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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

How Long Do You Plan To Live?

Recently, an article was posted in a leading health magazine by Dr. Maoshing Ni entitled, “How to Live to 100”. Dr “Mao” says that our bodies are designed to live at least 100 years, as long as we get out of the way.

Here are his top six ways to live through a century:

1) Drink more water (Not just water, but 8 glasses of filtered water, which will prevent the buildup of toxic wastes in cells)
2) Eat like a “centenarian” (Eat mostly fish, vegetables, mushrooms, seaweed, and buckwheat. Avoid ALL sugars, MOST saturated fats, and eat COLORFUL fruits and vegetables)
3) Restoration through regular rest (7 to 8 hours of sleep a night, every night)
4) Take the stairs! (Find an exercise activity that works for you, and practice it at least 4 times a week for no less than 30 minutes)
5) Manage stress (Stress is the root causes for most diseases. Meditate at least 5 minutes a day, and work up to meditating at least 15 to 20 minutes a day)
6) Detoxify your surroundings (Avoid dangerous chemical compounds by buying organic foods, and undergo periodic detoxification treatments with dietary and herbal regimens)

Dr. “Mao” gives a pretty demanding list. And to be honest, some of the recommendations I wouldn’t consider beneficial! If I have to commit myself to eating seaweed and buckwheat, I have no interest in living 100 years!

The quest for the “Fountain of Youth” has been molded into the human mind for thousands of years. Even 3,000 years ago, King David told us how long we could expect to live. In Psalm 90 David wrote, “The length of our days is seventy years—or eighty, if we have the strength.” Now some are blessed to live 100 years, but if they do, they are definitely in the minority.

However, there is another way. Jesus told a troubled man named Nicodemus, “For God so loved the world that he gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

Do you want to extend your life? Listen to Jesus!