There was a time when we would do everything we could to prevent our children from coming to any harm. That desire of every parent is being undermined by the businesses and politicians that we give our power away to. Children from age 4 through to University are being tested and stressed and having more and more pressure put on them to perform to crazy expectations. And because we don’t want our child to be the one left out we push just like everyone else. It’s killing our kids. It isn’t going to stop either. But there is something you can do to protect your child…
Overeating is learned behaviour. If you can learn to overeat then you can learn to eat the right amount. It is a relatively easy process and only requires the same level of commitment that you need to begin a diet. The big difference is that, unlike dieting, there is no battle, no fight, and no cravings to battle with. The whole process is simply one of replacing the habit of eating too much with the habit of eating just the right amount.
You don't get the full story from opticians because they are trained to believe that what they say is the truth - that the only way to have better vision is to wear corrective lenses. Mind you by the time they add the coatings and the high index plastic and this and that you don't get much change from a lot of cash. But I'm sure that profit has absolutely nothing to do with their recommendations.
Dr Soram Khalsa talks about the links between low vitamin D levels and diseases like breast cancer. Part of the problem, he suggests, is that even in sunny climates like California, sun block is preventing the body's natural manufacture of vitamin D, so supplementation is essential for optimum health.
There are two broad approaches to weight loss: quick and dirty, or slow and sustainable. I am an advocate of the latter, but the quick and dirty approach sees Rachel Frederickson 155lbs lighter and $250,000 richer. The before and after pics look like two different people. But is she just harming herself, and will it last?
Change is so difficult, but that’s because the problem behaviours are inherently hard-wired as a form of self-protection. It’s just the way the MindBody works. Change can be accomplished but it must be done with an understanding of the real nature of the problem and a desire to persevere until permanent relief is experienced.
Breast cancer has been linked to obesity in post-menopausal women. Obesity is an epidemic with about a third of adult Americans carrying at least 30lbs excess weight. The problem is only a little better in the UK. It seems like that cream cake might just kill you after all. But what can you do, how exactly do you shift from the lifestyle you have to the lifestyle you want?
The standard advice is to take medication, usually ibuprofen, or paracetamol to reduce fever. Yet this contradicts the body’s own wisdom. With flu, the body doesn’t heat up because the flu likes it hot – it heats up because the flu does not like it hot. It is a defence mechanism. When you interfere with that process, by taking pharmaceuticals to reduce fever, you prolong the illness and expel active pathogens from your body for longer. So you cause many more infections than if you’d just stayed at home and waited for the fever to subside. The body is wise and knows how to heal itself. Trust it.
Some jobs are clearly more stressful than others. Being in fear of your life every moment of every day doesn’t have much competition. But, for sensitive people, life can seem like that and mundane ordinary jobs – jobs that other people cope with and even enjoy – can seem like a journey into Hell every day. This is one of the reasons why tranquillisers and anti-depressants are amongst the most commonly prescribed medications. But it isn’t so much about the job, it’s because we’ve lost touch with our soul. We’ve lost touch with who we are, and we’ve lost touch with our connection to others. We live isolated lives where we have to spend so much time just earning enough to pay the bills that we have little time left for ourselves or our families. Change is possible. Peace is achievable.
The weight loss industry focuses on food and eating. The focus needs to be on you and how you feel. The focus needs to be on you moving towards health & wellness, fitness & vitality. When you do this the food takes care of itself. The weight loss industry deliberately traps you into thinking that Calories are what you need to focus on. That way it has you as a customer for life. You can escape from its grip easily – here’s how.