Contrary to the impression you get when listening to the drug advertisements on TV, your body is by nature designed to move toward health, and away from disease.
But to do so you need to provide it with the right lifestyle ingredients it needs to heal and thrive. And drugs are not on that list. The simple truth is, most disease is rooted in poor nutrition and lack of physical activity.
Unfortunately, most physicians are taught very little about the use of food for healing when they're in medical school, and many never take the time to learn even the most basic nutritional principles.
This is why most conventional doctors cannot guide you in nutritional healing, and why many are outright suspicious about claims that food can heal.
Exercise is another critical component of health, and studies have shown exercise to be as effective a treatment as many drugs, including antidepressants and medications for pre-diabetes and heart disease.
Statistically speaking, you’re far more likely to be some level of sick than you are healthy. For starters, nearly 70 percent of Americans take at least one prescription drug for a chronic or other medical condition, with antibiotics, antidepressants, and opioids topping the list.
Other signs indicating that sickness has become the prevailing norm include the following statistics:
Of that number, nearly 30 million already have type 2 diabetes — a statistic researchers predicted in 2001 wouldn’t be reached until 2050.
Diabetes has increased over 300 percent in just 15 years, and nearly ONE-THIRD of the 320 million people living in America today have either pre-diabetes or some form of diabetes.
At present, more than half a million Americans die from Alzheimer's disease each year, making it the third leading cause of death in the US, right behind heart disease and cancer.
Obesity rates are on the rise, and one in five deaths is now linked to obesity.
We are in the midst of a worldwide diabetes epidemic. In the US, more than 86 million adults age 20 and over have pre-diabetes.
One in eight Americans aged 65 and over currently have Alzheimer's, and that number is expected to rise to one in four within the next 20 years.
Cancer rates are projected to rise 57 percent in the next 20 years, with 13 million people dying from cancer each year.
Over half of the US population has at least one clinically diagnosable allergy, and allergies and diseases of the immune system have possibly quadrupled in the last few decades.
What’s Really Making You Sick?
Once you become familiar with the ins and outs of nutrition, you begin to realize that virtually every health problem you can think of can be traced back to diet.
One of the reasons why so many diseases are skyrocketing is because of the foods we eat. Most Americans eat a predominantly processed food diet, which virtually guarantees you’ll suffer health problems at some point.
In short, one of the simplest health directives you could ever come across is to just EAT REAL FOOD (whole, unadulterated/unprocessed, and ideally organic), as this automatically eliminates a number of health-harming ingredients from your diet.
Public enemy number one is sugar (all kinds, but in particular refined sugar and processed fructose such as high fructose corn syrup), followed closely by refined grains, as these ingredients cause your insulin level to spike.
Insulin allows your cells to use sugar, but when you eat too much sugar your cells eventually become resistant to the insulin. Insulin resistance, in turn, leads to diabetes and a long list of related health problems and disease.
Source: Book Effortless Healing