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I Miss You Dad

Dr. Nick Delgado

Dr. Nick Delgado

Helping people with their journey to health, happiness and their goals in career, relationships and longevity.

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My father, Nick Senior, was a loud, outspoken, and proud man. He was defined by his strong work ethic. As both a truck driver and tavern owner, he taught me the value of being successfully independent. 

It has been over six years since my father passed away. He was 80 years-old when he died because of a history of high blood pressure worsened by over 15 years on medications on the morning of November 17th, 2013. Though with Father’s Day June 18 2023, it feels like it was yesterday.

My dad had been on several prescription drugs (blood pressure and diabetic meds) for over 15 years. He and his wife believed in traditional doctors and pharmaceutical medicines. When they put him on the prostate medication- Flomax, his weight dropped rapidly and he almost died. 

I went to see him then; he was incoherent and fragile. He could barely speak. Working with his new anti-aging doctors. I located one MD willing to work with me to help my father in Paradise California. We switched him over to a whole natural foods diet. We added anti-aging bio-identical hormones, testosterone pellets, growth hormone peptides and a full spectrum of herbal supplements to balance his hormones to youthful levels. Our goal was simple: Move him away from both the debilitating prescription drugs and inevitable side effects, and the Western American diet.  

Like my father I was raised on the idea of processed foods, an animal centered diet was the best even though I suffered from high blood pressure and a stroke when I was only 21 years old. I began to realize that advertising agencies promote this disease-causing lifestyle to be all too commonplace. 

We monitored him closely. The improvements came quickly– and they were significant. He began to regain energy and his mental clarity returned. He was gaining healthy weight and he was laughing, joking and smiling. We were all overjoyed with his progress. His former doctors were surprised to see that on the proper diet (plus herbal supplements and hormone therapy,) his blood sugar and blood pressure normalized. This was accomplished without the aid of prescription drugs.

When you start trying to do the right thing at the end, it doesn’t always work out if that intervention is too late. The family refused to allow me to intervene because they mistakenly felt the doctors with his medical plan had his health needs under control. It’s hard to ignore the fact that he lost over two decades of his health due to medical mismanagement. 

To cite the AMA journal, and Cleaves Bennett, MD Author of 12 weeks to be free of blood pressure medications, although the blood pressure pills lower blood pressure to safe levels the underlying cause of the disease continues at a more rapid rate because they are not treating the cause of the problem. 

Though my father’s many children and grandchildren were all thrilled to have him fully coherent in his last months. He was really there with us (you can literally see this in the photograph). Alas, the stroke and aneurysm he had suffered were too much. We had his funeral Sunday November 24th, 2013 in Paradise, California. 

I Miss You Dad.

Lifestyle, Anti-Aging and functional medicine, living a healthy lifestyle, and doing everything right from the beginning is always the best course of action. There is hope for anyone, in any condition (to recover,) but the sooner we do the right things– the better. I am sad that I lost my father, but I am grateful for the time that I had with him.

If your father is still alive– I hope you will celebrate his life. Help him to take care of their health (and take care of your own as well). This way, he and you can live healthy and joyfully– for many years to come.

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