Did you know that you have about 95% control over your health outcomes? This means that
whether you live a long healthy life OR NOT, is almost 100% in your hands. So when does it
matter that you take control of your health to create the healthspan (how long you’re healthy
while you’re alive) and lifespan that you desire?
If you’ve been reading my blogs the last week or two, you know about the first 4 human
hungers. Today we are on human hunger number 5. It’s why you get bored eating the same
thing over and over. And it’s tightly linked to another human hunger. What is it?
Why do we scarf down a whole bag of sour cream n’ onion chips? Or eat a tub of ice cream in one sitting? And maybe that’s not you, but maybe you’ve been known from time to time to have a few more pieces of pizza than you should. I acknowledge the fact that yes, these foods are designed to be addictive, there is another reason why some of us may have difficulty eating just a little. I’ve written about the first 3 human hungers recently. The number four human hunger, and the only true human hunger is for…
One of the reasons I am obsessed with knowing how our body works is that the most important
currency for me, besides time, is energy. How, when and what we eat is a large determinant of
our energy. And understanding why we want the foods we want is part of that knowledge. If you
didn’t know there are 6 types of human hunger, you know it now. And I revealed the first two in
my last blog. I’m sure you can guess some of them, but understanding how they work and
putting it all together can be a game changer.
This is a line I have heard many times over the years, “I think about food all the time. It makes me crazy.” If that is true for you, have you ever wondered why this is the case, or if you have certain times of day, what is going on that you just need to eat? There are 6 types of hunger that humans have. Two of them are not actually signs of hunger, but they make us want to eat. What are they?
If you’re human, and I know you are, we all veer from our ideal habits from time to time. And if you’re like most people, some of your habits are less than ideal most of the time. I always see a new year as a great time for a reset. A time to create a new lasting healthy habit that gradually pays you back with dividends. There is a kind of health care that when practiced, has an anchoring effect making it much more likely that your health will go exactly the way you intend. What is it?
It amazes me how often we miss the forest through the trees. And I do not exclude myself in this. If your energy is not where you want it to be, you need to make sure you’ve got this one simple thing taken care of or your energy will take a hit. And not just your energy, it could give you brain fog, make you constipated, give you headaches, muscles aches - the list goes on. What is it?
There are a lot of things people attribute to aging. Poor memory is definitely one of them. What most people don’t realize is that your habits have a lot to do with how your memory works. They also think that Alzheimer’s and dementia are hereditary. 50% of dementia is caused by
Cancer and heart disease often take years to develop. Tissue breakdown and joint degradation is the same. We all know beaches were formed over millions of years. A process of rocks slowly being chipped away to form sand. At one point there is a straw that breaks the camel's back - and that is when we know it’s there. Disease, in the form of pain or dysfunction. And what do we do to solve the problem? We try to mask the symptoms or attack it, try to kill it or remove it.. Occasionally there may be a drug that is helping to support a healthier process, but most times they come with more side effects than the problems they solve. So, what is the best way to guarantee (at least as close to a guarantee as we can have) staying healthy as we age? And it’s not treating something once it’s taken hold. It’s not having arthroscopic surgery to replace an already deteriorated joint. Smart people solve problems. But geniuses
What would happen if you had a number of symptoms and went to the right specialist to have each issue addressed. BUT, what if all of those symptoms were actually caused by the same thing? Yikes. Each specialist will diagnose you with a different ailment, with the potential of 5 or more prescriptions. Here is an example