The panic-mongering ramps back up; re-centering the George Floyd narrative; on Big Boy and Big Girl pants and the propriety thereof; and calling out yet another federal evasion of the law.

It’s Not Over (Live) – Israel & New Breed [Official]

Artist: Israel & New Breed – Song: It’s Not Over (Official Live Concert) – live album: “Jesus At The Center” (2012)

Chorus:

It’s not over
It’s not finished
It’s not ending
It’s only the beginning
When God is in it
All things are new

Verse:

I know it’s darkest just before dawn
Might be the hardest season you’ve experienced
I know it hurts
It won’t be too long
‘Cause you’re closer than you think you are
You’re closer than you’ve been before

Pre-chorus:

So look to the sky
Help is on the way

Verse:

Something is moving
Turning around
Seasons are changing
Everything is different now
Here comes the sun
Piercing the clouds
You’re closer than you think you are
Closer than you’ve been before

Bridge:

So look to the sky
Help is on the way
Our God is faithful
He’s faithful to save

Refrain:

When God is in it
There is no limit
When God is in it
It’s not over it’s not over

Ad-lib:

It’s not over till God says so
So I’ll count it all joy
You make all things new

Health Habits That Can Backfire

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Healthy’ Choices

You have a lot of options when you’re trying to eat right, but not all choices are what they seem. Some that sound healthy can actually have the opposite effect.

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Drinking Diet Soda

While cutting down on sugar is good for you, artificial sweeteners may cause different issues. Studies show that people who drink diet soda tend to eat more, especially more high-calorie foods. They also usually have a higher body mass index (BMI). Your healthiest choice is always water. You can always add some flavor with things like raspberries, cucumber, mint, lemon, or lime.

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Catching Up’ on Sleep

Sleeping in on the weekends sounds great, but it doesn’t make up for not getting 7 to 9 hours a night during the week. It can actually mess with your body clock and make you feel groggy. You also might have trouble focusing or reacting. The best way to get back in rhythm is to go to bed earlier and wake up about the same time every day.

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Drinking Red Wine

This popular choice has antioxidants called polyphenols that are thought to be good for your heart. In fact, no study has shown any definite health benefits of drinking red wine. You can still enjoy it in moderation — one 5-ounce glass a day for women, two for men. But there’s no reason to start drinking it if you don’t already. And overdoing it with alcohol has been linked to heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and certain cancers.

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Cutting Out Carbs

Carbohydrates are a micronutrient — they give you energy and serve as fuel for your muscles and your brain. So getting rid of them completely, as with the keto diet, may not be a good idea — and it’s not easy to give them up forever. It’s a better idea to establish good habits you can stick with for the long haul, like having more carbs when you’re active and fewer when you’re not.

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Juice Cleanses or Detoxes

These might sound like a good way to lose weight and give your digestive system “a break,” but most of the weight loss is water. What’s more, it deprives you of vital nutrients, like proteins and fats. Your lungs, liver, and kidneys are designed to remove toxins from your body, so the best eating plan is one that gives you the vitamins and minerals you need to keep those organs healthy. 

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Looking for ‘Healthy’ Labels

Just because a food is called “all natural” or “healthy” doesn’t mean it’s good for you. There’s no official definition for either term, so both are open to interpretation. To truly understand how good (or bad) something is for you, read the nutrition facts label and the ingredients list. That’s the only way to know what you’re getting.

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Relying on Supplements

Your body needs a lot of different vitamins and minerals to work the way it should. It might seem easier to get them all in a pill. Some dietary supplements, like calcium, can help fill in gaps, but they’re not meant to replace good nutrition. Your body can use several of those nutrients better if you get them through food.

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Using Hand Sanitizer Too Often

Estimates say the convenience of making your hands germ-free without soap and water has helped make hand sanitizing a $200 million business in the U.S. The alcohol base does prevent the spread of some germs, like Staphylococcus aureus (staph). But it’s best to use it only when you need to. Studies show that the widespread use of it has led certain germs to grow stronger and, in some cases, make the sanitizers less effective.

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Drinking Bottled Water

Studies have shown that bottled water isn’t any better for you than tap water. In fact, government standards are higher for tap water. And some impurities, like microplastics, can reach the water from the plastic in the bottles themselves. What’s more, 86% of water bottles aren’t recycled and America’s annual demand for those bottles takes about 17 million barrels of oil.

 

https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/ss/slideshow-health-habits-backfire?ecd=wnl_spr_061520_PTID&ctr=wnl-spr-061520-PTID_nsl-Bodymodule_Position1&mb=mtRyJ1tXmlZieRw%2fhfzzD2dEpmNqbUHLPxijZBy9JNk%3d