Healthy Days with Paul & Ann

The Physical Benefits of Fasting

In a recent post, we discussed the spiritual benefits of fasting. Today we want to talk about why fasting can be beneficial physically as well. There are literally hundreds of benefits of fasting from food for a duration of time. Fasting helps the body recover from small ailments and areas of weakness since the body has time to fix them ...

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What Color is Your  Fat?

In a society where excess fat anywhere on our body is considered unsightly and unhealthy, we have gone to the extreme where any fat is bad fat on our body. Unfortunately, we need to re-learn this. Not all body fat is bad, and in fact, we need to have some fat on our bodies to maintain our health. “Fat has ...

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Has The Mighty Monsanto Met Its Match?

Recently, the state of California has taken a stand that has made Monsanto lawyers quite upset. California can now require Monsanto to label its popular weed-killer Roundup as a possible cancer threat despite an insistence from the chemical giant’s lawyers that it poses no risk to people, a judge has tentatively ruled. California would be the first state to order ...

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The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!

This week marks the beginning of my favorite time of year—Lent. I know, I may be in the minority, as Christmas tends to take the lead in most people’s minds. Yet, as important as it was for Christ to be born, it was in His death that we have been forgiven and set free. We have been given more power ...

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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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