Do you ever have those rattling moments where you reconsider your entire existence? Not in a spiritual, “why am I here?” kind of way, but more in a, “I can’t possibly survive ‘till 45 if I carry on living like this” kind of way.
A bit morbid yes, but an increasingly common way of thinking in this modern “fast food, quick fix” day and age we currently find ourselves in. You’re consumed by that old familiar feeling in an instant as you stare hopelessly into a double bacon and cheeseburger for the third time this week...
This way of eating gives us instant energy and is at times admittedly delectable, especially when you’ve been “too busy” to eat and you’re starving.
But the energy that “bad carbs” give you isn’t sustainable, and that is why an hour after eating, you’ll find yourself in a torpid state, feeling lethargic and ready for...
The fact that you've experienced a shift in consciousness, and that you're here, physically researching ways to become vegan, means that you've already taken the first step. It's no easy road, that's for sure, but it's most certainly a life choice that will not only benefit the environment and animals but benefit your life in more ways than one. It's a process though, so take it one step at a time.
There are many reasons as to why someone would want to become vegan, these vary, but here are a quick top five reasons why most people attempt this transition:
The key here is to keep your...
"A philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude—as far as is possible and practicable—all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of humans, animals and the environment. In dietary terms, it denotes the practice of dispensing with all products derived wholly or partly from animals." - The Vegan Society
There are many ways to embrace vegan living, yet one thing all vegans have in common is a plant-based diet avoiding all animal foods such as meat, including fish, shellfish, dairy, eggs, and honey.
It's not just about diet, however, vegans avoid exploiting animals for any purpose, with ethical reasons being a key factor in choosing a vegan lifestyle. Shockingly, animal products and products tested on animals can be found in accessories, clothing, and makeup, just to name a few! Fortunately, in today’s world, we have...
It is now 3 months since officially launching The Energise Academy. I wish I could say this new career of being a Health Educator, a Lifestyle Coach and Marketeer has been easy, but it hasn’t.
I was diagnosed with cancer three years ago, six months after a high intensity stem cell transplant I had a relapse. I wouldn’t let my oncologist tell me the revised prognosis, I just focussed on getting better.
I have since discovered my situation was considered terminal and that the majority of patients in a similar situation don’t make it past six months.
It was at this junction that my mindset shifted from ‘maybe cancer was just one of those things’ to ‘I helped create it, so I can help shift it.’ Explaining how this came about is another story for another time.
Firstly, let's look at how the World Health Organisation’s definition of health.
"Health is a state of complete physical, mental...
So much guru advice encourages us to step outside our comfort zones, when in reality, the place we know as home mentally and emotionally isn’t really somewhere we could really call home.
For me I lived outside my comfort zone thinking that’s where success and happiness was, when in actual fact it was right inside my comfort zone I had just forgotten who I was at my core and deepest level.
My advice for anyone that experiences excessive stress, over works, has addictions to really go inside and look for the answers and rediscover our pure and authentic selves.
Every single one of us are amazing creations and whatever your religious beliefs we are gods creation and are perfection in motion.
We need to be open to evolve ourselves physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Be vulnerable, accept ourselves fully for who we are.
For a moment forget the bullshit we tell ourselves on a daily basis.
Connect with your potential...
Isn’t raw food and living food the same thing? It is easy to confuse the two to be the same as both raw and living foods are uncooked or not fully cooked, however, there are subtle differences between the two, and below we dissect what they are.
Plant-based foods in their original, uncooked state are deemed to be raw foods. Raw foods include fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, sprouts, grains, seaweed and so much more. Raw foods contain a wide range of vital life force nutrients.
The more 'living' a plant is when we eat it the more enzymes, vitamins and minerals are absorbed into our bodies which we then use as energy and for the renewal of tissues. Because of these enzymes, vitamins, and minerals, we feel even more energetic than before.
Foods that have been picked days before you consume them are also considered to be raw food - these foods include most of the fresh fruits and vegetables you eat. It may still have vital enzymes and nutrients because it has...
So how do you get healthy and stay healthy? I want to focus on three simple things in order for you to do that.
One of my friends and business partners, Ben at Fast Way to Fitness, said to me, "Use Fitness as a vehicle for health." That’s what they do down at the gym. That made so much sense.
It is easy to live such a sedentary life in the Western world. We’re sitting on our laptops, we’re watching too much TV, and we’re not doing as much activity as we once did when we were out in nature, farming the lands and everything else.
So, get out there and get moving. Increase that activity level. Burn those calories.
Whether it’s achieving 10,000 steps if you're only at 5,000, joining a gym, joining a yoga class, get a fitness coach, get a fitness mentor. However you do it, get out there and get moving.
I now do between seven to ten hours of exercise per week. It can come in the form of so many different activities and...
After being diagnosed with cancer in 2016, Cheryl Lapansee from Michigan talks about her experience and what she has done to help herself recover from the disease combining both lifestyle improvements with modern medicine.
Youtube Video: Energise Academy Interview: Mark Bryant and Cheryl Lapansee
Mark: Hello, everybody. Here I am again from Florida, and I thought I'd do my first ever interview. The interview's with Cheryl, and she's from Michigan and somebody I've met over here in the Hippocrates, and she has an amazing story, as well, which she can share. Just tell us a little bit about what happened, how you found out that you had the cancer, then how you took steps to overcome that.
Cheryl: Okay, thanks for talking to me Mark. I'm glad to share with you. First of all, I was diagnosed with cancer two years ago, and what I noticed right away was they wanted to rush me instantly into chemotherapy, and I just felt like I needed to take a breath and...
As I say this, I’m two weeks into my fourth round of treatment over here in Florida. I really feeling for all those who are experiencing exceptionally cold weather and snow back in the UK. I'm sorry I'm doing this in the sunshine, but the vitamin D produced by the skin when you expose it to sunlight is really good for your health, healing and recovery.
Before I share where things are today, I want to share something that I mentioned in a video two years ago. In the video I said "…and I'm not going to hold back anymore. I'm going to make sure that the time I get is going to help me, it's going to help my family, and it's going to help others around the world."
Remembering this from two years ago brought a tear to my eyes. I shared it on the 13th April 2016, which was the morning after I received the news that the disease was coming back. I went on to a second round of chemo, and I had some more of my brother's cells later that year, and I also...
My disease is considered terminal. Being nearly two years since my relapse, I must start this by being very grateful for life and if there is anything you can take from reading this, please appreciate every moment and breath because life can be extremely fragile.
It was 12 weeks ago that I landed back in the UK. While on the one hand, it is fantastic being home with Fiona, my children, and the rest of my family, it is also a tortuous time waiting for the medical results.
Waiting for results is hard enough, add a terminal illness into the mix, and it is extremely stressful.
My doctor in Florida took tests before I flew back after my 7 weeks of treatment. As soon as I arrived back into the UK, I had a bone marrow biopsy.
We were hoping that my bone marrow would be ALL CLEAR and that my immune function had significantly improved to the point where we could consider stopping the treatment.
The 14th December arrived, the week before Christmas and I...
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