Your health should be your #1 priority....just talk with someone that doesn't have their health. I've been fortunate enough to work in a local medical practice for over 30 years. As you can imagine, I have come to know our patients very well--including all their health issues, diet and lifestyles, etc. Because our practice is an Internal Medicine practice, we treat people from 18 years old to 100 years old--and what a variety of people we have!
In that mix of people, we have some patients that are very sick, some that are plagued with chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, heart disease, etc., and some patients that are in good health.
My goal is: get as many patients as I can into the category of GOOD HEALTH! How can I accomplish that? The only way is through your DIET!
So, my definition of a healthy person is someone that has normal blood pressure, normal cholesterol levels, normal blood sugar--all normal blood work--no aches, pains, or other complaints, WITHOUT THE USE OF MEDICATION--that means all your levels are normal without taking pills--blood pressure pills, cholesterol lowering pills, or any other medication.
Now the good news is, most everyone can take back CONTROL OF THEIR HEALTH, get off medications, get rid of aches and pains--ALL WITH FOOD! This means everyone has access to good health.
Unfortunately, so many people just do not take their "diet" seriously until something "scary" happens--i.e., they suddenly have a heart issue, (very scary--and let me say age doesn't matter), they've been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or some other chronic disease. Once something like this happens, then people are willing to make changes in their diet.
However, I would like to change that way of thinking--let's PREVENT the scary event from happening in the first place--it's so much easier to prevent the car from rolling over the cliff than it is to fix the car after it has crashed! So many people go through unnecessary suffering from ill health when it is absolutely preventable.
Science has repeatedly shown us the health benefits of a whole food plant based diet. I have had the pleasure of working with so many people of all ages change their diet, regain their health and LOSE WEIGHT all with FOOD! Feeding our body with nutritionally dense foods--vegetables, fruits, whole grains and legumes--give our immune system ammunition to keep us running strong without chronic diseases. When we flood our body with all kinds of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and FIBER, we are able to PREVENT disease from starting.
After all, it really isn't about how long our life will be, it's really about how our QUALITY of life is. Of course I want to live a long life, BUT, my ultimate goal is to be extremely HEALTHY well into my 90's and hopefully 100's. I want to be that person that is still doing yoga, running around with my grandchildren and great-grandchildren without having to take any medications, and, I want to be pain-free!!
Therefore, today, tomorrow and everyday I will make sure I make regular deposits into my NUTRITIONAL BANK ACCOUNT.....and I would like to bring along as many people as I can find to do this with me.
If you are ready and would like to join me but need some help, please drop me a line....I would love the company!!