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Stay in touch with Dr. Jonathan Clark’s thoughts on healthcare topics that revolve around wisdom, advice, and encouragement.

Bats in the (Living Room) Belfry

The emergency text came in all caps just as we were going to bed: “THERE IS A BAT IN YOUR HOUSE!” Our houseguests were in the kitchen getting a pre-bed snack when the creature did a fly-by on them. Some things can wait… changing a light bulb… fixing a door hinge… cleaning up dog poop […]

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Sleep and Devotions – Part 3

I recently noticed a correlation between the stages of healthy sleep and a healthy devotional life. The previous blog entries discussed stages 1-4 non-rem sleep. This time we will discuss the crazy, whimsical stage of sleep where dreaming takes place. After approximately 15-20 minutes of the [...]

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Sleep and Devotions – Part 2

I recently noticed a correlation between the stages of healthy sleep and a healthy devotional life. The last blog entry discussed stage one and stage two sleep. This time we will discuss the deep sleep of stage three and stage four. After stage two sleep is finished (usually about 20 minutes), [...]

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Sleep and Devotions – Part 1

I recently noticed a correlation between the stages of healthy sleep and a healthy devotional life. Stage 1 of sleep is the transition stage from the waking state to the sleeping state. In healthy sleepers, this dozing stage is usually short, less than 5 minutes. After stage 1 sleep has [...]

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Healthy Universal Tension

The universe is established on tension. Without tension in the bowstring, the arrow will not fly. Without tension of different muscle groups, it is impossible to walk. Without chemical tension across a cell membrane, the heart muscle cannot beat. Without electrical tension between electrons and [...]

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Sustain the Gains

I recently became aware of an interesting fact. My wife and I had been visiting our daughter in Tulsa. As we were driving home, I discovered that from Miami, Oklahoma to Springfield, Missouri, there is an elevation change from 797 feet above sea level (Miami) to 1299 feet above sea level [...]

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Nooks and Crannies

This week, I was mowing my yard and realized that the old, dried oak leaves that I had cleaned out of the hedge were actually being blown right back into the same nooks and crannies of my yard. I thought about how wind and water are fluid—they flow. They infiltrate and penetrate into every nook [...]

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My Intermittent Fasting Update

I have been experimenting with intermittent fasting (IF) for health benefits now for almost two years. I have experienced good success. I hope to make available a publication of my IF journey soon. Of late, I have been in a new phase of IF. I am now experimenting with 18 hours of fasting that [...]

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Abundance and Sacrifice

I am a follower of Jesus. The Kingdom of Jesus is full of wonderful paradoxes, such as abundance and prosperity along with sacrifice and giving. Jesus sacrificed so that I could have abundant life. With His abundant life, I am born again and sensitized to the things of God. My abundant life [...]

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Reversing Alzheimer’s?

You don’t know what a day may bring forth (Prov. 27:1). On August 20 of this year, I received a call from my dad…something was wrong. Fast forward one month—dad passed quietly from this life in his sleep after a short illness. For the prior 3-4 years, dad had been the primary caregiver [...]

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Dad was a wonderful man

The last two months brought some big surprises to my family. My dad passed away on 9/17/17 at age 85; my mom is now in a nursing home. Just two months ago, they were both living life independently in their home. Dad was a wonderful man. He was a musician, a teacher, and a tax […]

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The Kingdom of God in Honduras

I just returned from my first overseas mission trip to Honduras. Our church (Abundant Life) takes a mission team to Honduras every year to share the love of Jesus. It was amazing. We saw 753 people receive Jesus into their hearts. We saw at least 117 miraculous healings as Jesus demonstrated [...]

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God’s Peaceful, Powerful Presence

I am preparing to go on my first foreign mission trip to Honduras. Our church, Abundant Life, sends a mission team every year to share Jesus with people in a different country. We work through the Surge mission program and partner with local pastors and churches in their own countries. I’m [...]

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Raising the Dead

I recently had the privilege of listening to Dr. Chauncey Crandall speak at a medical conference. Dr. Crandall is a cardiologist in Palm Beach, Florida. I found out at the conference that he is somewhat known for an amazing encounter with a patient in 2006. On that particular day, a man had [...]

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