There is increasing evidence that chronic illnesses are caused by our poor diet.
I’ve just read a fascinating article by Dr Mark Hyman at his blog where he talks about the link between bad gut bacteria and many chronic illnesses, including inflammation, autism and obesity. And the links are growing daily, he says.
As a medical student, a doctor is taught to see asthma as a lung problem; arthritis as a joint problem; acne as a skin problem. But that is only part of the story. We should be looking at the body as a whole.
Dr Hyman says …
… by understanding the origins of disease and the way in which the body operates as one, whole, integrated ecosystem, we now know that symptoms appearing in one area of the body may be caused by imbalances in an entirely different system.
And often that is our digestive tract.
So what can we do about it and where do we find the help we need to rectify it? The answer is also in our diet – but a healthy diet, full of fiber and whole foods.
See Dr Hyman’s 5 healthy steps to a healthy gut on the Next Page …