66 Caring for our BodiesPosted: July 3, 2013
I have been listening with Marguex to a number of first-rate CDs, which discuss our mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. I am surprised at how many different speakers make a connection between our physical/mental well-being and our emotional and spiritual well-being. One speaker in particular stressed the connection between our minds and our bodies. Daniel Amen, M.D. talked about the importance of water, nutrition, sleep and exercise to our emotional and spiritual health.*
After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church. Ephesians 5:29
Christ takes care of us and assumes that we will take care of our own bodies as He cares for us. Perhaps He was not anticipating the rise of fast-food restaurants and the many modern machines that make natural forms of exercise (such as chopping wood) unnecessary. In America today we can live truly unhealthy lifestyles, and then go to the doctor to repair what might be wrong with us. What would it be like if we tried to avoid the doctor?
Back to the CD to which we were listening, I will summarize what Dr. Amen had to say. He talked of the importance of the quality of the foods we eat as well as the amount and type of exercise we do. He acknowledged getting the proper number of vitamins and minerals is difficult, even with good nutrition, and so recommended taking a daily multi-vitamin, multi-mineral supplement. If we had a perfect diet, then we would not need supplements, yet he said he does not know one person who has a perfect diet. Eighty percent of the brain is water so we need to keep ourselves well hydrated. We need to watch fats and get good oils in our systems. And, by all means, we need to get good sleep because it provides good blood flow to the brain. Above all, do not be involved in brain-damaging activities. Do not take the adage “using your head” literally.*
Putting our heads together, but not too hard,
Noah & Marguex Woodrich
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*Daniel Amen, M.D., “Change Your Brain—Change Your Life”, Grace and Truth, AACC 2009