When I had my annual physical this past January, my doctor was very impressed with my blood work results. My thyroid functions were normal along with my cholesterol and blood sugar levels. My issues with pre-diabetes and high cholesterol were no longer a concern for me.
In October 2016, I started taking herbal supplements. My family and I were introduced to an herbalist from Washington state. He gave us advice about our current medical conditions and herbal remedies.
Over that next month, I didn’t eat any meat. I had stopped eating pork one month before. (See my post 5 Reasons That I Stopped Eating Pork). Shellfish was no longer a part of my diet, either. This includes shrimp, lobster, crab, oysters, clams, squid, and scallops. Having lived in Maryland for the past 11 years, crabs were always available, expensive sometimes, but available. With the exception of fish with fins and scales, everything else that lives in the water is unclean ( Leviticus 11:9-11). Many of us believe that it’s a delicacy because it tastes delicious. However, we don’t associate it with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes. Shellfish are typically bottom-dwellers that eat and carry bacteria. Think about that the next time you have shrimp cocktail or a crab cake.
In addition to not eating meat for one month, I did not eat dairy or bread. My weight has not changed, but I have lost body fat. When I saw my personal trainer 2 weeks ago, my body fat was 30 percent. Last year, it was 32 percent, so I have made progress. Under 30 percent body fat is ideal.
In conclusion, you can treat many common illnesses with a proper diet and herbs. The body can basically heal itself if it’s properly cared for. Many herbs have healing properties (Jubilees 10:12), so don’t need to go see the pharmacist. Once you start taking prescription medications, you may have to take them for the rest of your life. It is better to treat the illness now with what the earth has to offer.
Many of us feel that if we make a confession that our problems are solved. We go on Facebook or Twitter and talk about the horrible day that we’re having, the person that wronged us, or how we don’t need a man. We put ourselves out there not just to a few people, but for everyone to see. Misspelled words, profanity, and all. We feel a sense of release, but is it really?
This is absolutely not the way to do it . When you use social media to express your feelings, you really need to be mindful of who may be reading it…family, friends, potential employers, or business partners. When I read some posts, I’ll think, “Really? Are your serious? You actually wrote that on your page?”.
If you really want to start the healing process from whatever issue that you’re dealing with, I would first pray about it and talk to a GOOD friend or a counselor. I emphasize GOOD because everybody can’t handle confessions or secrets. Some of us shock easily. Also, a GOOD friend knows you the best, won’t be judgmental, and can always be counted on to give great advice. (I can honestly say that I’ve heard it all, and with everything going on these days, nothing would surprise or shock me about anyone).
On the other hand, many of us are “anonymous” with our issues. We think that if only God knows (or if nobody knows), then we’re good to go. However, this past Sunday, I learned that we need to tell somebody else about our issue, whether it’s an addiction, bitterness, or loneliness; God can speak to us through that person. His plan is for us to reach out to one another so that we can begin to heal. To be honest, your secrets are never anonymous. Somebody will figure it out. They are just waiting for you to tell them about it.
So whatever your issue may be, don’t keep it bottled up inside. On the other hand, don’t broadcast it all over social media, either. You don’t need to tell everybody. Find a person that you love and trust to confide in, or tell a counselor. ( A counselor can only disclose information if they think that you may harm yourself or somebody else). Whoever you decide to have a heart to heart with, I wish you the best as you begin the healing process.