The book, Revive: Stop Feeling Spent and Feel Great Again, by Frank Lipman M.D., is a bestseller and resonates with what I believe contributes to optimal health. I am going to order it. I bought it and highly recommend it.
Here are two of his quotes that I like:
- "My philosophy is simple, bring the body back to rhythm. We are rhythmic beings, but our modern lives have thrown these rhythms off. We have outpaced our biology."
- "When our rhythms are in sync, life flows easily, we have more energy and everyday tasks are easier to perform. Athletes call this "being in the zone or having their game on". Finding your "groove" is not just physchological, it is physiological too."
I wish I could condense his story into ten words or less, but it is just too remarkable to tamper with. Click here to read his full story: how he received his medical training in South Africa during apartheid. He then went on to help many patients over the years in 3 different hospitals in South Africa. The hospitals ranged from the largest and busiest hospital in Africa, to a small centralized hospital on one of the homelands with 6 doctors, then finally to a general practice in Johannesburg working with middle-class white people in an urban setting.
Each hospital and its patients, and witnessing how some patients recovered after a visit from their local African healer (called a Sagoma) ~ when all other treatments failed, opened his eyes to
the cycles of healing, the effects of newly acquired Western diseases, and the realization that allopathic medicine wasn't the only effective approach to healing. He saw that he needed to expand his Western medical training so that he could truly help a higher percentage of his patients. He did this by studying Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Functional Medicine, Nutritional Medicine, Yoga, Meditation and Stress reduction techniques.
I hope you have fun and learn a lot by perusing his site!