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 […]

Treating Mild to Moderate Depression Naturally

50 Years ago when a patient told a doctor that they were depressed the doctor would listen sympathetically and tell the patient that every one goes through this at some point in their life and they will get through it. One could say that the doctor was imparting hope, flash forward to today and more than likely the patient will walk out of the doctor’s office clutching a script for Zoloft, Prozac, Celexa and the list goes on.  Currently 31 […]