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.

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 

-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!

Find Dr Rachel here

Share this article

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.

More reads

You Don’t Need a “Magical Formula” for Balancing-it-all

. We often look for a sure-tried and true way to find the "magical formula to the balance." We repeatedly search for that influencer who seems to have learned how to juggle it all. We Facebook stalk them (or at least I do) for hours. We download all kinds of charts...

Imperfection is the key to Balance

"Perfection in my business is the enemy of my progress in faith and family."   Last Thursday,  I got obsessed with finding the "perfect font" for a graphic in my biz. My children wanted to go on our regular 2-mile bike ride. "Of course, we can go," after I...

ADHD, God and Your Career

Living with undiagnosed ADHD can create a downward spiral of unwanted side-effects and emotions. The negative aspects of the disorder can cause you to come off as lazy, disconnected and irresponsible, when in reality, you are doing your absolute best to complete...

Interview – How to Cope with Loss

I’m so excited to have my sis Tiffany Jones as one of Redeeming Mommyhood’s featured mamas on Mommyhood Spotlight! Tiffany and I met through the amazing ministry Wives in Waiting (she shares more about it in her interview). We had the pleasure of serving together in...

Pregnancy after Loss: How to Cope and Heal

This past Sunday, August 22, was National Rainbow Baby Day. This day means a lot to me because my sweet boy Josiah is my rainbow baby. In honor of the day, I shared my story of pregnancy after loss on my personal Instagram. I shared how I got pregnant a year after...

Claiming God’s Promises for Your Life

When I was in my final year of high school, my English teacher used to greet us each day: Hello my Beauties!  To start with, this seemed kind of strange.  Because when you’re 17, you definitely don’t always feel beautiful.  But we all endured this term...

The Plan

We get so caught up in “the plan,” don’t we? You know what I’m talking about. That constant desire to know what God wants you to do in this life.  God has been speaking to my heart, and man...this may be the most important lesson I’ve learned so far.  A lot...

The Cause of the Fatherless

Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.” –Isaiah 1:17 It was summer of 2020. My husband and I were newly married and on our honeymoon-turned-ministry-trip across the country. When God...

The Legality of Redemption

If there is one attribute of God and aspect of my story that is paramount to all others, it is redemption. I know what it is to be a slave, and I know what it is to be set free. A slave cannot free themselves. I know what it means to be in captivity, with no hope and...

Power Of A Praying Parent

Like every loving parent, I want the very best for my child.  From schooling to clothing to life experiences—nothing but the best! But as life’s personal ups and downs have a way of teaching us, I have realized that my plans don’t always match God’s plans. This...

Search for more Faith posts



Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



Article Reads

Moms like you sharing struggles, fears, business and faith amidst it all.

Categorized according to our Pillars