Inflammation and Your Health

Inflammation, is it good or bad? Well the answer is yes to both. Inflammation is important to our body’s immune response. It is the body’s way of fighting against foreign invaders, such as viruses and bacteria, or healing damaged tissue. The problem starts when it becomes a part of the whole body; this refers to chronic, imperceptible, low-level inflammation. Now there is mounting evidence that this can lead to many serious, age-related diseases including heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and the many autoimmune diseases that are on the rise.

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The Bra Enlightenment

This is Keshia, the daughter, again, my last post was about a Dairy Farm, but this post is going to get much more…personal, and in-depth…it’ll be fun, lets dive right in!
So I used to hate bras, I mean utterly LOATHE. My shoulders and neck hurt constantly, the band would always be riding up. I always had to make sure I had a camisole with a shelf bra in it to try to keep my bra in place. I just figured this was just how it would always be; that I must be the problem, not the bra.

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“I Forgive You, But…”

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.

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Fermented Foods: Curtido

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.

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The Importance of Chewing Your Food

In today’s fast-paced lifestyle, it can be difficult to enjoy a relaxing meal. Instead, we inhale our food on the run, in the car, or in front of a screen. Most of us probably don’t even think about chewing our food; it is just a habit once the food hits our mouth.

How important is it to chew our food thoroughly? Does it really matter?

Yes, it is extremely important; it is one of the first steps in your digestion process. The way you chew your food, and how well you chew your food, can significantly impact your health.

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Zinc and Your Health

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.

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Black, Green, and White Tea

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.

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Heart-Healthy Fudge Recipe

This is a simple recipe for some heart “healthy” fudge. I know you are thinking “how can fudge be healthy”, right? Let’s take a look at some of the healthy ingredients in this fudge.

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Heather

Heather

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