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The Link Between a Healthy Relationship and a Healthy Body

Most individuals take care of their body – devote thought, time, money and effort to ensuring they maintain their physical, mental and emotional health, as well as their aesthetic health – looking after and improving their appearance through weight loss regimes, removal of unwanted hair and other cosmetic procedures. To this end, diet, exercise, adequate rest, water intake, even supplements
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Can spiritual understanding benefit a patient?

The answer to this question would depend on what spiritual understanding, or spirituality is. Before defining spirituality, it is important to state that the word, ‘patient’, refers to an individual undergoing a specific course of treatment – be it medical, herbal or metaphysical – in a bid to be healed of an ailment. It is also essential to state the
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Health and worth of thought

  Recently on my Twitter feed, I read this quote by @psychologicalqt: ‘If you realised how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.’ This got me thinking (no pun intended), whether an insight into mentality and spirituality, both of which have to do with thought, can improve health. The most obvious quality of mentality is that
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The emphasis laid on eating right, as one of the main keys to good health, reverberates down the years. Nutritionists, health professionals, even religious personnel, all counsel the need for balance, moderation, temperance and intelligent decision making, when considering what and when to eat and drink. This is all well and good, especially when it is tied to the important
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Spirituality Is Good For Health

The resume of Dr. Harold G. Koenig is impressive and impeccable. He is an award winning medical doctor, and a prolific writer. He has been professor of Psychiatry at Duke University, North Carolina USA since 2004. He is also adjunct professor of two universities in Saudi Arabia and China. This erudite medical doctor testified before the United States Senate in
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Healing the fear of flying

Apart from first time passengers, many frequent flyers admit to feeling more than a twinge of fear when flying. Others find that even the thought of flying brings a sense of terror. In spite of reluctance to board airplanes, individuals, especially professionals may find flying unavoidable, because of work requirements. Take-off, landing and turbulence all seem to aggravate the sense
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Proof that God exists

  THE other day on a BBC television programme, an erudite British Professor of Physics stated that he is certain God does not exist. He based his claim on the fact that there is no empirical, physically scientific proof of God’s existence. Such a statement can seem shocking at best and blasphemous at worst to anyone of faith. The Bible
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Health emergencies and the immediacy of spiritual thought

The thought of any emergency is worrisome, if not frightening, particularly when it concerns health; and many individuals of faith proactively pray specifically against emergencies, since it is true that ‘prevention is better than cure’. But what if there is an emergency, an unexpected and dire health situation for example, that requires an immediate, appropriate and effective response? Moreover, what
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Safeguarding And Safekeeping Health

The difference between safeguarding and safekeeping may be tenuous, since they are synonymous terms, however ‘guarding’ gives a sense of protection, while ‘keeping’ gives a sense of preservation. The reason for making this distinction as it relates to health is not farfetched.  The thought of safekeeping health puts the preservation in the hands of a trustworthy keeper, whose job it
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Be A ‘Doing’ Christian

MANY Christians and Bible scholars appreciate the soaring beauty, simplicity and spiritual insight of the Biblical parable, ‘The Good Samaritan’, related by Christ Jesus to a certain lawyer in Luke 10:25-37. Jesus related this parable to the lawyer, who had asked him what he needed to do in order to have eternal life. Jesus aptly told him to do what
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