Our Favorite Online Resources To Stay Young and Healthy
THE POWER OF FOOD
Forks Over Knives
Forks Over Knives empowers people to live healthier lives by changing the way the world understands nutrition. They provide the tools and resources to make a plant-based lifestyle easy and enjoyable.
Dr. Michael Greger, MD
What is the healthiest diet? Find out what the latest science is saying about your favorite foods to help you make the healthiest choices for you and your family
Watch his free videos on more than 2,000 health and nutrition topics
with new videos and articles uploaded every day.
Dr. Neal Barnard, MD
Excellent information on how doctors treat chronic diseases -- diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and cancer through plant-based nutrition. By putting prevention over pills, doctors are empowering patients to take control of their own health.
Dr. John McDougall, MD
Learn what you need to do to successfully manage your diet and lifestyle in order to quickly regain control of your health and appearance.
Dr. C.B. Esselstyn, MD
This Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease Program is a revolutionary, scientifically proven nutrition-based cure for
Blue Zones Project
Inspired by the world's longest-living cultures, the Blue Zone communities help people live longer, better lives by improving their environment. Very interesting website. You will learn a lot!
Chef Terri Edwards
You will love this resource! A huge variety of free, easy, and absolutely delicious whole food plant-based, no-oil recipes. Also, meal plans and lots of great cooking ideas from a fabulous local chef.
Dr. Dean Ornish, MD
When you make comprehensive lifestyle choices, most people find that they feel so much better, so quickly, it re-frames the reason for changing from fear of dying to joy of living. Learn how to do this now!
Consult with your doctor before changing any diet or exercise regimen!
THE POWER OF SELF-HEALING QIGONG
CULTIVATE SELF-HEALING ENERGY.
Make your own medicine through the POWER OF QIGONG ("chee gung"). Learn and practice this ancient Chinese wellness system to ward off illness and overcome a variety of ailments. It's easy and fun and can be your replacement for pills, medical tests, surgeries, chemo, radiation, and more.
Qigong can change your health and life forever. Click Here!
THE POWER OF EXERCISE and FITNESS
Walking is the Best "Medicine!"
Discover how walking 30 minutes a day, five days a week can help reduce the rate of diabetes, strokes, heart disease, hypertension and more. The benefits of walking are good for all, and can also help combat breast and prostate cancer.
Beyond the physical benefits, walking can have a major positive impact on depression by creating positive neurochemicals.
The benefits are multiple--and it's easy and free to do. Check with your doctor about a walking regimen based on your physical condition. You can start to walk short distances and at a slow speed. Then strive to gradually increase both every day.
Walking is the best "medicine!" So, starting now ... go take a walk!
Two excellent chair workout videos. Follow Along & Stay Strong!
DAILY HEALTHY-AGING CHAIR EXERCISE WORKOUT
SEATED UPPER BODY STRENGTH WORKOUT WITH LIGHT WEIGHTS
We Love This Guy! A Wealth of Info To Keep Your Body Functioning Well.
Online Chiropractor and Motivator, Dr. Alan Mandell
THE POWER OF CALMING THE MIND
Two Wonderful Mindfulness and Spirituality Teachers Who We Personally Follow
Jon Kabat-Zinn is an American professor emeritus of medicine and the creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Kabat-Zinn was a student of Buddhist teachers such as Thich Nhat Hanh and Zen Master Seung Sahn and a founding member of Cambridge Zen Center. His practice of yoga and studies with Buddhist teachers led him to integrate their teachings with scientific findings. He teaches mindfulness, which he says can help people cope with stress, anxiety, pain, and illness. The stress reduction program created by Kabat-Zinn, mindfulness-based stress reduction, is offered by medical centers, hospitals, and health maintenance organizations. VIEW A VARIETY OF HIS VIDEOS HERE.
Eckhart Tolle is widely recognized as one of the most original and inspiring spiritual teachers of our time. He travels and teaches throughout the world. Eckhart is not aligned with any particular religion or tradition but excludes none. His profound yet simple and practical teachings have helped thousands of people find inner peace, healing and greater fulfillment in their lives. At the core of his teachings lies the transformation of individual and collective human consciousness - a global spiritual awakening. Eckhart Tolle is the author of The Power of Now, a #1 New York Times Bestseller, which has been translated into 32 languages and has become one of the most influential spiritual books of our time. In his most recent book, A New Earth, he shows how transcending our ego-based state of consciousness is not only essential to personal happiness, but also the key to ending conflict and suffering throughout the world. YOU CAN EXPERIENCE A NUMBER OF HIS POWERFUL VIDEOS HERE.
THE POWER OF INSPIRATION
By Robert J. Hastings
Tucked away in our subconscious minds is an idyllic vision. We see ourselves on a long, long trip that almost spans the continent. We're traveling by passenger train, and out the windows we drink in the passing scene of cars on nearby highways, of children waving at a crossing, of cattle grazing on a distant hillside, of smoke pouring from a power plant, of row upon row of corn and wheat, of flatlands and valleys, of mountains and rolling hillsides, of city skylines and village halls, of biting winter and blazing summer and cavorting spring and docile fall.
But uppermost in our minds is the final destination. On a certain day at a certain hour, we will pull into the station. There will be bands playing and flags waving. And once we get there so many wonderful dreams will come true. So many wishes will be fulfilled and so many pieces of our lives finally will be neatly fitted together like a completed jigsaw puzzle. How restlessly we pace the aisles, damning the minutes for loitering, waiting, waiting, waiting for the station.
However, sooner or later we must realize there is no one station, no one place to arrive at once and for all. The true joy of life is the trip. The station is only a dream. It constantly outdistances us.
When we get to the station that will be it!" we cry. Translated it means, "When I'm 18 that will be it! When I buy a new 450 SL Mercedes Benz, that will be it! When I put the last kid through college that will be it! When I have paid off the mortgage that will be it! When I win a promotion that will be it! When I reach the age of retirement that will be it! I shall live happily ever after!"
Unfortunately, once we get "it," then "it" disappears. The station somehow hides itself at the end of an endless track.
"Relish the moment" is a good motto, especially when coupled with Psalm 118:24: "This is the day which the Lord hath made, we will rejoice and be glad in it." It isn't the burdens of today that drive men mad. Rather, it is regret over yesterday or fear of tomorrow. Regret and fear are twin thieves who would rob us of today.
So, stop pacing the aisles and counting the miles. Instead, climb more mountains, eat more (dairy-free) ice cream, go barefoot more often, swim more rivers, watch more sunsets, laugh more and cry less. Life must be lived as we go along. The station will come soon enough.