Building a Strong Immune System
by Mary Louise;Town Jaqua, Health Minister
It is sad but true that most Americans suffer some
type of health problem. While none desire to be
sick, in pain, and/or disease-ridden, there is
nevertheless a general acquiesence, albeit
acceptance, of ill health. Call it a sickness
mentality or whatever you will, this should not be!
The truth is that the body was designed to
be healthy! The story of creation teaches us that
man was not created sick! He was 'born' healthy,
i.e. perfectly whole, because he was formed in the
image of YHVH, Who knows no sickness or death.
Despite man's perfect beginning, however, there
came a time when he decided to turn away from
His Creator and go his own way. Suffice to say, this
departure proved to be disastrous in that it caused
man to forfeit his once-perfect state of being. Rightly
refered to as 'the fall,' man soon discovered the
glaring reality that rejection of YHVH's laws brings
with it many curses, including sickness and death.
When man decided to turn his back on YHVH and
go his own way, one of the first poor choices he
made was to violate YHVH's original diet mandate.
Whereas the Most High instructed man to eat only
plant-based foods, this vegan style of eating
eventually lost its appeal. Call it 'lust of the flesh'
(or for flesh),'the pride of life', or the unabashed
display of self-will, records prove that the more
man strayed from YHVH's laws, the greater
became his troubles and woes.
And YHVH said, Behold, I have given
you every herb bearing seed, which
is upon the face of all the earth, and
every tree, in the which is the fruit of
a tree yielding seed; to you it shall
be for meat. Genesis 1:29
Suffice to say, if man had heeded YHVH's dietary
mandate in the beginning, the world would have
been spared immeasurable suffering and countless, unnecessary deaths. However, few today understand
the scope and consequences of 'the fall,' and what it
means for them today. More importantly, there is little
to no understanding that man's downward 'fall' can be
reversed. Restoring the body to its original, joyous
state of perfect health is possible.
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge...Hosea 4:6
Reclaiming our 'first estate'
Returning the body to perfect health is not only
a promise but a process. New bodies are a gift
to those who trust in and obey YHVH. Contrary
to popular opinion, the body does not need to
physically die in order to be revitalized. In other
words, we do not need to 'go to heaven' in order
to receive our promised new body. It can be ours
today, because YHVH made the body to heal
Initiating the body's self-healing ability requires
knowledge and understanding of body mechanics:
how it works and what it needs. Scripture tells us
that YHVH formed man 'out of the dust of the ground,'
wherein he became a 'living soul' (Genesis 7:1). This
'dust' is none other than atomic/earthly matter called
minerals that, when combined properly, construct
the physical body. As recorded in scripture, man's
physical frame came alive when YHVH breathed into
him the breath of life, namely His Spirit. Thus the
physical body requires the Spirit of YHVH to live.
This being said, restoring the body to ultimate health
is a matter of retracing our steps back to the Garden
and reconstructing our errant lifestyles both naturally
and spiritually. Thankfully, when we repent of our
shortcomings and mistakes, YHVH is merciful to forgive
and correct us. He Who made us proves faithful to
heal the whole man: physically as well as spiritually.
Knowing our needs, He provides Spiritual sustenance
as well as natural nourishment for the care and keeping
of our bodies. Naturally-speaking, YHVH's custom-made
living foods - fruit, vegetables, seeds, nuts, and whole
grains- are the building blocks for optimum health. They
contain all the essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants,
phytonutrients, naturally-distilled water, oxygen, etc. that
keep the body strong and healthy. As the Ultimate Chemist,
YHVH fashioned the human body to be nourished/balanced
in a certain way that we might experience abundant life, a
life without sickness, pain, disease, and even death. Thus
achieving this quality of life is a matter of applying Divine,
life principles both natural and spiritual as presented in
Repairing the immune system
Sickness is the result of a weakness in the body's
defense mechanism called the immune system.
This system was designed by YHVH to protect the
body from the ravages of ill health. This protection
is predicated upon a proper reserve of nutrients
that can only be supplied by those found in living
foods. Thus, if we want a body that is distress-free,
we must build a strong immune system from within.
Building the immune system: How-to
Nutrition and lifestyle choices are the keys to building
a strong immune system. This two-fold construction
process is a matter of applying principles of proper
DIET (natural as well as spiritual) plus EXERCISE.
These life essentials are expressed as follows:
Eat for the sake of optimal nutrition!...
85% raw and 15% cooked, plant-based foods-
fruit, vegetables, seeds, nuts, and whole
grains. Living foods are the raw materials that
build/restore the body's over 100 trillion cells.
Giving these cells the proper nutrients they need
in order to perform their specific tasks is vital to
building a strong immune system.
Begin a juicing program! Freshly extracted
vegetable juices are nutritionally dense and
nourish body cells directly because they
by-pass the digestive system. Often called
the ultimate 'fast food', fresh juices boost
the body's nutrient intake, thus empowering
the immune system and speeding the body's
ability to heal itself.
Enhance daily nutritional food value by
adding 'super foods' to your diet: green
powdered drinks, Omega-rich oils (hemp, flax,
sunflower, safflower, olive oil, etc.), Hemp/Chia
seeds, sea vegetables (Dulse, Kelp, Chlorella,
Spirulina), sprouts, Chaga, etc. These highly-
nutritious foods naturally increase the body's
defense against sickness and disease.
If necessary, correct nutritional deficiencies
by supplementing with calcium, magnesium,
iron, B-12, vitamin D, iodine, etc. Most health
problems are the result of nutritional inadequacies,
and therefore filling these gaps often corrects ill
Add fermented foods to your diet. Cultured
vegetables are a natural probiotic that heals
and strengthens the digestive tract which,
in turn, boosts the body's immune system.
Strengthen and revitalize the body by
increasing its oxygen intake. Surprisingly,
the body's actual nutritional need is 96% oxygen
and only 4% food, so rise up and move! Begin
walking and rebounding. Start a stretching routine.
Practice deep breathing throughout the day.
Oxygenating your body strengthens the immune
system. Studies prove that many health problems
are corrected through exercise!
Strengthen your inner man by reading the
Bible daily. A strong spirit, rooted in the truth
of YHVH's word, helps build a strong defense
against the challenges of life, including sickness
and dis-ease. Scripture says,
Study to show yourself approved
unto YHVH, a workman that needs
not to be ashamed, rightly dividing
the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15
When we give our hearts to Yahshua, He will
lead us into all truth, helping us realize the
kingdom of YHVH come in us. Though this
joyous quality of life sometimes comes
through personal struggle and suffering, He
has promised to heal and deliver those who
trust in Him. While many try to spiritualize
and explain away physical, emotional, and
mental ills, the fact remains that YHVH is
well able to meet all of our respective needs.
Many times healing results by taking His word
to heart. So it is that Spiritual nutrition is often
more necessary than natural food.
Exercise your spirit daily by praying.
Talking with Yahshua strengthens the inner
man and helps us overcome life problems.
Daily prayer time helps fortify the immune
system by connecting us to our Ultimate
Helper and Healer, YHVH Himself.
Be still, and know that I am
YHVH: I will be exalted among
the nations, I will be exalted
in the earth. Psalms 46:10
If thou wilt diligently hearken
to the voice of YHVH Almighty,
and wilt do that which is right
in his eyes, and wilt give ear to
his commandments, and keep
all his statutes, I will put none
of the diseases upon thee, which
I have put upon the Egyptians:
for I am YHVH that healeth thee.
Protecting the body from potential illness
is a personal responsibility that, by the
leading of YHVH, can be done. A life without
sickness, pain, and disease is possible through
proper nutrition. No doctor, nurse, drug, or
medical procedure can accomplish what nutrition
alone can do. The body's inate ability to heal itself
takes place when proper nutrients are present.
The Standard American Diet of cooked,
processed, and animal-based foods is proven
to be nutrient-poor, destroying the immune system
and leaving the body defenseless against the
onslaught of sickness and disease. On the contrary,
living foods energize, revitalize, and strengthen the
body's performance and longevity.
Building a healthy life in today's unhealthy world is
a personal choice as well as a challenge. Constructing
a strong immune system to ward off toxic life influences
is an exercise of unlearning and relearning: letting go of
poor health habits and adopting better ones. While
leaving inferior lifestyle habits behind may be difficult
for some, forsaking the broad road of destruction to
discover superior health is worth every step.
I need to build
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