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Balancing your life: Mentally, physically and spiritually

This article is about our health mentally, physically and spiritually. The Bible says it is in 1 Corinthians: “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?” It’s that time of the year again; my third radio show anniversary is in June. This year, my health fair will be held in Baltimore. Yep, and that was scheduled well before the big hoopla. It is the third anniversary of my radio show. I had the first one in D.C. and the second in Dallas, and now this year it will be in Baltimore.

‘Your body is a temple’ is what it’s called. Though your temple may not be in great condition, it is still your temple. Mentally, nothing matters when you’re not in your right mind. It is important to keep our minds sharp and in tiptop shape. Work on projects that challenge your thinking process. It will help you during your senior years.

Physically, you’re still here, aren’t you? Your spiritual side, though, is your key! Our Heavenly Father is your best doctor! Hear His voice, and do what He says. We get into so much trouble when we decide to do things our way.

Recently, as I walked briskly, caring for my temple and my mental and physical self, my late mother came to mind. I thought how difficult life had become for her. She had Type 2 Diabetes and both her legs still, the doctor would insist she walk up-and-down the hallway of our home several times daily, and he said “It will help her blood sugar levels go down.”

Type 2 Diabetes wasn’t familiar to us at all, but because of what the doctor said to mother, I would go outside and walk around our home, circling. Afterward, I checked my blood sugar to see if it had improved; always, that number had gone down. Exercise is key!

Other than exercise, we must watch the quality of food we eat. For those of you reading this column, sickness is all over the land, my friends, partially because of MSG foods. This true story about MSG and weight gain is also about how bad Type 2 Diabetes really is and why.

“John Erb was a research assistant at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, and spent years working for the government. He made an amazing discovery while going through scientific journals for a book he was writing called “The Slow Poisoning of America.” He discovered how MSG is in so many of our foods, yet it is poisonous.

In hundreds of studies around the world, scientists were creating obese mice and rats to use in diet or diabetes test studies. These morbidly obese creatures were injected with MSG at birth. The MSG triples the amount of insulin the pancreas creates, causing rats (and humans?) to become obese. According to several reports by Dr. Andrew Wilson, who grew up in New York state, MSG is in most every processed food product.

Finally, for your spiritual well-being, just continue to ask the Lord to order your steps. Lean not to your own understanding, and in all of your ways, acknowledge Him. And He will direct your path. This one can be very hard. One day last week, I went outside for my morning time with the Lord and said my prayers as I looked into the heavens, asking for His blessing over life. Then, less than an hour later, boom! Car accident. All I could do was remind myself of my favorite scripture. “All things work together for good to them who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose.”

In all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He will surely direct your path. Amen!

grant rgbLyndia Grant is an author, inspirational and motivational speaker, radio talk show host and columnist; visit her new website at www.lyndiagrant.com, email lyndiagrant@gmail.com, or call 202-263-4621. Tune in Fridays at 6 p.m. to the radio talk show, 1340 AM, WYCB, a Radio One Station.

June 17, 2015
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