This entry was posted on Saturday, October 1st, 2011
There is a vast amount of evidence supporting the fact that what we eat significantly impacts our health. We know that we need to eat more raw fresh food and yet Western society continues to eat vast quantities of processed food that is creating a society which is plagued by ill health and ever increasing numbers of people suffering from chronic degenerative diseases. The number of people with obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancer and numerous other disease processes continue to rise. According to the USDA the average intake of sugar and corn sweeteners in America was more than 150 pounds per year in 2000. The USDA further states that between the 1950s and the year 2000 the average Americans intake of corn sweeteners increased eight times.
A general diet that would benefit most Westerners and decrease our ever increasing ill health would include unlimited fresh vegetables with small amounts of protein at each meal. Totally avoiding, or at least significantly restricting, all simple carbohydrates would also be beneficial. This means staying away from sugar and the processed flowers found in so many of the food products today. Eliminating soda pop, breads, cookies, cakes, candy, ice cream and even most pasta would greatly benefit many people’s health.
A good rule of thumb that I recommend for many of the patients I see is to eliminate food products and only eat foods that were available in the 1800s. This would mean avoiding all boxed and preprepared foods. Eating fresh fruits and vegetables along with meats, nuts and legumes for protein sources is an excellent diet for many people that would greatly decrease the diseases we see so frequently today.
The following link will take you to what I feel is a great general diet for many people who want to begin recovering their health.
Disclaimer: The information presented in this blog is for general discussion and educational purposes only. It is not intended to be used for the diagnoses or treatment of any disease or condition. It should not serve as a substitute for being evaluated by a certified health care provider. Any information or product discussed on this blog is not a substitute for the care of your physician or other health care provider.