Healthy Days with Paul & Ann

Can Forgiveness Save Your Health?

Can Forgiveness Save Your Health

Life provides the opportunity to see, do and experience so many wonderful things. We watch the unbridled energy and innocence of our grandbabies as they go through the new phases of their lives. I still won’t let Paul wipe off their little hand (paw) prints from our doors and windows as it reminds me of all they represent. As difficult ...

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Are You Too Clean?

Are You Too Clean

According to the New York Times, “Autoimmune disease affects an estimated 50 million people at an annual cost of more than $100 billion.” Why? Because we’re too clean. We’re destroying our “inner ecosystems” as the article puts it. We’re hand-sanitizing and sterilizing our food supply to death (literally). In this case, the saying “paranoia will destroy ‘ya” is becoming a ...

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Top Summer Superfoods of the Garden

Top Summer Superfoods of the Garden

As the summer winds down and the farmer’s markets ramp up, we thought you would enjoy a little guidance on which of the fruits and veggies you find at the farmer’s markets would be the best to consume while they are in season: Tomatoes These garden greats grow en masse in summertime and you can just taste their goodness. Their high levels ...

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Consumer Reports Got It Half Right

Consumer Reports Got It Half Right

For many years now Rev. Malkmus has given us a subscription to Consumer Reports as a Christmas gift. We have found it invaluable when making purchasing decisions for items ranging from cameras, cars and even televisions. We especially enjoy looking at the inside back cover where we find the advertising bloopers. That is actually the first thing we always read ...

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3 Health Hacks For Summer

3 Health Hacks For Summer

Today we offer you a guest blog written by a good friend of ours Scott Laird.  Scott is a Naturopath and works for a great organization called A Rood Awakening.  Enjoy his excellent writing! 3 Summer Health Hacks by Scott Laird, ND Usually, when someone sees or hears the term “hack” they think of a quick fix or a magic ...

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Are You Guilty of This?

Are You Guilty of This

Last week was a memorable week but sadly not in a positive way.  While the word “prejudice” continues to be tossed about in relation to race and skin color, I began to ponder what else we are all guilty of being “prejudiced” about. My husband grew up in a denomination where he was a bit “prejudiced” against other denominations and ...

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What To Do… If You Overdo It

What To Do If You Overdo It

Sure, it didn’t seem like you were in the sun for long, but — ouch! That first day of summer fun can be a doozy if you’re not careful. Obviously sunburning is not ideal, but in case it happens again, here’s some not-so-common, home-grown sunburn advice from a handy reference book we carry at Hallelujah Acres called Prescription For Nutritional ...

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What is a Blue Zone?

What is a Blue Zone

We live in a country that has pretty clean water, plenty of food to eat and fairly decent air to breathe.  In most parts of our country there are many trees to purify the air and new measures are being taken to create less pollution in the soil, water and air. Health care is accessible, health information is also available ...

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Do You Want To Know God?

Do You Want To Know God

What is the closest way to get to know God? Spend time with a child. We recently had the great pleasure to share a week with our 3-year-old granddaughter.  Every morning she woke up with energy, smiles and that incredible laugh.  Those bright, blue eyes and that deep, black hair that goes well down her back just pierced these grandparents ...

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