With the rising debate over affordable health care for all Americans, many are searching for ways to maintain their health and avoid illness as an alternative. I was one of those people searching for ways to take more control of my health. I starting looking for ways that were more preventative and not waiting for illness to strike.
I started this prevention quest in my early thirties, but not I am in my early fifties. I see the value of maintaining my health and to not become a statistic. I was fortunate to have a great health care plan with my employer, but that was some time ago. I am now among the millions of Americans whose company down-sized and I was left trying to figure out how I was going to make the high Cobra payments after my benefits were terminated. Fortunately I started doing research and looking into alternative ways to maintain my health and stay disease free. That was almost 20 years ago and I can truly say that I am free of any illness because of the lifestyle changes I made.
There have been amazing studies done by the Harvard Medical School on the benefits of adding just one of these, resveratrol to your diet. There is plenty of medical research to back up this information. These studies indicate that resveratrol reduces the risk of heart disease, breast cancer, and other age related illnesses. It may also prolong life. Some of these findings were even published in the Wall Street Journal, October 30, 2006, New York Times, October 31, 2006 and CNN.com November 1, 2006.
I have found strategies that have helped me maintain a healthy disease free life. Even though I should be having pre-menopausal systems, I have not had a hot flash to date. I would Like to share these strategies with you. For me addingto my life has really helped me take control of my health. While taking should not be a replacement for traditional medicines, I feel empowered that I can assist my doctor by keeping my body as healthy at I can. For me supplements have indeed enhanced my overall quality of life.
- Get moving, exercise, walk and start slow in the beginning. Your body will love you for it.
- Eliminate white flour, sugar, carbonated soda and eat more veggies and fruit also buy organic
- Cut down on portion’s, I eliminated red meat, pork, turkey, chicken ( that was really hard to do)
- Being a vegan or vegetarian is hard for a lot of people. I cut out one meat at a time, this took years.
- Eliminating Stress ( a biggie)
- Adding supplements such as resveratrol, flax oil, omega 3, a quality multi-vitamin, D3 not D2, and calcium with magnesium, vitamin C and zinc, have truly made a difference for me.
- Staying connected with family, friends and finding your true passion, a purpose in life can make a big difference.
- Volunteer your talents and your time would and help those that are less fortunate than you.
- Showing gratitude for everything you have right now.
Of course as with everything in life you should always consult your doctor before attempting any exercise program or adding nutritional supplements to your diet.