Who knows exactly how this thing is going to shake out. Although I think we are starting to get a sobering picture from an epidemiological perspective...
I heard the term “dress rehearsal” yesterday on a podcast with an MD/Infectious disease specialist out of Johns Hopkins. I think we would be wise to regard it in that way. This is a chance to understand the absolute imperative of having our shit together around prevention and all that follows from pandemics. 1 Million+ Americans dead from Coronavirus will seem like a happy dream when a real killer comes along...
Americans are sick. REALLY sick. If it sounds like I run down the hall pulling fire alarms around this topic it’s because I am! The pathologies of metabolic dysfunction and the death of movement have rendered this country easy pickings for all manner of catastrophe. Talk to the pentagon about their concerns regarding the state of health of the populous... It’s a national security disaster.
At any rate, it’s a great time to be healthy :).
We never know what life has in store next. Communicable disease is the Hollywood example of why we train. Why we choose an alternative path when it comes to food and lifestyle. My clients know full well the emphasis I place on these things, they have an entire resource page full of content dedicated to it.
The vast majority of our health, our resilience, comes as a result of the decisions we make daily OUTSIDE THE GYM. Around sleep, around food, around how we deal with and mitigate stress. Keeping a clear mind (for instance: minimizing poison intake measured in ounces or pills, eating for cognition, practicing some form of meditation and living an examined life) and a strong body are non-negotiable.
So let’s get down to business and keep ourselves strong, sharp and healthy so we can be RESILIENT. So that we can take care of our loved ones and continue to play a role in caring for and participating in our larger communities.
If you haven’t read Dr. Mark Hyman’s book, Food Fix, I highly recommend it. Check out this great conversation on Peter Attia’s The Drive podcast for an extended preview...
Western, reductionist thought and methods have delivered an almost surreal level of abundance and wealth to humanity, especially to the developed world. The protocols that follow have produced previously unimagineable quantities of food. In 2020 we are crashing headlong into it’s limits and reaping the myriad unintended consequences of that paradigm. The modern food system and policies around production and consumption are yielding a global climate/environmental crisis and perpetuating a population of humans with metabolic pathology like never before. America is the fattest, sickest (chronic disease) country on the planet. In a world with infinite connection, interdependence and interrelation we have to progress to systems based thinking and application to ensure our continued efforts and success.
There is SO much important information here that the public needs to understand. From the deep and pressing need for a revolution in our food production system and policies around food, to the great lie of the “energy balance” narrative put forth by the mega food companies. Learn where to source better food, fundamental concepts for healthful eating and what you can do to help change these things for the better. Even if only through the power of the dollars you spend.
If you find this interesting make sure you checkout the conversation below on the Healthy Rebellion Radio with Will Harris of White Oak Pastures farm. It is an eye opening story around success and the re-enrichment of rural America.