Heart disease, with its initial signs showing up as an increase in cholesterol levels and/or blood pressure which will prompt your GP to prescribe cholesterol lowering tablets and/or blood pressure lowering tablets of one sort or another. All of which treat the symptoms and not the cause. So apart from the side effects (all medications have adverse side effects), the only way forward is for a gradual increase in medication dosage and the long road to debilitating chronic heart disease.
Type II diabetes, which is amongst the easiest chronic health conditions to reverse by a change to a whole-food, plant based diet and an increase in physical activity, especially when caught in its earliest stages.
Autoimmune diseases of which rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease and Psoriasis are but a few.
Osteoporosis which is caused by a long term leeching of calcium from the bones due to an acidic blood system. See page 84 in Dr Fuhrman’s “Eat to Live” book and page 349 in Professor Campbell’s “The China Study” for a more detailed analysis.
Obesity: Which is not a health condition in itself but places one at very serious risk of numerous chronic health conditions of which Type II diabetes, Heart disease, various autoimmune diseases, arthritis (both osteo and rheumatoid) and circulatory problems are but a few. Going on fad diets again only treats the symptoms and are rarely successful, inevitably contributing to an oscillating ever upward spiral of weight gain.
Most people I’m afraid are totally oblivious to the direct relationship between health and what we eat. The saying “We are what we eat” is generally known but not at all understood or taken to heart and anyway why bother when it might not happen to me or at least might not happen for some years to come. You only have to look at the anti-smoking campaigns that are so graphic and scientifically conclusive but people still continue to smoke.