Thursday, January 22, 2015

You can change your Genes!! This is incredible. Science links with Christianity!!


Monday, September 16, 2013

Drinking water is NOT Overrated!

By: Ashley Alden, President, HHA
 Last Year the most interesting thing happened to me. I kept feeling sharp pains in my left side. I thought to myself, “Oh dear, if I had another appendix, it would probably need to come out today.” I had been having sharp uncomfortable pains in my left side for the past couple weeks, and this one day I decided to go to Urgent Care and see what is going on. At Urgent Care the doctor did the typical exam and came to the conclusion that I was getting muscle and bowel cramps from not drinking enough water. I answered “Is that it?” perplexed that something so simple could be such an agonizing nuisance. I left the Urgent Care and started drinking more fluids.
    To my surprise, the pain in my side subsided after regularly drinking more fluids and being consciously aware of how much water I am drinking each day.

   Dehydration is a common problem among adults and seniors over the age of 65 because symptoms of dehydration are masked by the aging body. Gary Egan, an associate professor at the University of Melbourne, conducted a study of 10 men with an average age of 23.7 and 12 healthy older men with an average age of 68.1. The volunteers were injected with saline solution to make then thirsty. The volunteers were then instructed to drink as much water as they liked. The older men drank less water to quench their thirst. After looking at the activity in of the elderly person’s awareness of the need to drink to re-hydrate rapidly dissipates after a small amount of ingested water. Egan theorizes that this could be credited to a weakening of  muscles, especially in the stomach, so that when food or water is consumed, the stomach of a senior feels fuller faster because the stomach expands more in comparison to volume.

Egan suggests putting oneself on a scheduled hydration program to make one aware of daily fluid intake.  (Making sure that you are drinking at certain times of the day)

   Also, medications for kidney problems, hypertension, heart disease, and liver disease are diuretics and will by nature cause one to become dehydrated.

  Signs of dehydration include:

-Dark urine with a strong odor

-Chronic constipation

-Muscle cramps

-Urinary tract infections

-Confusion and weakness



-Dry mouth

-Low blood pressure
   It might be a good idea to carry a water bottle around, especially in Charlotte’s heat. Drinking more fluids can help with various issues. I had a friend say one time, “If you are mad, sad, tired, or in pain, drink water.” 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


The link below is a basic summary of the book, AntiCancer, by Dr. David Servan-Schreiber. He is a physician who was diagnosed with brain cancer and was told there was nothing he could do to stop it.
Refusing to give up, he did extensive medical research, and talked with specialists across the world to write AntiCancer, as a record of his findings. By following the simple healthy choices in the link below, one can have a drastic impact on their future.

This is the link to a certain part of his website, that is a quick summary page of the tips from the book. I encourage you to take a look. One would be amazed at the impact stress, sugar, and exercise have on our bodies. (In the book he talks about what happens when you stress out, the reaction your body has to stress can help encourage cancer cell growth)

May your mind be blown! :) 

God bless, 

Ashley Alden

Friday, March 15, 2013


Covenant In-Home Care, LLC. is collecting school supplies for one of our star caregivers.  Our incredible employee is going to visit the school of her deceased father in Africa.  He was an extraordinary teacher who helped change the lives of many children and young adults in an impoverished area. We are currently collecting colored pencils, regular pencils, markers, etc. for our caregiver to bring back as she visits the school in Africa. To show your support, email  to arrange to have any school supplies picked up.
We need all donations by March 19th, they will be shipped on the 20th.

Thank you for supporting those in need!

God bless 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Food for Loaves and Fishes

Loaves and Fishes Food Drive Part 1 - September

Thanks to Belingrath neighborhood here in South Charlotte we were able to collect 191 pounds of food for Loaves and Fishes of Charlotte. How exciting is that? As we were dropping off items, someone in need was asking if we had cranberry juice, because that food bank just ran out. Luckily, a kind family from Belingrath had donated 2 containers of cranberry juice and we were able to hand that to the person directly in need before we even entered the food bank. We are continuing to work with Loaves and Fishes throughout October. We will keep everyone posted on our success. 

Monday, August 29, 2011

Check out the Charlotte Meckenburg Community Resource Connections

The Mecklenburg County Community Resource Connections and our partners host a variety of events including conferences, training sessions and workshops, as well as fundraisers and other community events. It is a group of professionals in Mecklenburg county who gather together to help assist those who might fall between the cracks of care. Covenant In-Home Care is a proud supporter of this group. The CRC has just launched a new referral tool to assist families with many needs in the area. If someone calls any of the CRC supporters and has a need or question, we write up a synopsis of the need and get the right professionals in contact with the individual. How awesome is that? Way to go Charlotte!!

You can check out what the CRC is doing by going to the website listed above!