Taking Care of Your Body is Your Responsibility: Let’s See Why and How

In a time where convenience takes precedence over doing what we know we should, it’s essential to take a step back and remember that our bodies are a gift that needs careful stewarding. From the foods we eat, the pharmaceuticals we take, to our level of activity, and exposure to bioelectric disruptive technology, all these aspects greatly influence our well-being. Now more than ever, we need to think about what good stewardship of our own bodies means.

Biblical Stewardship and Its Relation to Health

When we explore the concept of biblical stewardship, we uncover a subject that goes beyond the management of physical resources. Our health is, maybe, the most important part of this idea. The Bible instructs us to view our bodies as a sacred space in which resides the Holy Spirit. We are told that our body is literally a temple and we are exhorted to treat it as such. Just as temples are revered and well-maintained, our bodies too deserve careful attention and respect.

This idea of stewardship of one’s own body is multi-faceted and involves areas like: choosing properly nutritious foods, moderating our use of pharmaceutical drugs, adopting an active lifestyle, and even approaching modern technologies with caution.

In a nutshell, to be good stewards in the biblical sense, we need to exercise a conscious, mindful approach to how we treat our bodies. This is not merely for our physical health, but also for the nourishment of our spiritual well-being.

Stewardship of our bodies, then, becomes a tangible expression of our faith, and a meaningful step towards aligning our daily habits with our spiritual values.

We are told that:

Your body is a temple – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

A steward must be found trustworthy – 1 Corinthians 4:2

Anyone who destroys God’s temple will be destroyed – 1 Corinthians 3:17

The Impact of Processed Foods on Our Health

We live in an era of grab-and-go meals, a time when taste and convenience frequently overshadow health and nutrition. This has led to a rise in the consumption of processed foods, known for their high sugar, poly-unsaturated fat and preservative content. They might be quick, easy and delicious, but the health implications of regularly eating these foods can be serious. From weight gain to heart disease, diabetes, and even certain types of cancer, the health risks associated with a diet heavy in processed foods are the most pressing health concern for the western world today and should not be underestimated.

Embracing good stewardship of our bodies, as the Bible teaches, encourages us to opt for foods that nourish rather than harm. Instead of reaching for that frozen pizza or canned soup, we could prioritize organic fruits, vegetables, proteins, and whole grains. Imagine your body as a sacred temple, and each meal as an opportunity to honor this temple with the right kind of offerings. After all, God told you to do it, right.

Changing our diet is not a simple switch, but a journey that requires effort, commitment, and sometimes, sacrifice. The goal is to respect our bodies enough to provide them with the nutrition they need to function optimally. As stewards of our health, let’s strive to make informed choices that honor our bodies, promoting both physical health and spiritual well-being.

The Role of Pharmaceutical Drugs and Overmedication

Pharmaceuticals can be life-saving tools when used thoughtfully and appropriately. Yet, in a society where instant relief is often thought to be good healthcare or even good health, we are seeing a concerning trend towards overmedication and irresponsible use of pharmaceuticals. This excessive use, or misuse, of prescription drugs can swiftly transition from cure to curse, leading to problems such as dependency, negative side effects, and a decline in overall wellness.

To uphold the principle of stewardship of our bodies, we need to foster a more balanced perspective on medication use. This involves being informed about the medicines we take, understanding their intended effects and potential side effects, and using them under the strict supervision of wise healthcare professionals – and not all healthcare professionals are wise, so choose carefully.

It also means exploring other therapeutic options, such as lifestyle changes and natural remedies, before turning to medication. Overmedication can be a slippery slope, but as good stewards, we can navigate this complex terrain with knowledge, caution, and responsible decision-making, ensuring we utilize pharmaceuticals in a way that respects the sanctity of our bodies.

Inactivity and the Importance of Regular Exercise

We find ourselves in an age where activity seems to be a luxury that we never have enough time for, and this sedentary lifestyle is leaving an unhealthy mark on our bodies. The power of regular exercise, however, in maintaining our well-being cannot be understated. Exercise is not just about building muscles or shedding pounds, it’s a vital part of taking care of our body in its entirety.

Consider the multiple benefits that regular physical activity provides. It stimulates the heart, encouraging better cardiovascular health. It acts as a mood-enhancer, boosting endorphins, and promoting a general sense of well-being. Exercise also sharpens the mind, reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression. Additionally, it’s a significant player in maintaining a healthy weight and preventing a variety of health issues including diabetes, heart disease, and even some cancers.

Proverbs 6:6, 10-11: “Go to the ant you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise…A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep – so shall your poverty come on you like a prowler, and your need like an armed man.”

Proverbs 21:25: “The desire of the lazy man kills him, for his hands refuse to labor.”

Proverbs 18:9: “He who is slothful in his work is a brother to him who is a great destroyer.”

However, integrating exercise into our daily routines isn’t always easy in a world designed for ease and comfort. It’s not about signing up for a marathon or investing in high-end gym equipment. Rather, it’s about finding opportunities for movement in our everyday life. Perhaps it’s choosing to walk or bike instead of driving, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or even dancing to your favorite song.

Let’s remember, every step we take, every move we make, is a testament to our commitment to stewarding our bodies well. Exercise is a form of worship, a way to honor the temple that is your body. In this journey of stewardship, regular physical activity is not merely an option, but a necessity. Embrace it and let it transform your health and your life.

Bioelectric Disruptive Technology and Its Potential Risks

In our tech-driven society, we are constantly surrounded by bioelectric disruptive technologies such as 5G, WiFi, Bluetooth and cell phone towers. etc. These technologies, though they bring a great deal of convenience, might also be bringing along potential health hazards. These could range from something as seemingly benign as interrupted sleep patterns, to more serious concerns like elevated stress levels, and even an increased risk for certain cancers.

As caretakers of our bodies, it’s essential that we stay informed about these potential risks. But how do we do that? By digging deeper, reading research studies, and staying updated about the latest findings on the health impacts of these technologies. It’s also about listening to our bodies and paying attention to any changes that could be linked to increased exposure to these disruptive technologies. Turn off that phone when not in use, turn off the WiFi at night when you go to bed. Think about ways to reduce you exposure to EMFs. It’s more important than you might think.

However, being mindful of these potential risks doesn’t mean we need to move into a WiFi-free cabin in the woods. It’s about achieving a balance. This could involve limiting our screen time, setting up tech-free zones in our homes, or investing in protective devices that help mitigate exposure to harmful bioelectric waves. Try earthing, it’s the best way to ground all that tech energy and also absorb free electrons from the earth which act as antioxidants binding all of the free radicals caused by using technology.

Let’s remember, stewardship isn’t about living in fear or completely abandoning modern conveniences, but about making informed decisions. As we navigate through this increasingly digital world, let’s do so with knowledge, caution, and a strong commitment to the well-being of our bodies. This, in turn, will enable us to use these technologies responsibly while minimizing potential risks. After all, our bodies are precious temples, and good stewardship involves protecting them from harm in all its forms.

Taking Charge: Practical Steps towards Better Stewardship

When it comes to health stewardship, it’s all about proactively caring for your body. You can start by nourishing your body with organic whole foods, while minimizing processed ones. Treat pharmaceuticals with respect, only using them when absolutely necessary and under proper medical guidance. Move more and make exercise an indispensable part of your daily routine. Keep an eye on your exposure to bioelectric disruptive technologies, setting healthy boundaries without completely dismissing their convenience.

But that’s not all. Regular health check-ups are a must to keep track of your body’s needs and changes – and not just MDs but also homeopaths or other qualified alternative health practitioners.

Being a good steward of your body is not about achieving perfection, but making choices that uphold your well-being in a fast-paced, ever-changing world. You might stumble, but don’t get discouraged. Remember, each step you take towards better stewardship is a step towards a healthier, happier you. It’s about a lifestyle change, not a temporary fix. And you have the power to make that change, starting today! So, let’s start this journey of health stewardship, treating our bodies with the respect and care they deserve. After all, they’re the only ones we have!