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.
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.
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.
There are only two vitamins that are not produced by plants. One is vitamin D that we produce ourselves during sunlight exposure and the other would-be vitamin B12. If you are a vegan it is only these two vitamins that you will have to supplement. Vitamin D deficiency is correlated with an increase in mortality rate and on top of that it is correlated with diseases that affect the quality of life.
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 sming. It is a cost-effective and proven way to reduce mortality. Most importantly it is a way that most people can accept.
Do we think caffeine is something good for our brain or bad or neutral?
What does the actual caffeine do?
Somehow we all believe that one glass of wine is not all that bad and can actually be good and health-promoting because of all of the antioxidants from the grapes. People are not aware that alcohol does other things than “just” killing our brain cells or stressing our liver. It is a genotoxic, cancerous, pro-inflammatory mutagen.
The paradox of the “Plant Paradox” is that people who eat lectins (beans and whole grains) have less cancer.
People of European descent can drink milk and the rest of the globe cannot. There is, however, a lot of substances in milk besides lactose that none of us can tolerate.
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 sming, 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.
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.
Our natural diet is a diet that our hominin ancestors were eating, not anatomically modern humans in the Stone age. As a consequence of the diet shift that is driven by the use of technology from starch-based to a mostly animal product-dominated Western type of diet, we will have to deal with an increase in disease risk due to maladaptation. It is not a bad genetic that gives us disease and that is a big open secret. Refined calories and animal products are not congruent with our biology.
Even dead non-probiotic bacteria do count as toxins. One of the leading causes of hundreds of studies that display enlarged inflammation from animal foods, but not from most plant foods is a consequence of a toxic load of dead bacteria endotoxins in animal products.
Living organism is like filter. It will pick up and filter everything that exists in the environment good or bad. The situation would not be serious even if the environment is polluted, but there is one process called bio-magnification. If we understand the food chain, the accumulation of toxins gets hundreds of times worse as we move up the chain.
If we disregard the real genetic causes that cause no 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.
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