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Sad Stats

Did you know :

7 in 10 deaths in the U.S. are from chronic illness

1 in 2 people in the U.S. live with chronic illness

50% of the U.S. diet consists of processed food

Another 42% consists of meat and dairy (from factory farms??)

Only 7% consists of fruits and vegetables (mostly not organic or local??)

Then it gets worse:

40% of the 7% of the above vegetables are potatoes….and 50% 0f that 40% are – you guessed it – in the form of french fries.

If you are getting nauseous just reading this and a little afraid of chronic illness in your life, then take charge of your life through your body and the planet in 2010. Get educated. Get well. Get going.

6 Responses to “Sad Stats”

  1. phyllisdiehl Says:

    oh i didn’t know………………..

  2. Hayduke Says:

    The first two stats are OK and not surprising. We are animals, after all.

    The rest of the stats are not surprising. However, the list implies that there is a relationship among 1 & 2, and the rest of the list.

    Does this mean if we eat a good nutritious diet free of processed foods that we will not succumb to chronic illness. No, of course not. We are subject to all the chronic illnesses that the rest of the population is subject to,

    We will, however, have a healthier immune system which may help us resist chronic illness longer, and live with chronic illness with less detrimental effects.

    We all die of something.

    Hayduke

  3. tao Says:

    I guess it depends on what age we are succumbing to chronic illness.
    But the diet above has greatly increased obesity and made us more toxic, increasing the incidence of chronic illness and decreasing the age at which it occurs. There’s your relationship.

    thanks for commenting.
    Tao

  4. Roger Hartsell Says:

    It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

  5. Roger Hartsell Says:

    http://www.worldwildlife.org/species/

    Even sadder for the non-humans.

  6. tao Says:

    Well said. We just gotta admit that at humans, we have gotten a LOT of things wrong ….despite our large brains.

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