Saturday, October 8, 2011

Healthier living for a better quality of life

I have heard before silly things like: "We all have to die from something,""Who wants to live that long,""I rather live one year than having to give up sweets (my grandma)...The problem with all those statements is that eating healthier, avoiding plastic and taking care of ourselves is not about how long you are going to live, or choosing something to die from is about having a better quality of life.

Lets talk about the fist statement. "We all have to die from something." I've heard it many times. Is true we are all going to die one day. Whether we get run over by a car or die naturally. But our body can only take so much beating....Smoking, drinking, drugs, pollution, BPA, PVC, fluoride, aluminum, and other things hurt our bodies...Our bodies can only take so much before we start getting cancer, ulcers, asthma and many other illnesses. We are all exposed to all of this one way or another. People smoke outside and you and your children may get a whiff of it as you walk by, or maybe the guy who's driving a car in front of you is smoking....The plastic cup, your child was drinking last night may have BPA, or the toothbrush has PVC. Yes, we all have to die from something but do you really want to die from cancer? Have you ever seen your hair falling off on your hands when you brush it? I don't want to die like that...I rather make an effort to reduce all the things that may take me that road....

Someone told me "Who wants to live that long anyway." I answered, do you really think you live longer for eating healthy and living a healthier life? Wrong. It is not that you'll live longer but you live better! You'll feel much better and you will help others live good too by promoting better eating habits and living. All you are doing by eating, and making better choices about what you use around the house is to reduce the pollutants, and improve the quality of life NOT the quantity of years you live.

My grandma told me once "I rather live one year than having to give up sweets." Her dream came true. She did live one year, fighting her diabetes and eating chocolates. But her life was so miserable. She spent her last year of her life very sick to the point she was hospitalized. She lost weight. She couldn't recognize her own children and was in pain. Her body couldn't take it anymore and die in a hospital bed...So she didn't just live a beautiful one year and she suddenly died...She went through a year of hell before she passed away...I would rather live one year but happy and feeling good than go through what she went through.

I am not saying that we would all die because we drank once from a cup containing BPA or smoked once. But is the continuation of all of that that may lead more susceptible bodies to an illness. Maybe you met a 92 year old woman that smoked maybe all her life and she seems fine. Well, maybe she has a very strong body that could stand the poison. How can you know for sure that your body would stand it too? I am not going to risk it. we only have one life, one body and one chance, there is not going back.

We cannot avoid the unavoidable but we can for sure be aware of the man made poisons and avoid them as much as we can.

You heard me saying BPA, PVC, fluoride, etc. What are those things?

Here is a link I liked about BPA and what it is, where is it and how to avoid it.

Here is a link about fluoride.

Here is one about PVC.

What is wrong with aluminumScientific evidence has demonstrated that Aluminum is associated with the development of Alshemer's Disease.

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