Could stress and a bad diet be affecting your marriage?

Could stress and a bad diet be affecting your marriage?

Along with the pleasures and loving moments of marriage ….. there’s also the stress of making ends meet financially and the stress of time restraints, often because both parents are working and trying to squeeze in some time to enjoy any kind of dinner together in the evenings, help kids with homework, etc, etc.  So to find “enough hours in your day” the one place many of us skimp in is our diet choices, often restoring to the convenience of unhealthy fast food!  The downfall is that stress, which in itself reduces vital nutrients from your body, coupled with not getting the nutrients your body needs on a daily basis from a proper diet….not only affects your physical health, but also your mental health, patience and emotional stability.

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Suicide–the sad & often devastating result of depression!

Suicide–the sad & often devastating result of depression!

A few years ago, a friend of mine lost her son-in-law due to suicide due to extreme depression over the loss of his wife to cancer. And then, shortly later, another friend shared with me that a friend of hers just lost her 32 year old son to suicide. Although I didn’t know either one of these young men personally, every time I hear of someone who has committed suicide….my heart truly breaks!

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Too much sugar does more than just make your child hyper!

Too much sugar does more than just make your child hyper!

I thought I’d share a few thoughts on the effect too much candy has on a child. Most people look as far as “oh it’s just making my child hyper for a while”, but I’m here to tell you that when your child (or an adult) gets too much candy, or other high sugar foods and/or drinks on a regular basis, there’s much more happening than hyperactivity!

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Do you grind your teeth?

Do you grind your teeth?

Teeth grinding, called Bruxism, has actually become quite common. Most people with this issue grind their teeth at night and over time it becomes obvious enough that their dentist will recommend wearing a night mouth guard to prevent any further harm to their teeth. I, on the other hand, found myself grinding my teeth during the day, without even realizing it. For years I wasn’t even aware I was doing it, even when it left my jaw feeling very sore. But I also didn’t notice immediately when it unexpectedly stopped!

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