Many of you know that I work very part-time for a reflexologist and his wife in their vitamin and supplement store. Jim died yesterday morning suddenly from a heart attack and was only 57 or 58. It's such a shock, and I'll miss him very much. He has been a good friend for over a decade. We have the same sense of humor and got along well.
He was a devoted husband and father. I'm not sure what his wife will do now. His death is a loss to all of us who relied on his encyclopedic knowledge that helped so many. I told my internist that I had a foot in both camps, and he didn't miss a beat and said, "Literally." For the most part, Jim didn't believe in far-out practices, and I always liked it when he and my doctor told me the same things, such as taking fish oil and not taking magnesium and calcium at the same time. I trust Dr. Ross but don't have access to conversations with him the way I did with Jim.
Jim was so full of life and positive. Many will miss him. He was diabetic but kept it under control. Tina and I have talked about wake-up calls and messages. When someone close dies, and he knows about health, it makes us pay attention. We are.