365 Ways #338–Generation Death Posted on December 15, 2010, 0 Comments
#338--The generation of Americans born today are not expected to live as long as their parents. A report by the CDC shows that life expectancy dropped for the first time in this country, specifically due to increases in Alzheimer’s, high blood pressure, kidney disease, suicide, and flu/pneumonia. Yet all of these conditions are largely influenced by nutrition and lifestyle.
Alzheimer’s–levels of hydration (the brain is 85% water) and fatty acids (omega 3’s).
High Blood Pressure–hydration again along with weight and movement.
Kidney Disease–hydration (seeing a pattern here?), use of prescription/OTC meds and alcohol, food quality (pesticides and chemicals tax all the organs of detoxification).
Suicide–diet (emotional stability is predicated on hormonal status and blood sugar levels, both affected by what we eat/drink) and sleep (psychogenic repair occurs between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.).
Flu/pneuomonia–thoughts, breathing, hydration, nutrition, movement, sleep–all impact health status. As Louis Pasteur said, “It’s not the germ, it’s the terrain.” Thus, when you’re biological terrain is conducive to bacteria and viruses (i.e. your vitality is lacking through ignoring the Six Foundational Principles of Health), then these pathogens have an open invite to your body.