Think of the old movies about Biblical times and they are always referring to pomegranates. The fruit has come back in popularity in recent years, but to get the immune boost and disease prevention from pomegranate you seek, you have to go past the juice. Whether it’s breast cancer or heart health, there’s a lot to learn about pomegranate.
Q. Dear Terry, “I eat what I consider a healthy diet, but the more I research about food, I feel I may be missing out on certain vitamins and minerals. There are way too many options for a multivitamin. Could you help me with some tips on what to look for in a multivitamin?” — Lawrence T., Lincoln, NE
Q. Dear Terry, “My 10-year-old daughter has been fighting a cough for the last several weeks. She has seen multiple doctors and they don’t seem concerned because they said it is not contagious. The cough seems to be worse at night. Any help would be greatly appreciated!” — Teresa S., Renton, WA
Q. Dear Terry, “Sometimes after a meal, I have a little indigestion. I usually reach for a peppermint candy, but I know I should try something that’s healthier. What do you suggest?” — Shirley B., Alberta, Canada
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.
Our liver is a crucial organ that supports over 300 body functions. Nature must consider the liver critical for good health as it is the only organ that doctors could surgically remove 75% of the liver and it will grow back to its original shape and size. The liver has a major task in converting many of our nutrients to the biologically active form, emulsifying the fats in our diet so they are digested and assimilated. It can help detoxify the body of thousands of toxins and chemicals. Because of the American diet, which is high in sugar and carbohydrates, major portions of a healthy liver can be replaced with fat, which is called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
To improve the liver function, a number of herbal extracts have been used to regain a healthy composition of the liver. The three most valuable herbs are milk thistle containing silymarin, sesamin, and Silybin, which is one of the most active components of milk thistle. Any one of these three can be beneficial in supporting proper liver function. When employed together, all three herbs can regenerate new, healthy liver cells.
TODAY'S WORD From Joel and Victoria
It's No Surprise to Him
In life, we all have to deal with the unexpected. Just because we’re believers, just because we’re good people or doing the right thing doesn’t make us exempt from trouble. The scripture says, “The rain falls on the just and the unjust.” When something unexpected happens or you find yourself facing a crisis, don’t automatically go into “panic mode” or just fall apart emotionally. Realize that the crisis is no surprise to God. It may be unexpected to you, but God knows the end from the beginning. He has solutions to problems that you haven’t even had yet. He has equipped you for every battle, and He goes before you to make your crooked places straight!
Today, instead of focusing on your problem, focus on your God. Focus on the fact that He is with you. Remember that He is walking with you, leading and guiding you to a place of peace and victory. No matter what has happened, He will take what the enemy meant for evil and turn it around for your good. He always leads us in victory. So keep moving forward knowing that He has a good plan for you!
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A PRAYER FOR TODAY
"Heavenly Father, I come to You with an open and humble heart. I thank You for the victory that You have in store for me even when I can’t see it. I choose to trust You and Your goodness, knowing that You are faithful in Jesus’ name. Amen."