TODAY, our world is filled with many sorrows, especially the sorrows of disease. The occurrence of cancer in the world has been increasing steadily. A good example is skin cancer. In the course of a lifetime 1 out of 5 Americans will have skin cancer.1 And according to the Skin Cancer Foundation website, “The incidence of squamous cell carcinoma has been rising, with increases up to 200 percent over the past three decades in the US.”2 But cancer is not the only disease that has been increasing through time, new diseases and conditions have been emerging. Allergic reactions have been rapidly increasing.3 The common epidemics of heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and inflammatory bowel disease, are not improving significantly, and are more likely to continue to grow. Something must be terribly wrong, or perhaps we should say that we must be doing something terribly wrong. To find out what we are doing wrong, we first need to understand our problem - disease. What is disease? “Disease is an effort of nature to free the system from conditions that result from a violation of the laws of health.”4 Understanding this helps us to know what we are doing wrong. We are not following the laws of health. And so if we are to get rid of disease, then we must follow the laws of health. What are the laws of health? Well, simply stated the laws of health make up healthy living.
There Are Eight Laws of Health
Nutrition: A good diet is needful for a healthy body and mind.
Exercise: The body needs it for good circulation and for strong muscles and bones.
Water: The proper use of water inside the body and out!
Sunlight: A disinfectant and a needed ingredient for the skin to make vitamin D.
Temperance: Avoid harmful substances like alcohol. Eat all things temperately.
Air: Fresh air is a purifier of the blood. The body cannot live without oxygen for very long!
Rest: Proper rest is essential for the re-building and healing of the body.
Trust in Divine Power: Worried? Stressed? Anxious? Distrust in God affects the body too!
The health corner will be dedicated to providing informative articles on health. Each article that is added will be classified under one of the eight laws of health. So scroll down below to find the links for articles, and please come back to check for new articles.
1 Skin Cancer Foundation. Skin Facts. http://www.skincancer.org/skin-cancer-information/skin-cancer-facts Last Updated: October 9, 2013
3 CNN Health, by Elizabeth Landau, August 3, 2010 http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/08/03/food.allergies.er.gut/
4 Ministry of Healing, chapter 8, page 127
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