Fundamental Principles of Health

(In the last four years George McDaniel has done an outstanding job of presenting health principles. This article is the beginning of a new series of articles covering some foundational principles of health from a fresh point of view.     Editor)

Faithful in the Little Things

In Luke 16:10 we read, “He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.” Today we would like to take a look at how this principle may apply to health. In Psalm 11:3 we read, “If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” In a time when there are almost as many gospels as there are people and where there is also as much information concerning health as there are people, I believe that it is very important for everyone to build on a strong foundation. When it comes to the issue of health, I believe the whole outcome of your health will be drastically affected by the foundation you build upon. So, in a time of almost universal confusion, let’s embark upon a journey to re-establish some fundamental principles concerning health.

The body is made up of systems, which are made up of organs, which are made up of tissue, which are made up of cells. Every day our bodies are constantly eliminating and rebuilding new cells. Within the course of time, almost every cell of the body will be replaced, therefore, when it comes to health, I believe our focus needs to be at the cellular level. The reason I say this is because healthy cells will build healthy tissue, healthy tissue will build healthy organs, and healthy organs will build healthy systems. If we have healthy systems, we will have healthy bodies. As you will notice in the above equation, there is nothing symptomatic concerning true health. True health comes from a pro-active approach and a biblical foundation that requires us to take responsibility and accountability for our health.

Here is a list of eight elements required by the body to build healthy cells, given in an easy-to-remember acronym, New Start.

Trust in Divine Power

In the next few articles we will focus on each of these elements and how they affect our health. In connection with these principles we will examine the body’s ability to eliminate waste and to become free from poisons.

It is my personal belief that, regardless of our current state of health, providing the cells with the above components will enable us all to enjoy a much greater degree of health. May I even dare say, for some people, 100% pure health.

When it comes to health, one of the truly fatal mistakes that is made is that modern man tends to look at health as various independent parts without seeing it as many parts that make up a whole. You can clearly see this when you look at the various ways man practices medicine today. True health, however, looks at all the parts as a whole. Jesus came to make people whole and when he healed people they were made physically, mentally, and spiritually whole. So whenever we are dealing with health, let us look at the body, mind, and spirit as one great whole. There is much sympathy among the mind, body, and spirit. When one is affected, all are affected, to a greater or lesser degree.

Let us remember that true health comes not from trying to manipulate organs and chemical reactions in the body. Do you realize that just one cell in the body is more complex than the entire city of Chicago? Man could be provided with an infinite amount of knowledge and an infinite amount of time and he would still never be able to come to a complete understanding of even one of the simplest organs of the body. So, foundational principle number one is to stop trying to tell the body what to do and when to do it. Let us humbly go to God’s Word and give the body the materials it requires to operate the way God intrinsically designed it to. If we would humble ourselves in this fashion, I believe we would enjoy far greater health than we do today.

Until next month, let us remember 3 John 1:2: “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.”


(The above article was provided by Curtis Kline, Director of Ministry of Healing and Restoration, Canvas, WV. For more in-depth information he can be contacted at (304) 872-4463 or While we believe the principles in this article can be helpful, we are not responsible for any negative effects resulting from the use of remedies or recommendations herein. Use them at your own risk.    Editor)