“When I started learning about how to improve my own biology with a healthier lifestyle, I learned that I could feel a lot healthier with cancer in my body, than before I was ever diagnosed with the illness.” David Servan-Schreiber, M.D., Ph.D.
How do you feel about experts who break ranks and give you information not generally available?
This is a book that we just discovered, but that we encourage you to consider adding to your library. The short video below (a little over 7 minutes), should help you see the significance to the author’s message. We encourage you to watch.
In Dr. Servan-Schreiber’s blog post about the book, he lists several compelling questions that the book addresses. Among them are:
- Why the traditional Western diet creates the conditions for disease and how to develop a science-based anticancer diet
- How and why sugar and stress feed cancer—and ways to achieve life balance and good nutrition to combat it
- Why the effects of helplessness and unhealed wounds affect our ability to restore health
- How to reap the benefits of exercise, yoga, and meditation
- How to minimize environmental toxins
- How to find the right blend of traditional and alternative health care
Father, we thank you again for those experts who are willing to step out of the box and present information that is not considered mainstream. Bless them for their bravery and protect them from the repercussions that inevitably result.
Link of the Day
A Conversation with David Servan-Schreiber
Blessings on you as you begin a new week. May it be your best so far this year!
“People on diets that complain that they lack will power are usually suffering more from a lack of won’t power!” Jeff Olson
Just curious — how are you doing with those 2010 New Year’s Resolutions?
So don’t get tired of doing what is good. Don’t get discouraged and give up, for we will reap a harvest of blessing at the appropriate time. (Gal. 6:9; NLT)
Well, here we are at the beginning of February already. We got a newsletter from a colleague last week that made me think about those famous (or infamous) New Year’s Resolutions. How are you doing? How many of your resolutions are already history? Read more on Happy New Year – In February?…
A little over 2 weeks ago, I published a DG reporting on the trip Sharon and I made to Portland to speak before an international group of Internet marketing and small business folks.
In that DG, I wrote, “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’ one of the many life-style diseases that comes from neglect. I was able to encourage these social marketing gurus that their expertise is desperately needed by the small business community where-ever they live.”
We’ve had a good bit of feedback regarding the success of our message. In fact, one of our fellow speakers, Arne Bush, wrote the following testimony: Read more on Portland Revisited and News of Our Upcoming Wellness Course…
One-third of all U.S. children are overweight or obese, according to the TeensHealth web page
What kind of grade would you get as a parent for how well you’re feeding your children?
Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him. (Psa. 127:3; NLT)
For any of us over 50, the number of obese children we knew growing up was very few. There might have been one or two in the entire school who was what we would call obese. A few others were overweight but again that was the exception rather than the rule. Read more on Ten Worst Foods for Kids to Eat…
“Each time we do our best to thank God for giving his, we worship.” Max Lucado
How do you handle the ups and downs of life?
Everything we have has come from you, and we give you only what you have already given us! (1 Chron. 29:14b; NLT)
I’ve got some good news and some bad news. First the good news — life can be a roller coaster at times, and the view from the mountain top is unbeatable. Now the bad news — life can be a roller coaster at times, and the view from the valley floor can be totally devastating.
Now, here’s the interesting news — and really the good news. Life doesn’t have to be a roller coaster. Yes, there will be times when everything seems to be going your way and it just couldn’t be better, and yes, there will be times when it seems that nothing, absolutely nothing is going your way and it just couldn’t get any worse. But the way off that roller coaster is to get your mind off of your self and the events of the moment, and focus on developing an attitude of gratitude.
No matter what is going on, there is always reason to be grateful. Grateful for the incredibly wonderful things that are happening, or grateful that it isn’t as bad as it could be (look around and you’ll always be able to find someone who has it worse). That act of being grateful acknowledges that there is a higher power, a source, a giver of gifts. Maybe the gift is the talents and skills you have been given that is the fuel for things going well; or on the other hand, maybe the gift is the protection that put a limit on the ramifications from things not going so well.
I’ve found that being grateful in all things takes my eyes off of my situation and places them on the giver of gifts. That in turn always seems to supernaturally level out the roller coaster and even out the bumps. I’ve also noticed that the result is not just a ride of mediocrity, but a ride of peace and joy. And when you have that peace and joy about life, you also begin to see more and more that life really can be fun. And I believe that’s the way it’s supposed to be. Don’t you?
Father, we thank You that You have provided a way for us to rise above our circumstances and not be victims tossed to and fro without choice. Help us learn the discipline of gratitude.
Link of the Day
The Power of Gratitude
Blessings on you as you choose to stop the roller coaster of life.
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“Choose the best foods, anything that is toxic to the body overwhelms the liver, and an overwhelmed liver becomes clogged, which makes losing weight difficult.” Isabel De Los Rios
How well are you caring for your liver?
Take all the fat that covers the internal organs, also the long lobe of the liver and the two kidneys with their fat, and burn them on the altar. (Ex. 29:13; NLT)
Jerry has been following a program on the internet called The Diet Solution Program by a pert, young female named Isabel. I don’t know Isabel’s entire story but what I’ve read so far resonates with much of what I teach. Even though her primary focus is on weight loss, she does it in a healthy, educated manner. While perusing some of her information last night, I read with great interest what she had to say about the liver and weight loss. Here is what she had to say.
“The liver is the body’s largest internal organ, and it’s responsible for an astonishing variety of life-sustaining and health-promoting tasks, including those that make healthy weight loss and weight management possible. Integral to countless metabolic processes, the liver supports the digestive system, controls blood sugar, and regulates fat storage. One of the liver’s most important functions—and the one most crucial to weight loss—is the chemical breakdown of everything that enters your body.
“It’s the liver’s job to distinguish between the nutrients to be absorbed and the dangerous or unnecessary substances to be filtered out of the bloodstream. But when overwhelmed with toxins (like artificial sweeteners and other chemicals that are added to packaged foods), the liver gets ‘clogged’ and cannot effectively process nutrients and fats. If your liver cannot process the nutrients and fats that your body needs, you will gain weight and won’t be able to lose it.” So, essentially she’s saying that if we want to lose weight in a healthy way, we need to have a healthy liver.
The liver also produces bile which helps to emulsify or breakdown fats. However, when bile becomes overly congested with toxic materials that it’s trying to filter out, it can’t function correctly. It becomes thick and very inefficient. Even though we’re lead to believe that certain substances are considered food, the body doesn’t actually agree. Anything that your body doesn’t recognize as a food source is considered a toxin.
Isabel goes on to explain that, “Toxins are stored in fat cells—that is, embedded in body fat. The more fat in your body, the more toxins you can store. Stored toxins cause your cells and organs to become sluggish and inefficient. Toxins also attack and destroy cells and gene structures. They create an acidic environment in the body that is vulnerable to fungi, bacteria, parasites, worms, viruses, and many other pathogens. Organs and body systems under a toxic load lose their ability to metabolize and process fat effectively.
“The body stores toxins in fat tissue. In fact, toxin storage is one of the main functions of fat stores; this protective mechanism keeps toxins away from vital organs. When you ingest fewer toxins, your body will not need as much fat to store them and will quickly begin to let go of excess fat. This process leads to not only the right kind of weight loss (from fat) but also a healthy, disease-free body.”
Father, thank You for our intricate design. We thank You for giving our readers the desire to eat whole and healthy foods that will create healthy bodies.
Link of the Day
The Diet Solution Program
Blessings on you as you continue to decrease the toxins from your diet.
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“It’s no accident that the heart has been used as a metaphor for everything from courage to love. It’s the foundation organ if there ever was one, at the heart of being human!” Jonny Bowden
How well do you know the current state of your (physical) heart?
I always pray for you, and I make my requests with a heart full of joy. (Phil. 1:4; NLT)
Heart disease snuffs out the lives of millions and decreases the quality of life for millions more. A recent article in “Better Nutrition” written by nutritionist Jonny Bowden, offers some keys. Read more on Having a Healthy Heart…
“Milk from rbGH-treated cows contains an increased amount of the hormone IGF-1, which is one of the highest risk factors associated with breast and prostate cancer, but no one is tracking this in relation to cancer rates.” Non-GMO Shopping Guide
How confident are you that the food you buy in the grocery store is safe? What makes you feel that way?
But after the men had eaten a bite or two they cried out, “Man of God, there’s poison in this stew!” So they would not eat it. (2 Kings 4:40: NLT)
Sharon and I recently attended a public showing of a new movie titled “Fresh.” Actually I’ve seen a couple of subtitles that provide a flavor (no pun intended) of what the movie is about: (1) “A movie that celebrates local food and the people that produce it.” and (2) “New thinking about what we’re eating.” The film is by ana Sofia Joanes (the lowercase “a” is not an error — apparently it is her preference). Clicking the title above will take you to the film’s trailer, and it’s worth the watch. Read more on Fresh Solutions…