A steady part of the American diet, fructose, in even moderate amounts, can lead to obesity.
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Lifestyle changes can help diabetics back on the path to a healthier life.
Living to a ripe old age isnt a myth, its biblical. Here are a few basic guidelines to help it become a reality.
More than a dietary fad, juicing can change your life. Here are the essentials for drinking your way to better health.
The Bible tells us that "death and life are in the power of the tongue." Nowhere do these words ring more true than with regard to sickness, disease and recovery. Learn how to speak life when you are faced with defeat, illness and failure.
While exercise is important, scientific data is non-existent as to whether it removes toxins from the body.
Starving bad cells, predominantly cutting out sugar and other carbs, can help you to beat the dreaded disease
Despite high obesity rate, Americans life expectancy has increased
A counselor explains what can happen when people experience emotional letdown after the elections are over, and he offers some advice on how to avoid "Post-Election Stress Syndrome."
Find out how this father-son duo, contestants on The Biggest Loser, are combining their newfound fitness with biblical teachings in a new ministry.
These are Dr. Don Colbert's top five tips for reversing diabetes.
Watch Dr. Don Colbert teach on healthy living and answer frequently asked health questions.
How would you like to live every day like you were on vacation, as if it were a day away from work? You can, if you’ll learn how to really enter God’s rest.
My life used to be one big struggle. I was unhappy about almost everything and difficult to get along with because of the abuse I endured during my childhood.
In the early years of my marriage, I wanted Dave to be miserable because I was miserable. And it just about drove me crazy when he stayed happy while I was unhappy. He refused to join my pity parties and accept my negative perspective of life, and it made me mad.
Having the shape of your dreams isn't your ticket to happiness. It's learning to love the skin you're in.
Imagine a world where everyone looks like Barbie and Ken. Try to imagine yourself as a Barbie, talking to the other Barbies and Kens.
Would you like yourself? Would you think you were as pretty as the other Barbies? Would you be envious of them?
Would everyone in the group be happy with how they look? Or would some be depressed, struggling with a negative body image? Would others feel better than everyone else based on how they look?
How comforting it is to know that the Lord's Prayer covers every aspect of the Christian life! I have stated many times that if all we had was this small portion of the Bible as given from the lips of Jesus, we would have enough gospel to know how to be saved and how to live victoriously. This prayer includes every facet of a man's physical and spiritual life.
It's no surprise, then, that it includes the phrase "Lead us not into temptation." Jesus knew the difficulties we would face and the temptations that would lure every human being.
The thought of attending your high school reunion may be enough to get you to lose those extra pounds, but you'll need a better reason to keep them off.
God created us to be purpose driven. In other words, our natural inclination is to operate with an intent—a motive, so to speak.
The Bible gives us a number of examples of men and women who did extraordinary things (whether for good or evil) in order to fulfill a purpose or reach a goal. Jacob, for instance, worked 14 years for the deceitful Laban in order to marry the woman of his dreams (see Gen. 29). He had a motive (espousing the lovely Rachel), which served to motivate him to work an extra seven years to accomplish his objective.
Too many women who are believers in Jesus Christ are still unable to walk in authority and dominion. Instead they are struggling with depression, identity issues and diminished self-esteem. God has predetermined that you and I are to be conformed to the image of His Son. We must receive our true identity from Christ.
Rein in those weight obsessions. Don't let eating consume your thoughts and control your life.
I have experienced both ends of the spectrum: I've been overly thin, and I've been overweight, so I can keenly identify with the frustration and pain of those who suffer from eating disorders.
During a six-year period in my life, weight dominated my thoughts. My struggle began years before I became a Christian, yet it continued after I'd become one.
Osteoporosis, a bone-thinning disease, has been called "a pediatric disease with a geriatric outcome," because bone mass gained or lost during childhood and adolescence greatly determines lifelong bone health. Youth is the best time to invest in your child's bones through nutrition and physical activity.
Nutrition for healthy bones means eating foods rich in calcium and vitamin D. If your kids are lactose intolerant or just don't like drinking milk, don't despair. They can receive calcium from foods such as kale, bok choy, broccoli and almonds, or from calcium-fortified orange juice, cereals, or breads.
If stress if affecting your health, God has an answer for you.
Most of my clients who are chronically ill have one thing in common—stress! I have found that in many cases, clients who have had stressful experiences in their lives, such as divorce, job loss, sleep deprivation, death in the family, trouble with children and loneliness have lowered immune responses, a condition that sets them up for various types of illness, including migraines, backaches, chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, depression, panic disorders, lupus and more.