The stomach is probably the most misunderstood organ in the body. If you've ever experienced heartburn, you're probably thinking the stomach is too acidic and causing discomfort. However, heartburn is not caused by stomach acid but from poorly digested foods that backflow into the esophagus. It's a combo of food and some stomach juices, and the esophagus wasn't meant for the … [Read more...] about Oh, Our Poor Misunderstood Stomach!
Common prostate cancer medications may be less safe than previously thought Men taking either of the two most common oral medications for advanced prostate cancer who had also undergone hormone therapy to treat their disease were at higher risk of serious metabolic or cardiovascular issues than … [Read more...] about Good Stuff To Know June 2022
Researchers investigate the connection between loss of motivation and Alzheimer's disease progression Researchers are studying why neuropsychiatric symptoms, such as apathy and irritability, appear in most Alzheimer's disease patients before the onset of memory loss. [Read more...] about Good Stuff To Know May 2022
In the second half of fourth grade, I dealt with many adjustments. A new school, a second-story apartment with natural hardwood floors, and my dad had even bought a new car that had that "smell" we love to remember. Mother was learning to drive, and my brother and I, six years junior to my mature nine, were free to make ourselves familiar with the close surrounding area as long … [Read more...] about My Love Affair With Joyce Kilmer’s Trees
This writing isn’t meant to bash those with a Progressive bent of heart and mind regarding the One True God, Triune through the Father, Messiah Jesus, and Holy Spirit. However, the Word of God is like a two-edged sword: it has potential to both wound and or heal. The fact is this: My heart aches for, and I pray for, Progressive Christians. They’re on the wrong bus … [Read more...] about Progressive Christianity vs. Bible-Based Christianity
So many women say they can't lose weight no matter how little they eat or how much they work out. (Sorry, men, this article will be directed to the ladies… it's nothing personal.) Everyone is looking for the magic bullet to weight loss and, more importantly, keeping it off! We've all been told about calories in, calories out. The less we eat, the more we'll lose. That's not … [Read more...] about 4 Reasons Why You Can’t Lose Weight
Tony Robbin's new book, Lifeforce, will make your head spin. I had always considered Robbins just a feel-good huckster, but this book changed my mind about him. He still writes as the same enthusiastic, over-the-top Tony Robbins, but he toned down his usual "you gotta do it now" rhetoric for this book and hooked up with … [Read more...] about This Will Make Your Head Spin
Before I dive into the deep end on this topic, what I write about here affects all of us, impacts all of us. I deal with it every day, so know I’m not commenting as though I’ve got this completely under control and you don’t. Nor does God expect us to be perfect in this, but He does expect us to address it, according to His instructions in His Word. We face serious issues … [Read more...] about It Feels Good So I’m Doing It!
Cases of cognitive decline in older people more than doubles in ten years Cases of cognitive decline in older people, where a doctor has assessed someone following concerns about memory and noted their brain function has been affected, have more than doubled over the past ten years. [Read more...] about Good Stuff To Know April 2022
I thought it was important to share my thoughts about self-care…while this is directed more toward the ladies, men can benefit too. My thought for this article started when I desired to buy new bras. I don’t know what I dread more…bra shopping or the dentist. My go-to bra for the last year has been the sports-bra variety. So I felt it was time for a change. Unfortunately, my … [Read more...] about Self-Care — And Why It’s Important As We Age