FROM YOUR PARISH NURSE
Do you eat enough green veggies to make your bones happy?
This nutrient is needed by your bones. As you age, you become less proficient in absorbing it too - especially if you skimp on green veggies. And sometimes even if you don't skimp, you don't get enough of this nutrient for your bones. No wonder 80 percent of people are deficient. What is this important nutrient? Magnesium. Foods high in magnesium include dark green leafy vegetables, nuts and seeds (especially pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, brazil nuts, cashews, pine nuts, flaxseed and pecans), fish, beans, whole grains, avocados, yogurt, bananas, dried fruit, and dark chocolate.
Caution: too much magnesium will cause diarrhea and the body tries to get rid of the excess.
Prayer Shawl Ministry is Here for Caring and Sharing
In the biblical account of Bethesda, a place of healing beside a pool, it was believed that when the Spirit of God stirred the waters, the first person to enter would be healed. Many people would stay near the pool, waiting for the waters to be stirred.
The story is told of a paralyzed man who waited at the pool for 38 years without a cure. He needed a caring friend - someone to help him reach the waters after the Spirit had stirred them. There are many in our communities today who also wait for a caring friend. Our greatest gift would be to help them reach the waters and find healing. Think about your family members, neighbors and various acquaintances. Could someone who is ill or hurting be waiting for a visit from you? How might God work through you to help someone heal? Please remember our Prayer Shawl Ministry is here for you to share.
Peace and health in Christ, Marcia L. Isherwood, RN, BSN
Aurora Parish Nurse in Partnership with St. John Lutheran/Cudahy
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