If you don’t feed him he will die…

Have you met someone inspiring lately?

I didn’t meet someone but I did read of someone, a lady, called Corisande Graham in last Friday’s edition of the Cumberland News. If you still have a copy of it and haven’t read it yet then I would definitely recommend it.

Corisande is in her late 70’s but is well spoken, slim, immaculately presented, tap dances,  loves abseiling off tall buildings and in the pics in the paper she is still wearing strappy high heels  -this woman is my hero!  She is quoted as saying “Most days I’ll dance around the house. I have a happy-go-lucky attitude to life”.

So what is the secret to “growing old disgracefully”?

While the article on Corisande didn’t ask if she ate well one would presume she must do in order to have the abundance of energy and enthusiasm for life she has.

Recent studies (1) have shown that as we age our body and in particular our brain, has a greater need for B vitamins, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Essential Fatty Acids (Omega 3-6-9) in order to stave off diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. According to the study uptake in foods high in these vitamins may help BUT if we are over 50 then supplementation will be required to obtain the desired results. The emphasis being on “high quality” supplements, not your cheap supermarket/high street ranges.

Did you know that Yellow Peppers                                                 yellow pepper

have a high level of vitamin C, closely followed by Kale and Kiwi’s (all far higher than oranges!).

If you are a client of Health and Healing for All our “Client Area” has a good list of foods high in B Vitamins, Vitamin C, Vitamin E as well as a “Good Fats Shopping List”, if not, then we would suggest a bit of research via the internet.

As University Professor of Medicine Emanuel Cheraskin wrote, “Man is a food-dependent creature. If you don’t feed him he will die. If you feed him improperly, part of him will die”

Well, if bits of me are going to start dying off as I get older I’d much prefer them not to be my brain….  Someone pass me a Kiwi…

Until next time

Health and Healing

(1) The Orthomolecular Treatment of Chronic Disease, Andrew W. Saul PhD (Basic Health 2015)