When I was in university, one of my fourth year profs came up to me after a presentation I gave, and said:
“You know, you really have a knack for this!”
I, never having had anyone give me any praise for doing well in an academic environment, assumed she meant it was the material I was presenting that I had a knack for, which was all about the importance of a healthy omega-3 to omega-6 essential fatty acid (EFAs) ratio for solid cell function.
But it wasn’t this, and believe it or not, it took me 20+ years to realize, it wasn’t teaching about EFAs that was my superpower, it was teaching complicated science stuff and not dumbing it down.
And here we are twenty three years later (gulp!).
(BTW, me thinking it was fatty acid science led me to move to Australia to study omega-3 fats, only to not study it, and then get thrown back into human performance and optimal human function science. In case you’re interested, my master of science dissertation is linked on my about page, buried within my credentials. It was also during this time that I came across the mind-body neuroplasticity work of Dr. Moshé Feldenkrais, that completely shifted my personal and professional trajectories … all this to say … in hindsight, there are zero mistakes!)
Today’s video is not only an overview of why we must learn NON-DUMBED DOWN science when it comes to our health and nervous system, but I will guide you through some vignettes to prove this thesis.