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Health Problems Caused by Grains

We are consuming too much bread, cereal, pasta, rice, and Little Debbie snack cakes, with consequences to our health.

A diet high in grains can cause problems such as an autoimmune response. provoking the body to attack itself and destroying healthy tissues, especially the villi in the small intestine.

This can cause problems such as chronic diarrhea, gas, bloating, reflux and constipation. Even a small amount of gluten can trigger a response.

That 65 percent of Americans are overweight, and 27 percent clinically obese, in a nation addicted to sesame seed buns for that hamburger, with a side of French fries and a Coke, is no coincidence.

It is not the fat in the foods we eat but the excess carbohydrates from a diet loaded with sugar and refined carbohydrates, that is making people fat and unhealthy, as well as leading to epidemic levels of a host of diseases such as diabetes.

You Are What You Eat

"I am a part of all that I have met," said Alfred Lord Tennyson.

John Muir said, "I am a part of all that I have seen."

And the average person should say, "I am a part of all that I have eaten."

You can take charge of your health. You don't have to passively wait for illness and disease to overtake you.

What you put in your mouth is important. So take the time to learn what is good, better and best to eat.

Preventable Illness and Death

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) states preventable illness makes up ninety percent of all healthcare costs.

Eight of the nine leading causes of death are diseases that are preventable, such as heart disease, cancer, and stroke.

It's That Time of Year Again

Coughing, sneezing, sniffling, wheezing, aching muscles and chills - while it may be getting close to the "most wonderful time of the year," cold and flu season comes first and usually brings these symptoms along with it.

Although most of the symptoms of the common cold and flu are typically caught at home, kids usually take in some of the symptoms from being in the nurse's office, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention web site.

According to the CDC Web site, cold and flu season peaks around November and runs strongly until April.

So do what needs to be done now, in order to prevent colds and the flu from happening to you and your family. Boost the disease fighting capabilities of your immune system through proper elimination, exercise, and nutrition.