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What we learned this week from Dr Stephan Esser during our Wisdom Walk

This week we enjoyed watching

NHA Podcast - Hosted by Dr Frank Sabatino

Wisdom Walks are facilitated by Sia Hurst

Dr. Frank Sabatino delivers an engaging conversation for the Health Science Podcast. In this episode, he invites Dr. Stephan Esser, an esteemed orthopedic physician specializing in rehabilitation and sports medicine, to share his insights about the overall benefits of a plant-exclusive lifestyle.

We are grateful to the NHA for allowing us to use their podcasts exclusively for all of our Wisdom Walks.

Dr. Esser shares his experiences and perspectives on the benefits of a plant-exclusive lifestyle and the profound influence of his grandfather, Dr. William Esser, in shaping his journey. Reflecting on his upbringing on his grandfather’s mango farm, Dr. Esser acknowledges the lasting impact of the hygienic health principles he was exposed to. He emphasizes his grandfather’s authenticity and dedication to serving others, which greatly inspired his own career path.

Dr. Esser highlights the importance of balancing tradition and modern science in his medical education. While he acknowledges the influence of traditional training, he advocates for lifestyle interventions and natural approaches to preventive medicine. His passion for healthy living extends beyond the classroom, as he establishes platforms to educate and inspire others to adopt healthier habits.


As we were walking and learning together yesterday during our Wisdom Walk, I managed to take a few notes and I would like to share a few of the ideas which impacted me in some way. I am not quoting anyone, I am paraphrasing what I heard during the interview - filtered by my own mitote of ideas and thoughts, not to mention sometimes it is not easy to walk, listen, learn and take notes all at the same time! This is what I remember hearing and what I felt to be important to my reality.

When sharing about his upbringing on a Mango farm he spoke with great admiration about his grandfather and how it was he who had inspired Dr Stephan Esser to become a doctor. However, as he shared more about his story he revealed that it was actually his great grand-father who had moved the family from the 'dirty' city to the 'clean' countryside, the first in a line of Esser men who would continue to explore and identify the benefits of living in and with nature. This is what really impacted me about his story, he said (again paraphrasing here)

What we choose to do today will indeed impact our world for generations to come

Had his great grandfather not realized that natural living was a healthier choice for his family and not left the city for the countryside, there would be no mango farm, there would be no grandfather who was a naturopathic doctor, there would be no little Stephan to observe, learn and grow into the force we all currently know him to be. It bears repeating (get it? repeating, like through the generations!??!)

What we choose to do today will indeed impact our world for generations to come


I took pages of notes and Dr Esser shared an amazingly powerful forty minutes of joy, hope, knowledge and ways to get connected. I have shared just a few ideas which seem to have remained with me - in a good way! Please watch this great podcast from the NHA hosted by Dr Frank Sabatino when you have a chance, thank you.

  • Do not put yourself on a shelf; pain and dis-ease is not normal

  • Give yourself the gift of health - rediscover the wonder of being alive

  • Dis-ease in the body is its way of screaming for help - listen to your body

  • Begin where you are and move forward from there - step by step

  • Focus on which component of your life you are willing to changing

  • Focus on stress management to avoid hypercortisolemia

  • Nutrients are information on a cellular level

  • Micronutrient focused PB eating provides all our cellular functional needs

  • Stay away from the extremes - focus on balance and calm

  • Movement is a crucial component of optimal health

  • Quality sleep is required for the body to repair, heal and rebuild properly

  • Keep your mind/body connection engaged and in balance


Thank you Dr Esser and Dr Sabatino for a wonderful interview together, for getting us moving whilst learning and for the joy and knowledge you both continue to share with us all - you have our gratitude.


Each week, on Wednesday, we will meet on zoom as a community for our Wisdom Walk together. This FREE weekly event is open to all 6D Living Members and there is absolutely no obligation to attend each week. We will connect for each meeting via zoom and Sia will share the audio of the podcast with everyone via her computer. We will be able to see one another in the zoom room and chat in the zoom chat.

You are not required to walk! We only ask that you be moving whilst listening to an edifying podcast, for how long and in which way you choose to move is completely up to you. After the podcast, stay connected for a brief discussion about what we just learned together.

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