Degenerative Diseases and Whole Foods

I read not too long ago a published report on human life expectantcy: people are living a lot longer these days due to advances in medicine and healthcare. Ever wonder if we are living longer healthier or living longer sicker? Despite the fact that human life span has gone up but so have the number of deaths linked to coronary heart disease and degenerative disease such as cancer.

One of the big news yesterday was Patrick Swayze died at the 57 after two years of battling pancreatic cancer. Not too long ago, Farrah Fawcett died of anal cancer. Celebrities aside, my aunt from my mom side died of stomach cancer a decade ago. I used to work with four people who have family members died of cancer and one manager whose daughter had brain tumor but overcame it. It's scary because cancer almost seems contagious and I know that's just silly. My point is everyone knows someone who either has cancer or had died of cancer or heart attacks. Why do so many people nowadays have these uncontrollable diseases?

Lately, I've submerged myself in reading about Eastern Medicines and whole foods. What I learned is that the food we put in our mouths can either kill us or make us healthy. If you stop and think about all the processed foods, preservatives, flavor enhancers, and artificial flavorings we put in our foods, it is no wonder our bodies go haywire inside. Everything is fast paced in this day and age that no one takes time to slow cook their foods and eat wholesome meals. We are what we eat. If you don't take care of your body, it can't take care of you when you need it too.