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Why Should you follow my example?

My wife took the photo below on August 24, 2023, on the outdoor terrace of a restaurant in Edgewater, NJ. Two months later, we celebrated my 69th birthday. If I look to you younger than 69, please read on!

Konstantin Monastyrsky

My journey into longevity and performance nutrition research started with a disaster. Shortly before turning 42 in 1996, my life started to unravel from complications of undiagnosed late-stage type 2 diabetes.

I also became obese, couldn’t type or drive because of carpal tunnel syndrome, could barely walk a block because of knee pain from osteoarthritis, and couldn’t do my job because my thinking and behavior were compromised by insomnia, chronic fatigue, irritability, and depression.

By all accounts, someone in that shape should have been dead a long time ago. But that is not what happened. Instead of going to the doctors for conventional treatment with drugs and insulin, I hit medical textbooks, and here is what happened next:

I mentioned “hitting” medical textbooks for a reason: my natural recovery methods were 100% based on basic principles of human physiology, biochemistry, and nutrition. I didn't use a single alternative treatment because none exists.

The human body is programmed by evolution to stay healthy, and it isn't evolution's fault when it gets sick. Once the causes of sickness are removed, the body returns to its natural healthy state. And that's exactly how I recovered from type 2 diabetes — once I removed its causes, my body gradually returned to “healthy" and stayed that way.

The good news is — if I could do it, so can you or anyone else because our genetic differences are less than 0.1%. The bad news — the treatment of diabetes has become a $400 billion-plus enterprise and it isn't likely to give up its profits anytime soon.

Almost thirty years later (1996 - 2024), my state of health and aging-related markers are equally astonishing for a man of my age:

It's worth noting that I attained all of the above results without resorting to hormone replacements, the transfusions of young blood, stem cells, cryotherapy, hyperbaric chambers, IV drips, punishing diets, longevity retreats, fillers, botox, thread lifts, plastic surgeries, concierge doctors, private trainers, and many other over-the-top treatments accessible mostly to the ultra-rich.

However impressive all of the above accomplishments may seem, more is needed to earn your trust. Here is what else I have done with my life after getting my health back.

Following my recovery, I researched and wrote four books between 1999 and 2014. Three were published in print, and the fourth I have turned into this website.

I also developed a drug-free method for managing chronic constipation that is free of side effects, beneficial to the body, and safe for extended use. Over the past 23 years of continuous use, its efficacy has been proven by tens of thousands of satisfied customers and positively analyzed by an independent researcher [link].

Even more unusual for someone my age, in the spring of 2017, I co-founded a software development company to build a professional-grade contact organizer for iPhone and Android that would outperform similar apps from Apple and Google by a wide margin [].

Since Skrol is still a startup, I am wearing the hats of the CEO, project manager, head designer, and copywriter. These demanding jobs commonly lead to burnout and nervous breakdowns among executives half my age.

In my case, no burnouts. No nervous breakdowns. No depression. No anxieties. No ulcers. No hypertension. No chronic fatigue. And no carpal tunnel syndrome or bad back from near-constant typing while doing all four jobs since 2017.

I am also stunned that one year away from 70, I am still pain-free, full of energy, forward-looking, perennially optimistic, and for the past seven years, have been able to put in 60 to 70 hours worth of hard work each week alongside my colleagues in their early twenties and thirties.

Should you follow my example?

It depends on your age and state of health. If, for example, you are in your thirties or forties, still healthy, and would like to attain similar or better results, please read on because my experience is repeatable.

If you are already in your early fifties or sixties, your health and energy may have started to decline, and you would like to stop and reverse it, then reading this page to the end and acting on it may change your life as it did mine.

If you are already knee-deep into an irreversible health decline and taking multiple prescription medications, it may be too late to manage this process on your own. Sorry, I can't help you personally because I am not a physician licensed to diagnose underlying conditions and de-prescribe medicines.

If you begin following my recommendations while still in decent shape, you should and could attain the quality of life, performance, and appearance of someone in their forties or fifties well into your sixties and seventies.

If those approaches had worked so well for me and my family, there are no reasons why they wouldn’t work equally well for you and your family. They are also safer, simpler, more attainable, cost next to nothing, and are based on following these three rules:

These three simple rules have saved my life, family, and career. My current state of health proves that an ounce of prevention at the right time is more valuable than a pound of cure when you are already sick! Making similar changes will have a similarly profound impact on your future, too!

Speaking of my wife's aging... Here are her three recent unretouched candid photos right from my iPhone:

Tatyana Monastyrsky at 69

Tatyana Monastyrsky at 68 on, respectively,
October 25, March 25, and November 28, 2023

Just like me, she hasn't had any plastic surgeries or cosmetic procedures. Her primary forms of exercise are walking and household chores. She eats a similar diet and doesn't mind a bottle of beer with dinner. And she has never hidden herself away from the sun.

I hope our example will inspire you to study the rest of this site, read my books, optimize your diet, take quality supplements, and start your journey toward exceptional health and longevity! And as far as good luck goes, the harder you work, the luckier you get!

A note of caution for the skeptics and doubters

The focus of my work isn’t on healthcare but on wellness. Let's review the differences between these two approaches when it comes to dealing with type 2 diabetes:

The wellness care approach is focused on eliminating all sources of metabolic disruptors, such as excessive carbohydrates, alcohol, and anything that tastes sweet, including artificial sweeteners.

The expected outcomes are full recovery from type 2 diabetes, sustained weight loss, zero drugs, zero side effects, zero cost, good quality of life, and extended lifespan.

The healthcare approach relies on prescription drugs, lab tests, daily glucose checks, and a high-carbohydrate diet to counterbalance medication-induced hypoglycemia.

The most common outcomes for patients are fatty liver, heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure, limb amputations, and up to 10-year reduction of life expectancy.

Diabetes-related amputations are far more common than you may think — around 154,000 occur annually in the United States alone, with one happening every 30 seconds. That's over three million amputees in the last twenty years alone. Wrap your head around it.

Would you now consider following my example?