As we go about our busy lives, here’s quick food for thought on taking “rest breaks”. Enjoy, and feel free to share your own practice or experiences in the comments below!
Ever wondered whether protein shakes were “good” for you? I imagine we’ve all tried them at one time or another.
In today’s video, my wife Rachelle gives what you might find is a slightly “different” way of looking at the answer, and she shares a bit more of what we do daily. Enjoy!
Had a friend recently ask me for tips to improve focus, and here are five I sent her via Facebook messenger:
5 Quick Tips for Increasing Energy and Focus Throughout Your Day
1) Keep your blood sugar “balanced” — in other words, eat consistently, especially protein and veggies while avoiding the ups and downs of sugar and processed food (or too much caffeine, especially later in the day)
2) Get your rest. So much brain and body renewal occurs with our daily cycle of sleep, yet it’s one of the first things we skimp on when we’re “busy”. Try turning off your “screens” and “unwinding” a bit before bed, and even shifting your “stop time” earlier — I read once that the Taoists say every hour of sleep before midnight is worth two after midnight! (The Tao of Abundance by Laurence G. Boldt)
3) Stay hydrated — pure water is best (try adding a slice of lemon, lime, grapefruit, cucumber, or a mint or bay leaf for variety)
4) Time block — block off shorter segments in your day to totally focus on a specific project, task, or intention. Then re-assess at the end of that block to set your intention for the next “segment” of your day.
5) Pattern interrupt — avoid zoning out on email, facebook, internet searches, etc. Periodically step away from the computer/phone — stand up, get a drink of water, go for a short walk — or even a bike ride — to re-energize, refresh, and re-focus. You’ll find yourself more “on purpose” and more productive than if you never took the break.
There you go! Which one can you act on today? In the next hour?
What’s one of your favorite tips for increasing energy and focus throughout your day? Feel free to share in the comments below!
Ever feel stressed? Trouble focusing, trouble sleeping, or lack of energy?
Here’s a natural solution that’s made a big difference for me and for many others — you’ll feel better, and it’s good for you, too!
Watch the video below to learn more, then you can try it for yourself here. Enjoy!
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If you’re like many of us today, you’re always looking for that
natural extra support to stay healthy during cold and flu season.
Well I just heard an impactful update from a business associate and
friend who recently returned from Singapore to find his teenage
daughter had been having daily fevers for two weeks. Medical
evaluation suggested a probable virus as the cause.
Needless to say, his daughter was frustrated at missing school
and seeing no immediate end in sight to her ailment.
Well, just last night I received a wonderful text from my friend
saying that his daughter had finally gone a day without a fever —
and the only thing they’d done differently was to begin two simple
yet powerful natural solutions we had discussed the other night.
Want to know what they were?
The first is a potent mushroom extract that supports healthy liver and immune system function. It’s been shown to improve cell-mediated immunity and the activity of “natural killer cells” in particular, which help eliminate and remove infected or abnormal cells in our body.
Now there are about 62 varieties of this mushroom, called reishi, and some of the most active immune-supporting components are “locked away” in the spores, where they don’t get absorbed well when ingested.
One group of scientists has produced not only an extract from the
highest quality type (red reishi), but also found a way to crack
the spores so the key ingredients locked within can be extracted
This is the high quality form of reishi extract that I personally
use and recommend, and which my friend’s daughter started taking
just about 48 hours ago.
The second solution was an extract from colostrum. Colostrum is an immune-rich fluid that breastfed newborn babies receive before their mother’s milk comes in.
This particular extract contains just the low-molecular weight proteins (non-antibodies) which provide communication “co-factors”, assisting your immune system’s communication throughout the body —
so its signaling is both more accurate and more effective.
Imagine your immune system as an army with signals going back and
forth telling troops where invaders are, what kind they are, and
what is required to take them out without “collateral damage”.
It’s that kind of communication that this highly purified colostrum
extract enhances — which can both assist with dealing with
“invaders”, as well as potentially correct signals that have
gone “awry” (think allergy and auto-immune conditions).
The nice thing about both this reishi and this colostrum extract
is that they support your body’s own immune system in doing its job
more effectively, without over-stimulating anything or throwing
your system out of balance. Hence, both extracts can be taken
for ongoing health and immune support if desired.
So as you gear up for travel, family events, school, and other
adventures this fall and winter, you may find like us that these
two natural solutions come in handy.
Enjoy, and be in health!
P.S. For more great ways to take care of your health, check out this free
7-day e-course Maximize Your Health in Just Minutes a Day. Enjoy!
Today so many of us are looking for ways to sleep better, clear “brain fog”, find natural solutions that support our health, and ultimately to look, feel, and perform at our best. While there are many daily habits that can contribute to functioning at our best, one new breakthrough — a culmination of years of scientific research and collaboration with leaders in the fields of aging, gene expression, and nutrition science — now makes optimizing our brain and body function a whole lot easier.
Here is an excerpt from a national call this week where I was privileged to share more of the background and unique benefits of this solution — there’s a special window right now to be able to access this early, and then this solution will become generally available to the public next spring. Enjoy listening below, and then if you’d like to know more or to experience this natural brain-and-body-support yourself, feel free to message me at firstname.lastname@example.org Enjoy!
Click on the image at left to see it more clearly, and enjoy the audio below.
I am so excited to be able to share this with you all — the culmination of years of collaboration to create a solution that’s already changing lives, and made a profound difference for myself and Rachelle beyond anything that’s come before. Blessings, and enjoy!
If you’d like to learn more, you can visit how Youth works.
I’m more excited about this than anything I’ve shared before — Enjoy!
Last night while looking up a resource for a friend who has
several people in his life facing a serious health crisis, I
came across this “Dr. Ben” letter I had written a few years ago
and realized it could still speak to those of you today who
are facing a serious crisis — either in yourself or a loved one —
and so I’m re-posting the letter here for you. May it bring
Today I want to speak to those of you who may be facing a serious diagnosis — in yourself or a loved one. I went through this when my second daughter was born blind, and again when my mother faced cancer. Besides the emotions of fear, stress, and despair that can come up, I also know the anguish and exhaustion that come from trying to figure out the right thing to do. Consulting experts, reading, researching, praying, discussing — all seem to be part of the process many of us feel compelled to walk through. Yet even in the midst of this, it is possible to have an inner sense of peace, and that’s what I want to assist you with today.
In our culture, many of us have grown up focusing on “doing”, and especially in a crisis, I know my first tendency is to want to know what to do.
Well, in serious matters where there is not always an immediate or obvious solution, a “doer” can get so caught up in “research” and trying to make the right decisions — about treatment, care, travel, and so on — that the doer becomes totally cut off from their heart and their sense of being.
What I want to encourage you to “do” today, no matter how serious a situation you are facing, is to take a moment right now simply “being” — and affirm that “all is well.” Though the surface of your life may be being tossed about by storms, at a deeper level you can connect to a sense of being that exists beyond your crisis, and it is from this connection that you can find the peace to hear, see, and receive what really matters.
Yes, this is a spiritual matter — one of faith. Our beliefs and our spiritual energy are actually the most powerful in the universe in affecting our lives and our health, though many of us get consciously cut off from this awareness when we’re stressed wondering what to “do”.
Whatever crisis you’re facing on the surface of your life, let go of your fear and find that inner place of trust where “all is well.” From there you can re-enter your situation with a new perspective that will allow you to receive good even in the midst of hardship, as well as be a blessing to others.
Peace to you.
P.S. For further assistance with facing your fears in any health crisis, as well as practical steps to take, you can take a look at Your Journey to Wellness with Dr. Ben
Just finished reading The Aging Myth by Joseph Chang, PhD, (now available on
Amazon and Barnes & Noble) on the latest in what both science and nature reveal
about how we can influence the health of our cells – and ultimately our quality of life – as we age.
What I love about the book is that woven throughout is Dr. Joe’s love of life and his passion for
people to be able to live it fully.