Everybody hates homework, right? Well, unfortunately, I have some homework for you to do. There is an article here on our blog referring to Plasma Circulation. I want you to read it (if you haven’t done so already). Next week we’re going to reveal the health and fitness program we’ve been doing since November 1st. This article will help you understand why what we are doing is so powerful and unlike most other programs out there. What we are doing is one of the best ways to promote blood circulation.
A little story to bring me to my point…..
Back in the 15th century there was a prevailing belief that the world was flat. As people stood on the western shores of Europe and looked out across what we now call the Atlantic ocean, they believed that the horizon was the end of the Earth. Voyage by sea was the primary means of long distance transportation back then. There was a belief that sailing “over” the horizon would mean sure doom. This is a concept that seems silly today.
A man by the name of Christopher Columbus (you may have heard of him) had done some reading of historical texts to “gear up” for a voyage across those forbidden waters. There was a great desire to find out what, if anything, was beyond those waters. Much of that desire was influenced by greed and a need for raw materials. Much of it was from man’s innate drive for discovery. The bottom line is this….. discovery of new lands was accomplished. I’m not going to argue whether or not Columbus was the first to discover the America’s. I’m only concerned about what convinced him, in particular, to set out on the voyage that he did.
Here’s the compelling part of the story (to me, anyway)….. I have read that Columbus was strongly influenced by one historical text in particular…… The Bible…. and specifically one passage of scripture. There is a scripture in the Bible, Isaiah 40:22, that says “it is He that sitteth upon the circle of the Earth….” The circle of the earth. Columbus must have thought “If the earth is a circle then it’s not flat, right?” According to history, this scripture was written many hundreds of years before Columbus’ day. To believe in this scripture was truly a leap of faith for Columbus. He may have even thought it was a matter of life or death. We all know it worked out well.
Now on to my main point….
There is another scripture in the Bible that I find extremely interesting, and it has to do with the body. Leviticus 17:11 states “for the life of the flesh is in the blood.” This is another scripture that was written hundreds and hundreds of years ago. I’m not here to argue religion. In this forum I am only using the Bible as a historical document. Whether or not you believe it’s content, there are some pretty fascinating concepts in the Bible that appear to have stood the test of time. This is one of them. I have read enough from other more “modern day” sources to become a firm believer that, indeed, “the life of the flesh is in the blood.” It was the key to good health hundreds of years ago and it is still the key to good health today. Take care of your blood and you’ll take care of your entire body.
Think about it. Just about every major disease plaguing mankind today is related to issues with the blood. Heart disease- the number one killer in America. Cancer/ Leukemia. AIDS. I could go on and on. It doesn’t take as much faith (as Columbus needed) to believe that if we can help our blood/ circulation system, we might be able to take care of some of these threats to our bodies. It’s all about the blood…. and how well it is able to do what it was intended to do.
Our fitness program was never intended to be just about improving our looks. Melissa and I wanted something that was going to prolong our lives. We wanted to find something that was easy but hard. Something that took little time but also be something that we would want to do for a lifetime. Sounds contradicting, huh? Next week it will all come together.
Remember your homework!