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Good health is to some an obssession, to others simply a good idea, and to Christians a human responsibility. Obviously, there are health problems that often prevent us from being healthy, many of them out of our control altogether, but as far as we are able we should maintain fit, wholesome bodies with which to love God, enjoy life, and spread the Gospel.

Especially in the West, however, many have made health their idol. A cursory examination of the supermarket magazine racks demonstrates that people are consumed both with their health and their image, and that they're willing to go to great lengths to maintain both. As Christians, we realize our health is largely in God's hands. That does not mean we don't have any responsibility to eat right, exercise, and avoid harmful habits.

The idea that God's grace is basically a free pass to wolf down Big Macs and laze on the couch all day is a pernicious one. God's grace frees us to behave in ways that honor Him, meaning maturely and responsibly (though of course we don't always). Where our health is concerned, that means largely taking preventative measures rather than simply reacting when problems crop up.

It's ironic that the Western world is obssessed with health, but has a fairly unstable view of it. Eastern traditions posit that if one eats right and remains active, they'll live a long time with relatively few problems. They also privilege natural remedies over synthetic drugs, herbs and teas over aspirin and Demerol. This approach is called "holistic" because it addresses the whole person, not just symptoms.

Maybe it's because we have universally accessible health care that Europeans and North Americans just do what they feel like and head to the doctor every time they feel queasy or sore. While Eastern methods often go too far (things like acupuncture and reiki are rooted in pagan spiritualism and might need to be avoided), we could certainly learn a few things about keeping the doctor at bay in the first place.

Christian parents have a particular responsibility to instill good habits and healthy lifestyle choices in their children. They also have a responsibility to make sure their kids understand that God is ultimately the source of good and bad health, and that sometimes Providence decrees physical hardship even for those who make consistently good choices. Finally, we have a responsibility to model wise living for our kids; the following resources and curricula were chosen to help families fulfill each of these.

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ABC Doctor
by Liz Murphy
from Chronicle Books
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Alphabet & Counting Books (Location: PIC-ALPH)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
All About Great Medical Discoveries
All About Books #36
by David Dietz
from Random House
for 3rd-6th grade
in All About Books (Location: VIN-ALL)
Before I was Born
God's Design for Sex #2
by Carolyn Nystrom
New Edition from NavPress
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in Sex Education (Location: HEAL-SEXED)
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Before I was Born
God's Design for Sex #2
by Carolyn Nystrom
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Beginning Karate
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Boy's Body Book
by Kelli Dunham
5th edition from Applesauce Press
for 5th-8th grade
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$12.95
Busy Body Book
by Lizzy Rockwell
from Dragonfly Books
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
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Care and Keeping of You
by Valorie Schaefer
1st edition from Pleasant Company Publications, Inc.
for 6th-8th grade
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Choosing Good Health - Answer Key
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Christian Paths to Health and Wellness
by Edited by Peter Walters and John Byl
2nd edition from Human Kinetics Publishers
for 12th-Adult
in Health Curriculum (Location: HEAL)
$45.00 (1 in stock)
Complete Book of Herbs & Spices
by Sarah Garland
from Reader's Digest
for Adult
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Developing Good Health - Answer Key
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for 4th grade
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for 4th grade
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Exploring Creation with Health and Nutrition - Student Notebook
by Dr. Laura Chase
2nd edition from Apologia Educational Ministries
for 8th-12th grade
in Health Curriculum (Location: HEAL)
$33.60
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by Dr. Laura Chase
2nd edition from Apologia Educational Ministries
for 8th-12th grade
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by Dr. Laura Chase
2nd edition from Apologia Educational Ministries
for 8th-12th grade
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Exploring the History of Medicine
Exploring Series
by John Hudson Tiner
from Master Books
for 5th-12th grade
in Memoria Press Science (Location: SCICUR-MP)
$11.99 $9.50 (1 in stock)
Exploring the History of Medicine - Set
Exploring Series
by John Hudson Tiner
for 5th-12th grade
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Exploring the History of Medicine - Supplemental Questions
by Ashley Gratto
3rd edition from Memoria Press
for 5th-8th grade
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$5.50
Exploring the History of Medicine - Teacher Key and Tests
by Cindy Davis & Ashley Gratto
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for 5th-8th grade
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God's Design for Sex Book 4
by Stan & Brenna Jones
from NavPress
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$15.99 $10.00 (1 in stock)
God Made All of Me
by Justin S. Holcomb, Lindsey A. Holcomb
Fir from New Growth Press
for Nursery-3rd grade
in Sex Education (Location: HEAL-SEXED)
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God Made Your Body
Pure Foundations
by Jim Burns
from Bethany House
for Nursery-Kindergarten
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$16.99
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by Kristen A. Jenson and Gail Poyner, Illustrated by Debbie Fox
1st edition from Glen Cove Press
for 2nd-5th grade
in Sex Education (Location: HEAL-SEXED)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Health 4-6 - Home School Teaching Charts
from A Beka Books
for 4th-6th grade
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Health in Christian Perspective - Answer Key
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by Delores Shimmin
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for 3rd grade
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for 3rd grade
in A Beka Health (Location: HEAL-ABK)
$7.50 (1 in stock)
Homeschool History, Science, Health 1 - Curriculum Lesson Plans
from A Beka Books
for 1st grade
in A Beka History (Location: HISCUR-ABK)
$13.00 (2 in stock)
Homesteading
by Abigail R. Gehring
2nd edition from Skyhorse Publishing
for 9th-12th grade
in Self-Sufficiency (Location: SS-Self)
$27.95
Horizons Health Grade 1 - Student Workbook
from Alpha Omega Publications
for 1st grade
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from Alpha Omega Publications
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from Alpha Omega Publications
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from Alpha Omega Publications
for 3rd grade
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from Alpha Omega Publications
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from Alpha Omega Publications
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from Alpha Omega Publications
for 4th grade
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from Alpha Omega Publications
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from Alpha Omega Publications
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for 5th grade
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from Alpha Omega Publications
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from Alpha Omega Publications
for 6th grade
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from Alpha Omega Publications
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from Alpha Omega Publications
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from Alpha Omega Publications
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from Alpha Omega Publications
for Kindergarten
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from Alpha Omega Publications
for Kindergarten
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Horizons PreK-2nd Grade Physical Education
by Marvin A. Zuidema
from Alpha Omega Publications
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Horizons Health (Location: HEAL-HOR)
$24.00 (1 in stock)
How & When to Tell Your Kids About Sex
by Brenna B. Jones, Stanton L. Jones
from NavPress
in Sex Education (Location: HEAL-SEXED)
$19.99
How Babies are Made
by Andrew C. Andry and Steven Schepp; illustrated by Blake Hampton
from Little, Brown & Company
for Nursery-4th grade
in Sex Education (Location: HEAL-SEXED)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
How Did God Make Me?
by Matt Jacobson, Lisa Jacobson
from Multnomah Books
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Clearance: Science & Health (Location: ZCLE-SCI)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
How to Talk Confidently with Your Child About Sex
Learning About Sex #6
by Lenore Buth
3rd edition from Concordia Publishing House
in Sex Education (Location: HEAL-SEXED)
$16.99
How to Talk to Your Kid about Sex
by William P. Smith
from New Growth Press
Parenting Resources for Adult
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: XCL-CCEF)
$3.99
How You Are Changing for Boys
Learning About Sex #3
by Jane Graver
Upd Rev from Concordia Publishing House
for 3rd-6th grade
in Sex Education (Location: HEAL-SEXED)
$16.99
How You Are Changing for Girls
Learning About Sex #3
by Jane Graver
Upd Rev from Concordia Publishing House
for 3rd-6th grade
in Sex Education (Location: HEAL-SEXED)
$16.99
In Defense of Food
by Michael Pollan
1st edition from Penguin Random House
for Adult
in Culture of Food (Location: COOK-CUL)
$7.00 (1 in stock)
Janice VanCleave's Food and Nutrition for Every Kid
Janice VanCleave's Science for Every Kid Series
by Janice VanCleave
from John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
for 4th-8th grade
Cathy Duffy's 100 Top Picks
in Health Resources (Location: HEAL-REF)
$14.95 $8.00 (1 in stock)
Life Before Birth
by Gary Parker
from Master Books
for 3rd-6th grade
in Pregnancy & Infant Care (Location: PRE-INF)
$10.39
Lifepac: Health - Boxed Set
from Alpha Omega Publications
for 9th-12th grade
in AOP Lifepacs: Health (Location: HEAL-AOP)
$66.83
Lifepac: Health Quest - Book 1
from Alpha Omega Publications
for 6th-8th grade
in AOP Lifepacs: Health (Location: HEAL-AOP)
$10.35
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from Alpha Omega Publications
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from Alpha Omega Publications
for 6th-8th grade
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from Alpha Omega Publications
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Lifepac: High School Health - Book 1
from Alpha Omega Publications
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from Alpha Omega Publications
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Love, Sex, and God for Young Men
Learning About Sex #5
by Bill Ameiss, Jane Graver
3rd edition from Concordia Publishing House
for 9th-12th grade
in Sex Education (Location: HEAL-SEXED)
$16.99
Love, Sex, and God for Young Women
Learning About Sex #5
by Bill Ameiss, Jane Graver
3rd edition from Concordia Publishing House
for 9th-12th grade
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$16.99
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