Last night I had the privilege of sharing my “10 Rules of Health to Live By” with the Louisville Landsharks, our local multisport club. There was a wonderful turnout and the staff at HopCat did a great job of helping me get set up and keeping everyone’s glass full and the food moving! As I promised, I am posting the slides to my presentation – you can click on each one if you need to enlarge them for easier reading. I added some additional notes under some of the slides. If you have any questions or would like a copy emailed to you, please email me (using the Contact link above).
Some of my son Adrian’s jokes:
Why did the banana go to the doctor? Because he wasn’t Peeling well.
What do you call a train with a cold? A-choo choo train
What’s a frog’s favorite drink? Croak-A-Cola
What does a ghost put in his oatmeal every morning? Boonanas and Booberries
My philosophy is to give natural treatments and natural remedies a go first before deciding on any surgery or drug therapy.
Drug companies have share-holders. So their ultimate goal is to make money off of you. Eli Lilly’s revenue is $20- $21 billion. Sales by the unit have more than doubled since 2010.
Statins have an NNT (Number needed to treat) between 50 and 200 – meaning 50 to 200 people (depending on the brand) would have to take a statin drug for five years to prevent one person from having a nonfatal heart attack.
NNH (Number needed to harm – side effects) – the higher the better. NNP for aspirin is 100 (1 out of 100 people will get stomach bleeding).
I’ll have more on “NNT” and “NNH” in a future blog post.
The essential oil brand that we use is doTERRA.
Be careful when sourcing your herbs. I get my from a Chinese Medicine doctor that I trust, Meridian Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine.
The brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. The skin contains 64% water, muscles and kidneys are 79%, and even the bones are watery: 31%.
Each day humans must consume a certain amount of water to survive. Of course, this varies according to age and gender, and also by where someone lives. Generally, an adult male needs about 3 liters (101 oz) per day while an adult female needs about 2.2 liters per day (75 oz).
Research shows that the average American spends 87% of their time in enclosed buildings and 6% of their time in enclosed vehicles.1 That’s a total of 93% of your life spent inside.
The next time you go outdoors, take off your shoes and spend some time walking barefoot in the grass, sand, or mud. The Earth carries an enormous negative charge. When you put your bare feet on the ground, you absorb large amounts of negative electrons through the soles of your feet. The effect is sufficient to maintain your body at the same negatively charged electrical potential as the Earth. It as been shown to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, improve sleep, enhance well-being, and much, much more. When you wear rubber or plastic-soled shoes, however, you are effectively shielding yourself from this beneficial influx of electrons from the Earth.
Simply by getting outside, barefoot, touching the Earth, and allowing the excess charge in your body to discharge into the Earth, you can alleviate some of the stress continually put on your system. Walking barefoot can help ameliorate the constant assault of electromagnetic fields and other types of radiation from cell phones, computers, and Wi-Fi.
It also gives you a better sense of balance and self-awareness that can lead to a better understanding of yourself–what drives you, what inspires you, what excites you. This, in turn, can have a positive effect not only on the quality of your relationship with yourself, but also on the quality of your relationships with others.
On the other hand, low social support is linked to a number of health consequences, such as Depression, Decreased immune function, Higher blood pressure.
Healthy sleep is divided into four-stage cycles. As we progress through stages 1 and 2, we become increasingly unplugged from the world until we reach the deep sleep that happens in stage 3. In deep sleep, both brain and body activity drop to their lowest point during the cycle, and blood is redirected from the brain to muscles.
The fourth and final stage is named for the rapid eye movement — REM — that is its defining characteristic. Our brains become busily active in REM sleep, too, even more so than when we are awake. Dreaming happens during this stage.
In a full night’s sleep, we experience three or four such cycles, each lasting 60 to 90 minutes each.
When it comes to living a healthy and natural lifestyle, what you put on your body is just as significant as what you put in your body. Your skin is the largest organ of your body and since it is porous, it absorbs whatever you put on it.
Even at very low doses, parabens have been linked to reproductive damage and organ toxicity. Fragrance used in shampoo and other personal care products comes from the more than 3000 chemicals.
Norwex makes good cleaning supplies that we use.
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