Friday, September 30, 2016

Living Well by Montel Williams

It's hard to believe that Montel Williams is living with M.S. Instead of doing what his doctor suggested by limiting exercise and accepting his fate, he started researching the disease; talked to dietitians and  authorities on chronic disease. The result is that his pain has been reduced from what he estimates as 10 to a 3.5 and he continues to lead a hectic life.

The formula in his book Living Well is a simple and one we should all be following (You can read about it here):
Eat 5 servings of raw fruits and vegetables per day
Drastically reduce processed foods
Lower sodium/salt intake
Look for 100% whole grains (not refined grains and avoid multigrain, 100% wheat, seven grain and bran)
Follow a program for physical fitness (at least 30 minutes a day for most days in a week)

Instead of fad diets follow the DASH diet or Mediterranean Diet

Even genetic diseases might be held off if our bodies are in better shape and not overweight according to many of the experts who have commented in his book.

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Any information in this blog should not take the place of medical advice from a professional. I am simply sharing my journey.