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April 27, 2016

Eat Fat to Get Thin (Awesome Interview with Dr Mark Hyman)

Dr Mark Hyman has been ahead on the curve of a very powerful conversation around fat. He’s been a strong voice in Functional Medicine and has written several best selling books. He is famous for his crusade against sugar- highlighting the addictive qualities of it and how sugar actually gets stored as fat.

In his new book, Eat Fat, Get Thin, Dr Hyman dives into how the fat we eat and the fat we store are not the same thing. This misnomer has led to lots of confusion and a terrible “fat free” diet craze that’s totally backfired on us. In fact, eating healthy fats helps us burn fat better. It helps power the brain, synthesize hormones, not be hungry all [...]

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April 20, 2016

Spring Cleaning: Detoxing The Mind

Sometimes it doesn’t matter the time of year but you can take advantage of this beautiful season and clean your mind too. Detoxing old thoughts like cleaning out the closet, cabinets, pantry can do so much for you. You mind has about 1000 thoughts a day or more. Most of them are not your own and instead are created by things on TV and random online ads. All of this external stimulation leads you down the rabbit hole of complete chaos, which is never fun. The clarity from cleaning up your thoughts can be beneficial to you in many ways, like freeing up space on a computer hard drive. 

This concept is closely related to the Bucket Blueprint. [...]

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April 12, 2016

How To Train For The Contact Sport Of Aging

Aging: The Downhill Slide

Your fitness challenges increase as you get older. A variety of physical limitations can sneak up on you after the age of 40. Once we hit our sixth decade, our fitness determines our quality and length of life. The good news is that it’s never too late to improve our odds through exercise. The thing is, walking and jogging won’t get it done. Some of the popular high intensity exercise programs can cause injury in those over 50.

I want to be clear, walking and jogging have a place at the fitness table. However, they’re more like the place setting. The amount of muscle you build and your ability to use that muscle powerfully, are the main [...]

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April 11, 2016

Why “Rock Hard Abs” Isn’t Just About Vanity

Last year brought us the “dad bod,” a term coined by a Clemson University student whose blog post quickly went viral as the antithesis to “rock hard abs.” The post’s mass appeal insinuated that honing a sculpted physique is merely superficial, and #dadbod enthusiasts everywhere rejoiced. In reality, having a strong core is much deeper than the kind of washboard abs that would make Fight Club-era Brad Pitt bow down in inferiority.

Having an excess of abdominal fat is extremely risky, and even if you’re at a normal weight it has risk factors similar to smoking a pack a day. Yikes. Luckily, you help offset fat by building core strength. Additionally, strengthening your core has [...]

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March 31, 2016

How to See Yourself As An Artist

Are you an artist? You’re probably thinking, “no, not me.” Here in the West, we’ve been taught to squelch our creative impulse — especially at work. In other cultures people live as natural artisans, creating sand paintings and song, poetry and architecture, drumming and dancing in tune with the rhythms of the Earth.

We too can allow our inner artist to live out loud. As soon as we surrender our resistance to seeing what we do as art-in-action, we become artists.

Succulence: Your Natural State

Inspirational author and artist SARK has been demonstrating how to live juicy for decades. From a 200-square-foot self-described “magic [...]

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