It Is Written

The Methuselah Factor

Three Angels Broadcasting Network

Program transcript



Series Code: IIW

Program Code: IIW019209A

00:19 >>John Bradshaw: This is It Is Written.
00:21 I'm John Bradshaw. Thanks for joining me.
00:23 You know, I've met a lot of people in my life,
00:25 but I can't remember ever meeting one single person
00:28 who has ever said,
00:30 "I wish I hadn't lived as long as I have lived."
00:34 Most people would like to live longer.
00:37 But the fact of the matter is it's not until we get
00:39 very late in life, or maybe at the end of life,
00:41 that people say, "I wish I'd done things better.
00:45 I wish I had another year, five years, or ten years."
00:48 Now, most of us could have more years than we are going to get.
00:55 I want to say that to you again.
00:57 Most of us could live longer than we're going to live.
01:01 To talk about that with me today,
01:02 my special guest, president of CompassHealth Consulting,
01:05 Dr. David DeRose.
01:06 David, thanks for joining me.
01:08 >>Dr. David DeRose: Great to be with you, John.
01:09 >>John: I am thrilled genuinely.
01:10 You've written a book called "The Methuselah Factor,"
01:13 and we know who Methuselah is.
01:15 He's that fellow who, in the Bible,
01:17 lived to be almost 1,000 years of age.
01:21 So when talking about "The Methuselah Factor,"
01:23 clearly we're going to tell you how you can live to be 969.
01:28 Right?
01:29 >>Dr. DeRose: Well, John, the news is actually better
01:31 than that.
01:32 >>John: How can it be better than that?
01:34 >>Dr. DeRose: Here's what I'm going to tell you.
01:35 It, it's really this.
01:36 People are focused mainly on the number of years they live,
01:40 but we're talking about quality of life.
01:42 So the subtitle of the book is
01:43 "How to Live Sharper, Leaner, Longer, and Better."
01:47 Now, with our present bodies in the state of sin
01:50 in which we find ourselves,
01:52 969 years probably would not be optimal.
01:56 But we can help people live longer and better
01:58 by paying attention to the medical science
02:01 called hemorheology; it's the science of blood fluidity.
02:05 >>John: Okay, so, what we really want to do today is talk,
02:08 talk about the book, but more than the book itself,
02:12 the truth is, from a Christian perspective,
02:15 we want to live forever.
02:17 So today we're really going to talk about living forever,
02:19 but also living better, uh, more quality lives
02:23 during the time that we have on this earth.
02:25 Hemorheology you said is the science of what?
02:28 >>Dr. DeRose: The science of blood fluidity.
02:30 >>John: Uh, what's blood fluidity?
02:32 >>Dr. DeRose: Basically, think about it this way.
02:33 If order for you to have optimal health,
02:36 your blood has to flow freely through your blood vessels,
02:39 not just the large arteries and veins
02:41 but also through the tiny blood vessels, like the capillaries.
02:45 That's where exchange takes place,
02:47 where the oxygen goes into your tissues,
02:49 the carbon dioxide is removed, where nutrients are exchanged.
02:53 So if you want optimal health, you want optimal circulation.
02:57 >>John: So, a person can do something to improve
03:02 their circulation?
03:03 >>Dr. DeRose: Most definitely.
03:04 >>John: Okay.
03:05 Well, we must talk about some of those concrete steps
03:06 because my, my thinking is, you know,
03:09 you take a pill to lower your blood pressure, or you walk.
03:12 You can do certain things to deal with diabetes
03:14 and hardening of the arteries.
03:15 But I don't know if most people have ever stopped to think,
03:19 I can improve my blood fluidity.
03:22 I can impact my circulation.
03:25 Uh, uh, let's take the 25,000-foot view, the overview.
03:28 Improve your circulation, and what sort of things can improve?
03:31 >>Dr. DeRose: Well, let's take a good example.
03:32 One is heart disease.
03:34 If you look at conventional heart disease risk factors
03:36 like cholesterol, blood pressure, smoking,
03:39 and you put them side by side with markers or indicators
03:42 of blood fluidity,
03:43 there's strange terms, things like viscosity,
03:46 fibrinogen, that's a, which is a clotting factor.
03:49 But if you look at those,
03:50 sometimes those are more powerful risk factors
03:54 than the ones that we're measuring.
03:56 For example, fibrinogen.
03:58 They did a study in Europe.
03:59 They looked at people with low fibrinogens.
04:01 That's good. Their blood is going to be more fluid.
04:04 And they compared them to people with high fibrinogens.
04:07 Those with the low fibrinogens had only about 1/4 to 1/5
04:11 the risk of having a heart attack.
04:13 >>John: So does that mean in, instead of,
04:15 or as well as saying,
04:17 "I must eat more almonds; I must eat more celery,"
04:20 we might want to be saying things like,
04:22 "I've got to do something about this fibrinogen or fibrinogens"?
04:25 >>Dr. DeRose: Here's the practical way I look at it.
04:27 I mean, you're connecting the dots perfectly,
04:29 but the reality is you walk into the average doctor office,
04:32 and he or she is not going to say,
04:34 "Oh, yeah, we'll just do the panel with the fibrinogen,
04:36 the viscosity, and the Von Willebrand's factor."
04:39 These are all things that they measure and research.
04:41 But what I'm saying is simple lifestyle factors,
04:44 simple lifestyle habits can actually make a difference
04:47 in all of these factors across the board.
04:49 You don't have to be measuring them from day to day.
04:51 >>John: Somebody's watching right now,
04:52 they're sitting at home, they're drinking a Coke,
04:55 they're, they haven't taken a walk in forever,
04:57 and they're going to eat their typical high-fat
05:01 standard American diet food.
05:03 And that's okay; that's your choice.
05:06 And the thinking is, "I gotta die anyway.
05:09 I might as well die happy, doing what I love,"
05:13 and, and the more pertinent question is,
05:15 from a Christian perspective, why does it even matter?
05:19 This, this is a Bible-teaching television program.
05:22 We're talking about fibrinogens and Von Willebrand's factor
05:26 and so forth.
05:27 Why does that matter in the daily life of a believer?
05:31 >>Dr. DeRose: Here's the way I look at it, John.
05:33 God is trying to communicate with us.
05:35 He's trying to guide us. He's trying to lead us.
05:37 When I sit with my Bible in front of me,
05:39 I want to understand what the Holy Spirit
05:41 is trying to communicate.
05:43 What we find out is when we improve our hemorheology,
05:46 our mental functioning actually measurably improves.
05:50 So if I want to have the most unobstructed pathway
05:54 of communion with my Creator and my Savior,
05:57 I want my blood fluidity to be optimal.
06:00 I want my, as I call it, my Methuselah factor--
06:03 that's the synonym I use for hemorheology--
06:06 I want it to be as good as possible.
06:08 >>John: Now, you're a pastor and a physician.
06:10 You've been a practicing physician for many years.
06:12 Is it fair to say,
06:14 in addition to the enhanced relationship with God,
06:17 is it fair to say that a believer,
06:20 someone who's given her or his heart to Jesus Christ,
06:23 does that person really have a responsibility
06:26 to take care of their body?
06:28 >>Dr. DeRose: John, it's amazing to me.
06:29 When you look at God articulating His plan
06:33 for His people, you--reread the book of Deuteronomy.
06:36 God gives the law,
06:37 and then He says why did He give these things:
06:39 "That it may be well with you";
06:40 that things would go--that, that people would know
06:43 that you're really children of the King.
06:46 And so this whole idea of responsibility,
06:48 Paul speaks about our bodies
06:50 being a temple of the Holy Spirit.
06:52 These concepts come together because when I realize
06:55 that God has entrusted me with something precious,
06:58 this, this gift of health, when I care for my body,
07:01 not only do I have that enhanced relationship,
07:04 but I function better; I feel better.
07:06 I can serve my Lord better.
07:08 And actually I'm a better witness.
07:09 People see my life, and they say, "Well, what are you doing?
07:13 I mean, how come I'm ending up in the doctor's office
07:16 every week, and you're not?"
07:18 >>John: There's a lot to cover here talking about the things
07:20 that impact the Methuselah factor a lot.
07:23 I would just go back to say I believe that this,
07:26 the, the Bible speaks about us being fearfully
07:29 and wonderfully made.
07:30 We are the temple of the Holy Spirit.
07:33 I, I think it's fair to generalize and say,
07:35 by and large, across Christianity, that's forgotten.
07:39 It's neglected.
07:40 As a matter of fact, I think it's rejected.
07:42 Well, we're going to talk about how you can improve
07:44 your blood fluidity.
07:46 Uh, we're talking about lengthening your life
07:48 and living a better life.
07:49 But we're really talking about how you can live forever,
07:53 and that involves blood as well.
07:54 I'll be back with Dr. David DeRose in just a moment.
07:58 ♪[Music]♪
08:07 >>John: The same killer diseases which are taking
08:09 the lives of millions and millions of people every year
08:12 are taking the lives of Christian believers,
08:14 even though God has told us plainly and clearly
08:16 how we can avoid those diseases.
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08:37 >>John Bradshaw: This is It Is Written.
08:39 I'm John Bradshaw. Thanks for joining me.
08:40 With me is Dr. David DeRose from CompassHealth Consulting.
08:45 We are talking about "The Methuselah Factor,"
08:48 how you can live longer and better
08:51 and ultimately how you can live forever.
08:53 Now, a moment ago, we're talking about this thing
08:55 called hemorheology.
08:57 Explain that again for me, if you would.
08:58 >>Dr. David DeRose: Basically, it's the science
09:00 of blood fluidity.
09:01 And the more fluid the blood, the better your health.
09:03 >>John: We talk about blood pressure a lot.
09:05 >>Dr. DeRose: Mm-hmm.
09:06 >>John: Why, why has it taken me this long
09:10 to hear about blood fluidity?
09:12 Why is that not something spoken of more?
09:14 >>Dr. DeRose: You know, it's really shocking
09:16 because there are whole medical societies,
09:18 there's medical journals that are devoted
09:20 to nothing but hemorheology.
09:21 One of them is called
09:23 "Hemorheology and Microcirculation."
09:26 >>John: That sounds exciting.
09:27 >>Dr. DeRose: But, but this is just not filtered
09:30 into the lay dialogue.
09:31 >>John: And it really ought to be, right?
09:32 >>Dr. DeRose: Oh, it really ought to be.
09:33 >>John: Because in here you write about how
09:36 improved blood fluidity can impact and actually decrease
09:42 your risk of cancer.
09:43 How's that?
09:45 >>Dr. DeRose: Well, this is one of the most shocking ones.
09:46 You know, when we talk about stroke and heart attack,
09:49 people say, "Oh, yeah, those are circulatory disorders."
09:51 But when you throw cancer into the mix, people say,
09:53 "Well, how, how could that factor in?"
09:55 >>John: Yeah.
09:56 >>Dr. DeRose: There was a fascinating study some years ago
09:58 where they looked at women who were dealing
10:00 with gynecologic cancer, so, female cancers.
10:03 The researchers measured markers of blood fluidity
10:06 before they had their cancer surgery.
10:08 Now, what comes as no surprise
10:10 is the worse their blood fluidity,
10:12 the greater their risk of having thrombosis or blood clots
10:16 after the surgery.
10:16 >>John: Sure.
10:17 >>Dr. DeRose: We say, "Obvious," right?
10:18 >>John: Right.
10:19 >>Dr. DeRose: But what was shocking is those markers
10:21 of blood fluidity also predicted survival.
10:25 And when the researchers were writing about it,
10:27 what they said is what's happening--
10:29 this is the, their theory for why these things
10:31 would be connected.
10:32 They say if your blood is not really fluid,
10:34 you're going to have little microclots in the blood vessels.
10:39 When that happens, cancer cells that are circulating
10:42 in the bloodstream can lodge in some of these areas
10:45 that are now relatively isolated from the immune system,
10:49 and they can set up shop; they can set up metastasis.
10:52 So the cancer spreads more readily
10:55 if your blood fluidity is poor.
10:57 >>John: Okay, we've come this far without really talking yet,
11:00 and there's a lot to talk about.
11:01 I doubt we can do this in just one program.
11:04 We haven't started to talk yet
11:07 about how a person can improve their blood fluidity.
11:10 Um, I'm going to guess you can do it by exercising.
11:13 I'm going to guess you can do it by, by eating healthily.
11:16 Let's, let's discuss those, but not yet.
11:18 What I want to ask you is,
11:19 is there, is there one simple way a person can improve
11:22 their blood fluidity that somebody like me would say,
11:26 "Didn't realize that, that's a surprise"?
11:28 Give me one.
11:30 >>Dr. DeRose: You know, one of the biggest surprises we've seen
11:31 as we've been bringing this message out into communities
11:34 throughout the country
11:36 is that actually blood donation may be something
11:40 that could improve the blood fluidity of many Americans.
11:43 >>John: By giving blood away,
11:45 by temporarily having less blood,
11:47 it may improve your blood fluidity.
11:50 How's that?
11:51 >>Dr. DeRose: What the thinking is, is that many of us
11:53 actually have higher what we call hematocrits than optimal.
11:57 Now, hematocrit is a technical measurement;
11:59 it's actually the percentage of your blood
12:02 that is made up of red blood cells.
12:04 And what we find is--talk about mental performance.
12:08 As your hematocrit drops down, if you're anemic,
12:12 you can have poor mental performance
12:14 because you can't get oxygen to the brain.
12:16 The hematocrit comes up, mental performance improves,
12:19 but as it keeps rising, then mental performance drops.
12:23 And so many Americans have blood that is thicker, if you will--
12:27 I hate that term, but I don't know a better one to use
12:29 for lay folks.
12:30 Uh, if the blood is thicker, it's not flowing as well;
12:33 you've got more blood cells; there's more congestion;
12:36 mental performance decreases.
12:37 So, donating blood actually, for many people,
12:41 can be beneficial.
12:42 >>John: Well, I want to encourage you
12:44 not just to think about it but to get involved
12:46 in donating blood.
12:47 You help a lot of people, and evidently you help yourself.
12:50 So now, is there another thing?
12:51 What, what's one other thing that might not seem intuitive
12:55 that would help this?
12:57 We're looking for a--
12:58 you know, I'm saying we're looking for a simple thing.
13:00 You know, the fact of the matter is, even if this was hard,
13:03 people should do it because it's life-changing and live-saving.
13:05 But give me another simple thing.
13:07 Donating blood is good for blood fluidity.
13:09 What's something else that might,
13:11 might seem a little surprising?
13:13 >>Dr. DeRose: Well, this one may not be as surprising,
13:16 but it draws on an illustration you used a while ago.
13:18 You talked about someone watching It Is Written,
13:21 and they had a certain type of beverage.
13:22 You mentioned a sugar-sweetened beverage.
13:24 >>John: Mm-hmm.
13:25 >>Dr. DeRose: A lot of people don't realize
13:26 that when we up our intake of sugar,
13:29 so do our triglycerides, a type of blood fat, tend to rise.
13:33 And as triglycerides go up, blood fluidity goes down.
13:37 So, sugar has gotten a lot of bad raps,
13:41 but it's deserved when you look at blood fluidity.
13:44 Those sugar-sweetened beverages, one of the leading causes
13:48 of what many people are calling an obesity epidemic
13:51 in the Western world,
13:52 so it's not just the body fat connection;
13:54 it's also the blood fat connection
13:56 when it comes to sugar-sweetened drinks.
13:58 >>John: I saw this thing where somebody, uh,
14:00 covenanted to only eat healthy food,
14:03 and that healthy food was an utter train wreck
14:06 when it came to sugar content.
14:07 There's a lot of hidden sugar.
14:09 How can we recognize that hidden sugar,
14:11 the easy steps to get rid of a ton of sugar out of our lives?
14:15 >>Dr. DeRose: You know, I love your question
14:16 because a lot of people say,
14:17 "Hey, I'm just eating the organic cereals."
14:20 >>John: Right.
14:21 >>Dr. DeRose: But you walk down the cereal aisle,
14:22 and here's a great place to practice what we recommend
14:24 in the book.
14:25 We say, look at the total carbohydrate content
14:28 of a food and then look at the sugar content.
14:31 Divide the two.
14:32 So if there's 25 grams of carbohydrate
14:35 and 5 grams of sugar,
14:36 you would divide 25 by 5; you'd come up with...?
14:39 >>John: Five.
14:40 >>Dr. DeRose: Very good.
14:40 [John exhales dramatically]
14:41 [laughs] Five is that magic number--
14:43 if it's five or larger.
14:48 In other words, that means you have less,
14:49 much less sugar than carbohydrates.
14:51 So in other words, if it was 24 and 3,
14:54 that figure would be 8.
14:55 >>John: Right.
14:56 >>Dr. DeRose: So five or greater, that means you've got
14:58 a lot more complex carbohydrate than simple sugars.
15:02 That is a reasonable choice.
15:03 >>John: So you want it to be a big number?
15:05 A bigger number?
15:05 >>Dr. DeRose: A bigger number.
15:06 So that means a lot of complex carbohydrates
15:09 relative to small amounts of simple sugar.
15:11 >>John: We've got about a minute.
15:13 Uh, uh, in this minute, talk to me just very quickly,
15:16 because in the book there's a, a really a very simple
15:19 30-day program that someone can say,
15:21 okay, I'm going to dive into this, make some changes,
15:23 and so on.
15:25 Let's get started on that. We'll tease it just a little bit.
15:27 What's a simple change somebody can make?
15:28 We talked about cutting that sugar out.
15:30 Uh, where do you recommend a person begin
15:33 when they want to improve their blood fluidity?
15:35 >>Dr. DeRose: Basically, you're exactly right.
15:37 The book contains a 30-day program.
15:40 And the place I recommend people begin
15:42 is on day 1 of the program.
15:44 Each of the last 30 chapters is one day in our 30-day program.
15:48 >>John: Now, this one surprised me just a little bit.
15:52 I'd, I'd heard it before in certain circles,
15:54 but a little bit surprising.
15:55 You've a, a, a chapter called "Beans, Beans, Beans."
16:00 Beans help blood. How?
16:04 >>Dr. DeRose: Beans are amazing.
16:05 Years ago, when I was interested in diabetes treatment,
16:08 I ran across a medical research article talking about
16:11 how the fiber in beans, as the researchers put it,
16:14 improves all aspects of diabetic control.
16:17 When you improve blood sugar dynamics in the body,
16:20 just like we were talking about triglycerides,
16:22 you improve blood fluidity.
16:23 But beans are more than that;
16:25 they've got all kinds of phytochemicals
16:27 that also help your blood flow better.
16:29 >>John: And a lot of people never eat beans.
16:30 Just don't eat them, unless they get them out of the can,
16:32 and they're sweetened with sugar and seasoned with bacon.
16:34 Where can people implement beans into their diet?
16:37 >>Dr. DeRose: Basically, get beans; cook them.
16:39 It doesn't matter whether they're lentils or peas,
16:41 garbanzo beans or black-eyed peas, kidney beans.
16:45 Just pick up a simple recipe book.
16:48 Just cook them in a crockpot,
16:49 the simplest thing in the world to do.
16:52 It's great stuff.
16:53 >>John: And that's what I like about "The Methuselah Factor."
16:56 It'll revolutionize your life.
16:57 It'll impact you powerfully and positively.
17:00 You'll live better.
17:01 The better news yet is that you may live forever.
17:03 We'll talk about that in a moment.
17:05 I'll be back with more from Dr. David DeRose straight ahead.
17:10 ♪[Music]♪
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17:50 >>Dr. DeRose: Hello, I'm Dr. David DeRose,
17:52 a specialist in internal medicine
17:53 and preventive medicine.
17:55 And I've been surprised over the years in working with patients
17:58 and studying the medical research literature
18:01 just how powerful hemorheology is when it comes to health.
18:06 You may be wondering, what is hemorheology?
18:08 Well, I call it the Methuselah factor.
18:11 And that's the title of my book.
18:14 "The Methuselah Factor" really helps you connect with things
18:17 that can help your blood be more fluid.
18:20 You say, "Why is that important?"
18:22 It's important because it can help you decrease your risk
18:24 of a stroke or a heart attack, even lower your risk of cancer.
18:28 But it's a whole lot more than just preventing killer diseases.
18:32 If you improve your blood fluidity,
18:34 your mind will work better,
18:36 you'll perform physically better,
18:38 and you'll decrease your risk of dementia.
18:41 So, don't hesitate.
18:43 Dive into "The Methuselah Factor."
18:45 Make a difference in your life
18:47 and the life of those that you love.
18:50 >>John Bradshaw: Thanks for joining me today
18:51 on It Is Written.
18:53 Dr. David DeRose is the president
18:55 of CompassHealth Consulting,
18:56 and he's written a remarkable book.
18:59 It is called "The Methuselah Factor."
19:02 Methuselah in the Bible lived to be 969,
19:05 and while I'm sure Dr. DeRose is not promising you
19:07 that you can live to be 969,
19:10 the book does tell you how you can learn how to live sharper,
19:13 leaner, longer, and better in 30 days or--
19:16 in 30 days or less.
19:18 Hey, I want to ask you about that,
19:20 and I know you're an honest fellow,
19:21 and we go back quite some time...
19:24 but you're, you're, well, you're stating very upfront
19:27 that in 30 days or less, people are going to see marked change.
19:33 Is that really fair to say that?
19:34 >>Dr. David DeRose: It is; I mean, typically we see
19:36 dramatic changes in short times
19:38 when people make serious lifestyle changes.
19:41 We give them a 30-day program.
19:42 They're making changes each day and sticking with them.
19:45 I think of a patient I had years ago,
19:47 actually changed my perspective,
19:49 came to one of these residential lifestyle change programs,
19:52 where actually I was getting some training
19:53 during my medical school years.
19:55 The guy could not walk across the small parking lot
19:59 of the health center.
20:01 A few weeks later, he was walking seven or eight miles
20:04 on the trails.
20:05 No question, this guy's blood fluidity
20:08 had dramatically improved.
20:10 >>John: You're a pastor. I'm a pastor.
20:13 We don't want to see just healthy sinners, right?
20:16 Uh, as good as that would be.
20:17 We would hope that a person embarks on a journey
20:19 that leads them to faith in God or increases faith in God.
20:22 And what I'm intrigued by here is that in the 30-day program,
20:27 day 7 is called Rest and Refresh,
20:31 day 14: Seek Spirituality.
20:34 And there are other, uh, similar aspects to this.
20:38 So in order to improve my blood fluidity,
20:41 in order to have a, to dramatically improve my health,
20:44 rest? Seek spirituality?
20:48 Explain that for me.
20:49 >>Dr. DeRose: This is amazing stuff, John.
20:50 You know, a lot of people think,
20:51 hey, we know where the year comes from, right?
20:54 And that's the earth going around the sun.
20:56 We know the day is based on the earth spinning on its axis.
20:59 And people say we understand the month.
21:01 Its origins come from lunar cycles.
21:04 But most people don't realize that built into our physiology
21:07 is a seven-day rhythm.
21:09 We share some of the research on circaseptan rhythms;
21:13 that's what they're called.
21:14 And what we encourage people to do is to tap into those rhythms
21:17 to optimize how they deal with stress,
21:19 how they look at life, and how they implement lifestyle change.
21:23 It is not just coincidence that the Bible
21:26 and just about every other society in the world today
21:30 keeps a seven-day cycle.
21:32 Why is that?
21:33 We need a day to step apart from the normal wear and tear,
21:38 from the normal stresses, and really to refocus and refresh.
21:42 >>John: What I'm fascinated by--you look into the Bible;
21:44 you get a chapter in, and God says,
21:47 "Here's a day for rest."
21:48 >>Dr. DeRose: Mm-hmm.
21:50 >>John: I think it's fair to say that if you look across society,
21:53 that that, that idea of a day of rest is disappearing.
21:57 And if you look across Christianity,
21:59 it's disappearing, too.
22:00 You go back in essentially any church in the land,
22:03 back in Grandma's day or Great-grandma's day,
22:06 uh, people respected and observed that idea
22:09 of a day of rest.
22:10 We're losing that, aren't we?
22:11 >>Dr. DeRose: We are, and one of the things I draw out
22:13 in the book, actually,
22:15 is an observation that neuroscientists are making,
22:17 and it's simply this:
22:19 That we tend to fall into the trap of prioritizing
22:23 urgent things that are not as important
22:26 as the real key things in life
22:28 that are of such value, that we let those slip.
22:31 And what this whole idea of a day of rest is kind of a time
22:34 to reset and to say, "Where are my priorities?"
22:37 We say during this 30-day program--
22:39 I say to my reader:
22:41 I want you taking a day off and say,
22:43 "Where have I gone in the last week?
22:45 Where have I gone in the last two weeks?
22:47 And am I on the trajectory
22:49 I want to continue for the rest of my life?"
22:51 >>John: One thing of a practical nature in the book here,
22:53 and I notice this:
22:54 improve your Methuselah factor;
22:55 improve your bone and joint health.
22:58 Now, I have a brother who was, was putting on
23:00 far more weight than he needed
23:02 and couldn't exercise because his knees were shot,
23:05 and he had to get a bilateral knee replacement,
23:08 and then he could start working.
23:10 Uh, so you can easily get caught in this downward spiral.
23:13 I like the idea of looking after your joints so that--
23:16 well, so that what?
23:18 >>Dr. DeRose: Well, actually, there is evidence
23:19 that you can regenerate cartilage.
23:21 It may not be as good as the cartilage the Creator gave you
23:24 to begin with.
23:25 We have a great story in there from an orthopedic surgeon
23:27 who actually saw this in someone who got on a program
23:31 to improve their blood fluidity.
23:33 Here is the point, John.
23:34 Our joints need optimal circulation.
23:37 They're often not getting it.
23:39 Well-, well-documented the importance between improving
23:42 blood fluidity and having really healthy joints.
23:45 >>John: So we live a little longer in this world,
23:47 and I don't want to say that as though I don't care.
23:50 I think if you can get another week, you're doing well.
23:52 Another year, you're doing well.
23:53 The average American lives almost 79 years,
23:57 which isn't terribly long.
23:59 But I know that, that as a believer,
24:02 as a pastor, as a physician,
24:04 your hope is that a person can live forever.
24:07 And that has something to do with blood as well,
24:09 but not my blood or yours.
24:11 >>Dr. DeRose: No, no, it's an amazing connection.
24:13 Just like we talked about the benefits that come to us
24:16 when we donate blood.
24:18 We think of that amazing greatest gift of blood
24:22 and our Savior giving His life for us.
24:24 And really, that's the ultimate connection
24:27 that not only transforms my value for me personally,
24:31 why I want to take care of my health,
24:33 but gives me that hope of eternity.
24:36 >>John: The, the story of the cross is the greatest story
24:39 that was ever told, and, and just as there are simple things
24:43 we can do to take care of our physical health,
24:45 there are simple things that we can do to live forever.
24:48 And one of the simplest things, I think,
24:49 and one of the most commonsense things
24:52 is when you consider the story found in,
24:54 in this book, the Holy Bible,
24:56 the story of a God who so loved the world
24:58 that He gave His only begotten Son,
25:01 the story of a Savior who died on a cross,
25:03 belief is a pretty simple thing.
25:07 >>Dr. DeRose: It's simple conceptually,
25:08 but our culture today, we're so accustomed to doubt.
25:11 We just have to take God at His word.
25:13 >>John: Believe if you, if you take God at His word,
25:15 you will see God move in your life,
25:19 bless and benefit your life miraculously.
25:21 Dr. DeRose, I am grateful that you've taken time
25:23 to talk about "The Methuselah Factor."
25:26 It seems to me to be a very accessible way
25:29 for somebody to improve their life in this world.
25:32 If they follow the 30-day program,
25:33 it won't be in this world, but also in the world to come.
25:36 >>John: The same killer diseases which are taking the lives
25:39 of millions and millions of people every year
25:42 are taking the lives of Christian believers,
25:44 even though God has told us plainly and clearly
25:46 how we can avoid those diseases.
25:48 Now, you want to avoid them.
25:50 So make sure you get today's free offer,
25:51 "Health Care God's Way,"
25:54 which I co-wrote with Dr. John Westerdahl.
25:56 Get "Health Care God's Way."
25:58 Call 1-800-253-3000.
26:01 Write to the address on your screen.
26:03 Make sure you visit
26:07 >>John Bradshaw: Dr. DeRose, let's wrap it up quickly here.
26:09 Let's summarize "The Methuselah Factor."
26:11 Better blood fluidity results in...?
26:14 >>Dr. David DeRose: Results in not only better health,
26:16 not only longevity, but a clearer mind,
26:19 and I believe better communion with our Creator.
26:22 >>John: I appreciate the book very much.
26:24 The 30-day program, you will see your life benefited.
26:27 These principles work,
26:28 and you'll see God move in your life really very powerfully.
26:31 Dr. DeRose, thanks, I appreciate your time.
26:33 >>Dr. DeRose: My privilege.
26:34 >>John: Let's pray together now.
26:35 ♪[Soft music]♪ Our Father in heaven,
26:37 we are grateful that You love us enough,
26:39 that You care about us in our daily experience.
26:43 You want us to experience less ache,
26:45 less pain, less worry, less heartache and heartbreak.
26:49 You want our joy to be full and our connection with You
26:52 to be strong.
26:54 We thank You that You can give us improved blood,
26:57 better circulation.
26:59 We praise You for what You have done at Calvary
27:02 through the blood of Jesus.
27:05 Friend, if you've not exercised faith in God,
27:09 you know that we're fearfully and wonderfully made,
27:11 that God loves you, that Jesus died for you.
27:15 If you're living far from God,
27:16 you've not opened up your heart to Him, would you do that now?
27:19 Open up your heart to Jesus.
27:21 Allow Him to live His life in you,
27:23 to guide you day to day
27:25 and to lead you from this world into the world to come.
27:29 Will you open up your heart to Jesus now?
27:30 Father, take each heart, the open hearts;
27:33 make them Yours.
27:35 And we thank You for blessed life in this earth
27:40 and life everlasting in the world to come.
27:43 In Jesus' name.
27:45 Amen.
27:46 Thank you so much for joining me today.
27:48 Looking forward to seeing you next time.
27:50 Until then, remember:
27:51 "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone,
27:55 but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.'"
27:59 ♪[Theme music]♪


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