The bedrock of a healthy diet is healthy, real food choices – not pills, potions or lotions. However, all but the most steadfast followers must supplement their diet with essential nutrients if they wish to reach their health potential.
Our lives can be reduced to a series of choices and the results of those choices. Every choice, every day, we get to shape our lives. Create an increased awareness of your Innate Values and choose Belief Systems that are in alignment with them – and watch your behaviors follow suit.
You can’t be healthy without being fit. Exercise to the point of exertion is where the ‘good stuff’ is found. The harder you work, the greater the benefit. To be fit, you have to move, pant and sweat. Any questions?
Fat is good for you. For years fats have been at the center of nutrition confusion and bad science. You’ve been (falsely) told that all fats are bad, that they increase your chances of heart disease, that they cause cancer and promote weight gain and obesity. This is simply not true – fats are critical for health. Healthy fats that is.
Most people can tell you exactly what they don’t want or what they don’t like. They can easily describe their dissatisfaction with their current job, relationship, body, health or situation. Unfortunately for most people, they cannot so readily describe what they do want – what they would like to experience, become or create.
Most people today train or exercise with a very narrow approach to fitness. They do one thing (like running, rowing, yoga, swimming, biking, etc.) and do it repeatedly for years. There are fantastic benefits to be gained from each of these individually, but on their own will not produce a well-rounded, truly fit person.
Hormones are potent chemical agents that have the power to create sweeping changes in your physiology. Insulin is the star of the show – it not only plays the leading role in how food nourishes the cells of our bodies – it’s also one of the most powerful and significant hormones in regards to our health, period.
Does your morning routine looks more like survival of the fittest and a race against the clock? This stress-filled morning fills your body with an early dose of stress hormones that push your entire physiology into the sympathetic neurological state of Fight or Flight; then sadly, many of us spend the rest of your day in this state. It’s time to take back your morning.
There are many excuses for not working out regularly: no time, no energy, no money, or all of the above. The good news: exercise is free. And, research shows that short interval, higher intensity exercise gives you better results than long, drawn-out journeys on the treadmill or punishing runs on the pavement.
Truth be told, if your ancestors didn’t move, they didn’t eat. As a hunter and gatherer, if you didn’t hunt and gather, you didn’t eat (if you didn’t move, you got eaten). Before the agricultural revolution 10,000+ years ago, all humans had to spend energy to secure energy. You had to burn calories to find, hunt, chase, fish, carry and prepare everything that you ever ate or drank.