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4 Issues to Concentrate on in 2024

2023 has come and gone, and what a 12 months it has been. However fairly than lament over the entire adverse issues that went WRONG final 12 months, I assumed I might take a minute to share what we (my spouse and I) will likely be specializing in NEXT 12 months.

Our essential focus is on our blood stress, as each of ours have been everywhere in the map this final 12 months. My spouse’s aim is to get OFF her blood stress medicine, and mine is to not NEED it!

We’re going to sort out 2024 collectively by specializing in these 4 pillars of well being that Dr. Dean Ornish wrote about in his e book Undo It. (affiliate hyperlink)

My BNV Assist Group will likely be studying this e book collectively beginning tomorrow, Jan 1, 2024, if you would like to return be a part of us.


I really feel I already eat fairly dang wholesome, being a blogger for the final 10 years specializing in an entire meals, plant-based, oil-free weight loss plan.

However one factor I KNOW I’m missing is consuming sufficient water. And since my blood stress has been in all places this 12 months, and dehydration DOES have an effect on blood stress, I purchased myself this fancy water bottle as a reminder that I have to drink extra water.

One other factor now we have already began is decreasing the quantity of wheat merchandise we eat, and for me – it is so much. I LOVE bread. However no matter whether or not it is gluten sensitivity or the glyphosate that is in virtually all the pieces today, reducing the quantity we eat HAS had constructive results on my spouse’s blood stress, so are going to make {that a} focus subsequent 12 months.

What if I am not plant-based or vegan you ask? How can I eat higher?

This is the place I might begin – and do not forget that even the tiniest change can have a constructive impact:

  • Remove quick meals as a lot as attainable
  • Remove ultra-processed meals (UPF) as a lot as attainable (junk meals)
  • Remove processed meats as a lot as attainable
  • Remove fried meals as a lot as attainable
  • Attempt to incorporate extra vegatables and fruits every day
  • Eat extra salads or have a inexperienced smoothie
  • Eat extra starches, complete grains, and beans
  • And in the reduction of in your sugary fizzy drinks – drink water as an alternative


One other space of my life I have to work on. MOVING MY BODY.

I sit right here behind this desk a LOT. Writing posts, interacting with folks in my teams, doing every day livestreams, answering emails, and so forth.

It is the lifetime of a blogger, but it surely DOES have uncomfortable side effects – and in my case…. hypertension.

Many individuals spend most of their day doing sedentary actions. Whether or not it’s sitting at a desk at work, planted in your automotive, watching tv, or utilizing your telephone, bodily inactivity is dangerous to your well being. In reality, main a sedentary life-style will increase your danger for hypertension by as much as 50% content=Manypercent20peoplepercent20spendpercent20mostpercent20of,pressurepercent20bypercent20uppercent20topercent2050percent25.

Even when it is only a stroll across the neighborhood, attempt to get not less than half-hour of motion a day. Discover a strolling buddy, and make a date of it. Have an iphone? Shut these rings!

If it is chilly, raining, or snowing, attempt to discover one thing indoors to do. I’ve an Oculus Quest VR so typically I am going to simply play Beat Saber for an hour.

A technique or one other – nevertheless you may handle – attempt to transfer extra in ’24.


Does anybody else have stress and nervousness like I do? Not just like the final 3 years have been something BUT aggravating however nonetheless…

Think about declining advert revenues, self-publishing your very first cookbook, well being points not solely with ourselves but additionally an aged mother or father, and yeah – the stress is actual. And the blood stress displays it.

However how can we handle it? My spouse and I?

Not so effectively.

Once more, shout out to strolling, particularly in nature for decreasing stress and nervousness. Yoga is nice for this too.

Music can be a very good stress reducer. Nature sounds additionally assist, which many telephone apps have proper now. There are additionally apps like Headspace and Calm that will help you get began with meditation.

This will likely be a BIG focus for Rhonda and myself.


The final pillar Dr. Ornish talks about is love and help.

As a result of guys, in case you are making an attempt to eat more healthy in your well being, however nobody round you helps you – it’ll be VERY onerous to do. Possibly you are able to do it by your self, however not many do.

You will have GOT to have folks to help you.

And that is what my little group in Mighty Networks is for.

We meet every day by way of a livestream to easily chat and be round like-minded individuals who GET this. We speak about our points, what we ate for lunch, our physician’s appointments, the burden we have misplaced, a bit of little bit of all the pieces.

There are not any annoying advertisements, nobody will make enjoyable of you, or choose you – we settle for you simply the best way you might be. Some aren’t even totally vegan, and that is okay… they’re making an attempt, and we’re there to carry their hand and provides them their finest shot.

Along with the livestream, now we have:

  • a e book membership the place we learn books collectively
  • a film room filled with plant-based documentaries
  • a bit for meditation
  • a bit for gardening
  • a bit for sharing our favourite train
  • a bit for vegan pantry objects we discover
  • recipes in fact
  • and a lot extra

We might like to have you ever be a part of our little household. Come go to us in case you can.

Blissful New Years

And with all of that, Blissful New Yr everybody.

Have a contented, wholesome, blessed 2024.


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