As far as I can see, being healthy is the most important aspect of living besides our loved ones. Sure, we all have goals we wish to attain, but they change as we age. What’s important for a twenty year old is likely not essential to the senior citizen.
‘The evidence shows the standard diet overflowing with processed and refined foods causes ailments, conditions and disease cutting lives short, while eating plant based whole food results in healthy weight loss, improved health and life extension’
What becomes important, especially if one is in his decline is good health. How I have arrived at this assumption is through my own experience with eating plant based whole food. Yes, we are what we eat. I don’t want to be a greasy pizza, I’d rather turn into a shiny apple. No doctor I had ever told me how to eat healthy. They likely had little to no training in nutrition .
‘Why would anyone ever desire retiring because of ill health living his last twenty years sick in pain frequenting the hospital emergency room operation after operation? Let’s take steps now preventing this from happening in the first place’
I have suffered from generalized aches and pains all over my body and didn’t have the slightest clue why. This went on for years. I also suffered from gout. Now, I know all the reasons why. The gout was mainly caused by alcohol.
The general inflammation was caused by refined oils high in Omega 6. Knowing these facts does not make it easy to quit eating and drinking what one knows is not good for him because unhealthful food and drink is always addictive in nature. In other words, no one overeats salads. He stops when full.
What healed my body…
- Reducing alcohol
- No refined and processed food
- No dairy and eggs
- No meat
- No soy products (especially soy sauce and fake meats and cheeses,) peanuts and too many cashews
- No grains except for rice
- No sugar and high fructose corn syrup
- I eat plant based whole food like bananas, apples, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, butter lettuce salads with added power greens, steamed broccoli, beans, potatoes, rice, nuts, seeds, onions
- I drink a green smoothie
- Eliminated junk and snack foods like chips, crackers, cookies, etc.
I still love potato chips, but refined oils that cause me inflammation is in each bag in abundance. I used to love Jack and Coke, but it didn’t love me back. My drinking days are over and the health food party has become my lifestyle.
‘Diet-related diseases are the primary contributor to morbidity and mortality. The risk for these diseases can be reduced with a whole-food plant-based (WFPB) diet, but most people are never counseled on this dietary pattern ’.
I have learned what I can eat and what I can’t. It’s been a long journey in experimentation, but that’s what life is anyway. We live and learn and unfortunately pain is our best teacher. For example, if life was just one long happy party, who would change that?
‘When young we take good health and feeling good for granted’
Source- 1 & 2 K;, Lessem A;Gould SM;Evans J;Dunemn. “A Whole-Food Plant-Based Experiential Education Program for Health Care Providers Results in Personal and Professional Changes.” Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, U.S. National Library of Medicine, pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31577667/.
Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.