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Health: A Gift from God To You

Food is medicine, christian certified health coach for healing

Health is a gift of God that He wants us to experience; He has said that many times. As a Certified Health Coach, Healing Coach and Pastoral Counselor, I very much appreciate God’s provision of health and healing for the body and soul; It truly is miraculous.

As a Chaplain, I see the tole that unhealthy living takes on the body and soul on a regular basis.  However illness, disease, and death can be caused by much more than just one too many beers.

Most Illness Originates in Your Emotions
Statistics tell us that 50 – 80% of all physical illness originates in the emotions (soul).  Though there are exceptions, many medical doctors are either not aware of this, or they do not understand it, and so they are decidedly disadvantaged in regards to healing the source of the problem.  Even if they are aware that illness is often associated with thoughts and emotions (the soul), few medical doctors are aware of the profound influence that the spirit has on the soul.

A broken spirit dries the bones
Proverbs 17:22b

Physical illnesses may be, and often are, directly linked to spiritual issues. In this arena physicians may be able to treat the physical symptoms but they rarely address the source, or root cause.

This approach often causes physicians and surgeons to hastily resort to drastic physical measures including utilizing procedures, radiation and synthetic chemicals that are foreign, and even adverse, to the body and soul. Even then, often only the symptoms of the real issues are addressed rather than the actual healing of the underlying root problem. When the root problems are not addressed, the body can respond by either a re-occurrence of the same problem or the introduction of new / additional problems.

Understanding Root Causes Helps You To Work Toward a Healthy Body
Every situation is different. But even if a natural approach to health is taken (yet fails to address the spirit and soul) it can still neglect the root cause of the issue, even if the symptoms are relieved. This also has the potential of leaving the root cause of the problem behind, allowing it to resurface causing more dis-ease.

Environmental Factors Influence Health and Healing
Unlike days of old, today’s environment (interior and exterior) is toxic to the human body. God did not create us to live with tainted air, food, water and other environmental pollutants that exist all around us in the world today. When oppression and / or individual stressors are added, maintaining good physical health can become even more challenging. All of these things should be considered when supporting your physical body.

Natural Health: a Gift From God
God clearly created foods, herbs, oils and other methods of supporting the human body that He created. There are over 600 references to herbs and / or oils in the Bible, that God created, to help keep us healthy in spirit, soul and body; here are only a few.

Genesis 1:29
And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for food.

2 Kings 20:7
And Isaiah said, Take a lump of figs. And they took and laid it on the boil, and he recovered.

Luke 10:34
And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.

1 Timothy 5:23
Drink water no longer exclusively, but use a little wine for the sake of your stomach and your frequent illnesses.

God Did Not Leave You Alone
When creating a health and healing plan, all of these various aspects should be considered.

God truly has provided the way and shown us all how to be set free from oppression in spirit, soul AND body.

You don’t have to face your challenges alone. With a heart to help, our approach always includes supporting the whole person; spirit, soul and body . Feel free to contact us..

Meanwhile, I’ll see you out in the field,

Chaplain Rayphe

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