Has God provided nutrients to help healing?
This is the page where we get to give you a glimpse into our hearts and intents. I love science, but I also believe in God. Can they go together? In the rest of this website, we don't dwell on spiritual issues. However, this is “About Us” so I’ll tell you how this site came about.
While in college, I had an interest in what life is all about. After searching through many religions for some years, I became a Christian in my early twenty’s. One day, I started to get a cold (which I consistently did 3-4 times a year). I asked another Christian to pray for me – and he refused! I couldn't believe it. When I asked him why not, he asked me if I thought God would heal someone of a hang over. I said, "Well, probably not because he shouldn’t have gotten drunk in the first place".
He then said that he had seen how I treat my body with "food abuse" (I didn't think all the junk food I ate was that bad). He asked that if I abused my body by not giving it what it needs to be healthy, when I had the ability to do so, why should I expect God to heal me of my sickness.
I was pretty surprised but then he took the time to begin to teach me about nutrition. A few years later, it occurred to me that I had the beginnings of the flu only once during that time. Some people prayed for me and I ended up well the next morning. Now, it might have been chance, it might have been prayer, it might have been both. However, I had more confidence (faith) in prayer now - knowing I was doing the possible in giving my body what I knew it needed.
Add a 15% Boost to Nutrients! I love it when science backs up the things of God. A recent HUGE study had different prayer groups around the world praying for names of people in hospitals. They never saw the people or laid their hands on them, just prayed for them. Across the board, there was a 15% improvement in the results of the people prayed for! Miracles are up to God, however this was a great encouragement to me that God has designed a basic measure of grace to be released by prayer. One way to improve results might be to simply ask God to quicken a nutrient or supplement to your body.
Now, it is 35 years later and I still love science and still believe in God. My wife and I know much more about nutrition (and have taught classes for many others about nutrition). Common illnesses can still happen but they are few and far between – and they don’t last long!
For thirty-five years I have been enjoying separating out truth from fiction in nutrition. (This usually the hardest part - including even biased clinical studies). I now have a fundamental confidence that our bodies have been designed to perform wonderfully for us if we recognize two fundamental pillars of physical health:
Two Pillars of Physical Health
1. We need to put into our body what it needs to do its job.
2. We need to remove the toxins in our body that shouldn’t be there.
In real life a healthy "balanced" diet is pretty hard to come by - and still live a reasonable lifestyle in our modern world. The soil in which the food is grown isn't what it used to be. In addition, we are exposed to several hundred times the heavy metals and pesticides than people were centuries ago. This requires some attention if we want to live a healthy life!
We have been amazed at how many “old wive’s tales” and marketing deceptions exist in the realm of supplements! Finding accurate sources of information is very important before making decisions about nutrients. We believe nutritional products need to include:
1. Meaningful amounts of each ingredient! Many formulas have ridiculously low amounts of some ingredients just so they can have a long ingredient list.
2. Nutrients that interact with each other in a complex. For example, it is important to take the whole vitamin E complex to receive the full benefits they offer.
3. What nutrients can be taken safely in higher amounts (than traditional allocations)? If so, is there value in doing so? There have been many scientific studies in recent years supporting the value of much higher amounts of some supplements. In many cases, the body will simply eliminate any surplus. If so, we prefer to supply the body with extra amounts and let it decide how much it wants to use.
4. How common is the nutrient found in a normal diet? Some nutrients need more supplementation than others. The absorption and use of different forms of a supplement by the body varies. If so, we prefer to use the forms the body can better absorb and use.
We also recommend and use the best laboratories who have NSF, cGMP, ISO 9001 and ISO 17025 certifications. This insures a high-quality product!
Most of all, we wish you the best of health and life!
Terry and Kathy Roshau