One of the most significant differences between human beings and animals is that we’re the only creatures that have a culture, and a cognitive collective understanding that governs us. These biocultural beliefs inform whether we get older, age or achieve longevity.
Longevity is learned culturally, it’s not determined by genetics. We actually have the ability to influence our own aging process.
How does our cultural context impact our physiological outcomes? What can we learn from the world’s healthiest and happiest centenarians? How do we move from fear-based rigidity to horizons of flexibility?
In this episode, I’m joined by author and leading subject matter expert in longevity and anti-aging, Dr. Mario Martinez. We discuss why physical health cannot be separated from our culture.
Growing older only takes time, aging is really what you do with the time based on your culture and beliefs. -Dr. Mario Martinez
Dr. Martinez is a clinical neuropsychologist, founder of Biocognitive Science Institute and bestselling author. He specializes in how cultural and transcendental beliefs affect health and longevity. He lectures worldwide on his theory of Biocognition and on investigations he has conducted of alleged cases of stigmata for the Catholic Church, the BBC, Discovery, and National Geographic.
Read his article Panic Is The Corona Virus’s Best Friend here.
Until we learn to truly love and trust ourselves, a lack of self-acceptance will always lead to unhealthy behaviors.
Even with the healthiest training and fitness routines, if we don’t love ourselves we’ll take care of our bodies with the wrong intention. The truth is when we train because we don’t love ourselves, the ends do not justify the means.
Fitness isn’t a monolithic thing that’s only determined by how we look; it’s also about how we feel about ourselves and our overall mental health. The intention behind why we exercise matters, it must be healthy and enriching.
Why do so many fitness-obsessed people train for all the wrong reasons, and how can we correct it?
What should our intention be when it comes to working out and eating healthy? In this episode, I’m joined by TV and radio personality, Mike Catherwood. He shares his incredible life story, including overcoming addiction, changing his direction and achieving “real health”.
I used to use the gym and my eating as a way to escape my reality and get outside of myself; but training should be another tool to help you get in touch with yourself. -Mike Catherwood
Many people work out and eat healthy because they are disgusted with themselves. They pursue fitness because they want to escape themselves, and want to skip past the work of loving, trusting and accepting themselves.
When it comes to coronavirus we can adopt a healthy mindset. Painting an overly optimistic picture of what’s going on isn’t healthy, but neither is painting things in an overly-pessimistic way.
We can choose what we put our energy and focus on. The goals we pursue in our lives shouldn’t leave us worn out, they should enrich and energize us and make us better.
Mike is a radio and TV personality. He is known primarily for his work at KROQ-FM on Kevin and Bean and as the co-host of Loveline from 2010 to 2016. Mike hosts the podcast Mikey Likes You. For more information or to connect, follow @mikecatherwood on Instagram. Find the podcast Mikey Likes You on your podcasting platform of choice.
In light of COVID-19, people are awakening to the reality that the medical system simply cannot serve us all. It’s up to us to start taking control of our own health.
Poor health makes us more vulnerable to attack- whether by the Coronavirus or any other ailment. The answer is to optimize.
Unfortunately, not everyone has access to great information about optimization. In particular, women often struggle to find female hormone optimization experts. What are the hormone issues faced specifically by women, and how have they intensified during this time?
In this episode, OB-GYN and Women’s Health Expert, Dr Anna Cabeca joins me to discuss the common problems women are experiencing during the pandemic and how to solve them.
The power of fear, cortisol and stress causes a breaking down that robs our nerve protector hormone- which is especially powerful for women. -Dr Anna Cabeca
Pay attention to cortisol levels
Sub-optimal hormones are a crisis, especially now. If we’re fear-driven and cortisol is affecting us, our hormones are sub-optimized and need to be addressed. To fix this, we have to understand what’s affecting our hormones.
Decompression is a necessity
With so many people isolated during the pandemic, home life stresses are beginning to take a toll on families, and often women in particular feel this more. Decompression and taking time for ourselves is not only advisable, it’s a necessity when trying to keep cortisol levels under control.
It’s possible to find a peace that surpasses all understanding, even during a pandemic. To find that peace, we need to embrace oxytocin.
Dr Anna Cabeca is a Triple-Board Certified OB-GYN and Women's Health Expert. Having worked with thousands of women to help them understand and improve their health and manage their hormones, Dr Anna is committed to supporting women so they can thrive as they go through menopause. Dr Anna is the bestselling author of The Hormone Fix and Keto-Green 16, and is passionate about speaking on the topics of menopause, hormones, ketones and sexual health. Dr Anna is the host of The Girlfriend Doctor Podcast.
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Sick care is a self-perpetuating model designed for health decline, not optimization and improving outcomes. The system is imploding slowly because many have started to see it for the sham that it is.
A growing number of physicians are trying to detach from this model and get into a practice that would productively help their patients in a real way, but it’s not an easy transition to make.
There are mindset shifts, fears that need to be confronted and factors that militate against them. What are the steps these doctors can take to move away from a bad system? How does fear block their progress? In this episode, I’m joined by influential attorney and healthcare entrepreneur, Paul Genet to discuss the shortcomings of sick care and how we can architect something better.
Fear is the mother of all human limitations. It is energy, you can transform it into something useful. -Paul Genet
The switch from sick care to optimization is also a shift from insurance to cash pay. This requires turning a doctor into an entrepreneur, which is a huge mindset shift because it’s about producing results.
In the optimization space, doctors need to actually make their patients well. In the sick care system, wellness doesn’t matter because it’s all about managing and medicating instead of raising the level of health of the patient.
The eradication of sick care starts with building a new system of optimization healthcare where the intention is wellness, not sickness management