Fasting for Faith and Health

When I was a child it was the custom in my family and in my church to “give something up for Lent.” This was most often a food, such as candy or soft drinks.  The couple of years that I gave up candy for Lent, the candy that I got in my basket on Easter Sunday […]

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Persistence to Improve Your Health

Do you remember the movie Network?  In it one of the characters has the line “I’m mad as h*** and I’m not going to take this anymore.”  This is the type of persistence (without this cuss word) that we will often need about our health.  Given the state of our food culture and our environment, as well as aging, […]

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Little Miss Muffet, Dairy and Allergens

“Little Miss Muffet sat on her tuffet, eating her curds and whey.” Mother Goose Rhyme Do you remember this children’s nursery rhyme? I do and taught it to my children when they were little. But I did not know that curds and whey were dairy components until I began discovering my food allergy and sensitivity […]

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Trees,Topsoil and People

When we went to Alaska last summer I noticed that the trees were very short.  I learned that this is because to permafrost.  There is very little topsoil there. The plants only have a 100-day growth period per year because of the cold and snow.  Some trees even fall over because of their lack of root structure, due […]

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