Friday, May 25, 2012

The Huge Benefit of Sanitation!

As many of you know, we did not immunize our children.  My grandmother had seven children and refused to put that "poison" {as she called it} into her children's bodies.  Ken and I researched everything we could find on the topic before making our decision.  The thing that convinced us the most was the following ~

It is well documented that the increase in lifespan in Americans over the past 200 years is not at all from modern medicine but from better sanitation practices (sewage not being dumped in the streets) and from better, cleaner water quality. {Dr. Richard Schulz}

  We believed a healthy body was the key to having great health, not medicine.  Medicine is great in emergency situations, but not for keeping you healthy.  Have you listened to those drug commercials lately?  The side effects go on and on and are very scary.

Lots of sunshine, fresh air, organic food the way God created it, and exercise creates health not drugs.  My dad almost died from taking an antibiotic.  The body can fight almost any infection if it is healthy.  It does a much better job than drugs do.

Dr. Schulz has seen many people cured from diseases that doctors gave them no hope of curing.  He puts them on juices and cleanses.  When you are very sick, you need to be very extreme in getting healthy.  Once you are healthy, you don't have to be so careful and can cheat a little. 

Our society suffers from disease of wealth, not poverty.  Heart disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, autoimmune diseases, etc. are  usually diseases from overeating and eating the wrong kinds of food.  We are killing ourselves with our forks, not lack of clean water and sanitation.

So praise God every time you can flush a toilet or get into a nice bath with clean water.  These are the small things that we take for granted but are the main reason we don't get the diseases of the past.  We are living in the richest nation in the history of the world.  Start being thankful for everything including amazing bodies that heal themselves and a medical community that helps us in times of true crisis.

I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: 
marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
Psalm 139:14