My dream has always been to be free from my three-headed giant of abuse, bipolar disorder, and OCD. During this struggle, I had desperately hoped to be loved and considered good in spite of my frailties; to truly experience joy and contentment amidst my sufferings; to be in control of life rather than adversity tyrannizing me.
Learning to live with the unexpected onset of a disability or chronic illness is a challenge. I lost all hearing in my left ear at the beginning of 2005. Combined with the thunderously loud tinnitus, I felt as though my head was submerged in deep water. I was forced to rely upon my right ear, my ‘bad ear.’
Finding freedom from our OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) involves facing fears, accepting obsessions, surrendering our anxieties to God, believing in the truth, and finally, postponing ritualizing thoughts. If we courageously do all this, we can experience more and more victories from this illness – if we only habitually choose to stay connected to the Vine.
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
The easy availability of over-the-counter drugs and convincing advertisements of anything from cough syrups to pain killers, anti-cold medicines to anti-depressants, protein supplements to energy boosters, is rapidly turning us into a generation of pill- poppers.
The following 10 reasons to quit or reduce sugar can help you live a sugar free lifestyle. America is addicted to sugar. Most Americans consume three times more sugar daily then is recommended by USDA.
Eating sensibly, taking less of everything, and skipping second helpings are sure ways to begin. “Put a knife in your throat if given to gluttony,” says the Book of Proverbs. A person who leaves the table a little hungry need never fear overweight.
By Daisy Daniels Science can now explain why low calorie diets are more healthy and intermittent fasting (eating every 16hrs) can lead to longevity. A simple way to do this is to not eat 4 hrs after waking up, but rehydrate with lots of water as soon as you get up, and not eat 4hrs […]
Making changes to a toxic free life had to first start with an attitude change for me.
If you eat or drink too much added sugar it can lead to health problems including tooth decay, overweight and obesity, difficulty controlling type 2 diabetes, higher triglyceride levels, and possibly heart disease. In addition, sugar is made up of "empty calories" - calories unaccompanied by fiber, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients.
Stress can be defined as a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.
Chemicals, preservatives and synthetic ingredients have taken the place of natural foods and we're allowing them to enter our bodies.
It's frustrating when something doesn't work - especially something as personal as weight loss. There's nothing more heartbreaking than doing everything you know that is "right" and then seeing no progress on the scale. But it doesn't have to be that way.
By Jobee Knight A revealing discovery was made In the middle of the 17th century. An Englishman named Harvey discovered that the job of the heart is to pump the blood throughout the body, almost in a continuous circle – carrying food and other substances to all the cells, muscles, bones and skin. Indeed, the […]
Diet and exercise are the main ways to prevent heart disease, ensure long-term health, and prevent chronic disease. Heart healthy foods deliver power-packed phytonutrients that help to prevent and repair cellular damage and valuable macro and micronutrients to ensure optimal heart health.
How often have I asked myself, even as a Nursing professional, "Is there no way to prevent cancer? We know for certain what the prognosis is... incurable, unless there is a miracle! What about prevention? Is it impossible?
Life is not one big happy joy ride, everyone goes through trials and experiences times of discouragement and disappointment. We must expect such times as well as better times of joy, satisfaction, and achievement. However, there is no need to fear such trials, because when they come, Jesus will be there, ready to help us deal with them.
Although the cases of cancer in teens is relatively low, there are some types of cancer that are more likely to affect teenagers and young adults.
By J. Russell Hart Many of us enjoy sweet foods, and it is natural to do so. Nowadays, there are sweets available everywhere you go, and it can be hard to resist, and overwhelming to have to say no all the time. Here are some ideas to help you curb your sweet tooth once and for […]
Why did the old patterns of eating disordered thoughts assail me right now? What triggered them? When all that is familiar was stripped away, when my heart was exposed to pain and stress, I believe it searched for a means to distract me from the hurt. By swarming my mind with compulsive thoughts, the loss of my husband's presence was not so sharp.
The experts say, when the anorexic becomes weight restored, they come to recognize their body is not as grotesque as they once thought it would be. They realize their friends still love them and they can stop believing the lies the devil plants in their minds.
These are the writings of a dad watching his daughter as she battles an eating disorder. She has been in conflict for three months and has lost down to 20 pounds below her ideal body weight. What started out as a desire to get healthy almost six months ago ended in a war for her life.
The entity most opposed to the human race would be the devil, or one of his minions, whether that be fallen angels or demons. Or could it be that he had been so wronged by the members of the human race that his wounded, suppressed subconscious began to seek retribution for the pain inflicted upon him that it created an alter ego to actually execute payback?
“I just want to die,” she screamed through sobs as the tears streamed down her cheeks, “I cannot be this size. This is too big, why did you do this to me?!” Her dad sat next to her as two hours passed trying in vain to calm her down. Yet nothing he did seemed to work.
Depression is the “D” bomb among Christians. Breathe a word of it, and you are doomed … to be stigmatized, chastised, pitied, whispered about. Instead of facing the medical fact that depression is an illness that affects the brain, we prefer to paint it with stripes and hope no one notices the disguise. We look away, or assign the person to the category of “spiritually lacking” or “unsaved.”
The Ebola virus causes a viralebola-graphic hemorrhagic fever, a set of severe illnesses that are “multisystem” in that they affect various parts of the body’s regulatory systems. These viral diseases damage the circulatory system and may be accompanied by bleeding or hemorrhaging.
Consider cutting out sugar from your diet. When we're young, we can safely eat those pastries, ice cream sundaes so long as we work off the excess calories. As we age, however, our metabolism changes and we must work to keep fat from accumulating.
I could not contain my anxiety. People were talking Ebola everywhere – on television, online, everywhere. I soon started experiencing joint and muscle aches and a sore throat, which I quickly attributed to stress and anxiety. I decided to take malaria tablets. I also started taking antibiotics for the sore throat. The first couple of temperature readings were normal. Every day I would attempt to recall the period Patrick Sawyer was on admission – just how much direct and indirect contact did I have with him?
As a physician, I have frequently seen that an individual’s manifestation of his afflictions is a result of multiple problems occurring at one time. I have also seen different parts of the body affect each other, including the mind/body interaction and the placebo effect. I have seen people with the same disease die, be healed by medicine or surgery, or healed by the power of God.