• Karen Murray Heffron

How long do you plan to live?

I’ve always noticed patterns of people passing away. For example, when a longtime spouse dies and the other passes soon after, or a mother suddenly loses a child and then becomes sick and passes away herself. My grandfather suffered a massive stroke and died soon after he retired at 65. When someone commits suicide, that is a clear indication the person believed this wasn’t the life he signed up for. But what about the rest of us? Sometimes we subconsciously “check-out” when our relationships or career/life paths aren’t quite what we hoped they would be, and we muddle through not really carrying a passion for anything. When your soul checks out, the body follows suit, and metabolism starts to decrease. This starts the slow gradual process of degeneration and eventual disease. If you aren’t “in it to win it”, the body won’t be either. The patients at my hospital who have the most determination make the quickest progress. We need to experience joy and passion in our lives. If we don’t have it, we seek it in other ways with sugar, flour, caffeine, and other stronger addictions. The more we find our passions in life, the more we get back in our body and increase our metabolic power. The body has an incredible capacity to heal. So, if you plan to live many more years, get back into life, make nourishing food choices, and your body will follow!

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