Category Archives: Overall Health and Wholeness

Nutrition: Connection between Grains and Eye Health

Cataracts and glaucoma are eye diseases we are familiar with. You may have seen commercials recently about dry eye syndrome, which is caused by a chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye. The effects … Continue reading

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Fitness: Strong Legs, Strong Brain

While exercise in general is known to be important for overall health as well as for brain health, numerous studies have revealed a strong link between leg strength in particular and brain health. Exercise in general improves health and brain … Continue reading

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Nutrition: Look Out for Golden Rice

Genetically engineered (GE) Golden Rice has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The U.S. is now the fourth country to give approval to this GE food, along with Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Golden Rice is … Continue reading

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Sleep Quality: What’s Faith Got To Do With It?

Previous studies have concluded that “religion” could decrease psychological distress, substance abuse and stress exposure. According to Harold G.Koenig, MD, “An exhaustive analysis of more than 1,500 reputable medical studies indicates people who are more religious and pray more have … Continue reading

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Stress Relief: Tea to the Rescue

Worry. Stress. Anxiety. Insomnia. They all seem to feed into each other, don’t they? There’s a rather delicious and simple daily habit that may just help you calm down and get a good night’s sleep. Tea! In this case, green … Continue reading

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Fitness: Picking up the Pace Improves Health

I enjoy a leisurely walk around my neighborhood or on one of our local trails as much as anyone, but recent research indicates that walking at an average pace was associated with a 20% risk reduction for all-cause mortality compared … Continue reading

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My Birthday Message of Gratitude

Today is my birthday and for me a very significant one. Today I am the same age my mother was when she passed away. It was shocking 36 years ago that my mother was gone, and very suddenly. What got … Continue reading

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