How can we live a “life less stressed”? With all that’s going on in our world–global crises to family fights, agricultural turmoil to 5G in our backyards–is it really possible to mitigate stress in our daily lives? Dr. Ron Ehrlich believes it IS possible, and today, he offers practical advice how to go about it.
Dr. Ron is an author, health advocate, and like Dr. Weston A. Price, a dentist with a holistic approach. Today, from his book “A Life Less Stressed,” he covers the five pillars of his model that help us build physical, mental and emotional resilience: sleep, breath, nourishment, movement and thought.
He discusses why we shouldn’t shortchange ourselves on sleep, the importance of nasal breathing (while awake and sleeping), how to make absolutely certain we are eating a nutrient-dense diet, and more. This conversation reminds us to take control of our health, to build resilience and be the best we can be.
Highlights from the conversation include:
- How his start in dentistry affected his view on health
- Why tooth decay is affected by diet
- How 90% of the population has experienced tooth decay; it is the most common non-communicable disease experienced by man, woman, and child
- The holistic vision of the human body
- How stress builds up in our bodies
- What the “5 Stressors” are and how they affect us
- What the “5 Pillars” are for good health and how to utilize them
- How sleep is your built-in, non-negotiable life-support system
- The many ill effects of insufficient sleep: insulin resistance goes up, growth hormone goes down, fat metabolism goes down, hormone that tells us we’re hungry goes up,
immune system goes down, inflammation goes up, hippocampus shuts down (affects memory), amygdala (affects emotion) gets thrown off
- Why we need consistent good sleep
- Why breathing well involves breathing through the nose and using the diaphragm. This affects acid/alkaline balance, nitric oxide production, massages internal organs, improves pelvic floor muscle tone, and assists our proper head posture.
- The benefits of tape on the mouth to teach oneself to breathe through the nose
- How our bodies need 60 of the 118 elements in the periodic table
- What nutrient density means
- Why stress compromises our immune system
- Why Dr. Ron recommends walking and working out less rigorously
- How looking at our phones is a postural stressor changing the 10-lb. “ball” of our head into a 40-lb. ball
- How a poor sleep position & incorrect foot mechanics could be postural stressors stressful for the posture
- The importance of mindset
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