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Health Ministry

By promoting whole-person health principles we demonstrate the love of God.

“When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have set in place, what is man that You are mindful of them, human beings, that You care for them.” Ps 8:3,4

Mental Health & Your GI Tract

Gastrointestinal doctors work closely with Psychiatrists and Counselors because of the connection between the emotions and the health of the GI tract.

 

Inflammatory Bowel Disease ( IBD) which includes Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, affects over 3 million Americans. The King’s College London study found that psychological therapies may work better than drugs and even exercise to reduce inflammation in the body

 

For your health, remember the comforting words of Jesus found in John 14:27: “Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. Not as the world gives, do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid”

Taking these words and promises to heart, can have a positive effect on both mind and body

What are Phthalates?

Plastics are ubiquitous, in other words, everywhere 

They make our lives easier. However, the price we pay for this ease may have a down side. Not only are they an environmental hazard but they have become a concern for overall health of the population 

 

So what are phthalates? They are a class of synthetic chemicals, known as plasticizers, used to make plastics pliable. They’re found in plastic food containers, soap bottles, toys, vinyl floors, and the list goes on

 

There are many studies being done on their safety. One concern has been on premature births. The top medical journal for research, The Lancet, reported on a 2018 study showing an estimated 56,595 preterm births were directly linked to prenatal phthalate exposure

(Epoch Times 3/2024)

 

Next time you have a choice between using plastic or using natural, choose natural

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Pineapples and Bromelain

Have you ever noticed that the fresh produce section in a grocery store is the most colorful section of the store. All these fresh foods were created by God to please the palate and the eyes. If you don’t like fruits or vegetables it’s high time to retrain those tastebuds!

These foods are packed with vitamins and minerals, designed for health. 

 

Pineapples are one of those fruits that are juicy and sweet, easy to love, but not so easy to peel. 

However, taking the time to prepare a fresh pineapple is worth every second. Pineapples have an enzyme, Bromelain, in their fruit and core. (Cooking kills this enzyme so you have to eat the pineapples fresh in order to benefit from it!) 

 

Bromelain aids in digestion, has anti-inflammatory properties and improves the immune system. It is sold as a supplement in health food stores. One 8 ounce glass of fresh pineapple juice is equivalent to one dose of Bromelain 

 

Enjoy!

A Plant-Based Recipe

Fresh Pineapple Dessert 

(From Mirela)

 

Ingredients:

1-2 boxes of favorite tea crackers

2 medium Pineapples

 

1. Process tea crackers in food processor 

 

2. Process fresh pineapple in food processor 

 

3. Place 1 layer of ground tea crackers on bottom of glass dish (about 1/3 inch thick)

 

4. Pour 1/2 inch thick layer of pineapple over the ground tea crackers

 

5. Add 1 more layer of ground tea crackers on top, unless you want to do a multi layer dessert (repeat steps 1 & 2, and finish with a thin layer of ground crackers on top)

 

Serve chilled with your favorite cream

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