On a scale of 1 to 10, one being disabled and 10 being vibrant, how would you rate yourself? Are you overweight? Obese? I live in a state that ranks number one in the pecentage of fat people, I guess it's the pork chops, cornbread and sweet taters thats doing it but more likely its tater chips and the couch. I rate my own health at 6 and 20 pounds over my desired weight with a little bit of a pot that I'm trying to shed. I've eliminated most sugar, starches and grains, trying to walk 2-3 miles a day and doing some hand barbell exercises and I've lost 5 pounds in the last week. What would be your advice to stay healthy? I'm not talking about staying out of the hospital but having vibrant health, getting up in the morning feeling like a young colt, bursting with energy, also clear headed thinking and postive attitude. I have been concerned with my health for a while now, looking back I can see where I made mistakes and with just a little basic information and lifestyle changes I could have saved myself a lot of trouble. I have learned that with a few basic changes, you can turn things around, things like internal cleansing, liver cleansing, alkalizing, minerals, essential fatty acids, gut flora and nutrients from dense superfoods not vitamin pills. I'm on a mission, to get health and stay healthy and a side benefit has been that I've been able to help some family members with health problems. It's a good feeling to see your 88 year old mother respond to some of the things you have suggested. I have found though that most people could care less, they think when the time comes the doc can give them a bright colored pill to fix them up, I've got news, they are betting on a crippled horse, prevention is the best insurance you can invest in.