Daily exercise, emotional commitment, reasonable nutrition, and a real engagement with living are the core principles forming the foundation of the Forever Young Diet and Lifestyle program.
Joan and I have decided that while it would be nice to live to 100, the real driving force behind our plan is the desire to stay in the prime of our lives— for the rest of our lives. The goal is to thrive, not just survive, and this is now a possibility, thanks to the remarkable advances in knowledge, science, and technology that are included in this program.
Of course, in reality you cannot just read this book and will yourself younger and thinner. An open-minded, optimistic, and adventurous outlook will certainly help you to feel more youthful, but if you really want to turn back the clock you must invest time and energy in the right diet and lifestyle. Listen to your body and pay attention to what makes you thrive and what depletes your energy.
Make sure you know what your health issues are so you can address them before they damage or even end your life. A recent Harris poll showed that the average American is more likely to know the mileage on his car than his blood pressure. Your car can be replaced—your brain can’t. There is no more important priority than keeping your mind and body vigorous and strong.
In Good Health,
James O’Keefe, MD and Joan O’Keefe, RD