I was typing a message in another thread, and it occurred to me that I lost over two decades to bad health and bad health care, all of which could have been avoided by knowledge about good food. It then dawned on me almost immediately, that perhaps it was the best thing to have happened to me. It was a health crisis that led me to green smoothies, and quickly to raw veganism from there, and my health is coming back rapidly. If I can achieve the kinds of health that you read about in the Boutenko books or Anne Wigmore’s writing, I may have given myself more than two extra decades of high quality of life for the future. Now instead of slowly degenerating, which I doubtlessly would have done without these struggles, I now have an opportunity to thrive and live a vital and exciting life moving forward.
I now expect to be able to have at least good health into my 70s and more likely much longer if I continue down this path. This is something to be celebrating, and not something to be bitter and resentful over!