WHY DO WE GET SICK?
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The first thing we need to learn if we want to avoid diseases is to learn the real reasons why we get sick. If we are able to identify the real responsible factors of our illnesses we should be able to avoid them and that way avoid diseases.
In the past the principal causes of illnesses and death were infections, (viruses,bacteria, fungi, parasites, etc.). However, with the discovery of antibiotics and vaccines, the infectious diseases stopped killing populations and passed to a second place.
Today, the illnesses that kills most people in the world are the illnesses called “degenerative diseases”. A degenerative disease is a diseases in which the function or structure of the affected tissues or organs will progressively deteriorate over time.
A clear and well known example of this condition is the dreaded diabetes. Generally, people who die of this illness don’t die of having a high blood sugar levels. What kills them are the complications of this illness: gangrene, heart attacks, infectious complications, renal failure, vascular insufficiencies and other similarities.
Other examples of degenerative diseases are cardiovascular diseases, (the leading cause of death in developed countries and those ) cancer, atherosclerosis, arthritis, osteoporosis, autoimmune diseases, drugs, psychiatric illnesses (that provoke suicide),Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and numerous of other illnesses. And, as we will study on the scheduled lectures, none of these are infectious, contagious or even hereditary.But if something is transferred from parent to their children are the habits, what means, their lifestyle, in a vicious cycle coming down from generation to generations.
This is a cycle you need to brake up, and stop passing it unto your children; which, by the way, is one of the main objectives of this unique Program.
On the other hand, if degenerative diseases are not caused by bacteria or viruses or microorganism then what causes them?
Today we know that it is not heredity or punishment from God or witchcraft, but the style of life, as it said by the Surgeon General of the United States, Dr. Regina Benjamin “Eight out of ten diseases are due to lifestyle and tobacco use.”
What is a lifestyle?
A lifestyle is the way every person lives their life: what you eat, what you drink, how much you work, rest, exercise, tobacco use, alcohol, drugs, etc.
However, talking in general terms, within the lifestyle, what affects more people in the world is with no doubt is the food they eat.
There are even those who call diseases which are derived from the lifestyle “diseases of abundance”.
In fact, there are studies that have shown that in some places where the people are still on a more natural and vegetarian diet, degenerative diseases are rare or do not exist at all, as in the case of the Hunzas, from the Himalayan Mountain, as you’ll learn later on this Program.
In the following lessons we are going to focus in detail this issue of diet, but for now, let’s look at some wrong things with people’s diet in different parts of the world.
We’ll start saying the one basic and determinant factor which ruins the health of most people it’s the absurd and undeniable fact that the human being, with all his intelligence, knowledge and ability to choose, which places him over all other living beings, is the only one who by knowledge and election eats junk food.
Of course we are not talking about someone who is in extreme poverty, or someone with an impaired mental faculty who is forced to eat out of a trash can, but those who in the midst of plenty and in full use of their faculties, enjoy swallowing junk food.
People virtually all over the world know which foods are junk food, but they eat them anyway. Even children know what food is called junk food, and they can list them: fries, pizza, “burgers” and many others.
Animals, in their free and natural habitat don’t eat trash. Even more, at the zoos, visitors are prohibited to feed the animals, and we should ask ourselves why this prohibition, and which foods are prohibited?
Of course, not what they eat regularly, but those of the visitors: pizza, cookies, ice cream, chips, bread, chicken, etc. However, wouldn’t it be logical to think that if a particular food makes an animal sick, it can also make a person sick? The truth is for sure it hurts. Junk food is the real cause of diseases, that are derived from lifestyle in relationship to food, which we call degenerative diseases.