Move To the Past for your Health

I work day after day with the chronically ill. I help coordinate their medications, labs and general care plan to help them live their best lives possible under the circumstances. I sense so much frustration in their voices when I speak to them about their health that I almost start feeling as hopeless as they do. There is so much conflicting information out there that even the most savy of independent health investigators (such as you and I) can feel lost.

The more I learn about modern medicine and our healthcare system in general, the more it becomes evident that there truly is nothing new under the sun. So much of health and wellness depends on where we have come from as a species. For this reason I am happy to bring to my readers the ultimate in Ancestral Health.

My good friend & popular health blogger, Sean Croxton, has just put
the finishing touches on the first ever online PALEO extravaganza.

Whether you’re hardcore into paleo, just getting started, don’t
really know anything about it, or hate it and think it’s all hype —
this event has something for you.

Sean recorded presentations from the top experts in the
health & nutrition wellnessphere about the Paleo diet – putting their
knowledge to the test – and created The Paleo Summit.

Mark your calendars, because this event (all 8 days of it!) starts
Sunday, February 26th.

Oh, and it’s FREE to attend.

In this first-of-it’s-kind online event, you guys are going to see:

* Primal living expert Mark Sisson discuss EXACTLY what ancestral
living means – as well as what to eat, what not to eat, and why.

* For parents – Sarah Fragoso will show you how to transition your
family into the primal lifestyle – while keeping it fun for the kids
AND the adults

* Dr. Thomas O’Bryan give you the scoop on gluten – why it can lead
to autoimmune disease, osteoporosis, and muscle pain!

* Get the scientific perspective on Paleo from Ivy League research
biochemist Mat Lalonde – so you can differentiate between the
rampant paleo extremism and what’s truly backed by science

* Get the scoop from independent health researcher & blogger Matt
Stone on why he thinks the Paleo diet is bunk!

* Paul Chek give you the six foundational principles for abundant
health – and how you can break your social conditioning to truly
become the healthiest version of yourself.

And that’s just a SMALL taste of what’s happening starting on
February 26th.

As an added bonus, when you register today, you’ll also get an
awesome video interview with Mark Sisson regarding why we should eat
like our ancestors, as well as a 40-minute interview with Gary
Taubes on why we get fat – I know you’re going to love them!

Pre-registration begins TODAY – so make sure you head over to
the sign-up page right now.

Here’s to your Ancestral Health!!!

Move from toxins

Exerpts from Cancer From the Kitchen?

“More than 80,000 new chemicals have been developed since World War II, according to the Children’s Environmental Health Center at Mount Sinai. Even of the major chemicals, fewer than 20 percent have been tested for toxicity to children, the center says.”

“I asked these doctors what they do in their own homes to reduce risks. They said that they avoid microwaving food in plastic or putting plastics in the dishwasher, because heat may cause chemicals to leach out.”

My thoughts:

 

Toxins are everywhere.  Do your best to minimize your intake of chemical stress wherever possible.  We underestimate such environmental hazzards because we are told they are safe.  We trust the government to run tests on any commercially available or publically utilized commodity.  I don’t suspect conspiracy here but one must ask, “does it make sense that using/ingesting/washing with this product will be safe for me in the long run?”  The question that is answered through all the safetey testing is, “will this product cause acute (read: traceable) harm to any individual?”  To assume that your body, as complex and mysterious is it is, will know exactly what to do with the foriegn substances we’ve created within the last half century is foolish and dangerous.  Don’t become a fanatic, just realize that anything can affect anything and you should do your best to lessen your stress in every possible way.  If it means abstaining from the microwave as much as possible, do it.

In a future post, I’ll deal with cholesterol but I must remind you of one of the reasons the body produces cholesterol in the first place.  It’s easy to forget that cholesterol is actually good for you and serves a purpose.  One such purpose is to sheild toxic chemical compounds found in the blood supply from reacting with other hormones, enzymes, proteins, etc.  As you ingest and absorb more toxic chemicals, you increase your need for cholesterol.  Now you are overloaded with oxidative stress from the chemical warfare going on in your body and your doctor tells you it’s the cholesterols fault.  Next thing you know, you are one of the 25% of Americans spending their retirement money on a statin.