The NURSE PERSPECTIVE: 8 Steps to better health
8 STEPS TO BETTER HEALTH
So, you’ve made a commitment to become the healthiest you that you can become. It is important to know and understand the principles that govern health, so I rely on the 8 biblical principles of health.
Number One Step: Water. Let’s talk about the importance of water for the body, how will it improve your health, how to use and its effect in and on the body.
A few weeks ago, I attended an online webinar by a community of doctors on the treatment of the coronavirus. One of the more interesting presentations was by a doctor that treats patients with hydrotherapy.
Hydrotherapy is the use of water in the healing process and information about this can be found in the book Ministry of Healing. I can tell you from my own experience that using hydrotherapy has been a boon for me for decades. As a young woman, I sought help for a nagging physical ailment and went to see a doctor in Loma Linda. When he couldn’t identify a definite diagnosis, he did offer some treatment advice that included the use of hydrotherapy in the form of hot and cold showers. These showers have become a necessary part of my bath all these years later and I testify to you now, I cannot leave the bath without following this ritual. The effect on my skin, the largest organ of the body, helps with elasticity as I age, making it smoother and brightens it.
Water makes up about 70 per cent of our body and it is necessary for all the organs to function properly. The need to supply the body with fresh water is continuous. Nutritionists and doctors say you need 8 glasses of fresh water daily. That's about eight glasses of 200ml each for a woman, and 10 glasses of 200ml each for a man.
Sometimes people complain about the taste of water. Water has no taste unless things like sweetener, such as fructose, or lemon, have been added to the water. Try it with fresh lemon juice squeezed in it to give you a substantive taste if you need it, but whatever you do, keep drinking water. REMEMBER, your body will not function without it.
Keep a glass or bottle of water at your bedside and drink at least 8 ounces when waking and 8 ounces before sleep. Water works wonders in your body while you are asleep, flushing out unneeded toxins, cleaning the liver, bladder, and other places where danger lurks. Yes, you may have to get up during the night, but gradually when your body becomes accustomed to your routine, your nights will be unbroken.
Water is needed for regular bathing and or cleansing of the body. Did I mention hydrotherapy? I did, and a cleansing bath can be a form of hydrotherapy you can do at home. Remember to keep your water warm, not scalding hot, and cool off with a cold rinse to close the pores, especially if you are going outdoors after your bath. I mentioned this is part of my bathing ritual, an actual cold needle shower after my cleansing bath. I’m a fanatic about this and I must tell you I have not had a “cold” in many years, and I believe it is this practice of closing the pores of my largest organ, protecting me from random viruses out. I was amazed and not amazed when my personal theory was corroborated by the physician in the webinar who uses hydrotherapy to treat various illnesses. You, too, can read and study it in the Ministry of Healing, (EGW).
I am excited to bring you the most current, fact-based, biblical-based health information. You have probably heard some , most, or all of this before and this may be just a refresher for some, but the thing is, it remains current, continues to be Bible-based and it is medically sound.
In our next step, we will explore EXERCISE. Ugly word? Not. It is as important to health as is water. I beg you, gear up, ready up and let’s get moving.
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