Last night the Frederick Speaker Series featured the informative and ever-so-fascinating Dr. Andrew Weil. I’ve been following Dr. Weil’s teachings through his online newsletters for many years. Unfortunately, I’ve not a great job of following his teachings. However, hearing him share his wisdom in person had much more impact so I’m hopeful. 🙂
In front of a packed house, this gentle giant attacked the current health care system, revealed the impact government subsidies have on the industrialization of food, and taught us how to eat and breathe and live. I was riveted.
Most of the notes I took revealed nothing new but served as a reminder that the sum of my choices largely determine whether I live a life that is filled with disease or one that is full, whole, and vibrant. I choose the latter.
A few things I will continue (or start) include:
1) Never eating bread that can easily be rolled into a little ball. (You’d have to hear his description to appreciate this) Buh-bye grilled cheese sandwich on white bread! sigh
2) No juice. (Juice is as sugar loaded as sodas.) I guess ‘no soda’ is pretty obvious but I’ve given it up for Lent with good success this year.
3) Have more fun! (I’ve got that one covered!!!)
4) Practice deep breathing techniques for controlling emotions, curbing cravings, and handling practically everything! (He didn’t mention shoe buying!)
5) Soy milk is good for you. (In moderation if you have breast issues).
6) Buy a home purification system. (We’ve been talking about getting rid of all the plastic bottles at the Gaver home anyway!)
7) To lose weight, stop eating flour and sugar.
((sigh)) on that last one! Trainer Rick’s been saying that to me forever.
I think they are in cahoots with one another.
Here’s to a better us!