What It Really Means To Be Healthy - Part 2
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June 27, 2012
Interview with Matthew Edlund, M.D., author of the book Healthy Without Health Insurance: Protect Yourself (Volume 1)
Dr. Matthew Edlund:
Dr. Matthew Edlund
We have to look at what our bodies are built to do. We have hunter/gatherer bodies that are now living in the internet age and that just doesn’t work. And what we have to do is say, “What is my body built to do?” look back and do at least a little of it.
One thing you can do is make sure you have enough social interaction.
We are profoundly social animals, we like each other, we love each other. We do better when we operate together and just having conversations, just having people you connect to is a very big deal in keeping you healthy.
Of course eating right and physical activity are important and so is rest.
People think of that as sleep but rest is a much, much bigger topic than that. Rest is how the body regenerates itself. People rewire at night. Most of us don’t recognize that much of our heart is replaced very quickly. In about 3 days most of your heart will be new. A lot of those things are occurring in sleep, a lot of those things are occurring in rest. If we know how to do these things (basic things) we can rewire and renew ourselves.