As a guy, porn leaves you exhausted and alone. Which is not at all attractive to what you really want: a partner. Porn also destroys your other goals, since being exhausted gets in the way of achieving every goal you have. You can't build a business when you are wiped out. You creativity is greatly diminished. You won't perform nearly as well at work, and even depression follows porn use for many guys, since porn use causes us to ejaculate more often than is natural or healthy. It is well known that ejaculating less correlates with greater success in life.
Porn is also horrible to women, creating a sub-culture of perversion, of sex without love, that many women become victims too.
Porn is clearly totally against everything we really want.
Clearly, porn is very bad news. The good news is: kicking your porn habit can be one of the best things you ever did. And - it's free. Quit porn and watch your creativity be enhanced, by mojo get a boost (the women are going to notice), and your depression lift!
I see three stages that we go on as we make the journey of nutritional healing:
Stage 1 - "The Health Nut".
Stage 2 - "The Health Coach".
Stage 3 - "The Nutritional Doctor-Healer".
Stage 1 - The Health Nut
This is the average healthy eater who has some nutritional know-how. They watch their sugar intake, may not eat gluten, and might do almond milk instead of dairy. Basic nutritional know how. Maybe they take a multi-vitamin or some vitamin D. At this level, you might also be balancing your macro-nutrients in your meals (watching your protein, fat, and carb intake.) You might aim to have a salad everyday. At this level, you also tend to think that the diet that works great for you, will also work great for everyone else too - which how we get fanatical vegans, or fanatical meat-eaters - you think everyone should eat as you do. So at this level, we know some things, but we still believe some myths too.
At Stage 1 - you might have the salad pictured above, and say, "I'm having a spinach salad, that's healthy. Spinach has iron and strawberries are rich in anti-oxidants."
I battled candida for a long time. It would go away, then come back. So I eventually got creative and asked myself, "What the frick is going on here?? What can I do to end this?" Here's some of my answers...
1. Make Love, Not War
War is never wise. So instead of just attacking the candida with garlic, oregano oil or what not...instead focus on loving your body in all ways. So - do you need Vitamin D? Is your bedroom too dark? Have you been feeling down a lot? Everything that weakens you, makes you more susceptible to candida over-growth. Making war on Candida is very different than aiming to nourish and love your body and create health. Do everything you can to heal yourself, and start with what's obvious or what you're drawn to do. As you support your body, your body will handle the candida. You have an immune system, that's it's job.
They are A New Earth - Eckhart Tolle, Power vs Force - David Hawkins, Integrative Nutrition - Joshua Rosenthal, and anything by David Deida.
For a while I read so much that my body suffered. But what did come out of that is that I expanded my mind in numerous ways, enriched my vocab, and basically did brain-yoga pretty much daily. Brain-yoga is what I call it when a book is hard to understand, but you push through anyway, and it leaves you going, "WOW". Brain yoga, I've learned, is very good for us. So without further ado, here are some of the books that rocked my world:
Here's a snack I'm liking, it's easy:
1. take 2 walnut halves
2. Stick a date in the middle
I know, the pic has it backwards.
Sometimes it be hard to feel grateful for things as they are. And that's why I wrote this, because things ARE improving, like never before.
Now is actually the best time to be alive in history.
First let's look back just 150 years, to 1870. What was life like then?
Today getting enough sleep is all the rage. Suddenly we're all realizing that ZZzz's are as important as ABC's - sleep is basic, and if you don't get enough of it, you're more likely to make mistakes, have less mood control, crave more carbs, age faster, and be less good in bed (What? No!). Turns out "I'll sleep when I'm dead" isn't a good plan after all.
But *how* to sleep well? We hear over and over to reduce screen time in the evening. I even read over and over not to keep any electronics in the bedroom - but not easy to do if your bedroom doubles as your office.
So what then, are the other keys to ZZz's?
Gonna keep this one short...
I read a while ago something in a book by Dr. Mark Hyman, that brilliant health educator, about the diets of eskimos, vs the diets of sumo wrestlers.
Mark Hyman was explaining how sumo wrestlers put on fat: they eat a huge meal of a lot of rice or noodles, then they go to sleep.
Today more and more people are going vegan. More and more people are also going paleo.
The question becomes, "Should you go vegan?". I was vegan myself a decade ago and have been studying nutrition ever since, reading widely, experimenting with my own diet, and I have some important realizations to share.
The main message I have here is this: instead of going vegan, please consider just eating less meat, and buying organic or pastured meat instead of conventional.
You can make a healthy version of almost anything, from chocolate to potato chips!
Below are some healthy versions of popular snacks and meals. Which are you favourites?
Popcorn w Cheese - Organic popcorn (since most corn is GMO) + olive oil/flax seed oil + sea salt + nutritional yeast (naturally cheesy, and high in B12). Cooked in a hot air popper. Add cayenne, curry powder, dill, garlic, even sprinkle stevia or cinnamon for sweetness!
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.
We hear, "You just need to eat less, and exercise more". But the truth is, it's more 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.
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 do a work-out system that I love, that is simple, and that has me in and out of the gym in 30 mins. I love it so much, that I thought I would share how I do it.
So if you don't work-out yet, in this blog I am going to teach you the system that I do.
This is a system of weight-training that was recommended to me by my meditation teacher. It is called The Power of 10 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.
This method is intense, effective, and the best part is I'm done 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.
Superslow was discovered while working with older women with osteoporosis. They slowed down the workout to reduce the impact on bones, and to their surprise, the ladies got better results in less time.
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.