The Daniel Plan works for a very simple reason: God designed our bodies to be healthy and vibrant and He provided everything we need to thrive and live an abundant life. Here’s the secret sauce: The Daniel Plan is designed to be done in a supportive community relying on God’s instruction for living.
This is illustrated by the story of Daniel in the Old Testament. He was a young Israelite carried into captivity when the Babylonians invaded Israel. The Babylonian king, Nebuchadnezzar, decided to train the best and the brightest of these captives so they could be placed in positions of authority within the government.
He instituted a three-year training program and while they were being trained, the young captives were to be fed the same food found on the royal table. But Daniel knew this wouldn’t be a healthy diet, so he asked that he and three of his friends be allowed to eat healthier, and at the end of ten days, they looked better and were more robust than those who ate the king’s menu. (Daniel 1:1-21)
Daniel’s request was not about a diet plan; rather, he understood God wanted him to live a healthy lifestyle so he could serve God no matter where he was located. Healthy living requires faith, trusting that God’s way is the best way while following His prescription for your health.
The Daniel Plan Program is based on The Five Essentials that are part of a healthy lifestyle. Three world renowned doctors helped us shape The Daniel Plan: brain expert Dr. Daniel Amen, functional medicine pioneer Dr. Mark Hyman and heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz. Their expertise, along with Rick Warren’s teaching, will provide you with the foundation you need to become healthier in body, mind and spirit. What makes The Daniel Plan different from most other wellness plans is that it teaches you to rely on God’s power, not you’re your own willpower.
As you embark on this six week journey, we will provide you with tips and tools to create your personal wellness plan and to achieve the lasting results you’ve been longing for.
Many of us probably feel a little out of balance. We are overloaded, overstressed, overworked, and overweight. And we don’t really have the understanding of how to get back in balance. The Daniel Plan is about helping you get your life back in balance. It’s about helping us all together as a group, as a community to find the pathway to create health. ~ Dr. Mark Hyman