Health and Healthcare

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Posted 11/19/14 at 11:11 PM | Sylvie Simms

Compulsive Overeating Disorder

Compulsive overeating, also known as binge eating disorder (BED), can affect many people and their families. If you or a loved one needs help, call Mirasol today.

Posted 11/18/14 at 10:26 AM | Hallelujah Diet

Alkaline Water Benefits: The Truth About How Water With Alkaline pH Neutralizes Acid in Your Body & Supports Bone Health

Why should you drink alkaline water? The answer is complex, but we’ll explain the key components here (and offer a very simple way to get it in your hands—without buying expensive pre-packaged bottles or gadgets).

First things first: What we mean when we say “alkaline water”

The Key Difference Between “Alkaline” and “Alkalinity” and Why This Matters to Your Health

This concept is widely misunderstood, yet when it comes to drinking water it’s one of the most imperative.

To be in great health, our bodies need to be a touch alkaline, with a pH between about 7.3 and 7.45. (Note the pH scale ranges from 1 to 14—7 is neutral, anything lower is acidic and anything higher is alkaline.)

The problem is, with the Standard American Diet (SAD), our bodies become acidic with foods like dairy, sugar, coffee and meat. This unbalanced acidity causes major health issues like inflammation, digestive problems and disease. Even if you’re not on the SAD and eating mostly raw, plant-based foods (good for you!), you can’t just drink any water for maximum health. Here’s why:

To help neutralize the acidity, you need to consume water with high alkalinity—not necessarily water with just a high pH (alkaline). The difference lies here: The pH is simply the measurement of how alkaline a substance is. On the other hand, alkalinity is the water’s ability to withstand changes in pH levels, preventing it from becoming more acidic. This is called the “buffering capacity.” It is this buffering capacity that we need to measure when we consider drinking water because it is what tackles acidity. FULL POST

Posted 11/18/14 at 10:17 AM | Hallelujah Diet

Wide Reactions from “Hormone” Article

Several weeks ago I shared a message titled “What Causes Large Breasts, Big Kids, and Homosexuality?” which drew a lot of feedback:

“Thank you George for an excellent article and your no-nonsense facts on homosexuality . . . . God bless you and thank you again for exposing the truth.”
~ Shirley

“This article serves to enlighten us further regarding our children and what could be a very strong contributing factor in homosexuality.”
~ Carley

“Regarding homosexuality – Look up the Pottinger’s cats study if you aren’t familiar with the research. It came to some amazing conclusions. Homosexuality among the cats is one of the things he saw after a few generations of eating processed food. How many generations are we into now with our progeny living off of fake food? Something serious to think about! And convicting!”

Posted 11/18/14 at 9:27 AM | Hallelujah Diet

When is the Best Time to Eat?


Can Eating Late Really Hurt You?

It really is unavoidable. Your child’s recital lasts longer than you expected and you had to go there straight from work. So, dinner doesn’t get on the table to be eaten until nearly 8:30 pm. Everyone is tired, and you just can’t wait to get the kitchen cleaned up and go to bed. Sound familiar? It seems that our fast paced life no longer allows us to eat our final evening meal early in the evening anymore. If it isn’t a late meeting or longer work hours, then it is likely shopping or exercise class.

How do you sleep after you have eaten too late? Do you wake up in the middle of the night with acid reflux or a stomachache?

Eating late affects the body in a different way than eating a larger meal at a different time of the day. Calories that are consumed at night are usually not processed as efficiently as those during the day.

Unless you work the night shift, most people’s activities wind down as the day does. Settling in after dinner isn’t uncommon. Unfortunately, if we lie down after a meal, it can be a strain and lead to a feeling of lethargy in the morning. Disrupted sleep is also common when the body is working hard to digest what was eaten recently. But that isn’t even the worst of it. FULL POST

Posted 11/18/14 at 8:52 AM | Hallelujah Diet

Detox Diet for Weight Loss, Energy & More: How to Detox Your Body Safely Without Getting Hungry

Homeostasis: “the tendency toward a relatively stable equilibrium between interdependent elements.” Our amazing bodies were built to achieve this beautiful balance, yet we live in an environment replete with pollutants, pesticides, heavy metals, cancer-triggering chemicals and a host of other toxins that breed inside and outside our bodies, disrupting our natural harmony and impeding our systems from working at their full potential. This includes our detoxification system.

With a clean, raw, plant-based diet, you empower your body to harness its innate ability to detoxify itself, using its complex systems and mechanisms to remove waste, toxins, excess hormones and other unwanted substances that cause both short- and long-term health issues.

But… Do You Still Need to Detox If You’re Eating Healthy?

Even with a consistently healthy diet, we are more and more beleaguered by an overwhelming amount of toxin sources that accumulate over time and slow down our natural detoxification systems, causing a congestion of toxins that get stored in our cells and tissues. FULL POST

Posted 11/17/14 at 2:11 AM | Sylvie Simms

Urgent Care vs. Primary Care Provider

Not sure what to choose? Knowing the differences between urgent care and primary care will allow you to get the most effective health care possible.

Posted 11/10/14 at 10:38 AM | Hallelujah Diet

Hallelujah Acres: First To Train Health Ministers

In last week’s Health Tip we began a series sharing how Hallelujah Acres has been FIRST in so many areas: FIRST to promote God’s Genesis 1:29 diet; FIRST Christian Ministry to show a concern for the health of the Christian community; and FIRST to publish a Christian magazine emphasizing healthy living.

In this Health Tip we want to continue our journey of “FIRSTS” for Hallelujah Acres:

Hallelujah Acres History

On February 12th 1992, Hallelujah Acres had its beginning when Rev. George and Rhonda Malkmus opened an 11-foot wide store front on Main Street in Rogersville, Tennessee.

In that tiny restaurant and health food store, they began serving vegan foods and proclaiming a health message to the Christian community: “You Don’t Have to be Sick”, and if you are already sick, “How to Eliminate Sickness” through a simple diet and lifestyle change called “The Hallelujah Diet”, a diet based on God’s Original Diet as recorded in Genesis 1:29. FULL POST

Posted 11/6/14 at 4:15 PM | Mark Ellis

Ebola Can Spread By Sex 90 Days After Being “virus free”

Helena Henry outside Ebola clinic in Monrovia, Liberia

By Mark Ellis

The Atlanta-based U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned the Ebola virus can hide in sexually transmitted fluids for as long as 90 days after someone is declared “virus free” and leaves the hospital.

For that reason, survivors of the dreaded disease are advised to forego sexual relations or use a condom for at least three months after their release.

“Because Ebola can stay in semen after recovery, men should abstain from sex (including oral sex) for three months. If abstinence is not possible, condoms may help prevent the spread of Ebola. Sexual transmission of Ebola has never been reported,” the CDC states on their website.

The Wall Street Journal recently told the story of Helena Henry, a 30-year-old seller of secondhand clothing in Monrovia, Liberia. The disease killed her mother, two brothers, grandmother, and sister-in-law. FULL POST

Posted 11/5/14 at 9:03 AM | Hallelujah Diet

The Top 4 Life Changing Leafy Greens

What are the top leafy greens you should be eating every day?

We’re all about maximum nutrition at the Malkmus household believing we can never get too much nutrition. Since “Leafy Greens” are the No. 1 food anyone can eat to improve their health we thought we should highlight our favorites. These greens not only have amazing nutritional profiles full of vitamins, minerals and other phyto-nutrients but they have few calories and lots of fiber – that’s right, they help keep our pipes cleaned out! OK, maybe a little too personal there but you know what we mean if you already consume a lot of these glorious greens. Even with all the known health benefits like protection from heart disease, diabetes, and perhaps even cancer, most Americans are not eating as many leafy green vegetables each day as they need. Read on and you’ll be encouraged to include more green leafy greens into your daily food preparation. FULL POST

Posted 11/4/14 at 8:54 AM | Hallelujah Diet

Cold and Flu Season Tips: The Best Supplements That Work and Lifestyle Strategies to Boost Your Immune System

Cold and flu season is here, so it’s time to take stock of what you put in your body; take diligent care of what you do with your body; and take note of your environment—so you can defend yourself from these prevalent and ever-contagious viruses head on.

Studies have shown that it’s your immune system’s response to a virus—not the virus itself—that causes the common, unpleasant cold and flu symptoms such as a sore throat, runny nose and fever. So especially during the cold and flu season, nurture and care for your immune system. It is your protective shield and your best weapon against the cold and the flu. Read on to learn more about how to boost your immune system and the actionable steps you can take.

What is the immune system?

Our immune system is exactly that—a system. It is not a single identifiable entity. It’s a complex system of cells and organs that work together to reinforce each other and defend your body from infection and disease by fighting off bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi and other pathogens. Your immune system even works as you sleep and is vital for your health, well-being and mere existence. FULL POST

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