In June I had the good fortune of interviewing Mimi Kirk, a 74 year old Californian voted by PETA as the world’s sexiest vegetarian over 50. I interviewed her on my online radio show 100 Not Out to celebrate the QUALITY she had put in to her QUANTITY of life. Mimi’s story is truly fascinating and inspiring.
At 69 years of age she was suffering from arthritis in her fingers. She had been a vegetarian or vegan for the last 40 years and had always believed that a healthy diet could solve many health challenges. After doing her research, consulting with her GP (who prescribed pain-relieving medications) and speaking with others, Mimi decided the next step for her was to adopt a raw plant-based (Vegan) diet. Over the last 5 years she has enjoyed full range of movement and pain-free fingers and as you can see by the photos looks an absolute picture of health.
I don’t WANT to GO RAW
What can you learn from Mimi Kirk
When you suffer a health challenge, don’t go straight for the GP’s advice – drugs or surgery. Take responsibility for your health, as Mimi did, and say, “What can I (with a big emphasis on the word “I” do) to improve my health”. Mimi felt she could improve her diet and take inflammatory foods out of it. You may decide YOU need to exercise more to improve your health. Or eat better. Or visit a chiropractor, an acupuncturist, a naturopath, or even get a massage? But the MAJOR principle that belies Mimi’s success in her health and longevity is her decision to take control of her health one meal, one bite at a time.
To your longevity,