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Greg Brothers is an Adventist pastor in Oregon.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Do acronymns cure cancer?

So you’ve come to that part of the Sabbath School class where you talk about just how to live a long and healthy life . . . but you’re not sure how to pull things together in a way that makes sense.

And yes, you could use the acronym NEWSTART® – i.e. nutrition, exercise, water, sunshine, temperance, air, rest, and trust in God – but it’s a trademark; it’s not something you should use unless you’re referring specifically to the lifestyle program that is offered by Weimar College.

That’s why I ask people to take care of themselves with a Dr’s Care. That means they’ve a better chance of living a long, healthy life if they are:

Drug-free: that mean no DDT (i.e. drugs, drinking, or tobacco).

Rested: 7-9 hours of sleep every night.

Safe: Accidents kill more young people than anyting else, so use those seat-belts in the car, wear life-jackets on the water, and don’t run with scissors.

Clean: wash your hands, brush your teeth, and don’t forget to floss -- not only will this give you healthy gums, but it cuts your risk of dying from pneumonia!

Active: exercise 30-minutes a day, three to four days a week.

Religious: it’s true – church members do live longer!

Eating right: more fruits and vegetables, less fast-food and junk-food.

Pastor Greg

And remember: "When it comes to health, you need to check your facts carefully -- many's the man who died of a misprint" -- Mark Twain.

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