Christmas – The most important thing at this time of year is to rest, relax and just have a good time.
If you’ve been busy during the year your nervous system will have accumulated stresses & fatigue you may not even be aware of. Rather than thinking you have to ‘get healthy’ straight away it’s actually more important to understand that the health of our nervous system is more important than anything else…and the nervous system is rejuvenated best by things like mental rest, joy & laughter.
So don’t worry about diets or exercise regimes now. Put your feet up, indulge a little (during the DAY not at night best), totally forget about work for a while and just enjoy spending as much time being with those you love, catching up with friends etc – We’ll help get those extra kilo’s off in the New Year.
If you are lucky enough to be in good health & spending time with people you love at this time of year, treasure it and spare a thought for those who are aren’t so blessed.
Did you know that getting some sun at the exact time most experts tell you NOT to – in the ‘middle of the day’ – may in fact be absolutely critical for your health!
With some great media coverage and work by groups such as the Australian Cancer Council over the last few years, most of us are now aware of the widespread problems associated with vitamin D deficiency. These include most common cancers, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, bacterial and viral infections, autoimmune diseases such as asthma and multiple sclerosis, depression and many others.
However, what most people STILL don’t realise is that the commonly heard advice to get our sun exposure in either the early morning or late afternoon may greatly compromise our health.
The evening meal – a key to super energy, good sleep and weight loss … or to sickness and suffering
Food that we do not digest by the time we go to bed sows the seeds of sickness and disease.
If there was a pill that could give us up to 50% more energy, significantly reduce our risk of chronic disease and almost guarantee a healthy weight for the rest of our life, many people would probably pay hundreds if not thousands of dollars for it. Ironically, 90 – 95% of us (Westerners) do something each and every day that, if changed, could deliver all the above benefits and more. It doesn’t take any more time out of one’s day, actually saves money, and is a hallmark of the healthiest, longest living people throughout time. It is the most basic, simple, yet rarely followed wisdom of ‘eating light at night’.
Video of Mark in Port Dougles speaking on Riding Nature’s Rhtyhm and Maximising Personal Performance through the Daily Cycles
Wish you could eat like the French – lots of oil, cheeses, creams, wines and still be slim and healthy? Well you can, you just need to …..eat like the French!!!
This is taken from an article written some time ago. It’s quite detailed, so I’ve highlighted main points if you just want to scan.
Ayurvedic Cold Water Evils – Mark speaking at the Melbourne Convention Centre on the problems of drinking cold water re; Constipation, Weight Gain, Arthritis … and why Asians (Chinese) always drink warm or hot water/tea
Life these days is full of requests for our time, energy & expertise. As we like to be needed and feel that we are ‘giving’ to others, we can quickly find ourselves using up all our time…and thus having none left for ourselves.
Once we know our priorities (the ‘most important’ things in our life), one of the keys to our success, is having the ability (& the self-esteem!) to ‘say NO’ to excessive demands/requests.
Like to know a simple way to reduce snoring, asthma(& other breathing problems), sinus/congestion problems, tiredness, stress, colds/infections, free radical damage etc etc and …increase/improve mind-body integration, mental clarity, concentration, fat metabolism, the health of your spine & all your vital ‘internal’ organs…etc etc?
It’s all possible, simply by BREATHING how Nature intended.
Back in 1990, Victorians will remember that Collingwood won their first premiership in a few decades (I wish it was a few decades longer!). As a 19-year-old, I went with a few of my mates to party at their home ground – Victoria Park – after they won. As I was just about to raise a glass stubby of Victorian Bitter Beer (I was all class back then!) to my lips, a mate of mine smacked me in the back of the head (as you do) causing me to chip my front tooth on the stubby. While it certainly didn’t stop me from having a big night partying, I later found out that I had a pretty reasonable chip to my tooth, which later needed root canal therapy to remove the nerve.
A new study just out, adds even more weight to be the importance of people ensuring they have adequate vitamin D levels. As you know, I have been writing about this for over five years – Sunlight & Vitamin D Health – and this is another example.
The study showed that women who were vitamin D deficient had children who were more likely to have ‘significant’ problems relating to speech skills and language. They are much more likely to have difficulty gaining complex language skills and their overall speech development is impaired. I’ll say it again. If you haven’t had your vitamin D levels tested recently, please go and get a blood test ASAP. And, ensure your doing everything you can to most naturally optimise these levels.