Over the past few decades, America has become the most overfed yet undernourished nation in the World.
When we feel sick, we go straight to the doctor’s office, looking for a quick fix to relieve whatever aids us. And we think we are well again.
We get pills for feeling dizzy, pills for feeling sad, pills for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, indigestion, erectile dysfunction – you name it! Yet despite the Ever-Increasing variety of medicine available, current middle-aged Americans report feeling less healthy than the generation that preceded them!
Our life expectancies are reducing, as are those of our children, who are expected to live 10 years LESS than we are. And most of us are dying from a small handful of the same Avoidable Diseases.
LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN THE US
- Heart Disease
- Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Influenza and Pneumonia
- Kidney Diseases
Why them, with all of the incredible medical advancements of the past 50 years, are we getting less healthy as a population? It is because we are avoiding responsibility for our own health: failing to choose to live a healthy lifestyle, and instead relying on prescription medicines, which often only treat the symptoms and not the underlying causes of our health problems.
SO HOW DO WE RECLAIM OUR HEALTH?
If we want to regain True health, we must eat and properly digest real, whole foods. Each day, the link between diet and disease becomes more and more apparent. Since processed food entered the Standard American Diet in the mid-twentieth century, hospital visits, medicine prescriptions, and instances of obesity and it’s related issues have steadily increased. First came margarine, than fast food and frozen dinners, and now most Americans don’t understand what real, Whole food is. Yes, the term “Whole Food” had to be created to define food not produced in a factory.
IS YOUR FOOD ROBBING YOUR HEALTH?
Most of the foods sold in a typical market rob us of our health. We must steer clear of these unhealthy food products if we want to avoid contributing to gruesome American health statistics. We must change the way we eat. We need to significantly reduce the amount of processed food included in our diet.
If we don’t get back to basics and start eating plenty of fresh fruit, vegetables, grass-fed/finished meat, wild fish, our prognosis could be horrible. According to the American Cancer society, half of all men and one-third of all women in the United States will develop cancer at some point in their lives. The American Heart Association states that over 82 million Americans suffer from some form of heart disease, and over 780,000 of these people die each year. These are tragic statistics considering that these diseases can be prevented and potentially reversed – not with a pill or one doctor’s visit, but with a commitment to following health eating habits.