Healthy body systems and Normal Blood Pressure is achieved by maintaining a healthy emotional life along with a balanced lifestyle of healthy food and daily work, rest, exercise, and play.
Foundation for Emotional Health
We cannot control the emotional ups and downs life throws at us but we can control our reaction to them. Building up a healthy spiritual foundation based on a belief that you are known completely and loved without reserve by the most powerful being in the universe is a perfect place to start.
Many people do not worship a God of Love, their God is wrathful, waiting for any reason or weakness on their part to punish or destroy. This perception of God is not only unhealthy but can actually affect the way you value and deal with yourself and others. We humans are blessed with an innate law of worship. We assimilate to, or become like that which we worship, and we all worship something. The health of the body, mind and soul depend to a large degree on what we are modeling ourselves after. If you would like a better science based understanding of the spiritual mind & body connection the “God and the Brain” seminar by Dr. Tim Jennings is an excellent resource.
Foundation for Physical Health
Our bodies need a daily supply of nutrition or they will shut down and stop working. The best nourishment would be to follow the original food plan provided for our first parents; vegetables, fruits, nuts, grains and seeds.
The Question is asked: Don’t I Need Animal Products to Be Healthy?
Properly planned vegan diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases….are appropriate for individuals during all stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, and adolescence, and for athletes.— American Dietetic Association Volume 109, Issue 7, Pages 1266-1282 (July 2009)
Not only are animal products unnecessary for optimal health, an increasing number of nutritionists and health professionals are acknowledging animal products are harmful to our health. Meanwhile, a healthy vegan diet helps reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, obesity, and diabetes.
The China Study: by T. Colin Campbell is arguably the most comprehensive study on nutrition ever done. Campbell provides compelling evidence linking animal products to disease, including cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, etc.