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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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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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Mission Critical: Learning to Read Your Health Status

Posted on April 2, 2020 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)


 

Cockpit panel photo by Charlaine Martin, February 2020. All rights reserved.


My hubby is a pilot, so we love to cruise the sky in our single-engine plane on gorgeous days. Since he is teaching me to fly, I had to learn to read the many gauges on the instrument panel. It is easy to stay on course when there is a gent...

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Making the Most of Sheltering In Place

Posted on March 25, 2020 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (0)



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I am sitting at my kitchen island right now, writing this blog post while my engineer-hubby is on a web-based conference call with his team. We’ve stocked up our groceries and other necessities while protecting ourselves from potential infection of the Coronavirus. In the m...

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Why am I Here Now Experiencing A Worldwide Crisis?

Posted on March 19, 2020 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)


Photo by David Marcu from Freely Photos. 


Read: Esther 4


Focus Verse: Esther 4:14 NIV "For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise...

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Springing into Spring: Renewing Outdoor Activity with Arthritis

Posted on March 12, 2020 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)


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Spring brings warmer temperatures with variable weather patterns. I've been feeling those variations lately with painful, inflamed joints. It is raining outside this morning, causing stiffness, pressure inside the joints of my hands and feet, and they are red and puffy. Making a fist is d...

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10 Ways to Drop that Last 10 Pounds

Posted on March 6, 2020 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

#COMMITYOURHEART: Putting Godly Self-Care into Practice

Posted on February 28, 2020 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (2)


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When I had my cardiac event, I learned a difficult lesson about caring for myself. This “heart attack” landed me in the hospital with troponin levels at 17, which is extremely high; I mistook a coronary artery spasm for an allergic reaction and used my Epi-pen. This spasm caused tight...

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