wellness (80)

Quick Easy Delicious Healthy Summer Desserts

by Tonja Taylor  

 

 

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.--James 1:5, KJV

Through the years, the LORD has helped me and my husband desire to eat healthier. This is wisdom, and He inspired us to ask Him to teach us to eat better. He has been faithful to do that!

I really like ice cream, and I used to buy a lot of it. Then I started feeling unwell, from eating so

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Make Your Own Organic Lemonade

by Tonja Taylor  

 

 

Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!--Psalm 34:8, ESV

I really like lemonade, but I avoid what I call "secular sugar," which is the white table sugar that tastes really good, but can have very negative effects on the body, for reasons I will not go into here.

Even before I started training to become a certified healthy coach, the LORD taught me to use organic sugar if I was going to use anything. 

He also introduced me to orga

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by Tonja Taylor  

 

 

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.--James 1:5, KJV

Through the years, the LORD has helped me and my husband desire to eat healthier. This is wisdom, and He inspired us to ask Him to teach us to eat better. He has been faithful to do that!

I really like ice cream, and I used to buy a lot of it. Then I started feeling unwell, from eating so much "secular" (read: white, processed, blea

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Do you want to live healthier, but you think it’s too expensive? According to a recent survey, finances are a major obstacle for many adults trying to shape up.

 

Almost 60% of Americans say that the high cost of health and wellness is a major barrier to living a healthy lifestyle, according to OnePoll, a marketing research company. The figure rises to 68% for those who live in cities.

 

Smart home gym equipment and meal subscription boxes could cost you thousands of dollars a year. However, th

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By PamFord Davis  
6/07/2022 / Devotionals

Are you walking your way to physical fitness on a treadmill?

Maybe you’re pedaling off pounds on a stationary bike.

Exercise requires determination and diligence.

I want to be spiritually fit; don’t you?

I’ve remembered an acrostic once shared by Beverly Chesser (on her Beverly Exercise TV program).

Frequency

Intensity

Time

Beverly stressed the important of frequency (consistency) in any exercise goal and routine. If it’s hit an

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Antioxidants are all the rage today. And, justiably so. Antioxidants help neutralize free radicals which cause cell damage, which ultimately can lead to diseases of the heart and cancer. It seems everywhere you go it's blueberry this and blueberry that. You have your choice of wild blueberry juice, blueberry pomegranate juice, blueberry-cranberry juice and so on and so on. 

Now, don’t get me wrong. I love blueberries. But, in our rush to embrace the latest antioxidant food craze (blueberries, cr

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A whole grain is a grain that consists of all of the original components that were present when it was growing in the field. Refined grains, on the other hand, have had some of the components removed to give them a better texture and a longer shelf life.

These refined grains are more commonly used and find their way into our diets more often. However, recent studies indicate that it may be best to skip refined grains altogether, in favor of the whole grain alternatives.

Parts of a Grain

Grain be

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The human body requires certain vitamins and minerals to function optimally. A well-balanced diet can reduce or even eliminate the need for supplementation. However, supplements can be a valuable addition to a healthy diet.

 

The needs of women are similar to, but not exactly the same as those of men. It’s important that women understand the RDA (recommended daily allowance) for women and follow it to the best of their ability.

 

Consider these supplements to optimize your health:

 

1. Vitamin D

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Superfoods & Their Effect On Health

For many people, the term “superfoods” sounds like just another marketing gimmick to make you believe in an easy solution to a certain problem.

 

In reality however, superfoods are products that are proven to have a certain net benefit for human health, meaning they are actually functional and beneficial.

 

With this article, we’ll provide you with the basic information you need to know about superfoods, as well as a list of our favorites!

 

What Is Health, Even?

 

It is likely that traditional

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Antioxidants: Eat All Your Colors!

 

Antioxidants are all the rage today.  And, justifiably so.  Antioxidants help neutralize free radicals which cause cell damage, which ultimately can lead to diseases of the heart and cancer.  It seems everywhere you go it's blueberry this and blueberry that.  You have your choice of wild blueberry juice, blueberry-pomegranate juice, blueberry-cranberry juice and so on and so on.  

 

Now, don’t get me wrong.  I love blueberries.  But, in our rush to embrace the latest antioxidant food craze (bl

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Can Nutrition Help Slow Down the Aging Process?

 

We all age. That fact is inevitable.  But a lot of the negative changes that take place in our bodies are not. As we age, we become more susceptible to such things as heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and arthritis. However, medical research has shown that proper nutrition can slow down and even prevent many of these ailments.

 

It is estimated that nearly one half of all health problems in the elderly are directly related to poor nutrition.

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Black Hair Basics

The typical hair and hair follicles of those of African descent are tightly curled, thus producing hair that spirals. Black hair also typically has a larger diameter than Caucasian hair and retains less water, thus its relative “kinkiness.” The many styling methods utilized on Black hair cause concern with hair loss. Black hair is very strong, fortunately so because Black hair styles cause a great deal of stress on the hair and scalp. For example, using a hair pick to pic...
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If you’re currently not eating a healthy diet, it can be difficult to start such a plan. However, healthy eating along with some exercise is very important for maintaining a good bodily function and goes a long way towards living a disease-free life. If you struggle with healthy eating, then you know that breaking unhealthy habits can be the most difficult part of the process. Therefore, if you truly want to live the best lifestyle possible, it is important to follow tips in order to start eatin

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A Quick Easy Way to Be Healthier

by Tonja Taylor  

 

 

This is so simple that many people miss it, or disregard it: Drink more water! Sure, have your caffeine (I do), but ask the LORD to help you drink a glass of water before you have the coffee or tea! 

You've probably heard several times that our bodies are comprised, or made up of, mostly water. Yes. Water is a vital ingredient for the correct functioning of our brains and other organs. 

Drinking enough water can also affect our moods! If we feel better physically, that can

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Warm ‘n’ Fruity Breakfast Cereal Recipe photo by Taste of Home

 

Total Time: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours
Makes: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped dates
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • Chopped walnuts, optional

Directions

  1. Place first 8 ingredients in a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker coated
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Lifestyle changes can reduce your risk of developing serious heart conditions by more than 90%. That’s true even if you already have high cholesterol or high blood pressure.

 

If you want to protect your health but you’re still struggling to make major adjustments, you’re not alone. Many studies show that most adults have trouble making that kind of commitment. For example, less than 2% of Americans meet the 7 targets recommended by the American Heart Association.

 

On the bright side, even foll

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19 Simple Wrinkle Erasers

Aging of the skin is a natural process by which the collagen and elastin, that keep our skin looking firm and youthful, begin to decline, this results in wrinkles. Cell production and cell quality also diminish over time resulting in wrinkles. These factors unfortunately are out of our control, though diet and supplements can slow down the process, it won’t stop it.

 

The influences that are within our control are largely environmental such as pollution (eg; smoking) and sun damage. Here are 20

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