Facts revealed about sickness in the bible

Many discoveries of modern science in the medical sector were predicted almost thousands of years ago by the ancient Hebrews. Many health principles in the Bible were discovered in many religious books today.  The age we now live inlays much emphasis on heart disease, cancer, and some diseases that kill our generation by the days.  A good health demands self-control and lots of diligent effort. Many ancient health keys present in the Bible show the way(s) in which many illnesses and disease can be avoided. The laws that reign during these periods in the bible are usually set in order to avoid epidemics, communicable diseases, plagues, illnesses (diabetes, cancer, obesity) etc.

  1. Sicknesses could be from God

Right from on-set, there seems to be a connection between sickness and sin. Examples would be sighted from the bible. They are:

Gen 12:17 Pharaoh’s household was infected with serious diseases because he took Abraham’s wife into his palace.

Gen. 19:11 Yahweh’s angels struck the men blind who were threatening Lot’s house.

Gen. 20:18 Abimelech’s household became barren when he unwittingly planned to take Sarah as his wife.

Num 12:10 The sufferings endured by the Egyptians because of their hardness of heart included various plagues, physical illnesses and ultimately the death of their firstborn. Miriam became leprous for slandering her brother, Moses.

2 Kings 5:26-27 Gehazi contracted leprosy because of his greed

2 Kings 6:18-20 In answer to Elisha’s prayer God struck the enemy blind and they later gained their sight.

2 Chron. 26:16-20 The king Uzziah was struck with leprosy because of his pride.

2 Chron. 21:14-15 For deserting God, Jehoram was struck down by an incurable disease of the bowels.

From these, we can see that God’s response to sin sometimes was to chastise people for going against his laws. This punishment is done by sending sicknesses to them. This does not mean that sickness was the only punishment people break laws.  Punishment could also be for personal sin and sometimes for collective guilt which is when a group, town or nation was punished altogether.

  1. Not all sicknesses come because of sin

Sometimes, sickness can come not as a result of a sin committed. Well, we may doubt this but there is someone who exemplified this in the good book. This person is Job. He became sickness without any sin or misbehavior attached to him. His friends were not ready to help matters at hand. In fact, his wife joined in rebuking him scornfully.  The job has got respect and he maintained his innocence. So, he was exonerated by God and the devil went ahead to punish him. The entire book of Job, (the oldest written book in the scripture) explains that there are several other issues to be examined when deciding the possible cause(s) of sickness.

  1. The Agent of Sickness

In the Old Testament, God is shown as a Sovereign Lord. He has an absolute control over everything. In the beginning, God created all things. He gave life to Adam and Eve. It is, thus, no surprise that in the Old Testament, all attributes of life and death are attached to God. Sickness, health, prosperity, poverty, victory, and defeat, etc. are also attached to him. This is to show that nothing happens without the involvement of God because he is sovereign. With no regard to human usual causes of sickness, healing can be said to be very dear to God. It is his nature to heal everyone.

  1. Sickness compels us to comfort others (2 Corinthians 1:3-5)

Sickness sometimes compels us to show compassion for others who are being hurt. This can enable us to have more attention for them. When we have fallen sick before or once a victim of a particular sickness, whenever we see anyone on a bed trapped by the same sickness, we tend to have more compassion for them. Like we can say that the most persons that can comfort us are those that are once in our shoes.

  1. Sickness sometimes refines us

The book of Isaiah 48:10 that “…I have refined you, though not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.” A meaning that can be derived from this verse is that pains, sickness, and suffering usually have a way of surfacing our strengths and weaknesses.

  1. Sickness can make us grow and mature

When we turn to God while in pain, he may use our condition to make us mature in faith. We may see this truth as illustrated by the persecuted church in the bible. We may simply say that when we seek God because of our condition, we may find Jesus. This is because Jesus has once suffered pains as we do because he lived amongst us.

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9).

Fitness Kick Ups Never To Miss Out On

Exercises are physical activities intended to improve strength and fitness. Exercises are designed to develop a skill or ability. It is important to know that there are various forms of exercises and you can exercise your body not only in the Gym but also in your house and at your convenience.

Due to the fact that we do not exercise our muscles regularly, we find it difficult to do some things like carrying heavy bags up the stairs, walking a long distance, and some other activities. In order to address this, exercises have been put in place to put our muscles into action.

Exercises help you to burn a lot of calories and it also makes us fit. As soon as you make exercise part of your life and you do it regularly, you will see some notable changes in your body and you will be surprised at how fast it works.

Below are some types of exercises that can be done by individuals and the correct posture for each exercise:

  1. This exercise works for the back

Lie flat on your stomach with arms and legs extended flat on the floor. Lift both legs and arms a few inches off the floor; hold 5 seconds and lower. Repeat as many times as you can times.

An alternate way of doing this exercise is by lying on your stomach, arch legs upward and place hands alongside face to support your body weight. As you move on in doing the exercise, do the move with hands placed near your armpits. As time goes on, you could alternately lift your extended right arm off the floor while lifting your extended left leg; then left arm, right.

  1. This exercise works the legs and shoulders and butt

Holding a 5- or 7-pound dumbbell in each hand, stand with feet a little wider than hip-width apart and toes pointed outward slightly; knees should be slightly flexed and back should be flat. Focus on a spot on the wall that’s 45 degrees above eye level.

Slowly lower to a sitting position, keeping weight on your heels and allowing yourself to lean forward slightly. As you lower, raise arms, keeping hands at 10 and 2 o’clock. Once thighs are parallel to the floor, stand up, pushing through heels to starting position as you lower weights to your sides. Lower into a squat, this time lifting arms straight out to sides, to shoulder height. Once thighs are parallel to the floor, stand up as you lower weights to sides. You could repeat this as long as you can.

When you place a ball that is stable between your lower back and a wall, and then squat, then the exercise becomes easier.

  1. This exercise works for the abdominals

Lie on your back with bent knees and feet on the floor. Press lower back into the floor. Cup hands lightly over ears. Lift left foot off the floor until left knee points toward ceiling. Extend right leg, lifting it slightly off the floor. Exhale slowly, curl torso upward, and touch right elbow to left knee; lower to starting position. Repeat on the right side, touching left elbow to right knee.

A different way of doing this exercise is by just keeping your shoulders and head flat on the mat. Afterwards, start to curl up. Instead of incorporating your upper body.

  1. This exercise works for the mid-back and triceps

This exercise is done by holding a 3-, 5-, or 8-pound dumbbell in each hand, stand with your feet hip-width apart and knees slightly bent. Lean forward from your hips, not your waist, keeping your back flat; dumbbells should be in front of your knees.

Pull dumbbells up toward the lower part of your chest, keeping upper arms and elbows next to your ribs. Focus on squeezing your shoulder blades together until dumbbells touch your abdomen. Lower the dumbbells slowly, and then repeat as many times as you can.

An easier posture for this particular exercise is to lie on your stomach and chest on an incline bench to do this exercise. Continue this exercise until you can do it without being assisted.

  1. This exercise works for the chest and also the triceps

To do this exercise, you need to use the following steps: Lie on the floor and get in a classic push-up position your hands under your shoulders and legs straight behind you. Keeping your head in line with your spine and looking down at the floor, lift your right leg about 6 inches off the floor.
Do about 6 to10 push-ups in this tripod position. Then lower foot to the ground, and lower to your knees to rest. Resume classic push-up position, this time elevating left leg while doing the move. To enjoy this exercise, you might need to start by doing a bent-knee push-up (knees on the floor). As you get stronger, extend one leg backward into the traditional push-up position.

 

Diabetes and Some Varying Factors You Should Know About

Diabetes Loophole eBookDiabetes has so many factors contributing to it continuous prevalence in today’s community. Thus, the ignorance of people about the dangerous disease has and it still causing a lot of havoc. On seeing The Diabetes Loophole eBook I saw a need for people to understand every contributing factor increasing the population of diabetic patient till date. Probably, this could help lower the risk of diabetes in the community. There are lots of campaigns revolving around our community and yet people still don’t believe in them or pay attention to them.

I want to let you know this – Until people get enough informed information about diabetes and it causes diabetes would continue to thrive. This is the reason I feel I should open your eyes to critical factors about diabetes. Let’s begin with the risks of the types of diabetes –

Risk factors – Type 1 diabetes;Diabetes Loophole eBook

It is true that up till now no certain causing factor has been allotted to type I diabetes. But, below are factors signaling increased risk of it;

Damaged immune cells in the body: Sometimes members in a family having people with type I diabetes get tested for the presence of diabetes autoantibodies. Having these autoantibodies can cause an increased risk of developing type I diabetes. It is however also Important that we know that not everyone having these autoantibodies gets to develop diabetes.

Dietary issues: consuming a very low amount of vitamin D, earliness to consumption of cow milk, plus baby’s being fed with cereals before the ages of 4 months. Although there are no scientific backings having this factors as responsible for causing type I diabetes.

Environmental factor: There are series of environmental factors that exposes one to an illness that can, however, lead to type I diabetes.

Family History: If diabetes is evident in your lineage, there is, however, every tendency that you also get affected by it.

Geographical state:  It has been proven that certain people from certain geographical location have a higher risk of type I diabetes diagnosis. Sweden and Finland are good examples.

 

Risk Factor – Type 2 diabetes & Pre-diabetes;

Most researchers have had countless numbers of researchers as to why people gets to live pre-diabetes and type II diabetes. Today we have many explained factors some of which will be highlighted below;

Overweight: Increased fat tissues in the body causes the resistance of cells to insulin in the body. This is why more of fat people get this type of diabetes.Diabetes Loophole eBook

Reduced body-activeness: Chances of being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes increases as you reduce your activeness so to say. It is, however, important that your activeness increases daily. Going about physical activities helps in weight loss, as glucose is absorbed making cells more sensitive to insulin.

Family Story: A mother who is having type 2 diabetes can easily transfer it to her offspring if preventive aids are not used.

Race: There is still no vivid reason as to why certain race has a higher risk of type 2 diabetes. Races include; American Indians, Asian Americans, Black race.

Age Range: Your chances of getting diagnosed of type 2 diabetes increases as your age increases. Old age leads to weakness of somebody active aids. This is aids that should help reduce the amount of sugar stored in the body.

Pregnant Mothers:  Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes developed during pregnancy. However, if this occurs during your pregnancy there is every possibility that your chance of getting faced with type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes increases. Giving birth to a baby weighing 9 pounds (4kg) also increase one’s risk of type 2 diabetes.Diabetes Loophole eBook

Risk factor – Gestational diabetes;

Almost all pregnant have tendencies of gestational diabetes, although the risks vary. Below are some of the contributing risk factors for gestational diabetes;

Age Bracket: Any women above the ages of 25 and pregnant can have gestational diabetes.

Obesity or Overweight: if you are overweight before you got pregnant there are tendencies that you are at higher risk.

There are lots of other information needed about types of diabetes. It is, however, important that we get together to the Diabetes Free Zone. Kindly join the campaign against diabetes so that we can have a Diabetes Free World!

It is very important that you have a broader view or knowledge about diabetes, you will not only be the one to enjoy the benefit of the information you have about diabetes. You could be a saving and be guarding angel to someone else and prevent them from dying unexpectedly.

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