They say that youth is wasted on the young. When I was a child I remember pondering how old I would be in the year 2000. I thought to myself that 30 would be ancient! I remember thinking that it would take forever for this new millennium to arrive. Boy was I wrong. BOOM! Here we are almost twenty years later.
I look at my hands and they have a few wrinkles and spots. I look at my hair and see grays coming through. The first time I saw a gray I actually wondered if it was a blonde hair. I’m a brunette and denial was strong. One thing that is quite noticeable is that the older I get, the younger everyone around me seems to be. When I was 10 years old I recall thinking 60 was ancient. Now, 60 doesn’t sound so bad and it’s not old right?
The reality is that the older I get, the more grateful I am to be here. I see that every day is a true gift. Those extra pounds are a gift I guess. But in all honesty, I see my 81 year old mother and I’m grateful that I still have her. I’m grateful that I can pick up the phone, dial her number and she answers every single time. It might take her a little longer to get to the phone but she does so…eventually.
Aging is a true blessing and I wish that we could all get to a long number with grace, good memories and a healthy body. However, how do we do so? There are so many things we take for granted. Health. Yes, health is something we take for granted until we don’t have it. What can we do to make sure we always have good health?
Sounds very simple but it’s true. I will never forget one thing Charlotte Gerson said once. I was lucky to have a little one on one time with her before I became a mother and I will always remember what she said. We had been talking about how sad it is when you hear of infants, toddlers and young children with cancer. Truly heartbreaking. She mentioned that a baby’s health doesn’t come necessarily from what the mother ate while the baby was in utero. Rather, a baby’s nutrition comes from what the mother ate while she was a child! My mind was blown. Charlotte stated that babies in utero are nourished at a cellular level from what fed their cells.
So, if we are lucky we had mothers who had a good diet as children. If you’re my age, chances are that your mom ate well as a child. My mother tells of going to her uncle’s ranch and collecting fruit from trees, eating home cooked meals and going out was non-existent. How does this all connect with Gerson Therapy? The answer is quite easy.
The whole idea is to nourish your immune system and detox your body. Eat green. Eat lots of colorful veggies. Drink your veggies. Organic all day every day. Coffee you know whats. Some folks think it might be too complicated but it’s all about baby steps. Start with more salad, then start prepping more veggies. Get a juicer. This can sometimes feel intimidating but a bigger juicer like a Pure* juicer is well worth the money. You will use fewer fruits and veggies and get more juice than some of the smaller machines.
However, the most important first step to a long life is eating well. You might experience fewer aches and less inflammation. You will be more energetic and probably won’t be needing a pill for this and a pill for that. Don’t beat yourself up if you don’t follow your regimen exactly as you want at first. Get up the next morning and start over. Because you’re going to live a long time.
*Not paid for mentioning this brand of juicer.