The author provides a thorough, yet simple, "blueprint" on how to live your life in order to maximize your health potential and prevent any sinister genes from expressing in some nasty way. And yes, it follows suit with "do what the cavemen did." But he backs it all up with extensive research (basically an entire website dedicated to it!), and makes it compatible with modern day living. The simplicity of it all and its "living in harmony with nature" vibe, definitely coincides with the way of Chinese Medicine. And remember, if you are having trouble with any one of the tenets (read: "get lots of sleep"), then get in to see your acupuncturist! They can help!
A quick excerpt:
"many of us have become accustomed to blaming our health conditions on our unlucky inheritance of these “defective” genes. As if it weren’t enough to abdicate responsibility here, we then cross our fingers and close our eyes and hope that the scientists can create pharmaceutical “answers” to our particular condition before it’s too late. In most cases a few lifestyle adjustments are all that are needed to address all but the most serious of these genetic variations."
The basic blueprint (but please read the real thing for explanations!)
1. Eat lots of animals, insects and plants.
2. Move around a lot at a slow pace.
3. Lift heavy things.
4. Run really fast every once in awhile.
5. Get lots of sleep.
7. Get some sunlight everyday.
8. Avoid trauma.
9. Avoid poisonous things.
10. Use your mind.
This article is by far worth the read. And when you are finished reading it, really sit down and think about it. Like, really. That's your first step to successfully making healthful, lasting changes.
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In health and wellness and zen-like happiness,