OUR HEALTH, OUR WEALTH
To be healthy is to be in a state of complete, physical, mental and social well being. Good health is an essential ingredient to a happy and purposeful life; the loss of it is a loss of happiness. When the health fails life becomes painful, drab, less meaningful and unproductive, resulting in frustration. The joy of living is drastically reduced and the quality of life will dwindle.
No wonder Mahatma Gandhi says, “It is health which is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” Money can buy you all the luxuries of life but you can only enjoy such if your health is good. Hence health is more important than wealth.
Few Tips on Healthy Living
This write up will not be complete without a reference to some information and knowledge from a book titled the “Hallelujah diet -Experience the Optional Health You Were Meant to Have” by George Malkmus with Peter and Stowe Shockey.
This book has biblical foundation as it discussed food based on (Genesis 1:29) – “And God said behold I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed, to you it shall be for meet (food) alone.” God gave Adam and all mankind, the ideal way to nourish the physical body, raw plant source foods are rich in fibre, and they fed on these and lived longer. But after the great flood when all plants were destroyed, and nothing left for man. God commanded man to eat flesh of clean animal to survive (Genesis 9:3) this contain no fibre and slows the digestive system. After this comes instance of sickness and drop in man’s life span.
In attestation to this, Daniel and the 3 Hebrew men who refused to eat the king’s food of cooked animal based meal, survived on vegetables and water. They were stronger and healthier than their counterpart. (Daniel 1: 8-10). Cleanliness is next to Godliness, without this it’s very difficult to maintain proper health; it is the key for health.
In conclusion health is a great treasure; it is the highest blessing and the source of all happiness. Hippocrates the Greek physician (father of medicine) says, “A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings.” Good health contributes to the emotional well being and happiness of a person, even with limited income, a person with sound health can lead a happy and enjoyable life.
Be Health wise to be Wealthy