We tend to get mesmerized by technology these days ~ and for good reason. Technology has brought us some pretty cool things like the internet and iPhone, space exploration and solar power and, in the healthcare field, such things as MRI’s and organ replacement. But I find myself wondering whether our shortsightedness as human beings will be overcome by technological advances. In other words, will technology save us from ourselves?
Health is not complicated. Ask yourself, would you rather live the longest life possible regardless of your condition or a life of high quality regardless of age. This is a very important question because it will absolutely determine how you live your life.
I ask this question about quality of life of all my patients, and no one has ever answered, “I want to live the longest life regardless of quality.” No one. Admittedly, a wider survey could be done so I’ll start with you. What’s your preference ~ longevity at all costs or quality regardless of age?
If you choose the latter then you’d better take a good hard look in the mirror because your life has to change. In order to ensure a higher quality of life you’ve got to adhere to a few rules because if you don’t follow the rules, you’ll lose. And I, for one, don’t want to see you lose.
Rule One is that your body can’t sustain itself without the proper food. If you are eating today’s diet of fast food and processed sweeteners ~ even moderately ~ you are undermining your health. And I’d be delighted to prove it.
There is a difference between theory and practice. Theory is debatable. Practice is there for all to see. And as a clinician I can tell you that results are all that counts.
A patient of mine, call him Rodney, came to me as a diabetic in his late fifties. His health was deteriorating rapidly and it struck him like a bolt of lightening that he wanted to spend some quality time with his grandchildren. But he was taking eleven prescription drugs including insulin, blood pressure, cholesterol, diuretics ~ the usual cocktail of doom according to today’s western medical standard of care. In addition, he was on oxygen ~ some forty tanks were stored in his basement.
Rodney had lost most of the quality of his life. He no longer hunted or fished. He could barely work despite having spent most of his life as a mason who was used to working all of his employees under the table.
I asked Rodney the question: longevity and/or quality of life. He said although he wanted more time, time without quality wouldn’t allow him to enjoy his grandchildren. “No, quality would be first and quantity second,” he said.
Then he said the one thing that I love to hear and know is the precursor to a successful nutritional healing program. “And I’ll do whatever it takes!”
I evaluated him using the Nutrition Response Testing technology and designed a personalized nutritional healing program. This included dietary changes ~ no grains, no fruit, no sugar. Any other program will fail when it comes to a diabetic. If you are a type-two diabetic and want to remain one then by all means follow the advice of the hospital nutritionists and the American Diabetic Association…
If, on the other hand, you’d prefer to take full responsibility for your condition, then buckle up and take control. That’s precisely what Rodney did and within seven months he was back to work and hunting with his buddies. And as for all the oxygen tanks in his basement ~ the oxygen supplier removed every one because Rodney no longer required them.
Rodney changed his life by taking responsibility for his actions and not relying blindly on the technology of man. All the technology you need is within your body. Just follow the rules. Remember, if you want to accomplish what others don’t, you’ve got to do what others won’t. And in your endeavor to get and stay healthy, I stand willing and ready to help.