14562 days ago
If you choose the right path and then stay the course, one day you will experience the ultimate happiness in your life. Why…because you will be fulfilling your purpose.
Early as a teen I remember reading a book written by Ronald Reagan, and I remember him talking about ‘staying the course.’ I carried this with me in my thoughts and decision making when it came to the important things in my own life.
Stay the Course…
An important factor in all of this is that you are on the right path, because if you stay the course of eating fast food everyday, or working at a job you hate, the end result for you will be misery. Take some time out of your day today, and every month or so to think about the path you are on.
Think about your life as a whole, your relationships, business, lifestyle, kids, friends, and all of the people and things that are important. Where do you want to be in 1 month, 1 year, 5 years, or even 30 years from now? You don’t have to plan out every detail, but it’s important to know that you are living the life you want.
When it comes to freedom, I think your physical freedom will always come down to your preferred lifestyle of how much you need to spend financially. The good news is that financial goals are the easiest to see and achieve a measurable result.
A course that I am on right now is to live healthier. I want to raise my children and live to see my kids turn 90 years old. My health and eating habits will directly affect them, because as their parent I have the power and responsibility to teach them how to eat.
As a boy I was raised on meat, dairy, bread, and a lot of dining out. My parents didn’t know how to eat properly, so they never taught me. So as a young adult, I continued to live off of meat and processed foods, with the occasional salad.
After my mother was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010, researching cancer became my hobby. My focus was at first on what caused it, which eventually led me to all kinds of sources for clinics who treat cancer holistically. Now there are many doctors and clinics out there who are treating cancer without a drop of chemo or radiation, many whom advocate a change in our diets to prevent the cancer before it can even start.
Many strategies are used to prevent and treat cancer, but what I found was that there were a few core treatments that were constant.
A whole foods diet. Not vegetarian, not vegan, but a lifestyle of a plant based diet. Many people think that a vegan is naturally healthy, but this is not so. Vegans can still eat pastas, breads, and even Oreo cookies.
The diets for cancer patients are strictly plants at nearly all of these clinics. Now some juice them, blend them, combine them with a few vitamins or food grade hydrogen peroxide, but I noticed in the end it was always focused on getting the nutrients from plants.
B-17 (laetrile) is used to cure all kinds of cancer. Some doctors only use B-17, others use it along with other therapy, but this vitamin was a constant in holistic cancer treatment. It comes from eating apple seeds or the pit of an apricot. By the way, the government will label these as poison, however I’ve never met or even read of anyone with a negative side effect. Just limit your consumption to how much of the actual fruit you can eat. Remember, you can die from drinking too much water in a short time frame.
Avoid Household Chemicals and Radiation
For years, I would watch documentaries, read books, blogs, and I loved talking with former cancer patients who were treated holistically. Yet, the change in my lifestyle was minimal, I ate ‘less’ meat, ‘less soda,’ and more organic when I could. I changed my deodorant so that it didn’t have aluminum, I bought a special filter to take the fluoride out of my water, used fluoride free toothpaste, and when I remembered, I would eat a few dried apricot pits.
My thought was that I was certainly eating better and living a healthier lifestyle then I was, and I knew where to get treated if I was diagnosed with cancer. However, I had yet to fully embrace a healthy sustainable lifestyle that would take my body to not 28,000 days, but to 43,800 (120 years) days!
Then one day, a person very dear to us was diagnosed with cancer, not just any cancer, but leukemia. The same one my mother had survived. Only this time, the person was a child, which was heartbreaking, because as a father, my chest throbbed with pain knowing that an innocent child was going to have to go through something like that. I remember crying while looking at one of his pictures speaking out loud to myself, I am so sorry I can not take your place, a child bearing this burden was just too cruel.
This shocking diagnoses forced me to get serious about my own families’ health. I remember going through our kitchen cupboard and literally crushing the processed foods, the shit that almost all parents have in their dinners and snack plans. Cheezits, mac & cheese, and other trash food; I took it, smashed it between my hands and threw it away.
I had a serious discussion with my wife to make sure she was on board, I could not live a life that opened me and my family up to cancer & disease.
To be continued….Next Week