Getting Healthy

Written by Dr. Rachel Tambunan

The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 6:19 that our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit. 

Wow! My body is the temple of the Holy Spirit? We should feel privileged to even have this opportunity! If we are having company over to our house, it’s always a mad rush to make sure the toys are picked up, the crumbs are vacuumed, and things are set in order. Why? Because we want to give our guests a warm welcome! Same with the Holy Spirit. As Christians, one way we can tidy up our body is to be healthy.

The church I go to focuses on health with this acronym: NEWSTART.

N– Nutrition
E– Exercise
W– Water
S– Sunlight
T– Temperance
A– Air
R– Rest
T– Trust in God

Checking off each letter of NEWSTART will help us get back on track! Especially with the year ending, and the new year upon us, why not set some New Year Resolutions that will stick?

Here is one of our favorite healthy recipes that my family loves. When my daughter was born 5 years ago, we found out she was allergic to one of the proteins in milk. That was tricky, as I loved cheese and ice cream. Breastfeeding her meant I had to cut out dairy. Thankfully there are alternatives to dairy out there, and they are tasty! Since then, it has been a mission of mine to find recipes that are healthy and dairy free that I can make for her.Dairy-free Mac & Cheese adopted from a combination of dairy-free mac and cheese recipes we have used through the years.

Ingredients:
12 oz uncooked pasta
1 medium sweet potato: peeled and cubed
1 cup raw cashews 
1 medium onion: roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic: minced
1 cup plant based milk
2 TBSP olive oil
½ tsp salt
½ tsp turmeric
3 TBSP Nutritional Yeast
½ tsp paprika 

Instructions:
-Soak your cashews overnight. Or you can put cashews in a pot of water, bring to a boil, then turn off the heat. Cover the pot and let sit for 10 minutes, then drain the water.
-Prepare pasta according to the package, drain, set aside.
-Boil the onion and sweet potato in water until soft, about 5-10 minutes, drain
-Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth
-Season to taste
-Mix cheese sauce with pasta & enjoy!

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Written by Dr. Rachel Tambunan

Dr. Rachel Tambunan owns Arc Dental Health. If you visit her instagram page, you know she loves incorporating her faith into her business. She loves making smiles better with Jesus and Dentistry.

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