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Vim & Vitality Blog

Bi-monthly blog posts on a variety of health topics from a biblical & wholistic perspective.

Sex Drive for Women vs. Men

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Pregnenolone Hormone Pathway

 Are You More Like…. A Cruise Ship vs. a Speedboat -OR- A Crockpot vs. a Microwave?  In Rev Your “Engine" & Make It Purr we discussed the factors that contribute to a healthy metabolism which translates into TOTAL HEALTH.  Remember that FIT + TRIM + BALANCE = TOTAL HEALTH.  A person who is only fit or trim is not necessarily healthy.  We covered several variables within each of these factors for TOTAL HEALTH:       Quality of Calories      Macronutrients         Portion Control     &nbs...

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Rev Your "Engine" & Make It Purr

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It is so easy to become myopically focused on one aspect of TOTAL HEALTH. As Americans, especially as women, we are easily tempted to focus on simply being FIT or TRIM, which doesn’t always translate to being HEALTHY. A thin, wispy woman who subsists on cigarettes and Diet Coke is not FIT, nor HEALTHY. What about that hard body of a woman who eats a great diet that includes a variety of fruits, vegetables and quality proteins yet over-taxes her body through excessive exercise and lack of sleep? She may look FIT & TRIM, but TOTAL HEALTH is evading her too. While neither woman is overweight,...

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The Green Wonder: Fat-Soluble Chlorophyll

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Every now and then, you stumble upon a life-changer. It may be the discovery of a product like the Magic Eraser that will remove marks from walls without removing the paint. Or maybe it is a Bluetooth device that allows you to drive and talk hands free. What about discovering that remaining calm in the heat of a conflict, then initiating resolution at a later time is much more effective than trying to resolve the issue on-the-spot when emotions are flared? Well, today I have another life-changer to share with you: FAT-SOLUBLE CHLOROPHYLL. You have probably heard of chlorophyll before, and you ...

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Allergies? Your Liver’s Talking to You!

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Allergy season is here in full force with pollens and dust blowing every which way, which can make life simply miserable for many people in Colorado, and this spring seems to be quite intense for many people! But if you do suffer from seasonal allergies, or even food allergies, you will benefit from what I am about to share with you. Have you ever heard of Yakriton? It is a Japanese word since this compound was discovered in Japan nearly 100 years ago during the 1920s. What is Yakriton? Well, in simple terms, it is an extract derived from cow liver fat. Sounds gross, huh? But you must remember...

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The Apple of My Eye

7 uses for raw apple cider vinegar

  7 Uses for Raw Apple Cider Vinegar For less than $20, you can purchase one gallon of a true “cure-all” for your own pantry. Organic, Raw Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is a health tonic that cannot be ignored. You are probably already familiar with using this delicious condiment as a hair rinse to combat dandruff and leave hair squeaky clean. Or you may be familiar with using it in recipes for salad dressings or homemade cleaning products. I’m excited to share with you 7 uses for this powerful food product that you may not have heard of before: 1) DIGESTIVE AID: Raw Apple Cider Vinegar benef...

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Worth Your Weight in Salt

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Why You Need Sodium Salt has a bad rap in modern thought. I’m sure you have heard it said that “Salt causes high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, water retention, etc.” (1) But what are the facts, and what is this compound called “Salt” today? Salt consists of two molecules of minerals joined together to form a new compound: Sodium (Na) + Chloride (Cl)= Sodium Chloride (NaCl). Sodium and Chloride both occur naturally in foods and are essential elements to health.  Dr. Bernard Jensen even classified people according to the mineral dominance in their bodies: High Sodium people include...

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Choose Life or Death

Dr. Carey Reams

Recently while on vacation with my husband, I had some time for leisure reading. Being the health geek that I am, I picked up my copy of Choose Life or Death by Dr. Carey A. Reams. This man has been one of my heroes since the time I learned about him and his Biological Terrain Analysis (RBTI) equation during my training as a Master Herbalist. After reading his book, I have an even greater respect for this brilliant mathematician and man of G-d! Through this book, I learned some fascinating facts that explain the science behind biblical truths and how we were created. Did you know that: The ele...

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Let There Be Light!

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What do you think of when you hear the word "light?" Do you think of the difference between night and day? Do you feel warm and fuzzy, like when you can and soak in the warmth from the sun? A variety of thoughts and emotions may be conjured up by the thought of light, and all of them are likely to point to a truth about the principles and properties of light which were established from the beginning. It is interesting that light was brought into our physical realm on the first day of the biblical creation story, however, does that mean that light did not exist before that time? Consider t...

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A Land Flowing with Milk & Honey

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If G-d wanted His people to drink milk, why are so many people allergic to milk these days? Maybe I am the only person who thinks this way, but when I hear “a land flowing with milk and honey,” I think milk from cows and honey from bees.  While reading Dr. Bernard Jensen’s book, The Chemistry of Man, I learned all of the nutritional benefits of goat milk… raw goat milk in particular.  It got me to thinking about how everyone and their brother seem to be lactose intolerant these days.  And how does that fit in with G-d’s promise to bless His people by taking them to a land that a...

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So, Where Do I Start?

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Everyone seems to have the answer to the question about how to be healthy and how to get there with the  least amount of effort.... drink this drink.... eat that food... do this exercise... take that supplement... buy this device... say that prayer.  It can be so confusing, frustrating, and overwhelming!  My suggestion is to start somewhere; it doesn't matter.  The way I look at it, if we make little changes on a consistent basis, then eventually we will get to where we want to be.  For instance, we teach our children to read in stages: first WE read TO them, poin...

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