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Effects of a Broken Heart from Childhood

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                     3 John 1:2

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

For anyone first reading the Health and Nutrition Update, please read this first: Your Health.

Also, please go to God’s Health System and subscribe to receive the updates.

On Saturday night at 9:00 PM EST, I have a blog talk radio show called God’s Health System and Protection. During this show, we pray for people’s health and protection as found in Psalm 91 and also discuss health information found posted on this blog. You are welcome to attend: God’s Heath System and Protection. The information discussed is cutting edge for your health. The show is archived if you cannot attend it live.

Commentary

The goal of this blog now is to build up your health and especially the immune system to withstand the coming pestilences that are now rampant in America and the world. God gave the knowledge to prepare for pestilences, so take advantage of this information.

The focus is posting articles with great information that can immediately help your health and quality of life.

God bless you.

Effects of Broken Heart

Connection between childhood adversity, psychiatric disorders seen at cellular level 

An association between biological changes on the cellular level and both childhood adversity and psychiatric disorders has been identified by researchers. These changes in the form of telomere shortening and alterations of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), are important in the aging process.”

Childhood adversity linked to higher risk of early death

“… found that men and women who had suffered adversity in childhood were more likely to die before age of 50 than those who had not.
The researchers compared premature death rates among more than 15,000 people to their experiences of adversity at ages 7, 11 and 16. This included spending time in care, suffering from neglect, parental separation or having a family member in prison.
For women, the likelihood of dying before age 50 increased with the amount of adversity they had suffered in childhood. Women who had suffered one negative experience by age 16 were 66 per cent more likely to die before the age of 50 than those who had not faced any adversity. Women who had two or more adverse experiences in childhood had an 80 per cent increased risk of premature death.
Men who had suffered two or more traumatic events in childhood were 57 per cent more likely to die by the time they were 50 than those who had not experienced any adversity growing up.”

Childhood adversity causes changes in genetics

“A new article finds epigenetic effect of psychological difficulty in childhood on an important regulator of stress response. The research may help explain a biological link between adversity in youth and later depression or anxiety.”

Childhood adversity increases risk for depression and chronic inflammation

“When a person injures their knee, it becomes inflamed. When a person has a cold, their throat becomes inflamed. This type of inflammation is the body’s natural and protective response to injury. Interestingly, there is growing evidence that a similar process happens when a person experiences psychological trauma. Unfortunately, this type of inflammation can be destructive.”

Molecular clues to link between childhood maltreatment and later suicide

“Exposure to childhood maltreatment increases the risk for most psychiatric disorders as well as many negative consequences of these conditions. A new study provides important insight into one of the most extreme outcomes, suicide.”

Vitamin D3

vit-d-sunshineLow Vitamin D Triggers Asthma Anyone under 18 with breathing problems should make sure they are obtaining all the Vitamin D3 they need. A simple thing like Vitamin D supplement could relieve a lot of suffering.

Vitamin D Protects Your Brain Vitamin D3 is one of your main protections from dementia and related brain functioning problems associated with aging.

 Studies have shown that vitamin D3 deficiency is very common in the elderly. This makes sense because so many are house-bound and avoid sun exposure. Many also have GI problems that interfere with vitamin D absorption. While the average diet is a poor source of vitamin D, the diets of many senior citizens are even worse. Studies have shown that vitamin D3 can protect the normal aging brain from neuron loss, especially in the memory areas of the brain, the hippocampus. This means that a higher intake of vitamin D3 can protect your memory.”

Study: Vitamin D May Cut Risk of Diabetes 

Oral Vitamin D Supplements Reduced Levels of Ki67 in Prostate Cancer Cells

Can Vitamin D Deficiency Cause Crohn’s?

Vitamin D May Protect Lung Function in Smokers  It is best not to smoke at all as it is SO dangerous to a person’s health. May the Lord Jesus be glorified by His people being freed from the addiction to tabacco.

Lower Vitamin D Could Increase Risk of Dying, Especially for Frail, Older Adults

Higher but Not Lower Doses of Vitamin D Are Effective in Fracture Risk Reduction in Older Adults Vitamin D is very important for the elderly.

“Taking between 800 IUs and 2,000 IUs of vitamin D per day significantly reduced the risk of most fractures, including hip, wrist and forearm in both men and women age 65 and older,” said Dawson-Hughes, the study’s senior author. “Importantly, we saw there was no benefit to taking Vitamin D supplements in doses below 800 IUs per day for fracture prevention.”

How vitamin D may help clear amyloid plaques found in Alzheimer’s

 

Gut Flora

Viruses may play unexpected role in inflammatory bowel diseases

“Inflammatory bowel diseases are associated with a decrease in the diversity of bacteria in the gut, but a new study has linked the same illnesses to an increase in the diversity of viruses.”

How Your Gut Flora Influences Your Health  If anyone takes antibiotics they should immediately take probiotics when finished.

“Every course of antibiotics tends to wipe out the beneficial bacteria and that gives a window of opportunity for the pathogens to proliferate, to grow uncontrolled, and to occupy new niches in your gut. The beneficial flora recovers, but different species of it take between two weeks to two months to recover in the gut and that’s a window of opportunity for various pathogens to overgrow.

Antibiotics

A Compelling Documentary About the Causes of Antibiotic Resistance, and How to Fix It This is a great article and make sure that you read it.

“Collectively, microorganisms outweigh the human population by 100 million times. They’re all around you, and inside you. Your gastrointestinal tract alone houses some 100 trillion bacteria. The microorganisms in your gut, commonly referred to as your microbiome, are responsible for about 80 percent of your immune system function, and these gut bacteria outnumber your body’s cells by about 10 to one.”

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria causing epidemic of infant deaths in India may spread globally

“The occurrence of bacterial infection in India is among the highest in the world, and Indians take more antibiotics per capita than anyone else. Antibiotics are freely sold over the counter in India, and despite efforts to curb their overuse, experts concede that a large percentage of bacterial strains in the country are now resistant to nearly all drugs.While some claim that drug-resistant strains in India are mostly confined to hospitals, others are concerned that the bacteria are finding their way into the environment and, in many cases, are being passed from mothers to infants before they are born. Hospitals are certainly a major breeding ground for superbugs — particularly in India, where overcrowded facilities and less-than-ideal sanitary conditions exacerbate the problem.”

Antibiotics Without Probiotics Can Be a Dangerous Proposition

“Poor diet is another enemy to healthy gut bacteria. Sugar is enemy number one, as it actually nourishes the bad or pathogenic bacteria, yeast, and fungi in your gut. Hence, dramatically limiting or eliminating sugar and fructose is an essential step to optimize your gut health. Processed foods also promote bad bacteria – partly due to the high fructose content in most processed foods, but also because of the processing, which essentially “kills” the food.”

Coconut Oil

The Tree of Life, healthwise

 

Coconut Oil — Your Smart Alternative to Those Other Oils This is actually an advertisement for coconut oil but it is loaded with great information. I highly recommend that every day you take both coconut and olive oil.

“Icredibly, coconut oil contains one of the same compounds — lauric acid — found in mother’s milk! And lauric acid is the predominant type of MCFA found in coconut oil.  Fortunately for our health, lauric acid in both breast milk and coconut oil transforms when consumed into a substance called monolaurin, the actual compound responsible for helping to strengthen the immune system. In fact, a great volume of research has been done establishing the ability of lauric acid to enhance immunity. What researchers found was that this medium-chain fatty acid derivative actually disrupts the lipid (or fatty) membranes of the offending organisms. The lauric acid in coconut oil is one effortless way to help strengthen your immune system

Nutrition

Choline In Eggs And Meat May Influence Gene Expression From Infancy To Adulthood  This is a very important article for pregnant women. Also, eggs are critical in getting enough choline in your system. Once again, the egg is a great source of critical nutrition.

“Choline is an essential nutrient your body makes in small amounts, however you must consume it through your diet to get enough. In adults, choline helps keep your cell membranes functioning properly, plays a role in nerve communications, prevents the buildup of homocysteine in your blood (elevated levels are linked to heart disease) and reduces chronic inflammation.”

How the Body Uses Vitamin B to Recognize Bacterial Infection

“Humans are unable to make vitamin B and obtain it mostly from diet. Because bacteria can synthesise vitamin B, our immune system uses this as a point of difference to recognise infection,” he said.

“Given the relative abundance of the MAIT cells lining mucosal and other surfaces, such as the intestine, the mouth, lungs, it is quite probable that they play a protective role in many infections from thrush to tuberculosis.”

Health

Health Benefits of Epsom Salt Baths

“This brings us to Epsom salt. Known scientifically as hydrated magnesium sulfate, Epsom salt is rich in both magnesium and sulfate. While both magnesium and sulfate can be poorly absorbed through the stomach, studies show increased magnesium levels from soaking in a bath enriched with Epsom salt! Magnesium and sulfate are both easily absorbed through the skin. Sulfates play an important role in the formation of brain tissue, joint proteins and the proteins that line the walls of the digestive tract. They stimulate the pancreas to generate digestive enzymes and are thought to help detoxify the body of medicines and environmental contaminants.”

GMO and Contaminated Food

GMO technology moves faster than rules to regulate it

“Its first attempt to develop genetically engineered grass ended disastrously for Scotts Miracle-Gro. The grass escaped into the wild from test plots in Oregon in 2003, dooming the chances that the government would approve the product for commercial use. Yet Scotts is once again developing genetically modified grass that would need less mowing, be a deeper green and be resistant to damage from the popular weedkiller Roundup. But this time the grass will not need federal approval before it can be field-tested and marketed.”

Conclusion

Your physical health is very important, but of even greater importance is your spiritual health. Man suffers from a fatal spiritual disease called sin, which always leads to death.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

This is why Jesus Christ said we need the Spirit of God who gives us eternal life with Him. We need to be “born again” with a new spirit that is not subject to sin and death.
John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
 
Right now, through repentance of the spiritual disease called sin, you can come to Jesus Christ, the Great Physician, for healing and assurance of eternal life.
Mark 2:17 When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
 
For those who love the Lord Jesus and are looking for His coming, the following is their future:
Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away
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DANGERS OF SOY

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             3 John 1:2

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

For anyone first reading the Health and Nutrition Update, please read this first: Your Health.

Also, please go to God’s Health System and subscribe to receive the updates.

On Saturday night at 9:00 PM EST, I have a blog talk radio show called God’s Health System and Protection. During this show, we pray for people’s health and protection as found in Psalm 91 and also discuss health information found posted on this blog. You are welcome to attend: God’s Heath System and Protection. The information discussed is cutting edge for your health. The show is archived if you cannot attend it live.

Commentary

The goal of this blog now is to build you to withstand the coming pestilences that are now rampant in America and the world. God gave the knowledge to prepare for pestilences, so take advantage of this information.

The focus is posting articles with great information that can immediately help your health and quality of life.

God bless you.

Soybean oil

Soybean oil

DANGERS OF SOY

“Soy producers want you to eat more soy — more than the Asians eat, and more than is good for you. The Japanese and Chinese eat 10 grams of soy per day — about two teaspoons. Yet a soy manufacturer recommends Americans eat ten times what the Japanese eat — 100 grams of soy protein per day. In The Soy Zone, Barry Sears recommends a daily diet of a minimum of 50 grams of soy, and up to 75 grams for women and 100 grams for men. It’s like red wine: a glass or two a day may be good for you; a bottle or two every day rots your liver. Did you catch that? Asians only eat 2 teaspoons of soy a day, usually as a condiment, and it’s highly fermented! Fermentation takes care of many of the dangers of soy. Plus, the typical Asian will also consume soy with mineral-rich and nutrient-dense foods such as fish broth (naturally high in iodine & other minerals which support the thyroid).”

Heart Health

Optimistic people have healthier hearts, study finds

“Using the American Heart Association’s criteria, a study of 5,000 adults found that the most optimistic people had twice the odds of being in ideal cardiovascular health as their pessimistic counterparts”

Heart Attack and Depression Closely Linked

“A new Gallup poll finds that Americans who experience heart attacks are twice as likely to have been diagnosed with depression — 30.1 percent vs. 15 percent. In addition, twice as many heart attack survivors (16.5 percent) report being currently treated  for depression when compared to people who’ve never had a heart attack (8.1 percent).”

Happiness Boosts Bone Health

“Women who are satisfied with their lives have a higher bone density in the golden years, suffering less frequently from osteoporosis than those who are not, according to a new study at the University of Eastern Finland.  Osteoporosis is a disease that can lead to bone fracture due to dwindling density and post-menopausal women are the most at-risk. Low levels of physical activity and smoking are commonly cited causes leading to osteoporosis, but psychological factors such as depression-related stress could be playing a larger role than previously thought.”

Chronic periodontitis, an inflammatory gum disease, influences prognosis and the severity of heart attacks

“Researchers have demonstrated for the first time that chronic periodontitis, an inflammatory gum disease which provokes gradual teeth loss, is closely related to the severity of acute myocardial infarction, commonly known as heart attack.”

Immune System

Study: Environment trumps genetics in shaping immune system 

His team used blood samples from the twin pairs, who ranged in age from 8 to 82, to track more than 200 activities and components of the immune system. In three-quarters of the measurements, differences between pairs of twins were more likely due to non-heritable influences – such as previous infections or vaccinations, even nutrition – than genetics, the researchers reported in the journal Cell.

Pharmaceuticals rob your body of nutrients, making you immunosuppressed and vulnerable to viral pandemics

 “If you want to know MY personal nutrient security system, which is the one that I recommend for everyone, that I feel is safe and covers pretty much all medications, I would recommend three basic supplements: probiotics, B-complex, and trace minerals (alternate Hawaiian Spirulina which restores all three at once).” As far as other ways to avoid suppressing your immune system, Adams recommends avoiding all processed “junk” foods, eating plenty of fresh, organic produce and avoiding genetically modified organisms (GMOs). When possible and the seasons permit, also spend time outdoors doing physical activity in the natural sunlight, which will help produce natural vitamin D in your body.”

Gut Flora

Can chemicals produced by gut microbiota affect children with autism?

“Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have significantly different concentrations of certain bacterial-produced chemicals, called metabolites, in their feces compared to children without ASD. This research provides further evidence that bacteria in the gut may be linked to autism.”

Cancer News

Green tea could reduce pancreatic cancer risk

“A new study explains how green tea changed the metabolism of pancreatic cancer cells, opening a new area in cancer-fighting research. Green tea and its extracts have been widely touted as potential treatments for cancer, as well as several other diseases. But scientists have struggled to explain how the green tea and its extracts may work to reduce the risk of cancer or to slow the growth of cancer cells.”

Three tonics you need to detoxify from chemotherapy – also good for any other detox

“If you’ve undergone chemotherapy you need to detoxify as soon as possible to get the drugs out of your system. You also need to radically change your diet because the likelihood of cancer coming back is extremely likely. It’s time to accept the fact that it’s choices and/or circumstances that got you to this point, not a random genetic roll of the dice like people want to believe. Chemotherapy does so much damage to the body that for many it can be very difficult to keep food down. These tonics are pretty easy for almost anyone to prepare, and they actually settle the stomach and do a lot to repair damage, keep the elimination organs working properly and pull out heavy metals so that the body can begin to heal.”

Health

UCSF Study Links Soda To Premature Aging, Disease, Early Death

“We think we can get away with drinking lots of soda as long as we are not gaining weight, but this suggests that there is an invisible pathway that leads to accelerated aging, regardless of weight,” said Dr. Epel.

Folic Acid Supplements Driving Down Birth Defects

“Serious birth defects of the brain and spine called neural tube defects have fallen 35 percent in the United States since mandatory folic acid fortification of enriched grain products was introduced in 1998, federal officials reported Thursday. That decrease means 1,300 fewer babies are born annually with neural tube defects such as spina bifida, the most common neural tube defect that, in severe cases, can cause partial or complete paralysis of the parts of the body below the waist.”

8,000 scientific papers link refined white sugar to chronic disease
“One of the worst things you can do to your body is feed it sugar — not necessarily natural sugar like the kind found in fruit, but refined sugar. A team of scientists from the University of California in San Francisco (UCSF) recently pored through more than 8,000 scientific papers on how sugar affects the body and came to the conclusion that it not only makes people fat but also makes them sick.”

Conclusion

Your physical health is very important, but of even greater importance is your spiritual health. Man suffers from a fatal spiritual disease called sin, which always leads to death.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

This is why Jesus Christ said we need the Spirit of God who gives us eternal life with Him. We need to be “born again” with a new spirit that is not subject to sin and death.
John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
 
Right now, through repentance of the spiritual disease called sin, you can come to Jesus Christ, the Great Physician, for healing and assurance of eternal life.
Mark 2:17 When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
 
For those who love the Lord Jesus and are looking for His coming, the following is their future:
Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
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Wave of new diseases being brought to America by insects

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             3 John 1:2

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

For anyone first reading the Health and Nutrition Update, please read this first: Your Health.

Also, please go to God’s Health System and subscribe to receive the updates.

On Saturday night at 9:00 PM EST, I have a blog talk radio show called God’s Health System and Protection. During this show, we pray for people’s health and protection as found in Psalm 91 and also discuss health information found posted on this blog. You are welcome to attend: God’s Heath System and Protection. The information discussed is cutting edge for your health. The show is archived if you cannot attend it live.

Commentary

The goal of this blog now is to build you to withstand the coming pestilences that are now rampant in America and the world. God gave the knowledge to prepare for pestilences, so take advantage of this information.

The focus is posting articles with great information that can immediately help your health and quality of life.

God bless you.

ebola4Pestilence

Wave of new diseases being brought to America by insects

“Siegal noted that, as Americans travel to other countries, they are bitten and infected by insects endemic to those regions. Then travelers return to the country and the infection can be spread to local insects. One of the diseases which the medical expert said he is most concerned about is Chagas disease. “[Chagas disease] is a big problem in South America and Latin America,” he said, adding that the disease is spread by “the kissing bug,” he said. “The kissing bug literally comes to your face at night and kisses you, and bites you, and it puts” a disease-carrying parasite into the blood stream of the victim.”

NYC Health Officials Warn of Increase in Bronx Cases of Severe, Potentially Deadly Form of Pneumonia

26 children have died from flu as outbreak widens

Vitamin D3

Low vitamin D status may play a role in depression among young college students

“Depression is a common mental health problem for college students. College students often feel overwhelmed and lonely, because they might be living alone for the first time and they must adapt to a new schedule. According to a nationwide survey of college students from two and four year institutions, 30% of the students reported feeling “so depressed that it was difficult to function.” The high prevalence of both depression and vitamin D deficiency, coupled with the benefits to mood from sun exposure, have led researchers to hypothesize that vitamin D is involved in the development of depression.”

New analysis: High vitamin D levels may reduce risk of bladder cancer

“Bladder cancer is a relatively rare cancer in which most cases occur in the cells that form the inner lining of the bladder. In the United States in 2014, there was an estimated 74,700 new diagnoses and 15,600 deaths from bladder cancer. In a new study, researchers from China reviewed past research on vitamin D and bladder cancer to obtain a wider understanding of the role that vitamin D might play in this form of cancer. From all the studies reviewed, the researchers analyzed data from 89,610 participants and 2,238 cases of bladder cancer. They found that high vitamin D levels were significantly related to a 25% decreased risk of bladder cancer. This statistic did not change when removing any single study from the analysis.”

Vitamin D deficiency may drastically increase risk of clostridium difficile infection

“A recent case-control study found that people with a vitamin D status below 15 ng/ml are at a five times increased risk of developing a clostridium difficile infection. There are more than 1,000 types of microorganisms found in the human digestive tract, many of which are harmless or helpful. However, when the balance of microorganisms is disrupted, harmful bacteria can grow and make you sick. This is the case with clostridium difficile infection (CDI). CDI is thought to occur when the normal bacteria in the stomach is compromised, usually due to antibiotic treatment. In CDI, the infection replaces the normal gut flora and overruns the “good bacteria” in your intestines. Mild cases result in abdominal cramps and diarrhea for several days. Severe cases may be life threatening. It is estimated that CDI kills about 14,000 people each year in the United States.”

New meta-analysis adds clarity to the role of vitamin D in hospital mortality

“This study showed that vitamin D deficiency is associated with an increased hospital mortality in critically ill adult patients. However, there is not enough evidence to conclude that vitamin D deficiency is associated with increased ICU mortality in critically ill adult patients, which need more studies to probe further into it in the future.” “Vitamin D levels may not only predict disease severity and outcomes but also contribute to the co-morbidities commonly seen in critically illness.”

The Tree of Life, healthwise

The Tree of Life, health wise

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil

“So how are people using coconut oil? What are some of the health benefits of coconut oil being reported? Some of the most recent research has come from people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, with reports of people improving or even reversing the effects of Alzheimer’s by using coconut oil, as drug trials on Alzheimer’s drugs continue to fail. Alzheimer’s is now seen as a type 3 form of diabetes, and for years we have seen positive results from people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes in using coconut oil. We have also seen a lot of reports of coconut oil health benefits from those suffering from hypothryroidism, as coconut oil helps boost metabolism and raise body temperatures to promote thyroid health. Restricting carbohydrates and increasing coconut oil in the diet has also led many to report losing weight with coconut oil. Candida sufferers also report health benefits with coconut oil as research now confirms, and those suffering from various skin diseases are also seeing tremendous health benefits by applying coconut oil directly on the skin. The benefits of coconut oil for healthy hair are also well known, and other healthy benefits of coconut oil included fighting off bacterial infections and viruses. Coconut oil is also increasingly being seen to benefit athletes and fitness trainers giving them an advantage in sustaining energy levels longer without drugs or stimulants.”

Coconut Oil and Alzheimer’s Disease:

“Coconut oil does offer hope as nature’s most abundant source of MCTs, and it is an easily convertible fuel source for ketones. In addition, it is one of nature’s richest sources of saturated fat which is needed to produce HDL cholesterol to feed the brain. People suffering from Alzheimer’s should immediately start avoiding polyunsaturated forms of oil such as soy and corn oils, especially if they are hydrogenated and in the form of trans fatty acids. These are prone to oxidation and potentially mitochondrial dysfunction. Other healthy fats would include butter from the milk of cows that are pastured and mostly grass-fed, and Omega 3 fatty acids from high quality fish oil, cod liver oil, or krill oil. Refined carbohydrates in the form of refined wheat products and refined sugars should be strictly avoided! High protein foods such as eggs from pastured chickens (preferably fed a soy-free chicken feed), pastured poultry, and grass-fed meats are all desirable sources of fats and proteins for brain health.”

Gut Flora

 Could gut microbes help treat brain disorders? Mounting research tightens their connection with the brain

“The community of microbes that inhabits the body, known as the microbiome, has a powerful influence on the brain and may offer a pathway to new therapies for psychiatric and neurological disorders, according to researchers.”

Antibiotics

This is The Most Powerful Natural Antibiotic Ever – Tonic Kills Any Infections in The Body

“This master cleansing tonic is actually an antibiotic that kills gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. It has also a powerful antiviral and antifungal formula, increases blood circulation and lymph flow in all parts of the body. This plant-based remedy is the best choice for the fight against candida.”

Eat more cultured and fermented foods if you want to be smart, slim and healthy

Foundation of Babylonian System

Foundation of Babylonian System

Babylonian Health System

Chemo-induced brain fog could be linked to autism

” … have discovered that the confusion and memory loss often associated with chemotherapy treatment is most likely linked to a chemo drug called topotecan, which affects the brain’s ability to function properly. They also believe that long-term neurodevelopmental problems, such as those affecting people with autism spectrum disorder, might occur in the event that a person encountered the drug during brain development or throughout their life.”

Are statin drugs the cause of widespread decline in brain function?

“Based on the thousands of entries published in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Adverse Events Database, statins have been linked to everything from short-term memory loss and disorientation to chronic depression and dementia. This same database reports well over 100,000 adverse events in other areas as well, which based on the 1-10% reporting rate probably translates into millions of people harmed by statins. As we’ve reported in multiple instances, statin use is linked to liver damage, kidney poisoning, muscle pain and degradation, and heart failure, as well as many other health conditions. And the worst part is that statins have never even been shown to work as claimed, which means they’re both ineffective and highly destructive.”

Nutrition

sugar harms brainHealthy high-fat diet protects the brain from aging

“Because DNA damage occurs as a natural side effect of everyday environmental stresses and even the body’s own metabolic processes, the body is continually repairing minor genetic damage. Many of the effects of aging, including cognitive loss, are believed to occur when the body starts to lose the ability to repair all the damage, and little DNA errors start to build up. Such DNA damage is also believed to contribute to more specific diseases, such as Alzheimer’s.”

Benefits of common root vegetables

“Root vegetables are exactly what the name implies – they are the root of the plant. The most common root vegetables have become family staples: potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, onions, garlic, and beets. High in vitamins and minerals that they absorb from the ground, root vegetables are full of nutrients and are an excellent source of fiber. Many are high in vitamin C, B vitamins, and vitamin A. Many are high in antioxidants. Several have remarkable healing properties.”

7 Super Spices for Sensational Health

“An increasing body of evidence suggests that frequent use of spices may help prevent or treat many chronic diseases such as allergies, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and dementia. Although many spices are associated with health benefits, Dr. Bazilian has singled out the following seven “super spices” as especially useful. Remember that you’re most likely to benefit from ordinary culinary doses, not super-doses which may be harmful.”

Health

“Fortunately, apple cider vinegar makes a fantastic natural alternative to commercial hair care products. Aside from being a potent antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral that can disinfect the scalp of harmful microorganisms, apple cider vinegar can unclog hair follicles, maintain pH balance and even strengthen hair shafts by closing their cuticles. This leaves our hair feeling cleaner, stronger, shinier and healthier.”

Unsafe arsenic levels in rice and poultry – How to avoid it

“High arsenic levels in rice are attributed to the irrigation water and the dirt in which it is grown. Consumer Reports’ 2012 investigation, combined with the FDA study in 2013, and the latest 2014 investigation by Consumer Reports covers the level of arsenic in 697 rice samples and 114 samples of other grains. Consumer Reports states, “White basmati rice from California, India, and Pakistan, and sushi rice from the U.S. on average has half of the inorganic-arsenic amount of most other types of rice.” But other states in the U.S. did not fare as well. “All types of rice (except sushi and quick cooking) with a label indicating that it’s from Arkansas, Louisiana, or Texas or just from the U.S. had the highest levels of inorganic arsenic in our tests,” they report. Arsenic levels are higher in brown rice (80% on average) because the arsenic accumulates in the outer layers (the bran and the germ), which are removed when rice is milled to make white rice.”

Conclusion

Your physical health is very important, but of even greater importance is your spiritual health. Man suffers from a fatal spiritual disease called sin, which always leads to death.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

This is why Jesus Christ said we need the Spirit of God who gives us eternal life with Him. We need to be “born again” with a new spirit that is not subject to sin and death.
John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
 
Right now, through repentance of the spiritual disease called sin, you can come to Jesus Christ, the Great Physician, for healing and assurance of eternal life.
Mark 2:17 When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
 
For those who love the Lord Jesus and are looking for His coming, the following is their future:
Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
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It’s Not the Zombie Apocalypse, but Killer Superbugs Could Be on the Way

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             3 John 1:2

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

For anyone first reading the Health and Nutrition Update, please read this first: Your Health.

Also, please go to God’s Health System and subscribe to receive the updates.

On Saturday night at 9:00 PM EST, I have a blog talk radio show called God’s Health System and Protection. During this show, we pray for people’s health and protection as found in Psalm 91 and also discuss health information found posted on this blog. You are welcome to attend: God’s Heath System and Protection. The information discussed is cutting edge for your health. The show is archived if you cannot attend it live.

Commentary

The goal of this blog now is to build you to withstand the coming pestilences that are now rampant in America and the world. God gave the knowledge to prepare for pestilences, so take advantage of this information.

The focus is posting articles with great information that can immediately help your health and quality of life.

God bless you.

Pestilence

It’s Not the Zombie Apocalypse, but Killer Superbugs Could Be on the Way

vit-d-sunshineVitamin D3

7 Signs You May Have a Vitamin D Deficiency

“Infections, including influenza. It also helps you fight infections of all kinds. A study done in Japan, for example, showed that schoolchildren taking 1,200 units of vitamin D per day during winter reduced their risk of getting influenza A infection by about 40 percent. I believe it’s far more prudent, safer, less expensive, and most importantly, far more effective to optimize your vitamin D levels than to get vaccinated against the flu.”

Gut Flora

Gut Bacteria and Fat Cells May Interact to Produce “Perfect Storm” of Inflammation That Promotes Diabetes and Other Chronic Disease

“A wide array of health problems, including but not limited to obesity, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, periodontal disease, stroke, and heart disease all have inflammation as a part of the disease. The majority of inflammatory diseases start in your gut. Chronic inflammation in your gut can disrupt the normal functioning of many bodily systems. There also appears to be a connection between certain types of bacteria and body fat that produces a heightened inflammatory response and drives the inflammatory process.”

Healthy gut flora helps prevent metabolic disorder, improve digestive health, strengthen immunity and more

“We’ve filled in a lot of the details about how it works,” said Dr. Andrew Gewirtz, a professor in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State who was involved in the study. “It’s the loss of TLR5 on the epithelium, the cells that line the surface of the intestine and their ability to quickly respond to bacteria. That ability goes away and results in a more aggressive bacterial population that gets closer in and produces substances that drive inflammation.” In addition to metabolic disorder, an upset in gut flora can also lead to chronic inflammatory diseases such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.”

Immune System

Onions contain immune-enhancing polysaccharides and phytonutrients

“Red onions get their bite from the many sulfur groups they contain. These sulfur groups help produce cysteine within the body that aids in weight loss and detoxification. Additional research has shown that sulfur compounds have a strong antioxidant capacity that inhibits blood cell clumping. Red onions are also a rich source of the flavonoid antioxidant quercetin and the polyphenol antioxidant anthocyanin. These antioxidants prevent the oxidation of dietary and cellular fatty acids. They are very powerful free radical scavengers that neutralize cancer cell growth and dramatically reduce whole body inflammation.”

Superfoods that strengthen the immune system

“Foods that have an incredible array of health benefits that go well beyond just their nutrient value are considered “superfoods.” These foods are typically loaded with a combination of critical fatty acids, antioxidant phytonutrients and essential amino acids. Coconut, grass-fed butter and organic bone broth contain powerful nutrients that strengthen and stabilize the immune system. Short- and medium-chain fatty acids play an important role in immune function. The best sources for these fats include coconut, grass-fed butter or ghee and bone broth. These three superfoods enhance the flavor of the food that you eat and provide remarkable immune benefits.

Prescription Drugs

Too Many Seniors Given Sedatives, Anxiety Drugs: Study

“These drugs have very dangerous side effects – falls, delirium, and they have been linked to dementia,” said Fick, a Pennsylvania State University professor, who was not involved in the current study. Data from 60 percent of U.S. retail pharmacies showed that more than six percent of men and almost 11 percent of women between the ages of 65 and 80 used benzodiazepines in 2008, Dr. Mark Olfson and colleagues report in JAMA Psychiatry. Almost one-third of older adults used the tranquilizers on a long-term basis, for four months or more, the data showed.”

The Pharmaceutical Company Bayer and the Invention of the “Non-Addictive” Drug Heroin

“Americans use the most opioids of any nation—twice the amount used by Canadians, who come in second place in terms of prescriptions.8 The problem has become noticeable enough that even US officials now warn that narcotic painkillers are a driving force in the rise of substance abuse and lethal overdoses. Preliminary research presented at the 2014 meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine in Phoenix, Arizona also found that 12.6 percent of all primary care visits made by Americans between 2002 and 2009 involved prescriptions for sedatives and/or narcotic painkillers (opioids). CDC Director Tom Frieden put the serious danger of using narcotic painkillers even one time into perspective: “Patients given just a single course may become addicted for life,” he recently warned.10 Painkillers work by interacting with receptors in your brain resulting in a decrease in the perception of pain. They are inherently addictive, as they also create a temporary feeling of euphoria, followed by dysphoria, that can easily lead to physical dependence and addiction Ironically, the trademarked name “heroin” is thought to be derived from the German word “heroisch,” or heroic, which is how the Bayer workers who tested the drug on themselves said it made them feel.11 Still, why certain people become addicted (to heroin or prescription painkillers) while others get by unfazed has remained a mystery.”

fluoride-infant-poisonDrinking Water

At present, a total of 42 human studies22 have linked moderately high fluoride exposures with reduced intelligence, and over 100 animal studies have shown that fluoride exposure can cause brain damage. Most striking among these are 30 (out of a total of 32 investigations) that have shown that fluoride lowered the ability of animals to learn and remember. Studies have also demonstrated that fluoride toxicity, caused by overexposure, can lead to a wide variety of health problems”

Omega 3 Oils

A guide to balancing our omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid intake  

“Unfortunately, since the advent of processed vegetable and seed oils, the average Westerner consumes far more omega-6 acids than omega-3 acids. In fact, the average ratio between omega-6 and omega-3 acid intake in the West is estimated to be 16:1, which is much higher than the optimum ratio of between 1:1 and 4:1. (1) Since omega-6 acids contain pro-inflammatory properties, this severe imbalance can cause a large number of related health problems such as cardiovascular disease. Therefore, it’s important that we maintain an optimum omega-3 to omega-6 acid ratio at all times.”

Nutrition

The Effects Of Zinc Deficiency On Human Health

“In conclusion, zinc is an essential mineral with over 300 enzymes reliant on it to help heal wounds, maintain fertility in adults, protect against free radicals, promote healthy growth in children, boost immunity, synthesise protein, preserve good vision and help cells reproduce. Deficiency is very common (especially in the Third World) and can cause major health complaints, zinc deficiency can be over come by consuming the right diet full of foods that are high in zinc and by supplementing the diet with chelated zinc.

Health 

sugar-bagScientific team sounds the alarm on sugar as a source of disease

“Is sugar making us sick? A team of scientists at the University of California in San Francisco believes so, and they’re doing something about it. They launched an initiative to bring information on food and drink and added sugar to the public by reviewing more than 8,000 scientific papers that show a strong link between the consumption of added sugar and chronic diseases.The common belief until now was that sugar just makes us fat, but it’s become clear through research that it’s making us sick. For example, there’s the rise in fatty-, the emergence of Type 2 diabetes as an epidemic in children and the dramatic increase in metabolic disorders.”

Conclusion

Your physical health is very important, but of even greater importance is your spiritual health. Man suffers from a fatal spiritual disease called sin, which always leads to death.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

This is why Jesus Christ said we need the Spirit of God who gives us eternal life with Him. We need to be “born again” with a new spirit that is not subject to sin and death.
John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
 
Right now, through repentance of the spiritual disease called sin, you can come to Jesus Christ, the Great Physician, for healing and assurance of eternal life.
Mark 2:17 When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
 
For those who love the Lord Jesus and are looking for His coming, the following is their future:
Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
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Bacteria inside us help dictate inflammation, antitumor activity

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                   3 John 1:2

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

For anyone first reading the Health and Nutrition Update, please read this first: Your Health.

Also, please go to God’s Health System and subscribe to receive the updates.

On Saturday night at 9:00 PM EST, I have a blog talk radio show called God’s Health System and Protection. During this show, we pray for people’s health and protection as found in Psalm 91 and also discuss health information found posted on this blog. You are welcome to attend: God’s Heath System and Protection. The information discussed is cutting edge for your health. The show is archived if you cannot attend it live.

Commentary

The goal of this blog now is to build you to withstand the coming pestilences that are now rampant in America and the world. God gave the knowledge to prepare for pestilences, so take advantage of this information.

The focus is posting articles with great information that can immediately help your health and quality of life.

God bless you.

Most Americans are suffering from Vitamin D deficiency

Most Americans are suffering from Vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D3

Vitamin D Deficiency Significantly Raises Your Risk of Cancer and All-Cause Mortality

“There are many reasons to be conscious of vitamin D. A reduced cancer risk is perhaps among the most notable, but compelling evidence also suggests optimizing your vitamin D can reduce your risk of death from any cause. Researchers have also pointed out that increasing levels of vitamin D3 among the general population could prevent chronic diseases that claim nearly one million lives throughout the world each year.”

Gut Flora

Polymorphism, bacteria inside us help dictate inflammation, antitumor activity

“A common polymorphism can lead to a chain of events that dictates how a tumor will progress in certain types of cancer, including a form of breast cancer as well as ovarian cancer, according to new research. The research reveals a more explicit role about the symbiotic relationship humans have with the various bacteria that inhabit our body and their role during tumor progression.”

Gut Microbes Make Dark Chocolate Healthy

“While it’s known that cocoa powder is rich in potent antioxidants called polyphenols, it was thought that these molecules were poorly digested and absorbed due to their large size. Researchers have now discovered that certain bacteria in your gut actually break down and ferment the components in dark chocolate, turning them into absorbable anti-inflammatory compounds that benefit your health. In particular, beneficial microbes including Bifidobacterium and lactic acid bacteria like to “feast” on cocoa, according to the researchers. The microbes also break down the fiber found in cocoa powder, turning it into highly absorbable short fatty acid chains that promote satiety.”

“There are many published studies on the relationship between coconut oil, metabolism and weight loss. Research shows that coconut oil contains unique fatty acids that stimulate metabolism, supply the body with tremendous energy, and promote weight loss. Most people are unaware that hypothyroidism is an autoimmune disease and this is one of the main reasons why conventional pharmaceutical treatments are ineffective for more than 80 percent of patients with sluggish thyroids.”

Nutrition

Why Organic Eggs are a Nutritious Superfood 

“Conventional eggs can have less of these important nutrients such as vitamin E and A which absorb with the unique cholesterol and fats found in eggs. Organic eggs also have a much more optimal balance of Omega 6 to Omega 3 fats, and in the test referenced above was found to have 2 TIMES MORE Omega 3. This is huge because more Omega 3s in the diet and optimizing your ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 has been found to reduce heart disease greatly. Most Americans are extremely low in healthy Omega 3 fats, while being much too high in Omega 6s. A study found that Americans have on average a ratio of 16/1 Omega 6 to Omega 3. When this ratio becomes lowered back down to 4/1 Omega 6 to Omega 3, it cuts your risk of heart disease down by 70%!”

How Sugar Affects Your Health  

New, fundamental mechanism for how resveratrol provides health benefits uncovered

“Resveratrol, the red-wine ingredient once touted as an elixir of youth, powerfully activates an evolutionarily ancient stress response in human cells, scientists have found. The finding should dispel much of and controversy about how resveratrol really works.”

Health

Four surprising uses for hydrogen peroxide

“Hydrogen peroxide is an odorless, colorless chemical compound comprised of water and oxygen. It was first identified and isolated by the French chemist Louis Jacques Thenard in 1818 and, by the beginning of the 20th century, had become one of Europe’s most popular surface disinfectants due to the speed with which it kills microorganisms through oxidation”

Phthalates and BPA Linked to IQ Reductions in Children, but FDA Reasserts the Chemical’s Safety

“Phthalates are among the most pervasive of all known endocrine disrupters. According to estimates by the Environmental Protection Agency1 (EPA), more than 470 million pounds of phthalates are produced each year. They’re primarily used to make plastics like polyvinyl chloride (PVC) more flexible and resilient, but they can also be found in air fresheners, dryer sheets, and personal care products like shampoo, shower gels, and makeup. Their prevalence in personal care products is thought to be the reason why women tend to have higher levels of phthalates in their system than men.”

How Artificial Sweeteners Confuse Your Body into Storing Fat and Inducing Diabetes

“As noted in the featured video, there are currently five different artificial sweeteners on the market. The one you’re most likely to encounter is aspartame, which also tends to be the worst of the bunch.

Aspartame and other artificial sweeteners are primarily promoted to diabetics and those concerned about their weight. This despite the fact that artificial sweeteners have repeatedly been shown to produce the exact opposite effects:

Over time, artificial sweeteners have also crept into a wide variety of products not directly targeting diabetics and dieters.

Artificial sweeteners are added to about 6,000 different beverages, snacks, and food products, making label-reading an ever pressing necessity. Disturbingly, food industry groups are now trying to hide the presence of artificial sweeteners in certain foods…”

A New Resistance film to expose dangers of Roundup in food, water and all around us

“It has been in constant and increasing use for more than 50 years. But glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, isn’t at all safe for humans. And a new film project known as A New Resistance seeks to make this fact known on a wide scale, warning the public that this deadly chemical is now present in water, soil, air and food, and is slowly killing us all.”

Baking Soda and Lemon: A Powerful Healing Combination for Your Health 

“Despite the advances medical technology has made in cancer research and treatment, cancer remains one of the top ten killers in the United States. This had lead both medical professionals and patients to explore more natural alternatives to the traditional triad of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy as an approach to beating this disease. One of the possibilities being looked at currently is the use of lemons and baking soda for therapeutic purposes.”

The science is conclusive: Mobile phones cause cancer

“Contrary to what you may have heard in the mainstream news, mobile phones and the antennas that allow them to communicate emit powerful, microwave radio frequencies capable of penetrating our bodies and cells. And constant exposure to these frequencies, according to the science, appears to be one of the leading causes of cancer in the modern age.”

Always remember that you are in charge of your health and not the doctors. Do not put your life in their hands without first seeking God and His health system.

Conclusion

Your physical health is very important, but of even greater importance is your spiritual health. Man suffers from a fatal spiritual disease called sin, which always leads to death.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

This is why Jesus Christ said we need the Spirit of God who gives us eternal life with Him. We need to be “born again” with a new spirit that is not subject to sin and death.
John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
 
Right now, through repentance of the spiritual disease called sin, you can come to Jesus Christ, the Great Physician, for healing and assurance of eternal life.
Mark 2:17 When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
 
For those who love the Lord Jesus and are looking for His coming, the following is their future:
Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
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Apocalypse Alert: Scientists Warned of Rising Superbugs that Potentially Could Wipe-out Humanity

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            3 John 1:2

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

For anyone first reading the Health and Nutrition Update, please read this first: Your Health.

Also, please go to God’s Health System and subscribe to receive the updates.

On Saturday night at 9:00 PM EST, I have a blog talk radio show called God’s Health System and Protection. During this show, we pray for people’s health and protection as found in Psalm 91 and also discuss health information found posted on this blog. You are welcome to attend: God’s Heath System and Protection. The information discussed is cutting edge for your health. The show is archived if you cannot attend it live.

Commentary

The goal of this blog now is to build you to withstand the coming pestilences that are now rampant in America and the world. God gave the knowledge to prepare for pestilences, so take advantage of this information.

The focus is posting articles with great information that can immediately help your health and quality of life.

God bless you.

Babylonian Health System

Big Pharma’s secret payments to corrupt doctors, scientists finally to be exposed by US government

“The Physician Payments Sunshine Act, which was successfully moved through the Senate with the help of an extensive investigation led by Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA), provisions that doctors who receive payoffs from drug or vaccine companies must disclose this when pushing new therapies or medical procedures from what would otherwise appear to be unbiased intentions.”

Pestilence

Apocalypse Alert: Scientists Warned of Rising Superbugs that Potentially Could Wipe-out Humanity

“Emerging superbugs or smart bacteria that defeats even the most lethal antibiotics could lead to a deadly plague or mass deaths. In such scenario, even the most common infection could kill as the world nears “a post-antibiotic era,” according to a report by Business Insider. And these efficient killers are already upon us.”

Cancer News

Curing cancer naturally – Four inspiring stories of healing disease with diet

“Even though each method may differ in approach, all tend to have one element in common, namely, a nutrient dense, cleansing diet. For some, raw juices are the key. For others, sea vegetables and grains. Regardless of the method, one thing is certain: a clean diet is powerful medicine.”

Antibiotics

5 Natural Antibiotics that Kill Superbugs

“Because traditional antibiotics have been prescribed so heavily in modern medicine and because people are exposed to them through eating conventionally raised meat and dairy products which are produced with antibiotic use, many strains of bacteria are now becoming drug-resistant. This means that the medicines treating them will be less effective and this leaves people vulnerable to infection or disease. However, there are some natural ways to kill off bacteria, even these superbugs”

Nature’s most powerful antibiotics in one bottle

“There has never been a better time then RIGHT NOW to strengthen your immune system, which may help keep you alive and healthy should the virus spread out of control in major population areas. Your first line of defense against Ebola, or any virus for that matter, is your own immune system,”

Health

Is Aluminum Making You Sick?

“Aluminum is linked to a host of neurological and other disorders. Although aluminum is added to many foods, drugs, and other products we ingest, in most cases, it’s possible to use an aluminum-free alternative. These are major sources: Vaccines and drugs (including some antacids): Read ingredient lists and ask your doctor or pharmacist for an aluminum-free product. For example, Gaviscon antacid tablets (but not liquid) are aluminum-free. Processed foods and candy: Baking powder (not baking soda), artificial coloring (such as a color followed by a number), anti-caking and drying agents often contain aluminum. Canned beverages: Acidity in soda makes aluminum leach from cans. Glass bottles are safer. Antiperspirants: Aluminum-free deodorants are an option.Sunscreens and cosmetics: Check ingredients and look for products without aluminum. In the kitchen: The metal can leach into food from aluminum pots and pans. Leaching is most common when foods being cooked are highly alkaline (like baking soda) or highly acidic (lemon juice, tomato sauce, vinegar.”

“Research will look to produce compound derivatives of punicalagin for a drug that would treat neuro-inflammation and slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, scientists report. The onset of Alzheimer’s disease can be slowed and some of its symptoms curbed by a natural compound that is found in pomegranate. Also, the painful inflammation that accompanies illnesses such as rheumatoid arthritis and Parkinson’s disease could be reduced, according to the findings of the two-year project.”

Always remember that you are in charge of your health and not the doctors. Do not put your life in their hands without first seeking God and His health system.

Conclusion

Your physical health is very important, but of even greater importance is your spiritual health. Man suffers from a fatal spiritual disease called sin, which always leads to death.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

This is why Jesus Christ said we need the Spirit of God who gives us eternal life with Him. We need to be “born again” with a new spirit that is not subject to sin and death.
John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
 
Right now, through repentance of the spiritual disease called sin, you can come to Jesus Christ, the Great Physician, for healing and assurance of eternal life.
Mark 2:17 When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
 
For those who love the Lord Jesus and are looking for His coming, the following is their future:
Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
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Happy (and Safe) Holidays for Your Pets

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                     Proverbs 12:10

A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.”

Commentary

Be careful when sharing with your best friends - some human foods are toxic to pets

Be careful when sharing with your best friends – some human foods are toxic to pets

We all give our dogs table scraps at times. When they sit watching us eat and they focus those pleading eyes on us, our hearts melt. We love sharing as much as they do. But a food may actually be healthy for us and yet still cause serious harm to our dog. Therefore, we need to know the items on this list very well to make sure we never share them. Remember that these 20 foods also can appear within other foods (such as onions in chili, for example). And just because you’ve fed any of these in the past and had no obvious problem doesn’t mean you should continue to do so. You’re overdue for problems if that’s the case.

The featured article is very long, with information relating to how each item harms dogs, symptoms to watch for, how long it may take for symptoms to appear and how quickly to seek vet care. Unfortunately, each item is on a separate page so it takes some time to go through the entire article thoroughly. Because of the length of the article and the depth of information on each item within it, the only topic this post will cover is protecting your bff through the holiday season.

Listed below are the 20 items, but to learn specifics on each, please check the article. That time spent will be well worth it if it allows you to avoid serious problems with your best friend. Be sure to keep an eye on holiday guests as well.  Although you may know that something is dangerous for your pet, everyone else may not. Guests can be well meaning when they share, but that doesn’t change the harm that can occur. And unfortunately, certain guests can find it ‘funny’ to see how an animal reacts when given alcohol or other items so that they appear drunk. But they won’t be laughing when your pet becomes seriously ill or dies as a result of their prank.

Pet Health

Goldens like Audie are attracted by yummy foods left out around the house

Goldens like Audie are attracted by yummy foods left out around the house

20 Human Foods That Can Cause Serious Illness or Death To Your Dog

“Even though a lot of the food that we eat is good for our canine friends, some human food is downright dangerous for them. So dangerous, in fact, that the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) had to issue an official statement…

To keep your dog healthy, avoid giving him the following snacks.

1. Chocolate
The chemical that gives chocolate, especially dark chocolate, its distinctive taste can be fatal to dogs when consum[ed] in larger amounts. And when we say fatal, we mean fatal, because there have been numerous dog fatalities due to consuming chocolate.

Keep it away from them and do not give chocolate to your furry friend, no matter what.

Chocolate may not be toxic to your dog if given in very small amounts, however, it is a very common cause of dog poisoning because people who do give their dogs chocolate, usually give them way too much.

Cocoa beans contain caffeine and theobromine, a chemical compound. The dog isn’t able to metabolize theobromine as fast as humans can, and the more theobromine the chocolate contains, the more poisonous it is for your dog.

2. Grapes
Some dogs are especially sensitive to grapes (and raisins) and can suffer kidney damage from eating the sweet food. The reason some dogs develop renal failure following the ingestion of grapes and raisins is not known, but there have been many reported incidents of this occurring. Their toxicity to dogs can cause the animal to develop acute renal failure (the sudden development of kidney failure) with anuria (a lack of urine production).

These are all serious health conditions and should not be taken lightly. Be especially careful with grapes that have gone bad, because dogs will sometimes sniff them out of the trash bin and eat them if not properly disposed.

If your dog eats grapes [or raisins] and experiences …symptoms, instant treatment is necessary. The recommended treatment is to induce vomiting, but make sure to call your vet for assistance.

3. Garlic and Onions
Although it’s rare for a dog to eat enough garlic or onions to hurt themselves, you should be aware of the possible dangers from allowing them to consume it. Damage to their red blood cell production is a common problem that comes with dogs eating onions or garlic.

If your dog eats garlic or onions, take him to your veterinarian immediately (the onions don’t have to be raw to be bad for your dog’s health).

Some of the symptoms of problems that stem from onions and garlic include weakness, lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, pale gums and breathlessness.

Also, remember that even the smallest amount of garlic can result in life-threatening problems and in severe cases, garlic or onion poisoning can lead to organ failure and even death.

4. Macadamia nuts
[S]ome dogs will experience health problems after eating them, while others will not, so it really depends on the dog and how he copes with it. The exact amount that causes health problems can significantly vary from dog to dog as well, usually depending on size.

If your dog develops any symptom of food poisoning, take him to your veterinarian immediately. These signs include vomiting, tremors, hyperthermia and the inability to walk.

5. Avocado

6. Alcohol
Ethanol is found in alcoholic beverages and is toxic to dogs. Dogs can’t process the substance nearly as well as humans and it can be fatal for them.

With the holidays coming up, keep in mind that dogs are especially tempted by eggnog.

Although some people think that there’s nothing funnier than a dog that has had something to drink, this unusual and cruel practice is actually hurting the dogs very seriously, especially if it becomes a habit. So pay close attention to your younger friends and relatives who might try to do something similar, and prevent them from hurting these poor, defenseless animals.

However, you also need to know that poisoning can occur even if your dog doesn’t drink actual alcohol. For example, cakes soaked in rum and similar foods and treats [that] contain yeast can result in alcohol poisoning. If you suspect that your dog is intoxicated, you might need to induce vomiting or even take him to the vet to pump his stomach. Alcohol poisoning is frequent in dogs…”

7. Bread dough
Even the smallest amount of some foods can actually be very poisonous for your beloved friend. Your home and kitchen need to be dog-friendly.

We have already talked about alcohol poisoning, but what you need to know is that ingesting bread dough can lead to this problem as well. The combination of rising dough in your fluffy friend’s stomach and alcohol poisoning can seriously threaten your dog’s health.

It takes approximately one or two hours for the symptoms to appear.

8. Bad or moldy food
Food that has gone bad should not be in your house at all and should be properly disposed of, so that even stray dogs cannot get poisoned. The toxin found in some molds that leads to food poisoning is called tremorgenic mycotoxin.

Since you can’t know for sure whether a particular mold contains this toxin, don’t give your pet moldy food ever. To put it simply, if you wouldn’t eat it, neither should your dog. If your see your dog eating food it shouldn’t eat, try to take it away.

9. Anything with caffeine in it

10. Bones and leftovers
You may think that it’s only natural to give bones with some meat on them to your dog but this may cause some serious health problems.

One is pancreatitis, which can lead to problems with regulating blood sugar levels and digestion. All these problems are very serious and should not be taken lightly. So be very careful when it comes to leftovers.

As far as bones are concerned, they may splinter or break and get lodged inside the intestines or even the throat. [They also can easily puncture the stomach which will cause an agonizing death.]

11. Ice cream
It can cause relatively serious intestinal problems that can lead to internal bleeding, and when this happens, the chances of survival are not good.

Although it’s not lethal in small amounts, it’s still something that you just shouldn’t feed to your pet. Usually after eating ice cream, dogs will get diarrhea and start scratching themselves like crazy.
You should take them to the vet immediately and not wait it out. A general rule is that you should treat your dog as you would treat your own child and that means taking him to the doctor/vet immediately.

The problem with ice cream is that dogs don’t digest milk and milk products easily. Basically, your dog will enjoy himself/herself for a couple of minutes and then will start experiencing stomach pain.

12. Raw meat and fish (salmon)
Raw meat can cause various bacterial infections, and this is even truer for fish. Salmon is especially dangerous since it can cause salmon poisoning disease that can kill your best friend in two weeks.

Salmon poisoning disease is caused by an infection with a type of rickettsia, Neorickettsia helminthoeca bacteria. Symptoms of SPD begin about one week after eating the salmon and include vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, depression, high fever, and enlarged lymph nodes.

Now, here’s one fact that might frighten you, but you should be frightened when it comes to salmon poisoning disease, because it’s no joke: Untreated, mortality reaches 90 percent.

13. Plums
Any fruits that have large seeds or pits should be kept away from your dog for obvious reasons. Inflammations and intestinal obstructions are caused by them. In addition, dogs, especially older ones, can break their teeth on these pits while they are trying to chew through them.

When eating this type of fruit, you should put the pits or seeds in one separate bag that will be tightly tied and immediately disposed of it. Stray dogs are might go through the garbage and they shouldn’t eat things that might harm them either.

Another fact that you may not have known is that plum seeds contain cyanide, and we are certain you know what cyanide is, so be careful with plum seeds.

14. Raw Eggs
First of all, there is a chance of a Salmonella infection, the same as in humans, but more importantly, if a dog was fed raw eggs for a longer period, he may experience problems with Vitamin B regulation.

Another worry with the consumption of eggs is the biotin deficiency. The signs of intestinal obstruction include vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, stomach pain, fever, dehydration and weight loss.

And although eggs are a good source of nutrition, don’t overdo it – an occasional treat could be perfectly fine, but avoid them on a daily basis. Another option is to simply cook the eggs if you’re worried that they could harm your doggy.

15. Salt
If your dog ate excessive amounts of salt, he could get sodium ion poisoning, which is rather difficult and painful to treat.

Treatment for salt poisoning includes the careful administration of IV fluids, electrolyte monitoring, treatment for dehydration and brain swelling.

16. Candy
Of course, it’s okay to give your dog a treat, but you have to be careful with the kind of the treat.
Candy usually contains Xylitol, an artificial sweetener that causes sudden release of insulin in their bodies. [Be careful of sugar-free gum as well. It can be deadly because xylitol is what makes it sweet.]

You have probably heard that chocolate is bad for dogs, well Xylitol is estimated to be 100 times as toxic as chocolate to dogs. For example, Xylitol can cause liver damage and low blood sugar.
It is also advised to avoid giving your dog any foods that contain artificial sweeteners, preservatives or additives.

17. Hops
Used as a flavoring and stability agent in beer, they are commonly found almost anywhere…. They are the cause of hops poisoning, which causes uncontrollably high temperatures and restless behavior followed by excessive panting.

If you notice these symptoms, take your dog to the vet immediately. They can also cause malignant hyperthermia in dogs, usually with fatal results.

Chemical succinylcholine overwhelms the body’s capacity to supply oxygen, remove carbon dioxide, and regulate body temperature, eventually leading to circulatory collapse and death if not treated quickly.

Additionally, without treatment, death can occur within 6 hours of ingestion.

18. Chicken jerky products [See our post: Pet Health: Contaminated Pet Food – Deadly Ingredients!]

19. Dairy
You might think a slice or two of cheese isn’t a big deal, but it all depends on the type of reaction your dog has to the lactose in the dairy product. Many dogs are severely allergic to it, and can also be lactose intolerant.

While some dogs can have a bit of ice cream or a slice or two of any cheese with no reaction at all, for some dogs, it could lead to vomiting, severe stomach upset, diarrhea, excessive gas, and weight loss. So the dog may also try to drink an excessive amount of water to compensate for the water lost during vomiting or diarrhea periods.

20. Yeast
Live yeast can be dangerous to all animals, especially when consumed in large quantities. According to the Veterinary Medicine portal, there are two major health risks associated with dogs ingesting yeast.

The first is that a warm and wet stomach provides the ideal surrounding for the yeast to expand, which, in turn, could cause the organ to react by expanding too, possibly cutting off blood flow and causing breathing problems. It can cause a bowel obstruction. Secondly, it can actually cause alcohol poisoning, believe it or not.

Foods Dogs, Cats Should Not Eat, Dangerous, Toxic, Lethal and Foods That are Beneficial This article has a fairly complete list of foods (and added ingredients like specific preservatives) which are dangerous for pets, and it’s all on one page. But because it also has much more, we’ll discuss it in more depth in a future post. For now, if you want info on a specific food, it’s easier for reference than the lead article, though it doesn’t cover all of the foods listed above.

Ribbons on packages and tinsel on trees are the most deadly cat attractors

Ribbons on packages and tinsel on trees are the most deadly cat attractors

Holiday Dangers for Cats and What You Can Do to Lower the Risks  The holidays can be especially dangerous for cats. Many cats love to chew on house plants, and Christmas roses, amaryllis, mistletoe and holly all are poisonous to cats. Poinsettias are dangerous too, though they’re not as toxic as the others. If you have cats, don’t take the risk. Forego these plants as decorations. Similarly, potpourri has herbs and oils that are unsafe.

Another real concern comes with packages under the tree. Ribbon and strings are especially attractive to young or playful cats who are tempted to eat them. When that occurs, they can easily wrap around inside and cause intestinal obstructions that require surgery, or are fatal. Candles and electrical cords also make tempting playthings and can cause disaster. (Remember the film “Christmas Vacation”?) Finally there’s glass ornaments which easily smash and stagnant tree water to consider.

“We all enjoy special foods, particularly over the holidays. During these weeks, our homes are often filled with chocolates, wine and other culinary masterpieces. Many of these items can be quite dangerous for our pets, both feline and canine.

Besides the wonderful foods we share over the holidays, many of us also spend a lot of time decorating our homes and decking out the halls. Although these decorations add beauty to our homes and are a traditional part of the holidays, they can also pose significant risks for your cat.
The ASPCA Poison Control Center can be reached at and the Pet Poison Helpline is available at 855-764-7661 (a fee is applied). Program these numbers into your telephone so they are readily available if needed. Hopefully, there will be no need to use these telephone numbers but, if needed, you’ll be glad to have them close.

Christmas tree catFor Happy Cats And A Happy Holiday Season: Think Like A Cat 

“Being naturally curious, cats will sniff the Christmas tree, may try to climb it or even pee on it. No cat paw can resist shiny dangling ornaments or shiny wrapped chocolates in a candy dish. They don’t understand why you’re angry for breaking Aunt Martha’s antique what not, or rolling mandarin oranges under the sofa. To a cat, everything is a potential toy and a potential

hazard.

Accidents can and do happen to cats and or the home in a blink of an eye. The following are a few real hazards that are well documented.
• Cats have an accident or get suddenly ill requiring immediate vet care.
• Water bowls get spilled, leaving nothing to drink.
• Toxic products can be pried open with paws. Windows can be opened, screens ripped open.
• Water pipes freeze and bursting, Fires in the home or nearby. Burglaries.
• Suffocation or electrocution from cords or decorations. Always unplug Christmas lights before leaving the home. The most dangerous decoration is tinsel. If swallowed, it can be lethal so just say no.
• Nothing spells holiday blues quicker than an emergency trip to the vet. The best solution is prevention.

Finally, even though this is a commercial, it’s one of the best cat videos you’ll find, especially when it comes to how cats perceive Christmas:

Conclusion

Your physical health is very important, but of even greater importance is your spiritual health. Man suffers from a fatal spiritual disease called sin, which always leads to death.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

This is why Jesus Christ said we need the Spirit of God who gives us eternal life with Him. We need to be “born again” with a new spirit that is not subject to sin and death.
John 3:3  Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Right now, through repentance of the spiritual disease called sin, you can come to Jesus Christ, the Great Physician, for healing and assurance of eternal life.
Mark 2:17 When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
For those who love the Lord Jesus and are looking for His coming, the following is their future:
Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
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Over-medicated, immunosuppressed Americans likely to suffer high fatality rate if Ebola sweeps across USA

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             3 John 1:2

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

For anyone first reading the Health and Nutrition Update, please read this first: Your Health.

Also, please go to God’s Health System and subscribe to receive the updates.

On Saturday night at 9:00 PM EST, I have a blog talk radio show called God’s Health System and Protection. During this show, we pray for people’s health and protection as found in Psalm 91 and also discuss health information found posted on this blog. You are welcome to attend: God’s Heath System and Protection. The information discussed is cutting edge for your health. The show is archived if you cannot attend it live.

Commentary

The goal of this blog now is to build you to withstand the coming pestilences that are now rampant in America and the world. God gave the knowledge to prepare for pestilences, so take advantage of this information.

The focus is posting articles with great information that can immediately help your health and quality of life.

God bless you.

Pestilence

Over-medicated, immunosuppressed Americans likely to suffer high fatality rate if Ebola sweeps across USA

“The overall conclusion of the book is downright horrifying in the context of a global pandemic outbreak with a 50% fatality rate. No nation in the world is more over-medicated than America, where drug companies have invented quasi-medical justifications to put millions of children on mind-altering psychiatric drugs. Many elderly Americans are currently taking 10 – 15 prescription medications per day, every day! The result is that most Americans exist in a never-ending state of chronic nutrient deficiencies that strongly suppress their immune function and make them more vulnerable to not just degenerative diseases like cancer but also infectious viral diseases such as influenza.”

Prescription Drugs

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30 Million Americans On Antidepressants And 21 Other Facts About America’s Endless Pharmaceutical Nightmare

“Has there ever been a nation more hooked on drugs than the United States? And I am not just talking about illegal drugs – the truth is that the number of Americans addicted to legal drugs is far greater than the number of Americans addicted to illegal drugs. As you will read about below, more than 30 million Americans are currently on antidepressants and doctors in the U.S. wrote more than 250 million prescriptions for painkillers last year.”

Water

Why Water Fluoridation Continues, Despite Flying in the Face of Science

“Many fail to realize that fluoride is indeed a drug, and as such it is grossly inappropriate for it to be indiscriminately added to water supplies, as there’s no way to control the dose. Contrary to popular but misguided belief, fluoride is NOT an essential nutrient, and there is simply no such thing as “fluoride deficiency.” In fact, if you decided you wanted to take fluoride, you’d have to get a prescription for it, and that prescription would specify the recommended dosage. Yet fluoride is added to municipal water supplies reaching nearly 211 million Americans, including infants and the elderly.”

Fluoride is a poison

Fluoride is a poison

Important Facts You Need to Know About Water Fluoridation

“Fluoride affects many tissues in your body besides your teeth. Many assume that the fluoride in drinking water (or in any other fluoride supplement) will somehow only affect your teeth. But according to a 500-page scientific review,6 fluoride is an endocrine disruptor that can affect your bones, brain, thyroid gland, pineal gland and even your blood sugar levels. At present, 42 human studies7 have linked moderately high fluoride exposures with reduced intelligence, and over 100 animal studies have shown that fluoride exposure can cause brain damage. Most striking among these are 30 (out of a total of 32 investigations) that have shown that fluoride lowered the ability of animals to learn and remember. Studies have also demonstrated that fluoride toxicity, caused by overexposure, can lead to a wide variety of health problems”

Why Water Fluoridation Continues, Despite Flying in the Face of Science

“Many fail to realize that fluoride is indeed a drug, and as such it is grossly inappropriate for it to be indiscriminately added to water supplies, as there’s no way to control the dose. Contrary to popular but misguided belief, fluoride is NOT an essential nutrient, and there is simply no such thing as “fluoride deficiency.” In fact, if you decided you wanted to take fluoride, you’d have to get a prescription for it, and that prescription would specify the recommended dosage. Yet fluoride is added to municipal water supplies reaching nearly 211 million Americans, including infants and the elderly.”

Gut Flora

Surprising Finding: Gut Microbes Make Dark Chocolate Healthy

“While it’s known that cocoa powder is rich in potent antioxidants called polyphenols, it was thought that these molecules were poorly digested and absorbed due to their large size. Researchers have now discovered that certain bacteria in your gut actually break down and ferment the components in dark chocolate, turning them into absorbable anti-inflammatory compounds that benefit your health. In particular, beneficial microbes including Bifidobacterium and lactic acid bacteria like to “feast” on cocoa, according to the researchers. The microbes also break down the fiber found in cocoa powder, turning it into highly absorbable short fatty acid chains that promote satiety.”

Do gut bacteria control your mind?

“Bacteria may influence your decisions by releasing signaling molecules into your gut. Because the gut is linked to the immune system, the endocrine system, and the nervous system, those signals could influence your physiologic and behavioral responses — and health. Bacteria may be acting through the vagus nerve, which connects 100 million nerve cells from the digestive tract to the base of the brain, changing taste receptors, producing toxins to make you feel bad, and releasing chemical rewards to make you feel good.”

Surprising discovery: HIV hides in gut, evading eradication

“Some surprising discoveries about the body’s initial responses to HIV infection have been made by researchers. One of the biggest obstacles to complete viral eradication and immune recovery is the stable HIV reservoir in the gut. There is very little information about the early viral invasion and the establishment of the gut reservoir. “We want to understand what enables the virus to invade the gut, cause inflammation and kill the immune cells,” said the study’s lead author.”

‘Normal’ bacteria vital for keeping intestinal lining intact, preventing disorders

“Einstein scientists found that absorption of a specific healthy bacterial byproduct is crucial for maintaining the integrity of the intestinal epithelium — the single-cell layer responsible for keeping intestinal bacteria and their toxins inside the gut and away from the rest of the body. Breaching of the intact intestinal epithelium is associated with a number of diseases. “Intestinal bacteria secrete a wide variety of chemicals known as metabolites,” said Sridhar Mani, M.D., co-corresponding author of the paper. “These bacteria and their metabolites were known to influence the intestinal epithelium’s integrity, but precisely how they did so wasn’t known.”

Coconut Oil

80 Uses for Coconut Oil

Articles

 Staying healthy and surviving our toxic world

“Diet is the most important factor in our survival – it is the basis of good health. Even in a cesspool of environmental toxicity (Okinawa) a good diet results in low cancer rates. Yet these same people immigrate to the United States, adopt a Western diet, and their cancer rates mirror our own.”

Prenatal exposure to common household chemicals linked with substantial drop in child IQ 

“Children exposed during pregnancy to elevated levels of two common chemicals found in the home — di-n-butyl phthalate and di-isobutyl phthalate — had an IQ score, on average, more than six points lower than children exposed at lower levels, according to researchers. The study is the first to report a link between prenatal exposure to phthalates and IQ in school-age children. While avoiding all phthalates in the United States is for now impossible, the researchers recommend that pregnant women take steps to limit exposure by not microwaving food in plastics, avoiding scented products as much as possible, including air fresheners, and dryer sheets, and not using recyclable plastics labeled as 3, 6, or 7.”

Garlic Soup – 100x Stronger Than The Best Antibiotics On The Market

“The interesting thing about garlic, is that new and mutated viruses/infections, which cannot be treated with traditional antibiotics, are still effected by the garlic. The reason behind garlic’s amazing antibiotic properties is a chemical called allicin, found within the cloves. A study preformed by Washington University has shown that garlic is 100 times more effective than 2 most popular antibiotics on the market.

Antioxidant capacity of orange juice is multiplied tenfold

“The antioxidant activity of citrus juices and other foods is undervalued, experts say. A new technique for measuring this property generates values that are ten times higher than those indicated by current analysis methods. The results suggest that tables on the antioxidant capacities of food products that dieticians and health authorities use must be revised. Orange juice and juices from other citrus fruits are considered healthy due to their high content of antioxidants, which help to reduce harmful free radicals in our body, but a new investigation shows that their benefits are greater than previously thought.”

ALZHEIMER’S IS AN AUTOIMMUNE DISORDER  

“Researchers are discovering a causal relationship between an imbalanced gut microbiome (gut dysbiosis) and a growing number of conditions and diseases – for example, acne, allergies, asthma, celiac disease, chronic Lyme disease, Crohn’s disease, diabetes, Graves disease, gum and tooth disease, irritable bowel, lichen planus, lupus, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, UTIs, all the other 80-100 autoimmune diseases, and some cancers.”

“New evidence has been found that explains how some aspects of our personality may affect our health and wellbeing, supporting long-observed associations between aspects of human character, physical health and longevity. But researchers ask: “Is this our biology determining our psychology or our psychology determining our biology?”

Neurobiological basis of human-pet relationship: Mothers’ brains respond differently to images of their child and their dog

“How closely does the relationship between people and their non-human companions mirror the parent-child relationship? Researchers makes a contribution to answering this complex question by investigating differences in how important brain structures are activated when women view images of their children and of their own dogs.”

Always remember that you are in charge of your health and not the doctors. Do not put your life in their hands without first seeking God and His health system.

Conclusion

Your physical health is very important, but of even greater importance is your spiritual health. Man suffers from a fatal spiritual disease called sin, which always leads to death.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

This is why Jesus Christ said we need the Spirit of God who gives us eternal life with Him. We need to be “born again” with a new spirit that is not subject to sin and death.
John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Right now, through repentance of the spiritual disease called sin, you can come to Jesus Christ, the Great Physician, for healing and assurance of eternal life.
Mark 2:17 When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
 
For those who love the Lord Jesus and are looking for His coming, the following is their future:
Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
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BLOG POST: “Depression Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency“

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                 3 John 1:2

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

For anyone first reading the Health and Nutrition Update, please read this first: Your Health.

Also, please go to God’s Health System and subscribe to receive the updates.

On Saturday night at 9:00 PM EST, I have a blog talk radio show called God’s Health System and Protection. During this show, we pray for people’s health and protection as found in Psalm 91 and also discuss health information found posted on this blog. You are welcome to attend: God’s Heath System and Protection. The information discussed is cutting edge for your health. The show is archived if you cannot attend it live.

Commentary

The goal of this blog now is to build you to withstand the coming pestilences that are now rampant in America and the world. God gave the knowledge to prepare for pestilences, so take advantage of this information.

The focus is posting articles with great information that can immediately help your health and quality of life.

God bless you.

Vitamin D3

vit-d-sunshineVitamin D reduces lung disease flare-ups by over 40 percent

“Vitamin D supplements can reduce chronic obstructive pulmonary disease lung disease flare-ups by over 40 percent in patients with a vitamin D deficiency, according to new research. COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) includes conditions such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema.”

Depression Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency

“Vitamin D — sometimes nicknamed the “sunshine vitamin” — is also involved in the synthesis of serotonin and dopamine within the brain, both chemicals linked to depression, according to the researchers.  “Seasonal affective disorder is believed to affect up to 10 percent of the population, depending upon geographical location, and is a type of depression related to changes in season,” said Stewart. “People with SAD have the same symptoms every year, starting in fall and continuing through the winter months.”

 

Inflammation and suicide attempts: Where does vitamin D fit in?

“As we and others have previously shown that peripheral and central inflammation is increased in suicidal patients, we here suggest that low levels of vitamin D could be a contributing cause of this inflammation.”

“As inflammation is suggested to directly be part of the neural mechanisms underlying depressive and suicidal behavior, it should be of high relevance to detect and cure the vitamin D deficiency in these patients.”

Drinking Water

Fluoride Dangers: What You Need to Know

Almost half of U.S. adolescents have fluorosis. But the risks may reach much further than cosmetic mottling of tooth enamel.David Brownstein, M.D., a board-certified family physician, points to water fluoridation as a likely source of serious illness.“Fluoride poisons hundreds of enzymes in the body,” says Dr. Brownstein, author of the newsletter Natural Way to Health and one of the nation’s foremost practitioners of holistic medicine. “Fluoridation of the water supply is associated with an increase of certain cancers and causes thyroid problems.” While critics of fluoride were once considered a fringe group, they are now finding themselves gaining a voice in mainstream medical circles.”

San Diego citizens forced to drink their own pharmaceutical pollution through emergency sewage recycling program

“The question, therefore, becomes a health matter. Are San Diego residents, where the sewage will be recycled for drinking water, harming their health by consuming a resource that likely harbors pharmaceutical pollution from commonly used drugs? Consider the fact that several studies have already found active pharmaceuticals in drinking water throughout the United States. American Water Works Association Research Foundation and the WateReuse Foundation tested 19 drinking water treatment plants that provide water to more than 28 million Americans. They discovered metabolites and pharmaceuticals present in ALL tested areas. In a separate analysis, an Environmental Protection Agency-funded review found there to be 54 active pharmaceutical ingredients and 10 metabolites in treated drinking water.”

Omega 3 Oils

Not just the type of oil, but the container also impacts the quality of olive oil

Not just the type of oil, but the container also impacts the quality of olive oil

Olive Oil, Extra Virgin, or Cold-Pressed…What’s the Difference?

“The higher the level of antioxidants in an olive oil, the healthier it is for you. One can actually assess the level of antioxidants in olive oil by the peppery “burn” on the back of the throat. Thus, the more pepper-like burn the olive oil has, the higher its antioxidant content. In terms of culinary applications however, there are some dishes were you may not want a pair a high antioxidant olive oil (more peppery), with a light dish.”

High-Fat Diets Delay Brain Aging

“We therefore hope that a diet with a high content of coconut oil or similar fats will have a beneficial effect, because the brain cells are given extra fuel and thus the strength to repair the damage,”

How Trans Fat Harms Your Memory

Oxidized cholesterol forms when polyunsaturated vegetable oils (such as soybean, corn and sunflower oils) are heated. This oxidized cholesterol (not dietary cholesterol in and of itself) causes increased thromboxane formation—a factor that clots your blood. Two of Dr. Kummerow’s papers pertain to how these oils harden your arteries and play an important role in the development of atherosclerosis. As reported by The New York Times:8 “The problem, [Dr. Kummerow] says, is not LDL, the “bad cholesterol”… What matters is whether the cholesterol and fat residing in those LDL particles have been oxidized… [He] contends that the high temperatures used in commercial frying cause inherently unstable polyunsaturated oils to oxidize, and that these oxidized fatty acids become a destructive part of LDL particles. Even when not oxidized by frying, soybean and corn oils can oxidize inside the body.”

Gut Flora

Exercise to Connect Your Brain and Gut

Prescription Drugs and the Gut…Friend or Foe? 

“Ingesting antibiotics is one of the worst things you can do for healing bacterial-induced disease. Why? Because the most commonly ignored “side effect” of using antibiotics is that they destroy normal gut flora too…allowing the bad bacteria to overpower the good bacteria. We warned decades ago how this imbalance disrupts proper digestion, causes food sensitivities and malnutrition, creates cellular toxicity, and ultimately results in chronic diseases of all kinds. Even one course of antibiotics may be sufficient to do permanent damage to the balance of your gut flora.”

 

The high price of antibiotic use: can our guts ever fully recover?

Pestilence

CDC issues flu vaccine apology: this year’s vaccine doesn’t work!

Mutated flu virus could signal more hospitalizations, deaths this season

Articles

Natural substance in red wine has an anti-inflammatory effect in cardiovascular diseases

“A natural substance present in red wine, resveratrol, inhibits the formation of inflammatory factors that trigger cardiovascular diseases, a research team concludes. They report that resveratrol binds with the KSRP regulator protein and provides for its activation.”

Herbs to treat inflammation: The 10 most powerful natural medicines that really work

63% of Americans Actively Avoid Soda 

“Soda is on my list of the absolute worst foods and drinks you can consume. Once ingested, your pancreas rapidly begins to create insulin in response to the sugar. A 20-ounce bottle of cola contains the equivalent of 16 teaspoons of sugar in the form of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). In addition to contributing to insulin resistance, the rise in blood sugar is quite rapid. Here’s a play-by-play of what happens in your body upon drinking a can of soda: Within 20 minutes, your blood sugar spikes, and your liver responds to the resulting insulin burst by turning massive amounts of sugar into fat. Within 40 minutes, caffeine absorption is complete; your pupils dilate, your blood pressure rises, and your liver dumps more sugar into your bloodstream. Around 45 minutes, your body increases dopamine production, which stimulates the pleasure centers of your brain – a physically identical response to that of heroin, by the way.After 60 minutes, you’ll start to have a blood sugar crash, and you may be tempted to reach for another sweet snack or beverage.”

How Your Oral Health Contributes to Your General Health and Wellbeing

“Thousands of studies have linked oral disease to systemic disease. Inflammation is well-known as a “ravaging” and disease-causing force, and gum disease and other oral diseases produce chronic low-grade inflammation in your body.

“This inflammation has very, very deleterious effects on just about every major organ system – from Alzheimer’s to stroke, heart disease, and diabetes,” Dr. Curatola explains.

Advanced periodontal disease or gum disease can raise your risk of a fatal heart attack up to 10 times. According to Dr. Curatola, if you get a heart attack related to periodontal or gum disease, nine times out of 10, it will actually kill you.”

Soy Dangers Summarized There are more than this listed in the article.

“Trypsin inhibitors in soy interfere with protein digestion and may cause pancreatic disorders. In test animals soy containing trypsin inhibitors caused stunted growth. Soy phytoestrogens disrupt endocrine function and have the potential to cause infertility and to promote breast cancer in adult women. Soy phytoestrogens are potent antithyroid agents that cause hypothyroidism and may cause thyroid cancer. In infants, consumption of soy formula has been linked to autoimmune thyroid disease.”

Always remember that you are in charge of your health and not the doctors. Do not put your life in their hands without first seeking God and His health system.

Conclusion

Your physical health is very important, but of even greater importance is your spiritual health. Man suffers from a fatal spiritual disease called sin, which always leads to death.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

This is why Jesus Christ said we need the Spirit of God who gives us eternal life with Him. We need to be “born again” with a new spirit that is not subject to sin and death.
John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
 
Right now, through repentance of the spiritual disease called sin, you can come to Jesus Christ, the Great Physician, for healing and assurance of eternal life.
Mark 2:17 When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
 
For those who love the Lord Jesus and are looking for His coming, the following is their future:
Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
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Bottled Water: How Good Is It, Really?

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            3 John 1:2

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

For anyone first reading the Health and Nutrition Update, please read this first: Your Health.

Also, please go to God’s Health System and subscribe to receive the updates.

Always remember that you are in charge of your health and not the doctors. Do not put your life in their hands without first seeking God and His health system.

Commentary

water- where the money isIn virtually every grocery and discount store you’ll find rows of bottled water. Numerous brands, including store brands, fill shelves and coolers. Water has become big business. Most of us are aware of the dangers of tap water, especially from fluoride, chlorine and other chemicals. Well water can be contaminated with bacteria and other organisms. So we buy bottled water, believing it is healthier for us than the water coming from our tap, whatever its source. And it usually tastes better too.

But is it really healthier? We see commercials of mountain streams and springs gushing from a wooded hillside and the images stay with us to such an extent that most of us probably have similar visions in our minds when we’re buying drinking water. But much of the water that’s sold as bottled is produced by the same major food companies responsible for the chemical-laden, processed food that fills the stores. And most of that water actually comes from municipal sources. In other words, it’s basically tap water, sometimes distilled or treated by reverse osmosis, but mostly just filtered. So unless you’re purchasing water for better taste or for convenience, you’re wasting your money.

And the plastic containers they come in have issues of their own with pcbs and off-gassing. Below is a chart of the major brands that lists their sources and what type of treatment each brand receives to ‘purify’ it, along with an approximate cost. The full article discusses the plastic containers that hold the water and other often-used containers like sports bottles. It’s not just food you have to worry about or that can adversely affect your health.

Drinking Water

bottle-waterBottled Water Myths: Separating Fact from Fiction This is a very thorough report on bottled water from “Practical Gastroenterology” a medical journal.

“Bottled water consumption in the United States is continuing to grow annually, and it is now the second most popular commercial beverage choice of consumers according to the Beverage Marketing Corporation. And no wonder—it is conveniently packaged, portable, refreshing, and perceived by many consumers to be safer than tap water.
Some choose bottled water simply because they feel its taste profile is superior to that of municipally treated tap water, others because of concerns regarding potability. This article examines the basic differences between tap water and bottled water, the safety of reusing plastic water bottles, and the safety of popular refillable sports bottles.”

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Grape seed extract also helps dark undereye circles

Grape seed extract also helps remove dark undereye circles

Grape Seed Extract Fights Cancer: Researchers

“[A] new study…demonstrates for the first time that grape seed extract is a wonder supplement in the fight against cancer, aiding chemotherapy’s effectiveness in killing colorectal cancer cells. What’s more, it also reduces chemotherapy’s painful side effects.

Capsules rather than powder are “the preferred way to take grape seed extract because (they are) more tolerable due to (powder’s) astringent taste and unappealing brownish red color….”

“Grape seed extract is showing great potential as an anti-inflammatory treatment for a range of bowel diseases and now as a possible anti-cancer treatment.” Additionally, the researchers found no side effects on healthy intestinal tissue from the use of grape seed extract in high concentrations.

It is impossible to get the levels of beneficial flavonoids and linoleic acid in grape seed extract from drinking wine. (So don’t try!) Also, grape seed extract may interact with some blood thinners and NSAID painkillers such as aspirin, Advil, and Aleve – so check with your doctor if you take any of these medications and want to take grape seed extract.”

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Yogurt has numerous health benefits

Yogurt a Day Keeps Diabetes Away New research indicates that one serving of yogurt each day may lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

“The data we have gathered show that yogurt consumption can have significant benefit in reducing the risk of diabetes…It’s not a huge effect, about an 18 percent reduction [in risk].”
“Yogurt is not magic for curing or preventing diabetes…There is no replacement for an overall healthy diet and maintaining [a healthy] body weight.”

When they looked at total dairy intake, they saw no effect on the risk of diabetes. However, when they zeroed in on yogurt, they found one serving a day was linked with about a 17 percent reduced risk. Hu said they did not differentiate between types of yogurt, whether it was Greek-style yogurt or not, and the fat content.

Exactly how the yogurt may help is not certain. The thinking by many experts is that the probiotics in yogurt (“good” bacteria) alter the intestinal environment in a beneficial way, helping to reduce inflammation and improve the production of hormones important for appetite control, he said.”

UCSF Study Links Soda To Premature Aging, Disease, Early Death

“A new study looked at whether America’s thirst for soda speeds up how the body’s cells age.

“We think we can get away with drinking lots of soda as long as we are not gaining weight, but this suggests that there is an invisible pathway that leads to accelerated aging, regardless of weight,” said Dr. Epel.

Epel’s team discovered that in people who drank more sugar-sweetened beverages, the ends of their chromosomes, known as telomeres, were shorter.

The shorter the telomere, the less a cell can regenerate thus aging the body, and raising the risk of disease and early death. “This finding is alarming because it suggest that soda may be aging us, in ways we are not even aware of,” said Dr. Epel.”

Paper towel are safer than air dryers

Paper towel are safer than air dryers

Hand Air Dryers Spread Germs: Study

“For years, many experts thought that using hand air dryers found in public toilets was more sanitary than using paper towels. But they actually spread germs, according to new research….

The researchers found that germ counts around high-powered “jet-air” and ordinary warm-air hand dryers were 27 times higher in comparison with the air around paper towel dispensers.

Air hand dryers scatter germs much like an aerosol can disperses its contents when sprayed, and the study found that both jet and warm air hand dryers spread bacteria into the air and onto users and those nearby. The experts collected air samples around the hand dryers and also at distances of one and two meters away.

Bacteria persisted in the air next to the dryers well beyond the 15 second hand-drying time, with approximately half (48 percent) of the Lactobacilli collected more than five minutes after drying ended. Lactobacilli were still detected in the air 15 minutes after hand drying.”

Vitamin D

In young children, vitamin D deficiency may relate to specific food allergies

“Food allergy is characterized by hives, airway swelling, or difficulty breathing that is caused by eating particular foods. The most common food allergies are milk, eggs, peanuts or tree nuts.

Researchers from Taiwan recently conducted a study to look at the role that vitamin D might play in the risk of developing food allergies during the first 4 years of life.

Vitamin D levels were inversely associated with milk sensitization at age 2, meaning that lower levels were related to a higher risk of milk sensitization.

Higher prevalence of milk sensitization at age 2 was significantly related to risk of developing allergic rhinitis and asthma at age 4.”

vitamin-d-deficiencyNew study suggests independent link between smoking and vitamin D status In a recent study, “smokers had lower serum vitamin D concentrations than non-smokers,” results indicated. That suggests that smokers should take a greater amount of supplemental D.

“New research published in the journal Hormones found a significant relationship between vitamin D status and smoking habits.

The researchers found that 50.3% of the participants were vitamin D deficient with vitamin D levels below 20 ng/ml. Only 8.8% of the participants were considered to be vitamin D sufficient with levels above 30 ng/ml.

Among all risk factors observed, including BMI, age, and alcohol consumption, a significant association was found only between vitamin D status and smoking. Smokers were 60% more likely to be vitamin D deficient than non-smokers.”

Antioxidants

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Cantaloupe, which is high in vitamin A, may be helpful in repairing your lungs

Food That Will Heal Your Lungs From Smoke Damage

“According to SixWise.com, foods containing the flavonoids catechin, epicatechin, quercetin and kaempferol have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory features that may be helpful to lung protection in smokers and ex-smokers. Flavonoids are plant pigments that may protect against lung cancer by arresting the growth of cancer cells and combating the DNA damage done by smoking. Foods containing catechins include strawberries, green tea and black tea, and foods containing kaempferols include brussels sprouts and apples. Quercetin can be found in beans, onions and apples.”

5 must have antifungal herbs for every pantry This helpful article lists the top 5 antifungal herbs and gives information on each of them.

Fungal infections are one of the most common diseases known to humanity. Since the prehistoric times, humans have struggled with fungal infections and have relied on herbs for their treatment and prevention.

In spite of its being considered somewhat dated, herbs still continue to be used as “alternative” remedies for fungal infections of all sorts, and, unlike synthetic drugs which often cause allergic reactions or other unwanted side effects, herbs provide a safe, readily accessible, affordable and reliable way to treat fungal diseases.

Here are the top five antifungal herbs that you should always have in your pantry or kitchen cupboard.

1. Garlic

2. Cloves

3. Oregano

4. Calendula - better known as a Spanish or pot marigold

5. Tea tree oil

Olive Oils

Not just the type of oil, but the container also impacts the quality of olive oil

Not just the type of oil, but the container also impacts the quality of olive oil

Olive Oil, Extra Virgin, or Cold-Pressed…What’s the Difference?

“Have you ever looked closely at the label of an olive oil bottle? Strewn across the grocery store aisles, you’ll find bottles labeled with “first cold-pressed,” “extra-virgin,” or “product of Italy.” With so many labels, distinguishing the difference between these terms can be confusing. If you’ve ever wondered what these terms mean or how to choose a high quality olive oil, we’re here to clarify the confusion.

Extra virgin olive oil is made using a process called “first cold-pressed.” In simpler terms, the word “first” refers to the olives being pressed on the first round of extraction. “Cold” refers to the olives being kept no higher than 81.9 °F, and “pressed” refers to the method of extraction. This method indicates that no heat or chemical additives were used to extract the oil from the olives, which can alter and destroy the flavors and aromas of the olive oil. Without adding heat to the processing, the olive oil also retains its full nutritional value. Virgin olive oil has a slightly more acidic level and does not meet the same requirements . Regular olive oil is a blend of slightly defective or low quality olives. For consumption, these olives are refined and tend to have a colorless and flavorless profile. Light olive oil has undergone a similar process but is lighter in color and flavor, not calories!

 Type of Container – Try to look for an olive oil in a dark or tinted glass bottle, rather than a plastic or clear glass. Any light that enters the bottle can cause the oil to photo-oxidize and taste rancid or bitter. In general, heat, air and light are the enemies of oil. To prevent olive oil from going rancid, store it in a cool, dry area, away from the stove or other hot appliances.”

Pet Health

Audie began having his paws cleaned as a young pup

Audie’s paw care began when he was a young pup

NATURAL REMEDIES FOR DOGS, CATS WITH SORE, IRRITATED PAWS, SKIN This article discusses paw treatments for both dogs and cats. With winter coming on and salt used so frequently to melt ice, it’s important to make sure their paws aren’t affected. And yeast can be a problem at any time, as it often results from excessive moisture. Below are 3 foot soaks that will help your pet have healthy paws all year long.

“If your dog’s or cat’s paws have come into contact with road salt, herbicides, fertilizers or pesticides it is very important to ensure that you remove the particulate and/or residue from these substances right away. Even if you cannot see anything on your dog’s paws – if he/she [h]as walked on or brushed against surfaces or plants that are treated with these substances, a residue will be present… The toxic chemicals found in these substances can make their way into your dog’s and cat’s blood stream by passing through your dog’s or cat’s skin or when he/she licks his/her paws, fur or skin.

The most affective [sp] way to remove toxins (road salt, herbicides, fertilizers or pesticides) from your dog’s and cat’s paws is to provide your dog or cat with a 30 second foot soak. Depending on the size of your dog, you can do a foot soak in the bowl or basin, sink, bathtub, shower or in a small children’s pool.

Foot Soak Recipe #1 – Warm Water and Iodine
Remove Toxins, Disinfect Paw Wounds, Treat Yeast Infection

Foot Soak Recipe #2 – Warm Water, Apple Cider Vinegar and Hydrogen Peroxide
Treat Yeast Infections or Irritated Paw

Foot Soak Recipe #3 – Warm Water, Apple Cider Vinegar, fresh squeezed Lemon Juice, Peppermint Essential Oil
Treat Yeast Infections or Irritated Paws”

Conclusion

Your physical health is very important, but of even greater importance is your spiritual health. Man suffers from a fatal spiritual disease called sin, which always leads to death.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

This is why Jesus Christ said we need the Spirit of God who gives us eternal life with Him. We need to be “born again” with a new spirit that is not subject to sin and death.
John 3:3  Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Right now, through repentance of the spiritual disease called sin, you can come to Jesus Christ, the Great Physician, for healing and assurance of eternal life.
Mark 2:17 When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
For those who love the Lord Jesus and are looking for His coming, the following is their future:
Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
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