A Race for Life by Ruth E. Heidrich Ph.D.

By Ruth E. Heidrich Ph.D.

In her mid-forties, Ruth Heidrich used to be clinically determined with breast melanoma. After present process therapy, she learned she needed to problem herself to maintain good. She deicded to run the punishing Ironman Triathlon a try out of patience related to a 2.4 mile swin, 112 mile motorbike experience, and a 26.2 mile marathon run. to do that and reamin cancer-free, she stopped consuming animal items, adopting a plant-based vitamin and a life-affirming perspective that was resolute - in additional methods than one- to be in it for the long term. two decades later, Heidrich remains to be operating, nonetheless cancer-free, and nonetheless optimistic approximately existence. this is often her tale. She describes her struggle with melanoma, her therapeutic nutrition, and the rewards of competing within the hardest races on this planet. She indicates you the way to develop into fitter, extra confident, and problem your self to alter.

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Of course, there are differences, and that’s why we need, most of all, to keep an open, inquisitive mind, and be very careful about drawing conclusions. Once having drawn a conclusion, it needs to be held in the light of advancing knowledge. Know that 23 A Race for Life when you find you are wrong about something, you are on the way to being right. The essential thing to understand here is that you should get yourself informed about your health, but be sceptical about graphs and charts. My fitness plan, however, involves listening to your body, challenging what you can do, not depriving yourself of food or energy, and enjoying life.

Since most people get too much protein, we don’t need fish for that reason. What about the omega-3 fatty acids that are supposed to be so good for you? Well, if you are eating a diet with lots of leafy green vegetables, you are getting your omega-3 fatty acids from the same source that fish do—fish get their greens from seaweed or algae. The flesh of fish is also one of the most contaminated of foods. Even fish found in open oceans are exposed to pesticides, herbicides, and heavy metals such as mercury, lead, cadmium, and arsenic.

When I found out that the Russian pronunciation for “Hawaii” was “G-vai,” they all of a sudden understood, nodding their heads, eyes dancing, and big smiles on their faces. Ah, the importance of communication! In 1989 I spent three weeks in Thailand and Nepal, doing every race I could find. Again, it was a similar experience. ” People there could hardly believe that anyone would exert any effort that wasn’t really necessary for survival. The concept of “exercise” is hardly necessary when you’re at heavy labor all day long every day.

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