What to Eat to Prevent or Reverse Disease

Be Proactive in Preventing or Reversing Disease.

Eat to Prevent or Reverse Disease
Eat to Prevent or Reverse 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:

  • Meat
  • Dairy
  • Eggs
  • Oils
  • Soda
  • Sugar
  • 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

Is Your Body Toxic Due to Stress?

Detoxification and Stress
Detoxification and Stress

Stress and Detoxification

Are you toxic because of stress?  It seems like everyone has stress today.  But did you know that it affects every cell and tissue in our bodies?  It robs you of important vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, breaks down your major organs and lowers your immune system.  Over time, unrelieved stress causes severe acid build-up that hinders your digestion of nutrients.  It interferes with your body’s cleansing processes and contributes to toxic buildup.

Reducing stress is critical to your health.  You can eat a perfect diet, cleanse your body inside and out, and exercise regularly, but if you are in constant state of stress, your physical problems won’t go away.

Is Your Body Toxic Due to Your Thoughts and Feelings?

Positive thought and emotions contribute to good health.  Negative thoughts and feelings are damaging.  They literally “eat at you”.  Positive, optimistic thoughts are more nurturing while boosting your digestion. Read More

How to Keep Muscle Tone as You Age

Keep Firm Muscle As You Age

Muscle Tone
Muscle Tone

Aging muscle needs to be kept in shape, because long periods of no use cause degeneration of cells and are more challenging to overcome.  It may seem like common sense that if you don’t keep muscles toned , eventually they will get waste away.  Younger muscle tissue has as much as four times more regenerative stem cells compared to old muscle.

If you at all able to move, you can do much to prevent muscle atrophy by incorporating some strength exercise into your healthy lifestyle routine.  Start gently and work at a pace that is appropriate for your age and current level of fitness.

Also keep in mind that if you are older, and have been sedentary or immobile for some time, suddenly exercising vigorously can cause scarring and inflammation of your muscles, so start off slowly.

That said, I believe that it is never too late to start an exercise program.

Getting professional help from a properly educated personal trainer or physical therapist is probably the wisest and safest way to go if you are new to exercise, or it has been a period of time. Read More