I think that all of our modern ailments are caused by our diet, and can be corrected by going back to normal food, without processed or sugary foods in your diet. I have personally improved my cholesterol, and diabetes enough to get off all meds, and while I still take gout meds, since getting back on low carb 16 months ago, I have not had one gout attack.
These ailments are a protest by our bodies. Without the correct fuel, the body breaks down. This is diabetes, alzheimer's, cancer, heart disease, gout, hypertension, and high cholesterol. In future generations, it is higher incidences of autism, earlier onset of all of these diseases.
We can argue over whether we ate more vegetables/ grains, or meat, but no one can argue that we thrived for millenia on Hot Pockets ( my favorite example ). I personally think Hot Pockets and blue Kool-aid ( sugared ), are responsible for 60% of cancer..
I often wonder if real bread would not be as big an issue as sugary bread that doesn't smell good that they serve at the grocery. I think we have food in 3 categories. Food that is good for everyone ( low carb ).. food that is okay for some ( higher carb , non- processed/salty/sugary ), and frankenfoods ( 1/2 the grocery store ). I personally have to eat from Category 1, but think many people can eat some foods from Category 2 mixed in. Most people eat a bunch of foods from Category 3 though, at least for the past 40 some years. All these ailments + obesity have skyrocketed since we implemented these dietary changes.
If something hurts you, stop doing it. We are poisoning our bodies and minds ( well, not us ), and doctors, and the " experts " are telling us it is healthy. So most people follow along, strictly following a " healthy " diet, and when they get sick, the doctor blames them, and never the diet.
My mother was a nurse in outstate New York in the 60's, and cancer, and heart disease were rare. Most of their patients were people with pnuemonia, or car accidents/broken bones from sports/ farm accidents. In her years there ( 5 ), they had 1 person who had a heart attack, in a three town area of almost 100K people. I live in a township that size now, and when I am down getting an echo/stress test/heart catheterization, we are stacked up in the waiting room by the dozen. We sit around and talk about all the procedures we have had done, and reassure the newbies. We say things like " Don't worry, the stress test makes you feel horrible, but it's over in 5 minutes ", or " An echo is nothing, you just lay there, and its over in 20-30 minutes! ". However, I think these all could be much more rare, if we just stopped trying to push wheat, corn and potatoes on the american public, just because they donated the most to the politicians. I believe that alzheimer's, and autism would drop back down to previous levels also.
Russell - current BMI 31.4
197 - bmi-30
164 - bmi-25
| current weight: 191.4