Health is not an Accident

Everything you eat, is either promoting health, or promoting disease.

Stuff happens.


That’s the attitude that most people seem to have when it comes to their health. You live your life however you want, and if you’re lucky, you don’t have a heart attack or get cancer. And if you’re unlucky, you have bad genes that make you more likely to have heart disease, diabetes, or get cancer.


But here’s the thing — less than 10% of all disease is determined by genetics. It varies by disease of course. If you inherit the gene that causes Huntington’s disease, you basically have a 100% chance of developing the disease.


But most diseases don’t work that way. Genetics might make you more susceptible, but even the “bad genes” might only express under certain environmental conditions that are controllable, by you.


What most people don’t understand is this: Everything you eat, is either promoting health, or promoting disease.


Everything you eat, is either promoting health, or promoting disease.

There is no such thing as “neutral food”.


We know this because researchers have been able to do population studies of places like rural China and rural Africa that haven’t had Western diseases like Coronary Heart Disease, Cancer, Diabetes, or Alzheimers — at least not until more recently when they started adopting a Western diet and eating fast food and other processed foods.


There are literally thousands of studies over the past three decades that demonstrate through in-vitro, clinical, and population studies that what we eat is the cause of the majority of our “western diseases”.


The Global Burden of Disease Study looked at dietary consumption between 1990 and 2017 in 195 countries, and focused on fifteen types of food or nutrients to understand the impact of getting too little or too much of each.


Here’s what they found …




The bottom line? People are dying, not so much because of what they ARE eating, but because of what is missing from their diet (sodium being the clear exception — stop using so much salt!)


Diet’s that are way too low in fruit, whole grants, vegetables, nuts & seeds, and fiber are correlated to disease on a massive scale. Why? Because if you aren’t eating the things that promote health, you are eating things that promote disease like animal products and processed foods.


And the more things you eat that promote health, the better your body can deal with things that promote disease, whether it's something you eat or some kind of environmental toxin.


Which leads us to the second thing that people aren't getting. Disease isn't the exception, it's the rule.


Disease isn't the exception, It's the RULE!

Your body is constantly dealing with threats to your health from radiation damage to your DNA (sun exposure), to environmental toxins, to viruses and bacteria. In fact, forget about all of the external threats and just consider the number of times every single day you have a DNA mutation.


Ready? Your body has trillions of DNA mutations every single day. Of those, the vast majority are inconsequential or they get repaired through your body's own DNA repair mechanisms. But every now and then one of those mutations results in a cancerous cell.


The point of all of this is that things are more or less constantly going WRONG in your body and that's okay. When your body is healthy, it kills the foreign invaders, destroys the cancer cells before they start replicating, and repairs the damage done by the bad choice you made on Friday night to eat that filet mignon.


But in order for any of this to happen, you have to give your body what it needs.


The bottom line here is this: Health isn't an accident. It's. The. Food.


Health isn’t an accident. It’s. The. Food.

You want to be healthy? Focus on getting more fruits, veggies, and fiber in your diet. Focus on eating a whole-foods, plant-based diet as much as possible. The nutrients that your body needs come from plants, and the best way to get them is to eat the plants yourself instead, of eating the animal who ate them first.


Eat more plant-based foods and you will also tend to “crowd out” the animal products that are also harmful. Plant-based foods tend to promote health, while animal products tend to promote disease


The final revelation is this: The nutrients that your body needs to be healthy come from just one of four places: Plants, the earth (minerals), bacteria (Vitamin B-12), and exposure to the Sun (Vitamin D).


The nutrients that your body needs to be healthy come from just one of four places: Plants, the earth (minerals), bacteria (Vitamin B-12), and exposure to the Sun (Vitamin D).

And none of the required nutrients for health originate in animals, with the single exception of Vitamin B-12, which originates in bacteria in the lower intestines of mammals. And significant amounts of B-12 aren't in the cow, chicken, or pig that you might be eating because it is synthesized too late (lower intestines) to be absorbed into those animals tissues.


Most of the B-12 that we are getting in our food supply today is manufactured and added to various foods as a supplement. In fact, we even have to supplement animal feed with B-12 because THEY don't get enough either. That's because we are now at a place where we aren't typically fertilizing with manure, and don't have feces in our drinking water (no more Cholera — that's a good thing).


Even the minerals that you need are IN the plants. Sure, dairy has calcium — but NOT because the cow produced it. The calcium is in dairy because it was in the grass or grains that the cow ate! And the calcium in foods like green leafy vegetables is more bio-available that the calcium in dairy.


Maximum health means going to the source and eating the plants yourself. Do yourself a huge favor and cut out the middle-moo!

The message is clear: Maximum health means going to the source and eating the plants yourself. Do yourself a huge favor and cut out the middle-moo!

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