“No man can enter into a strong man's house and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.” Mark 3:27.
What is the meaning of temperance? The word temperance, when used in the context of health, has three very distinct meanings: one, moderation is the use of that which is good; two, total abstinence from that which is harmful and three, self-control. “True temperance teaches us to dispense entirely with everything hurtful, and to use judiciously that which is healthful. There are few who realize, as they should how much their habits of diet have to do with their health, their character, their usefulness in this world, and their eternal destiny. The appetite should ever be in subjection to the moral and intellectual powers. The body should be servant to the mind, and the mind to the body.” Temperance, p. 141.
Abstain from all harmful substances.
Absolutely avoid tobacco, alcohol, coffee, tea (except herb teas), colas and soft drinks.
Avoid any hot or cold/frozen foods or drinks. The stomach has to work hard to either cool or warm the food to the proper temperature to digest.
Eat no flesh food or canned “fake meat”. They contain too many carcinogens.
Use no dairy products (butter, milk, cheese - even cottage or cream cheese –or whey).
Read labels and buy nothing with chemicals listed as ingredients. A safe rule is, if you can’t pronounce the name, it probably isn’t safe to eat.
Use no eggs or egg products.
Use no vinegar or products containing it (pickles, ketchup, mayonnaise, salad dressing, etc.)
Use no spices. Spices are parts of trees or plants that grow in tropical regions. Herbs are fine. Herbs are parts of plants that grow in temperate regions. (Examples of spices: allspice, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, mustard seed, & nutmeg) There are many good herbs to take their place (basil, bay leaf, coriander, cilantro, cumin, dill, fennel, marjoram, mint, paprika, parsley, rosemary, saffron, sage, savory, tarragon, thyme).
Use no irritating peppers (no black pepper, white pepper, or hot peppers (jalapeno, chili, or pepper sauce). Cayenne pepper can be used medicinally. Bell, pimento, cherry, banana and all “not-hot” peppers are permissible.
Use no baking soda or baking powder even if they have had the aluminum removed. Eat bread products raised with yeast or hydrogen peroxide or unraised crackers/breads. Watch labels because many items contain baking powder or soda (crackers, cookies, cereals, even some bottled water).
Reduce the oil or fat consumption. Try to eliminate margarine and do not fry any foods. Canola oil is good to use on baking pans, waffle irons, or very hot items to keep foods from sticking when baking. Olive oil is good too, but cannot be heated as hot as other oils. It imparts a nice flavor.
Use no white sugar, artificial sweeteners or products containing them. Replace with honey, molasses, or real maple syrup
Be moderate even in the good things. Do not overeat of even good foods. Do not eat too many varieties at one meal. Three or four items are plenty. Eat food at meal times. Drink no water with meals. Chew slowly and let the saliva in the mouth mix with the food. Don’t swallow it until it’s “creamy”. The saliva is needed to help the stomach digest the food. Even any small amount of juice or liquid at a meal should be swished around in the mouth to mix it with the saliva. Do not mix fruits and vegetables at a meal. Grains may be eaten with either fruits or vegetables.
“Draw thee waters for the siege, fortify thy strong holds..." Nahum 3:14.
In the reign of Belshazzar, king of Babylon, when an apostate leader was on the throne, God stirred up the anointed Cyrus, (king of Persia) to overthrow Babylon. In order to conquer this seemingly invincible kingdom, it required more than just pure strength; it required a lot of wisdom. Cyrus knew that the best way to conquer the city was to dry up the water supply. In so doing he was able to overthrow the city, and in one night turn the tide of power of the greatest kingdom of the world.
This story is a parallel of the immune system if we equate the kingdom of Babylon as a mighty immune system that dries up due to lack of water; it is easily overthrown, and the white blood cells (or soldiers) are unable to fight for their kingdom, and defeat is certain.
If the body has not received a sufficient water supply, then it thickens the blood, producing sluggish circulation and an increase in toxic build up, which leads to an overburdened immune system. All cells, including white blood cells, are dependent upon water to survive and as a medium of transport as well as oxygen supply which assists them in phagocytosis.
The body needs water for optimal function. Drink daily pure soft water; distilled water is the best. To determine your recommended daily water intake, use the following formula:
1. Your weight ÷ 2 = x
2. Then x ÷ 8 = the number of 8oz glasses of water you should drink daily.
Drink more water if you sweat much. This will help your endurance. Carry a supply with you. Drink before breakfast. Upon rising, drink two glasses at room temperature with a freshly squeezed lemon in it. Also drink between meals, (stop about 30 minutes before a meal and wait one hour after a meal), and early enough before bedtime so that you do not have to get up from sleep to empty you bladder. Do not drink water or liquids with your meals.
For External Use:
Shower daily with cool or tepid water using a bath brush or a good washcloth and rub your skin all over. This increases the circulation and helps to get toxins out. Dry off with a coarse towel rubbing skin again. Two showers a day for the first two weeks would be beneficial.
“For thus saith the LORD GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not" Isaiah 30:15.
as a weary army of soldiers need time to rest from the battlefield, so
does the immune system, as it is rest that repair is made. Let’s learn a
spiritual lesson from this.
2 Chronicles 14:5 “Also he took away out of all the cities of Judah the high places and the images: and the kingdom was quiet before him.”
Note: Let's say the images in this scenario represent a foreign substance in the body.
2 Chronicles 14:6 “And he built fenced cities in Judah: for the land had rest, and he had no war in those years; because the LORD had given him rest.”
Note: The images (foreign substances) had been removed and the land was at rest.
2 Chronicles 14:7 “Therefore he said unto Judah, Let us build these cities, and make about them walls, and towers, gates, and bars, while the land is yet before us; because we have sought the LORD our God, we have sought him, and he hath given us rest on every side. So they built and prospered.”
Note: The Lord gave them rest when they did their part in removing the foreign substance out of the body of Judah. Then, when they were at rest, they built up the walls, towers, gates and bars and fortified the city. This all happened while they were at rest. This happens too in our physical body. They repair themselves when they are at rest, and we make their job a whole lot easier when we keep those idolatrous substances out of our body.
Get adequate restful sleep. A light supper will help. Try to avoid stressful circumstances. Establish good habits and this will help. Anyone familiar with “jet lag” knows how well the body works with habits. A relaxing soak in warm water may help you unwind enough after a stressful day so that you will not need that harmful sleeping pill. Regular times for going to bed and rising will also help. The best time to go to bed is between 9:00 - 9:30 p.m. and no later.
“The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?" Psalm 27:1
“Perfect cleanliness, plenty of sunlight, careful attention to sanitation in every detail of the home life, are essential to freedom from disease and to the cheerfulness and vigor of the inmates of the home.” Ministry of Healing, p. 276.
Sunshine benefits the body in many ways. It furnishes natural Vitamin D and helps to lower cholesterol. The vitamin D that is produced through the process of the sun aids in calcium assimilation in the body. The Sunlight has a stimulating effect on the immune system, as it increases the oxygen supply to the skin and has the similar effect as exercise to speed up the metabolism. Sunlight also stimulates the liver, which increases its ability to deal with toxins, and therefore helps ease the burden of the immune system.
To get the full benefits of sunlight, start with 10-15 minutes exposure to the face and hands daily up to 30-45 minutes daily. The body stores the vitamin D readily for over a week. The best time to sunbathe is between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Avoid burning. Also, to avoid the risk of skin cancer, reduce the free fat intake, such as oils, margarine and other foods of this nature. It would be best to avoid these foods altogether.
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"Pure air, sunlight, abstemiousness, rest, exercise, proper diet, the use of water, trust in divine power,--these are the true remedies." Ministry of Healing 127
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