Sugar Addiction: What Does the Bible Say?

Is Sugar Addictive? Many of my conversations through the day involve talk about sugar or sugar addiction. Many of us know we eat too much, but we don’t know what is a reasonable amount and we might struggle to truly change our habits. Sometimes, people tell me they are “addicted” to sugar. I am not convinced that this is a term we should use. Yes, sugar does have some addictive properties, but as with many pleasures in this world, sugar is a delightful gift from the Lord. Have you ever…

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Winning the Battle

What is the Goal? The Lord calls us to be stewards of our physical bodies. That means we endeavor to take care of them to the best of our ability so that God can use us. Taking care of our bodies well can be a challenge. Maybe we lack planning skills, or we don’t have time, or maybe we just don’t always care enough. The Battle Begins It is a battle. A battle of choices in how we will nourish our bodies. We are often unprepared especially if we don’t…

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Encouragement to Keep Going!

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Encouragement to One Another I want to take some time today to encourage you.  God tells us to encourage one another.  1 Thessalonians 5:11 says, “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.”  I hope you are enjoying the new you!  How are you feeling?  Are you proud of what you have accomplished with the help of our Lord?  You should be.  I am guessing you have made some amazing changes related to your health that have helped you feel stronger, more confident, healthier,…

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Filling the Holes

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Filling The Holes We have all been there.  When we feel discontent and down, like something is missing.  We often try to fill these holes with more things, a bigger house, a nicer car, a better job, tastier food, weight loss, the next new diet, and the list goes on.  The hole seems to be filled temporarily, and then like a pot hole, it collapses again at the first sign of a heavy weight or an intense storm.  Did you know that I used to work in the weight loss…

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Why Ditch the Diet?

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Have you been on a diet before? Almost all of us have at some point in our lives. Many times people will tell me they are a “professional dieter” or they have been on so many diets they can’t even count them. Or even that they have lost over 1,000 pounds! If this is you, please keep reading! Even if you have only been on 1 diet, or if you are considering starting one sometime soon, you should also keep reading! I realize I am going counter-cultural here as I…

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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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Pushing Away Idols to Re-Focus on God’s Glory

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Pushing Away Idols to Re-Focus on God’s Glory “What?” you ask, “do idols have to do with food and nutrition?” A lot actually. I recognize this is a challenging subject, and as I write this today, I am convicted myself in more than one way. I hope that as you read this today, you will pause and consider your own heart. Psalm 139:23 “Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me…

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Mineral Broth

Mineral Broth This home made vegetable mineral broth is almost magical because it takes all of the wonderful nutrients from all of the amazing vegetables and puts it into a delicious broth that you can use in all of your cooking to help your body heal.  I truly believe in the power of good food to make the body well.  Using food to really nourish the body well is called functional nutrition.  Functional nutrition takes into account all of the systems in the body and formulates a plan for optimal…

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