Healthy Strings

The most common diseases in the U.S. are related to heart, stroke, obesity, type 2 diabetes and many types of cancers. Our “Health care system” is more like “disease management system” where focus is on treating the symptoms of the diseases rather than focusing on the root cause of the disease. These diseases have a direct correlation to our food and lifestyle choices. We are eating more processed engineered food that is made for taste and convenience. Our diet and lifestyle account for 80% of preventable chronic diseases.

Healthy eating – more fruits, vegetables, whole grain and less meat - has a strong impact on not just preventing chronic disease but preventing the risk factors that lead to chronic diseases. Whole-food Plant-base diets are dense in fiber with other essential nutrients and low in fats, sodium and cholesterol. These diets have been linked to major reductions in our most devastating and widespread chronic illnesses.

Our planet is in a real danger. Some of our most challenging national and global issues – declining natural resources, increases in climate change, pollution – can be traced to animal agriculture. Many of the leading environmental scientists believe that the best thing we can do to slow down climate change is to adopt a more plant-based diet. Our eating patterns have the potential to dramatically reduce the environmental toll incurred by animal agriculture.

With worsening climate change and the impact of diet on chronic diseases, it is important to increase public awareness of the benefits of more healthy plant-based diets. Optimal healths is birth right for all. My humble appeal to everyone is to adopt more Whole Food Plant based diet to enjoy more optimal health and life expectancy.

The foods you eat can indirectly affect cancer risk. Pople who are improving their diets in hopes of preventing cancer may in fact treating them as well. By eating healthy, one can slow the growth rate of any hidden cancers. ....More Human beings store body fat as a survival mechanissm; it is a way of using excess calories available today as fuel tomorrow when calories may not be available. Since we now have an excess of calories available every day, we accumulate fat that is never burned as fuel. The result is obesity. We gain weight when calories ‘in’ exceed calories ‘out'. ....More Type 2 diabetes, insulin-resistance disease is preventable, treatable and often reversible through diet and lifestyle changes. The amount of fat in your diet becomes increasingly lower, insulin works increasingly better. .... More Coronary artery disease is preventable. Even after it is underway, its progress can be stopped, its insidious effects reversed. The key lies in nutrition-specifically, in abandoning the toxic American diet and maintaining cholesterol levels well below those historically recommended.

"I want to live long enough to walk my daughter down the aisle and to see my grandkids born and grow up."

Former President Bill Clinton thought that subsequent need for stents for recurrent angina (chest pain related to inadequate blood flow to his heart) and the narrowing of his coronary arteries was due to his diet. He consulted with Dr. Dean Ornish and read “Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease” by Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. (Essy) of Cleveland Clinic, and decided to adopt plant based diet. He has lost more than 20 pounds in the process. He has made his arteries younger!