Paleo F(x) Part 2: Saturday


My recap continues with Saturday!

Saturday started out with Mark Sisson (has anyone noticed he looks like Harrison Ford? Just me? K.)  He was discussing the research in his new book Primal Endurance, where he discusses a new training paradigm about how to train for endurance races/events while following a Paleo protocol and also discusses how to become a fat burner over a sugar burner, which was really interesting information! The new training paradigm focused on maintaining a consistent lower heartrate, eating more daily fats and incorporating different types of exercise into your week. I don’t have any endurance races coming up, but I may get the book just for the science aspect, I really enjoyed what he had to say.

Then, who I was waiting for, Chris Kresser. His discussion was titled ‘Exposome, Epigenetics and the Future of Medicine”. (Exposome = the world around you, Epigenetics = How your genes reacts to your environment) He had three main points that he believes needs to be incorporated into the healing models of practitioners. 1) Exposome as the primary driver to health,                 2) Utilizing the Ancestry Model and 3) Utilizing the Functional Medicine Model. He broke each of these three down and discussed them at length.

When discussing the Exposome, he had some very startling points. Genetics accounts for LESS THAN 10% of disease, the other 90% is your environment. Whoa!! That’s a crazy statistic. Genetics used to be blamed for most everything it seems, but that can’t be further from the truth. Chris Kresser has a great saying ‘Genes load the gun, environment pulls the trigger’. What that means to me is that you can start out with a set of good or bad genes, but what you do with your life will determine how those play out. What you put into your body, how you manage your stress levels and how much you move will determine how those genes are expressed. He stated that this also accounts for the fact that identical twins can be so different. Their genes are the same, but how they live their lives are different.

The main point of utilizing an ancestral framework is that hunter/gatherer populations were far superior to us in all areas of health. They had no signs of chronic illness, inflammation or disease. Sounds like they must have been doing something right. They obviously ate in an optimal way for the body, their stress reaction systems worked as their were supposed to; in acute stress situations (hello lions, tigers and bears, oh my!) and their circadian rhythms were on point, to name a few. Everything we in the Paleo-sphere are trying to mimic on a daily basis, and yes, it is hard to accomplish in this modern world we live in.

His final point was discussing the Functional Medicine Approach. He compared and contrasted the ‘Conventional’ medicine model and the ‘Functional’ medical model. In conventional medicine, doctors work from symptoms, to disease, to pathology, to environment. We all are aware of this progression and have lived through it I am sure. Conventional doctors are concerned with symptoms first and will medicate those, before looking for underlying causes and other issues.                                                              In the Functional medicine model, doctors work from the environment, to pathology, to disease then to symptoms. They are concerned with the entire person, not just the one symptom that brought them into the office. He stressed that this is the model that should be used going forward. Not only looking at each symptom by itself, but looking at the entire human behind the symptom so the symptom (and others possibly present) are best understood.

We jumped right into the Express Yourself Panel, comprised of Mark Sisson, Dr. Cate Shanahan, Dr. Justin Marchegiani, Chris Kresser and Dr. Michael Ruscio. This panel discussed Genetics vs. Epigenetics. I really enjoyed this panel discussion (anyone sense a theme here? I enjoyed it all?) The whole time I was listening to this panel discussion, it felt like I was in information overload. Between having multiple people speaking at any one time, on a super in-depth topic, my head was swimming! The panel discussed how epigenetics are passed on through generations, genetic testing and placebo effects. One of my favorite quotes from the weekend came during this session when Dr. Michael Ruscio was speaking about genetic testing and results. He stated ‘If you drink coffee and it keeps you up all night, I don’t give a shit what your genes say, don’t drink coffee!‘ This was hilarious, but genius at the same time. Too often during the investigative process, we forget to trust ourselves. We get this test done, and that test done, and go by results alone. We forget the greatest indicator of what is working or not, is ourselves.

Another very interesting part of the session was the discussion about the Placebo Effect. One of the studies that was mentioned, was about pairing both a visual and auditory cue with the placebo. Eventually when given just the visual and auditory cue, the individual received the same response as they did when taking the placebo. Groundbreaking! I’ll be pairing pictures of palm trees and steel drum music with my Execdrine Migraine from now on, maybe palm trees will be my new migraine cure! One can only hope, right?

After this discussion we were done for the day and our brains were fried! I’ll finish up later in the week with part 3! Keep your eyes peeled!

 

I’M ALISSA!

I help women who have also been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis make specific and personalized diet, lifestyle & subconscious changes so that they can begin to heal their body, reduce disease symptoms, and return to a life they love.hey there,

follow along on Instagram:

This is how I slowly helped myself the most:
Making small changes to my life,
* Intentional awareness to my morning
* Noticing when I’m being mean to myself 
* Noticing when I’m reactive or in a state of fight or flight..

Some “small” ideas for you too:
* don’t grab your phone first thing in the morning, take some deep breaths, think about how you want your day to go
* drink an extra glass of water (bonus if it’s in the morning too)
* get up and move every hour
* say something nice to yourself when you catch yourself being mean
* step outside for a few minutes a few times a day

Small changes add up to big steps forward,
don’t get fooled by these not being “enough”,
they absolutely are. 

Wanna hear more about how Ive helped myself and my clients to lessen our MS symptoms so we feel better in our bodies?

I detail it in my chapter in Resilience Redefined.. comment “Book” and I’ll send you the link!!

This is how I slowly helped myself the most:
Making small changes to my life,
* Intentional awareness to my morning
* Noticing when I’m being mean to myself
* Noticing when I’m reactive or in a state of fight or flight..

Some “small” ideas for you too:
* don’t grab your phone first thing in the morning, take some deep breaths, think about how you want your day to go
* drink an extra glass of water (bonus if it’s in the morning too)
* get up and move every hour
* say something nice to yourself when you catch yourself being mean
* step outside for a few minutes a few times a day

Small changes add up to big steps forward,
don’t get fooled by these not being “enough”,
they absolutely are.

Wanna hear more about how Ive helped myself and my clients to lessen our MS symptoms so we feel better in our bodies?

I detail it in my chapter in Resilience Redefined.. comment “Book” and I’ll send you the link!!
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You don’t always have to love the hard action you’re taking to reach your goals.

You just have to show up.

You can do this… keep going 🧡🧡

*after discerning there’s no *actual* issue (pain, injury, illness etc) preventing me from working out, only that I’m a toddler and don’t wanna.

You don’t always have to love the hard action you’re taking to reach your goals.

You just have to show up.

You can do this… keep going 🧡🧡

*after discerning there’s no *actual* issue (pain, injury, illness etc) preventing me from working out, only that I’m a toddler and don’t wanna.
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“Resilience is the process and outcome of successfully adapting to difficult or challenging life experiences, especially through mental, emotional, and behavioral flexibility and adjustment to external and internal demands.”

Resilience has become such a cornerstone word of the work I do this past year. 
It makes sense this book I collaborated on with 6 other awesome & resilient authors was destined to have resilience in the title.

Did you see??

Pre Orders are open!

If you pre order your copy through me before October 24th you’ll also get:
• Signed copy of Resilience Redefined
• The MS Handbook E-book
• Resilience Bookmark
• LissMS Sticker Pack (first 10 pre orders)

Grab your copy here: 

https://liss-ms.com/product/resilience-redefined-thriving-with-autoimmune-disease/

Or comment Book below and I’ll send you the link!!

“Resilience is the process and outcome of successfully adapting to difficult or challenging life experiences, especially through mental, emotional, and behavioral flexibility and adjustment to external and internal demands.”

Resilience has become such a cornerstone word of the work I do this past year.
It makes sense this book I collaborated on with 6 other awesome & resilient authors was destined to have resilience in the title.

Did you see??

Pre Orders are open!

If you pre order your copy through me before October 24th you’ll also get:
• Signed copy of Resilience Redefined
• The MS Handbook E-book
• Resilience Bookmark
• LissMS Sticker Pack (first 10 pre orders)

Grab your copy here:

https://liss-ms.com/product/resilience-redefined-thriving-with-autoimmune-disease/

Or comment Book below and I’ll send you the link!!
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Struggling to start with exercise?

Try this tip!!

Creating a new habit (any of them) necessitate us to become someone new, someone different than we were.

Because we’re trying to do something different after all.

This is gentle way of starting that identity shift process.

Become who you want to be in your mind first.

Does this help?
What other habits do you need help with? Let me know in the comments!!

Struggling to start with exercise?

Try this tip!!

Creating a new habit (any of them) necessitate us to become someone new, someone different than we were.

Because we’re trying to do something different after all.

This is gentle way of starting that identity shift process.

Become who you want to be in your mind first.

Does this help?
What other habits do you need help with? Let me know in the comments!!
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It’s only fitting that I announce my 2nd book (along with 7 other authors) on my 14 year anniversary with MS.

This is a book that I would have loved to read early on in my journey.
It’s about how we moved through our diagnosis and came out the other side for the better.

““Resilience Redefined” is not just a collection of stories; it is a call to action. The authors challenge those living with an autoimmune disease to not only survive but to thrive”

So… drumroll please…
Pre orders are officially open!!

If you pre order your copy through me before October 24th you’ll also get:
• Signed copy of Resilience Redefined
• The MS Handbook E-book
• Resilience Bookmark
• LissMS Sticker Pack (first 10 pre orders)

Grab your copy here: https://liss-ms.com/product/resilience-redefined-thriving-with-autoimmune-disease/ 

Or comment “book” below and I’ll send you the link!!

It’s only fitting that I announce my 2nd book (along with 7 other authors) on my 14 year anniversary with MS.

This is a book that I would have loved to read early on in my journey.
It’s about how we moved through our diagnosis and came out the other side for the better.

““Resilience Redefined” is not just a collection of stories; it is a call to action. The authors challenge those living with an autoimmune disease to not only survive but to thrive”

So… drumroll please…
Pre orders are officially open!!

If you pre order your copy through me before October 24th you’ll also get:
• Signed copy of Resilience Redefined
• The MS Handbook E-book
• Resilience Bookmark
• LissMS Sticker Pack (first 10 pre orders)

Grab your copy here: https://liss-ms.com/product/resilience-redefined-thriving-with-autoimmune-disease/

Or comment “book” below and I’ll send you the link!!
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If you like being outside, check out the America the Beautiful Access Pass!

This is a pass for those with disabilities to get into National Parks, Monuments and more for FREE!!

You can get it online or at the entrance of a national park!

Share with anyone who also might like this!!

If you like being outside, check out the America the Beautiful Access Pass!

This is a pass for those with disabilities to get into National Parks, Monuments and more for FREE!!

You can get it online or at the entrance of a national park!

Share with anyone who also might like this!!
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This is obvs one option of many on how to help yourself through these moments.

But when you’re stuck in negative worrying, don’t forget there can be a positive outcome too!

This is rewiring your brain in action.

You notice you’re doing something you always did,
Then do something different.

And boom! A new pathway is born.

It needs some love and attention to grow,
so keep practicing!

This is obvs one option of many on how to help yourself through these moments.

But when you’re stuck in negative worrying, don’t forget there can be a positive outcome too!

This is rewiring your brain in action.

You notice you’re doing something you always did,
Then do something different.

And boom! A new pathway is born.

It needs some love and attention to grow,
so keep practicing!
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This isn’t a you problem, it’s your brain acting as it should.

Are you going through some change and upheaval right now too?

I see you.

Comment any questions on how to deal below and I’ll make a part 2!

This isn’t a you problem, it’s your brain acting as it should.

Are you going through some change and upheaval right now too?

I see you.

Comment any questions on how to deal below and I’ll make a part 2!
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We have a new space for my (free) LissMS Healing Community!!

Come on in…

Let me show you around!

This is a space created by an MSer (me), for other MSers (you) to be able to come together and support each other, learn new tools to help manage MS and maybe find a few new internet friends!

Wanna join us?

Comment “community” below and I’ll send you the link!!

We have a new space for my (free) LissMS Healing Community!!

Come on in…

Let me show you around!

This is a space created by an MSer (me), for other MSers (you) to be able to come together and support each other, learn new tools to help manage MS and maybe find a few new internet friends!

Wanna join us?

Comment “community” below and I’ll send you the link!!
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There’s so much buzz about everything needing to feel good if it’s right for you.

Sure, there’s a time and a place for alignment.

But, growth often happens in the uncomfortable moments.

Just a reminder.
Keep going.
❤️

There’s so much buzz about everything needing to feel good if it’s right for you.

Sure, there’s a time and a place for alignment.

But, growth often happens in the uncomfortable moments.

Just a reminder.
Keep going.
❤️
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Boating! I forgot to add boating to the list 🛶 

Regulation is found in the micro moments.

Which of these have you done lately?

Boating! I forgot to add boating to the list 🛶

Regulation is found in the micro moments.

Which of these have you done lately?
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