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Flesh Tamers: Christian Manliness: The Courage to Stand Firm

This weekend is the official launch of my first book, Christian Manliness: The Courage to Stand Firm.

This book is a review on the subject of Christian manliness and the courage needed to stand on the truth of Christ in the face of opposition, being a good steward of the truth and our physical bodies, and to shun the praise of society and the fleeting pleasure and comfort of living for fleshly desires.

My goal in authoring this book is to show that modern Christianity is fighting for relevance today from a position of weakness, and as such will fail in the future to be the societal pillar that it once was unless it recaptures the courageous and manly spirit of the “author and perfector of our faith” (Heb 12:2), Jesus Christ, who was both manly and courageous, and is the matchless example of manhood.

My hope is that Christian Manliness: The Courage to Stand Firm is going to spur reflection and action and act as a reminder that we, as Christians, are on the side of Truth. We don’t dabble in far flung conspiracy, false teachings or hope in man, but we stand firm on the Truth of Jesus Christ.

We must be courageous in the face of opposition and be ready to accept the price of following Christ as we also must be willing to accept and repent of our own failures.

As this is my first book, I will gladly accept feedback. Please email me and let me know how I can improve, I’m sure there is much to learn. Favorable ratings on Amazon are very welcome as this helps me gain more readers and helps me in sharing this message. Thank you in advance.

THE RIGHT SUPPLEMENTS FOR 40+ MEN

THE RIGHT SUPPLEMENTS FOR 40+ MEN

I’ve just turned 40 this past December. Are you a man who has just turned 40 or already above 40? If yes, there are all kinds of health changes and challenges that you and I are likely to encounter.

Nevertheless, you can enjoy better health and good quality of life by actively managing your nutrition and exercise, but you likely need to enhance that with the help of quality organic supplements.

You should evaluate everything from the way you eat to the way you sleep. When men near the age of 40, they should begin to seek quality sources of supplemental vitamins and natural energy boosters. No, I’m not talking about those energy drinks from the gas station. Supplements for guys over 40 are designed to keep them energized and provide support for critical body functions as they approach middle age.

There are many supplement types and brands, but it is challenging to know which ones are right for you and if they are made of quality organic ingredients.

When considering herbal supplements, it usually is advisable to choose “extracts” rather than just the powdered herb, because the herb itself often has the active phytochemicals in concentrations too low to provide the desired result. Powdered extracts (nutraceuticals) have the active components concentrated in higher percentages, usually more effective.

Below are examples of multivitamin/mineral supplements formulated to strike a balance of safety and therapeutic value for long-term supplementation in men over 40.

MOA and Rejuvenix are supplements that I use, and I am also a distributor if you are interested in trying them out yourself. 

1. MOA

As a man above 40, MOA is that supplement that would give you a good overall supplement to face the day’s activities. It is a dense micronutrient replacement. You can take it along with you in your briefcase, purse, backpack, or gym bag due to the convenient single use low environmental impact packaging, and you can take it any place and whenever you want. It a metabolic kickstart to your day.

MOA is a proprietary, nutrient-rich combo of 36 superfoods and superfruits blended in a synergistic low-glycemic formula that helps support exceptional health benefits for anyone, but especially for men who are over 40 years of age.

Exploiting the superpower of superfoods and superfruits, MOA consists of a unique mushroom complex that helps support healthy immune function in men who are 40 and above. This premium formula also includes Bergavit (Bergamot Extract), an innovative nutraceutical extract that helps support cardiovascular and metabolic well-being.  It is expertly formulated with BioPerine for greater bioavailability of these meticulously selected ingredients.

When used regularly, MOA helps minimize oxidative damage from free radicals and supports healthy digestion, strong cellular defenses, and immune function in men who are above 40.

Qualities of MOA

  • UNIQUE

MOA’s formula is unlike any other, with 36 of the most potent ingredients in the world.  Packed with purees, extracts and natural juices, it is by far the most unique superfood blend on the market today and is exceptionally low in sugars, which is healthy for men over 40.

  • PURE

MOA has the purest and most nutritionally dense ingredients free of allergens, gluten and dairy, with nothing artificial which is just perfect for men above 40.

  • SIMPLE

Men over 40 can enjoy MOA anytime, anywhere, making it easy to consume and easy to share!

  • STRONG WELLNESS DEFENCE

When used regularly, MOA helps the body of men over 40 to minimize oxidative damage from free radicals and helps healthy digestion, robust cellular defenses and immune function.

  • BOOST YOUR LIFESTYLE

Pack a Go Pouch in your work bag, grab one to combat afternoon energy lapses, and take it to the gym for a nutritious post-workout snack. Specially formulated to support your health and busy lifestyle, this proprietary blend is your superhero superfood on the go.

THE GENERAL BENEFIT OF MOA

  • Powerful, antioxidant-rich superfoods and superfruits
  • Ingredients rich in antioxidants, dense in nutrients and low glycemic index
  • Helps reduce oxidative damage from free radicals
  • Mycofusion’s proprietary culture process enhances immune-boosting capabilities.
  • Increases metabolism and energy
  • Contains Bergavit to support cardiovascular health
  • Contains BioPerine for increased bioavailability

Superfoods Found in MOA

For many years, mushrooms have been used to produce the health benefits of immunity, longevity, and energy. MOA’s superstar ingredient list contains a revitalizing mushroom complex, including golden maitake nigella seeds, ounce for ounce more valuable than gold, and a clinical dose of bergamot, which works together to boost the immune system body of men above 40 and to give them that superhero strength. By a mixture of exotic ingredients from around the world, MOA offers the best of what Mother Nature has to offer; all delivered right to your door.  Many of the healthful superfoods found in MOA have been used by ancient civilizations for centuries in cultures that value longevity and well-being.

2. SLENDERIIZ

SLENDERIIZ is the only healthy, natural weight management supplement of its kind that shows better results than diet and exercise alone. To help accelerate weight loss by maintaining adequate nutrition levels, SLENDERIIZ scientifically advanced supplements help control appetite and stimulate metabolism to maximize efforts in older men. Men over 40 should use SLENDERIIZ supplements to help them achieve their weight loss and planned nutrition goals. Slenderiix uses a specific formula designed to promote the release of visceral fat and subcutaneous fat: fat deposits located under the skin. Designed to control hunger and appetite, help control weight, and support digestive health, these little drops are also formulated to help the body’s stamina and endurance in older men. Also, its a hormone-free and pharmacopeial approved product.

QUALITIES OF SLENDERIIZ

  • SIMPLE

The SLENDERIIZ supplement is a simple and effective supplement for successful fat reduction that promotes weight loss for men over 40.

  • NATURAL

SLENDERIIZ is an entirely natural gluten-free line of products with revolutionary drops that help control hunger, increase energy and stimulate metabolism.

  • EFFECTIVE

Thousands of people around the world have achieved success with SLENDERIIZ.  The powerful drops work in synergy with nourishing and stimulating shakes to help maintain lean muscle mass and highlight your inner beauty.

3. REJUVENIIX

REJUVENIIX provides natural energy without jitters in the body of men over 40. With a counteractant blend of green coffee bean extract, L-theanine, and a superfruit complex of acai berry, mangosteen, goji berry, maqui berry, Hawaiian noni, and sea buckthorn, REJUVENIIX naturally refines concentration, elevates health status encouragement, promotes energy and improves mental alertness of men who are 40 years of age and above.

BENEFITS OF REJUVENIIX:

  • It naturally improves concentration, elevates mood, promotes energy, and improves mental alertness in men who are over 40
  • Natural energy without nervousness.
  • Green coffee bean extract, L-theanine and a superfruit complex of acai berry, goji berry, mangosteen, maqui berry, Hawaiian noni and sea buckthorn are all good for men over 40.

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A Generation Crying Out

One stumbling block in the way of so many non-Christians is that they say they are revolted and kept at arm’s length by the separatist and exclusive habits and practices of those who profess to have the faith they want.

Many of these Christians are kind, moral and upstanding, and they are calling for others to come out from amongst the people of the world to separate from an adulterous generation. I know, those are heavy words. Really it just means that the world is sinful and fallen away from God and only focuses on inward desires of the flesh.

You have heard this call. It is when you hear this call that something which you know to be true and noble in you rises. You have felt what your generation is crying out for. It is the union of your spirit with the fatherly love of the one Holy God. You acknowledge the power of that cry in your own heart. You want to feel with all men, and for all men. If you need a faith at all, it is one which shall meet that cry, which shall teach you how all men are bound together; not how some may be separated from the rest.

You will not be false to your generation. You will have no faith at all, or a faith for all mankind. Keep to that; take nothing less than that; only look again and see whether that is not just what Christ offers you.

Again, I urge you not to look at His followers, real or professing, look at Him, look at His life.

Was He exclusive? Did ever man or woman come near to Him and He turned them away? Did He not go amongst all races, into every neighborhood? Did He not go to the houses of great men and rulers; of Pharisees, of poor men, of politicians? Did He not frequent the temple, the marketplace, the synagogue, the seashore, the hillside, the haunts of outcasts and harlots? Was He not found at feasts and at funerals?

I know how deeply many of you feel and mourn over the miseries and disorder of the United States and the world—how you long to do something towards lightening ever so small a part of those miseries, rescuing ever so small a corner of the earth from that disorder. I know well how earnestly many of you are working in one way or another for your country and your friends. I know what high hopes many of you have for the future of the world and the destiny of man. I say, mourn on, work on; abate not one ounce of any hope you have ever had for the world or for man.

Your hopes, be they what they may, have never been high enough—your work never earnest enough. But I ask you whether your hopes and your work have not been marred again and again, whether you have not been thrown back again and again into listlessness and hopelessness, by failures of one kind or another, whether you have not felt that those failures have been caused more or less by your own uncertainty, by your having had to work and fight without a leader, with comrades to whom you were bound only by chance, to journey without any clear knowledge of the road you were going, or where it led to?

At such times have you not longed for light and guidance? What would you have not given for a well of light and hope and strength, springing up within you and renewing your powers and energies? What would you not have given for the inward certainty that the road you were travelling was the right one, however you might stumble on it; that the line of battle in which you stood was the line for all true men, and was marching break at the point which had been given you to hold, whatever might become of you?

Well, be sure that light and guidance, that renewal of strength and hope, that certainty as to your side and your road, you are meant to have; they have been prepared, and are ready, for every man of you, whenever you will take them. The longings for them are whispered in your hearts by the Leader, whose cross, never turned back, ever triumphing more and more over all principalities and powers of evil, blazes far ahead in the van of our battles. He has been called the Captain of our Salvation, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Lamb who was slain for the world; He has told us his name, the Son of God and the Son of Man; He has claimed to be the redeemer, deliverer, leader of mankind.

My younger brothers, I am not speaking to you the words of enthusiasm or excitement, but the words of sober every-day knowledge and certainty. I tell you that all the miseries of the United States and of other lands consist simply in this and in nothing else, that we men, made in the image of God, made to know him, to be one with him in His Son, will not confess that Son our Lord and Brother, to be the Son of God and Son of man, the living Head of our race and of each one of us.

I tell you that if we would confess him and lay hold of him and let him enter in and rule and guide us and the world, instead of trying to rule and guide ourselves and the world without him, we should see and know that the kingdom of God is just as much about us now as it will ever be. I tell you that we should see all sorrow and misery melting away and drawn up from this fair world of God’s like mountain mist before the July sun.

This passage was adapted from a book by Thoams Hughes written in the 1800s

The Courage to Stand Firm

What truth are we choosing to stand firm on? For what cause do we pour out our service and precious time?

I’ve started a new adventure and I’m about 12,000 words in. This will be my first book, and like any first thing I’m sure I’ll learn a lot while doing it. Then I’ll learn how to do it better later.

I’ve had some assistance along the way. I started with an idea and an inspirational source, then I had a professional writer help me get started with organizing my thoughts in words and placement. Then I took it from there.

I found a graphics design resource to build out the book cover and they did a fantastic job putting my articulated words into a visual eye catcher.

I’m currently having a couple more men review the current version of the book to give feedback. Of course, I’ve already had my dad review it and have incorporated some of that feedback. I’ll add a bit more too I’m sure. I haven’t even breached Ephesians 6 yet, but it will come as the Spirit moves the words around my mind and heart.

I thought today would be an appropriate time to share a small excerpt from the book as it is so pertinent for us as Christians to stand firm. Yet, we must understand upon whom we are Standing Firm and for what cause.

Our savior was courageous, and we too must be courageous if we are going to follow the example of Jesus. To be sure we will never be perfect as Jesus was. Yet, it is incumbent upon us to give it all we have and ask God to help us to have enough.

Where is the courage of our forefathers in the faith? Are we going to play the man or wilt like daffodils in the heat? It is as designed that we must have courage to endure ridicule and to lose the praise of man. For even our Lord was worshipped on the day He entered Jerusalem, only to be crucified on the next Friday! But for man, the first battle to be won is with his own flesh. The struggles of every man born into a fallen world. Here is where we start and here is where we find ourselves at mortal death.

For men, the first key component in this struggle is the truth. The truth that is Jesus and a Christian worldview.  Jeremiah 7:28 says, “And you shall say to them, ‘This is the nation that did not obey the voice of the LORD their God, and did not accept discipline; truth has perished; it is cut off from their lips.”  The knowledge, proper teaching and acceptance of Truth has perished. This is the sad result when men lose their courage, when a man is not manful.  Facing and believing the truth is one of the most important trials for man in this fallen world.  It is crucial to be an objective observer of what is, rather than what you wish it were.  A real man calls it like it is and refuses to look away from actual reality.  The most important truth is that of the God of the universe who created all things, came as a man to take on our sin, and then hung on a cross for it, rising from the dead three days later.  In so doing, He destroyed death, and now we await His return when He will not come humbly, but in blazing glory with His powerful angels to bring judgment on the earth and gather up His Church. 

True Manliness: The Courage to Stand Firm

Copyright 2021, Johnathan Sexton

HEALTH BENEFITS OF SUPPLEMENTS FOR MEN OVER 40

HEALTH BENEFITS OF SUPPLEMENTS FOR MEN OVER 40
As men become more educated about their health and more in tune with their bodies’ needs, many strive to be proactive with their bodies. Men need to know that health can fade and it is good to understand how essential it is to take preventive measures to shield long-term well-being.

For men, one of the most critical times in terms of staying healthy and active is the middle-age years. This is where many health problems begin, and the effects of unhealthy habits finally emerge. Therefore, around age 40 is an excellent time to record your baselines and make sure that you are assisting your physical and emotional well-being both spiritually and nutritionally.

This strategic intervention encompasses smart lifestyle choices, but it can also include nutritional supplements to add energy, assist in weight loss and improving health balance. The best supplements for 40+ men should not only benefit their current needs but also help safeguard their future.

For men 40 years of age and older, if you are looking to support your health, increase your energy levels, improve your mood and mental alertness, and even improve the symptoms of your chronic health condition, getting the right amount of vitamins and minerals every day is vital. If you are just starting to think about taking dietary supplements, many multivitamins provide a full dose of what your body needs. But not all supplements are created equal. Make sure you research the source of those supplements and the manufacturing process.

While your nutritional regimen and exercise are the best way to get the body in shape and lose weight, supplements can be a good way to fill in the gaps. Supplements can help with muscle growth and recovery while improving overall health and well-being. In short, supplements are valuable additions to your healthy lifestyle.

According to health researchers, the body of men in their 40s needs additional essential minerals and vitamins to perform daily functions. They assist your body function in almost every aspect. Without them, your digestive system would not work correctly, your heart would not beat efficiently, and your bones would break more easily. In short, they are truly miraculous! And as we age our bodies need an extra boost.

Ideally, you could get nutrients from the food you eat. Unfortunately, it can sometimes be challenging to obtain, partly due to availability, cost, and low potency of vitamins in the current supply of fresh food. Secondarily, many fruits are remarkably high in sugar. Even with the benefit of added fiber, the sugar content in fruit can be too high for some.

Fortunately, supplementation comes to the rescue, especially when it comes to fitness and exercise. While I am not a licensed nutritionist, based on my research, I recommend that you first focus on getting adequate proteins, carbohydrates, and fats (called macronutrients) as well as vitamins and minerals (also called micronutrients) recommended for your age group and gender.

As mentioned, your first path of action should be a healthy diet. You should always eat clean and colorful foods.

Health researchers recommend eating:
● Fruits
● Vegetables
● Unsaturated fats
● Whole Grains
● Good Protein

At the same time, men over 40 need to limit:
● Very refined grains
● Eating saturated and trans fats.
● Sugar

The Best Supplements for men over 40 according to some studies:
● Vitamin D
● Vitamin B12
● Vitamin B3
● Vitamin B6
● Vitamin E
● Vitamin A
● Vitamin C
● Omega-3 Fatty Acids
● Vitamin B2
● Vitamin B9 (or Folic Acid)

Pre-workout supplements for men 40+ can include creatine, caffeine, beta-alanine, and nitrates, which may help improve strength and burn fat and keep you feeling energized. Just make sure to consult you doctor.

Health researchers explain that many men in their 40s who eat well may still be at risk of being deficient in a particular vitamin, which leads to the need for dietary supplements. In fact, in the world at large, many men in their 40s are deficient in calcium, potassium, fiber, magnesium and vitamins A, C and E, even when they eat well.

A good example: men who live in cloudy environments tend not to get enough sunlight, leading to a vitamin D deficiency, according to health researchers.

Extensive research also claims that 40-year-old men living with dietary restrictions or health conditions such as Crohn’s disease or celiac disease, which inhibit proper nutrient absorption, may also need supplements.

Many researchers advise men in their 40s to choose supplements that provide a complete once daily multivitamin. Also, supplements that would provide antioxidant support and promote cellular and eye health.

Conclusion
Ultimately, the most important thing men can do is pay attention to their health. It is a known fact that men, especially men over 40, are less likely to seek medical assistance to monitor their health.

For this reason, men must avoid being flippant about their own physical and nutritional needs. In short, don’t assume it will be fine! If you feel unwell, see a doctor.

Above all, be sure to eat clean, sleep well, manage stress, and prioritize consistent physical activity and occasional high intensity workouts. All these actions will ensure that you stay healthy while achieving sustainable fitness gains.

Disclaimer: I am not a physician or nutritionist. I have only done my own research. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist as needed.