About a year ago I shared a post about unforgiveness and the effects it can have on your health. This past week a friend of mine had her most recent book released. “I Forgive You, But…” by Karen Jensen Salisbury. I have read other books by Karen and have found them to be very inspiring. Karen has a unique gift for sharing real-life stories that we can glean inspiration from while weaving in biblical truths to encourage each of us on our journey to healing. I have also had the privilege of hearing her speak in person; she is funny, down-to-earth, and very inspiring.
Fermented foods are among humans oldest attempt to preserve food. There has been a resurgence of fermenting vegetables due to the numerous health benefits. Sauerkraut (fermented cabbage) was mentioned in early Roman writings; it has a long history. Sauerkraut contains high levels of dietary fiber, as well as significant levels of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, and various B vitamins. It is a good source of iron, manganese, copper, sodium, magnesium, and calcium.
It is May in Minnesota, the days are getting longer and warmer. We come out of our winter hibernation ready to be outdoors doing something, anything! We are ready for adventures. Have you ever thought about the importance of adventure?
Minerals function along with vitamins as essential components in enzymes and co-enzymes. If an enzyme is lacking the necessary mineral, it cannot function properly no matter how much of the vitamin is available. One of these minerals is zinc. Read on and learn why zinc is so importance for your overall health.
Sometimes making small changes in what we eat can have great benefits for our health. One way I have improved what I eat is by adding teas to my daily routine, I try to have at least one cup of tea a day. The challenge can be knowing what teas we should drink, so I thought I would share a little bit about three common teas. Did you know black, green, and white tea all come from the same plant, Camellia sinensis? The significant differences of each tea type is developed in the processing of the leaves.
February 24th, 2017 is CSA day. You might be wondering what is a CSA? It stands for Community Supported Agriculture. A CSA allows people to have direct access to high quality, fresh produce grown locally by regional farmers.
February is Heart Health Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, but the good news is that it is one of the most preventable. Taking even small steps to improving your overall heart health can have huge benefits.
Vitamin D is sometimes called the “sunshine vitamin” because it is produced mainly in our skin in response to sunlight. This vitamin can affect as many as 2,000 genes in the body! That it a lot of genes. Of its important functions, regulating the absorption of calcium and phosphorous, and facilitating normal immune function are vital. Other important functions are fighting disease and depression, and boosting weight loss.
Have you ever been told to “take a deep breath” when you are stressed or something is not going as you feel it should? While this is often excellent advise, if it is going to do your body any good it is important that you take that deep breath efficiently.
I think we all know that sugar isn’t good for us, and we really should try to eliminate much of it from our diet. This post isn’t going to be about all the “bad” that sugar offers, and “don’t eat this and don’t eat that”. Instead, I am going to share some things that CAN be done to help with sugar cravings, and can benefit your health.