Monday, June 30, 2008

...Walk and Not Faint.

Samantha and I have decided to start a new blog entitled, "Walk and not faint." The first post is an article found in this months Ensign, by William T. Stephenson, MD. During this past week I have been thinking a lot about abstaining from meat. I had a discussion with a guy at work about how you can get your protein from vegetables galour. We visited a couple of websites on nutrition and health. The things that I saw were encouraging on how we have no need to eat meat. Although I love the taste of a Super Star with Cheese from Carls Jr., the fact is that meat is on the list of causes of cancer, it kinda scares me. One of the articles that I read stated that the Seventh Day Adventist in LDS terms follow the word of wisdom to the "T" better than us Latter-day Saints. The word of wisdom clearly states that it would be pleasing unto our Heavenly Father if we would only eat meat in times of WINTER, COLD, or FAMINE. We as members of the church do not eat meat sparingly. It is the main dish in breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I don't see the need to eat meat when we are not in times of famine. I have decide on Friday June 27th to not eat meat anymore unless that is the only thing on the store shelf. I guess I have known for a while that I should eat meat sparingly or not at all, but it is really hard to give up some tasty burgers. The word of wisdom is true and we should follow it. Fruits and vegetables, grains and herbs will give us all that we need to live long healthy lives. I even believe that eating fruits, vegetables, grains and herbs will cleanse, prevent, and possibly even cure cancer and diseases. Therefore we are starting an additional blog to inspire all to eat healthy and live long. We welcome your comments!

This has been a 2 cents message from Nathan Packer

1 comment:

My Ice Cream Diary said...

I hope you will post your menus and recipes as you start this new lifestyle. We try to keep meat low key in our home, only serving it for one meal and in small amounts even then. I have a long history of cancer in my family so I am more concerned with getting vegetables in our diet.

I am excited to see what you do with this new blog.