Ok, once you read this you’ll probably agree the advice isn’t all that surprising – but to many people it will be. Dr. Mercola had an article in his newsletter this morning entitled, “Diet, Doctor and Drug-Avoidance Can Help You Live Longer.” It’s a very interesting read and of course, caught my attention immediately because it’s a philosophy I’m on board with.
Don’t get me wrong, if I need to see a doctor, I have no problem doing so. I will admit that I don’t do it very often. Thankfully, I haven’t had to and I intend to keep it that way. As far as diet goes, if you read this blog very often, you know I feel nutrition is the #1 most important factor in overall good health. And you would also know how I feel about taking pharmaceutical drugs. (The statistics he shares in the article are eye-opening).
Most people my age are on at least one or two drugs. That’s the typical progression. I’m pleased and grateful to be able to say I am not on any and intend to keep it that way. This 104-year-old Florida resident, who is the primary care-taker for her 87-year old daughter who is stricken with Alzheimer’s is a breath of fresh air and a great encouragement to me. It IS possible to live a long, active, healthy life. And she is living proof. I hope it encourages you to keep doing whatever you can to take responsibility for your own health as much as it has inspired me.
If you are convinced that it is truly vital to put healthy living principles into practice, are you doing it?