I’ll tell you why I kept looking for this information. When I was 27 I had open heart surgery for a congenital defect. I was born with a bad heart valve and so I had a mechanical heart valve put in. That was 28 years ago.
To understand the importance of giving your body what it needs, you can think of your body as an assembly line – which it is. Your body is a very complex assembly line that needs all of the right parts in the right place at the right time to get best results.
Hacks of all kinds are a really popular idea right now. “Everybody” wants to hack nutrition. They want to hack exercise. They want to hack health in general.
"Stand up straight" as a solution to poor posture is not effective and it may even be poor advice. Good posture is much more than looking like one is standing up straight. To understand why, it is essential to know the difference between what I call Global Posture and Segmental Posture.
Hacks are hip. They offer the promise of better results with less time and effort. When it comes to health, the best hack is having clear understanding and purpose of what you are doing and why in combination with some simple habits. (Habits, well formed, are the best hacks ever.) What follows is a short and concise overview of how to create great and ongoing health.
Without this, you may just be missing an essential component in your workout. Learn about this key component that is often left out even for people who work out hard.
Your body is REALLY SMART! It creates and manages cholesterol beautifully. Elegantly, even. So here's the scoop on so-called cholesterol lowering drugs/medications and a super informative video by Dr. Ron Rosedale, MD who spells it all out for us. I, for one, follow his advice on this.
Pretty much everyone. I think, would agree that health (good health) is when every thing in one's body is structurally as it should be and all the organs and tissues are functioning well. In my two decades plus of working with people, what I see as the standard definition they use in their daily lives and use to make health choices is, 'I'm healthy if I feel good.' The rational is that if something takes away a pain or discomfort it is probably helping us. But at what price and do we understand the price?
If you love yoga, do yoga and know this... If you don't love yoga, don't do yoga and know this... Occasionally, a person steps back to look at what is "really" happening compared to what people THINK is happening. Ignaz Semmelweis, MD stepped back and figured out that washing hands greatly reduced death from childbed fever. Jesse Jutkowitz, DC stepped back and applied his engineering training to discover how people break down structurally and how to help them.
If you're at all like me, you like things to be clear. There may be nothing more confusing in life than the path to health. There are so many conflicting ideas! While I certainly don't have all the answers, I have spent the past twenty-plus years working on a more complete understanding of what it takes to create health. I hope this blog helps you with it's summary of nine key points which, when understood, make the path more sensible. Enjoy and mindful comments are encouraged.
Good health can seem intangible and even like missing out on the good stuff in life. How often do you notice that you're not sick, not hurting when you carry groceries, say, or able to focus your attention? Mostly, it seems, people notice problems. Maybe it's how we're wired. People I know who have made great strides in their food and drink choices to achieve good health and who appreciate daily the benefits of their choices, can still feel like they are missing out. Why?
There is no doubt that It is great to have new and chronic pain go away. It's even better when the underlying problem is resolved. Join me, Dr. Dirk Farrell, if you care to learn about a key underlying source of many foot pains and problems. In this 55 minute presentation with Q&A, you will gain new insights that can greatly improve your situation.
What we consume passively for entertainment is an opportunity passed for active involvement. Watching others live their lives is a moment we could have spent attending to our own needs.
Much like a structurally sound home, our bodies are build upon a foundation that is crucial to resilience. The stronger and more supported that foundation, the more we can prosper.