198 – The Float Tank

Today Dr. David Madow shares his experience in a float tank, also referred to as a sensory deprivation tank, and how it can change your life!

Hold The Eggnog! How to Stave Off Weight Gain This Holiday Season

 

With Thanksgiving now behind us, we are entering that chaotic span of the year we lovingly call “the holidays.” In America, this is a time period that condones gluttony and excess in every sense, from financial to caloric. Belt buckles, purse strings and wallets loosen up to the tune of 50-year-old Christmas anthems, piped into our malls and homes, and with so much going on between shopping, traveling, catching up with loved ones, and more shopping, it’s pretty darn easy to overindulge.

The reasons we tend to put on 5, 10, or even 20 pounds over the holiday season isn’t secret or magical, and the only ways you’ll gain weight are the same old ways you’d gain weight any other time of the year. You have to manage and control your food choices and get active, or suffer the body-expanding consequences.

Make time for activity

Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, the first resource that tends to dwindle is time, and thus the first activity we slice out of our schedules is exercise. The winter months naturally make us more lethargic, and this coupled with the fact that swimsuit season feels a lifetime away makes it easy to shirk the hard work our bodies need and deserve.

Even if you’re away visiting relatives who live nowhere near your gym, you can still get your heart rate up through simple bodyweight exercises. Push-ups, pull-ups, sit-ups, and simple bodyweight squats are some of my favorite go-to moves. Even if these aren’t part of your regular workout, guess what? Your body thrives off of variation – use this mix-up as a chance to surprise your body into doing something new. If you’re a regular listener, you’ve also probably heard of my golden “4 mile” walking exercise.

If you’re away visiting family (or family is visiting you), walking could be a great way to get them physically engaged, too. Bundle up and go for a walk around the neighborhood or a local park. And if your day is simply jam-packed with activities, consider going to bed a little early and getting up before the day starts to get your blood pumping nice and early. I find it easy to hit the hay in the early evening this time of year with the days as short as they are, and there’s nothing that gets your day kick-started quite like a morning workout.

Limit the crap intake

Holiday parties are mine fields of treat traps. Forget about boughs of holly… pies, cakes, desserts, comfort foods and alcohol are the real things that deck the halls this time of year. Research also shows us that we have a herd mentality when it comes to eating – the more people we’re around, the larger our portion sizes seem to get. So when we feast with family and friends, self-control gets pushed to the wayside.

Plan for the inner conflict before you even get to the party. Personally, I like to eat a small meal before I arrive so I can control exactly what I’m putting into my body. I also take mobile snacks to my parties if I don’t know if I’ll have any edible options once I get there. Remember, you’re there to catch up and enjoy being with those you love, not to gorge. Become close buddies with the fruit and veggie platter as well – it will be your best ally!

If your extended family and friends aren’t privy to your healthy eating habits, you’ll undoubtedly face some friction. “Just one piece, it’s to die for!” Aunt Janice will say. “What’s a party without wine!” you can already hear your brother-in-law lamenting.

Expect this social pressure and don’t see it as confrontational. They’re only insisting because they want you to join in the consumable festivities and have a good time; they aren’t consciously sabotaging your progress, I promise! Be firm and friendly. There’s nothing impolite about having self-control. If your family is anything like mine, any fuss they will put up will be forgotten in 60 seconds anyway.

When it comes down to it, you’ll have to be your own advocate. Call me crazy, but with a little planning and a healthy dose of tenacity, I think you’ll get through this yet. Think how great you’ll feel when January rolls around and you power into 2015 feeling (and looking) awesome!!

Dr. Dave

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Tap Into the Workout Motivation You Never Knew You Had

Why do you want to exercise? What’s the draw? I’m going to guess it has to do with either one or both of these: either (a), you want to look better naked (who doesn’t!) or (b), you want to stave off weight-related illnesses like heart disease, obesity and diabetes (also a noble goal).

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with self-improving for either reason, and if you’re exercising at all, I heartily commend you. But if you’re like me, it’s depressingly easy to lose motivation when the end goal always seems to be perched on the horizon.

When one exercises to chase a number on the scale, one individual workout never seems like it makes a difference. And if you shrug it off and watch Netflix instead, the grand scheme of your cosmic fitness goal will only be set back one day. Right?

Such is the dead end of the common workout mindset. Stay with me for a second, I’m about to radically reframe the way you see fitness.

On the days you work out, a very unique chemical transaction takes place. Your brain secretes a dopamine, the brain’s number one feel-good substance. Dopamine makes you feel accomplished. Vigorous. “Strong” in every sense of the word. And there’s a reason neurologists call dopamine release a “reward pathway” – the more you do something that releases dopamine, the more you desire to do that something.

In layman’s terms we call this “addiction,” and it has a very negative connotation when we connect it to things like gambling, drug use or high fructose corn syrup. But rewarding yourself with dopamine is self-perpetuating and can be hugely motivational.

Why didn’t Bill Gates sell off Microsoft when he made his first billion? You or I probably would have. But that feeling of incremental, dopamine-fueled success is thirst-quenching. I’m sure Bill didn’t set out to be the richest man in the world, it just ended up that way because he literally got addicted to the feeling he got from running his company.

When we get addicted to that little dopamine squirt of accomplishment, that’s when BIG things happen before we even notice it.

If you’re climbing a mountain, you can’t just keep your eyes on the peak. You have to look at every handhold, every crevice along the way.

What I’m saying is that we shouldn’t sacrificially live our lives for that eventual “tomorrow” like we’re poverty-stricken farmers stockpiling for winter, just trying to make it to one ultimate point. Our lives are today, and we should make clean, guilt-free choices that make us feel good in the moment.

It’s hedonism, but progress at the same time. I see that little squirt of daily dopamine earned from working out as a means of PROVING something to yourself while IMproving your body.

When you finish a workout and give it your all, stop and think for a moment. You beat something. Surmounted it. Let that sink in. Research shows that the dopamine and endorphins that your brain indulges in during the workout (similar to the “runner’s high”) continue to flood your brain for 24 hours. Our brain and bodies are meant to interact, so movement in our bodies feeds our mind. Motion creates emotion. Working out makes us more energetic, creative and positive. Our brains light up with activity.

Emerging research also suggests that feelings of mental pain – like despair, depression or embarrassment – are chemically encoded in the brain in the exact same fashion as physical pain, like scrapes or soreness. In a very real way, heartache is an actual ache, and endorphin release serves as a marvelously effective counterweight to negative emotion.

If you absolutely hate your workout or dread going into the gym, and if you’re mentally scoffing at me right now, I have simple advice for you… try something new! Between running, hiking, weight training, swimming, spinning, yoga and the plethora other choices out there, I promise you’ll find something that speaks to you and fits your needs and lifestyle. Fitness is a bajillion dollar industry and we’re lucky to have options.

Yeah, sure, thanks to my daily workout I’ll have moved my fitness level up just a hair toward hitting my goal, but if I zoom out and look at it from a “big picture” perspective, the progress seems meager. Nobody can transform overnight, and everyone has different starting points. Just like most things in life, it’s about the journey.

So get out there and sweat. Your brain benefits just as much as your body does.

Dr. Dave

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Seven Beliefs That Are Keeping You Unhappy!

Hey there… it’s Dr. Dave.

Today we are going to dispel seven common beliefs that are floating around out there. I will keep it short, sweet and concise. Here they are. Please let me know what you think!

  1. Work comes before pleasure.

Not true! Work should be pleasurable. I actually love my work. It feels like it’s my hobby! If you do not absolutely love what you do every day, we need to chat!!!

  1. Salad will make me skinny (and that will make me happy).

Not true on many levels. Salad alone will not make you skinny. Or happy. I have actually seen many salads that are over 1000 calories! Over the years I have found that an eating program must be designed right. It’s a lifestyle. I do not agree with the old adage “everything in moderation.” It’s simply not true. If you want to be healthy, you need to be fueling your body with only the foods that will make you healthy! Yeah, it’s basically that simple!

One more thing. There are plenty of people out there that are “skinny on the outside and fat on the inside.” Skinny does not necessarily equate to health. Seriously!

  1. I need to know everything before I can call myself knowledgeable.

Not me! I dive in head first. If I waited until I knew everything before I started a project or a business or anything, I would not be doing anything right now. I still remember the day I got my first computer. It was 1987. I didn’t know squat about computers. I thought a hard drive was something I did returning from a concert.

But I basically took it out of the box, plugged it in, booted it up and learned how to use the sucker. That’s how I roll.

  1. Asking questions will make me look stupid.

Admittedly I used to believe this. But I later realized that asking thoughtful questions will make me stand out as someone who cares and is curious.

  1. Asking others for help will annoy them and make me look weak.

In reality, most people like helping others, and asking for help only means I’m comfortable with who I am. Do you need help with anything? Just ask. I don’t bite last time I checked!!!

  1. Unless I work out every day, my body will start to look frumpy.

My body looks and feels its best when I’m in touch with what it needs: activity and rest.

  1. If everyone agrees with me and likes me, I’m doing it right.

No. I used to try to please everyone. Why? Maybe because I lacked self-confidence. That’s the only thing I can think of. Now, being out there, I know it’s impossible to please everyone. I have actually gotten hate mail from a few people because I recommend a vegan lifestyle.

Listen. I LOVE to teach. I love to help. It seems to be my calling. But when I do, I gotta tell you what I believe is best for you. It’s by no means “my way or the highway.” I still love you if you don’t live my lifestyle! And I certainly understand that my message does not resonate with everyone.

But I still need to get my message out there!

This holds true in business, friendships, relationships… everything. Although you need to be the best possible person you can be, don’t sweat it if everyone doesn’t agree with you!!!

Have a great day!

Dr. Dave

What food would a wild human eat? The answer may surprise you!

As a civilization, our go-to sustenance is hardly static or predictable. One only needs to check out the local cuisine of a foreign country to realize that. So rather than trying to answer this question by assessing the infinite number of foods our ancestors ate just to avoid starvation, I think it’s most pertinent to give our attention to what we are best at eating. That is, which foods are easy to obtain and digest, give us good health and ample energy, and have relative low risks or side effects?

Last week, I went into some detail regarding human teeth, and what types of foods they are best suited for. (Spoiler: it’s not meat!) This week, I’m moving the microscope over to other parts of the human body that suggest that humans aren’t cut out to be the carnivorous type.

Our muscles.

Even Usain Bolt wouldn’t be able to keep pace with the average gazelle for a second. How could we have a predisposition for meat if we never caught it? Spears and other weapons didn’t roll around until about 60,000 BCE – pretty recently in our species’ story.

By the time we started walking upright and proliferated from the jungles to the grasslands (about 1.5 million years ago, give or take), we entered into a competitive food chain that was way out of our league. We couldn’t contend with the agile predators of the plains, animals that were evolutionary veterans of chasing, hunting and killing. Our bodies frail, our gaits tipsy and our top speeds laughable, the potential prey was too strong, too fast or too sturdy for our kind to even think about killing. We also have flat, small mouths instead of fierce jaws and weak, pink fingernails instead of claws…. Good luck bringing down a wildebeest or an impala with only those tools!

Wild Human

As undignified as it was, early human tribes got most of their calories through scavenging. Just as we picked berries and nuts, so too did we grab a chunk of zebra steak after the lions had had their fill. We weren’t picky; if there was meat we would eat it, but we definitely didn’t have the capability to actively pursue it. When it came to the wily speed demons of the savannah, all we were eating was their dust.

Our taste buds.

If you’re a meat lover, you’re probably scoffing. Well my carnivorous friend, I contend that you have only been socialized to love meat. You don’t love meat the same way a tiger shark or a cougar love it.

When a predator makes a kill, the first thing it does is tear open the stomach area and chest cavity and dine on all the nutrient-rich organs inside. Things like the liver, kidneys and heart have all sorts of vitamins that muscle meat doesn’t have – this is how lions and tigers and bears can get away with not eating their vegetables. If a blood-logged, veiny organ doesn’t whet your appetite, but a sanitized, flame-charred steak on a plate, seasoned with peppercorn, sugar and tomato-based steak sauces, chili powder, citruses, and an endless list of other plant-based fixins does make you hungry, I have bad news for you: you might not naturally be a carnivore.

I could go on and on.

Our hearts struggle when we eat too much red meat, culminating in heart disease.

Our digestive tracks are extremely long and sensitive, as is the norm of an herbivorous animal.

Our stomach acid is less than 5% as strong as that of the typical carnivorous animal, meaning we don’t have the enzymes to quickly break down huge feasts of meat as most predators do.

Just some food for thought on the whole vegan thing!

Until next time!

Dr. Dave

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Week 13 of My Vegan Journey

Thirteen is supposed to be an unlucky number. I don’t think it is. This is an incredible week so far. A lot of things are clicking in.

I am at a conference in Dallas and the very first thing I did when I got into town was to go to the Whole Foods store to stock up on healthy vegan food for my hotel room.  In the old days I would be at the hotel buffet for breakfast stuffing eggs and an occasional piece of bacon into my mouth. After all, it was easy, and of course everything tasted so good.

hotel room

The only meals I will see the inside of a restaurant for while here in Dallas are my dinners, and I will make sure they are either at a vegan restaurant or at least a vegan friendly one. The first night I got Indian and last night I went to an all vegan Asian place. Both excellent!

Another thing I am doing these days is making sure I meditate every day. As many of you know, I have been meditating for quite a while, but just not on a totally regular basis. Now at the very least it’s twelve minutes every single morning. More if possible. I got a great app for my phone called “Insight Timer” that keeps track of each session. Meditation, just like yoga, is a life changer. I believe it has the potential to add many more healthy years to our lives.

One of the most common things I hear from people is that going vegan will be difficult or inconvenient. I beg to differ with those statements. It is easy!

Really easy!

You just need to care.

If animals matter to you and if you believe that we should not impose any unnecessary suffering on them, then you are just about there. You just need to take that next step and not eat them.

If you like this, I have a lot more for you. Please be sure to request my free e-report “12 Baby Steps to the Best Shape of Your Life” at http://SliceYourAge.com.

Dave

Eating Healthy, But Feeling Crappy? Could Be Your Acid Index!

Like a tightrope walker, the human body is always trying to stay balanced. If you’re not in equilibrium on your sleep schedule, food intake, or any other metric that tends to jostle up and down, your body won’t be working in tip-top shape.

Fish in Sour SauceOne such metric that many people don’t know about is the pH value of their bodies, which is basically how acidic one’s cells are. Ideally we want a value of about 7.4, which is slightly alkaline, or un-acidic (the scale goes from 0 to 14, but humans can only survive in a very narrow range between about 7.1 and 7.6).

Why’s all this matter? Because certain foods – namely meats, cheeses, soft drinks, alcohol and tobacco, among many others – are like lead anchors that drop our pH levels far into the dangerous acidic zone.

Rather than just keel over when our pH is out of whack, our bodies counterattack by siphoning alkaline substances out of our organs and bones, which have rainy-day alkaline deposits.


This solution works in the short term, but brings up some not-so-fun chronic problems if we consistently eat too many foods that are too acidic:

  • weight gain / obesity
  • diabetes
  • bladder and kidney problems like kidney stones
  • a shoddier immune system
  • acceleration of free radical damage, a big factor in cancer development
  • hormone imbalance
  • accelerated aging and wrinkles
  • weaker, thinner, more breakable bones
  • joint pains and muscle soreness
  • lower energy levels
  • tumors

Do I really have to go on?

We’re always hearing about how tobacco, alcohol and sugary soft drinks are terrible for us… but meats, like chicken and fish, are often touted as heath foods despite the fact metabolically, these two are some of the most acidic things we put in our bodies.

Some alkaline-forming foods that best counteract an acidic imbalance include dark green and yellow veggies, beans, seeds, nuts, essential fats (omega 3s and omega 6s), and low-sugar fruits like avocados and lemons. (What a coincidence these foods also happen to be vegetarian!)

It’s unreasonable to try to live your life by constantly trying to stay keep a harmonious ratio of acidic foods to alkaline foods, but just tucking away which food is which in the back of your mind can vastly improve the way you feel.Alkaline-rich foods honestly aren’t hard to incorporate into your diet, most of them are traditionally known as healthy anyway. Just beware: just because it’s low in fat or sodium doesn’t necessarily mean it’s good for you.

 

A diet that’s too acidic literally sucks the life right out of you!

Until next time,

Dave

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Your dinner plate is trying to tell you a secret – will you listen to it or just ignore it?

One of the secret virtues of being vegan, I’ve recently discovered, is how easy it is to wash the dishes after dinner. No matter which plate, bowl or pot I’m cooking in, serving out of, or eating directly from, the clean-up is an absolute breeze. Plant-based meals rinse off instantly, even when left out for extended periods of time.

“Big deal,” you’re thinking, “I own a dishwasher and a sponge; you’re not going to get me cast off meat because it’s so easy to dispose of vegan meals.”

Well you’re right. I don’t expect this alone to change your mind that easily. But there’s more to this matter than saving a few minutes scrubbing or a few cents on dish soap.

Try making a pot roast, chicken flambé, or a New York strip without having to use some serious muscle scratching and scraping meat residue from your dishes after the meal. It gets baked on, then caked on, and can even be tough to remove from a dinner plate that wasn’t even directly heated up. Even an open-flame grill you have to mercilessly assault with a grill brush between uses in order to un-crust the grill of dried-on meat juices.

THINK: if it’s this hard to get the meat off of glass and porcelain, how much meat is clogging up our squishy, delicate insides?

empty_plate

It’s an eye-opening analogy. Yes, our bodies have lots of enzymes and bacteria to digest the food we eat, but how successful are they?

Meat is broken down in our bodies by a process called “putrefaction,” which is just a fancy way of saying rotting. Unfortunately, putrefaction isn’t all that efficient. A traffic jam of decaying meat is the culprit behind Crohn’s disease, colitis (an irritation and swelling of the colon) and inflammatory bowel disease.

Research shows that putrefaction also results in all sorts of toxic by-products, namely sulfides, histamines and ammonias to name a few, which are by definition poisonous to our bodies and minds. If and when these substances get into the blood, it puts strain on the liver to filter the gunk out. On the surface, you’ll feel fatigued and have a higher likelihood of getting sick. You’ll also look older faster.

That gelatinous brown film on the bottom of your dishes is also in the bottom of your intestines, slowly being churned around and quarantined. Not exactly my cup of tea!

The evidence speaks for itself – check out your plates next time after a big, hearty, meat-based meal.

I hope I didn’t just ruin animal products for you.

Well, actually I sort of do hope that! Become your healthiest self!

Dave

FLAX SEED – How I “super-seeded” my diet!

The diet of the average American just plain sucks. As a nation, we eat wayyy too much sodium, sugar, and processed foods, and our food in general just isn’t as varied or as nutritious as it used to be.

I could go on and on about our skyrocketing obesity rates, nutrient-barren food and ghastly food industry, but I’m sure you get the gist. This blog post is about looking forward, not backward.

I consider myself a pretty healthy eater – I’m gluten-free and just a few short months ago I became vegan. Recently, I stumbled upon the incredible nutritional power of flax seeds. About the size of a grain of rice, these brownish-yellow seeds can be bought in bulk at almost any natural grocery store or health food store.

What’s so great about these little guys? Well, if nature made a health supplement, it would be flax seeds. Flax seed shells have an abundance of lignans, chemical compounds that basically super charge the human body. The lignans in flax seeds…

  • …boost the immune system, making your body more resilient against disease and infection.
  • …pack a whopping 2.8 grams of fiber per tablespoon, which helps in digestion and lowering cholesterol.
  • …have powerful antioxidants that help keep your cells functioning properly and help you look and feel young. (We suffer age-related problems because our cells get worse at replicating as time goes on – antioxidants counteract this decay.)

In addition to this, cutting edge researchers are publishing scientific papers that suggest that flax seed might actually have cancer-fighting properties. Pretty exciting stuff.

does-flaxseed-help-you-lose-weight

The body most easily absorbs all the nutrients flax seeds have to offer if you pulverize them first. This honestly isn’t all that difficult to do – I personally use a NutriBullet blender, though I have heard a coffee grinder works well, too.

The fine seed powder can be mixed into almost anything. Add it to your marinades, put it in smoothies, even bake it into cookies. The seeds have a very subtle, almost non-existent flavor and the texture is pleasant and complimentary to everything I’ve tried them in.

Flax seed oil, though similar sounding, has a completely different health benefit. The oil doesn’t have the antioxidants and lignans that the seeds themselves offer, but it does contain huge amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, which improve the function of brain cells, keep the blood healthy and clotting properly, and prevent heart attacks and strokes. Most Americans aren’t getting nearly enough omega-3s.

I recommend buying a bottle of cold-pressed flax seed oil and gulping down one or two tablespoons per day. Consider it part of your daily health routine.

Superfoods like flax can’t help you if you don’t eat them. That’s why I was so drawn to flax initially – it’s easy to sneak flax seeds into almost any recipe, and the oil can be taken quickly out of a spoon, cough syrup-style.

If you have any questions or comments about flax seed or flax oil, I’m all ears! Let me know what you’re thinking in the comments below.

Dave

Slice Your Age Update

Hey there…

Hope you are well! This message is coming to you today from one of my favorite places on this planet… Breckenridge, Colorado. I normally spend at least a month here every winter where I write, read, clear my mind, meditate, learn, work on goals, and of course…

SKI.

Do you have a little fun place where you can go to relax and reflect on your life? If not, I would highly suggest trying to find one. It does not have to be an exotic location. Probably the simpler the better. The idea is just to have a peaceful retreat somewhere special for you.

“Slice Your Age” podcast is now in its sixth month and I thank you for helping to make it so successful. I have had close to 30,000 downloads of the 23 episodes in the short time I have been producing the show! Fun stuff! This is not a money maker for me. It is more of a passion… a hobby! I am doing this solely out of my love of teaching and helping people live better lives. Now one day if someone wants to throw some money at me for doing this… well, we’ll see! But money is not my motive. 😉

I love hearing your success stories. A fan named Scott Mahnken just posted a few days ago thanking me for helping him lose 33.7 pounds. Even though I am not sure how he measured the .7 part, it made me feel so good to hear that! Congratulations Scott!! You are awesome and you have officially Sliced Your Age!

By the way, I am accepting a limited number of speaking gigs, so if you would like me to WOW your group with up to a one hour presentation that is guaranteed to change lives and “Slice People’s Ages,” please let me know! I honestly have very little time due to my busy work and travel schedule with The Madow Brothers, but if you have a really cool group and the date works with me, let’s talk! My email is rundrdave@gmail.com and it’s always turned on!

Lastly, I just did an episode with a mom/dentist named Ritu Rao who describes exactly how she went from the couch to running ultra-marathons. It is really inspiring and even if you never want to run a marathon or an ultra, it is a great listen surely to motivate you. You can listen in by clicking http://SliceYourAge.com/23.

Thanks for reading and have a great day!

Dave