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Do I Need Milk for Calcium?

Calcium in a plant-based diet Many of us have heard over and over again that milk is an excellent source of calcium. But is it? What are other sources of calcium for individuals who do not drink milk? Other excellent sources of calcium include green vegetables, legumes, tofu, calcium-fortified fruit juices, almonds, soy milk, and rice milk. Will eating these foods …

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Healthy Blood Pressure

Unwelcome Intruder. Like a sneaky thief, high blood pressure is silent and stealthy in its course, but serious—even deadly in its effects. It progresses slowly—often without symptoms—but this unwelcome invader causes metabolic mayhem including heart attack and stroke; blood vessel, kidney, brain, and eye damage. High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is a condition that kills more people worldwide than …

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The Vegetarian Edge

Health off Course. Americans are suffering from a great burden of disease that is rooted in lifestyle. Seventy percent of chronic diseases and ailments – including a third of all cancers – are related to diet.[i] There are seven deadly shifts in dietary intake that are major contributors to obesity, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and cancer. They are: 1) …

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Simple Solutions: Diabetes

Hope for the Diabetic Jimmy’s story. Jimmy was a big baby—10 pounds at birth. By age ten, he tipped the scales at 150 pounds. Just baby fat, his mother reasoned. He will grow out of it. Jimmy did grow out of it and into something worse: diabetes. By age thirteen he was twenty pounds heavier, tired all the time, and …

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Depression: The Way Out

From Misery to Mastery . Abraham was no stranger to depression. His melancholy tendencies combined with an impoverished childhood, failed businesses, and unfulfilled love seemed to point only to defeat. At one time he expressed, “I am now the most miserable man living. If what I feel were equally distributed to the whole human family, there would be not one …

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Taming Metabolic Fires

Inflammation and Sudden Heart Attack Summer was the busiest and best season for Ken, the owner of a small-engine repair shop. But Ken’s long hours and hectic schedule were interrupted—permanently. At age 46, overweight and a smoker, Ken’s first symptom of heart trouble was his last—he fell victim to a sudden, fatal heart attack. Ken had been sure he was …

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Health tips for Weight Loss

Balanced Strategies for Permanent Weight Loss Cindy explained her struggle in her own words: I wanted to lose weight—no, I needed to. Since quitting smoking, I had slowly packed on pounds, until at 5’3” I was pushing 200 pounds. I felt miserable, had a terrible self-image, and was plagued by headaches and stomach pain. My eating habits did not help …

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These Doctors Still Make House Calls

No matter how you write the prescription, healthcare is expensive. We talk a lot about health care benefits, but not nearly enough about self-care benefits! The following eight “doctors” are specialists in improving mental, physical, and spiritual health. You can use them every day, and they will reduce the risk for many diseases, drugs, and doctor’s fees—now that’s a powerful …

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Eat for Immunity 

“Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.” This profound adage speaks to the purpose of nourishment for healing and optimal wellness. What does it mean to eat for health and to prevent disease through nutrition? Which foods can act as medicine to our bodies? There are a few key concepts to keep in mind. Have faith that God has designed us with intelligent …

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5 Things Your Body (and Brain) Need

Simple choices can go a long way to help boost your brain power, boost your immune system, and boost your energy for the holidays ahead. 1. A 10 minute walk Studies have shown that just ten minutes of walking can help reduce tension, depression, anger, or confusion. When things get a little tense, remember the power of a 10- minute …