Faith-Based Health and Healing – Part 12 – Biblical Principles on Which to Base Medical Decisions and The Power of Faith

Alternative Medicine
This is the last entry in this series -- which has been one of the most popular I've written. I hope it’s been helpful for you and hope you recommend this blog series to your friends as the Bible gives clear principles on which we can rely when making decisions about alternative therapies with spiritual roots. Some have noted that most of the passages condemning occult practices come from the Old Testament. Most theologians teach that Christians are not bound by many of the Old Testament laws, such as those related to worshiping in God’s temple. Does that mean that prohibitions of divination and magic no longer apply to Christians? More Information: (more…)
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Amazing new study suggests breastfeeding may lower a mom’s risk for hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease later in life

Children's Health, Nutritional Health, Parenting, Woman's Health
I’ve been an incredibly strong advocate of breast feeding since my earliest days as a family physician, writer, and medical journalist. But, my support and advocacy for my patients and my readers has primarily been due to (1) the many positive benefits for the baby and (2) the emotional benefits for the mother. Now comes news of an amazing study that suggests that a mother who breastfeeds may have reduced rates of for hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease when she gets a bit older. This is rather stunning information. More Information: (more…)
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