For many Americans, our health seems to be going haywire.
Illness, depression, anxiety, muscle aches, pains and little ouches are wearing us down. Many of us simply do not feel well … and we just do not have the energy to enjoy life fully.
The most shocking thing about these ailments is: They are often caused by what we eat and the high cholesterol that ensues from unhealthy foods.
The good news is we can turn it around and experience vibrant health.
How Do You Create Vibrant Health? Let it flow …
This kind of health does not come in a vitamin, mineral, herb or pill. Exercise alone will not create it. I think we can also safely eliminate modern medicine as a source of “Incredible Health.” They are obviously preoccupied with the creation of new miracle drugs that can be sold to us on an ongoing basis. These methods cannot support the high level of health I am describing here. Drugs, no matter how seemingly miraculous, only produce the illusion of health by altering individual chemical reactions in the body.
I studied hundreds of research abstracts while writing a book about cholesterol. My search results for “high cholesterol” in the National Library of Medicine turned up numerous studies on many of our most serious diseases. These included Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, arthritis, fibromyalgia, back pain, depression, cancer, osteoporosis, heart attack and stroke to name a few. Elevated cholesterol was a common trait in all of these diseases. There was definitely a pattern here!
Through further study I found that high cholesterol is one of the underlying causes of increased blood viscosity (resistance to flow). The primary job of blood is to deliver oxygen to all the cells of the body. It stands to reason that even slightly decreased blood flow resulting from high cholesterol or other blood components, would reduce oxygen delivery to those cells. Over an extended period of time affected cells would suffer from a decreased ability to function at full capacity.
According to prominent medical literature most of the diseases noted above have “unknown origins.” Yet, in many studies I reviewed, researchers have postulated that long term tissue hypoxia in the brain might be responsible for diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Other studies have also noted the origins of cancer and arthritis to be “oxygen deprived” and “acidic and inhospitable tissue environments.”
The most exciting thing about this revelation is that it puts the answer to so many serious diseases squarely within our control! In my opinion the vast majority of chronic diseases plaguing developed nations today, are directly related to the long-term results of increased blood viscosity. The powerful answer is on our dinner plate.
The Solution to So Many Problems is in What We Eat:
We have all read news stories describing the “protective benefits” of one kind of food or another. Tomatoes have lycopene, a key to fighting heart disease. Carrots have beta carotene, which prevents cancer. Oatmeal reduces cholesterol. Most of these stories simply represent advertising disguised as news. Individually, no fruit, vegetable or other healthy food will solve your health problems. However, these stories hint at the real answer to all our health concerns.
Numerous studies demonstrate the extraordinary health benefits provided by a diet of primarily fruits and vegetables. For instance, it has been proved that a plant based diet can lower cholesterol just as quickly as many prescription drugs. The real benefit is that it does so without the damaging side effects that often accompany drug treatments. Lowering cholesterol is a key step in eliminating the risk of many of the debilitating diseases listed above.
A plant-based diet is rich in many important health-building nutrients like Vitamin C, Folate, Fiber, and Beta Carotene, to name a few. Individually these nutrients do nothing to reduce cholesterol levels in the blood. (This explains why vitamin supplements do not lower cholesterol.) But, eaten together in their natural state, these foods become a powerful, almost magical health-building complex with no equal in medicine.
Why is a plant-based diet so very beneficial to our overall health? The simple answer is that these foods represent our natural diet. These are the foods we are designed to thrive upon!
Eating a plant based diet, while significantly decreasing the amount of processed and animal based foods can improve our circulation within days (read more about this at [http://www.concretehealth.com]). It does so naturally by thinning and lubricating the blood, facilitating dramatically more efficient delivery of oxygen to all the cells of the body. It’s not possible to overemphasize the value of a diet composed of 90% fruits, nuts, vegetables, and limited grains and fish. If you are looking for truly astonishing improvement in your health, this is it.
Looking Forward to Vibrant Health:
If you are one of those people who is suffering from the modern malady or is coming close to it … ask yourself. Would you like to enjoy incredible health? Not just the absence of disease, but:
· Vibrant energy, the kind that makes you want to leap out of bed in the morning, full of enthusiasm for the new day. Really!
· Unbounded optimism, with the ability to automatically look past routine doom and gloom to the positive in any situation.
· Mental sharpness, setting you apart from the overwhelming numbers of people who “sleep-walk” through life.
· Physical stamina, not necessarily that of an athlete, but that which allows you to be as productive at midnight as you are in the morning and all points between.
· Unwavering self-confidence emanating from deep within, shining brightly as a beacon for others to follow.
· The knowledge that health is fully within our control and that our daily decisions determine the level of health we experience.
You might be feeling so imbalanced that you have forgotten what it is like to just feel good. It may be challenging to change your diet … radical for some. But just imagine what it will feel like in the morning to awake refreshed, pain free, and excited about the day ahead! And to know you have many days of more joyful living ahead of you because of improved health.
Dr. David Vitko is a leading expert on alternative approaches to correcting high cholesterol, as well as many of today’s most troubling maladies. A chiropractic physician based in Ohio, he is devoted to teaching others how simple it is to be incredibly healthy. He is author of Perfect Cholesterol in Just Three Weeks – Without Drugs (Rock Solid Health Solutions, 2005). Visit him at [http://www.concretehealth.com]