Do you miss being young?

Getting older means more pain in your joints, slower digestion, less activity, slower metabolism right? It seems right because it's all around us. But what if that's not true? Learn more in todays episode.

[00:00:00] Nikki: Hey everyone. This is Nikki and Sydney. And this is episode 73. Do you miss being. 

[00:00:08] Sydney: this is fearless wellness, a podcast that has made for women who are experiencing hormone issues and who are feeling overwhelmed.

[00:00:16] Nikki: Here we will give you bite-sized tips to help you balance your hormones and nourish your body. So you can have more energy, and happiness. we’re your hosts, Nikki Walton. 

[00:00:26] Sydney: And Sydney.

[00:00:28] Nikki:  We want to be your health coaches. Ready? Let’s go. 

Such a funny question because I, as a kid, I remember hearing it like all the time when we would go do service , at a Alzheimer’s care center or something like that, when we would go do service there or visiting grandparents or great grandparents, or, just hearing it even from like teachers at school, like we’d be running around and, and just hearing.

Oh, what? Oh, I miss being young or, oh, what? It would be like to have that kind of energy again. And, and I remember hearing that a lot and it’s funny because I don’t hear myself saying it, which is really awesome. and exciting. Um, so in some ways, I do miss being young because, but mostly because of the responsibilities that you don’t have when you’re younger, but in a lot of ways, I don’t miss being young because I feel so much better now than I did when I was younger.

And I’m talking about like, in my twenties, Um, in my twenties, I was not feeling great at all. And I just had my birthday yesterday. so it was so fun. It was so fun. People being like, either guessing my age or saying, can I ask how old you are and me telling them yeah, I turned 41 and just seeing the shock on their faces.

It’s so fun. It’s so great. So, so as illustrated growing older, doesn’t have to mean pain or slowing down, slowing down your metabolism or surgeries or bad sleep or even hot flashes. It doesn’t have to mean any of those things. And in fact, we don’t want it to mean those things for you. That’s why Sydney and I do this podcast.

We want to free you of that future. That is, that is. All but guaranteed, if you are eating processed foods and not including nutritional therapy as a part of your life. So that’s why we’re doing this podcast.

[00:02:26] Sydney: I love it. I just remember accepting that as a fact, like. Remember hearing, cuz you do hear it all the time. You hear people say it’s because I’m getting older. It’s because when you get older, you just gain weight. When you get older, you sleep worse. When you get older, you have more pain in your joints.

 When you get older, probably you’re gonna have more surgeries.

[00:02:50] Nikki: Right. Or it’s like people, they resent you for being young because you don’t understand what it means to be getting older. It’s like, oh, we’ll just wait and tell your, and I’m just like, what? No. 

[00:03:03] Sydney: I know it’s so true. And, , there are some things that are gonna be outside of our control, but there are so many things inside of our control , I hear. All the time people accepting this idea of this is happening because I’m getting older, but I am not buying it. I am not buying it.

And you mentioned, I, I think you mentioned something about like, well maybe in my head, I was just thinking like the more kids you have, the worse your health is. And that the older you get, the harder it is to be pregnant , and things like that. We, coach a lot of women. So that’s, on my mind that there’s this.

So there’s this dentist, his name? Is we a price? He’s about a hundred years ago. He did a lot of research, uh, into civilizations. He was a dentist actually. And so he, his big focus was like, why. Why are kids getting such crowded teeth? Why is their oral health really suffering and their physical health?

And so he went and did all this research. He went on the world, he took pictures. He, he recorded stuff. He watched how they made foods. He recorded what foods they ate. He evaluated their foods for nutritional content and different, um, you know, macronutrients and micronutrients and stuff like that. And there is this.

Lady who had had like 11 kids and she did not own a toothbrush and she. Really strong and really healthy. And she never brushed her teeth. And she had all of her teeth, no cavities, strong, big arches, like all of her, um, her wisdom teeth, even no impacted wisdom teeth, no crowded teeth, no braces, no, no cavities.

She was missing a tooth though, because she’d gotten like some, like she’d had had some sort of an accident where she got one knocked out.

[00:04:47] Nikki: I know the story you’re talking about. I don’t think it’s 11. I think it was 20. 

[00:04:51] Sydney: Are you kidding me?

[00:04:52] Nikki: No, I’m not. Was it the woman from the Inuit tribe? 

[00:04:56] Sydney: yeah. Yeah. 

[00:04:57] Nikki: Yes. It was like 20 or 22. 

[00:05:00] Sydney: And, and the fact that she could have well, so first of all, she was not 25 to, in order to have that many kids. For sure. She’s like in her forties and capable of keeping up with that sort of a, of a clan and like feeding and the energy required in her lifestyle to be able to do that and to have enough energy storage and a nutrient storage to not have a single cavity and to have a nice broad dental arch is phenomenal to me.

It’s like, there is no way. That we have to accept this idea that getting older means more pain, worse teeth, hot flashes, blah, blah, blah, gaining weight, not enough energy. It is not the case. It is not because we’re getting older period.

[00:05:52] Nikki: Absolutely period.

I know, there’s so many stories in there. There’s another woman. I there’s a. I think she was on, I think, I wanna say like, uh, Polynesia, like type tribes and she was 90 and I think she had like some gray hair

[00:06:12] Sydney: I know, just powder vanity. Come on. We can do nutrients because we don’t want gray hair. 

[00:06:16] Nikki: Seriously, and then I love the other, I love the in the Lutian tall valley. I think, um, they didn’t have a here. This is, this is on the behavioral side of it though. So interesting to comprehend, like, you know, you talk about like, oh, she’s just old and cranky. It’s like old people, like, like they get a free pass cuz now they’re crank.

They can be cranky. And I’m like, no, that’s not. OK. Just cause you’re old, you can be cranky. it’s I mean it’s cause your blood sugar’s dysregulated you’re no, you’re no different. You’re cranky because you need nutrients and so on. So this story, um, illustrates that fact that they didn’t have any sort of like police force.

They didn’t have, because they didn’t need it. There wasn’t a jail. and there wasn’t like security of any kind like regulatory, um, entities, because no, they didn’t need it. And I’m like, what? , that’s insane to think about that, but, but I, I have to tell you, you guys, when, when I used to get hangry, I would do things in my car that were not legal.

I would treat people very poorly with a lot of anger. And I know I’m not the only one. And I just wonder how many crimes are committed because you have, because you’re just, you’re literally, you’re not yourself. You’re not thinking straight. You’re not treating people how you would normally treat them if your blood sugar was regulat.

I mean, truly it, I like this isn’t anecdotal. This is like, I like anger management. I have had to go through anger management programs because of the habits that I created from dysregulated blood sugar. 

[00:07:58] Sydney: and that means that you don’t have to live with it, right? That’s , the beauty of it is that maybe. It’s gonna take a while. Maybe it might take a couple generations even to get back to this ideal where we have nice, big, broad, beautiful dental, arches, and health into we’re 120.

Um, but with all the tools and things that we have available. There’s so much we can do right now in our life right now. And so one thing that we really push every time we talk to you guys, is to use nutritional therapy and not just use nutritional therapy like painfully. But falling in love with that lifestyle that includes nutritional therapy.

It means not like suffering through it. It means it means you really genuinely look forward to eating good foods, uh, sitting down and enjoying chewing it and digesting it well, , paying attention to your thoughts and changing and being the master of your own brain. It means, , it means choosing foods that keep your blood sugar steady.

And, and enjoying it like this is all, the goal is if we wanna live a longer, healthier lifestyle and feel like we’re younger, like into our eighties, it means enjoying living the lifestyle with nutritional therapy, It means to use your brain power, to really learn, to love, to take care of your body and your future older, healthier, happier self.

Well, thank you. So it means you’re gonna enjoy hydration. You’re gonna love drinking water and like using real salt. It, it means you’re gonna be more curious about ingredients, not judgemental. Just curious about them, that falling in love with this lifestyle and trying to like, be able to make this switch to a future happier, healthier self.

It just, it doesn’t mean judgment, and like stress over what you’re eating. It means curiosity. You’re like, what is in this drink? What is in this bar? What is in this box? And, and start to be curious about, I wonder what that. I’m still doing this, like my, my super healthy, whatever, like skincare or, uh, or shampoo.

Sorry. That’s what it was. It has really good ingredients, but I had a, a sensitivity test done and turns out I’m sensitive to sodium benzoate and it has it in there to try to like kill mold or mildew that might grow.

So just awareness. I’m not saying that that’s bad for everyone, but it, it was bad for me and being curious about , okay, I got, I got a little bit more information about what I’m sensitive to, and then I’m curious about this. I’m not like this is the worst shampoo now.

I can’t ever recommend it. That’s not. I could still totally recommend it with awareness. Right? Like, and it does have some of this stuff in it. If you’re sensitive to it, you might not wanna use it. So like curious, like curiosity about ingredients and the things we put into and on our bodies

[00:10:50] Nikki: I also really like the idea of being curious as to how far and how much you can push your body. Like when you start to, when you start to include nutritional therapy in your life, it doesn’t become a question of. Oh, what can I do to, what can I do to not injure myself? It’s like, oh, I can’t do that anymore because I’m afraid of getting hurt.

I’m not saying you need to go jump out of airplanes or whatever, but I’m talking about playing with your kids at the park or, or joining a, joining a, an adult, um, soccer, indoor soccer league or something. It’s like when you start to get older. People start to limit their activities because they’re afraid of being injured because they can’t recover from an injury.

But when nutritional therapy is a part of your life, as you get older, like I’m speaking from experience, I’m like, Ooh, I wonder, I wonder how far I could push myself. I wonder how many heavy weights I can lift. I wonder it’s just, I become curious about, wow. I guess if I’m not getting older, well then what the heck am I capable of in my forties?

[00:11:52] Sydney: I love it. that reminds me of this lady. I kind of wish I could sit down and have a conversation with her. She was in my church congregation when I was pregnant with. My second. And she was so interesting. I like, I wish I could sit down and have a conversation with her because she did that.

I felt like she, she was in her forties and she loved to push herself. She just loved to see the limits of the human body and she would talk about it and, and she dressed so fun. I loved how she dressed and her hair. And , she was from California. I was in Utah at the time. And she, she came and she had all these.

Really fun, eccentric clothes. She gave me the cutest outfit when my daughter was born. Um, and, and she just loved life. Like she loved colors and textures and activity like she would just be like, I went and I just ran up a mountain because I wanted to see how far I could push myself. Like I wanted to see the point at which I’d be like, I’m dying.

I have to sit down. And like that she’s doing that in her forties and she’s happy and healthy. And seeing curious about what she can do to push herself is amazing. I, I absolutely love it. Another one is really like taking time to enjoy food. When you’re counseling clients, Nikki, or in your own life, or just in other people’s lives, how do you counsel them to really 

just be, uh, present with eating to help them to, you know, I’m trying to imagine, like, you know, the lady with 20 kids, what her mealtime might have looked like, or, you know what I mean? Like, what is it that, that we can tell listeners to try to start really enjoying, slowing down, um, getting into that, you know, parasympathetic mode, uh, for eating.

[00:13:34] Nikki: This might not be exactly the answer that you’re looking for, but I was just talking to a client this morning about, about building your body. Um, for those of you who have have a Christian background, Christians generally believe that our bodies are temples. And when you think about a temple, even in, I mean, I guess even in like think of a synagogue or think of like a Hindu temple, they we’re not, Christians are the only religions that have that have that.

That have that symbol of having our bodies be a temple. And so when you think of your body as a temple, and when you think of temples that you worship in or special places that you go to connect with God, and if our bodies are those things, then what are you going to do? To build it. what sort of time and construction and materials are you going to slow down and think about and enjoy building it?

And I think about white kids, we just, we, we bought the Grims fairy tales from Costco as like a box set and they just read the three little pigs and it’s. The first little pig was not relaxed and, and, and really being mindful and conscious about building his house of, I think in Grims fairy tales, it was, I can’t remember.

It’s a little bit different from, from the stories that I’m used to, but it was still, it was just a really hurried and rushed process. And in the end it served him not at all. and the second one took a little bit more time, but really, again, it was just the repeat of a repeat of the first pig. Like it really in the end didn’t serve him at all.

Although on the outside it seemed to be a little bit stronger. Right. So we can think about that with, with eating.

out at a restaurant or with convenience food, convenience foods in the end, it doesn’t serve you, but the third pig slowed down and relaxed and enjoyed the process, even though it was tedious at times, even though it took a lot more time to get the material. And even though his brothers were like, come out and play, you know, the mom with 20 kids, it’s like, she recognized that.

Slowing down, enjoying and relaxing and eating your food and using the right raw materials was the way to really build a temple and to really include nutritional therapy and to really simplify your life. When you, when you choose to eat real foods, everything actually gets a lot more simple, cuz there’s a lot less to choose from. 

[00:16:09] Sydney: Love it, that actually is a really, really good analogy. And, you know, go listen to our podcast on delayed gratification, or would you rather, if you wanna kind of have more, , ammo for this part of your life, and when you talked about building a temple, I was talking to my four year old the other day and my husband had the opportunity to actually help build a.

And during that process, he did it for a year before he, went off to college and serving a mission before he did that. So when he, when he was building the temple, it was a very meticulous process. Things really had to be. Appropriately suited for building a temple. Every surface had to be built out of really good materials and done with the finest, like degree of work.

And, my little daughter asked me, like, did God build the temples? And I said, well, he made man and woman, and he talks to us and he asked us to do this, to build him a house. And she said, how do I build a temple?

And I said, well, there’s a lot of different temples and you actually have the chance to build a temple. Every time you have a meal. Every time you take a bite, you are helping build the temple because that is your body. You’re building this temple. And in this temple is a place where God’s spirit can come and be that we can have a little bit of divinity come and be with us when, especially when we build a healthy body, that when we build a body that’s not tired all the time.

When we build a body, that’s not, distracted, can’t focus when you’re reading your scriptures or saying your prayers, , Because that is real, like who can actually make it through a whole chapter without getting super distracted. For sure that was me for sure. And, and so I, I love this idea of taking time to slow down, be curious about what we eat, be patient with it, be compassionate with ourselves, and be able to do this so that we can live a life that is longer and happier, which is absolutely absolutely possible.

[00:18:08] Nikki: So to wrap it up for us today, do you guys miss being young? If so, you don’t have to miss it. you can keep getting older, but not feel older. Yes. There are things that are out of our control and yes, there are some. Amazing things that come from getting older wisdom comes as you’re not able to use your body as much as you were when you were young, so that we don’t wanna give up, but we don’t want you guys to be debilitated and age before it’s too soon to age.

And we want you guys to be able to have more opportunities in your life to spend time with the people that you love and to, and to enjoy the things that you want to enjoy. Before you do get old, but I actually don’t plan on getting old until I actually don’t plan on getting old or feeling like I’m old.

so, so we’ve heard from a lot of you and we know that for many of you, energy is low and it’s hard to lose weight. And all of the other things that we were talking about today that come with aging, and many of you have shared that it’s also hard to. Focus and organize your day. So Sydney and I have been working on something for a while now, and we’re super excited about it.

And it’s going to help you to learn how to take all of the tools of nutritional therapy that we teach you about every week in our podcast and make them a reality in your life. And so it will be coming soon. So stay tuned. And if you want to be alerted as to when this is gonna be coming out, make sure and go to our website, coaching with Nikki and sidney.com and join our email list so that you can be updated on when this is going to be ready.

And we will see you guys next week.

[00:19:41] Nikki: If you want to permanently change your lifestyle to nourish your body in ways that create the foundation for wellness. A really great place to start is with our sugar. 

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[00:20:18] Nikki: The information on this podcast has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat. Or cure any disease. It is not intended to be a substitute for the advice, treatment and or diagnosis of a qualified, licensed professional. 

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