April 10, 2014
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The PCRM (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine) says obesity among our children is on the rise. A study by National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) indicates that obesity for children ages 2 to 19 is increasing. What are we doing to our children? It is one thing for an adult to live a style that leads to obesity but to do this to our children is wrong! We know that sweets, sugar, salts, fried foods and processed foods (most of what Americans eat) is the cause. Take control back of your shopping and kitchens! Buy more fruits and vegetables, buy organics, Don’t buy processed (frozen, canned or boxed) and stop frying foods. Reduce drastically the amount of fast foods in your children’s diets. If you don’t, they will be burdened with weight problems their entire lives.
Obesity leads to many diseases like High Blood Pressure, Cholesterol issues, Heart disease, cancer and Diabetes. These are the top killers of Americans. Who will protect your children from these killers if you don’t? Having these conditions requires medication which leads to many other side effects.
February 19, 2014
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Biology, cancer, Conditions and Diseases, Diet, Disease, DNA, DNA methylation, Eating, epigenetic, epigenome, Fast Food, food, Fruit, Gene, Gene expression, Genetics, happiness, Health, Healthcare, Lifestyle Choices, Meat, Medicine, Nutrigenomics, Nutrition, Plant Based Foods, Protein, Vegan, Veganism, vegetable, Vegetarianism, well being
On Monday I BLOGged on How Much Exercise we Need. Exercise is very important for many reasons. If you eat a very bad diet, you can not exercise your way to a slim body. If you are already slim, you may be able to maintain it. Exercising without a good diet will not save you from diseases. Look at how many athletes get cancer or die of a heart attack. We must find a combination of exercise and diet if we want to maintain our health.
The plant kingdom evolved with us over millions of years. All the nutrients we need that are missing from our bodies is contained in plants (fruits & vegetables). Modern medicines are based on nutrients found in plants. They are synthesized not actually taken from plants. We need plants to survive in this world.
Now fast forward to current time! The SAD (Standard American Diet) is a sad diet. Most Americans are eating less and less plants and more and more meat, sugars and salt. This type of diet will kill most people eating it. If you really want to protect your family, start improving your diet and start a family exercise program. It can be as simple as walking together.
February 6, 2014
diet, Drugs, My Book
Conditions and Diseases, Diet, DNA, epigenetic, Gene, Gene expression, Health, Healthcare, Lifestyle Choices, Plant Based Foods, Vegan, Vegetarianism, well being
We have become a drug nation. Pills will cure-all if you believe the commercials. Some of us need some pills to fight an infection or a disease but many pills are unnecessary. Many people end up taking pills to offset effects of other pills. Have you ever counted the number of drugstores in your neighborhood? They are fast becoming the most common type of store. While you are at it, count the number of hospitals, medical centers or doctor offices. Is there any doubt we are becoming a very sick nation.
I am not against all drugs or suggesting you stop any medication without a doctors help. I do believe we are inventing medicines for everything that goes wrong. Take a pill and be happy. The problem is America is taking millions of pills and are getting more and more sick and are not very happy. We have not cured a disease since Polio. Why? Cures cause the cash flow to drug companies to stop. Imagine if we cured AIDS or Cancer. The drug companies would lose billions.
Be your own investigator. Research and discover alternate ways to stay healthy. You can cure yourself.
Food For Thought – An Epigenetic Guide to Wellness