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20 Ways to Add More to Your Life

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20 Ways to Add More to Your Life

When I qualified as a Doctor at 25 years old, I thought I knew everything there was to know about health and medicine. By the age of 30, I realized my medical training was limited and I didn’t really know much about health and wellness. So I went on a journey of discovery to expand my horizons and studied acupuncture, Chinese medicine, Functional medicine, nutrition, yoga and Buddhism. By 50, I realized my life training was limited too as my daughter (a teenager at the time) was pointing out “how stupid” I was. And now that I am 55, I realize I have amassed a lot of knowledge but have so much more to learn.

As I get older and hopefully wiser with every year, certain insights become clearer. Here are some of them gleaned from the wisdom I have gained from 30 years of marriage, having a 22-year-old daughter, 30 years of practicing medicine and being a perpetual student of life.

1. More Real Food, Less “Food-like Substances”
2. More Fruit and Vegetables, Less Sugar, Wheat and Corn
3. More Organic, Less Toxic
4. More Chewing, Less Eating
5. More Water, Less Soda

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Dr. Frank Lipman

Frank Lipman MD is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of Integrative and Functional Medicine. A practicing physician, he is the founder and director of the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in NYC, where for over 20 years his personal brand of healing has helped thousands of people reclaim their vitality. To bring his approach to a wider audience, he created Eleven Eleven Wellness, Guided Health Solutions. He is the author of Revive (previously called Spent) and Total Renewal. To hang with Frank, visit his blog, follow him on Twitter or join his Facebook community today.

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9:07AM PST on Jan 8, 2012

So true and honest

1:36AM PDT on Aug 4, 2011

wonderful ideas! Thanks for sharing!

10:57AM PDT on Jun 20, 2011

great thank you!

6:09PM PDT on May 13, 2011

Processed sugar is far too readily available; a chocolate bar can be bought anywhere, an apple or banana isn't as readily available sometimes not as cheap. We need to
think carefully about this if we are to look after our children's health.

12:19PM PDT on Mar 25, 2011

thankyou

5:06AM PDT on Mar 21, 2011

Thanks for the article.

2:58AM PDT on Mar 21, 2011

good to know

7:46AM PST on Mar 12, 2011

Gracias!

2:39AM PDT on Sep 3, 2010

and more hugs..........

4:57AM PDT on Aug 30, 2010

I do yoga quite a few times a week and it really relaxes me and helps with my aches and pains, especially my sore back

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