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The 4 Essential Practices To Adopt Right Now

These only have value if put in place before crisis arrives
Friday, May 11, 2018, 10:14 PM

Executive Summary

  • Why aligning your Knowing, Doing and Being is key to a resilient future
  • Key takeaways from the recent 3-day annual PP seminar
  • The importance of taking action in advance of crisis
  • The 4 essential regenerative practices to start adopting right now

If you have not yet read Part 1: Time To Choose, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

I usually shy away from being overly directive, preferring to arm folks with information and then let each reader figure out what to prioritize given their specific personal situation. The only exception to this is when I send out an Alert in response to a spiking threat level -- when I'm personally taking action such as making major changes to my investmen portfolio, topping off my car's gas tanks, pulling more cash from the bank, etc.

But the recent Peak Prosperity seminar that just took place in Sebastopol CA from May 4-6, 2018 was a fantastic showcase of 'regenerative' options, many of which make sense for everyone.

In particular, there were four that stood out for me as essential to anyone concerned about the future who wants to protect their well-being and be part of the solution society needs.

These steps are implementable and realistic for nearly everyone. And their benefits far outweigh the efforts to put them in place.

So what are they?

Let's start with... » Read more

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How To Lose Weight

How To Lose Weight

Revisiting advice on a common New Year's resolution

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WATCH LIVE: The Health Effect Webinar

FREE to PP.com's premium subscribers
Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 11:55 AM

Today's webinar The Health Effect, featuring Robb Wolf and Chris Kresser, is free to PeakProsperity.com's enrolled members.

To watch it live, click the blue button below: » Read more

WEBINAR: The Health Effect - with Robb Wolf & Chris Kresser

What specific steps should you consider taking in your own life, and how can you best incorporate these into your current lifestyle? To answer those questions, we're producing our first Peak Prosperity 'Insider' webinar, titled "The Health Effect", featuring two of the absolute top experts today in functional health: Robb Wolf and Chris Kresser.

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WEBINAR: The Health Effect - with Robb Wolf & Chris Kresser

Learn the keys to functional health - Aug 23 @ noon EST
Friday, August 4, 2017, 2:45 PM

What specific steps should you consider taking in your own life to improve your physical and mental health, and how can you best incorporate these into your current lifestyle? To answer those questions, we're producing our next Peak Prosperity webinar, titled "The Health Effect", featuring two of the absolute top experts today in functional health: Robb Wolf and Chris Kresser.

The event itself will take place on Wednesday, August 23 at noon EST/9am PST. It will last approximately an hour and a half.

The price to participate in this webinar is $25, unless you are an enrolled member (i.e. paying subscriber) of PeakProsperity.com. In that case, it's FREE» Read more

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How To Register For 'The Health Effect' Webinar

FREE to PP.com's premium subscribers
Sunday, July 2, 2017, 9:08 PM

As a valued enrolled member of PeakProsperity.com, we're pleased to be able to make our upcoming webinar The Health Effect, featuring functional health legends Robb Wolf and Chris Kresser, available to you for free.

Robb and Chris will share their latest insights on the key, actionable behaviors that drive physical and mental health (both have recently released new books on the topic), and given the interactive nature of our webinar platform, will take ample time to answer questions from the audience.

The webinar takes place on Wednesday, August 23 at noon EST/9am PST. It will last approximately an hour and a half.

To register for the event, just... » Read more

Daily Prep

20 Antibacterial and Antiviral Herbs

And how to use them
Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 3:56 PM

A wonderful look at the various herbs and plants that have antibacterial and antiviral properties.  Possible plants for you to consider growing in your garden.

http://www.sustainablebabysteps.com/antiviral-herbs.html

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Why We're So Unhealthy

Our system makes & keeps us sick
Friday, April 29, 2016, 7:31 PM

I was fortunate to attend a permaculture conference, 'Better Soil, Better Food...A Better World' at Tara Firma Farms in Petaluma, California this past weekend that Adam Taggart (co-founder of Peak Prosperity) was responsible for producing. Joel Salatin (author of nine books, including Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front and head farmer at Polyface Farms, Virginia), Paul Kaiser (Singing Frogs Farm, Sonoma, California), Toby Hemenway (author of Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, 2nd Edition), and Robb Wolf (author of The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet) were on hand to explain the connections between the way our food is grown, processed and distributed and our ill-health.

Though these connections are common sense—we all know about garbage in, garbage out—the linkage between our extractive, monoculture agriculture and all the other subsystems of food and health remains opaque to most Americans. » Read more

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Take Control: If You Don't, Who Will?

Our best steps for escaping the Sick Care industry matrix
Friday, April 29, 2016, 7:31 PM

Executive Summary

  • We know how to farm regeneratively, not extractively, today. We just need to choose to do so.
  • Learning from the recent summit with Joel Salatin, Toby Hemenway & Singing Frogs Farm
  • The 3 most important components underlying our future health
  • What you can do to take control of your health in ways that will enhance your quality of life

If you have not yet read Why We're So Unhealthy, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

In Part 1, we examined the structure of our self-organizing centralized food/illness/healthcare system. In Part 2, we look at what we can do to foster a better, healthier and ultimately much more affordable alternative system.

Permaculture and Regenerative Agriculture/Horticulture

I have to start by thanking Peak Prosperity’s Adam Taggart for organizing the permaculture conference we attended, Better Soil, Better Food...A Better World. As a long-time gardener, I learned some things that I can apply to my own postage-stamp urban garden (for example, never leave soil bare—plant seedlings immediately after harvesting the current crop of veggies).

I also learned about the perniciously destructive nature of our system of growing, processing, distributing and consuming food.  As noted in Part 1, the only possible result of our unhealthy food/illness/health system is ill-health.

The best way to become healthy is to opt out of the entire system. Removing oneself from one subsystem is a good start but insufficient, due to the interconnected nature of the system. Eliminating fast food, for example, is a good start, but the vast majority of packaged and convenience foods are made with the same ingredients as fast food.

This is difficult to do by design. As Joel Salatin explains... » Read more

What Should I Do?

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8 Tips To Help Your Chickens Lay More Eggs

Creating a healthier environment for better egg laying
Monday, April 4, 2016, 7:44 PM

If you start to raise chickens to be more self-sufficient, you want them to be as productive as possible. But what if they aren’t laying as many eggs as you’d hoped?

The most common reasons that chickens aren’t laying eggs is because they are too young, too old, the hours of daylight are too short, it is molting or the feeding is not of sufficient nutritional value. You might not be able to affect those first points, but you can help contribute to a stress-free environment for your chickens while keeping them healthy and well. » Read more