Daily vitamin supplements

First book that put me on the path to healthy living was ”Why animals don’t get heart attack but people do” by Dr. Rath. Back in 2003 I started taking 3 to 4 grams of vitamin C daily and I have continued to do so ever since. Vitamin C helps to maintain the immune system at its optimum level.

Another vitamin I take daily is vitamin D3. Why? Because there is so much research being published that link low levels of vitamin d in the blood with all sorts of illnesses.  Even if only one or two of these links are true then it will be worth it. Dr. Davis recommends high dosage of vitamin d3 for everyone. You can read his blog on track your plaque site. http://www.trackyourplaque.com/blog/

Normally I try to live on ingredients that can be found easliy in most grocery stores and supermarkets. Vitamin C is probably available in sufficient amounts in fruit and vegetables and may not be totally necessary. But I definitely do not get enough vitamin d as I spend most of my day working indoors in an office.

I purchase my vitamins online from http://www.iherb.com/. The prices are competetive and delivery charges for orders outside US are reasonable. First time customers can get a five dollar ($5) discount by entering this code: LUT897. Other online site I order from is swansonvitamins.com.

Have a long, happy and healthy life.

Ingredients for good health

Vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, cartenoids: beta-carotene, astaxanthin, lutein, lycopene, zeaxanthin; flavonoids, flavones, apigenin, tangeritin, isoflavones, isoflavonoids, phenols, polyphenols, resveratrol, phenolic acids, ellagic acid, salicyclic acid, curcumin, silymarin, xanthones, capsaicin, oxalic acid, phytic acids, citric acid.

The list of beneficial health compounds is growing every year. You can buy them as tablets, capsules, or softgel caps from well known supplements stores or online webshops. You can also find all these antioxidants, just like the researchers did, in fruits, vegetables, beans,  nuts, seeds, spices and herbs. By eating these everyday you will help your immune system and your body to stay healthy.

Have a long, happy and healthy life.

Comparing my diet with others…

My diet given in Health Tips is a combination of diets given in the books I have read.

It is 100% Alkaline – Acid diet, 80% raw, 90% vegetarian and probably calorie restricted. I say probably because I have never bothered to weigh what I eat but I think it is less than the recommended 2000 calories per day.

Further it used to be low fat as recommended by Ornish, Mcdougall, Esselsteyn and Gould. In fact I started on an extremely low fat diet but after two weeks without fat I was truly tired the whole day. Not good. My body needed some fat so I added oily fish, fish oil and a handful walnuts and peanuts to my diet.

Current diet is greens, fruits, vegetables,legumes, beans, raw nuts and fish. Delicious!

List of health books

This is a short list of health and longevity books I have read over the last eight years. Books that helped to answer the questions I had and  which my doctors did not wish to discuss.

Alchemist – Paulo COELHO
Why animals don’t get heart attacks. But people do – Matthias RATH M.D.
Program for reversing heart disease – Dr. Dean ORNISH
Heal your heart – K. Lance GOULD M.D.
Food Your miracle medicine – Jean CARPER
Miracle cures – Jean CARPER
The omega diet – Artemis SIMOPOULOS M.D.
The metabolic typing diet – William WOLCOTT
The acid – alkaline diet – Christopher VASEY
Disease reprieve – Dr. T.C. McDaniel
Your own perfect medicine – Martha M. CHRISTY
The heart revolution – Kilmer McCULLY M.D.
Total health program – Dr. MERCOLA
Heal with amino acids and nutrients – Billie SAHLEY
Green for life – Victoria BOUTENKO
The Rosedale diet – Ron ROSEDALE M.D.
The healthy liver and bowel book – Dr. Sandra CABOT
Eat to live – Joel FUHRMAN
Recipes for longer life – Ann Wigmore
The inflammation cure – William MEGGE M.D.
Mucusless diet healing system – Prof. Arnold EHRET
Track your plaque – William DAVIS M.D.
Oil protein diet – Dr. Johanna BUDWIG
The queen of fats – Susan ALLPORT

More about these books in a later post. In the meantime have you decided to start following the diet tips on good health and longevity. See Health Tips!

Midlife crisis at 75 or later

My friend is giving a midlife crisis party at 41. If I am going to live to be 150 then I expect midlife crisis to hit me when I am 75 years. That is ten years after my pension date,assuming the government does not change the pension age to 70. But still it will be a lot easier crisis then around 40 years.

Have a long, happy and healthy life.

Live to be 150..

Doctors, scientists, longevity experts and many others claim that there are people living among us now who will easily live to be 150.  When I read this a couple of years ago I thought this could be me.

I mean why not?  Why not me? After all I have survived dyssentry, measles, malaria, hepatitis, flu fever on many occassions and two heart attacks when I was fifty.

In 2003 I was given 6 to 18 months to live if I did not undergo heart bypass surgery. After reading a book by Dr. Rath and Dr. Ornish I made a decision to cancel my heart bypass operation as advised by my specialist(s) and started on an experiment with lifestyle changes.

I can not say that my arteries are now clean beacuse the doctor is not interested in further testing but I can say that I am still alive and in good health. In fact I dare to say that my health is still improving a little by little everyday.

If you want to know what I do to achieve good health then read my section on Health Tips.