Dr. Edythe’s Favorite Things

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Pro Rotating Discs

Working off the quote featured in our Blog this month, “If you only do what you can do, You’ll never be more that you are.” by Master Shifu, the rotational discs are an opportunity to challenge yourself while integrating your body.

The rotational discs organize and enhance rotational movement in the feet, ankles, knees, and hips. This organization leads to movement precision, efficiency, and usable strength.

Grip Strength Meter

Read my new Blog, Get a Grip on Your Health, to learn more about my exploration of using grip strength measurements to assess many aspects of our health, including cardiovascular health. 

Why not start measuring your grip strength and your clients’ now and monitor your progress with your RevInMo hand exercises?

Please keep us posted!

Nitric Oxide Support

I have been enamored with nitric oxide support supplements for nearly a decade since Apex came up with Nitric Balance.  The performance benefits were immediate

The direction for the product was to take enough until the room got brighter, an indication that blood to the brain was increased affecting the optic nerve.  The conversion was immediate in energy, tissue oxygenation, and performance. 

Nitric Oxide Support continues to be a crucial product in the care of my patients increasing circulation, restoring blood vessel health, and improving hormonal health. New discoveries of the benefits of NO support continue to arise.

In 1998 three American scientists were awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine for their discoveries on “Nitric Oxide as a signaling molecule in the cardiovascular system”.

Nitric oxide is made in the body but decreases as we age.  A diet rich in NO foods is important but I have never seen anyone increase their NO to the optimal range with diet alone.

What is the optimal range? 
Berkeley Life came up with salivary test strips, simple to use, and immediate results that indicate your NO level based on the color generated by the interaction of your saliva with a reagent.  This is a great way to identify if you are getting enough in your diet and or supplementation, and whether your supplement is working (or not).

How to take NO support:
If you want an immediate NO push before exercising or competing take the Apex Nitric Balance, for sustained and long-term NO benefits take the Berkeley Life NO support.  For athletes serious about their performance take both.

I encourage you to read about the benefits of these products.  Berkeley Life provides many articles and webinars on the benefits of NO.

You can purchase these products through our RevInMo “stores”.

Bamboo Toothbrush Set

The texture of these bamboo toothbrushes is the right amount of stiffness and space between bristles. These make the most effective toothbrushes for oral hygiene while they are eco-friendly.

Celtic Salt

I like Celtic sea salt the best of all the salts I have tried and used over the years. It has the right amount of saltiness to enhance food flavors, and its exchange with my tongue is more inviting and palatable.

Soft Gel Toe Separators

About a year ago I ran across silicon toe separators…no not the stiff ones often called yoga toes but soft, rubbery, flexible ones. I bought them put them on, and immediately saw their value not only for my lagging 4th toes but as a valuable educational tool for everyone. These tiny devices support you to use every joint of every toe and allow the muscles and fascia of the feet and toes to work their best. Start slowly 15 minutes per day, especially when you are moving barefooted, and in a short amount of time, you will be wearing them, not realizing you have them on. Your feet will feel great. You will feel grounded and walk better.

Extreme Like A Girl

Women in Adventure Sports
by Carolina Amell

Why I like this book:
This is a lovely tabletop book that is beautiful, inspiring, and features my dear friend, Lynsey Dyer.
Lynsey is not only an amazing extreme skier, pioneer and female sport advocate she is a passionate conservationist.

Her message:
“Our biggest challenge is not whether we can do big things; it is whether we have the audacity to consider the biggest things we might be able to create and then commit to the vision, regardless of who approves.”

Wild Sockeye Salmon

By: Patagonia

Patagonia Provisions lightly smoked wild sockeye salmon is one of my favorite go-to’s when I am in a pinch for food. It is packaged to travel well, is naturally preserved, tastes delicious, and can be added to a salad, eaten on a gluten-free cracker with avocado, or alone.

Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity

By: Andrew Solomon

A beautifully written, compelling insight into our diversity as human beings. It covers the love of parents, the struggle and joy of raising children with special qualities or needs. You will rethink the label “handicapped.” I was particularly moved by the chapter on deafness and how important it is to consider how non-hearing perceive their disability/ability and the difficult choices parents face deciding what is best for their children without the perspective of their child. I could not put this book down. I am wiser and more compassionate from reading this book.

Tribe

By: Sebastian Junger

I read Tribe February 2020, just before the Covid “stay at home” order, and the world went into a period of isolation. As the months went on, the book had more meaning and relevance.

The book is Sebastian Junger’s memoir of his trip as he hitchhiked in the US after college.

He talks about the importance of tribe and uniting with others who share common values, ideas, experiences, and backgrounds. Challenges and uncertainty bring people together, and that it is our Tribe that helps us feel less lonely and more fulfilled.

I found that one’s true tribe, the people you most want to spend time with were the ones you kept in contact with even with a quick hello email, text, or call during the lockdown.

A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century

By: Heather Heying and Bret Weinstein

I met this book’s authors, Heather and Bret, at Flow Camp in 2019. We were guests and presenters, and our friendship began. Heather’s and Bret‘s writing goes deep.

The dynamic couple hosts the DarkHorse Podcast, A Show for Curious Minds and Free Thinkers found at https://bretweinstein.net/podcast. My husband and I are regular viewers and fans.

Here is a summary of the book:

A provocative exploration of the tension between our evolutionary history and our modern woes–and what we can do about it.

We are living through the most prosperous age in all of human history, yet we are listless, divided, and miserable. Wealth and comfort are unparalleled, but our political landscape is unmoored, and rates of suicide, loneliness and chronic illness continue to skyrocket. How do we explain the gap between these truths? And how should we respond?

A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century outlines a science-based worldview that will empower you to live a better, wiser life.

For evolutionary biologists, Heather Heying and Bret Weinstein, the cause of our troubles is clear: the accelerating rate of change in the modern world has outstripped the capacity of our brains and bodies to adapt. We evolved to live in clans, but today many people don’t even know their neighbors’ names. In our haste to discard outdated gender roles, we increasingly deny the flesh-and-blood realities of sex–and its ancient roots. The cognitive dissonance spawned by trying to live in a society we are not built for is killing us.

In this book, Heying and Weinstein draw on decades of their work teaching in college classrooms and exploring Earth’s most biodiverse ecosystems to confront today’s pressing social ills–from widespread sleep deprivation and dangerous diets to damaging parenting styles and backward education practices. They ask the questions many modern people are afraid to ask.

Breath: The New Science to a Lost Art

By: James Nestor

I have explored breathing techniques for most of my career and was still uncertain on how to guide my patients and students to breathe.  “Breath” has summarized many techniques and provides a guide to experience each of them, deciding for yourself the breathing that works best for you.  I personally loved the audiobook version which enabled me to practice the breathing techniques while listening. Every patient or student that has listened to or read the book discovered how best to breathe for them.  I now incorporate breathing into the RevInMo exercises thanks to Breath.