We Are Allowed to Age: Why I Don’t Care That I Look Old

AgingWritten by Polly Green
July 2022

This post was republished with permission from tinybuddha.com. You can find the original post here

“When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.” ~African Proverb

It is just past ten in the morning on a Tuesday.

My wet boardshorts and blue tank top are drying at lightning speed in the sweltering South Indian sun.

I am feeling alive and exhilarated after my surf session in the surreal blue, bathtub-warm Arabian Sea.

Surfing waves consistently has been my goal for the past two years, and I’m doing it. Which is pretty awesome considering that I never thought I would surf again.

The trauma and fear from a surfing accident ten years ago, that nearly knocked my teeth out, was still lodged in my body for years, and my life’s focus had shifted from sports to yoga.

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Lifetime dog and cat exposure and dog-and cat-specific sensitization at age 18 years

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G Wegienka, C C Johnson, S Havstad, D R Ownby, C Nicholas, E M Zoratti

Background: Prior research about whether keeping a dog or cat at home causes allergies to that pet has been limited to outcomes in early childhood.

Objective: Evaluate the association between lifetime dog and cat exposure and allergic sensitization to the specific animal at 18 years of age.

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Why Eating Dirt (aka, Soil‐Based Organisms) Should Be Part of Your Daily Routine

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March 20, 2016

Copyright 2016 Dr. Josh Axe. All rights reserved. Originally published at https://draxe.com/nutrition/eating-dirt/

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The following is an adapted excerpt from my new book “Eat Dirt: Why Leaky Gut May Be the Root Cause of Your Health Problems and 5 Surprising Steps to Cure It“ (Harper Wave)

Is eating dirt part of your diet? Before you get a bad taste in your mouth, consider this: If you were to take away the water in our bodies, you’d be left with mostly dirt. It’s true.

We’re made of 60 of the most abundant elements in the Earth’s crust, an amalgam of its elements, including oxygen, hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, calcium and phosphorus, with traces of potassium, sulfur, sodium, iron and magnesium. All of these elements come together to make a living, breathing human being.

Now, when I say “eat dirt,” I’m not ordering you to actually scoop up a handful of soil and eat it. (Well, not exactly.) True, ensuring you get daily micro-exposures to soil-based organisms in dirt and other plant life is important for your health. But I urge you to embrace the idea of “eating dirt” as a broader philosophy, an overarching principle I teach my patients when I talk to them about how to heal leaky gut syndrome and feel better again.

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Keys to improve your body's resistance to coronavirus

I have Crohn's Disease, an autoimmune condition. I believe having an integrative team of healers is essential to living a quality life with autoimmune illnesses. To support my own body and to reduce my fears about my own compromised immunity, I have implemented a protocol to increase my body's resistance and reduce my perceived risk of coronavirus. One of my integrative physicians is Dr Dan Beilin--Fortify Health.  
(https://fortifyhealth.com/powerhouse-blog). He has offices in Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, Northern California (Sacramento), and also does online appointments. In this video he discusses ways to increase your body terrain resistance to coronavirus. Some of these recommendations I am currently implementing in my own life, along with other things. Please consult with your treating physician before starting any new health regimen. Use these videos as an opportunity to explore options and to customize a protocol that works for your unique needs, in collaboration with your own healthcare team. His website has a shorter video if you don't want the background information. 



Millennials Besieged by Chronic Illness: From Age 27, It’s All “Downhill”

save for webArticle Written by The Children's Health Defense Team
May 14, 2019 

NOTE: There can be no denying that America’s children and young adults are at a critical juncture. Unless we start admitting what we already know about environmental culprits and become willing to do something about them, children, young adults and our nation are going to continue to get short-changed.

Millennials (the generation born between the early 1980s and approximately the mid-1990s) just got some bad news. Health insurance data from 2017 show that many of them, especially older millennials in their mid-30s, are facing unprecedented levels of mental and physical illness.

…over half (54%) of millennial respondents reported having been diagnosed with at least one chronic illness.

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How the Endocannabinoid System Connects Your Gut and Your Brain

cannabisArticle Written by Brent Bauer, M.D., Mayo clinic
October 10, 2018

"The brain and the gut speak the same language."1 — Ethan Russo, M.D.

It's true. Your gut has a brain.

This second brain won’t help you to do a crossword puzzle or remember a password, but its connection to the brain in your head plays a major role in regulating digestion, mood, and your overall health.

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