Spot Training

There is a magical fairy named Glimmer that flys around in your body zapping fat cells with her pixie dust, making them disappear into thin air! … Boy do I wish! Actually, you never lose your fat cells. Say what?? Yep, you are stuck with them FOR-EV-ER, which means I have to pay tribute to one of the best all-time films.

Anyways, I digress. So if your fat cells don’t go anywhere, what happens to them when you lose weight? I know what you are thinking…they turn into muscle cells right? WRONG! This is a very common myth floating around. That […]

Against the Grain

My baby girl has terrible food allergies. Honestly, it has been highly frustrating, yet very eye opening at the same time. I have always been what I considered to be a healthy eater, but because of the little miss’ allergies, our family has had to make some pretty substantial dietary changes. It has been a learning curve for sure, but I have been forced to do the research, and boy am I glad. I have started digging into food and its effects on the body so that I can learn as much as I can, and let me tell you, […]

Guest Blog: Farm Fresh – Buy Local

First, let me do a short introduction. My name is Conni, and I own a vegetable farm called Gallatin Grown outside of Bozeman, Montana. You can check out my story of how I became a veggie farmer on my website www.gallatingrown.com. Spoiler alert: I didn’t want to be one. So yes, I come to you today as a vegetable farmer, but originally I didn’t understand the value of local, fresh food. However, there are many different reasons why I now believe eating locally grown food is beneficial, and it is not just because that is what I do. Since becoming […]

Gut Check

Gut health is a very real thing. It is very important that we are eating to create and maintain proper digestive function because the ability to fight acute and chronic disease starts in the digestive system. Therefore, if you are constantly irritating your digestive system with what and how you eat, you are suppressing your immune system, which can manifest itself in a myriad of ways such as allergies, eczema, arthritis, acne, migraines, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and so much more.

Some signs that you have a disrupted digestive system are flatulence, belching, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, heartburn and undigested food in your […]

The beauty of Christian Theology lies in the BOTH/AND Paradox

Have you ever noticed that Christianity is comprised of a series of BOTH/AND concepts instead of EITHER/OR? While they may seem impossible or contradictory at the very least, the beauty of Christianity lies in its paradoxes. At the very heart of our faith is the ultimate BOTH/AND – the Incarnation. Our Lord and Savior is fully human and fully divine. Therefore, it would make sense that more beautiful BOTH/AND principles flow out of that.

Mercy and Justice: To do justice to a person means to give him at least what he deserves. A Christian is never permitted to act “unjustly”. However, […]