Do you eat to live or live to eat? What role does food play in your life?
- Do you struggle with managing your weight and keeping it off?
- Do you really know how to make good food choices?
- Are you a slave to junk food?
- Are you physically active or always battling some injury?
- Want to re-program your DNA, slow down aging and avoid disease?
- Want to finally gain control of your environment and experience success?
What we eat, how we eat, when we eat is never driven by physical hunger alone. Our thoughts, feelings and emotions are powerful factors in why we find ourselves transfixed in front of an open refrigerator at 2 am. Or mindlessly eating a bag of “organic, gluten-free” Cheetos and conning ourselves into believing that label means anything.
Many times the question we find most helpful is …What is eating me?
What has you so stressed out and disconnected that you’re standing there at 2 am in hopeless despair that you seem to have no control over this monster inside who wants to eat and drink to insane excess?
All of optimal health first starts with a question. Why not frame a powerful question to help you get off the couch and into an amazing life?
What if I can manage my weight and finally free myself?
What if I can make good food choices?
What if I am free to choose healthy snacks?
What if I am moving everyday enjoying being in my body?
What if I am successful?
YOU GOT THIS! Carry on!
HERE’S TO YOUR LIFETIME HEALTH!
Gut health has become a trendy topic and as with many hot topics like this, it’s been complicated by a lot of chatter. Optimum gut health is really very simple to achieve. EAT LOTS OF FIBER! How many times have you heard that? But still the Standard American Diet (SAD) is the most popular thing going and people are gorging on beige food. The gut is intelligent and is the key to optimum health. Having a clean, well functioning colon can extend your life. In this day and time, it is a key part of life extension.
There’s a lot of advertising for Probiotics these days and lengthy descriptions of the different bacteria you SHOULD have in your gut. “Eat our yogurt concoction and you will eliminate bloating and intestinal issues.” OR “Make your colon happy with our probiotic supplement.” You can eat these things and may find some benefit. But what if life were easier than all that? What if you just ate more fiber allowing your body to produce the good bacteria in your gut. That’s what it wants to do. When the body doesn’t get enough fiber, it immediately thinks there are invaders in the gut and goes about destroying the good bacteria along with everything else floating around down there. It doesn’t equate lack of fiber with lack of fiber. It thinks — time for battle!
Well, what if it’s really easy to get enough fiber? Good fiber can be found in your fresh fruits and vegetables. Last week we learned that your body’s cells have certain receptor sites for a wide variety of fruits and veggies. If we just eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, our gut bacteria are happy. We feed them and they actually feed us. Bye bye inflammation and all the sensitivity. Our bodies will heal given healthy, fresh food as our medicine. Check out the short humorous video from Dr. Michael Greger posted at the end.
Now what does all this have to do with life extension technology? Life extension is about more than just patching up old worn out bodies trying to squeeze out a few more years. We don’t have to become bionic and part robotic to live into the future. It’s also about quality of life in our later years as well. The new science of Nrf2 activation is showing us how to literally slow down the aging process, extend our life expectancy and experience a better quality of life. This little protein in the cell when activated can help us turn back on dormant genes and down regulate others. This can have the effect of turning on our survival genes and turning down genes that promote inflammation as an example. This whole process can help us heal our guts and reverse some of the damage done by our SAD diets. This is a stunning medical breakthrough and is changing the paradigm of how Western medicine will be practiced in the future. There is more to come from Nrf2 research so stay tuned.
Hears to your Lifetime Health!
April is Spring in full bloom and we see rebirth all around us. If you’re in the Northern areas, you may still have snow and cold weather, but soon you will see the rebirth of Spring. Just hang in there. 😊
Every day and every year our bodies go through a regeneration process. Old cells die off and new ones are born based on the map of our DNA. If our DNA is damaged from exposure to toxins, we reproduce a bad cell copy. Much like making a copy of a copy over and over until it’s really fuzzy and hard to see clearly. This same process happens in our cells.
To regenerate healthy cells, we need the best version of our DNA present. Cells have receptors that operate much like a lock. To open the lock, you need a key in the form of nutrients received from your food. WERE YOU AWARE THAT OUR CELLS HAVE RECEPTOR SITES FOR CERTAIN FRUITS AND VEGETABLES? No doubt you’ve heard advice to eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. This is why you want to take that advice. The lock is sitting there in the cell waiting for that key to unlock the cell and allow the nutrients from those fruits and vegetables. To get a bigger picture of this, watch the attached short video from Dr. Michael Greger. Receptor sites also exist for more than just fruits and veggies.
Fruits and veggies also give us that burst of energy we need to live. They provide good fuel to burn in our cell engines and keep us powering through the day”. This is much better than drinking stimulants and some of the toxic soup being pushed as “energy” drinks. See my post on guilt-free energy.
There is so much involved in regenerating healthy cells so next week look for our exploration of life extension technology and gut health.
HEARS TO YOUR LIFETIME HEALTH!
A lot of people ask me what is my secret to being and looking youthful. Why don’t I have more wrinkles? Why don’t I get colds and the flu? I will let you in on the secret. Besides eating a plant based diet of fresh fruits and vegetables; avoiding GMO processed foods when I can; drinking clean water and daily meditation; what am I doing to slow down the aging process?
It’s simple. I take a powerful Nrf2 activator, Protandim and I use True Science Skin Care. These are a powerful ONE, TWO punch to aging. Protandim is the only all natural Nrf2 activator on the market. Peer reviewed science has shown that Nrf2 activation in the cell is the key driver behind turning on dormant genes that use to produce our own anti-oxidants. So I stopped taking antioxidants and started making my own to fight off toxic free radicals at 1:1 million, 24/7. Protandim actually lowers oxidative stress by 40% in 30 days. (1)
True Science Anti-Aging cream is the outside/in approach. It takes Protandim’s anti inflammatory power and puts it directly on the skin, our largest organ. Instead of sitting on the surface, True Science penetrates through the dermis actually tightening pores and diminishing wrinkles and age spots. I also use it as a fast healer for burns and cuts.
I’ve grown fond of my body and especially my skin. It’s my earth suit for the duration of my journey here so I try to honor it with healthy food and great products. Click below for more information and access to these amazing products.
Hears to your Lifetime Health!
(1) 2006 Jan 15;40(2):341-7. The induction of human superoxide dismutase and catalase in vivo: a fundamentally new approach to antioxidant therapy.
Nelson SK1, Bose SK, Grunwald GK, Myhill P, McCord JM. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16413416#