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824: Mark Bunn: Ancient Wisdom and Contemporary Calm

824: Mark Bunn: Ancient Wisdom and Contemporary Calm

Surely it should be simpler? That was the thought that possessed Mark after completing an honours degree in exercise physiology, a demanding course of studies deeply entrenched in western health science. As a professional AFL player, Mark's already-deep understanding of exercise and nutrition was rooted in high-performance health science - and he'd even brought Transcendental Meditation into the locker-room as a 19 year old sportsperson looking for something... better. But the years of training and study hadn't provided the holistic answers he was looking for. A volunteer trip to South East Asia for an aid organisation changed all that. Mark witnessed masses of the incredibly poor who were, unaccountably, happy. They didn't worry about good fats, bad fats, cholesterol levels or cross-fit programs. Their levels of health and happiness were off the charts compared to our sophisticated western society. So began Mark's research into Eastern medicine. After years of studying the world's hea