Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from July, 2006

The Modern Health Dilemma

Let's look at what happened in the twentieth century.

In the first half of last century, the major causes of death were diseases like influenza, tuberculosis, diphtheria, diarrhea, whooping cough and typhoid fever. All contagious, microbial infections.

In the second half of the century, through advancements in medical and scientific knowledge, very few people in developed countries died of these kinds of illnesses. Instead, the major killers – apart from tobacco, alcohol, automobiles and abuse of drugs, prescribed or otherwise – were cardiovascular diseases (heart attacks, strokes), cancer, diabetes and other lifestyle-related conditions.

All of them avoidable or controllable, and almost all of them related to improper diet and lack of exercise.

In other words, self-inflicted.

A Common Sense Guide to Why People Get Sick

When I was in college, my grandfather died of lung cancer.

A few years later, my father was diagnosed with severe emphysema. He was hooked up to an oxygen machine, sick and disabled for the next eight years of his life. He eventually died of cancer.

After I saw what happened to my grandfather and my dad, I decided I didn't want to end up like that. And now we have a little boy, I want to do everything I can to make sure I'm around to watch him grow up.

So I began to read and study some of the most brilliant minds in the field of health and nutrition. Now I want to share what I've learned with you.

"A Common Sense Guide to Why People Get Sick"

Can This Disease Be Prevented?

Obesity can lead to type II diabetes. This disease usually means a strong likelihood of heart attack, stroke, gradual loss of sight, as well as an earlier-than expected death.

The good thing is we can prevent this disease.

Health Update on Father and Brother

We just got back from our summer trip to North Carolina to see my parents and brother.

The good news: According to his doctors, my father's prostate cancer is now in remission. He decided to not use any type of radiation or chemotherapy. He instead used nutrition. He continues to use several different pain medications. He still has a few other health problems, in addition to his prostate.

My brother has had quite a few recent health challanges. He has been diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic and he almost died, according to his doctors. He had to be rushed to the hospital emergency room and then spent a week in the intensive care unit. Every time the staff lowered his insulin intake, his blood sugar levels would rise.

So now he has to use insulin to keep his levels steady. Since we returned from our trip, my mother told me on the telephone that it has been four days since my brother has had to inject himself. His blood sugar levels and his insulin levels are normal.

What did my father and …

The Three Main Causes of Sickness

1) Not providing our cells with proper food and building materials

2) Not adequately removing the toxic waste from our bodies

3) Stress and pressures of modern life

Eating Is A Necessity, But...

"To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art." - Francois De La Rochefoucauld