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Welcome to the Creative Expressions Small Group website! Although we are not currently meeting weekly like we did over the spring and summer, may you find encouragement through the Scriptures, quotes and thoughts of this blog!

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

What are you hungry for?

Here are some good book recommendations for those of you that really want to personally study the topic of health and nutrition further. Be forewarned that true health and nutrition runs counter culture to our Western lifestyle... like we talked about in our discussion . . .

The Maker's Diet by Jordan Reuben
Dr. Mercola's Total Health Program by Dr. Joseph Mercola
The Diet Cure by Julia Ross
Metabolic Typing Diet by William Wolcott and Trish Fahey

In continuation of our topic of spirit, soul, and body we're going to continue with the "body" this Wednesday by discussing health and nutrition before we move on to the soul and spirit in the weeks ahead!

Like each of our topics, there is much that could be said and discussed, but for now we're just touching on each topic and will perhaps go deeper in each of them as we continue as a group in the months ahead! Here are just a few thoughts to get us going for tonight. . .

Did you know that a person's food preferences are actually formed during the first four to five years of his or her life? . . . so what Mom and Dad fed to us as toddlers is likely to be what we prefer the rest of our lives?

"Type II diabetes is directly related to dietary choices. Many times food cravings are a sign of a nutrient difficiency."

"Americans may very well be the most overfed yet undernourished people on earth."

Leviticus 11:1-8 We'll check out these verses and others together as well . . .

"A workers appetite works for him, for his hunger urges him on." ~ Proverbs 16:26


Anonymous Peter said...

"In the bottle before you is a pill, a marvel of modern medicine that will regulate gene transcription throughout your body, helping prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity, and 12 kinds of cancer — plus gallstones and diverticulitis. Expect the pill to improve your strength and balance as well as your blood lipid profile. Your bones will become stronger. You'll grow new capillaries in your heart, your skeletal muscles, and your brain, improving blood flow and the delivery of oxygen and nutrients. Your attention span will increase. If you have arthritis, your symptoms will improve. The pill will help you regulate your appetite and you'll probably find you prefer healthier foods. You'll feel better, younger even, and you will test younger according to a variety of physiologic measures. Your blood volume will increase, and you'll burn fats better. Even your immune system will be stimulated. There is just one catch.

There's no such pill. The prescription is exercise."

Jonathan Shaw, "The Deadliest Sin", Harvard Magazine, March-April 2004.

8:31 AM, March 08, 2006  
Anonymous P said...

This one's good too:
"… the most powerful technology driving the obesity epidemic is television. "The best single behavioral predictor of obesity in children and adults is the amount of television viewing," … "The relationship is nearly as strong as what you see between smoking and lung cancer."

Craig Lambert, “The Way We Eat Now -- Ancient bodies collide with modern technology to produce a flabby, disease-ridden populace”, Harvard Magazine, May-June 2004.

8:36 AM, March 08, 2006  

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