As Director of the Hippocrates Health Educator Program, it brings me great pleasure to introduce Max Tuck, from the UK, who graduated as a Hippocrates Health Educator in 2006. Max has had a busy 12 months! In 2011, she published her first printed book, Top 10 Raw Food Tips for Osteoporosis, for which Brian Clement wrote the foreword, and in February 2012, she summited Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world.
Survival is an increasingly touchy subject in a world in which climate change is becoming more evident. People who live in areas where they rarely doubted their safety are now at risk from flood, forest fire and famine.
When you think of storing food for survival what types of food do you think about? Canned food? MREs (Meals Ready to Eat, given to military troops) or maybe the freeze-dried foods popularized by astronauts? If these were your answers, than you are in-line with common thinking about food for survival.
There is certainly some magical technology available, not only in the science of youthing but also the extended longevity of the Methuselah Age. Imagine developing an innate genius mentality integrated with a Buddha personality, all within an Olympian body. Our potential surrounds us.
Once upon time there was a frail little boy and girl who were bully magnets.
I saw a bumper sticker the other day that read: “I am a cancer survivor”, and I thought of my mother, not because she had cancer, but because she was a survivor — a Holocaust survivor. In the heart of Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia, she hid in a basement for years, relying on the charity of her protectors, and living by her wits when she went out looking for food or contact with other family members. One of her brothers was fighting with the Resistance Movement, headquartered in the surrounding woods; the other was in a forced labor camp with her parents. My mother didn’t see herself as a hero for surviving, but I did. Here’s one of my favorite stories of hers.
Changing your diet per the season is something I highly recommend. I believe it is one of the four components of a successful nutrition program.
I sat nervously inside the plane, harnessed to my tandem master. The intensity of what was about to happen suddenly struck me. I was seconds away from launching myself 14,000 feet to the ground with a 220 pound man strapped to my back. I was armed only with a parachute and a pair of goggles. “Oh my God!” my inner voice screamed. “I’m going skydiving!”
Disease and happiness seem to be great foes in the imagination of humanity. Interesting as it is to eradicate any disorder the only effective conqueror is happiness. This happiness we speak about is always looked at as something much lighter and insignificant then it is. As a matter of fact we have never once seen a truly happy person with a disease.
At birth, the human body contains 90% water. As we age, we tend to solidify and harden. As adults our water content gradually drops to about 60% of our body weight.
Having comrades at work can be a real lifesaver. To explore the link between job stress and heart disease, Swedish researchers electronically monitored the heartbeats of 148 working men and women, ages 23 to 61, throughout one day. The participants, who included doctors, teachers, musicians, police officers, train engineers, prison personnel and sawmill workers, also filled out a questionnaire about their work environment. Those who reported good social support on the job (friendly relations with co-workers and supervisors; a pleasant atmosphere of cooperation; few conflicts or arguments) had significantly lower heart rates – not just during working hours but at home as well, even while asleep – than did those who said they worked in chilly conditions. “The inability to unwind after work has been found to be a common effect of stress at work,” the researchers say. Because it’s hard to let go of a whole day’s worth of tension, the effect “may be so strong that even the ability to relax during sleep is influenced.” Accelerated heart rate, often a sign of stress, has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, they note.