Good health is something we take for granted until something happens to us.

When our health takes a downturn, we begin to question our eating habits and our diet. God has designed the human body, he knows what we should be feeding our bodies. God has provided us with our "own manual" that tells us how to operate our bodies. That manual is called the Bible.

1 Corinthians 10:31 simply tells us: Whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

In Genesis 1:29 - God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food".

In Deuteronomy 8:8 - A land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey.

Our bodies are not built to handle excess, whether in the form of nourishment or additives.

God's word reveals many basic principles for good physical and mental health. That key is simply this: “My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones” (Proverbs 3:1-2, 8). It should not surprise us that obedience to God’s commandments and other laws would promote health. When we obey them, we operate in accordance with His instructions. As our Creator, He knows what’s best for us.

The biblical instructions regarding health, maintenance, and recovery from illness involve application of cause-and-effect principles—based on true science—that were given thousands of years before scientists developed the technology that enabled them to discover germs, bacteria, viruses, genes, and the like. Modern medical science has discovered many principles of good health, but they originated with God who designed and created the miracle that is the human body.

Author: portions of this guide are obtained from: gotquestions