medical tech and how it changed my life. Exercise and how it creates
energy and youthful vibrancy. Organic foods to avoid cancer. Avoiding
While in college and not knowing any better, I drank seven glasses of
whole milk with every meal for a total of 21 daily. I ate a half dozen
eggs every morning on top of a dozen slices of bacon and another half
dozen pieces of sausage. I inhaled a half dozen slices of toast
with butter and jam. For lunch: pork chops, French fries smothered
in cheese, gravy on mashed potatoes, green beans smothered in butter,
etc. At dinner, I devoured several plates of meat, endless slices
of cheese, vegetables and bowls of ice cream along with sugary desserts.
Back then, no one knew the importance of a high fiber diet of 35 to
40 grams daily.
I lifted weights, played racquetball, tennis, team sports and pedaled
my bicycle all over campus to classes. I burned a lot of calories
that gave me enormous hunger.
In 1971, I became a cardiac catheterization medical technician while
working on a post graduate degree and teaching certificate. That
operation shows a doctor how badly a patient suffers from heart disease.
Heart disease arrives in four classes that lead up to total blockage
of a person’s arteries feeding his or her heart. Within weeks,
I witnessed deaths on the operating table from heart attacks right before
my eyes. I saw angina-plagued men and women and other problems from
obesity such as diabetes. It stunned me.
What did they possess in common? Answer: overweight by 20, 30,
50 and 100 pounds. They registered cholesterol levels of 220 mgs
per deciliter unit measure of blood (American average), 250, 300, 350
and higher. Their fat (triglyceride) levels ranged from
200 to 400 mgs. (Please, note, you can be lean and still suffer
an overload of cholesterol by consuming too much of it.)
Forget statin drugs like Lipitor and Zocore to lower cholesterol: they
destroy your heart muscle tissue as well as muscle tissue for the body.
You cannot cheat your way out of a poor diet and lack of exercise.
Healthy levels for cholesterol must be under 160 mgs per deciliter unit
measure of blood. Anything over 160 mgs exceeds the saturation
level in the body and that’s where a person starts packing plaque onto
the inside bore of his or her blood vessels all over the body.
It’s like dripping candle wax inside the arteries and veins. It hardens
into place to cause little dam-stops throughout the body.
Anything over 80 mgs of fats begins to “clump” red blood cells so they
cannot function efficiently. In their clumped situation, the red
cells cannot feed oxygen, transport food or take away waste efficiently.
When a person is born, their “thin” blood races around the body like
Colorado Rocky Mountain white water—feeding and energizing the heart
and cells of the body. On the American junk food diet, a person consumes
high cholesterol and fats to the point where the blood morphs into something
like Mississippi River sludge—slow moving, thick with sediments, poisoned
with wastes, deoxygenated and muddy.
Such persons lose their zip, their energy, their zest and their vibrancy.
They counter it by endless cups of caffeine-loaded coffee, Coke, Mountain
Dew, Pepsi and other liquid poisons. Notice all the energy drinks
today offer high amounts of artificial stimulants and something like
13 teaspoons of sugar per container. With the new “diet” sodas,
you ingest synthetic sugars like aspartame which disrupt your neural
When I watch couples walk out of the grocery store with two cases of
diet soda, I want to rush up to them and plead with them not to drink
it or serve it to their kids. I attended a lecture by Dr. Nancy
Markle on the horrors of aspartame. Sickening and disgusting that
the makers of soda pops would make their product even more lethal to
the general population!
Coca-Cola is guilty of more dental decay around the world than any other
company. They push it all over South America where few of the citizens
know about a toothbrush or dental floss. Those folks get hooked on the
sugars and caffeine. The syrup sticks between their teeth and rots their
teeth. Thus, you see toothless smiles on most folks over
25 years of age in all those third world countries around the world.
At one point, I asked Dr. Fierens, the cardiac cath doctor I worked
with, this question: “Sir, my father died of a heart attack at
46 and everyone says heart disease runs in the family. Does that
mean I don’t have any alternatives to an early death?”
He said, “You were born with a healthy heart. It has nothing to do with
heart disease in your family. What you inherit are the eating
patterns of your family and that ultimately gives you heart disease.”
“What can I do to change my fate?” I asked.
“Don’t eat anything with a face on it and avoid dairy products…milk,
cheese, butter, yogurt and ice cream,” he said. “Eat fruits, grains,
vegetables, nuts, legumes and everything green. Also, maintain at least
35 grams of fiber daily in order to keep your colon clean and free flowing
at all times.”
Within three weeks, I became a vegetarian. At the time, friends
thought I had become “cultish” and crazy for not eating meat and dairy
products. My cholesterol dropped to 138 mgs within 18 months.
My fats dropped to 40 mgs. I dropped to 185 pounds on a 6’2” frame.
Today, my coronary arteries are as clear as a baby’s. I don’t
take any meds, no headaches, no diabetes, no hemorrhoids and I enjoy
playing like a 21 year old.
Years later, I discovered the vulgarity of our treatment of the animals
we eat. We inject or feed them with at least nine different chemicals
to make them grow faster and keep them alive as they stand in their
own feces in feed lots or penned up in tiny cages. This is one
of the best ten minute videos to expose their plight: http://www.yidio.com/movie/forks-over-knives/33925/full-movie/98704?y=1
How can you apply this knowledge in your own life? You may enjoy
the best monthly magazine for vegetarian cuisine in www.VegetarianTimes.com.
Also, for a free guide and education: www.tryveg.com and www.exploreveg.org
. Additionally, if you are really in trouble with heart disease,
a book published in 1978, The Pritikin Program for Diet and Exercise
remains the benchmark for reversing heart disease, lowering high blood
pressure and returning your optimum health. Buy a copy at www.half.com.
Additionally, my wife Sandi and I eat organically grown foods.
Most vegetables and fruits are grown with chemical fertilizers, herbicides,
pesticides and GMOs. We avoid all GMO foods and eat exclusively
organically grown foods. As you will discover, you obtain plenty
of protein in your daily vegetarian eating regimen.
We filter our water. We blend 10 fruits every day into an energy
drink that fulfills all our antioxidant needs. We consume flaxseed,
psylium husk, wheat and oat bran and prune juice. We eat high fiber
cereals like Swiss Museli, Kashi and others. How do you know that
you are ingesting 35 to 40 grams of fiber daily? You will visit
the bathroom two to three times daily.
For diabetes: http://www.dlife.com/dlife_media/diabetes_slideshows/12-best-fiber-foods?gclid=CNHF2tacrrECFUMCQAodGy4Avg
As a certified Personal Trainer and lifestyle coach, I will run over
an exercise program in Part 3. I will also discuss the best weight loss
programs. I seem to have run out of room in this column.
Are you afraid of contracting cancer? In part 3, we will show you how
to change your body chemistry from the usual “acidic PH” diet of most
Americans to “alkaline PH” which makes your body chemistry toxic to
cancer cell production. How do I know? I had cancer cut out of
me in 1995. I researched how to make sure I never got it again, or a
least give me the best opportunity for not contracting it again.
Part 3: If you’re in trouble as to cancer or heart disease, I will suggest
two books that will change your health picture like no others.
This information will change your life toward a healthy, long one. Avoid
waiting for doctors to prescribe synthetic chemical pills to alleviate
your pain or problem. You will discover how to take charge of your body
Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents - from the Arctic
to the South Pole - as well as eight times across the USA, coast to
coast and border to border. In 2005, he bicycled from the Arctic Circle,
Norway to Athens, Greece. In 2012, he bicycled coast to coast across
America. His latest book is: How to Live a Life of Adventure:
The Art of Exploring the World by Frosty Wooldridge, copies at 1 888
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