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The Western Diet

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

Did you know that four of the top ten causes of death today are chronic diseases linked to diet: coronary heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and cancer.

The “Western Diet” is the elephant in the room when it comes to health and diet.

The chronic diseases that now kill most of us can be traced directly to the industrialization of our food. The culprits are: highly processed foods, refined grains, chemicals on and in our plants and animals, and plants and animals in monocultures. Add to that cheap sugar products, pop, soda, candy, etc. And we narrow our choices to  a tiny handful of staple products, namely wheat, corn and soy. What’s missing is vegetables, fruits and whole grains (which by the way are recently making a comeback).

When a group of doctors and medical workers, early in the 20th century, were stationed overseas, they saw people of the world with their diverse diets become sick with the “Western Diet”. With that followed the Western diseases: obesity, diabetes, heart diseases, and cancer.

There is a solution!

Eat plant based foods, fruits and vegetables, range fed animals without all the pharmaceutical medicines pumped in them to make them fatter, faster and less healthy. Stay away from processed foods and sugars.

Today we have a choice to eat healthy. Use your freedom of choice to be healthy.