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”
“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”
“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)”
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”
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”
“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”
“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?”
“I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.” Genesis 9:13
Phytochemicals are plant foods that contain natural chemicals that help protect the plant. They also help us prevent disease and keep our bodies working properly. There are more that 10,000 known phytonutrients. Continue reading “Phytonutrients. A Rainbow of Foods.”
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”
“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?”