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Nourish to Flourish

Posted by Sharon Krause on Sep 27, 2021 6:00:00 AM

As people age, they may be increasingly aware of which foods are good for them to eat and which ones they should avoid. Some of us take daily medications as well as dietary supplement pills in an effort to maintain health and fitness. Certain herbs and spices help to make our recipes taste good and have healthful properties as well. Sometimes I wonder why I don’t jingle or rattle when I walk as I consider the number of supplements and meds I take every day.

 On his website (https://draxe.com), Dr. Josh Axe once discussed healing and nourishing herbs mentioned in the Bible. Among others, anise, bitter herbs, cinnamon, cumin, and garlic were used in biblical days for flavoring and because of their medicinal effectiveness.

Imagine that there were supplements we could take that would positively affect our attitudes and responses to others so that we would be more in line with what Jesus would do. What if we could buy the milk of human kindness in the grocery store and drink it to make us kinder? What if Bit O’ Honey candies or sweet peas could cause us to be sweeter? What if eating cucumbers could actually keep us “cool as a cucumber” and control a quick temper while making us more patient? Maybe the bakery department of the grocery store could supply humble pie which, when eaten, would make us less self-absorbed and more solicitous of others.

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Topics: salt of the earth, spiritual life, Sharon Krause, nourishing the soul

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