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Why Doctors Can't Make You Well

Date: 01/14/2013

For many people, keeping well doesn't involve taking good advice. After decades of public health campaigns in favor of low-fat diets, moderate exercise, and stress management, it's still hard to get Americans to comply.  As a society, we are so sold on drugs and surgery as the answer to illness that many of us only register two states of health: Either you are sick or you're not sick. In the firs ...

Related Topics: Prevention, Schizophrenia, Public Health Campaigns

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Why Doctors Can't Make You Well

Date: 01/14/2013

For many people, keeping well doesn't involve taking good advice. After decades of public health campaigns in favor of low-fat diets, moderate exercise, and stress management, it's still hard to get Americans to comply.  As a society, we are so sold on drugs and surgery as the answer to illness that many of us only register two states of health: Either you are sick or you're not sick. In the firs ...

Related Topics: Prevention, Schizophrenia, Public Health Campaigns

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No link between autism and planned violence

Date: 12/15/2012

The Autism Society continues to mourn the lives lost on Friday, December 14 in Newtown, Conn.  We join the nation as we keep our collective attention focosed on those directly impacted by this tragedy. In the nation's rush to understand the reasoning for such an awful occurrence, the conversation evolved to  include the alleged shooter's possible autism diagnosis. The Autism Society fee ...

Related Topics: Simple Scriptural Truths, Christianity, Developmental Disabilities, Mentally Challenged Community, Autism Spectrum, Intellectual Disability, Church, Christian, Spirituality, Faith, Hope, Simple Truths, Asbergers Syndrone

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Alzheimer's Doctors Taking Note of Coconut Oil - Helps Aspergers, Autistism, Parkinson's, ALS, Dementia, Multiple Sclerosis, Diabetes

Date: 01/09/2013

Dear Watchwoman on the Wall readers: I have four dear friends who have been deeply affected by Alzheimer's.  Two are in nursing homes and two are being cared for by loving spouses who miss dreadfully the love, affection and relationship they used to have with their spouses.  It is a tragic disease.  My heart and prayers go out to these people.  Additionally, a very close loved one has children a ...

Related Topics: Children, Doctors, National Institutes Of Health, Coconut Oil, Asperger's, Autistism, Als, Dementia, Multiple Sclerosis, Diabetes, Ketones, Gluclose, Insulin Resistance, Ketone Ester, Cocomul, Elderly, Cure, Caregivers

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God's shouts

Date: 01/02/2013

Two of my good friends are also members of Special Gathering, which is a ministry within the mentally challenged community.  They are going through extremely difficult times. Last night I spent a good deal of time with them.  It was a fun outing; but my purpose was to extend our friendship.  Also, I hoped that they'd be willing to share a brief glimpse with me into their pain. It happened.  S ...

Related Topics: Simple Scriptural Truths, Christianity, Developmental Disabilities, Mentally Challenged Community, Autism Spectrum, Intellectual Disability, Christian, Spirituality, Faith, Leadership, Hope, Simple Truths, CS Lewis, CS Lewis Quote About Pain, Pain

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Permanent Markers

Date: 12/27/2012

I found an interesting tip for making your own personalized dinnerware.  You buy the cheap white china from the Dollar Store and write on it with a porcelain pin.  Then you bake them in the oven for 30 minutes. It’s a great idea for the crafty folk out there who are living on a budget but like stylized personal items.  However, on reading this, my mind went immediately to how often the small th ...

Related Topics: Simple Scriptural Truths, Christianity, Developmental Disabilities, Mentally Challenged Community, Autism Spectrum, Intellectual Disability, Discipleship, Church, Christian, Spirituality, Faith, Hope, Confusion, Walking In Circles

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Traveling Mercies

Date: 12/26/2012

Today, I'm headed home from a vacation that seemed long when I planned it; but then it was over more quickly than I could have imagined.  Other family will arrive soon and I'll need to work around their vacation schedule.  I've been in Chattanooga, a wonderful place, especially since my granddaughter is here. But I'm happy to be going home. A good friend and member of Special Gathering often ...

Related Topics: Simple Scriptural Truths, Christianity, Developmental Disabilities, Mentally Challenged Community, Autism Spectrum, Intellectual Disability, Discipleship, Mental Retardation, Church, Christian, Spirituality, Faith, Hope, Christmas, Abraham, Chattanooga

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This morning and every morning

Date: 12/25/2012

There are few times that I don't feel light-hearted and joyful.  My brother says that it's only because I'm stupid.  I think it's because God has given me the ability to see beyond present pain and embrace the joy of a new day. Don't get me wrong.  I went through years of depression.  In fact, at a time when I knew that I was in big trouble, I consulted a good friend who was a therapist.  "Yo ...

Related Topics: Simple Scriptural Truths, Christianity, Developmental Disabilities, Mentally Challenged Community, Autism Spectrum, Intellectual Disability, Church, Christian, Spirituality, Faith, Hope, Christmas, Simple Truths, Christmas Depression, Holiday Depression, Sadness, Anger

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