Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Evolution of Medicine Summit

The Evolution of Medicine Summit is something I am getting really excited about. Number one it's online-so I can listen to it from home. Number two it is FREE. I am all about free education from highly qualified professionals and leaders in their respective fields. Number three there is a whole day dedicated to...PALEO! Woo-hoo! And none other than Chris Kresser is one of the presenters!

Don't click there to save your seat I have not figured out how to link it yet. Instead read more of my excitedness (word?) about this summit then click on the links below to register.

*steps on soapbox*

If you have been reading my blog you know how I feel about health and today. We are in a fast paced, stress filled and easiest is best kind of world. Which is the worst combination when it comes to what we put in our mouths. I am guilty of visiting my fair share of drive-thrus and eating my fair share crappy foods, but I do not use ignorance as an excuse anymore. When I was 18, playing college soccer and had the metabolism of a greek goddess I wouldn't think twice about the pizza and ice cream I ate because I never gained a pound. As I got older and stopped training like a college athlete I started to gain weight and it caused me to try every diet fad on the market. I choked down lean cuisines and watched Jerry Springer while on the elliptical. I also bought into the "low fat" labels and became a calorie counting fiend. It never occurred to me to educate myself on what was healthy and what was not because I was only worried about the end result not how I got there. My fad diets would work for the short term but they left me feeling tired and gross. The stupid cayenne pepper lemon water drink cleanse even gave me a rash- but I lost 7 pounds...and then gained it back when I started to eat food again. After finding CrossFit I was introduced to Paleo and then I read my first book about food. Robb Wolf's The Paleo Solution. My mind was blown. I always knew there were "healthy" foods and "not healthy foods" but I never viewed food as one of the most important facets of our overall health. A lot of the foods that were previously on my "healthy" list got moved to my "unhealthy list" and new foods I had never heard of ("coconuts can be made into oil?!")  became staples in my new diet. I can say that EDUCATING myself was the first step in this journey to health I have found myself on. I have changed immensely because I made the decision to stop being a bystander in my own health choices. Now when I eat crappy food at least I KNOW it's crappy- and I try to limit the amount of times I eat badly. I also know what it feels like to have my body running at an optimal level (thank you 30 day paleo challenge) and I am more in tune with my body than I have ever been. This change in my diet has caused me to branch out into many different avenues of health because once you realize you have been basically tricked your whole life by clever marketing and false food pyramids you start to look at all the other things you blindly accepted as healthy. I will spare you that speech (for now) but I would really encourage everyone to think seriously about this summit. We should ALL continue to educate ourselves until the day we die and we should all put our health very near the top (if not on the top) of our priorities list. This summit is FREE. It will educate you on the latest and most exciting topics in healthcare and medicine today. So- educate yourselves people.

*jumps off soapbox*

 Read what the Evolution of Medicine people have to say:

The Evolution of Medicine Summit will shine a light on the work of more than 30 innovators leading these changes, and set a unique vision for a more empowered, proactive and patients ­value focused healthcare system.
Whether you’re a health professional or someone who wants to be healthier, The Evolution of Medicine Summit will show you the future of healthcare. Plus, it’s ONLINE and FREE from September 8­15, 2014.

This Evolution of Medicine Summit will provide you with the information you need to:
Understand what causes disease and how to disease­proof yourself
Elevate you and your family towards optimum health
Make the most out of the next generation of health technology

Health professionals and doctors will also learn to: 
Understand the body as a complex and integrated system 
Innovate with proven new care models (health coaches, telemedicine,
group visits, etc.) 
Learn effective strategies for reversing and preventing chronic and
autoimmune disease

Come listen to The Evolution of Medicine Summit ONLINE for FREE from September 8­15, 2014 and be a force of change for the future of health and medicine!

Now that you are convinced this is something you CAN NOT miss there are two ways to go about this. 

If you want to register as an individual click here:

If you are a healthcare professional, own a business centered on health/exercise, or blogger and want to become an affiliate and promote the summit to your patients/clients/readers then go ahead and click this link here:

I am going to continue to talk about, blog about and annoy you with this until this thing is over because I think it is really important- so prepare. I will also be posting some recipes this week so also get excited for that! 

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