This month’s letter is a little different than most. Typically I expound on mortgage, real estate or financial market news, you know my self-proclaimed areas of expertise. This month is a bit of a departure from the norm, I hope you find it interesting.
As I’m writing this, we are headed to Phoenix for our annual reset, re-charge and get ready for summer cleanse and fast. Phoenix is an amazing winter escape, we spend a lot of time outside hiking, running, shopping (Hillary’s favorite) and soaking up the sun right in the middle of the Utah winter. It’s amazing how a week of clean diet, vitamins, minerals, sunshine and outdoor activity can totally reset your body and mind.
Our good friends Steve and Christa Goorman have introduced us to an amazing woman in Phoenix by the name of Elaine Busse, a dietitian, masseuse and vitamin and mineral expert. I call her The Medicine Women because she quite literally cures people of “incurable” medical conditions through diet, nutrition, vitamins and minerals. She’s truly amazing!
Elaine is 87 years old and a deeply religious woman who will tell you that god guides her in her ability to cure the incurable. On our first trip to Phoenix we arrived about 8:30 PM and it was after 10:30 PM when we arrived to her ranch. Steve was very excited and wanted to introduce us to Elaine immediately (I thought it was a bit strange at this hour) so we dropped our bags and headed over to her house. When we arrived we discovered Elaine was not home yet (it was nearly 11 PM!), in fact she was still out country dancing and we later found out she did not return until nearly midnight. The next morning we were up early to get our morning exercise and ran into Elaine as we were leaving. She was just finishing cleaning the stables where she kept her 4 horses (which she still rides to this day).
Are you guys getting this? A woman 87 years of age is out country dancing until midnight then up again by 5am to clean her horse stables before her busy day gets started! Holy cow, who is this human being (I thought to myself)?
Since our first meeting with Elaine, she has continued to amaze us. Her strategy is simple; she believes the body can cure itself of every illness and problem known to man. The only reason the body becomes ill is lack of nutrition and exercise in one capacity or another. By filling our bodies with fast food, micro waved meals, canned and preserved crap, our bodies are quite literally dying from lack of nutrition. She’s significantly helped my family rethink our diet and eating philosophy which has lead to zero major illnesses and only one or two minor colds in the 3 years since we first met Elaine.
Now you might not have an Elaine Busse in your life, but you dang sure can learn from her recipe for success. Essentially she suggests eliminating all processed, cured and preserved foods. If it’s packaged, it could cause your body harm. This is obviously not easy for us every day but we have been able to for the most part, live by this rule by buying organic and only enough groceries for a couple days. We’ve replaced canned with fresh, eliminated the microwave 100% and do everything we can to eat organic fruits, vegetables and meets.
If your family health is not very good or you just want to feel better, I strongly recommend researching the benefits of a more healthy diet. And for anyone with an immediate problem that you need help with, I’d be happy to introduce you to Elaine, she might just be able to help!