Tag Archives: Quality of living
KETOGENIC NUTRITION: A HEALTHY APPROACH TO EATING I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND TO THE AVERAGE PERSON
You read the title correctly!! Although there are many health benefits to ketogenic nutrition, it would be a mistake for the average person to jump on the bandwagon and follow this nutrition plan blindly. …and let me add: THIS IS THE PLAN I FOLLOW EVERY DAY! So, why would I discourage a plan I follow? […]
THE “NEED TO EXPERIENCE”
The Chinese finger trap is designed to prevent escape. When a finger on each hand is inserted inside this apparatus and pulled in opposite directions, this devise traps both fingers making escape very difficult. If we showed this finger trap to people and explained just how difficult it would be to free their fingers once […]
“RIGHT” OR “WRONG”
When we search for answers, we commonly use methods that distinguish “right” from “wrong.” This helps qualify the pathways we follow and adds confidence to our decision making. What many of us don’t realize is that it also blinds us from seeing additional alternative pathways that may better suit our needs to achieving successful outcomes. […]
YOUR PERCEPTION vs. YOUR REALITY
When you take a look at the following pictures, does your mind associate these pictures with certain assumptions? Do you associate the pictures on the left with: success financial wealth happiness “living the dream” What adjectives would you use to describe the pictures on the right? ___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________ . Now, let’s assume these […]
ARE YOU SURE?
When you look at this picture, are the vertical and horizon lines in the middle bowed or straight? ARE YOU SURE? . Does the next picture add perspective that reinforces your original assumption or makes you uncertain about your continued ability to defend your original “certainty.” Notice how the red lines are perfectly straight and […]
WHAT MANY SEE… WHAT I SEE
What Many See: fat ugly lazy What I See: unhappiness insecurity eventual unnecessary loss of quality and function in life systemic inflammation with resulting chronic diseases . What Many See: a musical icon enormous wealth an eccentric lifestyle What I See: unhappiness insecurity eventual unnecessary loss of quality and function in life systemic inflammation with […]
TWO PATHS IN LIFE
Each new day provides an option to experience life from one of two perspectives” What obstacles WILL I FACE and what will it take to “SURVIVE?“ What opportunities WILL I CREATE to further advance down the path I CHOOSE TO LIVE? The personal decision to approach life from either of these perspectives comes down to […]
SHORT TERM “EASY”
How many of us believe our voices and our written words encouraging healthier lifestyles go unheard and continue to be no more than an exercise in futility? People recognize the good intentions behind the efforts, but the response by the general population remains greatly unchanged. Do they believe the message lacks merit? Do they believe […]
YOU SHOULDN’T BE!! These are simply pictures without a story behind them. All they prove is I’ve successfully developed muscles. They don’t measure my HEALTH, they don’t measure my HAPPINESS, they don’t measure my commitment to ANYTHING other than muscle development. Aesthetics is a common GOAL of exercise. Clothes don’t fit…, mirrors become the enemy…, […]
EATING HOME vs. EATING OUT
I have been asked by many readers to share my TYPICAL DAY of eating with a TYPICAL MEAL the consumer eats out to better contrast the vast differences. Below is an example of my breakfast, lunch, dinner, workout snack (water and protein shake) and after dinner snacks. Although my pictures don’t make these foods aesthetically […]
GOOD HEALTH REQUIRES A STRONG FOUNDATION
If a house is built on a poor foundation, its structural integrity would fail. The human body requires this same strong foundation to maintain its integrity to achieve the quality of life desired. Unfortunately, a majority of us stand on foundations created from “APATHY” and ongoing TOXIC BEHAVIOR rather than thoughtfully designed structures fortified by […]
ARE VACCINES A DISTRACTION?
Even if we credit vaccines with the prevention of diseases, have we missed the bigger picture regarding the OVERALL health and well being of our children? Have parents gradually shifted their role as “guardian” of their children’s health to the pediatrician/family physician? It might be worse than this. Many parents may have gone so far […]
HOW WOULD I HANDLE BORDERLINE OR INTERMITTENT DISEASES/CONDITIONS versus YOUR DOCTOR?
Borderline and intermittent diseases/conditions often exist without symptoms (or with occasional symptoms) leaving most people capable of living a life without obvious restrictions. Some of these diseases/conditions might include borderline high blood pressure, borderline high cholesterol, borderline type 2 diabetes, borderline depression, borderline overweight, borderline under/overactive thyroid and intermittent indigestion. Let’s look at a common […]
SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS
As I was looking out my bedroom window witnessing another beautiful start to a beautiful day, I began to think about the different things I WANTED TO DO TODAY! As I heard my little beagle (Tucker) snoring away, I thought about taking him for a walk on a trail in the local park. Although I […]
THIS POST IS ONLY 204 WORDS, BUT IT’S CONTENT MAY DISTURB SOME READERS. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO DIMINISH THE ATROCITIES TO THOSE WHOSE LIVES HAVE BEEN DEVASTATED FOREVER BY RECENT EVENTS IN SYRIA. INSTEAD, IT IS INTENDED TO ACCENTUATE ATROCITIES WE FACE EVERYDAY, YET CHOOSE TO REMAIN RETICENT. IF YOU CHOOSE TO READ THIS […]
When most of think of DISEASE, we think of viral flu’s or bacterial infections. We don’t think about heart disease, diabetes, stroke, cancer or obesity. We classify these “terms” as “CONDITIONS” rather than diseases. Taber’s medical dictionary defines DISEASE as: “A condition marked by subjective complaints, a specific history, clinical signs and symptoms, and laboratory […]
“DON’T WORRY, IT’S SAFE”
What causes the disconnect between our eyes and our brains? How can we view this picture and not question the POSSIBILITY that pesticide spraying of our crops is detrimental to our HEALTH? How can we stare directly at the PROTECTIVE SUITS needed to apply these dangerous products and believe these poisons do not affect the […]
HOMEWORK & HEALTH
If you go to your doctor for your annual physical, what do you expect? height and weight check blood pressure reading auscultate (listen to) heart sounds with a stethoscope maybe auscultate the lung fields review prescription medications blood and urine test SOUND ABOUT RIGHT? . Then we wait for the lab reports and the “thumbs […]
WHAT MAKES YOU MATTER?
I was taught the importance of an education as a young child. This education became more concentrated as I grew up and attended college. As a result, I developed a PASSION for HEALTH which became my primary focus in education. This culminated in a career as a physician. This title, “PHYSICIAN” created a cloak of […]
HELPING PATIENTS TO CHANGE MINDSETS REQUIRES DOCTORS TO CHANGE MINDSETS FIRST!
The following advertisement was recently sent to me by a reputable nutritional business representing two companies. The intention of this ad was to create a win-win-win scenario. THESE COMPANIES would make money selling me (THE DOCTOR,) their quality products. I, in turn, would make money selling these quality products to THE PATIENT. The patient, in […]