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Pointers discusses the science that points to vibrant health and provides pointers for getting there´with ease.

Pointers for Health & Wellness Marlene Veltre

    • Alternative Health

Pointers discusses the science that points to vibrant health and provides pointers for getting there´with ease.

    Is Excess Body Fat Unhealthy? The Jillian Michaels/Lizzo Discussion

    Is Excess Body Fat Unhealthy? The Jillian Michaels/Lizzo Discussion

    It’s been a while since I’ve created a Pointers podcast, but here’s the latest, live from a local cafe! So, apologies for the background noise. Today, I’d like to talk about body size. Recently, Jillian Michaels, who is a leading fitness expert, had some things to say about Lizzo, a talented singer/songwriter, regarding her body and health and it’s stirred up a bit of a discussion. I have written about body size in The Simple Seven book. There’s a chapter, a bonus chapter, that’s entitled, Look Good, and in it I discuss various topics regarding appearance and how it relates to health. As a matter of fact, it’s all tied together. But with regard to body size, I’d like to read to you an excerpt from the book. This section is about body fat.

    • 5 min
    Health Hasn't Been Simple, But It Can Be

    Health Hasn't Been Simple, But It Can Be

    In today’s podcast, I’ll talk about why health hasn’t been simple: Namely, that health is confusing — health information is constantly changing, everybody has an opinion, and research has known problems. I’ll also talk about how health can be simple: I’ll discuss epigenetics, a field of biology, that supports how lifestyle can override your genes and genetic predisposition to illness and disease.

    • 22 min
    Happy Birthday to My Healthy 87 year-old Mother

    Happy Birthday to My Healthy 87 year-old Mother

    My mother turns 87 today. She’s in terrific health! Knock on wood, she doesn’t have or has ever had any major illnesses, and she isn’t on any medications. In today’s world, that’s unheard of. She’s strong and vital and has always looked ten or twenty years younger. She’s taken good care of herself and it’s paid off. Join me as I honor my mother and share about her vibrant health on this day, her 87th birthday.

    • 10 min
    Why Eating Healthy Is The Start, Not A Guarantee, Of Vibrant Health

    Why Eating Healthy Is The Start, Not A Guarantee, Of Vibrant Health

    Vibrant health involves doing seven things, which includes eating healthy, or eating fresh food, which is food that comes straight from the land or seas. But eating fresh food is just the start — not a guarantee — of obtaining nutrients. There are two factors to consider: 1. How well your body digests food and 2. The health of your intestinal tract. In today’s podcast, I’ll discuss the science that explains the process of how your body breaks down food and assimilates nutrients.

    • 14 min
    What Are Our Health Options Living In The Modern World?

    What Are Our Health Options Living In The Modern World?

    Vibrant health is hard to attain living in the modern world. Scientifically-speaking, we’re not using our bodies in the way they were designed to be used. But we also don’t make a commitment to health; we don't have the time. And there are some obstacles that can’t be avoided. Yet, medical experts agree that chronic diseases and conditions — such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, and obesity — are preventable, and your lifestyle is key. You must make a commitment to your health. You'd be foolish not to. In today’s podcast, I’ll explain what your options are.

    • 15 min
    There's more to anxiety than you realize

    There's more to anxiety than you realize

    When we think about anxiety, we tend to think of it as having one root cause. That may be because of how anxiety is treated — in physical terms, as one set of symptoms. Yet there can be any number of emotional reasons for our anxiety and it will differ from one person to the next. All anxiety begins with a thought, which can be conscious or unconscious. Unconscious thoughts pose the greater problem. Learn how it happens and how anxiety can be uncovered and healed using a technique that is designed to help you let go of what is bothering you.

    • 13 min

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