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3 Ways to Maintain Motivation

Many ask how Dr. Michele and I consistently stay motivated to continue in our drive for overall wellness. This question has prompted much introspective thought and reflection. In this context, I am defining wellness as more than physical. I am speaking to overall wellness in the form of optimum life and vitality in all the arenas of humanity- physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual. Although the answer may vary from person to person, there are 3...
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Body Mass Index (BMI) – A Poor Health Marker

I love reading medical journals. I recently came across an article that was curious to me. The Journal of American Medicine recently reported a review that uncovered evidence that being overweight (a BMI of over 25) or obese (a BMI of over 30) increases the risk of at least thirteen types of cancer! They include cancer of the esophagus, gallbladder, colon, thyroid, breast, uterus, kidneys, stomach, liver, pancreas, and ovaries. What is Body Mass Index?...
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Why You Should Get Uncomfortable

No fly zones will always get you in trouble. These zones typically are governed and patrolled by governmental military personnel and armament. Pilots understand these zones. JUST DON’T GO THERE because consequences will follow. Though this is a clear issue pertaining to pilots, there is a no fly zone for people. It is called the comfort zone. Folks in this zone rarely find the blessing of challenge. Further, folks in this zone can even resist...
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5 Simple Ways to Improve Hormone Balance

1. Maintain optimal gut health. Speak with your doctor about prebiotics and probiotics. They both help you maintain optimal digestive health, and along with fiber, may help to lower the amount of estrogen reabsorbed back into your bloodstream, which may to help regulate estrogen levels. Sources of prebiotics include asparagus, Jerusalem artichokes, bananas, oatmeal, dried beans and peas. Sources of probiotics include greek yogurt and kefir (though you have to watch the sugar content). 2....
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6 Ways to Live Free from Sickness

If you make a practice of eating healthily, you’ll have more energy and want to be more active. This means living a long life free from sickness and disease. Here are a few simple guidelines: 1. Eat a variety of nutrient rich foods. Your daily food selection should include fresh and raw fruits, healthy fats, vegetables, nuts and seeds and good clean protein foods. We have a tendency to stay away for the fresh and...
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Learning to Listen

Dr. Michele and I have a great desire to lead people in the right direction. Whether it be in life, love, money, health, or the relationship with Jesus. We certainly want to be good examples. As I write this blog, I stare out across the sea. We are not talking much, just listening. What power I hear when just listening! Listening to Hear a Greater Power The great authority and power can be clearly heard...
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How to Heal Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic and debilitating functional disorder that impacts many individuals and yet is poorly understood. There is no single known cause, although stress and diet can exacerbate symptoms. Many practitioners use trial and error approaches to their patients’ symptoms with no guarantee of success. Proton pump inhibitors, anti-diarrheals don’t seem to be of much resolve long term. What to do after a IBS diagnosis? Changing Your Diet First and foremost,...
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Immeasurable Grace

What is Grace? Most would define it as, “unmerited favor”. When I think of God’s grace, I am moved to the deepest emotions. Do we get what we deserve? I think not. So let’s talk a minute about what we do deserve. When I asked myself that question, I must say that I am not pleased with the answer. Simply because, I deserve nothing. You see; we are here on this earth simply by means...
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