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Dr. Norris J. Chumley Satisfied Life

Dr. Norris J. Chumley Satisfied Life

March 2010 Archives

Prayer for Passover and Easter

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Today, I offer you a prayer to God in thanks for the spring holidays of Passover and Easter.  These are celebrated in the same week this year, and both are about liberation, release, forgiveness and salvation. God,Thank You for my […]

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Recipe: Easter Dinner

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

As Easter was originally a Passover meal, when the Rabbi Jesus Christ faced crucifixion at the Last Supper, it makes sense to want to celebrate His resurrection with a traditional feast.  A symbol of Passover was to take blood of […]

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Less Salt, More Health

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

You probably know it’s a good idea to eat less salt, or even avoid adding salt to your food.  Too much salt can lead to problems, such as hypertension (high blood pressure). Last week, Kraft Foods announced they’re going to […]

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What Does Fat Offer You?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s a query for your day, today… What is overeating and being overweight giving you? Please think about this, in a very insightful, deep way, and share your feelings.  Post them on a comment below, then come back in a […]

Be Satisfied!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

OK, what’s so bad about you? Are you really that worthless? Are you really so fat and ugly? Do you really deserve the harsh judgment and low self-esteem you throw on yourself? Is your life really that difficult? Or are […]

Recipe – Succulent Side-Dish

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s a really simple, delicious vegetable side dish that’s full of vitamins, minerals and flavor. Dr. Norris J. Chumley’s Succulent Spinach 1 bag of spinach, approximately, a pound, washed and drained½ onion10-15 cherry tomatoes1 teaspoon olive oil Wash the spinach […]

Last Supper Biggie-Sized?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Check-out this post in my friend and colleague’s Beliefnet blog, Fresh Living today.  Erin O’Donnell wrote a piece about the portion sizes in “Last Supper” paintings. She points out a recent study by the Cornell Food and Brand Lab, “Researchers […]

Weight! Try love!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here is an inspiring and uplifting quote for you today… “My love is my weight.” –  St. Augustine When you’re concerned about overeating, and if you’re feeling low about your weight — fill yourself with LOVE.

Kirstie Alley’s Big Life

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

My wife saw Kirstie Alley on a talk show last week, which inspired her to record her new A&E series, “Kirstie Alley’s Big Life.”  I planned to avoid it! But the other night, while she was watching it, I was […]

Healthcare

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Like others, I have a bit of fear and skepticism over the new healthcare reform bill, passed by the House and Senate.  Yet, it’s clear that we definitely do need some sort of healthcare reform! The facts are that healthcare […]

Sabbath or Sabotage?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Do you take a day for rest, like it is recommended in most every religion? Do you go to church, synagogue, or temple? Do you meditate, pray, or spend time in peaceful contemplation?  Or is it that you just don’t […]

In a Routine

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I realized today, while making a big bowl of salad for my lunch, that I have salad pretty much every day at midday.  I then began to think breakfast.  I tend to have some sort of whole grain muffin or […]

Recipes for Nighttime Eating

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

As nighttime eating is a difficult problem for me and many of our readers, I have some suggestions.  A lot of experts say just “don’t eat at night,” or “never eat after 8pm,” but a lot of folks just have […]

Make Exercise Fun

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Since I wrote about getting outside and hiking the other day, there have been lots of comments, and I’ve received some questions about exercise. Do I have to work out for an hour a day? Simply put: no! Over time, […]

Recipe: St. Patrick’s Day Salad

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s a bit-o-the-green for you.  Instead of using food coloring to make food green, such as green bread, green eggs, or lord help us, green ham – let’s have something natural to celebrate St. Patrick, and Ireland. Dr. Norris J. […]

On the Verge of Spring

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

It was a gray day yesterday, with a little drizzles, but the rays of sunlight trying to appear through the clouds drew me outside.  There was a chill through the door as I made my way out, perhaps overdressed with […]

Motivation to Move

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

After a few days of rain, strong winds, and cold weather, the sun is peaking through the clouds.  I feel like getting out of the house, even though it’s still lightly drizzling .  Yes, my mind instantly and habitually thinks […]

Desert Dessert Day

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s a challenge and an opportunity. Make tomorrow “desert dessert day.” Don’t have any dessert all day-if possible. Have fruit (grapes, kiwis, apples, plums, etc.) instead. What if you didn’t have desserts at all? If you did nothing else, and […]

Pills May Not Be the Solution

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Why do doctors push diet pills if they’re harmful? Many people are in such dire need of help they resort to pills. Perhaps they have a lot of weight to lose, have given up hope, or flatly just don’t want […]

Can Drinking Help Women Lose Weight?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There’s an interesting study out recently that suggests women may be able to gain less or maintain their weight if they drink, compared to those who don’t.  The study looked at 19, 220 women over 39 years old, over 13 […]

Pray Thyself in Me

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here is a little prayer I’ve had with me, and on my wall, and in my wallet, and heart and mind for many years.  An old friend gave it to me long ago, and now I give it to you.  […]

Can the Cant’s

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Do you ever wake up and just feel like you can’t go on?  All of the feelings of impossibility just overwhelm you as you make your way out of bed, into the day?  Here is what I do to put […]

Recipe: Amazing Smoothie

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

A cool delicious drink, with plenty of vitamins, minerals, and not so many calories, carbs, or fat is the glorious smoothie. Surely you’ve had one. If not–you’re in for a major treat–that won’t be self-destructive, either. You can make smoothies […]

Keep the Weight Loss

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There’s an interesting blog post at Huffington Post, written by Tom Venuto.  He focuses on the reasons why “weight loss” attempts often fail.  His premise, like mine, is about the whole picture, about keeping the weight off.  I thought you […]

Recipe: Baked Apple Supreme Dessert

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Spring is not far away and thoughts of blooming flowers, gardens growing, and sweet fruits on the vine fill my mind and heart.  I want some fruit now, though!  What’s available while I wait for spring?  Apples and raisins!  So […]

Q&A: How Much is a Portion?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Question from a Reader:  I’ve been trying to learn more about good nutrition and there’s lots of advice out there about how many portions of various things you should eat every day. But how much is a ‘portion’? Answer: The […]

Are You Addicted to Pleasure?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I was addicted to pleasure for most of my life, until I “woke up” and got it together. I spent most of my time and energy pleasuring myself (I thought) by eating huge amounts of food, watching endless TV, and […]

Link to Cancer from Soda?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Word came out a few weeks ago that there was a study conducted on a link between 2 or more sugared sodas a week, and cancer, pancreatic cancer to be specific.  This is an aggressive one, and very difficult to […]

Diet and Heart Disease?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There is a new study out this week that finds no real connection between eating saturated fat and CHD or CVD (coronary heart disease or cardiovascular disease).  It’s from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. That is what the Atkins […]

Spiritual Wellness Month

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I hadn’t heard anything about Spiritual Wellness Month, this month of March, until I was researching some studies on the net.  It came up as a popular posting.  It seems that there was a spiritual wellness month last year, too.  […]

Obama’s Check Up

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

We received news in the last few days that President Obama had his annual checkup this past Sunday in Washington, D.C.  As the American president, he is required by the military to do this once a year.  After 90 minutes […]

Weight Management

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Hello and welcome back.  I’m so glad you’re here.  Today, let’s keep the momentum going, the pounds flowing (off!), the healthy diet alive, and the recreation joyous and energizing.  All by the grace of God. I’m headed out the door […]

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 contributing editor and writer; everyone else is new.  Now, howe

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 what is right, be your best, and be good to others. 

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

Take My Survey - Enter to Win a Book, DVD and/or CD

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, starches, and meats, and drink a lot of sweetened sodas.  It

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 natural instinct of fear is helpful, such as to avoid fa

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

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