Over a year ago, in her 70's my Mother decided to change her lifestyle for better health.
She wanted to lose some weight, improve her labs, reduce daily medication use, and prevent chronic disease down the road.
My Grandmother had a long life into her 90’s, but her last decade was plagued with health problems from chronic diseases. She wore oxygen, took many medications, and went to the hospital often due to complications of Heart Failure and lung disease (COPD). Eventually, Alzheimer’s overcame her mind and took her away from us before the rest of her body failed. After experiencing this, my Mother was interested in preventing Alzheimer's and chronic disease for herself.
In the past, my Mom has had issues with maintaining a healthy weight, insomnia, borderline high cholesterol, and fatty liver disease. Now, after changing her lifestyle all of these problems have resolved! All of her biometric measures are now normal including blood pressure, pulse, oxygen saturation, weight, and BMI. Over a year ago she was on 2 prescription medications daily, now she takes zero, and her labs are all within normal range without any medications.
My Mom is the eldest of 3 sisters, but that hasn't stopped her from leading by example. She has lost nearly 30 pounds, and maintained a healthy weight, a goal that many post-menopausal women struggle to achieve. She now wears a smaller size of clothing than she has ever fit in during her adult life!
Recently, her mood and mental clarity have been through the roof, and she has had a more active role in our daughter's life. She now also has extra energy to enjoy her hobbies more often. She used to suffer from debilitating back pain several times per year, this has resolved with her lifestyle change as well!
My Mom has always been supportive of my career choice and in the beginning she was one of only a few that attended my various health talks. She has proven that it is never too late to learn new information, change your lifestyle, improve your quality of life, and achieve your health goals!
As her son, it is fulfilling to see my Mom going into her "golden years" happy and healthy!