“He’s my hero! What he goes through, it’s taught me that I don’t really have any complaints.” Patrick John Hughes
When was your last pity party? What did you do to break out of it?
God has given gifts to each of you from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Manage them well so that God’s generosity can flow through you. (1 Peter 4:10; NLT)
Last Friday evening, I made the off-hand comment about Sharon being an “overcomer” to something she said. I remember thinking right after I said that that it had been a long time since I had seen a good overcomer story. Our long-time readers will remember that there for a while it seemed like I was passing along a new overcomer story almost monthly. If you missed them, just click on the category “overcomer” on the left and you’ll immediately have access to the 15 or so that I’ve blogged about.
“Old age is not so bad when you consider the alternative.” Maurice Chevalier
What do you do to keep looking so young?
The glory of the young is their strength; the gray hair of experience is the splendor of the old. (Prov. 20:20; NLT)
Get older — who…me? Yes, you! The alternative to getting older is death. So we all fall into the this category of getting older. Being a relatively young person doesn’t mean that the information that follows is irrelevant to you.
Besides a healthy diet, exercise or any type of physical activity is perhaps the most important way to stay healthy. It is been scientifically proven that exercise can prevent disease and greatly slow down some signs of aging. Of course, as you get older, there are more precautions you have to take to stay safe and injury-free. Read more on Exercise Tips to Avoid Injury as You Get Older…
“The real downside to soy isn’t the plant itself, but rather the slash-and-burn farming practices surrounding soy.” Mike Adams
How are you doing with your health and wellness plans for the new year?
The wicked man earns deceptive wages, but he who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward. (Prov. 11:18; NIV)
As I [Sharon] was doing research for today’s Daily Gram, I came across an article that ended up changing my direction for the post. I saw an article by Mike Adams of Natural News that I found noteworthy. Mike starts out by saying, “One of the strangest behaviors I’ve ever seen in the natural health crowd is something I call ‘Soy Rage.’ It’s an angry reaction that wells up in some people every time they hear me recommend natural, non-GMO, home-made soy milk.
“People get angry about it. Downright nasty at times. They insist all soy is bad for you and there’s no such thing as ‘healthy soy.’ To that, I say stop blaming the plant.” Those statements caught my attention. He went on to say to “blame the processing and the slash and burn farming practices.”
“Exercise: you don’t have time not to” Unknown
What keeps you from exercise?
You will enjoy the fruit of your labor. How happy you will be! How rich your life! (Psa. 128:2; NLT)
You are never too old to improve your health. Just remember that! The benefits of exercise have long been touted to many age groups as a way to feel more energetic and youthful. However, what you don’t see on those hard body commercials for fitness clubs or gyms are young and middle-aged people who are overweight and out of shape, nor do you see older adults exercising. That is just plain wrong because the senior group is perhaps the one demographic area that needs exercise the most!
“Suffer the pain of discipline or suffer the pain of regret” unknown
What do you think of when you hear the phrase “pumping iron?”
Delilah lulled Samson to sleep with his head in her lap, and she called in a man to shave off his hair, making his capture certain. And his strength left him. (Judges 16:19; NLT)
Baby boomers are at the prime of their life and heading towards retirement too. If you are one of these boomers, chances are that you would like to stay independent and avoid living in an assisted living facility. Therefore, you might want to consider strength training. Many everyday activities like carrying books, opening jars or even carrying your grandchild can be made easier.
“Dry brushing is total body brushing using a dry brush on dry skin.” Dr. Dave Frahm
What things do you routinely do to help rid your body of stored toxins?
I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. (Ez. 37:6; NIV)
The skin is your body’s largest organ, serving to protect the body from unwelcome outsiders and also to eliminate toxins through the pores. The skin is so important in the process of eliminating toxins, it is often referred to as a third kidney. Healthy skin eliminates up to a pound of toxic wastes every day in sweat. The skin’s ability to cleanse and detoxify is severely compromised when pores become clogged from toxins in the air, in cosmetics and beauty products, or from the food we eat.
By spending a few minutes each day dry brushing your skin, you can renew your skin’s ability to eliminate toxins from your body. Dry skin brushing helps to keep skin healthy, resilient, and free of dead skin cells that contain toxins. When the skin is doing its job correctly, it takes some of the burden off the body’s other organs of detoxification such as the kidneys, liver, lungs, and colon.
Dry skin brushing helps to improve blood circulation, plus the functioning of the brain, lungs, and heart. Brushing the skin helps to relax muscles. When muscles in the chest area are relaxed through dry skin brushing, lung function is improved. Consequently, blood quality is improved, and more oxygen is delivered to the brain and the heart.
Another huge benefit of dry skin brushing is its ability to help move lymph fluid. Unlike the circulatory system which relies on the action of the heart for movement, the lymphatic system has no pump to move the fluid throughout the body. Movement of muscles is required, which makes exercise of utmost importance. Dry skin brushing can also help to move the lymph fluid. It functions as lymph drainage massage.
I first learned of dry skin brushing years ago when I was so ill. I bought a brush and used it faithfully for years. It does still hang in my bathroom and I’ll occasionally remember to use it. However, after reading several articles about the importance of dry skin brushing and seeing the many benefits, I’m getting back into the habit of using it once again. May I challenge you to join me? Your skin will thank you!
BTW, I couldn’t begin to write of all the benefits of dry skin brushing in this one post so I’ll continue this article in my next post along with giving you the procedure for doing dry skin brushing.
Father, we thank You for the protection of our skin. May we seek You for ways to care for our skin and our entire body in a healthy manner?
Link of the Day
The Dry Brushing Technique
Blessings on you as you explore the idea of dry skin brushing.
“The skin is the last to receive nutrients in the body, yet the first to show signs of imbalance or deficiency.” Dr. Denice Moffat
How well do you do with taking care of your skin?
These are the regulations for infectious skin diseases and mildew. (Lev. 14:57;NIV)
I wanted to provide some further information on dry skin brushing. I mentioned a few of the benefits in my previous DG, but there are a number of other benefits that are noteworthy. Dr. Denice Moffat offers a comprehensive list on her site. For those who weren’t able to read about all of the benefits, I’ll post her list here. Read more on Dry Skin Brushing Continued…
“If you love what you’re doing, that’s your energy.” Mike Klingler
Do you love what you’re doing?
In case you’re wondering where the DGs have been for the last couple of days, we have been in Portland, OR since Thursday along with somewhere around 150 other Internet marketing entrepreneurs from as far away as Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and of course all parts of Canada and the US. Sharon and I were invited to speak at the first ever Renegade Professional Live Event. (Think about it, Portland in January provides a clue to the intensity of the event. Lots of rain and cloudy skies outside, but very warm and sunny environment at the event itself.)
We met lots of amazing people, and of course had the opportunity to share our passions before an amazingly hungry and receptive audience. Sharon got to encourage a large room full of busy entrepreneurs to pay attention to their health, or find that all they were so busily seeking was for naught if they “earned” Read more on R U A Renegade?…
“MaryJane reports that during childhood bouts with colds and flu, her grandma would have her eat a slice of onion sprinkled with salt to chase away the germs.” Shery Jerpersen
How are you doing with staying well this winter?
We remember the fish we ate in Egypt at no cost — also the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions and garlic. (Num. 11:5; NIV)
Often times when Jerry and I travel we seek out a Whole Foods Grocery Store to nourish our hungry bodies. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the name, Whole Foods is a large, natural foods grocery store with bountiful and beautiful organically grown food and other natural products. The closest Whole Foods store for us is almost a four hour drive. We don’t get there often.
So, on our recent trip to Portland, Jerry scouted and discovered a Whole Foods Store within walking distance of our hotel. Wahoo!!! I am literally like a little kid in a candy store when I enter Whole Foods. Read more on Fighting the Flu With ONIONS…