Sunday, October 11, 2009

A "Novel" Idea

I thought I'd take a brief diversion from talking about the Creation Health model to share with you a thought-provoking statement I heard the other day on 3ABN Today Live, a Christian talk show that airs on Three Angels Broadcasting Network. Neil Nedley, M.D., author of several books on preventive health, including Proof Positive and Depression: The Way Out, as well as president of the Weimar Center for Health and Education, was one of the guests interviewed on the show. The topic was the health care crisis in America, and Dr. Nedley gave a simple, but profound solution to the problem. He talked about the great efforts of President Obama to pass the health care bill and the administration's amazing collaboration with the pharmaceutical industry and the American Medical Association to get the legislation passed. In an effort to pass the new legislation they've brought out a number of issues and suggested numerous remedies to the problem, but there's one aspect they've entirely overlooked, and that is personal responsibility. Now, there's a novel idea! In spite of all this talk about the need for better health care and the need for every American to be insured, and how medical costs are spiraling out of control, nobody's saying anything about the need for taking personal responsibility for our own health! Dr. Nedley pointed out that despite the millions of dollars being spent every year on treating heart disease, that 90 percent of all heart attacks could be prevented if we would simply follow a few simple and easy to incorporate lifestyle principles. Amazing! Or is it, really?

If you didn't see the program on 3ABN, you can get a DVD copy of it by contacting Three Angels Broadcasting Network at 618-627-4651 or by visiting their Web site at You can also find an archive of healthy recipes on their site under Resources, and I highly recommend it. Also, if you're experiencing health challenges and want to get a jumpstart on implementing those lifestyle principles I've been referring to, check out Weimar's Newstart Lifestyle Program. You can find them on the Web at or by calling 800-525-9192.

That's it for now. Look for updates weekly. And be sure to post comments from time to time. I love to get feedback and to know that somebody's actually reading this blog! Thanks, and have a healthy and prosperous week. 3John 2

"The Wellness Lady"

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