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Dr. Norris J. Chumley Satisfied Life

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January 1970 Archives

Can I Lose Weight Swimming?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Spent a lot of time at our relative’s pool over the weekend, and it was really lovely. There was a lot of discussion abouut exercising and weight loss. I hated to be the bearer of news that didn’t jibe with […]

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A Different Memorial Day

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

If you are in the U.S., we’re celebrating and honoring those who are not here with us.  The holiday was originally set to honor those dead from war and battles, but I like to remember everyone who has passed.  I […]

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A Time For Family

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I recommend that you spend time with your family, if not today, then very soon. Even though you’re busy, you surely need human contact and connection. Family, though sometimes dramatic and challenging, is an immediate point of understanding and common […]

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This Memorial Day

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This Memorial Day, and every day, let us honor our ancestors, our fallen soldiers, and our long line of spiritual mothers and fathers. Let us honor them by seeing God in them, and in taking good care of ourselves. A […]

Travel for Rest and Renewal

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This coming weekend, in the US, it’s Memorial Day. You may have plans already, but just in case — have you thought about doing something a little different? How about a little mini-trip to a place you have never been […]

In Touch

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

As the days go by, and I get healthier and healthier, I realize that I am getting more in touch with and connected to my body. You can too. As I’ve lost weight and been maintaining it for a long […]

Recipe: Thai Seafood with Red Ginger-Peanut Sauce

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Oh my gosh, this recipe is really delicious, if I may say.  Not fattening, either, but be sure to use the low-fat coconut milk and only have a small portion of it, savoring each bite and eating slowly. I made […]

Obesity, Overweight and Crashes

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Not an obvious association or something you might make: automobile accidents and obesity, but I recently read that obese folks may be experiencing an increased risk of fatalities in automobile crashes. According to a recent report in the American Journal […]

Recipe: Berry Muffins

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This is a really tasty recipe that’s better, and healthier for you – but it doesn’t taste like “heath food.”  No way!  Try it, you’ll like it. Dr. Norris Chumley’s Better Berry Muffins Spray or coat two muffin tins with […]

We’re Still Here

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

The world didn’t end.  We are still here.  Thank God. I’m grateful for the beautiful day.  The flowers are in bloom and so are the spring flowering trees.  The air is so clean and pure after days of spring showers. […]

End of the World?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I don’t actually think the end of the world will happen on May 21, as Harold Camping says. What do you think? Post a comment below and see if it’s still posted on the 22nd! He was wrong before, in […]

Does Coffee Reduce Risks of Cancer?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There is good news for coffee drinkers, especially men who drink more than six cups a day. A new study from the Harvard University School of Public Health conducted by researcher Lorelei Mucci and colleagues, studied data collected from 47,911 […]

Never Criticize!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There is no such thing as “constructive criticism.” All criticism is destructive. If we are criticized by others, or critical of ourselves, we focus on things that are painful and difficult. That’s not a good place to start if we […]

The Risks of Melatonin Cakes

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There’s a drug, well perhaps it’s a “dietary supplement,” melatonin, that was popular in the 1990’s for such things as jet lag, sleep trouble, insomnia, and even for anti-aging. Now, it’s back again as an ingredient in baked goods! With […]

Are You Causing Yourself Problems?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I have a short, but very thought provoking query for you today. At least I hope it will inspire your thoughts. Are you causing yourself problems? Could the thoughts you are thinking be troublesome? Such as “I’m no good,” “I […]

Recipe: Great and Healthier Pasta

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s a delicious and healthier recipe for you today. It’s pasta with a nice clam and broccoli Rabe combination. A different Italian pasta dish, without tomatoes. It’s got lots of Omega oils, and olive oil, too, with a fantastic vegetable. […]

An Aspirin a Day Keeps the Doctor Away?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

You’re probably aware that taking low doses of aspirin (such as 75-81 milligrams, like a baby aspirin) has been shown to help prevent heart attacks, orossibly cardiovascular problems later in life.  But did you also know that daily aspirin dosages […]

An Old Stiff Body? No Way!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I wrote this piece a couple of months back, and had so many comments and good reactions, I want to be sure you saw it, so I offer it again today. Also, three comments I thought were great, and representative… […]

Treatment is a Good Thing

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

From time-to-time, I like to write about the positive aspect of getting help and treatment when needed. From a lot of personal experience, and in working with clients for many years, I know that admitting problems and seeking assistance can […]

Recipe: Healthier Barbecue

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Since it’s spring, time to barbecue, I say!  Here’s a menu that is terrifically delicious, and better for us. Dr. Norris Chumley’s Spring Barbecue Cookout Menu Turkey Burgers Whole Wheat Buns Grilled vegetables Roasted Fingerling Potatoes Spring Salad Prepare the […]

About That National Day of Prayer

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

President Obama recently proclaimed that May 5th is National Day of Prayer in the United States.  But that’s controversial.  Why?  Last year a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. found that having a government sponsored day of prayer was unconstitutional […]

Live Longer AND Healthier

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

A recent report in the Journal of Gerontology said that we’re living longer by an average of one extra year in the past decade, we are also experiencing almost two extra years of diseases. Yes, we may be living longer, […]

Terror and Fear No Match For God

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Even though Usama Bin Laden may be dead, terrorism lives. There is still the threat that terrorists may want to retaliate, or take more action towards fueling hatred and war. Yet, with God we need not fear. Remember that terror […]

Bin Laden May Be Dead but Terrorism Lives on — God Bless the World

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

We’ve heard the news that Al Qaeda leader, Osama Bin Laden, was killed by U.S. Navy Seals, based on covert information gathered for almost a decade by the C.I.A.  Yes, he’s dead. The equivalent of a Hitler or a Stalin […]

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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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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