The experiences that shaped my perceptions, the direction of my life and ultimately my destiny began in Northeast Philadelphia back in the late 1960s and early 1970s. As a young boy growing up, I was exposed to main stream medicine, hospitals, invasive operations, aggressive treatments, sickness, pain, suffering, disease, and premature death in an impactful and very personal way. Between the ages of 9 and 19, I watched over a dozen close family members fall victim to various afflictions. First they lost their quality of life and then their lives. Some went quickly while others went slowly. Some were quite young and others were older. They all suffered tremendously and the outcome was devastating for all. They are all missed very dearly.
My grandmother Johnston suffered a paralyzing stroke and was completely debilitated. My Uncle Harry was devastated by multiple forms of cancer and died a slow, painful, and agonizing death. Aunt Helen was also overtaken by cancer and suffered a similar painful and gruesome death. Aunt Ann suffered with emphysema until it finally took her breath and life. Uncle Leonard died of heart disease. Uncle Bud lost his life to lung cancer. Aunt Lillian passed on because of liver disease. Uncle Buck had a massive coronary. Uncle George, Aunt Pearl, and Uncle Frank all succumbed to diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Perhaps the most riveting and closest to home was my father’s massive heart attack, which was followed by triple bypass surgery. A few years later he had a pacemaker installed. Soon after that, he had a bout with skin cancer that was corrected by surgery. My precious mother suffered with arthritis, migraine headaches, and was diagnosed with Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease until a series of falls put her in a downward spiral that led to six months of pain, suffering and horror that is almost unimaginable and indescribable as well as a complete & total loss of all dignity.
Loved ones and friends who fall in their 40s and 50s—in the prime of their lives—extract a toll which can never be measured. The price of that pain is much too high. This epidemic of preventable lifestyle disease extracts its most devastating toll in the form of premature death.
The challenges were not limited to the members of my family. I myself was sick for many, many years. My personal struggles include debilitating addictions, systemic Candida infections, a mouthful of dental mercury, immune system challenges, environmental exposure to toxins, digestive and respiratory disorders just to name a few.
These sad and unnatural events puzzled me and always left me with an uneasy feeling, with a state of unrest in my heart. It just did not seem right. It was not natural. It did not seem fair. I had to have answers. I knew that there had to be a better way. I knew in my heart that it was our birthright to experience health, wellness, and vitality every single day, to enjoy life, to live Long & Strong! We have the most advanced technology, the greatest minds, state of the art and cutting edge medicine, and the best hospitals and medical facilities in the world, yet we are getting sicker and sicker as a nation. It just did not make any sense to me. All of this produced in me a need to understand how to create and walk in health, wellness, and vitality as a simple byproduct of your lifestyle choices GOOD HEALTH is a CHOICE, and will not happen by Chance. Your past does not equal your future!!
“YOUR HEALTH AFFECTS EVERYTHING YOU DO AND EVERYONE YOU KNOW AND IS THE MAIN FACTOR IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DESTINY”.
We come into this world in possession of the universes most miraculous, amazing, delicate, powerful and marvelous creation – the human body, yet we receive no operating instructions. If our parents, care givers, teachers, or role models are not familiar with the basic principles of health and wellness, then they are unable to teach them to us. As a result we can & will experience significant and often life-threatening challenges in this area. With healthcare costs soaring and people suffering from an ever-increasing number of stress and lifestyle-induced challenges, it is essential that we find simple ways to help people live healthier, happier and more productive lives. When it comes to protecting the health of you and your family, the choices are simple. You can chose the agenda of society (drugs, medications, invasive surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, etc.) or you can choose to adopt a mindset of prevention now. To learn TO DEFEND your RIGHT to BE WELL and be pro-active when it comes to decisions that will affect your health. Your health decisions will decide and determine your destiny & the quality and quantity of your life. You do not catch heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, arthritis, dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s, u chose it by your lifestyle choices, you develop it over time, day by day, week by week, and decision by decision.
My life mission is to empower you to live a happier, healthier, more productive life by educating, uplifting, inspiring and equipping you to succeed in this essential area. To provide resources that are simple, safe and natural and produce immediate and measurable results. To give you simple insight and what I call WELLNESS WISDOM- a set of basic principles that when applied consistently will produce success and take you to a NEW LEVEL of health and wellness in every area of your life. To help you maximize your nutrition, develop WELLNESS WISDOM and practice the power of prevention. That’s why we founded VITALITY HEALTHY SOLUTIONS and we measure our success by transformed lives.