Can Disease Prevention Be This Simple?

These three pictures represent three different cultures that all possess one thing in common.

GOOD HEALTH

The Tanzania’s Hadza, the Arctic Inuit and the Amish do not suffer from high rates of:

  1. heart disease

  2. diabetes

  3. atherosclerosis

  4. high blood pressure

  5. cancer

  6. obesity

  7. autism

These cultures have little to no exposure to modern technology and do not base their nutritional needs on food science and research. They do not vaccinate their people nor use pharmaceutical intervention to treat disease. What secrets do these cultures share that safeguard them from the leading diseases that kill hundreds of thousands of Americans and Europeans? They use their environment to sustain their lives and the lives of their families. They share a common goal and work together to help each other survive and thrive. Their source of nutrition is not calculated to balance macronutrients and calorie intake. Their food is used for sustenance and comes from diversified sources within their environments. Their food is “pure.” There are no insecticides, pesticides fungicides, processed foods with artificial coloring and flavoring. There foods are not genetically modified (GMO’s). There diets primarily consist of meats, poultry, fish, eggs, raw dairy, vegetables and fruits. They eat to live and consume available food. They work hard and live active lifestyles. Each member’s tasks satisfy the needs of the family and community. Each culture remains separated from the rest of the world’s societies; happy and satisfied to remain true to themselves and their cultural upbringing. As a result, all three cultures have maintained a better quality of health than the rest of the technological world.

Is the answer to the American and European health dilemma more education? The cultures mentioned in this article are certainly not well versed in nutritional studies and exercise physiology. Their members are active all day long; we sit in cubicles and type on keyboards. They eat what they work to gather; we eat as much as we want whenever we feel like it. They eat foods from the trees and bushes and wildlife they hunt; 60-70% of our diet comes from processed foods loaded with toxic substances that slowly poison our bodies.

Although I believe education is beneficial, the answer will not be found in science and research. These cultures have already produced the answers. We are simply unwilling to face reality and accept responsibility for our lifestyles while proudly boasting of our rights and freedoms. Our arrogance blinds us to our ignorance as we follow this self destructive path. Ultimately and ironically, our bodies become the SOURCE OF FOOD for disease. Our weakened cannibalized bodies finally submit to this process and we die (typically from one of the conditions mentioned above.)

We can change this outcome. We can open our eyes and commit ourselves to living healthier lives. We don’t have to wait for pain and suffering or a doctor to tell us we have a disease before correcting this attitude and behavior. I implore you to learn from these cultures. You have opportunities they will never be exposed to yet they will live healthier happier lives if you don’t make the changes needed for quality health. These include:

  • exercise

  • quality food selections

  • hydration (WATER)

  • stress reduction

  • quality sleep

  • hobbies

  • social interaction (family, religious, business, etc…)

  • nervous system maintenance (promoting proper spinal nerve communication for all systems in the body.)

Why not make 2016 the year of change. Don’t you deserve to be healthy and happy?

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33 comments

  1. Happy New year to you and your family. Have a lovely healthy and joyful year ahead. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. The same to you and your family. Best wishes for 2016.

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    2. May you succeed in achieving all you desire in the coming year. Wishing you much joy, good health and happiness.

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  2. I think there MUST be something in it for sure Doc.
    Active and healthy eating of what is available.
    Says it all really.

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    1. I call this, “proof in the pudding.” We need further exposure to real HEALTH and not merely methods to combat disease. We need to start looking at health for WHAT IT IS, (an active approach to achieving a balanced lifestyle and maintaining homeostasis,) NOT WHAT IT ISN’T (an existence beyond our control that determines our lifestyles for us.)

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  3. I bet many would guess these communities you mentioned would “suffer” from no vaccinations and no nutrional guidance/education. Being active to provide for food is the way man lived for thousands of years. They achieve the healthy balance naturally. Have you ever thought about writng a book? You make everything so interested.

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    1. Thank you for all your encouragement. It means a lot. Instead of book writing, I am looking into offering speaking engagements to help educate and stimulate people to achieving healthier lifestyles. I enjoy the “eye to eye” contact and the feedback an audience offers.

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      1. Sorry for the delay in the response. I have started the new year with a bug -and I don’t mean a NY cockroach. That is a great idea. If you do pursue it, I assume you will post it on your blog. I will travel to attend. So, let us know.

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        1. Clever man. Get that illness out of the way early in the year so you can enjoy many GOOD days of health in front of you!
          I will gladly let you know when an event takes place.

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          1. LOL Yeah, the stupid flu fell into my clever trap. Thanks

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      2. Cool idea, speaking engagements. Love it!

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        1. I enjoy people, I have a lot of energy and an audience would offer an environment to promote my beliefs on health and living. I can help people think, laugh, introspect as well as not take life too seriously.

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    1. Always enjoy your graphic responses! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. ๐Ÿ™‚ I think I use GIFs because it’s almost similar to my first language, ASL?

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  4. I love your commitment to healthy living. Happy New Year and here is to a healthier lifestyle

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    1. Hopefully I assist others to become committed to achieving a REALISTIC and healthier lifestyle. This would provide a foundation to do anything in life people choose to do. Sounds pretty good to me.

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  5. Here is to a healthy 2016. Happy new year.

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    1. Right back your way. May you achieve all you wish for and desire in this coming year. Stay healthy and happy.

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  6. Looking forward to the many helpful posts I will read on this site in 216! Happy New Year, Dr.

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  7. Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy New Year.

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  8. Happy New Year and I like this article. It makes me think A lot of our problems are due to processed foods. Exercise and I am working slowly on slow moving exercise, but I have to be careful. Too much and the Fibromyalgia will knock me out for days. Just vacuuming the bedroom and I am out for the rest of the day. Changing the bed and I have to do it in pieces and rest and when done I climb right in it. It is too much exercise for Fibro.

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    1. I always suggest to stay within a zone that is safe for each individual. Looking forward to reading about your gentle tiny changes of habit to promote healthier and happier living in 2016.

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      1. The pain being halved right now is making moving easier. I just never know if it will go away again like last week during my mania problem that I fixed myself and that is only because there was no one to help me. I usually follow directions, but my mania was out of control and even the hospital didn’t care.

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        1. Very unfortunate. There is no excuse for a lack of compassion and empathy.

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  9. Howto$tuffYourPig · · Reply

    I often think about what our lives would be like if we didn’t live everyday in a rat race. What if we did away with computers? Cell phones? Fake food? It’s sad but for all of the conveniences we have created, our QUALITY of life has dropped significantly. Medically speaking, technology saves lives (including my own), but just imagine how lives would change if we took pride in doing things for ourselves like both the caveman and the Amish? Great post! Got me thinking!

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  10. We have a tendency to turn to technology first. In many cases, technology should be utilized to enhance, not replace good health protocols. In some cases technology saves lives (such as yours); in some cases it creates dangerous situations that potentially can destroy many lives (ex. GMO). When uncertain, ALWAYS return to basics and good common sense.

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  11. My husband dreams of being a mountain man and living off the land. Maybe I should finally agree to move off the grid!

    I’ve been on a sugar detox for the last 2 days (so long, I know) and I already feel different (and not in a bad way, like I expected). I’m paying a lot more attention to be mindful about what I put into my mouth and that’s the biggest lesson I’ve learned so far. Food can either be medicine or poison and for 2016 and beyond, I’m choosing medicine!

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    1. Always knew you had the ability to be a wise person. I’ll bet you are going to like the future you, a lot!

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  12. I do think education is the key. For me, once I “know” something, like the danger in a certain food, I can’t “unknow” it and it makes me stay on the right path. I think your list is spot on; from exercise, proper hydration, etc. Those are the healthy building blocks to stay in top form. During the Christmas holiday, I sent the family to California for some surfing and skiing…I stayed back to care for the animals, any way, my daughter caught a bug. She was throwing up for about 5 hours during the night. Her cousins were all doing the same. When I woke to hear about this I told her dad what to give her and how to care for her. (Hahaha, funny how even after almost 25 years of this, one would think daddy would know what to do. ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyway, after dad giving her what I told him to…she stopped throwing up. The next day she was better and ready to go to the beach. Her cousins however, were sick for another couple days (same symptoms but they also were sick out both ends!) and still feeling weak a couple more days thereafter. My point is, keeping my daughters gut flora healthy, along with good diet, exercise, etc, she was basically sick for one day. My family lovingly calls me a witch doctor. What I do is pass on the info of what I’ve read my entire life. I never stop educating myself. Health is ever evolving, but what does stay the same are the basic principles you’ve outlined above. It would be really beneficial to all if we could clone you doctor! Peace be with you and hope you continue to educate us all! Koko ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. We doctors like to pretend the average person is incapable of maintaining their own health. It sounds like you gave your daughter the essential components to allow her body to handle the disease effectively. This is so much more effective than attempting to override the body’s immune system by putting synthetic drugs into it to “kill the germ.” We all know the expression, “if you don’t use it, you lose it.” Immunity is no different. We may not feel very good while we allow it to work, but healing is significantly more effective and response time improved if we provide the tools for the body and allow it to do its job.

      I have decided to make you my surrogate mother. I hope you don’t mind having a 56 year old child to add to the rest of your gang. ๐Ÿ˜€

      Best wishes for a Happy and Healthy New Year!

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      1. I almost rolled on the floor laughing!!! Absolutely! All my kid’s friends have adopted me too, as well as quite a few adults. Adoption approved. Adding your name to the family tree! Cheers, Koko

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