"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, Who is in you, Whom you have received from God? ...So use every part of your body to give glory back to God..."
I Corinthians 6:19-20
Welcome to the NWT Wellness Ministry
Written by Nancy Igo
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Welcome to our health ministryweb pagepromoting health and wellness issues in Northwest Texas!
In this age of health care issues, with health care under debate and in the news, and with increasing numbers of our society suffering from debilitating health issues, what better goal to strive for... spiritual AND physical health. After all, overall health is a combination of spiritual, mental, and physical health.
This web-based effort is meant to provide information, suggestions, and support to those who are concerned about their overall health. Each month we will sponsor the Health and Wellness Newsperiodical from The Episcopal Church Medical Trust. Additionally, each month we will focus on one particular topic.
Enjoy your visit to our web page, and please check back to see new additions and changes. All suggestions and comments should be directed to Nancy Igo, Diocesan Ministry Coordinator and Web Minister at the following link: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eating berries regularly may be one of the easiest and tastiest ways to protect our precious brains. Past studies have already shown that berries exhibit show-stopping antioxidant and anti-inflammatory power - 2 profoundly beneficial factors for brain health. And thanks to a new study, scientists have identified yet another wayberries may play a starring role for our neurologic well being, by cleaning our brains of toxic waste products. Most brain diseases, including Parkinson's and Alzheimer's are characterized by the accumulation of toxic proteins in the brain. In this new study, scientist fed rats a berry-enriched diet for two months followed by brain irradiation to simulate aging. Relative to the control rats, rats fed the berry diet showed significant resistance to the damaging effects of the radiation. When the researchers examined the rat's brain tissues, the berry fed rats had much less accumulation of toxic proteins.
Include a generous serving of berries in your diet every day. According to the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, April 21, 2013, frozen berries are just as healthy as fresh. It’s that easy!
**Be sure to check out the blue underlined links for more information on brain health and the health benefits of berries.
This information is provided for educational purposes only. Consult your personal healthcare provider regarding any specific opinions or recommendations related to your symptoms or medical condition.
6 cups berries of choice, frozen or fresh ¼ cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 tsp. cinnamon, divided 2/3 cup whole-wheat flour ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats ½ cup packed light brown sugar ¼ cup canola oil 1/3 cup coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts
Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat an 8-inch square (or 2-quart) deep baking dish with cooking spray. Toss berries with granulated sugar, lemon juice, and 1 tsp. cinnamon in a large bowl. Transfer to the prepared baking dish, cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, combine flour, oats, brown sugar and the remaining cinnamon in a medium bowl. Mix to blend. Stir in oil and nuts; toss well until evenly moistened and clumpy. Remove the foil from the baking dish and scatter the topping evenly over the berries. Bake uncovered until the topping has browned and the fruit is soft and bubbling, about 30 minutes more.