Creating full-body health – physically, emotionally, and mentally

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Talia Fuhrmann on creating full-body health – physically, emotionally, and mentally. http://rachelrofe.com/talia-fuhrmann-on-creating-full-body-health-physically-emotionally-and-mentally

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TALIA FUHRMAN on creating full-body health – physically, emotionally, and mentally :

TALIA FUHRMAN on creating full-body health – physically, emotionally, and mentally

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Talia Fuhrman is an amazing woman that Rachel just came across who, she actually reached out to me after she saw my podcast on iTunes and we've been getting to know each other and Rachel is just so impressed with who she is and just everything that she's doing in the world .

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So Talia is a health food foodie, if you recognize her last name, she's actually the daughter of Dr. Joel Fuhrman, who is behind "Eat to Live" and "Super Immunity" and she has her B.A. from Cornell and she's a writer. She has a book that will probably be out by the time this podcast airs.

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Absolutely, well obviously people know her dad's work and his emphasis on nutrition, so she eats a plant-based nutritious diet my entire life. But she was also an athlete for most of her life and she has vivid memories of playing tennis with her dad early in the morning in elementary school, before school would start, and she actually wanted to be a pro tennis player when she was a teenager .

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And so, what people don't realize about her is that she’s had injuries and she actually, due to the tennis playing and she actually, when she was about 17, she actually suffered from nerve damage. She hurt a nerve on the court, she fell and it was pretty painful and she was like, what's going on.

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She'd always been feeling amazing on the plant-based diet, she’s always full of life, but it was really like a shock to my system to feel a really sharp pain that felt like a dagger and she was like what is going on. And so it does turn out that it's like a physical nerve, she'd crushed it. And that was like a huge wake up call for me because she was like, how is she going to feel good about getting up in the morning when she’s dealing with this sharp pain.

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She’d seen her dad help people with diabetes and, you know, you name it, and obesity, her dad just, his work then became, like she was just able to connect with any health problem, with other people, that much more.

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She think when you are going through your own struggles and then you see other people having struggles, she definitely think that it makes you a more empathetic person and that cliche phrase, “what doesn't kill you makes you stronger,” is absolutely true. If you can use any setback in your life or anything that's a struggle and turn it around and make it a positive, and kind of like rock at it, then that is such a self-esteem booster. It's a form of self-love . It's a form of living your best life and having no regrets and that can be with an emotional problem .

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We all have things that we're going through and the reality is that sharp pain for quite a while and she’s working on healing. And you know she’s now in my mid-20s and so she has actually lived in chronic pain because her tennis injury for years and years, and it's not something she talked about in the book, but it's something that was a motivational force for her to write the book.

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She wanted to share with people my philosophy on what truly living our best lives means and as she mentioned before, that often means appreciating the world around us in all that in all the ways that we can. We have such power to, you know, find a passion that can also make the world a better place, so she’s a big believer in overcoming any difficulties that we're going through to really see the beauty in each and every day.

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She thinks when you're able to share with other people and be vulnerable about what you're going through, it makes you, it makes you connect in a really fulfilling way with others. She just think that's it something that, if I can do it anybody can do it. Anybody can love life and find whatever .

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She mentioned this in "Love your Body", the book, that it can be as simple as going on a walk and looking at flowers and seeing the bright colors and the beauty of the green grass and how the warmth on your skin. Even just being human on this earth is such a gift and we don't have to like win the lottery or like find, supposedly, like the man of our dreams or saying like these things to be supremely happy. It's all inside of us and that is her core message.

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It's incredible and it turns out that it's our close supportive relationships rather than family members, even though family members are also, you know , they're family and they mean the world to us and we love them, you know , with all our hearts, usually. It's these close friendships that we chose that have this lifespan enhancing effect, they're so good for us .

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And it's also a journey to friends that are the right fit for us, not all the people we meet are meant to be our lifelong friends so she thinks, when we find people that really sparkle with energy and optimism and passion for life and also want you to live your best life and give you encouragement, that it's so beautiful. It's a priceless gift that no amount of money can buy, and so she’s really glad the science supports her on that one.

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