Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Breaking news.....

My friend Bob is on the road to recovery, thankfully.   I've passed along some info. for him regarding eating a plant based diet and heart disease.  I do hope he looks into it for him and his family.

I wanted to share with you my first attempt at making Creme Brulee but something came up this morning that I felt I needed to share.

This morning opening up facebook I see a post from an old friend saying he had a heart attack.  Tomorrow he is having open heart surgery, he's 43yrs old.  He has a wife and a young son.  In the first post he says
" People, take my example and try to be healthy early on. It'll come back to bite you if you don't."  I think that says it all.

This is a tragic story that just shouldn't be happening to anyone.  It breaks my heart because heart disease is affecting more and more younger people.   I can't imagine how Bob's wife feels. My reaction when I read this post...I cried.  It made me think about the close family members and friends that I see who aren't taking care of themselves.  Some have heard or read or have seen movies on how choosing the right foods to eat has a huge impact on our health yet they go about eating as usual. It's stories such as Bob's that I want to pass along to others so they can take a look at what they are doing to themselves and the effect that has on their family. 

Take your health into your own hands right now!  Here are some movies and books to check out:
Forks Over Knives, Food Matters, Dr. Joel Fuhrman "Eat to Live", Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease,
Dr. T. Colin Campbell.  These websites will  link you to many other books, movies and info. about how to make better food choices to be healthy. 

"Let food be thy medicine and let thy medicine be food" - Hippocrates


  1. I agree totally with you and as I see my own family grab big mac's and fries as a great lunch or dinner, my stomach wants to puck in knowing the trash that is clogging their arteries. Life is good but it could be better if people just took a look of what they put in their mouth.

  2. So sorry for your friend. This is so true what you wrote about people just not caring until something drastic happens. There are close people in my life that complain about pain and their deteriorating health - but do nothing about it. I find that even I myself can't force them to change with my own reverse in health from a debilitating disease. People are simply too stubborn until there's a real life-changing event (like what your friend had).
    I do hope everything goes well with your friend and he will quickly bounce back and be on a very healthy path of life.

    1. Ella- It does seem that it takes something drastic to change someone's view or way of thinking. There are still many people who would rather take a pill than change the way they eat.
      I hope my friend will be open to learning about eating more of a plant based diet.

  3. Sorry to hear about your friend, hopefully he recovers quickly. It's very hard to get people to change their habits, I've tried but I haven't gotten very far. Nowadays, I just try to set a good example.