Last night I went to a lecture about the power of eating vegetables and fruits. Ok, I know this is something we are told our whole lives, but listening to the actual research and statistics of the difference that diet really makes was sobering.
Dr. Richard DuBois, the speaker, is a board certified specialist of infectious diseases from Atlanta, GA…he has been practicing there for over 44 years. He has been included in the list of Best Doctors in America every year since 1994 and was chosen by his medical colleagues as their “Physician of Choice” for life threatening infections and HIV.
I guess the good thing about being a Baby Boomer is the fact that our mantra,“we don’t want to age,” has prompted so much research and testing by many industries. Some his statements which really struck me were
*Sixty six per cent of cancers are diet related
*The majority of problems with fatigue are due mostly to mitochondrial DNA damage (he explained this)
*The largest deficiency for women over 60 is Vitamin D, and America has more rickets than we have ever had due to lack of Vitamin D
*The most important supplements to take are Vitamin D3 and B12.
*Most heart attacks occur after eating a high fat meal
*One of the most dangerous problems within our bodies are due to chronic silent inflammation
*There are forty new cases of Alzheimer’s in the US per hour
|The research had everyone talking|
Needless to say, it was a sobering talk. My husband and I are finally (I guess it is never too late) looking at making big changes in diet, exercise, and choice of supplements. I think we all know that fruits and veggies are important, but statistics of how important they really are got my attention. Like I said, this is the summer for focusing on health. Baby steps and progress!
Now, make sure you eat fruits and veggies today, and look over the other blogs from KATIE'S BLOG HOP!
Happy Thursday, all!!