Health and Healthcare
Posted 7/1/14 at 2:04 PM | Hallelujah Diet
Being a Christian is awesome! We know where we will spend eternity. We have a close personal relationship with Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. And, we can’t forget about the wonderful fellowship we get to enjoy when we are around other believers. But, what does the world see?
Christians and non-believers live a similar lifestyle. Sure, most Christians go to church at least once a week, read the scriptures and pray, but in reality, our way of life is often no different than those around us. We have similar vocations, we live in similar neighborhoods, we eat the same foods, and we experience the same illnesses.
Most of us have heard sermons on Romans 12:1-2 emphasizing the necessity of being separated from the world in terms of our spirituality. But, how many times have you heard a message on the real context of this verse?
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” FULL POST
Posted 7/1/14 at 5:59 AM | Claire John
One of the most problematic skin types is oily skin. There are countless ways to address oily skin like determining its cause/s. Take note that sebum is important since it moisturizes the skin and protects it against damage. First of all, you have to be aware of the causes of oily skin like hormonal imbalances, genes, birth control pills, pregnancy and diet.
Skin Brightening Products
Since oily skin often causes discolorations and a generally darker skin shade, one of the most popular skincare products for oily skin is skin brighteners. These are products that brightens skin complexion while at the same time gets rid of skin discolorations like acne marks. These products usually work by controlling melanin production which directly affects skin tone. Some products also contain ingredients that bleach the skin but this is known to be dangerous. FULL POST
Posted 6/30/14 at 3:31 PM | Hallelujah Diet
In the pristine environment of the Garden of Eden, our Creator gave to mankind His ideal diet. Green plants, fruits, nuts, and seeds appear to be what man thrived on in the beginning. God created us to consume these foods and to have a long life. This diet was for the long haul, as man lived over 900 years, even after the Fall. God designed man to live even longer; had it not been for sin, this diet would have worked well for even longer than 900 years. We refer to this diet as the Genesis 1:29 diet. It was the perfect diet for man in his perfect environment.
Now, we know, too, that God allowed mankind to eat flesh foods after the worldwide flood in Noah’s time. We can only speculate as to the reasons for this, for God did not tell us why He then introduced meat into man’s permissive diet.
Knowing that flesh was allowed in Noah’s time, coupled with 1 Timothy 4:4-5 “For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.” you well might ask yourself, “Why should I refrain from eating whatever I want, as long as I am thankful? Why shouldn’t I eat meat, ice cream and dessert?” FULL POST
Posted 6/24/14 at 9:52 AM | Karen Kramer
Growing up in the rain forest, I never achieved the Hollywood-perfect tan. Worse still, during my one-week vacation to my grandparent’s lakeside retreat, I looked like a white sheet next to my girlfriend’s dark brown skin—which she’d cultivated from weeks in the sun. Oh, the envy. I'll tell you the rest of the story later.
It’s a common sight this time of year—the tanning bed tans on white-skinned people—desiring to get a head start on achieving copper-tone skin. Now that skin-exposing summer is here the lure for a dark tan is at a premium. Appointments are booked solid at tanning booths. Youth especially love the tanned skin show.
But stop. Allow the Center of Disease Control to express the dangers of exposing your body’s largest organ, your skin, to damaging ultraviolet A and B radiation. While the youngest among us think nothing of wrinkles that will appear years from now, skin cancer often doesn’t wait that long. According to the CDC, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. FULL POST
Posted 6/19/14 at 9:42 AM | Brian Wallace
Posted 6/19/14 at 7:38 AM | Claire John
Do you want to eat healthier, but do not know how? Is a nutritionist out of your price range? Did you know you can be your own nutritionist? Here are a few tips that will help you make better food choices and learn how to be your own nutritionist. Are you ready to take control of your health?
Assess Your Health
The first step in becoming your own nutritionist is to assess yourself. Do you need to lose weight? You can check your body mass index to see if you are medically overweight or obese. Just remember, you do not have to be overweight to eat healthy. You should eat healthy at any weight.
Figure Out Your Reason
Is there a reason you want to lose weight? The answer to this question may seem obvious, but most people do not know the true reason they want to lose weight until they answer this question truthfully. Most people do not understand what motivates them to lose weight. This lack of understanding is why most people fail their previous weight loss attempts. FULL POST
Posted 6/16/14 at 3:18 AM | Sylvie Simms
Find out what you can do to maintain proper eye health for years to come. There are steps you can take now in order to make the most of your eye health.
Posted 6/11/14 at 12:16 AM | Sylvie Simms
Signs that Someone you know has an Eating Disorder
Living with an eating disorder can be extremely challenging, both for the person suffering and for family and friends. Anorexia, bulimia and other conditions take mental and physical tolls, but it can at times be difficult to know when an eating disorder is present so that you or your loved one can get the necessary treatment to regain health. Knowing the symptoms and signs to look for will help you see when you or someone you know has an eating disorder before it is too late.
Signs of anorexia nervosa include abdominal pain and a thin appearance and the person may have trouble sleeping and experience social withdrawal. Someone that is anorexic may be irritable and outright refuse to eat. Other physical symptoms include low blood pressure, frequently feeling cold and having dry skin.
How to Spot Bulimia
Bulimia nervosa, on the other hand, is different in that a person may overeat until the point of discomfort or pain before self-inducing vomit in order to keep the food from being digested into the stomach. Signs to look for include damaged teeth, low self-esteem, increased use of laxatives and constant dieting or fasting. FULL POST
Posted 6/10/14 at 9:54 AM | Karen Kramer
No one told the forty-year-old father of three that he’d somehow pay for something long forgotten.
The doctor pointed to images on a screen, but to Jim, this meant his life had taken a huge left turn.
Prostrate cancer—something that used to be reserved for elderly men—not for guys his age with virility to spare. While the doctor was reviewing treatment options, none of which sounded encouraging, he wondered why him, and why now.
I studied sexually transmitted infections for my role as a certified abstinence educator. Besides the graphic photos of STDs in their full glory, much of what medical researchers didn’t know, but suspected was a call for alarm, or at least real caution. The reality is that people sharing casual sex could be in for life-changing consequences.
As the numbers of sexually infected individuals continues to skyrocket, not all of the infections are treated. In fact, some have such “insignificant” symptoms, people could be unaware they are even infected at all. Links between HPV (Human papillomavirus) and cervical, head, neck, and throat cancers has been well established. Now it looks like there is a tentative link between prostate cancer and the sexually transmitted disease, trichomoniasis. FULL POST
Posted 6/4/14 at 5:08 AM | Sylvie Simms
Doctors use a variety of tools in order to diagnose and treat injuries and diseases. Although a condition on the surface of the body can easily be seen by the naked eye, not all ailments are so easily identified. Many times a medical imaging technique is needed in order to peer inside of the body. That’s where a radiologist comes in.
Radiologists are specially trained medical doctors that use these medical imaging techniques in order to diagnose different conditions and diseases. After the condition has been diagnosed, the patient’s doctor can come up with a treatment plan that best suits the patient.
Learn more about radiologists and their role in health below.