Be Proactive in Preventing or Reversing Disease.
This is why I recently read How Not to Die, by Michael Greger with Gene Stone and founder of Nutrionfacts.org a self-sustaining non-profit organization. Their mission is to empower individuals to share what to eat to prevent and reverse disease and make it accessible and available to everyone. In the book Greger lays out specifics for preventing, arresting or reversing our leading health killers. He has found that people don’t die of old age but die from disease, most commonly heart attack.
Perfect reading to Prevent or Reverse Disease
The book is fantastic, and I highly recommend it to everyone who is looking to prevent a premature death. He states that our diet is the number one cause of our diseases.
Back in 1903, Thomas Edison predicted that “the doctor of the future will give no medicines, but will instruct the patient in the care of (the) human frame in diet and in the cause and prevention of diseases”.
There is a pandemic of chronic diseases dominated by a diet of animal sourced and processed food or for example:
- Refined grains
Use Whole Plant Foods and Minimize Animal Based Foods
When we eat to prevent or reverse disease we should maximize the intake of whole plant foods and minimize animal based foods and processed junk food. Dr. Greger simplified the equation to that of a traffic light-just as the road signal green means OK to go, yellow caution and red-stop.
Green=unprocessed plant food
Yellow=Processed plant foods, unprocessed animal foods
Red=Ultra processed plant foods processed animal foods Read More