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The posts on this website are for informational purposes only. Please, check with your health care provider before trying any new exercise or weight loss program. You will find articles about health, nutrition, exercise, relationships, Christian wellness, self-image, the Bible, and hazards of the New Age movement prevalent in the general health, fitness, and wellness communities. My hope is to encourage you on your journey to total health as you live out your Christian faith.

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Avoid Temptation While Losing Weight

Posted on August 5, 2020 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (1)


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I have to say that overindulgence is so mainstream. What I mean is so many people in our country think it is normal, and those who eat healthy, low-calorie foods are “unusual.” Our health insurance company requires employees and their families of my husband’s company to talk with a health coach about health goals. These coaches help yo...

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The Truth About Weight Loss

Posted on July 24, 2020 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)



 

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So many people I have worked with over the years wanted to lose weight for a special event. It was all about looking good. I remember a woman who wanted to look great for her high school reunion. She didn’t want to be “fat” when her friends from high school saw her after 20 years. We set to work, and sh...

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Happy Trails! Safely Enjoying the Trails During the Pandemic

Posted on July 3, 2020 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (2)


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I have to say that 2020 has been a troubling year full of uncertainties. We’ve all fel...

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Active Couple Time = Stronger Bond

Posted on June 19, 2020 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)


Image by Everton Vila @evertonvila on Unsplash.


This is an Encore! post from 2017.


I'm not sure if I shared why my hubby decided to ask me out, but here it is: I love to bike- that is, ride a bicycle. You see, after my first husband died, I made a five-year plan for myself. Because my first husband wasn't much ...

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Walking through a Minefield: Managing Safe Practices with Chronic Illness

Posted on May 22, 2020 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (2)


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Thank you for continuing with me this month as I’ve focused on specific health conditions. I hope you have been encouraged, or someone you know. with fibromyalgia, autoimmune diseases like Mixed Connective Tissue Disease, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Celiac Disease, and many other chro...

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Managing Sun Sensitivity in Autoimmune Diseases

Posted on May 15, 2020 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

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(Also Preventing Melanoma for Skin Cancer Awareness)


 

I’ve been sun sensitive since I was a teenager, before th...

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Autoimmune Diseases: Sorting Out the Pieces

Posted on May 7, 2020 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

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At the beginning of the Coronavirus Crisis, too much grabbed our time and attention that I found it challenging to focus on any particular health condition in March of April. So, I’ve decided to cover several in May to help you not only understand more about these conditions but share ideas a...

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From the Desk of Charlaine Spring 2020

Posted on April 29, 2020 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Photo by Charlaine W. Martin, 2020. All rights reserved.


 

How have the Stay-at-Home orders treated you over the past few weeks? Some people on social media have said they are well. Others are worried because of either health or loss of income. While a few have loved ones battling COVID-19 or succumbed to it. We have fared...

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Gluten-free Vegan Biscuits

Posted on April 24, 2020 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)


Photo by Charlaine W. Martin, 2020. All rights reserved.


During Stay-at-Home orders, I’ve worked hard to not over-- or comfort-- eat. Unfortunately, I was craving dark chocolate really bad yesterday. Ugh! I tried eating a banana. Nope. Nuts. Nope. I even added collagen protein powder to fruit juice. Nope. Not only t...

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15 Healthy Food Swaps with Limited Resources

Posted on April 8, 2020 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)


 

Image by Joe from People on Cava.


Our governor announced yesterday that all Michiganders should hold off buying groceries for the next two weeks. *Sigh* This announcement exacerbates the fact many grocery stores have run out of stock regularly since the ridiculous hoarding of toilet paper, Clorox wipes, and hand san...

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