Loving Life means loving your present life, having something to look forward to, and something to live for. I think some people just give up and die because they have nothing left to live for; nothing to look forward to. I have a goal to live happily and healthily until over 120. An integral part of this aim is having long-term goals to continue to motivate and inspire me. The other crucial aspect is fending off disease. With today’s medical advances, that seems possible.
After 40, many people start to develop diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and dementia; and they decline in their physical strength and stamina. Heart disease is, by far, the number one killer. It often creeps up and then presents clinically as one passes 40 or 50 years old. The good news is that there are things one can do to head off such diseases. Perhaps one day we will even eliminate them.
I read a book titled The Kaufmann Protocol by Dr. Sandra Kaufmann, which addresses longevity and I think has value.
Dr. Kaufmann is a physician, scientist, and an athlete who loves her life and wants to extend it. For years, she studied cells (the basic building blocks of life) and strove to understand their incredible complexity. She then worked for over a decade learning human psychology, biology, and pharmacology at Johns Hopkins. She became dedicated to stopping aging.
She began plowing through thousands of scientific research papers (there are some good studies and a lot of very poor ones). She wanted to find out if there were any substances (supplements or adjuvants) that could slow the onset of age-related, death-causing diseases. She thoroughly goes into the science of her recommendations (which can be skipped), and she lists clear recommendations (sort of prescriptions) that she believes will help with health and longevity. She even has an app where you can get a more tailored prescription.
In medical science today, there’s a whole lot of good going on. Let’s take advantage of it.
May you live long and prosper.