Watching the life ebb out of my mother as she lies in hospital, I can’t help but wonder whether I will also end my days in such a painful, sad and ignominious manner. Decades of watching her health deteriorate, largely because of her atrocious diet and physical inactivity, was a major reason why I became so interested in nutrition. If only I could turn the clock back and change things for her, but she wouldn’t listen to me then and she can no longer hear me now.
It poignantly reminds us that degenerative diseases are not inevitable. We all hold the ability, through the right lifestyle choices, to ensure we can maintain good health even right through into our latter years – not just for ourselves, but for our loved ones, too.
What will your choice be?