As the level of fat in the bloodstream rises the ability of the body to clear sugar drops. The problem is that we are not designed to cope well with sizable saturated fat intake at a single sitting like carnivorous animals. They can eat to the extreme and we cannot.
Most people have a belief that refined carbs like white rice are terrible and that refined carbohydrates are associated with insulin spikes and diabetes. They are right. However, they are wrong at the same time.
The paradox of the “Plant Paradox” is that people who eat more lectins (beans and whole grains) have less cancer.
There is no heart disease or cancer or diabetes in undeveloped rural communities in the world with starch-based vegan diets. In Guizhou county, there was no single recorded coronary artery disease death from 246,000 men over a period of 3 years. There is nothing natural about heart disease. Number one terrorist killer in the west.
What are the risk factors associated with obesity? Animals eat impulsively because they are conditioned to do it for survival. For all life on the planet Earth, food is not a choice. It is a daytime job of survival. The hardest thing for an animal in the wilderness is to gain weight. Hardest thing for us is to lose it.
There are many health talks in the health and nutrition community about the benefits of higher alkalinity water and “ionized” water. Alkalinity or acidity of water has nothing to do with the water at all. What science has to say about it?
Marketed as a wonder of olive oil that had nothing to do with oil of any sort whatsoever except in the measure that it can replace even worse choices like a regular saturated fat like butter and lard. When we talk about the Mediterranean diet in the scientific field, what is implied is the diet on the island of Crete in the post World War 2 era. Also, what comes next is a big question: Why was heart disease rare in the Mediterranean? Meaning on the island of Crete after WW2.
Seventh-day Adventists have a measurable lower risk than other Americans for most of the Western diseases. For last 100 years the Seventh-day Adventist Church had been promoting health behaviors that have become the regular part of daily living. These include not smoking, eating a plant-based diet, regular exercise, and maintaining a healthy body weight. Over the past 40 years, two Adventist health studies have been conducted involving 22,940 and 34,000 Californian Adventists.
Milos Pokimica ND is an author, doctor of natural medicine, nutritionist, freelance medical health and nutrition writer, and a nutritional science advisor.
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If we disregard the real genetic causes that cause no more than 5% of deaths, the real reason for most of our chronic diseases and the high mortality rate is an evolutionary incongruent diet (high amount of animal product in diet) and lifestyle. In most cases, disease is a choice.
Without vitamin D level optimization we will suffer from a wide range of health issues even if we don’t have a directly visible bone disease. Osteoporosis starts long before and lasts for a long time until the visible effects can be diagnosed.
In the health community exercising has almost a mythical status as one of the best things you can do for yourself except for avoidance of smoking. It is a cost-effective and proven way to reduce mortality. Most importantly it is a way that most people can accept.
Most of our chronic diseases are caused by a non-evolutionary congruent diet (high amounts of animal products). In the top 10 leading causes of death, most are caused by our life choices. The data is alarming. It is beyond that.
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The higher the overall inflammation the greater the damage done to the DNA. The greater the damage to DNA the shorter the life and the greater the chance of disease. Almost all of the chronic diseases are associated with chronic inflammation from cancer, to autoimmune diseases, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, basically most of the diseases ever tested.
Our body has evolved to receive a burst of protective antioxidants anytime we eat but there are not present in animal foods.
Nutritional science had explained all of the corelations regarding diseases of affluence and animal food consumption decades ago. In 1977 the push for a change of Dietary Guidelines (McGovern Report) to more plant-based vegan one had been introduced to U.S. Congress.
In India alone, around half a million people die each year due to air pollution while in the United States, around 41,000 people are estimated to die early because of air pollution. However, air pollution resulting in death is only a one part of the overall problem that air pollution is causing.
Most of the pollution is washed away from the land and will end up in the ocean eventually. If the pollutant is persistent it will remain in the ocean. The concentration in the ocean water will be low but the plankton and algae will filter the water and then the bioaccumulation in the food chain will begin.
There is a form of diet that is not related to weight loss primarily. It is a diet primarily designed for utilizing autophagy called intermittent fasting. To do a full-calorie restriction diet is a hard choice.