Body Wisdom

Body Wisdom

A common story that I hear when speaking to clients is how their body is “broken”. That they are angry with their body or feel let down by it. Or online, I see more people talking about “bio-hacking”. Finding ways that they can tweak or manipulate their body to increase “muscle gains” or speed up “fat loss”. The problem with these various narratives is the lack of credit given to the body for what it does. The constant focus on “fixing” or “hacking” is an analogous to a magician’s power misdirection; you focus on what you think is important, but miss the actual explanation for what’s … [Read more...]

Our Health Biases

Our Health Biases

So last week I shared an article on my Facebook page that caused a bit of a stir. The article was about a 55 year old science teacher who ate nothing but McDonald’s for 180 days. That’s 540 straight meals at McDonald’s. Alongside this he started to walk for 45 minutes 4-5 days a week for the first three months and for the second three months he added in some more intense exercise. During the six months he lost over 60 pounds, and in the first three months his cholesterol dropped from 249 to 170, his triglycerides dropped from 156 to 80 and his LDL went from 170 to 113. While these … [Read more...]