Mind Over Matter by Lillie Witherspoon



Life style changes begins with self. Many individuals desiring to make changes in their health is  at the time of an onset of illness. They will usually confer with the medical professional for symptom relief rather than following a healthy lifestyle for healing or reversal of the condition. Let’s look at some key pointers to remember when you are approaching a new venture in life.

Take charge of your life with “Mind Over Matter’: 1. It takes time to change a habit ( You are switching tracks in the brain, instead of eating chips and drinking a soda when you feel a hunger pain or some other quick fix. You will rely on and base you hunger sensation on information instead of feelings. You know that if you had eaten an adequate meal and drinking at least eight glasses of water a day, Mind Over Matter will kick in and say to you, “You are not hungry. A glass of water is all you need. It is not time to eat.” Satisfying yourself with a glass of water ends the hunger sensation and you are back to work again in stead of the chips and soda.

The first few days are the most difficult ones. As for me, this was my water and pray time.  I keep a water bottle near me for my support and reminder. I even take one to bed with me. Right on my night stand .  When I see the water bottle, I am reminded not to snack but drink water. There will be times that the temptations will surface. Be of good cheer. The frequency and strength of the old habit will decrease and soon the victory will be yours. Keep the faith that you can do it. Divine help is waiting to assist you. You will overcome! There is a Bible promise from 1Corinthians 10:3, which says that: There hath  no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may bear it.”

Individuals with spiritual values and have established a relationship with God tends to express a highly level of motivation to their lifestyle changes than those who don’t. There are studies with over 250 published research papers which show that Seventh-Day Adventists  live 10 years longer than the average person. This is due primarily to their vegetarian, exercising, non-smoking and non-alcohol/drugs temperate lifestyle. You may go to the Adventist Health Study website for more information www.llu.edu/llu/health .

There is more to come! Our next topic will be the Natural Remedies for a healthy life, with Mind Over Matter.  By the way, try my recipe on Southern Cornbread Casserole, it’s vegetarian of course..

MuDear’s Southern Cornbread Casserole
Preheat oven 350
1 – 14oz can whole kernel corn (do not drain)
1 – 14oz can cream style corn
1cup veggie sour cream (Better than Sour Cream is my favorite brand)
2 beaten eggs
½ cup olive oil
1 cup self rising cornmeal
1/8 tsp tumeric (if using white corn meal )
2 tbsp natural/raw sugar
Mix the first 5 ingredients together. Mix the last three ingredients together. Stir all ingredients together. Heat the greased large casserole pan or 9×12 pan. Bake at 350degrees for 50 minutes until light brown. Let the dish stand for 5 minutes to set before serving. Cut out carefully or spoon out and serve.

12 individual casserole dishes may be used instead of the casserole dish or the oblong dish.