A Look Inside Dr Carol Ministries

A Look Inside Dr Carol Ministries

Sneak PeekDear Friend,

This time I’m just writing to you as a friend. I want to give you a look inside at a few things going on with us, and hope you become excited as we are! Every now and then God stretches you, and it’s our job to be ready to grow.

Before I get to that, I want to say a huge Thank You to those of you who responded during the past couple weeks to my request to hear from you. I’ve spoken with a number of you by phone, and with more of you online. THANK YOU for sharing bits of your story, your challenges, your hopes and dreams, and the parts of your life where you see God working. You’ve encouraged, stimulated, and impressed me. And for some of you I’ve had to struggle to not shed a few tears.

And by the way, I’m still eager to hear from you. You can send me a confidential message by hitting “Reply” to this email, or use the Contact Us page right here.

So, now for a bit of that inside peak I promised:

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3 Ways to Start Your Day Right

3 Ways to Start Your Day Right

Good MorningHave you ever wished you could go back and start your day over again? You’re frustrated, irritable, and nothing seems to go right. If only you could go back and re-do those first few minutes. Problems can crop up any time, but if you start your day right it surely increases the chances that the rest of your day will be positive.

The routine has become a cliché in today’s busy world: get up late, grab some coffee, skip breakfast, skip almost everything, and slide into work frazzled and distracted. You may have snapped at your spouse or your kids in the mad morning rush. And then it takes you an hour or more to begin getting any real work done. Your family, your boss, your coworkers – hey, YOU! – aren’t getting your best when your day begins that way. And we haven’t even mentioned God yet. Doesn’t He deserve something?

If you plan ahead, you can start your day right in just a matter of minutes. No, I don’t do it perfectly. But when I do these things, the rest of my day certainly goes better. And it will for you too.

3 Super-Starters for your Day

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6 Steps to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

6 Steps to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Prevent Alzheimer's DiseaseYou probably either know or know of someone who developed dementia as they got older. Alzheimer’s disease – the most common form of dementia – is feared by more adults than any other disease except cancer. But dementia is not inevitable. While you may not be able to guarantee how your mind will function in the future, there’s much you can do to effectively prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

“Senior moments” may lead many middle-aged individuals to worry if these are early signs of dementia. Forgetting where you left your keys or missing an appointment because you forgot can be scary. It’s reassuring to know that most people experience such “senior moments” as they get older, and only rarely do these indicate impending dementia. There’s no need to worry unless these are accompanied by other more serious symptoms, or they begin to affect your daily functioning. Other people who know you well can also provide feedback; if your spouse notices a personality change, or if your coworkers are concerned that you’re no longer doing your job adequately, it’s time for further evaluation.

Alzheimer’s disease is a complex disorder involving the death of brain cells. Tangles involving the neurons in the brain, deposits of abnormal proteins such as amyloid, and other specific changes all contribute to this cell death. As more brain cells die, the remaining brain cells eventually become unable to pick up important functions such as memory, communication, and judgment.

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My List of Recommended Nutritional Supplements

My List of Recommended Nutritional Supplements

You can’t watch TV, search the internet, or walk into the pharmacy section of your favorite grocery store without being bombarded by advertisements and promotions that all but promise that THIS supplement will give you energy, cure whatever ails you, and guarantee a long and healthy life. No wonder the nutritional supplements business racks up billions of dollars in sales every year.

But is all that money doing us any good? The claims for many supplements seem too good to be true. And many of them are. But you – you’re not swayed by all that advertising hype! You’re a savvy buyer, and want the best value for your health dollar.

I often get asked about nutritional supplements by patients and others who want to live healthy and feel better the natural way. And that’s smart. So here’s my list of recommended nutritional supplements. It’s a short list, because I demand strong research before being able to recommend any supplement or product. Some of these recommendations are guarded, as you will see. But you asked, and here’s my list.

The supplements I can recommend to my patients and to you:

Phytonutrient supplements:

Few of us get the recommended 9+ servings of fresh fruits and vegetables daily.

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Change One Small Thing, and Change Your Future

Change One Small Thing, and Change Your Future

Walking ShoesJust yesterday I talked with a young lady who is enjoying reading Live Healthy, Live Whole. She identified with Mary, whose story I tell in Chapter 2. Mary waited too long to deal with a physical problem and died much too soon as a result. My new friend felt there were some things in her life that might create problems in the future if she didn’t deal with them now. She didn’t want to end up like Mary.

I hope you feel the same way. There are many areas where something small will change your future – good or bad. One habit, one decision, one risk not taken, one opportunity not explored can sabotage everything you hope to achieve and experience. We’ve heard just this week about another Christian leader whose life and ministry have been forever marred by a moral failure – one bad decision halting his usefulness for at least a number of years.

But that truth is just as strong in the positive direction. One positive mental attitude developed, one investment regularly made, one relationship treasured, and the payoff will be so much more than you ever imagined. In our microwave society we too often forget the power of regular small investments over time. The most valuable achievements take time to grow.

Here are 25 things you can change today that will result in a big payoff tomorrow. Choose just one. Do it consistently, and see the wonderful change your future begins to show. And when that one becomes a habit, choose another one.

25 Small Changes Today to Change Your Future

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