Alternative Health / Cultivating Toughness

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Date Host George Noory
Guests Benjamin Fuchs, Greg Everett

In the first half, pharmacist, nutritionist, and cosmetic chemist Ben Fuchs shared alternative health concepts, and offered tips on supplements and healthy changes. The interaction between corporations and for-profit health care facilities doesn't serve people in an ideal or fair fashion, he commented. But individuals can make healthy choices around their lifestyle and diet, he added, instead of waiting for the "medical model" to take of their problems. Regarding bone health, stretching can be beneficial, he reported, as the activity generates electricity within the body, and can improve mood, energy level, and circulation, as well as reduce pain.

Responding to a question about toe fungus, Fuchs noted that a variety of fungus (as well as viruses) live in or on our bodies. One of the first things to do when battling any problematic fungus is to look at your digestive health, he advised. Taking probiotics, eating less food, and keeping your blood sugar stable are ways to accomplish this, he continued. When dealing with any degenerative issue, one of the best practices you can do is to keep the blood clean, Fuchs noted. Methods for this include being careful about your diet, and cleaning the blood with chelating agents that magnetically attract toxins out of the blood. For this, he recommended the supplements N-Acetyl-L-cysteine, selenium, MSM, and Vitamin C.

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Greg Everett has coached the Olympic sport of weightlifting for almost fifteen years up to the world championship level, and is now an elite competitor in the Tactical Games. In the latter half, he discussed the power of the mind and how to cultivate toughness required to prevail, and the elements that define that toughness, such as character, capability, and commitment. Character is knowing who you are, and being secure in your identity, he said, and having this helps avoid validation-seeking behaviors and one-upmanship. By capability, he means developing an expanding set of traits beyond just physical ability to include skills and knowledge in a broad range of areas. "And that is what allows us to be prepared for any possible unpredictable experience," he shared.

As an example of this, he presented the story of sailor Steven Callahan who survived for 76 days adrift in a raft using his own ingenuity and resourcefulness. Another aspect of cultivating toughness is commitment, which is essential in terms of having the discipline to use the other traits as needed, he added. Emotional toughness, he explained, can come into play when you're able to stand up for things you believe in, but express this in a non-adversarial way. Everett also pointed that kindness or compassion is not a weakness or something that makes a person more vulnerable but rather a type of strength.

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