In this day and age chronic pain keeps us from finding peace… and if the body is constantly irritated there is no way to relax and feel content.
But there is no reason for having chronic inflammation, we now know what causes chronic inflammation.
Science has shown that when we eat animal based protein in the form of meat of any kind, dairy products, and eggs… that protein creates a state of acidosis in the body. In order for the buffering system of the body to react and create a normal balance in the body it takes calcium from the bones and buffers the acid to create stability. (That creates osteoporosis)
If there is a steady stream of animal based proteins coming into the body… the body cannot compensate adequately for the acid being produced and thus an acidic inflammation starts to take hold.
Once this inflammation takes off it causes all kinds of disease processes to start including the lining of the arteries no longer giving off adequate amounts of nitric oxide that helps the blood flow through the arteries. And inflammation is created in the lining of the arteries… and thus plaques start to form and arteries are sooner or later blocked.
Also this animal based protein inflammation creates a foot hold for cancer to grow… giving cancer exactly what it needs to grow rapidly and spread.
Studies have show that if rats are given 20% animal protein they have a huge increase in cancer, inflammation, diabetes, heart disease, and strokes. But if rats are given whole foods plant based proteins there is no inflammation… and thus cancer does not grow and other diseases never start.
In China there was huge study about the effects of animal based protein intake and inflammation and cancer. In this study millions of people took part, and it took years to compile. Upon completion it was found that in areas where people had high intakes of animal based proteins they also had a very high incidence of cancer and other diseases.
Unfortunately the myth about needing lots of protein has spread because agribusiness wants people to spend more on animal based foods including meat, eggs, and dairy products. Even though they cost ten times more to produce than plant based foods.
And there are psychological reasons why we love these foods, there is a triad of pleasure… we seek food for pleasure, sex for pleasure, and we try to stay pain free… and also do as little work as possible in the process.
Thus we love all these foods that are unhealthy because they taste so good and like a drug light up our pleasure centers in the brain to give us a short lived high. Then we crave the food and need another hit and the cycle continues. Plus at the same time all these highly processed foods give us lots of nutrients without making us feel full because they are pack full of calories and hardly fill our stomachs… thus we want more and more. Thus we become sicker and sicker as time goes by… right now over 40% of the population is obese.
But with a whole food plant based diet… none of this happens. We feel full, we feel good, and we have all the energy we need, and we wake up refreshed because we sleep deeply. There are even body builders, olympic athletes, and iron men competitors that eat a whole food plant based diet…. and thrive.
Plus their cholesterol is very low, their LDL or bad cholesterol is very low, their triglycerides are very low, their reactive protein index or inflammation index is very low, they have amazing stamina, and they recover fast from exercise and stress… plus they are chronic inflammation free and they do not have erectile dysfunction.
Making a long story short… if we eat a “plant based whole food diet” chronic inflammation disappears, and we can feel at peace.
There are also some great movies that you can watch for more information such as “Forksoverknives” and “Vegucated” and the book the “China Study” by Dr. T. Colin Campbell, plus check out Dr. Caldwell Esselsteyn at http://www.tcolincampbell.org/courses-resources/articles/contributors/dr-caldwell-esselstyn/ both of these Doctors have lots of scientific evidence about the health benefits of a “Plant Based Whole Food Diet”.
Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist, Counselor, and Spiritual Advisor for over 20 years, helping people to recover and feel healthy. You can also find Dr. Haider on FB under Dr. Paul Haider, Healing Herbs, Center for Creative Living Church, Meditation for the Soul, and Relax Into Success, Punjab teas www.paulhaider.com