Posts from February 2013

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“AN APPLE A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY”

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You are familiar with the adage, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Is this true? Last week, the benefits of apples on the bad cholesterol, LDL, was addressed. But there are many more benefits to apples. Just to list a few: ✴ In June 2012, in an animal study, researchers from the University […]

The Apple of the Eye

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Ps. 17:8, “Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,” “Parents, guard the principles and habits of your children as the apple of the eye.” (AH. 470) Eleven times in the Bible the word apple is found, with 5 out of 11 referring to “the apple” of […]

What About the Flu Vaccine?

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I recently received a call requesting that I write a medical excuse for taking the flu shot based upon religious beliefs.  It was explained to the caller that this request could not be granted because vaccines have saved millions of lives and our religion does not in any way preclude taking a flu shot.  We […]

Soft Drinks and Health

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Are soft drinks really all that bad? In the March 12, 2012 issue of the journal Circulation, it was reported the sugary beverages, one daily, is associated with a 20% risk of heart disease. What about diet soft drinks? The January 27, 2012 issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine helps answer that question. […]