Optimize 4 Life

Optimize Your Brain & Nervous System

Three Angels Broadcasting Network

Program transcript

Participants: Dick Nunez & Jay Sutcliffe (Host), Lisa Nunez


Series Code: OFL

Program Code: OFL000005A

00:01 One of the biggest problems facing us today is depression.
00:03 Do you realize that two thirds of it can be reversed
00:06 just with good life style habits.
00:08 Find out how to optimize your lifestyle,
00:10 next on Optimize 4 Life.
00:35 Hello, I'm Dick Nunez, exercise physiologist.
00:38 And I'm Jay Sutliffe, professor and registered dietician.
00:41 Dick, we're already into week five.
00:45 The interesting thing is that
00:46 some people who've been following us for five weeks,
00:48 maybe somebody's just jumping in now.
00:50 And so we wanna kind of get up the speed here,
00:52 five weeks, so that's roughly 35 days.
00:55 Right.
00:57 Okay, so people should be seeing some changes.
00:58 Absolutely.
01:00 In their lifestyles, adjusting to things,
01:02 may be they've detoxed a little bit,
01:04 may be they've gone through some headaches
01:05 and withdrawals from some of the things
01:07 they're no longer doing.
01:08 And that, of course, one of the things
01:10 we probably should address quickly
01:11 is they can change some of their elimination habits
01:13 as well which people might think as unusual.
01:15 Okay.
01:17 But the reality, that's a good thing.
01:18 That's right and then I remember a lady
01:20 we had at the health center back years ago
01:22 that was surprised that
01:24 how often she was eliminating...
01:25 I mean, bowel movement so she was alarmed
01:27 that there was something wrong with her.
01:28 Right. Right.
01:30 So and then also we want to get personal a little bit
01:33 but also the...
01:34 Also the diameter of the bowel of movement sometimes increases
01:38 'cause you're all putting up the release.
01:40 Absolutely. Okay.
01:42 There's an old saying,
01:43 "Big bowel movement, healthy culture,
01:45 small bowel movement, unhealthy culture."
01:47 That's right.
01:48 But we also wanna remind people
01:49 that sometimes their medications
01:51 are gonna need to be adjusted.
01:52 And we're not physicians, then so
01:54 and we're not trying to give out
01:56 medical advice here,
01:57 so we want them to be still consulting
01:59 with their primary care provider.
02:00 That's correct.
02:02 And going through their regular checkups
02:03 and things like that and so they don't wanna be
02:05 altering their medications on their own,
02:07 they can get into danger doing that.
02:08 Definitely.
02:10 Okay, so today, you started talking about depression.
02:13 So maybe the best place to start would be,
02:16 we're gonna talk about the brain
02:17 and the nervous system.
02:18 Why don't we talk a little bit about
02:20 the anatomy and the physiology?
02:22 Now those two words sometimes scare people
02:25 but the way I've always looked at it is,
02:26 anatomy is the parts.
02:27 Right.
02:29 And the physiology is the way those parts function.
02:30 Correct.
02:31 Okay, so why don't we talk a little bit about the brain,
02:34 the central nervous system and just to start right there,
02:36 why don't you give us a little understanding of that?
02:39 Well, it's very complicated system
02:41 because anybody who's having
02:43 any type of neurological impairment
02:44 can definitely identify
02:46 with how debilitating that thing is
02:48 and I know I've been through it myself.
02:50 So when we get these neural transmissions,
02:52 your body acts like a super highway,
02:55 some of these transmissions are going through it,
02:57 225 miles per hour.
02:58 Wow.
02:59 And you have extensive amount, you know,
03:02 there's more nerve clusters there
03:04 than there are stars in the Milky Way,
03:06 so, I mean, the body is absolutely incredible
03:10 and have the diversity,
03:11 you know, when you just hear the psalmist say,
03:13 "We're truly, fearfully and wonderfully made."
03:14 All you have to do is look at the physiology,
03:16 the body and you go, wow, this is absolutely incredible.
03:19 So the central nervous system,
03:22 you've got to have a clear pathway
03:24 and here's the thing, Jay,
03:26 well, lot of people don't realize,
03:28 they often times think
03:29 if something goes out of a line,
03:30 that like the vertebraes themselves
03:32 are putting pressure on the nerves,
03:34 now that can happen but in a very rare situation
03:36 but it's the muscles
03:38 that are actually impeding neurological function
03:41 and causing people not to feel good
03:42 or having a lot of extensive nerve pain.
03:44 Okay, so we have
03:47 the physiological, the anatomy part of it,
03:50 the parts, the structure, we talked about transmissions
03:53 coming from the brain to the central nervous system,
03:56 200 and some miles an hour?
03:58 225 miles an hour, yeah, it's pretty fast.
04:00 Okay, and so the interesting thing then is
04:02 what about our thoughts, our ideas,
04:06 those types of things, our memories?
04:09 Not so much, that's not so much physiological,
04:12 not the parts and so forth
04:13 but think about how that influences,
04:14 how about our negative thoughts and how we view ourselves?
04:18 I mean, how that can impact our health
04:20 and how we actually function physically?
04:23 Well, again when you think about the fact
04:25 that you have that many nerve cells,
04:27 that outnumbers the stars of the milky way
04:30 and that every thought you have
04:32 affects every cell in your body
04:34 then it becomes pretty overwhelming.
04:36 For example, I tell people all the time when they ask me,
04:40 "How do you warm up to exercise?"
04:42 I tell them, "In my mind," and they said, "Really."
04:45 I said, "I'm thinking about what I'm trying to accomplish
04:48 because you've been a weight lifter before,
04:50 still do lift weights
04:51 and you know that if we grab a weight
04:54 and we're trying to weigh the weight in our hands,
04:56 it's automatically got to feel hard.
04:58 So we have to grab the weight
05:00 and be focused on lifting the weight
05:03 with some enthusiasm if you will
05:05 or be ready to contract your muscles strongly
05:08 in order to lift it because if you don't,
05:12 the weight's gonna be overwhelming."
05:14 So and when I tell people like this,
05:17 I said, "You've ever been angry before?"
05:19 And, you know, obviously you're gonna tell me, yes.
05:22 And people will say, they made me mad.
05:25 Well, that's not true
05:27 because nobody can make you mad
05:29 because I could say something to you,
05:31 you might get mad, you might not.
05:33 I could say the same thing to somebody else,
05:35 they get mad or like when you're driving a car,
05:38 somebody pulls on in front of you,
05:40 I mean, how do people react.
05:41 Some people are going,
05:43 "Praise God, I didn't get an accident."
05:44 Somebody else is gonna have an entirely opposite reaction.
05:47 But here's the thing, Jay, when somebody gets angry,
05:52 you have to, just a second, what are you doing?
05:54 Well, I'm warming up because I'm getting mad.
05:57 No, there's no warm up, I mean, it's zero to hundred.
06:00 Yeah.
06:01 Because give me, those neural transmissions
06:03 are happening extremely quickly and so you're automatically,
06:06 your pulse rate goes up, your respiration goes up,
06:10 the chemicals have been released
06:11 because you are angry and it happens instantly.
06:15 When you get scared, it's instant,
06:17 you don't have to warm up to it it's right then and there,
06:20 so when thought processes effect that
06:22 or if somebody's driving too fast down the road
06:24 and also they go by a speed trap,
06:26 what happens?
06:27 They feel a flesh go from the top of their head
06:29 down to the bottom of their feet.
06:31 And they worry about
06:32 whether lights are gonna come on behind them,
06:34 so just that thought but here's the thing, Jay,
06:36 when we have positive thoughts,
06:38 it effects our body in a very positive way.
06:41 Laughter doeth well like medicine,
06:43 we've heard that before
06:44 because people have laughed their way to wellness.
06:47 When people have harsh or angry thoughts,
06:50 it's gonna have just the opposite effect.
06:53 There's a commandment in the Bible, it says,
06:56 "Honor thy father and mother" so what?
06:59 Your day should be long upon the earth.
07:01 Now that's a commandment
07:03 that actually gives a promise in there
07:05 and you realize, Jay,
07:07 for those who have nothing good to say about their parents,
07:11 by the age of 50, they have a 70% likelihood
07:14 of having a serious physiological problem.
07:17 Wow, so I've also read a proverb
07:20 where it talks about by,
07:23 "The way you think is what you become."
07:24 Right.
07:26 "As a man thinks in his heart so is he," okay,
07:29 so the things we dwell on and the things we think about
07:32 and then it also talks about enrollments,
07:34 talks about being transformed starting where?
07:36 By the renewing of your mind. Right.
07:39 So we need to think about that,
07:40 so don't wanna diminish the physiological part
07:43 but the thinking part is where it starts
07:45 and we can transform our thinking, okay,
07:48 in our brain structure by the way we process things.
07:52 So let's talk about then, when we go through there,
07:54 that the neurological pathways like a neuron,
07:57 I think we have a graphic we could show.
07:58 Okay, let's pull that up. Yeah.
08:00 And so I want you to take us through that
08:02 and show us what a motor neuron actually functions.
08:06 What you see there, there's a word called 'dendrites,'
08:08 now understand something,
08:09 this is not some alien that we put up on the board,
08:11 it is a real thing within the body but dendrites,
08:14 this is gonna sound a little overwhelming,
08:16 we're trying to simplify
08:17 and axon, those are nerve fibers
08:20 and taking it down to a muscle cell,
08:22 this is where muscle fibers are showing
08:23 how the transmission happens to get a muscle to contract
08:27 but between the dendrites and the axons,
08:29 there's actually what's called the synapses
08:31 and in that synapses,
08:33 there's a little thing called boutons,
08:35 they look like little buttons
08:36 and there's chemicals produced there,
08:38 to help with neural transmission happen
08:40 very effectively and so we have a acetylcholine being produced
08:43 so that neurological transmission happens,
08:45 instantaneously,
08:46 so it's like if somebody says, "Tie your shoe,"
08:49 you don't have to think about it,
08:51 you can just go right down and you can tie your shoe
08:54 or if you have a bad habit, see that's the thing,
08:58 that acetylcholine comes into play
09:00 and now also and you have a bad habit
09:02 like smoking, drinking
09:04 eating too much chocolate, high fat diet, sugar diet
09:07 and see that's one of the thing people don't realize,
09:09 this sugar is addicting as crack cocaine
09:12 or things that people watch,
09:13 you know, you can get involved in stuff on the internet
09:15 or on television, you know, lot of people get addicted
09:18 to like soap operas, things like that
09:20 or certain movies that gets addicted to,
09:22 scary movies whatever it is
09:24 and so they have neurological transmissions take place
09:27 that give them an endorphin type high
09:30 when they watch these things
09:31 but we also realize that
09:33 the greater overall effect of it
09:35 is gonna be destructive,
09:36 so now we get to a place
09:38 where we need to change something
09:40 or you hear people say, and as a dietician,
09:43 you know this, comfort foods.
09:45 And especially women are notorious, comfort food,
09:49 I feel bad, I wanna eat something
09:51 'cause that's gonna make me feel better or now I ate that,
09:53 so I feel bad again, so I wanna eat some more.
09:56 And so it's a vicious cycle but what we got to say,
09:59 "Well, I'm gonna change this behavior,
10:01 I no longer want to be addicted to chocolate,
10:03 I no longer want to be addicted to alcohol or whatever."
10:07 You have to set up a new neuro transmission
10:09 and when you do that, there's strength in numbers.
10:13 So you set up a new neuro transmission
10:14 that says, "I'm not gonna drink,
10:16 I'm not gonna smoke, I'm not gonna eat bad,
10:19 I'm gonna start taking care of myself,
10:21 I am gonna exercise."
10:22 That transmission becomes developed,
10:24 so what happens to the old one?
10:26 Well, another chemical is released called GABA,
10:29 gamma-aminobutyric acid
10:30 and that's a neural transmit inhibitor,
10:33 so it's gonna stop that neural transmission
10:35 from happening as we work on this new one.
10:37 Now here's the dilemma, Jay, you've heard it before,
10:40 that an alcoholic is always an alcoholic,
10:42 then they reformed or and what do you call?
10:46 And they're active or... Remission.
10:50 Remission, oh, yeah.
10:51 Okay. Okay.
10:53 Well, we're as a sinners, we're in the same category.
10:55 We're either active or we're in remission,
10:58 you know, but we can always step back into that
11:00 if we go there because those neural transmissions
11:02 are still there,
11:03 so when you have that drinking neural transmission there,
11:06 it's been turned off like a white switch
11:08 but as soon as you go back and have a drink, boom,
11:10 it turns back on.
11:12 And you're no longer in remission,
11:14 you're back in full-blown at one more alcohol
11:17 or like a cigarette smoker, they'll stop smoking
11:20 and they'll go for six months
11:21 and they were, pack a day smoker.
11:24 Now so when they smoke again and boom,
11:26 that neural transmission gets turned back on
11:28 and now they're smoking two packs a day,
11:30 it's like their making up for lost time.
11:32 And so that's the dilemma we run into
11:34 and, of course, eating is the same way.
11:36 People fall off the way,
11:37 again they start eating badly and boom,
11:39 they're like making up for lost time.
11:40 I used to have a dessert a day and now I'm gonna have two.
11:42 That's right.
11:44 So, well, that, you know what?
11:45 I have a feeling that
11:47 we're really just touching the surface.
11:48 No, we aren't. Aren't, are we?
11:49 And the interesting thing is this,
11:51 we only get so much time for this segment
11:53 and so we can't really exhaust this subject,
11:56 so it's just a start to get people going
11:58 and the interesting thing is that
12:00 we're talking about the mental thoughts,
12:02 how we think through things
12:04 and how it goes through transmission lines
12:07 and down through the system
12:09 and now we need to turn and look a little bit more
12:11 at what about some of the nutrients
12:13 we put into our bodies, okay.
12:15 And so we're gonna talk about some of those things
12:17 because really when you start looking at the latest research
12:20 coming out on depression as we talked about
12:22 at the opening and also about mental function,
12:26 we're finding that there's a connection
12:27 between inflammation and depression,
12:31 so we're gonna go right now, Chloe is gonna show us
12:33 what somebody, everybody already knows
12:35 how to make a smoothie.
12:37 I mean, who has not made their own smoothie.
12:39 Yeah. You know what I mean?
12:40 But there is this many types of smoothies
12:42 as there are people in the world I think
12:44 and then some of us have
12:45 several types of smoothies we do, right?
12:47 And some smoothies can make you look like a smoothie.
12:49 So we got to be careful. That's a good one.
12:52 So what we're gonna do now is
12:54 we're gonna go to Chloe who's gonna show us a demo
12:57 on how to build a nice base for a smoothie,
13:00 how you can add some greens in there, some omega 3s
13:03 and different foods like that, so let's go to Chloe right now
13:06 and she's gonna show us a tip
13:07 on how we can put our smoothies together.
13:11 We're gonna be talking about smoothies today.
13:13 It just happens to be my husband's favorite food,
13:16 so we're gonna discuss some other things,
13:19 how nutrient dense they are and how they can be,
13:22 if not just for breakfast but for any time a day.
13:25 So we have a basic smoothie that we do everyday,
13:29 you can make a large batch
13:31 or you can make it individual size
13:33 so anybody can have the flavor that they want.
13:37 You can use a variety of liquids,
13:40 you can use ice in them if you want to,
13:42 you can use orange juice as your base
13:44 or an almond or a soy milk if you want as a base,
13:48 then you can choose your fruits.
13:51 We're always having bananas ripening in our house
13:55 so that when they're ripe,
13:56 we can peel them and freeze them
13:57 so we can have smoothies anytime.
14:00 You can use different types of frozen fruits.
14:05 And we even found this blend of different frozen fruits
14:10 that has a smoothie mix already,
14:12 so that's kind of exciting.
14:14 Don't have to do any of the stuff yourself,
14:16 it's already made for you.
14:18 That's kind of a basic smoothie,
14:20 then we move into some of the add-ons,
14:23 we'd like to make a green smoothie at times,
14:25 so we add the kale mixture to it,
14:28 we also wanna put a little fiber into it,
14:32 so we put the chia seed flax, pumpkins,
14:35 sunflower seed mixture into it and that's...
14:39 That can be added on.
14:40 I also have turmeric and ginger,
14:44 I cut up and froze
14:46 so that I can throw those in at times if I want to.
14:50 You can also use yogurt if you want to for a base
14:54 instead of these basic items.
14:57 You can hide the omega 369 oils in it,
15:03 for hiding the flavor of the oil,
15:05 the smoothie masks it really nicely.
15:09 Well, another kind of a desserty type smoothie
15:14 we make is we use a soy milk.
15:17 We put in a spoon full of almond butter
15:20 and four, five, dates and blend it up
15:22 and that is great with the bananas and the soy milk.
15:26 Such a nice, nice sweet treat type smoothie.
15:32 So we're gonna show you how to make a smoothie today
15:35 and use your imagination when you're making a smoothie,
15:38 anything can go in them.
15:40 They're just all around great nutrient dense,
15:44 fast post workout breakfast or whatever treat type meal.
15:51 All right, let's get started and let's make a smoothie.
15:54 So we're gonna take our little bullet
15:57 and we're gonna pour some fruit into it.
16:13 We're gonna add about a cup and a half
16:16 to two cups of fruit.
16:18 This totally depends
16:20 on how thick you want your smoothie.
16:23 We like them really thick
16:25 so we're gonna have about two cups of fruits in there.
16:29 For our add-ons today,
16:30 we're gonna add a sprinkle of our seed mixture
16:35 and a few greens.
16:38 Just a few, we won't put a lot in today.
16:44 Then we're going to add about a cup of soy milk,
16:48 today we're going to use soy milk,
16:51 we'll add that in, okay.
16:56 Actually, I'm ending up
16:58 only putting in about three-fourths of the cup.
17:03 We'll get that, the lid on.
17:11 Make sure that that
17:12 doesn't stick to the bottom too badly,
17:14 we might have to stop and get that to come down.
17:18 All right, we're ready to blend.
17:27 Smoothie is nicely blended.
17:31 So we can pour it into our cup.
17:39 Nice and thick.
17:42 If you want it even thicker, you add less moisture.
17:47 All right, we're ready to eat
17:49 a very nutrient dense smoothie.
17:54 Thank you, Chloe,
17:56 those looked absolutely delicious.
17:57 Now we're going to get into our fitness segment
17:59 and we're covering all aspects of the body
18:02 and then also we wanna remind you
18:03 that you can get full workouts
18:05 on our website at optimize4life.org.
18:08 Right now, we're just doing a body part at a time
18:11 and so today, Lisa, we're gonna work on the biceps
18:15 and this is important exercise even for women
18:17 because we all need to have strong muscles,
18:20 we're talking about neurological function today
18:23 and so forth but all joints in the body
18:26 have to have working muscles around them
18:28 in order to be strong.
18:29 So for the case of our elbow area,
18:32 we need to have both the biceps and triceps strong.
18:34 So, Lisa, go ahead and show us
18:36 a good standard dumbbell curl here.
18:39 Now when she goes all the way down,
18:40 all the way up, contracts the biceps, okay,
18:44 Lisa, do a swinging motion,
18:45 show them how to do it wrong,
18:46 whether you're doing it too fast,
18:48 swinging around, okay.
18:50 Sure you can do a lot of those but it's not proper,
18:52 so we wanna curl up, we wanna focus on contracting the biceps
18:57 and squeezing at the top, so you feel the muscles,
19:00 let it down slowly, you feel the muscle contracting
19:02 as you go down as well.
19:04 Okay, Lisa, sometimes we need to do
19:06 alterations to the curl and why is that?
19:09 Because when we may have an elbow injury.
19:11 Okay. Shoulder injury.
19:12 Okay, so let's go and show them a hammer curl.
19:14 Okay.
19:15 Now this is a hammer curl
19:17 and this is designed to still function as,
19:19 we're still flexing the elbow which is a biceps function
19:22 but we're bringing in some other muscles as well,
19:26 the brachioradialis is coming into play here
19:28 because there are other muscles that help flex the elbow
19:31 besides the biceps
19:32 and so you can work on this action
19:35 and you can still get some bicep
19:36 training out of that, even though
19:38 it's not gonna be as direct.
19:39 Now another thing we do, Lisa, is we get a, yeah,
19:43 we can do some rotations where the bicep function is
19:45 actually the curl and supinate.
19:47 So what Lisa's doing here is she's starting
19:49 in the pronate position to protect the elbow
19:52 but then she's coming up,
19:53 she's going into the supination,
19:56 turning with the thumbs out
19:58 and allowing her biceps to contract.
20:00 And either way, it's gonna be fine,
20:02 we tend to stay pretty much
20:04 with the palms up for the bicep curls
20:06 but if we have to do other things
20:08 or if we need to just shape it a little variety,
20:11 go ahead and do an alternate.
20:13 Alternate your hands, you can do one
20:16 and then the other
20:17 and that's another way to do it, okay?
20:20 And that's biceps training.
20:21 Thank you, Lisa. That was great.
20:25 All right.
20:26 So, Dick, what about
20:28 if somebody doesn't have dumbbells,
20:29 can they use soup cans or...
20:30 They can, they can, and of course,
20:32 on Body and Sprit, we use a towel.
20:33 Okay, so you can use a towel.
20:35 So, or you can get dyna bands or...
20:36 Okay.
20:37 You know, even somebody and again,
20:39 we both have a body building background.
20:41 And so we know that even just going through
20:43 and doing poses, you get tired.
20:46 So you can stand there
20:47 and just go like this if you have nothing.
20:49 Okay.
20:50 And still get a little bit of a training effect,
20:51 so there is really no good reason
20:53 not to do some type of exercise.
20:54 That's right, okay.
20:56 You contracting the muscles is exercise.
20:57 And so adding this to the squats
20:59 we've been doing and just building on this
21:01 'cause we don't want people to do these things
21:02 for one week and then jump to the...
21:03 We wanted the...
21:05 Bring what they did last week...
21:06 Exactly. Into this week and go on.
21:08 Yeah, it's progressive. Right. Okay.
21:09 Okay, so now we're still focusing on the brain,
21:12 the nervous system
21:14 and I can't help but bring up something
21:17 that's close to my heart is dementia,
21:19 cognitive impairment,
21:21 things going on to me,
21:23 we're seeing it rampant in our society
21:24 and more and more as we go along.
21:27 So why don't we talk a little bit about that?
21:29 What are your some of thoughts on dementia,
21:31 you know, Alzheimer's even?
21:33 Well, it's so sad, you know,
21:34 that actually is a lot of information
21:36 out there that's trying to show that
21:37 Alzheimer's is actually more of an auto-immune disorder,
21:40 body it's attacking itself.
21:42 So but the thing we haven't found, Jay,
21:45 is that there are definite steps in lifestyle
21:48 that could be taken to help offset these things.
21:52 One day, fine people who were in regular exercise programs,
21:55 they find that they do not have as great a likelihood
21:58 as having those type of neurological disorders.
22:01 And then of course,
22:03 we also know that in dietary, when people are getting
22:06 in the proper fatty acids and so forth
22:08 and those neural transmissions are staying at high levels
22:12 and then also just exercising your brain.
22:14 And how do we exercise our brain?
22:16 Yeah.
22:17 By reading, by studying, by learning new things,
22:19 now by watching television
22:21 'cause then you got something else
22:22 that's doing the thinking for you.
22:23 That's right.
22:25 We have to get in there and do the thinking.
22:26 Dick, there is a music store in Rapid City
22:28 that their slogan is
22:29 as 'Making music makes you smarter.'
22:31 So you're using different hemispheres of the brain,
22:34 you're doing different things and you actually stay younger.
22:36 Right. Engaging it.
22:38 I also wanna talk a little bit about dietary habits,
22:40 we just finished
22:42 a not only a sixth week but then we follow it up
22:45 with the twelfth week community intervention
22:47 and with my colleagues and I, and we found that
22:50 when we took people before and after
22:53 we did different back depression inventories
22:56 and things like that, we took people through
22:58 a six week and a twelve week study.
23:01 And community intervention, we found that at the end
23:04 there was a 50%, over a 50% reduction
23:07 and depressive symptoms.
23:09 And so we found that
23:10 when you bring the inflammation down in the body
23:13 by eating a lot of fresh fruits,
23:14 lot of fruits, fresh vegetables
23:17 and an anti-inflammatory diet making sure
23:19 we're eating some walnuts, some seeds and some nuts,
23:22 we find that it brings the inflammation down,
23:24 the blood circulates better.
23:26 And listen to this, even the Alzheimer's,
23:29 Center for Alzheimer's research says,
23:32 'What is good for the heart is good for the brain.'
23:34 Exactly.
23:35 If you see plaque build up
23:37 not only in the heart and the vessels
23:38 that feed the heart but feed the brain.
23:40 Right.
23:41 So restricted blood flow to the brain.
23:44 Think about that, if we can restore that
23:46 in the circulation, get in some fitness,
23:48 get in the diet, get the thoughts going,
23:50 you get them all going together
23:52 and we see how the mind, the body and the spirit
23:55 work together to make us whole again.
23:57 Right. So interesting things there.
23:59 We had a man in Rapid City
24:01 that we're training at our facility
24:03 at Fit-in-Fifteen and 67 years old,
24:05 he was an accountant at one time
24:07 and he's now retired
24:09 and when I started talking to him in the beginning,
24:12 he really wouldn't say much, you would ask him a question
24:14 and he'd answer but he'd had to think about it.
24:17 But after working out for a year,
24:19 you'd ask him something, you couldn't shut him up.
24:22 Also and his life, his mind became alive and active again
24:25 and his wife said she could see a massive change.
24:28 And I said, "Despite anything
24:30 that happens to you physically..."
24:31 And of course, we know through exercise,
24:33 muscles are gonna get stronger, you can lose body fat,
24:35 all those good things are gonna happen.
24:36 But I say, what's happened to him mentally
24:40 is worth more than anything what I do to him physically
24:42 'cause now his brain has come back to life again.
24:45 And that's so exciting because circulation,
24:48 oxygenated tissue,
24:49 that's what makes things healthy,
24:51 get the fresh nutrients there, get the waste byproducts out,
24:54 and if we don't,
24:55 disease is gonna start setting up.
24:57 Wow, wow, and I also read a research study recently
25:01 where it talked about
25:02 for every extra serving of fruit
25:04 or vegetable that you take in,
25:06 there's a seven percent reduction in stroke risk,
25:10 so think about that.
25:11 So every time we can eat some more
25:13 and it's also the fiber in these foods
25:15 that clean up the vessels,
25:17 get the blood flowing and we actually get
25:19 the nutrients to the brain, we get the oxygen to the brain,
25:22 it's amazing and I know, you and I,
25:25 sometimes we workout to get that endorphin high.
25:27 Exactly.
25:28 And to get those endorphins firing in the brain,
25:30 it actually is a pain reliever
25:31 if we have some minor aches and pains
25:34 and we also just find that
25:35 we think better the rest of the day.
25:37 Right.
25:38 Have you noticed that? Oh, absolutely.
25:40 And when we started the show, I made the comment about
25:43 in just three months,
25:46 that two thirds of all depression
25:48 will be reversed.
25:49 And with what Dr. Natalie has found out,
25:51 that just by exercising, Jay,
25:53 three times a week on a regular basis
25:56 for three months, the two thirds...
25:58 Wow.
26:00 Of all depressions could be reversed.
26:01 And when you started looking at how much
26:05 some of these medications are elevated.
26:09 From the constant producing them to taking them,
26:12 I mean, it's over a 100,000%,
26:15 I mean, it's just really staggering
26:17 and some as high as 600,000%.
26:19 Wow.
26:21 And I'm not gonna name names because, you know,
26:23 but they're extremely high and they're dealing
26:27 with these mental problems that people are dealing.
26:31 And also we find that lot of people
26:32 that are having some real problems
26:36 and acting out of society,
26:38 were actually on some of these medications.
26:40 That's right.
26:41 So it's pretty sad and especially when we know,
26:43 Jay, that when you change lifestyle
26:46 and they find it even in correctional centers,
26:49 I was a principal for Adventist Youth for a year
26:51 in West Virginia and we find that
26:53 when you have them on healthy diets,
26:55 their behavior improves.
26:56 Yeah, their studies back into the 70s,
26:59 in South Dakota where they took truancy,
27:02 juvenile delinquents and took them out
27:05 and put them out on a farm working
27:07 and got them on a simple diet and actually reformed them.
27:10 Right.
27:12 So it's interesting how some of our prison systems
27:13 have experimented with that, we've seen that too as well.
27:16 And when they try to take it away from them...
27:17 Yeah.
27:18 They really rebel because, "No, no, we don't wanna be
27:20 what we came in
27:21 and we wanna be a new creature."
27:23 People don't wanna go through those struggles and so forth.
27:25 That's right.
27:26 So why don't we wrap this up, we're running out of time.
27:28 And you can talk about some, just some final things
27:30 about exercise and just throw it together
27:32 and again we're just touching the surface.
27:34 Well, with the amount of time we have, my neurological fibers
27:36 won't fire that quickly from my mouth so...
27:38 We're gonna have to wrap this up.
27:40 But we just really enjoyed talking to you folks today
27:43 and I hope that some of the things
27:45 we talked about will help you
27:46 to make better decisions in your life.
27:48 Remember you can go to our website
27:49 at optimize4life.org.
27:52 God bless you and thanks for joining us
27:53 at Optimize 4 Life.


Revised 2016-11-28