Everything you eat has a chance to either nourish you or potentially harm you. Research and experience have shown that proper nutrition and gut health are essential in quieting inflammation and infection, and even in preventing illness. Healing the gut with nutrition and sometimes personalized supplements offers a strategic starting point to expedite healing and to help resolve seemingly unrelated symptoms you or your child may be experiencing. Every person, whether adult or child, deserves individualized attention when it comes
As a hospice chaplain, I’ve had the privilege of companioning hundreds of patients at the end of their lives. Each patient was a teacher and offered me unique lessons. But one lesson that I continually learned from these patients witnessed was that of trust—trust in the great unknown and trust in the process of letting go and leaving one’s body. On my first visit with Larry, an elderly man, he shared that he’d had a near-death experience in his mid-thirties.
According to the World Health Organization, mental health disorders primarily include depression and anxiety, bipolar affective disorder, schizophrenia and other psychoses, dementia, intellectual disabilities and developmental disorders including autism . Additionally, depression alone affects more than 300 million people of all ages globally, and is the leading cause of disability worldwide . Unfortunately, depression is predicted to be the leading cause of disease burden by 2030 . For many years, the treatment of mental illness has centered on trying to
The Benefits of Fasting While fasting has been around for eons, it has recently gained a resurgence in popularity and for good reason. In today’s world, you can’t turn the corner without running into food – it’s everywhere. And most people rarely reach a state of fasting for any length of time, which goes against how our systems WANT to function. Eating every 2-4 hours isn’t biologically how we as human adults operate best. Intermittent fasting has gained traction in
The doctors had told my-mother-in law, Karen, that there was nothing more they could do for her. The last few weeks of her life were filled with peace and acceptance. She entered hospice care and lived out her final week in her home. I have a vivid memory of the hot, sunny, Friday afternoon in July 2004, when she invited my husband and me to join her in her bedroom. At that time, Karen was still walking around, highly functional,