7 diseases are now responsible for 3 out of 4 deaths, Coronary disease, stroke, high blood pressure, arthritis, diabetes, obesity and cancer. These diseases are primarily linked to what we eat in the following 7 areas: sugar, refined foods, salt, fat, proteins, beverages and snacks.
If people would lower their cholesterol to normal, their blood pressures to normal, and quit smoking, it has been estimated that 82% of all heart attacks before 65 could be prevented. Heart disease now kills four out of every ten people.
In men, the second and the third most frequently occurring cancers are those of the prostate and colon. For women, it’s cancers of the breast and colon. Too much fat and being overweight are the contributing factors for these cancers.
Just four lifestyle factors, no smoking, no alcohol, a high-fibre, low-fat vegetarian diet and normal weight could prevent 74 per cent of all cancers found in the world today.
Excess weight lays the foundation for nearly every degenerative disease. Obese people are three times more likely to have heart disease, four times more likely to suffer from high blood pressure, five times more likely to develop diabetes and elevated blood cholesterol, and six times more likely to have gallbladder disease. They also develop more cancer of the colon, prostate, breast, cervix, uterus and ovaries.
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Three bad habits that have to change are tobacco, alcohol and caffeine.
Diets areas that you need to cut way back in are protein milk, meat, fat and cholesterol.
Water is essential to good health. The body loses about 10 to 12 cups of water a day. Food provides two to four cups of water, leaving us six to eight glasses of water to drink each day.
Always start your day with a good breakfast providing you with 1/3 to ½ of your daily calories.
Exercise strengthens the heart. Exercise lowers blood pressure. Exercise lower LDL cholesterol levels and raises HDL cholesterol. Exercise strengthens bones. Exercise lifts depression. Exercise relieves anxiety and stress. Exercise increases overall energy and efficiency in all areas of our lives. Exercise helps maintain desirable weight levels. It builds muscles and burns fat.
“Health is a blessing of which few appreciate the value, yet upon it the efficiency of our mental and physical powers largely depends….Anything that lessens physical strengths enfeebles the mind….”
Written by: Dayo Olomu