This is what you are given from your parents, grandparents, and even great-grandparents. If your mother or father had heart trouble, or any organ of their body did not work the way God intended that organ to work, then you know you may have a weakness towards that organ. We know if there is a history of disease in the family you should take extra care of your health regarding that disease. Heredity is something you are born with. However, it is what you do and how you live with what God gives you that will determine your health.
It has been said, “you are what your eat.” While heredity does play a large role in everyone’s health, it is not the only factor. A diet with good old common sense is essential! By eating the food God has given us, you will strengthen the organs of the body. You will have pep, vigor and be full of life. What does a proper good old common sense diet mean? A diet chuck full of natural God-given food. We can always remind ourselves, that what man makes he make for a profit (money); what God makes he makes with love, for man’s good. Eat abundantly of herbs, raw or gently cooked vegetables, fruits of all kinds and raw nuts. By eating the natural foods God has given us we strengthen the entire body, giving nourishment to a weak organ, helping eliminate waste matter from the body, and most importantly, cleansing and purifying the blood. Eat natural foods as often as possible. The Bible says, “Herbs were given to man as his food and medicine.”
Your mental state of mind. How much do you want to be well, free of disease, discomfort and pain? You and you alone can improve the heredity factor. Eat the proper food with good old common sense. Keep the body clean and exercise each day. Your good health is a life long commitment of your will, your attitude, and your thinking. Always remember, God loves you and wants you to be healthy.
Exercise means staying active. Look to each day as a day of activity. To be able to work is a blessing. Try to take a good long walk each day. Do not be afraid to use your body the way God intended. Exercise so that you breath deeply. Oxygen is very important to your body’s needs. Research has shown that people in nursing homes, both men and women, in their 70s, 80s even 90s, who have been put on a daily exercise program feel better, and their health has improved. They even feel better about themselves. Do not let a day go by without some form of exercise.