Better Than Keto or Counting Calories...

Last week I shared a story of what’s possible in the realm of achieving spectacular cholesterol numbers without the use of medication.

Today I want to share with you that optimal weight is not only possible, but it’s achievable EVEN by people “of a certain age.”

Mind you, I personally dislike that expression, but I’m using it to illustrate how stupid it is to tell people that their health is destined to go downhill after a given age.

Her "bad cholesterol" Dropped 19 Points

You can probably imagine how I felt when I received the following email:

““MORELLA!! WE DID IT!!!
I just called my doctor’s office and got my blood test results! My Cholesterol ratio went from 5.0 to 4.8, my HDL went up a point to 46 and my LDL went down 19 points to 139! So no more conversation about Statin drugs! Thank-you! Thank-you!! Thank-you!!!

— Judy, 57

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Why am I sharing this with you?

What Laughter Is Teaching Me...

I’ve always been easy to laugh. My Venezuelan cousins teased me as kids because they’d make up silly jokes that even they didn’t think were funny, and I thought they were hilarious.

It’s almost as if the child in me was tapped into the inherent joy of their silliness rather than getting caught up in what ends up being our adult, intellectualized funny/not-funny pre-requisite for allowing ourselves to laugh.