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 For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10 NIV


How to Continue Your Total Health Journey When Your Family Isn't on Board with You

Posted on April 10, 2019 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

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Opposites attract, that’s for sure. Two totally different people with a handful of common interests walk down the aisle to say, “I do!” From that day forward they are now one. Or at least, as far as God is concerned. Later down the road, when your scale whines, “Lose weight!” you find out just how different t...

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Personal Stewardship Principle#2: God Designed our Bodies to be Fueled with Nutrient-dense Foods.

Posted on January 17, 2019 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (0)

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When I was in my late 20’s to early 30’s, I ate terribly. As a family of five, we had a tight budget. The thought of buying fresh produce made our money sprout wings and fly away. We didn’t buy much fresh, rather mostly canned because it was cheap. We also bought a lot of processed foods. I unkno...

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Autoimmunity and Diet: Is There a Cure?

Posted on November 8, 2018 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

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Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night with a discomforting irritation inside my chest, hot, puffy, tingling hands and feet that feel like hot potatoes to the touch, yet my elbows, knees, wrists, and ankles feel like they’ve just been pulled out of the freezer. I drag myself out of bed for that middle of the night potty trip. Washing my hands un...

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Encore post: Eat Tight, Eat Right

Posted on July 5, 2018 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

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This post originally appeared on Totally Fit 4 Life's blog July 8, 2015. All work is my own.

This post is not intended as medical advice. Please consult your medical provider before trying any new diet plan.

There is always a new diet coming out, isn’t there? Paleo, Keto, Military, intermittent ...

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Living with Celiac Disease

Posted on May 15, 2018 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

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May is Celiac Awareness Month. I thought this post might benefit someone like you or someone you know.

Several years ago, I wondered why my belly blew up like a balloon after each meal. I looked like I was four months pregnant. At the same time, I had purply-blue nail beds, couldn’t find...

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Why Healthy Living Should Fit in Your Schedule (How to Do It)

Posted on May 8, 2018 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (1)

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Your smartphone alarm goes off early in the morning for you to drag body out of bed and take off at a breakneck pace. You look at your calendar app just to see it packed again. What’s first? Your schedule bleeds into your evening. Somewhere you squeeze in picking up your kids and ordering groceries for pick up. It’s the same grind ever...

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Personal Health Transformation: Why You Shouldn't Eat the Way You used to Eat

Posted on April 25, 2018 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)


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She stepped into the office for her appointment with me. “I will never eat like THAT again!” she exclaimed. My client was referring to the ham, scalloped potatoes, green bean casserole, and other delectable morsels she savored at an Easter family gathering. Her rings were cutting into her f...

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Burn It!

Posted on March 13, 2018 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (0)

This encore post orginally appeared on Totally Fit 4 Life in 2015. Since this is my work and very timely, I chose to post it for you.

Lots of inner-athletes hit the gym in the wee hours of the morning or during the post-work rush hoping to train lean & mean. Boot camps, HIIT classes, CrossFit, and Kettlebell classes really rev to the metabolism. Burn, baby, burn, they say. You can ...

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What Does It Take to Lose 100 Pounds?

Posted on February 28, 2018 at 6:40 AM Comments comments (1)

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Everyone loves a success story, especially when it is one’s own. Losing a lot of weight certainly is an attention-getter. This was the notion in an editor’s mind when I presented my book idea for a church-based weight management program. He looked at me and asked, “How much weight have you lost?” Personally I...

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What's the Big Deal About Heart Health?

Posted on February 20, 2018 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (1)

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The Effects of Having a Heart Attack

Back in March, I had a heart attack. I was healthy. I ate healthy. I exercised regularly. My cholesterol and triglyceride numbers were great. Heart attack wasn’t on my health concern radar. But I still had a heart attack. Mine was not the typical reason for a heart atta...

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