Optimum Health: Is Your Body A Second-Class Citizen?

Optimum Health: Is Your Body A Second-Class Citizen?

Dr Joel often wonders aloud: Do people know how to breathe? Do they know how to exercise? Do they know how to feed their body what it really needs? Dr Joel is a medical doctor who hasn’t been sick in more than 40-years, not even a common cold. So when he’s ready to talk about something important, like self-care, I’m eager to listen. “Many people,” he reminds, “are so focused on thinking, creating new ideas, staying on top of the latest breaking news, that they overlook the most important person in their life: themselves.” When we focus on our own body, we elevate it to the status of “personhood.” It is not just something that we use to carry around our 20-pound brain. It is comprised of 40-trillion cells. Trillions of bacteria comprise the Micro Biome that lives in our lower GUT. When we are mindful of the needs of our body, the need to stretch, to relax, to get aerobic…, in other words, when we are mindful in every moment of our body, it will tell us what it needs. In a sense, the trillions of bacteria in our micro biome are our employees!” Treat them and yourself well. Alexia Parks and Dr. Joel Rauch M.D. (Rauchwerger M.D.) are co-founders of the 10TRAITS Leadership Institute. Online SELF-CARE programs begin Fall...
Probiotics? Pre-biotics? Which should you choose? BOTH.

Probiotics? Pre-biotics? Which should you choose? BOTH.

A healthy GUT supports a healthy lifestyle. The human biome (GUT) has bacteria that can help prevent or reduce most disease. Probiotics are friendly bacteria. You’ll find them in yoghurt, sauerkraut, miso, and kefir. Probiotic supplements should supplement, not replace these key, natural foods. Pre-biotics are the food you eat that FEEDS the probiotic bacteria. This includes soft WHOLE, sliced, soft fruits and vegetables. The by-product from the friendly bacteria is the “body beneficial” butyric acid. Because I believe that health is #1 when it comes to leadership, I always include a focus on health and fitness in our 10TRAITS  Leadership training programs. Alexia Parks is CEO and Founder of the 10TRAITS Leadership Institute. It offers the ONLY leadership training programs in the world based on the FEMALE...