Kimmy and I spent the last 14 days at www.Sanoviv.com in Rosarito Beach, Mexico. We met dozens of people from all over the world and became famous friends with a few.
People come to Sanoviv to treat everything from late-stage cancer to obesity to Lyme disease. For some, it is their last hope to stay in this world with their families. For others, it is the last hope to reverse decades of pain, suffering, and endless visits to the doctor.
Sanoviv is a magical place right on the ocean. It looks and feels like a 5-star resort. But inside are the warmest, happiest, most caring people we have ever met. They have the best and the brightest from Mexico’s health care system ... all types of traditional doctors, dentists, massage therapists, nutritionists, chiropractors, psychologists, mind-body experts, colon therapists and, of course, personal trainers.
The food is perfectly designed for health. It tastes pretty good, often very good. But it is not designed to compete with IHOP. You won’t find any sugar, gluten, wheat or dairy there. Everything is organic and locally grown.
They've invested millions in the latest medical equipment, from hyperbaric chambers to electronic detox machines and some things you just cannot find in the United States.
We watched people arrive in wheelchairs, walking like they were 100 years old, the grimace of pain from bodies not strong enough for a long trip. We watched them leave standing tall and walking straight, with peace and joy in their hearts.
People apparently get their bodies in shape to get healed or in remission here ... at, of course, a great expense usually not covered by insurance.
I don’t know for sure their medical details. But everyone here is so open, so safe, and so hopeful that they share beautifully with anyone who asks about their health journey. One of the first questions we learned to ask was, “What are you in for?”
What we are thankful for at this stage in our lives is our health. We learned some fascinating things about our own bodies that may help us live vital lives well past 100. I wonder what any of us would pay for an extra five years if we knew we were terminal. What would we pay for just one year?
Yet that is not the way life works, is it? We don’t get to tack on years at the end no matter what we are willing to pay. Not even a billionaire can buy another day at the end. But all of us can buy months and years, even a few years, before the end by just giving our bodies a chance to heal. Hippocrates said it best: “Let food be thy medicine.”
Too often food is my party drug of choice. How about you?
I guess it is fitting that I write this a day before we are all about to pig out on a ton of sugar, dairy, wheat, and meats injected with hormones and antibiotics. (Sorry to ruin it for you. 😊)
I am thankful that Kimmy and I have our health. Thankful that we have the wealth to be able to come to a place like that for two weeks. Thankful for the decisions we have made along the way to lift us to this level. Thankful for the mentors who influenced us.
What are you thankful for this year?
P.S. If you come to Sanoviv, tell them Richard and Kimmy sent you. They believe in Network Marketing down there. 😊
P.P.S. My blogs are, for me, a conversation. I rant for a bit and then … if so inspired, you respond. Your comments close the loop of conversation. They let me know I was heard. They let me know I contributed something … or not. I encourage you to close the loop … or open a new one and say something.