Nancy and Skip Stein
The Vegans in Traditions, Winter Haven Florida
The fact that we live a strict Whole Food Plant Based (vegan) Lifestyle is not that unusual. Neither is the fact that we are 73+ years young. Nope, the interesting thing is how Different we are from most other 70+ year old’s in the USA.
The fact that I have (or had) prostate cancer is not that unusual. It is a disease that impacts many men of similar age. The fact that I was told I would be Dead by now, also is not that unusual; although I’m pleased as punch that I AM still alive. No, the biggest difference is that I have had NO medical treatment, no drugs, no surgeries, no diabolical ‘therapies’. That is what makes me sort of unusual and different.
Then there is my lovely wife, Chef Nancy, who had a major arterial blockage, was scheduled for a stent and also suffered from Fibromyalgia (causing her to take early retirement from Delta Airlines). She also is now fit as a fiddle and we now work together to demonstrate just how young 73+ can be.
Many people in our age group are prescribed numerous drugs. Drugs for Hypertension, Diabetes 2, Arterial Plaques, High Cholesterol, Arthritis and on and on. These ‘age related’ ailments are accepted as the ‘Norm’ of aging and it is Oh SO SO WRONG!
It is NOT natural to be taking a host of drugs at any age and certainly not as a common practice just because you are aging. No, the drugs are prescribed to treat symptoms of chronic disease, not to Cure much of anything. The side effects are minimized by doctors and fast talking TV commercials. Many prescriptions are written to counter-act the effects of other drugs; and it goes on and on...
Yes, we were both once borderline diabetic, way overweight, lethargic and lacking in mental energy and focus. Our cholesterol was too high and we ate fast/processed food crap often. Then I was diagnosed with Cancer; THAT my friends is the wake up call you Never went to receive! But I did. Nancy underwent a Cardiac catheterization procedure that showed serious blockage of over 50%. We were a mess and facing unacceptable choices at the young age of 62.
We had to make a series of choices. Would I die miserably, like my father, from treatments for prostate cancer or would I just accept the inevitable fact that I was going to die. Should I just live out the rest of my shortened life as best I could and then surrender? Was there an alternative? I did NOT want to die, hell, I was only 62 and almost eligible for Social Security.
Nancy was facing a procedure to insert a stent to open up her artery and that wasn't a pleasant thing to anticipate. The Cardiac catheterization procedure was enough and her Fibromyalgia was only getting worse.
We have a wonderful daughter (who has seven children) who we love and enjoy tremendously. As a doting Grandfather and Grandmother,we love watching the grandkids and it is so much fun to watch them grow up. We both wanted to be a Great, Great Grandparents one day but cancer, heart disease was getting in the way. We also saw how other older folks were suffering from various chronic diseases.
So, what did we DO? Nothing! That isn’t entirely true, only from the view of the medical industrial complex did we do Nothing. We both Changed; changed drastically. We changed our Lifestyle, how we lived, how we ate and how we viewed life! While it is true that Nancy's primary motivation is to help me survive my cancer, it also helped her in a similar way. Change was not easy, but it beat the hell out of death and dying and we were doing it together!
We decided to totally revise our lifestyle, diet and how we lived every day. Not only the food changed but our view of life and the wondrous nature of Living changed. The further we progressed the better life became. Nancy even became a well known Plant Based Chef and we have written a series of books "Restoring America's Health" that not only tells our story, but provides step by step directions how you too can gain/regain your health and vitality at ANY age!
Not only did our blood work (cholesterol, glucose, triglycerides, etc.) improve; astounding our doctor, but everything improved! We lost weight, a LOT of weight and our attitude improved, our energy levels began to go off the scale. We are now 73+ but feel better than we did at 35 or 40. We have more energy, vitality and love of life than ever before.
Oh, the cancer? Hell, I don’t know or care. Last I check there was nothing to be found. I look forward to every day with renewed vigor and vitality. Nancy's arterial blockages dissolved and her Fibromyalgia is well under control. We travel, have started several new business ventures and are more active than ever before.
That is why we are so evangelical about this lifestyle! Our focus is to help others achieve a drug free lifestyle full of energy and vigor. It is NEVER too late to start and the effects are felt quickly; more rapidly than almost any drug or therapy can achieve.
The best part is that you get to enjoy Delicious Plant Based Cuisine that will help your energy levels soar so high that you just have to get out and MOVE. If you are on drugs/medications, you may find they are no longer needed, which is why you must inform your doctor.
Living a Plant Based (yes vegan) dietary lifestyle at any age is fantastic; doing it at 73+ is even better. We save tons of money on food, no prescription drug bills and few doctor visits; only for occasional blood work as we seldom, if ever, get sick! We love to see the look on our doctor’s face when he sees the results!
Give it a try. You have nothing to loose and So much to gain!