ANCHOR POINTE, The Faith and Fitness Podcast

Faith, Diet, Exercise, Attitude, Positive Imagery, Music and Research

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Charlotte (00:00):

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Skip Orem (00:03):

Hi, everybody from Nashville. I’m Skip Oram, and this is the Anchor Point podcast. Hi, everybody from the Nashville Studios of the X BHS Radio Network. I’m Skip Oram, and this is the November 11th, 2022 episode of the Anchor Point Podcast. This is Veterans Day today in the United States. So let me give a quick shout out and a thank you for your service to all of my fellow veterans listening to Anchor Point today. Anchor Point is the Faith and Fitness podcast with the goal of helping us older folks, baby boomers, in their sixties and seventies and beyond, stay faithful, stay fit, and live alone, healthy, happy life. Just a quick reminder that the Anchor point disease, fighting and fitness model has seven elements, faith, diet, exercise, attitude, positive imagery, music and research. We focused a lot on the positive imagery element over the last several episodes, and then last week we moved into the diet element and we’re gonna continue to focus on that diet element on today’s episode.


A few days ago, I was thinking about this month of November, and so I started going through my music library to search any songs about November. What I found is I went through my iTunes library that there are quite a few songs about November, and some of them are pretty good, but almost all of them are, well, they’re sort of downers and I really want us to think of the month of November in a more positive and uplifting way because after all, having a positive attitude is one of the seven elements of the anchor point disease, fighting and fitness model. Everybody, I think that we should move through this month of November thinking of it as a month of blessings, healing, and renewal. Let’s do this. Let every drop of November rain and especially the November snowflakes, remind us of people in our life past and present who we’d love so much. I think November is like sitting in a theater. The orchestra’s tuning up,

A hush coming over the crowd, the lights are darkening. Can’t you feel the anticipation? Our next act is about to begin. Something wonderful is going to happen to us. November is the prelude. I want you all to have a great November everybody.


This is anchor point’s medical news for seniors. The four hidden dangers from sugar. Every older adult needs to know, and we’re focusing specifically on added sugar. That’s sugar that’s either added by you or by the manufacturer. Think table sugar, brown sugar, agave, corn syrup, honey, molasses, danger number one, it’s loaded with calories, but those calories are useless. They have no nutritional benefit. Danger number two, sugar’s harmful effects get worse with age. Since we’re older, it’s more difficult for our bodies to burn calories, so why do we wanna add useless calories with sugar? All that does is make our efforts to stay at a healthy weight that much more difficult. And as we get older, our bodies become less effective at regulating sugar in the bloodstream and high levels of sugar in our bloodstream can damage organs in our bodies danger. Number three, listen to this. Sugar intake can shorten your lifespan and danger. Number four, eating sugar is habit forming. The more you eat, the more you want. Sugar can kill you, everybody, and that is your anchor point. Medical news for seniors for today,


Sugar, it really can kill you everybody. Excessive sugar consumption, it plays a role in so many chronic diseases and besides it just messes with how we feel and because of that, it’s important for all of us to do all we can to reduce the amount of sugar in our diet. And the absolute best way to do that is to work on reducing your reliance on sugar and sugary foods. If you work on doing that, eventually your palate will adjust and you won’t have to worry about your sugar intake anymore. Well, that’s easier said than done, right, and unfortunately, even using some kind of sugar substitute like those that appear on your restaurant table in those pink and blue and yellow and green packages, unfortunately, none of those sugar substitutes are really good for you because even though they might be calorie free, they tend to do the same bad things to your body that sugar does.


You get those same sugar highs and then those lows from artificial sweeteners as you do from sugar. If you really want to eat something sweet after a meal, perhaps your plan should be to substitute fruit for dessert fruit. It contains other nutrients, and the fiber in fruit causes it to be digested more slowly, and then that limits the spike in blood sugar and insulin that added sugar causes. Now, as I mentioned in the news segment, there are other kinds of sugars, maple syrup, honey date, sugar, coconut, sugar. You’ll sometimes hear them build as more natural, but to your body, they’re essentially sugar and your body reacts to them the same way as sugar, and so they’re really empty calories. So rather than use artificial sweeteners or alternative sugars like Honey, I want you to work real hard to eliminate or significantly reduce the amount of sugar in your diet. I’m almost down to no sugar in my coffee. That one’s hard, and I try as much as I can to keep reducing the amount of sugar that I use, love my dark chocolate, but I’m working to be extremely moderate with that bottom line advice. Everybody think about sugar every time you start to use it or eat something that contains sugar.


I continue to be fascinated by sugar. How can something that tastes so good, bring so much pleasure, be so deadly? But it is. I mean, I have this love hate relationship with sugar. I love the taste of it so much and I hate it. I hate it because I’m certain that it contributed to me getting prostate cancer. I had worked hard my whole life to stay in shape, but I would enjoy eating sugar and foods with sugar in them because I knew that if I controlled the portion and the calories and then added my exercise program, I’d be okay. I’d stay healthy. I wouldn’t get fat. The fact is that was a lie. I’d enjoy that sugar, that candy I exercised daily. I controlled my portions. I was sure that I was bulletproof, but I didn’t stay healthy. I got really sick. Cancer paid me a visit, tried to wipe me out.


Of course, lots of things can contribute to us getting cancer, but I have this strong belief and much of my research proves this out. Cancer loves sugar. Please, everybody, at the very least, stay under the daily gram allowance for men. That’s no more than 150 calories per day for sugar, no more than 37 grams per day for women, it’s a hundred calories per day, only 25 grams per day. Be constantly aware of the number of sugar grams that you’re putting into your body every single day and know this about sugar. Sugar can kill you. It causes weight gain, it increases your risk of heart disease. It increases your risk of type two diabetes. It increases your risk of cancer and it can cause depression. It actually accelerates the skin aging process. It ages your cells, drains your energy. It can lead to fatty liver sugar’s. Not good stuff, Stu.


As this podcast continues to grow in the number of listeners worldwide, I want to thank each and every one of you for pushing that play button on the Anchor Point podcast each week and a reminder, new episodes are released every Friday, and the best way to ensure that you don’t miss any episodes is to

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In our age group. Everybody, if you are procrastinating right now with your health, if you’re still thinking about the anchor point disease, fighting and fitness plan, not doing anything yet, even if you don’t have a disease right now, actually, especially if you don’t have a disease right now, maybe you’re feeling pretty good, you need to stop procrastinating and start making sure that you get and stay healthy. I think especially with folks who are really healthy right now, that makes it easier to put this off, but you can’t do that in our age group, the stats, they’re working against you. Please everybody, I want you to get involved with your health, work on your diet and exercise. Make sure you’re able to keep that positive attitude. Put the arts music into your life so that you can be sure that you are getting the most out of every day because boredom, it could make you sick too. If you feel a lot of stress, I want you to do everything you can to lower your stress level. Things like guided positive imagery, meditation and everybody. Learn all you can about your older body. That’s the research element. What diseases you might be susceptible to and how to prevent and tame them. If you get one, don’t procrastinate because it can be deadly.


The very first and most important element of the anchor point disease fighting and fitness model is faith. My faith is one of the reasons I started the Anchor Point podcast. I saw this podcast not only as a way to help us older folks fight, often deal with diseases, but also as a way to bring people closer to Jesus and to their faith. I firmly believe, and I’m an example of this, that as far as disease fighting and getting and staying healthy, faith has to be the first, the most important element cause we need God’s help in everything we do in life. Everything.


You will often hear me on anchor point, encouraging people to get back to Jesus. To find Jesus if they don’t yet know him. Procrastination meaning just putting things off that need to be done. That’s not good because in our age group, if you are procrastinating right now with your health, don’t do that. It can be deadly. As I think we’ve started the show on these episodes of Anchor Point, firing up your faith, finding faith, making sure Jesus is in your life. I don’t wanna sound like a salesperson trying to close the sale quickly, but with Jesus, with getting him into your life. We really are talking about life and death every day that you’re procrastinating on getting Jesus into your life, you’re rolling the dice on eternal life. Jesus, he said this in Luke chapter nine, verse 61. This guy says to him, I’m ready to follow you, master, but first you need to excuse me for a while. I need to get some things straightened out at home. And then Jesus, the answers in verse 62, No procrastination, no backward looks. You can’t put God’s kingdom on hold until tomorrow. You need to seize the day.


It’s the devil who’s telling you that you have plenty of time. Take some time to think this all over. You don’t need to rush into this. Jesus, He’ll be here when you’re ready. Well, that much is true, but will you be here? Truth is we don’t even know what the next minute holds. We don’t know anything about the

future. Yesterday might have been okay, things are going fine today, Tomorrow might be looking pretty

good. Fact is, we don’t even know if there’s gonna be a tomorrow for us.


Please don’t put Jesus off. He’s calling you today. If you’re already a Christian, perhaps like I was, you’ve straight away from him. You’re back sliding. Just drop to your knees right now and ask him for help and for forgiveness, and of course that Jesus will forgive you and welcome you back. If you don’t know Jesus, he knows you. He already loves you. He knows everything good and bad that you’ve ever done, and that hasn’t stopped him from loving you. Jesus. He wants to forgive you for all of that right now. He wants to put his arms around you and welcome you home. Do this today. Walk into the first church that you see. Tell the first person that you see there in that church. Let them know that you don’t know a whole lot about Jesus, but you want him in your life. That first person that you see there in that strange church that you just walked into, you’re gonna bring a smile to their face and then you and that person right there together. You’ve just experienced a moment. Neither one of you will ever forget, and that person is gonna introduce you to your savior, Jesus Christ.


Next week on Anchor Point, we will be putting together the disease, fighting, and fitness puzzle. I’ll show you how each of the seven elements of the anchor point disease, fighting and fitness model fit together to help you fight diseases and to live a long and healthy life. And also on that episode we’ll have a brief segment about medicines and your diet. That’s all next week on the Anchor Point Podcast and from Nashville and for the stations along the X BHS Radio Network and for the Anchor Point Podcast, I’m Skip Oram by everybody.


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