Have you seen the new CNN docuseries on CNN called Chasing Life? I’ve been watching and loving it. The host, Sanjay Gupta travels all over the world to learn about cultural practices that keep the communities healthy and strong despite less than ideal conditions.
Whether it’s poverty, extremely high altitude or intense cold, wellness is still maintained and many thrive.
This reminded me of one of the first reasons I fell in love with alternative medicine. The reverence for simplicity, nature and balance are sometimes all you need to stay healthy.
In my humble opinion, holistic health practices lead directly to the fountain of youth. With this in mind there’s a key component that we can all use to optimize our current health status.
I often like to ask my patients to look back at their ancestral lineage to find their health and wellness equation. Here’s where to start…
Take some notes and research on the following:
Where do your ancestors come from?
What blood type/build/body type do you most take after of your ancestors?
What foods were most assessable to the group (ancient herbs, grains, vegetables may be included and good to be aware of)?
What physical activities did they engage in (walking, building, gathering, hunting, etc)?
What were some of their communal/spiritual/fellowshiping practices?
Was their life span dictated by a lack or excess of nutrients or environment?
How does your life compare to this today?
I’ve always been a huge proponent of taping into and mimicking the lifestyle of our ancient predecessors (where applicable and practical of course). This way we can be guided back to optimal DNA expression.
In today’s world we are inundated with so many man made chemicals and toxins as well as a pace of life that’s unsustaining. Even those who “eat healthy” may not be consuming what’s best for their unique needs. Experiment with integrating some key ancestral elements to your current regimen and see how it transforms your life and wellness.
I hope this has been helpful for you!
Until next time….