The Struggle is Real

IMG_1394You don’t know what you don’t know. And for Rudy and I, we just didn’t realize the importance of making better choices when it came to food. For years our number one meal choice was the “drive thru”.

We had busy schedules, and were always on the go. Therefore we had some how convinced ourselves that we didn’t have “time” to cook. Well, that was until cancer struck for the second time.

It was only then, along with some encouragement from friends, that I started researching food. And what I found was astonishing. The levels of sugar and processed food that we were consuming was not just mind blowing, but was absolutely devastating. And then to discover how this very food could be the source and the root cause of Rudy’s cancer, brought me to my knees.

“How could this be?” I asked myself plenty times over. How could a Del Taco burrito, or a can of coke, or a medium fry, be the root cause of all of this? I mean, this wasn’t alcohol or drugs, it was food for God’s sake! How could food cause cancer?

Well, it does! And although I may not know all of the details of the how, statistics have revealed that 1 in 3 people will at some point be diagnosed with cancer, and that most all causes of cancers are environmental (yup, not genetics).

Are you surprised? I know I was! Which is why Rudy and I decided to make some necessary changes. We started juicing, and we started eating a more plant based diet (yup, that would be more fruits and veggies). And although all of the changes we made didn’t “cure” Rudy, I do believe that it helped to enhance his quality of life.

And now that he has passed, and my life is no longer based on, or centered around cancer, it only seems fitting that I would continue down the path of eating healthy. I mean, to not continue down this path, would be like a slap in the face to all that Rudy endured.  Not to mention, I know this is what he would desire for me.

And although it may not be a guarantee that I will never develop something such as cancer one day, or anything else for that matter, it at least betters the odds, and helps me to overall, “feel” better. And isn’t that what we all desire, to feel “better”?

But I’d love to hear your thoughts on this . . .  what are some of the things you are doing to assure that you are engaging in healthy habits?

To Be a Widow ~

 

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