Hair loss prevention and regrowth should be a priority for men and women who are showing even the slightest signs of hair loss. Why does one lose hair? For the majority of men, it is Androgenic Alopecia (Alopecia or ‘hair loss’), also known as Male Pattern Baldness (MPB). This is genetic in nature and continued hair loss will take its course if treatment is not initiated. Anabolic Steroid abuse is the second leading cause for hair loss in men.
Female hair loss is a very different story. A more detailed investigation is needed to determine the cause of hair loss including, for example, Thyroid and Hormonal testing, anemia, mineral and vitamin imbalances, history of chemical exposure including chemotherapy, chronic infections, traumatic psychological or stressful events, etc. I will typically refer female patients losing hair to get a thorough examination by their Gynecologist, or Internist, and then the Dermatologist if needed for skin biopsy.
Men may also have certain medical disorders that can cause unnatural, or, non-Androgenic Alopecia, and as a precaution they should at least get a preventive wellness examine by their Internist yearly.
For the far majority of Men, and most Women, who are losing hair for whatever reason will benefit from Hair Loss Prevention and Regrowth measures. Of course, there is the surgical option of Hair Transplant Surgery (and in the near future, artificial hair implantation…see below), and should be considered if hair loss continues and all other treatments have been exhausted with unsatisfactory results.
A new type of hair loss treatment is on the horizon, and that is artificial Hair Implantation. Dr. Loria has patented a Hair Implant Device that has the potential to place nearly an unlimited amount of hair in any location of the body, including the scalp, chest, pubic area, etc. Dr. Loria is working on getting this Hair Implant Device FDA approved in the very near future. This Hair Implant, essentially, is artificial hair like strands that are placed into the skin in the desired areas of the body and are placed in at the very same depth as natural hair, or very superficial. If one has an interest on reading more about this Hair Implant patented device, and others that Dr. Loria has patented, please click here.
If you have been medically cleared and any and all medical/surgical corrective actions have taken place and you still need assistance in continued Hair Loss Prevention and/or desire to Regrow Hair, then Dr. Loria has certain recommendations for those men and women.
At Loria Hair Restoration (LHR℠) we are committed to delivering optimal results for our patients, whether you choose a surgical or non-surgical treatment option. We offer comprehensive care via consultation via In-Office or by phone, as well as periodic follow ups, to ensure that our patients’ expectations and goals have the best opportunity, the absolute best chances to be met.
However, this cost may be waived after completion. In certain states, according to the laws that govern those states, consultation fee’s may be waived altogether. Communication is the key to achieving results in hair restoration. In order to ensure that the provider has a comprehensive understanding of the patient’s wants and needs, and conversely, that the patient has realistic expectations, a consult is the most important part of the relationship between the patient and the provider. At LHR℠, we take the time to review the patient’s medical history in great detail, discussing patient’s goals and expectations, as well as understanding the nature and progression of the patient’s hair loss. We use various imaging techniques to illustrate the degree of hair loss, as well as create a virtual hairline with our ARTAS Hair Studio, a state-of-the-art virtual imaging application. We explain in detail the procedure, risks and possible adjunct therapies, as well as answer any questions or concerns to the best of our abilities. The consult provides a way for the patient to develop a rapport with the provider and confidence in their competency.
Finasteride is a 5A reductase inhibitor which blocks the conversion of Testosterone to DHT (dihydrotestosterone), the hormone responsible for a large majority of hair loss. Blocking the conversion of this hormone is integral to slowing the progression of hair loss in anyone experiencing Androgenic Alopecia. Studies have shown that only a very small dose is necessary to achieve its desired effect in terms of hair loss, which is why we recommend a 1mg pill once a day.
Although not currently, FDA approved for use in post-menopausal women, studies have shown significant improvement in this population who are suffering from hair loss. Circulating androgens produced by the ovaries, adrenals and adipose tissue, produce Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) the hormonal by- product of Testosterone, which is responsible for hair loss.
This is an over-the-counter (OTC) medication, often referred to by brand name, Rogaine, that is applied topically, in either a liquid or foam. When applied to the scalp, it penetrates the dermis, acting as a vasodilator widening blood vessels thus delivering nutrients and increasing oxygenation to the follicles. As a result, hairs that are in the Telogen phase (or resting phase) revert back to the Anagen phase (growth phase), increasing vitality and thickness of the hair shaft. Minoxidil is only recommended for areas in which follicles are present. It will not be effective on hairlines or other areas where follicle have completely terminated. In order to maintain these results, Minoxidil must be continued as long term therapy, or these hairs will revert back to their originally intended life cycle.
Pricing: Shampoo $25 / Conditioner $25 / Elixir $25
Vitamins 30-day supply $60/ 90-day supply $160
(1) month $135 / (3) month $385
With over 25 years of research and development, and clinically proven results in 10 published trials, Viviscal Pro’s proprietary formulations, whose main ingredients consists of AminoMar Marine Complex, Apple Extract, L-Cysteine and L-Methionine, three ingredients not found in any other Viviscal products, have shown an 80% increase in terminal hairs after 6 months of using our system. This drug free formulation can address all of your hair care needs and is our premiere hair care line. Viviscal Pro is only available through licensed medical or beauty professionals.
Pricing: Shampoo $24.99 / Conditioner $24.99 / Hair booster $34.99 / Scalp Treatment $34.99 / Vitamins $18
(30) day supply $137.96 / (90) day supply $413.88
The HairMax system is gluten and dairy free, contains ingredients that fight follicle aging, and enrich the skin, hair and nails while protecting the existing hair from breakage. It is proven effective for thinning hair, as evaluated by the FDA, and is drug-free. Hair is made up of keratin (a type of protein) that promotes both hair development and hair growth. Hair strands typically “live” roughly 2 to 7 years in a follicle then falls out and the cycle begins again. Over time, as we age, the follicle becomes weaker and hair strength and texture changes. In some cases, this results in thinning hair or hair loss. The good news is that natural ingredients like vitamins, extracts, nutrients and minerals can help!
30-day supply of the Vitamins with Drug Free Foam is $99
90-day supply of the Vitamins with Drug Free Foam is $270
Votesse is a drug free, medical grade hair care system that provides both an internal and external solution to hair thinning and loss. Each vitamin is specifically formulated with either male or female proprietary blends, which constitute the unique factors that contributing to hair loss. In addition, Votesse’s clinical research has shown a direct correlation between gut health and hair thinning, which is why a special strain is added to the supplement. The system comes complete with a drug free topical foam to be used once or twice a day, which will help nourish and fortify the hair follicles.
Hair Max LaserComb Ulta 9 Classic – $199
Thermadome – $895 On-Line Cost
Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) devices for hair loss have been cleared by the FDA as a safe alternative or additional treatment of androgenic alopecia also known as male and female pattern baldness. By emitting red light delivered by any particular number of Diodes usually at a Wavelength of 680 nm, a coherent light clinical strength direct to the scalp, it stimulates blood flow, initiating faster wound healing, cellular proliferation, enhanced production of cytokines and other cellular mediators and other co factors in hair nutrition. As a result, patients will see a reduction of hair loss, a strengthening of existing hair, as well as a stimulation of hair growth.
Devices can be grouped into combs, bands, helmets or caps. The devices vary by number of diodes, as well as area of coverage.
$495 per Treatment for HT Sx Patient
This includes Bio-Preservative Treatment just prior to a Hair Transplant Surgery
Up to 3 additional Bio-Preservative Treatments at this rate for Post Hair Transplant Surgery Care.
$2,380 per 4-Tx Package (approx. $595) for Non-Hair Transplant Patients
$695 per Treatment a la cart for Non-Hair Transplant Patients
Bio-Preservatives are very similar to autologous liquid that is obtained by drawing a patient’s own blood, removing the red cells and concentrating certain nutrient factors. Bio-Preservatives, similar to platelets, are like tiny blood cells that play a crucial part in helping your body repair damaged blood vessels and cells. The Bio-Preservatives are then used on the scalp in order to fortify the hair follicles.
Injecting Bio-Preservative into your scalp activate stem cells, form new blood vessels, and influence blood flow to the area, and in addition to strengthening other cells in the microenvironment around your hair follicles. Inactive or weakened hair follicles may convert back into an active growth phase, resulting in the strengthening of existing hair and ultimately new hair growth.
Bio-Preservatives work best when done in a series of 4 sessions, with maintenance every 6 months. It is also recommended as an adjunct procedure during an FUE.
What is Hypothermosol
Hypothermosol FRS (HTS-FRS) is an Ion balanced, intracellular-like hypoallergenic bio preservation solution for cells and tissues. Hypothermosol contains two major antioxidants (Glutathione as well as a synthetic analog of Vitamin E) Anecdotal evidence supports the mechanism of stress reduction during the ex vivo (outside the body) holding stage, as well as the probability of follicular graft survival with patients who have non-optimal grafts, or grafts that have been ex vivo for an extended period. There is also some evidence that Hypothermosol can help to maintain thickness as well as increase the rate of re-growth.
How Does It Work
Hypothermosol reduces uncontrolled osmotic gradients that cause swelling during ex vivo holding intervals. Regulating sodium ion channels as well as water fluctuations, reduces accumulated cell stress, thus minimizing apoptotic (spontaneous combustion) and necrotic cell death by maintaining proper pH, structural integrity, and ionic balance inside and outside the cell membrane. It also scavenges harmful free radicals.
Who Should Use It
Hypothermosol is useful for anyone who wants to optimize the health of their grafts after harvesting. Standard chilled holding mediums, such as Saline or Lactated Ringers, reduce metabolic degradation related to hypoxia and ischemia, but do not fully mimic an intracellular environment. Although industry standard holding solutions produce excellent results, certain variable factors such as graft time outside of the body, as well as the health of the follicle, can vary from patient to patient. Adding Hypothermosol to your procedure is a great way to optimize cell respiration and follicular integrity.
ADD ON PRICE: $200 PER BOTTLE PER DAY (additional bottle must be purchased for mega sessions or two day procedures)
What is ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate)?
ATP is often referred to as the “universal energy currency of life.” It maintains all functions of the cell, including respiration and cell signaling, as well as maintains the cellular membrane. It is also responsible for creating proteins, carbohydrates, nucleic acids and lipids, maintaining healthy cell functions. The delivery system used is a Liposomal formulation, able to transport ATP to tissue/follicles that have been deprived of oxygen and blood supply while grafts are ex vivo (out of body) during hair transplant surgery. When transplanted, the follicles exist in a state of depleted oxygen that persists until the creation of new blood vessels restores oxygen in the wounded area. Liposomal ATP enhances recovery after transplantation.
What are the benefits in hair transplant surgery?
Liposomal ATP supplies ATP to the cell in order to maintain the energy charge of the cell, reducing the need for anaerobic respiration. This in turn, reduces the number of free radicals produced by the tissue. ATP is also a potent vasodilator on arterioles that lie within the dermis. This increases blood flow to the scalp, allowing the grafts to have a robust supply when replanted into the recipient sites.
Why should I use it?
If you are interested in optimizing the survival rate of your grafts as well as decrease the amount of time for post op healing, then you want to consider ATP as an addition to your hair restoration procedure.
ADD ON PRICE: $200 PER BOTTLE PER DAY (additional bottle must be purchased for mega sessions or two day procedures)
PLEASE NOTE: Both Hypothermosol and ATP may be purchased together and used in combination for optimal results.
WHAT IS SCALP MICROPIGMENTATION?
Scalp micropigmentation is a fairly new non-surgical alternative to hair loss. With this procedure, the hair restoration specialist can create an excellent appearance of a full head of hair. It can make the illusion of having a shaved head simulating natural hair follicles. SMP treatments can effectively hide thinned areas and restore fullness to the hairline.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM SCALP MICROPIGMENTATION?
Scalp micropigmentation is an excellent option for men and women with long or short thinning hair with a visible scalp, to cover any balding spot either the hairline, crown or all over the head.
SMP is the ideal long-lasting solution to camouflage a scalp scar after having an accident or cosmetic surgery. It is also used on patients with autoimmune diseases (Alopecia Areata, Alopecia Totalis), or a depleted donor area, that aren’t good candidates for a hair transplant. SMP can also be done in other areas that are intended for hair such as beards, underarms and the pubic mound. It also can be added after an FUE transplant to add the illusion of more density in the area that has been transplanted.
THE LORIA’s SMP TECHNIQUE
The Loria’s SMP technique is a very natural and innovative procedure perform by our hair restoration specialist. It consists of implanting a special ink pigment artistically distributed on a specific needed area of alopecia. The Loria SMP techniques meticulously chooses the specific ink pigment to perfectly match your skin tone according to your hair color. The Loria technique implements pigment in such a manner that simulates a natural result while receiving a very soft hairline impression.
The Loria SMP techniques meticulously chooses the specific ink pigment to perfectly match your skin tone according to your hair color.
IS THE LORIA’S SMP TECHNIQUE PERMANENT?
Many factors can cause the scalp micropigmentation to fade:
• the depth of the microneedles into the skin (although the SMP is a minimally invasive procedure, our specialists utilizes detailed microneedles to apply the ink pigment into the skin. The less deep the ink pigment is deposited into the skin, the less time it will last.
• Sun exposure (also known as sun bleaching), can accelerate the fading process. For that reason, it is advised to apply high SPF sunscreen to the scalp when in direct sun light).
• Topical products rich in alcohol like Minoxidil should be avoided because of the high alcohol content, which will cause the ink pigment to fade.
• The large size ink pigment particles (organic), can stay visible longer in the skin than the small size ink pigment particles (inorganic).
What you eat plays a major role in your continued health and aging and potential disease process, perhaps more that your genetic predisposition.
In addition, Dr. Loria recommends to be aware of the Air you are breathing, and use air purifiers; The Water/liquids you are drinking, and use water purifiers; The Food you are eating, and select the best quality foods; and the Skin Products that you use, selecting the most natural products possible.
These are the routes that healthy and unhealthy substances enter the body…. Air into Lungs, Water/Food into intestines, Skin Products through Skin.
It is recommended to purify the Air in your home and office if possible. It is even more important to purify the Water that enters your home, and further purification of the drinking water at key locations (kitchen skin, refrigerator water/ice maker), in addition to bringing pure drinking water to work. Food selections should be the healthiest choices possible. Skin Products we use every day such as soap, creams, perfumes, clothing, etc., need to be limited in use and carefully selected as well…more details below:
Air Pollution is nearly everywhere. This is toxic to the body and causes cellular malfunction and death. It is best to filter the household air if possible, but more importantly, controlling what is sprayed in the home, especially the kitchen/bathroom cleaning chemicals. When these chemicals are sprayed, these areas now becomes one of the most toxic environments anywhere on Earth. When cleaning, keep windows open and allow for all to ‘air out’
Select Cleaning Products that are more natural and less toxic.
Water filtration is an absolute must. Loria recommends, at a minimum, a whole house Carbon Filter System and, in addition, water purifier units at key locations in the home such as the Kitchen sink and Refrigerator Ice/Water dispenser.
Whole House Carbon Purification systems will help remove impurities and VOC’s – Volatile Organic Carbons – from the water. This is especially important when one takes a hot shower, these chemicals, the VOC”s will release into the air and you will breath them in. Not Healthy.
Water Purification Units can be placed in key area of the home such as an under the sink counter Reverse Osmosis (RO) System. Another option would be a counter top Water Distiller Unit. There are over 150,000 registered chemicals used in industry, and the water Municipalities on monitor, at best, 100 or so. My guess is that if you checked your water for Valium, it would be in there.
Drinking Products are notorious for using ‘tap water’ or unfiltered water. When one purchases any drink from any bottle, make sure that the water ingredient says ‘distilled water’ (the best) or at least ‘filtered water’ (second best).
Plastic, Glass and Metal Bottles: Plastic is typically very hard, like glass, when it drys…so why are our plastic water bottles so ‘bendable’ and not really hard like glass? Plasticizers, or chemicals, are added to the plastic to ‘soften’ it … but here is the problem… the plasticizers act like and ‘estrogen’ hormone and will affect the body or all men and women causing a hormonal imbalance and negative health effects, such as chronic stimulation of the breast tissue of women and men (not healthy). Now, the best way to handle this is to either use only Glass bottles (the best, or Metal bottles (second best choice) or keep your favorite plastic bottle and keep drinking from it because eventually most of the plasticizer chemical will have been ingested … so now this ‘used’ plastic bottle becomes much safer to drink from.
Glass is the absolute best material to drink from, store food, etc.
Metal Bottles/containers are ok…. There can be a transfer of nickel and other elements, but it does not appear to be that significant.
This subject is the most difficult to take control of. Food has been so adulterated with pesticides, herbicides, fungicides (all ‘cides’), in addition to harvesting inappropriately, changing soil composition to ‘increase product and profits’ not nutrition, and worst of all, genetic modifications to foods.
So, how do you deal with all of this? The primary way is to purchase the following:
Purchase Organic, Non-GMO, USDA Grade products….some Key Food Staples for your
Oatmeal with added Groats, Flax Seed, Almonds, and Cranberries, etc.
Eggs (yes Eggs) 1-2 times a week. The Brain is made of cholesterol and Organic Free Range Chicken Eggs have a very healthy form of cholesterol and is good for the Brain in addition to All Cells in the body.
Fruit and Vegetables
Meat, Chicken, Fish (NO Pork) – Ok… just be careful… Meat that is Organic will have the fat at its perimeter and easy to cut off, but Non-Organic Meats will be ‘laced’ with fat or the fat is integrated in with the meat and impossible to ‘cut off’. ……not a good form of fat and can cause cardiovascular disease and perhaps promote cancer. Chicken meat should be only from Organic Free-Range Chickens. Fish (Salmon, White Fish etc) -only from Northern Cold Waters (less pollution up there). No Tuna – too much mercury. Why no Pork? This Is an animal that eats everything and anything… and has certain types of ‘worm-like animals’ that live in its ‘Pork’ meat, so if the Pork is not cooked completely, you will not kill these creatures and they will grow in your body and burrow into your muscles and other organs causing illness.
Teas and Juicing. Teas have natural and healthy ‘pharmaceutic’ activity in the body. Juicing with a Nutri-Bullet type of blender… very healthy… learn more about Teas and how to Juice.
No Shell Fish – they have 70 times the normal Virus load than any other Fish. In addition, if you were to go out to the Gulf Coast you will notice that the Fishing Boats are all located at the same areas on the water… and do you know why? There are sewer tubes that dump the sewage through pipes that go far out into the Gulf… and that is exactly where the Shrimp, Lobster, Clams, etc., are feasting…and that is why the boats are there. In addition, for those who read the Bible, these types of Fish in addition to Pork, and other creatures, are not to be eaten because they promote disease.
Fast Food and Eating Out should be kept at a minimum.
Hydrogenated Vegetable Oils – very toxic to the body and actually changes cellular structure and Dr. Loria believes this weakens cells and promotes organ malfunction and cancer.
High Fructose Corn Syrup – a process sugar that is very toxic to the body, increasing the risk of Pancreatic cancer, risk of Diabetes, and all sorts of issues.
Preservatives should be limited.
Soda and Artificial Drinks …keep to a minimum. Distilled water is best.
Fasting: I left the most effective and powerful and( most difficult thing to do) to not only promote health, but to also promote a longer life… and that is Fasting. Fasting is defined as not eating or drinking in the morning, afternoon, or evening until sleep. I modify this by adding the ingestion of Water, Coffee, or Tea. Dr. Loria has personally found that it is difficult enough to fast with the Water, Coffee and Tea, but extremely difficult without it… so the idea is to Fast and find the fortitude to complete the Fast 1-2 times a week. There are many ‘types’ and new ‘definitions of fasting, but Dr. Loria believes that a True Fast, eating and drinking nothing for 36 hours, and the minimally modified Fast for 36 hours is near equivalent. Why is Fasting such a powerful health promoter and promotes long life? The research we have demonstrates that Fasting can increase health and years of life. Fasting causes Growth Hormone surges (in addition to a good night’s rest and power training exercises)… and this hormone, as described in the upcoming ‘Anti-Aging section, has a tremendous impact on organ and body health. There are other reasons as well, so you may want to purchase some reading materials on this subject.
Clothing is made mostly of materials that are generally synthetic and plastic in nature.
The best type of material to select when you purchase your clothing is natural cotton, and other natural fibers.
Years ago, when polyester plastic strands replaced cotton strands to make clothing, women’s underwear was made of this ‘plastic’ material… and what happened? Vaginal skin cancer increased dramatically. So, what does this teach us? Skin can be irritated and affected by what is touching it.
There are endless numbers of topical creams, chemicals, etc., that we place on our skin. As a rule of thumb, try to purchase a more natural type and use less of it when possible.
Now, in addition to being aware of the potential bad chemicals entering the body, there are certain habits that would be helpful to adopt, and they are Basic Exercising and Proper Amount of Sleep. These healthy habits will not only be good for the general health of the body, but for each and every organ of the body, and the Hair Follicle is the smallest, and perhaps, one of the most sensitive/fragile organs of the body.
Basic Exercise recommendations: Walking 30-45 minutes daily, Elliptical 20-30 minutes 3-4 times a week, Swimming 20-30 minutes 3-4 times a week.
Sleep 7-8 Hours a Day.
Low Stress – Remember what Jesus said, (paraphrasing)… all the worrying in the world cannot cause you to grow an inch… in other words, the act of worrying serves no function, provides no gains, and has no benefits.
Growth Hormone and Testosterone: Dr. Loria Highly recommends Men and Women over the age of 50 to consider Growth Hormone and Testosterone Therapy.
Growth Hormone, the hormone that brings a newborn child to full stature, to an adult…has been thus given the name ‘Growth’ hormone. However, there is a twist to this story…Growth Hormone plays a critical role in maintaining all organ function after growth as ceased….and this includes the Hair Follicles as well. This hormone, after 21 years of age, should be called Maintenance Hormone. Dr. Loria recommends considering Growth Hormone (GH) supplementation after the age of 50. You will need have lab work to first determine you current GH levels.
Testosterone treatments have now been recognized as not only a ‘male’ hormone, but also a ‘female’ hormone as well. Testosterone is important to keep muscles of the body from atrophy/thinning down, in addition to maintaining sexual desire and function. There is a positive correlation between testosterone and hair loss… and that is DHT (Di-Hydro-Testosterone) and Hair Follicle sensitivity to DHT. All men and women produce DHT, however, not all are sensitive to DHT, regardless of the levels, and, on the contrary, some of very sensitive to this hormone. Finasteride, the recommended medication to slow, or stop.. and even regrow some hair, prevent DHT from being formed in the body. Now, that being said, normal levels of testerone are healty…so even though there is this negative issue with testosterone/DHT and hair loss, it is still recommended to be placed on normal doses of testosterone in addition to taking Finasteride as a protective factor to prevent excess DHT production and Hair Follicle exposure. Please note that all Male patients taking supplementation testosterone treatment must be on HCG (Human Chorio-Gonadotropin) Hormone simultaneously. When one takes Testosterone injection therapy, the Brain will interpret this as the testicles are making plenty so it will stop sending the ‘signal’ hormone or HCG. Now, if this HCG hormone is ‘shut -down’ this is not healthy because HCG not only stimulates the testicular production of testosterone (keeping the testicle stimulated and healthy- preventing them from shrinking) but also plays a direct or indirect role in keeping the lower urinary track (Prostate, Glandular elements, Penis and scrotal structures) healthy.
We discussed the physical elements and how to avoid toxic chemicals that may enter the body, and some habits that will help keep you healthier, but we need to discuss the non-physical elements that affect us as well, equally if not more important according to Dr. Loria, the Mental Stress and the Spiritual State.
Mental Stress can certainly affect one’s life and health. Some people who are very stressed have been known to have Heart Attacks and die….so this is very real. So, let’s have a different approach towards stressful situations… for example, if you need more time to complete a certain project or task, give yourself more time; if you need more help on a certain project, get or ask for more help…. So, these simple solutions can eliminate most ‘stressful’ situations.
Spiritual Issues are the corner stone for understanding more about life, death, and earthly circumstances we may find ourselves in. Understanding and more information on these issues can be found in the Bible according to Dr. Loria.
I am certain you have noticed that no matter how much Organic Food one eats, no matter how much Fasting is done, no matter how much we exercise, no matter how rich or poor, no matter if one follows the best and most healthy diet strategies… we all still DIE. Now, why is this?
Loria wanted to touch upon the topic of death and dying from a Spiritual and Scriptural perspective. Dr. Loria mentions the following Biblical information to provide hope, joy, understanding, and some direction in life.
Loria will now be moving out of the field of Medicine and enter into the Field to Theology…which he would like to share with you, for those who know and love God.
There is currently a very special nutritional chemical that is needed to keep all men/women from dying… and that very special chemical Nutrient is found in the Fruit of the Tree of Life. This Tree of Life is first introduced in the book of Genesis. The bad news is that the Tree of Life has been ‘buried’ or hidden from Man, being protected so man cannot gain access to it. Now, for the good news… in the Book of Revelations, the Tree of Life returns…and is given back to mankind. So, death is a temporary state.
Loria recommends that when one wakes up in the morning to say to himself, ‘what can I do today to please God’… and this should set the day right. What pleases God? ….following God’s Word the Bible. But to summarize some key points Jesus said to … Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength, and love your neighbor as yourself. Keep focused on doing the best you can to steward your body, your time, you’re your earthly possessions, etc. We are all just stewards, all is God’s. The summary or conclusion in Ecclesiastes is quite telling as well, and it states, after King Solomon provided a summary of his life….living the most rich, plush, excessive, (and with every evil pleasure life has to offer) type of life King Solomon says….. here is the conclusion of the matter:
“Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind. For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.”
The current World, with its aging, disease, sickness and death surrounding us was never meant to be this way. Due to Adam’s one sinful act, all men must die; However, thorough the one righteous act of Jesus the Christ, all will live. This is Very Good News and should keep all in perspective and now worry so much about death and dying.
As Scripture says, all men are appointed unto death… no one will escape. However, there will also be a resurrection time for all men, according to their ‘order. For example, in the Book of the Thessalonians there is a resurrection which states that (paraphrasing) when Jesus returns in the clouds those believers will rise (a type of resurrection) and meet the Lord in the air. In the Book of the Philippians there is a special resurrection for Ministers/Teachers, which is an early perhaps almost an immediate resurrection upon death. Then there are two resurrections mentioned in the Book of Revelations that mention a ‘first’ and ‘second’ resurrection and they are separated by 1000 years. There might be more resurrections, but the point is that mankind will be resurrected and gain access to the Tree of Life and live to never die again… with a major exception….
The only exception to this is that Jesus himself and all believers that are born again (that have been adopted as the Children of God) have been removed (via adoption) from Adam’s family to God’s Family. There is no need for God, Jesus, or the Adopted, for the Tree of Life and its fruit/special nutrients. The Scriptures state that as God has life in-himself (not needing this external source of Life giving nutrients from a Tree), and Jesus also has life in-himself (not needing this external source of life giving nutrition), and the Sons of God will also have life in-themselves (again, not needing this external source of life giving nutritional support). So, now the Children of God no longer have Adam as their Father, are not related to Adam’s Family any longer, have no connection or need to the Tree of Life, not part of the Earthly ‘Paradise’ Home, and not part of the earthly blessings… BUT NOW The Children of God enter into a new Family, through Adoption, with God as their Father, with a New Family, New Heavenly Home, Heavenly Blessings, etc.