Our philosophy begins and ends with our Creator. God is the source of all life, therefore the source of all healing. God created you. He created a perfect organism in His likeness. Yes, He can heal our problems instantly through miracles, but more often, healing comes through His design. Your body is your responsibility. The Bible speaks in-depth on matters of physical health, lifestyle choices, and spirituality. Throughout history, in both biblical and mainstream teachings we hear about the connection between body, soul, and spirit.
God Designed our Food
God created everything in perfection. In doing so, He gave us the opportunity to discover and explore healthy and balanced living. He gave us fruits, nuts, plants, and life on this planet. Everything around us serves a purpose. It is interesting how all grass is edible, or how there is a relatively small number of toxic plants, and even those can be vital medicines when used appropriately. God gave us a perfect scene with a broad spectrum of ways to live, but instead of continuing to learn and build on His design, we have chosen man's way.
“Then God said, ‘I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.’” - Genesis 1:29
Humans have industrialized the world, created thousands of toxic chemicals and sprayed our “food” with pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and insecticides. Instead of choosing to learn and advance ways to work in harmony with God's design, we are working against it. Instead, in the name of profit, we have chosen to genetically alter our food (GMO's), strip our foods of all nutrients (processed foods for increased shelf life), and create large factory farms for both plants and animals. Because of this, the life-giving properties of food have been destroyed, modified, and corrupted. Animals are crowded, sick, shot full of antibiotics and hormones, and abused. Because of industrialized factories, our air, rivers, streams, and oceans have become polluted, and we are now living in a fast-food generation void of life force. We are getting weaker with each passing generation because we have strayed from God's design. This was never God's desire when He created the Garden of Eden.
“The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.” -Genesis 2:15
“God didn’t tell him to exploit the world or treat it recklessly, but to watch over it and use it wisely. Like a good ruler, we should seek the welfare of everything God entrusts to us—including the creation.” -Billy Graham
Man's design for food
God Designed our Medicine
There has always been a remnant who has fought for the return of living God's way. To many, this started as a resistance to "the system" and was about being in harmony with the earth, but slowly it has become more mainstream. We believe many practices and remedies are of God's design, given to us by our Creator, but have been misunderstood. God gave us sunlight, water, minerals, herbs, crystals, and so much more for our healing, but many people are nervous to use them. Because of this lack of knowledge, we want to help educate and teach what is of God and what is not. What we know for sure is God has provided all we need for health, wellness, food and medicine through nature.
"By the river on its bank, on one side and on the other, will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their leaves will not wither and their fruit will not fail. They will bear every month because their water flows from the sanctuary, and their fruit will be for food and their leaves for healing.” -Ezekiel 47:12
Man's Design for Medicine
Throughout history, all we had for healing is nature and the glorious wonders of God's natural creation. This dramatically changed in the last 150 years with the creation of the petro-chemical (coal-tar based) pharmaceutical industry. Petro-chemicals led to patents, leading to big profits for people and companies, and the subsequent decline of natural medicines. The belief was that we could chemically re-create medicines instead of using nature. In the short-term it seemed brilliant, but the long-term results have proven damaging and deadly, yet we still continue their use today. We have gone from choosing God and creation, to choosing man and technology. Modern medicine, while saving thousands of lives through surgery and emergency techniques, has simultaneously injured and killed millions more with poison therapies, such as vaccines, pharmaceutical drugs, chemotherapy and radiation. As modern medicine has progressed, we've observed little healing. Natural healers work with God's design of the body, while modern medicine has created drugs that work against the natural function of God's creation, usually suppressing what the body is designed to do. We know God designed our bodies well and we believe He has given us the natural resources we need.
“Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh, and strength to your bones.” -Proverbs 3:7-8
“Present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God." -Romans 12:1-2
We can be healed
We believe God designed our bodies as a self-healing mechanism. What we consider sickness, illness or disease is often an outward manifestation of the body asking for help. Most of what we call disease is determined by our personal lifestyle choices or the environmental factors in a world full of toxins that interfere with God's design of the body. Health concerns are imbalances in the body that need to be addressed at the root cause. A diagnosis, or label, often describes the condition, yet fails to address the underlying reasons for the imbalance. Drugs are given to manage symptoms, or an "offending" organ is surgically removed, but this does not restore a person back to health. Sickness and disease is actually an opportunity to understand our body, understand God's creation and move back towards God to re-establish health and balance. We believe in the God of miracles, but we also believe in the God who heals us through natural processes and His naturally created order on this earth. God wants us to take care of our body (His temple) while on this earth, but we can only do this when we submit to the way He designed us to live.
“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your disease.” -Psalm 102:2-3
“When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken.” -Psalm 34:17-20