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  • Blog Post: Food for Thought

    I’ve had some interesting adventures in the supermarket and the kitchen the last few weeks. I recently made a wholehearted decision to cut gluten, nuts, dairy and soy from my diet. That goes along with the caffeine and fast food I cut out about a month or so ago, and regrettably, most chocolate...
  • Blog Post: What's Eating You?: Episode 318

    Listen to this week's show! Roundtable: Food Is My Enemy In a culture obsessed with fitness, thinness and beauty, the messages around "acceptable" standards of how we look are absorbed at an early age. For some, keeping up with these standards translates into unhealthy, unwise, and even...
  • Blog Post: Five Ways to Get in the Gym and Stay There

    I vividly remember the day I decided I needed to get into the gym. I was a 23-year-old law student, and I had just come back from lunch at Taco Bell, where I had woofed down three soft tacos, a Nachos Supreme, and a bean burrito. I felt bloated, gross and out of shape — and well, I was. I...
  • Blog Post: Under the Influence: Episode 312

    Listen to this week's show! Roundtable: Drug and Alcohol Abuse Maybe it started with a little high school partying or doing happy hour with friends after work. Or maybe that prescription got refilled and refilled until now you can't live without it. Drug and alcohol dependence doesn't...
  • Blog Post: Stop Worshiping Your Virginity

    When I was 16 years old, a middle-aged guy from my church gave me advice on choosing a woman to marry. According to that man, the most important consideration was the following: "Whatever you do, Josh, make sure you marry a virgin." I had heard this advice from many others in the church...
  • Blog Post: A Fresh Start: Episode 309

    Listen to this week's show! Roundtable: Working It All Out With each new year comes a firm resolve to get healthy. That resolve tends to fade by, oh, January 5 th . Not this year. Featuring folks who have battled the workout monster and won, we discuss fun, effective and attainable (finally...
  • Blog Post: 40 Resolutions to Consider Making in 2014

    Not everyone likes making New Year’s Resolutions. What could be worse than setting yourself up for failure once a year? But resolutions can be helpful. We should expect some difficulty when establishing new habits and setting new goals. Success is learning to press on and push through in order...
  • Blog Post: Counseling: Your Future Self Will Thank You

    The most popular article on RelevantMagazine.com is " What To Know When You’re 25(ish) ." I remember reading it and nodding along with everything on the list, but the one that stood out most to me was about the value of counseling. The author writes, “Twenty-five is also a great...
  • Blog Post: Thinking Outside the Box: Episode 301

    Listen to this week's show! Roundtable: One Shot He asks her out; she turns him down; he asks someone else out. And then someone else. He doesn’t like being turned down, nor does the-girl-down-the-line like being choice number three — or six. It can get awkward. Are there any rules...
  • Blog Post: We're Not Getting Younger

    Health and general wellness has been on my mind these past few weeks as I've been in and out of the doctor's office for various ailments. I finally realized that even though I'm young at 23, I'm not as young as I used to be when my body felt like it could handle anything. I've...
  • Blog Post: Take the Gospel to the Gym

    If you’re on social media at all, you’ve surely come across an image of a Victoria’s Secret esque model accompanied by a quote like, "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels." At first blush, it’s easy to dismiss the images as nothing more than a motivational poster, but Fitspo (fitness...
  • Blog Post: Outward Attractiveness vs. Inner Beauty

    Today's Boundless Answers by Candice reminded me of an e-mail I received a few weeks ago. A guy friend of mine in another town told me one of his friends was starting a Bible study to encourage the women in their singles' group to put appropriate effort into their outward appearance. "Basically...
  • Blog Post: Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Pig?

    Can you imagine a widespread outbreak of influenza in the United States? Can you imagine, say, a couple of hundred thousand of your neighbors having it so severe that they need to go to the hospital? And can you imagine some 36,000 of them actually die from the flu? Yeah, that happened last year...
  • Blog Post: There's a Pill for That

    One pill, multiple benefits. Sounds easy enough, right? Apparently most of us think so as a recent CDC report found that a majority of Americans are now taking vitamin supplements. And who can blame us? It is seemingly possible to find any pill to solve almost any need, deficiency or symptom. I...
  • Blog Post: Loss

    Yesterday morning, I slipped our new videocamera into my jacket pocket and headed out the door with my wife and oldest daughter. We were going to the hospital to hear our 10-week-old baby's heartbeat for the first time, and I wanted to capture that exciting moment. We arrived and checked in...
  • Blog Post: The Face in the Mirror

    I didn't want to look at myself in the mirror. When I was young and had every dream before me, I had never envisioned that I would be capable of what I had just done. For no reason other than just boredom, I had done the unthinkable. I had voluntarily shaved off all of my facial hair. I...
  • Blog Post: Death by Denial

    Since my previous article opened a political can of worms…why not continue? I see on my last post someone referenced the movie Sicko by Michael Moore. Recently I was required to watch this for one of my classes. It left me speechless (figuratively of course, I actually couldn’t quit asking questions...
  • Blog Post: Health Care: The Good, Bad and Ugly

    After getting married last summer, I’ve been slowly undergoing the process of officially changing my last name. Several weeks ago, I finally switched that information at my pharmacy and then switched to a different pharmacy, closer to my new home. This coincided nicely, so I thought, with a prescription...
  • Blog Post: Should Churches Push Contraception?

    Young evangelical leaders at the recent Q conference in DC were asked, as part of a panel on reducing abortions, this question:  "Do you believe that churches should advocate contraception for their single 20-somethings?" The "yes" crowd was 66 percent large. Only 34 percent...
  • Blog Post: Driving While Texting

    Over the weekend I read where a California woman who caused a fatal car accident while text-messaging was sentenced to six years in prison. I shuddered. I shuddered because I've done that; I've texted while driving. I don't know that I've ever written one or tried to complete a transaction...
  • Blog Post: Do You Like to Cook?

    I hate to admit my insecurities, but today I'm going to do just that. What is it, you ask? Cooking. You see, I think I like it, and I want to like it. But I don't do it very often. Cooking for a household of one often involves boiling a pot of water and popping open a jar of pasta sauce...
  • Blog Post: A Better Motivation to Exercise

    Staying active is not easy for me. I am a native of Wisconsin, where winters are long. I’ve also never been too involved in sports. In fact, for much of my life, the notion of exercise has felt like a burden and a losing battle.   But why is regular exercise so difficult for many of us? ...
  • Blog Post: HSAs and the Health Care 'Crisis'

    America faces a manageable challenge: how to help a relatively small share of the population purchase health insurance. Obamacare is too big a solution chasing too small a problem -- like hunting quail with a howitzer. So begins an article published today by the National Review Online. In "...
  • Blog Post: Quackery

    There have been a number of stem cell research happenings in the news lately that I, as the bioethics analyst for CitizenLink , couldn’t help but notice. For starters, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have approved more embryonic stem cell lines for the embryonic stem cell registry, a fancy way...
  • Blog Post: Must Have Coffee

    I get pretty sleepy around this time in the afternoon. Mostly I just suffer through it and do something akin to sleep-working for the rest of the day. Sometimes I can't even remember what I did between the hours of 1:30-3:30 PM (not really). It's why I splurged on some Starbucks VIA Ready...