One of the main reasons there is an epidemic of premature ageing and degenerative diseases today is the typical western diet.
It has become “suicide by knife and fork”. It is no exaggeration to say this. We now eat for pleasure, not health or survival.
All wild animals eat food appropriate to their species, in the quantity they need. No more, no less, provided it’s available. There are no Weight Watchers Centres in the Amazon jungles, nor do animals need to look at a food pyramid to see what they can eat.
Without being too harsh on mankind, what 3 animals on earth are consistently overweight? The answer is not elephants, hippos and cows, but humans, domesticated dogs and cats. Tragically, everything we feed gets bigger (obesity), sweeter (diabetes) and ill Â(diseases)!
Our deadly dietary mistakes are broadly 3 in number:
1) too many social poisons;
2) too many animals;
3) too many processed foods.
On average in the States, the UK and Australia, 50% of our calories come from refined, processed sugar, flour and carbohydrates, 43% from animal sources and only 7% from vegetables and fruit. We commonly hear that alcohol, tea, coffee and chocolate are good for us, and meat pies and chocolate ice cream gets the tick from the Heart Association’s Tick Program!
We all love to hear good news about our bad habits! Meanwhile our health does not get any better. It’s no wonder people are vague and confused about what is a health promoting diet.
Avoiding or reversing what Greg calls the “invisible decline” in one’s health means:
1) sincerely wanting to improve;
2) being open to change;
3) following the right path consistently.
When these things are present, a transformation in one’s health occurs. Sickness, pain and pills become memories. Vibrant health then becomes a springboard to enjoy a full and meaningful life, which should be the norm.
Don’t accept the “invisible decline”. Avoid the deadly dietary mistakes.