Pesticides and Processed Food are Slowly Killing Us
Food we eat today is very different than food people ate just a few decades ago. The widespread use of pesticides and the convenience of processed food has lured us into diets that are robbing us of health and longevity.
It’s time to change the way we think about food
Thinking about food is something we all do every day. We think about where to go for lunch. We think about what to make for dinner. We think we’ll have a bedtime snack.
But it’s what we don’t think about food that is far more important. We don’t think that drinking diet colas is bad for us. (After all, they’re low-calorie and that’s a good thing, right?) We don’t think about why apples are so much shinier these days than they used to be. And we probably never give much thought to all the chemicals listed on the labels of processed foods. It’s a fact: what we don’t think about food can make us quite unhealthy. Learn about 3 common foods that can make you sick.
Now is the time to start thinking about food in a new light. According to the CDC, autism now affects 1 in 50 children; 36% of Americans are obese, 74% are overweight; and deaths from Alzheimer’s disease have increased 71% since 2000, affecting 1 in 9 people over 65 years of age. And that’s just a scant list of horribly unhealthy situations … most of which we’ve brought on ourselves.
“All disease begins in the gut,” Hippocrates said 2,500 years ago. In light of modern research, it seems he was absolutely right that gut health holds the key to longevity. Hippocrates is probably rolling over in his grave to see what things modern humans have been doing to create havoc for the gut.
Why Today’s Food Can Make You Sick
If it’s true that “you are what you eat,” then we have good reason for concern because much of the food we eat contains chemicals foreign to the body.
Two of the worst contributors to the unhealthiness of the foods we eat today are pesticides and processed foods.
Did you ever hear of glyphosate? You’re not likely to ever see it listed on a food ingredient label. Nonetheless this dangerous chemical is routinely found in many plant foods and in animal meats.