Western Diet = Bad

How the Western Diet Has Derailed Our Evolution

This part of the article is key:

“…with a poor diet, the lining of the gut becomes irritated. Microbial detritus starts leaking through. One of the more striking discoveries in recent years is that you can see this stuff, called endotoxin, increase in the bloodstream immediately after feeding people a sugary, greasy, fast-food meal. The immune system responds as if under threat, leading to the “simmering inflammation” the Sonnenburgs think drives so many Western diseases.”

As I’ve said, and as many others have said (and are continuing to learn), if the intestinal tract can be maintained in a healthy state, many health issues can be avoided.

The majority of our immune system is in our intestinal tract. It’s simple. FIBER! People need to have a lot of fiber (Citrucel is great). This is what helps clean out the system. Fiber is also a “prebiotic” – basically food for probiotics. Eating a more plant based diet will give your body the micronutrients it needs for proper functioning. Incorporating natural fermented foods such as sauerkraut, miso and even kombucha can also help keep the natural flora balanced. Adding some probiotics and healthy yeast into the system on occasion can help keep things in check. As always – everything in moderation.

It’s okay to enjoy a pizza, soda or coffee – just not processed, high fat, high sugar foods at every meal… which is in essence the Western Diet.

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