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A topic that seems to repel those that are under 30, slightly peaks the interest of those in their 40’s and is a hot topic for those that are 50+. Sadly, the bottom line is that we are all aging. The question is, ‘Are you aging gracefully’? My motto is that we should look better as we age, kind of like a fine wine. We spend so much money on all of the anti-aging techniques, creams and procedures, yet they all address the external, creating a cool label for our bottle of wine for best presentation (flow with me on this analogy). Consideration for the internal quality of our livelihood, the excellence of the wine, is more often than not overlooked.
On June 9, 2015, Next Step Senior Care hosted a nutrition talk and dinner demonstration led by my dear friend, mentor, master Nutrition Educator extraordinaire and founder of the Natural Way Network, Mary-Ann Shearer. The Natural Way Network is a collective of inspirational natural health and wellness programs that promote eating primarily a plant-based vegan and gluten free diet to promote experiencing lifelong energy, vitality and an increased quality of living. I have trained under and been mentored by Mary-Ann and have taken my nutrition education training and paired it with my fitness background working with seniors 65+ to focus on helping seniors master the art of aging gracefully through my company Next Step Senior Care Inc.
Whether you are just tired all the time, have a so called incurable disease or are just fed up with feeling old before your time, the topic was presented from the context of what things we know and have control over that promote internal breakdown of our general health and well-being. Participants learned the simple yet profound truths of “putting God-made food into your God-made body, which provides you with God-made health. Putting man-made food into your God-made body promotes man-made disease”. The key to providing your body with the ideal environment to repair, restore and thrive in is daily consumption of dark green leafy vegetables. When you daily consume 6 servings of dark green leafy vegetables from a whole food plant based food source you nourish your body systems with the nutrients it needs.
Sounds complicated? Let me simplify this for you. We recommend and consume the trusted AIM Barley Life as your daily source. When paired with the AIMega (omega 3 and omega 6 blend) you provide your body with all the vitamins and minerals that it needs to restore and repair so you can thrive. I have used these products daily for the last 12 years and have not had nothing but off the chart (positively) blood work, no need for doctor visits. Any and all ills that have come my way have been cured by rest.
My passion for working with seniors stems from my experiences caretaking my mother who lived in assisted living and skilled nursing communities for the remaining 10 years of her life as a diabetic. She also NEVER got sick living in these unavoidably contagious environments. It wasn’t her diet that supported her health, for that consisted of highly processed carbohydrates (Desert-Desert & more Deserts), non-organic-low quality meats served up at each mealtime and minimal amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables. Her lifestyle was a sedentary one, where she was wheelchair bound for her remaining 5 years. I included her AIM supplements as part of her medication management that the communities administered, so she daily ingested 6 servings of dark green leafy vegetables and her essential oils (Aimega – Omega 3 and 6 plays an important role in brain function, immune system function, blood pressure regulation, hormone function and may help you fight against cardiovascular disease).
Mary-Ann stressed that consistent steps towards prevention of producing the side effects of inflammation, consumption and production of carcinogens (that affect every system of the body (the immune, respiratory, nervous, cardiovascular, endocrine/hormonal, digestive, skeletal, muscular, integumentary, excretory systems…) is what allows the body to heal.
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Mary-Ann’s videos on YouTube
Mary-Ann’s 100 Days to Health program