The above was the view out our hotel window this morning before we went to the conference. I gave two talks yesterday; MD gave one. Today we’re in the midst of taking in other talks.
One of the speakers this morning said a couple of things that the readers of this blog will probably find interesting.
First, he made the comment that all budding doctors undergo two different operations while they’re in medical school. First, they have a Common Sense-ectomy, then they have a Divinity Implantation. Like most doctors, I had both and have spent the last 25 years of my career trying to overcome them.
The second interesting thing I heard was from a doctor who has a large practice using nutrition, vitamin supplements and natural hormones to take care of a population of pretty sick patients. He lays out the treatment plan, which sometimes is fairly expensive and/or time intensive, and his patients sometimes complain that they can’t afford the regime or don’t have the time to comply. He tells them the following: If you want to have a healthy life it costs time, effort and money.
I got to thinking about what he said, and he is absolutely right. Up until you hit about 30 years old, you’ve got pretty much of a free ride. After that, it requires work. One of the most profound things I’ve ever heard anyone say (and I can’t remember who I heard say it) is that you can only coast when you’re going down hill.
If you want to fend off the ravages of aging, you’ve got to (at the very least) spend time in exercise and eat correctly. As we’ve discussed on this blog, following a low-carb diet is more expensive than eating junk food, and exercise takes time. So, I’ll repeat the words I heard a few hours ago. I’m going to tape them on my computer–you should, too.
If you want to have a healthy life, it costs time, effort and money.