Joe: I know people get overwhelmed with this. And you talked about in one of your videos how overwhelming it was when you started SCD. One of things that we really want to talk about is mindset. So say you’ve got someone in front of you, they had been diagnosed with celiac disease or some other gut disorder and they’re starting something like SCD. And they’re completely overwhelmed, they don’t think they can do it, they don’t feel like they’ll ever feel well again… What do you say to someone like that? ” Jordan: I mean my heart goes out to these people because that’s exactly who I was. I mean, I tried what I thought was everything – nothing had worked. There’s a lot of cliche things you could say right, but I think ultimately, there’s some really important core things when you’re starting this journey. There’s a couple of key mindsets that we talk about a lot. One is that health is a choice, so, we have this idea that health is an emergent property. And I just did a video about this. But this idea that, even like in success in business or something like that, it’s not like you just push a few buttons on a machine and this success pops out the other end or health pops out the other end. It’s this emergent property that’s bigger. So for example, in science, we know that you put a few cells together and the emergent property is tissue. And you put tissue together and the emergent property is an organ. You put organs together with lots of tissue and you have this emergent property of the human body. Or you put two people in love together and the emergent property is a relationship. It’s something that’s bigger than the parts. And so with health it’s the same way. You do certain things like, put certain food in your body, put certain supplements in your body, move your body, de-stress your body… There are certain things that you do, and health emerges. And it’s different all the time. So for example, when I was having diarrhea ten times a day, health to me meant pooping once a day. Once I was once a day I was like… “This is great but, I’d rather be like, maybe you’ll have 10 times more energy and maybe like 15 more pounds and you now look healthy… And all these things like I was like wow this is not healthy. But for me I got to that place. That one poop a day health emerged because I was changed the food that was going into my body. And then I had to do a lot of other things like kill parasites and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth and supplements, and all these things I had to do to keep having my health emerge more and more. The point I’m trying to make is that it’s a choice moment by moment. So you can choose health, or you can choose not health, from the moment. And we’re talking about when it’s 10 o’clock and you know you should go to bed, but your phone dings, and it’s a text from your friend or it’s a Facebook notification. Then you’re like… “Eh”, then you go to that rabbit hole and you’re up for another hour. Totally guilty of it. Joe: Oh yeah we’re all guilty of it for sure. Jordan: I’m not saying I’m like better I’m just saying it’s a choice. And the thing is the next morning you wake up and go… “Oh, I’m gonna choose differently now I’m gonna have a great breakfast. And then you make a great breakfast, and then the next night you choose differently and you go to bed. I mean you have choices moment by moment that you can make. And I think the biggest mindset you can have is that health is a choice and if you choose health moment by moment by moment as much as you can, health is this emergent property that comes out of those choices. It’s just not something that’s an end destination it’s always there, and it’s emerging based off of your choices. Key Takeaways (You get out what you put in):
- Wake up everyday and make the decision to choose healthy options with food, thoughts, movement and even your interactions with others.
- Start each day by setting the right intentions. Meditate even if it’s just a few minutes.
- Make a list of things you want to achieve for the day.
- Make food choices that nourish your body and eliminate foods that you know are harmful to you.
- Take breaks throughout the day to move and breathe. Set an alarm on your phone is necessary to remind you every 30 – 40 minutes. Stretch. Breathe. Visit the outside world as much as possible. Jump up and down. Be happy.
- Don’t skip lunch.
- Turn your phone off at least 1 hour before bed. Read a book. A real book. Made out of paper. But keep the light as low as you can without straining or use a salt lamp.
- Be in bed, lights out, no later than 10:00PM.