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Overcoming Obsesity

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June 16, 2019
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It Is Written with John Bradshaw

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Overcoming Obsesity

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  • -John Bradshaw: This is It Is Written.
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  • I'm John Bradshaw. Thanks for joining me today.
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  • You don't have to go too terribly far,
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  • read too many web pages or open too many newspapers
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  • to discover that health care is a major issue
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  • in these United States and all around the world.
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  • Major health care challenges are affecting
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  • millions and millions of people today.
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  • And, remarkably,
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  • there are often some very simple things that you can do
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  • to minimize your risk or to get out
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  • from under that health burden.
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  • The Bible is a book that encourages us
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  • to take our health seriously.
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  • The Bible tells us that our bodies
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  • are the temple of the Holy Spirit.
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  • Jesus came into this world to give us life more abundantly.
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  • Back in the Old Testament, God said,
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  • "I am the Lord who healeth thee."
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  • Well, we're going to talk about a health subject
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  • that relates to just about all of us,
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  • and my guest today is a good friend,
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  • Dr. David DeRose from CompassHealth Consulting.
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  • Dr. DeRose, thanks for joining me.
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  • -Dr. David DeRose: Great to be with you, John.
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  • -John: This is not our first discussion together,
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  • but this is the first time we've discussed here
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  • the subject of obesity.
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  • -Dr. DeRose: Extremely important subject.
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  • Some three-quarters of Americans,
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  • and many people throughout the world,
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  • impacted by this disorder.
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  • And what's interesting to me, though, John--
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  • we throw out this figure, three-quarters--
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  • I mean, that's not just obesity, medically speaking;
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  • it's also overweight.
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  • But the problem is something that is getting
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  • so much attention because it's affecting our youth.
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  • Something like, uh, 1 in 5 youth
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  • now meeting the definitions for being significantly overweight.
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  • -John: So there's overweight, and there's obesity.
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  • When does overweight become obesity?
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  • What's the threshold?
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  • -Dr. DeRose: Well, you know, we use numbers
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  • based on body mass index, which is, you know,
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  • based on kilograms per meter squared,
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  • and a lot of people, you know, their eyes kind of glaze over.
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  • But the simple point I like to make to people, John, is this.
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  • You know, we're speaking from a biblical perspective.
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  • The first thing I like people to know is, you know what,
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  • we can come to Jesus just as we are.
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  • -John: That's right.
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  • -Dr. DeRose: Jesus is not saying, you know,
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  • once you lose enough weight,
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  • then you're good enough to come to me.
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  • He says, "Whosoever will take of the water of life freely."
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  • And so that encourages me,
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  • as we're coming from a biblical perspective.
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  • -John: Now, uh, we're going to have to talk about
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  • some pretty obvious things.
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  • Uh, if someone is obese, what they can do about it.
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  • But let's talk about some of the causes for obesity.
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  • Perhaps they're obvious.
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  • But let's walk through some of them anyway.
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  • -Dr. DeRose: Well, let's talk about the ones that often
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  • don't come onto the radar screen.
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  • -John: Okay.
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  • -Dr. DeRose: First of all, there are early life history
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  • factors that affect our weight.
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  • Some people in the womb were exposed to stresses
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  • that predisposed them to high blood pressure
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  • or to diabetes or to obesity.
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  • Maybe in early life-- one, 2 years of age--
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  • your feeding practices, not of your own choosing,
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  • were such that it primed you with more fat cells,
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  • so it's easier for you to be obese.
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  • Hormonal factors can affect you.
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  • There are actually metabolic hormonal causes.
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  • One of the classic ones is Cushing's disorder,
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  • or Cushing's disease or Cushing's syndrome,
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  • that actually can cause you to put on excess weight,
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  • even if you're doing everything right.
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  • And so here at the very beginning,
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  • I want to tell people you can't just look at someone and say,
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  • "Oh, you, you know, you didn't listen to It Is Written;
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  • you didn't listen to Dr. DeRose and John Bradshaw.
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  • Otherwise you wouldn't have this problem."
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  • -John: We're going to do our best to talk about this
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  • respectfully and in a nonjudgmental way.
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  • And I think, I hope, we're going to talk about this redemptively.
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  • -Dr. DeRose: Most definitely.
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  • -John: What can someone do?
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  • We don't need to point the finger and be critical,
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  • but we do want to help people who want to be helped,
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  • or will help themselves,
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  • or receive the help that comes from God.
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  • So where do we begin with this?
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  • -Dr. DeRose: The premise I take, John,
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  • is in the very beginning, when God created us,
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  • He knew what kind of environment,
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  • what kind of setting we needed to be in to live for eternity.
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  • That was God's original intention.
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  • So although we're not going to live eternally
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  • on our own devices, God still, in the very beginning,
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  • gives us clues about what the ideal diet,
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  • what the ideal activity level, other elements in lifestyle
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  • that can actually help us to avoid obesity,
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  • at least to a large extent.
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  • -John: You mentioned a moment ago that the challenge
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  • that we're seeing with kids who are overweight--
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  • that is on the rise, is it?
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  • -Dr. DeRose: Most definitely.
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  • -John: What do we put that down to?
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  • -Dr. DeRose: Well, there's a lot.
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  • I mean, there's studies showing that the more time
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  • we spend in front of a television--I hate to say it--
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  • but even It Is Written.
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  • If someone is just watching It Is Written nonstop,
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  • they, the research actually suggests it's not just sitting
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  • in front of the TV and not doing activity that's a problem,
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  • but it's also the commercials and the other messages.
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  • So It Is Written gets, you know, the green light on that basis.
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  • -John: Oh, I'm glad to know. All right. All right.
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  • -Dr. DeRose: But we're spending far too much time
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  • doing inactive activities.
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  • Our kids are being pulled away from physical activity,
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  • and that's a huge determinant of how much we weigh.
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  • -John: Surely it's true-- I have not read the study;
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  • I didn't write the study-- but my, I have a hunch that, um,
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  • everybody's connected to the Internet;
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  • everybody has a device;
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  • there's so much you can do online.
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  • You can explore the world, connect with people,
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  • play games, veg out.
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  • Before, to get your entertainment,
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  • you had to run outside and play with your friends.
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  • Now you can sit in front of a screen.
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  • That's just true, isn't it?
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  • -Dr. DeRose: It just is true,
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  • and it is something that is contributing
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  • to the obesity epidemic.
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  • -John: What can we do about that?
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  • -Dr. DeRose: Basically, it's turning back the clock.
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  • It's, uh, not having so much screen time.
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  • It's parents telling their kids,
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  • you know, here are some limits on the television,
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  • on the electronic devices,
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  • and helping to do activity with them.
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  • There's nothing as powerful as what a parent models
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  • in his or her life.
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  • -John: Okay, so, now that we're adults,
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  • what can we do to begin to turn this back?
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  • Let's just start scratching the surface
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  • and come back to this in a moment.
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  • What can we do?
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  • -Dr. DeRose: Let's start with a simple one,
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  • and I say it's simple because I've seen my own patients do it.
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  • I've got a patient in my practice right now.
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  • He lost 60 pounds over the course of probably six months.
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  • I said to him, "What did you do?"
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  • One simple change.
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  • -John: What was that?
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  • -Dr. DeRose: He got rid of the sugar-sweetened beverages,
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  • and he's drinking primarily water.
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  • Now, he's a big guy.
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  • -John: I have a friend-- I can tell you this--
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  • who lost 130 pounds.
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  • He was a big guy, too, big, tall guy.
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  • And, uh, I asked him, same question, "What did you do?"
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  • He said, "I used to carry soda with me everywhere I went.
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  • I got rid of it."
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  • Never realized quite how much he was drinking.
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  • And that was the thing that really,
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  • the, the primary component of him losing 130 pounds.
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  • -Dr. DeRose: Isn't that amazing?
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  • -John: Yeah, it's amazing.
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  • -Dr. DeRose: But many, many of my colleagues
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  • have told me the same thing, just that simple change:
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  • Go with the water instead of the caloric beverages.
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  • -John: And that is a simple change.
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  • -Dr. DeRose: It is.
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  • -John: Okay, there are other simple changes, many of them.
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  • We want to get at this thing, obesity,
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  • and then we're going to turn it around and make
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  • some spiritual parallels that will bless you in big ways.
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  • Don't go away. We'll be right back with more.
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  • -John Bradshaw: We both know that God wants
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  • the very best for us.
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  • But at times that can be a challenge.
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  • What do you do about obesity?
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  • How do you get your weight to where you want it to be,
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  • or maybe where God wants it to be,
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  • and keep it there?
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  • -John Bradshaw: Thanks for joining me today
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  • on It Is Written.
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  • I'm John Bradshaw.
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  • My guest today is Dr. David DeRose
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  • of CompassHealth Consulting.
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  • Dr. DeRose, as we talk about obesity today,
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  • I've got a question because, um...
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  • I have a challenge with my belt.
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  • -Dr. David DeRose: Hmm.
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  • -John: My belt.
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  • And with a couple of pairs of pants.
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  • They used to give me no trouble at all,
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  • and now I find they protest more than they used to
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  • when I put them on.
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  • I don't think I'm doing much that's very different
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  • to what I used to do, except, of course,
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  • when I was a kid, I was super active,
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  • and now I'm a little less active.
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  • How much does gaining weight
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  • have to do with the natural aging process?
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  • -Dr. DeRose: In medical circles, the million-dollar word
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  • that is sometimes discussed is called "sarcopenia."
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  • And in, uh, simple language, it means, as we get older,
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  • we tend to lose muscle mass.
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  • So even if a person weighs the same at 60
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  • as they did when they were 30, the odds are,
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  • unless they've been very deliberate
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  • with a fitness program, they've got less muscle mass.
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  • And here's where the rubber meets the road
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  • in the discussion of obesity.
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  • It's muscle mass, lean body mass,
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  • that drives metabolism.
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  • So as I lose that muscle mass, my metabolism is slowing down.
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  • So it's not just purely a function of age,
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  • but age does tend to go along with a slowing of metabolism
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  • and a decrease in lean body mass.
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  • -John: Unfortunately, I'm, uh, I'm seeing that.
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  • And so, so what that means is-- and most people are seeing that
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  • because most people weigh too much.
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  • What that means is,
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  • we have to be intentional about this, don't we?
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  • -Dr. DeRose: It's so fascinating to me, John,
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  • that many times we take things for granted
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  • until they get out of hand.
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  • It's sometimes the diagnosis of high blood pressure,
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  • a diabetes diagnosis,
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  • with so many of these chronic diseases
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  • linked to gaining weight,
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  • and it doesn't have to be a huge amount.
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  • -John: How much?
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  • -Dr. DeRose: I mean, even losing 5 percent
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  • of one's weight can make a measurable difference
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  • in these metabolic diseases.
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  • -John: Five percent.
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  • So for a lot of people who are overweight,
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  • that'd just be 10 pounds.
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  • -Dr. DeRose: That's right.
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  • So someone who weighs in at 200,
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  • dropping 10 pounds can make a significant difference.
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  • -John: Oh, no kidding? That's all?
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  • -Dr. DeRose: That's right.
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  • -John: Okay, so let's talk about that.
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  • Someone wants to drop 10 pounds. What should they do?
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  • -Dr. DeRose: In the beginning, in Genesis chapter 1,
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  • God gave Adam and Eve a diet that was wholly plant-based.
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  • Those plant foods are loaded with fiber and water.
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  • So eating more of those whole plant foods
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  • is going to fill me up,
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  • going to satisfy me with much less calories.
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  • -John: Okay, so that's a simple place to start,
  • 00:11:01.180 --> 00:11:03.180
  • although for some people,
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  • they can't imagine making those kinds of changes.
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  • Do you have to change all at once,
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  • or can you ease into this gradually?
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  • How do you go about changing what you eat?
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  • -Dr. DeRose: The idea is just start doing something, okay?
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  • So have one meatless day a week.
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  • Have one meatless meal a week, if that's novel for you.
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  • And start experimenting more with beans and whole grain.
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  • -John: How quickly--you mentioned someone earlier,
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  • 60 pounds in six months--
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  • if someone gives themself to some type of lifestyle change--
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  • and there's got to be a variance here--
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  • how quickly is it reasonable to assume a person
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  • can see themselves losing weight?
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  • -Dr. DeRose: Well, I've worked with intensive
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  • lifestyle change programs.
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  • We'd have people come in for two to three weeks
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  • at a live-in facility,
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  • and we would typically see weight loss in the range
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  • of 4-5 percent over that three-week time period.
  • 00:11:47.210 --> 00:11:52.050
  • So a 200-pound person would drop 10 pounds over that,
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  • over the course of just two or three weeks.
  • 00:11:55.220 --> 00:11:57.290
  • So, again, it's attainable with a,
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  • and that's a very deliberate program.
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  • And, uh, you know, we're helping them exercise,
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  • we're helping them eat right; they're more active;
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  • they're removed from their stressors.
  • 00:12:06.160 --> 00:12:08.030
  • Because stress and those stress hormones--
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  • actually, by the way, they're the same hormones
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  • that are involved in Cushing's syndrome.
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  • That syndrome that causes obesity?
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  • You ramp up your stress hormone levels,
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  • and you're moving yourself closer--
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  • I mean, I'm using a little bit of poetic license here--
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  • but closer to a more Cushingoid state.
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  • -John: So do something about what you drink.
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  • Watch what you eat.
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  • Uh, certainly, you've got to get moving
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  • and, and start burning some calories and be mobile.
  • 00:12:34.100 --> 00:12:37.130
  • But let me ask you this question:
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  • Is there an unhealthy way to go about losing weight?
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  • What are some things that people should not do?
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  • -Dr. DeRose: I recommend that people make lifestyle changes
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  • that they're going to stick with for life.
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  • Don't go on these crash diets
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  • because they're really not sustainable.
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  • And don't set yourself up for failure by,
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  • by setting some kind of a goal that's totally unrealistic.
  • 00:12:57.210 --> 00:13:01.060
  • When I was running a hospital-based
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  • weight-loss program, I would do a history.
  • 00:13:03.030 --> 00:13:05.090
  • I'd ask a person,
  • 00:13:05.100 --> 00:13:06.160
  • "Well, what did you weigh when you were, you know, 15?"
  • 00:13:06.170 --> 00:13:09.200
  • If a person told me they weighed 400 when they were 15,
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  • and they're setting a weight loss goal of 120,
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  • I'm thinking, you know what?
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  • At 600 pounds, this is not really likely to be attainable.
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  • Set the goals too high, and even if you make a lot of progress,
  • 00:13:20.260 --> 00:13:24.120
  • you're going to throw in the towel because you think,
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  • hey, I could never weigh 120 like my next-door neighbor.
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  • -John: You mentioned the fad diets.
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  • They're not helpful, are they?
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  • -Dr. DeRose: They're generally not helpful at all.
  • 00:13:32.250 --> 00:13:34.120
  • Now, some people say, "Well, but, you know,
  • 00:13:34.130 --> 00:13:35.280
  • it motivated me to do this."
  • 00:13:35.290 --> 00:13:37.240
  • But the problem is when you get on a diet
  • 00:13:37.250 --> 00:13:39.280
  • that causes rapid weight loss, you lose muscle mass as well,
  • 00:13:39.290 --> 00:13:43.180
  • and we already talked about how that drives metabolism.
  • 00:13:43.190 --> 00:13:46.060
  • So it makes it so easy when you go back
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  • to eating your old way of eating.
  • 00:13:48.040 --> 00:13:50.120
  • Now your metabolism's slower,
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  • and you actually put on more weight than you originally lost.
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  • -John: You mentioned, I think, a key thing: lifestyle change.
  • 00:13:55.000 --> 00:13:57.250
  • -Dr. DeRose: Huge.
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  • -John: Yeah, you can go on a six-week diet
  • 00:13:58.240 --> 00:13:59.250
  • or a six-month diet and make a change,
  • 00:13:59.260 --> 00:14:01.100
  • but you're going to go back to what you were before,
  • 00:14:01.110 --> 00:14:03.140
  • and what you were before got you to where you didn't want to be.
  • 00:14:03.150 --> 00:14:06.180
  • So it's really important to keep in mind,
  • 00:14:06.190 --> 00:14:08.100
  • isn't it, the long haul?
  • 00:14:08.110 --> 00:14:09.190
  • What changes can I adopt that I can stick with,
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  • that will continue to provide benefit?
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  • -Dr. DeRose: It's really important.
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  • And when I work closely with people, I say,
  • 00:14:16.290 --> 00:14:18.180
  • "Look at those things"--
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  • if we want to just use diet as an example--
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  • "Look at the problem foods.
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  • What things do you have trouble
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  • controlling your consumption of?"
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  • Believe it or not, the best strategy is the same strategy
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  • we give the alcoholic or the nicotine addict.
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  • We say, "Leave that food out completely.
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  • Leave it out completely!"
  • 00:14:35.010 --> 00:14:35.290
  • You know, they say, "It's my favorite food!"
  • 00:14:36.000 --> 00:14:38.070
  • But that is the path to success if you have
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  • an addictive relationship with a certain food.
  • 00:14:40.240 --> 00:14:43.180
  • -John: The wonderful thing about attacking
  • 00:14:43.190 --> 00:14:45.090
  • a diet-related issue is there's so much to eat.
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  • And if you, if you don't, if someone tells you,
  • 00:14:50.220 --> 00:14:53.130
  • "Lay off the M&Ms,"
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  • man, you could eat blueberries or carrot sticks.
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  • I know that didn't excite you, the carrot sticks.
  • 00:14:57.000 --> 00:14:58.210
  • But you could, you could find all kinds of fruit,
  • 00:14:58.220 --> 00:15:01.260
  • your favorite fruit.
  • 00:15:01.270 --> 00:15:03.090
  • You can find--
  • 00:15:03.100 --> 00:15:04.160
  • anyhow, there are lots of good alternatives, aren't there?
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  • -Dr. DeRose: There are, and the good news, John,
  • 00:15:06.270 --> 00:15:09.000
  • is God has created us with the ability to develop
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  • new enjoyments.
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  • We make a clean break with those things that are harmful.
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  • We can develop new enjoyments
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  • for the blueberries and the carrots.
  • 00:15:19.020 --> 00:15:20.210
  • And I think it's so interesting, when God speaks,
  • 00:15:20.220 --> 00:15:23.140
  • typically--look at the Ten Commandments.
  • 00:15:23.150 --> 00:15:25.260
  • He didn't say cut back on your stealing;
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  • do a little bit less in the way of extra-marital relations,
  • 00:15:28.180 --> 00:15:31.270
  • right?
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  • -John: Right.
  • 00:15:32.130 --> 00:15:33.080
  • -Dr. DeRose: Clear-cut guidelines.
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  • Those are the most powerful when it comes to behavior change.
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  • -John: The fact of the matter is that one's diet
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  • or one's lack of following good health principles
  • 00:15:39.250 --> 00:15:42.200
  • ends up with obesity,
  • 00:15:42.210 --> 00:15:44.000
  • which will often just drag a person to an early grave.
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  • -Dr. DeRose: That's right.
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  • -John: So one's motivation to want to make these changes
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  • should be really pretty high
  • 00:15:49.000 --> 00:15:50.010
  • because the, not making the changes--disaster.
  • 00:15:50.020 --> 00:15:53.070
  • Making the changes-- fantastic benefits.
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  • Fantastic benefits,
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  • including a clearer mind that will more keenly hear
  • 00:15:57.150 --> 00:16:00.260
  • the voice of God and discern the will of God.
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  • We'll discuss that more in just a moment.
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  • My guest is Dr. David DeRose from CompassHealth Consulting.
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  • Dr. DeRose, as we discuss obesity,
  • 00:16:49.100 --> 00:16:51.020
  • we're discussing, frankly, we're discussing a runaway train
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  • because the problem has just got out of hand
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  • in the Western world.
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  • That's true, isn't it?
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  • -Dr. David DeRose: It really is, and, you know, John,
  • 00:17:00.060 --> 00:17:01.240
  • as we speak about the spiritual impact
  • 00:17:01.250 --> 00:17:03.190
  • and the ministry impact, one of the sobering statistics is,
  • 00:17:03.200 --> 00:17:07.050
  • if a person is overweight and has diabetes,
  • 00:17:07.060 --> 00:17:11.110
  • that can increase their risk of dementia up to fourfold.
  • 00:17:11.120 --> 00:17:15.020
  • So we're talking about things that not only
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  • cut our life short,
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  • but they definitely impact our relationship
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  • with God and with other people.
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  • -John: Uh, we talked about diet,
  • 00:17:22.180 --> 00:17:24.240
  • making good choices with what you eat, what you drink.
  • 00:17:24.250 --> 00:17:27.220
  • Uh, are there any other things
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  • that people ought to be thinking about?
  • 00:17:29.010 --> 00:17:30.270
  • -Dr. DeRose: Well, I would say have an accountability partner.
  • 00:17:30.280 --> 00:17:33.220
  • -John: Okay.
  • 00:17:33.230 --> 00:17:34.220
  • -Dr. DeRose: I mean, it could be a spouse,
  • 00:17:34.230 --> 00:17:35.220
  • could be a close friend, could be a church group.
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  • Because what we find about behaviors
  • 00:17:37.190 --> 00:17:39.190
  • is if you have a supportive environment,
  • 00:17:39.200 --> 00:17:41.260
  • it's powerful.
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  • Fascinating study in one of the science journals.
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  • This is a family of journals, the science family of journals.
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  • The comment of the authors was that basically
  • 00:17:47.250 --> 00:17:50.250
  • who we keep company with is impacting our risk of obesity.
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  • -John: One thing that I find fascinating
  • 00:17:56.170 --> 00:17:59.090
  • is that sugar consumption is linked to obesity.
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  • There's sugar in everything.
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  • Do you think people know,
  • 00:18:07.280 --> 00:18:09.240
  • even when they eat health foods,
  • 00:18:09.250 --> 00:18:12.010
  • they're often eating way too much sugar?
  • 00:18:12.020 --> 00:18:13.250
  • -Dr. DeRose: Yeah, it's a sad commentary.
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  • I tell people when they look at those carbohydrate-rich foods,
  • 00:18:15.120 --> 00:18:19.040
  • shoot for one fifth of the calories of,
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  • from carbohydrates as being from simple sugars.
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  • So you're picking that granola because you think it's healthy,
  • 00:18:25.010 --> 00:18:28.030
  • but that granola may have 50 percent
  • 00:18:28.040 --> 00:18:30.260
  • of its carbohydrate calories as simple sugars,
  • 00:18:30.270 --> 00:18:33.120
  • simple carbohydrates.
  • 00:18:33.130 --> 00:18:34.140
  • -John: Found an interesting thing.
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  • Somebody gave me a snack at Christmas,
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  • you know, as, as you'll do around the office.
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  • And it was a, it was a sugary snack.
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  • And I had this sugary snack food in my hand.
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  • I looked at the sugar content.
  • 00:18:44.280 --> 00:18:46.210
  • My wife had a granola bar in her hand.
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  • I said, "Do something for me.
  • 00:18:49.210 --> 00:18:50.240
  • Look at the sugar content in that granola bar."
  • 00:18:50.250 --> 00:18:53.110
  • What I had was obviously not a health food.
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  • What she had is taken to be a health food.
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  • It had more than double the sugar in the granola bar
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  • than I had in the sugary snack food that somebody had given me.
  • 00:19:05.060 --> 00:19:07.260
  • -Dr. DeRose: It is startling.
  • 00:19:07.270 --> 00:19:09.000
  • And if you don't read labels, you'll get in trouble.
  • 00:19:09.010 --> 00:19:10.220
  • And I've seen this happen with so many of the dessert options.
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  • You know, there's a low-fat dessert.
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  • You look at it; it's got twice the calories from sugar in it.
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  • -John: Mm, and calories from sugar is a real problem?
  • 00:19:18.080 --> 00:19:20.010
  • -Dr. DeRose: It is, as are the problems from,
  • 00:19:20.020 --> 00:19:22.050
  • you know, with fat calories.
  • 00:19:22.060 --> 00:19:23.120
  • -John: In most cases, not all, but in most cases
  • 00:19:23.130 --> 00:19:26.170
  • we are dealing with a preventable health care crisis.
  • 00:19:26.180 --> 00:19:30.060
  • -Dr. DeRose: In most cases, you're exactly right.
  • 00:19:30.070 --> 00:19:32.040
  • And a person, again, doesn't have to reach some ideal number,
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  • but if they can trim down, adopt healthier behaviors,
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  • their weight will come down,
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  • they'll feel better, they'll look better,
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  • and their ministry will be enhanced.
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  • You know, one paraphrase of a famous New Testament text is,
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  • "Don't let the world press you into its mold."
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  • And, uh, "Be not conformed to this world."
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  • -John: Yeah.
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  • -Dr. DeRose: But, John, it's so interesting.
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  • You're right; it's often we slip into these habits.
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  • But it's being deliberate. It's refocusing our lifestyle.
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  • That's really where it starts.
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  • -John: Yeah, for sure. Okay, now let's talk about this.
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  • You eat too much; you, there ends up being too much of you.
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  • What about people who, uh, consume the Bible,
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  • uh, read spiritual books, attend worship services?
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  • They, they receive, receive, receive, but don't give.
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  • I've heard of spiritual obesity being referred to,
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  • where you consume and consume and consume.
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  • God wants for His children to be not just consumers
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  • of spiritual things, but sharers, producers.
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  • Discuss that with me as a minister of the gospel.
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  • -Dr. DeRose: No, it's a great analogy,
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  • because Jesus, if you wanted to summarize
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  • His great commission in one word,
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  • the word is "go."
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  • And so it's, what we find in the obesity realm is true:
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  • It's not just the diet, but it's the activity.
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  • It's the going.
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  • And it's so true in the spiritual realm, John.
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  • You and I have seen it.
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  • You can have this lethargy, really,
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  • that comes over a person who just is so focused on
  • 00:20:55.240 --> 00:20:58.180
  • "what can I get out of the Bible?"
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  • And, in fact, their spiritual life suffers.
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  • They can be going to church meetings.
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  • They can be watching all the It Is Written programs.
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  • But it's not at the spiritual level where they could be
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  • because they're not sharing.
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  • -John: Paul told Timothy to learn these things
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  • and then teach them to others, so that they can teach others.
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  • -Dr. DeRose: That's right.
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  • -John: Yeah. So what would you say to that person who,
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  • who maybe--and there's a, there's a massive amount
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  • of people who've never shared their faith.
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  • Never.
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  • Never opened up the pages of the Bible with somebody,
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  • never witnessed,
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  • never invited someone to a, a church or religious service.
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  • How do we help those people to become spiritually active
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  • rather than spiritually obese?
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  • -Dr. DeRose: I think it begins with recognizing
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  • Jesus' call for each one of us.
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  • We're all called to be disciple-makers.
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  • When we recognize that, it should change our prayer life.
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  • Lord, how do You want me to fulfill that calling today?
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  • Give me an opportunity.
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  • Show me someone that I can encourage,
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  • someone that I can share with.
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  • -John: I want to read that passage that you mentioned
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  • because it's just, it's just so important.
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  • In Matthew chapter 28, the great commission,
  • 00:22:02.120 --> 00:22:05.000
  • at the end of the chapter:
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  • "Jesus came and spoke to them, saying,
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  • 'All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth.'"
  • 00:22:08.230 --> 00:22:11.070
  • He said, "'Go therefore.'"
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  • Go. You can't go and be inactive.
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  • "'And make disciples of all nations,
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  • baptizing them in the name of the Father
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  • and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
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  • teaching them to observe all things
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  • that I have commanded you.'"
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  • And then Jesus promises us His presence with us.
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  • God has commissioned every one of us to be a disciple-maker.
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  • -Dr. DeRose: That's right.
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  • -John: And perhaps we are gifted in various ways,
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  • and it seems to come more naturally to some
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  • than to others.
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  • But you can't say,
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  • "Oh, sharing my faith is not my spiritual gift."
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  • There's nothing to hide behind here.
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  • God brings us into contact with people.
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  • If we're prayerful and we're on the lookout,
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  • we can find people to share our faith with.
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  • And that's just good for us on a spiritual level.
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  • Not just good for them, but good for us.
  • 00:22:52.150 --> 00:22:54.020
  • -Dr. DeRose: It is, and the way this all comes full circle
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  • is pray for someone who has needs like yours.
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  • If you're trying to lose weight,
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  • pray that God will bring you into contact
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  • with someone else who needs to trim down,
  • 00:23:02.120 --> 00:23:05.040
  • and maybe that's a person not of your faith.
  • 00:23:05.050 --> 00:23:07.120
  • Maybe they don't know what you know spiritually.
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  • But as you work together on your health,
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  • it opens up doors for you to share your faith.
  • 00:23:11.260 --> 00:23:14.290
  • -John: Doing something about destructive lifestyle habits
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  • is an insurmountable problem for many people.
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  • However, here's what we remember.
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  • Jesus said, "I am with you always."
  • 00:23:22.100 --> 00:23:24.140
  • Paul wrote,
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  • "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
  • 00:23:25.210 --> 00:23:29.020
  • And he wrote in the same chapter, Philippians chapter 4,
  • 00:23:29.030 --> 00:23:32.010
  • "My God shall supply all your need
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  • according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus."
  • 00:23:34.190 --> 00:23:36.270
  • So we don't want to be talking about righteousness by works
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  • or health by works.
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  • Everything we do we want to do in association
  • 00:23:42.240 --> 00:23:45.190
  • and cooperation with God,
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  • who blesses you, who, who dwells in you,
  • 00:23:47.120 --> 00:23:50.290
  • and will work in you
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  • "both to will and to do for His good pleasure."
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  • So we would encourage you today: Take hold of the hand of God.
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  • If you're looking at losing some pounds,
  • 00:23:57.220 --> 00:23:59.170
  • if you're looking at getting active,
  • 00:23:59.180 --> 00:24:01.000
  • if you're dealing with a lifestyle condition
  • 00:24:01.010 --> 00:24:03.020
  • that you know could be remedied or reversed,
  • 00:24:03.030 --> 00:24:06.240
  • simply by making some simple changes,
  • 00:24:06.250 --> 00:24:08.240
  • if you've never been able to make them,
  • 00:24:08.250 --> 00:24:10.050
  • you can go to God in prayer and say,
  • 00:24:10.060 --> 00:24:12.060
  • "This is what I need.
  • 00:24:12.070 --> 00:24:14.260
  • I am willing. Work in my life."
  • 00:24:14.270 --> 00:24:17.160
  • And Jesus says, "Ask and it shall be given.
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  • Seek and you shall find."
  • 00:24:22.010 --> 00:24:23.270
  • So, if you have the knowledge in your head,
  • 00:24:23.280 --> 00:24:27.210
  • Christ in your heart,
  • 00:24:27.220 --> 00:24:29.170
  • it seems to me like you've got everything you need.
  • 00:24:29.180 --> 00:24:31.200
  • -Dr. DeRose: You do, and, uh, all His biddings are enablings.
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  • God will give you the power to make the changes
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  • He impresses you to make.
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  • -John: We both know that God wants the very best for us.
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  • But at times that can be a challenge.
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  • What do you do about obesity?
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  • How do you get your weight to where you want it to be,
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  • or maybe where God wants it to be,
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  • and keep it there?
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  • -John: Thank you for remembering that It Is Written
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  • -John Bradshaw: Dr. David DeRose,
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  • thanks for joining me today.
  • 00:25:41.290 --> 00:25:42.270
  • This has been fun. I appreciate it.
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  • -Dr. David DeRose: Been great to be with you, John.
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  • -John: I'm thankful for the practical advice
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  • that you're giving people.
  • 00:25:47.240 --> 00:25:48.230
  • And, uh, just quickly, one, one or two words,
  • 00:25:48.240 --> 00:25:52.070
  • what would you say to that person
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  • wanting to do something about obesity?
  • 00:25:53.130 --> 00:25:55.030
  • -Dr. DeRose: Go for it.
  • 00:25:55.040 --> 00:25:55.290
  • -John: Go for it. Go for it.
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  • Well, let's pray together. Can we do that?
  • 00:25:57.160 --> 00:25:59.040
  • Let's pray now.
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  • Our Father in heaven,
  • 00:26:00.200 --> 00:26:01.180
  • we thank You that in Jesus we can go for it,
  • 00:26:01.190 --> 00:26:05.040
  • knowing that You are with us.
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  • You haven't called us to fail.
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  • You haven't called us to stumble.
  • 00:26:07.210 --> 00:26:09.100
  • You've called us to victory and success and deliverance.
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  • Lord, I know that You want to dwell in us.
  • 00:26:14.270 --> 00:26:18.090
  • We are, our bodies are the temple of Your Holy Spirit.
  • 00:26:18.100 --> 00:26:22.230
  • So come, Father, and bring Your Holy Spirit's presence.
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  • Uh, if we're weak, seems to me that's okay
  • 00:26:26.150 --> 00:26:29.040
  • because You told Paul that Your strength
  • 00:26:29.050 --> 00:26:31.000
  • is made perfect in weakness.
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  • Unite our frailty to Your might, our weakness to Your strength,
  • 00:26:34.040 --> 00:26:38.230
  • our failure to Your success.
  • 00:26:38.240 --> 00:26:41.100
  • And in Jesus allow us to be delivered
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  • from all the things that You know
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  • are harmful to us physically and spiritually.
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  • We thank You today, and we pray in Jesus' name.
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  • Amen.
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  • Thanks so much for joining me today.
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  • I'm looking forward to seeing you again next time.
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  • Until then, remember:
  • 00:26:58.290 --> 00:27:00.260
  • "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone,
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  • but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.'"
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  • [Theme music]
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