I have begun to post individual books and movies. This book is written by a Jewish man who is also a Christian. He was raised by Messianic Jews as well and his father is also a naturopath (correct title?)
He found an answer to his quest for how to stay alive and the story is interesting.
If I were writing the book myself, this is how it would change:
1. The number one factor in health is to be connected to your creator, to love Him with all your heart and soul and mind, and to love your neighbor. Being connected in faith brings you a great deal of health. Jordan did connect in order to find healing, but he doesn't emphasize that as much as I would like. Reading God's word, speaking it out loud, worshipping God, praying both in the closet and corporately, and trusting Him - these are fundamental. How much evil, how many germs do we avert just in doing this?
2. I don't think it is emphasized enough that there are some basic health principles that far outweigh all the others, since Jordan again directs us to this site and that site to buy more products, just like the other health "experts."
There are things that bring health and youth, so basic we miss them, and cost us nothing more than we spend already.
Number one is sleep. If we could all just get the maximum amount of sleep that we need,can you imagine the profound effect it would have on our health? I want to write a somewhat humerous essay on how Jesus would sleep through crisis, illustrated in the story where he was sleeping during a storm at sea, and merely woke up and said a few words and the storm stopped, after which he complained of the lack of faith of his followers (and then probably went back to sleep.)
Two is elimination of stress. Do you notice how much health is drained from people's bodies due to stress? We hear about this but few take it seriously. All of the health tips we hear about using the right food, and adding all these supplements causes more stress because the foods are less available and have to be sought out at a particular type of store, and so do the supplements and remedies. If we just stopped trying to do so many things, and rested - voila!
Three is changing one's lifestyle to include being outdoors and getting more fresh air. This is huge.
Four is water. If we just drank more pure water, such as the water directly out of a well that has a lot of natural minerals in it - this would make a difference. It's not as important that you drink a lot of water. The body naturally signals the need for liquids. We only need enough liquid, not a lot.
Jesus summed so much of this up in Matthew when he said that we need to stop worrying about our lives - what we shall eat, what we shall wear. If you eat when you are hungry and just try to stay with the healthy stuff but keep from worry about what you consume, the number one effect is that stress will dissipate.
The same with clothes, which includes anxiety about appearance. Just go and buy stuff you life, put it on in reasonable arrangements, and go out and forget about yourself. See, Jesus assumed that you would not lack confidence about yourself, about your appearance.
Jordan's recommendations send us back to the treadmill of anxiety in many ways, and so he misses the basic thrust of the gospel. Also, Jesus just reached out his hand and a guy's ear grew back immediately after it had been cut off (after Peter cut it off.) If He is capable of this, then trusting him for our health means that no matter what happens, we can get it fixed. This does not mean being careless and thoughtless about our bodies, but it means "don't worry!"
Who is to say that faith and God's word didn't alone heal Jordan?
I must mention that he did raise my consciousness about staying healthy and what the bible has to say. It's his book that explains why we regard cats and dogs as we do, since they are some of the types of animals who we are forbidden to eat. It seems we noticed their other "benefits" that of companions, in light of their not being edible.
He also helped me to regard hygiene as more important, esp. in the face of viruses. There are changes. I don't want to order toast, which cooks hold in their hands and then I eat with my hands. I want to always always cleanse my hands before eating especially any finger food. Not biting nails, not putting one's finger in the mouth ever, and cleansing ears and nose properly are brought to one's attention.