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Make Time for What Matters

“The more pleasures a man captures, the more masters he will have to serve”

    —Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Stoic Philosopher (4BC – 65CE)

Think about the quote above.

How many things in your life truly matter?

What do you spend your time and energy striving towards?

Do you have a plan?  Do you have a purpose or direction?

In the past week, I traveled to visit a dying mentor and Great-Uncle.  I was struck by a few thoughts as I spent time helping him cope with a few of his final days.

At the end of your life, what will you wish you had more of?

I suspect the answer for many includes more simplicity.

Seneca reminds us that the more distractions we chase in life, the less we have time for things that really matter. How many waste a lifetime chasing dollars, toys and possessions rather than time with friends, family, and experiences?

In other words, what happens when life is less focused on “Stuff” and more focused on productivity, health, and connection with others??

(More walks in the park, meals prepared at home shared with family, and time spent improving the lives of those in our community)

These questions and thoughts no doubt spring from my recent study of the Stoicism and the author Seneca.

Lastly, perhaps a question for NRGTRIBE readers, how much health and happiness have you lost chasing the great consumption fallacy?


Thoughts on Dizziness

Check out this episode of the Bob Jones Show, 1440 Keys to Health, where I discuss various causes of dizziness.

Feel free to ask questions or make comments here.

Thanks for listening.



5-Point Friday 1/13/2017

I hope your week finds you strong and moving towards better health, productivity, and fitness!

1)Thought of Day:

True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.
― Seneca

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5-Point Friday 1/6/2017

I hope your week finds you strong and moving towards better health, productivity, and fitness!

1)Thought of Day:

It is more necessary for the soul to be cured than the body; for it is better to die than to live badly.


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80/20 Priniciple Applied to Inflammation



Do you have joint pain, migraines, leaky gut, fatigue, memory problems, insomnia, or simply just feel bad?

If so, consider the following steps to improve inflammation–the common pathway of all DIS-EASE.

1)Don’t eat sugar, high fructose corn syrup, or artificial sweeteners

2)Do not eat gluten products (Link for Gluten Free concepts)

3)Add quality fats to diet (eggs, nuts, grass-fed meats, fish, fish oils, coconut oil, avocados, and more)

4)Avoid common food allergens (Dairy, wheat, corn, soy)


You can find mountains of information on the internet supporting these recommendations.  Many prominent resources can supply you with greater details behind each recommendation.

Clinically, I always look for the common themes.  The above recommendations “Fix” so many clinical ailments I encourage everyone to explore these ideas more.