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If you find yourself constantly feeling fatigued, distracted, moody and just plain “off,” you’re likely dealing with some sort of “brain fog.” Brain fog has become an unwanted side effect of our fast-paced, industrialized lifestyle. Unfortunately today, many of the convenient-but-processed foods and factory-farmed meats we eat and the various ways we spend our time do not support brain health....
Why would you ever complain, O Jacob…saying, “God has lost track of me. He doesn’t care what happens to me”? . . . God doesn’t come and go. God lasts. He’s Creator of all you can see or imagine. He doesn’t get tired out, doesn’t pause to catch his breath. And he knows everything, inside and out. —Isaiah 40:27-28 MSG...
By now, the idea that a healthy gut is important for overall health isn't breaking news, but new research from San Francisco State University has found that there may be an unexpected factor affecting our microbiomes: the boost cardiovascular exercise can provide our guts....
Five years ago, nobody knew they had a microbiome. Today, we’re obsessed with it. That may be a slight exaggeration, but the health of the community of microbes living in and on our bodies—100 trillion single-cell organisms, outnumbering human cells 10 to 1—has become a top priority. With good reason: Our gut bacteria regulate many of our bodily functions, from creating vitamins to controlling our immune system, our brain function and of course, our metabolism and weight. They are critical to our long-term health....
Be made new in the attitude of your minds. —Ephesians 4:23 Thoughts and attitudes are important because they determine what you feel. Thoughts, attitudes, and feelings then determine what you do. Some of your thoughts are on the surface of your mind, and you’re aware of them. But some of your thoughts and attitudes are rooted deep down in your heart, and you’re seldom consciously aware of them....
Nearly everyone could improve their health by reducing the levels of inflammation in their body. Inflammation is one of the major forces behind aging and disease, yet most of us are unknowingly fueling it through the foods we eat and the lifestyle we live. Poor diet choices, a stressful lifestyle, pollution and lack of exercise can all add up and result in chronic inflammation, pain and disease over an extended period....
But what happens when we live God’s way? … We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments, not needing to force our way in life, able to marshal and direct our energies wisely. —Galatians 5:22 MSG...
The brain is the most fascinating and important organ in the universe, estimated to have an astounding 100 billion neurons and more connections than there are stars in the universe. Did you know that it is your brain that decides to get you out of bed in the morning or to hit your snooze button? In fact, your brain manages the stress in your life and relaxes you so that you look vibrant, or, when left unchecked sends stress signals to the rest of your body and wrinkles your skin! It’s important to understand how brain health principles can impact your health....
What leads to a broken brain? Most of us never learn how to manage our energy and bodies. Instead, we use drugs like sugar, caffeine, and alcohol to self-medicate and manage our energy and moods. We don’t connect our behaviors and choices with how we feel....
Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are healthy, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are unhealthy, your body also is full of darkness. —Luke 11:34 NIV...


 
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