The short answer to the question is YES! A pattern of chronic exercise in pursuit of extreme or narrowly focused fitness goals can trigger increased cravings for quick energy carbohydrates, inhibit fat metabolism, compromise immune function, exhaust the body’s stress management mechanisms, and break down lean muscle tissue. Yes, I did say, too much exercise … Continue reading Can One Exercise too Much?
What does it really mean to have a winning mindset? It is much more than we realize. The Bible speaks clearly of renewing the mind. Romans 12:2 "Do no conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what … Continue reading Living with a Winning Mindset
When you consider humanity’s ever-increasing struggle and stated desire for wellness, is there any doubt that we’re in a battle? Shouldn’t we be further along? Just look at the upward trend in the use of pharmaceutical medications. We are not against pharmaceutical drugs, but we are very passionately against the overuse and unnecessary use of … Continue reading The Enemy of Healing
In part 1, we discussed the devastatingly negative physiological effects of chronic fear. We also defined both types of fear – real and imagined (see previous article if you need a review). In this article, we will explore the true roots of fear. As we recall, chronic elevations (caused by fear) lead to elevated cortisol. … Continue reading Chronic fear – removal from the roots (part 2)