Introduction

In 1946, The World Health Organization (WHO) defined health in its broader sense as "a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

According to the American Cancer Society, 585,720 Americans were expected to die of cancer in 2014, about 1,600 people per day.

According to the  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, About 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.-Number one cause of death.

According to the 2014 National Diabetes Statistics Report, 29.1 million people or 9.3% of the U.S. population have diabetes.

In the latest report from IMS, Institute for Healthcare Informatics, Americans spent a total of $325.8 billion dollars on prescription drugs.

There is more published today on health matters than at any other time in human history. The many studies and advances in the health sciences mean we have a much better understanding of what we can do to gain and retain a level of good health. This includes regular exercise, proper diet, getting enough rest and proper emotional health.

But our world is also filled with opportunities for us to abuse our bodies. Many of the typical “fast foods” are quite limited or devoid of important vitamins and minerals and are instead filled with fats, sugars and chemicals that actually destroy good health. In addition, high-stress lifestyles require people to push harder and work longer hours, adding an extra burden to our already taxed bodies.

Our society is flooded with producers of quantity (not quality), proprietors of fast foods (not good foods), and manufacturers of sweets (not sustenance).

As a nation we have forgotten God's laws of health and now experience the highest rates of obesity, disability, and self-inflicted, diet-induced diseases in the world.

With so much confusion regarding dietary recommendations today, whom can we really trust? 

We are going to look at what’s often been a neglected aspect of the wonderful truths God has given to us in His word about our health. The Lord reveals to us a divine plan for our health for the same reason He died for us, because He loves us and wants what’s in our best interest.


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