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It Is Written with John Bradshaw

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  • -John Bradshaw: This is It Is Written.
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  • I'm John Bradshaw. Thanks for joining me.
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  • Don't you just love it when you find a simple way
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  • of solving a big problem?
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  • Today they call them "lifestyle hacks."
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  • You're doing something around the house,
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  • but if you just do this little simple thing,
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  • there it is; you've got it fixed.
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  • Well, let's think about a serious problem,
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  • more serious than a clogged drain,
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  • or, or dust accumulating some place.
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  • What if we were to talk about health problems?
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  • And what if you were to learn that there are simple ways
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  • to turn around, to reverse
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  • seriously challenging health problems?
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  • We're going to talk about that today.
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  • And it's important we do so because the Bible says
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  • that our body is the temple of the Spirit.
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  • We were constructed to be an habitation for God Himself.
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  • Well, my guest today
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  • is the president of CompassHealth Consulting.
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  • His name is Dr. David DeRose.
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  • Dr. DeRose, welcome back to It Is Written.
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  • Thanks for joining me.
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  • -Dr. David DeRose: Great to be with you, John.
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  • -John: You've written a book called "The Methuselah Factor."
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  • I'm going to guess-- Methuselah lived long--
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  • this is about living long.
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  • Why'd you write the book?
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  • What, how did you perceive the need to be there?
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  • -Dr. DeRose: John, over the years I've seen people
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  • dramatically change their lifestyles.
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  • And one of the amazing things to me
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  • is over the years I've seen this connection
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  • between some of the progress I saw people make in their lives--
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  • or not make,
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  • if they refused to make some of those simple changes--
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  • and a connection with blood fluidity.
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  • So I was sensitized to this years ago by a,
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  • a genius neuroscientist by the name of Dr. Bernell Baldwin.
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  • But, just seeing it play out
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  • and then seeing the medical research say
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  • you improve your blood fluidity;
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  • you're going to lower your risk of stroke.
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  • You improve your blood fluidity; your mind will work clearer.
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  • Just amazing connection.
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  • -John: Now, my leaning is that the majority of us
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  • have never heard a, a medical professional
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  • refer to blood fluidity.
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  • What's blood fluidity?
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  • -Dr. DeRose: Well, the technical term for it
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  • is hemorheology.
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  • And basically it's the science that looks at how blood flows
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  • through your blood vessels.
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  • So, blood is a complex fluid.
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  • It's not just like water.
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  • It's got the liquid elements, it does have water in it,
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  • but it also has cellular elements--
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  • the red blood cells, the white blood cells.
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  • It has fats and clotting proteins.
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  • So it's a very complex fluid,
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  • and the science that studies how well that blood flows,
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  • particularly in the most constricted places,
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  • the little capillaries, it is so important.
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  • Here's an amazing insight.
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  • You would never think of driving a vehicle into a passageway
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  • that is narrower than the width of your vehicle, would you?
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  • -John: Right, sure. No, you wouldn't do that.
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  • -Dr. DeRose: But what's amazing is your red blood cells
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  • are about eight microns in diameter.
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  • Your smallest blood vessels are only three microns.
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  • In other words, the red blood cell is twice as wide
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  • as the smallest passageways.
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  • -John: But that sounds like then the blood can't flow
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  • through those little--
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  • -Dr. DeRose: That's what you would think.
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  • But the Creator designed our red blood cells to be able
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  • to fold over on themselves and squeeze through
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  • the blood vessels,
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  • provided those red blood cells were healthy.
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  • And so a lot of this has to do with the health
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  • of the blood cell, the health of the circulatory medium,
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  • the blood, and it makes a profound difference.
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  • -John: So let me ask you a very fundamental,
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  • very basic, uh, foundational question.
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  • What does blood do?
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  • What are the things that blood does for, uh,
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  • us human beings?
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  • -Dr. DeRose: Blood basically allows us to transport things
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  • through our bodies.
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  • It allows us to get oxygen to our tissues.
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  • It takes away the waste products,
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  • like carbon dioxide and other byproducts of metabolism,
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  • brings them to the kidneys;
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  • in the case of, of urea, for example,
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  • brings the carbon dioxide to the lungs, where it's exhaled.
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  • So the blood is moving all these things,
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  • and then it's transporting nutrients and micronutrients,
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  • fuels, and enzymes.
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  • It is the medium by which life really is conducted.
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  • -John: So it's clear to say, then,
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  • that if you compromise your circulation,
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  • you're compromising your health all the way around?
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  • -Dr. DeRose: I love what one author said--
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  • and this was not a, a highly schooled medical scientist--
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  • but expressed it this way:
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  • "Perfect health depends on perfect circulation."
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  • Scientists couldn't have described it better today.
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  • -John: So how do we improve our circulation?
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  • Or how do we improve our blood fluidity?
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  • The book deals with this in, in great detail,
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  • but I'm just going to ask you;
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  • you can now sift through this entire book in a moment
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  • and, uh, pull out for me a couple of ways
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  • that we can improve our circulation--
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  • and keeping in mind this will improve our overall health
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  • and lengthen our lives.
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  • So, it's important.
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  • -Dr. DeRose: Most definitely.
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  • So, like you crystalized, John, I mean, it's a 30-day program.
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  • The last 30 chapters of the book walk people through simple tasks
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  • that help them optimize their blood fluidity.
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  • One of the recurring themes that you'll see in several sections
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  • is the whole topic of fats.
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  • -John: But I hear-- I don't believe--
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  • but I hear that fats are good; fat doesn't make you fat.
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  • So, what's your take on fats in the book?
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  • -Dr. DeRose: Well, here's the ironic thing:
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  • We do need fats.
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  • We need certain fats because we have to have
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  • certain essential fatty acids.
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  • Our body can't make them.
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  • -John: So the ones we need would be...?
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  • -Dr. DeRose: The ones we need and the ones that optimize
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  • circulatory health are fats
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  • generally that come from plant sources.
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  • -John: Avocado?
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  • -Dr. DeRose: Great.
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  • -John: Anything else? Nuts?
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  • -Dr. DeRose: Olives, nuts, seeds.
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  • Here's the interesting thing.
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  • Those animal fats generally are saturated.
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  • So the lard, the beef fat, the dairy fats,
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  • those saturated fats make membranes more rigid.
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  • I mean, this isn't, you know, complex science.
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  • You ask someone,
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  • "The butter that's sitting on your table at room,
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  • room temperature, has it just turned into liquid?"
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  • -John: No, it doesn't.
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  • -Dr. DeRose: No, it's still basically solid.
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  • It might be soft at room temperature.
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  • -John: Sure, but it's a solid.
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  • -Dr. DeRose: But what about those plant fats?
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  • What about the, uh, omega-3 fats?
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  • You got some flaxseed oil. That's going to be liquid.
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  • -John: Right.
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  • -Dr. DeRose: Well, those fats that you eat
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  • actually become the fats that make up your cell membranes.
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  • -John: So, so let me ask you this, then.
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  • So you're using a lot of animal fats,
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  • and they become the membranes in your blood cells?
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  • -Dr. DeRose: Your blood cells, your other cells of your body,
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  • your neurons, your brain cells.
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  • -John: So what does that do, then, if saturated fats
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  • start to compose your, the cells within your body?
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  • -Dr. DeRose: So one thing that happens to the red cell,
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  • going along with our earlier description,
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  • the red cell membrane, if you're eating more saturated fat,
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  • becomes more rigid.
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  • It's less able to squeeze through
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  • those tiny blood vessels, and your blood fluidity suffers.
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  • -John: And so what happens then if you've got blood vessels
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  • that are not getting good blood flow through them?
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  • -Dr. DeRose: If your blood is not flowing well,
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  • your blood pressure will tend to go up.
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  • You'll have to exert more pressure;
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  • the heart will have to exert more pressure
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  • to get the blood to flow.
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  • So one of the consequences: high blood pressure.
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  • When those membranes get more rigid,
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  • insulin can't work as well.
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  • Insulin interacts with the cell membrane.
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  • When that happens, you become insulin-resistant,
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  • setting the stage for diabetes,
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  • and that, too, worsens your blood fluidity.
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  • -John: If you're looking for simple ways to address
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  • some of life's most challenging problems,
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  • you have found them today.
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  • We're talking about the Methuselah factor.
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  • We're going to discuss caffeine.
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  • We'll talk about Botox.
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  • And we'll talk about forgiveness.
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  • All that and more straight ahead.
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  • -John: The same killer diseases which are taking the lives
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  • of millions and millions of people every year
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  • are taking the lives of Christian believers,
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  • even though God has told us plainly and clearly
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  • how we can avoid those diseases.
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  • Now, you want to avoid them.
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  • So make sure you get today's free offer,
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  • "Health Care God's Way,"
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  • which I co-wrote with Dr. John Westerdahl.
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  • Get "Health Care God's Way."
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  • Call 1-800-253-3000.
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  • Make sure you visit iiwoffer.com.
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  • -John Bradshaw: Thanks for joining me today
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  • on It Is Written.
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  • I'm John Bradshaw.
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  • My guest is Dr. David DeRose,
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  • and he has written a new book called "The Methuselah Factor."
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  • Methuselah, who lived to be 969 years of age.
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  • Clearly we're talking about longevity,
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  • but who simply wants to live longer in this world?
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  • We want to live forever.
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  • So we'll discuss that today.
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  • Dr. DeRose, in this book you've got a 30-day program,
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  • a very simple 30-day program for people to follow,
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  • uh, through which people will almost certainly
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  • improve their health.
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  • You talk about caffeine in here.
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  • I read where caffeine was referred to
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  • as "the world's most widely used mind-altering drug."
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  • But from time to time we hear about caffeine
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  • being a good thing for you; it's a positive.
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  • Drink more; you're going to be okay.
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  • Tell me about caffeine, how it reacts with the blood.
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  • -Dr. David DeRose: Some really interesting things, John.
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  • One of the ways that caffeine works is it interferes
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  • with a compound in your body called adenosine,
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  • and adenosine has many helpful functions.
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  • It helps blood vessels relax.
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  • It helps your platelets become less sticky.
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  • Problem is, you block that,
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  • the platelets, the clotting cells, will become stickier;
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  • that impairs your blood fluidity.
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  • Your blood vessels will be less relaxed.
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  • That will raise your blood pressure,
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  • also interfering with optimal blood flow.
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  • But more than that, adenosine interference,
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  • if you will, caused by caffeine, raises stress hormone levels.
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  • Now, a lot of people perceive that as good.
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  • You ramp up the stress hormones, and you feel a surge of energy
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  • just like you would if a lion showed up in your bedroom.
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  • -John: Right, right. So that's good or bad?
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  • -Dr. DeRose: Well, actually it's great
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  • if there really is a lion there.
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  • But when you're sitting behind the wheel of your car,
  • 00:10:20.210 --> 00:10:22.210
  • raising those stress hormones is not going to help you.
  • 00:10:22.220 --> 00:10:25.210
  • When you're sitting at the, at the desk at the work place,
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  • it's not going to help you.
  • 00:10:28.260 --> 00:10:30.160
  • Here's the bigger concern, John,
  • 00:10:30.170 --> 00:10:31.210
  • and you, you kind of alluded to this already,
  • 00:10:31.220 --> 00:10:34.120
  • and that is caffeine also interferes with our will power
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  • and our ability to change behaviors.
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  • Years ago, Dr. Bernell Baldwin told me and, and other, uh,
  • 00:10:41.170 --> 00:10:45.020
  • medical students with me
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  • that caffeine was dubbed by the famous Russian scientist Pavlov
  • 00:10:46.210 --> 00:10:51.210
  • as "bad habit glue."
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  • And we're finding evidence today that that is really true.
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  • -John: So why is it--
  • 00:10:58.150 --> 00:11:00.200
  • well, actually, I, I think I know why--
  • 00:11:00.210 --> 00:11:02.140
  • but why is it, in your opinion,
  • 00:11:02.150 --> 00:11:05.100
  • that we continue to get bombarded with studies
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  • that say caffeine is good? Why?
  • 00:11:07.190 --> 00:11:10.090
  • -Dr. DeRose: Let me tell you about a study we quoted
  • 00:11:10.100 --> 00:11:11.290
  • in the book.
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  • This is a big study.
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  • Over 500 thousand, uh, men and women here in the United States,
  • 00:11:13.280 --> 00:11:18.160
  • they looked at them, they looked at their lifestyle habits,
  • 00:11:18.170 --> 00:11:20.260
  • and when the research was published,
  • 00:11:20.270 --> 00:11:23.220
  • the Associated Press and other news wires carried the headline,
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  • "Want to Live Longer?"-- question mark--"Drink Coffee."
  • 00:11:27.100 --> 00:11:31.150
  • -John: Okay. See, this is the very thing I'm talking about.
  • 00:11:31.160 --> 00:11:34.100
  • People who, you know, they, they don't read medical literature,
  • 00:11:34.110 --> 00:11:37.240
  • so they believe the headlines.
  • 00:11:37.250 --> 00:11:39.200
  • Caffeine is profoundly bad for you, and yet here's--
  • 00:11:39.210 --> 00:11:42.220
  • you said this was in the New England Journal of Medicine.
  • 00:11:42.230 --> 00:11:44.120
  • -Dr. DeRose: Yes.
  • 00:11:44.130 --> 00:11:45.100
  • -John: Okay. So, tell me about the study.
  • 00:11:45.110 --> 00:11:46.270
  • How did they possibly come to the conclusion?
  • 00:11:46.280 --> 00:11:48.140
  • -Dr. DeRose: No, it was an amazing study.
  • 00:11:48.150 --> 00:11:50.010
  • It actually really proved what Baldwin and Pavlov had said.
  • 00:11:50.020 --> 00:11:53.170
  • Because what they did--I, let me just, let me read for you--
  • 00:11:53.180 --> 00:11:57.060
  • -John: Sure.
  • 00:11:57.070 --> 00:11:58.130
  • -Dr. DeRose: ...actually what these researchers, uh, said.
  • 00:11:58.140 --> 00:12:00.150
  • I was shocked, because I went to the New England Journal
  • 00:12:00.160 --> 00:12:02.250
  • after I heard the, the headlines.
  • 00:12:02.260 --> 00:12:04.060
  • I had not seen the study before it,
  • 00:12:04.070 --> 00:12:06.150
  • and I start reading through it, and I'm just amazed,
  • 00:12:06.160 --> 00:12:09.190
  • because here's what the researchers wrote.
  • 00:12:09.200 --> 00:12:11.150
  • They said, "In age-adjusted analyses, coffee consumption
  • 00:12:11.160 --> 00:12:15.230
  • was associated with increased mortality
  • 00:12:15.240 --> 00:12:19.050
  • among both men and women."
  • 00:12:19.060 --> 00:12:20.200
  • -John: Well, wait, they said, "live longer,"
  • 00:12:20.210 --> 00:12:22.010
  • but this is exactly the opposite of that.
  • 00:12:22.020 --> 00:12:24.220
  • -Dr. DeRose: It's exactly the opposite.
  • 00:12:24.230 --> 00:12:25.260
  • I go, wait a minute!
  • 00:12:25.270 --> 00:12:27.040
  • I'm, so I'm reading through the, the results and the discussion
  • 00:12:27.050 --> 00:12:29.070
  • of the researchers.
  • 00:12:29.080 --> 00:12:30.100
  • It says, drink more coffee, basically die sooner.
  • 00:12:30.110 --> 00:12:33.060
  • I said, how did they, how did they come up with this headline?
  • 00:12:33.070 --> 00:12:36.000
  • I start reading further,
  • 00:12:36.010 --> 00:12:37.200
  • and they found that coffee consumption was associated
  • 00:12:37.210 --> 00:12:41.230
  • with just about every bad habit that the researchers study.
  • 00:12:41.240 --> 00:12:45.190
  • I mean, here's the list.
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  • People were more likely to smoke cigarettes
  • 00:12:46.290 --> 00:12:48.200
  • the more coffee they drink.
  • 00:12:48.210 --> 00:12:50.010
  • They drank more than three alcoholic beverages a day;
  • 00:12:50.020 --> 00:12:52.210
  • they were more likely to do that.
  • 00:12:52.220 --> 00:12:54.050
  • More likely to eat more red meat,
  • 00:12:54.060 --> 00:12:55.210
  • have lower educational attainments,
  • 00:12:55.220 --> 00:12:57.230
  • neglect to engage in vigorous physical activity,
  • 00:12:57.240 --> 00:13:00.130
  • and consume fewer fruits and vegetables.
  • 00:13:00.140 --> 00:13:03.160
  • So it's exactly what you would predict if you'd say,
  • 00:13:03.170 --> 00:13:05.270
  • if you want to take something to keep you in your bad habits,
  • 00:13:05.280 --> 00:13:09.200
  • that's what the coffee was doing.
  • 00:13:09.210 --> 00:13:11.000
  • We said, well, how then did they come to that conclusion?
  • 00:13:11.010 --> 00:13:12.290
  • -John: Yes, I'd like to know
  • 00:13:13.000 --> 00:13:14.010
  • how, how you can have all of that in the study,
  • 00:13:14.020 --> 00:13:16.000
  • and they say you live longer if you drink it.
  • 00:13:16.010 --> 00:13:18.010
  • -Dr. DeRose: Now, the researchers were not being
  • 00:13:18.020 --> 00:13:19.080
  • dishonest.
  • 00:13:19.090 --> 00:13:20.230
  • -John: Uh-oh?
  • 00:13:20.240 --> 00:13:21.220
  • -Dr. DeRose: They, they were--I, I mean,
  • 00:13:21.230 --> 00:13:22.240
  • I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt, John.
  • 00:13:22.250 --> 00:13:24.180
  • They were saying, let's try to undo the effect
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  • of all the bad things that caffeine is associated with
  • 00:13:27.210 --> 00:13:31.260
  • to just know what the coffee itself does.
  • 00:13:31.270 --> 00:13:35.070
  • Now, I know this--I can see you're struggling.
  • 00:13:35.080 --> 00:13:37.230
  • -John: How do you do that?
  • 00:13:37.240 --> 00:13:39.000
  • -Dr. DeRose: Becau--there's all these advanced statistics
  • 00:13:39.010 --> 00:13:41.050
  • that you can do, and at the end of the day,
  • 00:13:41.060 --> 00:13:42.160
  • after they ran all these statistical, uh, programs,
  • 00:13:42.170 --> 00:13:45.240
  • they said, you know what,
  • 00:13:45.250 --> 00:13:46.290
  • yes, if you just look at the raw data,
  • 00:13:47.000 --> 00:13:49.150
  • drink more coffee-- you die sooner.
  • 00:13:49.160 --> 00:13:51.180
  • When you correct for all the bad things
  • 00:13:51.190 --> 00:13:53.230
  • that coffee's associated with,
  • 00:13:53.240 --> 00:13:55.150
  • you actually live longer the more coffee you drink.
  • 00:13:55.160 --> 00:13:57.260
  • -John: So if you drink alcohol,
  • 00:13:57.270 --> 00:13:59.060
  • but you account for taking out the road accidents
  • 00:13:59.070 --> 00:14:01.120
  • and the cirrhosis of the liver and so forth,
  • 00:14:01.130 --> 00:14:03.160
  • you may even be able to say, drink alcohol--live longer?
  • 00:14:03.170 --> 00:14:06.230
  • -Dr. DeRose: You're catching the fallacy
  • 00:14:06.240 --> 00:14:08.070
  • of basically drawing a conclusion that's the opposite
  • 00:14:08.080 --> 00:14:11.010
  • of what you really see in life.
  • 00:14:11.020 --> 00:14:12.230
  • -John: You have to be careful, then, don't you?
  • 00:14:12.240 --> 00:14:14.040
  • What does a person like me, what does a person like me,
  • 00:14:14.050 --> 00:14:17.090
  • the average Joe, do when you read about a study
  • 00:14:17.100 --> 00:14:20.200
  • that says fat is good; caffeine makes you live longer;
  • 00:14:20.210 --> 00:14:24.140
  • red wine is good for the heart--
  • 00:14:24.150 --> 00:14:26.280
  • contrary to common sense and contrary to the Bible--
  • 00:14:26.290 --> 00:14:30.080
  • uh, how do we sift through that?
  • 00:14:30.090 --> 00:14:32.110
  • -Dr. DeRose: Well, you know, John,
  • 00:14:32.120 --> 00:14:33.010
  • you filtered it pretty good.
  • 00:14:33.020 --> 00:14:34.180
  • Once you actually read what was in the study,
  • 00:14:34.190 --> 00:14:37.080
  • and I, you know, put it there in the book for you--
  • 00:14:37.090 --> 00:14:39.070
  • so a lot of times it is just going back to the study,
  • 00:14:39.080 --> 00:14:41.160
  • even if there's a lot of technical language,
  • 00:14:41.170 --> 00:14:43.170
  • if you're just a thinking person,
  • 00:14:43.180 --> 00:14:45.020
  • you can often pick up on gaps in the logic.
  • 00:14:45.030 --> 00:14:48.030
  • Or you can look at who sponsored the study.
  • 00:14:48.040 --> 00:14:50.130
  • -John: Right.
  • 00:14:50.140 --> 00:14:51.090
  • -Dr. DeRose: Have you ever done that?
  • 00:14:51.100 --> 00:14:52.080
  • -John: Yes, I have. I, I've, I've done that,
  • 00:14:52.090 --> 00:14:53.180
  • and when you connect the dots, it can be pretty stunning.
  • 00:14:53.190 --> 00:14:56.100
  • Okay, in here you talk about forgiveness,
  • 00:14:56.110 --> 00:14:58.130
  • uh, not merely as a biblical principle,
  • 00:14:58.140 --> 00:15:00.200
  • but forgiveness as having a positive benefit to your health.
  • 00:15:00.210 --> 00:15:04.120
  • Even, even it positively reacts with your,
  • 00:15:04.130 --> 00:15:07.070
  • your blood fluidity, which is quite remarkable.
  • 00:15:07.080 --> 00:15:09.160
  • How does it do that?
  • 00:15:09.170 --> 00:15:10.190
  • -Dr. DeRose: Maybe we need to step back a minute,
  • 00:15:10.200 --> 00:15:11.250
  • because we've talked about stress hormones
  • 00:15:11.260 --> 00:15:13.200
  • in relation to caffeine.
  • 00:15:13.210 --> 00:15:15.000
  • We've got to talk about them again
  • 00:15:15.010 --> 00:15:16.100
  • when we speak about forgiveness.
  • 00:15:16.110 --> 00:15:17.290
  • But let me explain it this way.
  • 00:15:18.000 --> 00:15:19.020
  • I mentioned a tiger in your midst.
  • 00:15:19.030 --> 00:15:21.120
  • Sure, it would be great, if there was a tiger here--
  • 00:15:21.130 --> 00:15:23.190
  • now, I know you've posed with these, uh, you know,
  • 00:15:23.200 --> 00:15:25.260
  • large felines--
  • 00:15:25.270 --> 00:15:27.040
  • -John: I, I have, and you can be sure that the stress hormones
  • 00:15:27.050 --> 00:15:29.070
  • went right up.
  • 00:15:29.080 --> 00:15:30.180
  • -Dr. DeRose: Now, this was useful.
  • 00:15:30.190 --> 00:15:31.280
  • Because if somehow that cat got out of line and took a swipe
  • 00:15:31.290 --> 00:15:36.080
  • at you, you'd want your blood to be more coagulable,
  • 00:15:36.090 --> 00:15:38.240
  • wouldn't you?
  • 00:15:38.250 --> 00:15:39.200
  • -John: You bet I would.
  • 00:15:39.210 --> 00:15:40.230
  • -Dr. DeRose: So, so this serves a useful function
  • 00:15:40.240 --> 00:15:42.260
  • in a real life-or-death situation.
  • 00:15:42.270 --> 00:15:45.070
  • But the problem is most of us carry these stress hormones
  • 00:15:45.080 --> 00:15:49.100
  • around with us like they're our friends.
  • 00:15:49.110 --> 00:15:52.030
  • You know, we're going to hold this grudge.
  • 00:15:52.040 --> 00:15:53.210
  • Every time I see that fellow in the workplace,
  • 00:15:53.220 --> 00:15:56.120
  • I'm going to scowl at him because he got the position
  • 00:15:56.130 --> 00:15:59.170
  • that I should have had, and,
  • 00:15:59.180 --> 00:16:00.270
  • and it was because he circulated some malicious emails about me.
  • 00:16:00.280 --> 00:16:05.040
  • But when we exercise forgiveness,
  • 00:16:05.050 --> 00:16:07.230
  • that basically has the opposite effect on those stress hormones.
  • 00:16:07.240 --> 00:16:12.060
  • -John: I'll be back with more from Dr. DeRose in a moment,
  • 00:16:12.070 --> 00:16:15.090
  • including...Botox.
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  • What do you think we have to say about that?
  • 00:16:18.200 --> 00:16:20.190
  • I'll have more straight ahead.
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  • -John Bradshaw: Thanks for joining me today
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  • on It Is Written.
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  • I'm talking to Dr. David DeRose.
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  • He's written a phenomenal book.
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  • It's called "The Methuselah Factor."
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  • Uh, David, it's not simply that it's a great book,
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  • but it deals with eternal principles.
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  • This is what I like: eternal principles.
  • 00:17:17.020 --> 00:17:19.280
  • Blood fluidity, take a moment to recap: What's blood fluidity?
  • 00:17:19.290 --> 00:17:23.150
  • -Dr. David DeRose: Basically, it's just trying to optimize
  • 00:17:23.160 --> 00:17:25.190
  • circulatory flow,
  • 00:17:25.200 --> 00:17:27.000
  • getting nourishment to all the tissues of your body,
  • 00:17:27.010 --> 00:17:30.030
  • getting the wastes away from the, where they don't belong.
  • 00:17:30.040 --> 00:17:32.160
  • -John: And I notice in here
  • 00:17:32.170 --> 00:17:33.140
  • sometimes you've got to add a little.
  • 00:17:33.150 --> 00:17:36.040
  • What about vitamins?
  • 00:17:36.050 --> 00:17:38.040
  • What is it with multivitamins
  • 00:17:38.050 --> 00:17:39.170
  • that they're not always so great,
  • 00:17:39.180 --> 00:17:40.290
  • and what are the good ones you might want to add?
  • 00:17:41.000 --> 00:17:43.040
  • -Dr. DeRose: I'm not an advocate of multivitamin,
  • 00:17:43.050 --> 00:17:45.110
  • multi-mineral preparations.
  • 00:17:45.120 --> 00:17:47.080
  • Uh, there is things in them that actually can increase
  • 00:17:47.090 --> 00:17:51.070
  • a risk of cancer.
  • 00:17:51.080 --> 00:17:52.110
  • That's the case of beta carotene in some of the research.
  • 00:17:52.120 --> 00:17:54.270
  • There's things that can worsen our blood fluidity
  • 00:17:54.280 --> 00:17:57.030
  • for many of us.
  • 00:17:57.040 --> 00:17:58.080
  • If you're not iron-deficient, taking iron can not only
  • 00:17:58.090 --> 00:18:01.150
  • worsen your blood fluidity, but in some of the research,
  • 00:18:01.160 --> 00:18:04.100
  • may be putting you at higher risk
  • 00:18:04.110 --> 00:18:05.200
  • for Parkinson's and dementia.
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  • -John: I think what people do is they say,
  • 00:18:08.000 --> 00:18:09.110
  • "Well, this will cover all of the bases,"
  • 00:18:09.120 --> 00:18:11.060
  • but it covers some of the bases that don't need to be covered.
  • 00:18:11.070 --> 00:18:13.140
  • -Dr. DeRose: No, I recommend
  • 00:18:13.150 --> 00:18:14.210
  • that people take specific nutrients, if they need them.
  • 00:18:14.220 --> 00:18:17.200
  • And one that we commonly see people being deficient in
  • 00:18:17.210 --> 00:18:20.130
  • is vitamin B12.
  • 00:18:20.140 --> 00:18:21.210
  • -John: Why are people deficient in that?
  • 00:18:21.220 --> 00:18:23.290
  • -Dr. DeRose: Real, real interesting connections today.
  • 00:18:24.000 --> 00:18:26.150
  • I mean, one is, as we get older,
  • 00:18:26.160 --> 00:18:28.080
  • we can have problems absorbing B12, but even more fascinating
  • 00:18:28.090 --> 00:18:32.110
  • are connections with common medications.
  • 00:18:32.120 --> 00:18:34.280
  • More and more people being put on the diabetes drug,
  • 00:18:34.290 --> 00:18:37.140
  • Metformin, even before they have diabetes.
  • 00:18:37.150 --> 00:18:40.040
  • It's a diabetes-preventive drug,
  • 00:18:40.050 --> 00:18:42.060
  • but Metformin lowers vitamin B12 levels.
  • 00:18:42.070 --> 00:18:45.260
  • -John: Wouldn't you, before you take a diabetes prevention
  • 00:18:45.270 --> 00:18:50.020
  • or preventive drug--
  • 00:18:50.030 --> 00:18:51.130
  • certainly it's going to be said some people must have it--
  • 00:18:51.140 --> 00:18:54.060
  • aren't there other natural, more healthy things you can do?
  • 00:18:54.070 --> 00:18:56.140
  • -Dr. DeRose: This was actually looked at
  • 00:18:56.150 --> 00:18:58.000
  • by the Diabetes Prevention Program.
  • 00:18:58.010 --> 00:18:59.230
  • They found, as good as Metformin was,
  • 00:18:59.240 --> 00:19:02.130
  • it wasn't as powerful as just diet and exercise.
  • 00:19:02.140 --> 00:19:05.190
  • Lose a little bit of weight, get more regular exercise--
  • 00:19:05.200 --> 00:19:09.070
  • more powerful than even the best drug.
  • 00:19:09.080 --> 00:19:11.190
  • -John: So B12 does what, if you add it into your diet?
  • 00:19:11.200 --> 00:19:14.130
  • -Dr. DeRose: Well, I'll tell you the story of Armell.
  • 00:19:14.140 --> 00:19:15.290
  • We, we share her story in the book.
  • 00:19:16.000 --> 00:19:17.090
  • A 28-year-old woman from Africa having problems with tingling
  • 00:19:17.100 --> 00:19:22.030
  • on her chest, her back, numbness in her arms and legs.
  • 00:19:22.040 --> 00:19:26.270
  • She, uh--weakness in her hands and feet.
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  • No one could figure it out until they checked her B12 level.
  • 00:19:29.210 --> 00:19:33.230
  • B12, very important for blood health,
  • 00:19:33.240 --> 00:19:36.150
  • very important for nerve health, and if your B12 level is low,
  • 00:19:36.160 --> 00:19:41.080
  • it will worsen your blood fluidity.
  • 00:19:41.090 --> 00:19:42.240
  • -John: I've heard people say,
  • 00:19:42.250 --> 00:19:44.040
  • "Eat meat; eat dairy. That's where you get it."
  • 00:19:44.050 --> 00:19:47.040
  • True or not true?
  • 00:19:47.050 --> 00:19:48.070
  • -Dr. DeRose: That is really not the best strategy.
  • 00:19:48.080 --> 00:19:49.230
  • As we look at overall health, those are not the winning foods.
  • 00:19:49.240 --> 00:19:53.220
  • Uh, many people like Armell have to take high-dose vitamin B12.
  • 00:19:53.230 --> 00:19:57.180
  • She was taking 2.000 micrograms.
  • 00:19:57.190 --> 00:19:59.210
  • Once she was diagnosed, only had it accessible orally
  • 00:19:59.220 --> 00:20:03.110
  • there in Africa where she was living,
  • 00:20:03.120 --> 00:20:04.240
  • couldn't get injections that I would give a patient like her,
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  • and within a month's time, symptoms dramatically improved.
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  • The worst part of it, she was taking a common drug
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  • that we use here in the States,
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  • a common drug family, an acid-blocking drug.
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  • If you've got reflux esophagitis,
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  • you know, heartburn problems, if you've got ulcer tendencies,
  • 00:20:21.050 --> 00:20:24.120
  • and you're taking one of these pills,
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  • you're likely decreasing your B12 levels,
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  • you're impairing your absorption,
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  • and you're at high risk for B12 problems.
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  • -John: Undoubtedly, and I'm sure you'd agree,
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  • sometimes medication is absolutely essential,
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  • but until it is,
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  • man, you want to stay away from it as best you can, right?
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  • -Dr. DeRose: Yeah, and especially these
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  • over-the-counter things,
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  • I mean, people can get so many things over the counter.
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  • "Don't self-medicate" is my message.
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  • -John: Okay, I've said a couple of times
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  • that we're going to talk about Botox.
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  • Now, you mentioned Botox in "The Methuselah Factor."
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  • Uh, by now I think we're familiar with what Botox is.
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  • You get the Botox injections;
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  • the wrinkles miraculously disappear.
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  • Explain what it is, why and how it does what it does,
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  • and then tell us what the book says about Botox.
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  • -Dr. DeRose: During the course of the 30-day program,
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  • optimizing circulation,
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  • optimizing the Methuselah factor--
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  • my synonym for blood fluidity--
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  • we have a section dealing with stress.
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  • And when we get to a section where we talk about
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  • harnessing your stressors, we talk about the power of smiling
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  • in the face of stressors.
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  • Actual research shows that if you smile
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  • in a stressful situation, it lowers your stress hormones.
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  • -John: I'm trying not to smile.
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  • Just talking about smiling and seeing your smile
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  • is making me smile.
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  • Okay.
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  • -Dr. DeRose: Okay. But now here's the amazing part.
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  • If you go and get those Botox injections,
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  • and they inject your smiling muscles,
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  • like the, uh, the muscles here by your eyes
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  • that cause the so-called crow's feet.
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  • -John: Sure.
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  • -Dr. DeRose: Inject those with Botox;
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  • it affects your ability to fully smile.
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  • -John: Right.
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  • -Dr. DeRose: And you will tend to be more depressed.
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  • -John: Oh, is that so?
  • 00:22:05.270 --> 00:22:07.160
  • -Dr. DeRose: But here's what's interesting.
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  • If they give you the Botox injections in muscles
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  • that are used to frown, your mood will tend to come up.
  • 00:22:13.210 --> 00:22:18.030
  • -John: So, that's not such a bad thing?
  • 00:22:18.040 --> 00:22:20.260
  • -Dr. DeRose: Not such a bad thing.
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  • Basically, your facial expression has a reflex action
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  • on your brain.
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  • -John: So, so that means that you can coach yourself
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  • to be more positive simply through the actions
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  • you choose to commit?
  • 00:22:34.060 --> 00:22:35.110
  • -Dr. DeRose: You know, the Bible talks about
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  • being more joyful.
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  • And the Bible talks about praise.
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  • Think about those connections, John,
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  • and how powerful that is.
  • 00:22:42.030 --> 00:22:43.160
  • -John: In here now, "The Methuselah Factor,"
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  • it's not simply a book of medical advice, uh,
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  • because what you do is you connect a person with God
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  • and the power of God.
  • 00:22:53.220 --> 00:22:55.030
  • "Seek spirituality," you say.
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  • Now, spirituality can be practically anything.
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  • What are you really saying?
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  • -Dr. DeRose: [exhales] Really, you and I know
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  • the most powerful spiritual connection is with our Creator.
  • 00:23:04.140 --> 00:23:07.200
  • But, John, I wrote this book to take people
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  • right where they were at.
  • 00:23:10.000 --> 00:23:11.050
  • And I'm happy for someone just to start reflecting more
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  • on what's really important to them,
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  • to start thinking about the bigger picture.
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  • Because I realize that just like Paul said in Romans 1,
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  • that everyone, if they really stop and look at it,
  • 00:23:22.000 --> 00:23:24.280
  • will see evidence of a loving Creator.
  • 00:23:24.290 --> 00:23:26.240
  • -John: How have you seen faith in God
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  • react upon a person's health?
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  • -Dr. DeRose: It's amazing.
  • 00:23:29.270 --> 00:23:31.050
  • I see it react in two primary ways.
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  • One, it helps us re-perceive everything.
  • 00:23:33.140 --> 00:23:36.090
  • When we realize that we're the child of the King,
  • 00:23:36.100 --> 00:23:39.240
  • it just changes the whole outlook of life.
  • 00:23:39.250 --> 00:23:42.200
  • But more than that,
  • 00:23:42.210 --> 00:23:43.280
  • when I realize that my body is the temple of the Holy Spirit,
  • 00:23:43.290 --> 00:23:47.030
  • and I start caring for myself differently,
  • 00:23:47.040 --> 00:23:49.170
  • I can have a more vital, more vibrant communion
  • 00:23:49.180 --> 00:23:53.030
  • with my loving Savior.
  • 00:23:53.040 --> 00:23:54.100
  • -John: Best way for a person to connect with God--
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  • someone's saying, "You know what,
  • 00:23:56.010 --> 00:23:57.040
  • I got to do something about my health,
  • 00:23:57.050 --> 00:23:58.210
  • and I've got to do something about my relationship with God."
  • 00:23:58.220 --> 00:24:01.260
  • Where do you recommend that person begin?
  • 00:24:01.270 --> 00:24:04.010
  • -Dr. DeRose: I recommend you take time
  • 00:24:04.020 --> 00:24:05.250
  • to just be with the Creator.
  • 00:24:05.260 --> 00:24:08.020
  • I love reading the Bible, taking time in meditation and prayer
  • 00:24:08.030 --> 00:24:11.160
  • about those great themes in Scripture.
  • 00:24:11.170 --> 00:24:13.030
  • -John: Mm-hmm.
  • 00:24:13.040 --> 00:24:14.050
  • You talk about forgiveness in the book.
  • 00:24:14.060 --> 00:24:15.150
  • How does a person begin to exercise that?
  • 00:24:15.160 --> 00:24:17.260
  • -Dr. DeRose: We actually go through steps to forgiveness.
  • 00:24:17.270 --> 00:24:19.260
  • -John: Okay.
  • 00:24:19.270 --> 00:24:20.260
  • -Dr. DeRose: We remind people it's a process.
  • 00:24:20.270 --> 00:24:22.070
  • And I think there's no better model for forgiveness
  • 00:24:22.080 --> 00:24:24.200
  • than our Savior as He was there at Calvary.
  • 00:24:24.210 --> 00:24:26.190
  • -John: And one other thing I, I find really fascinating--
  • 00:24:26.200 --> 00:24:29.020
  • "Be humble" is something you're saying here.
  • 00:24:29.030 --> 00:24:31.260
  • Talk about that for a moment.
  • 00:24:31.270 --> 00:24:33.090
  • -Dr. DeRose: You know, our culture today,
  • 00:24:33.100 --> 00:24:34.240
  • we are so focused on our rights and what's important for me
  • 00:24:34.250 --> 00:24:38.250
  • in defining my turf and protecting it
  • 00:24:38.260 --> 00:24:42.030
  • that we've forgotten the value of humility.
  • 00:24:42.040 --> 00:24:44.140
  • So many times in the Bible, it calls us back to be humble,
  • 00:24:44.150 --> 00:24:48.050
  • to be meek, to be submissive.
  • 00:24:48.060 --> 00:24:51.070
  • -John: "The Methuselah Factor."
  • 00:24:51.080 --> 00:24:52.180
  • Methuselah was somebody who in the Bible
  • 00:24:52.190 --> 00:24:54.130
  • lived to be 969 years of age.
  • 00:24:54.140 --> 00:24:57.260
  • And yet if you adopt the principles
  • 00:24:57.270 --> 00:24:59.140
  • of "The Methuselah Factor,"
  • 00:24:59.150 --> 00:25:01.110
  • you'll live far longer than Methuselah.
  • 00:25:01.120 --> 00:25:03.210
  • You can live forever.
  • 00:25:03.220 --> 00:25:06.030
  • -John: The same killer diseases which are taking the lives
  • 00:25:07.030 --> 00:25:09.210
  • of millions and millions of people every year
  • 00:25:09.220 --> 00:25:12.100
  • are taking the lives of Christian believers,
  • 00:25:12.110 --> 00:25:14.060
  • even though God has told us plainly and clearly
  • 00:25:14.070 --> 00:25:16.160
  • how we can avoid those diseases.
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  • Now, you want to avoid them.
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  • So make sure you get today's free offer,
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  • "Health Care God's Way,"
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  • which I co-wrote with Dr. John Westerdahl.
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  • Get "Health Care God's Way."
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  • Call 1-800-253-3000.
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  • Make sure you visit iiwoffer.com.
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  • -John Bradshaw: Dr. David DeRose, thanks for joining us.
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  • It's been a blessing. Thank you.
  • 00:25:40.010 --> 00:25:41.230
  • One question I didn't ask you:
  • 00:25:41.240 --> 00:25:43.180
  • Where can we get a copy of "The Methuselah Factor"?
  • 00:25:43.190 --> 00:25:46.160
  • -Dr. David DeRose: Well, most people get the book
  • 00:25:46.170 --> 00:25:47.290
  • either from our website, compasshealth.net,
  • 00:25:48.000 --> 00:25:50.260
  • or from Amazon.
  • 00:25:50.270 --> 00:25:52.010
  • -John: And you can also get the book
  • 00:25:52.020 --> 00:25:53.190
  • at itiswritten.com.
  • 00:25:53.200 --> 00:25:56.040
  • Let's pray together now.
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  • [soft music] Our Father in heaven,
  • 00:25:57.090 --> 00:25:58.180
  • we've been blessed as we have discovered again
  • 00:25:58.190 --> 00:26:01.110
  • that as our Creator, You care about our life in this world.
  • 00:26:01.120 --> 00:26:05.160
  • You want the very best for us.
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  • We can improve our health as we cooperate with those
  • 00:26:08.000 --> 00:26:11.260
  • very simple yet effective, powerful principles
  • 00:26:11.270 --> 00:26:14.080
  • You've given to us.
  • 00:26:14.090 --> 00:26:15.270
  • And, friend, God wants you to live forever.
  • 00:26:15.280 --> 00:26:17.260
  • If you've been far from God, come home.
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  • If you've been blocking God out of your life,
  • 00:26:20.150 --> 00:26:23.040
  • open up your heart to Him.
  • 00:26:23.050 --> 00:26:25.020
  • If you've not been experiencing His forgiveness
  • 00:26:25.030 --> 00:26:27.000
  • and His presence, open your heart to Him now
  • 00:26:27.010 --> 00:26:28.220
  • and invite Jesus to be the Lord of your life.
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  • Lord, would You be that for us?
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  • And keep us and bless us
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  • and grant us a closer walk with You than we've ever had.
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  • We thank You, and we pray in Jesus' name.
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  • Amen.
  • 00:26:43.270 --> 00:26:45.010
  • Thanks so much for joining me today.
  • 00:26:45.020 --> 00:26:46.160
  • I'm looking forward to seeing you again next time.
  • 00:26:46.170 --> 00:26:48.140
  • Until then, please do remember:
  • 00:26:48.150 --> 00:26:50.190
  • "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone,
  • 00:26:50.200 --> 00:26:54.020
  • but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.'"
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  • [theme music]
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