"No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means."
Today's column marks two milestones.
First, it is one of my shortest.
Second, it is one of my best.
The March 7, 2017 issue of JAMA includes a study which assesses the ten factors primarily responsible for mortality from heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
Researchers determined and concluded:
"There were ten primary factors related to the 318,645 (45.4%) cardiometabolic disease (CMD) deaths".
1) Excess sodium (9.5%)
2) Low intake of nuts & seeds (8.5%)
3) Higher intake of processed meats (8.2%)
4) Low omega-3 fats (7.8%)
5) Low vegetables (7.6%)
6) Low fruits (7.7%)
7) High sugar-sweetened beverages (7.4%)
8) Low whole grains (5.9%)
9) Low polyunsaturated fats (2.3%)
10) High unprocessed red meats (0.4%)
Do the math. Eliminate salt and soda and eats nuts, seeds, veggies and fruits and you cover almost 50% of your bases. In other words, become a SMART vegan.
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"Without health is not life; it is only a state of languor and suffering - an image of death."
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