Did you know that heart disease is the #1 killer of women? It’s easy to not be concerned about what we can’t see, and let daily bad habits chip away at our health.
Just as the heart pumps life-giving blood throughout our body, so too, in our spiritual life, the heart dictates who we are and what we do. Our arteries can develop a plaque buildup that causes the blood flow to slow or stop and lead to a potential heart attack. Are there areas in your life that have become spiritual plaque? Are things keeping you from having the relationship with God that you know is possible?
Proverbs 27:19 says, “As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart”. What we see on the outside is just a reflection of what’s going on on the inside. Proverbs 4:23 - 27 says, “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it”.
These verses go on to give us wise words on how to “guard the heart”.
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Many in the medical profession believe that “inflammation is at the root of most disease”. We are plagued by chronic diseases like asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, and more.
However, inflammation is a normal function of the body and is necessary when there is an injury to the body or there’s illness. Our immune system does its job of sending out white blood cells to the rescue. You will often see redness or swelling in that area and experience some pain.
This is the body doing what it’s supposed to do - heal itself.
Once these diseases appear in the body, the overwhelmed immune system actually begins to attach the healthy areas of the body. Now, you really have a serious problem.
Unfortunately, our standard American diet (SAD) of high calories processed food, and little to no nutritional value has only added to this rising situation.
So, what should you avoid? Stay aways from processed foods filled with trans fats and