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This delicious stew is perfect for vegetarians or meat eaters. And it’s full of healthy fats! Comforting and warm, it’s one the whole family can enjoy for dinner. Add in some chicken or tofu for extra protein. If you’re enjoying a bit of grains, this pairs nicely with wild rice. ...
Chronic stress sends us into fight or flight mode, where the hormones cortisol and adrenaline flood our body, heart rate, breath and blood pressure increases and we get a surge of glucose into the bloodstream to use for energy. Blood flow moves to our extremities (our arms and legs) so that we can flee danger and away from the digestive system which is not considered necessary for immediate survival and actually takes a lot of energy to run. ...
Stress is a normal part of everyday life. Bad traffic, a big deadline, a fight at home—hundreds of things can stress us out. When the event passes, so does the stress, and we can breathe a big sigh of relief. With chronic stress, however, there is no relief. Stemming from things like family discord, financial hardships, health issues, work conflicts, or school trouble, chronic stress is unrelenting. And it affects far too many of us. In a poll by the American Psychological Association, a whopping 80 percent of Americans say they feel significant stress. That spells trouble for your brain and body....
Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. —Philippians 4:6 MSG Worrying changes nothing, but prayer and worship connect you with the all-powerful God who loves to hear and respond. Reframing a worry into a prayer will transform the way you think about your situation, and thinking differently will lower your stress....
It’s time to get back to nature and look at what the Earth provides us with to help nourish our bodies and heal naturally. Your humble herb and spice rack may be more than just a decorative kitchen feature, but rather an abundant wall filled with healing ingredients that can be easily incorporated into your mid-week meals. Certain foods have been identified as “anti-inflammatory” and may help to reduce chronic pain or inflammation....
“Dr. Hyman, I’m so confused about coffee,” writes this week’s house call. “One day I read that it’s so bad for me and the next it’s good for me. Why all the conflicting information?” Let’s face it: Americans love their coffee, which is the number one source of antioxidants in our diet – which actually makes me kind of sad!...
In the heart of the Sermon on the Mount, one of the most important teachings of Jesus, he gives us a plan for our life. He says, “But seek first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness….” (Matthew 6:33 NIV). In one sense, this is also a description of Jesus’ life....
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. —Jeremiah 29:13 God promises us, once again, his presence. He’s right there at any moment, offering us the gift of his loving presence before we even ask....
You’ve heard it before. That little voice inside your heard that says you should really give up soda. You know it’s bad for you, yet you can’t seem to stop. You fool yourself thinking diet soda is better or that just one a day is really ok. So let me share a few scary facts with you. Once you realize how seriously dangerous this stuff is and what it is doing to your health, it might be easier to give up soda....
Despite your best efforts, sometimes things aren't always as they seem. We're busting 5 of the most common "healthy" habits that could actually be doing more harm than good. ...

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