Healthy Days with Paul & Ann

Depression—Can it Really Make You Sick?

Depression—Can it Really Make You Sick

The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that at least 16 million people had at least one major depressive episode in 2012.  That is 6.9% of the population. According to the World Health Organization, 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression. It is a leading cause of disability. The number of people developing depression has increased steadily since 1915. The ...

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Why Is It So Hard To Stay Healthy?

Why Is It So Hard To Stay Healthy

Have you ever wondered if your parents had to work as hard as you do to maintain their health?  Chances are, probably not.  While they still had to make good food choices, their lifestyles were probably more active than sedentary.  The air they breathed when they were younger was pure, the food they consumed was likely whole foods without the ...

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An “UnBeetable“ Vegetable!

An UnBeetable Vegetable!

Perhaps the most underappreciated food in the history of eating is the beet.  If the color and the flavor aren’t enough to eat them, beets are a powerhouse of nutrients that will guide you on your path to optimal health. Historically as a source of food, the beet was easily grown most of the year, had long storability and adapted ...

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Coconut Oil—Still The New Kid on The Block

Coconut Oil Still The New Kid on The Block

9 Reasons to Keep Coconut Oil In Your Daily Routine People are beginning to realize the benefits of coconut oil beyond just something that tastes good and is easy to cook with. Coconut oil has been around for hundreds of years and used in many cultures to take care of the body. The uses are varied and combine both topical ...

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A Rose By Any Other Name Is Still…..

A Rose By Any Other Name Is Still

Can You Still Get MSG If You Don’t Eat Packaged Foods? Everyone is aware of the dangers of MSG, a known carcinogen, endocrine disrupter and killer of brain cells, which may also be linked to the development of cardiac problems, kidney problems, neurological disorders, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Lou Gehrig’s disease.  MSG is added to food to enhance its flavor, so ...

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Older People Experience More Anxiety

Older People Experience More Anxiety

Do You Know an Older Person Who Seems Anxious? Have you ever noticed that people over 50 seem to be experiencing more anxiety than they did in their 30’s and 40’s?  What ever happened to “This is the time of your life?” or “Relax and Retire”, or “Twilight of life.”  These phrases all depict a sweet, serene, calm time in ...

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Can Food Cravings Indicate the Level of Your Health?

Can Food Cravings Indicate the Level of Your Health

What Do Food Cravings Really Mean? There are many factors that create a healthy or unhealthy person.  Most people don’t associate the little red flags they are experiencing as possible indicators that their health may need some attention.  For example, when you climb a set of stairs at a normal pace and you are extremely winded, that should give you ...

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Is It Time to Take Another Look at an Old Friend?

Is It Time to Take Another Look at an Old Friend

Apple Cider Vinegar—Nature’s Wonder Drug? Apple Cider Vinegar is a popular home remedy.  But did you know that its health benefits date back to Egyptian Urns in 3000 B.C.? The Babylonians as well as Julius Caesar’s army used it to stay healthy and fight off disease. The Greeks and Romans kept vinegar vessels for healing and flavoring. It was used ...

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A Healthy Easter Challenge

A Healthy Easter Challenge

Resurrecting Your Health Easter is my favorite time of the year.  With Spring in the air, the birds chirping everywhere and the feeling of heightened renewal, I wake up each morning refreshed in the sense that God is everywhere and He has been waiting for me all night long. Easter is that break in the dawn when you begin to ...

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