Weight Control Tips That Work For Me

While this is not a blog about weight loss, I would like to touch on it. Weight loss can help improve many health conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, sleep apnea, fatigue, high blood pressure, etc.

It’s not that easy though, right? I was a yo-yo dieter for years. And once you lose it, it appears again – worse than before. From being chubby as a teen, to being anorexic in college, to gaining 62 pounds with my first pregnancy. It was a constant back and forth for decades. A never ending battle. Continue reading “Weight Control Tips That Work For Me”

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”

Why Blood Sugar Spikes are Harmful and How to Moderate Them

Blood sugar spikes and crashes can be harmful to your health and should be avoided even if you are not diabetic. Continue reading “Why Blood Sugar Spikes are Harmful and How to Moderate Them”

Don’t Overlook the Importance of Support

“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17

Don’t go it alone. People with a support community are twice as likely to reach their goals than those with no support. This applies to all sorts of goals-spiritual, financial, personal but since this is a health blog we will discuss health goals. Continue reading “Don’t Overlook the Importance of Support”

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”

Whoa. Free Radicals Are Good For You.

Be sober and vigilant, because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” 1 Peter 5:8

Free radicals

Our bodies are made up of cells with molecules, and molecules consist of atoms. Molecules (atoms)  like to have paired electrons. When a molecule is damaged and losses an electron it is know as a “free radical”. This causes it to become unstable. Free radicals want that electron back so they go around  Continue reading “Whoa. Free Radicals Are Good For You.”

This Needs To Be Non-Negotiable

She girds herself with strength, and strengthens her arms“. Proverbs 31:17

As we have seen in a previous post, a sedentary lifestyle is a health threat that worsens many medical conditions and leads to premature death in both men and women. Hopefully, this fact motivates you to start moving a little more. I have only become a regular exerciser in the last few years. I never really did it before, maybe off and on, because I just don’t like to exercise.😰 I now realize I was foolish in that respect. According to Vonda Wright, (an orthopedic surgeon and director of a program for senior athletes) it is a myth that Continue reading “This Needs To Be Non-Negotiable”

Move As If Your Life Depended On It.

“Motivation is a tough nut to crack.” -Jack LaLanne

Being physically inactive is considered a real health threat that leads to premature disability or even death.  They even have a name for it Continue reading “Move As If Your Life Depended On It.”