I just turned 65 and I can say that the subject of nutrition has been a passion of mine for many years.
At the age of 20, I remember reading a cookbook, (Sugar Blues) for health reasons. Who does that? Then, when I was around 35, I remember reading the Cancer Battle Plan, after watching the author give her testimony of being healed from terminal stomach cancer after she radically changed her diet. As I watched her on TV, I noticed how vibrant her skin was and it was hard to believe that she had escaped the very same cancer that had taken a close friend of mine a few years earlier. When I saw how healthy she looked, it got my attention. I read her book and started to do some of the things she did to reverse her cancer.
Over the years, I have noticed that our human bodies will only put up with so many years of abuse before they start to protest through various sicknesses or organ failures. This protest usually starts to happen around the age of 40. I am in my 60’s now and the following behaviors are what I do today to fight this good fight. I truly believe that my quality of life is more dependent on my good health choices than ever before.
When you ask most people if they eat healthy foods they will tell you they do. But if you are sick a lot, you most likely are not giving your body what it needs. Bad gas will not run a car for long and neither will a bad diet run your body for very long. When my children lived in my house we ate very little junk food and we experienced very little sickness. Then, when they became young adults and moved out, they started to eat their food according to convenience and taste. Soon, they noticed they were sick a lot and it didn’t take long before they returned to eating healthy foods once again. Continue reading “Anti-aging, Health and Happiness”