Too Much of the “Wrong Food” Set the Course for Disease…

The typical “Western-style” diet is one that is identifies as being high in red meat, fat, refined grains, processed, fast and convenience foods, and desserts. It is widely recognised as a diet of excess and deficiency – too many calories too little good nutrition. This diet pattern has long been associated with increased risk of disease. A study published in the August 15, 2007 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (Volume 298, Number 7, pages 754 to 564) underlines and strongly emphasises the health risk of colorectal cancer patients who ate the most western-style diet content. The most important element of the study however may be the knowledge that 80% of all colorectal cancer may be preventable through dietary change. Their recommendations: a prudent diet rich in fruits, vegetables, poultry, and fish.

Yet another voice warning of the consequences of the western-style diet is world-renowned researcher and paediatrician Dr. Robert Lustig of the University of California, San Francisco. At a health conference in August of the same year, he stated that research shows the western-style diet to be a “toxic environment” that is a direct cause of the obesity epidemic – particularly in children – by creating hormonal imbalances that drive people to overeat.

To be continued…

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3 responses to “Too Much of the “Wrong Food” Set the Course for Disease…

  1. Time was when cases of colorectal cancer never was unheard of in motherland Africa because of the completeness our diet. Then came western invasion in the name of civilization and all the good values of our diet were punctured in exchange for these same western diets that you are talking about. The result is heart-breaking: cancer has gradually invaded the ranks of African societies. What a shame.
    Keep up the good job brotherman and let those that want deliverance listen

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  2. Sorry I meant to say “colorectal cancer was unheard of”. Please excuse the mixup

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