Friday, July 20, 2012

What The Bible Says About Healthy Living, by Rex Russell, M.D.

I originally picked up this book because I have been struggling with my weight for many years. At the time I didn't know it, but reading this book was to become a life-changing event.

Regardless of what direction your personal faith walk has taken you, it is evident that our country is in the midst of an epidemic of obesity. Further, it would appear that there is more to it than simple gluttony. There is a cliche that says, When all else fails, read the instructions.

That is what this book is about: it re-states some of the Old Testament Hebraic dietary laws, but backs them up with 21st century science. It is based on three basic principles, then goes on to break them down into language anyone can understand. The most astonishing thing the author reveals is the travesty that has been foisted upon the American people by the so-called Food Industry. It seems that in the quest for profit, grain, for example, has been stripped of nutrients in order to make it "shelf stable," leaving only the starch, which is then mixed with other nutrient-devastated sugars, dyes, and so-forth so people will eat it. Bacteria will not grow on it. And if bacteria can't live on it, neither can we! Instead, our bodies simply store the starch as fat, and struggle to waddle on, bereft of any real nutrition. Then wonder why we feel so sick.

After reading this book, and following the principles contained therein for the past 5 months, I have lost a total of 32 lbs. and counting. Indeed, after reading this book , I look at the bread and cereal aisle at the grocery store and think, instead of cute cartoon graphics on the boxes, each should sport a big skull and cross-bones!

Please, please, please read this book!

Reviewed by Miriam, First Regional Library


1 comment:

  1. Consider also carrying the companion cookbook, "What the Bible Says about Healthy Living Cookbook." It contains some of the same basic info as Dr. Russell's book, as well as recipes. (He wrote the foreword to it.) Visit