Healthy Journey

A typical dinner-Protein and Vegetables

We are a husband and wife team that would love to retire but still have to work. Our goal is to retire healthy and enjoy a simple life of family and travel. The goal of this web-site is to tell our story about a healthy and simple lifestyle I hope you enjoy the Healthy Journey with us.

Our Healthy Journey began a couple of years ago when our family doctor threw his hands in the air and said: “I don’t know what’s wrong with you, and I don’t know what else to do”

It then became our mission to discover that what we eat really does define who we are. “You are what you eat.”

We have been married 34 years and from that time Rolaids and/or Tums were a constant in our medicine cabinet. These 2 items became a stocking stuffer at Christmas, an add-on for a birthday gift, and an item to add to our grocery cart. Then the acid reflux and upset stomach became so unbearable that a prescription for Pariet was given by our doctor.

Generic for Pariet* (Rabeprazole Sodium) is a proton pump inhibitor used to relieve symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease such as heartburn, acid regurgitation, and swallowing pain. This medicine works by blocking the production of stomach acid.

OOOPS…so after a decade of this, a clinic doctor asked if he was taking any calcium supplements? What….Why?? OH read the side effects, Oh it depletes the calcium from your bones, among other issues. But when you cannot eat anything without having an upset stomach what do you do. So onto our Healthy Journey, and hope you enjoy our journey to health as much as we are. Daily we are learning how what we eat affects us in some way. This is not a page about organic foods, or eating plant-based, or some other idea of health, but a page about an ordinary couple and different foods and diets that we have tried over the past 2.5 years that helped our Healthy Journey.

Sometimes I think our kids (we have 4 and 3 son-in-laws) believe we are crazy with the various foods we have adapted to our diet. The one food we are excited to bring you is Kimchi.  Follow us on our Healthy Journey to a Healthy Lifestyle, add your thoughts and comments to our blog.

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