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Your Fate Is on Your Plate

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“Your Fate Is on Your Plate”

Nutrition―Part I




 

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On OnMay 30, of 1970, Flight 701 took off from an airport near Atlanta, Georgia (U.S.A.) with 29 twenty-nine passengers and a captain withwho hadover more than twenty-five thousand25,000 hours of pilot-in-command flying time. Climbing through clouds and light rain, the plane headed for sunny Fort Myers, Florida. During the ascent, number-two engine lost power. While the crew worked feverishly to correct this defect, number-one engine also lost power. Five minutes into the flight, the crew declared an emergency and requested clearance to land at Atlanta International Airport. When still some seven miles away, the almost powerless plane began to descend through the fogclouds.

 

The only possible landing site was an interstate highway median strip. Fighting at the controls, the pilot brought the plane down downonto the ground. It , proceedinged in a straight line for 1,200twelve hundred feet, after which the plane gradually veered to the left, crossing oncoming traffic lanes.

 

One car was demolished; the passenger plane slid up an embankment, struck the approach to a bridge, and came to rest on an avenue crossing the freeway.




 

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[Click 2] CRASHED killing 7 and injuring 30

 

[Click 3] CAUSE Inexperienced ground crew had filled aircraft with the WRONG FUEL

 

 

The crash killed seven six and injured 30thirty. Investigators found that the aircraft had been airworthy both mechanically and structurally, and that the pilots were competent. But when they analyzed the fuel and checked records, they discovered this propeller-driven Martin aircraft, which required 100- to 130-octane gasoline, had been filled with 200 two hundred gallons of Jet A fuel, a fuel similar to kerosene.

 

At the time of refueling, Iinexperienced ground crew had driven filled the aircraft with a fuel incompatible with the engines. The workers drove up in a truck clearly marked “jet fuel.” An unobservant worker climbed onto the wings, removed the caps, each marked “Fuel—100-octane minimum,” and proceeded to fill each tank. The first officer overseeing the operation did not notice that the truck was marked “jet fuel.” After the tanks were full, the captain signed the invoice for 200 two hundred gallons of jet fuel. The airliner raced down the runway and climbed into the air, but the pistons and spark plugs of the engines were doomed and because the plane was doomed’sbecause its tanks had been filled with the wrong fuel. Seven died and 30 were injured because careless personnel failed to follow the operating manual for the aircraft. Inexperienced ground crew had filled the aircraft with theWRONG FUELwrong fuel!

 

The right fuel

The wrong fuel—fuel containing contaminants—can cause serious, even fatal results. The human body is like a finely-tuned engine. To function properly, it requires the right fuel—the right food and the right fluids. The wrong fuel—fuel containing contaminants—can cause serious, even fatal results. When sufficient, unhealthful foods with, contaminants or toxins enter the body, a chain of events may begin and that greatly increases the risk of premature death. Your fuel needs to be of the right mixture, with the right combination of nutrients—vitamins and minerals—which that can provide proper nourishment to your cells.

 

Return to the essentials

Long ago, Aa sentinel had beenwas posted on the grounds of the czar’s palace to guard one of the czarina’s favorite rose bushes. Soldiers continued to guard the site lLong after the czarina died and her rosebush disappeared, soldiers continued to guard the site, although they didn’t know why they were there. The order had lost its purpose.

 

Do you know Wwhat is the purpose of our eating? It is to supply proper nutrients to every system of the body so that your health may flourish. The Good Book says: “Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”[i] “Blessed are you, O land, when . . . your princes feast at the proper time—for strength and not for drunkenness!”[ii] When you eat healthfully, you feel better and can better serve God and others and God.

 

WIN! Wellness is based on two key ideas:

Ffor optimal health and healing:

 



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WIN! Wellness is based on 2 Key Ideas:


  1. Increase the positive forces at work - Nutrition, Exercise.... and the body will tend to heal itself.

 

 

1.   Provide the right nutrients, exercise, sunlight, pure water, fresh air, rest, hope, trust, love, joy of service, positive thoughts, forgiveness, appreciation and commitment and the body will tend to heal itself.

 



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  1. Remove the negative forces at work — addictions, toxins, negative emotions, self-defeating behaviors…

      The result will be genetic transformation

-          Disease promoting genes turned off

-          Healthy genes turned on.

 

 

2.   Remove all hindrances such as addictions, toxins, hostility, negative emotions, anger, bitterness, self-centeredness and self-defeating behaviors.  Why shift into reverse when your car is speeding in the right direction?  When we unleash positive body forces and cut off negative forces, the result will be genetic transformation where disease promoting genes will be turned off and healing genes will be turned on.

 

·         Provide the right nutrients, exercise, sunlight, pure water, fresh air, rest, hope, trust, love, joy of service, positive thoughts, forgiveness, appreciation, and commitment, and the body tends to heal itself.

·         Remove all hindrances such as addictions, toxins, hostility, negative emotions, self-centeredness and self-defeating behaviors..

 

When you unleash positive body forces and cut off negative forces, the result may transform the way your genes express themselves, which means that disease-promoting genes may be turned OFFoffand healing genes may be turned ONon.

 

Why shift into reverse when your car is speeding in the right direction?

·         Do you want to live a healthy, quality life?

·         Do you want to accomplish your life goals?

·         Do you want to enjoy your grandchildren and your spouse until you’re 80, 90 or 100+?

·         Are those choices worth the price if you can reduce your risk of dying prematurely with cancer, diabetes, heart disease, or a stroke?

 

You have a choice. “Your fate is on your plate.”

 




 

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Baffled by Nutritional Information and Misinformation?

Are you baffled about what to believe from the media?

 

 

 

Are you baffled about what to believe from the media? Businesses pay billions of dollars for advertising to influence you to purchase and consume their products. As a result, millions of those who frequently eat fast foods in western and other countries are malnourished; the correct scientific term for this is “hypercaloric malnutrition.—too many calories and not enough nutrients.

 

The starving individual in a sub-Saharan African hut and the overweight individual in a Frankfurt office snacking on coffee, doughnuts, popsoft drinks, and pizza are suffering from the same disease—malnutrition. The first has too little food, while the second has too much, yet both are getting too few nutrients for optimal health. Both the starving individual and the ov much, yet both are getting too few nutrients for optimal health. Both the starving individual and the overweight individual, two extremes very common in our world today,need quality fuel for life.

 

Many over-weight people would greatly increase their longevity by cutting their caloric intake by 30% to 40% percent. But the key is to eat nutrient-rich foods and thus decrease cravings for mere empty calories. Two-thirds of the deaths in the U.S. are related to diet, according to the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Nutrition &andHealth.[iii] This is also true of many other affluent countries.

 

Whole food as found in nature is most nourishing. Locally-grown food with little or no processing tends to be the least expensive and better for you.

 

Dr. Joel Fuhrman speaks of “Tthe Life Plan Food Pyramid, which has vegetables to format the foundation.[iv] Fruits and beans/legumes comprise the second layer. Grains, nuts, and seeds form the third layer, with animal foods, fats, and sweets on the rare list at the top of the pyramid. This diet reduces problems with the extremes of malnutrition and obesity. Consider the traditional diet of your country,the foods which your great-grandparents ate. Most likelyIt’s likely that vegetables formed the foundation of meals, legumes and fruits came second, and whole grains, nuts, and seeds comprised the third layer. The fourth layer of, animal foods, fats, and sweets, were luxury foods rarely eaten.

 

Today,there are thousands who are changing to a total plant-based diet. Yet many people around the world are pursuing the unhealthy wWestern diet. The next section will examine health risks of this diet.

 

Obesity

A look at the aWorld Health Organization world map of obesity prevalence[v] reveals high obesity among females in North and Inter Central America (U.S., Mexico) and parts of South America (Venezuela, Argentina), in parts of Europe (England, Germany, Finland), in the Middle-East (Saudi Arabia), Union of and in South Africa, in Australia, South Korea, and Mongolia.Obesity prevalence among males follows similar patterns.

 

 




 

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Two thirds of the deaths in the U.S. are related to diet according to the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Nutrition & Health.

 

Almost two-thirds of adults in the U.S. are overweight.[vi]




 

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Obesity among Adults

·    Almost 2/3 of adults in U.S. are overweight.

·    Obesity speeds a person’s aging process by nearly 9 years.

 

 

 

Did you know that obesity speeds a person’s aging process by nearly nine years?[vii]Childhood obesity is increasing with the intake of lots of soft drinks, milk, margarine, mayonnaise, white bread, sugar, and pasteurized cheese. All these contribute to obesity, especially when there is lack of exercise. Compare your childhood with that of your children today. Did you spend as much time behind a computer and in front of the TV? Even worse, Kkids today are watching 40,000 commercials a year,[viii] luring them to eat junk food.

 

 




 

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·            At least ¼ of our children are either obese or overweight

·         Kids are watching 40,000 commercials a year luring them to eat junk food.

·         In the United States between 16 percent and 33 percent of children and adolescents are obese.[1] 

·         a year luring them to eat junk food

 

 

In the United States between 16 percent and 33 percent of children and adolescents are obese.[ix] Obese children are much more likely to become obese adults unless they adopt and maintain healthier patterns of eating and exercise. Since cheeseburgers, French fries, pizza, and pop soft drinksbecome the preferred junk food for their taste buds, vegetables and fruits seem distasteful. High-meat diets accelerate puberty, which could be due to the growth hormones fed to animals. In the United States between 16% and 33% of children and adolescents are obese. Obese children are much more likely to become obese adults unless they adopt and maintain healthier patterns of eating and exercise.

 

Childhood obesity has increased Type 2 diabetes, which used to be considered an adult-onset disease. While these children may face complications as early as their 30sthirties, previous generations saw these problems occurring at ages 65 sixty-fiveto 70seventy.

 

In today’s society, Sserving large portions (super-sizing) is over-nourishing us with too much fat, protein, and carbohydrates, and under-nourishing us with not enoughtoo few vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and antioxidants in our daily diets.

 

David had played college football and run marathons in his earlier years. Now his 6six-foot-3three-inch frame carried 336 pounds. Usually he weighed 220-250 pounds, but his sedentary desk job as manager of a 1000thousand-room luxury hotel and close proximity to rich food meant that he packed on the pounds. Plagued with pain, he worried that stress and snapping at employees would cause him to lose his job. One day his five-year-old daughter said, “Daddy, I wish you could get well.”

 

Touched by her loving concern, he sought help. AfterFirst David’s physicianprescribedmedication for high blood pressure, and then his physiciane referred him himto the Guam Wellness Center, r where he Davidbegan WIN! Wellness lifestyle strategies. His initial examinations indicated he was pre-diabetic, although. David was requesting treatment for depression and anxiety. After a week of treatment, including an improved diet and lifestyle changes, he confided, “I feel great. Forget the tranquilizer.” His doctor discontinued his blood pressure medication by the second week. When he Davidweighed 202 pounds a year later, his boss referred to him as a “changed man.”

 

Sugar Uuse

 

 



 

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Does ‘just a spoonful of sugar’ suffice for today’s sweet tooth?How Much Sugar Do We Eat?

·    In one large Western country people eat 39 teaspoons/day, 154 pounds of sugar/year!

·    These people drink 1/3 of their sugar in soda pop.

·    Mexico now consumes more Coke per capita than the U.S.

 

 

 

Does “just a spoonful of sugar” suffice for today’s sweet tooth? Hardly. In one wWestern country, the average person consumes, about 150 pounds per year of all sweeteners, of whichon average, 39 twentyteaspoons a day,or 154 66pounds a year, are sugar.[x] We regularly eat significant amounts of high-calorie corn syrup that is found in many canned and processed foods.

 

People in It takes 30 feet of sugar cane to make enough refined sugar for one candy bar. Tthe United States consume about forty-five gallons of s one-third of its sugar in soda per year.[xi] For some, soda pop is a substituted for water and is a substantial contributor to excess calories leading to obesity and diabetes. Back in the 1950s, soda came in six-and-a-halfounce bottles; now it is typical to have a thirty-two-ounce bottle of soda containing up to thirty-two teaspoons of sugar. Coca Cola contains about 26 teaspoons in a 32-ounce serving. Sodas have gotten bigger and bigger, and so have we! People in Mexico now consumes more Coke Coca Cola brand sodaper capita than than in the U.S. The results: obesity, diabetes, and diabetes-induced blindness are skyrocketing in that country.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                     




 

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SUGAR Weakens White Blood Cells’ Ability to Destroy Bacteria

[Each WBC can destroy 14 bacteria. But with added blood sugar the WBC’s potency is progressively reduced until it is able to destroy only 1 bacterium]

 

Sugar weakens the ability of white blood cells (WBCs) ability to destroy bacteria. Although one white blood cellWBC can destroy 14 fourteenbacteria, the WBC’s potency is reduced with sugar. After 24 twenty-fourteaspoons taken in, the WBC is able to destroy only one bacterium.[xii] Sugar consumption has been linked to various types of cancer, including colon, rectal, breast, ovarian, uterine, prostate, kidney cancers, and cancers of the nervous system.

 

Are we saying, “no sugar?? No. But limit or avoid sugar-laden sodas. Limit rich desserts to special occasions. Use added sugar (the sugar in processed foods) with moderation. Avoid free use of sugared cereals. Read labels. If sugar or corn syrup are among the first ingredients mentioned, use with discretion.

 

Refined Ffoods

 




 

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Refined food

If you were robbed of twenty-five dollars and the sympathetic thief tossed back five of them, would you consider yourself enriched?

·    Standard medical procedure South Seas

 

 

 

Over More than90% percent of calories in the U.S. diet come from refined foods. Beef is grain refined by the cow. Up to 98% percent of the flour eaten in the U.S. and other countries is white refined flour, snubbed even by weevils, which seem to recognize it as a depleted meal. We’re told our white flour is “enriched.”[xiii]If you were robbed of twenty-five dollars and the sympathetic thief tossed back five of them, would you consider yourself enriched?

 

 

Years ago, refining rice and wheat precipitated illness and mass deaths with scurvy, beriberi, and pellagra. Today most governments mandate that manufacturers of white rice and white flour add back five essential nutrients. However, recent tests on store theseproducts found that proper levels of nutrients were not attained. Instead of dealing with deficiency diseases, we now have chronic degenerative diseases of cancer, cardiovascular illness, and diabetes, according to Dr. Joel Fuhrman. What we eat or don’t eat, plus our lifestyle, contributes to these dreaded degenerative diseases.

 

Polished rice is depleted of B vitamins, fiber, and other healthy nutrients. The most nutritious rice is brown rice. At one place it was reported that pigs were fed the polishings from white rice, and they were healthier than the people who ate the white rice. Go for the brown!

 

OIn some South Pacific Islandsislands, when people develop diabetes the standard medical procedure is to eliminate imported refined foods, eat local fruits and vegetables, and take two twenty20-minute walks a day. The majority of those who follow this medical advice experience great goodresults in reversing diabetes.

 

What should you eat?

 

The Creator gave you an operating manual that lets you know how to live, eat, and do good. In the very first book of the Bible, God gave the healthiest and most delicious menu possible.

 




 

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The Creator’s Operating Manual

“And God said, See, I have given you every herb that yields seed . . . and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food” Genesis l:29.

 

 

“And God said, See, I have given you every herb that yields seed . . . and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food.[xiv]This is the original diet of fruits, grains, and nuts.

 

After sin entered the world, vegetables were added to supply some of the nutrients man human beings werewas deprived of when they no longer had access to the Tree of Life.[xv] God provided the best at the beginning of human history for Eden’s first family. But today, what does our diet look like?

 

                                                   




 

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U.S. Food Consumption by Calories


  • 51% Refined and processed foods

  • 42% Dairy and animal foods
  • 7% Fruits and vegetables

 

In the U.S., food consumption by calories is:

·            • 51 percent% refined and processed foods;

·            • 42% percent dairy and animal foods; and                                         [PIE CHART]

·            • 7% percent fruits and vegetables.

What is it in your country?

 

This does not look like the original diet that God gave. Current research is convincing many to start changinge back to the original diet. Aadd more fruits and vegetables, and. R reduce intake of saturated fat and animal products. Some may have been raised on meat and potatoes, and in times of economic hardship they were thankful to have any food at all. Now with the abundance of whole grains, fruits, and vegetables available, it is much easier to enjoy a plant-based diet. Enjoy the transition to a healthier diet one step at a time.

 

The Standard American Diet (SAD)[xvi] has only 7% percent of the calories from fruits, nuts, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains. For optimal health, 80% percent of our calories should come from these food groups.

 

Recommendations are that less than 5% percent of our calories should come from animal products, but the studies indicate 42% percent comes from meats, dairy foods, and eggs. Some areas of South American areas have even higher percentages.

 

A large 51% percent of calories come from refined starches. As we move toward 10% percent or less refined starches in our diet, we will feel better and keep trim. We will be on a program to help us avoid diabetes, arthritis, and other degenerative diseases.

 

Research shows that a high intake of both raw and cooked vegetables can reduce cancer risk by 50% percent![xvii] These foods contain a wide variety of protective substances. Include in your menu foods like cruciferous vegetables—cauliflower, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts—and greens and cabbage at least three times a week, and enjoy a raw salad containing at least three vegetables every day. A daily raw salad can reduce heart disease risk by almost 25% percent. Consuming cruciferous vegetables may reduce your risk of cancer.Lightly cook or steam vegetables to retain nutrients.Lightly cook or steam vegetables to retain nutrients.

 

Legumes, including beans, peas, and lentils provide three times more protein and fiber than do other starches. Beans provide fiber to lower cholesterol and blood sugar. The fiber in beans contributes to weight loss and lower risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesteroll. Fiber can improve digestion and elimination. Eating fiber foods fills you up and is a great way to help you lose weight. Fiber also helps lower your risk for various cancers and heart disease.

 

Eat six to eight servings of non-starchy vegetables a day including raw salads, cruciferous vegetables, greens and other colorful vegetables. A serving is one cup of raw or one-half cup of cooked vegetables.

 

Ultimately, you will want to eat six to eight servings of non-starchy vegetables a day, including raw salads, cruciferous vegetables, greens, and other colorful vegetables.A serving is one cup of raw or one-half cup of cooked vegetables.Eat two cups of fruit and two-and-a-half cups of vegetables a day[xviii]to begin with, and gradually increase this. Add non-starchy vegetables to boost vitamins and minerals.Fiber can improve digestion and elimination. Eating fiber foods fills you up and is a great way to help you lose weight. Fiber helps lower your risk for various cancers and heart disease. Consuming cruciferous vegetables may reduce your risk of cancer.Nuts, seeds, avocados, and olives have protective nutrients.

 

Think that you don’t like vegetables? You can educate or reeducate the yourtaste buds. Dr. Elden Chalmers, a former psychologist at Andrews University, recommended “no-thank-you” servings when one is offered foods not on the favorite list. He suggests a teaspoon for of“no thank you” servings. He maintained that eating small amounts of a food would help the brain to start recognizing the flavor as a familiar food. With repeated small exposures, the taste buds would learn to enjoy that food. This is a great strategy in guiding children to experience new foods.

 

Keep encouraging your children to eat nutritious food. Provide plentiful fruits and vegetables, and limit sweets and junk foods. Enjoy regular mealtimes to discourage snacking. Be courageous! Try a new fruit or vegetable. Make a list of healthy foods before going grocery shopping. Studies document the value of nuts.

 

 

United States President Obama’s wife, Michelle, is extremely concerned about the unhealthy food choices of American families and most of all children’s diets. She is about making positive change. In Pressing Forward, book 2 of the WIN Wellness series, Thethe chapter titled, “Your Fate Is on Your PlatePart IIpart II topic in book 2, Pressing Forward, will presentsmore excexciting research on a plant-based diet from the China Study.

 

The first clinical trial

The first clinical trial of nutrition on record occurred in atthe University of Babylon.[xix] By orders of King Nebuchadnezzar, the Hebrew captive Daniel and his three friends were expected to eat the daily dainties of his royal table. History records that Daniel purposed or decidedin his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the king’s wine that he drank. So hHe requested asked Melzar, the man responsible for the captives’ care, for an alternative of Melzar,.the man responsible for the captives’ care. HeDaniel proposed a ten-day trial of a plant-based diet and water, after which Melzar could compare them with the others eating the king’s fare.

 

The trial results? Daniel and his friends looked healthier than the other students; therefore, permission was granted for their chosen diet. God honored their allegiance and blessed them with knowledge and skill in all their Chaldean classes. When they were brought before the king for testing three years later, they scored ten times better than all other wise men in the realm. Since the king was impressed, he appointed Daniel to a key position during his reign, and Daniel continued in high government office for through the reign oftwo succeeding kings.

 

Like Daniel and his three friends, we have a choice to eat the world’s way or God’s way.

 

Four principles of nutrition





 

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Four Principles of Nutrition

1.      1. Make sure your diet consists primarily of vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole grains, and nuts.Eat primarily vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole grains, and nuts.


 

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2. Eat six to eight servings of non-starchy vegetables a day and two to four servings of fruits and unrefined whole grains.

If you eat 6-8 serving of non-starchy vegetables a day and 2-4 servings of fruits and use appropriate amounts of unrefined whole grains, you will gradually begin to feel better and acquire a taste for these healthy foods.

 

Good nutrition is more about what you do eat, rather than being about what you don’t eat. Remember these four principles.

1.Eat primarily vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole grains, and nuts.

Eat six to eight servings of non-starchy vegetables a day and two to four servings of fruits and unrefined whole grains.

3.Look for the “rainbow colors”—foods with color. Foods with deep color are rich in vitamins, minerals, and essential nutrients.

4.Drink six to eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day.

5.Eat one-half to a full plate of vegetables and/or fruits and fiber-rich foods. They are cheaper, healthier, satisfying, and nutritious.

 




 

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3. Look for the “rainbow colors”—foods rich in color.

 

Eat one-half to a full plate of vegetables and/or fruits and fiber-rich foods. They are cheaper, healthier, satisfying, and nutritious.Foods with deep color are rich in vitamins, minerals, and essential nutrients.  These have more vitamins, minerals, and essential nutrients. The deeper the color, the more nutrients.

 




 

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4. Drink six to eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day.

Complement your diet with 30 minutes of intense exercise five days a week, drinking 6-8 glasses of water

Add years to your life

Add quality life to your years

 

For a vast majority of people, these principles will help you live—live longer, healthier, and happier. If you want to live forever, we recommend adding two more spiritual nutrients.

 

Diet for Eeternity




 

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“And Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.’ ”

 

·“And Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.’”[xx]When we accept Jesus, we have the first staple of the eternal diet. He is the Bread of Life. He satisfies our deepest hunger of the soul.

 

·         In heaven you also will be able to eat of the fruit of the Tree of Life.

 




 

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Revelation 22:1-2 Message. “Then the Angel showed me Water-of-Life River, crystal bright. It flowed from the throne of God and the Lamb, right down the middle of the street.

 

Then the Angel showed me Water-of-Life River, crystal bright. It flowed from the Throne of God and the Lamb, right down the middle of the street. The Tree of Life was planted on each side of the River, producing twelve kinds of fruit, a ripe fruit each month. The leaves of the Tree are for healing the nations.[xxi] “Then the Angel showed me the Water-of-Life River, crystal bright. It flowed from the throne of God and the Lamb, right down the middle of the street. The Tree of Life was planted on each side of the River, producing twelve kinds of fruit, a ripe fruit each month. The leaves of the Tree are for healing the nations.”

 

As you enjoy God’s bounties here, you have the promise that someday you can eat of the fruit of the Tree of Life in the hereafter.

 

Do you want to live in heaven, enjoy the luscious fruit of the Tree of Life, and be with your loved ones throughout the ceaseless ages of eternity? May God grant you that joy.

 




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Prayer

 

Father in heaven, thank You for the gift of choice. Help me to choose wisely. The apostle Paul said, “Whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”

Prayer




 

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Help me to eat foods that will give me a strong, healthy body and clear mind to serve others. When this earthly journey is over, may I be present with You at Your banquet table. Amen.

 

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Revelation 22:1-2 Message. “Then the Angel showed me Water-of-Life River, crystal bright. It flowed from the throne of God and the Lamb, right down the middle of the street.

 




 

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“Your Fate is on Your Plate

The End

 

1.What does my diet mostly consist of now? _________________________________________________.

2.1.Am I satisfied with my diet? Which foods should I eat more, and which less? My choice is to add ____________________ __________________ and to avoid _______________________.

3.1.Should I keep a food journal so I can better evaluate my food choices?

4.1.Should I get professional help to change to a better diet?

 

Intentionality

rr        I am intentional about improving my diet, water intake, and exercise. Here is how I will implement my goals. ______________________________________________________________.

 

NUTRITION TIPS

Stress and Ffood

·         Stress contributes tobinge eating and greater use of caffeine, alcohol, and junk food like doughnuts, cookies,candy, chips, and sodas, and binge eating, such as of donuts and cookies, with harmful effects on the body.

·         Nutritious foods, especially those high in vitamin B, help you cope better with chronic stress.

·         When unexpected emotional stress occurs, eat natural fruits, a few almonds, celery, and carrot sticks instead of junk food.

·         Start the day with a hearty breakfast. It’s a great way to avoid snacking and to lose weight.

·         Eat meals at regular times and get sufficient rest to give you emotional energy.

·         Growing a garden can relieve stress, train children, and improve family nutrition.

 

Nutrition during cancer treatment

·         When individuals have cancer and are going through chemotherapy, they often don’t want to eat. Nothing seems to taste good.

·         Prepare nutritious foods tastefully, with a variety of favorite seasonings so the patient will enjoy eating.

·         Good nutrition during cancer treatment speeds recovery and reduces side effects.

·         Nutritious foods improve energy and reduce fatigue.

·         Good nutrition helps the body fight against cancer by keeping the patient strong and helps her tolerate the intervention.

·         Good nutrition increases the cancer patient’s ability to exercise and care for himself/herself.

·         Eat a variety of fresh berries and frozen berry smoothies. They are rich in nutrition that protects healthy cells, and in fiber that supports the gastro-intestinal tract.

·         Fibrous foods like oatmeal, beans, and ground flax are rich in nutrients that help balance blood sugar and cholesterol.

·         Fibrous foods such as brown rice, sweet potatoes, and white potatoes provide energy for functions of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and have a soothing anti-inflammatory effect.

·         Blended vegetable soups provide nutrition, energy, and satisfaction. They are also easy to drink.

·         Healthy fats like olives, avocados, and walnuts help gain back a few pounds.

·         Remember, there are days when nothing tastes good, so try to eat something that is desired, even if is not part of your usual diet.

 

Thinking of Starting a Plant-Based Diet?

If you are interested in starting a plant-based diet, you may wish to purchase some recipe books that will help you to cook delicious and nutritious meals. Research on the Internet, or ask the elderly older onesin your family, for recipes using foods grown in your area. Traditional, ethnic dishes are frequently plant-based and inexpensive.

Resource Cookbooks

·         Ernestine Finley, Natural Lifestyle Cooking,(2011, Pacific Press, 2012)

Publishing Association

·         Evelyn Kissinger, MS, RD, Change Your Body One Bite At A Time, 2010, available at www.lifestylematters.com.

·         Karen Houghton, RN, BSN, Naturally Gourmet,(self-published, 2010),available at www.naturallygourmet.com.

·         Neva Brackett, 7 Secrets Cookbook, (Review and Herald, 2006, available at www.amazon.com.)

·         Blaecenda Miranda-Varona, RND, MPH, Cooking Smart,(Philippine Publishing House, 2005),(available from blecendavarona@yahoo.com or varonadavid@yahoo.com).

 

Record on My Nutrition Health Chart (see below) your implementation of your goals. A serving is one cup of raw veggies, one-half cup of cooked veggies, one-eighth cup of nuts, one-half cup of fruits, or one-half cup of legumes. The authors give you permission to make additional copies of this chart on the next page.

 

Recommended intake of fruits and vegetables: two cups of fruits and two-and-a-half cups of veggies per day, or two to four fruit servings and six to eight veggies servings; six to eight glasses of water per day.

My Nutrition Health Chart

Record your daily diet choices, the number of eight-ounce glasses of water, and amount of vigorous exercise time.

 

 



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1    1 Corinthians 10:31.

2    Ecclesiastes 10:17.

3    C. Everett Koop, MD, SCD, The Surgeon General’s Report on Nutrition and Health, DHHS (PHS) Publication no. 8840210 (Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 1988).

4    Joel Fuhrman, MD, Eat to Live: The Revolutionary Formula for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 2003.

5    Ono T, Guthold R and Strong K, “Estimated Overweight & Obesity Prevalence” WHO Global Infobase, 2005. Retrieved 2-16-2011.

6    http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/pubs/pubd/hestats/ovese/obse99.html, Retrieved 6-4-2003.

7    Rob Stein, The Washington Post, June 14, 2005. Reprinted in the Seattle Times. www.seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002335131_obesity14.html. Original study led by Tim Spector of St. Thomas Hospital in London. Published in Lancet on June 13, 2005.

8    American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, “Obesity in Children and Teens,” No. 79, May 2008. http://www.aacap.org/cs/root/facts_for_families/obesity_in_children_and_.... Retrieved 02-19-2011.

9    D. Peterson, “The Sugar Generation and Dental Health.” (January 4, 2006). http://www.dentalgentlecare.com/Sugar%20and%20Dental%20Health.html. Retrieved 5-5-2006.

10  Albert Sanchez, J.L. Reeser and others. “Role of Sugars in Human Neutrophilic Phagocytosis,” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 26 (2003): 1180-1184.

11 John Robbins. The Food Revolution: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our World. York Beach, Maine: Red Wheel/Weiser, LLC, 2001, 82.

12  Genesis l:29.

13 Genesis 3:18.

14  Fuhrman, 49ff, 187.

15  Karl-Heinrich Adzersen, Patricia Jess and others. “Raw and Cooked Vegetables, Fruits, Selected Micronutrients, and Breast Cancer Risk: A Case-Control Study in Germany,” Nutrition & Cancer (2003) vol. 46, no. 2: 131-137.

16  New 2005 Food Pyramid Information (n.d.). http://www.usaring,com/health/food/food.htm. Retrieved 5-5-2006.

17  Daniel 1:5-20.

18  John 6:35.

19  Revelation 22:1-2 (The Message). Emphasis added.

 



[i]. 1 Corinthians 10:31.

[ii]. Ecclesiastes 10:17.

[iii]. C. Everett Koop, The Surgeon General’s Report on Nutrition and Health, DHHS (PHS) Publication no. 88—50210 (Washington, DC: US Department of Health and Human Services, 1988).

[iv]. Joel Fuhrman, MD, Eat to Live: The Revolutionary Formula for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss (Boston: Little, Brown, 2003).

[v]. WHO Global Infobase, “Estimated Overweight & Obesity (BMI > 25 kg/m2) Prevalence, Females, Aged 15+, 2010,” map, based on T. Ono, R. Guthold, K. Strong, WHO Global Comparable Estimates, 2005, https://apps.who.int/infobase/report.aspx.

[vi]. Cynthia L. Ogden and Margaret D. Carroll, “Prevalence of Overweight, Obesity, and Extreme Obesity Among Adults: United States, Trends 1960–1962 Through 2007–2008,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, June 2010, http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/obesity_adult_07_08/obesity_adult_07....

[vii]. Rob Stein, “Fat Found to Accelerate Aging Process, The Washington Post, June 14, 2005, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/13/AR200506....

[viii]. American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Communications, “Children, Adolescents, and Advertising,” Pediatrics 118, no. 6 (2006): 25632569. doi:10.1542/peds.2006-2698.

[ix]. “Obesity in Children and Teens,” Facts for Families, No. 79, American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, May 2008, http://www.aacap.org/galleries/FactsForFamilies/79_obesity_in_children_a....

[x]. Stephen Haley, “US Sugar Outlook: US Sugar May 2011,” Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook/SSS-M-273, Economic Research Service, US Department of Agriculture, May 16, 2011.

[xi]. Natalie Zmuda, “Bottom's Up! A Look at Americas Drinking Habits,” Advertising Age, June 27, 2011, http://adage.com/article/news/consumers-drink-soft-drinks-water-beer/228....

[xii]. Albert Sanchez, J. L. Reeser, H. S. Lau, P. Y. Yahiku, R. E. Willard, P. J. McMillan, S. Y. Cho, A. R. Magie, and U. D. Register, “Role of Sugars in Human Neutrophilic Phagocytosis,” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 26, no. 11 (1973): 11801184.

[xiii]. John Robbins. The Food Revolution: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our World (York Beach, ME: Red Wheel/Weiser, 2001), 82.

[xiv]. Genesis 1:29.

[xv]. Genesis 3:18.

[xvi]. Fuhrman, Eat to Live, 49ff, 187.

[xvii]. K. Adzersen, P. Jess, K. W. Frievogel, I. Gerhard, and G. Bastert, “Raw and Cooked Vegetables, Fruits, Selected Micronutrients, and Breast Cancer Risk: A Case-Control Study in Germany,” Nutrition & Cancer 46, no. 2: 131137.

[xviii]. New 2005 Food Pyramid Information,” http://www.usaring.com/health/food/food.htm.

[xix]. Daniel 1:5–20.

[xx]. John 6:35.

[xxi]. Revelation 22:1–2 (The Message). Emphasis added.

 

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