I should know as I’ve driven both cars…and felt like both cars.
The above picture was taken in Las Vegas last year just before doing a few laps in a Porsche 911 GT3. Several years before I was super stressed out with school, a bad relationship, eating too much crap, depressed, not exercising enough and I was carrying around nearly 20 extra pounds. I even developed a weird medical condition my doctor could do nothing for. You get the picture, I ran like a Ford Pinto….lame.
Many people stay on the path I was on for their entire lives until they reach the breaking point. Then they go to their doctor and are given a pill, cream or liquid drug to manage their symptoms. Things naturally get worse not better over time so a more powerful pill, cream or liquid is prescribed. Again because this is not addressing the root cause the downhill slide continues and chronic disease of one form or another develops. They feel and look like the random, lonely, unhappy Pinto below. The worst part is they ACCEPT this and see it as normal.
Part of the reason I ran terrible was because my body wasn’t detoxifying optimally. Not only was I treating myself poorly but I was also being exposed to the many chemicals, toxins and other pollutants in our environment. Talk about a double whammy. Everyday this happens through the air we breath, water we drink, food we eat and the environment we live and work in. It’s just a part of our modern world. In the past 20 years alone we have been exposed to hundreds of new, loosely regulated chemicals that are being linked to numerous health issues.
The Porsche I drove was fast, high performing, cornered on a dime and basically ran flawlessly. She was obviously well taken care of (oil changed, fed high-octane fuel, tuned for ultimate performance and shown a lot of love). Just like her we need our oil changed, we need the right fuel and we need to show ourselves enough love. One way to do this is making sure we have more toxins and other junk coming out of our bodies then going in. Optimizing and tuning up our detoxification pathways is vitally important in order to feel, look and run like a Porsche 911 GT3.
Here are some quick tips on how to do just that:
- Get between 7-8 hours sleep MOST of the time, this has to be a priority
- Invest in a high quality air filter for your bedroom and water filter for your home (stay hydrated)
- Clean up your personal care products and avoid phthalates, parabens, fragrances, and sulfates. I just wrote a newsletter on this topic, sign up here for more info.
- Avoid the dirty dozen and eat a nutrient dense, real food diet
- Move towards glass and steel kitchen ware instead of plastic and teflon
- Sweat heavily 2-3 times a week through exercise and sauna use (sweating helps to excrete toxins)
These are just a few things you can start doing to perform better, live stronger and tune up your Porsche.
Starting in mid-June I will be offering a beginner detox 8 week group workshop. We will personally be meeting as a group (for those who are local) multiple times and/or over a conference call format on the phone for those out of the immediate area. We will be learning among other things how to stimulate and support our bodies natural detoxification systems, the best foods for detox, how to make it sustainable (as in for life), the role career, relationships and spiritual practice plays in this process and many other important ‘non-food’ ways to detox. You can expect to lose weight, gain more energy, improve your brain function and sleep better for starters. I am just starting to put the program together so more info to follow soon!
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