Feel Like Getting Healthy Will Be A Drag? Make It Fun Instead.

 

So, you’re resistant to making healthy changes because you feel like it’s going to be depressing. It might be. Continue reading “Feel Like Getting Healthy Will Be A Drag? Make It Fun Instead.”

Product Review: Native Deodorant

 

With growing concerns about the ingredients in antiperspirants and deodorants causing breast cancer or Alzheimer’s, more people are turning to natural brands. I’m not here to debate whether or not these concerns are valid, but to check out alternative deodorant brands. Do these work? If so, how well? Continue reading “Product Review: Native Deodorant”

Potassium

 

If you have high blood pressure, you’ve probably been told to eat more potassium. As you nosh on the obligatory banana, how much do you know about this mineral? It is important for so much more than blood pressure. Continue reading “Potassium”

Stewardship of Us. Does it Matter?

 

Stewardship is the responsibility of managing or taking care of something that belongs to someone else.

We are called to be Continue reading “Stewardship of Us. Does it Matter?”

Protein: Why, How Much and Risks

 

What is Protein?

Previously, we discussed why protein is important for our metabolism. As promised, we’re going to dive in a little deeper to explore protein and why we should care about it.

Protein is one of the important nutrients our body needs to Continue reading “Protein: Why, How Much and Risks”

What’s Your Motivation?

Making healthier choices is about motivation. Maybe it’s about healthier eating, losing weight, quitting smoking, exercising more, praying more, being more positive, more thankful, etc. The list can go on.

Here 3 motivation polls. Whether or not you are motivated to make healthier changes, share what makes you tick. No one will know, it’s anonymous. Continue reading “What’s Your Motivation?”

You Really Gonna Eat That? Foods That Harm Your Brain

 

The Standard American Diet not only makes our waistlines bigger, but it also starves the brain. They used to believe you can’t grow new brain cells. We now know that was wrong. Doesn’t that encourage you? We are fearfully and wonderfully made. We need to get rid of the foods that harm our brain development and add more foods that grow our brains.

Throughout my life, I never put much thought into what I was eating. Turns out there’s bad stuff in there! Let’s discover what that stuff is. We can’t avoid everything that’s harmful, but shouldn’t we at least be educated about it so we can pick and chose what we want to put in our bodies and the bodies of our children whose brains are still developing?

Continue reading “You Really Gonna Eat That? Foods That Harm Your Brain”

Cinnamon: Health Benefits and Uses

“Also take for yourself quality spices—five hundred shekels of liquid myrrh, half as much sweet-smelling cinnamon, two hundred and fifty shekels of sweet-smelling cane, five hundred shekels of cassia, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, and a hin of olive oil.”  Exodus 30:23-24

Types of cinnamon

Cassia–  aka Chinese cinnamon, common cinnamon, baker’s cinnamon. A cheaper cinnamon. Continue reading “Cinnamon: Health Benefits and Uses”

Cumin (Cuminum Cyminum)

“You give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill and cumin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former.”  Matthew 23:23

What is Cumin?

Cumin seeds are yellow-brown, nutty, peppery seeds. A part of the parsley family, it is similar to but stronger than caraway. It is usually ground into a powder.

Don’t confuse Continue reading “Cumin (Cuminum Cyminum)”

Weight Management Morsels

As I get older, it is more difficult to manage weight. Do you have this problem too? This can be due to inactivity, hormones, illness, slower metabolism, medications or other reasons.

For lasting weight management, whether it be losing weight or maintaining it, DON’T DIET. Continue reading “Weight Management Morsels”

The Cost of Healthy Eating: Tips for Stretching Your Dollar

One of the most common complaints I get from people who are changing to a healthier eating lifestyle (or are looking for an excuse not to…) is that it is sooo expensive. There is some truth to that, but it doesn’t have to be that significant.

Eating healthy is not as expensive as being sick, however, it can be pricier than eating the “Standard American Diet”. Making the most of your income is always a concern, Continue reading “The Cost of Healthy Eating: Tips for Stretching Your Dollar”

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”