CHATTANOOGA — Dr. James Marcum is starting a free series on Saturday, Jan. 30 to titled “Biblical Prescriptions for Life,” the Times Free Press reports. Jan. 30 is one of the unhealthiest days of the year, he says.
“People have gotten their credit card bills from Christmas; they’re coming due and that’s building stress. Some have made New Year’s resolutions that they aren’t sticking to. The days are still short and people aren’t getting outside to enjoy Vitamin D,” the cardiologist gives as examples for why this month can end in a downward health slide.
In a free, three-hour seminar on Saturday, he will introduce the series, which teaches what he terms “Christ’s methods” to improve health. The nondenominational program explains his biblical Rx and gives participants an overview of a seven-week Bible study they can take back to their home churches.
Jerry Arnold, pastor of Collegedale Community Church, will lead the seven-week Bible study at his church on Wednesday evenings.
Marcum is a practicing cardiologist with Chattanooga Heart Institute who was inspired to found Heartwise Ministries 10 years ago after observing the number of repeat patients in his office.