Take Care of Your Future Self
Consider the massive benefit that effort now will bring in the future. “Do today what others won’t so you will be able to do tomorrow what others can’t”.
Some exercise and stretching today will enable you to move more freely in the future. It will keep your heart strong, not weak and floppy.
Feed your body high octane fuel rather than sluggish oily fuel which will gunk up your arteries. Feed your body what it was designed to eat, not stuff that has been altered so much that it is no longer real food.
I work as a registered nurse, in a hospital a few times a month. It pains me to see so many suffering from illnesses that could have been prevented with a different lifestyle, different food and activity choices. It is my intention to help stop some of this crap.
I have been eating a whole food diet as much as possible for 48 years and have learned a few thing about how to avoid the wrong things and incorporate the right things into my diet. Five and a half years ago I decided to make the change to a plant-based diet to further improve my health. I intend to use my experience to help as many people as I can, avoid the misery I’ve seen in the hospital.
What would it be like to be able to get off your diabetic medication or get to your ideal weight and stay there, or bring your cholesterol down to normal levels, or to get over the limitations of heart disease, or to be able to get off your blood pressure medication?
A lot of people are doing this. Just search through the Facebook plant based groups and read the testimonies and look at the before and after pictures.
It can be done and is being done by people just like you.
It is my goal to help as many people as possible to get healthy through lifestyle. I’ve taken care of so many people in the hospital suffering from chronic illnesses. I take care of them, fully aware and distressingly aware, that it was unnecessary for their health to deteriorate to this level.
About 5 years ago I adopted the plant based lifestyle. My cholesterol and triglycerides returned to a normal levels. My blood pressure is 132/72 and heart rate 60 at the moment. That’s usual for me. My weight is a healthy number and stable. I am 67 years old and take no medications other that vitamin B12 and D3. I have the energy to work out 40 minutes about 5 times weekly and do 20 minutes of yoga stretches afterwards. These results are not atypical. My health was not inherited.
If we can do it, you can do it. Get the help you need form internet research, YouTube videos, Facebook groups, books, or a professional lifestyle coach. Avail yourself of whatever resources necessary but make the transition to this whole food, plant based, lifestyle. You will be glad you did. It feels great!
Wild and Free!
It’s time for some free spring food, at least in my neck of the woods. There are green onions and dandelions available. Just be sure they haven’t been poisoned.
Dandelions are obvious to most people. Onions are safe if they look and smell like onions or garlic.
Cashew/Wild onion sauce
Cashews ½ cup
Wild onions, chopped, 1 cup
Garlic, 2 cloves
Salt, a pinch
Pepper to taste
Water to make it as thin as you want.