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> Healing Through Humor

> Tips on Strengthening Your Immune System

> Healing of God-given Electrical & Chemical Frequencies in Your Body

> Guiding Principle in Choosing Foods, Supplements

> Why We Need Supplements for Optimum Health 

> Criteria for Choosing a Reliable Food Supplement Brand

 

 

Healing Through HUMOR 

 

   “One bout of anger will diminish the efficiency of your immune system for six hours, but one good laugh will increase the efficiency of your immune system for twenty-four hours.” 

— Dr. Francisco Contreras, M.D., Surgical Oncologist and Director, Oasis of Hope Hospital, Tijuana, Mexico

In the forward to Charles and Frances Hunter's book, "Healing Through Humor", Dr. Contreras writes:  "Science has definitively confirmed the potent healing factor of laughter.  Whether studies were conducted in Japan (1) or Loma Linda, California (2), objective results indicate that patients who experience laughter receive a boost to their immune system as measured in the elevation of natural killer cell activity and immuno-globulin" [a complex group of proteins that serve as antibodies in your immune system]. 

He adds:  "There are so many objective clinical trials that support the healing power of humor that it surprises me that few doctors take advantage of this 'medication.'"

 

References:

(1) K. Takahashi, M. Iwase, et al, "The elevation of natural killer cell activity induced by laughter in a crossover study," International Journal of Molecular Medicine, December 2001, 8(6):645-650.

(2) L.S. Berk, D.L. Felten, et al, "Modulation of neuroimmune parameters during the eustress or humor-associated mirthful laughter," Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, March 2001, 7(2):62-72, 74-76.

 

Fun Facts: What Happens When You Laugh

Research confirms the following health benefits reaped from a hearty chuckle:

* Your heart and lungs are stimulated.

* You breathe deeper and oxygenate more blood.

* Your body releases endorphins, your own natural pain killers, and you produce more immune cells.

* You burn seventy-eight times as many calories as you would in a resting state.

* The residual effects of laughter are also something to smile about -- your muscles and arteries relax, which helps  ease pain, and your blood pressure lowers and your pulse drops below normal, all of which some researchers think helps your digestion.

 

"A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones."

— Proverbs 17:22

The New English Bible translation says, "a merry heart makes a cheerful countenance, but low spirits sap a man's strength."

 

 Tips For Getting More Laughter Out of Life

+  Don't take yourself so seriously.

+  Look for at least one bright spot in every circumstance.

+  Rent wholesome humor videos and read books with clean jokes (such as the Hunters' "Healing Through Humor").

+  Practice doing a hearty belly-laugh.

+  Make an honest effort to adopt an attitude of gratitude and joy.

 

Some Jokes to Get You Started.....

Here are excerpts from Charles and Frances Hunter's book, "Healing Through Humor":

 

HUMOR IN THE BIBLE

Q.  Is baseball recorded in the Bible?

A.  Yes.  In the BIG-inning, Rebekah took the pitcher to the well, David struck out Goliath, and the prodigal son made a home run!

Q.  What time of day was Adam created?

A.  Right before Eve.

Q.  Where is the first tennis match mentioned in the Bible?

A.  When Joseph served in Pharaoh's court.

Q.  Who was the wealthiest financier in the Bible?

A.  Noah.  He was floating his stock while everybody else was in liquidation.

 

LIFE LESSONS

A man's teenage son just got his driver's license and asked his father for the keys.

"Son," replied his father, "after you get your grades up, start reading your Bible every day and get a haircut, I'll let you drive the car."

Some time went by, and the son repeated his request.  "And father, I'm getting better grades, and I'm reading my Bible every day!"

"Indeed you are," replied his father, "but you still haven't gotten a haircut."

"Aw, Dad.  Samson had long hair, and so did Moses.  In fact, Jesus had long hair, too!"

"Yes, son, and they walked everywhere they went."

 

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Life is like a mirror; we get the best results when we smile at it.

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"Healing Through Humor" is 178 pages of good, clean humor, compiled by Charles and Frances Hunter.   You may order the book through Hunter Ministries at (281) 358-7575.

 

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Tips on Strengthening Your Immune System

 

These tips are from nutritionists Dr. Bruce Miller, DDS, CNS, Dr. Richard Brouse, researcher and lecturer, Dr. Richard Duff, D.C., and U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. These tips also are good to build up your health to prepare for emergencies: 

 

+ Wash hands after touching any publicly accessible surface (e.g., shopping cart handles, check-out counters, handrails, ATMs, mail/bank deposit receptacle handles, buffet line serving utensil handles, doorknobs, etc.).  Tests have shown these surfaces are known to harbor mucous, saliva, urine, blood and/or fecal matter, according to microbiologist Chuck Gerba from the University of Arizona.  Washing hands is therefore the best FIRST DEFENSE against germs.

+ Wash hands before and after eating and handling food

+ Keep cold foods cold, and hot foods hot. Use a food thermometer to ensure food has reached proper temperatures; details are available online* at: www.fsis.usda.gov/food_safety_education/thermy/index.asp

+ Continually keep kitchen surfaces sanitized to prevent cross-contamination.  

+ Avoid sugar and products containing sugar whenever possible. Sugar can destroy the white blood cells’ capability to attack bacteria and viruses.  Example: One healthy white blood cell can destroy up to 14 bacteria.  But eating just 1/2 cup of sugar can render white blood cells almost useless -- one white blood cell can destroy only one bacteria after eating sugar!

+ Avoid sugary sodas -- just one soda contains 11 teaspoons of sugar (only 10 teaspoons of sugar have been shown to shut down 50% of the immune system, according to Dr. Chris Enriquez, cardiologist.  Even worse on the health are diet sodas,  which have Nutrasweet / Aspartame, a known “excitotoxin” and brain toxin).  Both sugary and diet sodas also contain phosphoric acid, which may cause osteoporosis and serious bone fractures later in life, according to a Harvard University study.  Consider healthier choices such as pure water, diluted fruit juice, and herbal tea without caffeine. 

+ Get plenty of rest, at least 7-9 hours of quality sleep nightly.  Health experts recommend sleep especially during the 10 p.m. to 2 p.m. window of time when the body heals and repairs itself most efficiently.  One wellness professional said the time you are in bed sleeping before 12 midnight is like putting money in the bank health-wise.

+ Maintain a healthy, balanced lifestyle (balanced diet with plenty of whole grains, fruits and vegetables, drink lots of healthy fluids, exercise, family, faith, prayer, hobbies, learn to relax and enjoy life). 

+ Laugh often.  Dr. Francisco Contreras M.D., cancer specialist, says, “One bout of anger will diminish the efficiency of your immune system for six hours, but one good laugh will increase the efficiency of your immune system for 24 hours.” He recommends to his patients the book entitled, “Healing Through Humor” by Charles and Frances Hunter (178 pages of clean jokes; book can be ordered at  (281) 358-7575). 

+ Supplement for nutritional assurance.   Basic nutrients are simply too important to leave to chance by getting from the diet.  Go with a reputable supplement company that has published, clinical studies done on their products and voluntarily publishes the number and type of tests they conduct and the amount of dollars they have invested in research and development (please see “Criterial for Choosing a Reliable Supplement” below).  You owe it to yourself to get the very best nutritional supplements for the only body God has given you here on earth!     

   

 

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Healing of God-given Electrical & Chemical Frequencies in the Body

 

The following is adapted from a teaching by Charles & Frances Hunter:  

Scientists have discovered the important physics principle that electrical and chemical “frequencies” revolve and hover above each and every one of the body’s 125 trillion cells. God created each cell to have its own unique and special set of frequencies, and as long as they are in harmony and balance, no disease can survive. Disease occurs when these God-given frequencies get out of balance. 

Jesus said in His Word that believers [those who have received Jesus as their Lord and Savior and have been empowered by the Holy Spirit] shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover (Mark 16:18).  Therefore, believers can lay hands on themselves, commanding sickness to leave in Jesus Name! 

Every day when you get up in the morning, lay your hand on your head and say these powerful life-giving words: 

 

“In Jesus' Name, I command 

all electrical and chemical frequencies 

of every cell in my body to be in balance 

and to be in perfect harmony. 

I command all bad cells to be digested and eliminated, 

in the Name of Jesus. 

I speak a new immune system into my body, in Jesus’ Name.” 

 

Note: Chemotherapy “eats” both good and bad cells. 

On the other hand, when commanding in Jesus’ Name all bad cells to be digested and eliminated, it works only on the bad cells and will not adversely affect the good cells.  

 

KEY: It is essential to say “THANK YOU JESUS” right after being ministered to, and to BELIEVE Jesus for your healing and keep thanking Jesus for your miracle! 

 

 

Why We Need Supplements for Optimum Health

 

Our food supply can no longer provide all the nutrients we need:

 

FACT:  According to a USDA study of 38,000 people, NOT A SINGLE PERSON got 100% of the RDA of essential vitamins and minerals from diet alone! 

 

FACT:  An average of 56% of vitamins are lost during cooking, according to research published in an article in Town and Country Magazine. Vitamin losses may go as high as 100% as in the case of vitamin C for mashed potatoes that have been on a buffet steam table for 45 minutes or longer, according to the book, Nutritional Evaluation of Food Processing.”

 

“The major causes of death and disability in the U.S. are related to the diet we eat.”Dr. Mark Hegsted, Harvard School of Public Health 

 

“MALNUTRITION in the United States is associated with six of the ten leading causes of death.”Dr. Ted Cooper, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services 

 

 

 

  Important Check List:

 

Criteria for Choosing 

a Reliable Brand of Supplement

 

1.)  Find out if the company manufacturing the supplements has had clinical studies done on their products, and whether they have had these published in peer-reviewed medical or professional scientific (not trade) journals, and whether this is being done on a regular basis.   

Be aware of companies that may use only "borrowed science" to back up their claims.  For example, a company may "borrow" vitamin C studies done by the scientific community at large in an attempt to "support" claims about its particular vitamin C product.  More effective would be for the company to go one vital step further and have clinical studies actually conducted on its OWN products, to make sure their specific formulations are effective and go into the bloodstream, where the body can best utilize it.  (Many brands of vitamins may look good on the label; however, whether the product itself is actually utilized by the body, and to what degree, may be entirely different matters.)  Therefore, it is good to make sure the company from which you are buying supplements has had clinical trials done on many of their products, and that the results of these clinicals have passed the scrutiny of the scientific community and have been published in respected professional, scientific journals.  This is one very reliable way to determine that the products indeed work as intended inside the body's cells. 

 

2.)  Ask how many quality assurance tests the company conducts on their products annually — do they test every batch of raw ingredients to screen for possible contaminants, such as heavy metals, pesticides and herbicides?  

In addition, do they test throughout the manufacturing process — from raw materials to finished product — for purity, efficacy and potency? 

 

3.)  How balanced and complete is the company's multi-vitamin formula?   

A company's multi-vitamin product is an indicator of the overall quality of their line of supplements.  According to Dr. Bruce B. Miller, DDS, CNS, nutritionist, author and researcher who has analyzed over 300 brands, a reliable multi-vitamin product will have 100% of the Daily Value (DV) of biotin and 100% DV of folic acid in each serving.  These are two very expensive B-vitamins which are often lacking in multis because they are not cheap, but are absolutely needed for proper metabolism, cellular energy and general health.  If the multi-vitamin does not contain the full DV of biotin and folic acid, it can throw one's body chemistry off-balance and actually create a relative deficiency of B-vitamins, because the body uses all eight B-vitamins together at the lowest common denominator.   Therefore, just one B-vitamin being low or lacking will cause an imbalance in the B-Complex vitamin intake and thereby throw the entire multi off-balance.  It would be better to go with a multi that has all eight B-vitamins each at 100% DV or more.  Dr. Miller has also stated that a good multi will have calcium at or near 45% DV, and should be close to a 1:1:1 ratio with magnesium and phosphorus for good bone health.  Copper and zinc should each be at 100% DV and at a 1:1 ratio with each other.  A company that pays close attention to micronutrient balance will have all these factors in play.

   

4.)  Does the company guarantee that what is claimed on the label — is actually in the bottle?   

For example, a study of various herbal nutritional products on the market found that a majority of them did not have the amount of active ingredient in the bottle as stated on the label — and some didn't have any detectable amount of active ingredient at all!  

A recent survey of a sampling of multi-vitamins sold in stores revealed through independent lab tests that over 30% of these vitamin products tested failed quality assurance standards for serious matters such as lacking essential vitamins and minerals or the tablets not breaking apart quickly enough to do the body any good. 

Go with a reliable company which not only verifies in tests, but also guarantees in writing that what is on the label is 100% in the bottle.  Your precious health is worth this guarantee!

 

5.)  How much money has the company invested on research and development and clinical trials to-date?    

A reliable company will not be afraid to make this information publicly available.  There is one company of which are aware that has already invested over $250 million in these essential areas.   A company which has made a sizeable investment to scientifically validate and assure product quality, safety, efficacy and purity standards demonstrates its commitment to excellence and its sincere concern for the health of its customers.

 

6.)  How quickly and effectively do the tablets disintegrate inside the stomach?

Do a “dissolve test” by dropping a tablet of a brand's multi-vitamin into a glass of room-temperature water.  The tablet should dissolve easily on its own — without any help stirring —— well within 30 minutes; if it takes longer, it might not dissolve fast enough to be absorbed into the body and may pass completely through the GI tract without doing the body any good.  Also try the same dissolve test with the company's calcium tablet in a new glass of water. 

 

7.)  How does the company process their ingredients?

Do they feature an extraction process using alcohol?  (Extracting nutrients with alcohol is a cheaper process, but it destroys delicate health-giving plant phytonutrients and enzymes.  Choose a company that uses the more expensive but nutrient-conserving water process.)  During the manufacturing process, does the company use high heat (destroys enzymes) and/or high pressure (compresses tablets so as not to break down properly in the body)? 

 

8.)  Does the company use pharmaceutical-purity standards to manufacture their supplements?  

The FDA does not require nutritional products to be made at purity standards which are required of pharmaceuticals.   However, a reliable company that cares about your health and your family's health will go the extra mile in product safety and purity by making sure they manufacture their products to the same exacting standards as pharmaceutical-grade purity.

 

9.)  Does the company grow and process the raw materials to organic standards?

We are aware of one company that even goes beyond organic standards and makes every effort to locate their growing fields as far away from roads as possible, to prevent vehicular exhaust particles from contaminating crops to be used in the products.  This company also tests every batch of raw materials during each step from harvest to final product, to make sure contaminants do not enter any part of the manufacturing process. 

 

10.)  Has the company ever used any questionable ingredients in any of their products?   

Just as important as what is put into a product — is what is left out.  An honest company will not use any ingredients that might make them a lot of money, but potentially harm their customers with adverse reactions.  Go with a company that refuses to use any ingredients such as aristolochic acid, chaparral, comfrey, kava, androstenedione, and ephedra, also known as "Ma huang" (now banned).   These ingredients and others have had FDA advisories and/or warnings against them, and can cause adverse reactions such as kidney or liver failure, increased cancer risk, and even death.   We have found one company that has never used any of these ingredients in any of their products, ever.

 

KEY:  An honest, reputable company of the highest integrity will have the answers to all ten of these questions voluntarily and publicly accessible, either online, in print, in audio presentations, and/or printed right on their labels.

 

 

"Choose a good reputation over great riches; 

               being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold."             

                                            — Proverbs 22:1 (New Living Translation)

 

 

Your health is fragile and precious.  

God has given you only one body in which to live while you are on planet earth.  

You are irreplaceable!  

Therefore, make sure you feed your body only the very finest and highest quality food supplements manufactured by the most reliable company you can find, along with eating a balanced diet consisting of natural, organic foods.  

The initial cost may be higher; however, it will more than pay for itself many times over with superior health, more vitality and a greater sense of well-being so that you can effectively fulfill God's awesome plan for you!

 

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Words to Live By

 

"I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; 

                     marvelous are Your works, 

                                    and that my soul knows very well." 

                                                — Psalm 139:14

 

 

 

 

 

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Guiding Principle in Choosing Foods, Supplements 

 

Nearly 30 years ago when our family first started looking for healthier alternatives in food and vitamin supplements, information in this field was scarce at best, and we were at a loss as to what guideline to use for making wise and healthy choices. We sincerely believe God gave Cheryl Tada a guiding principle which we have been using the past three decades and continue to apply to this day: 

 

“Eat foods and use vitamins whose raw materials are as close as possible to the way God created them, with the least amount of tampering by man."

 

P.S.: Eating healthy is also one of the most effective ways to maintain your healing!

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