Tag: exercise/health/body

  • Bodypump & the Body of Christ

    Suddenly I understood. The old folk don’t resist because they hate Jesus or the church, but quite the opposite. What they have is so precious to them that they don?t want anybody messing with it. Yep, I bet you?ve thought of this before. So have I. But it took some feel-good endorphins for me to…

  • The Environment & Your Health

    Everything is connected. Our actions created reactions and interactions between organisms. 24% of global disease is caused by avoidable environmental exposure, according to the World Health Organization. Pollutants don’t disappear because the garbage man comes on Tuesday. Perhaps you’ve heard thoughts such as these before. I know I have. Yet they’re easy to ignore. Who…

  • Breast Cancer Notes

    These notes are from a lecture by Dr Claudine Isaacs, who co-directs the Breast Cancer Program at Georgetown University. If you know something on the subject and I got something wrong, please correct me! It’s amazing that I put these notes aside for about a week and already I am not certain that I understood…

  • Bust a Gut

    Last night was “Gastroenterology: Clinical” at Georgetown Mini-medical school. Dr. Bruce Luxon was the presenter, and he had a perfect blend of expertise, good teaching method, and a relaxed attitude. He also had some amazing, gory films of endoscopies that were fascinating to see. We’re going to back up and cover more of the anatomy…

  • Stem Cells

    One of the great things about living near Washington DC is having access to something like Georgetown’s Mini-Medical School. My husband and I attended this a few years ago and have just started a new round. For eight evenings, on consecutive Tuesdays, we will listen to experts in various medical-related fields talk about the latest…

  • Historic Parallel?

    Perhaps somebody who knows history can help me here. I’m wondering if there is an appropriate parallel to draw between the movement toward universal education and universal health care. It’s my understanding that in the early years of our country, all education was private. It was a luxury. Many people simply didn’t have access to education. How…

  • While We’re Arguing about Health Care

    why don’t schools remove all their soda machines and install water dispensers that sell really appealing, really cold water, in a recyclable cup (bin nearby) for a quarter? (water fountains are very last-century) why doesn’t the FDA unapprove high-fructose corn syrup? (it is more like a drug than a food) why doesn’t the government end farm subsidies which…

  • Growing?

    If you read this blog, you know that our church is growing these days. But here’s something else that’s growing, unexpectedly: Me! I went for my first-ever bone density scan (that’s an age clue, right there) and discovered that I am 3/4 inch taller than I used to be.  Maybe it’s the yoga. I know…