When the disease process sets in, you are often times too late. It is impossible to prevent a heart attack after you have had one(because you already had one and damage has occurred from it). It is impossible to prevent a stroke if you've already had one(damage has already occurred). The best we can hope to do in these cases is minimize damage and prevent further incidents. That is why we need to start getting healthy in our younger years so our final 10 years look like the gentleman's on the left. Diet, exercise, nutritional help, relaxation are among the key things we need to work on to stay healthy and enjoy the duration of our time on earth.
Everyone will have different dietary requirements based on genetics, activity level, food quality, and many other factors. But what is the single most important thing to change in your diet that will have an immediate impact? Lots of answers get thrown out there for this question, most of which are wrong. The correct answer is to eliminate your food intolerance's. These are the foods that your body does not process correctly for a variety of reasons and are deleterious to your health. The most common offenders are dairy, gluten, soy, and corn; however, any food could be an offender. The best scientific way to correctly assess which foods are affecting you is through a series of blood, skin, or fecal allergen tests done through various natural health practitioners usually, however these tests can have false negatives and positives. What I utilize to help my patients with their food intolerance's is a more heuristic technique known as Applied Kinesiology, AKA muscle testing. This in combination with a modified elimination diet is the fastest and most effective way to identify your food intolerance's and improve your health.