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December 2009 Archives

Diet and Weight Loss Happiness?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s a question for New Years: What is it that makes you really, truly happy?  Being healthy, wealthy or wise?  A lot of folks are talking about happiness these days, and new year’s resolutions to lose weight, and I have […]

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I Would LOVE To Hear From YOU About How I May Help

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Out with the old, in with the new!  Do YOU have a New Year’s Resolution, or need for the New Year? Have you lost weight, or are you enjoying better health?  Do you need to lose weight, feel better, get […]

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Recipe: Soul Cleanse

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This week, after Chanukah, between Christmas, during Kwanza, and before the New Year begins, I recommend taking some time to renew and recharge the soul.  We have filled our bodies with great food and drink.  Many of us have filled […]

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New Resolutions for New Years – A Simple Program

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Don’t know about you, but I’ve made so many HUGE resolutions in the past, only to work on them for awhile, like a week or two, and then they fizzle away.  This time, I’m only going to do really little, […]

Sugar, More More More!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Sugar and sugar addiction is a big topic with me, and I know it is with a lot of our readers, too, going by the number of comments we’ve received. Of course, the amounts of food I overate when 400 […]

Christmas and Holiday Overeating – What Now?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

If you overate yesterday, I have some suggestions. Appreciate: Say thanks to God for your life, and for your family and beloved friends. Have enough: Appreciate what you have, the gifts you gave and ones you received. Be enough:  Know […]

Christmas Prayer

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

God, this Christmas day, I give You my love.I love you for this life, and this very special day. I love You for the gifts you give me:The gift of life, the miracle of existence. I love You for my […]

Thank God

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

The other day, I asked readers to share their “Reason for the Season.” I love the comments that people posted.  I thought that since it’s Christmas time, and Holiday time for many, it was a good time to ask what […]

Christmas Meaning

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

As a Christian, a follower of Christ, I love the Christmas holiday not only because it is a time of celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, but also that it is a time of hope and transcendence.  If you […]

Holiday Recipe: Merriment and Moderation

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I’ve been baking some Christmas cookies this morning and afternoon: some butterscotch oatmeal, and whole wheat sugar cookies for decorating. Always baking, especially for holidays, Christmas cookies are a favorite of mine.  It’s just not the holidays without them!  This […]

Your Reason for the Season

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

We’d probably all love to hear what hopes, joys, challenges and gratitude you are experiencing this Holiday Season. Please comment below, right now, and I’ll pull a few together and add my own in an article shortly. For me, my […]

God is Here with Us

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There, in the undercurrent of everything, is Spirit. There, behind you, is the Playful One. There, above, below, and deep inside is the Powerful Force. Therein, even in the darkest problems, the most extreme pain and suffering, lies the Divine. […]

Trust In God

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Trust in God in all matters, especially your health and habits, and you will see that you needn’t worry about anything. Real, unsolvable problems only occur when you are not allied with God in all aspects of your life. Give […]

Trauma and Grace — A Christmas Message

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

“How do people, whose hearts and minds have been wounded by violence, come to feel and know the redemptive power of God’s grace?”  That is the central question and mission of Serene Jones’s “Trauma and Grace: Theology in a Ruptured […]

Hunger for God

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I just love the comment that someone posted a few days ago, in response to How to Curb Your Appetite.  I reprint it below, as the “Comment of the Week.” This week I’ve posted a lot on family history, genes, […]

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

That’s a very easy, straightforward concept, isn’t it?  If something that is not good for you is not easy to get, you are less likely to think of it, or eat it.  If the bad stuff is not in your […]

Fat is Not Your Fault Says Gut Instinct

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Scientists and dietitians have told us for decades that overweight is a simple equation: calories-in balanced with calories-out.  Now, there may be another factor on obesity: your genetic disposition towards a particular kind of bacteria in your intestines and colon. […]

Eat the Christmas Tree

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

We went to a Christmas tree farm way out in the country this weekend, hiked up the side of a mountain, trudged through snow drifts, got wet socks, argued about which tree was best, and finally came to a resolution […]

Recipe: Healthier Hamburger

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s how to make a hamburger that is lower in fat, but high in flavor.  Please watch! Not that I personally eat a lot of red meat, or hamburgers, but when I do, I want it to be as low […]

Enough Stuff

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Turns out, our family already has plenty.  We don’t need much more for the holidays.  So why spend a lot of money and buy more “stuff?”  I think we should spend less money, use what we have, be less “materially […]

How to Curb Your Appetite

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Do you often feel hungry, even after eating?  Are you always on the hunt for food, even though you know you have eaten enough?   There are some reasons why this may be happening to you, and there are ways to […]

Reducing Sugar, Reducing Kid’s Weight

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I was delighted to awake this morning to discover a press release from General Foods announcing they are reducing sugar in some of their cereals for children.  This is good news! Here is an article on it from The Wall […]

Book Review: “The Restored New Testament”

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

At the heart of Willis Barnstone’s monumental “Restored New Testament: a New Translation with Commentary, including the Gnostic Gospels Thomas, Mary, and Judas” is purity, poetry and the human condition. One of the most prolific and erudite scholars, translators, and […]

Jesus Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I was reminded of a book, What Did the Ancient Israelites Eat?: Diet in Biblical Times by Nathan MacDonald of the University of Scotland in St. Andrews, that talks about food, eating, and by default weight loss / weight management […]

Give a Gift of Love

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Yes, it’s the Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa season, and it’s traditional to give gifts.  So I too am thinking of  “what to buy, what to give.” This year, as it’s still an era of the necessity of mindful money, as it’s […]

How to Handle a Craving

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

The next time you’re ready to open the floodgates, and stuff yourself silly with food… 1) STOP. 2) Ask yourself how you’re feeling right now. 3) Ask yourself what you need in your life — what’s missing? 4) Pray for […]

One of Those Days

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

It’s a rainy day today. All cold and wet, and dreary too. I have worked hard, very hard this week. All I want is rest. I’m hungry too for some really good food and plenty of it. Hmmm. This could […]

Is It OK to be Obese?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

What about the “fat acceptance” concept? Shouldn’t I learn to love myself the way I am? If this means accepting the fact that you are abusing yourself by overeating and not using your body then that’s a healthy concept. If […]

Vote for Beliefnet’s Most Inspiring Person for 2009

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Beliefnet has a cool program every year, the “Most Inspiring Person” award.  PLease take a look at the nominees below, and vote at  http://www.beliefnet.com/mostinspiringperson Meet  the Nominees for Beliefnet’s Most Inspiring Person of the Year for 2009: ·        Captain “Sully” […]

Advent Calendar

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There is a very cool, beautiful Advent Calendar on Beliefnet this year.  Advent, and lighting of Advent Candles, is a Christian celebration of the coming of the birth of Jesus Christ.  The Advent Calendar is an online one, that you […]

Recipe: Tasty Oatmeal

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

You have probably heard for a long time that oatmeal is really good for people.  I had too, but rarely ate it because, well, frankly, oatmeal is a bit boring!  I found myself only having the instant pre-sugared/flavored kind, which […]

Previous Posts

Goodbye Beliefnet
Today is the last day of this column on Beliefnet.com.  After over 12 years of daily writings on Beliefnet, I’m moving on.  I thank God for this wonderful experience.  As far as I’ve been told, I’m the last original Beliefnet ...

posted 11:47:45am Jun. 30, 2011 | read full post »

It’s All Alright
If ever you are worried, fearful, or think that things are not all right, hand it over to God. Put your problems into God’s infinite care.  Hold up the troubles so that God can see them.  He will see your good intentions and efforts to do ...

posted 10:55:26am Jun. 29, 2011 | read full post »

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posted 5:19:49pm Jun. 28, 2011 | read full post »

Weight Loss: Eat Less? Exercise More? Do Calories Count?
It’s not just how much we eat, it’s WHAT we eat that affects our weight.  Those who eat more vegetables, fruits and whole grains gain less weight, and maintain weight loss better than those who eat a lot of carbohydrates, potatoes, ...

posted 3:28:20pm Jun. 28, 2011 | read full post »

Blessed Assurance
“The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself,” said President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the worst moment of the depression in the 1930’s.  He was right. Fear is not always useful.  It often just gets in the way. Sometimes, our ...

posted 12:00:09pm Jun. 27, 2011 | read full post »

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