All posts filed under: Health & Fitness

A Journey of Hope

Jim and I becoming pregnant with our baby, James, was one of the best and trying seasons of our lives. It was an experience like other. In the first trimester I suffered from depression, and the consequence was a loss of my sense of creativity; I also couldn’t hear from God. We visited a psychiatrist who was of great help, and after some sessions prescribed a drug for hormonal balance. By my second trimester, I was back to my normal self. My creativity was restored and I could hear God again. I went back to working on post-production of our forthcoming movie, The Farmer and the Belle: Saving Santaland, a funny Christmas movie for the family. I’ve remained stable even after delivery—and this is important—since post-partum depression is quite common. In my third trimester, I suffered from gestational diabetes. Initially, the doctor prescribed insulin, but later developed a regimen that consisted of exercise and high-protein/low-carb diet, so I didn’t have to take insulin, and it worked perfectly well. Becoming a mother has been sublime. I …

Book Review ~ The Collagen Diet: A 28-Day Plan for Sustained Weight Loss, Glowing Skin, Great Gut Health, and a Younger You By Dr. Josh Axe

About the Book Dr. Josh Axe, bestselling author of Keto Diet and Eat Dirt, explains how to lose weight, prevent disease, improve your digestion, and renew your youth by taking advantage of dietary collagen. Today, interest in dietary collagen is growing at an astounding rate, and with good reason. The benefits of a collagen-rich diet are remarkable, ranging from better weight control to enhanced digestion, clearer skin, reduced inflammation, and improved immune function. Dietary collagen provides a unique blend of amino acids and other compounds, making it critical for everyone, including infants, young children, the elderly, athletes, pregnant women, new mothers, and adult men and women. Simply put: When we don’t get enough of the beneficial compounds found in collagen-rich foods, we experience more injuries, chronic aches and pain, digestive issues, and other symptoms associated with aging. And most people don’t get enough. Collagen is the missing ingredient that can help all of us live longer, healthier, more vital lives. In The Collagen Diet, Dr. Axe describes how collagen helps maintain the structure and integrity of almost every part …

Book Review ~ Eat Live Thrive Diet: A Lifestyle Plan to Rev Up Your Midlife Metabolism By Danna Demetre and Robyn Thomson

About the Book TURN BACK THE SCALE AND THE CLOCK WITH THIS INSPIRING LIFESTYLE PLAN Experience new hope, freedom, and success by changing your habits from the inside out! Explore this science-based plan that explains why you gain weight with age—a plan that equips you to permanently lose pounds and inches as you embrace health and vitality. Danna Demetre and Robyn Thomson offer understanding and encouragement as they share personal experiences of battling weight and emotional eating. Tips for food substitution, delicious recipes, and healthy shortcuts help you easily adopt a new way of living. This three-phase nutritional kourney allows you to personalize your tramsformation. God-centered principles, such as renewing the mind, prepare you for lasting change. Simple steps enable you to replace unhealthy thoughts with life-changing truths to fuel new desires and behaviors. In addition to losing weight, you’ll learn how to improve your overall health in critical areas such as brain function, disease prevention, andnslowing down aging process. Category Religious/Christian/Non-fiction Genre Health & Fitness/ Diet & Nutrition Rating 4 Stars Review The ELT …