Many Scary Things, One Sensible Plan, Part Three

Skip the Sugar Sugar affects your white blood cell count, thus affecting your immune system.  Depending on which study you’ve read and how it was conducted, a relatively small amount of sugar can affect the efficiency of your white blood cells anywhere from 40% - 92%.  One source stated that a small amount of sugar suppresses the immune system for four hours while another stated up to six hours.  Certainly not a chance I want to take considering I could bump into a virus or bacteria just after consuming a small amount of sugar.  No one wants to go to war without a weapon and sugar disarms us against the enemy.

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For A Moment

A tear slid down his 18 year old cheek as he looked away, overcome with emotion as he accepted the dollar store rain poncho I offered him.  Twenty four hours earlier, I had stood in this same homeless shelter facility with two other people to offer the hope and love of Jesus Christ through a small gift bag of toiletry and food items. While we were there the day before, he was roaming the streets, contemplating jumping from the bridge, having no one in the world left that cared about him.  A voice inside his head said, “Don’t!”  He now turned towards us, giving each of us a hug when prior to this day, human touch repulsed him.  

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Faith, TestimoniesChrista Rensel
Many Scary Things, One Sensible Plan, Part Three Skip the Sugar and Wage War

The latest media scare has to do with the measles which may have caused you to forget about Ebola, the Swine flu, the Avian Flu and on it goes.  Again I want to remind you to not allow fear to make your choices and I give you permission to remain calm and rational.  In part one of this series, you learned that your skin was your first line of defense, your gut your second line of defense.  Consider your third line of defense what you actually put or don't put into your body.  

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Many Scary Things - One Sensible Plan - Part One

Though the nightly news tempts you to quake with alarm, as you listen to reports of a potential pandemic, do not react in fear, making rash purchases and decisions. Allowing fear to make your decisions is to allow yourself to be manipulated.  Regardless of the name of the newest flu strain, virus or bacteria, one sensible plan still remains.  Make your body an inhospitable host to germs and viruses.  Flies don’t cause garbage, they’re attracted to it.  This holds true for your body as well.   Bacteria and viruses live in biological terrain that is unhealthy.  Be proactive rather than reactive, with several affordable, common sense solutions to be shared in the next few posts.

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Kale Confiscation : Chinese Flavored Kale Chips

The standard fare of cookies and cakes usually dominates our refreshment table at church between services.  Recently, one member graced the refreshment table with an elaborate and gorgeous edible arrangement.  While normal people enjoyed the fruit, I longingly drooled over the kale, whose only intended purpose was to serve as a backdrop, keeping the fruit in place and looking good.  For me, it proved to be a test of self- control.  Having no pride, I quickly gained permission from the donor to confiscate the kale as soon as the fruit was gone. 

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Ten Quick Reminders

I was recently asked to submit a newsletter article in conjunction with a seminar I had attended.   That article has been recreated below because it applies to all of us, in all aspects of our lives.  Each point could be an article in itself.  For now, ten quick reminders for living, loving, and leaving a legacy worthy of emulating.

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