Recently I booked my car in for its MOT and service. I also went to the dentist for my teeth to have a check-up. When I was employed, we had medicals every few years. It’s a law of nature that everything tends to deteriorate without regular checks and maintenance. How well are you eating? You could give your habits a good going over with an annual Eat Well MOT.
Cars can last a few decades if we look after them well. If we neglect to service them, they’ll break down often and in the end they’ll cost more to repair than they’re worth. If they pack in completely, we can always get another car. On the other hand, you have only one body and you can’t just go and buy a new one.
We want our bodies to last 70, 80, 90 years. We don’t merely want to stay alive either, we want to retain the ability to do the things we enjoy and be free of pain and disease. The good news is that the human body has amazing powers of self-repair and regeneration – if we look after it well. The bad news is that if you give up nutritious real food by favouring the convenience of processed food-products, you could end up with all sorts of chronic conditions that interfere with the joys of living. Just as you wouldn’t expect your car to run properly if you poured fizzy drinks into the petrol tank and topped up the oil with syrup, it’s unreasonable to expect you’ll be hale and hearty at 80+ if you eat things you were never designed to make use of.
Your car mechanic will do your MOT, your dentist will look after your teeth, it’s up to you to learn to eat well and I’ll be happy to help you.
Top tip – Treat your body like your car – have an annual Eat Well MOT.
Wishing all my readers a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2013.