The medical missionary work is
a door through which the truth is to find entrance to many homes in the cities.” Ellen G White, Counsels on Health, p. 556
Whole grains with a low Glycemic Index provide an adequate, steady supply of energy by releasing glucose slowly into the blood stream, keeping you mentally alert throughout the day.
Omega-e fats in flaxseed, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, and soybean oil and linseed oil provide essential fatty acids that cannot be made by the body and must be obtained through diet.
Blue berries are effective in improving or delaying short-term memory loss.
Tomatoes provide lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that helps protect against the kind of free radical damage to cells that occurs in the development of dementia, particularly, Alheimer's disease.
B vitamins -- B6, B12, and folic acid -- are known to reduce levels of homocysteine in the blood. Elevated levels are associated with increased risk of stroke, cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer's disease.
Blackcurrants are one of the best sources of Vitamin C, which has long been thought to have the power to increase mental agility.
Pumpkin seeds, a handful each day, will provide the recommended daily amount of zinc, vital for enhancing memory and thinking skills.
Broccoli is a good source of vitamin K, which is known to enhance cognitive function and improve brainpower.
Sage oil has long had a reputation for improving memory, and it is worth adding fresh sage herbs to your diet.
Leafy green vegetables and nuts are a great source of vitamin E, which is thought to help prevent cognitive decline along with asparagus, olives, seeds, eggs, brown rice, and whole grains.
Adapted from Jo Lewin, Nutritional therapist, published by
BBC Good Food, February 3, 2014, http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/10-foods-boost-your-brainpower
[ PRAYER CORNER]
What is a prayer
A prayer journal is a notebook or binder that contains your
prayer request, Bible study notes, verses you are going through, daily
confessions, goals, and revelations that God has shown you.
How Do I make a
The great thing about a prayer journal is that there is no
right or wrong way to make one. A simple notebook that you write verses that
stand out to you, definitions, word studies, prayer requests, Bible study
notes, and confessions.
What Should I Include
in My Prayer Journal?
- Things that God has taught you.
- Verses that apply to the situations in your life.
- Bible study notes.
- Word study notes.
- Definitions. It can be really helpful to look up the definitions of each word in a verse. It is amazing how much deeper you can go with the verse when you get more background on the words used.
- Sermon notes.
- Goals, dreams and desires that God has placed in your heart.
- Prayer requests.
- Answered prayers.
Where/How Should I
Start My Prayer Journal?
A good place to start is to write down the dreams, desires,
goals and prayer requests that God has placed on your heart.
Prayer for the Year
“Let your prayer be, ‘Take me, O Lord, as wholly Thine. I
lay all my plans at your feet. Use me today in Thy service. Abide with me, and
let all my work be wrought in thee.’ This is a daily matter. Each morning
consecrate yourself to God for that day. Surrender all your plans to Him, to be
carried out or given up as His providence shall indicate. Thus day by day you
may be giving your life into the hands of God, and thus your life will be
molded more and more after the life of Christ.” Steps to Christ, p. 66
To download the seminar “An Invitation to Prayer,” go to women.adventist.org