Food and Health: You Are What You Eat by Chérie Guerrant | Apr 30, 2013 | Features, Food & Agriculture, Health and Body | 6 comments Renaissance Garden – Thanks Cherie!)]]> 6 Comments Paul Williams on April 30, 2013 at 1:50 pm I think that this disconnect my stem from a deeper disconnect – the idea that you what you do has little importance in your spiritual life (so you just have to believe, or mentally assent to, certain things, and then have enough “faith” that God will just zap you and fix all your issues). If that’s our general approach to the Christian life, it’s not surprising that people would neglect their health and then pray to God to heal them from the effects of their poor choices. Granted, not all health problems stem from this neglect, but it’s probably a higher percentage than we acknowledge. J Fowler on April 30, 2013 at 2:28 pm Well said Paul – this is an issue with deep roots in our malformed theology and incomplete view of world. Bill on May 1, 2013 at 1:28 pm I agree with Paul’s comment. It is another reflection of the dualism that artificially separates the material and the spiritual. Sadly there is also the fact that much of the contemporary church doesn’t treat destruction of one’s body as a sin/vice/immoral choice. J Fowler on May 10, 2013 at 3:22 pm Hopefully we can help change that. Ann K Wood on May 10, 2013 at 7:57 am Cherie, thank you for putting forth truth however that shakes out in helping us to embrace healthy living. We are so thankful for what is being done across America to get back to the land and it’s bounty unaltered by man. As a child in rural Virginia in the mid 40s and 50s we ate what came from the garden and survived childhood illness without the need for a lot of medical help! Penicillin was used only for true infection – that was the main saver of life from a breakdown of the body’s immune defenses. Your food was the main fuel. And by the way, there was NO snacking between meals unless heavy work was involved and then water came first, always. Now people eat and seldom hydrate sufficiently. What is the first thing that is done when someone goes to the emergency room…they immediately start an I.V. to hydrate. However there is another “D” in this discussion and I believe ‘denial’ plays a big part in our approach to faith, mental development, physical fitness and so much more – put me at the head of the list. Been there, done that. The truth is we are spiritual being who live in a vessel meant for fine tuning just like any other piece of equipment or ‘motor’ with a hidden or underlying energy source. I thank God for the knowledge that has come my way through your and Bill’s knowledge of sustainable living….and partaking of the produce of your farm. I’m pretty sure this helped save my life. That and proper hydration. Cherie, the silence comes from being confronted with truth and trying to take it in…that is the way we respond to information that requires something from us. Necessity is the mother of invention – unfortunately we do have the ability to bring into being ill health or make matters worse even for those of us born with defects. Faith in a faithful God and good nutritious food make all the difference! Kudos to you for getting the word out…we are what we believe, eat and drink. J Fowler on May 10, 2013 at 3:23 pm Thanks for the comment Ann! I’m glad to know you are friends with Bill and Cherie – they are great people.