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August 28, 2017

The longevity plan with Dr. John Day

Dr. John Day is an accomplished cardiologist, lecturer, and author of the new book The Longevity Plan. This book was inspired by Dr. Day’s experience in a geographically isolated village in China called Bapan where residents live long, healthy lives.

In his mid-40s, Dr. Day developed numerous health issues and felt awful. He learned about this remote village in China where people didn’t seem to grow old or get sick. Wanting to fix his own health problems and help his patients with same issues, he traveled to this village to learn more. He found that villagers grew their own food and did not eat processed foods, added sugars, or tobacco. They had adopted a lifestyle that allowed their bodies to naturally heal.

Lessons learned in Longevity Village have helped Dr. Day identify seven lessons that will help us live longer, healthier lives. These include:

1. Eat good (real) food
2. Master your mindset
3. Build your positive community
4. Stay in motion
5. Finding your rhythm
6. Maintain a clean environment
7. Proceed with purpose

Dr. Day also identifies a bonus lesson beyond the seven listed above. This bonus lesson is to focus on the one thing, which can vary from person to person and may change over the course of your life. To embrace all seven principles from the beginning can be too challenging, but he encourages people to focus on the area where they are most in need.

By applying these principles, we can reap the benefits experienced by those living in Longevity Village while still living the modern life. To learn more about The Longevity Plan or to connect with Dr. Day, visit http://www.drjohnday.com or http://www.thelongevityplan.com.

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Life on purpose | Dr. Victor Stretcher

August 21, 2017

Heal yourself with Kelly Noonan and Adam Schomer

Kelly Noonan Gores and Adam Schomer are producers of a new compelling documentary called Heal. This groundbreaking film explains that there is always something to heal, whether it be physical or emotional, but that we can be active participants in our healing though shifting our thoughts and choices.

The film features a variety of fascinating guests. One such guest is Dr. Turner, a researcher who studied spontaneous healing and identified nine causes of healing, only two of which are physical. The rest are mental, spiritual, and emotional. The nine causes of healing include:

1. Radically changing one’s diet
2. Using herbs and supplements
3. Taking control over your health
4. Following your intuition
5. Releasing suppressed emotions
6. Increasing positive emotions
7. Embracing social support
8. Deepening spiritual connection
9. Having a strong reason for living

By taking these actions, one is putting himself in the best position to heal and possibly prevent disease, as well as living a happier, healthier life.

The film also introduces the concept of using a health medium to assist in directing people on what to heal and giving them hope for relief. This speaks to the psychological aspect of healing. The power of the placebo and nocebo effects clarifies how we look at medicine and healthcare, and also shows how detrimental a negative diagnosis can be without the right mindset in place.

Meditation is highlighted as something that everyone can do that shuts off stress response and triggers “juices of life” and healing hormones. Similarly, gratitude helps us heal by triggering healing chemistry throughout the body and can be especially powerful when combined with visualization.

The film encourages viewers to get a diagnosis, but make their own prognosis by taking control of their own health. To check out the Heal documentary or for more information, visit http://www.healdocumentary.com.

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August 14, 2017

Whole Motion with Derek Beres

Derek Beres is an accomplished fitness professional and the author of the new book entitled Whole Motion: Training Your Brain and Body for Optimal Health. In this book, Derek shares the interconnectedness and importance of exercise for not only one’s body but also the mind.

A healthy body is one that moves well and stays in homeostasis as much as possible. One way to achieve this to explore a range of ways to move. Continuing to move in new ways keeps both the mind and body sharp. In addition, when we focus on learning good form and use the power of muscle memory to maintain that proper form, we set ourselves up for success.

Derek also highlights several beneficial programs or concepts mentioned in the book, including:

  1. A regeneration program that assembles three basic principles of exercise that many don’t incorporate into their day to day routine, including getting up and down without pain.
  2. Using tabata as a way to get one’s metabolism and heart rate up in a short burst.
  3. The importance of interaction and relationships among those in group classes and the fitness community as a whole.

Derek also emphasizes the importance of living the present and enjoying what we do. When we engage in workouts, it is important to stay focused on what we are currently doing to maintain proper form, but also to maintain the interconnectedness of the mind and body, which yields great results for our overall health. Avoid distractions such as texting between sets or even during workouts.

To connect with Derek Beres or to learn more about Whole Motion: Training Your Brain and Body for Optimal Health, visit http://www.derekberes.com.

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August 7, 2017

Lose your menopause belly with Shawna Kaminski

Lose Your Menopause Belly by Shawna Kaminski is a short book that is jam packed with consumable and powerful information and action steps for women who seek to lose their belly fat and become healthier.

Shawna explains that as we age, our anti-aging hormone or human growth hormone naturally decreases. This is called somatopause, and is often to blame for aging issues we experience. The first outward symptom is increased belly fat. The best way to counteract this is to naturally increase HGH levels, which can be achieved through a moderately intense workout.

Choosing the right type of exercise is important, and higher intensity exercises will burn calories for an extended period of time even after you’re done exercising; this is called excess post oxygen consumption. Additionally, you are also building resistance and strength.

Shawna also shares a few key ideas from her book, including:

  • Using the HALTS (hungry, angry, lonely, tired, stressed) methodology in staying mindful of the eating choices we make.
  • Incorporating the 10-minute rule for when you don’t feel like exercising, but committing to at least 10 minutes of activity which will get you moving and hopefully encourage you to finish.
  • The snowball effect of encouraging small changes in diet and exercise over time to begin seeing positive results and encourage forward progress.

Shawna also warns that the scale is not the ultimate measure of health, as it doesn’t account for body composition. A combination of numerous measures such as one’s complexion, blood work, and how one feels may be better metrics. Shawna recommends approaching goals with a focus on the process rather than outcomes, as one always has control over the process itself.

To connect with Shawna Kaminski or to learn more about Lose Your Menopause Belly, visit http://www.loseyourmenopausebelly.com. You can also find Shawna on Facebook and on Instagram.

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