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Why You Should Stop Consuming The Standard American Diet
By Paul Eilers(358)
Posted Wednesday, April 02, 2008
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You may consider yourself to be a healthy person. So why should you consider making any changes? Let us begin with obesity. It is the main cause of Type II diabetes and at an all time high. In addition, six of the ten leading causes of disease - heart disease, cancer, strokes, diabetes, hardening of the arteries, and scarring of the liver - can be traced to unhealthy nutritional habits. And finally, nearly 74% of all adults will die from cancer, heart disease or stroke. So if you continue to consume the Standard American Diet and do not change anything, you are a walking time bomb.
Most people will not be spared the pain and suffering of old age. Rather than dying peacefully in their sleep, they will instead undergo a series of health crisis, such as a heart attack or stroke. They may have years of medication and limits on their activities, even a loss of employment. They will lose their independence and need help for the simplest of things, such as eating or going to the bathroom.
Dr. Russell Blaylock, M.D. says, "My experience with treating many such patients has been sobering, especially since for most of us, life doesn't have to end this way. Extensive scientific studies on nutrition and supplementation have demonstrated that many diseases associated with aging can be avoided, or significantly reduced, by following simple nutritional guidelines and avoiding behaviors that increase risk. The earlier such programs are begun the more effective they are. Good nutrition and supplementation can significantly protect you from disease."
Understand that you are going to pay a price. It is either invest in good health now, or pay the price for poor health later, when it is much harder to do so. There is no such thing as a magic wand or quick fix to cure sickness and disease. It is about priorities, getting educated about health and then making smart choices. Yes, everyone is going to die eventually. However, the way you look and how you feel the last twenty to fifty years of your life depends on your lifestyle and the nutrition you consume throughout your entire life.
Your best protection is gaining knowledge and getting involved in your own health. Being sick and tired is not the natural process to getting older. Once you understand the principle of cell health, the whole concept of disease prevention and cure makes sense.
In 1993, Dr. Walter Willett, at Harvard's School of Public Health, said that at least half of all illnesses could be eliminated through changes in the diet. Here are some basic health tips to consider:
* Eat primarily a vegetarian diet of organic, fresh and raw fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds
* Eat meat only once per day - organic only if possible (no antibiotics or growth hormones)
* Do not eat pork - pigs eat anything in its path, including its own feces
* Do not eat shellfish (loaded with toxins) - eat only fish that have scales and fins
* Eat foods high in fiber - more than any other body organ, the colon affects every cell
* Eventually eliminate white flour, dairy products, processed oils, and sugar (it feeds cancer)
* Do not consume high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oil, aspartame, or MSG
* Do not drink tap water with fluoride or chlorine - also consider buying a shower filter
* Do not drink soft drinks - they block calcium absorption and cause osteoporosis
* Get 30 to 60 minutes of daily exercise by walking or using a rebounder (a mini-trampoline)
* Consider purchasing a juicer and drink a glass of freshly extracted juice daily
* Check your body's pH (alkaline vs. acidity) - cancer thrives in an acidic environment
* Get more sunlight and try not to use sunglasses - you need the vitamin D
* Ideally, get a full eight hours of solid, deep, restful sleep every night
* Begin a high-quality, whole-food multi program - consider the Purple and Green Pops™
I think Jack LaLanne said it best. He is ninety-two years-old, healthy and strong. He lifts weights and swims laps for two hours every morning - and does not get sick. Jack's rule is: "If man made it, don't eat it." That is basically the bottom line. What you put in your mouth, ideally, should be one hundred percent natural. In other words, try to avoid foods that come in a bag, box, or wrapper and are laced with preservatives.
Take control over your health. Do research and get educated about all of the available options, especially those that deal with exercise, nutrition and supplementation. The idea is to promote health self-reliance. If this sounds like work, well, you're right. Life is work. You have to eat. You might as well eat the right way. Invest time in your health. Better the library or the bookstore than the doctor's waiting room.
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