Optimal water intake is without a doubt one of the most vital factors in good health. In essence, we need the proper amount of water in our bodies for every cellular function. Even mild dehydration leads to fatigue, brain fog, headaches and dizziness. However, the subject of water and hydration also happens to be one of the most confusing topics - how much water we should drink? What’s the best type of water to drink; distilled, alkaline, spring, sparkling, still, or some other type? In this article, we will seek to answer these questions and then some. As we evolve this topic, there is something key to keep in mind; it’s not just about how much water you consume. More importantly in the world of hydration is that your cells actually utilize that water efficiently.
Yoga and meditation may have become recent trends, but the history behind mindful practices is much deeper than a hashtag. The earliest records of meditation are from 1500 BC, and the practice has appeared in numerous forms all across Asia for millennia. (1) In the hustle and bustle of our modern lives, there are a couple of things we can learn from the ancient practice of taking a moment to go inwards.
Hey, we’re human, every now and then some of us cut loose from our diet or nutritional regimen and consume certain things we normally don’t. This can cause brain fog, fatigue and inflammation. Here are some of my favorite vacation recovery tips, to cleanse and detox the system after a vacation where I wasn’t exactly intermittent fasting or staying ketosis. Implementing many of these listed below helps me hit the ground running when I head back to work.
Late in Summer 2013 I reached out to Bulletproof Executive CEO, Dave Asprey, in hopes of landing a job with his company. I didn't know his email address so I found the general email in the Contact section of the Bulletproof site and troubleshooted it by coming up with as many different combinations as I could, based on his name. Of course they all bounced back with errors... except for one. What followed was a conference call which led to me becoming a Bulletproof Ambassador, which in turn led to our first podcast on Bulletproof.
Post-workout meals are extremely important to your recovery and gains. If you’re hitting the gym but struggling to see results, odds are your diet is to blame. Andy discusses the best way to fuel up after a workout.
Needless to say, diet plays a major part in skin health and can either make or break your path to great skin. This is why we should incorporate as many nutrient-dense 'foods for the skin' into our diet as we can. In the video below, Andy Hnilo cooks up his go-to 'skin food' meal. Made up sweet potatoes and beets, pastured eggs, and a nutrient-packed avocado mash, it is full of great foods for the skin!
Recently I had the opportunity to go to Colorado and meet up with good friend and 2-time World Series Champion (baseball) Ryan Kalish as he recovers from his 14th surgery. At 29 years old and with his past injuries being a burden on his playing career, it was refreshing to sit down and have a discussion about how health, wellness and nutrition have played a great part in his recovery but the most important tool he has gained through it all? Perspective.
Do you desire youthful, healthy, glowing skin? If so, you’ve likely done a lot to get there. In the pursuit of better skin, it is common to seek out beauty salons, spas, specialists, lotions, serums and more. However, as the saying goes, beauty is found from within. I’m not talking about perspective either (beauty is in the eye of the beholder) but that actual physical beauty starts from within.
To be specific, our skin is an extension of the liver. In Chinese Medicine, ailments of the skin are regularly treated by remedying imbalances in the liver. That is because our liver is greatly responsible for two dominant functions that effect our skin health; digestion and detoxification.
The kidney-skin connection isn't often discussed, however in reality, it turns out that healthier kidneys equal healthier skin. As taught in Chinese Medicine, the kidneys are one of the most important organs in the body and play a major role in determining skin health and beauty.
The sophisticated relationship between stress and diseases of all sorts has been talked about since ancient times. Amongst the many imbalances that can arise from stress, undesirable, unhealthy and aged skin conditions are just one of them. In addition to early documentation, there are also recent clinical observations arise of the correlation between psychological stress and the intensification of numerous skin imbalances. Let us explore both the ancient and recent discoveries of this “Brain-Skin Connection”, and learn for ourselves how we can improve our psychology, endocrinology, immunity and ultimately improve our skin biology.
You may have noticed your family and friends become more beautiful when struck by love. All of a sudden, their eyes shine and their skin begins to radiate. Our emotions actually produce visible changes in our behavior, physical appearance, and facial expressions on a daily basis.
I had the opportunity to cook dinner for Michael Morelli Jr. of MorelliFit recently in Scottsdale, Arizona. Michael has an amazing story of recovery from depression and addiction and how he was able to beat it through exercise meditation and proper nutrition. I explained the importance of incorporating organ meats into our daily diet and how nutrient dense they can be. Meats such as Kidney, Liver and Heart are all loaded in crucial vitamins and minerals that we need to support our body and mind.
Enter Andy Hnilo's kitchen as he cooks up a functional, nutrient-dense seafood meal. The menu is made up of pan-seared wild sockeye salmon with steamed vegetables and a delicious, nutritious mash on the side. This makes for a great meal that is easy to make and tastes incredible,too.
Here is the complete step-by-step video loaded with facts and great tips!
Skin conditions associated with thyroid hormone are common. In fact, thyroid hormone is actually an important regulator in the homeostasis of the epidermal. If the thyroid isn’t functioning properly, the skin will not be able to regulate as easily.