espite late season snowfalls like the one recently experienced, spring is indeed near and Endeleo is preparing for another robust farmers market season this summer at Trinity. But we shouldn’t be hibernating with bad habits waiting for summer to eat healthy. As First Lady Monica Moss so eloquently stated at a recent Wednesday night Trinity service, “We shouldn’t be on a diet; we should be on a live it!” Which means eating healthy, drinking more water and exercising are the keys to honoring the temple which is your body.
Mrs. Moss was recently joined by her husband, Reverend Otis Moss, III and Trinity’s own Dr. Terry Mason, who all participated in a weekly “Mind, Body and Soul” series as part of Trinity’s weekly Wednesday at the Well worship service. Each week during the month of March, these three tireless proponents of healthy eating will share wisdom from a biblical, medical and practical perspective to guide our congregation and community on the dangers of eating foods outside the confines of how we are designed. One such food is sugar. In fact, in many respects sugar is widely gaining steam from a research perspective as the link to heart disease, stroke and even cancer.
The Endeleo Institute is working on a strategic partnership with the American Heart Association to help amplify this critical message in community. AHA, which is seeking to reduce heart disease by 20% by the year 2020 has done extensive research on sugar and its link to these highly preventable diseases, including its support of the recently proposed ban on sugary drinks, which impacts our children in the form of obesity and even Diabetes at very young ages.
So do something for you and your family’s health by stopping by Trinity the remaining Wednesdays or streaming it online at tucc.org to learn more how our community can participate in its own healing. For sugar may indeed prove to be more addictive than cocaine.
See you in class…
Wednesdays until April 5th
Trinity United Church of Christ
400 W. 95th Street