Category Archives: Health and Fitness

What do you see in Costa Rica?

Common question for me when I tell people that I would love to live there.  What do I see in Costa Rica?   Well, let me tell you…

It’s the beauty of the place for starters.  Volcanic mountains with some activity like Hawaii.  It’s beautiful beaches like most caribbean islands.  It’s tranquility.  It’s happiness.  It’s adventure!

I’m hardly an expert on the place and I have a tendency to be impulsive but a ten year plus history of saying that someday I would like to live there is hardly impulsive.  I’ve been there.  I’ve looked at real estate in different provinces.  My preference is the mountainous northern Pacific area, although some friends recently stayed in the Manuel Antonio area in Puntarenas.  I haven’t seen that area yet, so it’s next. manuel antonio[ Photo by: D.Convertini]

Currently, I am vicariously enjoying a book by Nadine Hays Pisani that could my eye in the Amazon Books site:  Happier Than A Billionaire: Quitting My Job, Moving to Costa Rica, and Living the Zero Hour Work Week

This is the first book in the series and I fully intend to do more than just show you pictures of pretty beaches over the next few blog posts.

I also want to explain why I’m learning internet commerce and creating multiple streams of income.  There are some residency requirements involving income in order to live there and I don’t speak enough Spanish to pass their medical boards.  Although, this too might change.  I currently think that I may wish a brick and mortar business related to health care or lifestyle improvement, but you never know until you actual get both feet in the water (or sand) and just do it.

Stay tuned and like and comment.  Appreciate suggestions too.


Course Correction

Not a dramatic change, but the vehicle is moving and the compass says that in order to reach the destination, corrections is needed. The first very obvious correction is my decision to attempt to obtain my Florida Medical License. There are a couple of very good reasons for this, not the least of which is the fact that I miss the patient contact and the ability to help others. Also because of Post-Polio syndrome, I was on a downward spiral that appeared to be physically taking me down with it. I was shocked to be experiencing the sequence in reverse that I had worked so many years to pull myself literally out of bed, onto crutches, walk with and then without braces, and live a pretty normal life.
Suddenly, it seemed the progress had stopped and the body was moving backward. I quit because the active practice I had was literally killing me. My overall health was terrible, I was depressed about that and angry too. But once the pressures of solo medical practice had been relieved, I began to focus on my health.
I lost weight and began taking supplements. I got 7-8 hours of sleep nightly. And slowly I began to exercise and to gain back some of the function I felt had been lost forever.
Another reason that we moved away from Naples and went to Wisconsin was to take care of my and my wife’s parents. I think that God allowed me to retire so that we could do that. None of the other siblings could. They all had other responsibilities. I think that it was a blessing in disguise for me to get sick. It also was rewarded in my becoming well again. I feel once again that He wants me to do something with my medical license.
Early this spring, having moved back to SW FLorida, I started having folks recognize me and ask if I was back to open practice again. That was gratifying, but I knew from experience that doing the same thing again and hoping for different results was not the way to go. I didn’t want to start down the slippery slope of fatigue, weight gain, and disability again. But I did want to start looking into getting my license again and doing something good with it.
The FLorida Board of Medicine received my application in May and we’ve begun the process to see what they think of the idea. I hope they agree.
I would like to work in an area that is underserved and in which I’m familiar. And I don’t just mean geographically. The pettiness of the medical/political powers in SW FLorida is one which I have no desire to be involved. So fear not empire builders. This time I will not be challenging your windmills. Just leave me alone and let me help people.

Adipose Tissue in Danger

Very soon, a major health company will introduce a revolutionary weight management program.
Testing and monitoring results indicate the loss of that annoying sub-umbilical “pooch” and the loss of pounds and inches! And it stays off!
Come enjoy this major component of the four pillars of health and begin your journey to smaller dress and suit sizes. Begin your journey to optimal health. Watch this teaser and when your ready to start, call me and start the first phase!

Winter Reflections

Just about every leaf has fallen and the branches left behind narrow as they course to their distal ends. Kind of like the coronary arteries. Only as the branches narrow in the trees, the sap has probably already stopped flowing months ago. What about the flow in your coronary arteries? Any inflammation? Atherosclerotic plaque? Hope not. But what can you do? Take a look at this PBS special about inflammation:
Consider what could be done by a simple nutritional that has anti-inflammatory properties and drink it every day with meals! Avoid the silent killer!