I’m a hopeless student of life, and a health and wellness enthusiast. I share what I know about wellness and holistic health, in hopes that it may help others lead a happier life.
I believe that if people are better educated about their bodies and the importance of not only diet and nutrition, but of emotional and spiritual health, they will be more inclined to pay attention to what they allow into their minds, do and eat, and supplement their diets where necessary.
My interest in nutrition was from a desire to prevent disease as I began to notice an increase in chronic and critical illnesses in our society, and in my family.
For years I would read anything I saw regarding nutrition, especially as it related to prevention. I did not intend to be dependent on prescription drugs as I got older, ultimately having to choose between good nutrition and drugs. I am simply not willing to become a statistic as so many of us ‘baby boomers’ are on prescription drugs.
But I also noticed a correlation of personality types and negative approaches to life were accompanied very often with some of the most common occurrences of chronic illness. I began to see a clear link between emotional health and wellness, and my own ‘cup half full’ feeling that I believe has a part to play in the fact that I am almost never ill.
With only one case of the flu in 30 years, and a total of 3 times in the last 10 years that I’ve even had a cold, I do my best to look after my state of mind and protect it.
My interest in nutrition particularly became a passion, even an obsession, when my mother was stricken with pancreatic cancer in 2007 and was gone in just a few months after her diagnosis. Then in 2015 I lost my father to Parkinson’s disease, a horrible death making cancer look like a common cold. He suffered so much.
With so much cancer, disease and chronic illness in my family, and our population in general, my interest has been driven by the will not to endure the same fate.
I truly believe that all chronic disease is preventable through both diet and nutritional supplements, and believe that most chronic illness is due to our diet and our toxic environment. Toxins are so much more prevalent in our industrialized world than just 40 years ago.
I know that watching what I eat, along with supplementation, and an awareness of my emotional health, makes a difference in my own life and well being.
And I know that quality food and supplementation has helped me to stay ahead of the pack with my own aging (almost 60 now, I’m not doing too badly and am still not on a single prescription drug, even very rarely take anything like Advil for a headache that is most often only due to not drinking enough water or not eating until too late 🙂
I only hope that if I pass along what I have learned and experienced that it may just help someone else prevent or even reverse chronic disease in their life.
To your health!