"NOW, MAY THE GOD OF PEACE HIMSELF SANCTIFY YOU ENTIRELY; AND MAY YOUR SPIRIT, AND SOUL AND BODY BE PRESERVED COMPLETE, WITHOUT BLAME AT THE COMING OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST."
1 THESSALONIANS 5:23
At All Things New we know that health is more than just a healthy body. The Bible defines true health as wholeness in spirit, soul (mind) and body.
Romans 12:2 gives us the key to transforming any problem in our lives, including health problems:
"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect."
If we want to lose weight and get healthy the world tells us we should focus just on our bodies but God says we need to start with our minds.
His way is from the inside-out, and so is ours.
"THE THIEF COMES ONLY TO STEAL AND KILL AND DESTROY; I CAME THAT THEY MIGHT HAVE LIFE, AND HAVE IT ABUNDANTLY." John 10:10
We all want a good life that is full of freedom, healing, health, hope, joy, peace, prosperity and fulfilling relationships. We want abundant life. And that is what the Weighting on G.R.A.C.E. Program will give you.
YOU GET HEALING SPIRIT, SOUL & BODY
"And He said, 'If you will give earnest heed to the voice of the Lord your God, and do what is right in His sight, and give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have put on the Egyptians; for I, the Lord, am your healer.'" Exodus 15:26
The Word of God is clear that God is our healer and desires to heal us. Healing in our spirits, souls and bodies is God's promise to his children and what Jesus died to give us (Isaiah 53:5). But it's conditional and the condition is that we willingly and intentionally enter into God's ways (John 15:5). This is the process of learning how to abide in God, depend on him for everything, and live the way he wants us to live.
Weighting on G.R.A.C.E. teaches you how to enter into God's ways so you can learn how to abide with him every day and receive his blessing of healing.
YOU GET WEIGHT LOSS & BETTER HEALTH
"Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?" 1 Corinthians 3:16
Christ now lives in you and your body is the temple of God. One part of intentional living with God is taking responsibility for and learning how to honor and care for your temple.
Weighting on G.R.A.C.E. provides root cause medicine (lab tests, nutritional therapy, botanical medicines, hormone balancing, detoxification, lifestyle shaping) to help you lose weight and keep it off. You also learn the healthy habits and Holy Spirit-focused mindset that keep you immune to the stressors driving overweight and poor health and keep your temple strong and healthy.
YOU GET FREEDOM
"So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed." John 8:36
When you placed your faith in Jesus he set you free from the stress, worry, anxiety, unhealthy habits, and destructive thoughts, emotions and behaviors that are the root causes of overweight and poor health (and any dysfunction in your life). Freedom, health and abundant life are already yours but you need to learn how to walk in that freedom before you can experience health and abundance in your daily life.
Weighting on G.R.A.C.E. teaches you how to walk in the freedom that is already yours in Christ so you can experience abundance in your health and your life.
YOU GROW CLOSER TO GOD
"How precious are your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand." Psalms 139: 17-18
In Christ, you are God's adored, cherished child, whom he wants to share his life and love with. He thinks countless loving and delightful thoughts about you. He wants more than anything to be close to you and bless you with healing, health and abundance.
Weighting on G.R.A.C.E. will help you draw closer to God and actually experience the depths of his personal love for you as well as the peace and healing that come from knowing your true identity and inheritance as the apple of your Papa's eye.
YOU GET VICTORY & HOPE
"Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but desire fulfilled is a tree of life." Proverbs 13:12
A long-standing unsuccessful battle with overweight and poor health is hope deferred which actually contributes even more to physical, mental and emotional sickness. Victory, on the other hand, brings vibrant life.
Weighting on G.R.A.C.E. will help you win victory in your battle with overweight and poor health and give you hope for victory in every other battle you may face in life.
YOU GET ENCOURAGEMENT & SUPPORT
"Therefore, encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing." 1 Thessalonians 5:11
God never intended us to walk through life alone, especially in our struggles. Battles are won with battalions, not single soldiers. You need support, encouragement and accountability to win your battle and transform into the new creation you already are in Christ.
Weighting on G.R.A.C.E. is you + the Holy Spirit + us. You're never alone in your journey and can count on us to lovingly encourage you and build you up as you learn how to live abundantly in God's love and grace.
YOU GET ABUNDANT LIFE!
The most fundamentally true thing about you as a Christian is that your spirit is now one with the Spirit of Christ. His holy, righteous life is now your life (Gal. 2:20). Now, God is forming you into the fullness of who you already are in Christ by working that spiritual perfection out into your soul and body and life.
Spiritual healing comes through spiritual discipleship and formation. It's the process where you gradually line up your beliefs, thoughts and actions with the God's formational work in you.
The key to it all is deepened intimacy with God through prayer and study of his Word. As you grow to know him for who he really is, you come to know who you really are and how to live healthily and abundantly as the godly child of God.
At ATN we understand that all three parts of a person must be healed in order for them to get well and experience abundant life. We use Christ-centered and biblically-based pastoral counseling to heal your soul (mind and emotions).
Your thoughts, emotions and behaviors flow out of your beliefs. In order to change your behaviors, you must first change your beliefs. This is why Romans 12:2 tells us to renew our minds in order to transform our lives.
In counseling we explore how you developed your current beliefs, how they may be sabotaging your health (and life!), and how you can change them to line up with God's truth and experience victory over the behaviors destroying your health.
Your body is fearfully and wonderfully made by God and is now his temple, so it's important to rebuild and keep your temple strong and healthy.
At ATN we use holistic root-cause medicine to help you lose weight and renovate your temple from the ground up to make it strong and healthy. And we teach you how to keep it that way.
A comprehensive health history interview and functional lab testing reveal the physical, biochemical, nutritional and toxin-based "cracks" in your temple foundations. In addition, they provide the basis for your personalized weight loss program which includes nutritional therapy, botanical medicines, detoxification and lifestyle shaping.
We help women struggling with:
Overweight/obesity Weight loss resistance Hormonal imbalance Thyroid dysfunction Adrenal dysfunction Metabolic disease High blood pressure High cholesterol Heart disease Diabetes/prediabetes Auto immune disease Digestive dysfunction Chronic illness Chronic stress Depression Anxiety Poor body image Disordered eating Yo-yo dieting
A PASSION FOR HER SISTERS IN CHRIST
Leslie Strovas, DNM(c), FN, PC
About two weeks into root-cause medicine practice back in 2011, upon hearing a tragic story involving murder, grief, loss, transiency and abuse from a very young age, Leslie recognized that this dear patient's life experiences were manifesting in very clear destructive ways in her body. She realized that there was much, much more to health than just a correctly functioning body. She could balance hormones, fix cells, douse inflammation, detox and change lifestyle habits for her patients, but until she addressed the soulical (mind, emotions, behaviors) and spiritual aspects of disease, her patients would not fully heal and get their health back.
Today she practices holistic medicine that addresses the physical, soulical and spiritual root causes of disease. Her method brings healing to the whole person through Christian spiritual formation and discipleship, Christ-centered pastoral counseling and renewing of the mind, and root-cause medicine.
All Things New Health & Wellness is the call of God upon her life and she can't imagine any greater honor or joy than serving her sisters in Christ in this healing, life-giving ministry.
She is also wife to Joseph, mom to three amazing grown and flown kids, and "mémé" to five beloved and cossetted grandkids. She loves being outside in nature, travel, ballet, singing, gardening, cooking and knitting.
"The time I spent with Leslie was revolutionary and I emerged from our time together as a new creation."