Why are Americans so Unhealthy?

Here’s some interesting information:

  • One hundred years ago heart attacks were practically unheard of in the United States.
  • The first recorded case of clogged arteries was in 1910.
  • The first reported heart attack was in 1912.
  • One person in 100,000 had diabetes.

Current statistics show the following:

  • About two-thirds of Americans develop clogged arteries.
  • 50% die of heart disease.
  • One person in 20 has some form of diabetes.

So what has happened?

Well, one hundred years ago, people ate fresh, whole foods including plenty of meat, butter, and lard. But they did not ordinarily eat any refined, processed, or chemicalized foods and did not eat any refined and altered oils or fats (hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated fats). All these are now commonly consumed. (Going Back to the Basics of Human Health by Mary Frost.)

When one looks at the statistics it is interesting that many research projects and different foundations like the American Heart Association have sprung up trying to find the cause of many diseases, but have yet to find a cause. As stated, these diseases did not exist 100 years ago. So why do we need to find the cause when it is very clear in viewing the statistics that the one thing that we changed was our diets? This is the cause.

What needs to happen is a return to the basics. Eat whole organic foods and take whole food vitamin supplements. These supplements are whole foods with only the water removed. They contain all of the nutrients required by our body.

By Mattingly Chiropractic, June 18, 2013