I often ask my patients if this speck could be making them tired. Yet when it creeps up slowly on me, it always takes me a while to realize there is a real reason for my fatigue. And it could be the reason for yours too. The good thing is that once you know it’s there, you can do something about it. What is it?
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’re reading this blog it’s very likely that you have an interest in your health. Do you
exercise? Take supplements? Do gluten-free? Avoid dairy? Avoid sugar or refined oils? What is
actually the most effective way to prevent disease? And it’s the same thing our forefathers
would need to have focused on for robust health.
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…
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?
Have you ever thought about how long you can go without certain nutrients? For some it’s
years, some months, some days, but this one it’s just minutes. Without it you die. So for your
entire life, you are getting enough, but are you getting the optimal amount? And what if you
infuse your cells with this nutrient intentionally? How will it affect your health? What is it?
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?
We all know about diet and exercise to improve your health. Usually when I see a new patient, they have tried these things and they aren’t working. People take supplements, and often don’t know if what they’re taking is working or not. Labs can be very helpful at identifying issues, but clues are often missed because most practitioners don’t know how to interpret labs outside of normal ranges. On the off chance that all of these things are appropriately addressed, we often see resolution. For a time. And then things can regress. What is the missing piece of the puzzle that helps keep your health at the level that you are actually seeking?
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