Arthritis Herbs and Supplements

In my previous arthritis post, I mentioned strategies like losing weight, drinking water to keep joints hydrated, an anti-inflammatory diet and exercise. Let’s look at some herbs and supplements that hold promise in reducing the pain and/or inflammation of arthritis. Continue reading “Arthritis Herbs and Supplements”

Anti-Inflammatory Diet and Habits

“Oh you of little faith, why did you doubt?” Matthew 14:31

Inflammation is part of your body’s immune response.

Acute inflammation is good. It is caused by conditions such as a cut, bronchitis, a stubbed toe, broken bone, the flu, etc. It is your body mounting an attack against something that shouldn’t be there. When it’s gone, the inflammation subsides.

Chronic inflammation is bad (aka systemic or silent inflammation). This is inflammation that doesn’t go away. Continue reading “Anti-Inflammatory Diet and Habits”

Managing Arthritis

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1

If you don’t have arthritis yet, it is likely that you may one day have it despite your best efforts. 😞 Continue reading “Managing Arthritis”

Vitamin C and Tissue Repair

“The Word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him.” Psalm 18:30

I always thought vitamin C was just about keeping you from getting a cold. It is so much more. Let’s explore how vitamin C is essential for wound and soft tissue repair.

Continue reading “Vitamin C and Tissue Repair”

How to Shrink Blood Sugar Spikes and Stabilize Glucose Levels

“”I have the right to do anything,” you say- but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything” -but not everything is constructive.”   1 Corinthians 10:23

In the previous part of this double feature (click here to review) we learned how riding on the blood sugar roller coaster can be bad for your heart, blood vessels, hormones, brain and other organs.

Blood sugar peaks 1-2 hours after eating and returns to normal in 3-4 hours.  The roller coaster involves extremes which are beyond the normal stable ups and downs of blood sugar.

That doesn’t have to be the case. It is possible to lessen the blood sugar extremes keeping our body in a happier place.

How can we do that? Continue reading “How to Shrink Blood Sugar Spikes and Stabilize Glucose Levels”

Oh, My Aching Back (pt 2): The Adventure Continues

“The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26:41

One month update.

As I sit down today to give an update to my initial post, I have been in physical therapy for one month. From the responses I received Continue reading “Oh, My Aching Back (pt 2): The Adventure Continues”

My Attempt to Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” Proverbs 17:22

When you’re a teacher of any age group, staying healthy can be a challenge, however four year-olds are not known for their exceptional hygiene skills. Continue reading “My Attempt to Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season”

Oh, My Aching Back

Well, if I’m going to do a health blog, I should share the good and the not so good, right? Come with me on my journey. I’ve had major back pain the last two months. Actually, I’ve had it for two years but it has become progressively worse so that now it is impacting how I function. 😩

Apparently, I’m in good company. Lower back pain is very common. Continue reading “Oh, My Aching Back”

Do You See Yourself Here?

Here is a partial listing of conditions that can be linked directly or indirectly to Celiac disease and/or gluten sensitivity. Gluten not only directly damages various parts of the body, it also causes nutritional deficiencies that adversely effect the whole body. So while these symptoms seem completely unrelated, they can be traced to a Continue reading “Do You See Yourself Here?”