We just arrived at the hotel and unpacked to discover that a half gallon of water had tipped over and spilled on the floor in the back seat of Michelle’s brand new car.
We’d stopped for gas about an hour before we got in to Phoenix and I rearranged a few things in the back seat so that I could slide my seat back and get comfortable. I guess I didn’t brace the water jug well enough.
When Michelle realized what had happened she gave me a look like I’d just murdered her only child.
I’ll be taking a Greyhound home.
Shell hasn’t been exercising or eating as healthy as she should have been these last three weeks. Not even close. I’d ask you to get on her about that but yesterday she said (once again) that she intends to regroup over the next three days while we are in Phoenix and then start again on Friday with daily workouts at the gym, eating more veggies, fruits & whole grain foods, less processed foods, sugars & fats, and quit smoking.
Just kidding about the smoking, but it has got to be easier to quit smoking that it’s going to be for Michelle to change her bad habits and adjust to a healthier lifestyle. But she can do it.
Excerpt from Eat To Live by Joel Fuhrman, MD :
It would be difficult for anyone to disagree that superior nutrition has a protective effect against cancer. The question that remains is this: Can optimal nutrition or nutritional intervention be an effective therapeutic approach for patients who already have cancer? Can the diet you eat make a difference if you have cancer? Scientific data indicates that the answer is yes.
Researchers looking for answers to these questions studied women with cancer and found that saturated fat in the diet promoted a more rapid spread of the cancer. Other researchers found similar results. For a woman who already has cancer, her risk of dying is increased 40 percent for every 1,000 grams of fat consumed monthly. Studies also indicate that high fruit and vegetable intake improved survival, and fat on the body increases the risk of a premature death.