Who needs choline? YOU do! Everyone can benefit from more of this important nutrient, but very few people obtain adequate amounts through diet. Choline is a must for healthy aging, memory and focus, heart and artery health, and much more!
Q. Dear Terry, “I had a dental implant put in several months ago. My surgeon is afraid that the implant isn’t properly bonding to my jaw bone. The surgery was incredibly painful and I don’t want to go through another one. What do you recommend?” — Anita B., Grand Forks, ND
Terry is happy to provide his opinion on diet and nutrition, supplements and lifestyle choices. This information is for educational purposes only. It is not meant to replace the advice of your physician and is not to be considered medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Should you have any concerns please contact your physician directly.
In the 1900s, the average consumption of sugar was 10 pounds per person annually. In 1986, the FDA found no reason to put a warning out on sugar as the average consumption per person annually was 40 pounds. 25 years later it has skyrocketed to approximately 250 pounds of sugar per person annually.
The development of high fructose corn syrup being added to a number of different foods and the increased consumption of sugared soft drinks is responsible for this increase of sugar consumption. Along with the intake of sugar, cookies, candies, cakes, breads, crackers, pasta and a number of other foods made from refined and processed grains, are high glycemic foods and, therefore, they easily convert to sugar through digestion. These refined carbohydrates and sugar are stripped of all their nutrients and, therefore, we are eating calories without nutrients.
Because of the malfunction between sugar and insulin reaction, Type 2 diabetes has exploded on the scene. All of the markers of metabolic syndrome X, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, and obesity, are the underlying causes for cardiovascular disease and cancer. The mineral chromium and B vitamins can help control blood sugar levels and the appetite. Make sure you add a good 50 mg of B complex once or twice daily and 200-600 mcg of chromium.
TODAY'S WORD From Joel and Victoria
The Reward of Diligence
God longs to pour out His favor and blessing on you. He longs to show you His goodness and provision. He promises to do His part, but you have to do your part, too. You have to be diligent. First of all, be diligent in seeking His ways and following His commands. Then, be diligent with what you have in your hand, with your time and resources.
In Matthew, Jesus tells a parable about three men whose employer entrusted them with some money called talents. Two of the men were diligent and invested the talents and received a great return. The third man was afraid and buried what he was given. The first two men were rewarded and praised for their diligence while the third man was rebuked.
Follow the example of the first two men and look for ways to be diligent with what you have in your hand. Whatever you do, do it with excellence. Be the best you can be and go the extra mile even when you think it goes unnoticed. Understand that when people don’t notice, God notices and promises to reward the appetite of the diligent.
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"As long as we are persistent in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time." — Denis Waitley: American motivational speaker and writer
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
"Heavenly Father, thank You for Your favor and blessing on my life. Today I choose to be diligent. I choose to live in excellence and do everything to the best of my ability. I give You all the glory in Jesus' name. Amen."