Paying the Price

Paying the Price It’s not just cancer of course, as eating a diet high in animal protein and processed and totally nutrient deficient food is a recipe for long term chronic health conditions.

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.

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6 Responses to Paying the Price

  1. sarasinart says:

    Very interesting and informative Paul, thanks.

    • Thanks Nancy. I can’t believe you read it so quickly. You must be a speed reader.
      Given the way that the vast majority of people choose to ignore any discussion about the relationship between health and diet, as do smokers who ignore the relationship between smoking and chronic health conditions, it would be very easy to become despondent. However if the message reaches only one other and positively contributes to them leading a more fulfilled and productive life then surely the effort has all been worth while.

  2. sarasinart says:

    I was there at the reader and it popped up so I just read it then. I love the Reader, to choose blogs I follow and then other topics I want to read new posts about too. It’s commendable, you putting this info out for people to learn about their health. Thank you.

  3. uberdish says:

    Great post! It’s mind baffling how so many people prefer to ‘pop pills’ for their illnesses because it’s easier than making a diet and lifestyle change. Living in pain seems to be easier. I can’t understand this. As Dr. Esselstyn says…not quoting directly here….some people find a plant-based diet extreme. Others find ripping open their chests to repair the coronary artery extreme. I’m with the latter.

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