1st Commandment

Thou shall do everything you can to defeat the #1 killer of men and women in the world: Vascular Disease. It is the reason for heart attacks and strokes. So…

2nd Commandment

Thou shall have a CIMT Test. The Carotid Intima Media Thickness test can detect the presence of disease and plaque in your arteries LONG before the technology available in your hospital can. PLUS, it’s portable, inexpensive and non-invasive. Go to www.TheHealthyLifeSummit.com for more information.

3rd Commandment

Thou shall have a 2-hour Glucose Tolerance Test run by your doctor. This test is far more predictive of blood sugar problems than the fasting blood sugar or A1C test is. Unperceived high blood sugar, also called insulin resistance, is a major driver of vascular disease.

4th Commandment

Thou shall eat a diet low in sugar and processed refined carbohydrates. One 20 oz bottle of Coke or Pepsi has the equivalent of 17 teaspoons of sugar per can. Soft drink consumption is currently 40 gallons per year for every man, woman and child in the U.S.

5th Commandment

Thou shall get thy Triglyceride/HDL ratio to 2 or less. Have your physician measure it. It is a simple measurement of your cardiovascular status.

6th Commandment

Thou shall exercise more than thy neighbor. Get 150 minutes of moderate exercise, like a brisk walk, per week. Or 75 minutes of more intense exercise, like jogging or an exercise bike, per week. More is better.

7th Commandment

Thou shall weigh less than thy neighbor. 70% of the U.S. is currently overweight! Eating two nutritious meals a day, rather than three, can help many people lose weight.

8th Commandment

Thou shall floss or get a good pair of dentures. Bleeding gums and periodontal disease increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes, premature births, and other health problems.

9th Commandment

Thou shall not use tobacco products. They are a major cause of the #1 preventable health problem in the U.S. You can never eat or exercise so well as to overcome the negative impact that tobacco has on your health.

10th Commandment

Thou shall eat a variety of foods. Try to eat more plant- based foods, and less animal-based. Eat foods closer to the way they grow. There is no perfect food. It’s how often and how much of anything you eat that matters. Moderation is the foundation upon which nutrition and good health are built.

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