“The list of health problems I think it would very hard to live with is SO much longer than the list of foods I previously thought I couldn’t live without,” Merrill Alley.
Friday, November 16, 2012
today is my day
Over the years, I've learned to love work and loathe idleness. Changing my attitude made the major difference but experiencing this 5+ year trial of forced inactivity cemented my cherishing of productivity. Genesis 3:19 I decided one day to choose to enjoy work, since it is a commandment, and since I had plenty of it. Galatians 6:3–5 As it turns out commandments are there to make us happy. Sure God wants to test our obedience, but obedience to His laws brings happiness. A nicely tended garden, well-kept home, deliciously prepared meal, soul-filled music, beautifully captured illustration, or other creative endeavor are delightfully satisfying. This surely isn't the message of hedonists, who live for worldly albeit sinful pleasures. When busily engaged doing good, we are happier and less self-destructive. 1 Thessalonians 4:11 Industry breeds prosperity and peace. Mosiah 10:4–5
The incurables works! Vegetable juices are amazingly filling, when sipped and chewed. Old Dr. Christopher said people require much less food if they take the time to allow the first digestive process to fully implement. Drink your solids and chew your liquids was his mantra. Although somewhat vile tasting, slippery elm does exactly what Dr. Christopher claims. It keeps meat on the bones and heals the alimentary tract. Prayer, faith, priesthood blessings, skin brushing, sun bathing, internal cleansing, hydrotherapy, comedy therapy, music therapy, art therapy, gently exercise, rest, commitment to loveliness, pursuing happiness, and the above all bring a sense of healing and bliss to an otherwise stressful situation. Hope is the thing. Increased intestinal permeability caused by ingestion of allergens seems to be the big D and not likely the big C. Who knew allergies could do such immense damage and cause such severe autoimmune reactions?