Today we are taking a slight detour from our talks on gut health, although not completely unrelated since that does greatly influence today’s topic, the female reproductive system. In fact, most people are fooling themselves about the relationships between the health of the body’s interconnected systems. I cover this in greater detail in our powerful and in-depth trainings on the Endocrine System, but today I want to address this from another angle.
This blog comes about really from outrage at the misinformation continually being put out as "expert" information on the internet. (On a lighter note, please see the car insurance commercial posted in "On Google, Guessing, and Being Gullible") And, while it is a "soapbox" for me, it could be life-saving for you and/or the women in your life. For that reason, I will step on up on the soapbox today without hesitation and without apology.
As we visit today, keep this in the front of your mind: To separate Truth from Love is to have neither, for the Spirit of Truth is the Spirit of God, who is Love. Health and healing come from The Healer, who is the Spirit of Truth.
I read recently in a Christian magazine that taking birth control pills straight through the month, month after month, to facilitate skipping your monthly cycle for women is not only OK, but healthy. It went further to say that it doesn’t negatively impact your health and that the "week off" is not really a menstrual period anyway, therefore, not detrimental to skip altogether.
So, first… whoever thinks this could be true and healthy is fooling themselves and others! This is NOT. NOT. NOT True. It is outrageously wrong. Do NOT believe this just because it justifies your convenience. VERY bad. VERY VERY bad mindset which results in catastrophically bad physical choices.
Know this: Reaching far, far beyond the monthly convenience issue, fooling the body is never, never, never going to result in health.
This "article", as I mentioned, was featured in a Christian women’s magazine. I had popped over to it on the internet because a Facebook friend had been honored by the magazine and I wanted to "Like" the page in support of her recognition. I had in fact already hit "Like" and then began reading around the site when I came to the article. Always interested in staying connected with topics in this arena, of course I stopped to read. I have to say, I was so enraged at the misinformation and deception that it took several days for me to even be able to write the blog.
Let me stop here and say, that I truly believe the writer personally meant no ill-will and no deception what-so-ever. She was a still student and quite obviously deceived by similar articles, "research", which is born of a deeply secular "science" viewpoint that perpetually ignores the fearfully wonderfully made design of the body, purporting views as science that completely work against the God-given design and wisdom of the body. So she, like her readers, are left to follow advice that is founded on the foundational premise that there is no harm in fooling the body, no repercussion to lying, no adverse effects from deceiving the harmoniously balanced systems of the body.
Listen, you simply cannot take as Truth everything you read or hear on the internet, media, or anywhere else. And, most reasonable people know that. But yet, so many are still following such bad advice that it is outrageous. My thoughts are in so many directions it is hard to stay narrow in this but I am drawing deeply here in an effort to help at least our bunch of readers in some ways that just might be monumental in the long run.
So, how are you to know what you can believe? The first answer is to be led by the Holy Spirit.
It would seem reasonable then to believe what we read from Christian scientists, companies, magazines, and even Christian doctors. But, that is one key there. Reasonable. Reason is not being led by the Holy Spirit. And while we are on the soapbox, popular is also not being led by the Holy Spirit.
Here is the Truth. We are all growing in our spiritual maturity and sensitivity to His Voice. And, like the writer of the referenced article, we sometimes are blinded both by secular media and by our own carnal nature’s desire to believe that which is more convenient or easy for us… especially in regard to physical disciplines or inconveniences.
Carnally, we like to believe things that say skipping that "time of the curse" is fine and even healthy! What pre-menopausal woman doesn’t want that to be true? Did you know that as of 2009, the US Dept of Health and Human services reports that a hysterectomy is the second most common surgery among women in the United States. The most common surgery in women is childbirth by cesarean section delivery. Many sources believe that up to 60% of these are unnecessary surgeries, surgeries of convenience, to doctor, to patient, or both.
So be honest. How many of you use or agree with the phrase "monthly curse"?
The Truth is, your monthly flow, ladies, is a sign of LIFE and one of the signs of the magnificent power that is in you. You get to. It is a blessing from God. Hello. It is one of the biggest most profound blessings. You get to. You don’t have to. You get to.
So, yes, sometimes are blinded both by secular media and by our own carnal nature’s desire to believe that which is more convenient or easy for us. We like to believe any "science" or "expert" that says we really can use pills or shots to reset our bodies back to skinny while eating anything our lusts desire. The carnal nature loves to believe ~ and be told by the experts, especially Christian experts ~ that we could have love and great sex without being married.
Here’s an example that comes to mind. I was asked recently by another hiker while on Mt Kilimanjaro about dating and marrying again as a Believer after a spouse has died. During our conversation, another minister who was present actually told her that while a born-again spouse is nice, that many people marry unsaved mates and have wonderful lives, so that being Christian need not be the priority in the selection of a new life-long marriage partner.
What? The Word says do not be unequally yoked. If you are already married, and the unbeliever is pleased to stay with you, great. But this was a question about a woman who is already a Christian, desiring to marry again. The carnal nature likes to water the Word down based on experience rather than Truth to justify convenience or comfort.
Whoa. Some of you tuned out already because you do not see how the one (purposefully skipping your monthly cycles) is in the same category as the other examples. Sweet people, we are so trained to separate and compartmentalize by the entire culture around us, even within the Body of Christ. The ultimate purpose of that is so that we can justify things that our spirit definitely knows is WRONG.
This conversation could go on in many directions, but let’s wrap up today with this on our original subject:
So, how are you to know what you can believe? The first answer is to be led by the Holy Spirit. In following that, the leading of His Spirit for direction will never disagree with His Word and His design. Never. Ask yourself: Who is God that He could lie (fool or deceive to accomplish a result without consequence)?
Our bodies are designed by The Creator, to work as a symphony, chemically, electrically, structurally. We are three-part beings, comprised of Spirit, Soul, and Body, made in His image. When we presume that our way is better than God’s way, God’s design, we are in truth saying we know better than He did.
Galatians 6:3 says, "If anyone thinks they are important when they aren’t, they’re fooling themselves."
Because the spirit of deception produces conflict or separation, it always produces dis-ease and eventual death. Lying, deceiving, or fooling the spirit, soul, and/or body is always in conflict with our Creator, Sustainer, Healer, God, the Spirit of Truth.
If you are not having your cycle, if you are skipping it, or it’s not regular and right, your body’s God-designed system is communicating to you that you need to make some changes… now. Don’t fall into the mental trap of enjoying it’s absence or put off investigating until you want it to start gain. And certainly don’t cause it to cease on purpose for convenience. There are ramifications and consequences way far beyond what you can see or consider in one small decision of comfort or convenience. Those who do not believe this are… fooling themselves.
I implore you today, stop guessing, Google-ling, and being gullible with your health! Stop reading and falling for all manner of falsehood. Become aware of what and who you give ear to. And by all means, when you need help, treatment, or instruction, get in touch, sign-up for our coaching groups, join the wellness teams here, but plug in to real truth, that is both Biblical AND scientific.
Regarding today’s topic specifically, the Endocrine System, including the female reproductive system, is one of our strongest teachings. We have years of clinical experience, 1000’s of hours of education and nutritional training, and the witness of The Word by which we teach our clients. In addition to thousands of lay persons endeavoring to reclaim health, I’ve also personally trained doctors and pharmacists in our classes that have been totally blown away with the level of revelation God has given to help people get healthy.
It’s not hard. It’s not complicated. When you work with the design of the body, it works for you producing health. When you work against the design of the body, it produces disease.
I thank God for you and pray for you.My heartfelt prayer for you, my very dear friends, is that you may be as healthy and prosperous in every way as you are prosperous in your soul. ~ Michelle
Michelle Pearson is a dynamic wellness coach, speaker, author, and the Founder & President of Picture of Health Inc. On a personal health journey for the past 19 years, Michelle’s mission is to educate, activate, challenge and equip others to live a full, satisfying life through the use of state-of-the-art educational resources to produce significant and lasting health breakthroughs.
Dr. Ray Pearson is a licensed Chiropractic Physician and a Pharmacist, with over 43 years in healthcare. Dr. Ray has post-graduate training and certification in numerous advanced wellness therapies and Chiropractic techniques. In addition, he holds a degree in Biology and graduated with honors from Victory Bible Institute & World Missions Training Center.
Dr. Pearson and wife, Michelle, have more than 1000 hours of continuing education in advanced nutrition and wellness topics. Both are dynamic wellness coaches, speakers, authors and founders of http://thepictureofhealth.com. Together, their mission is to educate, activate, challenge and equip others to live a full, satisfying life through the use of state-of-the-art educational resources to produce significant and lasting health breakthroughs.