TPC Health Ministries presents Chronobiology & Human Life, Part 4 – Part XXIV

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Chronobiology and Mealtimes. (Please see the previous issues for the background) This issue examines calories, food choices and mealtimes. Calories A comparative research undertaken by Jakubowicz (Jakubowicz D., et al. (2013). High-caloric intake at breakfast vs. dinner differentially influences weight loss of overweight and obese vomen. Obesity (Silver Spring) aimed to examine whether high-calorie intake in the morning or afternoon significantly impacted weight loss. The study compared two groups of overweight and obese women ingesting the same portion of calories. The data revealed that the group given a bigger breakfast and a smaller dinner had the …

TPC Health Ministries presents Chronobiology & Human Life, Part 2 – Part XXII

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Chronobiology and medication. (Please see the previous issue for the background) Current research is revealing the scope of impact that chronobiology has on a range of diseases. These vary from cancer and cardiac disorders to allergies and arthritis. They highlight epidemiological data and clinical trials indicating the significance of prescribing medication at specific times. One research article published in The Scientist, titled “Circadian Rhythms Influence Treatment Effects”, has demonstrated that timing medications to the body’s internal clock could improve their efficacy and even reduce side effects. The research uncovers biological details of the molecular intricacies of …

TPC Health Ministries presents Chronobiology & Human Life, Part 1 – Part XXI

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Today, we commence a new series looking at the scientific research into chronobiology and its impact on our activities of daily What is chronobiology? The term `chronobiology’ is the research of how biological clocks function to regulate and control almost every function of life. Amita Sehgal, PhD, professor of neuroscience and investigator for Howard Hughes Medical Institute, explains: “Chronobiology is biological timing…. It basically refers to the process by which organisms time physiology and behavior, so that everything takes place in a rhythmic fashion.” God’s hand is seen in the order and detail in the human …

TPC Health Ministries presents Reasons To Eat Lemons & Limes – Part XX

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Keep Wrinkles at Bay and Fight Disease – It’s all that vitamin C, which is also known as ascorbic acid. Your body can’t create it, so you have to get it from food. It helps make collagen, which keeps your skin springy and full. Vitamin C, flavonoids, phenolic acids, essential oils, and coumarins are all plentiful in lemons and limes. They’re part of a team of superhero substances called antioxidants. They band together to fight the bad guys — free radicals — which damage your cells and lead to diseases and other health problems. Give you …

TPC Health Ministries presents Reasons To Eat Celery – Part XXI

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Celery is a vegetable that people seem to either love or hate – but if you are in the latter group, you are missing out! celery is in the same family as carrots, dill and fennel. Why should you add it to your meals? It is an excellent source of vitamins C and K, and its active compounds, phthalides, may help lower blood pressure. It has long been associated with dieting due to its fiber content and low-calorie count. It is rich in potassium (see below) and sodium – important in regulating fluid balance and stimulating …

TPC Health Ministries presents Why Chia Seeds Should Be Part of your Diet? – Part XIX

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Chia is the highly nutritious seed of a desert plant called Salvia hispanica. An important part of the diet of ancient Aztecs and Mayans, chia seed is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which can reduce the chances of developing heart disease, as well as vital minerals including phosphorus, magnesium and calcium. In fact, chia seeds contain 500% more calcium than milk, while one teaspoon provides 10% of our daily recommended dose These simple little seeds are packed full of antioxidants, proteins (see below), Omega 3 fats, vitamins as well as minerals, all of which according to …

TPC Health Ministries presents Health Benefits of Peaches/Nectarines – Part XVIII

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They Promote Healing. Don’t be fooled by a peach’s small size and delicate skin. Just one fruit has up to 15% of the vitamin C you need each day. This nutrient helps your body heal wounds and keeps your immune system going strong. It also helps get rid of “free radicals” — chemicals that have been linked to cancer because they can damage your cells. They Help Eyesight. An antioxidant called beta-carotene gives peaches their pretty golden-orange color. When you eat it, your body turns it into vitamin A, which is key for healthy vision. It …

TPC Health Ministries presents Are Potatoes Healthy – Part XVII

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If you’re a potato lover, we have lots of good news for you. Peggy Kotsopoulos is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Culinary Consultant, and her answer to the question: “Are potatoes healthy?” is a definite “yes”. One of the most important things to remember is that potatoes are a nutritious vegetable packed with essential vitamins and minerals that help support the body, boost the immune system and improve energy levels. Heart Healthy Potatoes are considered a heart healthy food, too, because they are rich in potassium, vitamin C and fiber. Potassium’s role when it comes to …

TPC Health Ministries presents Six Reasons You Should Eat Blueberries – Part XVI

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Any way you buy them – fresh, frozen or dried – blueberries are packed with nutritional power. If you need reasons beside just taste to snack on blueberries, keep these nutrition facts in mind: They provide antioxidants. Ensuring a good amount of antioxidants in your diet can reduce the chances of cancer, lower high blood pressure, improve wrinkles and help your heart stay healthy amongst many other benefits. Anthocyanins, the pigments that make blueberries blue, are potent antioxidants. A half-cup of blueberries provides the antioxidant power of five servings of peas, carrots, apples, squash or broccoli. …

TPC Health Ministries presents Powerful Pistachios! – Part XV

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Last time, we introduced the value of pistachios. Here are FIVE good reasons to snack on these little gems: A great source of vitamin B6. All B vitamins are ‘water soluble’, which means that they are easily washed out of your body, and you cannot store them. B6 is vital for helping to produce certain neurotransmitters that protect the brain and nervous system. Also, B6 helps combat depression and anxiety, increase your ability to break down and process fat cells, increase your energy levels, improve PMS, and help attention-deficit issues like ADD and ADHD. B6 is …