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Baby Boomer Women To The Rescue

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It sounds like modern medicine is taking a step backward with food and activity.

No one suggests blood sucking leaches for health, or eliminating CAT scans or MRI.

It’s more about what you do with what you find.

Instead of tossing a chemistry lab for new remedies, a couple of doctors with research help are connecting the dots between diet and exercise.

Shocking, I know. Your health is related to what you eat? Your body fights illness through exercise?

What are these docs smoking?

Are they hippies who’ve turned on their profession?

Or is common sense making a comeback?

With more authority voices chiming in, it’s still an uphill pull.

Mention the idea of exercise to some people, like the Greatest Generation, and be ready to hear, “I got enough exercise in The Big One.”

Or, “I can’t exercise, I’m too tired.”

Cultural change takes time, but it’s happening. Notice the great-grandmas at the gym wearing the same tights as twentysomethings. I don’t know why anyone would wear tights, but it’s not a young ladies game anymore.

Then there’s the old guys limping from one machine to the next. They wear street clothes. Nothing special for them, just hitting the weights like they’ve hit everything else.

People the age of baby boomers’ parents working on strength and balance are halfway there.

If they go home afterward and avoid refined sugar and flour, they’re even closer.

Drop the sugar and flour and you drop inflammation.

I’m no doctor, just a simple Army medic, but it makes huge sense. What happens if you dump sand in your gas tank, or instead of engine oil you use sand? Really fine sand.

Your Sunday drive comes to a grinding halt.

The idea one heart doctor put forward is sugar and flour create inflammation in your veins. The condition traps vein clogging stuff from your blood.

“What you can do is choose whole foods your grandmother served and not those your mom turned to as grocery store aisles filled with manufactured foods. By eliminating inflammatory foods and adding essential nutrients from fresh unprocessed food, you will reverse years of damage in your arteries and throughout your body from consuming the typical American diet.”

What does unprocessed food look like? It might have a bone, or roots. It doesn’t have a paper wrapper and come in a bag. It’s not drive-up food

The next time you see a chunky kid don’t think of them as fat and lazy. He just needs his grandma.

Ladies, are you up to the challenge? The nation’s youth needs YOU.

(with thanks to P.Hunter)

 

 

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