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  • ♪[Theme music]♪
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  • -John Bradshaw: This is It IsWritten. I'm John Bradshaw.
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  • Thanks for joining me today.
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  • We're all familiar with dieting,some of us very familiar.
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  • And dieting is today amulti-billion-dollar industry.
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  • And there are diets everywhere.
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  • The South Beach diet,and the Atkins diet,
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  • and the paleo diet.
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  • And many people trythese diets with success,
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  • and many don't.
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  • You're not surprised, orwouldn't be surprised,
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  • if you walked by a bookstoretoday and saw a brand new diet
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  • book right there beingadvertised in the window of your
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  • favorite bookstore.
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  • You wouldn't be surprised.
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  • But what if I was to tell youtoday that there is an original
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  • diet given us by God,found in the holy Bible?
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  • And I might suggest to you todaythat it is the most effective,
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  • healthy diet ever conceived.
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  • Well, I'm being joinedtoday by Dr. John Westerdahl,
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  • a nutritionist with theBragg Health Institute
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  • in Santa Barbara, California.
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  • Dr. Westerdahl, thanksfor joining me today.
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  • -Dr. John Westerdahl: Oh, greatto be with you today, John.
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  • -John: Now, you're ofthe opinion that this book,
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  • the Bible,contains the original diet.
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  • Tell me something about that.
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  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Well, it does.
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  • I look at the Bible as thegreatest book on preventive
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  • medicine ever written.
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  • And there's a lot of things inhere about diet and nutrition,
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  • and mentioning alldifferent types of foods.
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  • -John: Why shoulda Christian believer
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  • be worried abouthis or her health,
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  • other than you mightavoid a heart attack,
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  • not that that's a bad thing,or live another year or two?
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  • Why is itimportant to a believer?
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  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Well,you know, the Bible tells us
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  • that our body is thetemple of the Holy Spirit,
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  • and that we shouldtake care of it and honor it,
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  • and put things in it thatpromote good health
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  • as opposed to things thatmay destroy this temple,
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  • this living temple.
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  • It's a magnificentcreation of God,
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  • and we need, need totreat it that way.
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  • -John: Tell me about someof these health principles
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  • you find in the Bible.
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  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Yes.
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  • -John: Because theBible is good for us,
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  • body, mind and spirit,containing principles that,
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  • that minister toall of those things.
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  • Now, we can go back,
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  • I guess, all the wayto the Old Testament...
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  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Yes.
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  • -John: ...and find healthprinciples given us by God.
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  • What are some of those?
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  • -Dr. Westerdahl:Well, some of those principles,
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  • of course, in spending time withGod in prayer and meditation,
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  • that's a health principle.
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  • -John: It's goodfor your health, huh?
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  • -Dr. Westerdahl:It's good for your health.
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  • It helps to control stress.
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  • It gives us peace of mind.
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  • And that's really important.
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  • That's likenutrition for your brain,
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  • and for your mind,and for your spirit.
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  • Also, the Bible,
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  • if you go backto the old times in the Bible,
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  • the Old Testament and so forth,
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  • there are principles that Godtells us of ways we should eat.
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  • From the very beginning,
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  • in the Garden of Edendiet in Genesis 1:29.
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  • -John: There was a, a certaindiet in the Garden of Eden.
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  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Yes,there was.
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  • -John: The Garden of Eatin'.
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  • What were they eatin' in Eden?
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  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Well,they were eating
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  • an all plant-based diet.
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  • There's no killingin the Garden of Eden.
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  • It was all plant foods.
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  • It was a vegetarian diet.
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  • -John: So what'd they eat?
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  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Sothey ate fruits and nuts.
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  • Later on, uh,they ate vegetables.
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  • God provided those foods to us,
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  • because He knew that thosewere the best for our health.
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  • He supplied all the nutrientsthat our body needs for good
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  • health and for wellness.
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  • And that's whatscience today is showing,
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  • that eating more plant foods,fruits and vegetables
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  • and whole grains, nuts,legumes, beans, seeds,
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  • these things actuallyhave things in them
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  • that help prevent disease.
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  • Not only give us good nutrition,but also prevent disease.
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  • And in some casescan reverse disease,
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  • if we follow this type of diet.
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  • -John: There's thatfamous old quotation,
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  • “Let your food be your medicineand your medicine be your food."
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  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Yes,that was Hippocrates,
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  • the father ofmodern medicine,
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  • and he, uh, pointed that out.
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  • And that's very good counsel.
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  • Because if we followthat rule and that guidance
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  • that we would livelonger, healthier lives.
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  • And something to think about,
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  • when you look at all thecultures of the world.
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  • Before there was medicine,there was food.
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  • Food was the medicine.
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  • It was not only food togive you good nutrition,
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  • but it also was your medicine.
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  • -John: The whole conceptof food being medicine,
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  • the best medicine beingfood, is interesting, isn't it?
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  • What were some of thesehealth laws God introduced
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  • back in Old Testament times?
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  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Well, oneof the biggest ones that I note
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  • is that, uh, tonot eat animal fat
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  • or eat the blood of animals.
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  • And when you think about that,those are the disease components
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  • of those foods.
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  • -John: God said eonsago, don't eat fat or blood.
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  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Yes.
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  • -John: Andsomeone's going to say,
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  • well, that was Moses,
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  • and we don't do allthat Mosaic stuff now.
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  • But let me come to Acts,chapter 15 and verse 20,
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  • and this is at theJerusalem Council,
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  • where the New Testamentchurch, the early church,
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  • was wrestlingwith certain ideas.
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  • What principles must weenforce upon gentile believers?
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  • Acts 15, verse 20:
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  • “But that we write unto them
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  • that they abstain frompollutions of idols,
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  • and from fornication,and from things strangled,
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  • and from blood.”
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  • The New Testament book of Acts,very plainly, don't eat blood.
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  • And again, why?
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  • Why, why is that principle good?
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  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Well,blood carries the impurities
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  • of the body.
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  • So any illness of that cow orwhatever the animal may be,
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  • we're eating that.
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  • You know, there's beenconcerns about mad cow disease
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  • in recent years.
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  • But what happens whenwe eat all this blood?
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  • And when you eat meat,that's what gives it its color,
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  • you know.
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  • You have blood; that juicyhamburger has a lot of blood
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  • in it that you're eating.
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  • -John: Um-hmm.
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  • -Dr. Westerdahl: So theconcept of not eating blood,
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  • not eating the animal fat,is very good advice, I think,
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  • from the Bible.
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  • -John: But didn'tJesus eat meat?
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  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Yes, he did.
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  • -John: The wayJesus ate meat then,
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  • did it differ substantively fromthe way people eat meat today?
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  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Well,he followed the principles
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  • taught of not eating the animalfat and the animal blood.
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  • He did eat fish,
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  • which is different thansome of those other animals.
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  • -John: Now, somebody suggestedto me that in Bible times
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  • the way they drained theblood out of all of the meat...
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  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Yes.
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  • -John: ...it wouldn'thave tasted markedly
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  • different from thesole of one's shoe.
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  • -Dr. Westerdahl: That's right.
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  • -John: Unless, of course, ithad been seasoned otherwise.
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  • -Dr. Westerdahl: They would,uh, actually cut it up,
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  • wash out all that blood,take all that fat out,
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  • and it would be just the,
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  • the description isit tastes like blah.
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  • -John: Yeah.
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  • -Dr. Westerdahl:There's no flavor,
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  • but they would season it.
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  • -John: Yeah.
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  • -Dr. Westerdahl: So, but theywould remove all the blood
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  • and all the fat.
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  • -John: You see those picturesof the piece of steak that has
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  • been cut with a knife, and it'sbeautifully pink on the inside.
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  • -Dr. Westerdahl: That'sall the blood.
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  • -John: Jesuswasn't eating that, was he?
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  • -Dr. Westerdahl: No, he wasn't.
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  • -John: And there'sno way around that.
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  • He, certainly he ate meat.
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  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Yes.
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  • Well, Jesus ate theMediterranean diet.
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  • Now, the traditionalMediterranean diet,
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  • not theMediterranean diet of today,
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  • which incorporates alot of Western foods.
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  • But, uh, that waslargely a plant-based diet.
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  • Lots of fruits,vegetables, whole grains,
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  • beans and legumes, with smallamounts of fish and so forth.
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  • -John: And another thing too:he ate that diet without
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  • owning an automobileor riding the bus.
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  • -Dr. Westerdahl:A lot of exercise.
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  • -John: A lot of exercise.
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  • -Dr. Westerdahl: That's right.
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  • -John: Yeah.
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  • So if we, perhaps, incorporated
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  • that type of exerciseregime into our diet today,
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  • that alone wouldmake a big difference.
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  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Yeah.
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  • It's all part of havinga balanced lifestyle.
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  • And including, nutrition is key,
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  • but exercise isvery important too.
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  • -John: The original diet.
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  • It's just plain good for you.
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  • And it comes to youright here, from the Bible.
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  • How good for us is it?
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  • And in what ways can welearn to incorporate
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  • not only theprinciples of this diet,
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  • but the blessings ofthis diet into our lives?
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  • I'll be back with more
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  • from Dr. John Westerdahlin just a moment.
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  • -John: The same killer diseaseswhich have taken the lives of
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  • millions and millionsof people every year
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  • are taking the livesof Christian believers,
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  • even though God hastold us plainly and clearly
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  • how we can avoidthose diseases.
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  • Now, you want to avoid them,
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  • -John: This is It Is Written.
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  • I'm John Bradshaw.
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  • Thank you for joining me today.
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  • I'm joined by nutritionistDr. John Westerdahl
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  • from the Bragg Health Institutein Santa Barbara, California.
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  • We're talking todayabout the original diet.
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  • Not the South Beach diet;that came a little bit later on.
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  • Not the paleo diet; thatwas added kind of recently.
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  • But the original diet.
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  • The Bible diet.
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  • Now, Dr. Westerdahl, veryinteresting Bible verse
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  • I wanted to share with you...
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  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Okay.
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  • -John: ...you right now.
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  • Exodus 15, verse 26.
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  • God said this:
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  • “If you will diligently harken
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  • to the voice ofthe Lord thy God,
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  • and do that whichis right in His sight,
  • 00:09:22.952 --> 00:09:24.987
  • and give ear to His statutesand keep His commandments,
  • 00:09:25.021 --> 00:09:29.258
  • I will put none of thesediseases upon you
  • 00:09:29.291 --> 00:09:32.595
  • that I have putupon the Egyptians.
  • 00:09:32.628 --> 00:09:34.597
  • For I am the Lordthat healeth thee.”
  • 00:09:34.630 --> 00:09:36.499
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: That's right.
  • 00:09:36.532 --> 00:09:37.266
  • -John: So follow my plan,
  • 00:09:37.299 --> 00:09:38.868
  • you will not get theEgyptian diseases.
  • 00:09:38.901 --> 00:09:41.337
  • What did thoseEgyptians suffer from?
  • 00:09:41.370 --> 00:09:43.572
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: ThoseEgyptians had heart disease,
  • 00:09:43.606 --> 00:09:46.175
  • they had cancer,they had arthritis,
  • 00:09:46.208 --> 00:09:48.177
  • they had diabetes.
  • 00:09:48.210 --> 00:09:50.212
  • When we look at thediseases of ancient Egypt,
  • 00:09:50.246 --> 00:09:53.816
  • because they didn't followGod's diet or His diet plan,
  • 00:09:53.849 --> 00:09:58.054
  • we look at diseasesthat are very similar
  • 00:09:58.087 --> 00:10:00.690
  • to what we have inthe United States today.
  • 00:10:00.723 --> 00:10:02.792
  • The same diseasesthey had in ancient Egypt
  • 00:10:02.825 --> 00:10:05.027
  • are the same diseaseswe have today.
  • 00:10:05.061 --> 00:10:07.363
  • You know, it's getting back to,
  • 00:10:07.396 --> 00:10:08.931
  • going back to God'sprinciples of healthful living.
  • 00:10:08.964 --> 00:10:11.701
  • And if we follow those, wewould not have those diseases.
  • 00:10:11.734 --> 00:10:14.637
  • -John: Now, thereare some cancers
  • 00:10:14.670 --> 00:10:15.504
  • that are going toget you anyway.
  • 00:10:15.538 --> 00:10:17.006
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Yes.
  • 00:10:17.039 --> 00:10:18.174
  • -John: It might be becauseof environmental factors.
  • 00:10:18.207 --> 00:10:19.675
  • It might be hereditary.
  • 00:10:19.709 --> 00:10:20.643
  • It might have genesthat are predisposed.
  • 00:10:20.676 --> 00:10:22.545
  • So we can't be toostrident and say,
  • 00:10:22.578 --> 00:10:24.246
  • everybody who eats likeme will never get sick.
  • 00:10:24.280 --> 00:10:26.916
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Okay. Yeah.
  • 00:10:26.949 --> 00:10:27.650
  • -John: Can we?
  • 00:10:27.683 --> 00:10:28.517
  • -Dr. Westerdahl:What you would do,
  • 00:10:28.551 --> 00:10:29.485
  • you would reduceyour risk of those diseases.
  • 00:10:29.518 --> 00:10:32.154
  • -John: Enormously, right?
  • 00:10:32.188 --> 00:10:33.055
  • -Dr. Westerdahl:And enormously.
  • 00:10:33.089 --> 00:10:34.190
  • -John: Yeah.
  • 00:10:34.223 --> 00:10:34.990
  • -Dr. Westerdahl:Seventy percent
  • 00:10:35.024 --> 00:10:35.925
  • of all hospital admissions are,
  • 00:10:35.958 --> 00:10:38.094
  • the patients that arein the hospital today
  • 00:10:38.127 --> 00:10:39.929
  • are there because oftheir diet and lifestyle.
  • 00:10:39.962 --> 00:10:43.432
  • So if we followed morehealthful living principles,
  • 00:10:43.466 --> 00:10:46.936
  • uh, a lot of thosepeople won't be there.
  • 00:10:46.969 --> 00:10:49.638
  • By following this originaldiet that God has given us,
  • 00:10:49.672 --> 00:10:53.976
  • we can substantially reducethose risks of those diseases.
  • 00:10:54.009 --> 00:10:57.646
  • -John: The point is, by simplymaking some small changes,
  • 00:10:57.680 --> 00:11:01.684
  • by incorporating God'sprinciples into our lives,
  • 00:11:01.717 --> 00:11:03.919
  • there are many people whoare flat out going to avoid
  • 00:11:03.953 --> 00:11:07.156
  • doctor's visits,emergency room visits.
  • 00:11:07.189 --> 00:11:09.759
  • And they're going to arrive 20years later to their funeral.
  • 00:11:09.792 --> 00:11:12.661
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: That'scorrect.
  • 00:11:12.695 --> 00:11:13.796
  • And what'sinteresting to see is,
  • 00:11:13.829 --> 00:11:15.131
  • when you take people who arefollowing the typical American
  • 00:11:15.164 --> 00:11:18.400
  • diet, we call it thestandard American diet,
  • 00:11:18.434 --> 00:11:21.036
  • SAD, S-A-D,
  • 00:11:21.070 --> 00:11:23.105
  • when you take people awayfrom that and get them on
  • 00:11:23.139 --> 00:11:25.407
  • a plant-based diet,
  • 00:11:25.441 --> 00:11:26.842
  • they can actually reversesome of these diseases,
  • 00:11:26.876 --> 00:11:29.578
  • such as diabetes.
  • 00:11:29.612 --> 00:11:30.980
  • And there have beenstudies by one of my friends
  • 00:11:31.013 --> 00:11:33.616
  • and colleagues, Dr. DeanOrnish, for instance,
  • 00:11:33.649 --> 00:11:36.085
  • who did a study where he putpeople on an all plant-based
  • 00:11:36.118 --> 00:11:39.955
  • diet, a vegetarian diet,low fat,
  • 00:11:39.989 --> 00:11:43.025
  • and showed that you canactually reverse heart disease.
  • 00:11:43.058 --> 00:11:46.796
  • Actually, the plaque buildupon the walls of the arteries
  • 00:11:46.829 --> 00:11:49.965
  • can actually bereversed to some degree.
  • 00:11:49.999 --> 00:11:51.834
  • Actually, 82 percent of thepatients he put on this diet,
  • 00:11:51.867 --> 00:11:55.070
  • uh, had reversalof heart disease.
  • 00:11:55.104 --> 00:11:57.640
  • -John: And this isimportant we reiterate,
  • 00:11:57.673 --> 00:11:59.275
  • because the Biblesays our bodies
  • 00:11:59.308 --> 00:12:01.710
  • are the templeof the Holy Spirit.
  • 00:12:01.744 --> 00:12:03.145
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Yes.
  • 00:12:03.179 --> 00:12:03.979
  • -John: You'vegot people who say,
  • 00:12:04.013 --> 00:12:04.780
  • well, you gottadie of something,
  • 00:12:04.814 --> 00:12:06.682
  • as they eatanother T-bone steak.
  • 00:12:06.715 --> 00:12:08.517
  • And my response is,
  • 00:12:08.551 --> 00:12:09.585
  • yeah, but you don'thave to die of everything.
  • 00:12:09.618 --> 00:12:11.854
  • Now, I spoke to adoctor friend of mine,
  • 00:12:11.887 --> 00:12:14.256
  • and he told me aboutsome of the frustrations
  • 00:12:14.290 --> 00:12:16.525
  • that he has working with people.
  • 00:12:16.559 --> 00:12:18.427
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Yeah.
  • 00:12:18.460 --> 00:12:19.361
  • -John: He said thisin a very nice way.
  • 00:12:19.395 --> 00:12:20.796
  • He said he had a patientthere coming to see him,
  • 00:12:20.830 --> 00:12:22.431
  • and he said to the patient,
  • 00:12:22.464 --> 00:12:23.699
  • “You know, if you just drankmore water, you'd be okay.
  • 00:12:23.732 --> 00:12:28.604
  • If you just drank more water.”That's a simple change.
  • 00:12:28.637 --> 00:12:30.906
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Yes, it is.
  • 00:12:30.940 --> 00:12:32.174
  • -John: And thepatient responded by saying,
  • 00:12:32.208 --> 00:12:33.175
  • so I'm sharing thiswith you to challenge,
  • 00:12:33.209 --> 00:12:35.678
  • to challenge peoplewatching right now.
  • 00:12:35.711 --> 00:12:37.446
  • The patient responded by saying,
  • 00:12:37.479 --> 00:12:38.948
  • “Doctor, are you goingto write me a prescription,
  • 00:12:38.981 --> 00:12:41.917
  • or am I going to haveto go to another doctor
  • 00:12:41.951 --> 00:12:43.886
  • who will writeme a prescription?”
  • 00:12:43.919 --> 00:12:45.554
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Yeah.
  • 00:12:45.588 --> 00:12:46.455
  • -John: Sounfortunately, in many case,
  • 00:12:46.488 --> 00:12:48.524
  • some cases, the remedy isthere and it's available,
  • 00:12:48.557 --> 00:12:51.927
  • but there's a littleunwillingness on the part of
  • 00:12:51.961 --> 00:12:54.496
  • some of us to makeeven slight changes.
  • 00:12:54.530 --> 00:12:57.099
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Right.
  • 00:12:57.132 --> 00:12:58.033
  • I've known people,young men, in fact,
  • 00:12:58.067 --> 00:13:00.302
  • I remember one young manthat told me he's taking blood
  • 00:13:00.336 --> 00:13:03.005
  • pressure medications, he wasjust like in his thirties,
  • 00:13:03.038 --> 00:13:05.441
  • blood pressure medication andhigh cholesterol medication.
  • 00:13:05.474 --> 00:13:08.944
  • And I told him, um, “Well, whatif I work with you and I can
  • 00:13:08.978 --> 00:13:13.682
  • help you get offthose medications by
  • 00:13:13.716 --> 00:13:16.151
  • following a healthy diet?”And he said,
  • 00:13:16.185 --> 00:13:19.221
  • “Well, I don't know if I wantto make those big drastic
  • 00:13:19.255 --> 00:13:21.457
  • changes in mylifestyle to do that.
  • 00:13:21.490 --> 00:13:23.125
  • I'd rather eatthe way I want to.”
  • 00:13:23.158 --> 00:13:24.994
  • And that's where we are today.
  • 00:13:25.027 --> 00:13:26.962
  • We have to get into whatwe call lifestyle medicine.
  • 00:13:26.996 --> 00:13:30.132
  • That's the medicineof the 21st century,
  • 00:13:30.165 --> 00:13:32.501
  • where doctors are treatingtheir patients with lifestyle,
  • 00:13:32.534 --> 00:13:36.572
  • instead of all these medicationsand medical procedures.
  • 00:13:36.605 --> 00:13:39.241
  • -John: I want to ask you aboutthe article that I have here.
  • 00:13:39.275 --> 00:13:41.110
  • It's from theWall Street Journal.
  • 00:13:41.143 --> 00:13:42.544
  • I'm not going to drill downtoo deep into the article.
  • 00:13:42.578 --> 00:13:45.714
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Okay.
  • 00:13:45.748 --> 00:13:46.715
  • -John: Headline: “TheQuestionable Link
  • 00:13:46.749 --> 00:13:49.051
  • between SaturatedFat and Heart Disease.”
  • 00:13:49.084 --> 00:13:51.787
  • And I saw thisjust the other day
  • 00:13:51.820 --> 00:13:54.156
  • from another perspective in aBritish newspaper, front page.
  • 00:13:54.189 --> 00:13:57.326
  • Why we can noweat, bup, bup, bup,
  • 00:13:57.359 --> 00:13:59.695
  • unhealthy food.
  • 00:13:59.728 --> 00:14:01.130
  • Why is it that increasinglythere's pushback against this,
  • 00:14:01.163 --> 00:14:05.034
  • and people are reading inreputable newspapers and
  • 00:14:05.067 --> 00:14:07.736
  • reputable websites, it'sokay to eat this bad stuff?
  • 00:14:07.770 --> 00:14:14.143
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Well,this is one of the frustrations
  • 00:14:14.176 --> 00:14:15.978
  • most Americans have today,
  • 00:14:16.011 --> 00:14:17.212
  • ‘cause they readone day you should eat this way,
  • 00:14:17.246 --> 00:14:19.415
  • and the next day youshould go another way.
  • 00:14:19.448 --> 00:14:21.583
  • And sometimes ithappens, in this case,
  • 00:14:21.617 --> 00:14:24.019
  • for instance, a study hascome out where they're saying,
  • 00:14:24.053 --> 00:14:26.789
  • well, it looks like saturatedfat and cholesterol is
  • 00:14:26.822 --> 00:14:29.558
  • not all that bad for you.
  • 00:14:29.591 --> 00:14:31.293
  • That is totallycontradictory to the,
  • 00:14:31.327 --> 00:14:34.229
  • the decades ofresearch which, uh,
  • 00:14:34.263 --> 00:14:36.265
  • substantiates that eating adiet high in saturated fat and
  • 00:14:36.298 --> 00:14:40.369
  • cholesterol will increaseyour risk of heart disease.
  • 00:14:40.402 --> 00:14:44.606
  • You know, people like to heargood news about bad habits.
  • 00:14:44.640 --> 00:14:47.242
  • When these studies come out,
  • 00:14:47.276 --> 00:14:48.978
  • they promote themin the news media,
  • 00:14:49.011 --> 00:14:51.280
  • you'll see on the time, top ofTime magazine and so forth.
  • 00:14:51.313 --> 00:14:54.750
  • But there are a lot of veryreputable scientists that are
  • 00:14:54.783 --> 00:14:57.686
  • questioning the results of thisstudy and the way it was done.
  • 00:14:57.720 --> 00:15:00.823
  • I think the thing is,we need to look at,
  • 00:15:00.856 --> 00:15:03.993
  • as opposed to just onestudy, look at the hundreds,
  • 00:15:04.026 --> 00:15:07.629
  • thousands of studies thathave been done over the years,
  • 00:15:07.663 --> 00:15:10.265
  • decades, actually, thatare saying the opposite.
  • 00:15:10.299 --> 00:15:13.936
  • -John: And there mightbe a couple of other things
  • 00:15:13.969 --> 00:15:15.204
  • that we could factor in here.
  • 00:15:15.237 --> 00:15:16.205
  • One, common sense.
  • 00:15:16.238 --> 00:15:17.673
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Yes.
  • 00:15:17.706 --> 00:15:18.941
  • -John: Feed a guy junk food,feed his brother healthy food.
  • 00:15:18.974 --> 00:15:22.644
  • After a couple of years,they're going to look different.
  • 00:15:22.678 --> 00:15:24.646
  • After a few decades,
  • 00:15:24.680 --> 00:15:26.215
  • they're going to lookvery, very different.
  • 00:15:26.248 --> 00:15:27.716
  • We all know.
  • 00:15:27.750 --> 00:15:28.283
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Right.
  • 00:15:28.317 --> 00:15:29.184
  • -John: Eat better.Exercise more.
  • 00:15:29.218 --> 00:15:30.386
  • Lose weight.
  • 00:15:30.419 --> 00:15:31.453
  • Do better.
  • 00:15:31.487 --> 00:15:32.454
  • There's the common sense aspect.
  • 00:15:32.488 --> 00:15:34.256
  • And then, there'sthe Bible aspect.
  • 00:15:34.289 --> 00:15:36.558
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: That's right.
  • 00:15:36.592 --> 00:15:37.526
  • -John: What did Godsay in the beginning?
  • 00:15:37.559 --> 00:15:39.361
  • And, in fact,
  • 00:15:39.395 --> 00:15:40.562
  • I think what I'll do is I'llread this Bible verse.
  • 00:15:40.596 --> 00:15:41.897
  • We eluded to it a moment ago.
  • 00:15:41.930 --> 00:15:44.566
  • In Genesis, chapter 1and verse 29:
  • 00:15:44.600 --> 00:15:47.736
  • “And God said,
  • 00:15:47.770 --> 00:15:48.904
  • Behold, I have given youevery herb bearing seed,
  • 00:15:48.937 --> 00:15:52.408
  • which is upon theface of all the earth,
  • 00:15:52.441 --> 00:15:54.276
  • and every tree, in the whichis the fruit of a tree yielding
  • 00:15:54.309 --> 00:15:57.579
  • seed; to you it shall befor meat.” Or for food.
  • 00:15:57.613 --> 00:16:00.649
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: That's right.
  • 00:16:00.682 --> 00:16:01.583
  • -John: That's howGod described it.
  • 00:16:01.617 --> 00:16:02.851
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: That's theoriginal diet of man.
  • 00:16:02.885 --> 00:16:03.685
  • -John: Okay, yeah.
  • 00:16:03.719 --> 00:16:04.887
  • Now, Dr. Westerdahl, thereare eight biblical principles,
  • 00:16:04.920 --> 00:16:09.925
  • eight biblical lawsthat kind of sum up
  • 00:16:09.958 --> 00:16:13.529
  • God's optimaloriginal dietary plan.
  • 00:16:13.562 --> 00:16:17.666
  • In just a moment,those eight natural laws
  • 00:16:17.699 --> 00:16:20.869
  • and the example of Daniel,
  • 00:16:20.903 --> 00:16:23.305
  • who incorporatedthose laws into his life
  • 00:16:23.338 --> 00:16:25.641
  • and saw enormousspiritual benefits as a result.
  • 00:16:25.674 --> 00:16:29.511
  • We'll be backin just a moment.
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  • -Announcer: “Every Word”is a one-minute, Bible-based
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  • daily devotional presentedby Pastor John Bradshaw,
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  • -John: Thanks for joiningme today on It Is Written.
  • 00:16:50.699 --> 00:16:53.068
  • My special guesttoday is a nutritionist,
  • 00:16:53.102 --> 00:16:55.737
  • Dr. John Westerdahl.
  • 00:16:55.771 --> 00:16:57.906
  • Dr. Westerdahl, a moment ago Imentioned that there are eight
  • 00:16:57.940 --> 00:17:01.376
  • natural health laws.
  • 00:17:01.410 --> 00:17:03.712
  • Real simple points...
  • 00:17:03.745 --> 00:17:06.014
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: They are.
  • 00:17:06.048 --> 00:17:06.882
  • -John: ...peoplecan remember easy
  • 00:17:06.915 --> 00:17:08.450
  • and incorporateinto their lives.
  • 00:17:08.484 --> 00:17:09.618
  • I'd like you to walk methrough what those are.
  • 00:17:09.651 --> 00:17:10.953
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Okay.
  • 00:17:10.986 --> 00:17:11.753
  • They are nutrition.
  • 00:17:11.787 --> 00:17:13.055
  • They are exercise,water, sunshine,
  • 00:17:13.088 --> 00:17:16.592
  • temperance, being moderate inall things and abstaining from
  • 00:17:16.625 --> 00:17:19.728
  • harmful items, air, rest,and trust in divine power.
  • 00:17:19.761 --> 00:17:25.000
  • -John: Okay, let'swalk through these...
  • 00:17:25.033 --> 00:17:26.101
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Okay.
  • 00:17:26.135 --> 00:17:26.969
  • -John: ...set themup a little bit.
  • 00:17:27.002 --> 00:17:27.469
  • -John: Nutrition.
  • 00:17:27.503 --> 00:17:28.704
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Nutrition wetalked about quite a bit today.
  • 00:17:28.737 --> 00:17:29.872
  • -John: So be carefulabout what you eat.
  • 00:17:29.905 --> 00:17:31.039
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Becareful about what you eat.
  • 00:17:31.073 --> 00:17:32.307
  • You know, you are what you eat,and medical research is showing
  • 00:17:32.341 --> 00:17:34.910
  • that you've got toeat healthy foods.
  • 00:17:34.943 --> 00:17:35.978
  • And, and we talkedabout the original diet
  • 00:17:36.011 --> 00:17:38.847
  • that God has given us.
  • 00:17:38.881 --> 00:17:39.882
  • -John: Okay.
  • 00:17:39.915 --> 00:17:41.150
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Exercise,we don't get enough exercise.
  • 00:17:41.183 --> 00:17:42.151
  • We're sittingaround all the time.
  • 00:17:42.184 --> 00:17:43.785
  • You know, we'resloths in many ways,
  • 00:17:43.819 --> 00:17:45.754
  • just sitting infront of, watching TV.
  • 00:17:45.787 --> 00:17:48.390
  • -John: Something I readthat bothered me somewhat.
  • 00:17:48.423 --> 00:17:50.692
  • The longer people sit down...
  • 00:17:50.726 --> 00:17:52.394
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Yeah.
  • 00:17:52.427 --> 00:17:53.595
  • -John: ...the moreprone they are to die early.
  • 00:17:53.629 --> 00:17:56.398
  • And clearly, it's notjust sitting or standing,
  • 00:17:56.431 --> 00:17:58.233
  • I wouldn't think, but ifyou're sitting down
  • 00:17:58.267 --> 00:18:00.135
  • you're not exercising.
  • 00:18:00.169 --> 00:18:01.403
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: That's right.
  • 00:18:01.436 --> 00:18:02.504
  • And at the workplace, getup and get some walking.
  • 00:18:02.538 --> 00:18:04.072
  • But getting out, gettingwhat we cardiovascular,
  • 00:18:04.106 --> 00:18:06.742
  • respiratory type of exercise.
  • 00:18:06.775 --> 00:18:08.477
  • Getting fresh air.
  • 00:18:08.510 --> 00:18:09.511
  • Get that heart beating.
  • 00:18:09.545 --> 00:18:11.180
  • It's very important.
  • 00:18:11.213 --> 00:18:12.247
  • It's one of the, um,things for longevity.
  • 00:18:12.281 --> 00:18:14.883
  • -John: Water?
  • 00:18:14.917 --> 00:18:15.884
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Water.
  • 00:18:15.918 --> 00:18:17.019
  • Now, that's water on theinside, getting fresh water,
  • 00:18:17.052 --> 00:18:20.255
  • pure water,drinking it, because,
  • 00:18:20.289 --> 00:18:22.457
  • you know, 70 percent ofour bodies are water.
  • 00:18:22.491 --> 00:18:24.660
  • We need water.
  • 00:18:24.693 --> 00:18:25.627
  • -John: So sodadoesn't count for water?
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  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Sodadoes not count for water.
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  • You've got todrink that pure water.
  • 00:18:29.164 --> 00:18:30.032
  • -John: Coffee?
  • 00:18:30.065 --> 00:18:31.166
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Coffee,there's water in it,
  • 00:18:31.200 --> 00:18:32.801
  • but there's diuretics in ittoo, in the form of caffeine,
  • 00:18:32.834 --> 00:18:35.504
  • so you're losing alot of that water.
  • 00:18:35.537 --> 00:18:37.005
  • -John: Okay.
  • 00:18:37.039 --> 00:18:37.940
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Sogetting pure water.
  • 00:18:37.973 --> 00:18:38.473
  • -John: Pure water.
  • 00:18:38.507 --> 00:18:39.741
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: And then wateron the outside is important too,
  • 00:18:39.775 --> 00:18:41.643
  • because what that does,
  • 00:18:41.677 --> 00:18:42.711
  • it helps with ourhygiene, cleanliness.
  • 00:18:42.744 --> 00:18:45.047
  • There's what wecall hydrotherapy,
  • 00:18:45.080 --> 00:18:46.648
  • people getting into Jacuzzis andgetting water treatments that
  • 00:18:46.682 --> 00:18:49.985
  • are healing, and they arenatural remedies as well.
  • 00:18:50.018 --> 00:18:52.821
  • -John: Now, the T, thefirst T in these eight,
  • 00:18:52.854 --> 00:18:56.391
  • the fourth point was...
  • 00:18:56.425 --> 00:18:58.493
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Temperance.
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  • -John: Okay, so.
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  • -Dr. Westerdahl: And that'san old term that's used,
  • 00:19:00.562 --> 00:19:01.697
  • uh, Christians of oldtime knew that all the time.
  • 00:19:01.730 --> 00:19:04.466
  • The temperance movement,you know.
  • 00:19:04.499 --> 00:19:05.801
  • -John: Temperance.
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  • Moderation in all things.
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  • Does that meanmoderation in M&Ms
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  • and moderation in pork chops,
  • 00:19:10.038 --> 00:19:12.140
  • or does that meanmoderation in the good stuff?
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  • -Dr. Westerdahl:In the good stuff.
  • 00:19:15.677 --> 00:19:16.745
  • Temperance means stayingaway from the bad things.
  • 00:19:16.778 --> 00:19:20.015
  • And even the good things,you need to be balanced
  • 00:19:20.048 --> 00:19:23.318
  • and be temperate,and not overdo.
  • 00:19:23.352 --> 00:19:25.187
  • -John: You know what we did?
  • 00:19:25.220 --> 00:19:26.255
  • We missed one.We missed...
  • 00:19:26.288 --> 00:19:27.589
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Oh, sunshine.
  • 00:19:27.623 --> 00:19:28.390
  • -John: We missedS for sunshine.
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  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Yeah.
  • 00:19:29.358 --> 00:19:30.325
  • -John: Now, somebodylike me, I mean, look,
  • 00:19:30.359 --> 00:19:31.193
  • I'm the whitestguy that ever lived,
  • 00:19:31.226 --> 00:19:32.194
  • and I can get, I can getsunburned in the dark.
  • 00:19:32.227 --> 00:19:34.096
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Yes.
  • 00:19:34.129 --> 00:19:35.097
  • -John: Sunshine.What's the deal there?
  • 00:19:35.130 --> 00:19:36.265
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: There'stemperance with that too.
  • 00:19:36.298 --> 00:19:36.965
  • Sunshine is really good for you.
  • 00:19:36.999 --> 00:19:38.700
  • In fact, there's a certain typeof cholesterol under your skin
  • 00:19:38.734 --> 00:19:41.003
  • that, when the sun shines on it,it converts it into vitamin D.
  • 00:19:41.036 --> 00:19:44.206
  • It's important to help in makingcertain hormones in the body.
  • 00:19:44.239 --> 00:19:47.509
  • And you need some sun every day.
  • 00:19:47.542 --> 00:19:49.578
  • It's very important.
  • 00:19:49.611 --> 00:19:50.846
  • However, don't overdo it,because too much can lead to
  • 00:19:50.879 --> 00:19:54.549
  • skin cancer and, uh,premature aging of the skin.
  • 00:19:54.583 --> 00:19:57.919
  • -John: Okay. The A is for air.
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  • We all know we need air.
  • 00:19:59.421 --> 00:20:00.422
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Yes.
  • 00:20:00.455 --> 00:20:01.423
  • And yes, getting out andgetting some fresh air.
  • 00:20:01.456 --> 00:20:03.525
  • Some people are more fortunateto live in non-polluted cities
  • 00:20:03.558 --> 00:20:07.129
  • where they can getreally good fresh air.
  • 00:20:07.162 --> 00:20:09.431
  • But, uh, gettingout, getting fresh air,
  • 00:20:09.464 --> 00:20:11.066
  • is really importantbecause we need that oxygen.
  • 00:20:11.099 --> 00:20:14.202
  • And air is the, uh,invisible staff of life.
  • 00:20:14.236 --> 00:20:18.040
  • -John: Umm.
  • 00:20:18.073 --> 00:20:19.141
  • R for rest.
  • 00:20:19.174 --> 00:20:20.676
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Rest.
  • 00:20:20.709 --> 00:20:21.910
  • -John: How much, how much sleepshould a person be getting?
  • 00:20:21.943 --> 00:20:23.545
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Well, youknow, there's debate on that.
  • 00:20:23.578 --> 00:20:25.280
  • You know, I think most expertswould say try to get at least
  • 00:20:25.314 --> 00:20:27.883
  • eight hours of sleepa day, if possible.
  • 00:20:27.916 --> 00:20:30.152
  • So that's important.
  • 00:20:30.185 --> 00:20:31.286
  • We need to take sometime to get some rest.
  • 00:20:31.320 --> 00:20:33.622
  • And it's not just sleeping.
  • 00:20:33.655 --> 00:20:35.023
  • It's taking sometime during the week
  • 00:20:35.057 --> 00:20:37.025
  • to get away from thestresses of daily life.
  • 00:20:37.059 --> 00:20:40.362
  • And another biblical principleis having a Sabbath day.
  • 00:20:40.395 --> 00:20:44.232
  • In fact, taking one day in sevenis a restful thing spiritually,
  • 00:20:44.266 --> 00:20:48.370
  • it's important for ourspiritual nutrition,
  • 00:20:48.403 --> 00:20:51.440
  • but it also helps usin having physical,
  • 00:20:51.473 --> 00:20:53.442
  • mental andspiritual rest at one time.
  • 00:20:53.475 --> 00:20:55.944
  • -John: The finalT in this thing...
  • 00:20:55.977 --> 00:20:57.412
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Yes.
  • 00:20:57.446 --> 00:20:58.413
  • -John: ...T for trust in God.
  • 00:20:58.447 --> 00:21:00.148
  • How does trust inGod benefit a person,
  • 00:21:00.182 --> 00:21:03.585
  • body, mind andspirit, regarding,
  • 00:21:03.618 --> 00:21:06.054
  • in terms of their health?
  • 00:21:06.088 --> 00:21:07.689
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Well,you know,
  • 00:21:07.723 --> 00:21:08.590
  • it's interesting youbrought that up,
  • 00:21:08.623 --> 00:21:09.725
  • because there's somescientific evidence now to show
  • 00:21:09.758 --> 00:21:11.326
  • that people who goto church regularly,
  • 00:21:11.360 --> 00:21:13.295
  • that have a faith,
  • 00:21:13.328 --> 00:21:15.263
  • that practiceand live a faith,
  • 00:21:15.297 --> 00:21:16.998
  • have lower riskof heart disease.
  • 00:21:17.032 --> 00:21:19.534
  • They're able to have lowerrates of blood pressure,
  • 00:21:19.568 --> 00:21:21.937
  • better marital satisfaction,generally being able to control
  • 00:21:21.970 --> 00:21:25.974
  • and handle the stressesof daily living as well.
  • 00:21:26.007 --> 00:21:29.044
  • -John: Now, let's look at abiblical example of somebody
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  • who put these goodbiblical health principles
  • 00:21:31.713 --> 00:21:33.715
  • into practice and wasblessed spiritually as a result.
  • 00:21:33.749 --> 00:21:37.686
  • The Israeliteshad just suffered a,
  • 00:21:37.719 --> 00:21:40.789
  • a crushing blow.
  • 00:21:40.822 --> 00:21:42.357
  • Nebuchadnezzar from Babylonhad come up to Jerusalem
  • 00:21:42.391 --> 00:21:44.960
  • and destroyed the place,
  • 00:21:44.993 --> 00:21:46.361
  • sacked the temple,
  • 00:21:46.395 --> 00:21:47.929
  • and taken many ofthe people prisoners,
  • 00:21:47.963 --> 00:21:50.232
  • marching them acrossthe desert to Babylon.
  • 00:21:50.265 --> 00:21:52.167
  • It was terrible.
  • 00:21:52.200 --> 00:21:53.168
  • Daniel was now aslave in Babylon.
  • 00:21:53.201 --> 00:21:57.272
  • And the Bible says,
  • 00:21:57.305 --> 00:21:58.840
  • “The king appointed them a dailyprovision of the king's meat,
  • 00:21:58.874 --> 00:22:01.943
  • [the king's food],
  • 00:22:01.977 --> 00:22:03.211
  • and of the wine which he drank:so nourishing them three years,
  • 00:22:03.245 --> 00:22:06.581
  • that at the end thereof theymight stand before the king.”
  • 00:22:06.615 --> 00:22:09.751
  • So the king said,"Dinner's on me."
  • 00:22:09.785 --> 00:22:13.522
  • Daniel said, "no way."
  • 00:22:13.555 --> 00:22:15.557
  • Verse 8: “Daniel purposedin his heart that he would not
  • 00:22:15.590 --> 00:22:19.828
  • defile himself with theportion of the king's meat,
  • 00:22:19.861 --> 00:22:23.198
  • nor with the winewhich he drank:
  • 00:22:23.231 --> 00:22:25.434
  • therefore he requestedof the prince of the eunuchs
  • 00:22:25.467 --> 00:22:27.536
  • that he mightnot defile himself.”
  • 00:22:27.569 --> 00:22:29.905
  • And as we come downa little further,
  • 00:22:29.938 --> 00:22:32.507
  • uh, in verse 12,Daniel requested,
  • 00:22:32.541 --> 00:22:36.011
  • “Prove your servants,I beseech thee, ten days;
  • 00:22:36.044 --> 00:22:39.181
  • and let them give us pulseto eat, and water to drink.”
  • 00:22:39.214 --> 00:22:42.384
  • Firstly, what's pulse?
  • 00:22:42.417 --> 00:22:43.752
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Somepeople refer to it as,
  • 00:22:43.785 --> 00:22:45.187
  • like lentils might be a pulse.
  • 00:22:45.220 --> 00:22:47.222
  • -John: All right.
  • 00:22:47.255 --> 00:22:48.056
  • So it's certainly,uh, plant-based,
  • 00:22:48.089 --> 00:22:50.091
  • and it's healthy stuff.
  • 00:22:50.125 --> 00:22:51.593
  • How well did Daniel do as aresult of this dietary plan?
  • 00:22:51.626 --> 00:22:55.096
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Well, theywere healthier and stronger
  • 00:22:55.130 --> 00:22:57.399
  • than the king's men.
  • 00:22:57.432 --> 00:22:59.034
  • -John: In fact, if Iwere to look at this,
  • 00:22:59.067 --> 00:23:01.169
  • I would find where the Biblesays that when the king checked
  • 00:23:01.203 --> 00:23:05.373
  • them out, he found themto be ten times wiser.
  • 00:23:05.407 --> 00:23:10.545
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: That's right.
  • 00:23:10.579 --> 00:23:11.580
  • -John: Isn't that remarkable?
  • 00:23:11.613 --> 00:23:12.280
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: It is.
  • 00:23:12.314 --> 00:23:12.848
  • -John: Ten times wiser.
  • 00:23:12.881 --> 00:23:14.082
  • Now, I don't know if therewas an IQ test
  • 00:23:14.115 --> 00:23:15.550
  • and they had ten times theIQ points or not, but still,
  • 00:23:15.584 --> 00:23:18.186
  • the biblicalterminology makes it dramatic.
  • 00:23:18.220 --> 00:23:21.523
  • Daniel and hisfriends prospered.
  • 00:23:21.556 --> 00:23:23.291
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Yes.
  • 00:23:23.325 --> 00:23:24.392
  • -John: If theywere just healthier,
  • 00:23:24.426 --> 00:23:26.428
  • that would be one thing.
  • 00:23:26.461 --> 00:23:28.663
  • -John: But I believe it's nocoincidence that the very next
  • 00:23:28.697 --> 00:23:31.032
  • chapter, Daniel, chaptertwo, finds a spiritual crisis.
  • 00:23:31.066 --> 00:23:35.871
  • King Nebuchadnezzar has adream that he can't remember.
  • 00:23:35.904 --> 00:23:39.007
  • None of the wise men cantell him what the dream was
  • 00:23:39.040 --> 00:23:41.576
  • or what it means.
  • 00:23:41.610 --> 00:23:43.345
  • But Daniel and hisfriends pray to God.
  • 00:23:43.378 --> 00:23:46.381
  • God gives Daniel theinterpretation of the dream.
  • 00:23:46.414 --> 00:23:50.652
  • I think it's fair to say that ifDaniel had not been preserving
  • 00:23:50.685 --> 00:23:53.588
  • himself physically, God wouldnot have been able to bless him
  • 00:23:53.622 --> 00:23:56.791
  • so well spiritually.
  • 00:23:56.825 --> 00:23:58.393
  • Would you agree?
  • 00:23:58.426 --> 00:23:59.027
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: I agree.
  • 00:23:59.060 --> 00:23:59.995
  • -John: Dr. Westerdahl,
  • 00:24:00.028 --> 00:24:00.962
  • God's healthcareplan is pretty simple.
  • 00:24:00.996 --> 00:24:03.298
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Yes, it is.
  • 00:24:03.331 --> 00:24:04.366
  • -John: No trips to thebookstore necessary
  • 00:24:04.399 --> 00:24:05.834
  • unless you don'thave one of these Bibles.
  • 00:24:05.867 --> 00:24:07.802
  • It's prettysuccinctly explained,
  • 00:24:07.836 --> 00:24:10.572
  • and the science demonstrates
  • 00:24:10.605 --> 00:24:12.307
  • that it'seffective and it works.
  • 00:24:12.340 --> 00:24:14.609
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Yes, it does.
  • 00:24:14.643 --> 00:24:15.911
  • -John: What's youradvice, in a nutshell,
  • 00:24:15.944 --> 00:24:17.379
  • to somebody thinking,I need to make some changes?
  • 00:24:17.412 --> 00:24:21.082
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: I wouldsay go back to this book.
  • 00:24:21.116 --> 00:24:22.684
  • Look at the original diet ofman that was given to us by God,
  • 00:24:22.717 --> 00:24:26.555
  • and it'll make somegreat changes in your life.
  • 00:24:26.588 --> 00:24:30.091
  • -John: The same killer diseaseswhich have taken the lives of
  • 00:24:31.059 --> 00:24:33.562
  • millions and millionsof people every year
  • 00:24:33.595 --> 00:24:36.665
  • are taking the lives ofChristian believers,
  • 00:24:36.698 --> 00:24:38.300
  • even though God hastold us plainly and clearly
  • 00:24:38.333 --> 00:24:40.835
  • how we canavoid those diseases.
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  • so make sure youget today's free offer,
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  • -John: Thank you forremembering that It Is Written
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  • -John: Today we'velooked at the original diet,
  • 00:25:32.454 --> 00:25:35.256
  • given to us by Godand promised by God
  • 00:25:35.290 --> 00:25:39.527
  • to be a blessing in our lives.
  • 00:25:39.561 --> 00:25:41.930
  • Dr. John Westerdahl, thank youso much for joining me today.
  • 00:25:41.963 --> 00:25:44.766
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: It's greatto be with you today, John.
  • 00:25:44.799 --> 00:25:46.534
  • -John: It's been apleasure to have you here.
  • 00:25:46.568 --> 00:25:47.736
  • You've blessed immensely.
  • 00:25:47.769 --> 00:25:48.536
  • Let's pray together...
  • 00:25:48.570 --> 00:25:49.404
  • -Dr. Westerdahl: Sure.
  • 00:25:49.437 --> 00:25:50.472
  • -John: ...and ask God'sblessing on all of us,
  • 00:25:50.505 --> 00:25:52.407
  • particularly those of us who'vedecided that we're going to make
  • 00:25:52.440 --> 00:25:55.410
  • some changes in our lives.
  • 00:25:55.443 --> 00:25:56.945
  • Our Father in Heaven,we thank you today for Jesus,
  • 00:25:56.978 --> 00:26:00.415
  • the Great Physician.
  • 00:26:00.448 --> 00:26:01.850
  • We thank you for the Bible,
  • 00:26:01.883 --> 00:26:03.952
  • the best book onhealth ever written,
  • 00:26:03.985 --> 00:26:06.254
  • and for that original diet that,
  • 00:26:06.287 --> 00:26:08.156
  • when followed has beendemonstrated again and again
  • 00:26:08.189 --> 00:26:11.660
  • not only to make us healthier,
  • 00:26:11.693 --> 00:26:13.695
  • but happier and contribute to usbeing holier, more like Jesus.
  • 00:26:13.728 --> 00:26:19.300
  • Fill us with your Spirit,and guide us in your way.
  • 00:26:19.334 --> 00:26:21.970
  • I pray that we can livethat more abundant life
  • 00:26:22.003 --> 00:26:25.106
  • promised us by God.
  • 00:26:25.140 --> 00:26:26.875
  • We thank you todayfor being with us,
  • 00:26:26.908 --> 00:26:28.309
  • and we pray, gratefully,
  • 00:26:28.343 --> 00:26:30.345
  • in Jesus' name.
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  • Amen.
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  • Thank youfor joining me today.
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  • I'm looking forward toseeing you again next time.
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  • Until then, remember:
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  • "It is written:
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  • 'Man shall not liveby bread alone,
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  • but by every word that proceedsfrom the mouth of God.'"
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