Are You Really Sure You Want to Live Longer?
Medical research in both animals and humans indicates strongly that it is really possible in most cases. That is the good news. The bad news is that it seems to be like everything else that is valuable and worthwhile to us. There is a price to pay.
Now we can get serious and get down to the nitty gritty and a healthy decision making process. More good news is that if we get a handle on this process we can use it in so many areas of our life. Whether to do this or that, whether to continue with the frustrations we have with the laborious process involved in making our time with WA productive, whether we want to pursue financial health, whether we want to pay the price to achieve optimum health or back to our question of whether we really want to live longer.
So let's cut to the chase and answer the question of how we can likely live longer? The answer seems to be again very simple, just not very easy or much fun.
Go hungry all of your life. When you eat, don't eat enough to be satisfied. Leave the table hungry. In both experimental animals and humans the only research that I am aware of that is conclusive is that caloric restriction does, in fact, prolong the life span! You can just post your thank you messages or PM me with your gratitude for that info.
Some much better news is this.
If we learn what foods are actually beneficial to our bodies we can eat all we wish of them as often as we wish, will never be hungry and, in most cases, will have much better health. The great benefit of this is that, whatever the number of years we have, they can be more enjoyable, more productive and with much greater overall quality. The minimal price here is only in not filling up with calorie dense, nutrition starved foods. Even though they will supply some temporary and short lived energy they do not have the components our body needs to fulfill the millions of jobs we ask it to do on a 24/7/365 basis. Yes, they can have some great taste and most of us learned to be excited about them as treats, comfort foods, convenience foods and the most readily available foods we have. Every fast food restaurant, the center part of nearly every grocery store and most T.V. commercials display them prominently and often.
So back to our decision making process that will help us in all areas.
- What do we want or stand to gain?
- What is the price we must pay?
Is it worth it?
No one can or should try to make that decision for us.
My best to each of you. May you each have balance in your life.