Written and shared by Lifebook Member and health and nutrition expert, Jason Moore
GUT INTELLIGENCE
You know those “gut feelings” you get (the ones you ignore most of the time)? And those “pits in your stomach” you get when you’re under stress (the ones you let stop you most of the time)? Yeah, me too. You may not realize it, but you actually have a second brain in your gut (also known as the enteric nervous system) which actually has a lot more to do with your feelings, performance, and experience in life than the brain located within the six inches between your ears does. The enteric nervous system, which is sometimes considered part of the autonomic nervous system and sometimes considered totally independent, also governs the function of the gastrointestinal system (your digestion and elimination). Here's why that's important... Digestion and elimination problems are at the root cause of all symptoms of all disease.

Have you ever read a health and fitness book that absolutely changed your life, and revolutionized how you relate to your body? Well, get ready! This article is full of books that will positively impact your health and fitness for years to come. Here are a few of our all-time favorite reads in the areas of health, wellness, fitness and body awareness. We hope you enjoy. (And please do share your own personal favorite health and fitness books with us in the comments!)

Written by Lifebook Member Dr. Joel Wade, Ph.D. One step in building a better quality of life is dealing with what gets in the way for us. Envy can be a huge barrier to success, and mastering this particular emotion can open doors that we’ve padlocked...

You have all the potential to create your dream life and manifest everything you’ve always wanted. But the first (and perhaps most vital) step for manifesting the life of your dreams is to believe in yourself and your power with every cell in your body. The art of manifesting is all about learning to believe something before it can be seen or proven. It’s about knowing that what you want is already out there, and it wants you too… and that you have the power to bring it into your life. Affirmations are like your wish list to the universe, experienced in real-time. They help reprogram and realign your subconscious mind with what you truly want to create.

By: Jessi Kohlhagen Wanna know some simple little habits that have absolutely changed my life this year? There are 11 of them, and I recently realized that since implementing these habits, my life has blossomed in ways I honestly couldn’t have even dreamed of just one year ago. I feel more alive, more powerful, more clear and at peace with my life than ever before -- and I know beyond a shadow of a doubt what has created this newfound sense of empowerment and abundance … and it all comes down to my daily habits. You may notice that just about every one of these habits centers around the theme of self-care. Well, that's because I believe that self-care is sacred. It's a spiritual act that protects and regenerates our precious power. And it's usually the first thing that falls by the wayside when life gets busy or tough (which is precisely when we need it the most). So these are the small daily actions that truly feed my soul. They make my personal field of energy and way of being SO BIG, SO TRUE and SO POWERFUL that no external circumstance (no matter how overwhelming or threatening it may seem) can throw me off balance (not without my permission anyway). THESE ARE MY KEYS TO ABUNDANT LIVING, PASSIONATE CREATIVITY, AND DAILY FULFILLMENT.

Here are 11 habits that have completely changed my life this year:

It’s that time of year where millions of people are caught up in the same old goal setting frenzy... They’re hoping to get their careers on track… They’re hoping to finally lose that weight… They’re hoping to get that raise or promotion… Yet in a few short months from now, most of them will be no better off than when they started (one study even suggests that 80% of ALL New Year resolutions fail by February). In this quick 2-minute video, I explain why almost all New Years resolutions are destined to fail, and offer a powerful alternative. Watch the video below, and find out how you can take your most important goals to the next level by creating a clear and compelling vision for your entire life.