Whether it’s because of a lack of education, the appeal of convenience, or even availability issues, a large portion of the population opts for highly unhealthy food over fresh fruits and vegetables.
A good majority of chronic diseases found world wide can be linked to poor nutrition. But the reverse is true as well: good nutrition is linked to one’s ability to fend off illness, as well as prevent serious disease from occurring.
Dr. Terry Wahl has developed an educational DVD series titled Food as Medicine along with her supporting book, in which she shares her life’s research on the essential link between making right nutrition choices and the state of wellness we embody.
Chronic Disease and Poor Nutrition
According to the World Health Organization the global epidemic of chronic disease makes up nearly two thirds of reported deaths annually. Almost half of the world’s diseases are chronic conditions, including cardiovascular disease, cancers, diabetes, and obesity.
One of the leading causes of this chronic disease epidemic is attributed to poor nutrition. Far too often people consume foods with excess saturated fat, sugar, and salt. By filling up on these nutritionally defunct foods, fresh fruits and vegetables—excellent sources to fuel our bodies properly—are often overlooked
Dr. Terry Wahls Connects Good Nutrition with Good Health
One of the most emphasized elements of Wahls’ Food as Medicine lectures is the important link between the foods we eat—or in most cases, don’t eat—and our state of health. Wellness comes from consuming the right combination of vitamins, minerals, and essential fats, as these are the number one contributors to the health of our mitochondria.
Wahls is intimate with the nutrition-wellness link. As a recovered progressive multiple sclerosis patient, Wahls transformed her state of health from wheelchair dependent to physically active within a short period of time, in large part due to her self-proposed intensive nutrition therapy.
The doctor of internal medicine now educates people on her research findings in the revolutionary DVD series, Food as Medicine.
Food as Medicine, Part Three
Food as Medicine, Part Three is Wahls’ third DVD installment of her series, encompassing the lectures titled The Poisons in Our Food and Food for Thought. Using simple to understand concepts and easy to understand metaphors, Wahls discusses the lack of vitamins, minerals, and essential fats in the average American diet. She emphasizes the link between this and the increasingly poor statistics representing American’s overall states of health and wellness.
Food as Medicine, Part Three also covers the topic of chronic disease rates, and how the amount of toxins we consume through our diets impacts heavily the rates of cancer, mental illness, and autoimmune disorders. Wahls makes sure to include adoptable strategies on how to significantly reduce and even eliminate these toxins from our bodies.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Food as Medicine, Part Three goes toward research funding directed at examining the nutritional effects on neurological diseases.
For DVD Poisons in Our Food, click > Part Three: Food as Medicine
Learn about Dr. Wahls’ 5 Star rated book > Minding My Mitochondria 2nd Edition
Subtitled: How I overcame secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) and got out of my wheelchair
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For Poisons in Our Food DVD, click > Part Three: Food as Medicine