Help Prevent These 10 Common Illnesses – You’ll be Surprise at how Easy it is

Primal DietAs you may know by now. There is a direct coalition between Diet and Health as we can gather from the old saying, “you are what you eat”. Having poor eating habits and consuming exuberant amount of unhealthy foods contribute to weakening the body which in turn will lead to poor health. These bad habits contribute to various medical conditions.

Obesity

The incidence of obesity in children and adults have increased dramatically to the point that it is considered an epidemic by the World Health Organization.  The consumption of sugars, saturated fats, processed foods (including processed grains), whole grains and legumes are all part of an energy-dense, nutrient-poor diet. Add to this very little physical activity and you have most of the contributing factors to obesity.

Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular Disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Most of these deaths are highly preventable by taking action on the major risks factors of an unhealthy diet, such as diets high on saturated fats and trans fats and topping it all off by lack of movement and inactivity.

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes and it usually occurs gradually.  Overweight individual are very likely to develop insulin resistance. Family history and genetics also play a major factor in the development of this condition. But the greatest contributing factors are excess body weigh, poor diet, and physical inactivity.

High Cholesterol

eating foods that are high in saturated fats, and trans fats lead to high serum cholesterol levels. People with high cholesterol also increase their risk for a stroke. Excessive amounts of low-density lipoprotein or LDL accumulate slowly on the walls lining the arteries that supply the heart and the brain causing the person to fall victim of a stroke.

Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis is the accumulation of plaque or fat deposits in and on the artery walls. Plaque buildup causes a restriction in the blood flow through the blood vessels which carry the blood from the heart to the rest of the body. High cholesterol is one of the risk factors for developing this condition. Aneurysms, heart attack, stroke and peripheral artery disease are complications of atherosclerosis.

Hypertension

Hypertension is one of the common condition that has many risk factors. Blood pressure is determined by the amount of blood the heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in the arteries. An increase in the amount of blood pumped by the heart and narrowing of the arteries causes a rise in blood pressure. Excessive alcohol use, too much salt and too little potassium in the diet are a few risk factors for developing hypertension.

Gout

High levels of uric acid in the blood produce urate crystals which accumulate around joints and cause inflammation and intense pain. This condition, known as gout, is linked to lifestyle risk factors, certain medications and family history. Excessive alcohol use and high levels of fat in the blood are two risk factors for developing gout.

Iron-Deficiency Anemia

Anemia occurs when there is an insufficient amount of hemoglobin in the blood. Hemoglobin is the component in red blood cells that transports oxygen throughout the body. An iron deficiency is the most common cause of anemia. An iron-poor diet, blood loss and the body’s increased need for iron during pregnancy are factors that deplete the body’s iron reserve.

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is an illness that can strike at any age and affects men and women. The bones become weak and are very susceptible to fractures. There are many risk factors that lead to bone loss. Some risk factors, such as gender, age, body size, ethnicity and family history, cannot be controlled. However, a diet low in calcium and vitamin D and excessive alcohol use are risk factors that can be controlled.

Dental Cavities

Tooth decay is a common condition for children and adults. The cause of dental cavities is a combination of poor oral hygiene and diet. The bacteria, which are normally present in the mouth, convert food, especially starches and sugars, into acids. The acids, bacteria, food debris and saliva combine to form plaque which adheres to teeth within 20 minutes after eating. Tooth decay begins and flourishes if teeth are not properly and routinely brushed. Carbohydrates, sticky foods and frequent snacking increase the risk of tooth decay.

 

As you can see these are some of the most common illnesses in todays society and all of them have a common denominator, poor eating habits, lack of exercise, and eating the wrong foods.  Adopting a Primal-Paleo Lifestyle will defenitly help you by improving your diet and exercise program and can even help reprogram your genes.

One of the most outstanding characteristics of this diet is that it is composed of 37% protein, 41% carbohydrates (Only from fruits and vegetables), and 22% fat. Add to that that this diet is also high on omega-3 fatty acids, which we know have been shown to decrease our risk for heart disease. On the other hand the Standard American Diet consist of 50% carbohydrates (mostly from refined grains and other high-glycemic foods), 35% fat, and just 15% protein.  In comparison with the Primal-Paleo Diet we can see that the Standard American Diet actually leaves a lot to be desired as far as receiving all the nutrients your body needs to be healthy and fight disease, actually, this diet pretty much helps in the development of diseases.

There are five rules or principles to this type of diet. And in addition there are also seven basic movements you should be performing when you exercise. Once you start combining all these elements, you will begin to be a part of The Primal-Paleo Lifestyle and you will begin seeing enormous changes in your life and Health.

Till we meet again here is to your health and wellbeing. If you have any questions or need additional information please feel free to comment bellow and I will respond back as soon as possible.  Please feel free to subscribe to my daily posts so that you won’t miss any.

 

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    • Craig on July 14, 2017 at 2:00 am
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    Interesting!

    I have long heard about the benefits of a Paleo diet for weight loss (a friend of mine is a Crossfit trainer and is following it with what she says are amazing results), but I hadn’t heard about the other benefits.

    It’s unfortunate that most of us don’t really consider what we are putting into our bodies. I’m glad to see that more and more people are educating themselves.

    My concern about the Paleo diet is the cost, though I admit I haven’t really looked at the numbers yet. My current diet is “whatever is on sale” unfortunately, but more and more I am starting to consider alternatives. Saving money on food is great, but not if it’s going to cost you more in medical bills down the road.

    Thanks for this article.

    1. Thank you so much for your feedback on my article, greatly appreciated. Regarding cost I find it to be somewhat affordable considering the health benefits received.  Remember that you will be removing items from your diet and substituting it with more healthy alternative and eventually help you reduce medical bills as well.  So in the long run you would be saving money rather then spending additional money.  Here is a good article for Eat Paleo on a budget

      1. Great! Thank you!

        1. You’re very welcome Craig, glad to be of service. Please do let me know if you need anything further.

    • Barb on July 17, 2017 at 2:59 pm
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    Hi! Thanks for this great article on the 10 most common illnesses.

    I am a big believer in food as medicine and despite it being cliche the saying, “you are what you eat” is so true. I’ve been interested in the paleo diet for quite some time, but don’t really know where to start. Can you recommend a good non-complicated book on the Paleo lifestyle?

    1. Hi Barb: Yes totally agree with you in the importance of what you put into your mouth regarding Health and total wellness.  I’m glad to know that you are very interested in the Primal-Paleo Lifestyle. This book would be a great place to start with.

    • Jojo on July 23, 2017 at 5:37 am
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    It is really a pity that there are soo many people in the western world who has got a poor health when the majority of them have the means to be healthy. Unfortunately most people just eat what is quick and easy to get but unfortunately not good for the health.
    The lack of exercise is also one important factor to diseases like obesity or diabetes. I have heard that the lack exercise is the biggest “killer” in the world and that this causes more deaths than smoking, drinking and drugs do.
    Often they go hand in hand. When you exercise you are usually keen on taking care of your body and eat well.
    I will take a look at the Paleo diet, maybe this could be useful for me.
    Thanks for a great post.

    1. Hi Jojo: Thank you for your visit and your comments, I am 100% in agreement with you. Diet along does not improve your health, you have to combine it with a good exercise plan.  You don’t have to do strenuous exercises either all you have to do is move in a regular basis.  This post will help you to begin exercising if you have been awhile without exercising.

    • Norman on July 23, 2017 at 12:49 pm
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    Hello and thanks for sharing primal paleo diet and the illnesses that it helps to prevent. I have heard about the paleo diet and it seems to be very beneficial and can do the body a whole lot of good. Your post is very informative and explains well how this diet works. Your readers will find your post to be most helpful.

    1. Hi Norman:  Thanks for your comments. I’m glad that your found value in this information.  Please feel free to visit at your leisure since I’m constantly updating this information

    • Jeremy on July 23, 2017 at 2:55 pm
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    It’s really astounding at how many health ailments we have all because we don’t take care of ourselves with our diet and activity. I’m not an angel in this category either, I know I have some improvements to make. But it sounds like a primal paleo diet is something that could be of great benefit for me and others than need to consider getting back to being healthy. I do like the percentages you mention as far as protein, fat, and carbs. I like the idea that all of the carbs comes from fruits and veggies. Definitely something to consider if you want to work towards being physically healthy. Thanks for sharing this!

    1. Hi Jeremy: Thank you so much for your comments. I’m glad you found value in this information.  Please feel free to visit at your leisure since I’m constantly updating this site.

    • dsmothers on July 25, 2017 at 3:32 am
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    Hi, great article. Maybe if more people understood what the direct and indirect effects of a bad diet were, then maybe many more people would take more seriously the things that they eat. Just by listing those ten things encourage me to want to eat better than i already do. Thanks

    1. Hi dsmothers: Thank y so much for dropping by and leaving your comment.  Very glad that you have found value in my article and that it has motivated you to perform lifestyle changes to improve your quality of life.

    • Robert on July 25, 2017 at 5:17 am
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    Wonderful information on Health/Diet.

    It certainly is a wake up call for many. I was there and have made many changes related to Paleo. How long have you been on Paleo? What were the results with you? Would love to hear more.

    Your article point out Exercise and others have emphasized about it as well. Has that been your key? This has made a big difference for me.

    Look forward to hearing from you.

    1. Hi Robert: Thank you so much for dropping by and leaving your comment.  I would say the huge difference is a combination of both.  You need a healthy nutritious diet in order to perform well when exercising or during your daily activities.  On the other hand you also need a good exercise plan that will help you improve your body both inside and out.  In my opinion you can’t obtain results without addressing both a diet and exercising.

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