Many people are wise enough to realise the benefits of healthy eating for weight loss. However, the benefits go much further. Healthy eating will also ensure not only longevity, but quality of life, too.
There is a saying that goes something like this “One quarter of what you eat keeps you alive. The remaining three quarters keeps your doctor alive”. That statement offers many incites. Let’s examine some of them more closely.
A small portion of your food only ‘keeps you alive”. It doesn’t keep you healthy, just alive. Probably, a diet of sawdust would keep you alive, but it wouldn’t keep you healthy.
A large portion of food “keeps your doctor alive”. In other words, it makes you unhealthy. When a diet is not health promoting, it will make you hungry. So you eat more unhealthy food, get more hungry and ultimately sending you spiralling downwards towards obesity and disease.
This is great news for your doctors and specialists, as well as the drug companies. But it’s not such good news for you or your family.
The standard American diet (SAD), a common diet throughout the western world, contributes to weight gain, hunger and disease. It is not a healthy diet by any stretch of the imagination. The so called ‘staple’ foods are some of the most unhealthy foods.
What is even more sad is that doctors have almost no training in nutrition. And yet, that’s where many people go for nutritional advice. Here is what one specialist is quoted as saying.
“I had been a practicing pediatric gastroenterologist for 25 years. During that time I watched some really beautiful children and young men and women die under my care because I had nothing more to offer, and unfortunately what I had offered many times only made their lives more miserable. Recent health problems led me to read about … orthomolecular (nutritional) medicine and it has been like discovering an advanced ancient civilization that I had no idea had ever existed. … I have become a very angry man. I’ve just realized that for 25 years I had been making my patients sick and big pharma rich. I’ve just realized that those chronic hepatitis patients that died waiting for a liver transplant could have been easily cured with (a nutritional supplement). I realize now that my toximolecular medical education only led me to do more harm than good. That is not a good feeling to have.”
Edward Cichowicz, M.D., Pediatric Gastroenterologist
Learn the secrets of healthy eating for weight loss and watch your health improve at the same time. A win-win situation.
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