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Senior Times - March 2017
703 Capital Ave, SW, Battle Creek
As we spring into the third month of 2017, it is a good time to talk about not only the change of seasons but seasons of change as pertains
to our health and longevity. I just recently returned from a paradigm- shifting, life-transforming, life sav- ing seminar where after all of the nutritional and lifestyle information given, I walked away with a pro- found message... change happens and how can we support change? And how can we measure what has been prevented?
Change as it pertains to every- thing is definite but as it pertains to health, it is definitely worth planning for. The old paradigm that we have all been particularly familiar with supports suppressing symptoms, sup- pressing change, prolonging change, and delaying the evolving aging pro- cess.
Long-term care insurance does not keep me well... I do!
In the new paradigm, one must encourage change, address any adversity resulting from the change, complete the disease process, and accelerate the process of healing in which the body is designed to do. After all, did any of us dodge or prevent the puberty process? Then what makes us think that we can by-pass the aging process? We have to embrace the fact that we all will successfully make it through meno- pause... it is up to you as to how you do it.
It starts with lifestyle in the way of the dreaded word DIET. I dislike the word as well because the first three letters are DIE but in order to improve our health, we will have to die to our addictive tendencies as it pertains to bad food choices. In my experience as a nutritional consul- tant, nine times out of ten the patient will tell me that they are eating well but as the food consumption is writ- ten down, it becomes apparent that changes must be made. Refined, syn- thetic, nutrient-depleted, high-calorie
foods are the source of 90+% of the diseases that are ravaging our com- munity today but yet the fast-food restaurants still thrive.
And because of the tremendous burden put on the body due to stress both nutritionally and emotionally, this creates a HUGE deficit that body cannot replenish which creates symptoms that lead to diseases that are responding perfectly to the situa- tion that it has been put in.
The good news is that as a prac- titioner of optimal function, health, and life, and a former biochemical researcher, instead of suppressing
or covering up the symptoms of dis- ease, the functional approach is to find out the cause of the problem and intervene before the disease mani- fests itself fully. More good news is when the body is supported with the proper nutrients and supplementa- tion, diseases and syndromes could be intercepted upstream wherein
the disease originates, which is get- ting back to the basics and desire of healthcare to make people well and not just manage symptoms. With this approach, how many diseases might be completely prevented?
In conclusion, I would urge every- one reading this to participate in what I call LONG-TERM CARE... I just recently filled out paperwork for long-term care insurance BUT insur- ance does not keep me well... I do! My choices begin the night before and when my feet hit the floor in
the morning, my steps are ordered. This may seem foreign but I, too, know one day that I will be a post- andropausal man that had a choice as to how to live out my life. And the insurance will be the every day that I invested now to create the dividends for that futuristic season.
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March is the time of year we begin to think about spring, how- ever, the weather usually isn’t coop- erative yet. So it is still a good time to make a pot of soup. This carrot soup is warming and the color makes you happy.
Curried Carrot Soup
• 4-5 tablespoons butter
• 1 cup chopped onion
• 3 tablespoons Wondra flour
• 2 cans (14 oz) vegetable broth • 2 packages (12 oz. each)
shredded or baby carrots
• 2 teaspoons minced garlic • 1 tablespoon curry powder • 2/3 cup whole milk
• 1/2 cup heavy cream or half and half
• Salt and pepper to taste
• Sour cream for garnish
• Cilantro or dill for garnish
In stock pot, melt butter and
add onions; sauté until translucent. Add Wondra flour until liquid is absorbed – do not cook as this can brown or burn – quickly stir in broth. Add remaining ingredients and cook until cooked through, about 20-30 minutes. Adjust sea- sonings and serve topped with sour cream and cilantro.

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