Fred Hardinge

For over 35 years, Dr. Hardinge has been communicating the message “Your choices can lead you to be healthy and more productive!” to a wide variety of audiences. His background includes pastoring, academic teaching, community health education, corporate training and consultation, administration and private health counseling. He is known nationally and internationally as a creative educator and motivational speaker. He enjoys hiking, climbing and cross-country skiing with his wife April, two grown children and four grandchildren; and finds carpentry and writing very relaxing. He was co-founder of Bibleinfo.com in 1995 and currently is the founder and current Director of PositiveChoices.com.

The Bigger the Mess, the More God’s Grace Is There

[It is Christmas! While we often blindly assume peace and good will reigns everywhere, it does not. Kent A. Hansen, JD in his weekly Word of Grace newsletter beautifully brings into sharp focus an area of healthcare for which most of us are unaware. I quote only part of it for your edification (if you wish…

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Get Some Sleep!

Back in the mid-1990s I became very interested in how fatigue and sleep deprivation impacts human performance. There was a good amount of research tucked away in some obscure journals and on the shelves of almost unknown institutes. Yet what I found was very intriguing and startling. At the time media coverage of this topic…

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Resolve to be Grateful This Year!

People in the United States recently celebrated Thanksgiving, the holiday least associated with commercialism (unless you are a turkey!). It is a day to focus on our blessings as families and friends meet together. Just a few days ago, we celebrated Christmas, which is probably the most commercialized holiday around the world.  This holiday originally…

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The Gift of a Good Influence

We all intuitively recognize relationships at home form the basis of successful and positive outcomes in life. Of course, there are some who defy the odds, and in spite of incredibly negative early experiences become positive influences in this world.  Alina Baltazar and colleagues from Andrews University examined the dynamics of relationships between adolescents and their parents…

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Flu Shots are Evil? Really?

Recently we published a PositiveTip dealing with how to protect yourself from influenza. Later the same day, I received a scorching email message from a very zealous, but misguided health enthusiast. I will share just a part it (without any edits):  “There is not one ingredient in the ‘flu’ coctail of toxins that would help…

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Lessons from Looking for a Used Car

A few years ago our family was looking for another car. The budget dictated that it would be a used one. I knew which make and model I wanted. After scouring the local ads, I narrowed the choices to two possible vehicles. After calling each owner and discussing the price, mileage, options, and conditions, I…

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Grass Eaters?

I recently saw a graphic which had several panels, each with a caption under it. The first was labeled, “What others think I eat!” and pictured a field of grass. The seoncd said, “What my boss thinks I eat!” and pictured a bed of daisies. The final panel was labeled, “What I really eat!” and…

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Staying Cool When It is Hot

As I write it is unusually hot and humid--and summer has only just begun! One week ago our area was surprised by a violent thunderstorm that downed many trees and cause well over 400,000 in our county to go without power for a few hours to almost one week. As temperatures remained very high, the…

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Can Nutritional Supplements Alter Student Behavior?

A group of researchers reported that children aged 6-12 years  given low dose vitamin-mineral supplements were involved in less violence and antisocial behavior than those who did not receive the supplements. [Ref: The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. February 2000, 6(1): 7-17] The setting for this study was two "working class" schools in Arizona…

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The Impact of Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a serious and growing global problem. While age, gender, and genetics all influence risk, a healthy lifestyle can help prevent and control this disease. The following infographic illustrates the impact of Type 2 Diabetes.

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