I actually do think I'll die early. Here's why:
-Both parents had cancer in their 40's. My father died of thyroid cancer. My mom got breast cancer, which she beat using conventional therapy (chemo + radical mastectomy).
-My maternal grandmother also had breast cancer in her 40's (double mastectomy) and then died of liver cancer in her late 50's.
-I just turned 40. The odds are good I have a genetic predisposition to breast cancer. My maternal history indicates I may get it in the next decade.
-I was a sickly child. I had tonsillitis and strep throat so frequently that one year I spent almost an entire year on antibiotics. Consequently I am allergic or non-responsive to many antibiotics. A minor infection may one day kill me. I strive to use natural products that strengthen my immune system, but I still get sick every year, usually in winter. I attribute my winter illnesses to the lack of sunlight in my northern climate (Alaska) and although I supplement with D3 it doesn't appear to be enough. I'm seriously considering taking up tanning again, and damn my skin.
-Which leads me to the possibility that due to repeated sunburns in my 20's plus some tanning booth action I may end up with skin cancer. My grandparents have had both types of skin cancer.
High Weight: 225
Weight at start of Primal: 189
Current Weight: 174
Goal Weight: 130
Primal Start Date: 11/26/2012