人は食べたものでできている|What English are you eating?

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Hey hey there! It’s Doctor Chris. We’re going to talk about…The body parts. Organs. Digestive, organs. So you probably ate something today. Or if not, yesterday. And if not, sometime in your life you’ve eaten. So, I’d like you to know how to name the organs, and how to explain what they are: The ones in charge of digestion. Alright, um. Please understand that these are only the basic organs that have these functions, not all the details.So, um, it’s not necessary for you to know all of them and every single small function. But I’ll get to those sooner or later. Okay, the first is い, which is the stomach, as you know. So, the stomach, (Remember these sentences please) the stomach is a sack like organ that breaks down food. And, it can be dangerous to drink alcohol on an empty stomach. I’m sure many of you know that. Next is, small intestine.  Small intestine absorbs many types of nutrients. Um, my sentence is: I think intestines are popular in Japan. To eat that is. Kidneys. Kidneys are two bean shaped organs that filter out waste. And they carry water. Some people donate their kidneys to family members. Large intestine. ちょう Large intestine. It’s a wide organ that absorbs water from food. Now, large intestines are called ホルモン in Japanese. I don’t why it’s hormone, is there hormones? I have no idea. But, I cannot yet stomach eating intestines. Foreigners will understand why that’s funny. Maybe you won’t, but you will one day. Buh, bye. 


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This latest video was about the digestive organs, and because I previously wrote a blog specifically for doctors, I thought it would be good to address the common English learner.

We have a an old expression in English that says, “You are what you eat.” 

Promoting a healthy eating lifestyle.

The Ancient Greek Physician Hippocrates , who is traditionally regarded as the father of medicine is to have said “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

I have personal experience of significant positive changes on my body when I eat particular organic foods that my body accepts. 

But I am not here to debate food over medicine, I am proposing that you ask yourself, “What’s your English diet look like?”   

No.

Let me take it a step further…

What is your life diet like?

Not only do we become what we eat physiologically, but also mentally. 

You probably know this in a way already. 

But our biggest issues occur because we don’t change our ‘lifestyle diet’. 

I am coining the term “Lifestyle diet”. 

With English, how is your daily intake?

Do you only encounter it once a week in a lesson?

Imagine if you ate healthily for only one part of one day of the week.

Would you expect your health to significantly change?

Now, I’m not saying you have to study English all day everyday.

That’s overeating. 

But I think it’s fair to say that eating at least one healthy meal in the day will make significant changes in your physical or English health.

Significant meaning: visible 

It has been said that all our the cells in our body are replaced every few months, thus forming our entire body on the foundation of what we’ve been eating during that time.

And since I believe that the same principles apply to your body as well as the mind, you should become an entirely different person if you replaced one daily activity you do in Japanese with an English version.

Keyword: Activity

WATCH, READ or LISTEN to something actively.

Taking notes. Making flashcards. Or just reviewing the notes will completely change who you are in a few months. 

  • Watch a show or movie with subtitles, and take notes on your mobile device at interesting things you see. 
  • Read a book and look up the words you don’t know and keep a note of them.
  • Listen to a podcast and, if your listening is good enough, write down the new words you hear and look them up.

Doing this with things you enjoy is the best, because you’ll feel meaning in the activity.

This is just one secret to becoming a fluent English speaker. 

You are what you eat.

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