Grants Pass Hosts NEWSTART Lifestyle Program

April 29, 2018 | Jennifer Burkes

Enthusiastic conversation echoed through the Grants Pass (Ore.) Church Better Living Center. It was the day after Valentine’s Day and the concluding session of the NEWSTART (Nutrition, Exercise, Water, Sunlight, Temperance, Air, Rest and Trust in divine power) for the Family program.

Those in attendance were sharing what they had learned in four weeks. Some were sharing their success stories with a new recipe. Others were discussing how to apply NEWSTART principles in their homes. Everyone was excited for what this last session would bring.

For eight sessions, about 50 participants learned NEWSTART’s important lifestyle principles. These scientifically researched principles can prevent and even reverse disease. It is possible to make lifestyle changes without great financial cost or prescription drugs, create healthy meals in a hurry, and live a healthier, more joyful life. This is lifestyle change for optimal health.

This last night of the program was Dessert Night. Guests and participants were able to sample an array of healthier, sugar-free desserts. Recipes were provided. Before dessert, those in attendance were also served a baked potato with healthy toppings and were also treated to a demonstration of how to create some healthy toppings. The demonstration provided some quick and easy meal planning ideas.

A program such as NEWSTART requires the assistance of numerous volunteers. The Grants Pass volunteers were doctors, educators and others committed to healthier living. Volunteers prepared the food, provided cooking demonstrations and led discussions regarding NEWSTART’s principles. The program would not have been successful without a dedicated team of helpers. Above all, God’s presence made this program a blessing for all involved.