Monday, August 10, 2009

Health Start Up For Beginners

  • Getting healthy is a mammoth undertaking, no question about it, but it is worth every effort expended on it. There is absolutely nothing you could better spend your time on than tending to your health. Nothing means nothing. Your health is more important than your wife or husband, your children, your parents, your job, your family, your friends, your partners, your country, or even serving God. And here is why: 
  • God can't use sick people. He needs healthy people. Sick people are just a drag on God's program for mankind, and that applies to your spouse, children, parents, employer, church and you name it. Even you can't use yourself if you are sick. So the best way to serve all those worthy people you love and worthy purposes you aspire to advance, is to get yourself healthy, and stay healthy, period.
  • The hour or two you spend each day taking care of your health is the best investment, and wisest use of your time that it is possible for you to make. Taking proper care of yourself is the best way to show love to all those "others" in your life that you claim are so important to you. If they are truly important to you, then show them some respect and get yourself in as good shape as you can. None of them need a sickie hanging around them.
  • Then, after you do all you can do to help yourself, if you do become sick for any reason, you can justifiably make a claim on all those "others" to come to your aid, and they likely will. But, if you have let yourself go, in all kinds of ways, and put your health second, then you have a weak case when it come to wanting help from those "others" that you have been an unnecessary burden to.
  • Let us get this Preamble out of the way before launching into what you specifically must do to begin this process of taking care of yourself as a piority number one.
  • The positives of beginning this process of taking care of yourself has many many rewards. It means you will be a better employee, spouse, father or mother, child, partner, church member, patriot, and servant of God. It means you will like yourself better, have more self-esteem, be happier, make more money, and be more likely to be able to accomplish whatever in life you want to do.
  • First, some let's look at some basics of good health that may not seem, at first glance, to be part of good health, but they are, in reality, the very foundation stones of good health.
  • 1. Vices you should Dump: We will list just some of the common ones, and you can add the ones we may have left out: Gambling, Smoking, Drinking, Drug Abuse both legal and illegal, Spendthrift ways, Not Saving, Gluttony, Pride, Arrogance, Envy, Being a Loner, Eating Junk Food, Disloyalty, and Blasphemy.
  • 2. CHEM 101 is a lifestyle guide that you should consider. It will help you to have some sort of plan, and this is a plan we have adopted that simplifies how we think about our lives. It is called CHEM 101, which basically stands for "good chemistry." CHEM 101 is a common designation of the first introductory course in studying college chemistry. In this case CHEM is an acronym representing Children, Health, Education and Money. These healthy four are needed to effectively serve God and Country.  C.H.E.M. is  the four basic building blocks of a healthy life. They are explained in more detail below: 
  • CHILDREN: The only thing you will leave behind when you die, (and all 6 billion of us will die more or less every 70 years) are your Children, and your Eternal Life. Children are life eternal right here on the natural earth and are just about the only earthly thing we will have to show for our lives when we die, and face it, any of us may die tomorrow. So, don't rely on what you are going to do tomorrow, but rely on what you are going to do right now, for it may be the last day any of us will be here. Every single thing you think of as an accomplishment in life will be thrown into the grave you will be lowered into, so why stack up riches here on earth when they will all perish with you. The Best investment is children, and that means as many as possible.
  • HEALTH: You can't be a good parent without being healthy, and in many cases people are infertile, or bear damaged children because they are just not healthy. Having children is a healthy act to start with, and no activity is more healthy than having children, but you need to be healthy in order to have a lot of healthy children, and raise them to be healthy.
  • EDUCATION: It is hard to be a good parent, be healthy, make money or have children and raise them properly without being educated as completely as possible. It doesn't have to be formal education, it can be education, but it is something that you should engage in on a constant basis, for without it, your decisions will be less than they could be. 
  • MONEY: The Bible says that "Love" of Money is the root of all evil, and that is true, but Money is not the root of all evil, but rather a major root of good. The Bible goes on to say that "Money, answereth to all things." and surely it does, so Save, Save, Save, and if you only make a dollar, save 10 cents of it and you will have plenty of money all your life. The typical spendthrift says, "I don't have any money to save." What they mean is "I will never have any money to save, even if I make a million a year." If you can't save when you are broke you will never save when you have more. Saving is a state of mind and has nothing whatsoever to do with how much money anyone has at anyone time. Savers save, no matter how little they have, and Spenders spend it all no matter how much they have.
  • Now, after this general introduction let's talk about the specifics of how you get started getting healthy:
  • First, realize that you can't cut down on what you eat until you improve the quality of what you eat. If you cut down your calories without improving the quality of your food intake, you will just get sick from malnutrition. The Rule Is: Increase quality BEFORE you reduce quantity.
  • Second, realize that you can't lose fat without first gaining muscle mass. If you try to lose fat without adding muscle, again you will just get sick. The Rule Is: Increase Muscle before you decrease Fat.
  • The Chinese have a saying: ALL Sickness and Disease comes in through the mouth, and ALL Trouble comes forth from the mouth. (Drugs and smoking are just other forms of eating.)
  • To increase the QUALITY of what we consume we need to eat food as near to nature as we can. Raw is better than cooked, and lightly stir-fried, or steamed, is healthier than boiled, microwaved, fried or baked. Variety is important. There are literally many hundreds of good edible things to eat. Put as many as possible into your diet. Vegetables, Fruits, Seeds, Herbs, and Spices are general categories. Eat as much organic as you can. As we buy more organic it helps to raise volume and thereby lower the price of organic food for ourselves and everyone else. Remember you always vote with how you spend your money. Buy Local food as much as you can and make a habit of going to the local farmers market. And try to raise you own food to the extent you can. It will also give you the best exercise in the world. 
  • If you think you overpay for these kinds of food, think of it as giving to the church, to a good cause. It is better than using your money to buy unhealthy things which helps lower the quality of everything everyone eats. Every time you spend a dollar you are casting a vote for what kind of world you want, and what quality of life you want for yourself and your family. Every dollar you spend in a health food store is casting a vote for good rather than casting it for evil. Your money is a big part of your voting power. Money does equal speech.
  • Throw bad stuff out of your kitchen, don't even give it shelf space. And load your shelves with every seed, nut, herb and spice you can lay your hands on, and make it a habit to use them all, all the time. Everything you eat should be liberally fortified with these things. You can arrange them in two categories. One can be called good Sugar Substitutes, that you use in food that seems to call for that, and the other you can call Salt Substitutes. For example if you buy and eat plain Yogurt you will want to, and can, put Sweet things into it like Cinnamon, but if you eat potatoes then you will want to put hot peppers on them, and other such things that you can call Salty. You will soon get the knack of combining the right spices, herbs, nuts, and seeds with the right food. You may have to experiment around a bit until you are familiar with you new diet. But, by all means, be patient. 
  • Now this is important: ZAP the four killers: Sugar, Salt, Grease, and Flour. These four have zero nutritional value, and pack a poisonous punch that you don't want in your system. Every vegetable and fruit on earth has tons of sodium and sugar in them naturally, so they don't need ANY Salt or Sugar added to them at any time for any reason, under any circumstances of any sort.
  • Grease is another death dealing ingredient. The Bible says to cut off and burn the fat, and only eat the lean meat. All Animal fats are harmful in any amounts, and add to that poor quality oils, like corn oil and soy bean oil, and don't consume them. 
  • Finally, Flour is another killer substance. Even if it is Organic whole grain flour it is not very good for you. When grain is beaten into powder it loses a lot of nutrients and becomes subject to going rancid very quickly. On top of which it converts into sugar twice as fast in your mouth and stomach as raw whole grains would. Such a sugar rush is not good for you, so avoid white flour altogether and take it easy on all the other flours as well.
  • Then get your rest above all, because when you are not rested your body fails to function properly, and you overeat, among other things.
  • Try to Fast in some ways. All animals fast, and it is good for their health to do so. An ideal Fasting schedule might look something like, one day a week, one week a month, and one month a year. But that is only a bare estimate to give some idea of how animals fast a lot and yet remain very healthy. Even one 24 hour day a year would be helpful, but there are very few people who do even that.
  • This is a very quick overview and I have a lot of articles dealing with a lot of specifics.
WARNING: All of this information is provided subject to the direction and supervision of your health care specialists, and doctors. Every single person is different, and have widely different health care situations. This information is  generalized in nature, and is not intended to replace your regular health care professionals, but rather to supplement and inform their advice to you. Note that this information is not complete, but is only intended as an introductory guide designed to encourage you to take better care of yourself, and to seek out and follow the health care advice professional care givers. 

About This Church

Church Purpose:

The purpose of this Church is to bring every type of Fitness into people's lives in every way, and on every level of need, Spiritual, Physical, Mental, Family, Health, Educational, Civic, Cultural, Business, and Money Management.

It starts with information and education and proceeds thereafter to life changing action, in order for us to be able to effectively serve God and Country, each other, ourselves and our loved ones.

In this way, in a spirit of brotherhood and sisterhood, we can, in a supportive atmosphere, pursue those common goals and asperations that will make a better world every day in every way.

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