iBeGat Health

Interview with Christian Chapman

Many times in my life, I have heard many different inspirational speakers and pastors. I often would sit in church, but never realized the meaning of one true sermon. When I heard Christian for the first time, I was immediately interested in his testimony and the lesson that he had to share about what he learned about his walk with ...

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Summer Fun? Stay Hydrated!

Here are some good reminders of summer safety in the sunny, hot days! Have fun–and be safe! Dehydration Dehydration among teens playing sports is common, especially in the hot summer months, but may go unnoticed in its milder forms, Leonard says. Younger children are more prone to dehydration because their bodies produce more heat while sweating less. Teens recovering from ...

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Remembering Memorial Day

My husband, John, and I have an odd date we love to plan–it’s one of our favorites. We change into our yard-work clothes, old and raggy, load up our beat up 1989 Ford F150 with cuttings, branches, and other green waste, and head to the county dump. Jackson joins us. What dog would turn down the chance to ride through ...

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A Controlling Definition

June 21, 2010 by Allison Blass Last night at my church, my pastor was talking about ways in which we define ourselves. He shared an anecdote about how, when speaking to a group of students, a boy asks, “Since you’re from Dallas, are you a Rangers fan or a Yankees fan?” My pastor responds, “I’m a Christian! But I root ...

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A Tongue and Pole?

It’s thought this term originated in the 1800s, and it is a known as a reference to the idea of someone pushing their tongue against their cheek to maintain a straight facial expression, or to prevent laughter which might give a joke away. Pressing your tongue against the side of your cheek can help to hold back a smile, and ...

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Being a Diabetic – Loving Thanksgiving

I love, love, love Thanksgiving. Memories, food, family, and old movies make it a cozy, comfortable day. Not if you’re a diabetic and didn’t prepare for the challenge. DO NOT hate the day. DO NOT begrudge your situation. You can make it work–really. You can satisfy your wants and remain healthy about your choices. “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks ...

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Diabetes and Halloween – Tips to Help You Survive

Candy, sugar everywhere…what to do and how to care Don’t get frustrated, there is a way to manage your blood sugar levels on Halloween. Being too restrictive on yourself will lead to closet binging. I know, I’ve done it. My life and my family’s life changed big time when I became a diabetic. I was only ten years old and ...

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