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JBALDWIN29 Posts: 5,136
10/4/13 9:52 P

I feel the statement is true, When I wasn't eating right I was over weight, always tired, had all kids of aches and pains. Now I have changed my diet , started exercising and I feel so much better and have a lot more energy.

UMBILICAL Posts: 12,786
10/4/13 9:04 P

Kind of, but we're so much more.

10/4/13 8:42 P


LADYCJM SparkPoints: (57,456)
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10/4/13 8:30 P

I think the point isn't that diet is going to cure or prevent all diseases but that diet does play an important part in maintaining health and preventing some diseases.

We all know that some diseases are going to happen. Type 1 diabetes, Rheumatoid arthritis and other auto immune diseases, some cancers and other disease are either genetic or idiopathic. Currently, there is not a proven dietary link although I have read stuff linking every know problem to food.

Type 2 diabetes, some cancers, heart disease etc are known to be caused by dietary choices as well as a genetic component.

We all know that any person who is 100#s overweight is going to be unhealthier than someone who is not overweight. We know that when we eat a healthier diet we feel better.

I would assume that being 100#'s overweight makes a person with RA have more joint pain. Or that a Type 2 diabetic has a harder time controlling their blood sugars if they eat fast food burgers and fries regularly. Or that an persons IBS flares every time they eat a pint of ice cream.

I do know that I feel better when I eat better. I love cookies and ice cream and French fries. I know my stomach hurts when I eat ice cream or fried foods and that too many cookies puts the pounds on.

Edited by: LADYCJM at: 10/5/2013 (02:09)
10/4/13 7:43 P


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10/4/13 6:40 P

I agree that eating healthy is very important. But as a type 1 diabetic, my weight problems are more complex than that. My body turns the extra sugar that it cannot filter out into fat and when I am having a hard time controlling my sugar, like when I'm pregnant, I gain an uncontrollable amount of weight. I know that I don't always eat exactly as I should, but most of the time I am eating a "clean" diet and even doing this after 26 years of diabetes my weight has gotten away from me. I am working my hardest to get control of it, but even my doctor's have told me that I may never fall in the "normal" weight range again.

ALBERTJON SparkPoints: (3,133)
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10/4/13 6:32 P

Yes, we are what we eat...and what genetics allows/causes us to be.

TACDGB Posts: 6,136
10/4/13 5:52 P

I believe you are what you eat.....I feel so much better since I am eating a clean diet. So if you are what you eat I think I will eat someone skinny.........with muscles of course.

ERINTFG SparkPoints: (45,448)
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10/4/13 3:00 P

I agree that it is important to eat a variety of healthy foods, but it is also somewhat insulting to suggest that every health problem is caused by an unhealthy diet.

I have rheumatoid arthritis. It is an autoimmune disease that systematically attacks and deforms my joints and leaves me in pain daily. I have this disease when I live on french fries and milkshakes, and I have it when I live on vegetables and lean protein. The assumption that I am sick because of what I eat is hurtful.

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10/4/13 12:36 P


WRFTAZ SparkPoints: (13,070)
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10/4/13 9:19 A

I was listening to a webinar the other day on health and the Dr. giving the presentation said, "you are what you digest"

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10/4/13 5:17 A


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10/4/13 1:05 A


LADYCJM SparkPoints: (57,456)
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10/4/13 12:23 A

I guess I'm a quarter cup of mini PB cups.......and an almond cookie...LOL, jk! Couldn't resist! emoticon

SHERYLDS Posts: 17,486
10/3/13 8:47 P

Epigenetics is a new field of medical science that believes what you eat can turn on or off those genes that make you predisposed to disease.

Check out Dr Terry Wahls on FOOD AS MEDICINE: Brain Health
and hear what she says about out food diet 1 minute into the video

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (588,894)
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10/3/13 8:39 P

Eating healthy is soooo important!!!!

GENRE009 SparkPoints: (33,708)
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10/3/13 7:13 P

How many times have we heard this phrase," you are what you eat!"
And of course it did not resonate with us because we didn't focus on what is really being said hear. If you eat poorly, your health becomes aged or diseased, and an early death is eminent. You just don't get off the hook easily here. Boom your gone! Oh, know you don't. It will be something that tortures your stability. You'll want to go, without question!
Too much fat, makes you fat! Fat isn't merely being fat, it is the clogging of artieries, the aging of organs, the detoration of a healthy body, emotions, and mind.
You think this journey is all about you ruining your looks, body, or self esteem? Come on, get with the program. They don't have all these health shows out there completely promoting just plastic surgery! There is a lot more going on inside your body, than just carrying the extra weight. It's like that pack of cigarettes that says," it will give you cancer! Then one day, you get cancer. But until that day you never believed." Don't wait to get burned to believe the harsh truth. Eat the rainbow.

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