Wholeness Education By Topic
In today’s society, we have become accustomed to searching for the right drug, herb, special juice, or latest miracle cure to repair our health. At WayFare, we believe that true health comes from God. He conveys it to us through the most simple, natural means which are given to help us remain in harmony with the natural laws that govern our being. We have come to know these as “The Natural Doctors.” We have listed them here for your benefit.
THE NATURAL DOCTORS
Is diet and nutrition important to one’s health? Absolutely! What we put into our bodies has a direct effect on the outcome, whether it be disease and sickness, or healthy hearts and sound minds. Dr. Mikkel Hindhede stated back in the 1950’s that “the two chief causes of disease are food and drink.” If that was true then, how much more true is that with all the junk food that is prevalent today? Studies time and again show the overwhelming benefits of a vegetarian diet to that of a non-vegetarian diet. The benefits are quite marked in regards to overall health, energy, endurance, longevity of life, and overall quality of life. You do the test!
Considerations about being a VegetarianHighly recommended books:
, Neil Nedly M.D.
ISBN 0-9661979-3-3The China Study
, T. Collin Campbell Ph.D
If you owned a really expensive, exotic sports car, would you put into it the wrong grade fuel or oil? No! The human body is a highly intricate piece of machinery that requires a specific type of fluid – water. Our bodies are made up of about 75% water, with the brain being composed of 85% water. With this knowledge, it becomes clear how necessary water is to the human body. In today’s society, it has become very easy to substitute a sugary soft drink for the pure benefits of a glass of water. The benefits of drinking a daily dose of water are outstanding; lowering cholesterol, natural weight loss, clarity of mind, more energy, and the lowering of blood pressure, just to name a few. Do your body a favor and give it the water it needs.
Like a battery, our bodies must be recharged. Sleep, rest, and relaxation are the solutions. Many studies shows that the average person does best on seven to eight hours of sleep per day. Research by Cornell psychology professor, James B. Maas, shows that if you get less than eight hours of sleep at night, you are operating impaired – your alertness, productivity, creativity, and general health are all negatively affected. In addition, rest and relaxation lowers blood pressure while simultaneously increasing blood flow to muscles. So, while sleep may seem like a huge waste of time, the benefits are a win-win situation worth considering.
The sun seems to be grandest of all nature’s processes–it’s the source of all energy and necessary to all life and growth. Aside from stimulating the body to produce Vitamin D, it reduces the risk of cancer and many autoimmune diseases. While we need to be cautious with overexposure in the sun, we don’t need to be afraid of it.
This is probably life’s greatest essential. While it is possible to live a few days without food and water, we can only a live a few moments without air. Air purifies the blood, gives assistance to the production of heat and energy, and shuttles electrical energy that vitalizes every organ of the body. Good, clean, fresh air promotes proper digestion (it’s good to go for a walk after a meal), soothing of the nerves, and refreshing sleep. Next time you’re feeling sluggish, step outside and take a few deep breaths.
Perfect health depends upon perfect circulation. Our very lives are linked to the flow of blood in our veins. This life blood carries everything necessary to nourish and cleanse every cell in our bodies. Daily, invigorating exercise is absolutely necessary for this process to function properly.
In addition to exercise, clothing plays a significant role in the circulatory process. Many of today’s fashions constrict the flow of blood to the vital parts of our bodies. Similarly, proper clothing has a direct effect on the proper heating and cooling of the body through the circulatory process. Clothing should be evenly distributed and adequate to cover the limbs to enhance circulation. Try it for yourself and experience the benefits.
Noah Webster, in his 1828 American dictionary, defined Temperance as: “Moderation; particularly, habitual moderation in regard to the indulgence of the natural appetites and passions; restrained or moderate indulgence; as temperance in eating drinking.” While WayFare advocates total abstinence from substances that are harmful, we also advocate moderation in the consumption of foods that are good. Overeating even good foods taxes the human machinery and leads to many of the diseases we see today. Many of today’s food products actually encourage overeating due to their composition. At WayFare, we are wholly committed to supply foods that are simple, wholesome, and packed with nutrients so you will feel a lessened desire to overeat.
“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou may prosper and be in health…
At Wayfare we believe that trust in divine help is directly linked to wellness. We feel that all of nature’s doctors listed here are blessings given by our Creator to help us conform to the natural laws which govern our being. Studies done at Duke University showed that faith in God favors good health. The study went on to show that individuals with strong religious faith reported
higher levels of life satisfaction, greater personal happiness, and fewer negative psychosocial consequences of traumatic life events. (Ellison CG. “Religious involvement and subjective well being.” Journal of Health Soc. Behavior 1991 Mar; 32 (1): 80-99). Don’t take our word for it, try it for yourself.
Psalms 16:11 “Thou wilt show me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures forevermore.”
Proverbs 3:5-8 “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.”