Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. - Hippocrates

Thru God’s Grace

     And now I commend you to God to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.


Acts 20:32

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Tai Chi Qigong & Yoga for Asthma Health: Gentle Stress Fighters

Question: What did the sign in the window of the yoga master searching for a new disciple say? Answer: Inquire within! [ Danica keeps flexible and open lungs through Yoga and breath work!] Those of us with Asthma are frequently searching for ways to keep our breathing levels steady. Along with regularly taking asthma control meds, there are methods of gentle physical and meditative exercises that have been shown to improve cardiovascular, and respiratory performance in asthma patients along with a host of other benefits. Breathing exercises are a positive and effective way to cope with stresses and often anxiety of coping with and help manage asthma. [ Remember stress can cause the airways

Always in My Feelings...

Wellness is not a 'medical fix' but a way of living-a lifestyle-Greg Anderson Our health management isn't solely being aware of what and who we eat, and staying active. A large part of our well being is learning to live within the guidelines set for us by the Lord. Emotional health can be detrimental for our physical health if we fail to keep steady attention to our FEELINGS. :() Proverbs 14:12-13 There is a way which stems right unto man, but the end thereof {are} the ways of death. Everyone struggles with feelings because they are a 'behemoth' to manage as we continue to deal with more and more stress in our lives and in this world. {1 John 2:15} It may seem impossible at times to disal

Be Still and Know...

"Be still, and know that I am God; ~Psalm 46 In this world now, and in 'my world' I have been finding it more difficult to adhere to this important commandment. We began as kids learning the skill of stillness and as anyone who has or have been around kids know it's Really hard for them to do! :() However, I know that so many of as adults still have this same issue because the pace of our lives seems to be on speed dial. We are pulled in so many directions, required to remember endless tasks, [not to mention passwords, unless you have them neatly stored on your devices; which I don't!]. We are required to evolve as quickly as all of the world's technology that's endlessly advancing. Our

Eating For Healthy Lungs Pt. 2

[Melody & MiaLana my smoothie Mix Masters!] In part 2 we will explore more delicious and 'lung happy' foods to add to our arsenal for better breathing. So, for those needing to add some spice to their lives, there's a solution, :() Chili Peppers!! These spicy peppers are full of a substance called Capsaicin, it's what makes hot peppers Hot! Capsaicin is believed to have an anti-inflammatory effect on the airways by first, stimulating and then blocking the cough inducing nerves, that bring on wheezing, shortness of breath and other symptoms of asthma. However, having too much at once may have the opposite effect as these peppers First stimulate the crucial nerves of the airways and too mu

Eating for Healthy Lungs Part 1

Can I call you Little Asthma? 'Cause you take my breath away. :() ~Jokes.cc.com Our lungs; part of the epicenter for our existence, after all they are diligent workers that pull in Oxygen then transport it everywhere throughout the body, and they allow us to breathe out Carbon Dioxide [ Which is marvelous for all the plant life! ]. Our lungs also work in conjunction with our immune system as they contain mucus [ Yes, our body makes mucus, it's when we produce too much that we end up in the land of trouble! :() The mucus in the lungs aids to contain microbes which cause infection, and pollutants and transport them out via our ability to Cough and Sneeze. [ So the next time you're annoyed b

Heartburn & Asthma

A burning heart No romance it brings Signs and signals to listen.. [ livingthrugrace.com] One might believe that Heartburn is unrelated to Asthma, however, the two are related, in fact heartburn is one of the common triggers for an asthma attack. Once again, what we eat, the quality of the food that we put into our body is important. Here's how heartburn works: So, it is believed by many physicians, that heartburn or better known as [ GERD ] Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, does worsen and cause hard to control asthma to remain that way. The stomach acid discussed in the video, is what's believed to be the 'Breath Bandit' culprit! As the acid flows back up into the esophagus, [remember

Learn How to Manage The Stress From Living With Asthma...

Not being able to breathe has to be one of the most frightening things to go through both for body and mind. We so often hear about the physiological challenges of those with asthma struggle with, but seldom about the emotional side. Often, the stress that comes from dealing with asthma and it's complications can exacerbate the very symptoms you're trying to subdue! However, that being said, let's be clear asthma is a real physiological disease, it's Never 'just all in your head', stress can be a Trigger for asthma just as it can be for heart attacks and other conditions and diseases and your total immune system.. [ Some of the ladies of LivingThruGrace who live with Asthma have been crea

Heavy Breather's Chat! ~ Winter Tips

It's always nice to have supportive loved ones during those 'breathless' moments. [ Alex comforts her friend who's taking her asthma treatment. She'll start feeling much better as she remembers to keep up with her prescribed asthma medications on the regular. ] Everyone who lives with asthma knows that it's a constant challenge for both body and spirit. Changes in weather either hot and humid or biting cold can make matters worse, and let's not forget to mention those in between seasons that bring on loads of pollen, grasses, and leaves! We are always creating or diving into trusty habits and new ways to protect ourselves from environmental elements. [ Who despises when stores in shopping

Gotcha Matcha Tea?

Fabulous Matcha Antioxidants gotcha! Finely milled who leaf So green and lush Delicious nutrition that you can trust! That beautiful green Slow release caffeine Results in NO jolts to the body This hot or cold brew Trumps any hot toddy! You've probably hear of Matcha Tea and wondered if this was just another superfood or trendy product being thrown at you! You've questioned as to whether it's worth it to take the time to investigate this 'mysterious' tea! Well, the answer is yes! Matcha isn't so mysterious after all because it's simply a finely milled green tea; that is the entire tea leaf is used instead of just steeping the tea leaves as in regular green tea. ( All green tea is amazing f

No Pain ~ No Gain!

Sometimes you can be touched by God, but not healed. Often when this happens, he is using your pain for a greater purpose. ~ Shannon L. Adler I was inspired to create this blog after one particular experience of being angry and hurt for the umpteenth time due to a continually difficult relationship with a family member and struggling to make sense of and deal with (their) judgements and unnecessary comments about me. I’d become so fed up with their immature behavior on how I choose to live and being content in that. Unfortunately, this relationship has been this way from the start. There wasn’t much I could do to change this person’s opinion of me. When someone resents you, they w

Beauty For Mankind, or Beautiful in Christ?...

You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you. ~Song of Solomon 4:7 If only we could see ourselves this way, the way that Christ sees us. If only we could find joy in reaching deep within and adorning ourselves with our Christ likeness and allow that to shine in the satisfaction that we are living to please our Father…not mankind. So God created man in his (own)image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.~Genesis 1:27 These two stones both created for our Lord’s pleasure, both like the other but different in many ways, and each one beautiful as they are created to be, just as we are. Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined. ~