Our word of the day…
Behaviorceutical – a physical activity that improves mental health, particularly reducing stress or anxiety.
I picked this up in another newsletter (thanks Chris Kresser!) that Janell forwarded to me.
Coined by Kelle Lambert, a neuroscientist, it’s a fusion of “behavior” and “pharmaceutical.”
“I made up this term called “behaviorceuticals,” instead of pharmaceuticals, in the sense that when we move and when we engage in activities, we change the neurochemistry of our brain in ways that a drug can change the neurochemistry of our brain.”
I love what Chris, one of the leading functional and integrative medicine experts in the world, has to say about it…
“I’d never heard this word before, but I love it! It speaks directly to the power of behavior change for preventing and reversing disease.
Imagine if you went to the doctor and discovered you had high blood sugar and high cholesterol. Instead of prescribing metformin and a statin to lower them, she wrote you prescriptions for ‘behaviorceuticals.’ These might include:
- A nutrient-dense, anti-inflammatory diet
- Getting seven to eight hours of sleep a night
- A movement program (spending less time sitting, more time walking/moving, and exercise)
- A stress-management program
Here’s the thing: these ‘behaviorceuticals’ would be even more effective than the drugs—with none of the side effects.
In the conventional paradigm, we’ve come to believe that drugs are the most powerful interventions, but that’s simply not true.”
I couldn’t agree more!
I see it all the time – lives being transformed through exercise and nutrition at The Transformation Club.
In fact, just this morning our newest member told me one of the things that solidified her decision to join after her trial was that for the last two years she’s had a shoulder issued that caused her pain…it’s now gone!
I encourage you to take a look at any negative symptoms or ailments you might be suffering from…
What behaviorceuticals would you prescribe yourself?
HAVE FAITH & TAKE ACTION!