1. Up and at it – what is your morning routine? I am NOT a morning person – I never call meetings or book appointments until after noon. I usually get up around 8am-8:30am and head straight for the kettle and for the first cup of tea of the day which is always the best one. After breakfast I sit in my armchair and take time out to pray. Prayer is the foundation of my day, always beginning with thankfulness. In the Bible, Psalm107 encourages us to ‘Give thanks to the Lord for He is good. His steadfast love endures forever'. I have found this to be true, even in very difficult times. Focusing on the good things in life and being thankful is medicine for the soul.2. What might you eat in a typical working day for...Breakfast? One slice of toasted wheaten bread and one scrambled egg. Lunch? A sandwich at 12:30pm while watching Loose Women on TV. I only eat high fibre brown bread and keep my sandwich filling to salad, avocado, tomatoes and similar. Evening meal? I hate … [Read more...] about Gospel singer Marie Lacey: At 61, I could fill a book with my guilty pleasures
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Add a chef, a dietitian and a doctor in a University of Central Florida kitchen. Mix in a group of medical students. Blend to create a culinary medicine course.The course is a combination of white coats in a non-traditional setting that’s becoming more common in U.S. medical schools as a recipe to combat the obesity epidemic and other chronic diseases.“We have limited time to counsel patients about nutrition and healthy eating, but we haven’t been taught how to discuss these topics with our patients efficiently and effectively in the time that we do have,” said Dr. Robert Karch, a pediatrician at Nemours Children’s Hospital and associate professor of pediatrics at UCF College of Medicine. “The goal is to teach medical students how to better communicate and counsel patients on healthy cooking and healthy eating at home,” said Karch, who helped implement the course at UCF, where he directs the medical nutrition curriculum.The program was first … [Read more...] about UCF medical school starts culinary medicine course
Thursday, March 08, 2018 by: Ethan Huff Tags: botanical medicine, cannabidiol, cannabis, CBD, dravet syndrome, Epilepsy, goodhealth, goodmedicine, goodscience, medical marijuana, natural cures, natural medicine, neurological disease, remedies, seizures, THC (Natural News) Even as the pharmaceutical industry has continued to develop a steady stream of new drugs for treating epilepsy, not much has changed in terms of the overall number of drug-resistant cases of the neurological disease – suggesting that the drugs just aren’t working. This is why many people are now turning to all-natural cannabidiol instead. A recent scientific review of cannabidiol, a major constituent of the cannabis plant that’s commonly referred to as CBD, found that this powerful cannabinoid actually works better than pharmaceuticals at keeping epilepsy under control – though how it does this is still unknown. Researchers from the United Kingdom looked at three different papers for … [Read more...] about Cannabidiol found to dramatically decrease frequency of epilepsy seizures
(Natural News) The word “diet” comes from the Greek word diata which means “way of life.” Many types of diets are increasingly becoming popular today, such as the Paleo, low-carb, and fasting diets. However, adhering to a diet should not just be like jumping on the bandwagon. Before following a diet, you must weigh its pros and cons.Low-carb diets – Low-carb diets, such as Atkins, Dukan, and Pioppi diet, limit the intake of carbohydrates, which include those found in grains, starchy vegetables, and fruits, and highlight foods rich in protein and fat. Low-carb diets are typically used for losing weight. However, these diets are deemed harmful. Carbohydrates are broken down into glucose, which prompts the release of insulin, and insulin aids in storing the energy from food as fat, particularly around the belly. However, carbohydrates are not the only ones that stimulate the production of insulin in the body, but also foods rich in protein and fat too.Paleo … [Read more...] about Pros and cons of Paleo, low-carb and fasting diets: What they all have in common is lots of fresh vegetables
The low carbohydrate diet has been the topic of much controversy. One reason cutting carbs is so popular, however, is because it is a quick way of dropping the pounds. Carbohydrates are the body's main source of energy, as well as fuel for vital organs, such as the kidneys, central nervous system, and brain. Healthful carbs, such as so-called complex carbs, are necessary for the body to work optimally. Carbohydrates are broken down into a simple form of energy called glucose. The body uses insulin to carry the glucose into the cells. When too many carbohydrates are consumed, the blood sugar level spikes, insulin rises, and the result of this is often weight gain. In this article, we take a look at how many carbs someone needs to eat to lose weight, and whether or not a low-carb diet is healthful? We also examine the best and worst sources of carbohydrates to eat. Low-carb diets restrict the number of calories a person gets by limiting their carbohydrate food sources. This includes both … [Read more...] about How many carbs should dieters eat for weight loss?