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As we enter the season for eating too much stuff, let us do some serious thinking. This will require the use of the brain, the gut (belly) and the mind. So, shut off the negative crap on CNN and Fox, get comfy and read this heavy stuff. It just might extend your life.

The BRAIN is an organ of soft tissue stuffed in the skull.  From birth, it is fed with sensations, emotions, attitudes, and information. It does not know right from wrong, or good from bad. It is like a massive computer that processes a bunch data. It does not like changing that data. If you are a right hander, write left handed for one hour. That brain will fight you all the way. It will send alerts to the gut that could give you headaches, hemorrhoids and heart burn. You will get stressed out.

TheGUT is a series of tubes that start at your mouth, and end at your butt. It is a massive network of organs, chemicals, hormones, tubes and sensors that keep us blowing and going.  It requires two fuels, water and food. It requires us to do two functions, motion and sleep. We have feelings in our gut. If we are short of water, the gut tells the brain it is thirsty. We make a choice. We can put a sugar drink or water into the mouth. The brain has data that says too much sugar causes obesity and a major cause of sugar diabetes is sugar drinks. You or others will make the choice.

 The gut tells the brain it is hungry and would like a snack.  Get a raw almond, chew it 2014-08-21 11.27.13-2good, wash it down with water. This will satisfy the brain. Learn to trust your gut. When you eat and drink bad stuff, your gut warns you. You or others will make the choice.

And now we will talk and think about the MIND. It is the part of us that thinks, dreams, makes sense out of chaos, and puts the brain and gut into action. It is very easy to ignore the mind. Billions of dollars are spent by others to control our minds. We are losing the battle of obesity. Brain doctors say negative thoughts are 10 times more powerful than positive thoughts.

Using the mind is not automatic. Every one of us must make a choice to use it on not for some of the time or all the time.

Here are two things that work for me. I take advice about my health only from people who walk the talk. I make my own choices about my health and wellness2016-03-05 09.59.46

 Use your mind and trust your gut. It is a good choice. Stop accepting sickness, illness and chronic disease as a way of life, and change to a happy healthy life style.