- Excellent Atrial Fibrillation article! (0) November 24, 2018
Ola from Arizona, Chris!
Your email newsletter on AFib went a long way towards helping me understand what the heck it is and how it’s treated. I know several (very healthy otherwise) friends diagnosed with AFib – one whose been resuscitated a couple of times, which sounds pretty frightening. Bottom line, your description of AFib causes, symptoms, and treatment answered my questions as well as reminded me that I’ve never had an EKG or other heart diagnostic exam. At the tender age of 65, I’m probably wise to get checked out.
I want to tell you about another wide-spread but little recognized health issue that typically affects older folks which is Chronis Venous Insufficiency (CVI) – also known as Venous Reflux Disease. Here’s a link to a description of the condition:
I was diagnosed with CVI when I sought treatment for unsightly spider veins in my legs. I assumed that I needed sclerotherapy treatment to solve the spider vein problem, however when an ultrasound was done on both legs, I was told that I had CVI and that was probably what was causing the spider veins and varicosities in my legs. This was totally new to me – that what I previously understood was simply a cosmetic issue of unsightly spider veins and varicose veins was actually symptomatic of CVI. I did some research and discovered that CVI affects approximately 40% of the population: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/16872-chronic-venous-insufficiency-cvi AND that very few people seek treatment for it. It’s a primary cause of DVT, Phlebitis and several other serious vascular issues but people don’t typically seek treatment until their symptoms are severe.
The good (and unexpected) news is that my health insurance covers the treatment with endovenous thermal ablation which has excellent results. I’m scheduled for treatment in the next month and can report back to you if you are interested.
I wanted to see if you’re interested in writing a newsletter discussing the symptoms and treatment of CVI because it’s a disease that most dramatically affects older people, is little understood, and for which few people seek treatment.
As I said, I’m happy to follow up with you as I complete my treatments. In the meantime, perhaps you’ll let me know if you’re interested in sending a YNY newsletter regarding CVI.
Thank you for your never-ending commitment to supporting us “older-but-younger-than-our-years” folks with your beautifully crafted newsletters.
CSContinue reading →
- Serious Neck Stenosis – fixed! (1) August 3, 2018
On the Younger Next Year Back Book: “I have had serious neck stenosis issues for years and to put it simply: Jeremy has fixed me. A combination of neck and back strengthening exercises, patiently rolled out over time, has made the difference. He is extremely knowledgeable, thoughtful, easy to work with, and a great guy – [an] unbeatable combination!” – Bob Hurst, NY, former Vice Chairman, Goldman SachsContinue reading →
- Back Protocol: Successful Last Resort (0) August 3, 2018
On the Younger Next Year Back Book: “Kay has experienced intermittent onsets of severe low back pain due to a hard fall on the buttocks in 2000, resulting in a sacroiliac (SI) joint sprain. Due to the laxity of the ligaments from the fall, Kay had a chronically unstable SI joint. Various treatments such as chiropractic, massage, cupping and acupuncture offered her short-term relief during painful flare ups but permanent relief was never found. Kay was referred to [Jeremy] in 2014 as a last resort. Like most of his clients, she was jaded and her expectations were low.” – KayContinue reading →
- Health is worth more than learning (0) July 5, 2018
I just finished reading YOUNGER NEXT YEAR last night. Really good, and I would love to read Harry’s book about squids, moose, snails, sea slugs, etc, if he ever writes it. I’m 66. My aerobics comes from 3x weekly swimming in the mostly empty Gold’s Gym pool, and bicycling. My sport for fun fencing. When I was a NYC high school teacher I started and coached fencing teams in my school, which kept me fencing almost every day. I haven’t found a way to do that again, yet. I need to do better on not eating crap and strength training. Anyway, this Jefferson quote passed by on my FB feed, and it seemed entirely apt:
“Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
Thanks for a great and valuable book!Continue reading →
- Results are so far, so good. (0) July 5, 2018
I have been following your book’s Younger Next Year outline for the past 3 -4 months and have lost 20 lbs., and improved my overall fitness and have added 20+ yards to my golf drives! Irons are all 10% longer as well. Weight goal is to be 190, so 14 lbs to go. I have always been an athlete and in decent shape, but I have really been motivated by your book. I am 71 years young and plan to be younger next year. X country skiing will be starting soon, can’t wait. Hike weekends now, just put the kayak away for the season, ordered my rowing boat, a Whitehall 14 solo. Can’t wit till delivery next spring. I still work full time and have no interest in retirement. Still working with someone to partner with us to get you up here for a presentation. I have given away 10 copies of your book, and will continue to give them to my clients and friends.
Working on not eating “crap” and keeping it to 2 drinks, but I admit to not being “there” yet. May not ever be, but the results are the results and so far, so good.Continue reading →
- Thankful for your advice. (0) July 5, 2018 Just completed some minor surgery, which could have been major surgery and actually life threatening, had I not heeded your advise in your first YNY. You wrote about the episode with loosing part of your nose to the pretty, little dermatologist and followed that with a serious warning to have our skin (head to toe) checked out regularly to keep some nasty skin cancer surprises from sneaking up on us. Well, your warning, coupled with my wife’s recent discovery of two such skin growths caused me to get to our dermatologist for a check and guess what? That little growth on my shoulder (which I couldn’t see without a mirror) was melanoma! Luckily, because of having gone when I did, it was successfully removed on Monday and all is well. Thank you again for the little prod! It most likely saved my life. As you know, melanoma is a real killer unless one catches it in time. You may want to consider another short warning to your reading public when you publish your next Fortnightly.Also pleased to report that I had a great 5K, road race last Saturday and actually improved my time by 17 seconds over my effort in March. Life is good and keeps getting better!Continue reading →
- I wanted to take a minute and thank you for your books. (0) July 5, 2018
“Younger” was recommended to me by a friend a little over 4 years ago and it was life changing — more than 40 pounds gone, and more balance and purpose in my life — including a blog in which I discuss the need for purpose, community, health and wealth if you want a kickass life after 50 (over50roadmap.com). I have no doubt your book was a spark that got me started making some much needed changes and I am so grateful you made the effort to write it. Now I hope to pay it forward through my blog and through coaching. Again…thank you. (and a side note, it also got me back into rowing after many decades…and dragged hubby with me…so awesome!!)”Continue reading →
- Notes like this keep us going. Oh, boy! (0) July 5, 2018
“I read all three YNY books six months ago. I have followed the nutrition and exercise advice ever since. I was not in bad shape when I started, but did need to lose some weight. I’ve lost 18 lbs. My BMI is 22 and body fat is 19%. The Preparation for Movement and 25 sacred exercises have enabled me to be stronger and have more muscle definition. I have a lot less shoulder and hip aches and pain than I had before. Thanks so much!”Continue reading →
- Turning 60 was tough. Your book helped me. (0) October 16, 2017
Chris, My son 23, bought me your book when I turned 60 this year, I was struggling because I had acquired a new super power: invisibility. He told me I wasn’t aging, I was decaying-that scared the hell out of me. Worked in Medical Sales all my life, you’d think I’d take my health more seriously, but two decades of spreadsheets, corporate meetings, and client attention found me 100lbs overweight. Now I do aerobics 1 hour 6 days a week, and lift(with my boy) 6 days a week too.Continue reading →
Thanks for the motivation. Your book was funny, inspiring, and down right informative-it’s my second bible.
- Letter from a YNY Fan on Aging and Alcohol (0) August 12, 2017
It’s hard to believe that a whole year has gone by since we hiked up that mountain near Aspen and went through all the fun and inspired learning about how to make the third stage of life so good. I still follow your blogs and get out there and exercise more than ever, no matter what, just because you made it all so obviously the right thing to do at the YNY retreat.
I turned 70 years old a couple of months ago which was a bit of a shock for me (still struggling a bit against the “70 is old” myth). Despite that, I’m still working full-time. There’s no doubt in my mind that exercise does great things for reflexes and balance as well as stamina and strength.
Now I’ve forgotten where I was going with this. Oh yes, one big question that I would greatly like to hear you address is the scientific evidence about booze and its alleged negative effects. When we have been out there challenging ourselves to the max all day, there is nothing more enjoyable and relaxing than a scotch or two and a glass of wine. We keep hearing that alcohol is a toxin etc. but the scientific evidence seems soft. Maybe I’m kidding myself. What do you say?”
Read Chris’ take on alcohol in his recent Fortnightly, ‘Booze, Boats and Bill Fabrocini.’Continue reading →
Younger Next Year* *turn back your biological clock
© Copyright 2015. Younger Next Year. All rights reserved.
All material provided on the Younger Next Year web site is provided for informational or educational purposes only. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for, nor does it replace, your health-care professional or other personal medical attention. Consult a physician regarding the applicability of any opinions or recommendations with respect to your symptoms or medical condition.