Why is Wheat So Problematic?

It seems when man gets involved in trying to make things “better,” problems ensue. When this happens I am reminded of this scripture: There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death, Proverbs 14:12. The following has happened to wheat: Extreme hybridization of wheat has changed it from a four foot high grass waving in the wind to 18 inches with 50% more gluten. Norman Borlaug received the Nobel Peace prize for his […]

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s)

What is a GMO? A GMO (genetically modified organism) is the result of a laboratory process where genes from the DNA of one species are extracted and artificially forced into the genes of an unrelated plant or animal. The foreign genes may come from bacteria, viruses, insects, animals or even humans. Because this involves the transfer of genes, GMO’s are also known as “transgenic” organisms. This process may be called either Genetic Engineering (GE) or Genetic Modification (GM); they are […]

What is Epigenetics?

Epigenetics means above the gene. It is a study of changes in genetic activity that does not encompass changes to the genetic code Conrad Waddington (1905-1975) is often credited with coining the term Epigenetics in 1942 as “the branch of biology which studies the causal interactions between genes and their products, which bring the phenotype into being” (Source). When I first heard this term it screamed to me MERCY. Because “nutrients can reverse or change epigenetic phenomena. In recent years, epigenetics has […]

Can Excessive Worry and Anxiety Cause a Stress Response?

Stress comes from the demands and pressures we experience each day. Long lines at the grocery store, rush hour traffic, a phone ringing nonstop, or a chronic illness are all examples of things that can cause stress on a daily basis. When worries and anxiety become excessive, chances are you’ll trigger the stress response. There are two elements to the stress response. The first is the perception of the challenge. The second is an automatic physiological reaction called the “fight […]

Three Principles of Healthy Eating

I first read this book shortly after it was published and at the time I was still suffering with Lyme. I believe the information in this book was pivotal in my healing from Lyme Disease. Dr. Russell’s book on biblical nutrition created a major AHA moment for me, and as I continue to follow the guidelines of this book I remain very healthy. Dr. Rex Russell writes about Three Principles to healthy eating in his wonderful book What the Bible Says […]

Is the Sun Really Dangerous?

Well, yes and no. Yes if you are fair skinned and have had repeated burning by the sun over the years you will be at higher risk for benign skin cancer. No as the sun is very beneficial. Serotonin, a neurotransmitter that helps us to feel calm and happy, is boosted by exposure to sunlight. Getting sun can have a similar positive effect as an antidepressant. When you are in the sun during the day you will actually sleep better […]