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 AGAPE Free SDA  wishes that would prosper in health as well as in heart. Here we will offer practical health practices that will encourage you to live and not die. Each month will feature another aspect of God's health message that is design to give you a sound body and mind.

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Pure air, sunlight, temperance, rest, exercise, proper diet(nutrition), the use of water, trust in divine power - these are TRUE REMEDIES. Every person should have a knowledge of nature's remedial agencies, and how to apply them... But in the end it will be found that nature, untrammeled, does her work wisely and well. Those who persevere in obedience to her laws (nature) will reap the reward in health of body and health of mind."  -E.G. White, Ministry of Healing, p. 127

 
 
 
 
  Water 

 

Our bodies are composed of appromixately 70% water, and is the vehicle which the cells of the body need to carry out all of life's processes. Energizing pure water quenches thirst, increases endurance, lubricates our joints, regulates body temperature and provides a medium through whioh pollutants are expelled from the body through our waste, breath, sweat and urine.  Research indicates drinking lotst of energizing pure water is an important factor in improving heart health and preventing coronary heart disease. 

Of all the gallons of water used by humans today, we sometimes forget to take a drink. As least seven or preferably eight glasses of energizing, pure soft water, full of free, life-giving ions, should be taken into the body everyday. The amount of water your body needs is recorded in this formula: 1/2 oz. water for each pound of body weight (example: a person weighing 150 lbs would reguire 75oz. of water each day).  That's over 9 - 8oz glasses of water. That may sound like alot of water but some of it could include herb teas, juice, milk and other liquid foods such as soup.

Many  diseases that exist today, would be reduced, and more easily controlled in the body, if more soft water was used internally and extenally.  Water is a universal solvent. In addition to cleansing the body internally, the skillful use of water applied externally, would relieve pain and improve health. Water treatments such as: simple foot baths, hydrotherapy, formentations,steam baths, etc.,  have an important place in assisting the body to recover from many ailments. The external application of water is one of the easiest and most satisfactory ways of regulating the circulation of the blood. Drinking 7 to 8 glasses of pure water on arising and between the meals, as well as bathing frequently, assists nature in her efforts to rid the body of daily impurities. 

 "In health and in sickness, pure water is one of heavens' choicest blessings. Its proper use promotes health..." -  "E.G. White, Ministry of Healing, p. 237

 

 

                                                                        -Excerpt taken from Ten Talents, p. 636