Do you hate the idea of getting old?
Do you believe it’s your responsibility to do all you can to try to make certain you never become a burden to your family and friends?
Have you ever looked at someone who is up in years and say to yourself? “that’s how I want to be when I’m that age”
Do you believe health is wealth?
If so, read on…
I’m Ed Bishop, and for the past few years, I’ve spent almost 2,000 hours researching and studying chronic disease, nutrition, and lifestyle.
BEFORE I EDUCATED MYSELF:
I was overweight had a high cholesterol level of 225, prostate issues and very low energy.
AFTER I EDUCATED MYSELF:
I lost 44 pounds and kept it off, my cholesterol dropped 75 points and my prostate issues have disappeared.
I didn't get better with medications, I got better by changing my lifestyle and diet.
What I found was some doctors were reversing heart-related diseases, diabetes, and many more chronic diseases for their patients.
In many cases, these doctors were not only curing their patients, they were reducing or getting them off their medications.
I am now a Certified Food Over Medicine Instructor and have completed the Certification for the Weight Loss Course from Wellness Forum Health under Dr. Pam Popper.
Now, I’d like to help baby boomers overcome one of their biggest fears of aging…LOSING INDEPENDENCE.
Losing your independence can mean many things…
All of the above leads to one thing…
You end up being a burden to your family and friends
There’s no doubt, caring for a loved one is a very noble thing to do, however, it’s not an easy thing to do.
Any way you look at it…
It’s a burden!
Everyday, way too many people put their lives on hold because of the strain and load of being a caregiver.
Anyone who is a caregiver or knows someone who is knows what it’s like to be in that position.
Here is what some of them have to say…
“Now at my age, I can't do any of that because I am getting their groceries, taking them to appointments, running errands, plus I am still employed.”
“I just feel so resentful that my life has changed so much and I am no longer free to come and go as I please without having to arrange everything around here.”
“I will never allow my kids to feel obligated to do this for me. They have a right to their own lives.”
“Unfortunately, too many people do not plan for their old age and some are abusive, demanding, and totally wreak their children's families.”
“Caring for her has taken over my life and that of my family. No holidays, no vacations, even outings have to be cut short. Hardly any breaks. I hate it. I resent it. But I don't have any other choice at the moment. But it got me thinking about the future when I get old. I don't want to become a burden to my children.”
“I love my Mom dearly but thought I would be able to care for her at home and am becoming resentful at having given up my life.”
“I very much resent having to take care of my parents but because my other two siblings took off. I have no support from them. I'm on my own and it's really, really hard to have a life outside of their care.”
Research shows that caregivers have an increased risk of depression, chronic illness, and a possible decline of quality of life and mortality risk that are 63% more than non-caregivers because they neglect their own care.
I feel it’s my duty to do everything I can to prevent that from ever happening to the people who are important in my life.
One of the most important gifts given to me by my mother is the desire to be self-sufficient.
At 86, she still lived in her own home, drove her car, did her own shopping, cooked her own meals, and showed up at every family event, on time, every time!
The biggest barrier to being independent
It’s no secret that the biggest barrier to being independent is poor health.
In order to be healthy, YOU have to take control of your health but to do that, you may have to do things a little bit differently.
First of all, it’s vital that you…
Become your own health advocate
“You are the artist of your life, don’t give someone else the paintbrush”…Anonymous
Your first step for doing this is to educate yourself.
Educating yourself means digging deeper to get to the TRUTH rather than regurgitating what you see and hear on the news.
Why? Because there is so much misinformation propagated by the mainstream media and, they keep changing their minds.
Do you ever wonder why one day the experts say butter is no good and then they turn around and tell you it’s good?
One week Fauci says masks don’t work and then turns around the following week and tells you to wear a mask.
It’s so confusing!
This is why you have to take the bull by the horns and do your homework to cut through the B.S.
Your number one job is to…
Make it a priority to educate and arm yourself with evidence-based information to find the truth
Did you know?…
This just scratches the surface – there’s so much more to know!
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As a parent, shouldn’t we be a shining example?
The best gift we can give to ourselves and our loved ones is to age well and stay independent.
I’ve been aware of the time going by, they say in the end it’s the wink of an eye - Jackson Browne, The Pretender
We only have so much time in this world, so shouldn’t we be living life to the fullest?
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