Nutrition can yield spiritual gains; Blessed Hope, Senior Center sponsoring viewing of ‘Forks Over Knives’

Published 9:07 am Friday, August 21, 2015

By Pastor Peter Handke

Blessed Hope Fellowship

Does God care what we eat? One would think so reading Genesis 1. And God said, “I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food” (Verse 29). Of course that was before the destroyer, Satan and sin came on the scene.

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Some teach God will bless all types of food and that anything and everything is safe for food under most circumstances. Yet, wisdom and common sense tell us that foods can be contaminated, adulterated and unfit for human consumption. What should we do?forks_over_knives_xlg

At a Mower Refreshed presentation by Dr. Phil Hagen (Austin High class of 1974), a health prevention specialist with the Mayo Clinic stated that our approach to medical care is unsustainable. He also mentioned that seven of the ten leading causes of disease and death are preventable or reversible. Dr. Phil had my attention!

A film exploring the research of Drs. Campbell and Essylsten, renowned physicians with Cornell University and the Cleveland Clinic, agrees. Nutrition science and real life examples following a plant based diet are put to the test in a warmly presented film titled “Forks Over Knives.” Have you seen it?

Mower County Seniors Inc., along with Blessed Hope Fellowship, are providing a free screening of “Forks Over Knives” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Garden Room at the Senior Center, 400 Third Ave. NE, in Austin. Not an intentional faith based film, the message and heart of the film however do reflect the compassionate care for human life like that of the great physician, Jesus Christ.

A sampling of food and resources that complement the films whole food mindset will be available for attendees. If you could save up to 80 percent in medical costs by preventing or reversing our common health concerns by simply eating what some Christian authors call the Daniel Diet, would you be interested in finding out more? See you Tuesday!