temple. We know that Jesus said that what comes out of your mouth defiles you but it is true that our bodies are affected positively or negatively by what goes INTO the mouth. I personally try to cook most meals from scratch avoiding any processed ingredients if at all possible. Kim is extremely disciplined when it comes to what he eats. He does not eat any red meat at all. He only eats fish and vegetables. He has no sugar or breads either and is very strict about avoiding anything that contains sugar. He’s always checking the labels and informing me of how much sugar a product contains. It’s very important to eat fresh foods and preferably organic foods. I like shopping at stores that offer healthy organic food. Now I also realize that this is not always affordable and we are not always able to shop at these stores, but you can still find economical ways of shopping for healthier produce. I have warned my children to avoid coke and similar soft drinks as they are detrimental to their health and concentration. I don’t buy these at all. Jakob will sneak a coke every now and then when my back is turned. Elizabeth does not like coke at all and since a young child she has refused to drink anything but water or orange gatorade.
I will be adding pages to this health section of articles and subjects I find interesting. If you have anything to add please feel free to send me the information and I will post it in this section.