March 9, 2017 – Is this real News? Apparently, to some people it is, but what people are eating – or are not eating – is KILLING them! A new research report just released demonstrates that a low intake of nuts/seeds, Omega 3, vegetables, and fruits and a high intake of processed meats and sugar-sweetened beverages, are the primary reasons for a “substantial” proportion of deaths in the US due to heart disease. The study was published in the medical journal JAMA on March 7th, and presented to the American Heart Association of Epidemiology and Prevention. The study estimates that over 45% of Cardiometabolic Disease (CMD), in 2012, were associated with 10 dietary factors for “casuality” with CMD deaths.
I can tell you from my own clinical experience, that I change the food intake of every single one of my patients. I say “food intake”, as opposed to “diet”, because the word diet is generally defined with a beginning and an end, when in fact, the healthy food you eat, should become a life-style change, not a temporary change. So understanding that the foods someone eats, is generally either good for your body or bad. If the food is natural, not processed, and can spoil in say, less than 10 days, it is probably good for you. If on the other hand, it can last on the shelf of the grocery or your pantry, I will almost guarantee that it is processed with chemicals, additives, colors, and other toxins that your body, simply can’t use, but will have to manage and it is the management of toxins over decades, that eventally puts such a burden on the body, that it finally gives up and that is when the symptoms of disease finally takes hold of your life.
If you want to learn how to make the necessary changes to become more healthy, give me a call. Dr. Stowe