Who Wants To Thrive?

Summing up a life that’s living up to its full potential doesn’t get any better than the word “thriving”. I love this word because it speaks to something much bigger than typical life goals like career, health, possessions, weight loss, or money. Thriving reflects those qualities, but mostly it reflects how you experience them. A true state of thriving never occurs in the absence of an individual that is honoring their life.

Thriving is a strong and uncommon state of Aliveness; ...

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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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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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Dissecting Life

Inside the world of axiomatic health, there is no need for the concepts of fitness, diet, exercise, weight loss, health clubs, personal trainers, and/or pills of any kind. There is an entire world of life-nurturing opportunities that must be acknowledged and addressed before one minute of your time or one cent of your money is spent on any of those things. Otherwise your are simply using those things as compensating factors or antidotes for your toxic life. And that is ...

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Leaving Normal

“My doctor says all of my health indicators are normal.” This is a claim I hear a lot, almost exclusively as justification for staying the course and rejecting any call for change. And it makes me want to slam my head against the wall until I pass out.

Leaving NormalThis statement usually comes in the context of someone telling me why they don’t need ...

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The Source Of Great Health Strategies

Where do great health strategies and principles come from? The answer may surprise you. But even more importantly, every one of us has a role to play in encouraging new and powerful health practices in our daily lives. If you didn’t know that your attitudes about health can either encourage or discourage new thinking on health, this post is for you.

The role that we all have to play in this process is who we choose to listen to. And why.

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Paleo Is A 4-Letter Word

(note: this post is in no way meant to disparage the authors of the books pictured above. These are men I know and respect, and you should also.)

We have officially entered The Paleo Diet Generation. Oh well, it was good while it lasted.

Why am I lamenting entering a generation of people who are aware and informed about the Paleo Diet, a structure for eating that I support? It is simply because Paleo has now officially become a “diet” in the ...

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The Quality-Assurance Test

When you’re faced with a potential solution to a health issue – even if the issue is simply, “how can I be healthier” – we all apply our own version of a “quality-assurance” test to the product or practice being offered as a personal check against scheme’s and scams. Remember, the goal of health is the polar opposite of the goal of profit.

For most, we have come to believe that science is the lone arbiter of the facts. Or rather, ...

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The Health That You Create

Health is the physical manifestation of life. The larger issue of Life is Health plus things like creativity, love and other emotions, and language. The health component can be identified by isolating the experiences of life that give us a physical presence: vitality, breadth of function, and exhibition of mechanical power.

These qualities of health cannot exist without an expression of physical power – movement through space and interaction with the world. Therefore, our search for this thing called “health” must ...

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Who Ya Gonna Call

As a writer of a health book, it must seem strange that I would come out in opposition to typical health books as an effective strategy for actually achieving the stated goal. Most health books are written in response to the unique desire on the part of the general public to find someone – anyone – with a good story about health and say to them, “Please, just tell me what to do.”

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