Page 4 - She Shares Sacrifices Page 5 - A Guide to Growing Herbs Page 6 â€“ Love>fear Testimony Page 12 - Got Knee Pain Dr. Jana Grimm Page 16 - Sacrifice & BB Staying Healthy & Whole Page 20 - The Best Sex of my Life Dr. Lindsay Marsh Warren Page 23 - Got Hot Flashes?
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She Shares Sacrifices Is a newly developed movement by the owner of Sacrifice Fitness Magazine, Sheila Hall, who has the intention of inspiring individuals who are seeking for guidance in becoming healthy and whole in mind, body and spirit.. Our target audiences are for women Fifty and over. This is the prime time that most of our bodies start to show the signs of getting older, so after your children are grown, on their own and with their families, after you have poured out your mind, body and heart to your loved ones, after you have looked in the mirror and wondered where has the time gone and after you begin to feel the pains, the body image drama and the mindset of who am I, its time for you to make more sacrifices. It’s easy to forget about ourselves as we travel through the life of life, but we also have to remember that life doesn’t have a time table. None of us know when or how long. We take our bodies for granted, thinking that they will always work in a way that is beneficial. We take our mindset for granted, by starting to think, this is how life is, just keep living. And we take our hearts for granted by not knowing that it can hold more love than we could ever dreamed. All we need to do is make sacrifices. 1 Thessalonians 5:23 “May God Himself, the God who makes everything holy and whole, make you holy and whole, put you together—spirit, soul and body—and keep you fit for the coming of our Master, Jesus Christ.” Sign up for our monthly newsletter so you can get health tips, nutrition suggestions and workout inspirations. Let’s Share some Sacrifices and make 50 and over ROCK!! More to come!!!! Sacrificial Bit… Sometimes we mistake pains in our bodies for aging instead of having the mindset of it could be a cry from being abandoned. When we don’t use it or use it in the wrong way, we loose it. My Pastor made a remark about having week spots for the enemy to prey on. We have to know that The Lord repairs week spots. “ The thief cometh not, but for to steal, kill and destroy: I come that they might have life, and that they might have it abundantly.” John 10:10 Read more at sacrificefitnessmagaizne.com
God was totally in charge of my move to become a Revelation Wellness Instructor. When I looked at myself in the mirror, I didn’t see “Fitness Instructor.” I saw a 49 old broken out of shape woman who didn’t like the way she looked and had little confidence that anyone else would see something different. I was totally against it, but like they say, He Moves, You Move. I have a big heart to help people and love how God is so amazing in how he heals and blesses us, so my heart was all in. My heart and mind had the words forever imprinted ‘Jesus Freak” but when I looked in the mirror, I felt unworthy. I wanted to help people to get healthy and whole. I held classes in my mom’s basement, at church and events. Sometimes it was great, sometimes no one showed up. I cried to The Lord so many nights and days. Asking Him, why am I such a failure? Then the left side of my brain would take over and give me all of my reasons, all I had to do was look in the mirror. So I would put on my mask of cover up make-up so I could continue on because if God said go solider, at least I knew my heart would without hesitation take off like a rocket, even though my body laughed at me, begging me to take off my Jesus is My Personal Trainer tee shirt, which I had the nerve to have it in purple. I would constantly hear the words from other people about how you should look like what you do or you should look like your brand. I’m supposed to be a fitness instructor. I tried to press into the lie of body image and not look at the scale and I still kick that lie in the butt today, but I knew that even though the Dr’s said that I was healthy, my eyes told me different. Everything that I tried, exercise and diet, wouldn’t work for me. I would only loose 5lbs or gained 5lbs. I knew that pre-menopause played a role in my weight so I used that as my way out of embarrassment. Reality was I am now 52 and my mindset wasn’t changing with my body. About 5 months ago, The Holy Spirit really laid into me, or should I say my mindset. I was tired of trying to make things happen as an instructor and I was tired of giving. Yup, the Jesus Freak was about to hide under a rock until I heard the words, “self care”. It’s not like I haven’t heard it before, heck, I’ve even told other people that, but this time those words surged through my mindset like a wake-up call. That’s when, I knew, I couldn’t give up. I got myself a personal trainer who is also a sports nutritionist. I didn’t get him to show me how to workout, I got him to hold me accountable. I was a person, alone on my journey, so it was very easy to shrink back and hide. My trainer was able to see what was going on in my body that I couldn’t, probably because of all the make-up, so he was able to develop a plan for me that I wouldn’t have done on my on. The only thing about it was, he wanted me to weigh myself every week, but I never did. I don’t even own a scale. I participated in the instagram challenges that Revelation Wellness and Holy Yoga had going on through the holidays. I was also going through my certification training as a Holy Yoga Therapist. These three things involved me getting with the Lord on body issues of all things!! It also involved me taking lots of pictures. Because I have a huge heart for all things Jesus, Rev and HY, I participated, took the pictures and walked away.
What I didn’t know then, I know now. God was working on my stinkin thinkin in a big way. He made me look and listen to nobody but Him through my self-care track. One day, my trainer took my picture and sent it to me. Before I looked at it, I was on FB and it was throw back Thursday. I hadn’t plan on posting a picture but I did go through the ones on my page when I saw a picture that was taken during a Revelation Wellness Retreat when I was giving a class. My eyes started watering up again. At that moment, I got the message from my instructor. It was the picture that he had taken. I thought my mind was playing tricks on me. Who was this person? I started looking at previous pictures that I posted and walked away from. That is when I saw the transformation and this is what God told me; In order to do my work, you have to love your self first. Loving you from the inside, because that’s where I am. This reminded me of loving God in mind, body and spirit. My spirit and mind was front and center but my body was falling through the cracks. I was trying to get everyone else to move in The Word but I wasn’t putting in the work when it came to my body. I held back, hid under a rock and covered up. I was only looking at the outside of me until God made me work on the inside while he made me take selfies during photoaday challenges so I could see the shedding of lies coming off of the outside of me. It’s still a struggle everyday to believe what I see in the mirror without make-up, but now I know how to use oil (Holy Spirit), to pull off those toxins of lies and I know how to lean into the teachings of Revelation Wellness, of not just being healthy but being whole with the mindset of, Love>fear. We may not know what God is up to when our heart and spirit can’t get enough through Revelation Wellness, but this is what I do know, When God says move, He wants us to Move in Love. Love yourself because God made you special.
“It doesn’t matter what you look like going through it, just pray on what you’ll look like coming out.” Sheila Hall Revelation Wellness Fitness Instructor
“Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.” Mark 11:23 Revelation Wellness invites you to participate in our LOVE>FEAR Fitness and “Weightloss” Challenge: a call to look fear in the eye and say, “Move!” What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail? We are calling you into action! We encourage you, and/or your community, to rally together and find a cause, a reason, a feat, or an adventure you will participate in, not because you say it’s possible, but because the God of heaven and earth says it is!
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While it is true that it could be “arthritis”, there are 2 very common causes of knee pain that are often overlooked. Let’s take a deeper look at “what else” the body is telling us to see if we can get to the root of what is really going on.
Dr. Jana Joshu Grimm
#1 STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY: Stand in front of a mirror, feet hip width apart, middle toe pointing straight ahead and aligned with the outside ankle bone (lateral malleolus). Sit back into a squat like you’re going to sit in a chair, pressing through your heels. Do several squats in a row, paying attention to whether 1 or both knees turn “in” or “out”. If either of the knees shifts during the squat, we know there is dysfunction somewhere. If a knee pulls/falls “in” likely the adductor (inner thigh) on that side is tight, or the abductor (outer thigh) and gluteus medius (external rotator) is weak. Likewise, if your knee wants to pull outward or you feel like your foot wants to turn “out” on that side, you likely have a tight Ileotibial band (IT band) and/or tight external rotators on that side. You will usually have knee pain on the outside (lateral) side of the knee(s) if this is the case. Rub firmly on the outside of the knee and then up the outside of the thigh (along the IT band) and see if there is any tenderness. The tight areas need to be stretched, loosened up with massage, or my favorite, a foam roller! Most personal trainers can show you how to do this at your local gym, as well as any Physical Therapist or Chiropractor. You can stretch the hips (external rotator) AND the IT band at the same time with a figure-4 stretch. Simply sit in a chair, place the ankle of one leg just above the knee of the other leg (looks like a “4”). Sit up tall, apply light pressure to the raised knee (should feel tight but not pain), pull your belly-button IN, roll shoulders back, and then hinge forward at the hips, trying not to round the spine. You should feel a stretch from the back of your hip/buttock area down to your knee. The IT band is tight in most people, and the foam roller is most effective for releasing it. If the inner thighs are tight simply sit on the floor with your legs straight and opened into a “V”. Pull the belly-button IN and again, hinge forward at the hips, feeling a nice stretch through the inner thighs. Repeat daily and re-evaluate yourself in the mirror. There are many stretches and modifications for the different muscle groups that work effectively. The adductors (inner thighs) and the gluteus medius (buttock muscle; external rotator) are major culprits for weakness. Ask your local expert for specific exercises to train these areas if you suspect a problem. Balance is key to proper knee function, equally strong but flexible inner/outer thighs, strength/flexibility balance between the quadriceps and hamstrings, as well as the calves and shins (which also attach to the knee). Training all 3 planes of motions: saggital, frontal and transverse (front/back, side to side, rotation) AND adequate stretching/foam rolling is what keeps the knees stable, strong, and fully functioning. Different herbal joint supports are great, but they do not take the place of structural alignment.
#2 REFERRED PAIN: If there is no knee “injury” and the integrity of the knee is intact (see above), then your knee pain COULD BE “referred pain” from the gall bladder. The gallbladder is part of the digestive system, and is best friends with the liver. Every time you eat, your gallbladder squirts bile into your small intestine to assist in digesting and absorbing fats and other nutrients. Another job is to remove toxins and cholesterol from the body. It is also important to note that our sex hormones are 50% fat, so we must be a) eating sufficient, good, healthy fats b) have a healthy gall bladder to assimilate the fat into hormone building blocks and healthy cell walls c) eating adequate greens/veggies to supply the rest of the nutrients necessary for hormone balance and proper detoxification in the body. Therefore, if our gall bladder is sick, clogged or removed, we will naturally experience higher levels of toxicity as most toxins are fat soluble. We will also inevitably experience hormone problems and be unable to lose weight over time. Most Americans eat hydrogenated oils, rancid oils, trans-fats, and way too much sugar, on top of having excess toxins recirculating through their bodies each day. Without the ability to process and remove this toxic load from the body, all of it is sent back to the liver again and again, thus creating chronic inflammation, cell mutation and referred pain. The toxins that end up in the gallbladder can accumulate in the form of gallstones. As the stones accumulate, there is less room for bile. The liver tries to fill the gallbladder with bile, but it’s blocked because of the stones. The gallbladder then becomes sluggish and can become inflamed or infected. The conventional medical solution is gall bladder surgery, a cholecystectomy. 90% of all gall bladder surgeries are completely unnecessary. Truly, the majority of gall bladder problems are diet and lifestyle-related, and are fully reversible with some good herbs and deep cleaning. Some symptoms of poor gallbladder function include bloating, gas, heartburn, constipation or diarrhea, hormone problems, *dull/dry skin, *allergies, *thick dry skin on the heels, *floating stools, *light-colored stools, *sluggishness/fatigue, *trouble losing weight, and most commonly, *pain on the right side of the abdomen (usually under the right rib cage) with referred pain in the midback/between the shoulder blades. People experiencing gallbladder problems often complain of *neck pain or *knee pain. The different pain symptoms often increase after eating, and are worse at night. Gallbladder symptoms often appear as other problems – ulcers, heart attack or other gastrointestinal issues. WHAT CAN YOU DO? Start eating 3-4 Tablespoons of virgin coconut oil each day. Drink hot lemon water every morning (or more throughout the day). Reduce sugar and processed/fried foods in the diet. Change from coffee to green tea. Increase cruciferous vegetables. If you’ve had your gall bladder removed, you NEED supplemental support. I carry a product called Hi-Lipase that you simply take with each meal to make up for what the gall bladder used to do. If you are having symptoms, you should consult a holistic Doctor ASAP to address the problem quickly & effectively without surgery. I have had much success helping people with gall stones, knee pain and the list of other secondary symptoms. A gall bladder flush/liver cleanse can be conducted under the care of your holistic practitioner. These are strategic and need to be properly managed. A gall bladder attack is very painful and scary, so most people will run to the ER, which almost inevitably ends up in surgery. If you have any symptoms, don’t put this off. There is a lot more going on below the surface. God designed your body to have symptoms to tell you something is “out of balance”. Listen and Act. The healing is in your hands. If the lifestyle never changes, the “dis-ease” will just keep changing form. God can give you the desire and discipline to change and make better choices. We cannot run from obedience in taking care of this amazing body God gave us. It’s vital to our calling for our body, soul & Spirit to be healthy & whole! Ready to embrace your healing potential? More information: www.drjanajoshu.com
Are You Killing Your Knees? Little bad habits could be quietly destroying this important joint When was the last time you skinned your knee? It's probably been a while since you experienced this commonplace ailment of rough and tumble youthful times. But even if your grown-up ways have made frequent knee scrapes a thing of the past, your habits in adulthood could still be damaging your knees. The only difference now is that the damage may be a little harder to see. We put an enormous amount of mechanical stress on our knees on a daily basis. And, typically, the knee is designed to take it. However, certain bad habits could be shortening the life of your knees and opening the door to chronic pain and disability. The way you stand, walk, and move can have a tremendous impact on the health of your knee joints. Taking time now to evaluate some basic choices, such as your stance, your shoes, and your level of overall health and fitness, may help you side-step debilitating knee conditions like osteoarthritis and help keep your knees healthy, inside and out.
Ask yourself the following five questions and find out if you're being nice to your knees.
1. How much weight are you carrying? Your knees bear the brunt of your body weight, so it's crucial that you maintain a healthy body mass index (BMI). Every extra pound you carry adds up to 3 pounds of pressure on your knee joints when you walk, and 10 pounds when you run. So, if your BMI is 25 or more, you may be compromising the health of your knees. In fact, obesity is one of the biggest risk factors for developing osteoarthritis because it speeds the breakdown of cartilage. Dropping extra weight -- particularly body fat -- may be the single most important thing you can do to reduce the risk of developing a serious knee problem. In a study reviewed by the National Institutes of Health, overweight people who lost an average of 11 pounds cut their risk of osteoarthritis in half.
2. Are you exercising? Regular exercise is essential to maintaining knee strength. Without it, your muscles weaken, leaving your joints without ample support and leaving your muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments, and joints vulnerable to misalignment. Your best bet is to choose activities with a low risk of knee injury. A knee injury can double the risk of developing osteoarthritis. Daily moderate exercise is much better for your joints than occasional strenuous exercise. Focus on low-impact activities that build stamina, strength, and flexibility, such as yoga, walking, biking, swimming, and weight lifting. These types of exercise can help enhance circulation, improve your range of motion, and build the muscles that surround the knee joints. One study revealed that a relatively small increase in quadriceps strength (20%â€“25%) can lead to a 20%â€“30% decrease in the chance of developing knee osteoarthritis. Aim for a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise on most days of the week.
Water workouts provide low-impact resistance and add a strength-training aspect to aerobic exercises such as walking or jogging. T'ai chi can help increase your range of motion, lengthen your muscles, and make your ligaments and tendons more resilient.
Isometric exercises and yoga strengthen core body muscles as well as leg muscles that support the knee. 3. Are you overusing some muscles and joints? Staying active is one of the best things you can do to protect your knees, but you should avoid repetitive strain on muscles and joints. For example, repeatedly engaging in the same activity -- whether for work, recreation, or exercise -- may loosen tendons or damage cartilage and eventually lead to injuries and possibly even arthritis. Determining if you are overusing a joint requires listening to your body. When you feel pain or discomfort during or after exercise, household chores, or other activities, don't ignore it. Take a break and consider ceasing the activity altogether until you can perform it without pain. In the meantime, stay active by focusing on other activities that do not stress the injured joint. If the pain does not go away in 2 weeks, see your healthcare provider.
To help avoid overuse injuries, spend 5–10 minutes warming up before you exercise and another 5–10 minutes cooling down afterward.
4. Is your body properly aligned? Just as driving a car when the wheels are out of alignment causes the tires to wear irregularly, the same principle holds true for your knees. If your body is not properly aligned, your muscles, joints, and ligaments take more strain than they are able to endure healthfully. Here are some general principles of correct standing posture:
Your back is straight. Don't slump forward at the shoulders or waist. Your knees are slightly bent - they should not be locked. Your abdominal muscles are tight - gently suck in your stomach. Your head is centered over your body. Check yourself in the mirror from side to side. Your weight is evenly distributed between your feet. Do not jut one hip out to the side. A physical therapist can help you assess your biomechanics and teach you proper standing, sitting, walking, running, and lifting techniques that can help spare your joints from extra wear and tear.
5. Are you wearing the right shoes? Shoes that cause your body weight to be unevenly distributed place extra stress on your knee joints. In addition to avoiding obviously uncomfortable or impractical shoes that can throw your stride off and stress your knees, you also should consider a visit to a specialty store if you have special anatomical considerations. As they say, nobody's perfect. Flat or rigid arches, uneven leg length, and bowed legs are fairly common in the general population, and each can contribute to an awkward stride and put pressure on your knees. Consider purchasing at least one of your main pairs of shoes or sneakers at a specialty store where the staff can advise you on which shoes provide the appropriate support for your foot and body type. Before you go, consider a visit with a podiatrist. He or she can help diagnose any additional foot concerns, such as overpronation or supination, and prescribe orthotic inserts that go into your shoes and correct your gait. High-heeled shoes might add to the risk of osteoarthritis or other knee problems: A Harvard University study found that women who wear high heels have stress across the part of the knee where osteoarthritis usually develops.
Be Good to Your Knees Now Arthritis of the knee is common, but it is not necessarily an inevitable consequence of aging. Taking care of your knees now will cost you a lot less time and effort than rehabilitating them down the road.
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There is a lot of media buzz going around these days about Christians dealing with living a life of purity before marriage and having sex when they are married. What does sex life look like for a Christian and how can we inspire others to live as God intended us to? I had a great opportunity to interview Dr. Lindsay Marsh who not only has lived a life purity before marriage, but also she wrote a book about it.
The title of your book, “The Best Sex I Ever Had”, is very straight to the point and powerful, how did you come up with the title? My book series, entitled "The Best Sex of My Life" began with my first book, The Best Sex of My Life: A Guide To Purity and was followed by The Best Sex of My life: Confessions of A Sexual Purity Revolution. I decided upon this title because I knew it would get the attention of the masses. God created sex and He created sex to be a good thing. When I wrote my first book, I was a 30-year-old virgin. I wanted to dispute and challenge the popularity of promiscuity, friends with benefits and uncommitted relationships. I wanted to argue that "the best sex" actually would take place within the covenant of marriage and that God would honor those, who honored Him with their sexuality. I wrote that in 2006 and after meeting Gareth in February 2009 and subsequently getting married in October 2010, I can truly say that God honors those who honor Him. Our friendship, courtship, marriage and now, parent hood has been a beautiful blessing!
Growing up, did you have a lot of peer pressure when it came to sex? Growing up, I think I experienced indirect peer pressure. Meaning, I had friends, acquaintances and peers that were sexually active on some level but I was so busy with athletics, academics and other things that I didn’t really focus on it. However, after having my first ‘real boyfriend’ in high school, my position on keeping my virginity was truly challenged for the first time. He was more ‘experienced’ than I and had certainly been sexually active in his previous relationships. We went from holding hands, to kissing, to rubbing, to humping. I tried to come as close as I could to sex, without actually losing my virginity. Unfortunately, after developing a relationship with the Lord, I realized that He wasn’t pleased with the rubbing and humping…just like He wasn’t pleased with the act of intercourse. Fortunately, that relationship ended after high school and when I went away to George Washington University for school, my relationship with the Lord began to really mature and my outlook of relationship and sexuality began to really change.
How did you stay true in waiting for sex until marriage? In my first book, The Best Sex of My Life: A Guide To Purity, I explain how I lived by what I have called the “10 Choices To Keep You Out of Trouble”. In principle, I governed my life and my decision-making with these 10 choices. 1)Guard your heart: I was very selective about the music, movies and entertainment I exposed myself to on a consistent basis. 2)Honor your parents/pastors/mentors: I was accountable to other people in my life during my dating/courting/engagement experience. 3)Hang with people who have your answer, get away from people who have your problem: I surrounded myself with other people who also desired to live a life of sexual purity.
4)Pursue sexual purity: I stopped putting myself in compromising situations that could lead to increased sexual temptation (i.e. sleepovers, clubs, etc…) 5)Build your self-esteem around the Word: I did not determine my worth and value by whether or not I had a man, went on dates, or had the affection of a man. 6)Decide to come to church, bible study and sessions that promote spiritual growth: I made my spiritual growth and development a high priority, as the foundation for a successful life. 7)Get a vision for your mate, academics, profession, future, ministry etc: I continued to attend medical school, specialize in anesthesiology, write my books, start Worth The Wait Revolution and pursue all that God had for me, in spite of being single. 8)Pray consistently: I allowed the voice of the Holy Spirit to lead me, above my emotions…even if I thought a guy was attractive. 9)Change your attitude (walk in love): I remained teachable throughout the process, so that others could correct me and help me stay focused throughout my journey. 10)Stop the sin: I had to stop being my own worst enemy in many ways.
As women, we crave to be loved. What gave you the strength to trust and not waiver in believing that you will find the right man for you for so long? Honestly, I held fast to Psalms 37:3,4. It states, “Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and feed on Hid faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.” God had been so faithful to me in times past, that I totally trusted that He would not fail me with regard to my husband. I had a vision for my future husband, I kept it before me and I even prayed for my husband (even though I did not yet know him). I continued to invest in myself, pursue my goals and maximize the season of my single state…knowing that like all seasons, it would come to an end one day.
Dr. Lindsay Marsh is a young, inspiring woman with a heart to see young people: teenagers, college students and singles, experience God's best, and fulfill their destinies, while keeping their own 'flavor' as a sold-out believer, who is not ashamed of the gospel. Originally from Shaker Heights, Ohio, Minister Lindsay attended The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. for undergraduate, medical school, and post-graduate training, specializing in anesthesiology. June 2006 marks the official completion of her residency training in anesthesiology, concluding a long road of intensive training and sacrifice, accomplished only by His grace. She was chosen as an Early Selection Honoree for the School of Medicine, and therefore exempt from taking the national qualifying exam, the MCAT. Yielding to the call of God on her life, she was ordained at the age of 21, became a physician at the age of 25, and began building her first dream home at the age of 27. She openly shares her present triumphs and past struggles of keeping her virginity and living a pure life before God, to provide an example for young believers to follow. Upon moving to Washington, DC at the age of 18, she connected with her awesome Pastors and mentors Drs. Mike and Dee-Dee Freeman of Spirit of Faith Christian Center, in Temple Hills, M.D. At Spirit of Faith, Minister Lindsay serves as one of her Pastors' personal assistants and is director of Word Up!, a Christian campus outreach designed to focus on college issues like, sex, Greek life, relationships, and money management. Minister Lindsay and one of her close friends founded Word Up! during their sophomore year of college, providing a bible-believing, bible-teaching resource for their peers. GW awarded her with the 'Excellence in Student Life Award', a campus honor and scholarship acknowledging outstanding student leadership and service within the campus community. She is also CEO and creative director of Worth The Wait, LLC an exciting, new clothing label, which challenges the current standard of our day, by emphasizing and celebrating abstinence. Worth The Wait is sexual purity urban expression gear for both men and women. This clothing line is for those who accept the task of representing sexual purity with a little contemporary style and urban class. She is also a leader for S.W.A.T. (Sold-Out Word Activated Teenagers), a radical ministry focused on providing teenagers with real life answers from the Word, to everyday situations.
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