By Nancy Smorch
It’s no secret that I’ve become a big fan of Dave Asprey from The Bulletproof Executive. Ever since Lindsey introduced me to the Bulletproof Coffee and I checked it out on Dave’s site, I’ve learned a lot of new things (and I LOVE learning!), and have really enjoyed listening to a few of his podcasts.
Since I get updates and notices by e-mail from The Bulletproof Executive, this past week I received a link to an online magazine that Dave contributes to: “Be More Magazine."
So, of course, I clicked on the link, watched the introductory video, and perused through the issue. I love the look and the feel, and the information is great. I ended up subscribing - and it’s free, for now.
Dave’s article in this months magazine is about “hacking the holidays." He goes over strategies for staying healthy and having peak performance over the holidays. It was a great article for me to read, as it reminded me about activated charcoal and how using it can be especially helpful this time of year if you are eating things or exposed to things that may not be that healthy for you. Activated charcoal is now going to be in my “first aid kit” for when I travel (along with select essential oils and healthy food I can snack on). It will come in handy when I’m not sure of the quality of the food and drinks I consume while away from home.
He also talked about “Earplanes": pressure-relieving earplugs. I had never heard of them before, but those will be added to my “first aid travel kit” as well. I’ve never had an issue with pain in my ears on take off or landing before, but when Mike and I returned from California a couple of months ago, I was on the verge of something, and my head was congested. I experienced quite a bit of pain in my ears during take off and landing - felt like my ears were going to pop! So, Earplanes definitely would have been a welcome relief.
He also talks about all of the social gatherings that happen over the holidays and how you can be a great guest at these parties by bringing some healthy options for food and drink. This is something I almost always do. First of all, I love for others to experience and enjoy some of the great-tasting foods I’ve come to love. And secondly, it ensures that there will be at least something there that I know will be healthy for myself and the other guests to eat. Also, it often leads to some great conversations about food and health.
For example, this past fall, when Mike and I went to the big Michigan State vs. University of Michigan football game, I brought along some snacks of our own for the tailgate. On the way to the game, others had already started with the alcohol (this was at 10:00 in the morning, mind you), and I offered them some “hot chocolate.” A couple of the guys laughed at me, and when I said I was serious - it was the Superfoods Hot Chocolate, and then when proceeded to explain exactly what it was, I had some of their curiosity peaked. I poured a few cups of the hot chocolate, and they were sold! They loved it and felt great about drinking it. Click here for the recipe, in case you missed it.
Anyway, back to "Be More Magazine." I haven’t read the whole issue yet, but I’m thinking my next article to scan will be “Pew: FDA Allows Untested Chemicals in Food." Kinda figured that already, but it’s always interesting to have access to resources and actual sources of this information.
There’s lots more in the magazine - check it out for some great holiday reading.