Healthful Living

If you’ve watched have studied the Eight Laws of Health then you know that our physical and spiritual health are closely tied. The Eight Laws of Health or N.E.W. S.T.A.R.T. are needed for us to experience the more abundant life both physically and spiritually.

The Eight Laws of Health

The acronym N.E.W. S.T.A.R.T. is a helpful way of remembering what the Eight Laws of Health are…


NProper food is the foundation of good health and recovery. Cooking classes, meals, and cookbooks all demonstrate the variety appeal, and satisfaction of whole plant food vegetarian cuisine.


EAction is a law of life. Muscle tone and strength are lost without exertion, but exercise improves the health of body, mind, and spirit multiplying vitality and health. Exercise therapy includes outdoor exercise, treadmill evaluations and many other things.


WBecause the body is 70% water, keeping well hydrated and knowing what and when to drink are essential to health. Hydrotherapy (water applied externally to the body) followed by massage enhances the circulation and immune system in wonderful ways.




SThe sun is the established energy source ordained by God to sustain the cycle of life for plants and animals. Sunlight is supremely important for the body’s metabolism and hormonal balance.


TUsing good things moderately and avoiding the bad is obviously wise, yet often hard to practice. Temperance can be neither bought nor earned, but is rather an important gift of God, a “fruit of the Spirit” (Galatians 5:22, 23).


AThe body’s most essential resource is air. More important than food or water, proper breathing and pure air are fundamental to good health.


RRestoration requires rest because sleep allows the body to renew itself. Many types of rest are important for health, but the sweetest rest follows labor. “Early to bed and early to rise” is a vital LifeStart principle, and a healthy lifestyle makes this principle easier to maintain.

Trust in God

TDirectly linked to physical health (Proverbs 3:5-6), trust in God is a gift leading to right choices.

N – Nutrition
E – Exercise
W – Water

S – Sunshine
T – Temperance
A – Air
R – Rest
T – Trust In God