At least once a year, most individuals will visit a medical doctor for a physical checkup. And, if their health is in any way compromised, they might visit more frequently. Most of us fail to realize that physical health and wellness begin in the spirit. If our spirit is "healthy" and spiritually clean, our bodies also will be healthy and free of illness. Instead of wasting billions of dollars on our desperate and dangerously misguided quest for physical health and wellness, we instead would merely ask God to heal our spirit--free of charge.
There are many methods by which spiritual health can become compromised. In an infant or young child, their spiritual health can become compromised if the parent has a spirit that is spiritually compromised, or if the gestational parent ingests a substance during pregnancy which has a powerful spirit that is opposed to life. The struggle between the spirit of the fetus and the spirit in the substance could result in the infant's spirit being compromised in a manner that manifests in the physical realm.
Protecting oneself and one's family from spiritual ill health begins with a decision to receive God's indwelling Holy Spirit and to begin to live by the Spirit. Living by the Spirit entails living in accordance with spiritual truth, and speaking only what accords with that truth. It may be a slow process of change in the beginning, but if you persist, you are guaranteed victory. You also will come to realize that everything you hate about your life, about people, and about circumstances here on earth were never intended by God, and are manifestations of the power of evil. If everyone on earth chose to live by the Spirit, God's perfection would manifest in the earth. More importantly, if everyone chose to do a spiritual checkup and realignment with God at least once a day, eventually we would have no need for a billion dollar health care bill.