It takes a long time to develop any amount of wisdom.
Usually by the time it’s achieved the body
has worn out and is ready to check out.
What a complete waste of time and ability.
We started in our last installment discussing that science is extending your ability to live longer. Yet, many of us are living longer miserably. Existing and enduring longer is not living longer.
While science is extending life, existing
and enduring longer is not “living” longer.
Big difference. It’s time to LIVE!
Also as a recap, we discussed that your mind and your energy are the greatest assets you’ve been given. If you didn’t read about improving your mind go here: Adding More Life to Your Years 1.
So, let’s talk about your energy; and how it pertains to living longer and more fully.
Let’s face it. In the age of the entrepreneur,
if you’re going to lead both your life and business,
it’s going to take a tremendous amount of energy to do it.
Cancer. Heart Disease. Alzheimer’s. All are rising.
Why are these dis-eases of the body so commonplace in a world where simultaneously technology is extending the ability to live?
It seems like a complete oxymoron, doesn’t it?
The answer is plain and simple: economics.
The meat and dairy industries have government and all of us by the throat and they’re not going to let go.
There’s just too much money to be made.
It stands to reason that if you’re going
to have a lot of life and energy, you’re going
to have to eat a lot of foods with life and energy in them.
Even a simpleton could deduce that!
Why are intelligent people sleeping?
There are almost more myths and theories around diet and eating as there are stars in the visible sky.
The protein myth.
The dairy and calcium myth.
The vegetarian myth.
The no carbs myth.
The list is endless.
One that had me by the throat for years was the protein myth.
This is entirely propagated by the meat and dairy industry. And once again driven by economics.
Here’s a Fact:
It’s next to impossible to not get enough protein if you’re eating a lot of healthy vegetables. Broccoli, peas, kale and other vegetables have large amounts of protein.
Isn’t it interesting that two of the strongest animals on the planet, the elephant and the gorilla, are both herbivores?
Isn’t it interesting that the very protein we’ve been conditioned to eat comes from animals that get THEIR primary protein from vegetables?
Isn’t it interesting that all carnivores have large sharp incisor teeth and we do not?
I’m not here to turn you vegetarian, that’s a personal choice.
But what I will advise you is that if you eat a lot of dead food (beef, chicken, poultry and fish), you won’t have nearly as much energy as if you eat more foods with life and water in them like fresh fruits and vegetables.
Not to mention all the hormones and GMO’s and chemicals and fear you ingest in the process of eating meat. It’s right in their cells and fat tissue!
Don’t even get me started on microwaves and their complete depletion of nutrients. As well as the radiation they put into your body. Radiation leading to cancer and other diseases.
Studies in the Blue Zones show that people who live to be 100 years of age or more, consistently eat more veggies than they do meat.
That’s enough evidence to compel me.
Finally, as an athlete myself, I’ve fallen prey to the myth in the past that you can’t build muscle without extra protein.
This also comes from the economically driven meat and dairy industry; and just plain ignorance.
Even if you go with the “eat one gram of protein for every pound of body weight” approach, that is not that much protein; and that’s about 2X more than the average daily minimum requirement posted by the USDA.
At 195 pounds, I can get easily get 195 grams of protein from broccoli, asparagus, kale, lintels, black beans, wild rice, and nuts to name a few of the high protein veggies.
Plus, a lot of fiber and alkalinity at the same time.
And, I happen to believe that I gram per pound of body weight is still too high and not needed.
I’m no nutritionist. Don’t take my word for it. Do you own research. I’m just sharing my experience for what it’s worth.
You want to live a high energy, healthy and long life. Put the mindset and energy principles into practice that we explored in the last two installments and you’re well on your way.
Next week more on energy.
Because after all, you need all of it you can get, right?
More to come…
Stay Awake, Love Life, and Be Epic!