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Proper diet is a life-changer

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To the editor:

I am 86 and have had a happy health incident in my life that I think your readers might like to know about. Some years ago, I went to an alternative care doctor who told me I was dehydrated and malnourished. She told me, as had a urologist, that I needed to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day. That is a little bit more than I can manage now, but I am increasing my intake quite a bit.

When she said I was malnourished, I told her exactly what my diet was. She listened and said, “Yes, and that is fine, but you are not getting enough variety,” so she recommended that I begin my day with fruit, which I did.

The result of this menu is great. So far, I have no pain anywhere, except a slight pain in my back. For that, I sit in a recliner with a heating pad perhaps for 10 minutes or less and the pain is gone. Indeed, I feel as good and with as much energy as I had as a teenager. My eyesight is not as good as I’d like, but otherwise, I have a clean slate. I do go for a checkup once a year and so far the results are A-1. The only drink I have besides water is warm tea and a rare Coke.

If this letter can be of help to any of your readers, I will be so happy.

 

Joyce Anderson

Calabash