Hey everyone! It’s been a pretty manic week for me this week, what about you? I of course blame the moon in all her glory when things go a little awry – does that rhyme? Anyway…never have chocolate for breakfast before you blog! Should I start again?
Today I’ve got a lovely little blog from the even lovelier Mike Nash. For those of you who don’t know, Mike Nash is author of Aggressive Health and runs the Aggressive Health website which has a very spiffing shop full of aggressively healthy health products (where I bought my earthing technology). Although Mike looks a little bit like Peter Andre, to me he’s an excellent example of healthy living and someone who is most definitely walking his talk. He produces fantastic, informative videos on his youtube channel which I thoroughly recommend you check out. I think Mike has loads of great info to share and was blown away by the info he shares below. I’m giving away a free copy of Mike’s book for your book-reading delight at the end of this blog post.
Over to Mikey boy:
From an early age I was fascinated by human behaviour and what separated those who appeared successful from those who appeared to be struggling. The concept of role models really made sense to me. If someone looked good, felt good and was achieving the results they wanted, then I wanted to know more. If someone talked a good game but didn’t appear to be walking their talk, I tuned out quickly.
I worked in the health industry from the age of 17 and during this time developed and overwhelming passion for Neuro-Linguistic Programming (N.L.P.), hypnosis and mind technology. These approaches became useful in helping many of my clients achieve more of their health and fitness goals. As time went on I developed an addiction to helping people and began asking the question, ‘How can I help more people?’
The realisation was simple: To learn more. It was at this time I began studying nutrition in more depth. My hypothesis was that if a person combined exceptional nutrition with peak performance brain states they’d be able to do pretty much anything. I knew the power of energy, motivation, drive and desire, but I also new that without adequate rest and relaxation success could be short lived and burn-out could become a very real possibility.
My study of nutrition took many twists and turns. The one approach that captured my attention was the raw food diet. Every part of it made sense. The only problem I had was that I lost a huge amount of muscle mass on the diet and my recovery from exercise suffered. Looking back now I realise that at the time I was following a high fruit based raw diet. Then I shifted the emphasis to more vegetables and greens and I began to see a radical difference. This gave me a critical insight. It’s not the just about ‘the raw food diet’, it’s about how a person applies it that makes all the difference.
During this time I was putting together my book Aggressive Health (previously titled Raw Perfection) and began studying live blood analysis and more importantly bioterrain analysis. Bioterrain analysis had one simple premise: Unless the numbers of health were in place (electrolyte balance, anabolic/catabolic balance, pH levels, electron activity, energy balance etc.), it didn’t matter what a persons religious beliefs were, or their spiritual tendencies, or what foods passed their lips, ultimately they would struggle with their health. It was a wake up call that made me realise that even though the raw food approach appeared to be the most common sense, logical and ethical approach to the nutritional aspect of health, if someone didn’t learn how to make it work for them, it could actually cause more problems than it resolved.
During the last eight years since my book Aggressive Health was released I’ve continued to develop my strength, health and knowledge of what works best for me. A typical day will include a regular green/vegetable based juice on a daily basis, a green based smoothie powered up with a variety of powerful green superfoods and a superfood based smoothie. This isn’t all I have in a single day, but represents my base-line standard. I’m not a raw-fooder and am actually repelled by ‘labels’. I’m not a vegan and I’m not a vegetarian, although raw living foods do form the majority of what I consume.
Ultimately my approach is to help people ‘Feel as good as they can as much as they can’. If someone is willing to experiment with all that is out there they’ll find a way to make it work for them. If they are still struggling with their health, then they need to seek a practitioner who can help them investigate their biological terrain further.
Sometimes one small tweak can make all the difference.
How awesome? Answer: infinity.
Mike is one of the fittest men I know, check this out :
Would you like to win a copy of Mike’s book Aggressive Health (worth £20)? Just answer the following question:
From which celebrity was Mike Nash separated at birth?
a) Rolf Harris
b) Peter Andre
c) Terry Wogan
Please email your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org
The winner will be picked at random probably by my husband on 21st February 2011. Good luck!
feeeeeeel good 🙂
This blog was written by Raw Food Scotland's previous owner, Emma Calvert. You can reach her at her new website, https://missmanifestation.com/