If you need a little LAUGHTER – watch the webcast from this past Sunday’s message on Transforming Your Physical Health. The opener is hilarious. I hope you’ll stay tuned and watch the message because it offers some practical helps on transforming your health that might surprise you.
At the end of the message, I told you we’d try to answer the questions you submitted over the next few weeks. I am not a nutrition or fitness expert and the suggestions that follow are the result of things I’ve learned, and I’ve asked for input from my trainer and friend John Robinson. Always consult with a physician before making changes to your nutritional or exercise habits. If you have some form of an eating disorder, please find a Biblically based Christian Counselor to help before making changes in your habits.
Some of the questions you asked were very broad in nature and can’t be answered in a short blog; you need to sit down and talk with a Biblically Based Christian Counselor or a Pastoral Counselor because the depth of your question will most likely take some time to work out. Jimmy McLeod is a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor who serves with us at Grace Fellowship and is available each Wednesday afternoon for appointments. You can call the church office to find out more. Rocky Johnson and Rick Cooper are our pastoral counselors who may be able to help with your questions. We also have some Life Groups that address a few of the questions you asked; you can contact Pastor Doyle Brookshire if you’d like to know more about groups that deal with the issues you’re facing.
Here are the questions that will take more time than a simple answer in a blog: How can God help in my day to day recovery? How should we deal with the physical effects of anxiety; a problem with such deep spiritual roots? How come – even sometimes when you pray for healing to your health – and do everything you’re supposed to do, your health still doesn’t improve? Time – what can I change so that I will be better able to take care of myself and my family? (we can’t address this without knowing your schedule). What does the Bible say about tattoos and drinking?
Here’s one question we can address. Why are organic foods are so much more expensive than processed foods?
Here’s a link that helps answer that question: http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2012/03/11/10-reasons-organic-food-is-so-expensive/
For a simpler response, John Robinson helped answer this question as follows…
- No chemicals=more labor
- Demand overwhelms supply
- Higher cost of fertilizer for organic crops
- Crop rotation
- Post harvesting handling cost-avoids contamination
- Organic certification
- Cost of covering higher loss
- Better living conditions for life stock
- Grows at a slower rate