Health

One Day At A Time

Anxiety is a major mental health issue. For many it interferes in their daily life. It shrinks their world and makes them prisoners in their own home. Now we stand at the threshold of a new year that will be viewed very differently by the anxious person. What many will see before them is new opportunity and a fresh start. In contrast the anxious person looks forward with fear of all the “what ifs” and worst case scenarios. After a very divisive national election some whose candidate lost are angry, anxious and hopeless. Neither an election nor any other life […]

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Enjoy Holiday Feasts Without Sabotaging Your Health

  A Norman Rockwell painting of Christmas is the expectation that many of us set for a season that should be more about celebrating the greatest gift ever sent, mighty God, who came as a little child. The Bible is full of feasts and celebrations, but how can we as believers in Christ celebrate the holidays in a way that brings glory to God in body, soul and spirit? It is not uncommon for the average American to gain 10 pounds from Thanksgiving to New Year. A few of those pounds may disappear with the resolutions of the New Year, […]

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Factors Impacting Rising Stress Levels

“God does not give you more to do in one day than you can achieve.” I recently heard this quote and have to confess that there are times when I am guilty of adding far more to my schedule than my regular daily responsibilities and the marching orders God gives me in the morning. Overloading can quickly result in a stressful day, and instead of enjoying the 24 hours provided, I can find myself under pressure and missing out on the simple joys of life. Stress is defined as “a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from […]

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Micronutrient Deficiencies May Be Dragging You Down

We all dream of growing old with vibrant energy and health. John 10:10 tells us that he came that we may have life and have it abundantly. Sadly some Christians feel as if they are barely keeping their heads above water, with very low energy levels and struggles with sleep disorders or anxiety and depression. These symptoms may be an indication of inadequate nutrition. University research shows that 50 percent of people taking multivitamins are nutritionally deficient, despite supplementation. Micronutrient deficiencies have been linked to inflammation and chronic disease, which affects the mental and physical health of an individual as […]

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Exploring the Body Art Craze

A popular British newspaper recently published an article entitled “These awful tattoos show we’re turning pagan.” It was written by Oxford-educated, Jewish journalist Melanie Phillips, and it quickly got me researching. Nobody can dispute the fact that since the economic downturn of 2008, while small businesses are disappearing, tattoo parlors seem to be appearing on every block. Indeed, statistics show that one in every five Americans now have at least one, if not multiple, tattoos. On learning that tattoo dye had been discovered, during surgery, in the lymph nodes of a friend’s tattooed daughter, I was intrigued to explore this […]

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Finding Hope in the Journey

  Each week a small group of people from all walks of life gathers at Christian Life Center in Fort Lauderdale. There are smiles on their faces and friendly chatter as hugs are exchanged around the room. These people are united by one common thread: they have all been touched by cancer. Together they share stories, cry some, laugh a lot and learn to build each other up. Allisha Khan is a survivor. Now in remission, she has found emotional healing by sharing her experience with others. Everett Stringer lost his wife to breast cancer, his son to pancreatic cancer […]

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Sugar’s Sweet Deception

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the mountainous health advice we receive every day? It sometimes seems as if everything is going to send us to an early grave. The sad truth is that our food chain is contaminated, and perhaps one of the most destructive and harmful substances to the human body is sugar. Sugar is considered by many to be more damaging than alcohol or tobacco, and yet we allow our children to consume it on a daily basis. Sugar has been found to be more addicting than cocaine and heroin. Our bodies do their best to metabolize […]

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Taking Steps to Improve Heart Health

Sadly too many of us know families who have lost a loved one suddenly to a heart attack. In fact, heart attack is listed as the number one cause of death and takes a life around every 30 seconds. It is a tragic, shocking event and one that, for the most part, can be prevented by taking good care of our bodies. We are fearfully and wonderfully made. Our heart is made up of four chambers and veins and arteries. It consists of connective tissue, blood vessels, nerves and fat but is mostly comprised of cardiac muscle, a unique type […]

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Affordable Care Act Takes a Bite

Some people say that the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is a dog.  Well, for 2016 this dog finally has developed some sharp  teeth.  Maybe you noticed when you did your 2014 taxes this year that you had to pay a small penalty for not having health insurance.  The penalty you will be paying shortly for not having insurance in 2015 may be more than three times  the 2014 amount, and it will more than double in 2016.  Ouch! So what does this mean?  In 2014 if you didn’t have health insurance, you only had to pay a penalty of 1 […]

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10 Simple Ways to Improve your Health

  Who doesn’t want to feel healthy, full of vigor and with an energetic zest for life? God wants us to live the abundant life but all too often failing health hinders our goals and dreams. The Bible refers to our body as a temple of the Holy Spirit, and as my trip to Israel last year reminded me, temples take some consistent maintenance if they are to last for the duration. Doctors told me I would be on medication for the rest of my life, but I would like to share a few simple tips that have helped me […]

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