Balanced Nutrition

//Balanced Nutrition

Christian holistic health and wellness involves a biblical approach to nutrition. LiveLiving recognizes the body as the temple of the Holy Spirit. It promotes foods that are created by the Creator and that are still in their natural state. These foods are accepted as the preferred fuel for the body.

When one’s nutrition is balanced, it is likely that one will find it easier to engage in Christian meditation and prayer, essential practices for Christian Living.

Vitamin B: The De-Stressor

According to Scofield, the author of Work Site Promotion, current statistics show that between 70% and 80% of all visits to physicians are for stress-related disorders. Chronic stress directly affects the immune system and seriously compromises health.  Stress promotes the formation of free radicals and can be defined as a reaction to any stimulus that [...]

By | February 27th, 2012|Balanced Nutrition, Sabbath|0 Comments

Eat Spinach to Prevent Oxidative Stress

Popeye the Sailor Man had it right. Eating your spinach can help strengthen your body and defend against hard hitting nemeses like oxidative stress caused by free radicals.  Spinach is the queen of the dark green leafy vegetables and carries a huge arsenal of antioxidants that will build a strong immune system and balance unstable [...]

By | February 24th, 2012|Balanced Nutrition, Sabbath|0 Comments

Healing Properties of Cinnamon

The holiday season is fast approaching.  Soon there will be the sweet aroma of baked pies, cookies and other pastries filling the air at home and at work.  Everyone knows that during the holiday season it is hard to deny the desire for desserts filled with butter, sugar and cinnamon. I love the fall and [...]

By | October 23rd, 2011|Balanced Nutrition, Silence and Solitude: Christmas|0 Comments

Diabetes Prevention

About 25.8 million Americans have diabetes.  You don’t have to be overweight, have a genetic predisposition or be a certain age to get the disease.  In fact, more than 6 million people have the disease and don’t even realize it because some of the symptoms may not seem threatening – unusual thirst, extreme hunger, increased [...]

By | October 21st, 2011|Balanced Nutrition|0 Comments

Controlling Your Sweet Tooth During the Holiday Season

You may be wondering how you can maintain your healthy eating plan and still enjoy all those rich and sweet desserts offered throughout the holiday season.  Many people think they gain more than five pounds from Thanksgiving Day to New Year’s Day. Research suggests, however, that most people gain less than one pound during the [...]

Treating Diabetes with Diet and Exercise

Diabetes is a health condition where the body is unable to produce enough insulin and properly break down glucose (sugar) in the food. Glucose is produced in the liver and the cells of the body need it for energy. Glucose comes from food when we eat, food is digested and the carbohydrates are broken down [...]

Silence Spoken Here:The Dining Room a Sacred Space

  I spent a day and half in total rebellion.  “What do you mean I can’t talk while eating,” I asked my friend as she pointed to the sign that said silence spoken here.  We had taken a retreat to the monastery only for me to find out that I had some habits to be [...]

By | September 2nd, 2011|Balanced Nutrition, Silence and Solitude: Thanksgiving|0 Comments

Eating with the Season: the Benefits of Fall Foods and How they Prepare us for the Seasonal Change

Autumn, what an awesome creation by our Creator!  Along with its magnificent beauty, Fall brings in a wonderful harvest for us all to appreciate and enjoy.  As the light, refreshing fruits and vegetables of summer fade away, incoming crops provide us with a different kind of fuel.  With cooling temperatures, we need foods that generate [...]

By | August 22nd, 2011|Atmosphere, Balanced Nutrition|0 Comments

Water: The Healthiest Drink

As a nutritional counselor, I find myself talking about water quite a bit with clients.  It’s one of the easiest and most beneficial things we can change to improve our health.  Our bodies are around 70% water.  Dr. F. Batmaghelidj, author of Your Body’s Many Cries for Water, states that “Water is the basis of [...]

By | June 27th, 2011|Balanced Nutrition, Water|0 Comments