If you were raised Seventh-day Adventist, or even if you came into the church later in life, you have undoubtedly heard or read many times this classic quotation: “Pure air, sunlight, abstemiousness, rest, exercise, proper diet, the use of water, trust in divine power—these are the true remedies” (Ellen G. White, Ministry of Healing, (Nampa: Pacific Press, 1905), page … Continue reading Overview: The 8 Laws of Health
In January to March 2018, I was in a five-week outpatient Pain Management Program at Kaiser. It was in that program I learned to practice “mindful breathing” or, as Dr. Julie Whitehead called it, “belly breathing.” She taught us to place our hands lightly on our abdomen as we inhaled and feel our “belly” expanding. … Continue reading Mindful Breathing
You can get exercise, fresh air, and sunshine all at the same time on your daily walk! “Even a simple walk outside can raise your immune system. ‘Exercise leads to an increase in natural killer cells, neutrophils and monocytes, which ultimately increases immune function,’ Ather Ali, ND, MPH, assistant director of Complementary/Alternative Medicine Research at … Continue reading Pure Air
Air, Law of Health #6
Air is essential for life! You can get exercise, fresh air, and sunshine all at the same time on your daily walk! Even on days when it really is too cold or too wet to walk outdoors, you can stand outside your front or back door and take several good, deep breaths. Anytime, indoors or … Continue reading Air, Law of Health #6
Stay Safe from Coronavirus!
I'm finding it very interesting that all the things that are being recommended to keep us safe from the coronavirus (COVID-19) are very much in alignment with what we, as conscientious Adventist Vegetarian Diabetics, are already doing! UPDATE 3/25/2020: In addition to all the basic/essential lifestyle practices below, please be diligent in observing all the … Continue reading Stay Safe from Coronavirus!
Start a Detailed Food Journal
In the week between Christmas and New Year's, you evaluated your diabetic health and practices over the past year, and you wrote out your Goals/Objectives ("What do you want to accomplish (and by when)?") and Strategies ("What do you plan to do in order to accomplish that?"). If you wanted to track your progress, you … Continue reading Start a Detailed Food Journal