The mind, body and spirit need to be nurtured and fed.
As a church, we play together, study together, cook and eat together, and provide health services and programs to members and the community alike.
Prone to heart disease and diabetes
Distribution of fat around your midsection makes you prone to heart disease and diabetes. Losing 5-10% dramatically reduces your risk.
Prevent the Spread of Infections
The best way to prevent the spread of infections is to wash your hands frequently.
Regular exercise will help you lose weight, lower your blood sugar, and improve your self esteem and state of well being. Try for 30 minutes 4 times per week.
Did you know...
Did you know that 1 gram of carbohydrate has 4 calories and 1 gram of fat has 9 calories.
Foods high in salt
Limit processed and packaged foods as they are high in salt.
Ask your doctor
Things to ask your doctor when you go for your yearly physical: Is my blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol normal?
Lower your blood sugar
Onion and garlic have been shown to have lowering blood sugar effects and can be used liberally.
Healthy snacks such as fruit juices, water, whole grain crackers, nuts, veggies, and low fat cheese are perfect for trimming the waistline.
Heart disease before 80 is our fault, not nature’s will.
Obesity by definition is being 20% or more above your ideal weight.
Skim milk – 1%, 2% and soy milk are an excellent sources of calcium and are lower in fat.
Natural Stress-Release Mechanism
Set some time aside for laughter. Your body’s natural stress-release mechanism.
Servings of vegetables and fruits
Reach for 5 to 10 servings of vegetables and fruits per day for better health.
Importance of Breakfast
Don’t skip breakfast. People who eat breakfast regularly tend to have a healthier weight than those who skip breakfast
Lack of sleep
Lack of sleep depresses the immune system and is the main cause of many other chronic health conditions today.
Fruits such as oranges, cantaloupes and strawberries are packed with Vitamin C, which boost the immune system to fight off colds and other infections.
Many environmental illnesses are a result of poor nutrition, stress, air & water borne chemical exposures, infections, hormonal imbalances, skin conditions, respiratory, gastro and many more problems.
Acute diarrhea is sometimes a result of anxiety, food poisoning, stomach flu, food allergy, drug toxicity, bacterial infections, traveler’s diarrhea & synthetic fats found in many diets.
Water, water, water! It’s been said over and over again for a reason--because it’s true! Most people don’t drink nearly enough. Take a water bottle with you wherever you go and invest in a simple filter for your home. Water is especially important when adjusting to a new way of eating, as it will help curb any cravings you may experience.
Cancers related to alcohol
Many fatal cancers related to alcohol includes, esophagus – 75%, mouth – 50%, larynx – 50% and liver - 30%.
Migraines can be caused by a genetic disposition, food sensitivities, chemical and hormonal imbalances in the body - smoking, caffeine, lack of sleep, stressors, fatigue, sun glare and many more.
Sipping water helps to control appetite and offset dehydration of the body.
Studies have shown that osteoarthritis is caused by metabolic changes in the body related to bone
Pomegranate juice is a powerful antioxidant that can reduce heart disease by just drinking 1-2 glasses daily and is a rich source of potassium.
Aerobic exercise maintains your target heart rate producing benefits for the heart and providing more oxygen to the body than any other forms of exercise.
Being unfit simply means being unhealthy. Regular exercise decreases depression, anxiety, cancers, heart disease, blood pressure and will increase mental functions, self-esteem, sleep, joy, and many more positive outcomes