Feeling frustrated because you shampoo and condition, and you still don’t have the thick, shiny, beautiful hair you desire? That’s because you could be missing the “internal treatment” your hair needs for nourishment and to help you sustain healthy hair growth. Here’s the way to nourish your hair from the inside, so you’ll love what you see in the mirror.
Q. Hi Terry, “I’m not sure what’s causing this, but I’ve been waking up with dark circles under my eyes. I’m getting the same amount of sleep as usual and I wake up feeling pretty rested.” — Aimee F., Pensacola, FL
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.
How to Eliminate Indigestion, Gas, Bloating, Acid Reflux and GERD Through Diet
The line, “We are what we eat”, continues to stay true. We have better health when we eat a better, healthy diet. We compromise our health when we eat an unhealthy diet. The foods we consume that are the least digested cause the most harm. Proteins are easy to digest as well as fats. Simple carbohydrates, found in most fruits and vegetables, are easy to digest and cause little complications. Starch (grains, potatoes, corn, yams) is the most difficult to digest and, in most cases, when left undigested becomes food for the harmful bacteria in our intestinal tract. With an overgrowth of harmful bacteria, people complain of immune problems, autoimmune conditions, cramping and pain, gas, bloating, and acid reflux, Crohn’s disease, colitis, constipation, diarrhea, and IBS. It’s a wise choice to eliminate starch from the diet to give the best possible recovery and healing process.
The American diet is 50 to 70% carbohydrates and the majority of the carbohydrates are from starch. Americans consume large quantities of bread, crackers, cookies, pies, cakes, pasta, cereals, pizza, and everything else made from grain. For best results, eliminate all grain from the diet, not just gluten free but all grain. And think about this - that in most cases, the first food babies are started on after breast milk is cereal (grain). We also want to eliminate the starch from potatoes, corn, soy, and yes, yams. Over the life of mankind (humans), grains have been consumed for a very short period of time in relationship to the three million years man (humans) has been on this earth. Our digestive tract is not designed to break down starch. With all the over-the-counter and prescription drugs to treat digestive problems, a change of diet would be the most cost effective and simple treatment.
Recovery can be fast, but long-term recovery might take one to two years. While many people are now starting to take probiotics, a friendly form of bacteria, it would be also more helpful not only to increase the good bacteria but eliminate the bad bacteria. If we do not eliminate the cause of the harmful, bad bacteria in the intestinal tract, adding the friendly bacteria may not have the desired effect we may want. Carbohydrates, primarily starch, is the food for the harmful bacteria. Why feed the harmful bacteria while trying to add the good, friendly bacteria?
TODAY'S WORD From Joel and Victoria
The Father's Anticipation
When you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, not only is your eternity secure, but you become a child of the Most High God. You instantly have an Everlasting Father! Think about that word everlasting. It means that before the beginning of time, the Father was there. He was waiting for you to make the choice to receive Him and become a child of His.
I can only imagine that He was excited and anticipating that day just like a father would anticipate the birth of his child in the natural. I can imagine that each day God would think, “Is it today?” I don’t know what your experience has been with your earthly father, but God is a good and perfect Father. He loves you with an everlasting love. He loves everything about you so much that He notices when a single hair falls from your head. He accepts you just the way you are, and He loves you enough to guide you and work His character in you. Best of all, He will be your Father from now until eternity! He will never leave you nor forsake you! Thank Him today for being your Everlasting Father!
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"For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father [of Eternity], Prince of Peace." (Isaiah 9:6, AMPC)
We live in a new and exceptional age. America is another name for Opportunity. Our whole history appears like a last effort of the Divine Providence on behalf of the human race. —Emerson
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
"Everlasting Father, thank You for loving me today and for always being with me. Help me to understand Your love more so that I can know You better. Let Your love flow through me so that others can see Your goodness and come to know You as Father, too, in Jesus’ name. Amen."