The past few months I have been trying to be a much healthier person. Do you think it is rather late in life? I should have started that when I was 20.
Oh well, better late than never.
After having numerous digestive problems, colon cancer, gallstones, diverticulosis, suspected celiac, I told myself.... those things are not going to correct themselves. DUH...
So,I took the bull by the horns.
I am in the process of wrestling that sucker to the ground.
I would like to take you along on my journey to being healthier.
To begin with I ordered the book by Dr. Michael Greger titled "How Not To Die". I have to admit that the title intriqued me. I surely wanted to know how NOT to die. That book has become my 'bible' of healthy living that I refer to often. In these blog posts, I will paraphrase him often. I love his take on life and living.
here are some info from:
How Not to Die From Heart Disease
We all know about cholesterol, the fatty deposits that build up in the linings of the blood vessels. I have had high cholesterol for years, take medicine for it to keep it under control but I had never thought that perhaps I could do more to control it myself. So, that's one of the areas I am working on.
image from wikipedia
As cultures evolve, so do our eating habits. We eat so badly!! Lord help us all.
People in countries that have diets based on plant-derived foods seldom have heart attacks. Imagine that!!
And, teeth in people who lived before the toothbrush, they had no cavities. They had no sugar. The reason people get cavities now is that they'd rather eat sugar and then go to the dentist and sit in that chair with the dentist drilling away, than do without the sweets.
Just as we can avoid sugary foods that rot our teeth, we can also avoid trans fat, saturated fat and cholesterol-laden foods that clog up our arteries.
Are you game?