How a 72-year-old stays looking 40
Being voted “World’s Sexiest Vegetarian” would be an honor at any age — but imagine receiving the title at 72.
We recently chatted with Mimi Kirk, recipient of this award and long time vegetarian. Not only is she beautiful, but she possesses an energy that would make people in their 30s envious.
“I wake up in the morning and feel like I’m in my 20s. I pop out of bed mentally alert and physically excellent.” According to Mimi, the secret is simple: a clean diet, packed with raw fruits and vegetables.
Mimi has been vegetarian for 40 years but in the past 3 has shifted towards more raw foods and has never felt better.
“In the first 2 weeks of going raw, my skin looked younger, my face looked younger, my teeth looked whiter.”
The basis of Mimi’s diet is drinks rich in dark, leafy greens and fruits. “I was drinking a lot of wheatgrass.”
Her blood pressure and cholesterol, as well as any arthritic pain, have all decreased. Unlike other women her age, Mimi has not experienced significant hair loss: “my hair is so thick right now!” Mimi’s own hairdresser was shocked to see her hair growing in darker when she went in for a touchup (learn more about how to reverse grays here).
Mimi’s Top Tips for Staying Youthful:
- Eat a clean diet full of raw foods
- Use natural skincare products, like Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
- Hold your nose and chug down that wheatgrass!
- Keep skin clean and exfoliate with glycerine and quality salt
- Stay active and social
Mimi’s story is so inspiring as it proves that it is never too late to make changes. “I’m living proof that if you eat well, you can stay looking healthy and young, it doesn’t matter how late you start, even in your 60s and 70s.”
To learn more about Mimi, view her Facebook Fan Page, and stay tuned for her upcoming book Eat Raw, Stay Hot due out in April 2011 www.youngonrawfood.com.
To learn how to go raw yourself, try going on one of our raw retreats in Blue Mountain, Ontario.