Happy Meals: Beyond Diets and “Foodie Righteousness”

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The following post is written by guest blogger Kim Shippey, an international journalist who is now a full-time writer and editor with the Christian Science Sentinel, a weekly print and online publication: I received a glossy brochure-cum-prospectus through the mail this week. It outlines the online teaching offered by an organization called The Great Courses. What caught my eye (or was it my tastebuds?) was a course on the fundamentals of good nutrition, especially its impact on eating Continue Reading

A Chiropractor’s Spiritual Adjustment

Until about a year ago, Christine Bradstreet was a practicing chiropractor in Massachusetts. She also owned and operated a vitality center for natural health and wellness--offering an array of services such as chiropractic, massage and therapeutic body work, laser therapy, yoga, weight loss, body detoxification, and nutrition. The center's purpose was "to facilitate healing, education and transformation." "I helped my patients challenge common notions about their health," said Christine Continue Reading

What’s “The Daniel Plan”?

Today's news and culture update: I came across an interview with Pastor Rick Warren, author of "The Purpose Driven Life" and pastor of the Saddleback Church in California. He speaks about "The Daniel Plan," a program he developed for his church members to see how faith impacts health and what the Bible has to say about it. Pastor Rick noticed one Sunday--after performing 867 baptisms in one day--that most of his congregation was overweight (including himself, he admits). So he came up with a Continue Reading