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Cardinal Rule 5: Avoid Toxins

Toxins Are Avoidable Deadly Foes, Especially Smoking From Opening Hearts Chapter 5 – Healing and Nurturing the Body Some people combat stress by ingesting toxins in a variety of ways and smoking cigarettes may be one of the worst of the bunch because the well-known dangers of smoking cigarettes greatly outweigh any relaxing effects of […]

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Cardinal Rule 4: Manage Stress With Balance & Inner Peace

Rule 4: Manage Stress by Finding Balance and Inner Peace From Opening Hearts: Chapter 5 Five Cardinal Rules for Healthy Living Excessive, chronic stress can literally kill you. Our emotional, mental, and physical response to actual or perceived threats triggers the adrenal glands to release a flood of hormones including cortisol and adrenaline.42 [Footnote 42: […]

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Cardinal Rule 3: Exercise – Good Nutrition’s Essential Partner

From Opening Hearts, Chapter 5’s Cardinal rules for healthy living: Rule 3 Exercise Human beings are created for activity; our bodies are made to move. Yet in our technological world too many of us spend most of our lives sitting. We sit in cars, at computers, in front of televisions and desks, and at sporting […]

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Cardinal Rule 2: Maintain a Healthy Weight

Rule 2: Maintain a Healthy Weight From Opening Hearts: Chapter 5’s Five Cardinal Rules for Healthy Living; Weight – The Shape of Your Physical Self Weight literally shapes the person you see in the mirror. An underweight emaciated person appears gaunt or even skeletal while an obese person often resembles an apple or a pear. […]

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The Spirituality of Food Production and Choices

From Opening Hearts, Chapter 5’s Five Cardinal Rules for Healthy Living – Rule 1 Nutrition   When we consider all the gifts and resources we have available to us, we begin to understand that our food choices have spiritual as well as health consequences. Mindfulness and intentionality are just two of the spiritual aspects of […]

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Fad Diet Hunger Games

Many Americans will try almost any new thing to lose weight. The problem is fad diets NEVER work . . . at least not in the long term. Any diet can help you lose water and even muscle weight in a very short period of time. But in order to maintain the loss, you have […]

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Is Fear Making Us Fat?

There is no disputing that as a nation we are becoming more obese each year. The CDC has an interesting graphic showing the dramatic increase in obesity over the last 20 years http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/trends.html. Right now, the even healthiest state in the union, Colorado, has an obesity rate of over a 20% with the unhealthiest states […]

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