127 – What Colorado Taught Me

We are back with episode #127! This is the show where we help you live stronger, thinner, healthier, happier, and a lot more. If you have been a regular listener to my show, you can recite that without even thinking as well. You know exactly what this show helps you do!

Right now, I am on Interstate 70 driving East from Breckenridge, Colorado to Frisco, Colorado. Today is the day that I am flying back to Maryland. It’s a little bit bittersweet because I love Colorado. There is something about the mountains here that are just incredible. There comes a day when I have to go back home to Maryland but guess what? I’ll be back in Colorado before we all know it.

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Before we get into today’s topic, I wanted to welcome you all today. If you are a regular listener, I really appreciate you! If you are a brand new listener, then I welcome you, I appreciate you and I want you to listen to this whole thing. Not only that I want you to immerse yourself in this culture. The #davidmadowlifestyle will absolutely help you in your life! If you have any kind of issues, whether they are health, emotional, or you’re just not where you want to be in life; I want you to stick with me I am going to help you.  I LOVE doing this! I love talking to you! Whenever I record one of these shows I picture you in front of me. Whether you and I are having coffee or sitting on a sofa in my living room, I am not just talking into a mic. I am talking directly to you and I am sure there’s going to be so many things in today’s episode that you can identify with. I don’t consider you a fan or a follower, I consider you a friend.

Let’s face it, we can all use help sometimes. I can use help! Everybody thinks that Dr. Dave life runs perfectly and I have no problems. But just like you, I have the same things going on in my life that you’ve got. Things don’t come easy for me all the time but I love, love, love helping. So I wanted to share with you some of the things that happened to me in Colorado.

During the past three weeks or so I lost about seven pounds. When I am in Colorado for some reason the lifestyle really agrees with me. I feel great and it’s the reason I lost the weight naturally. I am moving my body every single day.Whether I am hiking, walking into town, skiing, no matter what I am always moving my body. Unlike when I am back on the East coast. Let’s be honest I try to move my body as much as possible but I have business meetings and lunch meetings and it’s just not the same. That’s why one day I really believe that Colorado is in my future because I think the lifestyle out here is just a healthier lifestyle. I really do. There must be something about the altitude that really agrees with my metabolism. I am not exactly sure but I am going to have to look into that. Not only did I lose weight but my skin looks so much better. People always say that when you go out West it’s so dry that you have to use moisturizer all the time or your skin is going to be dry. In my case that is not true. Partly, I think, it’s because I am eating so healthy. I basically eat plants all day long and I think that plants give me the nutrients that my skin needs so I don’t have to be putting moisturizer on my skin all day. I am also drinking a lot of water. One of the reasons that people’s skin gets so dry is because they are just not getting the proper nutrients. I guarantee you. I hate to say it like this but I just think that if you are eating animal products your skin will not be as healthy as if you were eating plants all day long.

I am really serious about the diet. I have been vegan (no animal products at all) for two years now. But not only vegan but I also do not eat any processed foods and very minimal sugars, oils, and salt. I grew up believing that olive oil was healthy and it’s not. Just like people believe that coconut oil is healthy. It is a processed product. Do not use coconut oil and think that you’re going to get healthy. Trust me, you are not. I know we need oil but get your oils naturally from plants such as avocados, nuts, seeds, and things like that. Oil and fat come naturally in plants. You don’t have to use processed oils such as olive oil and coconut oil.

As I am traveling and driving on Interstate a lot of thoughts come to my brain 🙂 In about a month, I have two speaking gigs that are about six days apart. One is in Phoenix, Arizona and the other is in Little Rock, Arkansas. What I am thinking about doing is taking a little road trip by myself.

But anyway back to my original topic. As you can see by my rambling, I am regimented but also fly by the seat of my pants.

It is difficult for me to live the exact life I want to live back home in Maryland. I love Maryland and I love my house but I don’t have the mountains and the exact outdoor things outside of my doorstep like I have in Colorado. When I come here I look at it as a cleansing. Yes, I drank a lot of juice and meditated every day but by cleansing I mean that I moved my body a lot every single day. I also ate really good healthy food. Can you do this? I think you can.

I just got off the phone with my Dad, who, as many of you know has been having health issues. He is 86. He told me he has good days and bad days. Some days he just doesn’t feel right and he feels dizzy and tired. I told him that the two most important things you can do every day, no matter how old, are one to move your body every day. And number two eat healthy all day every day. Notice I didn’t say vegan. I understand there is most likely no chance that my Dad will ever be vegan. He is 86 and has eaten meat products all his life and he is pretty set in his ways. But can my Dad eat healthier than he has been eating? Absolutely!

If you are living in the United States and are over 40 years old, I will almost guarantee that you are on at least one prescription medication. As you get to age 55-60, the average American is on 5-6 different types of medication. That’s just crazy! I honestly believe it’s because we are not moving our bodies enough but more importantly we are not putting the right “fuel” into our system. If we’re eating processed products, and greasy fried things, and things that are high in sugar, salt, and oil, it is a recipe for illness. There’s no question about it. Human beings are not designed to eat animals products. Some people think that we are but actually my training is that I am a dentist by profession. And when I look at a human beings teeth and I compare our teeth to a true carnivore there is such a difference. Our teeth look like an herbivore’s teeth. And the length of our digestive track is too long. Animal products spend too much time in the gut and they rot. Since I stopped eating animal products I feel so much better, I am on no medication, my weight is good and my skin is good. When I turned on the microphone to talk to you today, I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to talk about. I kinda knew but I didn’t know what kind of detail I was going to get into. But I just feel so strongly about a plant based diet. Now am I going to hate you if you don’t do this? No! I consider you my friend and I have told you this before. It got back to me that someone thought I was really arrogant about if you don’t do what I do then I think less of you. And that could not be further from the truth. I still have a lot of friends of mine that are eating animal products and I have family members that are eating animal products. I do not think any less of you. I am here to teach! I think that maybe one day the time will come where you see that the people who are eating animal products have more health issues. There’s no question in my mind there. Maybe one day you will say ok I am just going to give them up. It’s not difficult to do. It’s really really not.

I hope I have inspired you today. And that there’s at least one piece of information that you can use in your life.

One last thing, if there is something that you are trying to do in your life, please do it regardless of what it is. One of my true passions is teaching, helping you, inspiring you, and motivating you to live a better life. And you would not believe how many people in my life have told me that was the most ridiculous thing ever. There was no way that I could change people, and I am not going to change the world, I am not going to get people to go plant based, and I am not going to save the animals. People have told me just to stop. Guess what? That is so far from the truth! I’m doing it! Let the naysayers make fun of me, I don’t care. Live your life the way you want to! Don’t put it off another day please!

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