Optimal health is an active participation sport. And you need to be excellent at it. There are no participation trophies here. You can’t just do THINGS. You have to be doing the right things, at the right time, specific for you!
Sickness, on the other hand, is passive. You can get there on accident or neglect.
Each day you get to choose which path you take and it literally begins with how well you slept, followed by how you woke up. Fail in these 2 areas and the rest of your day is done. This is where 95% of my patients fail.
You need to do the right things at the right TIME. This is the primary reason why people may eat healthy, but remain in sickness!
Some people just give up all together and some don’t even believe there are things to do in order to remain healthy.
Step 1: stop worrying about sickness and disease. Focus on winning at health
Step 2: structure your day that is conducive to a healthy lifestyle. Mornings are the most important. Wake up when the sun rises, have gratitude thoughts, get some sun exposure, and then plan your day. Look at the things on your calendar and ask yourself “does this add or subtract from my life”
Step 3: visualize your day. What will you do? See yourself doing it. What will you eat? See yourself eating it. What exercises will you do? See yourself moving!
This is just a basic outline, but the main thing is that you must control your day so that you can control your health! If you just live life haphazardly, you’ll get beat down in our modern way of life.
It’s time to wake up
I see too many patients fall ill due to their lack of proper implementation of the knowledge they acquire
The problem we face today is INFORMATION OVERLOAD
So much conflicting information out there. Many are just marketing ploys.
Here’s where you need to focus your attention: what are the laws of the universe? Once you find them, fall in line with them. Stick with our social media channels, especially Instagram and Podcast to learn what these laws are. Find reputable sources. Learn how to discern information.
I spend much of my time waking people up from the zombie state our modern world has become.
My favorite line from The Matrix:
“The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you’re inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it.”
Welcome to the real world!
Due to the massive hormonal shifts that women experience through pregnancy and most go into pregnancies with hormonal imbalance, it is very common.
But using a drug to mask the symptoms may not be the most effective course of action; especially at $30K! Yikes!!! (See article)
I experienced depression while in college after my grandmother passed away. But over the years I’ve learned that there are multiple factors involved here.
1️⃣ Gut imbalance – since the majority of your neurotransmitters are manufactured in the gut, we obviously need to look there. Gut inflammation due to poor diet is the primary cause for gut disturbances. (Get my Total Gut Restore Course to balance out your GUT)
2️⃣ Not enough sun – this one is pretty obvious. When I was in Oregon it rained a lot, plus I was cooped up in the classroom all day long. This may be the same issue for most moms postpartum. You’re tired, staying indoors with baby during the day when the sun is out.
3️⃣ Hormones – this is captain obvious, but most women don’t get their hormones balanced before pregnancy. I always council my patients to get things all balanced out before pregnancy. The main culprit is STRESS. If you’re under chronic stress your body could care less about these three things: DIGESTION, MAKING A BABY and FIGHTING OFF A COLD. It reallocates the resources for those three and redirects it to your BRAINS and MUSCLES. So you get muscle tension and your brain is going 300mph. These are the patients that tell me “doc, I can’t sleep, but I’m so tired” So it starts by shutting off that stress response (the fight or flight reaction) through meditation and minerals such as potassium and magnesium. Then you can look at things like Progesterone/Estrogen ratios.
4️⃣ Get more protein – your body needs the amino acid precursor of SEROTONIN (the feel good hormone) ➡️ L-Tryptophan. But remember that to digest and assimilate protein, you need a well working GUT. Stomach needs to be acidic enough to breakdown the protein, small intestine needs to have the right amount of bicarbonate to allow the proteolytic enzymes to fully break down the protein into amino acids. Best sources would be eggs, fish, grass fed beef, and if needed…whey protein.
5️⃣ Movement – gentle exercise will help to increase endorphin production. But be careful not to overdo this!