Dr. Rak and Po start their conversation by exploring what The Health Feast signifies and means. “It’s a mindset.”
The two explore how The Health Feast mindset can be applied to exercise as an example. Many people turn exercise into a health chore.
The two also discuss the illusion of challenges in our life. There is an illusion that we are in control. Life happens, and we can either experience it for what it is or we can resist it. It is navigating the ups and downs of life that is the real challenge.
Dr. Rak goes on to talk about how his career has evolved over the last 15 years and how he now practices Lifestyle medicine for a healthcare startup, Mora Medical. Mora wants to democratize lifestyle medicine care across the country. You can learn more at Mora.com.
Dr. Rak also describes the current epidemic of burnout, or as it is now described as a moral injury in healthcare, and why we are seeing unprecedented numbers of healthcare professionals leave the profession. Lifestyle medicine, the therapeutic use of lifestyle habits to prevent, treat and reverse chronic disease, is the antidote to this crisis.
The two then discuss mindfulness and how it changes how you experience life.
Dr. Rak then does some health coaching for Po, and they reflect that Po is not certain of his worthiness for good health. They also discuss the burnout or fatigue that Po’s health journey has caused him and his family. Po resolves to have further conversations with his family about how he can move forward in a productive way in taking control of his health.
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