Can Science and Faith Come Together in the Nutrition World?

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Can Science and Faith Come Together in the Nutrition World? Science and Faith I have been thinking about this question a lot lately. Confusion abounds when we consider how to believe science and still continue in our faith. Let me first just say they are absolutely not mutually exclusive. I firmly believe that God gave us science to help us understand His creation! We also must remember that His creation is so beautifully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14) that it is certain, we will never know everything. It helps us…

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Intentional Eating: Using the Hunger Scale

Intentional Eating: What is it? Intentional eating is not a new concept, but we seem to have forgotten the benefits of being intentional about life in general and also about our food and nutrition. I have used the phrase Intentional Eating to describe a combination of Intuitive Eating concepts and Biblical Concepts and how they can come together. Intuitive eating consists of 10 principles. Each of these principles focus on getting rid of dieting! In fact, three of the principles involve getting back to feeling and understanding your hunger. Principle…

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Does God Care About Nutrition?

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Does God Care About Nutrition? Nutrition is a hot topic Nutrition is a hot topic in our culture today.  So hot in fact that the last 30 years we see passion, arguing, struggling, and idolizing relating to all things nutrition.  We often see many obsessing about which diet to follow, which new supplement to try, and what type of fitness routine should we adopt.  Our culture is completely distracted from what really matters and our mental, physical, and spiritual health is suffering from it all. The diet mentality Fleeting motivations…

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God Loves Every BODY!

What do you like about your BODY? Many of us struggle with loving ourselves.  If you are asked what you like about yourself, what would you say?  Typically we don’t talk about loving our physical body.  Much of the time, we tell of a character attribute like “I am kind”, “I am servant hearted”, “I am empathetic”, “I am organized”, etc.  We rarely tell of a physical attribute.  We often focus on what we don’t like about our bodies, and fail to recognize what we do like.  I encourage you…

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Finding Joy in Eating

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Finding Joy in Eating “Diet” is a Four Letter Word Have we lost the joy of eating?  Too often we think of “dieting” with such a negative connotation. We are practicing self-control and not eating the foods that are not good for our bodies, and we begin to look at it in a negative light. It seems restrictive, not fun, not delicious, a burden, and so much work!  First, I actually very much dislike the word “diet”. A diet in the American culture is a short-term restrictive way of eating…

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Yoga Benefits Body and Mind

By: Ingrid Wentzel, M.S. Body Positive Personal Training Studio Many students and clients come to me with a few misconceptions about yoga. One is the idea that doing yoga is all about being or becoming more flexible, but that’s just part of the story. What most of us think of as yoga is a collection of physical postures (or asanas) under the umbrella of Hatha yoga. Their purpose is to align skin, muscles and bones, creating a balance of strength and flexibility. They also open and stretch the spine so…

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How did we get so far from normal?

“Comparison is either wallowing or boasting, neither of which is helpful.”  –John Piper What would it be like if you never compared yourself to anyone else? Ever. Again. What if you ate to nourish your body for energy, health, and well-being? What if you stopped worrying about your weight and focused on eating healthy? I think the world would be a much different place. It seems we are never happy where we are, and we are always trying to look better. The images of what beautiful is go through our…

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