In this blog I'll first give some simple suggestions, then I'll look deeper at the whole Fb fixation and it's solutions.
My #1 suggestion re using Fb more wisely is: Get clear on what you really want in your life, and keep this vision in view. Making a vision board is one particularly powerful way to do this - put it where you'll see it often.
Now, some simple suggestions:
1. Turn off all push notifications. You can do that in the Fb app, under settings, or under settings in your browser window on your pc. If someone really wants to talk to you, they will send a PM. This way *you* have to go to Fb, Fb won't be sending things to you.
2200 calories: eat one column on the left, or....everything on the right.
The big myth that we have been told: "You just need to eat less, and exercise more". But the truth is, it's not about eating less. It's about *what* we eat.
One of the best articles I ever read on the brain was about the brain in Alzheimers. It discussed 4 'Brain types' that show up as Alzheimers. This blog contains excerpts on those 4 brain types (in blue), followed by my comments on each.
The main exercise we should do all be doing is really weight-bearing exercise. And even 20 min's does wonders for us. That's what I do, and then other days of the week I do yoga (often at home), run, hike, or whatever else I feel moved to.
The 3 kinds of exercise are Weight-Bearing, Cardio, and Stretching.
How I Exercise Now
We want to be doing some kind of exercise at least 3-4 times a week, mainly to clear stress and negativity from our system. And walking is definitely included in exercise, in my opinion. Now I maintain a healthy body by simply doing:
I thought I’d share a bit about how I work out, since I do a system that is leading-edge, for that last 8 years now.
This is a system of weight-training that was recommended to me by my meditation teacher. It's called The Power of 10 (the book), and it's based on an earlier method called Superslow. I sometimes jokingly call this, 'Western Yoga', because it is a system of weight-training that is done very slowly and mindfully, with attention to posture, breathing and movement, just like in yoga.
I'll confess, this method is... a little boring. But it's intense, effective, and the best part is: I'm in and out of the gym in 30 minutes. So it's great for people who are doing this for health reasons and don't want to live at the gym. I work out once or twice a week, and on the other days I do yoga or run (or dance, or...).
Superslow was discovered while working with older women with osteoporosis. They slowed down the workout to reduce the impact on bones…and surprise…they found they got better results in less time. Cool, yes?
Arthritis: "I put CBD cream on my hands in the morning, and then I go can go all day. I don't feel the arthritis. It's wonderful." - an older gentleman I met at the hemp shop in Victoria.
Anxiety and Migraine: I also spoke recently to a woman who has had migraines for years, and was taking medications for anxiety. A month ago she started taking CBD oil, now she is totally off the anxiety medications, and in 30 days she's had only two migraines.
Diabetes/insulin: I have also read glowing testimonials by people who found that CBD allowed them to greatly reduce their use of insulin.
CBD also benefits the brain, creating greater mood stability, and benefits many other conditions including fibromyalgia, acne, psoriasis, and helping with sleep (links with studies are below). CBD is also particularly well suited to address symptoms of PTSD. The US government has even had a patent on CBD for over 30 years, for it's neuro-protective properties.
CBD is the main medicinal compound in hemp or cannabis. CBD stands for "Cannabidiol" and does not make you high.
The other main compound in cannabis is THC, "The high causer", which does make you high.
CBD can be purchased with or without THC.
CBD has the following properties:
1. Axiolytic - reduces anxiety
2. Anti-psychotic - effect on the brain
3. Cancer preventive - body wide effect
4. Anti-inflammatory - digestive system, brain and pain
5. Anti-oxidant (delays aging) - brain effect
6. Lower blood sugar - helps diabetics reduce insulin
When buying CBD, its wise to get it from a high quality source that has been tested for purity.
But HOW can CBD do all this?
The answer lies in the newly discovered "endo-cannabinoid system", or ECS for short.
Our endo-cannabinoid system has the ability to regulate many other body systems, normalizing their functioning. And it does this without side effects and without being addictive. The endo-cannabinoid system is a kind of master regulatory system in the human body, and CBD receptors have been found on several organs in the body, including the brain and heart. CBD seems to be a kind of master molecule that co-evolved with human beings. (and btw, THC also has benefits, but that's for another article).
This post is essentially a reply I gave to an article on obesity. The article was written by a doctor who suggested either 1) recommending weight-loss drugs to patients who want or need to lose weight, or 2) not giving any advice, since weight loss can be complex, and simple advice is often not helpful. Here's my reply, which is about weight loss, but also about the transformation that IS happening in medicine:
Hello, I am a health coach by training: I studied nutrition, lifestyle medicine and more at IIN. My view, and the view of many leaders in the field, is that medicine MUST make a radical transformation, to address a rising tide of *chronic illness*, not just obesity.
Now why would I go and say a fool-thing like that?!?
Because I believe it. I've seen it. I've seen what people are like with a coach, and without one.
Coaching makes things clear. It helps people stay on track and get motivated. And here are two more very good reasons why everyone should have a coach:
1. YOU are the most complex thing in existence.
2. Life is hard.
What is a Whole Food Shake, you might ask?
As we are exploring different ways of improving health, sleep, weight, etc, one thing that many people find helpful is to add a protein shake to their day. It can result in almost effortless weight loss, softer skin, more energy... and for some very simple reasons: it's very digestible nutrition, and it can include only what you need, in a very clean form: protein (powder), healthy fats (like avocado, coconut mylk or almond mylk), and low glycemic carbs (like berries, or other low sugar fruit like cherries).
"I was trying to lose this stubborn weight for years. I also had sugar cravings that were impossible to stop. It wasn't until I took the right supplements that things changed."
Recently I heard these exact words, said by a naturopath. I've heard different versions of this said several times before. Usually we think that only drugs can create such a dramatic result. But the truth is, the right supplements can be equally as powerful, and have zero side effects.
So what supplements can help to end sugar cravings?
We ALL Need to Meditate
We ALL need to Meditate. Seriously. It gives us much needed perspective: we get space from our minds that think they know everything. We begin to see the world thru calm, and that can be profound. Wisdom bubbles forth - Insight, and Intuition, and begins to direct us much more clearly...a deeper intelligence than the thinking mind.
We become less reactive, softer.
You'll fight less with your partner, and understand them more.
Got this crazy (but sooo cool) understanding last night that what's coming is a world where everyone has a virtual storefront. But WHY does that matter? Because in the future, everyone has a purpose, a service they do, and everyone gets paid well, and individually.
You have money, that flows thru your life. You have a service you give. So you need a storefront. But not a real storefront. People need a way to communicate with you...to see who u are and what you offer. You need a cyber-space of your own, with your picture, your services, your prices.
We know that in the future, no one is poor. So how does that look? I think maybe it looks Creative Service Abilities taught to every person as a priority. Aka Conscious Entrepreneurship, or how-to-make-money-knowledge, taught to u as a right. How to serve and make money. Putting every individual in charge of their own creative/service life. Made possible by the i-net and a new system of education that teaches u, as a priority, how to do the business of service, so u can enjoy both helping the world, and financial abundance, without being owned by anyone, or by any company.
So just like everyone gets a house in the future, everyone gets a virtual house too, a place in the world of work/service... and the abundance and feeling that u matter that comes with that.
Not my idea, but maybe Gods plan. Isn't that awesome?!?
Technology is awesome...to a point. We all know that runaway use of technology can easily mess up our sleep and cortisol levels. But, good news, there's a number of really simple things we can do...
1. Put your Wifi router on a timer. Off at 11p, on at 7am. Decreases elecro-smog in the house, and deters you from staying up past 11 watching Netflix. If you usually go to bed at midnight, you could even set the timer for midnight...and then in a few days, back it off to 1145p...and so on, slowly training yourself to get to get sleep earlier. Don't doubt it: light is a stimulant just like sugar and carbs. Keep it under control so you get your beauty sleep, and have energy the next day for what matters.
Today it is believe by many educators that illness does in fact begin in the gut, specifically with what's called 'Leaky Gut', or 'increased intestinal permeability'...where undigested food particles can cross into the blood stream, creating inflammation and other problems in the body. Healing the gut is now considered basic to healing most things.
MAIN THINGS THAT DAMAGE THE GUT:
1) Gluten, dairy, sugar, seed oils (like in chips)
2) Stress (too much is too much)
3) Antibiotics (take probiotics)
4) Parasites, Candida and SIBO
5) Toxins (pesticides, GMO)
6) Deficiencies (non organic, processed food)
1) Diet (more below)
Hi, I'm Donovan Giraud. I'm a health coach, meditator and visionary, and I'm on a mission to help people heal themselves and evolve our world.