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Going Back to The Basics

Going Back to the Basics

By Dr. Neil 

I am a fairly big fan of exercise. I train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu almost daily, and add in some form of resistance training about 3-4 time a week. I have a well balanced diet, consisting of lean meats, grains, vegetables and occasionally a glorious cheat meal.

I’m a physician. I understand the science behind health and nutrition. Yet I recognize the importance of herbal supplementation, and take Lifted View every day.

For the past several thousand years certain supplements have been used traditionally not only to treat ailments, but to just be a part of a healthy, functional diet. Those supplements were informally tested by various indigenous people, and found to be safe, effective complements to their lifestyles.

Turmeric, ginseng, black pepper, and various teas have been used to be a part of the diets of the indigenous people in India, China, and South America. Over the past century, “modernization” has led us to replace these time-tested staples with monosodium glutamate, disodium inosinate, and a variety of chemicals too long to type.  By changing our diets from what our bodies have traditionally been having for thousands of years, we lost something - we lost an appreciation for the supplements that optimize our body. 

By adding in a few herbal supplements tailored to what I feel my decidedly western diet is deficient in, conceptually I take one step closer to bring my diet back to that time tested equilibrium.

Exercise does the same thing, in the hunter-gatherer sense of the world humans were designed to be physically active. Often traveling miles a day, early humans were physically fit. We don’t see too many cave paintings of prehistory man as morbidly obese – it just wasn’t doable. Beyond enjoying my exercise, I stay athletic to pay homage to what our bodies were designed to do – move.

Herbal supplementation and exercise pair well because they bring us back to where we function optimally – our natural environments.  Lifted View, capitalizes on the strengths of various herbs and supplements and places these in one convenient capsule.