The Diagnosis and The Cure

Atherosclerosis.

That’s what the report said.

Calcified atherosclerosis.

Heading towards heart disease or stroke.

Lifestyle Affects Health

There’s no doubt that heredity is a factor. My mother’s side of the family is plagued by high blood pressure and high cholesterol. They’ve all taken the pills without question, though.

Not me.

I hate the pills. I can do it through diet and exercise.

That’s what I tell myself.

But I don’t.

I’ve been working at a desk for the past 15 or so years. My gut has become so large that it’s tough to tie my shoes. And I’ve a litany of ailments I won’t bore you with.

That Changes Today

I don’t know the answers. I don’t know whether or not to take the statin drugs. I don’t know which diet is best. I don’t know any of that.

I’m hoping you can help.

I’m hoping we can figure it out together.

60-something is too young to quit. 80 is too young too quit. 100 is too young to quit. It’s always too soon to stop trying.

I may take the pills, but I’m not going to depend on the pills.

Today, I’m going to stick with a raw, vegetarian diet. No processed foods. I may add in a smoothie or two with protein powder.

And I’m going to take at least a 10-minute walk.

That’s a start.

How About You?

Do you have your own health wakeup story to share?

Have you been on a journey to get healthy, or do you want to get on one?

Let’s do it!

Together.

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