Could our diet be killing us, even when we say we are on a diet?
It is interesting to note that of all the cultures around the world, people in the western hemisphere tend to be dying the fastest. And what is killing them? LIFESTYLE DISEASES.
Every day the print and electronic media are saturated with the latest fad in diet and weight loss secrets. We are bombarded with a plethora of ads promoting the next miracle
drug to keep us healthy or just to restore the youth we once had. Sad to say that at the end of the day we are left with a burdened health care system and a bludgeoning debt because we continue to listen to experts after experts telling us how to make them rich by participating in the next health craze.
Ever wondered why most of the experts and even most doctors dont get sick and die like the rest of us. Could it be something that they know and we don’t? Then again, I looked at a certain group of people and realize that very few in any of them die from the dreaded cancers that threaten to wipe out our western cultures (breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer). have you ever noticed that the so-called poor people rarely suffer the effects of such diseases? I wonder why.
In a recent study of Chinese culture, it was stated that cancer was considered a rich man’s disease. This is because novelties such as ice cream, chocolate bars and cheeses were only available to the elites of the society.
Isn’t it interesting that in a WHO study, the number of men contracting prostate cancer in rural China was a measely 0.5 men in every 100,000. On the other hand however England, Scotland and Wales had a figure over 70 times higher. Don’t you think that this is a disease that attacks the wealthier and higher socio-economic groups, those that can afford to eat “rich food”. So the question begs an answer; Are we killing ourselves?
Did you know that the Chinese do not share our pre-occupation with milk and other dairy products? Did you know that apart from cats and dogs, humans are the only other beings that consume another animals milk? Do you notice that after a certain age, babies no longer drink their mothers’ milk? Doesn’t that tell us something?
The Chinese consume in addition to their plant based diet, a lot of sea weed. A staple in Asian diets since ancient times, seaweeds are among the healthiest foods on the planet, packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. And now we know they’re great for the waistline, too: A 2010 study found the algae can reduce our rate of fat absorption by 75 percent, thanks to its inhibitory effect on a digestive enzyme called lipase.
Maybe we should take a lesson from our Asian friends and start cutting back on our dairy intake. Our lives depend on it.