Mind Your Body TV Episode 14 with Nancy Deville.
The new book by Nancy Deville is an anthem to living not only longer, but better: It’s all about quality, not quantity. And who better to write it than someone who’s obviously practicing what she preaches? Deville, at age 60, exemplifies “60 is the new 40.” No, she isn’t a doctor, but whatever she’s doing, it’s definitely working for her. She wants you to be healthy, sexy, happy, too.
Her latest book “Healthy, Sexy, Happy”—just like the author in person—absolutely oozes with take-to-heart advice for us baby boomers on how to take “a thrilling journey to the ultimate you” and how to:
- achieve optimal body composition without that dog-gone “dieting”
- avoid or reverse accelerated aging
- care for and nourish the brain
- manage insomnia
- benefit from practicing self-compassion
You can be healthy, sexy, happy, too!
If you think being healthy, sexy and happy is a piece of cake, Deville is here to tell you: “Not so fast.” And chances are you could feel slightly overwhelmed when you actually contemplate the changes she wants us to make in our lifestyles. What Deville will quickly advise is to stop eating all factory-produced food and instead, to eat a balanced diet of “real, whole, living food.”
Not sure what’s real? To quote Deville in the book: “Real food is alive so it rots, unlike food products that have indefinite shelf lives. Real, whole, living foods are foods that were consumed 150 years ago before factory products were invented and introduced… Eat foods that you could pick, gather, milk, hunt or fish.”
Do that and you, too, may be healthy, be sexy and be happy. You want to nourish your body, and here are more reasons why.
Ready to metta meditate?
Like other proponents of brain health, she hopes you’ll care for your brain, quit addictions and stop pouring toxins into your body. And yes, fellow lady baby boomers, use bioidentical hormone replacement, have sex, practice self-compassion meditation (You Are Wonderful!), get enough physical activity and get enough sleep.
Thinking you’ve heard it all before? You may have heard some of it, but you likely haven’t heard or read such a comprehensive index of:
- toxins in factory food products
- supplements and herbs
- environmental toxins
- self-care toxins
- home-care toxins
- medical toxins
Read her lists and honestly ask yourself how many troublesome things you’re putting in your body. You may well be inspired to “clean house.” Pick and choose what you will to take away from this book and make more informed decisions.
In closing, try this metta meditation, courtesy of Deville. I’m honing my meditative skills and I like the simplicity of this. You?
May I be safe
May I be happy
May I be healthy
May I live my life with ease
Most of all, may you be Healthy, Sexy, Happy!