We are fearfully and wonderfully made. What do you suppose made King David say that in Psalm 139? He didn't have access to the science we do today. Sure, you don't need to know the details of how our bodies function to see that our bodies function amazingly. Still, I happen to love learning about … Continue reading Our Amazing Bodies
“Probiotic” is a word with Greek roots: “pro” meaning “promoting” and “biotic” meaning “life.” The World Health Organization defines probiotics as “live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.” We usually think of bacteria as bad for us, and the wrong bacteria in the wrong place can certainly cause problems. But the right bacteria in the right place can be helpful in many ways. They can keep your digestive and immune systems healthy, help you manage weight, boost your mood, and possibly even keep you feeling and looking younger.
Protein shakes aren’t just for weightlifters and aerobics instructors. If you’ve always wanted to get in on the protein shake takeover, but weren’t sure where to start, our guide is the kickstart you’ve been looking for. WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL ABOUT PROTEIN SHAKES? Some of the misconceptions about protein shakes probably come from the mass-marketed … Continue reading A Beginners Guide to Protein Shakes
So how do you make that jump from unhealthy to healthy? Try rewiring your taste buds and your brain with new healthy habits is hands down the best way to start. Here are seven simple suggestions on how to do just that: 1. CARVE OUT TIME TO GET GOOD SLEEP Getting at least seven hours of … Continue reading How Do You Restart Your System?
Do you want to keep belly fat from building up? Belly fat is so much more than unsightly. It is, as you already know, terribly unhealthy. Belly fat crowds out your vital organs. That is bad enough; but belly fat – visceral fat – also creates toxins that can cause heart disease and make your … Continue reading Ten Steps to Losing Belly Fat
. . . I will eat what I want. That's what I used to say. Well, here I am. I am seventy and I must be wiser because I know the rest of the story. True, I can eat whatever I want. If I am willing to live with the consequences. Let me give a … Continue reading When I Turn Seventy . . .
Or Disclaimer to Nonessential Calories Just so you know. I don’t believe maintaining an ideal weight is as easy as substituting chocolate for vanilla. Ah, if it only were. Truth be told, I do believe it is as simple as burning more calories than we consume. Simple but far from easy. I have achieved only … Continue reading Essential Calories
I've always struggled with my weight. As a college student my busy schedule and lack of a car kept me from gaining weight. I tried to gain; but I stayed so skinny I heard lame jokes like you should sue your legs for nonsupport. After I had my first child I still wasn't heavy. But I … Continue reading Nonessential Calories