From Cranky to Happy

From Cranky to Happy

Have you ever felt there is a little truth to the statement, cranky old man? While no one wants to generalize in a negative way there oftentimes is some reason the phrase has come about in the first place. The statement leads us to wonder, ‘Why did it come about anyway?’

A plausible explanation could be quite simple. When someone older is cranky it could be that their health is compromised. Waking up with aches and pains (another one of those statements;) dealing with the inability to physically perform; feeling stressed over finances shrinking and health care expenses rising are all factors that can show up as crankiness.

But crankiness does not have to be one of the defining qualities of aging. What if crankiness could be turned to happiness?

With all the research devoted to longevity, with all the professionals (like me,) giving their entire lives to create a new paradigm we have reason to believe there is hope.Hope is not just an airy sentiment, it is the realization that our health can be influenced by our choices.

This is the time I get on my soap box, in a gracious way of course. What we put into our bodies will influence how we feel. If we are set on the quick fixes of simple sugars and processed foods we will have the high that leads to a low. But there is more to this than meets the eye. Putting these foods into our bodies is ultimately toxic. YES, toxic. Our body is put into a mode of having to handle the stress of processing these simple carbohydrates and unhealthy fats. And stress is what takes a toll. Stress breaks down our ability to think clearly. Literally. Stress and pour nutrition are the leading contributors to cognitive decline.

The downwards spiral starts here. As cognitive decline sets in, our choices become weaker and weaker and we fall into a pattern, a habit, of giving ourselves a quick fix. The quick fix causes inflammation. The inflammation causes unhappiness. The unhappiness decreases our quality of life.

Take a look at the pioneering contributions of Dr. David Perlmutter, author of The Grain Brain and Dr. William Davis, author of The Fat Belly, and you will see clearly that much of the power of our health and happiness lies within our choices. My own life’s work is to this end. To help people move from crankiness to happiness; yes, to be a source of hope. My book, The BodyEnergy Longevity Prescription gives the recipe for this hope which includes nutrition.

Alzheimer’s and the Diseases of Aging

Alzheimer’s and the Diseases of Aging

 

Part 1

When we talk about prevention and reversal of Alzheimer’s and Dementia, it is useful to look at prior conditions that actually set the stage for this disease in the first place.

Like many other discoveries, I came across this information by accident.

Years ago when I was consulting on a study about Craniosacral therapy and its effects on Alzheimer’s and Dementia, I noticed a striking correlation. After examining the health records of patients in our nursing homes, I discovered that a good majority of them were dealing with a number of health conditions that existed prior to being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

When I asked our Dementia expert about this, she said in a very nonchalant tone, ‘yes of course.’

I was shocked and instantly started to look into it on a much deeper level.

Here are some of the things that I discovered:

A common similarity among people with Alzheimer’s is the number of inflammatory conditions or diseases they are diagnosed with. This often starts out as an autoimmune response to some invader, or perceived threat to the body, and the immune system, in its attempt to product the body, gets confused and crates some undesirable side effects, such as the body attacking itself, one of the common characteristics of autoimmune disease.

I also found that many experts are calling a number of diseases inflammatory or autoimmune, such as diabetes, heart diseases, osteoporosis, MS, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and even depression are more common than ever.

Alzheimer’s patients generally have 1 or more of these diseases which I have been calling the ‘diseases of aging’ as a collective. There is no age requirement and could start in the 40’s or 50’s age range or even younger.

In the next article I will go into what causes these diseases in the first place, but in the interim know that CranioSacral Therapy, changes in diet, and exercise can help to prevent and even reverse these effects.

Alzheimer’s and the Diseases of Aging

Alzheimer’s and the Diseases of Aging

 

Part 1

When we talk about prevention and reversal of Alzheimer’s and Dementia, it is useful to look at prior conditions that actually set the stage for this disease in the first place.

Like many other discoveries, I came across this information by accident.

Years ago when I was consulting on a study about Craniosacral therapy and its effects on Alzheimer’s and Dementia, I noticed a striking correlation. After examining the health records of patients in our nursing homes, I discovered that a good majority of them were dealing with a number of health conditions that existed prior to being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

When I asked our Dementia expert about this, she said in a very nonchalant tone, ‘yes of course.’

I was shocked and instantly started to look into it on a much deeper level.

Here are some of the things that I discovered:

A common similarity among people with Alzheimer’s is the number of inflammatory conditions or diseases they are diagnosed with. This often starts out as an autoimmune response to some invader, or perceived threat to the body, and the immune system, in its attempt to product the body, gets confused and crates some undesirable side effects, such as the body attacking itself, one of the common characteristics of autoimmune disease.

I also found that many experts are calling a number of diseases inflammatory or autoimmune, such as diabetes, heart diseases, osteoporosis, MS, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and even depression are more common than ever.

Alzheimer’s patients generally have 1 or more of these diseases which I have been calling the ‘diseases of aging’ as a collective. There is no age requirement and could start in the 40’s or 50’s age range or even younger.

In the next article I will go into what causes these diseases in the first place, but in the interim know that CranioSacral Therapy, changes in diet, and exercise can help to prevent and even reverse these effects.

July 12th Webinar on CST and Longevity

July 12th Webinar on CST and Longevity

Now that we are into the sizzling summer, I wanted to give you a brief update.

Interest in the upcoming August 16-19th CranioSacral Therapy for Longevity: Reversal of the Aging Process has been growing.

This first advanced class for practitioners of CST will be launched August 16-19th in Chicago. You can go to http://bodyenergy.net/services-2 to register.

In addition, we are holding our first ever Webinar on the Craniosacral Therapy and Longevity classes Thursday evening, July 12th at 8pm Central!

This brief Webinar will give an overview of the technology of CST and its ability to address issues of aging, highlight classes offered to promote well-being, and address dementia, Alzheimer’s and the diseases of aging. Become part of a growing specialization in the treatment of the baby boomer population and beyond!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Join us for a Webinar on July 12, 2012 at 8:00 PM CDT.

Register now!

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/45vp3/register/1590016202936084736

Look forward to “seeing you” at the webinar next week!