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- [Announcer] The followingprogram is sponsored by CBN.
- [Lorie] Coming up, take care of yourself
by taking care of what's inside you.
- [Gail] You need to feedthem what they wanna be fed.
- [Lorie] There are trillions of bacteria
working inside your body.
- [Gail] When you're eating,
you're not just fueling yourself.
- [Lorie] So get them working for you.
- And, if you do, then they'llbehave properly for you.
- [Lorie] Our series onbuilding a better gut
concludes on today's 700 Club.
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- Well, welcome, ladies and gentlemen
to this edition of The 700 Club.
If you're like me, youwonder how'd it all start.
We act like that there'ssome sacrosanct thing
surrounding RobertMueller, that he is some
great saint who is untouchable.
Well, the truth is that isn't the case.
But nevertheless he is being held up now.
If anybody touches him, it will be
the third rail of politics.
But how did he get there,and it makes you wonder.
There's a fella named Rosenstein,
who was in charge ofthe Justice Department
because Jeff Sessions had recused himself.
So Rosenstein appointsthis special prosecutor,
which everybody knew would be a dagger
pointed at the heart of his boss, Trump.
And now the President tweets and says
you've gotta stop this thing.
It's a disgrace and astain on our country.
And they are the harshwords President Trump has
for the ongoing Russian investigation.
During a tweet storm, in which he called
for the Attorney Generalto end what he called,
quote, the rigged witch hunt.
- Well, Trump's statementshave led to a chorus
of democrats accusing himof obstructing justice.
Meanwhile, it appears thatSpecial Counsel Robert Mueller
wants to question the Presidentabout that very same topic.
Jenna Browder has more.
- A presidential tweetcalling on Attorney General
Jeff Sessions to endthe Russia investigation
led to a range of reaction,
ranging from support tocries of obstruction.
- The President's in chargeof the Justice Department.
He has a right to have input and direct
how the Justice Department is operated,
and his complaints aboutthe Mueller operation
are not only well withinhis rights as President
but certainly well withinhis rights as a citizen.
- [Jenna] Tom Fitton,President of the watchdog,
Judicial Watch, says thePresident did nothing wrong.
Meanwhile, democrats on Capitol Hill.
- This tweet strikes me as very close to
obstruction of justice.
If it isn't a criminal act itself,
it's certainly evidence ofintent to obstruct justice.
- [Jenna] The President sentthe tweet Wednesday morning.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop
this rigged witch hunt right now,
before it continues to stainour country any further.
It reportedly came after he learned
the Special Counsel wants to question him
about obstruction of justice.
- He used the word should.
He didn't use the word must,
and there was no presidentialdirective to follow it.
He didn't direct 'em.
He didn't direct 'em to do it,
and he's not gonna direct 'em to do it.
- Oh, it's well past time for the
Special Counsel to be shut down.
It was corruptly formed.
We now have informationabout bias of some of
its key officials, such PeterStrzok, who had to be removed.
- [Jenna] Judicial Watchjust uncovered new emails
written by Strzok, theFBI agent who worked on
the Russia investigationand whose derogatory
text messages about Trumpled to claims of bias.
The emails show he was desperate
to keep his security clearance
as a senior counter-intelligence official.
- So the question is, given his dishonesty
and record of misconduct, should we trust
what he was doing withthese special authorities
while he was in the MuellerSpecial Counsel Operation.
- Well, White House PressSecretary, Sarah Sanders,
also commented on the President's tweet,
saying it was an opinion, not an order.
And one more thing,Attorney General Sessions
can't actually end the probe because
he recused himself from the case.
It would have to be DeputyAttorney General Rod Rosenstein.
In Washington, Jenna Browder, CBN News.
- Thanks, Jenna.
You know, it's so wrong.
I just cannot imagine a corporation
where a Vice President would hire somebody
who was an avowed enemy of thePresident of the corporation,
and that that VicePresident would be allowed
to continue in his office.
And so Rosenstein has got tobe fired sooner and later.
But right now he's sort of untouchable.
And the democrats are acting like
that this is some thingset into the Constitution.
It's not, and it's wrong.
And the participants, so many of them,
are hardcore supportersof Hillary Clinton,
and you ask yourself, whatis wrong with this picture?
Well, what is wrong is that Jeff Sessions
recused himself when he shouldn't have.
He got out of the line of fire
and left the JusticeDepartment in the hands
of somebody who I think should've been
fired a long time ago, sowe'll see what happens.
If there is another electionand Trump is reelected,
which he probably will be,
he should clean house, and it'dbe no problem at that point.
He can fire a whole lot of people,
but in my opinion the JusticeDepartment is arrogant.
It is running out of control,
and the statement of someof these FBI officials
before Congress is simply appalling,
and I think it should be stopped.
They are not a law unto themselves.
They are supposed to reportto the Attorney General,
who in turn is supposed toreport to the President.
The President is theChief Executive Officer
of our nation, and let's not forget it.
It is not Robert Mueller.
It is certainly not PeterStrzok, and it's not Lisa Page.
It is not these other people at the FBI.
He is the Chief Executive,
and as such he deserves the deference
as President of the United States.
Well, in other news, ISIS and Russia
are active on Israel's border with Syria.
That's the Golan Heights, remember?
Efrem Graham has that story.
- Pat, Israeli forceskilled seven ISIS terrorists
in a Syrian-held area of theGolan Heights Wednesday night.
An Israeli army spokesman says the cell
was fleeing Syrian forces and came within
about 200 yards of Israel's border.
The terrorists were carrying firearms
and several explosive belts.
Meanwhile, Russian forcesare joining UN peacekeepers
to patrol the Golan borderarea between Syria and Israel.
That is according toRussia's Defense Ministry.
Russia also says Iranian forces have
pulled back about 50 milesfrom the Golan border.
Protestors are taking to thestreets of Iran this week,
some chanting, "death to the dictator,"
as their anger grows againstthe regime's Islamic rulers.
The first sanctions onIran under President Trump
are due to go into effect Monday
on top of an already crippled economy.
As George Thomas reports,leaders in Washington
and Jerusalem believe the regime's hold
on the Iranian people is weakening.
- [George] Iran's economyis in a free fall,
and pressure on average citizens to
make ends meet is growing by the day.
- Iran, at the moment, isin a difficult condition,
especially economic condition.
- [George] Thousands ofprotestors angry about
soaring inflation and skyrocketing prices
took to the streets ofIsfahan in Central Iran,
chanting, "where is our money,"
"shame on you," and"death to high prices."
- Its currency iscollapsing quite rapidly.
Internal dissent is growing.
- Nearly 40 years afterthe Islamic uprising,
many in Iran and in the West say
the regime's campaign to spread its
revolutionary version of Islam
has yielded only heartache and suffering.
- The 40 years of fruitfrom the revolution
has been bitter, 40 years of kleptocracy,
40 years of the people's wealth
squandered on supporting terrorism,
40 years of ordinaryIranians thrown in jail
for peaceful expression of their rights.
- [George] Months after the U.S. withdrew
from the nuclear deal,Iran is about to get hit
with even more crippling sanctions,
further damaging the economy and exerting
more pressure on the regime.
- It was the Obamapolicies that emboldened
the Iranian's to finance terror.
Trump, by placing new sanctions
and reversing the nuclear deal,
has made it so that the Iranianeconomy is in big trouble,
and the Iranian peopleare protesting, saying,
"Why are you giving ourmoney to the Palestinians
"when we are in economicdesperate straights at home?"
And this could bring aboutthe downfall of the regime,
which would be good for the Iranians
and good for the world.
- [George] President Trumpon Monday said he'd meet
with Iranian PresidentHassan Rouhani anytime
if the Iranian leader was willing.
(speaks in foreign language)
- Iranian officials are trying to find out
what President Trump's real motive is
and to learn whether heis really seeking a deal
or if his administration has rented out
its foreign policy to afew countries to create
chaos, instability, andeconomic collapse in Iran.
In the meantime, Washington and Jerusalem
are using the crisis to appeal directly
to the Iranian people tostand up to the regime.
- While it is ultimatelyup to the Iranian people
to determine the directionof their country,
the United States, in thespirit of our own freedoms,
will support the long ignoredvoice of the Iranian people.
Our hope is that ultimately the regime
will make meaningfulchanges in its behavior,
both inside of Iran and globally.
- [George] George Thomas, CBN News.
- What do you see happening here, Pat?
- Well, I think it's timefor the United States to act.
You know, Obama was so standoffish when
those people were rioting before.
There was a tremendousmovement in that election
to overturn the government,and he did nothing
to support the dissonance,nothing, nothing,
I mean absolutely nothing.
And now President Trump is saying, yes,
we're going to do something, and I think
we oughta do everything we can
to support some dissidentgroup that is able
to setup an alternate government.
But when the Shah fell,
we went along with bringingin a religious leader
who established a theocracy,
and those mullahs ruled the country,
and the people can't stand them.
They don't like thelaws they put in effect.
They don't like the stringent rules.
But now the rial, the Iranian currency,
is worth maybe a fraction ofwhat it did a few years ago,
and so therefore the people'scurrency is worthless,
and they can't buy anything.
And there's runaway inflation,
and the people are suffering,
and it's time for us to get involved,
especially with the studentsand the labor movement.
They want a change, and I think if we do
something to support it, it'll be in
the best interest of our nation.
Let's hope so.
All right, Efrem.
- Pat, President Trumpis following through
on threats to sanctionTurkey for the arrest
and trial of AmericanPastor Andrew Brunson.
- At the President's direction,the Department of Treasury
is sanctioning Turkey'sMinister of Justice
and Minister of Interior,both of whom played
leading roles in the arrest anddetention of Pastor Brunson.
- [Efrem] Turkish policearrested Brunson in 2016
and charged him withlinks to a failed plot
to overthrow the government,accusations he denies.
President Trump saidBrunson is suffering greatly
and he needs to bereleased immediately, Pat.
- Well, here again,Turkey used to be called
the sick man of Europe.
It was the fall of the Ottoman Empire.
There was a group of,
well, these so-called Young Turks,
who overthrew the old Ottoman Empire
and setup what amounted toa participatory democracy.
And it was a good thing, and they were
welcomed into NATO later on,
and they fought side-by-side with us,
for example, in Korea and other places.
And Turkish economy was starting to move.
Now they have a man who wants to take,
he talks about the mosque and the cross
as being set for a clash.
He wants to establish aMuslim theocracy in Turkey.
And this case againstthis pastor is outrageous.
We at CBN have had a very,very robust ministry in Turkey,
and many of those Turkishpeople are coming to the Lord.
If you look at the map and you read,
for example, Revelationabout the churches of Asia,
all of that's inside of Turkey.
Turkey has a very importantrole to play prophetically.
But what's happening now isby them turning to Islam,
and you read the 38th chapter of Ezekiel
and you see this coalition that will
move against Israel in the latter days,
it includes Persia, that's Iran.
It includes what's calledGomer, but that's Turkey.
And then you've got, well,
the Muslim states in southern Russia,
which make up a whole lot of that Rosh.
Rosh is in Russia, butrosh means head in Hebrew.
Those states will all come together,
and along with it will be included in it.
It will be Sudan, which isinteresting and maybe Libya.
So that's the coalition in the Bible
that will come againstIsrael in the latter days.
So Turkey is setting up for that clash,
and I'm interested to see it.
I don't like it, but it's happening
right according to the scripture, Terry.
- Well, we've beentalking about gut health,
and up next a simple rule to follow
when picking what foods to eat.
- Very simple, you canask yourself a question.
Did God make this or did man make this?
Did God make a Twinkie, no.
Did God make an avocado, yeah.
- [Terry] You'll see the best ways
you can build a bettergut when we come back.
- Well, throughout thisweek we've shown you
how the bacteria in your gut
effects every aspect of your health.
Fortunately, there's a way to get those
little creatures in yourbody working for you,
and CBN Medical Reporter Lorie Johnson
explains where you can findgood bacteria for your gut.
- The good news is wecan turn things around
and build a better gutin three easy steps.
Get rid of the bad stuff.
Put good bacteria in our gut.
Then feed it right so it grows.
Microbiome researcher, Dr. J. Bajaj,
recommends making a direct deposit
by eating foods that containthese living, healthy bugs.
- The things that canhelp healthy gut microbes
are diets that have fermented products,
and by fermented productsI do not mean beer.
- [Lorie] Fermented food contains
good bacteria called probiotics.
You can find it throughoutyour grocery store
if you know where to look.
Kim Chee and other fermented vegetables
are in the produce department.
There's also kombucha, a fermented tea.
And in the dairy department, kefir drinks
and yogurt, the right kind of yogurt.
- You have to be verycareful when you look
at the nutritionalinformation that you do not
take yogurt that is so high in sugar
that it actually negates the beneficial
effect of the microbes in it.
- [Lorie] In addition to food,
probiotic supplements can also help build
levels of good bacteria.
According to Dr. Gerard Mullin,
author of "The Gut Balance Revolution,"
you must choose carefully because
all supplements aren'talways the real deal.
- If I'm in the storeI would go more towards
where there's a refrigerator.
For some people, 10 billion a day is fine.
For others, 30 billion is the sweet spot.
Yet, if some people are really sick
and they need it as a therapeutic rescue,
like you have people with what they call
ulcerative colitis who are quite ill,
and they found thatthose who took a trillion
or more bacteria a dayoff a very highly purified
brand called VSL3, they actually were able
to induce remission when they failed
even heavy doses of medications.
- [Lorie] Researcher Dr. Gail Cresci says
the next step is to take care of
the good bacteria living in our body.
- I like to think of the gut microbiome,
you have trillions of pets living inside
your intestinal tract,and just like you would
feed your cat or your dog,you wanna give them good food,
you also need to thinkthat when you're eating
you're not just fueling yourself,
you're fueling those littlepets living inside of you.
So you need to feed themwhat they wanna be fed.
And if you do, then they'llbehave properly for you, right?
- [Lorie] And that's where prebiotics
come in, namely fiber.
- All of these havedifferent forms of fiber,
and then you consume different vegetables.
Each of them will have predominance of
one fiber versus the other.
- [Lorie] Same with fruit.
But instead of reaching forold reliables like bananas,
which contain high sugar,try berries instead.
And the list goes on, radishes, jicama,
dandelion greens, whole grain oatmeal,
flax seed, and beans all give you fiber.
- Often I'm asked how doyou recommend people eat,
and I say it's really simple.
You can ask yourself a question.
Did God make this or did man make this?
Did God make a Twinkie, no.
Did God make an avocado, yeah.
- [Lorie] And one of thebest things we can do
for our kids is start them off
on the right road to a healthy gut.
- Really about the age of two to three
is where the child'smicrobiome is more reflective
of what you'll see as an adult.
Primarily the colonizationof the gut microbiota
occurs through the delivery process.
- The factor is whether you're born
through the vaginalcanal, natural childbirth,
and we acquire the maternal flora.
For a C-section, which has skin microbes
which can be more harmful for us,
and it's harder and slower to develop
the microbiome whenyou're born by C-section.
- Breast milk actually has probiotics
and has prebiotics in it as well.
And formula companies realize this
and try to mimic breastmilk as much as possible.
And they may have some formulations
that have added prebiotic and probiotic,
but it's not enough.
It's not like that entire composition
that you get, what youfind in breast milk.
- [Lorie] Then as kids get older,
keep them on the straight and narrow
by exposing them to diverse good bacteria
in solid food and nature.
- Our body gets exposed to bacteria
and our immune systemdevelops around that,
and that sets yourlifetime immune system up.
So the more exposure you have early on
the easier it is for you to go through,
and you get exposure to those things
later in life and not havea bad reaction to them.
We all grew up playing indirt and it didn't hurt us.
And it probably kept us healthy
and having a strong immune system.
- Well, Lorie's gonnajoin us now with our,
well, the last in our four-part series,
which has been enormously successful.
61,000 people have alreadyasked for this little booklet,
and many, many, many more arecopying it on the internet.
- Praise the Lord.
He, I believe, is tryingto heal our viewers
and his people and reallywants this information out.
- Let's start out.
I was talking before we went on the air.
Tell me the differencebetween a prebiotic,
what does it do, and aprobiotic, what does it do.
- Great question, a lot ofpeople are wondering that.
A probiotic is the actual bacteria.
These are the living creaturesthat are in our intestines.
The prebiotics are what they eat.
Prebiotics are inanimate,
and prebiotics are, one word, fiber.
- [Pat] Fiber?
- Fiber is what prebiotics are,
and fiber is the chosen fuel for bacteria.
So you gotta get that bacteriain there with the probiotics,
whether it's food orsupplement, preferably both,
and then you have to feed those bacteria
so that they grow, justlike with a garden.
If you just put probiotics inthere and you don't feed them,
just like if you put seed in your soil
and you don't ever fertilizeit, it'll die, yeah.
- So, you gotta, fiber is vegetables?
- That's the number one fiber, vegetables.
And get a wide variety of vegetables
because different vegetableshave different types of fiber.
So give your little crittersa variety of different food.
Even though broccoli is fantastic,
don't eat just broccoli every single day.
Mix it up a little,
red peppers, and the list goes on and on.
Other forms of fiber are psyllium husk,
which is my new favorite.
Beans are a great source of fiber.
Also fruit but you do have to be careful
because some fruitsare very high in sugar.
The lowest sugar fruits are berries,
and I know you eat blueberries every day.
And other forms of fiberinclude whole grains,
whole grains, not theprocessed grains, but like,
for instance, whole grainoatmeal like we talked yesterday,
the kind that takes alittle while to cook.
- And that's what I atefor breakfast today.
All right. (laughs)- All right.
- What do you got in front of you here?
You've got all these wonderful things.
- Well, I did wanna get to the prebiotic.
These are all probiotics, but I did wanna
take the time to mention this is
really one of the best things you can eat.
- What is it?- This is,
drink really, is bone broth, bone broth,
not to be confused with broth or stock.
This is bone broth, and itactually repairs a leaky gut.
We talked about leaky gut earlier.
- [Pat] Does it taste horrible?
- Oh, tastes wonderful.
- [Pat] Let me see.
- Would you like to taste some?
- Well, I've never tasted--
- It's cold, and it's reallybetter if you taste it warm.
That's homemade, I made that at home.
- Where do you get the bones?
- Well, you get the bones from animals,
so, for instance, I cooka chicken every week.
Take the meat off of it.
Take the carcass, throwit in the Crock-Pot,
put in a carrot and anonion and some celery.
But the key to bone broth is you have
to cook it for at least 24 hours.
- [Pat] Come on.
- Because what happens is you're leeching
all those wonderfulnutrients out of the bones,
and that takes a long time.
- And this restores a leaky gut?
- It fixes a leaky gut.
It repairs that gut lining,and we talked before
about how so many peoplehave big holes in their gut.
And I drink that every day because
even if you don't have a leaky gut,
it also contains wonderful collagen.
As we age, we lose collagen,and that's what causes
our skin to sag.- You got, this is collagen?
This is a beauty treatment, too?
- Yes.(Pat laughs)
So it's good for your gut,
and it's an anti-aging treatment.
It's really cheap to make at home.
I think they sell it in the stores.
I think I've seen it in the stores.
I don't know how good it is.
But it tastes even better
when it's warm.- So you cook this
for 24 hours.- Right.
- You got a bunch of chickenbones and things like that.
- That's right, mm hm.
- How 'bout that, all right.- Yeah, it's really,
really, really good for you,
and if you want moreinformation about bone broth
go to our website, CBN.com,and there's a recipe
and also more about the added benefits
of bone broth.- Let's talk about could you,
you talked about whether a child is born
through the vaginal canal or whether
he or she is born through C-section,
and then there are otherthings that children
should do as they're younger.
- What are these?- Right.
- That's very important, and, again,
nothing against C-sections.
These are life-saving procedures,
but sometimes they're unnecessary.
And the bacteria that the baby gets
going out through the birth canal,
that's when we receive all of our bacteria
that are gonna stay with usfor the rest of our lives.
So that's very important that the
kids get--- Now what are kids
supposed to do as they're growing up?
- As they're growing up, we need to
give them good food,the prebiotics and try,
and, again, this is very subjective,
not to give them too many antibiotics
because we all know antibioticskill the good bacteria.
There are probiotics for children.
But also, as the doctor was talking about,
let your kids get a little dirty.
Don't go overboard, and don'tlet them eat lead paint,
but we do know that kidswho grow up on farms
have the least amountof allergies and asthma.
Next come children whoare raised with pets,
and then the childrenwho are raised in a more
sterile environment havethe most allergy and asthma.
So we should let our kidsget a little bit of bacteria.
- So they get it fromrunning around in the mud?
They play in the dirtand that's good for them?
- It's good for them to,yeah, let them eat dirt.
- All right, tell meall these things you got
in front of us here.- All right, so a lot of
people ask questions about probiotics.
What's going on with the probiotics?
How do I choose one?
There are many, manygood brands out there.
This is one that I like,
but it's certainly notthe only one out there.
And if you go to our websiteor Dr. Hyman's website
or Dr. Mullin's website,these are the experts
that we featured in the series this week,
they advocate different probiotics,
but you have to get those online.
These you can get at the store.
But there's a kid one, and you can see
that they do have different,
the amount of bacteria that they provide
and the different number of strains.
So these are the probiotic supplements.
- There's some that they talk in terms of
billions of units.
Is that what it is?
- That's right, and so that varies.
A lot of people are confused about that.
- [Pat] Are these refrigerated or are
these just--- They were refrigerated.
Refrigerated give you more bacteria
than the non-refrigerated kind because
they add those ones that have to stay at,
that are only allowed, that can only
stay alive when they're cold.
- Some of these are for kids.
Some of these for adults or it's the same?
- That's right, and some ofthem have different amounts,
so I'm just giving you an example of
all the different varietiesof probiotics out there.
But you shouldn't reallyrely on the probiotics.
Don't think you can take a probiotic
and then booze it up andyou'll be okay. (laughs)
No, take a probiotic, but eatyour probiotic foods as well.
As the name suggests, you should
supplement with these supplements,
not rely on them 100%.- So, yogurt?
- Here we go with the probiotic foods.
This is yogurt.
Everybody loves yogurt,and everybody knows
what yogurt looks like.- But that's sugar-free.
- [Lorie] Very good point.
This is the sugar-free kind of yogurt,
and sweeten it with berriesor some other fruit.
- [Pat] Okay, all right.
- But these other yogurts that you get
at the grocery store are so high in sugar.
Then these are not as commonand not as familiar to folks.
This is kombucha.
This is fermented drinks.
All these probiotic foodsand drinks are fermented.
That's the key word, fermented.
And, by the way, Kim Cheeis said to be the best.
I make my own Kim Chee at home,
and it's a lot cheaper,and you can kind of
tweak it to your own personal taste.
It's really easy.
- [Pat] How do you make the Kim Chee?
- It's so easy and so fun.
You just take the vegetablesand you squish 'em around
in salty water, and the key is you let it
sit on the counter forthree days, four days,
or a week, or two, and that'swhen that bacteria grows.
And that's the healthy bacteria.
- Does it taste like it'sspoiled when you get through?
- Um, it's an acquired taste.- Yes? (laughs)
- At first I was like,did I do something wrong?
And I was like, oh no, this is what
it's supposed to taste like.- Is that peanut butter?
What else you got there?
- This is kefir.
This is a yogurty drink,which is wonderful,
and then kombucha we already talked about,
the fermented tea, so these are some of
the best probiotic foodsthat you could take.
These are foods and drinks that
actually contain the good bacteria.
Need to put 'em in there.
- So you actually can rebuild this stuff.
I mean, unless some of youhad a course of antibiotics
and they killed every singleone of your intestinal flora.
Will this build it back?
- It will.
Some of the bacteria that die when you
take an antibiotic arenot in these things.
So we can't replace all of them,
and scientists are workingon better probiotics,
better probiotic supplements,
to replace more of the bacteria.
Some of these, if you takea good look at some of
these supplements, theycontain 38 strains of bacteria.
Well, we have about 1,000 or 1,500, so.
Some of them are anaerobic and they die
when exposed to oxygen.
You can't put those in a probiotic.
- I mean, how are we gonna get 'em back?
- How do we get them back?
Well, scientists are working on that.
- [Pat] They haven't been discovered?
- Well, they're working on some
really high-powered probiotics,
and the expert in the piecejust now mentioned one
for people who have severe problems
and severe deficiencies that you can
only get them from a doctor.
So they're working on better,more complete probiotics,
and hopefully those will be something
that we start seeing in the years to come.
But right now this issort of the best we have.
- Well, we have a lot of people
that are interested in this.
Now let's one more time,before you get through,
give me a list of thepathologies that result
from the lack of intestinal flora.
Well, what are some?
What are pathologies--- Well, the one that
most of us are concerned about,
for better or worse, is weight.
If your gut flora is messed up,
it's going to cause weight gain,
even if you eat the same amount of food.
And we all know peoplewho don't really seem
to eat that much but they're overweight,
and it's because their intestinal flora
is so messed up that theyhold on to all those calories.
Then we're talking anotherbig, terrible side effect
are all the gut issues.
We're talking about Celiac disease,
ulcerative colitis, colon cancer,
and then, of course, thebiggies, regular cancer,
and by regular cancer I mean cancers
other than colon cancer,also heart disease.
And then there's thehuge link to our mind,
to our brain, things likemood, depression, anxiety.
We see so much more of that these days.
Why is that?
We know that the American gut flora
is far inferior to the gut floras
of people in developing countries because
of our terrible diet andour overuse of antibiotics.
And also other brain issueslike Alzheimer's, autism.
We have so many childrenwith autism these days.
People are asking why.
Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis,
these are all neurodegenerative diseases.
- Incredible.- There's something called
a gut-brain axis.
The bacteria in our gutproduce neurotransmitters
and hormones, alleffecting things that go on
in our brain from how much we want to eat,
when we want to stop eating,
and the way we think, and the way we feel.
- Well, it is amazing,and ladies and gentlemen,
we're on the cutting-edge.
I've got a little booklet here that
we've had, I think, 61,000 people wanted.
It's called Build a Better Gut.
Interesting enough, Vitamin Shoppe,
they led with this thing.
I think they're watching the show.
- I saw that.
- I got my little flyer fromThe Vitamin Shoppe yesterday,
and they had a whole bigseries on the gut microbiome.
And, you know, when Iwas interviewing one of
these experts, there weresome people there from,
I think it was The Discovery Channel.
They're doing a 10-part serieson it, an hour long each.
I said, you're doing 90hours on the gut microbiome?
They said, yeah, this is the hot topic.
I said, I know but we're gonna get to it
before you do.- We're on the cutting-edge.
Well, the next thing we'regonna be talking about
with Lori is epigenetics.
It's how you can changethe genetic make-up
of yourself and your next generations,
like the Bible says, andyou got that coming up.
- Yeah, and it's changesfor better or for worse.
- Yeah, and we're gonnatell what pathology
will cause the bad and whatattitude will cause the good.
All right, we'll give you this free,
Build a Better Gut.
Lorie, I just congratulateher on this series.
I wish we had more time to talk about it
'cause it is so importantand there's so many
people that are sufferingfrom all kinds of diseases.
And I see on the air.
Just the other night Iwas watching television,
and they had commercial aftercommercial after commercial
for conditions that are caused,
in my opinion, by this gut flora,
by the inappropriate probiotic.
Whoa.- Very wide-reaching.
- Okay, well, you canorder online, by the way.
It's Build a Better Gut.
You can download it if you want to,
or you can write in or call in, CBN.com.
- That's free.- That's free. (laughs)
- The price is right.
- You can't get it any better.(Lorie laughs)
Lorie, you're terrific.
Thank you so much, Lorie, God bless you.
All right, Terry, I hopeyou have a happy gut.
- Elated. (laughs)
Well, up next, inside Israel'snumber one smart museum.
Mike Evans gives us a tourof The Friends of Zion Museum
and tells us about some of the heroes
who helped establish the Jewish state.
That's coming up.
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- The Friends of Zion Museumopened in Jerusalem in 2015.
The goal is to tell thestories of the Christian heroes
who helped Israel duringits most difficult times,
and all the while it's training
the next generation of heroes.
- [Reporter] Shimon Peres,Israel's 9th President,
served as Chairman and Global Ambassador
for The Friends of Zion Heritage Center.
During his tenure, he commissioned
The Friends of Zion Award to honor
those who have fought for Israel and
the Jewish people intruly exceptional ways.
Founded by Dr. Mike Evans,
The Friends of Zion Heritage Center
is home to Israel'snumber one smart museum
visited by Jews and Christians alike
from around the world, where they have
the opportunity to learnabout Christian heroes
who have fought to defendthe state of Israel
and God's chosen people.
In addition, it will soon be home to
the First Ambassador Institute,
Research Institute,Christian Zionist Thinktank,
and Social Media Communication Center.
Friends of Zion alreadyhas over 45 million
social media followers worldwide
and has been endorsed byover 100 world leaders
who have stood side-by-sidewith Friends of Zion
in defense of this greatnation and its people.
This most prestigiousaward has been received
by President George W. Bush,Prince Albert of Monaco,
the presidents of Paraguay and Guatemala,
and was recently presentedto President Donald J. Trump
by Dr. Evans in the Oval Office.
- Well, Mike Evans is here with us now,
and we welcome you to The 700 Club, Mike.
Why is it so importantto tell these stories
of Christian Friends of Zion?
- Heroes in history, theability to confront evil,
is only determined by the inspiration
you draw from your heroes in history.
Pat had a hero, Corrie Ten Boom.
- That's right.- That's our work in Holland.
I restored her home in '88.- Praise God.
- I'm the Chairman of the Board.
Well, if you don't have heroes in history,
when you're confrontedwith evil, you'll cave in.
You'll cave in.
- The Friends of Zion Museum has given
a special award to past presidents,
to current president, toother great heads of state.
Tell us about that award.
- Well, let's see the award.
- Okay.- You have it here.
- I do, I wanna see it.- I wanted to see it.
Wow, look at this.- This award was commissioned
by the 9th President ofIsrael, Shimon Peres,
and it's to celebrate Christian leaders,
leaders who are defendersof the Jewish people.
The menorah, God Almightycommissioned the menorah.
He told Moses to put it in the tabernacle.
- That's right.- Then it was in the temple.
And, of course, it's theseal of the state of Israel
and of the Jewish people, backfrom the beginning of time.
And, of course, they putthe pure oil in the menorah,
and it, a symbol of the Holy Spirit.
Well, the last one who received it
was Donald Trump in the Oval Office
with the most of the evangelical leaders.
But today the recipient ofThe Friends of Zion Award
is Pat Robertson.
- Whoa.- Yay, woo! (claps)
- I wasn't expecting this.
- I wanted it to be a surprise.
- Well, it is.
- For more than 50 years,
there's no man on the planet in America
who has been a greaterdefender of the Jewish people
and the state of Israelthan Pat Robertson.
You've mobilized millionsof Christian supporters.
What you've done for thenation of Israel is legendary.
It's my honor, Pat, to present you with
the same award that PresidentDonald Trump received,
President George Bush,Prince Albert of Monaco,
and many world leaders.
God bless you, my brother.- God bless Mike.
This is a great honor.- Careful.
You have to hold it by the bottom, Pat.
- It's a little bit heavy.
- It is, yeah.
Oh, that's a menorah.- Isn't that gorgeous?
That is incredible.
- I'm so honored to receive this.
This is a great thrill for me.
Thank you.- You can put it here
on the table if you'd like so we can get a
good shot of it.- That's beautiful.
I will put it in a place of honor,
and be thankful for it.- Yeah, that is gorgeous.
- When I presented it to the President,
I said, and the Vice President was there,
and Ivanka and Jared,and I said, you know,
it's a symbol of divineinspiration and light.
- Yeah.- And I believe with
all my heart, Pat, thatwhen you began this ministry
you made a commitment tobless the Jewish people
and the nation of Israel.- That's right.
- And that's why I believeGod's blessed CBN so greatly.
- Without question.
Without question, and you know, I swore
whatever happened in the world,
however unpopular we'd be,
that we would stand with Israel,
come what may, and God has honored that.
- Yes, he has.- Yeah, it's beautiful.
- I wanna say that CBNhas long dedicated itself
to supporting the state of Israel.
In fact, on the day that this ministry
was taking a major step forward,
prophecy was actually being fulfilled
inside the walls of Jerusalem.
Take a look.
- In June of 1967, Israel found itself
fighting for survival for the third time
in less than 20 years.
In now what's known as the Six-Day War,
Israel's Arab enemiesfought with one purpose,
the destruction of the Jewish state.
And half a world awayfrom the besieged nation
God was raising up a friend.
- We dedicated the start of construction
of a new phase of ourbuilding in Portsmouth,
and the ceremony was over when
one of our board members came and said
they've just started war in Israel.
Something just responded within me.
I knew this had enormous significance,
that we at CBN were linked with Israel
and that this had todo with the last time.
It had to do with the fulfillment of
the prophecy that Jesus made when he said
Jerusalem will be troddenunder foot of the Gentiles
until the times of theGentiles be fulfilled.
This was the war thatliberated East Jerusalem.
- [John] The peace did not least, however.
In 1973, Egypt and Syria attacked again,
this time on Yom Kippur,Israel's holiest day of the year.
An unprepared Israel almost lost that war,
and the high casualty rate left many
in the country disillusioned.
A 1974 CBN special brought a message
of hope to a war weary nation.
- It became so obvious to everyone of us
in this country that the threat was to
the very existence of thenewly born Jewish state.
- Here was the general, actually,
under Moshe Dayan, whohad captured Jerusalem.
Now he'd become Prime Minister.
But I had sense that Israel was so alone.
There was a sadness in his voice.
He asked America to be strong.
And at that point I made a vow that
whatever happened, howeverunpopular it would be,
that we and those associated with us
would stand with Israel, that we would be
the friend of Israel, regardless.
And over these 30, 35years, I've kept that vow.
(attendees applaud)- Three years later,
CBN dedicated its satellite earth station.
As a preview of things to come,
the first satellite image received
came from the Mount of Olives.
Since then, the alliance between CBN
and Israel has only grown stronger.
In 2001, a news bureau openedin the heart of Jerusalem
to bring a propheticunderstanding of end time events.
The march of history is leading back
to the city of Jerusalem, and it's vital
for CBN News to be herereporting on the events
before the return of Jesus Christ.
At Pat Robertson's 75thbirthday celebration in 2005,
Benjamin Netanyahu senta stirring thank you
to Pat for his friendship to Israel.
- Pat Robertson has been amagnificent friend of Israel,
and he's been a person friend of mine.
I felt that we had no greater friend
in the world, and I mean that.
We have no greater friend inthe world than Pat Robertson.
- [John] In August of 2006,
Pat traveled to Israel during the war
to demonstrate his support.
- I'm here, among otherthings, to tell your people
that the evangelical Christiansof America are with you.
We're praying for you.
We pray for the nation of Israel.
- [John] CBN also hasshown its humanitarian
commitment to those living in Israel.
Through OperationBlessing and Ally Israel,
CBN has helped Israeli's in need,
including survivors of the Holocaust.
CBN News now sends Jerusalem Dateline,
an award-winning half-hour weekly program,
around the world throughbroadcast and the internet,
where it's translated into languages
like Korean and Finnish.
And "In Our Hands: TheBattle for Jerusalem"
is the most ambitious project of
CBN's Middle East documentary team,
with more specials on the way.
CBN's ties to Israel remainsstrong and steadfast,
and we will be there toreport the prophetic events
that herald the day ofthe Messiah's return.
- This is the land thatthe Lord is going to visit.
He's coming back again to Israel.
Well, on the 50th anniversaryof the Six-Day War,
America has now recognized Jerusalem
as the capital of Israel, and Mike Evans,
how significant is thatthat President Trump
said this is the capital, we recognize it.
- Pat, you prayed.
You believed for this, and I did, too.
But to be honest with you,
I didn't think I'd live to see it.
Nine presidents wouldn't do it.
- [Pat] Yeah, that's right.
- Nine presidents.
And he said in the Oval Office,
he said, what was wrong with them?
This was the right thing to do.
- [Pat] Always.
- But we know what happened there.
The Holy Spirit touchedhis heart and let him know.
And there was strong people like
Ambassador David Friedmanand the Vice President.
He's got a strong team that believe
and stood with us, and what a day,
what a historic day of prophecy.
- How important do you thinkit is to the Jewish people
to realize they've got the support of
the President of the United States
and the whole of the evangelical
worldwide?- Here's what they tell me,
Pat, they say for the firsttime we are not alone.
We have hope.
They had what's calledthe Auschwitz Syndrome
where they felt alienated.
They'd have to defend themselves,
argue, everybody's gonna attack us.
Now for the first time, and, you know,
Jerusalem was the soul of the Jews.
And now all of a sudden it's back.
It's back, so they're beyondhappy, way beyond happy.
- Well, Mike, we're so glad to have.
Thank you for this wonderful token.
And we just thank God for you.
For more information aboutthe Friends of Zion Museum,
be sure to go to CBN.com.
And Mike Evans, a dear,dear friend for many years.
Thank you for what you're doing.
God bless you, my brother.
- God bless you, Pat.- Thank you.
All right, Terry, what's next?
- Well, still ahead, time for a session of
your questions and honest answers.
Ann says, I hear preachers say that
we contribute nothing to our salvation.
However, I feel likethe Bible also teaches
that we must overcome sin in our life
when the Holy Spirit bringsthis to our attention.
What exactly is our role in salvation?
Well, Pat's gonna weighin on that and more,
so don't go away.
- And welcome back to The 700 Club.
Faith leaders sat downwith President Donald Trump
at the White House Wednesday to talk about
prison reform and helpingAmericans get back to work.
The White House is working to push
the FIRST STEP Act through the Senate.
The legislation would aidcriminal justice reform
and put more focus on rehabilitation.
President Trump thankedthe pastors, bishop,
and faith leaders who are working on
the front lines to helpthose in their community.
- Throughout our history,America's churches
and religious leadershave called for change
and have inspired us to care for
and bring hope back to those in need.
- You can learn more about the meeting
and watch the pastors'prayer with the President
at our website, CBNNews.com.
Oklahoma Republican Senator James Lankford
is working to protect churches, charities,
and non-profits from aprovision in the new tax law.
Lankford introduced a new bill Wednesday.
It would repeal a sectionin the new tax code
that requires sometax-exempt organizations
to pay taxes on employee benefits.
Lankford says mostchurches and non-profits
are not equipped to handlemajor tax code changes.
Remember you can always get the latest
from CBN News by going to our website.
Pat and Terry are backwith more of The 700 Club.
It's coming up right after this.
- At a small Bible school in Thailand,
students from Myanmar arebeing trained as missionaries,
and every day those studentsare praying for you.
- [Reporter] Tucked alongthe border between Thailand
and Burma, also calledMyanmar, lies a refugee camp.
Inside, a missionary Bible school
is training students to share the gospel
in some of the mostBuddhist countries on earth.
This is Naw Nay.
She's been attending theschool for about a year.
- I want to become a missionary and share
this good news with mycountrymen back in Myanmar.
- [Reporter] For years,students have lived
in a dormitory inside the camp,
that is until a fire destroyed it
and nearly everything they owned.
- I had never seen afire like that before.
I cried so hard my hands were shaking.
Everything in ourdormitory turned to ashes,
my clothes, my books, my Biblefrom my parents was gone.
- [Reporter] For months,the students were forced
to sleep at a clearing near the river.
- We laid down on banana leaves
and also used them as blankets.
- [Reporter] At first, aCBN disaster relief team
came with food, blankets,medicine, and clothing.
- Every day I helped bringfood to the older folks.
I encouraged them to ask God for help
and to remember that we are in his hands.
- [Reporter] In the weeks that followed,
we built a new dormitoryfor the Bible students.
Today Naw Nay has a safe place to live
as she continues hertraining to be a missionary.
We had one other small gift for her,
a new Bible to replace the onethat had burned in the fire.
- This is such a precious gift from CBN.
It's so important to me becauseit is a lamp to my feet.
I'm very, very happy.
- [Reporter] In the new prayer room inside
the dormitory, somethingelse is happening.
- Twice a month, we join together for
a 24-hour prayer meeting.
We always pray for CBN and CBN partners.
Thank you for being God'shands who helped us.
- I hope that blesses you.
Isn't that a wonderful thing to know
that you can touch someone else's life
right from the comfortof your living room.
And on the other side of the world
they're praying for you withgratitude in their hearts
because you've restoredtheir facility to them.
You've given them the Word of God.
You can see how incrediblyimportant that is.
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Okay, time for some questions and answers.
You ready?- Let's go do it.
- This first one, Pat,comes from Ann, who says,
I hear preachers say that we contribute
nothing to our salvation, and it's only by
grace through faith that we're saved.
However, I feel likethe Bible also teaches
that we must overcome sin in our lives
when the Holy Spiritbrings it to our attention.
What exactly is our role in salvation?
- Well, the apostle Paul pretty clearly,
he said, you know, that we,
he said, work out your salvationwith fear and trembling,
for it is God that worketh in you,
both to will and to doof his good pleasure.
So it's God working in you to will
and do of his good pleasure.
He's also admonishing us to work out
our own salvation with fear and trembling.
So there is a partnership,
and all the way throughthe Bible there's a,
you know, the apostle said it seems good
to us and the Holy Spirit that we not
lay an unnecessary burden on you.
The whole idea is that human beings are
in partnership withGod, and God is working
to will and to do of his good pleasure,
but at the same we're working out
our salvation with fear and trembling.
So you don't just say, okay, I'm saved.
It's all God, and Idon't have to do anything
'cause we do work together with God.
And I think that.
But does that add to your salvation?
The salvation was bought by Jesus.
You can't improve on thedeath of Jesus Christ.
That is the thing thatbought you your salvation.
But as you live with him over the years,
you're not gonna improve on it,
but you're working with the Holy Spirit.
You're being made in the image of Christ.
You're becoming more and more like him.
- It's kind of like you choose
to participate in it with him.
- Yeah, you are, you're participating,
but you're from one degreeof glory unto the other.
Okay, what else?
- Okay, this is Jenny, who says,
is it okay for a Christian to do hypnosis
in order to quit smoking?
- I really think it's wrong.
I know how to hypnotize people.
We used to play these gameswhen I was in prep school.
And you can hypnotize somebody.
It's, you know, eye fatigue,
and you put suggestions in their minds.
But when you give your subconscious
over to somebody else, you don't know
what's gonna come in,
and I recommend it'dbe a big, big mistake.
You wanna quit smoking?
I mean, just quit.
You don't need hypnotized.
- Well, there are other methods today.
There's so many things available to people
who wanna quit smoking, so.
- I quit when I was in law school.
I saw the cancer.
I saw the film, and I said,this is the last time.
Came out of an evidenceclass in law school,
threw the cigarettedown, and ground it out.
Said this is the last oneI'll ever smoke, and it was.
- Intellect one. (laughs)
- The last one, gone, okay.
Well, that's all the timewe've got for your questions.
Thank you so much.
We leave you with this powerminute from the Psalms.
For you, Lord, are good, ready to forgive,
and abundant in mercy toall those who call upon you.
Well, tomorrow she's been named one of
Israel's most influential women,
and she's working to buildsupport for the Jewish state.
Well, she'll be here with us on Friday.
See you then, bye-bye.