Aging is not inevitable.
There are many things you can do to improve your odds of enjoying a long healthy life.
How can I be sure of this Asks Martin Polanco?
- Because the longest living people on Earth all live more or less the same way. They don’t take pills or drink potions; they eat natural foods, they get plenty of exercise and they live in harmony with their environment. I’m not saying that you can live to be 100 by doing nothing more than taking a brisk walk each morning and eating your five servings of fruits and vegetables each day; there are some very powerful forces working against you – natural forces like pollution, chemicals, genetic predispositions, the food industry’s drive to make money at any cost (including convincing you that vegetables grown with pesticides are okay) etc.
- To help us understand what we can do right now to improve our odds of enjoying good health as we age, Dr. Michael Greger has just released his newest DVD/video which is available for free viewing or download on this website. It’s called How Not to Die, based on his book of the same name.
- The book and video give a very detailed look into the top causes of death in America, what you can do about them, and how that will help you live longer. For example, did you know that if every American followed just three simple rules – not smoking, exercising at least 30 minutes per day and eating 10 servings of fruits and veggies each day (yes, he says ten) our life expectancy would increase by eight years? I didn’t but it’s true.
- He also presents some interesting statistics on the topic of cholesterol; for example did you know that people who consume at least one egg per week have more heart disease than those who eat less than one egg per month? And if your cholesterol is 150 mg/dl or lower you have a better than 50 percent chance of living to be 100.
- Dr. Greger has done his homework and it’s easy to understand and follow; he dispels some common nutrition myths such as the idea that we should avoid salt at all costs because sodium is bad for us (sodium is just one of many ingredients in salt) and he counters claims by so-called experts who say that high cholesterol is bad for our health with facts provided by noted doctors such as Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. John McDougall among others. I’m sure you’ll enjoy this hour and a half presentation which takes about the same amount of time to watch as it would take you to eat a meal in a fast food restaurant.
- If you’re concerned about your health but have trouble following a vegan diet, Dr. Greger’s book How Not to Die has lots of practical advice including lists of foods to include and to avoid if you want to live longer and be healthier. There are specific instructions on how to add more vegetables, fruits, whole grains and legumes to your diet, where to find them and how much to eat every day – all without eating animal products or added oils. He shows that it is possible for someone who enjoys comfort foods like lasagna or a burger with fries (yes, he even tells us how we can make our own plant-based version) not only maintain good health but also lose weight and reverse the progression of disease.
- Martin Polanco says, the proof is in the pudding, or rather in our own kitchens. The recipes alone are worth the price of admission and if you want to learn more about what you can do right now to live a longer healthier life while making your palate happy at the same time this video/DVD is a must see! For a limited time it’s available for free viewing on. The book How Not to Die by Michael Greger M.D. with Gene Stone contains even more details and facts from his movie along with many additional helpful tips to help us avoid chronic illness and enjoy good health as we age – which means living long enough to meet our grandchildren!
Not only does Dr. Greger know what he’s talking about because he has researched it thoroughly but unlike some other doctors who are not vegan or vegetarian yet make recommendations for their patients based on good nutrition, he actually practices what he preaches. While you may never get all the way there, if you improve your diet as much as possible and follow his three simple rules (not smoking, exercising at least 30 minutes per day and eating 10 servings of fruits and vegetables per day) you really can live a longer healthier life.