Finding Healing and Hope

Early Life Hi! My name is Emily Flanders, but most people call me Emi. My life has mostly been what you would expect from a 23-year-old girl from Texas. I grew up in a middle-class, single-income household. My father was the breadwinner for most of my childhood. My mom cleaned houses and made candles or

Calories In ≠ Calories Out, Here’s Why

When I was a teenager, I went to the doctor for my irregular menstrual cycle. It had come with other symptoms (weight gain, hair growth on my face, mood changes, etc) and I was concerned. I told my doctor that I thought I might have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. I was told that my symptoms were

Persevering in the Spiritual Battle

I feel like most of the Christians I know today are under severe spiritual attack. I have heard so many of my closest brothers and sisters in Christ say that they are just beat down by everything that has been thrown at them lately. I’ve heard many of them say (and have experienced myself) they

Selecting the Best Diet for PCOS Weight Loss

One of the things I struggled with the most when I first set out to lose weight was, “What is the best diet for weight loss?” The first doctor I saw regarding my PCOS symptoms shrugged them off, told me I didn’t have PCOS, and advised me to count calories. This method wasn’t effective for

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