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Alluring Adzuki Beans

Date: 02/16/2015

Often used for making red bean paste, the dark-red colored adzuki beans are not just nutty and sweet in taste. They are also highly nutritious. These beans are rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals. They also contain large quantities of dietary fiber, folic acid, B vitamins, as well as trace minerals such as copper, manganese and zinc. Adzuki beans are filled with molybdenum, a trace minera ...

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Vaccines Don't Cause Mental Illness

Date: 02/04/2015

Children who are vaccinated get profound mental disorders, according to Senator Paul Rand. The Huffington Post (Feb.02, 2015) reported Senator Paul Rand as saying normal kids who get vaccines can wind up mentally impaired. The next day, Paul Rand retracted his remarks in a statement, “I did not say vaccines caused disorders, just that they were temporally related -- I did not allege cau ...

Related Topics: Depression, Mental Health, Terezia Farkas, Lifestyle, Emotional Health, Wellbeing, Mood Disorders, Autism, Healthy Living, Vaccines

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Roaring Red

Date: 02/06/2015

  As I awoke this morning, I was reminded that today is called Go Red for Women Day that focuses on the importance of heart health awareness. The symbol of the event is a red dress. Like the pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness and the multi-color puzzle piece ribbon for autism awareness, it is a metaphorical image for a real and crucial issue. According to the American Heart As ...

Related Topics: Blog 107, Type A, American Heart Association, Go Red For Women, American Heart Month

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(Video) Do Autistic Children Have Spiritual Potential?

Date: 01/29/2015

Guy Finley responds to a question about the spiritual potential of autistic children, and reveals that the true responsibility of a caregiver is to first live up to their own potential. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5P4cUhiuqwc[/youtube]

Related Topics: Blog 92, Mental Health, Raising Children, Taking Care Of Family, Autism

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Explaining Grace

Date: 01/06/2015

In the past weeks, I’ve been going over some of the key words in our covenant relationship with God with the members of my community who are intellectually disabled.  Perhaps one of the most important words we use is grace. Most of us have learned and maybe we even remember G od’s R iches A t C hrist’s E xpense This is great explanation of grace and the first one I cou ...

Related Topics: Simple Scriptural Truths, Christianity, Developmental Disabilities, Mentally Challenged Community, Autism Spectrum, Intellectual Disability, Spirituality, Faith

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Holidays and grief

Date: 01/01/2015

Today, I heard again the Christmas song about the little boy whose mother is dying on Christmas eve and he wants to buy her shoes to wear as she goes into heaven. He doesn’t have enough money to buy the shoes and a person in line gives him the money he needs. It’s never been my favorite Christmas song because of the obvious sentimentality. The song was never realistic to me. Yet, it deliberately s ...

Related Topics: Developmental Disabilities, Mentally Challenged Community, Autism Spectrum, Death And Dying, Grief, Intellectual Disability, Christian, Christmas, Simple Truths

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CDRIN: A Turning Point For Depression Research

Date: 09/19/2014

    Last week I was a guest participant in the CDRIN (Canadian Depression Research and Intervention Network) Training Program held in Calgary, Canada. The training was hosted by Mood Disorders of Canada with Dr. Barbara Everett as our instructor. The event marks a turning point in how depression and other mood disorders are treated by researchers. Until now researchers haven’t u ...

Related Topics: Depression, Mental Health, Depression Help, Beliefnet, Terezia Farkas, Suicide Prevention, Wellbeing, CDRIN, Mood Disorders, Lived Experience, Bipolar, Anxiety, Ptsd, Autism

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Chris Dowling: Christian Horror Writer?

Date: 09/05/2014

Chris Dowling on the set of "Produce." (C. Dowling) One of the most pumped up movies about the rapture and end times is coming to theaters this weekend and chances are you’ve never even heard of it. The film is called The Remaining and it is not your father’s A Thief in the Night movie. Affirm films has been experimenting with their faith-based films division, trying hard not to do a ...

Related Topics: Entertainment, Left Behind, A Thief In The Night, Movie, The Remaining, Casey La Scala, Rapture, End Times, Inverview, Chris Dowling, Produce, AFFIRM Films

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