Here is what I found this week that expanded my knowledge, made me think and just generally inspired me.
I’ve been in catching up on some podcasts that were on my list. Here is what I fit in to my schedule this week:
Andrew Weil on Joe Rogan: I’ve been a long time HUGE fan of Dr. Weil. I believe I learned about him from his PBS specials that used to air during the PBS Pledge Drive. I credit the curing of my son’s chronic ear infections as an infant from the things I learned from reading Dr. Weil’s books.
Ben Greenfield had a great podcast with Dr. Josh Axe this week. He spent a good amount of time talking about his mother’s journey to health through breast and lung cancer. Listening to him makes me want to go back to school to be a doctor. It is amazing how many doctors DON’T have holistic knowledge, but it is nice to see more and more health practitioners are approaching healing in a whole body and mind method. One of the quotes that resonated was “there isn’t one diet that works for everybody but there are key principles that apply to most people.” It is a reminder that everyone is unique and needs to dial in what works for them, but overall, getting rid of certain things that are bad for us, and ADDing the nutrients our bodies need with almost certainly make us healthier.
Dr. Mark Hyman had a great podcast on community and how important it is to our health.
From Audible –
High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard. I really love when authors read their own audio books and Brendon Burchard did not disappoint. I found this books sparked a lot of ideas and made me evaluate areas I need to focus on to improve and lead a more energetic and results driven life.
Unfortunately, I had a less than stellar experience when I was thinking about working with one of Burchard’s high performance coaches. They don’t list the pricing up front and drag you through this extensive “interview” process with a lot of “yes” questions (questions that lead the answerer to say “yes” a lot..an old sales technique) and then the sales guy proceeded to text me all weekend and then sent me an email saying “I’ve never had someone that just vanished on me” when I didn’t answer him for a day after being asked to pay $8000 in coaching fees. Hence I really can’t recommend anything coaching related from the Burchard Camp, but I still love his message and books.
Very interesting information on calorie restriction by Peter Attia.
Great article on longevity by Ben Greenfield. Loved the focus on having a strong community.
I’m coaching a group through the Whole 30 program – an elimination type diet created by Melissa Hartwig that is getting incredible results for people. I’ve been experiementing with everything from Keto-diets to intermittent fasting and I’m excited to add Whole 30 to my arsenal. I know a lot of people may feel it is a challenge to eliminate dairy, alcohol, grains, legumes, sugar or additives, but the closer we can all get to food in its original source at all times, the better our health and mindset will be. If you are interested in joining my Whole 30 Group, contact me.
If you are looking for a great journal to help you stay on top of your goals, try one of these:
The High Performance Planner
The 5 Second Journal
I honestly can’t decide which one I like better so I’m using them both every day. They provide different prompts and I really enjoy planning my day out and encouraging my creativity at the start and end of each day.
Race I’m considering registering for:
Lake Powell Half Marathon
Great Recipe for a Coffee Steak Rub!
Interesting Term I learned this week: Occam’s Razor also known as Law of Parsimony – is a concept that means the simpler solution to a problem is most likely to be the correct one.