“The United States spends more on healthcare than any other country in the world, yet has higher rates of infant mortality, diabetes and other illnesses than many other developed countries.” (visualeconomics)
Isn’t it funny where life leads us? I love that part. There is nothing stagnant about it. Even during the times I’m not sure if I’m headed anywhere, bingo, something arrives and brings new adventures. Cancer was certainly one of those somethings but since then and because of cancer, so many new experiences tug me into some discomfort but also some excitement.
I found Juice Plus+ after five years of focusing on my diet and working to discover how to create health and wellness so as to never return to cancer. What a great place to have come to. I know how important diet is to health. I always did but being of the invincible ages, I chose to ignore much of it because it was too much fun to eat any way I wanted. I never had to worry about weight until my 50s. So the whole idea of really focusing on a strict diet didn’t seem all that critical. Then came cancer and voila, I got it! Could I have avoided cancer with diet? Possibly, but I’ll never know that. What I do know is that diet makes a difference as does exercise which I avoided because I was lean and didn’t need it for weight loss. But there is also the emotional or attitudinal element which I taught to my students but ignored for myself because I mistakenly believed I had it “all together” – Ha! Then there is the spiritual piece too. So as I said, I don’t know that diet alone would have saved me from cancer. What I do know now is that diet makes a huge difference in my physical and emotional health. I am healthy now!
Back to my purpose. I now care enough about my health, my nutrition, and my lifestyle that I have decided to learn even more about nutrition by becoming a certified L.E.A.N. instructor through the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute. I’m in the 4th week and learning about many aspects of nutrition. By the end of March I’ll be certified in three areas and able to teach this. Between this and Juice Plus+ I am truly excited about the future for myself and for others. Health is a blessing and we are the managers.