Updated: Mar 1, 2022
Do you know the secret to living past 100 years old? And I’m not talking about living older in long term care. I’m talking about extending the length and quality of your life. The issue with most chronic diseases is that they kill you slowly. They will not only shorten your life by a few years, they might just make your final ones a living hell.
Did you know that most people with chronic diseases will live shorter lives and could spend the final 6 years as disabled, while relying on family and the healthcare system. And did you know that it’s fairly realistic to extend the length of your life, while maintaining the quality of it, through lifestyle modification? I mean, what's the point of living longer if the quality of those years suck? Chronic diseases like diabetes, obesity, hypertension and high cholesterol usually appear in your forties or fifties, but only cause problems 10-20 years down the road, so slowly that you might not even realize it until it’s too late.
Adding years to your life
Imagine working like a dog your whole life, just to get a preventable illness weeks or months after retirement. This is a scenario doctors know all too well. Imagine being too weak or fragile to keep up with your kids or grand-kids. Imagine suffering for the last 10-20 years of your life. The amount of pain and suffering I see in a day is unbearable at times. Although most are victims of bad luck