Mind-body health tips - ones off the beaten path

How do the health tips you offer people change when research tells shows:

  • Someone with multiple personality disorder can have full blown diabetes in one personality but zero in another?
  • Women who believed they would have a heart attack were 4x more likely to die than if they didn't believe that (regardless of their weight)?
  • Simply signaling their biology that they were 20 years younger for a week, had participants looking and feeling younger, and their biological age markers like blood pressure, skin thickness and mental acuity improving significantly.
  • When researchers give people a few doses of a narcotic pain reliever and then replace it with a placebo, patients still get the same pain relief and the same centers of the brain light up?
Cari is a South-African trained Clinical Psychologist a self-confessed health and longevity research junkie who knows that HEALTH IS TRUE WEALTH

It's clear there is a mind body connection that plays powerfully through our cells - we need to harness that power.  Our own personal beliefs as well as our cultural beliefs play a major role in our health and longevity, as those who live past 100 reveal.  

health is wealth health:  health tips from centenarians

  1. Don't be chronically distressed about your body size - (many centenarians would qualify as 'overweight').
  2. Don't count calories or watch you diet neurotically - have a relaxed attitude towards food.  
  3. Don't follow the herd and take diet pills - centenarians are rebels who don't take much medication - period.  
  4. Have eating rituals like breaking bread with others.
  5. Don't cut out whole food groups - there are no vegan centenarians.  Eat in moderation and with mindful joy.
  6. Stop stressing about conforming to current standards of beauty  - no-one determines your beauty except you.
  7. There is no need to exercise obsessively - but do stay naturally active and have fun moving. 
  8. Don't compare yourself to others, or indulge in envy and never devalue yourself - you're valuable regardless.
  9. Have people to care for and people who care about you, and laugh often.
  10. Have a life with passion, purpose and meaning and don't let your age define you.

Health Tips: your mind, your body, your stress

How distressed and disempowered are you by the cultural story around your weight, your diet, and your exercise regime?  How stressed are you about your weight is supposedly doing to your health?  You need enough stress to challenge and empower you, that's a health-enhancer.  However, stress that distresses and disempowers you is a health-eroder.

Has you culture gotten under your skin and into your cells?  Chronic stress like body shame, eating shame, exercise shame changes gene activity of immune cells before they enter the bloodstream so that they’re ready to fight infection or trauma — even when there is no infection or trauma to fight. This then leads to increased inflammation. Many chronic diseases that are blamed on weight, are linked to increased inflammation.

Become body-wise:  understand that your body is constantly eavesdropping on your thoughts and instantaneously responding at a biological level with either health-eroding or health-enhancing biochemistry.

This website is aimed at helping you free yourself from a sense of 'not good enuffness' so you can live a large and vibrant life.  A life in which you stress less, live and age well.

PS: You are beautiful exactly as you are:  You are worthy exactly as you are. And when you believe that, your body with respond with healthy hormones and endorphins that make you look and feel younger AND have literally have younger biology.

follow those centenarians....
become a rebel
don't follow the herd
It's how to live and age well

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