WFMW – Staying Healthy



        I’ve never before participated in the “Works for Me Wednesday” blog carnival, originated by Rocks in My Dryer and now hosted by

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.   











4 Responses

  1. With a few rare exceptions, I agree. The rare exceptions include:

    1. “Thou shalt eat at least one sugar cookie from Barnes & Nobel every week.” Usually, Monday is the best day for doing this. It seems sugar calories are at their weakest early in the week.

    2. “Thou must have one Brueggers Bagel every week.” It’s sort of a Jewish thing to do, so Saturdays are best.

    3. “Thou must eat at least one piece of every pie that Honey bakes.” Not only is she the best, best cook in the world, but nobody bakes a better pie than she does. Her pie crusts are the envy of all fifty states. (You know, she’s from Iowa.) And after all, somebody has to encourage her by sighing, and saying, “This is the best ever.”

    But hey, just three exceptions are not bad, right?

  2. So true…all of them! Of course, I am saying this as my daughter is recovering from bronchitis… 🙂

  3. Ouch.

    I think you should also add sleep at the top. Because lack of sleep begets bad habits elsewhere. Like grabbing cookies b/c you need an energy boost and have one child hanging on your ankles and another on your breast. Blegh.

  4. Oh I LOVE these! REALLY, Really love them. You are SO right!

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