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If you… Are a chocoholic craving healthier sweet treats. Love the taste of peanut butter and chocolate, especially in cool, creamy desserts. Don’t want to deal with the bloating and tummy ach...
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“No matter what I do, I can’t seem to lose weight!” “I think I’m cursed with a slow metabolism.” I hear this often among patients, and the good news is that no, you’re not cursed and yes, you can fix your metabolism....
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The Daniel Plan is based on five elements for lasting change that are found in John 8, Ephesians 4, and many other Bible passages: 1. Lasting change requires building my life on the truth. One of the most famous statements of Jesus is John 8:31-32: “If you continue to obey my teaching, then you are truly my followers. And you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free” (NCV). Jesus promises that the truth will make you free. But first, the truth is likely to make you miserable! We don’t like to face the truth about ourselves, our weaknesses, our bad habits, and especially our motivations. But until you face the truth about why you do what you do and get to the root of your habits, change is likely to be shallow and short-lived....
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Be strong and courageous. —Joshua 1:6 NIV God can change your life in ways you haven’t dared to dream of. Pastor Rick says, “He specializes in miracle makeovers.”...
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What I’m trying to do here is get you to relax, not be so preoccupied with getting so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. —Luke 12:29-30 MSG In the early stages of living the Daniel Plan lifestyle, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the details of what to eat and how to incorporate more movement into our lives....
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While most people know blood sugar control is important for preventing and treating Diabetes, it is not always obvious how blood sugar control affects our daily lives. Our brain relies on glucose for fuel so it is important to keep blood sugar balanced to feel good, have energy and think clearly. The goal with “balancing” blood sugar is to prevent a sharp rise or fall in blood sugar levels. The body uses hormones, namely insulin and glucagon, to maintain a normal blood glucose level, but we can help it by eating in a way that stabilizes this level....
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Autoimmune diseases have become a huge health burden. They're now estimated to impact over 24 million Americans, or between five to eight percent of the population. In fact, more than 80 diseases have been classified as autoimmune, and the list continues to grow. That includes conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, Celiac disease, and thyroid disease. They often involve hard-to-classify syndromes like inflammation, pain, swelling, and misery....
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Ginger is an ancient wonder spice and is given the status of a "natural medicine chest" in ancient Ayurvedic medicine. That’s because this wonder spice has time-tested, digestion-friendly properties, in addition to its numerous other health benefits. ...
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Summer is here! Well, almost. During warmer days, I love to substitute omelets and scrambles with refreshing smoothies and other cold breakfast meals. One of my favorite bowls to treat myself to is a delicious Acai Bowl. This recipe from Curry Girl’s Kitchen includes plenty of healthy fats from coconut and almonds, as well as flax seeds, and it is rich in antioxidants. The whole family will love it. Click here to view the PDF version. ...
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There are many ways we can boost our energy throughout the day. Opting for sugar laden, chemical and caffeine filled drinks will only give a short, unnatural burst of energy, wearing down our adrenal glands and contributing to serious long-term health problems. So instead of reaching for that can of Red Bull or Coca-Cola, why not give your body a natural energy boost with these delicious pick-me-ups. They’ll have you powering through your day without an energy crash!...
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