I've said this before and I will say it again, you are what you eat. We are learning more and more about how impactful nutrition is when it comes to regulating genes for promoting health and/or disease.
The standard American diet (SAD) is devoid of whole foods, fiber and phytonutrients, and laden with refined sugar & alternative sweeteners, processed and fried foods (synthetic chemicals, neurotoxic food dyes, oxidized vegetable oils), cholesterol, and salt.
Your body is an extraordinary vessel that carries you throughout life and uses the food we eat to make energy. But how are the aforementioned "food-like substances" even remotely nourishing?
Not only are we depriving our body of the raw materials it needs to create energy, but we are creating an environment of chronic inflammation and imbalances that overtime, manifest in chronic disease progression.
When we are sick, we seek out help from a medical doctor. While it's not the physicians fault that they were never taught extensively about human nutrition, patients are usually presented with a number of prescription medications to help manage or suppress the symptoms they are experiencing.
This current medical dogma of "turning off" these symptom through pharmaceutical drugs and isolating the physical components of the body from the "being" belittles the fact that the body is interconnected and has the capacity of self healing.
Give the body what it needs in the form or quality, whole food plant-based nutrition, exercise, meditation, functional medicine grade vitamins & minerals, and detoxification support and get out of the way. That's what our bodies need.
There is a time and place for drugs. But when over 60% of all mortality stems from chronic disease complications you can see there is a lot larger issue at hand. Yes, save a persons life by giving them nitroglycerin when a heart attack is imminent. But don't confuse this as a treatment for the underlying problem.