I’ve never before participated in the “Works for Me Wednesday” blog carnival, originated by Rocks in My Dryer and now hosted by http://www.wearethatfamily.com/
But, because of the current Swine Flu scare, I feel compelled to share what works for me to stay healthy. And I mean it. Even when I’m around sick people, I generally don’t catch what they’ve got.
These are all really “no brainer” points, but I’ve been amazed to learn how many people overlook them. So, here they are:
1.) Keep short accounts with God. Refuse to harbor sin in your heart. Repent. Confess it. Now.
2.) Keep short accounts with people. Bitterness, jealousy, anger, hatred, unforgiveness, etc. all create stress on the physical body which weakens one’s immune system.
3.) Stay away from sugar. Sugar weakens the immune system. We don’t want wimpy immune systems right now, do we?
4.) Stay away from sugar. Yes, I did just repeat myself.
5.) Stay away from white flour. (See above point # 3.)
6.) Stay away from junk foods, including diet soda and prepackaged foods with lots of additives. Eat home-cooked meals.
Don’t overeat. It’s easier on your system to eat lighter meals more often.
7.) Eat greens – broccoli, spinach, asparagus, turnip greens, collard greens – lots of them. And plenty of fruit, whole grains, seeds and nuts… You know, a healthy diet.
8.) Avoid negativity – whether it’s news, TV, people, activities, or your own thoughts.
9.) Get plenty of sleep.
10) Drink plenty of water.
11.) Stay in relationship with God the Father, through the Lord Jesus Christ. Read the Bible. Pray. Worship. Enjoy Him.
Unless I’ve violated one or more of the above, this almost always works for me.