Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Life is like a box of chocolates...

"Life if like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."
-Forest Gump

I have argued countless times with family, friends and even members of the medical community. This is gonna be short and sweet.

The notion that heart disease and diabetes and cancer are hereditary and therefore, unavoidable, is, for the MOST part, a steaming pile of horse shit.

You are NOT what runs in your family. Do NOT accept your doom.

Granted, there a small percentage of life threatening diseases that due to one reason or another are not preventable. Some may just be too aggressive. This is the exception, not the rule. While many doctors may not agree (screw them and find another!), studies and personal experience tell us a very different story.

Hereditary, scmeditary. Just because a long line of people in your family have suffered from heart disease or diabetes does not mean you will get it. Under normal circumstances, it is likely. But, if you take care to maintain a superb diet and lifestyle, you can laugh in Hereditary's face. You do not inherit disease. You inherit learned eating habits and life choices. Both of which can be altered.

The best way I can describe this is: When you are born Life deals you a hand of cards. It's HOW you play those cards that determines the outcome. Will you gamble them away? Or will you play smart to increase you chances of winning?

Will you chance heart disease because you just CAN'T give up fried chicken, or will you put on your big girl pants and act like your life depends on it? (It does, you know). Suck it up!

Another pet peeve: do NOT look at living a healthy lifestyle as a negative thing. Bummer. No Pepsi for you. No more dairy and artificial junk. Boo f*cking Hoo.

How about we grow up and act EMPOWERED instead of deprived?!? Empowered to change the course of your entire life! Empowered to live a life without ailments, allergies, sickness & doctors visits. Empowered to live to see grandchildren and great-grandchildren! Empowered to outrun someone half your age! Empowered to feel sexy and live a fulfilling lifestyle! Empowered to keep up with your kids! You deserve it girl!

Empower yourself and take control of your life today!


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