I no longer believe that the word “healthy” is appropriate to use in the context of individual foods. Here’s why: Health Can’t Be Watered Down to Vegetables Working in the healthcare field, health and wellness are constantly topics of discussion, as are nutrition and fitness. Every day, I hear talk about “good” and “bad,” “healthy” … More Are Vegetables Really Healthy?
A few years ago, I ran a half marathon, and during the race I remember seeing a shirt on a fellow runner that said “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” with a picture of a pair of running shoes and a reference to Philippians 4:13. At the time, I thought it … More The Problem with “Christian” Diet Books & Blogs
A few weeks ago, we drove to the East coast for a late summer vacation. We visited some family, did some camping and hung out around my husband’s old stomping grounds so he could show me where he grew up. I’d never been to Virginia before, and I enjoyed learning about some of the history … More Intuitive Eating vs Boredom Eating
I received a question the other day along the lines of, “Do you believe it’s possible that prayer will help prevent weight gain? If I ask God to keep my body the same, will he?” My answer, in short, was no. But I’ve had that thought before, too. In my teenage years, I was terrified … More Praying Away Weight Gain
When I was growing up, my mom was really nervous about my sister and I standing too close to the microwave. She was afraid that there would be stray radiation when we were heating up food that would be harmful. As a kid, I always loved to watch through the front window as the bubbles … More Some Thoughts About Microwaves