On Health Experts & Credibility

On Health Experts & Credibility

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This is a very different post than the one I initially conceived, but sometimes as I write, words pour out and take on a different trajectory.

Kelly Brogan, M.D.

I’ve been a fan of Dr. Kelly Brogan and her work for years, and so I was happy to find that she was a recent guest on the Adulting podcast in an episode that they called, “Is Medication Bullsh*t? A Non-Conventional Approach to Mental Health.”

Why am I a fan?

First of all, podcast titles such as that one.

Secondly, Dr. Brogan challenges the existing system in ways that would intimidate me if I did it publicly. We live in a world where people think in black & white, for & against. We get shamed if we agree with something that a disagreeable politician says. It’s expected that we be for or against entire categories of issues rather than allowing room for nuance, or agreeing with some aspects of that issue but not others.

It’s not uncommon to see Facebook posts that say, “If you don’t agree [with me on this issue] then unfriend me now.”

We seem to have lost our ability to respectfully disagree and also to have conversations that might change the way we think. People are afraid to change the way they think.

Take that podcast episode title, for example. It’s slightly clickbait, but it’s accurate. It’s the discussion topic. The idea that medication might be bullshit is enough to trigger people – anger them, put them on the defensive, and make them stand firm.

Professionals such as Dr. Brogan are constantly slandered.

Thirdly, her full title is Dr. Kelly Brogan, MD.

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The Tapping World Summit Returns to Help You!

The Tapping World Summit Returns to Help You!

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Tapping World Summit 2019

Note: This post is a combination of pre-written copy and my thoughts. Also, I'm an affiliate for the Tapping World Summit, which means that I do make a commission off future sales after the free event is over. I only promote what I believe in.

Do you struggle?

Life isn't always easy. In fact, for most people, it involves a lot of stress and daily struggle.

Maybe you feel this way too.

Most people are dealing with more stress, anxiety and overwhelm than they realize, with finances, work, health, relationships and more. Living in our world with its politics, news cycles and social pressures can take a toll.

But it doesn't have to be this way. You can experience realities without letting them affect your health. As I've said in the past, discomfort is okay; struggle is not.

If you've spent more than 5 minutes online looking for information to change your life, you've seen that there are a ton of resources. Often, this information overload piles on more stress.

Much of it is theoretical, processes and ideas that sound good, but at the end of the day, they don't produce RESULTS for you.

EFT, aka Tapping, does.

EFT

“EFT” stands for “Emotional Freedom Technique”. Tapping is a scientifically proven technique that works to rewire the brain by sending calming signals to the amygdala, the stress center of the brain, allowing both the body and brain to release limitations from negative experiences, emotions, thoughts and much more that hold us back from creating the life we want.

It is mind-blowing in its effectiveness for creating change. I've known about it for nearly 20 years, before “all” the health coaches did (thanks, mom!). Awareness has grown exponentially, partly because of the Tapping World Summit.

Enter: The Tapping World Summit

In the Tapping World Summit 2019, you'll get online access to 25 free, 100% content, presentations on a variety of topics (listed on the page below) from some of the world's leading experts that demonstrate how to use this technique to rewire your brain and improve your life.

A free online event, the Tapping World Summit is terrific and very much worth registering for, even if you only watch a few sessions. Check out this page to learn more.

Here are 5 reasons to check out the Tapping World Summit:

1. This event provides hands-on experience, not just an event with information. Attendees don't just leave with ideas or theories on how to make their life better; they leave feeling better.

  • They leave with less stress, anxiety, overwhelm, anger, sadness, and other negative emotions.
  • They leave having cleared limiting beliefs around money, health, relationships and more.
  • They leave having cleared childhood traumas.
  • They leave the event better than when they went in. And you, yes YOU… will leave this event better than when you enter it.

2. This event has been going on for 11 years. It has a reputation for getting results for attendees, year after year after year.

3. This event is free to attend.

4. Immediate free content when you sign up. Learn the basics of Tapping and see the results for yourself immediately. This instant free content will give you a taste of the event and includes interviews and meditations with hands-on exercises.

5. Tapping is scientifically proven, not some woo-woo bullshit. When you calm your brain, you allow lots of amazing things – healing things – to happen in the body.

So if you have the opportunity to attend an event that is 100% content; that has a proven track record of getting participants results; that uses a technique that has been scientifically proven to get results; and is supported by the world's leading personal development experts, medical doctors, and psychologists; and it's all free, why wouldn't you give it a chance?

Do it!

There is nothing to lose. Sign up for the Tapping World Summit and if you don't like the event (which I doubt will happen), unsubscribe so that you don't hear about it again. But why not give it a chance? It seems like there are only positives and no negatives that could come out of the opportunity.

As I've already said, I've known about “tapping” since before this annual event made it so well known, so I can tell you that it's not just a money-making, get-rich-quick scheme from organizers who bamboozle affiliates into unknowingly bamboozling others. (The Tapping World Summit is free to attend but lifetime access packages are subsequently sold so that participants can access the resources at any time, when those resources are needed. The packages tools in a toolbox. I AM an affiliate and in part because of the tool itself, I've done well as one..)

Trust me on this one… this technique and this event are truly amazing. Go here to learn more and get access to this free online event:

Enjoy and during the summit, comment below to let me know what you think of it.

Some of the pre-written promotional copy says at this point, “I know you won't be disappointed!” I'm pretty sure you won't be, but I hate to make absolute statements because different strokes and all.

I can tell you that if you use EFT correctly, you will likely see results, and what do you have to lose if you sign up for a free event?

An Ode to Bagels

An Ode to Bagels

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Oh, grain-free bagels. Where have you been my whole life? These photos show what I ate after work last night:

I've been eating a diet high in fat and low in sugar and refined carbs for the better part of two decades. It helps relieve my ADHD symptoms, and it's better for my digestion.

In the early 2000s, after I became aware of my ADHD and started reading about using nutrition to combat symptoms, I increased my fat consumption and my refined grain consumption. I was never a big fan of sweets, but over the years I would do the occasional “sugar detox”, and I'd also go through phases in which I consumed lots of “natural” sugar, such as honey, maple syrup, and molasses. I still think that all three are nutritionally beneficial and have their place.

For much of my adult life, I haven't been much of a sandwich person. Unless it's excellent bread, I see it as a vehicle for filling that can be eating without bread, thus allowing more room in my stomach for whatever would otherwise be between the slices.

I'm also sensitive to yeast in foods and beverage. Yeasty beers make me itch. Bread sometimes bloats me and makes me itch.

Bagels and I have a history

Bagels and I have a history. I'm Jewish. We Jews take our bagels seriously.

Also, I couldn't stop at eating just one fresh, warm bagel with its soft inside and (my preference), slightly crunchy outside. If you live in Toronto and you've ever had a fresh bagel from Gryfe's, you know what I'm talking about. (I'm also partial to What a Bagel).

For the last couple of decades, I'd rarely buy bagels because I could eat 4-6 FRESH bagels in one sitting, so it was best if they weren't around. At gatherings where there were bagels, lox and cream cheese I packed as many as I could into my body.

This past summer when my partner joined the ketogenic diet world to lose weight and gain energy, I got stricter with my intake. It's way easier to eat a certain way when your partner is too. In years past when he made me dinner, my detox periods frustrated him. Now he's on board.

Last August I discovered that I was able to eat half a bagel and be satisfied. It shocked and pleased me. I will now happily eat one bagel occasionally and be satisfied.

Keto and me

A modified keto diet meets my low sugar, high fat, low refined carb needs for brain and mental health. Because of the keto trend, foods & recipes are available to me now that weren't in the early 2000s. This includes recipes for “fat head dough” (mozzarella and cream cheese melted together with other ingredients added), used for baked goods such as pizza crusts, bagels and rolls. My partner made a fat head pizza crust once and it didn't work out.

Years before that there were various gluten-free recipes. I've had a fantastic grain-free loaf bread in my repertoire for a long time, but it's got a lot of ingredients and I prefer recipes with fewer ingredients to buy and to make it all come together quickly.

The bagels I've been making, like the ones I've been posting photos of to Instagram, are a life-changer.

Months ago I put my toaster in the garage. Earlier this week I welcomed it back into the kitchen.

Welcome back, old friend.

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