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Is Your Community a Food Desert?

Posted by forgive4health@gmail.com on June 6, 2021 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (3)

Is Your Community a Food Desert?


 

When you think of deserts, you might think of barren places with extreme temperatures and little precipitation where plants and animal life is minimal. Food deserts are very similar in that there are few to no options for accessing fresh fruits and vegetables. They exist in impoverished areas where families and communities struggle to grow and develop healthy. Food deserts are commo...

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Healthy Eating

Posted by forgive4health@gmail.com on May 1, 2021 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (9)

Healthy Eating

 

By: Laurice Howell, DrPh., RDN, LD

Healthy eating should not be exhausting or an occasional act. You can make a conscious decision to choose healthy foods every day, and once this habit is established it becomes automatic.

Start by being a label reader. Look for foods low in salt, sugar, and saturated fat. A high intake of salt, sugar and saturated fat is associated with poor health. Packaged foods are generally high in these ingredients, that is...

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Forgive and Forget

Posted by forgive4health@gmail.com on April 6, 2021 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (2)

Forgive and forget!

By Betsy Rodríguez MSN, DCES

Many people view forgiveness as an offshoot of love -- a gift given freely to those who have hurt you.

Forgiveness, however, may bring enormous benefits to the person who gives that gift. If you can bring yourself to forgive and forget, you are likely to enjoy lower blood pressure, a stronger immune system, and a drop in the stress hormones circulating in your blood. Back pain, stomach problems, and headaches may disappea...

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National Nutrition Month

Posted by forgive4health@gmail.com on March 12, 2021 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (4)

March is National Nutrition Month, and this year’s theme is “personalize your plate”. The goal of the month is to celebrate the diversity of Americans as unique individuals with personal needs; also, it’s to promote creating nutritious meals to meet individuals’ cultural and personal food preferences. Across March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), the nation’s largest nutrition organization, is recommending that Americans give attention to key...

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Skywatcher

Posted by forgive4health@gmail.com on February 4, 2021 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (3)



      Unsettled by issues at work and at home, Matt decided to take a walk. The evening spring air beckoned. As the infinite sky deepened from blue to black, a thickening fog spilled slowly over the marsh. Starts began to glimmer, heralding the full moon rising in the east. The moment, for Matt, was deeply spiritual. He’s there, he thought, God is there, and He’s got this.

      Some people look at the night sky and ...

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Cervical Cancer

Posted by forgive4health@gmail.com on January 13, 2021 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (2)

Cervical Cancer

 

By Karen Boone, MN, MPH, RN

We all have goals in life. One of my goals is to keep women from dying from cervical cancer. That may sound like an impossible goal, but I think its possible. In this blog post, I will share with you how cervical cancer can be found early, treated, and even prevented altogether. At the end I will tell you how you can help me keep women from dying of cervical cancer.

What is cervical cancer?

Cervical cancer is a...

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2020 - A Year of Reflection

Posted by forgive4health@gmail.com on December 17, 2020 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (1)

December is finally here and the end of the year 2020 is in sight! As we start planning for the Christmas season, I know that we all have mixed feelings about 2020, but if you're like me, you are still alive, then we have much to be thankful for, and I believe that we will end the year better than we began. Better you say, are you kidding me? Many Americans have lost loved ones to COVID and other diseases this year, many are un or underemployed, some are now homeless, even more are depending ...

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November a Time of Thanksgiving:

Posted by forgive4health@gmail.com on November 23, 2020 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (1)

November a Time of Thanksgiving

Guest Writer: Stasea Austin

November is a busy month: National Diabetes Month, Thanksgiving, and even my birthday. So, it was difficult for me to decide what to focus on for this blog. To sum up, the state of 2020 thus far, has been rough. Rough, in what way you may ask? I am glad you asked. To begin, 2020 threw us many curveballs. We started with bright and hopeful anticipation for a wonderful 2020, but many had not even given up on their new year&...

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A Spiritual Perspective for Racial Reconciliation

Posted by forgive4health@gmail.com on October 23, 2020 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (4)

                                                                  A Spiritual Perspective for Racial Reconciliation

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National Preparedness Month

Posted by forgive4health@gmail.com on September 5, 2020 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (5)

September is National Preparedness Month (NPM), and according to Wikipedia, it was established in 2004 and has since been observed each September in the United States. NPM is sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and comes under the jurisdiction of the Department of Homeland Security. Recognizing NPM is an opportunity to take a good look at how we are prepared for emergencies in our homes, businesses, schools and communities, and then decide how to be prepared for sud...

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