“Dressed, R U?” And sickness! That’s right; the way WE are DRESSING today can cause US, to be sick! And if we are sick, it’s not the will of our heavenly FATHER. For the Bible says: “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” 3 JOHN 2. The idea that DRESS, has an important impact on the physical health, has been largely ignored by the medical profession and rarely addressed by the general public. Over 109 years ago GOD gave US insight into the negative impact of DRESS and sickness. Today I will share some of those statements with you. “Half the diseases of women are caused by unhealthful dress.” Healthful Living. Pg 123. “Perfect health depends upon perfect circulation. Special attention should be given to the extremities, that they may be as thoroughly clothed as the chest and the region over the heart, where is the greatest amount of heat.” “Parents who dress their children with the extremities naked, or nearly so, are sacrificing the health and lives of their children to fashion. If these parts are not as warm as the body, the circulation is not equalized.” And what is the result when we our not properly clad? “When the extremities, which are remote from the vital organs, are not properly clad, the blood is driven to the head, causing headache or nosebleed; or there is a sense of fullness about the chest, producing cough or palpitation of the heart, on account of too much blood in that locality; or the stomach has too much blood, causing indigestion.” But, “In order to follow the fashions, mothers dress their children with limbs nearly naked; and the blood is chilled back from its natural course and thrown upon the internal organs, breaking up the circulation and producing disease. The limbs were not formed by our Creator to endure exposure, as was the face. The Lord provided the face with an immense circulation, because it must be exposed. He provided, also, large veins and nerves for the limbs and feet, to contain a large amount of the current of human life, that the limbs might be uniformly as warm as the body. They should be so thoroughly clothed as to induce the blood to the extremities.” Who’s behind this you may ask: “Satan invented the fashions which leave the limbs exposed, chilling back the life current from its original course.” But still: “parents bow at the shrine of fashion and so clothe their children that the nerves and veins become contracted and do not answer the purpose that God designed they should. The result is, habitually cold feet and hands.” And at the end of time: “Those parents who follow fashion instead of reason will have an account to render to God for thus robbing their children of health.” But still: “life itself is frequently sacrificed to the god of fashion.” How sad! Testimonies Vol. 4 Pg. 531. How about restrictive clothing and our dress? It is said that: “Tight-fitting clothing acts like a shell, forcing the soft body tissues to conform to certain shapes and dimensions. However, a human being is not a snail! When we wear restrictive clothing, we change more than our appearance. We also change the way our body functions, resulting in many health problems. Tight shirt collars and ties potentially interfere with the blood flow to the brain. Knee-high hose and elastic topped socks encourage the development of the varicose veins. Tight pants contribute to stomach cramps, chest pain and heart burn. Tight bands are implicated in male infertility as sperm needs to be kept below body temperature to stay fully functional. Nylon panties are associated with yeast infections in women. Snug narrow bra-straps cause neck, should and arm pain in women. Tight shoes especially narrow toes and high heels can cause back and hip problems, poor Circulation, corns, bunions, and hammertoes to say nothing of the hazards of tripping,and falling.” Mary Ann McNeilus, MD. Temperance in Dress, Pgs. 7, 8. It’s my prayer, that if You or any of your family members suffer from any of the things listed above, that you would follow; GOD’S dress-code and let the healing begin… today! AMEN!!!