My Fish Oil Choice

 

Fish oil, DHA and EPA specifically, benefits your health in many ways. Studies show it is beneficial for pain, depression, memory, blood thinning, RA, early brain development, triglycerides reduction, mental health issues, among others.

For health benefits the average person should be taking about 1 gram of fish oil per day. That’s 1000 mg. That’s because the average person is deficient in omega 3. For some health conditions it could be Continue reading “My Fish Oil Choice”

Healthy Changes 101

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

Many people don’t consider working toward better health until they become sick. We think were doing just fine, until a serious illness strikes. That’s when we decide we need to make changes. Wouldn’t it be better to get healthy first, and then perhaps we’ll have an easier time controlling that illness or better yet, maybe we won’t even get it. Continue reading “Healthy Changes 101”

Does Sleep Really Matter?

“It is useless to get up early and stay up late in order to earn a living. God takes care of his own, even while they sleep.” Psalm 127:2

Sleep is truly an amazing thing. I had no idea so much went on while our head was on the pillow. Again I find myself sitting here thinking, “Holy cow.”  I can’t help but wonder how someone can say we are not intelligently designed.

Healthy adequate sleep is essential to good health. We need Continue reading “Does Sleep Really Matter?”

Nut / Seed Milk Recipe

Making your own nut/seed milk sounds like it would be difficult, but it’s really quite easy and takes very little work time. Less than 5 minutes actually. Even I can do it. Continue reading “Nut / Seed Milk Recipe”

Food Additives

 

Roughly 70% of the American diet is processed foods. Used in these processed foods are more than 3000 chemical additives that are intentionally added. Continue reading “Food Additives”

Processed Soy Products. What Does Your Common Sense Tell YOU?

“The works of HIS hands are faithful and just;
all HIS precepts are trustworthy.” Psalms 111:7

Whether or not soy is healthy for us is debatable. The processing of soy is an interesting procedure. The soy companies say it is quite safe. Common sense tells me otherwise…. Continue reading “Processed Soy Products. What Does Your Common Sense Tell YOU?”

Eliminated Trans Fat From Your Family’s Diet? Think Again.

What are Trans Fats

Trans fats, also known as trans fatty acids, are added to many foods. There are two types of trans fatty acids. Continue reading “Eliminated Trans Fat From Your Family’s Diet? Think Again.”

My First Year: How Can I Be More Relevant To You?

I am approaching my one year anniversary of the inception of Peppers and Planks. I can’t believe it’s been a year since my first post. 😊 Continue reading “My First Year: How Can I Be More Relevant To You?”

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”