There, I’ve acknowledged
it. The elusive “Fountain of Youth.” Does it exist?
Perhaps there is a way through “nourishing to thrive” that kind
of mimics it. Certainly Cortez and his band of rabble had
misconceptions of how youth and longevity could come to be theirs.
We aren’t that far advanced to not have the same misconceptions of
a “fountain” that will pour out an elixir which eradicates all disease,
then giving us youth and longevity. Researchers are investing huge
of effort and finances into the prospect of finding the next “magic
bullet” for eternal youth.
It ain’t going to happen
folks. There will be no Santa. No angel will swoop down in our hour
of need and pardon us for our follies, restoring youth and vigor.
Billions and billions of us have come and gone and will continue to
come and go. We will not make a difference and our legacy to our
children and their children to will not be too different from that of
our forefathers unless we take action and change our attitudes.
Time to get the thinking done.
Let’s leave for the children the idea and paradigm shift of being
free and running happily down the trail of health with strength,
endurance and longevity. Let’s make a change in the way we think
about our bodies and how we can drive them to thrive only by making
our nourishing blood healthy. Let’s look at the way it really
is for us on the health trail and settle on a plan that will continue
to swing thinking over towards behavior allowing us to grow and be
as a species.
I remember the days of fantasy,
the days of “Big Brother” and thought how awful it must be to lose
freedom. I thought many years ago about us being treated as lab
animals. We would be caged and fed a precise diet. A diet
proven to consistently yield the blood chemistry supporting optimal
cellular health would be nice. How convenient to push a pedal
and out comes reliable dinner and snacks. A “Soylent Green”
type of planet; again, it ain’t going to happen. And yet if
it did happen we would likely see and get a wake up understanding of
so many things that are now causing us grief on the symptom side of
Controlling the diet of a large
enough sample of people could give us information to study that would
help reveal the strengths and weaknesses of the human organism.
With this in mind, for the good of all, we could then tax or outlaw
the manufacturing and sales of food like products shown to be injuring
us. Using the principles that guide taxing drugs, alcohol and
tobacco, then food like materials that cause human injury and suffering
could be weeded out and consumers and retailers penalized for their
selfishness and greed. We could then with education and compliance
reduce much of the harm we are ignorantly permitting our society to
Thinking of the whole of the
planet and the health of the residents upon it gives us common interest
in the now and the future. Asked of a legacy left behind from
us we might think of some of the things we have developed for the use
of our future generations. We may come up with communication,
entertainment, or the physical comforts and aesthetic remnants of our
heydays here on Earth.
Acting upon these thoughts,
wouldn’t it be terrific though to look back and also see the beginning
of a society based on Big Brain thinking for the benefit of the whole
of the planet and especially our species? That a new paradigm
and healthy way of thinking got started with us, here and now could
be viewed. That prospect would be fantastic. Wouldn’t
that be a wonderful legacy to be a founding contributor to.
Wouldn’t it be great to take proven ways and mesh them into a general
way of thinking that would protect us from injury and early demise on
the trail of our health, our longevity trail? Ask yourself what
you can do toward this goal, and then act upon it.
Pretend you are on the journey
to the “fountain of youth” but it is so long a trail that it will
only be the future generations that may finally get there. Like
hibernation and space travel out of our galaxy and far into the
we may not be the ones to get there but we are integral to the success
of the plan.
Each and every day let’s
go on planning and acting towards becoming the master of the health
trail. With this goal in mind we can free the spirit of us, we
can all begin to turn our heads towards a common good, although lofty
challenge. Win, win, win situations will become the norm for us
and our loved ones when we get closer to mastering the health trail.
Taking up the challenge can
only spark interest in others when they witness our advances in health
and purpose. Leave the legacy of health to your family and loved
ones. This path of action is for you too, add good blood making
procedures to your skills of health and survival. You may then
avoid some of the premature submissions to stress that cost us our
time thinking and our longevity.
Being in the “now” with
thinking is the greatest gift we can give ourselves. To really
be “here” with our family in present time consciousness and capture
snap shot memories that last greatly comforts us both to-day and in
the future. Being in the now is a marker of how healthy we are.
A poll of seniors recently
revealed that the greatest fear for most of them is the onset of
They fear loss of the capacity to think and discern events in present
time. Alzheimer’s disease comes to mind and it too has recently
been linked to a problem with the production and use of insulin in and
by the brain’s nerve cells.
Apparently this newer research
suggests that the brain’s nerve cells have their own insulin
Failure to respond by cells becoming resistant to insulin leads to the
inflammatory degenerative conditions that disrupt our consciousness
and eventually creates sclerosis in our nervous tissues which further
alters thinking. Studies reveal a similar resistance to leptin
may occur. Leptin is a hormone that sets our sensations of
of being full. Leptin controls our hunger feelings, it controls
our desire to eat through our fat metabolism. Apparently by reducing
the overwhelming amounts of sugars and fats commonly eaten we can in
only two weeks begin resetting the “thermostat” of both these metabolic
Stress upon our brain and body
systems, resulting from chronic gut inflammation, again from overeating
and especially poor food grade choices, seems to lie at the base of
many diseases. One more reason to think with our Big Brain and
avoid the disparities of chronic inflammatory bowel disease. Think
for your life and get on to better choices now, before loss of health
functionally disarms our abilities and capacities to recover.
Most disorders seen in my practice eventually reveal a fundamental cause
of an ongoing failure to thrive.
My granddad died relatively
early in years. I remember him liberally shaking black pepper
on his dinners and snacks. He was a consumer of spicy sauces and
processed foods as well. He didn’t know any better and went
with the taste bud bashing of the times. My father was somewhat
better than Granddad but I do remember one of the gifts he gave me was
a very large electric pepper grinder. Perhaps that tells volumes
of his relatively early death too.
I hope to outwit that early
turn of event and get a little more out of my own carcass. I have
four children. Let’s call them “Brian’s Brood.”
Their Mother calls them “Robbin’s Nest.” None of our four
children have ever had to eat ground meats or pork. They avoid
spicy gut irritating chemicals too. Our children understand
the sensitivity of the body inside and somehow, I guess by association,
they all respect and control what they eat. Even with some of
them away in school I find myself quite comfortable in knowing they
will only use wise choices for their nutrition. I wish I could
know how well they will do in their futures and how it will compare
with mine and my Father’s and Granddad’s.
Another recent research shows
that the cells of the body have a long memory. This study found
that by having just one binge of sugar, the cells were compromised in
their health and energy functions for the next two weeks. How
many of us go two weeks or more between sugar fixes? Is this the
same type of cellular feed back and response to other chemical “food
like” stressors such as hot and spicy gut irritating curries, salsas
Our cells go through apoptosis
(self destruction) when they become glutted and overwhelmed on the
with too many junky remnants from poor and overwhelming cellular
and its waste. Periodic and especially long term caloric restriction
(eating better but much less) is beneficial to the cells of our body
and self denial isn’t necessarily self abuse.
More is not better. Leaning
out the metabolism and ensuring that foods eaten are only of the highest
quality makes sense to our Big Brain. If it does then doing what
is “best and right” will seem easy, natural, instinctive and innately
correct to us. If we wish to be an “apex mammalian predator” then
we must eat like one.
As for the “fountain of youth”
count your calories, skinny out your cells and place yourself up on
the vacant health pedestal you may have created. Strive to stay
up there monitoring your own health first and then that of others.
Don’t let someone or some mental or emotional urgency come along and
push you over.
Stick to healthy Big Brain
attitudes and ideals tenaciously. Use the thinking found in these
pages and write new pages as you get your own health experiences going.
Dare to share with others. Listen carefully to what they have
to say. Use informed reasoning to go over what others may
be saying and tear it up mercilessly with the razors of your enlightened
thinking. Then discard any nonsense and keep only the jewels of
information that will support you on your health trail. Make the
effort and the investments needed to succeed on your personal journey
and insist on freedom from the ignorant and unhealthy predators around
Walk with pride and honor to
be here in the now, able to have success on the trail of health, that’s
your legacy, that‘s your “fountain of youth.”