This subject has been a lifelong quest for me. I am a product of the 50’s where Wonderbread and Hostess Twinkies abounded. I have been on and off different diets all my life and in the process, I have learned quite a bit about nutrition.
Research shows that the United States is woefully overfed. Obesity and all of its ramifications abounds in constantly increasing statistics. The reason???...industrial agriculture’s push for high yields at the expense of nutrient density, plus a food industry conspiring to addict us to processed junk.
Increasing evidence shows that our consumption of fats, sugars and fluffy white foods contributes to the incidence of degenerative, age-related diseases such as cancer, cognitive decline, cardiovascular disease and stroke. Biochemist Bruce Ames — who has won numerous prestigious awards, including the National Medal of Science — argues that “widespread vitamin and mineral deficiencies in modern diets result in chromosomal damage that leads to cancer and accelerated aging.” We are eating too much food that is deficient in the nutrients our bodies need.
On the Spiritual side, our bodies are a temple of the Holy Spirit and we are on earth to proclaim the gospel to a world who needs Jesus Christ. How are we able to be what God wants us to be when we make ourselves ill by what we eat?
CPC is hoping to offer an opportunity to join a group that would help us with weight reduction and a consequent increase in our nutrition and health…Weight Watchers. This program is nationally known, and driven by current research. And it works! I have been a lifetime member for a few years.
If we are able to find 20 people who will commit to the group, we would be able to have a Weight Watchers group right here on campus…we have 15. The spiritual support of prayer and encouragement from the Body of Christ will make all the difference.
Won’t you join us?