I have copied with permission this article from Dr. Christine Horner, MD. She sums it up perfectly!
"Health is no accident. If you dread getting older, you're not alone. Most Americans fear aging because we think it's normal to lose our good health as we age. Unfortunately, for most of us, it's true. A lifetime for poor eating habits and lifestyle choices catches up with most of us women around menopause, when a light gets shone on the imbalances we have cultivated.
Good or poor health is usually not an accident: The foods we eat and the activities we choose every day will tip the scales in one direction or the other. Stress; inactivity; smoking; alcohol; and eating a diet high in red meat, sugar, refined carbohydrates, and bad fats - such as trans fats and saturated animal fats - are a recipe for disaster. On the other hand, a plant-based diet combined with intelligent supplementation; the daily practice of an effective stress-reducing technique, such meditation or yoga; regular exercise; and nurturing, loving relationships will stack the odds of staying healthy in our favor."
As I have mentioned before, it is not bad luck, bad genes or random chance that we are sick. It our lifestyle, and that lifestyle starts from the day we are conceived. The great thing is that we have the choice to turn our lifestyle around and start living the life we deserve to the fullest potential.