January 23, 2020
Suzanne Somers is the best celebrity to tout anti-aging and for years she has been doing so. I have been following imperative knowledge she's introduced and researched for at least 20 years now. Along with my own due-diligence, I am thrilled she is so forthright and generous with her time, research, advice, etc.
I'm a woman who can easily pass for 15-20-years younger, as I've been practicing anti-aging for decades now, before it was even called that! How I eat, what I eat, supplements I take daily, proper sleep, exercise, my thoughts, emotional health, and more.
I can probably thank my dad for honoring good health, as he was a great role model. (He died at 92 of old age, no dementia, no diseases.) He was decades way before his time - taking daily supplements, eating plain yogurt every morning, oatmeal, exercise, etc. Even as a child, I would often think, "Hmm, he might be on to something, I am not going to grow old or ever get fat either." And my dad looked great up until the end - plus he died with a full head of beautiful, white hair.
While you can easily jump around in Suzanne's book (based on what interests you), I am reading page-by-page, as I don't want to miss anything. Oftentimes I'll stop reading and do a quick search on something she or her doctors recommend, so I can see her new book is going to take a while for me to finish. That's okay, I know in the end it will be well worth it. As always with her books, I LEARN something new each and every time. Things that will continue my path into aging the right way, while fooling everyone in my sight, LOL.
TRUE STORY: I had emergency surgery (4.5 hours) after a traumatic accident just over 5-years ago. I don't know what the term is, but hospitals refer to someone who look much younger than their chronological age a special code name. Well, I was one of them. I was wondering why medical personnel kept walking by my door and sheepishly taking a quick look, LOL. A nurse finally told me they were blown away by my age - and skin.
One nurse was looking at my legs and commenting they were that of someone in their 30's. I am younger than Suzanne, but not by that much. I have a very healthy head of hair, too - it grows like a weed, medium thick, etc. No Botox or fillers (except the "11" lines between my eyebrows) and my facial skin - and chest - almost smooth as butter. The latter I'll give to solid genes (my mom in this case, her skin was nearly flawless until the end), but also my lifestyle and how I take care of myself counts as much, too.
And while I'm only into the first 80 pages of Suzanne's book, it struck me when she said people practicing anti-aging rarely get sick. She is 100% correct. It's almost freaky to me that I only get sick once every 7 to 10 years, and I am not kidding. No flues, no colds, no chest coughs, no sore throats, nothing. In fact, on January 15th, 2020, I headed into my 7th year of being sick-free. I am super competitive with myself and expect to keep on a roll until at least 2023!
Now, when the universe says, "It's time, we're giving you a doozy" - it does, LOL. You know, every "sickness" I named above, I get altogether and will last maybe 3-weeks. BUT, I'll take that every 7-10 years, as opposed to those I know getting sick almost 3-4 times and more a year. I have a friend who has a horrible cold almost every 6 weeks (nasty cough, sore throat, and you name it.) That is unfathomable to me. I can go on and on, but I've said enough.
Read her book, and practice what she and I have been doing for a very long time - and you, too, will be sick-free, will look great, feel great - and maybe you'll get that special hospital code for, "Alert, much older patient than what they look like." - LOL. It's a great compliment for living life as if your body and mind depend on it, because it does!
Thank you, Suzanne, you are a true inspiration to everyone who takes a healthy breath each morning (and especially to those who don't, but will learn spades reading your book.)
I wish I can meet you one day!