You Already Know How To Lose Weight

Do you struggle with your weight? Is keeping the pounds off a constant fight? Have you tried everything but can’t find anything that works?

If you answered yes to any of the above, you have been affected by the marketing hype from one of the biggest industries in the country (rapidly becoming the world): the business of weight-loss.

Convincing you that any of the above messages could actually be true produces billions of our dollars for these companies each and every year. ...

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The Case Against Doctors Providing Lifestyle Advice

( see also “Medicine vs. Health” elsewhere on this site. Major point: health is purely preventative, medicine (science) is purely corrective. )

On the surface it appears that the world would be a better place if we just educated doctors to provide good lifestyle advice mixed in with their doctoring, but look a little deeper: even now people everywhere are abdicating far too much of the personal responsibility for health to doctors. Think how much worse that would be if we ...

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Health Or Longevity

Health and longevity are the same thing; what determines what you call it is when in life it occurs to you.

I always marvel a little at someone who claims to specialize in longevity; wondering to myself how they consider themselves different from someone who specializes in health. Yet it is significant that the strategies they recommend are very different from strategies that are presented by health experts. Which only proves that one of them is more clear than the ...

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On Your Way To….

Have you noticed? The national conversation on health isn’t about health at all, it’s about whatever health benefits one may accidentally encounter only as they occur on the way to other pursuits, like losing weight…or sports performance…or pumping up your muscles…or medical procedures…or running farther…or looking good…or any of several other non-health subjects.

Go to any web site that aggregates health news, or simply search “health” on Google, and the predominant theme that pops up is weight loss rather than ...

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8 Beliefs You Need To Give Up To Be Healthier

Here is a great “beliefs pledge” that would be the perfect place to start for anyone wanting to distance themselves from a predictable death.

Please repeat after me:

“If I intend to be healthier, I acknowledge my need to surrender the following:

  1. My belief that the way someone looks is a reliable indication of their health (including myself)
  2. My belief that any valuable information can be found on the readout of my bathroom scale
  3. My belief that I need to be a champion, or even ...
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Is Competition Healthy?

Lost fact: competition and health are not the same thing.

Yet, we act as if they are. As adults, we mostly believe that if we’re competing in an athletic contest, we’re also getting healthier.

It is absolutely true that competing causes most of us to work harder than we otherwise would. And to work harder at something physical, and something that moves us generally in the direction of better conditioning (a requirement of health), appears on the surface to be a good ...

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When Health Is Who You Are

It is important for me to draw a clear line of distinction between what most know of as health, and what I’m describing in this material. Even though I still refer to it as health (I’m constantly on the hunt for a new word to attach to it), it is a completely different animal from the health that most of us are taught.

What you know of as health is likely a goal that must be struggled for, battled out, a ...

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The Other Fitness

The dictionary does not distinguish between fitness and health; using them synonymously. In fact, Webster’s lists health as the definition of fitness. It’s true because one cannot exist without the other. Ironically, Webster’s offers no usable definition of the word “health” but, thanks to this material, you now know what that is. And, in a double irony, knowing what that is means that there is in reality no need for the word fitness at all…. except to mislead.

You see, the ...

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Private Notes Now Online

I wanted to alert you all to a new page on the website. It was posted prematurely, but intentionally so. As it is, these are merely some bullet points that I knocked out recently because it was on my mind. I have not yet fully explained the items here so as to be ultimately useful, but I believe it should be posted anyway until I do. I’ll answer any question that this brings up, ...

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The Inescapable Truth

If I had to bottom-line all of this for you, here it is:

In the end of our search for health as evidenced by a maximum experience of life, we discover that this isn’t about our lifestyle or other choices, it is about the environment. Without a natural environment we can do well, but relative to ‘gold-standard’ values we’re doomed to ill health, disease, and, ultimately, extinction. We will also have no standard upon which to assess our current state. With ...

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