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Posted 10/31/14 at 7:26 AM | Sylvie Simms

The Process of Filling a Cavity

The Process of Filling a Cavity - Do you know the process of filling a cavity? Find out how in this helpful infographic.

Posted 10/31/14 at 5:06 AM | Sylvie Simms

The Importance of a Radiology Second Opinion

The Importance of a Radiology Second Opinion - A second opinion can prevent medical misdiagnoses that often lead to unnecessary, costly and painful procedures. Medical misdiagnoses are also a leading cause of malpractice litigation. Learn more about the prevalence of misdiagnoses and how a second opinion on your radiology scan may prevent future heartache.

Posted 10/30/14 at 1:15 AM | Sylvie Simms

Psychotropic Drugs: Harbingers of Suicide

For many, battling mental illness involves a harsh regimen of pills, oftentimes a cocktail of psychotropic drugs. Unfortunately, these regimens treat the symptoms of an illness, rather than the root causes. Even worse, psychotropic drugs each come with their own line of side effects, some of which can exacerbate the illness or be life-threatening.

An alarming 1 in 10 individuals are on prescription psychoactive drugs for any number of conditions. But is becoming dependent on harmful prescription medications the right mode of treatment?

Rather than treating the symptoms of a condition, we should aim to restore the body’s balance and help it cope with the industrial environment we live in. For individuals battling mental illness, there is more to life than just popping pills and coping with harsh side effects. Learn more about how psychoactive drugs are harming the U.S. population and what solutions we have to combat mental illness.

Posted 10/29/14 at 8:23 AM | Hallelujah Diet

Get Rid of Those Unsavory, Unhealthy Habits

Have you ever been disgusted by some of the strange habits people have?

They have loud, juicy sounding burps; they place their fingers in the most disgusting places searching for some hard to reach item (in their noses); and they create wind at some of the most inopportune times!

Other strange annoyances are a constant clearing of the throat, spitting, chronic cough, body odor, saliva that stays at the corners of their mouths, large white balls of mucous forming in the inner corners of their eyes. Ever notice someone with so much white powder on their shoulders, you could have sworn they just came in from a snow storm? (Dandruff, really)

Sometimes we can’t really understand our bodies or why they do some of these strange things. However, it is entirely possible that a truly healthy body can easily eliminate strange phenomenon such as those listed above. FULL POST

Posted 10/29/14 at 12:55 AM | Sylvie Simms

What Are the Benefits of a Gluten-Free Diet?

What Are the Benefits of a Gluten-Free Diet? - A gluten-free diet is necessary for people with celiac disease and can be beneficial for those with autism, ADHD or people with wheat allergies. Learn more about the benefits of a gluten-free diet with this handy infographic.

Posted 10/28/14 at 2:20 PM | Hallelujah Diet

American Diabetes Month: Balance Your Blood Sugar & Balance Your Life

November is American Diabetes Month. A common and life-threatening disease, diabetes affects masses of people in the U.S., yet it’s a condition that can be prevented with proper, diligent care for your body.

According to the American Diabetes Foundation, “Nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. Another 86 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.”

What is diabetes?

To understand diabetes, you first need to understand insulin and glucose. Insulin is a hormone secreted from the pancreas and helps glucose enter the bloodstream. Insulin is essential in helping to convert sugar, starches and other substances into energy. Glucose, which comes from both food and the liver, is a sugar that provides energy for the cells in your muscles and other tissues. When glucose levels are low, the liver produces more glucose. FULL POST

Posted 10/24/14 at 3:01 AM | Sylvie Simms

Drug Abuse Effects on the Brain

It is no surprise that drug use has adverse effects on your brain, but many people are unaware of the lasting impact. Your brain continues to develop through childhood into your adult years, and drug use takes a toll on different parts of your brain, leading to significantly negative results. Different drugs have different effects, which is why it is necessary to educate yourself and your child about what can happen after use. - See more at:

Posted 10/23/14 at 11:36 AM | Victoria Osteen

A Word to Women: Put Yourself on the List

As women today, we live in such a great time in history! We can enjoy so many more freedoms and take advantage of many opportunities that women in the past couldn't. Because of this, we also seem to wear more "hats" than ever before, too—employee or employer, mother, companion, friend, chef, counselor, housekeeper, investor, and the list goes on and on. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in all that we are doing, that we don’t stop to take care of ourselves.

If you have ever flown in a commercial airplane, then you have heard the flight attendant's instructions informing passengers about airplane exits, emergency lighting, flotation devices, and oxygen masks that fall from above your head in case the cabin loses pressure. Then the flight attendant will say something like this; "Place the oxygen mask over your nose and mouth before assisting children or those around you."

That truth plays out off the airplane as well. We have to take care of ourselves if we are going to take care of anyone else properly. I heard someone say you have to “show up” for yourself before you can “show up” for others. Think about it—if you are empty, how will you have anything to give? If you are constantly giving and never replenishing, you will be left drained. We are God’s creation, and we have a responsibility to keep ourselves at our best. A hundred years ago, the main cause of illness was infection. Today the main cause of illnesses is stress. God never planned for us to live stressed-out and overbooked. He created the world and all that is in it, and then He took a day off. When is the last time you took the day off or took some time to recharge your battery? FULL POST

Posted 10/22/14 at 9:31 AM | Hallelujah Diet

12 Myths About the Hallelujah Diet

You sure can’t believe everything you hear. After twenty-three years, much has been said about what the Hallelujah Diet is and isn’t. A few of the most entertaining comments we have heard include: The Fountain of Youth, What the Energizer Bunny Eats, and A Disease Buster. Then, there are those who say: It’s boring, It’s not practical, and It’s Dangerous. So, we thought it was time to debunk a few of the myths. Some of them might even surprise our most ardent supporters:

The Hallelujah Diet:

1. It’s a vegan diet

True vegans don’t consume any animal products – nothing that comes from an animal source. While the vast majority of the food consumed on the Hallelujah Diet is from vegetables, fruits, seeds and nuts, some exceptions include raw honey (made from bees), small amounts of butter (typically from cows) and fish oil (for DHA). So technically, the Hallelujah Diet is not a vegan diet though it is mostly vegan.

2. Whole grains are a primary source for nutrition

While people following the Hallelujah Diet often consume whole grain products we have learned over the years that ALL grains increase leptin and insulin levels. Additionally, many people have gluten sensitivity, the cause of many negative symptoms people experience. Although some people can tolerate whole grains, it is more likely that this food could in time, be a factor in causing chronic disease. The Hallelujah Diet does not encourage whole grain consumption. FULL POST

Posted 10/22/14 at 8:46 AM | Ann Frailey

Eat to Live, Never Live to Eat

Food is big business in our society. But there are some things I have to keep reminding myself about food…

1) Something had to die so that I would live. With all the disconnect between people and their food – there are kids growing up today who actually believe that food comes from a store as if it materialized there. Food does not come from a store any more than a baby comes from a hospital. Food just stops off in transit. Understanding the origins of my food helps me to appreciate it and use it to good effect.

2) It takes a great deal of energy to make food, transport it, package it and generally make it look like it didn’t come out of the ground or off the side of a cow/pig/hen…

3) Food is meant to make me strong and healthy. It does not have the natural ability to take away heart ache, sooth a guilty conscience, repair lax morals, make a person sexy, elevate our IQ or about 99% of the things advertisers would have me believe.

4) Bad food choices don’t care about my needs. They just make me feel lousy, increase my chances of getting diabetes and other health problems, and often times make me look as bad as I feel. FULL POST

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