2. My menu. First, you must know that cardiovascular disease is caused by animal protein
which includes fish, dairy and red meat. For years it was believed that the only way to defeat
this was by becoming a vegetarian. Then after 20 years of scientific research by Dr. Caldwell
Esselstyn at the Cleveland Clinic, and knowing people would rather die than give up the foods
that cause heart disease, science proved that arginine could do a better job than vegetarianism
(only 3% of the population has achieved a vegetarian life-style).
My diet is composed of various animal proteins in small amounts (not every day), carbohydrates
(mostly complex which cuts out sugar and breads from white flour), all fruits and vegetables as
often as possible. (No fruit juices. I mix vegetables of all colors.)
NOTE: Many people believe in organic foods and no GMO foods. The science is not there
that these items can affect your health or longevity. If you can afford it, go the organic route. I mix
it up, but please know that when you go out to eat you are not getting organic or wild fish (possibly
some wild because of varieties non-farmed) and you’re certainly being served GMO foods.
(We are planning to do a clinical study on both of these issues, heart failure and atherosclerosis,
sometime in the next 12 months.)
I also take a powdered nutrient rich protein powder, but not every day. You can buy it
everywhere. (Mix it with fruits mostly berries, frozen is good) I take a powder made by MBI
Nutraceuticals, called “Bio-Pro” based in Lindon, UT (800-321-3740). The owner is a Biochemist
and knows his stuff. It has about 35 vitamins and minerals plus soy protein.
I have cut way back on dairy because of calcified plaque buildup in my heart. That’s what
killed my brother. I do not drink milk and have cut way back on cheese, however, I love sauces
made with cream having been in the restaurant business for over 10 years. I am also cognizant of
my weight and work on keeping my BMI under 30. Calcified plaque can be reduced with vitamin
k2 and vitamin D3, both of which are in our arginine products.
3. Supplements – This is a complicated subject. I constantly research these so-called solutions to
health conditions. The most difficult part is knowing what we really need and trusting the supplier
to give us high quality ingredients (since becoming a manufacture 2 years ago, I have learned
a lot about quality, almost all companies refrain from telling you exactly what the purity is,
they say high quality, which means nothing).
The supplement industry cannot produce what nature does. If you are getting a balanced
diet, you do not need many nutraceuticals. Don’t get lazy and think the health solution is in a pill.
The most prevalent disease is cardiovascular disease and our 3 products
can be an answer to that. I will tell you about each of these nutraceuticals
in the next email.
4. Mind Exercise – Avoid Dementia – This is a most important subject if you want to age
youthfully. There are lots of pills and regiments. Most do not work according to the experts. Dr.
Sanjay Gupta, M.D. says the best thing is a good pillow and exercise. He has a new book out
about the brain and dementia. “Keep Sharp” build a better brain at any age.
I have learned 2 other languages in my life, French and Spanish. French when I was 21 and
Spanish when I was 50. My French is really rusty, and I have reengaged to learn it with Rosetta
Stone. Apparently learning a language is the best exercise for the brain and especially curbing
dementia. Cross word puzzles are also good, however, I like language better.
5. Adequate Sleep. You need to get at least 8 hours of sleep every night. And most importantly 5
hours’ worth without interruption. Reduce your liquid intake in the evening.
I am happy to complete the rest of my story here with you. I hope I have not offended anyone.
There are so many charlatans and know it all’s. My answers are not everybody’s answers. However,
these have worked for me. The book “Lifespan” by the scientist/researcher David Sinclair, PhD, was
really eye opening.
I hope these ideas can be of help to you, in your health and longevity journey. I will explain in
a subsequent email the reason for every one of these nutraceuticals, diet, exercise and health
concepts and how they play into longevity and health.
If you can live longer, it has to be in good health. To have good health takes time, money,
discipline, and a commitment. There are probably many other supplements that are worth taking,
but money, time and need must be there. Many people take too many pharmaceuticals and are sick
because of them. They certainly have their place.
There is nothing better than being informed on facts and science.
Best to You in Health