Twenty some years ago my father was diagnosed in his late 40's with colon cancer. Five short and painful years later he passed away. Three years ago, my mother was diagnosed with the same sentence. Of course with medical advances over the last twenty years, my mother's fate is looking much brighter than my father's was. The truth is, the health of the world is in the decline. For the first time ever, our children are predicted to be less healthy then our generation. With today's technology and medical advances, Doctors are able to keep us living longer than our ancestors yet most of us will live with chronic degenerative disease and fatigue. Many people would like to blame genetics, but I truly believe SAD (Standard American Diet) and lack of exercise are to blame.
When our bodies are overwhelmed with toxins, our immune system cannot work properly. It attacks its own cells causing autoimmune diseases such as
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosis
Other long term effects of toxins in our foods include
Diabetes, neurological disorders such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Depression, ADHD. Nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, chronic fatigue, migraines, obesity, allergies/asthma, and chronic viral infections to name a few.
Few people give much thought to what they are putting in their mouth in this fast paced world. Our culture has evolved at a maddening pace put our bodies have not. We still need real food grown and fed by sun and rain minus the chemicals. It is amazing how a well kept body is able to heal.
The purpose of this blog is not to sound fatalistic or to be an alarmist but to try to help empower and arm you with practical information to take charge of your health. I would like to offer tips to you and help you have fun regaining your health. Your life is depending on you! I will post blogs with useful information you can use. It may seem overwhelming . It is not easy to make life changes but if you can start by thinking of your body as at temple (it really is) and treating it as one- you are on the right path.