Sometime back, I told you about how my father suffered a heart
attack while on a vacation cruise of the Mediterranean. The ship
was docked at Libya (of all places)and hence he was taken ashore
there. The doctors decided he had to remain there for a week For
monitoring. Meanwhile, the ship sailed without him, and he was
stranded in a hospital in Libya, with a serious heart condition.
Happily, all is well. He is back home in the UK, doing just fine,
and is more or less back to normal.
However, all of this illustrates a basic truth. You never know
when disaster may strike. Life is such a frail and fragile thing.
You might go out in the morning, and travel a route you are
totally familiar with, and be dead by evening.
This sort of thing is a reminder to us, to take each day as it
comes, and to live it to the full. You never know when it
might be your last.
It’s also a reminder that we should not take our loved ones for
granted. Our time on this earth with those we love is so short.
When you are young, it may seem like you’ll live forever.
However, as you get older, it becomes increasingly plain that you
will not. Any neither will those you love.
I bought my father Dr. Willix’s excellent book about holistic
methods of treating heart disease: How To Prevent Or Even Reverse
Heart Disease – Without Drugs Or Surgery.
It talks about the kinds of foods you can eat, the kinds
of exercise you can do, and the kinds of medical drugs and
surgical procedures to AVOID, in order to do the very best for
your heart, whether you have had a heart attack or not.
It’s eye-opening to say the least. I’m most impressed at how
willingly my father adopted these ideas. Prior to this incident,
his diet was frankly pretty poor. And he didn’t seem to really
care either way. However, he seems to have taken this incident in
the right way – as a wake up call to get serious, and not take
good health for granted.
It’s affected me too. I’ve generally done a lot less exercise
than I should. But, as a result of this family crisis, I’ve
begun a daily regime of doing some form of physical work for 45
minutes to an hour a day. For me, it’s Yoga or Qi Gong, or maybe
walking around the garden.
So…What’s it going to be for you?
I ask you that because you really do need to think about it.
Don’t wait for some physical disaster to happen to you or a loved
one to awaken to what you should have been doing (and probably
already KNEW you should have been doing) all along!
Here is tip for you. When exercise is a luxury rather than a
necessity, it will eventually be squeezed out of the schedule.
You need to make it a necessity, in the sense that you SCHEDULE
it. Just the same way as you would never go about the day without
first having brushed your teeth, you need to make exercise part
of a fixed schedule that you simply do NOT pass up. And you do
NOT schedule anything else in that time slot either.
That is what I have found works best for me. I think it will work
for you too, if you put it into practice.
Another thought. Diet. Your body is supposed to be a temple for
your spirit. So why fill it with fat-laden, junk-ridden fast
food, with almost zero nutritional value. Like so many things in
life, you may not pay the price today, but sometime in the future
It’s that way with diet, exercise, and saving for your
retirement. You don’t HAVE to do it on a regular basis. And
there’s no immediate impact. But keep that up on a long-term
basis, and disaster will eventually strike. It’s the only sure
Anyway, I’ve found How To Prevent Or Even Reverse
Heart Disease – Without Drugs Or Surgery. , to be excellent, and so has my father.
I recommend you take a good long look at the letter about it.
Frankly, it’s best NOT to have to wait for a health disaster to
happen to you, or to one of your loved ones, before you finally
get serious. It really is true that prevention is beter than
cure. Ah yes, if only you and I REALLY believed it?….
What I like about Willix’s book is that it contains common sense
HOLISTIC ideas and strategies that can really make a difference
in combating potential heart problems. Also, it gives real hope
to those who either have heart disease, or have even suffered
some form of heart attack.
I’ve read it through once, and scanned through it several more
times to get specific information about diet, vitamin
supplements, exercise strategies and more.
It’s good to know that, according to Dr. Willix (who is a former
heart surgeon), there ARE things you can do, in terms of
lifestyle change, diet and exercise, to avoid or even reverse
If you’re like I was, you might be thinking that this won’t
happen to you, so why bother thinking about it. However, it just
might. Or it could happen to a loved one. That’s why I figure it
makes sense to always have the latest, and most holistically
sound, information available to hand.
But whatever you do, remember that our time is short, and we
won’t always be here, and neither will our loved ones. Make the
most of the time you have, and make the most of them.
An excellent review of the many holistic methods for treating
heart disease – including diet, exercise, meditation and more.
PLUS the dangers of conventional treatments revealed…
by a former heart surgeon!