“David Kazarian says, “EXCUSES will kill you.”
David Karzarian is a friend of many years whom I met in New York. He owned several pharmaceutical companies in the Northeast and was president of a National Pharmaceutical Association. His company, Infuserve America, is based in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he now lives.
Can we overcome being born with disease-prone genes? David says we can, and he’s living proof of it. His primary recommendation: get over yourself! Your family’s history can be an excuse for not fighting to preserve your health and a normal, vital lifespan. If you or a loved one continuously blame “bad genes” as the reason (excuse) for a deteriorating condition, David Kazarian’s story will inspire you to take what you might see as destiny into your own hands.
David was born with “bad genes,” rendering him a prime candidate for serious heart failure at an early age. His father died at age 64, his father’s brother died at age 56, and a number of other close relatives also died prematurely of complications from heart disease. David’s family medical history and consultations with his doctors gave him every reason to believe that he, too, would suffer the same fate. So, refusing to accept the inevitable, he decided to do something about it.
I met David Kazarian when he was 41 years old. He had already been taking charge of his life and health for some years at that point, fighting to overcome his inherited destiny.
David had decided he wanted to LIVE more than he wanted to EAT so he developed and adopted a stringent heart-friendly daily diet that he sticks to religiously.
He also worked out an exercise program for himself. He was not about to sit back and allow his genes to be a death sentence, like the one so many of his family members had succumbed to.
David Kazarian is now 69 and rides a bicycle 4 ½ miles to his office and then home every day. When he turns 70, he plans to ride his bike from St. Petersburg, to San Diego, some 2500 miles one way. His doctors say he shows no symptoms of heart problems, his energy level is very high and he is in excellent general health. He has allowed me to tell his story in hopes it will inspire others like him to do the same… to beat the bad gene pool.
David tells us about his routine in his own words
“I limit fat and sugar.
“My exercise regimen is a six-day-a-week routine when I’m not traveling. Each day is a minimum of 1 hour, but three days a week I add an extra 15 minutes of stomach and core exercises.
“I eat an omelet first thing in the morning around 5:30AM, then go to my gym and work out. After the workout, I have a muscle recovery drink that I blend. It consists of 1 cup of oatmeal (old fashion kind), ¼ cup of blueberries (frozen), a banana, and a splash of cinnamon. I put in 2 scoops of protein whey (the scoop that comes with the whey) and a handful of walnuts. 16 oz of skim milk finishes the formula. I blend all that with about 4 ice cubes, and then drink it down with my exercise partner (the formula makes 2 servings) every morning around 8:30.
“At about 10 am, I have a small handful of almonds. Then at 1:00 a 6 oz piece of fish or chicken along with some veggies or salad. When hunger calls around 4:00 l eat either an apple or some yogurt or, at times, another handful of almonds.
“Dinner is 8 oz of protein (such as fish, chicken or lean pork (never red meat), and veggies, along with salad. I almost never eat potatoes or rice. I also don’t eat after 7:00 PM and I limit my alcohol consumption to one drink three times a week. I know that reports suggest one drink per day is heart healthy, but I’ve found that my weight goes up in direct proportion to my alcohol consumption.
“I can hear you now: This is a lot to do and think about every day! My answer to you is that it’s better than being 6 feet under at an early age like so many of my family members.”