Healthy Days with Paul & Ann

How to Gain Weight In A Healthy Way

Although most people focus on how to lose weight, there are some who truly cannot gain weight and are rather slender. Their struggles are real and they prefer not to look as if they are starving and gaunt. Even our own Reverend Malkmus struggled at times to maintain a healthy weight. He did try many things which helped us create ...

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Have You Ever Tried Indoor Gardening?

The calendar says we are still in the middle of winter and most of the country would likely agree. But, if you don’t live in one of the southern states, it feels like spring is still weeks away. In North Carolina, the daffodils are blooming, the trees are budding and the birds are singing loudly. It feels like gardening season ...

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Why You Should Be Eating Sunchokes Daily

The sunchoke, often called the Jerusalem artichoke, is a plant that grows underground like a potato and is related to the sunflower. It is native to America, and has nothing to do with either Jerusalem or artichokes. It was originally cultivated by native Americans. The tubers are gnarly and uneven, vaguely resembling ginger root. It is also called sunroot, earth ...

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Drug Induced Nutrient Depletion

Have you ever taken the birth control pill? How about a round of antibiotics? You may have also taken pain relievers or antacids. Ever heard the phrase that for every action there is always a reaction? We have all taken prescription and over-the-counter drugs at some point in our lives to treat an infection, a psychological condition, or pain. These ...

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Prebiotics vs Probiotics

You may have heard of the terms prebiotics and probiotics but do you really know what they are? What they do? And, why should we care? Probiotics Probiotics are, for the most part, bacteria (friendly microorganisms) that reside in our intestinal tract. Probiotics are often called “good” or “helpful” bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy by controlling the ...

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Inulin

No, this is not a misspelled word. It really should look like “inulin.” If you don’t know what it is, this is a great time to learn. It is definitely something everyone needs to be consuming every day. Inulin is a water-soluble prebiotic plant fiber. Plants naturally produce inulin and use it as an energy source. There are an estimated ...

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Why Do So Many Vegans/Vegetarians Develop Candida?

One of the questions we hear repeatedly is why does someone who eats primarily vegetables, fruits, seeds and nuts develop candida? Without going too deep into the discussion, we thought it wise to remind everyone the potential number of root causes of candida: A diet that is high in refined sugars, grains and carbohydrates High levels of mercury, cadmium, copper ...

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The Single Most Important Food to Eat Every Day

While eating from the rainbow of colors of whole foods is absolutely great guidance, there is one particular color that should be in everyone’s daily diet. That color is green. We don’t necessarily mean green peppers or green apples, We mean leafy green vegetables. We all know that leafy greens are a powerhouse in antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, minerals, protein and ...

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A Different Take On Christmas

Do you remember a few weeks ago when you heard the first Christmas song of the season? How did it make you feel… like you just found a long lost friend? Do you remember when you held your first child….and then grandchild? We all are blessed with many of those “moments” in our lives. The first kiss, the first love, ...

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