Happy Thanksgiving

This time of the year, many of us fear the inevitable “watch what you eat during the holidays” speech—especially from doctors. Well, I’m skipping the sermon about the meal, to talk about your mind.

Study examines dangers of detergent pods to kids

The New York Times reports on the dangers posed by “colorful, single-load packets of” detergents introduced on the US market about two years ago. Since the pods’ introduction, “more than 17,000 children under age six ate or inhaled the contents or squirted concentrated liquid from a packet into their eyes, “ according to a study published in […]

Study: Informed teens make better choices on sugary drinks

The Today Show Online reports a study published in the American Journal of Public Health shows that Americans typically are unaware of the number of calories needed in a day. However, when teens were informed about the connections between calorie intake and exercise, particularly related to sugary drinks, “they were more likely to choose a […]

Larimore Bi-Monthly Prayer Letter (October 19 – December 14, 2014)

In this prayer letter: PRAYER REQUESTS: (1) “Grace Prescriptions” release, (2) Other Writing Projects PRAISES AND ANSWERS TO PRAYERS: (1) First “Grace Prescriptions” Conference a great success, (2) Cancer Surgeon’s Story, (3) “Morning Glory, Evening Grace” devotional continues to grow, (4) Bryson City Trilogy touches a physician EVENTS OF THE LAST TWO MONTHS EVENTS OF THE NEXT TWO MONTHS […]

Artificial sweeteners tied to glucose intolerance and altered gut microbiota

USA Today reports that according to a study published in the journal Nature, “reaching for artificial sweeteners to avoid sugar may be trading one evil for another.” Researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel posit that “differences in gut microbes may explain why some people can handle artificial sweeteners just fine while in […]

Lifestyle changes may help prevent most heart attacks in men

The CBS News website reports that 80 percent (four out of five) of “heart attacks in men are actually preventable when a person makes changes to lifestyle that include maintaining a healthy weight and diet, adopting a regular exercise program, avoiding cigarettes and keeping alcohol consumption to a minimum,” according to a study published in […]

Larimore Family Newsletter – October 2014

Here are the contents of this month’s Family Newsletter: Girls’ Book featured on Focus on the Family Article in Today’s Christian Living Spiritual Assessment in Clinical Care Girls’ and Boys’ Books Garner #1 Amazon.com Best-Seller Ratings “Grace Prescriptions” released last month First “Grace Prescriptions” Conference a great success Events of the last month Upcoming Events