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Dr. Sachin Patel: Healing Mode.

Dr. Sachin Patel 00:00 We have a system in our body, part of our central nervous system called the autonomic nervous system. And this system just like it sounds, automatic, autonomic, it automatically takes care of 95 to 99 percent of the functions that we need to survive. It doesn’t do the conscious thinking for us, it does the subconscious thinking and process for us, so our heartbeat, our blood pressure, our digestive function are skin cells replacing themselves. All of these things are happening for us passively and automatically.

00:30 Now that system has two modes. It has a high-stress mode and it has a low-stress mode, so we call the high-stress mode sympathetic, we call the low-stress mode parasympathetic. When somebody is under stress, stress is really all about perception first and then chemistry secondarily to that. So when we perceive a stressor based on our past experiences or understanding of the world, it goes to a part of our brain called the Amygdala.

00:54 The amygdala then makes a decision for us to determine if it’s a stress response that we’re encountering or if we can relax. That decision is made and instantly hormones are flooding our bloodstream, changing the function of every cell in every organ in our body, and as a result of that, everything in our chemistry changes to go into a state of fight or flight into a self preserving state. What happens when we do this is blood flow that’s normally going to the trunk, now starts going away from the trunk in preparation for fight or flight into the arms and legs. So now we’re not sending blood to the trunk. We’re sending it elsewhere in the body because we’re pairing the emotion with our physiology. So if we are under stress, if we need to be in fight or flight, our brain senses that before we can even consciously think of it, it creates this physical and chemical response in our body, channeling blood to where we want to send a function and creating the perfect environment for us to then internally then to survive our external environment, which is threatening us. So we want to pair our physiology with the action that we’re going to take a that’s going to take place. So that’s what we refer to as autonomic pairing.

02:05 Now, the opposite side of that is where healing takes place. So healing takes place, not when we’re sending–there’s no organs in our arms or legs– so when blood is going to our internal organs that’s when healing takes place. That’s when our physiology starts to go into a state of repair and healing. And so in order to do that, we have to be on the opposite side of that high stress fence. Now, what I mentioned earlier, the brain makes that decision for us based on subconscious programming and our understanding of the world. So what we first need to do instead of trying to get better at managing stress, is we actually need to change the perception of our environment. And, uh, that can happen consciously. Mainly it happens subconsciously. And once that happens, then we stopped responding the same way chemically and physiologically to that same stimulus.

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Anne Margolis on Home Births

Anne Margolis on Home Births

00:00 I never convinced anyone to have to have a home, hospital or birth center birth. You know, they need to convince me that they want to have a home birth. A mother, needs to birth where she feels safe, right? But a lot, a lot of the advantages to having a home birth, um, are many. It could be, um, but, but they’re different for each person. You know, if a woman is going to feel safe and she feels secure in her home setting and she wants it on her own terms, she wants her acupuncture’s there, she wants her mother, her mother-in-law, um, or if she wants to, you know, have the freedom of movement around her entire house, you know, that’s, that’s her, that’s her domain. That’s where she feels safe, and that’s a huge benefit for her.

00:52 If a mother feels very frightened about going into the hospital, she’s just not going to labor well there. You know… she’s going to labor better in the home setting. Right? So it just restores that the humanity, the celebration, you know, and she can practice any sort of cultural, whatever, you know, culture or religious rituals or practices that are, that are meaningful to her. She has the freedom to really create her birth.

01:21 And then, you know, of course surrender to the process once she’s into it. Once she’s there. And home birth midwives we use protocols of safety. We are not that you see in the hospital, I worked as a hospital midwife. My hands were still tied by hospital procedures that were mandatory, obstetrical procedures that were mandatory. I mean, you know, like all, VBACs had to have an IV. Like I didn’t even, I didn’t have a say in that, right. Anyone whose water’s broken and they’re not in active Labor by 24 hours need to be induced. That was, that was just the policy. Right. And so at home, I don’t have an obstetric policy. I don’t have a hospital policy. I can practice authentic midwiferey. Right. Which is really in the best interest of the safety and well-being physically and psychologically for the mother and the baby and the family.

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Dr. Sachin Patel: Healing Mode.

Dr. Sachin Patel: Healing Mode.

Dr. Sachin Patel 00:00 We have a system in our body, part of our central nervous system called the autonomic nervous system. And this system just like it sounds, automatic, autonomic, it automatically takes care of 95 to 99 percent of the functions that we need to survive. It doesn’t do the conscious thinking for us, it does the subconscious thinking and process for us, so our heartbeat, our blood pressure, our digestive function are skin cells replacing themselves. All of these things are happening for us passively and automatically.

00:30 Now that system has two modes. It has a high-stress mode and it has a low-stress mode, so we call the high-stress mode sympathetic, we call the low-stress mode parasympathetic. When somebody is under stress, stress is really all about perception first and then chemistry secondarily to that. So when we perceive a stressor based on our past experiences or understanding of the world, it goes to a part of our brain called the Amygdala.

00:54 The amygdala then makes a decision for us to determine if it’s a stress response that we’re encountering or if we can relax. That decision is made and instantly hormones are flooding our bloodstream, changing the function of every cell in every organ in our body, and as a result of that, everything in our chemistry changes to go into a state of fight or flight into a self preserving state. What happens when we do this is blood flow that’s normally going to the trunk, now starts going away from the trunk in preparation for fight or flight into the arms and legs. So now we’re not sending blood to the trunk. We’re sending it elsewhere in the body because we’re pairing the emotion with our physiology. So if we are under stress, if we need to be in fight or flight, our brain senses that before we can even consciously think of it, it creates this physical and chemical response in our body, channeling blood to where we want to send a function and creating the perfect environment for us to then internally then to survive our external environment, which is threatening us. So we want to pair our physiology with the action that we’re going to take a that’s going to take place. So that’s what we refer to as autonomic pairing.

02:05 Now, the opposite side of that is where healing takes place. So healing takes place, not when we’re sending–there’s no organs in our arms or legs– so when blood is going to our internal organs that’s when healing takes place. That’s when our physiology starts to go into a state of repair and healing. And so in order to do that, we have to be on the opposite side of that high stress fence. Now, what I mentioned earlier, the brain makes that decision for us based on subconscious programming and our understanding of the world. So what we first need to do instead of trying to get better at managing stress, is we actually need to change the perception of our environment. And, uh, that can happen consciously. Mainly it happens subconsciously. And once that happens, then we stopped responding the same way chemically and physiologically to that same stimulus.

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What is The Future of Medicine? Dr. Bland

What is The Future of Medicine?

Future of Medicine Dr. Bland 00:00 So how has medicine really been designed? It’s been designed really to make things simple. That’s where if this then that. So basically we have one drug for one illness, so you would get the disease, you name it, you have a diagnosis, you then have a treatment which is generally one drug for that specific condition.

00:18 Now that worked when it was infectious disease and it was an antibiotic control condition. Pneumonia, at certain pneumococcus bacteria, caused it, and now you have a certain intervention with a drug, an antibiotic. Well with these complex chronic illnesses that are now the dominant themes that old model, all of that way that we emerged our thinking, really doesn’t apply very well to the complex problems that we have today. So we have to have a new model. We have to develop another way.

00:43 It doesn’t mean we throw out all those things that we learned that were useful for acute. It just means we need a different model for chronic. We just can’t take the acute model and apply it to chronic and get a positive outcome. And how do we know that? Because look at the ever-expanding cost of healthcare today, 78 percent of our healthcare dollars go to the management of chronic disease without a system really to manage it.

01:03 We’re using an acute system to manage chronic illness and they were asking why does it cost so much? So I think this is opening the door for another innovation of paradigm shift, a tremendous revolution in human thinking as it relates to how we’re going to explore and ultimately prevent and treat chronic illness. And we’re right at that nexus today. We have the tools, we have the scientific understanding.

01:24 Twenty years ago we didn’t even know the origin of the chronic illnesses. We just had an explanation of their appearance. We didn’t know where they came from. That’s no longer true today. Now we actually have an explanation biologically as to how the system of the function at the cellular, the tissue, the organ, organ system and whole body level interacts to produce what we call these illnesses. And each one is uniquely different to the person that has him. So this is the age of personalized healthcare. Moving from the age of the averages to the age of the individual, to the treatment of the cause and nuts and the effect, and it’s an exciting time.

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Dave Asprey – Can We Speed Up Meditation?

Dave Asprey - Can We Speed Up Meditation?

Dave Asprey – Can We Speed Up Meditation? 00:00 Meditation is one of those things that feels like a chore for most people. I spent years learning how to meditate. I went to Tibet to learn meditation from the Masters and spent three months traveling around Southeast Asia. I’ve been to all sorts of meditation seminars. I’ve done Indian inspired things out of the Hindu tradition for many years. I’ve looked at Sikh meditation and I like to do it because I’m all about increasing the performance of my brain.

00:30 Problem is I’m kind of busy. I have two kids. And meditating when you have kids around doesn’t really happen because they’ll interrupt you all the time. Yes, I could wake up early, stay up late, but I also could allocate that time, toward my relationships or towards my mission and I choose to do that.

00:46 Throughout the years, I’ve also been measuring and monitoring my brainwaves. It turns out there are many different technologies that allow you to increase the efficiency of your meditation, so it doesn’t make you a good person because you meditate for two hours a day.

01:02 In fact, I would argue it makes you a better person if you meditate for one minute a day with the results that you would get from two hours of meditation every day. And the reason it makes you a better person is now you have free time and you can do something good to help someone else with that time. Right? So we owe it to ourselves as human beings to achieve the states of meditation and the learning that comes with them in the most effective way possible. You wouldn’t want to take 20 years to get a 12-year high school degree, so why would you want to meditate slowly. And yes, I am saying hurry and meditate faster, but that’s the world we live in and if you can do all of the meditation that you want to do more effectively, why would you not do that?

01:40 One of my favorite quotes on meditation was from a book, a very esoteric book on Tibetan sleep Yoga, and the semi-enlightened masters writing. It says, you know, in this life I’m helping a lot of people. I’m really busy. I don’t have time for my own meditation practice, so I do all my meditation while I’m asleep. [Laughs] And he, of course, had a way of doing that, but the deal is even at that level, we’re looking at this.

02:05 You look at the Dalai Lama, he has awards, have multiple hundreds of thousands of dollars out for neuroscientists who can help him achieve certain advanced Buddhist dates in less time because says, look, it takes me four hours of meditation to get to this state. It’s a viable state, but I don’t have four hours. Could you help? So let’s just acknowledge these are precious, amazing life-affirming states that make you a better human being and you’ve got to get there, but could we get there more effectively please?

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Is Your Inner 4-Year-Old Driving The Bus Of Your Life? Dr. Keesha Ewers

Is Your Inner 4-Year-Old Driving The Bus Of Your Life? Dr. Keesha Ewers

Dr. Keesha Ewers 00:00 What you really want is to bring whatever is in the subconscious out into the conscious. I talk about it as opening the closet door. And to me this is one of the biggest roles forgiveness plays. I call the precursor exercise, The Mirror Work before forgiveness occurs.

00:18 This is the exercise I give to people: Take a piece of paper, write down all the people in your whole life that I’ve ever hurt you… can take a long time. Took me a year to do this fully. Then next to their names, write down the ego traits that bother you about them. OK, and then what you’re doing is you’re going and you’re seeing how you do those different ego traits. Every time you look at a person that’s hurt you and you look at those ego traits in yourself, you’re opening a closet door and you’re flipping on a light.

00:47 You’re bringing something from the subconscious mind into the conscious mind. You’re able to now look at it. When it lies in the subconscious that can drive you and so you can have a four year old driving the bus of your life and you don’t even know that’s what’s going on. When you get into conflict with a partner, with business partner or a romantic partner or one of your children, are you an adult? Are you using skillful communication or are you four years old to the last time or the very first time you felt that particular emotion? No good comes from two, 4 -year olds in a sandbox throwing sand at each other. So that subconscious stuff is driving you and whenever you’re in that space, you’re not going to be happy.

01:30 So autoimmunity is huge because that cortisol that’s released when you go into fight or flight breaks down the gut wall. And I wrote a book called Solving the Autoimmune Puzzle and one of the things I say in that is that there are four root causes, not just three for auto immune disease. And we’re often told that it’s leaky gut, toxic exposure and genetics. And those are the three that the missing piece to that puzzle is the old adverse childhood experiences, past trauma. Because that plays such an important factor and that is what the aces study showed and the hurt study that I did. I think we can’t forget that you know, because I brought this, our brains, the frontal part, the pre frontal cortex that’s not even fully developed until we’re 26 years old.

02:13 So when we’re small and we have an event happened to us and it doesn’t have to be sexual abuse, it can be failing your first test, not getting to the top of the rope and the presidential challenge, you know, tripping in front of the cute boy or cute girl on the lunch room. Any of those things, not getting picked for a sporting event. This part up here is not fully developed yet. So we’re going to make up a meaning about that event that is about us because his children were self centered. We’re supposed to be. We’re trying to figure out how to be human on planet earth with other humans. So we always make it be about us.

02:48 So it’ll be stuff like, I’m not good enough, I’m not smart enough, I’m not fast enough, I have to be perfect. I’m not going to survive. This world is not safe. All of those things then create beleifs that are imprinted and then we carry those into adulthood and then they run us. Unless we do something about after we’re 26. That’s the great news. And I love knowing that you know, that our brains have this amazing neuroplasticity that we can go back and reexamine those childhood beliefs and meanings because they’ve created behaviors. Whatever you put on the end of your fork is actually linked to what you decided as a kid. You know what you do for your free time, how you operate in conflict. All that stuff got started when you were a kid. Until you go back and really examine it.

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Finding Your Purpose and Learning How To Evolve With It – Gabrielle Reece, JP Sears

Finding Your Purpose and Learning How To Evolve With It - Gabrielle Reece, JP Sears

Finding Your Purpose and Learning How To Evolve With It – Gabrielle Reece, JP Sears 00:00 If someone says, Hey, my purpose would be to be a great parent, I think that’s an amazing purpose and simultaneously you have to transition with that purpose right? Because the purpose for 18 years is going to be different. So it’s also reminding people to adjust your purpose and be flexible within your purpose so that you don’t become disappointed or disenchanted or that it was like really great for 80 years and then you’re just kind of bummed the last 10 years, right? Like it’s like, who am I today? It’s sort of inner inventory and saying, who am I genuinely today as I sit here and what seems to interest me and excite me and what other things do I think I’d like to set as goals to create that purpose.

00:48 When it comes to finding our purpose that is so easy to say, like “go find your purpose, go find your purpose.” Like… it took me almost 3 seconds to say that sentence, but it’s a journey to find one’s purpose and I think even if we did find our exempt purpose today, guess what? It might change tomorrow. I think life, our life always wants to grow and evolve. I’ve never met a person who sat in a chair, thought about what their purposes and then connected with their purpose because they thought about it.

01:27 The people who I know who live on purpose and are genuinely fulfilled by what they do, they found their purpose because they were out there encountering probably a lot of failures, some successes, but it was like their feet walking the landscape of life. I think that’s what allows us to find the hidden treasure of our purpose. Otherwise we might be looking for our purpose where it’s not, which is our thinking. So you know the purpose of life probably isn’t to think about what the purpose of life is.

01:59 Purposes is a everything. If you said to me like, what are my hopes for my children besides good health and great intimate friendships and love, it’s that they find their purpose or their multiple purposes throughout their life. Because then you have a chance to express who you are and I don’t really know much of what we’re doing here.

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The Importance and “Magic” of Mother’s Milk – Kiran Krishnan

The Importance and "Magic" of Mother's Milk - Kiran Krishnan

Kiran Krishnan 00:00 Breast milk is one of the most amazing natural compounds or foods that you can find. I always say it’s the only mammalian food that’s been perfected by evolution. Right? Women until this day are still making breastmilk because it’s absolutely necessary.

00:17 Literally the perfect food for baby. It was made by nature by our bodies for babies. It’s, it’s completely, and not only is it made for babies, but it’s made for your individual child. If they’re feeling unwell in any way, your body picks up on that through saliva, through the nipple, and it’s able to produce a perfect milk for them.

00:36 And despite how much research has been poured into infant formula since the early 1800s, they still today cannot match mother’s milk, right? But we have some of the best scientists and biggest companies working on this for over a hundred years and they still cannot match the nutrient potency of mother’s milk. Now, one of the aspects of mother’s milk that’s really important is the fact that it contains six to eight hundred different species of bacteria.

01:03 Mother’s milk is loaded with microbes. It’s one of the most microbial dense foods. And then the other thing it contains is up to 200 different oligosaccharides, which are prebiotics. And these prebiotics baby, a baby can’t even digest for energy. It’s there purely to help see the microbes that the baby has been exposed to and that’s coming in from mother’s milk. So the, the composition of mother’s milk and the exposure to mother’s milk is extremely important.

01:30 We now know that a bottle fed babies versus breastfed babies have a higher prevalence rate of metabolic disease, have a high prevalence rate of allergies, asthma, even things like type two diabetes, obesity and so on. We know that that impact of not having mother’s milk is something that can be realized for the lifetime of the child. You know, and it can start early childhood, develop allergies, asthma and all that early on. Or the child could end up being obese and their teens and later twenties and so on. And all of that stems from just not getting the right microbes through mother’s milk.

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Lara Adler on Environmental Toxins and Chronic Disease

Lara Adler on Environmental Toxins and Chronic Disease

Lara Adler on Environmental Toxins and Chronic Disease 00:00 You know, for a lot of us this new landscape is not leading towards positive health outcomes. So I look at, you know, all of this sort of unchecked use of synthetic materials in a commerce as this like the largest human experiment, sort of often how it’s referred to. And the data’s coming in, finally, we’re starting to finally look at the data and it’s not good. It’s not good and we’re so entrenched in this model, right? We’re so entrenched in the convenience of the lives that we have that the idea of backing off, right? The idea of avoiding cell phone usage biggest because of EMF. You tell that to people and they freak out. What do I do without my cell phone? Ten years ago you’d probably didn’t have one and you did OK then. Right?

00:51 But we’re so entrenched in these behaviors or this belief system that I think that it’s shining a spotlight on the urgency of people taking their health into their own hands in a really proactive way and that’s all encompassing. When I say health, it’s not just diet and exercise. It’s not even just looking at environmental chemicals, it’s looking at stress. This is an incredibly complex system and I think that, you know, I come from the perspective that environmental toxins burden the system. You know, the sort of story that I tell to to communicate the urgency of the situation is that, you know, it’s like we’re rowing around in a little rowboat, merrily down the stream and we’re kind of looking at the trees and listening to the birds chirping.

01:45 And after a little while we noticed there’s a little hole in the bottom of the boat and some water starts coming in, but it’s a little hole, right? So a little hole never hurt anybody. And after awhile that water starts filling up and we have this bucket, so we start kind of chucking bucketfuls of water over the side of the boat and we’re starting to get a little nervous. And after awhile that boat is filling up with water and we’re now at the point where we’re frantically bailing it out. But our little buckets, not enough. This analogy is looking at our detoxification systems, right? Our bodies have this amazing ability to detoxify a lot of what we put into it or what gets into it, but this bailing out of the boat is exhausting, right? This constant addressing health issues as they’re coming up is exhausting.

02:33 At a certain point, the water fills the boat completely. You get exhausted, you get fatigued, you give up and your boat sinks and you drown. I.e. you become infertile, you get diabetes, you have leukemia or heart disease or cancer or an autoimmune condition. And when I look at it from the perspective of chemicals, it’s those chemicals are filling up our body, right, our boat, faster than we can dump them out. And so the onus is on us as individuals to be proactive to start plugging the hole, right?

03:04 So the more that we can start reducing our exposures in our homes, in the place where we spend the majority of our lives. That’s where we can have a huge impact on the body burden of chemicals that were being exposed to. And I think if people sort of shift and look at it from that perspective and not from this, “the world is polluted, what do you want me to do about it?” perspective. If we look at it from an individual, what can I do? Action standpoint. I think it becomes a lot more personal and we have to personalize these issues.

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Dr. Jolene Brighten on Quality of Life over Quantity of Years

Dr. Jolene Brighten on Quality of Life over Quantity of Years

Dr. Jolene Brighten on Quality of Life over Quantity of Years 00:00 Is this something that’s been recognized in a lot of these cultures where they have these mind body practices? Maybe they have priests, maybe they have medicine women, maybe they have medicine men. Um, maybe they have a, you know, a temple that they visited, but you know, something that unifies all of them is a practice and a routine and a ritual.

00:18 This is much why I think we see like smoking and some of these addictive behaviors. What we’re all really looking for is our ritual. We’re all looking for that ritual, that routine that honors the self. Then we get kind of misguided and off track, but if we can bring it back to that place of what do I need to really move into that space of feeling most like myself and to connect to that higher power for some people? Yeah. Meditation, for some people that’s prayer or other people you know, they’re walking a stone path in a garden with just their thoughts to get into that mindfulness place.

00:51 Whatever it is for you. If you’re denying that part of your body, you’ll never truly heal yourself and you stand no chance at longevity or a rich and full life. Because when we talk about longevity, we shouldn’t be so short sighted or reductionistic to really define it as the number of years that we reach, right? I mean, great if we all make it to a hundred, but I’ll tell you, I’d be happier with making it to eighty knowing that I lived like my fullest life in complete resonance with myself and I showed up to do my mission that I was meant to do on this earth that I showed up and I walked my path and I, I did what I came for.

01:31 And so I just, I just want to frame it in that way because I think it’s really important for us to understand that, you know, although science will chase the actual quantity, we want to be looking at the quality. Who cares if I can extend to telomere, if I don’t smile, laugh, giggle, and enjoy every moment of my life every day.