Why Your Body May Be in Pain

Friday 20 March 2015 | 3:59 pm | Laurette Willis

“One sentence has killed more people than all the wars in American history: You get all the nutrition you need from the four food groups.” – Dr. Joel Wallach, BS, DVM, ND

cold2Have you noticed how many people are not looking very well? My husband Paul came back from shopping in town the other day and said, “People look really sick, especially the young people.”

Could part of the problem be what we are eating…and not eating?

You cannot get all that your body needs from food due to the depletion of nutrients in our crop-bearing soils. There are 90 essential nutrients that every human being needs every day to stay healthy. For every nutrient that is missing, there can be up to 10 deficiency diseases.

You may remember hearing stories of how British sailors were cured of scurvy by making sure they brought limes with them on long voyages. Scurvy is caused by vitamin C deficiency; limes are a good source of Vitamin C. Our bodies need vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids in order to function properly and be healthy.

Minerals comprise 60 of the 90 essential nutrients. There is not a single plant, animal or human that can produce even one of these 60 essential minerals, so these essential minerals must be consumed, and consumed in a way the body can use them.

What form do minerals need to be in for our bodies to use them?

mom daughter2aThe minerals must be in plant form for our bodies to absorb them (in other words, we can’t eat rocks!). In order for us to consume mineral-rich plants, the plants must absorb the minerals from the soil. And here’s the problem: it seems we no longer have all 60 essential minerals in our crop-bearing soil.

According to U.S. Senate Document 264 written in 1936, the minerals our bodies need are no longer in the soil. Could that be because we have not let our land “rest,” as in Old Testament days?

How many commercial farms or even family farmers do you know who give their land a “sabbath of solemn rest” every seventh year, as the LORD instructed Moses?

“Six years you shall sow your field, and six years you shall prune your vineyard, and gather its fruit; but in the seventh year there shall be a sabbath of solemn rest for the land, a sabbath to the Lord. You shall neither sow your field nor prune your vineyard. What grows of its own accord of your harvest you shall not reap, nor gather the grapes of your untended vine, for it is a year of rest for the land” (Leviticus 25: 3-5).

More and more health experts are reporting that up to 80% of the chronic health conditions and diseases plaguing the Western world are a result of nutrient deficiencies. Supplements provide the food your body is not getting, but they have to be of the quality and in the right form for the body to absorb them. We’ve seen news reports recently of some vitamin manufacturers and large retail health food chains selling products which did not have the ingredients their labels said they contained.

The solution: know the source of the supplements you are taking. If unsure, ask a Naturopathic Doctor, Certified Health Coach, or other alternative health care practitioner you trust who is knowledgeable about nutrition.

Gluten: The Inflammation Factor

glutenYou may be unwittingly eating foods which cause damage to your body. Even if you believe you are not “allergic” to gluten, many have become more intolerant of it over the years.

This is thanks in part to the fact that many of today’s grains are engineered, man-made GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) with three times the amount of gluten.

These are not the grains of Bible days (such as millet). Gluten is a spongey protein found in whole grains such as wheat, rye, barley, and oats.

Our ability to absorb nutrients can be compromised by gluten. Gluten has been known to cause tissue destruction in the small intestines which absorbs nutrients.  This results in digestive problems, mal-absorption problems, chronic health conditions, and disease.

It’s like putting gasoline in a gas tank which has holes in it.

Most people do not even know they have gluten intolerance. They may think something else is causing problems with their digestive system.  Do not underestimate gluten intolerance; the damage it causes could be making you and your loved ones sick.

“Beloved, I wish above all things that you prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers” (3 John 2).

For a free copy of “Ten Bad Foods List,” sources for the 90 Essential Nutrients, and a free Self-Health Evaluation you can take online, contact Laurette Willis at Laurette@PraiseMoves.com . Laurette is a Certified Health Coach, published author, and Founder of PraiseMoves Fitness Ministry. You may contact Laurette at the email address above, 918-458-1800 or www.PraiseMoves.com.

Yoga: More than ‘Just Exercise’

Friday 13 March 2015 | 9:12 pm | Laurette Willis

“Abstain from things offered to idols” Acts 15:29

Slide33Yoga is extremely popular in the fitness world, and many wonder if it has a place in Christian Fitness. Is there such a thing as “Christian yoga” or a “Christian alternative to yoga?”

While many know that yoga originated in India, few realize it is part of the Hindu religion.

Those who think yoga is little more than a series of stress-relieving stretching exercises may be surprised to learn about true foundation of the multi-billion dollar yoga craze in North America.

According to Webster’s New World Dictionary, yoga (coming from an east Indian Sanskrit word which means “union with god” or “to yoke”) is “a mystic and ascetic Hindu discipline for achieving union with the supreme spirit through meditation, prescribed postures, controlled breathing, etc.”

Many have found yoga to be the doorway to the New Age movement, and away from Christ, as I did. As a child growing up on Long Island, I became involved with yoga at the age of seven when my mother and I began watching a daily yoga exercise program on television (thinking it was “just exercise”). For the next 22 years I was heavily involved with yoga, metaphysics and the New Age movement until I became a follower of Jesus Christ in my late 20s.

Yoga Poses are “Offerings to 330 million Hindu gods”

Slide15Professor Subhas Tiwari of Hindu University of America said, “The simple, immutable fact is that yoga originated from the Vedic or Hindu culture. Its techniques were not adopted by Hinduism, but originated from it.

“The effort to separate yoga from Hinduism must be challenged because it runs counter to the fundamental principles upon which yoga itself is premised. Efforts to separate yoga from its spiritual center reveal ignorance of the goal of yoga.“ (HinduismToday.com – 9/1-3/09).

George P. Alexander, Ph.D., who taught World Religions at Biola University, is a friend of our family. Born in Sri Lanka, George grew up in India, the birthplace of Hinduism and yoga. He told us that yoga postures are actually offerings to the 330 million Hindu gods.

“Many Westerners who practice yoga today are unaware that the physical positions assumed in yoga symbolize a spiritual act: worshiping one of the many Hindu gods,” Dr. Alexander said. “To a Hindu, yoga is the outward physical expression of a deep spiritual belief. You cannot separate one from the other.”

A Different Lord?

While Hinduism recognizes 330 million gods, the trinity of chief Hindu gods includes Brahma (creator), Vishnu (preserver) and Shiva (destroyer).

Slide23According to Webster’s dictionary, Shiva is the Hindu god of destruction and rebirth.

Shiva is Lord of Yoga (Yogeshwara) – according to Bhagavad-Gita and the first Hatha Yoga teacher – according to Hatha Yoga Pradipika. The Hatha Yoga Pradipika (HYP) is a classic text for Hatha yoga (the type of yoga taught in fitness centers and many churches).

According to this text, “The (real) Yogi becomes the creator and destroyer of the universe, like God.” Ch. 4.76, HYP Yoga is motivated by a spirit that inspires self-deification — with a promise of reincarnation. That sounds familiar!!!

“And the serpent said unto the woman, ‘You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil” (Genesis 3:4-5).

“But They Do Yoga in My Church.”

As mentioned earlier, yoga means “yoke” in Sanskrit. It’s a different yoke from the one Jesus referred to when He said, “My yoke is easy and My burden is light” (Matthew 11:30).

What is a practice yoked to Shiva the Destroyer, the Lord of Yoga, doing in the church of our Lord Jesus Christ?

Slide18Would you agree that the root of something can affect its fruit?

Sannyasin Arumugaswami, managing editor of Hinduism Today said Hinduism is the soul of Yoga “based as it is on Hindu Scripture and developed by Hindu sages.

“Yoga opens up new and more refined states of mind, and to understand them one needs to believe in and understand the Hindu way of looking at God. A Christian trying to adapt these practices will likely disrupt their own Christian beliefs.” (Orlando Sentinel, May 14, 2006).

Jesus said, speaking of satan, “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).

In Ephesians 6:12, the Holy Spirit wrote through Paul: “We do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”

Perhaps you can see the potential spiritual influence of yoga in the Church. Some would say that influence has already been seen and felt.

So-Called “Christian Yoga” is an Oxymoron

Slide24Since yoga is tied so strongly to Hinduism, can there be such a thing as “Christian yoga,” or would that be an oxymoron (a contradiction in terms)?

Many practicing Hindus as well as Christians agree that since yoga IS Hinduism, the two cannot be combined.

Are there other ways to bring flexibility training into a Christian’s fitness program without doing yoga? Yes!

There are plain vanilla stretching courses as well as Christian alternatives to yoga which incorporate stretching exercises with Scripture. Practitioners meditate upon Scripture or speak verses aloud which correspond with each stretching posture.

Slide29In PraiseMoves, the Christian alternative to yoga, “The Prize” posture is accompanied by Philippians 3:13-14, as you see above.

As Dr. Alexander told us, “My question for Christians who practice yoga is, ‘Why would you want to better your body by aligning with a religious philosophy that contradicts the Christian faith?'” Good question.

I invite you to access my eye-opening free eBook and webinar “The Truth about Yoga: Peaceful Practice or Dangerous Deception?” Please share this free resource with those you love and care about who may think yoga is “only exercise.”  http://bit.ly/TheTruthAboutYoga .

Check out Laurette’s new book & DVD set from Destiny Image Publishers: “40 Days to Fit & Fabulous with PraiseMoves.” Christian Fitness Expert and Certified Health Coach Laurette Willis is the Director of PraiseMoves Fitness Ministry with DVDs, Training, and Classes by Certified PraiseMoves Instructors around the world (http://PraiseMoves.com). ©2015

2015 PraiseMoves International Conference theme

Thursday 29 January 2015 | 12:20 am | Laurette Willis

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This year’s PraiseMoves International Conference theme really hits us where we live…in our body!

You are a spirit, made in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-27); you have a soul (your mind, will and emotions); and you live in a body (your “earth suit,” the “temple of the Holy Spirit” according to 1 Corinthians 6:19).

The apostle Paul, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit made this distinction clear when he wrote, “I pray your whole spirit, and soul and body be preserved blameless until the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Thessalonians 5:23).

COME join CPIs (Certified PraiseMoves Instructors) from all over the world, and be a part of the 2015 conference in Tulsa, OK at the beautiful Clarion Hotel at the Tulsa Airport.

Not a CPI yet? You can certify as in PraiseMoves, PraiseMoves Gold (to teach seniors and those with limited physical mobility) and MIRA! (our alternative to Zumba!) all in one weekend at the Conference.

Are you a CPI? Get refreshed! Get new ideas! Fellowship with CPI sisters and brothers from around the globe and praise the Lord with us!

Enjoy delicious food, fabulous fellowship, exciting workshops & certifications…and dynamic praise and worship every night during services with messages tailored just for you.

Don’t miss it!

Learn more here: http://praisemoves.com/about-us/instructor-training/praisemoves-national-conference/


Choose Your Pain

Saturday 20 December 2014 | 7:36 pm | Laurette Willis

disciplineWell, that’s a scary title, isn’t it? When it comes to making a change in your life, there is going to be some pain.

Choose your pain: Discipline, or Regret? Your choice.

Avoiding the pain associated with discipline is easy. It’s call procrastination. Who has not said, “I’ll start the diet on Monday” or after the holidays, or after school starts again…? Procrastination can feel good compared to discipline.

There’s a temporary “Ahhhh, I’m safe” feeling which comes from putting off doing something difficult (I’m speaking from experience here!).

However, can you live with the pain of regret when days, weeks and months of putting off what you committed to do start piling up?

What is it you’ve been putting off doing? Start it now. Ask the Lord to help you and take a step in that direction.

Perhaps it’s calling someone you’ve been meaning to call. Maybe it’s taking better care of yourself and loved ones.

Exercise? It can become an *almost* painless part of your life with PraiseMoves (honest!). Health? Weight Loss? Energy for Life? You can start now adding the 90 Essential Nutrients needed for good health to your diet (yes, even during the holidays!).

Are you looking for a way to earn additional income so things aren’t so *tight* in 2015 as they were in 2014? Could Network Marketing be a fit for you? Take a look at a free webinar I did exploring that subject: Christian Network Marketing Webinar.


So, are you ready to take action? Start now by checking out some of the resources on this page and avoid the procrastination trap.

By taking a step right now, you’re one step closer to the JOY and celebration of Accomplishment. You’re one step closer to being able to say, “I DID IT!!!”

When you choose your pain, you’re also choosing your pleasure. Make it the long-lasting kind.

Comment below and let me know if this has helped you. “What’s your pleasure?” 😀

Dead Doctors Don’t Lie Radio with Dr. Joel Wallach

Wednesday 22 October 2014 | 11:33 pm | Laurette Willis


I’m excited to be able to offer you the opportunity to listen to and search the archives of Dr. Joel Wallach’s famous 18-year-long 5-days-a-week health radio show.

WOW! Enjoy!!! Click HERE or graphic below.



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Labor to Rest

Friday 29 August 2014 | 3:54 pm | Laurette Willis

Today I was looking at “LABOR” (for Labor Day weekend in the U.S.). In Hebrews 4, it seems that the reason our only LABOR is to ENTER His REST is because there is Something else at WORK for us:

“There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His.
Let us therefore be diligent (“LABOR” in King James Version) to enter that rest,
lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience.


“For the Word of God is living and powerful, (THE WORD IS WORKING!)
and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit,
and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart”
(Hebrews 4:9-12).


The Word of God is at Work, so we don’t have to be! 
Our Work is one of resting in the Lord in Faith, believing.

WHY YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LORD IS VITAL:  Your relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and His Word is so powerful. In an age where STRESS is rampant in people’s lives, even among believers, you have the *secret weapon* against stress: The Word of the Living God!

I invite you to meditate on this passage over LABOR Day Weekend, and see how we can Labor more diligently to REST IN HIM.

Have a glorious, restfully-laborious weekend in Jesus! :)  with love, Laurette


The Fight Against Diabesity

Thursday 21 August 2014 | 2:00 pm | Laurette Willis

Danny Glover

SAN DIEGO, CA – August 14, 2014 – Youngevity International, Inc. (OTCQX: YGYI) (www.Visit.My90forLife.com), a global direct marketer of nutritional and lifestyle products and also a vertically-integrated producer of gourmet coffees for the commercial, retail, and direct sales channels, has teamed up with actor/celebrity and health advocate Danny Glover, to help educate individuals on the benefits of proper nutrition, activity, and wellness principles as solutions to the growing health concerns of diabetes and obesity.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of U.S. adults are obese and close to 10% of the population is diabetic. Even with all the information and resources available to educate individuals on the risks and preventative measures that can be taken, rates of both of these health issues have been significantly rising.

Youngevity® has been bringing the message of the valuable and beneficial role of nutrition, exercise and proper dietary supplementation in combating these types of growing health concerns for over 17 years. Youngevity products, specifically its signature nutritional systems of the Healthy Body Paks™, have been designed and formulated to support the body’s health potential in various health conditions and states, using the 40 years of research of their founder, Dr. Joel Wallach, and continued collaboration and evaluation with academic and research institutions such as Clemson University, University of Manitoba, University of Boston, University of Minnesota, and University of Rhode Island.

Danny Glover, actor and celebrity health advocate, had been introduced to the Youngevity® products through a close friend due to some personal health challenges and he experienced immediate benefits. His passion for helping others and his celebrity position created an opportunity in which he asked Youngevity to support his mission in Georgia to educate individuals about the value and impact nutrition and Youngevity philosophies on health and wellness.

“I was only taking the products for a few short months when I realized Youngevity had made a huge impact on my health, more than anything I had ever taken. Relieving the pain was one thing, but knowing that there was an amazing solution out there that could help millions of others, that’s my mission now, I look at this event as the first step to a national healthy movement”, said Danny Glover, celebrity and actor.

Quinton Aaron blind sideAnother fan at the event was actor Quinton Aaron (Big Mike from “The Blind Side”).

The council of Columbus, Georgia is designating August 15th, 2014 as Danny Glover & Youngevity Day. Various local and national media will be present during the ceremonies and events will take place on August 14th-15th, culminating into a presentation by the mayor, Teresa Tomilson, Friday night in front of hundreds attending the health seminar.

“We were truly honored for the invitation by Danny Glover and the amazing people of Columbus, GA on continuing this crusade started 40 years ago by my father, Dr. Joel Wallach, to end suffering by providing healthy nutrition. We have grown from a few people in a room to millions in over 32 countries because of opportunities such as this,” said Steve Wallach, CEO of Youngevity.

Danny Glover will keynote and host a presentation by Youngevity Wellness Expert and Scientific Advisory Board Member, Sanjeev Javia, on August 15th, 2014. Sanjeev Javia is an international Youngevity speaker who has presented Youngevity philosophies most recently at the Malaysian Medical Association, Mexico International Ingredient Conference, and American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

“Diabetes and obesity are two of the most nutritionally and lifestyle preventable diseases we know of, but messaging and educating the solutions properly are vital. Our scientific and clinical research, our knowledge of how nutrients support the body’s ability to defend, protect, and develop, and most importantly our deep understanding of the behaviors of people, this is what allows us to be leaders in our field, we’re excited to work with Danny Glover on this mission,” said Sanjeev Javia, Youngevity Scientific and Athletic Advisory Board Member.

Youngevity and Sanjeev Javia will also be meeting with representatives of The Quinton Aaron Foundation, a foundation started by Quinton Aaron the star of the movie, The Blind Side, documenting the story of NFL Lineman Michael Oher. The Foundation was created to fight bullying and end childhood obesity.

Youngevity’s weight loss program, developed by Sanjeev Javia, The Healthy Body Challenge, has helped millions of individuals safely lose weight and significantly reduce their chances of weight related health issues, and these principles are being investigated for use in younger children.

For more information, CONTACT us or Call Laurette or Paul Willis at 918-458-1800. We can show you how to save 30% on the products, get your products for free, and earn income sharing these life-changing health products of Dr. Joel Wallach with others.


Terry Law: The Hope Habit

Thursday 17 July 2014 | 1:50 pm | Laurette Willis

Fit Believer Podcast Episode 16


HOPE is a Habit.

Terry says, “Hope is a confident expectation of the goodness of God.”
Something he learned from Oral Roberts: 
“The greatest danger for the man or woman of God is that of security. Dare to dream something SO BIG that God has to intervene to save you for things to be successful.
“Live on the cutting edge of insecurity for the rest of your life. If you do, then you will always live on the cutting edge of faith as well.” 

Enjoy a very encouraging interview with Terry Law right now! You will never be the same. This interview first aired on the Oasis Network, used by permission.

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Dennis Jernigan: Delivered!

Friday 23 May 2014 | 10:07 pm | Laurette Willis

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At right are Laurette Willis with Dennis Jernigan.

Over 30 years ago, the Lord did something for worship leader/songwriter Dennis Jernigan that the world says is impossible.

God delivered him from same-sex attraction (homosexuality). Now Dennis and his wife have 9 of their own biological children (and grandchildren).

Dennis said, “Since 1988, I’ve been publicly sharing the story of how I walked out of a perceived homosexual identity. Why? Because I remember being a boy wondering if freedom was possible.

“The church didn’t have answers. The world didn’t have answers. The gay community just tried to make me give up and accept this as my innate identity. Yet, something deep inside of me kept knocking at the door of my heart saying, ‘There must be more. This cannot be your ultimate destiny and identity.’”

You may not recognize his name or face, but you have probably been singing Dennis Jernigan’s worship songs in your church for years–songs such as “We Will Worship the Lamb of Glory,” “Great is the Lord Almighty,” and “Nobody Fills My Heart Like Jesus.” This interview first aired on the Oasis Network, used by permission.

You will love Dennis’ music and his heart for for the Lord! 

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Lisa Bevere: Lioness Arising

Monday 19 May 2014 | 6:11 pm | Laurette Willis

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Enjoy my interview with Lisa Bevere, author of “Lioness Arising.”

Lisa and her husband John Bevere have a dynamic worldwide ministry, Messenger International.

Lisa shared a wonderful quote with me from English poet Matthew Arnold. In the 1800’s Arnold wrote, “If ever there comes a time when the women of the world come together purely and simply for the benefit of mankind, it will be a force such as the world has never seen.”

Lisa believes the Lord is calling us to be more and believe Him for more than we ever have before. This interview first aired on the Oasis Network, used by permission.


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