Without a doubt, we live in an extremely toxic environment! How else can you explain the fact that nearly 70% of our population is either overweight or obese, and that the primary causes of morbidity and mortality in the Western World are due to what are referred to as “lifestyle diseases”? Alzheimer’s, atherosclerosis, asthma, cancer, chronic liver disease, COPD, Type 2 Diabetes, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, chronic renal failure, osteoporosis, stroke, depression, obesity, and some forms of cancer; all can be partly or mostly attributed to how we live our lives. There is no question that our external environment can pose a significant health risk, however for most of us, it’s the internal environment that we create for ourselves through lifestyle choices: the foods we eat, the way we move, and how effectively we manage stress that ultimately determine the quality of our health and longevity. Although our medical system is unparalleled in the history of the world for its ability to deal with acute illness and emergency medical situations, it has proven woefully inadequate in its ability to deal with the chronic conditions that seem to plague the majority of us.
We feel that it is therefore up to each one of us to take personal responsibility for our own health by educating ourselves on both the long-term and short-term health risks associated with the lifestyle choices we consistently make. It’s important that we explore how we can address these issues in a more natural and holistic fashion, and not simply rely on prescriptions, over the counter medications, or major medical interventions as our sole recourse.
In an effort to bring you the latest research and insights from some of the top minds around the world in the areas of health, nutrition, training, stress resilience, and optimal performance, we created TribecaTrainer.com. We believe that through effective training, nutrition, and recovery methods, everyone has the opportunity to optimize his health, appearance, and performance to a greater degree than they may realize. We understand that it can be extremely challenging for someone who doesn’t have the time, background knowledge, or experience to attempt to sift through the tons of information provided by the multitude of resources available to us in our super-connected world. It is our desire to make some of the complicated issues much simpler, and to explore the background of some of the health and fitness advice that we currently take for granted which may no longer be relevant. We hope to become a valuable resource in helping you answer some of the tough questions on what you can do to optimize your everyday life. We are here to assist you in sorting out the relevant from the nonsense, and then provide you with integrative solutions that deliver results.
Allison & Frederick