Thursday, December 9, 2010


The average American adult suffers 2 to 3 colds a year, and children even more.  There are several herbs, such as garlic, that can help to boost your immune system.  Garlic contains several helpful compounds, such as allicin, which has an antibiotic effect.  Garlic has many benefits, its also antiviral and anti-fungal.  Garlic can be eaten raw, sauteed in a little oil, in salad dressing, or added to a variety of dishes.  If the odor is too strong after eating garlic, chew some sprigs of parsley, mint caraway, or fennel seeds. 

Decrease your number of colds, by boosting your immune system with such herbs as garlic and eating a healthy diet with lots of fruits, veggies, and lots of water (about 8 cups/day for the average adult).  Also don't forget daily exercise, sunshine, fresh air, adequate rest, and most important, daily prayer!

For more information, contact us for a nutritional consult at (269) 646-3233 or email:  Stay healthy, free of cold, and be blessed!

Debbie Jackson, MS, RD
Nutritionist at Our Daily Bread Christian Healthcare

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Labor Day Weekend Special

Discount rate for cabins for Labor Day Weekend - only $75/night for 4 days, 3 nights!.  Go to for more information.

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Lifestyle & Retreat

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

organic vegetables for sale

If you would like to order vegetables that has been grown without pesticides or herbicides, please contact us by phone (269) 646-3233 or by email at  You may also visit us on the web at  We have a variety of vegetables for sale for very cheap!  We have greens such as collards, turnip, curly leaf & broad leaf mustards; tomatoes & tomato plants; zucchini; squash; watermelon; beans (black eye peas, black beans, & kidney beans); cabbage; and much more. 

If you would like to purchase our organic veggies, please call to place order and schedule your pickup.  Please continue to check our website as we will post dates for vegetable sale, or you can just schedule a separate date.

We will post pictures of our garden soon, our collards have been known for their large size!  Nice fresh vegetables that you can trust to be organic!

God bless,
Debbie Jackson

mission work

The following is a letter from Barb Hemingway, who has been one of our faithful vendors for our health & food festival and who we have worked with on other projects.  Please support her if you can.  God bless!  Please see letter below:


 Last Friday my application was accepted by Share Him (SDA Global Evangelism Ministry working in conjunction with Quiet Hour and Amazing Facts) to travel with a group to El Salvador from August 17- September 5 to preach evangelistic campaigns in local churches.


I humbly solicit your help.  I have submitted the required $500 application -site funding fee and I need to raise an additional $1700 for travel, housing, meals and equipment rental before the end of July.  Monies beyond this will be used to purchase Bibles/other needed materials.  


Your sponsorship in any amount will help make this mission possible for me. Your tax deductible gift can be made payable to the Centreville  SDA Church.  Please note in memo:  "El Salvador Mission".

Mail to:


Centreville SDA Church

Attention:  Treasurer

PO Box 325

23683 East M-86

Centreville, MI  49032


Please pray that we will see the Lord work in a mighty way.

With much appreciation,

Barb Hemenway

Friday, July 16, 2010

Annual Health & Food Festival

This is our 8th Annual Health & Food Festival-- a vegetarian extravaganza!  This is located on our facility at Our Daily Bread Christian Healthcare, Lifestyle Center, & Campground, 11096 Cranberry Rd in Marcellus, Michigan.  This event includes health lectures by health professionals such as medical doctors; vendors with a variety of vegetarian entrees; free diabetes screening; free hayrides for everyone; and other youth activities.  Most vendors offer food items, but we do have non-food vendors, selling cookbooks and more.  This event starts at 1pm on Sunday July 18, its an all day event that is educational and fun!  Come out and enjoy a lakeside setting nestled up in the woods on the campground of Our Daily Bread, overlooking Miller lake.  Admission cost is $2/person and free for children under 12.  For more information you can visit us on the web at or call us at (269) 646-3233.  For a copy of flier go to

Join us for a fun and informative day, and learn more about living a healthier lifestyle!  

Thursday, January 21, 2010

dangers of bisphenol A (BPA)

The FDA has recently issued a warning about Bisphenol A, commonly known as BPA.  As quoted on CBS news (Early Morning Show), the FDA stated that "it now has "some concern" about the potential effects of the chemical - especially on the "brain behavior and prostate glands in fetuses, infants and young children."  Also, stated on the Early Morning Show, they are now encouraging families to limit their exposure to this chemical.  Finally!  This is what some scientists, environmentalists, and moms have been saying for years... they have warned that this could lead to cancers, diabetes, and other diseases.  Two Canadian environmentalists, Rick Smith & Bruce Lourie, are speaking out about the danger of BPA, and even experimented on themselves to see the effects of this chemical.  After following a typical American diet with products known to have BPA (canned goods, using baby bottle- without the nipple, etc...), in just a couple days their blood levels of BPA was about 7 times higher.  You can listen to them by googling the Diane Rehm show, and going to show aired on Jan 20, 2010.  It can be very disheartening when trying to avoid this chemical, because it is found in so many things... baby bottles, canned goods, and so many other household products.  There are BPA free bottles and glass bottles available for infants and some stores are now carrying  BPA free water bottles (I found one at Walmart).  Some encouraging news, given by Mr. Smith & Mr. Lourie, is that after following a BPA-free diet, blood levels decreased to less than average.  This can be done through using bottles that have the recycling numbers numbers 1, 2, 4, and 5 (located at the bottom of containers); avoid heating plastic containers, which causes higher levels of BPA to be released; avoid or at least limit canned goods.   Although completely eliminating BPA from the diet may not be possible, these suggestions can help reduce your family's exposure.  Even after the recent FDA statement, the American Chemistry Council, a product advocacy group, says on the Early Morning Show, that BPA is safe (suprising?).  Much of this information was from Mr. Smith & Mr. Lourie on the Diane Rehm show, but in doing your own research there is lots of information out there confirming their findings.  They also said that these industries have other options, there are safer products available for them to use.  I would encourage everyone to do their own research! 

-D. Jackson
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as they soul prospereth (3 John 2).