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For Good Health, Confess Your Sins

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For Good Health, Confess Your Sins

By R. Scott Siewert, Health and Wellness Director

“When I refused to confess my sins, I was weak and miserable, and I groaned all day long”. (Psalm 32:3 NLT)

It helps if we look at the importance of trusting God and letting go of resentment, worry, and fear to maintain good health. This leads right into this month’s biblical factor health.

CONFESSING MY SINS IS GOOD FOR MY HEALTH. Any psychologist will tell you this: It’s good to clear your conscience and get things off your chest. Your body is not made to hold it. When you hold guilt inside, it’s like shaking up a soda can with the top closed. It will blow eventually.

David says it this way Psalm 32:3-5 “When I refused to confess my sin, I was weak and miserable, and I groaned all day long… My strength evaporated like water in the summer heat. Finally I confessed all my sins to You and stopped trying to hide them… And You forgave me! All my guilt is gone” (NTL).

It reminds me of an old episode of the television show “Columbo” when comedian Johnny Carson played the bad guy. When he finally got caught, he said, “You know, I’m really glad I got caught, because the guilt was killing me.

Doctors say a lot of people could leave the hospital today if they knew how to get rid of guilt or resentment over things they’ve done to others and things others have done to them.

Write out our problems is another way to remove negative feelings and then get rid of them through prayer and destroying the paper we wrote on.  This physically removes them from our minds.

  • Spend a few moments in prayer today asking GOD to forgive you for the things you’ve done to others.
  • Then, pray about any resentment and bitterness you are holding against people who have hurt you. Ask GOD to help you forgive those people so you can move on to better health.

Most of the above material is By Rick Warren


Know Where Your Feet Are

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Follow five easy steps to “Know where your feet are” and prevent falls.
By: R. Scott Siewert Health and Wellness Director

1.    Increase your physical acidity: Simply exercise like walking, swimming at least 15 minutes a day can help muscle strength and improve balance which will prevent falls. Take an exercise class like Tai Chi, or YMCA has many water classes.
2.    See you Eye Doctor once a year: Age related eye diseases, such as cataracts, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, can increase the risk of falling. Early detection is the key to minimizing the effects of these conditions.
3.    Review your medications: Talk to your doctor or your pharmacist about the medicines you’re taking and weather any will cause dizziness or drowsiness. Discuss things you can do to ensure you are taking your medicine safely.
4.    Remove environmental hazards: Look around the house for anything that could increase the risk of falls, including poor lighting, loose rugs, slippery floors and unsteady furniture. Remove or modify these hazards.
5.    Think, Plan and Slow Down: Many falls are caused by hurrying. Slow down and think through the task you are performing. Be mindful of possible falls and act accordingly.

Some facts from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention

•    30% of adults age 65 and older fall each year.
•    Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths and the most common cause of nonfatal injuries and hospital admissions for trauma in older adults.
•    While Ohioans age 65 and older make up 13.7% of our population they account for more than 80% of fatal falls.
•    According to the Ohio Department of Health, fatal falls rates increased 125% from 2000 to 2009.
•    More than half of all older adults who live in residential care or nursing homes will fall each year.
•    The cause of falls very will contributing factors including:

lack of strength in lower extremities
use of four or more medications
reduced vision
chronic health problems and unsafe home conditions.

Static Electricity at Gas Pumps

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Bob Renkes of Petroleum Equipment institute is working on a campaign to try and make people aware of fires as a result of STATIC ELECTRICITY at the gas pump. His company has researched 150 cases of these fires.
His results were surprising:


Book Review By R. Scott Siewert, Health & Wellness Director

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Your Best Investment Secrets to a Healthy Body and Mind
  Book Review By R. Scott Siewert Health & Wellness Director

The above book title by Edwin Lee, MD, F.A.C.E. is setting the stage for a book that may turn long held beliefs about nutrition upside down. Beginning with the classic Food Pyramid, released by the U.S. Department of Food and Health. The pyramid was originally conceived in 1992 as a way to teach Americans how to eat better, however, like most government projects, special interest groups and lobbyists ended up influencing the final result to point that Dr. Lee and many others, believe the pyramid actually did more harm than good.

Unfortunately (the pyramid) had no science behind it and was instead written by the big food industry. The food pyramid heavily emphasized the consumption of grains, such as rice, pasta, bread and cereals. The resulting tragedy of this flawed process led to the recommendation of eating six to eleven servings a day of grains-bread, pasta, rice, white potatoes and so on. All of which increase insulin levels, increase obesity, and increase heart disease and cancer. Very educational and healthy reading. There are strong examples listed for nearly every supplement in the book and some compelling stories about individuals.

Your Best Investment: Secrets to a Healthy Body and Mind, by Edwin Lee, MD reveals the truths behind obesity, high blood pressure, infertility, autoimmune disease, memory loss, heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes, while exploring the common link shared by all these health concerns: high insulin levels. This revolutionary book is based on numerous medical studies, and includes recipes created by nutritionists specifically for Dr. Lee and his innovative, two-phase meal plan.

Author: Dr. Edwin Lee, MD, F.A.C.E
Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology, Board Certified

Medical Schools: Medical College Of Pennsylvania Graduated: 1992
Internship Hospital: Lehigh Vly Hospital Graduated: 1993
Residency Hospital: Lehigh Vly Hospital Graduated: 1995
Fellowship Hospital: University Of PittsburghGraduated: 1996


Protection from Disease: Calorie Restrictive Way

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Written By: R. Scott Siewert, Health & Wellness Director


Individuals over 65 have an 80% chance of suffering from at least one chronic disease such as type II diabetes, cancer, or some form of cardiovascular impairment. Moreover, you have a 50/50 chance of having two chronic diseases that almost certainly seriously compromise your quality of life and cost great expense for medication.


Even if you are much younger in your teens, twenties or thirties, research shows that you have already begun your age related decline that will lead to disease in many systems. Particularly if you eat a standard Western diet and are overweight.


One of the most powerful ways to prevent and reserve age-related diseases is to follow a calorie restrictive diet that is, a nutrient dense, low calorie diet. Research shows that calorie restricted animals’ live longer, healthier life spans. Human studies show that calorie restricted individual’s demonstrate physiological markers consistent with younger disease free people. Scientists believe that the calorie restriction may offer benefits for preventing heart disease, cancer and Neurodegenerative diseases.

There are many things that we as individuals just can’t control in our lives but stuffing ourselves with poor healthy eating habits is one that we can control. Research does show that calorie restriction does work.

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