If you had a fire extinguisher in the house, would you set your house on fire if you thought you could put it out?
Ridiculous, isn’t it!
In fact, if you made it a habit, eventually your fire extinguisher might not work and your house would burn down.
Think of the analogy with your own body. We talked with someone the other day who, when we suggested how to prevent arthritis, she said, there are medications for that. Sure, one could live a lifestyle that creates illness and indeed medications might take care of illnesses for a while. But is that not the equivalent of setting your house on fire? At some point, you might not be able to put the fire out.
We have a friend whom we love very much. He followed a dangerous high saturated fat, high GI diet along with smoking for his adult life, until around age 50. Then, all of a sudden, he faced a fire, he almost didn’t put out: a massive heart attack, triple bypass and now less than 20% of his heart muscle is available for use. You would think that he would take steps to put out the fire in his house, and yet, that didn’t happen. And yes, he let the smoking go, but maintained his high saturated fat diet that would be likely to make any person ill – much less a person who has already had a heart attack. He was setting his house on fire again even when a part of it had burned down. Suddenly, one day he drove into his favorite fast food parking lot and blacked out – letting his car hit another’s. When he got out of his car to assess the damage, he fell to the ground. Now, lying flat on his back in a nursing home, no one is sure if he will get a third chance to put his fire out.
The CR Way is about keeping your body optimally healthy – through a holistic approach to calorie restriction. Most people find, after following the CR Way calorie restriction diet and lifestyle plan, they don’t even need the medications they thought were so important before. Let us help you keep from starting a fire you can’t put out and welcome you to a better, longer life.