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Goodbye Beliefnet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

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 […]

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It’s All Alright

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

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 […]

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Weight Loss: Eat Less? Exercise More? Do Calories Count?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

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, […]

Blessed Assurance

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

“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. […]

Lose Weight in Alpha State: Weight Loss as a Joyous Spiritual Journey

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

From time-to-time I invite guests to write on my blog.  Today, I’d like you to hear from Kanta Bosniak, a very experienced coach and talented author. We’ve both lost lots of weight with God’s help, and a lot of visual, […]

We All Scream For Ice Cream!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

It’s summer, and it’s hot. Record-setting heat waves are cropping up all over, and earlier than ever. Time for some chilly relief in the form of ice cream! That sends chills through my spine, the thought of ice cream. Chills […]

Southern Weight Loss Wisdom

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I had lunch with a born-and-raised Southerner, who loves to cook and eat – just like I do.  She told me she’d lost 15 pounds a year ago, and was keeping it off. She knew I’d written, “The Joy of […]

Summer Solstice and a New Day

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

It’s a special day, not only is it the last day of spring and the first day of summer, there’s big change in the air – at least with me. After over 12 years writing daily columns and blogs for […]

No Need to Join a Gym

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Some people do well in gyms and health clubs, but most of my clients and readers do not.  Most people I know who have zealously joined gyms have gone for a few days and then stopped, wasting tons of money, […]

Father’s Day

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

It’s Father’s Day time in the U.S., a time for celebrating dads and fatherhood in general. Probably another one of those holidays started by greeting card or food corporations – no matter – why not celebrate fathers?  We’re the great […]

The Jesus Prayer – Win a Copy of the Book, Movie and/or CD!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

You may have heard about the Jesus Prayer, Lord Jesus  Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner. I hope you use it in your daily prayer or meditations. I do.  i’ve experienced many positive changes in my […]

Sunscreen SPF and You

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Recently, the U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) issued new labeling requirements for sunscreens and sunblock, specifically the SPF Sunscreen ratings, and whether sunscreens and sunblocks are useful in protecting us from skin cancer and sunburn, in terms of exposure […]

How to Prioritize the “First Things First”

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There’s an old saying found in Twelve Step groups: “First Things First.”  When I first heard that years ago from a client, I honestly wondered what it meant. Was it the “first thing” that came to mind?  Or is the […]

Pray the Jesus Prayer

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner. Those 12 simple words are so ancient and so powerful.  Try the Jesus Prayer right now, and share it with your friends. Here’s what His All Holiness Ecumenical […]

The Healing and Healer Is Inside You

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

The key to all that is – is inside you.  God, your Creator, resides as an Image in your deepest core. Metaphorically, that Image of God was lost and forgotten when humans (created as images of God Himself), Adam and […]

Summer Meals – Stay Healthier!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here are some quick tips and ideas for healthier summer meals, either on the go, or at home. – Avoid carbohydrates.  Have your protein on lettuce leaves, in a salad, or by itself. – Order a sandwich without the bun, […]

Summer Snacks – Healthy and Non-Fattening

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

It’s almost summer and we are on the run with vacations, weekend retreats, parties and even relaxing “stay-cations” at home. While it’s tempting to lower the boundaries and let temptations rule — why deal with a lot of post-party guilt […]

Healthy Summer Drinks

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

It’s summer, and it sure is hot already. It’s tempting to grab a sugary soda, or big can or glass of high-calorie juice for refreshment and hydration. These drinks may be cold but they don’t do the job as well […]

Congressman Weiner and His Lies

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

At first when Representative Anthony Weiner of New York said in countless interviews that his Twitter account had been hacked, and that the now infamous underwear photos “could not be confirmed,” I didn’t really care. It all seemed sort of […]

Recipe: Fruit 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 glorioussmoothie.  Surely you’ve had one. If not–you’re in for a majortreat–that won’t be self-destructive, either.You can make smoothies at home if you […]

New Food Guidelines from USDA – ChooseMyPlate.gov

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

A new nutrition campaign has arrived from the USDA with new food guidelines, including a replacement for the old USDA Food Guide Pyramid: an official new set of U.S. Dietary Guidelines.  It was unveiled on June 2nd – a colorful […]

Cellphones and Cancer: Should We Worry?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There’s much talk about cellphones and a rare form of cancer, a brain tumor named glioma.  This cellphone and cancer concern has been recently prompted by the World Health Organization putting cellphones on a “possibly carcinogenic” list.  Is there cause […]

God is Able!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I had the pleasure and honor of delivering this past Sunday’s sermon at the Second Baptist Church in Bloomington, Indiana. At that wonderful service, the angelic choir sang “Yes, God is Able.” That got me thinking! Yes, God is always […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mt. Athos: St Gregory of Sinai (Part 2)

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This week, I’m featuring sections of my new book, “Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer,” the chapter on Holy Mt. Athos.  You may have seen the “60 Minutes” segment, and want to know more.  In my book, I also have a […]

Mt. Athos: St Gregory of Sinai (Part 1)

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This week, I’m featuring tastes of my new book, “Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer,” the chapter on Holy Mt. Athos.  You may have seen the “60 Minutes” segment, and want to know more.  In my book, I also have a […]

Mt. Athos: The Prayerful Life of the Monks

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This week, I’m featuring sections of my new book, “Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer,” the chapter on Holy Mt. Athos.  You may have seen the “60 Minutes” segment, and want to know more.  In my book, I also have a […]

Mt. Athos: Why Only Men?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I’m writing to you this week about Holy Mt. Athos, featured in a segment of CBS News’ “60 Minutes” recently and also in my new book and feature film, “Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer.” Mt. Athos has only male monks, […]

Holy Mt. Athos: A Background

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

You may have seen the recent “60 Minutes” piece on the Greek peninsula, Mt. Athos, since the last 1,200 years a holy refuge for monks and prayer, where there are only twenty monasteries.  It’s almost impossible to visit there, as […]

The Agony of Betrayal and the Promise of Infinite Love

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I was reminded today of just how far down things can go in life, and how we just cannot ultimately rely on anything or anyone on earth.  That sounds so fatalistic and depressive, I know, but bear with me for […]

Direct Communion Through Prayer

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Can you imagine any greater thing than to have communion with God himself, and to be wholly absorbed by him ? – Evagrios of Pontus. Chapters on Prayer. 34b. Philokalia. 1. p. 179. from my Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer […]

Holy Week and Easter: Ancient Thoughts and Prayers

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

For this Holy Time of Easter (Pasca) and Passover, I’ve been offering ancient prayers and writings.  Today, from St. John Chrysostom, the saint and ealry Christian father of what came to be the Holy Liturgy. “But why did He appear […]

“Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer” Short Version to Air on PBS Stations for Holy Week

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Please tell everyone you know: friends, Church members, co-workers, believers and unbelievers!  “Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer,” my new book and documentary feature film on the prayer, with an unprecedented inner-view of Orthodox monasticism has an abbreviated public TV version […]

A Prayer for Holy Week from St. John of the Ladder (c. 579-649)

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Saint John of the Ladder was born in Syria and entered the monastery at the age of sixteen. After the death of his spiritual father, Martyrius John, the saint withdrew to a hermitage, where he lived for some twenty years, […]

A Prayer About Prayer

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here is an inspiring prayer for your Holy Week. It’s from my colleague V. Rev. Dr. john McGuckin’s book, “The Book of Mystical Chapters.” Whether you pray alone, or in the company of others, try never to pray simply as […]

Please Join Me in Chicago Tonight!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I’ll be in Chicago this evening, Thursday, April 14th at 7pm at the Pickwick Theater, Park Ridge, IL., for a screening of my film, “Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer,” a Benefit for Saint Iakovos Retreat Center.  For tickets: call The Metropolis […]

Love Heals

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

A friend of mine sent an email this morning; an article about her ex getting arrested. I was really shocked and sad to hear this. It was extremely difficult news to hear. My friend was so upset, “how could she […]

Chicago – Dr. Norris Chumley hosts a screening of “Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer”

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Join Dr. Norris J. Chumley, April 14th, 7pm in Chicago, IL A Benefit for Saint Iakovos Retreat Center Pickwick Theatre, Park Ridge, IL For tickets: call The Metropolis of Chicago at 312-337-4130      

Reading & Book Signing – New York City – Wednesday, April 13

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Dr. Norris J. Chumley will be giving a reading from his new HarperOne book (and feature film) “Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer.” With a book signing. Details at www.JesusPrayerMovie.com Time: 6:00pm Store: Columbia University Bookstore # 707 Location: Lerner Hall […]

Natalie Portman Gives Up Vegan Diet While Pregnant

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

ABC News reports that Oscar winning actress, Natalie Portman, has started eating eggs and dairy, now that she is pregnant.  Portman, once known for selling “vegan shoes” now claims that she was “listening to my body,” and giving into cravings. […]

Hope Springs

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.” – Langston Hughes. Without hope, we would get nothing accomplished. It is the fuel that burns our engines into action. That feeling of […]

Recipe: Spring Slaw

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s a unique, green, “springy” slaw that’s really great for us, and tasty, too. Dr. Norris Chumley’s Spring Slaw 1 head of cabbage, red or green 2 spring onions 3 small or medium apples (green, red, your favorite – tart […]

Some Good News is Shining

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I’m delighted to read this morning that General Electric is investing heavily in manufacturing solar energy panels. The New York Times reports that GE is set to make a major announcement today, April 7th, that they are opening a giant […]

Get Together

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Take the time to get together with people who are spiritual. It’s called “fellowship” and it’s really valuable and wonderful. There’s nothing like a spiritual community where you can feel instantly understood and appreciated for what you believe in and […]

A New Book on the Jesus Prayer

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I am so pleased to tell you, dear reader, that today is the publishing date for my new book, “Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer: Experiencing the Presence of God and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of An Ancient Spirituality.” Eight […]

Gained a Few? Here’s What to Do!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

OK, it’s the start of a new week. It’s another day, yes, but today’s a special day. It’s the start of a new you. Here’s what to do if you’ve stepped on the scale today, and it’s “not what you […]

The Golden Rule

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

In my car commute this morning, after trying to merge back onto the highway and being made to wait by lots of selfish motorists, I am reminded of the Golden Rule.  “Do unto others as you want them to do […]

Wisdom is Falling Down and Getting Up

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

In an interview for our movie, “Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer” I conducted with V.Rev. John McGuckin in Egypt, at St. Antony’s Monasery, the spiritual master, Father Lazarus (perfect name for him), said, “Wisdom has to be something you live, […]

Hard Work!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

A few years back our son, so excited to be on his high school varsity basketball team in his senior year, finally explained to me what the team cheered over and over. I’d heard it from their huddle a million […]

Gastric Bypass for Diabetes & Weight Loss?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I’ve written about gastric bypass surgery before.  I’m against it — it’s dangerous!  You hear a lot about the wonders of drastic, dramatic weight loss from it, and see ads for it all over, but what you don’t hear are […]

It Takes Dedication

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There are so many get thin quick diets out there, and we all know that losing weight and getting thinner is anything but quick, right? We did not put the fat on fast. It took time. Years in many instances. […]

Is It Me, Or Is “America’s Funniest Home Videos” Not Funny?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I’ve occasionally run into the Big hit TV show, “America’s Funniest Home Videos” while channel surfing. People send in their videos, and millions of people laugh at them. It’s mostly scenes of people hurting themselves, such as a guynon a […]

When Pleasure Causes Pain

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Interestingly enough, there are times when pleasurable activities really cause us pain. There are of course many instances of this, but let me go over a really clear pleasure/pain case study with you today. I know a nice lady in […]

Think of What We’re Doing to the World, and Ourselves

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Yes, I’m not feeling well again today, and admittedly a bit cranky, but gosh, I’m watching the morning news right now as I write, and I’m not only upset, I’m really worried. This situation in Japan, with the four nuclear […]

Time to Recover

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I’ve posted very late today, as I have been a bit under the weather. After working so hard, and under a lot of stress, I have had a sinus problem turn in to an infection. I went to the doctor, […]

RIP Ronald McDonald

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Hard to believe but McDonalds has killed off their kiddie mascot, Ronald McDonald and his fatty, salty cohorts Mayor McCheese and the Hamburgular. They relalize that marketing to kids isn’t as lucrative as selling coffee gourmet drinks to adults clearly […]

Spring Has Sprung!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Yesterday was the first day of Spring. It’s so delightful, and so welcome. Oh how I need some warmer weather. Oh how I want to see the beautiful spring flowers – the crocus (already coming in), the daffodils (the green […]

A Day of Rest

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

The Bible says in Genesis that God created everything, but then he took a rest on the seventh day.  I’m going to do that, too.  Not create!  God did that, and I certainly can’t create much, myself.  I’m going to […]

What Would You Do If a Nuclear Reactor Exploded Near You?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

The events recently in Japan are very alarming. First, the earthquake and the resultant Tsunami were devastating, and so tragic. We are seeing pictures of whole towns and cities destroyed. Families missing, loved ones killed. Oh so horrible. Now, though, […]

Lose Weight with God’s Help

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

The best way I know to lose weight is to ask God for help. Let go of all the worries, fears, and anxieties you may have, which may be causing you to over eat and be sedentary. Give them to […]

A Moving Morning

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This morning, right now, I’m not quite ready for my daily hourly workout.  I have some deadlines to answer (including writing today’s blog!), and some plans I want to accomplish right away. So I put on the radio to a […]

An Old Stiff Body? No Way!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I remember as a child visiting the “old folks,” my Great Aunt and Great Uncle, my Grandmother, even my parents, who I thought acted very old.  I remember that they didn’t move very much.  I’d be up and about, dancing […]

Join Us in Nightly Prayer

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Tonight we begin an experiment in group prayer.  We’re praying the Jesus Prayer together on Twitter each night.  Join our group @Jesusmysteries, then join us at 10pm (Eastern time) and recite the Jesus Prayer out loud and in text, ending […]

Let Us Pray

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

With the news of the severe earthquake and tsunami off the coast of Japan, I am moved to pray for the victims and for the survivors. Please join me. God,I witness a small part of your infinite Creation and know […]

Recipe: Green, Green, Green

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here is what we are having for dinner tonight. Three kinds of green vegetables. No “greens” as in leafy kind. Greens in other ways. Tis is the kind of dish that your can really eat a lot of, with no […]

The HCG “Hormone Diet”

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

It’s all abuzz – you’ve probably heard about the hCG or “hormone diet.”  If not, there’s a book out, injections available, many doctors are talking about it, as are bloggers and reporters.  I think the hCG/hormone diet is just another […]

Recipe: A Gumbo Feast for Mardi Gras and Lent that Isn’t Fat Tuesday!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s my recipe for an authentic Seafood Gumbo, without meat, and not fattening.  You’ll swear you’re in New Orleans for Mardi Gras, but this won’t make you fat!  Have it anytime, and during Lent, too, as it contains no meat.  […]

Love the Workout!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I’ve always said that you don’t have to work out at the gym all day in order to control your weight. All you need is a minimum of 30 minutes a day filled with consistent, moderate movement or activity. And […]

Eating God

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

As a Christian, I’m aware of the wonderful idea and reality that God is inside me, and inside you.  Of the infinite treasures to be found in both the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, records of the teachings of […]

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 […]

The Sadness of Charlie Sheen’s Addiction

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Of course, a public celebrity seeks publicity. It is their job, and even sometimes their obsession to get a lot of attention in the press and in the media. It seems that this is the case with Charlie Sheen, the […]

If You Want to be Loved, Be Loving

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Today, let’s expand on a technique I’ve learned for offering love to others, in a way that they need — listening. We live in a world that is very fast paced, and getting faster every minute.  Many of us are […]

Assurance

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

As we begin another week in this marvelous life, I want to reassure you that you are OK, and that things are going to be OK. You may be beginning a new workweek, with lots of stress and worries.  Know […]

Sugar Addiction

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 and page views we’ve received. Of course, the amounts of food I […]

Need Good Support?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Have you ever been to an anonymous support group meeting? They can be really interesting and valuable and you meet people you can relate to, because they’re having similar experiences with being overweight.  You can also discover cool groups at […]

Is Fast Food Salad Healthy?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

As I wrote the other day, I had lunch at a fast foot restaurant, you know, the one starting with the letter “M”! I was in a hurry and was also craving a delicious, meaty sandwich after weeks of low-carb […]

Recipe: Mediterranean Fish

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s a delicious recipe for fish, with hearty flavor, few calories, and the good kind of fat (Omega). Try it tonight for supper, I think you will enjoy it. It will help you in your weight loss or maintenance cause, […]

Planning a Fast Food Meal on a Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I was in a rush yesterday, with lots of work to get done and the need to finish my shopping trip. Not much time for lunch, and not much around that was healthy. I was at a shopping center, with […]

A Prayer For New Zealand

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This morning we hear the news that a major earthquake has hit in New Zealand, in a small town, ChristChurch.  There are reports that as many as 65 people are dead, and probably lots more.  Buildings collapsed, bridges and landslides […]

Bringing Carbohydrates Back Into My Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

So, after three weeks of being on a no-carb diet, actually at about the two week mark, I began to add some carbohydrates back into my eating plan. I had lost 12 pounds, and I am very happy about that. […]

What Do YOU Get From Fat?

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 […]

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 […]

God is Here

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Have you gained weight?  Are you struggling with money?  Is “lonely” your middle name?  Do you miss someone so bad you can taste it?  Are you ill or in pain?  Unemployed or struggling with work?  Don’t give up – no […]

The Wonders of Endive

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I never thought I’d say this, but I’m in love with Endive. Or Belgian Endive (is there any other than Belgian?). It’s crispy and crunchy, yet a vegetable and virtually calorie free. I use it to replace crackers, bread and […]

Love is in the Air! Happy Valentine’s Day!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Today, let us celebrate love.  It’s St. Valentine’s Day.  Go out and love others.  Forgive them of their trespasses, and do your best to see their bright, best qualities.  Traditionally, Valentine’s Day was a celebration of love between lovers, but […]

Dance Yourself Free

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This morning I was all flustered because I had to pay bills. Gosh, those expenses are high! It’s an exercise in stretching, moving money from one place to another, shuffling, leaping and moving forward. Kind of like dancing: you stretch, […]

Diet Soda Linked to Strokes and Heart Disease?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There is a lot of chatter this week about a study, as yet unpublished, that finds that people who drink diet soda may have increased risk for cardiovascular problems like strokes and heart disease.  Ouch! The study was premiered at […]

An Ancient Prayer: Food for the Body and Soul

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Today, I offer you a prayer from a Christian saint, Evagrios of Pontus (c.345-399), was one of the most prominent figures among the monks of the desert settlements in Lower Egypt. The works of Evagrios had a profound influence on […]

Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Dessert

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I know this sounds like an odd combination, but this is a really tasty treat that will help you stay on your weight loss track. Do you like peanut butter cup candy? Uh huh, me too! How about chocolate peanut […]

Back on Diet Track

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Last weekend I really went wild. Two birthdays, two giant dinners with lots of breads, fatty sauces, delicious meats, many desserts. My weight loss program was suddenly out the window. I remembered that I’d lost 10 pounds with another 10 […]

Go Michelle Obama!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I love it, our American first lady Michelle Obama is really working hard to stop the outrageous insult to our nation and world health, by negotiating with stores and now restaurants to offer better, healthier food.  We have an increasing […]

Eat Very Slowly

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Just as we humans are made up of a lot of different parts, our digestive system is too. If we don’t use every part of ourselves, we short-change ourselves from experiences and opportunities. Just like in digestion if we don’t […]

National Wear Red Day 2011

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Go ahead, wear red today on National Wear Red Day 2011. It’s to support awareness of heart disease in women, sponsored by the American Heart Association. Many of us will be wearing red today, will you?  Better yet, will you […]

Recipe: Happy (Chinese) New Year!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This is the time to celebrate the year of the rabbit!  It is Chinese New Year.  The celebration is considered the most important holiday of the year in China, called “Spring Festival.”  It corresponds to a Lunar New Year.  It […]

Take Action and Turn It Over to God

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I am a deeply spiritual person, and I pray all the time, or at least as much as possible.  I’ve discovered though, we need to take action, in addition to dedicating our lives to the care of God. Many people […]

Not Losing Weight? Here’s What to Do

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

As you may know, I’ve been following a no-carb/low-carb diet for the past 2 and a half weeks, almost 3 weeks of weight loss efforts.  I stepped on the scales the other day, and had actually gained a couple of […]

Recipe: Great Salad

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I had a wonderful and healthy lunch. This is what I had, and it has stuck with me for hours. Dr Norris Chumley’s “Something’s Fishy” Salad 1 cup baby spinach leaves1 cup mixed salad greens1 tomato, cut up1 carrot, skinned […]

Recipe: Sloppy Josephinas

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s a twist on an old and beloved recipe from our childhoods – sloppy Joes.  This one is vegetarian, almost no fat, and tons of flavor.  It takes about 15 minutes to make.  Serve with homemade sautéed potatoes, cole slaw, […]

Where’s the Beef?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Evidently some folks have a “beef” with Taco Bell fast food restaurants. There’s a lawsuit that claims there isn’t much beef in Taco Bell burritos and tacos. Taco Bell, responding vigorously, bought ads in tons of newspapers across America this […]

Recipe: (Almost) NO Carb Pasta?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Yes, it’s true.  There is pasta that has almost no carbohydrates whatsoever.  Which means almost no sugar and very low calories.  It’s actually a vegetable!  Give up? Think SPAGHETTI SQUASH.  Botanically known as Cucurbita pepo, it’s also called noodle squash, […]

Great Snacks for Weight Loss

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

As I’ve written a lot recently, I’ve been on a major campaign  (I won’t call it a New Year’s Resolution Diet) to lose those nagging extra pounds.  I’ve lost 10 so far, thank God! I do believe in eating something […]

I’ve Lost 10 Pounds!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

In a little less than 2 weeks on a totally no-carb weight loss program (I refuse to call it a diet!) I’ve lost 10 pounds, thank God. In a combination of prayer, working out a little more, and eliminating carbohydrates […]

Father of Modern Fitness, Jack LaLanne, is Dead

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I can’t believe it!  That amazing thin exercise guy, Jack LaLanne, who I used to watch on TV when I was home sick in bed (and not exercising) is gone. Jack Lalanne died at the age of 96 of respiratory […]

Recipe: One Pot Roast Chicken and Vegetables

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s a simple recipe that is easy, inexpensive if not cheap, delicious, and very healthy. We have it all the time at our house. It’s one of those “one-pot” recipes. Dr. Norris J. Chumley’s Roast Chicken and VegetablesServes 3-4 1 […]

Walmart, Michelle Obama and Us

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Hooray! The nation’s largest grocery supermarket chain, Walmart, announced the other day that they will make their in-store food brands healthier. Their canned and processed goods will, in the next five years, have less sugar, fat and salt. Its a […]

I’m Still Going For the New Year Change!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I wrote last weekend that I’m cutting out carbs, and losing those nagging 20 pounds.  So far so good. Take a look here, and at the comments.  1.5 pounds gone so far.  Safely, slowly.  Easy does it kind of approach. […]

Another Study: Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here we are again, another scientific study says to eat more fruits and vegetables.   The University of Oxford published this latest one in the European Heart Journal just out, after years of study, involving 300,000 participants from eight different European […]

The Diet is Going by the Grace of God

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I wrote the other day that I was just no longer going to worry about the 20 extra pounds I want and need to lose. I said that I was doing something about it, and I am. I am praying […]

Memories of Dr. Martin Luther King

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

As we mark the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I am reminded of many memories of him from my childhood.  I’m so sad his life was cut short, at only 39 years of age, too.  I’m happy for […]

Here I Go for the New Year

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

We’re halfway into the first month of the new year and I still have a nagging 20 pounds that have been bothering me for the longest time. Not just another New Year resolution diet, I am going to lose a […]

Need For Civility and Hope

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I was moved to tears last night, several times, hearing President Obama’s moving memorial to the victims, and empathic speech of hope to the survivors. He offered condolences along with encouragement to maintain civility. Civility is the lesson we need […]

Diet and Weight Loss Assurance

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There are so many diets and weight loss products, books, films and blogs it’s so hard to know what to do with overweight and obesity. If you are realizing that you have a problem with weight, let me give you […]

Dr. Martin Luther King Day

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

A friend forwarded this message to me, and I thought I would pass it along to you! Next Monday, January 17 is the 25th Anniversary of the Martin Luther King, Jr. , a Federal holiday. MLK Day is recognized across […]

New Years Resolution? Diet? Exercise? End Violence!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I think I’m not the only one thinking about New Year’s Resolutions today, last week, and at the beginning of this new year.  Sure, I want to lose those stubborn 20 pounds that have been with me far too long.  […]

Love That Workout!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I’ve always said that you don’t have to work out at the gym all day in order to control your weight. All you need is a minimum of 30 minutes a day filled with consistent, moderate movement or activity. And […]

Which Food Group Are You?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There’s a new study out from University of Maryland researcher Amy L. Anderson, PhD, and colleagues that looked at the food consumption patterns of 2,582 adults aged 70 to 79.   The study looked at people’s diets, and discovered that there […]

All About Diets

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Losing weight is simple, if you know the truth about food. The truth is you don’t need to deprive yourself or go on extreme diets. The truth is you need to eat a range of foods (some carbohydrates, fruits and […]

Appreciating What You Have

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Today, I’m thinking of how good I have it. I remember friends and colleagues who I have loved, but I’m reminded that they passed away.  I remember a friend with great style and ability to design, as I see his […]

Why We Get Fat

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

One of the many new, New Year’s resolution diet books caught my attention. It’s called “Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It,” written by a science journalist, Gary Taubes. His hypothesis is that it is actually insulin, […]

Lindsay Lohan, Relapse and Rehab

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

We were treated to the news the other day that Lindsay Lohan, the 24 year-old actress who has been in and out of rehab treatment, is out again from the Betty Ford Clinic, according to Radar and TMZ.  We also […]

Lose Weight by Eating Very Slowly

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Just as we humans are made up of a lot of different parts, our digestive system is too.   If we don’t use every part of ourselves, we short-change ourselves from experiences and opportunities.  Just like in digestion if we […]

God Will Guide You

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

If there’s one tip for losing weight, staying healthy and finding true, infinite happiness it is this: Keep God at the center of your life through constant prayer and daily worship. We humans are full of paradoxes and inconsistencies!    We […]

Simply a New Year and a New You

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Making a New Year’s Resolution to lose weight, diet, exercise, save money, etc., again? I encourage you to just be sensible and moderate this year, and perhaps not go on a crash New Year’s Diet or radical new program.  Simple […]

Out with the Old In the NEW YEAR

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

It’s new year’s time!  Hooray!  Time to celebrate life and living. We have made it another year.  Amazing. Here are 5 ideas to start your New Year well: Forget what happened in the past as best you can. Forgive those […]

Make Meals Sacred

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Today, I’m delighted to have a guest blogger, Maggie Davis, MS, RD, LDN, FADA, CDE the Author of a new book from Paraclete Press, “Good Food for Life: Planning, Preparing and Sharing.” Thank you, Maggie, for your good work, and […]

Holiday Depression

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

It’s a season full of cheer, gifts and celebrations.  It can also be a season when old and difficult feelings can enter in.  Many people find the holidays to be stressful, and even depressing. Christmas may be a time of […]

New Grapes, New Year

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Dear Friend, here is an article that I wrote awhile back.  It’s one of my favorites.  I thought I would share it with you as we approach the New Year.  I hope you enjoy it. – – – – – […]

Christmas Coma?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas full of good cheer, and the peace of Christ.  If you are also full of food, let me say: if you overate yesterday, I have some suggestions. Appreciate: Say thanks to God for […]

God is Here, Now

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 Higher Powerful Force. Therein, even in the darkest problems, the most extreme pain and suffering, lies the Divine.  […]

What is YOUR Christmas About?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Merry Christmas.  I hope you’re having a wonderful day, and that the peace of God on earth, Jesus Christ, is with you.  If you’re not Christian – no problem – I send my love to you and everyone. We’d probably […]

For Christmas: A Message of Christ

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I would love to share with you this message from the Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Christian Church, for North America, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios.  I find it quite beautiful, and the point of why we are celebrating Christmas, the […]

Insane Christmas Decorations

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

We’ve had a great time this year decorating our Christmas tree, and our home.  I’ve also been enjoying hearing about how other families decorate their trees.  But on the Conan show the other night – the most amazing decorations ever […]

Christmas in a Cave?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

With all the flurry of Christmas shopping and the stress of excess of the season, it may be tempting to escape the “civilized world” and retreat, just to find some peace and be alone with God.  After all, Christmas is […]

Time For Giving

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

As we wrap up our holiday shopping, let me give those last-minute shoppers (like myself) a good gift tip.  This one is really easy, involves no trips to stores, or parking.  You don’t even need to shop online. Best of […]

It’s About Love

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here we are in the holiday season.  It’s come so fast, I can’t believe it.  Yet, as always, Hanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Years are so wonderful, I want to take time to really cherish every moment, as it will […]

Oh So Many Minis!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I was in New York again over the weekend.  Our son took me to a very hip and cool burger place.  They sell mini burgers.  Here’s one: It was oh-so-delicious, but only about 4 bites!  They sell two of them […]

Recipe: Italian Christmas Dish

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I remember as a child, our friend, Mrs. Donato, would bring our whole family a gift of baskets of holiday treats. She’d bring a wonderful iced cake, donuts, homemade broccoli and an excellent pasta dish. Here’s a little sampling: Dr. […]

A Gift from Dr. Norris

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

You may already know how I practice and teach that daily prayer and meditation is vitally important. Now, I am teaching an ancient Christian prayer, the Jesus Prayer, far and wide in a movie and book. The prayer goes like […]

Experience God in My New Film – “Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer” Released Today!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

In ancient times, many early Christians left their families, homes and work to follow and be with God. They fled the cities and their hectic, stressful lives. They left similar problems that we are struggling with too, such as too […]

Obama’s School Lunch Bill

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I am delighted that President Obama signed the new school lunch bill, the “Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act.” The new law calls for increased aid to school lunch programs, the first in many years. It makes free lunches available to more […]

A Walk With God

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This holiday season, it’s so easy to get all wrapped up in business, I mean busy-ness.  Yes, there’s the business of gifts.  The business of making money to pay for all the gifts.  The business of making ends meet. There’s […]

Contrave, New Diet Drug Approved

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel had recommended approval for a “new” diet drug, Contrave. It’s actually not new — it is a combination of older drugs, and the manufacturer thinks it will help people struggling with weight […]

Christmas Spirit

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I have to admit that I have totally gotten the Christmas Spirit. All I want to do is play Christmas songs on my devices. I want to sing carols. I am baking holiday treats (low fat and low sugar) of […]

Recipe: Christmas Salad

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s a quick and easy, pretty and tasty salad treat for you this holiday season. It’s all about reds and greens. Of course, it’s also about keeping you healthy and jolly. Dr. Norris Chumley’s Christmas Salad Baby spinach leavesRed and […]

Elizabeth Edward’s Resilience

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

It’s all over the news today, Elizabeth Edwards’ breast cancer has taken a turn for the worse. It appears that she is stopping her treatment, as doctors are saying that there is no benefit from proceeding further with it. I […]

I Appreciate Beauty

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

On this beautiful wintry day, I woke up to a snow storm.  There was white covering the trees, hills and valleys where I live, and it was very beautiful. The snow flakes were coming down, and gently floating and flowing […]

Christmas Tree Symbols

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I’ve heard in ancient times, that the Christmas tree came about after people hung lights on trees, so that spiritual wanderers could find their way home on Christmas eve.  Or something like that. For me, I have a lot of […]

Diarrhea Diet for You?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There is an over-the-counter weight loss program known as Alli, or by its former prescription-only name, Orlistat. Their marketing claims that you can lose more weight with it than by diet alone. It works by causing foods to pass quickly […]

Love It Easy

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

The one universal solution to almost any problem is love. Put your love into the trouble, and it will definitely help. This is true for relationships, finances, health and work. Seems simple, right? Yes, but how easy it is to […]

Sodas, Sugar, and You

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I was riding on the subway in New York City recently, and saw this ad.  It’s from the New York City Department of Health, and about how much sugar is hidden in sodas.  Look closely at the ad.  It is […]

Weight Watchers Unveils New Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

We heard on Monday that Weight Watchers has made a change in their program. Their “Points” system has now been revised and replaced by e “Points Plus” program, which encourages more fruits and vegetables. Weight Watchers has had a point […]

Acai Berries

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There’s been a fad for the last three years or so for Acai  (pronounced ahh-sigh-eee), a berry from South America – mostly Brazil – with many weight loss products declaring that Acai can help you eat less, burn fat fast, […]

Thanksgiving Rescue Tips: Insults and Injuries

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

You bit your tongue. You suffered Aunt Sue’s lousy cooking. It was really rough when Bob stuffed his face with piles of seconds, thirds, and fourths — how is it possible for a human being to consume so much without […]

Ancient Prayers for Thanksgiving & modern Facebook Prayer Page

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

To those of you in the U.S., I wish you a wonderful, bountiful Thanksgiving. There is much to give thanks for, especially for waking up alive again this morning. Much to be thankful to God for the love we have […]

Thanksgiving Prayer

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here is a prayer that I will be praying at our Thanksgiving table. I thought I would share it with you, my dear friend, whom I am very thankful for. God,Thank you for our family gathered together today.For the bountiful […]

The Power of Prayer

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Do you pray? Have prayers made a difference in your life?  As I have been working on a movie and book about an ancient prayer, the Jesus Prayer, I would love to hear about your experiences with prayer. The ancient […]

Thanksgiving Recipe: Succotash Soup

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

As a prelude to Thanksgiving, I’d like to revisit this recipe, that may be a delicious prelude to your Thanksgiving menu this year. ——- The word for “corn” is “succotash” from the native language of the Narragansett Indians. Originally from […]

Heart Attack with Cake

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I had lunch at a really sweet cafe yesterday. The food was great, service fast and friendly. The place was pretty crowded, though, as others must have agreed that it was great. So we had to sit fairly close to […]

Kelly Osborne on The Talk

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

My wonderful wife, Catherine Stine, author and book blogger herself, loves to watch TV shows where women talk. A big fan of “The View” for years, she’s now also into “The Talk.” Frankly, I’m not so talkative or into hearing […]

Recipe: Autumn Pork Sizzle

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

If you like meat, especially “the other kind of white meat” (chuckle) pork, this recipe is for you.  It features delicious autumn apples, with a hint of molasses (or sorghum).  It’s a fast recipe, and totally simple, and awesomely delicious. […]

Easy Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Yes we have all heard the terms easy diet, easy weight loss, quick weight loss, etc., etc. Don’t believe it! There is no such thing as losing weight effortlessly or easily. It takes dedication, changes, and effort. You can’t just […]

Book Review: “Trauma and Grace”

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This is a really interesting, and helpful book that I wrote about earlier this year.  I want to bring it to your attention again, in case you have not read it. “How do people, whose hearts and minds have been wounded by […]

Love Your Workout – Love Yourself

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I’ve always said that you don’t have to work out at the gym all day in order to control your weight. All you need is a minimum of 30 minutes a day filled with consistent, moderate movement or activity. And […]

Keep It Real

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Tell the truth today, as much as possible, in every instance. Say what you’re really feeling and thinking — unless it would actually hurt someone for them to hear it. If you find it hard to reveal your true thoughts, […]

Change the Narrative

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I had lunch the other day with my dear friend, and colleague, Dr. Harville Hendrix, author (with his wife Helen LaKelly Hunt) of “Getting the Love You Want.”  That’s a classic bestselling book that “can save your marriage,” according to […]

Honoring Veterans, Finding Peace

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

It’s Veteran’s Day in the US, a day that we honor and celebrate those who serve in the military and protect our country, and sometimes the world. Today, though, I am thinking about the military and war, and how it […]

Forgive and Forget — It Helps You

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Are you angry, disappointed, upset, or wish you could change someone close to you?  Have you gotten engaged in an argument, heated debate or power-struggle with a family member or close friend? If so, you may be harboring some resentments […]

Junk Food Diet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Did you hear about the professor of nutrition who recently lost 27 pounds by eating only Twinkies, candy bars, Doritos, and anything he could find in a convenience store? Sounds incredible doesn’t it? How could anyone totally abandon all known […]

Are You Allergic to Milk?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

How do you get along with milk? If you have it in your morning cereal or in coffee, you may already be habituated to some effects it may have on you, some that you may not be so aware of. […]

How Do I Stop Eating?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Another reader’s inquiry: What do you do if small portions don’t fill you up? I recommend eating six small meals throughout the day: one serving (USDA Food Guide Pyramid size) of grains, protein (meat or dairy), and a fruit or […]

The Strength of Waiting

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

There’s an old secret to weight management, and it’s about time. Taking time to eat slowly, helps you eat less. Waiting to eat a snack, can help you avoid eating it, or overeating, or God forbid, bingeing. Take your time […]

Recipe: Better Burrito

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I had always thought that burritos and Mexican food in general was very healthy. I had the impression that since they had some vegetables, and beans, and not a lot of meat they were a better food choice. That was […]

OK, A Diet Slip

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

It happened again.  Much to your better judgment.  All the “willpower” went out the door in favor of deep-fried everything.  Sauces.  Mayonnaise.  Fat.  Sugar.  Desserts.  Late night snacks.  My, oh my. What to do now? – don’t give up– know […]

Election Buffet

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Baffled and bandied about by elections?  Try my “Election Selection Buffet!”  Here’s a menu for you: Republican StewDemocratic RoastCandidate Candied DatesPuffed PunditsStuffed BudgetsLiberal SauceConservative PreservativesStrong Sobering CoffeeTEA and sympathy Americans, BE SURE TO VOTE TODAY!If you don’t live in the […]

Need Energy? Try These Tips

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Sometimes, getting an energy boost during the day is necessary. A lot of people look to a snack or drink to give it to them. Sugar, or carbohydrates give only a short burst of energy. Try some alternative energy sources […]

Silence is Golden

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Every time, before you eat, take a moment to be silent. Close your eyes if you like, or just fix your attention on a neutral object or point. Take a few slow, deep breaths. Think about your body and that […]

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