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Do Lesbians put Themselves at Risk for Breast Cancer?


I was once told that lesbians have fewer health risks than any other population. One connection I wonder if anyone has noticed, is the fact that lesbians who choose not to have children, may be at a higher risk for breast … Continue reading

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Is Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) the Judgment of God?


Just as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the people of the cities around them are an example, having given themselves over to sexual sin, went after those of the same sex, and suffered the punishment of everlasting fire. In this way, … Continue reading

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Birth Control Versus Natural Family Planning: A Choice for the Christian Community


“In the hours of conception every aspect of the genetic inheritance for a new individual will be determined once and for all: to be a boy or girl, with brown, or with blue eyes, fair or dark, tall or short; … Continue reading

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Center for Disease Control official arrested for Bestiality


Just last week, Dr. Kimberly Quinlan Lindsey, a top CDC official, was arrested and charged with two counts of child molestation and one count of bestiality. Lindsey and her boyfriend Thomas Joseph Westerman,  apparently involved a six year old in their sexual … Continue reading

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A Christian Perspective of Perimenopause and Menopause in Women Part 2


Perimenopause, is the time in which a woman’s body makes a natural shift from regular cycles of ovulation and menstruation toward no menstruation and infertility, or menopause. As estrogen decreases, the 40ish woman is at higher risk of certain health … Continue reading

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A Christian Perspective of Perimenopause and Menopause in Women Part 1


Mom of 8 Parenting Little People After my last child was born when I was 37 years old, I began experiencing some symptoms, which were confusing at best, and driving me crazy at worst. At first, I suspected it was … Continue reading

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Why Women and their Partners should Stop Smoking, Now!


Cigarette smoking causes problems for women by increasing their PMS symptoms, causing infertility problems, and risking the health of their babies.  According to a 2008 University of Massachusetts study, smokers are more than twice as likely to develop premenstrual syndrome … Continue reading

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October is Awareness of Breast Cancer Month and Awareness of Domestic Violence Month


October is Breast Cancer Awareness month as well as Domestic ViolenceAwareness month. So in recognition of breast cancer awareness month, I wanted to give my readers some information on it, as well as my usual info on domestic violence. And just … Continue reading

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A Christian Perspective of Cigarette, Alcohol, and Drug Addictions Part 2


The prevalence of cigarette, alcohol, and drug problems in the American population as a whole is quite astounding. As Christians, we are not immune to these problems. Some Christians have jokingly said that coffee, chocolate, and colas (caffeine) are the … Continue reading

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I Complained


And the children of Israel complained… A new take on an old story I complained of not having any new shoes until I met someone who couldn’t walk from an accident. I complained of having to eat too many left … Continue reading

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Natural Remedies for Women


Natural Remedies for Women Eighteeen Useful herbs for Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, Child Care, Infertility, Dysmenorrhea, and Loss of Sex Drive.    Amaranth- Leaf tea is used to stem profuse menstruation.  Chamomile- Tea made from the flowers is used to treat colicky … Continue reading

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The Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey


The Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey Why is it that people in civilized countries have such horrific health problems?  Because we eat so many refined and processed foods, which are far removed from their more natural ancestors.  … Continue reading

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The Safety and Morality of Vaccines for Children


The Safety and Morality of Vaccines for Children Immunizations and Alternate Schedules   Human babies are born with protection against most diseases because antibodies from the mother are passed on to them through the placenta at birth; and after birth, … Continue reading

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On Mama’s Breast


Too soon she will learn that life is hard. I lay my baby against my breast Peaceful in a world of trouble She nurses content in her mother’s arms For life is not yet a struggle Too soon she will … Continue reading

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Two Strong Women: A Mother and Daughter


Some retrospections about a mother and daughter, who faced the hard knocks of life together and overcame it. From the first time I set foot in North Carolina, I knew this was a place of strong women, because my daughter … Continue reading

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The Effects of Spiritual Maturity on the Physical Aging Process and Choice of End of Life Measures


Introduction Spirituality has been viewed by some as a non-measurable aspect of the person, but there has been some investigation into empirical evidence concerning spirituality measures.  Some measures of spiritual maturity have been studied, and the researchers seem to have … Continue reading

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A Christian Perspective of Suicide Prevention


Suicide is believed to be the third leading cause of death for young people, especially teens, in the United States of America, though there are many more attempts than actual suicide completions. There are usually significant signs in adolescents before … Continue reading

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Suicide Prevention for Teens


Suicide is believed to be the third leading cause of death for teens in the United States of America, though there are many more attempts than actual suicide completions.  There are usually significant signs in teens before an attempt is … Continue reading

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A Gentle Rain


A Gentle Rain ©2010 Kimberly Hartfield I awake to hear the morning dove coo My soul rejoices with the refrain I lay smiling at the remembrance of you And feel the drops of a gentle rain One sparkling drop down … Continue reading

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Seven Secrets Your Vet Won’t Tell You


If you’re frustrated because you’ve been spending a fortune buying pet products that sometimes don’t even work, then here are some home remedies and suggestions that may be helpful in these days of hard times and high gas prices. As … Continue reading

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A Christian Perspective on Adolescence


  A Christian Perspective on Adolescence ©2005 Rev. Kimberly Hartfield, B.S.                 Adolescence is a tumultuous time in most teenagers’ lives.  Almost every teen faces some degree of adolescent insecurity.  How a teen perceives the way peers view them as … Continue reading

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A Christian Perspective of the Systemic Outcomes of Food Addictions – Part 3


A Christian Perspective of the Systemic Outcomes of Food Addictions – Part 3 ©2003 Kimberly Hartfield Food addictions are a significant problem in our overindulgent and mostly prosperous American society. Obesity in every age group can be caused by poor … Continue reading

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Systemic Outcomes of Childhood Sexual Abuse as related to Addictions – Part 7


Systemic Outcomes of Childhood Sexual Abuse as related to Addictions – Part 7 In a consequential environment where every action draws a reaction of similar or greater proportion, childhood sexual abuse affects our own behaviors, which can interfere with our … Continue reading

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A Christian perspective of the Systemic Outcomes of Self Injury and Various Other Addictions – Part 4


A Christian perspective of the Systemic Outcomes of Self Injury and Various Other Addictions – Part 4 ©2003 Kimberly Hartfield Addictions of every kind are increasingly controlling the lives of Americans. Self- injury, obsessive compulsive disorder, various conduct disorders, and … Continue reading

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The Systemic Outcomes of Various Addictions – Part 1


The Systemic Outcomes of Various Addictions – Part 1 ©2003 Kimberly Hartfield   Addictions are sub-conscious choice processes that compulsively drive an addict to repeat behavior in spite of the personal and societal consequences of that action.  In his book … Continue reading

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