Raw For An Old-Timer? Can You Be Too Old Or Too Sick To Go Raw?
by George Johnson
I am 70 years old and feel 99. 5'7 carrying 227 lbs. Chronic sore throat for 6 weeks (antibiotics didn't help) that is worse after eating. Tired most of the time. History of high blood pressure.
Have been eating anything available, especially 'fast food'. Love cheese & breads.
So - would going raw do me any good?
Charlotte NCAndrew's Answer:
It's never a bad idea or the wrong time to start doing the right thing, and there are no contraindications to a healthy diet and lifestyle.
I've seen people lose astounding amounts of weight and recover from all manner of illnesses when they switch to a raw diet, and there's no reason to believe you'd be any different just because you've been on a few more rotations around the sun.
Sometimes people tell me they'd rather eat unhealthy food and die 10 years younger than they could have, but they're missing the point, which your situation embodies.
The point is not to live 10 more years, but for all of the years you do live to be full of vital energy, health, and happiness. Any extra years you live are just icing on the cake.
If you eat all the junk food you like but your life is filled with suffering, is it really worth it?
So you've got a decision to make. You can keep on the path you're following and expect to get the same results you're seeing now: declining health and a body you're not particularly happy to inhabit.
Or, you can do the uncommon thing: pull up out of the tailspin, change your life, and reap the benefits of healthy living.
If you're interesting in learning more about what a healthy raw food diet looks like, read this introductory article
You can also read these articles on overcoming disease
and losing weight
If you'd like personalized assistance in switching to a raw food diet, I offer a raw food coaching service
that has helped many people.
Whatever you decide to do, I wish you the best of health.